Classes - Collages - Retreats!

APRIL 2018

Hello Everyone!  We have been very busy at the store!  Putting together all kinds of new classes, and getting in new fabrics - and, occasionally - getting projects finished!

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Lynda started teaching the RULER CLASS today.  They are all busy getting their lines drawn on the quilts - this photo is a representation of what they will be doing.   
She ran this class twice today - we figure the ladies in the MORNING class must have still been kinda sleepy - they were very quiet, and the afternoon class was very talkative!






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I want to talk about a class that we are running soon.  
Deb Tucker has come up with a ruler called a "V" block ruler - This tool is a must have if you like making quilts with these tall star point units. Sometimes known as “Peaky and Spike”, a nickname attached to the block about 20 years ago by a famous quilter, Doreen Speckman, This particular shape has perplexed quilters forever. With Deb’s tool, you’ll be cutting the center and side triangles slightly over sized and then with the same tool trimming the sewn piece to an extremely precise unit with seams perfectly placed for crisp, sharp points at every intersection. So, think about adding this magnificent new tool to your toolbox, you’ll be glad you did. Hilda is doing a Tucker University Sampler class.  Here is her sample  -there are only 9 blocks right now - but,  there will be another 3 blocks coming - for a total of 12 blocks to learn using Deb Tucker's "V" block ruler. 
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 Many of you took the COLLAGE class with Edy -  What a fun class - and Edy showed you how she quilted hers in a nice clean box pattern.  Well Lynda took inspiration from Edy's quilt and quilted this customers collage quilt in the same way, using the long arm with the robotics!  Turned out very nice!!
Oh - and BONUS!!
Guess what - ??  We are running this class again in October!!!  As soon as we get all the information put together -we will post this class!!



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 Getting new fabrics into the shop is always exciting... it is a wonder all of us don't have warehouses for all the fabric we fall in love with.


Would you rather have an easy job working for someone else, or work for yourself, but work incredibly hard?  (answer in the comments section)



Sashiko is a type of quilting that originated in which of the following countries?

Japan
China
India

Please see below for answer and more trivia regarding this type of quilting!

I like to include this every now and then - to remind you all - that we love hearing from you - and if you have any suggestions for us, PLEASE let us know!


We are currently doing the second quarter of SISTERHOOD RETREATS!  Here are a few photos of this mornings class!  





the Themes for this quarter are:  BEACH Retreat - BBQ Retreat - and ZOO Retreat:

Our next Sisterhood Retreat will be running on Friday July 13th from 10:00 to 4:00
or
Saturday, July 14th from 10: to 4:00
Here is a peek at the next quarter!




Trivia Answer:  Japan

Sashiko is a type of quilting that originated in Japan. It is usually found on a whole piece quilt. In other words it is a quilt that has one piece of fabric on top and quilting refers to the decorative needlework that attaches the front, middle and back parts of a quilt together. Sashiko quilts are almost always made of a dark indigo-blue cotton with extensive white cotton needlework. Another interesting tradition of Sashiko is that the stitches must never touch each other.










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