May 22, 2017 - In This Issue

• After Market Review This Saturday

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes

• Youth Class for Father's Day

• Embroidery Block-of-the-Month

• Quilt Sampler Magazine Now Available

• Thank you!

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


After Market Review - This Saturday

Karen is back from International Quilt Market. Please join us on Saturday, May 27 at 9 a.m. for coffee and After Market Review. See Karen's latest finds and weigh in on what we should put on the shop shelves. Free . . . bring a friend. No RSVP needed.


Upcoming Classes

Sewing Day: Little Quilt June
Thursday, May 25, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Free, pattern required

We’re working our way through the year creating these adorable raw-edge applique wall hangings. Make them with or without the month at the bottom. These fit perfectly in the small wire stands. With the month added to the bottom, the finished size is 12" x 16".  Join anytime . . . you can backtrack and make the earlier months or make them later as each month rolls around.

Paper Piecing
Friday, June 2, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, plus pattern
NOTE: One space left in this class.

Judy Bryan will teach her paper piecing class with a new twist this time – you get to choose the project you’d like to make.

First Saturday Make & Take: Strippy Cup
Saturday, June 3, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Make this adorable fabric holder and use it in your sewing room or at your desk to hold notions, pens, and more. No pattern is needed, and after you’ve made one in class you can adjust the size and make more. These will make great gifts! Judy Bryan will teach this class.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Knit-A-Long: Be Simple Shawl
Two Saturdays, May 20 & 27, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Free with purchase of yarn; pattern provided
NOTE: If you missed last Saturday you can still jump into this KAL.

Make this beautiful – and simple – shawl in a two-Saturday knit-a-long. Requires one or two skeins (depends on how large you wish to make the shawl) fingering weight yarn and size 6 needles, circular recommended. Participants must know how to cast on, bind off, knit and purl. Optional: Learn to add a crocheted lace trim around the edge of the shawl.

Crochet 102
Friday, May 26, 2017
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Take your crochet skills to the next level by learning a variety of new stitches in this two-hour class. You should know how to chain, single, and half-double crochet to attend. Bring yarn and the appropriate size crochet hook. Sue Maxwell will teach.

First Friday Fiber Demo
Friday, June 2, 2017
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.

Learn two methods of provisional cast-on in our Friday Fiber Demo on June 2. When you need to seam work to another piece and need live stitches or want to pick up stitches along the cast-on edge later, the provisional cast-on is most helpful.

See the full yarn shop class schedule here.


Youth Class

Father’s Day Project: Button Boat
Thursday, June 8, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$25, includes pattern and supplies

Students will make these fun little keepers that can be used to hold keys, coins, power cords, remote controls, or whatever miscellaneous  gadgets Dad wants to keep organized. Picture these in more “manly-man” fabrics! Aimee King will teach this class.


Embroidery Block-of-the-Month

Charmed Adventure Embroidery Block of the Month Sign Up
Saturday, June 17, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

We are excited to offer our first Embroidery Block of the Month. The design is Charmed Adventure by Hoopsisters. There is no better way to learn about your embroidery machine and improve your skills than by participating in a block of the month. And you will have a gorgeous quilt when you are done.

Charmed Adventure is a five-month program; however, we are offering classes for seven months to allow you to skip two months and still keep up. The blocks are all created and quilted in the hoop. Charmed Adventure features a center medallion that is paper-pieced and then embroidered. The finished quilt size will depend on the size of blocks (5” – 9”) that you decide to make.

We will have a sample of the Charmed Adventure Quilt in the shop for approximately a week (including June 17). Additional quilt block samples will be available as we complete them.

Details . . .

Fee: $150 if you register in person or by phone on or before June 17. After June 17 registration is $165. Fee includes designs, videos, and slideshows.

Optional border design: $40.

You must attend the monthly classes to receive the designs.

Fabric requirements and thread key are available here. Purchase your fabric, thread, and stabilizer at Cortez Quilt Company before September 1 and receive a 10% discount.

The first class will be held on Sunday, September 10 from 1:00 - 5:00 p.m. You should bring your embroidery machine to this session. Subsequent classes will be scheduled on days other than Sunday (dates to be determined). In these classes we will watch the lesson and hand out designs for that month.

If you have questions, please contact Cindy at 970-565-7541 or send her an email.


Quilt Sampler Magazines Available Now

We have the Spring issue of Quilt Sampler magazine in the shop for sale now. Look for our feature story on page 123 and the pattern for the quilt designed by Karen on page 129.

The magazine is $6.99. If you live out of town and can't fine a copy on your local newsstand, call us and we'll send you one ($3 shipping in the US, $5 to Canada). 

If you purchased a magazine in advance, it's waiting for you at the shop.

We have kits available for the featured quilt - Bejeweled - which measures 101 1/2" x 101 1/2" (queen/king) for $199. If you live out of town, we're offering free shipping. Call 970-565-7541 to order. 

We also have kits for Bejeweled Demi, a throw-sized version of the larger quilt. Demi measures 59" square and is $72 (plus shipping). Bejeweled for the Table, a runner that is 16" x 46", is available for $26.99 (plus shipping).

Designed by Karen Childress. Used with permission from Quilt Sampler ® magazine. © Meredith Corporation. All Rights Reserved.


Thank you!

Here's just some of the cereal customers donated last week during the food drive for the Good Samaritan food pantry. Thanks to your generosity there will be children in our community eating breakfast after school is out for the summer. Thanks!


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Yarn Shop Notions

This week only . . . take 20% off knitting needles, crochet hooks, and anything else on the notions wall in the Yarn Shop. Check your inventory, make a list, and come on down!

Offer expires on Saturday, May 27 at 6 p.m. You must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount.


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