The Quiltzette

July 11, 2016


Sewing and Quilting Classes

Greased Lightning Table Runner

Friday, July 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Make this beautiful table runner in a day using either a Jelly Roll or coordinating fabrics of your choice. We used Australian prints and solids for this sample. It measures 15″ x 60″and would look great on a dining room table or buffet. Ann Sam will teach this class.

Log Cabin Sewing Case
Thursday, July 21, 2016
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$25, includes pattern and all supplies

This handy case will hold all of your sewing notions – scissors, needles, thimble, and more. Youth classes are open to boys and girls ages 8-16. Aimee King will teach this class.

One-Day Mystery Quilt
Friday, July 22, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29 (no pattern needed)

Sine Skaggs has come up with a great quilt pattern – her own design – that lends itself beautifully to a Mystery Quilt. In this class you’ll learn a unique quilt-as-you-go technique as you connect your quilted blocks with lattice work. Make this quilt using 12 or more coordinating fabrics (e.g., jewel tones, one color family, traditional prints, thirties) plus one fabric for lattice work and borders that should be brighter/bolder/stronger than the others. Pick up the supply list when you register for the class.

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Good News About Downtown Parking

Downtown parking is a problem. We get it. When the restaurants are busy, yoga is in session, or there's a hot new blockbuster playing at the movie theater it can get really tight. A couple of weeks ago I sent an email to City Manager Shane Hale with a few suggestions about parking. He responded within minutes. (Who says government officials don't listen? Shane rocks!).

The upshot is that you'll soon see signs at the intersection of Main and Chestnut letting drivers know that there is free, unlimited parking available in the lot behind the County buildings (to the South; see diagram). It's a big lot that's about a 1-2 minute walk from our shop. This is a great place to park, especially when you're coming to class.

Hopefully as locals and tourists begin to take advantage of this lot - now that they'll know it's available - there will be more spaces open on Main and nearby side streets for short term parking.


Knitting and Crochet Classes

Reading Knitting Patterns and Charts
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
2:00 – 3:30 p.m.

Anne Worthington will take the mystery out of reading knitting patterns and charts in this afternoon class. Bring a pad and pen to take notes.

Lace Scarf Knit-A-Long
July 23 – August 13 (Four Saturdays)
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of required yarn ($24.99)
Pattern included

Join other interested lace knitters to make this beautiful Ethereal Scarf. This is not a class but Dana Jensen and/or Anne Worthington will be here to help you over any rough spots. This scarf is knit with one ball of Zauberball Lace yarn on size 4 needles. We have a limited number of colors of yarn for this project so sign up early to purchase your favorite.

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July Demos

Join us on either Thursday, July 21 at 12:30 p.m. or on Saturday, July 23 at 8:30 a.m. (note earlier time) when Karen will demo Leah Day's Dancing Butterfly pattern. How can you demo a pattern? Well, let's just say this is very different from your typical pattern. Dancing Butterfly is a quilt-as-you-go project that teaches you 24 different free motion quilting designs, step by step. It's really quite remarkable. Attend one of these demos if you . . .

• Are curious about how to free motion quilt on your home machine

• Have done some free motion quilting and want to learn new designs

• Are stuck in a rut doing the same few designs all the time

• Want to dramatically increase your confidence as a free motion quilter

During the demo we'll view one of Leah's short "how to" video (dozens are included with the pattern) and Karen will share all the tips and tricks she learned while working through this exciting process. 

So mark your calendar for one of these times . . .

Thursday, July 21 @12:30 p.m.
Saturday, July 23 @ 8:30 a.m. (note earlier time for this month only)


Tuesday, July 12, 2016
1:30 p.m.
Free; pattern required if you plan to stay and make the case following the presentation

Create the “best sewing case” ever and always have exactly what you need for sewing when traveling or attending class. Loads of compartments organize everything you need and the system stays open for easy access to your tools while sewing. Customize the outside cover with your favorite decorative elements. The bag is show open here, looking into it from the top. You do NOT need to own a BERNINA to attend this class. Use one of ours!


A Great Deal!

Through November 15, 2016 purchase three addi Turbo Rockets circular knitting needles and receive a fourth pair free. You don’t have to buy all three at the same time to participate in this promotion. Save your receipts and mail them in with this redemption form to receive a free pair (your choice of size/length) directly from addi. What a great way to upgrade your needle collection!


The Tip: Postage Stamp Pillow

This tip is from the BERNINA We All Sew blog. If you've ever wanted to make a postage stamp quilt but felt that might be a tad too ambitious, try this pillow first to see if you enjoy the process. Sign up to receive the We All Sew blog here.


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