Monday, March 11, 2013

Rainbow Rocks

QuiltCon finished up last month in Austin, Texas. We are so proud to have on display the second place winner in the Applique Division!! The very talented creator of this quilt is our own Kathleen Baden!  Click here to view an article about QuiltCon and a picture of Kathleen's quilt on display at the conference. Click here to visit her Quilting Facebook page and see what she and her students are up to. Photos don't do this quilt justice--stop by the shop to see the real thing!  Congratulations, Kathleen!

Friday, March 1, 2013

March Class Schedule

Hi Friends,
Here are the class offerings for March.  Hope you can join us!

Classes for Smocking and Embroidery

Beginning Smocking $50 includes supplies. 2 sessions, Thursday, February 28 and March 7, 6:00 – 8:00 p.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.

Easter is March 31st this year! Learn to smock for Spring now!!

Apron Dress or Bubble $50 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Tuesday, March 12, 19, 16, and April 9, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Using the Children’s Corner Carol or Maja’s Corey Bubble, make a cute garment with a smocked panel in the front. This is a great first smocking project for a boy or girl. Beginner sewers can make this without the smocking!

Smocking Workshop - $10.00 per session.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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 space.

Crochet Class

Beginning Crochet $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions.  
Tuesday, February 26, March 5, 12 and 19, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 
Learn the basics of crochet. You'll crochet a sampler with different stitches and learn to read a pattern. You will be ready to crochet a simple project after this class. Limit 4. Instructor: Karen Johnson

Knitting Classes

First Project Class - $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions.  
Monday, March 11, 18, 25 and April 1, 10:00 – 12:00 noon 
The next class after beginning knitting. Learn to make a sweater. You’ll get help all along the way to complete your first project! Instructor: Kathy Parcell.

Beginning Knitting $45 plus supplies. 4 sessions.  
Thursday March 7, 14, 21 and 28, 6:00 – 8:00 p.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.  Instructor: Kathy Parcell. 

Knitting Workshop $10 for 1 session or $30 for 4 sessions: 

Monday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. (no class on third Monday each month) or 
Tuesday 10:00 a.m. - noon or 
Tuesday 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 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. 

Quilting Classes 

Beginner Baby Quilt  $75 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Thursday, February 28, March 7, 14 and 28, 10:00 – 12:00 noon. Max of 4 people. 
You will learn about color and value so you can pick out your fabrics after the first class if you like. I will teach you how to rotary cut and strip piece. We will set the quilt and add borders. This is a great class for true beginners or confident beginners who want to pick up some helpful tips. I'll have a supply list for you at the first class with all my "favorite tools." Instructor: Kathleen Baden. 

Binding Class $35 (kit provided). Saturday, March 23, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Come learn how to bind your quilts in this demo class. We'll show you how to cut and sew down binding. Bring your sewing machine and basic quilting supplies. 

Beginning Hand Appliqué 1 session, $50 (includes kit) Saturday, March 9, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. OR Saturday, April 13, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. 
This three hour class will cover the basics of hand appliqué. You will go home with a very useful and beautiful needle case. Kathleen will teach you how to make bias stem, work with freezer paper templates, turn perfect leaf points and make beautiful circles! Everything you need will be provided in the class kit. Limit 4. Instructor: Kathleen Baden. 

Beginner 9-Patch $ 65 plus supplies. 4 sessions, Thursday, February 28, March 14, 28 and April 4, 6:00 – 8:00 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. 
Instructor: Theresa Johnston-Crews. 

Beginner Wool Applique 2 sessions. $50 plus supplies. Tuesday, March 5 and 19, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Come learn how to appliqué with wool and embroider in this technique class. “A Gentle Life” is a wonderful verse which can be framed or finished as you choose. Wool applique’ is lots of fun. Instructor: Kathleen Baden.

Wool Applique Workshops
Join Kathleen once a month for her wool applique workshop. She has openings in her second Wednesday evening class (6:00 until 8:00). Come see the beautiful wool samples in the shop. Wool applique is fun, fast and addictive! $20 per class.

Coming in April!
 Kaleidoscope 3 classes. $25 per class plus supplies, 10:00 – 12:00 noon. Thursday, April 25, May 2 and 16 This traditional quilt is a classic! Come take Kathleen’s 3-week piecing class. She'll have samples using different finished blocks sizes and fabrics. You'll pick fabrics in the first class and learn how to cut the pieces using a great ruler from Marti Michelle. The look you get depends on the fabrics you choose and the light/dark combinations. This quilt is challenging and very rewarding! Kits are available if you like the shop sample and you can add from your own stash. Come join us! Instructor: Kathleen Baden