Monday, December 28, 2015

NEW! The Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild - Halloween Project from Crabapple Hill Studios!

We are SO excited about this project!  Starts January 24th, and will meet for eight sessions until the mystery is solved - just in time for Halloween!  The Mystery of the Salem Quilt Guild is a mystery quilt that will be presented in 4 pieces over the next eight months. There will be 3 embroidered panel patterns (one or more with appliqu├ęd block patterns), and one pattern with piecing instructions to complete the quilt. Each section will be covered over two sessions.

The patterns will be available as they are released; if you are signed up for the program we will let you know as soon as the next pattern in the series is released. The patterns are from Crabapple Hill Studio.  We will have fabric and Cosmo Floss kits available too! 

In this, the first of the Salem Quilt Guild panels, you’ll meet a few of the girls as they arrive at the guild meeting. In the other two “mystery” embroidered panels, you’ll get an inside peek at their goings-on! The 4th “mystery” pattern will include all of the witches’ favorite quilt blocks and the final quilt assembly directions.

Come with us as we meet the ladies. You’ve been invited to a Salem Witches Quilt Guild meeting!

Hand embroidery and crayon tinting. Each embroidered panel measures 42” x 15”

Join us for this fun embroidery class and learn how to color your embroidery with Crayons! This is a very fun and easy technique. You will have a lot of fun in this class, and learn some new things!

Note: If you have a different Crayon Embroidery pattern from Crabapple Hill that you would like to do, that is fine with the instructor. Just let us know what you plan to work on so she can be prepared.  

Click here to register for the class.  Click here to purchase the pattern. 

Sunday, December 27, 2015

Have you Made a Tuffet Yet?

Tuffets are so fun to make, and we've added MORE Tuffet Classes!  Join us January 10 & 24th OR February 14 and 28.  What is a Tuffet?  It's a very cute stool to sit on or put your feet up - and they are so fun and easy to make!  Barbara Hall will be teaching us how to make one in two class sessions - and you will finish your Tuffet in class!  During the first session you will make your Tuffet top with the fabrics of your choosing, and during the second session you will put it together!  We have patterns and Tuffet kits available, and we will have all the extra tools on hand for you to use when finishing your project.  Register early for this one since we want to make sure your Tuffet kit is ready and waiting for you!  Click here to register for a Tuffet Class!

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Sew Together Bag (AKA Bionic Gear Bag) Class Coming Soon!

The Sew Together Bag (AKA the Bionic Gear Bag)  Class will be Sunday January 10th!


Do you love mixing fabrics? Do you need a way to organize the tools you bring with you when stitching or crafting away from home base? Are you avoiding any sewing project that includes zippers?  If you answer “yes” to any of the above questions, this is your class! We will sew step-by-step a zippered multi-purpose gear organizer bag. Fear of zippers will no longer hold you back. The bag features a clever exterior zip that doubles as a handle, 3 interior zipper pouches and 4 open pockets. When unzipped fully, the bag lays open for easy access to your tools and supplies. Finished bag measures approximately 10” wide and 4½” tall.

Note: The Sew Together Bag and Bionic Gear Bag (very similar) are the hottest thing on the internet right now. However, the challenge we have been hearing is that the instructions are confusing and difficult - Alla Blanca, our instructor, has made several of these bags and will give you all the hints and tips you need to get yours finished!
And of course if you aren't local or can't make the class, we do have the patterns available for sale!  Click here to purchase the pattern.  Click here to register for the class. 

Friday, December 25, 2015

Vintage Farm Girl - Saturday Sampler 2016! Register Today!

Exciting News - Vintage Farm Girl is our Saturday Sampler for 2016!  It's going to be sew fun!  If you bring your blocks back completed, you get your next month free!  And we will be offering this two times - you can come either the 1st Saturday of the month at 9:00 am OR the 1st Tuesday evening of the month at 6:30!  Register today and let us know which you prefer!

We are also offering two color ways - the bright, retro look, and a more traditional fall country look.  We'll be posting pictures of the blocks soon, or you can stop by the shop any time and check them out!  Register soon so you can reserve your place to make this fun quilt with us!

Click here to register today!

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Year End SALE Starts Today!

Happy Holidays!  Our 30% off Year End SALE starts today!  30% off on Fabrics, Patterns, Notions, Books, and more!  Join us for our annual Year End SALE, starting today,  through Sunday, January 3rd, 2016.  Enjoy 30 percent off most items; excludes machines, Handi Quilter accessories, Software, Tuttos, Quilting Rental and Services, Class Fees, etc.  Limited to stock on hand. Only one discount per item.   Prior orders and prior block of the month projects are also excluded.  New block of the month projects are eligible, and for those, the discount applies only to month(s) paid for during the sale.  Future months will be at regular price.

For online purchases, use code yearend2015, or type that code in the comments section of your order.  Any adjustments, if necessary, will be made before your order is charged and shipped. We will fill orders on a first come, first served basis, so order early to get your choice of items! 
And think about some of our upcoming classes - this would be a great time to get your fabrics for these projects!

Holiday Hours:  We will be closed December 25th for Christmas and January 1st for New Years Day.  We will also be closing early at 1:00 pm on December 24th for Christmas Eve, and at 3:00 on December 31st for New Years Eve.  We wish you a wonderful holiday season with family and friends!

FREE Sewing over the Holidays:  We will have our classroom open for FREE Sewing from December 26th through January 3rd.  We hope you will join us to sew with family and friends - the more the merrier!