The Quiltzette

October 17, 2016


Third Thursday Demo This Week: Design Your Own Quilts

Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 12:30 p.m.

Join us for our October Third Thursday demo when Karen will show you how to use Electric Quilt to design your own quilts. The software is easy to use once you know a few tricks, and it’s available for PCs and Macs. You’ll learn how to scan and import fabric swatches and then design a quilt that’s the size you need to use up what you have in your stash. We’ll have the big screen TV out for the demo. If you already have EQ7 bring your laptop and follow along. Otherwise, watch and find out what this powerful tool will do for your creativity.

NOTE: There will be NO demo on Saturday, 10/22, as previously planned. 


Win Your Dream Quilt: Tuesday, October 25

How does winning TEN YARDS of fabric sound?
How about having fun with other quilters at the same time?

Join us on Tuesday, October 25 when we'll open the shop doors at precisely 6:15 p.m. You'll then have exactly 20 minutes to choose 3-5 bolts of fabric to make your dream quilt. 

One lucky winner will take home ten yards of fabric from the bolts they selected. We're not revealing how the winner will be chosen until the event, but we will say it won't be by random drawing.

We'll also have a couple of specials running during this event, and we'll give a way a few door prizes to add to the excitement.

Intrigued? Call 970-565-7541 to RSVP. This event is limited to the first 20 people who sign up, so don't delay! Adults only please. Must be 21 to win.

Many thanks to Judith Swain for coming up with this great idea.


Halloween Fabric 30% Off!

You still have plenty of time to make trick-or-treat bags, pillowcases, table runners, and more. Scoop up what remains of our Halloween collection at 30% off. If you're participating in the Halloween Challenge (entries due October 27) pick up backing for your project. Hurry in!


Quilting & Sewing Classes

Just In Case
Friday, October 21, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This handy organizer features inner zippered pockets made from mesh and vinyl for easy visibility. Small enough to fit into a glove box, the small version is perfect for a first-aid or travel sewing kit. The larger case will hold documents, maps, journals, sewing notions, jewelry, and more. The sew-in magnetic closure keeps your belongings secure. Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Wrapped Baskets
Saturday, October 22, 2016
1:00 p.m. – 5 p.m.
$18, book recommended but not required

Back by popular demand . . . Aimee King will teach Wrapped Baskets in this new scaled back half-day class. You’ll still learn everything you need to know to make these beautiful baskets, just over a shorter period of time. Sign up today. These classes almost always fill up quickly.

Kim Diehl Table Runner
Saturday, October 22, 2016
10 a.m. – 12 noon (prep, homework)
Saturday, October 29, 2016
10:00 p.m. – 5 p.m. (class)
FREE with purchase of book

Guest teacher Sine Skaggs has been using a special technique to make this charming table runner from a Kim Diehl book. Join us on Saturday, October 29 for class (and for two hours on Saturday October 22 for prep and homework) and have this ready for your Thanksgiving table.

Diva Wallet
Monday, October 24, 2016
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
$18, pattern required

As long as we keep getting requests we’ll keep teaching the ever-popular Diva Wallet. For this class, you can choose to make it with ribbon on the outside or with fabric. Judy Bryan will teach.

Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop Classes

Knit Your First Sock: Christmas Stocking
Three Wednesday Sessions: October 19, October 26, November 2, 2016
5:00 – 7:30 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Using larger needles and yarn making your first sock as a Christmas Stocking will be a breeze. Your stocking can be any size and one, two, or as many colors as you’d like. Class #1: Cast on and knit the leg; Class #2: Knit heel flap; Class #3: Decrease toe and finish sock. This class is for intermediate knitters (i.e., you must know how to cast on, knit, purl, decrease, and increase). Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Beginning Knitting
October 20 & 27, 2016 (Two Thursdays)
5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
$39, includes supplies

In this two-session class you will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease and bind off.  Anne Worthington will be the instructor. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class feel. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome.

Intermediate Knitting
13 weeks beginning October 25, 2016
Tuesdays from 2-3 p.m.
FREE with purchase of Building Blocksbook AND yarn
$75 if you bring your own yarn (book required)

If you’re ready to take your knitting to the next level or need a refresher course after being away from your needles for a while, this fun 13-week class is just the ticket. Each week you’ll make a block (for a total of 12), each featuring a different stitch. In the final session you’ll sew them all together and have a beautiful afghan.

Click here to see all upcoming yarn shop classes.


“It usually takes me more than three weeks to prepare
a good impromptu speech.” ~ Mark Twain


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