Saturday, February 27, 2010

March Classes Part Two

We're continuing to post the class schedule for March. Call us (765-9099) or come by the shop to register for the classes you are interested in. If you can't make a class at the scheduled time, our teachers are available for private sessions. Let us know how we can help!

Quilting Classes

Quilt Club This club will meet monthly and work on piecing a quilt from start to finish. The first quilt will be an Irish Chain. Theresa will guide you from picking out your fabrics to improving your piecing skills. It's a great way to stay focused!
The group will meet the 2nd Wednesday evening of each month from 6-8 p.m. beginning in April. The cost is $15.00 per month. You must call the shop to register as seating is limited.
We are planning to add a Sunday afternoon group soon. Let us know if you are interested in joining!

Friendship Star $45 includes a free pattern. 3 sessions: Tuesday, March 9, 16, and 30, 6-8 p.m.
This class uses a Layer Cake! A good next class after the beginner's class.

Country Sunshine Block of The Month $25 per session for 5 sessions plus supplies.
Come join Kathleen as she shows you how to applique this beautiful quilt. She will help you "custom size" your piece and share her tips for successful applique and piecing during this five month class. Kits are available. Class will meet the second Saturday morning of each month from 10 a.m. until noon. Limit 6. Beginning March 13. Come see the beautiful custom-quilted sample hanging in the shop!
Appliqued Wool quilt This block of the month class will begin in March and meet the third Friday of each month, 10:30 a.m. - noon. The class will also be offered in the evenings beginning in May on the frist Thursday, 6-7:30 p.m. $20 per session. A limited number kits are available.
More pictures of this quilt are on our flickr site:

T-shirt quilt $45 plus supplies. 1 session. Saturday, March 27, 9:00 a.m.-noon.
Come learn to design your own t-shirt quilt. We will show you how to stabilize your t-shirts and then sew them into a wonderful pattern that you will draft! This is not a beginner class; you will need to know how to rotary cut and piece. This will be a great way to get started and be finished by graduation!!
Beginner 9-patch $60 plus supplies. 4 sessions: Monday, March 8, 15, 22, and April 5 or 12, 6-8:30 p.m.
This class teaches the basics of machine piecing. Learn how to select colors, strip cut, chain piece, and add mitered borders. You'll learn lots and end up with a beautiful 9-patch quilt. Limit 4 students

Smocking and Embroidery

Beginning Smocking $45 includes supplies. 2 sessions, Thursday, March 4 and 11, 6:30-8:30p.m.
Smocking is fun! Learn the stitches to make garments better than the ones you see in the stores. You will be ready to smock most geometric designs after completing this sampler. Bring small scissors.

Picture Smocking
$28 includes supplies. 1 session, Thursday, March 18, 6-8:30 p.m.
Learn to stack cables like a pro! Bring small scissors.

T-shirt with smocked insert
$28 plus supplies. 1 session, Thursday, March 25, 6-8:30 p.m.
Learn to place a smocked insert into a t-shirt or onesie! It is best to have your insert smocked before class, so register early to receive instructions for smocking your insert!

Smocking Workshop

$10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions.
Available sessions:
Tuesdays 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR Thursdays 10 a.m.-noon
Come join Martha for some quality sewing and smocking time. Work on the project of your choice and enjoy the fellowship of others. Call the shop at least one day before the session to reserve your spot. Space is limited!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

March Classes Part One

New!! Punch Needle Embroidery One Session, $20.00 plus supplies.
We are excited to introduce you to Punch Needle Embroidery! This is fun and portable.
Saturday, March 20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. OR
Tuesday, March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Punch Needle Finishing Class One Session, $10.00 Saturday, March 27, 9:39-11:00a.m. Jennifer will demonstrate several different ways to finish your completed piece.
Needle Felting: Spring Bunnies $40 plus $15 kit for two sessions: Saturday, March 6 and 13, 9:30-noon. Limit 8
You will come out of this class with both Mr. and Mrs. Cottontail! No previous needle felting experience required!

Beginning Crochet $45 plus supplies for 4 sessions: Wednesday, March 10, 17, 24, and 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of crochet. Crochet a sampler with different stitches. Learn to read a pattern. You will be ready to crochet a simple project after this class.
Beginning Knitting $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions.
Saturday, March 6, 13, 20, and 27, 1-3 p.m. OR
Thursday, March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Learn the basics of knitting! You will learn to knit and purl, do many pattern stitches and follow a pattern. You will be ready to begin a project of your choice after this class. Sign up early: these fill up fast!

Beginner's Knitting--First Project Workshop $30 plus supplies for 2 sessions, Thursday, March 11 and 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
You've finished beginner's knitting and now you are ready to tackle that first project. This class will offer you support as you select your first project, work on following the pattern and sewing any pieces together.

Knitting Workshop $10 for 1 session or $3o for 4 sessions:
  • Monday 6:30-8:30 p.m. OR
  • Tuesday 10:00 a.m.-noon OR
  • Thursday 1:00-3:00 p.m. OR
  • Friday 10:00 a.m.-noon
This is the "clinic" for all your knitting emergencies! Get help on your project or pick a new technique to learn. For those who already know the basics.
You must call to register for workshop each week. Space is limited!

Knitting socks using the Magic Loop--cuff down $40 plus supplies for 3 sessions: Friday, March 5, 12, and 19, 12 noon-2 p.m.

Take a long lunch hour and come learn to make socks! You must know how to cast on, knit, purl, and rib. Martha will teach you the rest!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New classes

Two new classes are starting soon!
Jennifer's Crocheted Simplicity Shawl class will meet on Monday, February 22 and March 8 from 6-8 p.m. You may click on this to connect to Jennifer's beautiful blog posting of this shawl. Make sure to check out the rest of her blog--it is very inspiring!

I am teaching my Flight of Fancy quilt class starting Thursday, February 18 and 25 from 6-8:30 p.m. Yes, I know that's tomorrow! I have been stitching like crazy for the last few weeks to get it finished and tonight Kathleen is helping me with the borders! This is not the first quilt I have started, but it is the first quilt that I have ever finished!! I'll take a picture as soon as those borders are on so you can see it, but until then, the original is posted here. I have really loved making this quilt and I would love to have you join me for this class. The embroidery is detailed, but uses very easy stitches and I have learned lots of tips and techniques as I stitched mine that I will be sharing with you!

Call or come by the shop to register for either of these classes. The number is 336-765-9099. Both the shawl and quilt are hanging there so you can see them "in real life"!

I'll post some of our knitting and quilting classes tomorrow. Stay tuned!!


Friday, February 5, 2010

Snow day (sort-of!)

Today we are experiencing what the meteorologists call a "wintry mix" so I'm spending the day at home (the shop is closed) catching up on:
Mending a sweater and sewing on scout badges

Kitchener stitching the second sock of a pair!!!

Making buttonholes for these two beauties!

And LOTS of pleating! So I can get to the fun part:

Knitting and stitching on my two current projects. Hope you get to work on your favorite things today too!