July 9, 2018 - In This Issue
- UFO Challenge 2018!
- New Fabric
- New Book
- Classes
- BERNINA Accessory of the Month


  UFO Challenge
July 14 - October 19, 2018

“I have so many projects to finish.”
“I can’t start anything new until I finish something.”
“You would not believe how many projects are sitting in my sewing room.”

By request...  we have had several people ask us to have a summer UFO Challenge, as they love to quilt when it is too hot to do anything outside in the afternoon. (We have also had some of our "Snowbirds" with this same request).

Now you have a great reason to work on your UFOs. For the uninitiated or compulsively organized, UFO means unfinished object. Also known as PhDs . . . projects half done. Those of you furiously working on projects for the quilt show - these will count for you!

Here’s the deal. Bring in your UFOs anytime during the month of July. We will register each one and log them into your personal page in our special UFO Challenge binder. Then, get busy sewing! (Remember . . . any day we’re not having class or special event you are welcome to come to the shop to work on your projects.) Each time you finish a UFO, bring it back to the shop. We will mark it complete and you will be entered to win great prizes (see below). The more UFOs you finish the more chances you have to win.

Special UFO Registration Day
Bring your UFOs in on Saturday, July 14 and you’ll receive 10% off any fabric or batting you purchase that day that you’ll be using to complete any/all of your UFOs. (You may bring your UFOs in for registration any day during July)


• UFO must be a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, purse, or tote bag. It can also be a garment.

• UFO must be started (i.e., fabric and pattern in a bag or a kit you haven’t begun won’t qualify).

• UFO must require at least one hour of work to complete (e.g., six inches left to bind won’t qualify).

• A completed UFO is really complete.

• No UFO registrations after July 31, 2018.

UFO Show and Tell Party
On Saturday, October 20th from 9–10 a.m. we’ll have a special UFO Show and Tell Party with coffee and a light breakfast. Bring everything you completed during the Challenge and claim your bragging rights. We’ll draw for the prizes during this party, but you don’t have to be present to win.

When we draw names from all the entries on October 20, FIVE lucky people will win $100 gift certificates to Cortez Quilt Company and More. Remember, the more UFOs you finish the greater your chances of winning!



This fabric is so cute, even the most hesitant person will want to go camping. Curtains, camper accessories, place mats, pillows.... the ideas are endless!





Welcome to the wonderful world of Kim Diehl. Kim’s little quilts have three big benefits: they’re stash friendly, they’re quick to finish, and they’re as cute as can be. Now quilters can create a wonderful variety of pint-size quilts in Kim’s signature style. Enjoy 18 projects from Kim’s Simple Whatnots Club, previously available only in individual-pattern form. Learn techniques for petite patchwork, invisible machine applique, and cozy wool applique; then use completed projects as wall quilts and toppers or follow Kim’s lead and display projects in other creative ways.



Youth Class: Piano Keys Back Pack
Thursday, July 12, 2018
1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
$25.00, Includes supplies
Skill Level: Intermediate – Must be able to do a quarter inch seam

This musical back pack is fun to make, and then show off to all your friends. Skills learned/perfected: quarter inch seam and applique. Cassidy will be the teacher for this class.

Sew Days #4: Quick Zip Bag
Thursday, July 12, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner

While making a Quick Zip Bag, you will learn simple machine quilting, and how to easily put in a zipper! Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!

Collage Quilting
Friday, July 13, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Marie Wirth
Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Laura Heine’s collage quilt patterns are extremely popular right now. They are especially fun, as no two quilts will ever be exactly the same, and each person is free to express their own creativity with her techniques. Marie has completed several of these collages, and has kindly offered to teach this class. We have several different patterns to choose from, you get to pick which one you want to do.

Go and Glo Bag
Saturday, July 14, 2018
10:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Skill Level: Intermediate

Carry your must-have makeup, brushes, tools, toiletries, and more wherever you roam! Fast and easy to make, Glo and Go makes a great gift, too!
A handy 1 inch slider secures the strap and allows expansion for bulky contents. Mesh pockets provide visible storage and expand for larger items and can be customized to suit your needs. A clear vinyl flap at the top of the wrap keeps everything safe, secure, and clean.


Software Club: Digitizing a Design, Monogram Letters
Tuesday, July 17, 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 24, 1:00 p.m.

You will get to utilize the Tech Two Tote Pattern from the first July session. Come learn how to digitize this amazing design, along with creating the monogram letters that can either be for the back of your project, or made to be free standing.

Third Thursday Demo: Kimberbell Orange Pop Rulers
Thursday, July 19, 2018
12:30 pm

Place It, Cut It, Piece It! Phenomenal new rulers make squaring up quilt blocks simple and accurate. Fussy cutting becomes as easy as pie. Visually center embroidery and applique designs before you cut. Orange Pop Rulers are fantastic for all types of quilt blocks—sewing or machine embroidery! Join us on July 19th at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo.  This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. 


Block Without Borders: Special Progam by Susan Madden
Thursday, July 19, 2018
1:00 pm

Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.

Sew Days #5: Card Case
Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
$5.00, Kit available
Skill Level: Beginner

This project is fun, fast, and economical = gift giving potential. You will learn how to use a fusible interfacing, plus how to put in a professional style snap. Come join us for a fun and educational evening out! Bring a friend!

Quilt ‘Til You Wilt
Friday, July 20, 2018
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Bring your projects to work on, plan to chat and have fun! Ann will be here enjoying the evening with you. If you would like, bring a snack to share. Please RSVP, space is limited.

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