Winter 2015

    Winter 2015, here is to praying it is not a repeat of last winter, but today the cold arrived and we are off and running. The holidays are now behind us and now we can get our quilting out and settle in. Projects that we have ready to start or continue an ongoing one are in that pile somewhere, right? So get yourself organized and get going, if you don’t have one I can give you a few to start on, stop on in. Have a great year!!!!

SHOO FLY BLOCK SWAP

    Time to make some blocks and have fun with a swap that will give you all kinds of color to work with, and make you want to dive into some of those scraps you have or use some fat quarters and end up with a great lap quilt. This is a shoo fly block and with the use of triangle paper will make it go quick and easy. Stop in and get the info on what to use and when it has to be ready for swap day in March, so you have plenty of time to get them done.

WINTER SALE DAYS

  • JANUARY 21 --- 24 
  • 20% OFF FABRIC & BOOKS & PATTERNS 
  • INCLUDING BACKROOM SALE FABRIC 
  • DOES NOT INCLUDE KITS, CHARMS, CANDY’S, LAYER CAKES, JELLY ROLLS OR NOTIONS. 

HEXIES

    Hexies, a fun pastime that you can make so many things with and use up some of those scraps you have piled in those baskets. We meet on the second Friday each month, anytime after 1PM. Needle thread, papers and scissors and you are good to go. Come and learn or just sew and add to your project. See you then.

WINTER CLASS SCHEDULE

BEGINNING QUILTING

This is where to start, learn how to rotary cut, find your ¼” seam, strip piece, how to get borders to lay flat, layer, hand quilt and bind. Learn all this while making a table runner, everything you do on this quilt is the same as if it were king size, all the same rules apply. Pattern and batting included, sewing machine required.
TUESDAY’S, FEBRUARY 3, 10 & 24 10AM OR 2PM $35

MITTENS, MITTENS, EVERYWHERE!

I think we all have that problem of losing 1 mitten and have a collection of what is left, so this wall hanging pays homage to that. Machine applique and a lot of fun with colors. Pattern and fusible web included, kits available.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 9 10AM OR 2 PM $20 Red Sweater Quilt

RED SWEATER QUILT

This one does remind me of a sweater, done in red and cream, lap size and is just as comfy as a sweater. Pattern included, kits available, sewing machine required.
WEDNESDAY’S, FEBRUARY 11, 18 & 25 10AM OR 2PM $35

MACHINE QUILTING

Learn how to do your own quilting on your machine. How to use a walking foot and tricks for straight lines and a darning foot for free motion and stippling. Walking foot and darning foot with machine required. Kit included.
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 5 10AM OR 2 PM $18

MACHINE APPLIQUE

Learn how to use your machine and different stitches to do many different kinds of applique. Satin stitch, blanket stitch, invisible machine applique. Sewing machine required, kit included. Sticks and Stones
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 19 10AM OR 2PM $18 

STICKS AND STONES

This was a fun one and an easy one with lots of color that would look good on any couch for those cold nights. Made all from strips, and strip pieced, how easy is that. Pattern included, machine required and kits available.
WEDNESDAY’S, MARCH 11 & 18 10AM & 2PM $28 

BACK BASTING APPLIQUE

This is a method of needle turn applique that I have fallen in love with and have found to be the most accurate way of placement of pieces and sewing. No freezer paper needed, just a way to watch a picture come to life, and use your scraps of fabric to do it. Pattern and kit included.
TUESDAY, MARCH 3 10AM OR 2 PM $20

HAND EMBROIDERY

Many have asked the difference in the 2 basic embroidery stitches that are used in most stitching projects and why mine look so different, well here is your chance to learn the difference and why. We will also cover some of the other popular stitches that are used in many of the projects as well as how to use the papers that eliminates the tracing step and makes it easy to do some of the intricate pictures out now, as well as how to do coloring in the pictures. Kit included
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 10AM OR 2 PM $20

DATES TO REMEMBER – MARK YOUR CALENDARS:

  • WISCONSIN STATE SHOP HOP –JUNE 5 – 27 
  • SEWING MACHINE CLEANING - JUNE 16 AND SEPTEMBER 9