This morning I wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has contributed to the project for comfort quilts. Cory and his friends continue to work diligently to make as many quilts as they can this summer before school starts up again. So many of you have brought in fabric, monetary donations, helped with binding and more. This has been a true lesson for him in the power of love in a community.
Last Friday, we received a call from a local lady in Walden who wanted to take things to the next level and she gifted a Brother Dream Machine 2 on a frame for the project. Cory was overjoyed. The front room is no longer an office and now has become his quilting room.
Quilter's are truly amazing people!
Quarterly Strip Club
We began our first strip club quilt in April with Color Falls and we returned on Saturday July 13th to show the quilts, discuss the new pattern, and receive our new strip sets.
This is such a fun group! The inspiration is amazing. The colorways are endless!
It seems that the timing is perfect and there were many completed quilts so we will stay with once a quarter for meeting times as of right now.
The current pattern is Cross Breeze and is on display and available in the shop if you would like a copy and additional strip sets will be delivered this week.
There is unlimited availability for Strip Club, however, your strips must be paid in advance! If you would like to go ahead a secure strips for October or if you would like to join the club, click HERE
Workshops & Events
There are a couple of important workshops I would like to talk about before we review the upcoming schedule. The first is Walking Foot Quilting on Monday, July 29, 2019 beginning at 10:00 a.m. or the other option is Saturday, August 17, 2019. This is my most requested workshop. I can accommodate 8 quilter's at a time in this workshop and you will have a full day of learning how to make that little jewel work for you on your small projects. It may look bulky and seem intimidating but with the right settings on your machine, a little patience and some practice you will be amazed at what you can accomplish! Please join me for a fun filled day and a few fat quarter sandwiches---click HERE to RSVP
Applique Stitching Practice on August 2, 2019. This is a super unique workshop because this is not about how to fuse the applique onto your foundation block...it is about STITCHING! We will talk about machine settings, and we will actually practice blanket stitching and satin stitching on 10" squares. You will need at least 4 10" inch squares, some scraps for making applique pieces to stitch around, like hearts or stars. These scraps will need fusible that will not "gum" up so hotfix or trans-web is preferred. A new topstitching needle in the machine is mandatory along with correctly weighted thread for that needle to get the perfect result. The class will be on Friday, August 2, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. and will run until 2:00 p.m. the fee is only $15.00 per person so you so not want to miss this! I have room for seven--if you would like to join please click HERE
Walkabout Revisited is a dual purpose workshop and you have one more opportunity to take this class. Friday, July 26, 2019, we will begin at 10:00 a.m. and work through the pattern together. The purpose is for those who need work on make the perfect half-square triangle! We will cover several the best methods of construction, pressing and trimming. Secondly, those who have already made the pattern may be interested in working a group to scrap out or bring in multiple fabrics or designs to their Walkabout, something they may have not thought about before. Texture, design and beautiful perfect half square triangles!
Click HERE to sign up.
Finally, International Mystery Quilt Class is full for Saturday, August 10th, however I need collect payments as their are people wanting the spaces and on a waiting list! If you are on the list and haven't paid do so by clicking HERE
There is space available for Monday, August 12, 2019 International Mystery Quilt Class so get a seat while you can. In August, we are featuring Mexico! For $59.99 your class fee and the fabric for your top is included. Click HERE to sign up.
ALL CLASSES CAN CAN BE VIEWED BY CLICKING HERE