The Quiltzette

April 18, 2016


Easy Turned and Fused Applique

Thursday, 4/21 or Saturday, 4/23

Join us on Thursday, April 21 at 12:30 p.m. or on Saturday, April 23 at 9:00 a.m. for our April Demo. Sine Skaggs will share her Easy Turned and Fused Applique technique. Sine does beautiful applique work and she's excited about this method. Don't miss one of these demos!


New Arrivals

We've been getting in a lot of contemporary fabric recently, so it was nice to see these two new traditional groups arrive last week.



Kansas Troubles . . . a staple around here.



We also received some fun new ribbon last week.


Judy immediately put it to good use making this great Diva Wallet. We have the pattern and frames in stock.


Sewing Machine Service

Our techs are pretty well caught up at the moment, so if your machine is due for service bring it in this week. We service and repair all brands of machines.

Same day service is available by appointment for our out of town customers. Call 970-565-7541 to get on the schedule.


Sewing/Quilting Classes

Evening Make & Take: Sneak Peek
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
$18, pattern required

Our April Evening Make & Take features Judy Bryan teaching “Sneak Peek.” Make these cute zippered bags in the size of your choice and use either vinyl mesh or clear vinyl. Embellish with ric-rack or the fabulous new ribbon we just received. Sign up today . . . class limited to six participants.

Friday, April 29, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$25, includes supplies

We’re keeping the details of this project a bit of a secret because it’s something to make for Mom for Mother’s Day. Trust us . . . it’s great and Mom will love it. Aimee King will teach.

Beginning Quilting
Two Saturdays: May 7 & 14, 2016
9:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. both days
$119 (includes fabric, supplies, and the use of a BERNINA sewing machine)

Master the basics of piecing and quilting in this two-session class. You’ll choose four fabrics and make a beautiful quilted 35″ x 35″ wall hanging/table topper. Learn how to measure, cut, piece, press, machine quilt, and attach binding. This class will give you the skill and confidence you need to become an accomplished quilter. Class taught by Karen Childress.

Click here to see the full class schedule.


Knitting Classes

Knit Your First Sock
Friday, April 22, 2016
12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

The mystery around knitting socks will dissolve during this four-hour class in which you’ll make one small practice sock from top to toe. Then you’ll be on your way to sock-making heaven!

Supplies: Fingering weight yarn and size #1 double-point needles. Bring what you have from home or purchase on the day of class here.

Students for this class should know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease (i.e., this is not a class for first-time knitters).

How To Read Knitting Patterns and Charts
Saturday, April 23, 2016
10 a.m. – 12:00 noon

The abbreviations, the diagrams, and details . . . does reading a knitting pattern or chart intimidate you? If so, conquer your fears and take your knitting to the next level in this informative class. You may wish to take notes during this class.

Introduction to Lace Knitting
Friday May 6, 2016
1-5 p.m.

In Introduction Lace Knitting you’ll learn the simple elements used to create light and delicate scarves and shawls that intrigue every knitter. This class is designed for those who have mastered knitting fundamentals (casting on, knit and purl stitches, and binding off). You will need fingering or DK weight yarn (in a light color) and needles in size 4 or 5 to create a beautiful lace bookmark. Guest teacher Dana Jensen will be your instructor.

Click here to see the full yarn shop schedule.


Embroidery Class

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
$29, plus pattern

These in-the-hoop zipper pouches are PERFECT for organizing small items. The flying geese blocks stitch out with perfect little points and the entire pouch has a nice tailored look. Each zipper pouch is lined and shows no raw seams. What a great way to learn or become more proficient at piecing in the hoop.

Hoop Size for the SMALL Pouch: 5x7 hoop (Embroidery Field Needed: 4.65 x 6.81)

Hoop Size for the MEDIUM Pouch: 6x10 hoop (Embroidery Field Needed: 5.77 x 9.44)

Since embroidery fields vary for different brands and sizes of hoops, please be sure that the embroidery field listed above will be the right size for your particular hoop.

Cindy Dahl will teach this class.

Remember . . . We Offer 0% Financing

Longing for a BERNINA? Don't want to write a check on the heels of paying income taxes? On approved credit, we can finance a new BERNINA for either 18 or 48 months with ZERO percent interest. Don't wait to start enjoying a new machine. Come in today to complete the one-page application. We can tell you in 10 minutes whether you're approved for for how much. So easy!


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