If you love the primitive look, this is the place for you. We also are longarm quilters and would love to quilt your creation.
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
we oops and when we do we surely want to make it right......if you're
participating in The Raven block of the month we owe you house roof
fabric for block #5. If you are keeping up with your blocks and need
the roof now, we'll be happy to pop fabric in the mail now. Please send
an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get it right
out. If you're more of a "collector of blocks of the month for now", we
will include the roof in your block in March.
We have a few more openings in The Raven so if you'd like to join this
fun project, please let us know. The quilt finishes 87" x 87" and
includes the pattern for the border (the original quilt didn't have a
border). Cost is $24.95 per month for 11 months. The pattern is sold
separately for $28.
We have exciting news about a new button
club from Lynette Anderson. We know many of you were disappointed to
miss out on the previous club, Anderson's Farm. The new club, Seaside
Town, looks like it's even more adorable. As with the previous club,
the quilt is a secret. We've seen a few sneak peeks and are sharing
them with you. We know the quilt will be a combination of applique,
embroidery, piecing, English paper piecing, and bias stems. It will
finish approximately 34" x 44".
We plan to use a combination of Lynette's fabrics and other designer fabrics (as we did with Anderson's Farm).
The program will begin in April 2017 and run for 12 months. Cost per
month is $22.95 which includes the pattern, hand painted button and
fabric to make the block. You will receive fabric for the entire quilt
top and binding (we are not offering the option for the pattern and
We will also offer a thread kit and stitchery stabilizer. Valdani
personnel are working on the thread kits so we don't have a cost yet.
We have a very limited number of spots so if you know you want to join, please e-mail us quickly (email@example.com).
As we promised last week, we have class
information to share. If you're interested in taking a class, simply
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you on the list.
You'll receive a supply list shortly before the class meets.
We realize our schedule may not match your schedule. If you want to
take a class and the dates don't work for you, let us know and we'll see
what we can do to accommodate you. Also, we are open to coming to your
guild or group to teach. E-mail us email@example.com and
we'll see what we can do.
Fill your Heart wool applique - You will learn how to mark stitching
lines on dark fabric, how to stitch stems, and several embroidery
stitches. The piece will fit in a 16" x 20" frame. Class fee $20 (kit
is required and sold separately). Weds Mar 20 10:00-12:00 OR Fri Apr 7
Itty Bitty Pocket - You will learn how to
construct the stitching bag and scissor case. Class fee $25 (kit is
required and sold separately). Mon Mar 6 9:30-12:00 OR Fri Apr 14
Invisible Machine Applique - You will learn
how to prepare applique shapes for machine applique. You must have a
sewing machine with an adjustable zigzag option and must be familiar
with the operation of your machine. Class fee $35 (kit is included).
Weds Mar 22 12:30-3:30 OR Weds Apr 26 9:00-12:00
Please note the kit you will receive will not have the exact fabrics as
pictured below. This sample was made about 5 years ago and the fabrics
are no longer in print.
Needle Punch - You will learn how to
transfer a design to fabric, how to thread your needle punch, and how to
correctly needle punch. We will also discuss finishing options for
your finished project. $20 (kit and needle punch is required and sold
separately; hoop will be provided). Weds Mar 15 10:00-12:00 OR Fri Apr 7
Beginning Wool Applique - We will discuss
methods of adhering wool to your background with an emphasis on the use
of Soft Fuse. We will demonstrate the blanket stitch, backstitch, and
stem stitch and allow you to practice the stitches. $30 (your choice of
Sew Graceful pincushion kit is included in the class fee). Friday Mar
31 10:00-12:00 OR Weds Apr 12 10:00-12:00
Beginning Quilting - This class is offered
on an appointment basis only. If you are interested, please e-mail and
we will schedule a date.
My Sewing Box - You will learn how to stuff a
wool applique shape as it is being stitched, how to begin and end
thread when blanket stitching the outer edge, and how to adhere your
appliqued piece to a sewing box. $20 (kit is required and sold
separately - kit includes the sewing box). Monday, Mar 20 10:00-12:00
OR Fri Apr 14 1:00-3:00
We will be back next Thursday with new projects to inspire and motivate you. See you soon.