A Little Autumn Elegance

imageThese two bolts arrived at the shop boasting large flowers and rich colors. We thought they’d be perfect for one of Sheila’s many bag classes or a beautiful quilt project.

Farm Girl Vintage Sew-a-long

lori-holt-farm-girl-vintageOne of our favorite pattern gals, Lori Holt, just came out with a new book “Farm Girl Vintage”. She is actually having an online sew-a-long online but we thought we’d have one here at the shop!

There are 45 blocks in this quilt – you can make as many (or as few) as you’d like. We will be meeting Wednesday evenings (starting May 6) and we are offering this FREE of charge which means it will NOT be instructor led.

We can certainly share tips, tricks and ideas but this this does not take the place of our Quilting 101 (beginning quilting) class.

Dates: Wednesday evenings (our first meeting will be May 6; no meeting June 17)
Time: 5 – 8pm
Cost: FREE + but you MUST have Lori’s book (which we offer at 20% off)
Instructor: NONE

April Showers Bring….. April Classes!

Can you believe we actually got some REAL rain today? Not as much as we need, but it will settle the dust and leave a little green on our lawns. Maybe we’ll even get a few May Flowers!

But until then, we’ll just talk about what’s going on at the shop this month!

Sheila had a great Necessary Clutch class this past Saturday. That class has been such a hit, I’m sure we’ll be adding another one to the calendar here soon!

Coming Up:

Thread Catcher – Saturday, April 11:

liz-thread-catcherThese handy little catchalls for scraps and threads look oh so pretty sitting next to your sewing machine or on a couch arm for handwork. Featuring a detachable pincushion with a cute-as-a-button flower and even a small loop for your scissors, these make wonderful gifts for your quilting friends and yourself of course!

Time: 10:30 – 3:30pm
Cost: $25 + pattern
Instructor: Liz Ezell

 

Dissapearing Hourglass – Saturday, April 18:selby-disappearing-hourglass

If you are a fan of Missouri Star Quilt Co.’s online tutorials & videos, you will be a huge fan of this quilt. Many of you may have already seen the video, but it is always more fun to work together on these fast and fun projects! There is so much room for imagination in layout and color, and we will work on some super easy hourglass tricks that make for smoother sewing.

Time: 10:30 – 4:30

Cost: $35 + pattern

Instructor: Selby Fannin (Bizzy All Day)

 

Finish (or start) It Friday – Friday, April 24:

If you have a project you’ve been working on or want to start something new why not get out of your sewing room and come down to the shop! We’ve got a huge classroom with lots of space!

Please call and let us know you’re coming.

Time: 10:30 – 4:30pm

Cost: FREE!

Instructor: None

Skill Level: If you have a question or two we’ll try to answer it. If you have more than that, please sign up for one of our beginning classes – Beginning Sewing or Quiltmaking 101.

NOTE: Sometimes these can fill up, so, if you have a group that wants to get together and use our room please let us know.

 

Riviera Handbag – Satuarday, April 25: sheila-riviera

The Riviera Handbag Pattern by Pink Sand Beach Designs is a Fat Quarter friendly purse with double handles, a secure top recessed zipper closure, and two large outside pockets. There are eight handy inside pockets to help keep you organized and instructions for an easy to sew no sag bag bottom!

Time: 10:30 – 3:30pm

Cost: $35 + pattern

Instructor: Sheila Galindo

 

Well, that’s it for now. But be sure to check back soon and see what’s happening in May!

 

Starlight, Star bright first star I see tonight

selby-starlight-moda-dotsSelby’s been working on some shop samples and finished this one, Starlight by Thimble Blossoms (her favorite designers). This quilt uses a jelly roll and she picked one full of dots (why does that not surprise any of us).

And of course look at those fancy cowgirl boots she just had to show off. Wahoo!

It’s All About The Dots

Rachel Clark It's All About the Dots Some of you may know Rachel Clark from her incredible coats and I do mean incredible. She recently stopped in the shop and purchased some of our polka dots, which as you all might know, we love! We asked what she was doing and she said she was making a coat.

The other day she stopped by and had the finished work of art. What a treat! The coat was fabulous to say the least. There were all the dots – small, medium, large and all the vibrant colors – just swirling around. Incredible. Thank you Rachel for sharing your coat with us.

For those who don’t know you can find out more about Rachel on her website, www.rdkc.com

Block Magazine – Volume 2 Issue 1

block-mag-winter2015-V2I1The new issue of Block arrived – yeah! There’s always so much packed into this magazine (that’s more like a book). Stop on by and pick up your copy. Oh, and as always magazines are 10% off the sticker price – which this one is a steal at $5.99!

Upcoming Classes

We have two classes coming up in March that still have openings.

photoMARCH 13:

Selby will be teaching the Great Granny Squared quilt this Friday. This quilt has been so popular in the world of quilters ever since the book was published. As simple as it is, it is completely stunning.

Of course this quilt is beautiful in bright, cheery fabrics as seen on the cover of the book. But whatever you use – batiks, modern fabric, whimsical prints, it will be lovely! For our shop sample we used colors very similar to Lori Holt’s, but Selby is getting started on a sweet shabby chic quilt using a Whitewashed Cottage  jelly roll from Moda.

Friday, March 13 from 10:30 to 4:30. $35 + Book.

 

 

 

photoMARCH 21:

Sheila will be teaching the Bonnie Bucket Bag from Swoon Sewing Patterns. This a very roomy, perfectly slouchy bag with an oval bottom for support. Just two fabrics are needed for beautiful bag!

Sheila knows all the tips and tricks for zippers and hardware, she makes your job of sewing so easy!

Saturday, March 21 from 10:30 to 2:30. $35 + pattern.

 

 

You can either call us or come on down to the shop to reserve your spot in a class and get your supply list.

Whitewashed Cottage

photoWell the name speaks for itself. We love this new line from Moda. It’s sweet, soft, a little distressed, and would look perfect in any little White Cottage. With grey trim I think. As usual we ordered a few precuts and bolts, but this time we also tried something new. This is a pre-quilted fabric with a patchwork pattern on the front, and some sweet pink dots on the back. The best part about it is that all you have to do is add binding!

photoWe used 1 1/4 yards of the pre-quilted fabric and 5 strips of coordinating binding for ours. You could make it a little smaller for a tiny baby girl, or a little longer for a cozy lap quilt.

photoWhitewashed Cottage by 3 Sisters for Moda.

Norway

Iphotosn’t this the cutest little block? Actually it isn’t little at all. The block finishes at 26 inches square, so if you want a nice sized quilt for cuddling (78″ x 78″) just make 9! They go together so quickly, and look absolutely gorgeous in any fabric. Scrappy, not so scrappy, whimsical, elegant, you get the point. As for me, I think I want an entire quilt in raspberry and yellow. And this huge 1″ grey stripe makes the BEST binding. I love it.

What do you all think about a class? Let us know and we will schedule one!

Pattern: Norway by Thimble Blossoms