Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Start off quick and easy and make Karen Montgomery's Easy Stripe Table Runner. This is a 5 seam table runner made with a border print. You will be amazed at how classy this looks. You will need a copy of the pattern, and a border print fabric. A 60 degree triangle is optional. I'll show you how to make it with or without. Class is Saturday September 18--door is open at 8:30--start sewing by 9 and be out of the door by noon with at least one runner top done! I'll have coffee and muffins.We continue with fast and fun projects on Oct 2 with my latest pattern, Company at the Cabin. You can do either the table runner or the placemats. The kit is 15% off if you take the class--all your strips are pre-cut in the kit. Same time line as on Sept. 18. Start early, end by noon or so. Classes are $15.00 each OR sign up for both for $25.00. Take both classes and have at least two Christmas gifts ready to wrap.
Take a break from classes the weekend of October 15, 16, & 17 and plan on visiting the WSQ show at the Spokane Fairgrounds. I am amazed every year at the quality of quilts displayed. Lots of demos and vendors. We will be there!
If you are wanting to learn to use the Millennium Long arm machine, I have a class scheduled for October 29 at 1 PM. From now until Christmas I have a special on purchasing time on the machine. Buy a 20 hour card for $200. Minimum rental time is 2 hours. Class required to be able to rent the machine. Give me a call or email (245-6656 or TheMissus@mrs-sewnsew.com) if you want details!
For those of you ready to take on a more challenging quilt, there is the Broken Star quilt class starting October 5. We will meet every other Tuesday evening for three classes. The book, More Favorite Traditional Quilts Made Easy by Jo Parrott is required for the class. I made this quilt ten years ago from a pattern in Quiltmaker magazine. I feel a bit more prepared to make it now, and many of you have requested a class, so let's do it!
Monday, August 09, 2010
Friday, May 07, 2010
Friday, April 23, 2010
May 1st kicks off our month long anniversary celebration.
Firstly, bring in your Top Ten List of reasons to shop at Mrs. Sew-n-Sew's Quilt Shop and put them in the drawing for a basket full of quilting goodies, to be drawn on May 29.
The next thing is "Pick Your Own Sale Day." Choose any regular business day in May and come in and SAVE. You will have the option to shop at your leisure and enjoy 10% off storewide, or pick up a quick 10 fat quarters for $10.00. If you enjoy making quilts with the jelly rolls, or 2 1/2 inch wide strips, pick up scrappy jelly rolls for $10.00 each. Select flannels will be 50% off. Packaged batting is 15% off. This is just the beginning. Here is what you need to do:
1. Come to Mrs. Sew-n-Sew's Quilt Shop during regular business hours.
2. Sign in with your mailing address and email (if you have one).
3. Pick up the printed flyer outlining all the sale prices.
4. Shop and Save!
(One shopping sale day per customer, this lasts from May 1 through May 29, 2010. Of course the best selection will be early in the month.)
Next up are CLASSES! May 1 is Long Arm Demo Day on the APQS Millenium machine. If you are undecided about taking the long arm class, this is the day to come in and "test drive" the machine. I have a little more experience under my belt now (about 75 quilts so far!) and I am a bit more confident in showing off what "Millie" can do. I will have her loaded up with muslin so you can try your hand at long arm quilting.
If you think you would like to quilt your own quilts, you will have an opportunity to learn how to use the long arm machine on May 8. Long Arm Machine Quilting Class is $50.Be sure to take advantage of this! Long arm quilting takes practice, so take the class then bring your charity quilts, comfort quilts, Quilts of Valor and quilt them for only $5.00 per hour during May (3 hour minimum rental.)
If you aren't even quilting yet, or know a young person that would like to learn to sew, there will be a two session, "I Can't Believe I am Sewing" class, May 12 and May 19. I will have three sewing machines available for use. The class is $30.00 and includes a book. We will begin at the very beginning, learning about how to properly use and maintain a sewing machine. The second session we will make a pillow case. Kits will be available for purchase at a discount for class members. Students must be at least 12 years old.
Have you been in and looked at the Shadow Applique Calendar Holders that Becky Clark made? If not, come on in and take a peek at the samples. Becky will be teaching a class on how to make the calendar holder on May 15. Class fee is $20 if you have a copy of the Quiltmaker Magazine from Jan/Feb 2010. If you have that issue, be sure to bring it with you. The fee is $25.00 if you do not have a copy of the magazine.
I know how you all love the Double Wedding Ring quilt design. A customer came in and showed me one she was making from a class at "A Heart Like Yours Quilt Shoppe" in Spokane Valley. The arcs are made and machine appliqued onto the blocks--NO CURVED SEAMS needed! I was impressed and got the name of the teacher, Dana Kinder, and she has agreed to come teach the class on May 22. The class size is limited to six. Fee for the class is $30. and you must also purchase the acrylic template set, which is $15.00. I already have two signed up, so call or email me soon to take advantage of this class. I will also be getting names of those interested in Dana coming back to teach a Lone Star Christmas tree skirt class later in the summer.
If you haven't noticed, we have a quilt in the window from Spring 2010 Fabric Trends magazine. I designed the quilt using Jim Shore's Animals on Parade fabric line from Quilting Treasures. I still have a few kits left and will discount them 10% from now until May 29, and include the magazine free! That is a savings of $15.98! Don't spend too much time thinking about that one!
Enjoy the lovely spring weather. The longer hours of daylight mean more evening sewing time.