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QBP Open House 2017
Quilts by Phyllis, Inc.
2943 Putnam Ave.
Hurricane, WV 25526
Open House Saturday, August 26, 2017
Hello to all my Quilting Friends!! I trust that everyone is and has been enjoying this beautiful summer.
Here’s a quick run-down of what’s been happening at the shop during the summer –
We enjoyed sharing with many quilters visiting from various states that were participating in the Row by Row Experience. Hope everyone had a chance to visit some shops and pick up some rows for the “On the Go” theme (June 21st – Sept 5.) Our row was a bookcase – we used the idea that a book can take anyone – anywhere they want to go!! And yes we still have plenty available. We also brought in Wilmington’s fabric collection “Literary” and a few patterns that showcased the fabrics. This is a great collection for all those “reading friends or bookworms” in your life.
We have several new Christmas fabrics in the shop allowing us to get an early start on those gifts for our friends and family. A bakery full of jellyrolls and layercakes are available to speed up those project ideas.
The WV Mountain Quilt Quest was in July and showcased the beautiful birds of WV – sketched by Dorothy Post-Swick from Clarksburg, WV and printed by Quilting Treasures Fabric Company – they were going out the door quick. We still have a few panels left but don’t wait to long – once they are gone – we won’t be able to get any more. We have several projects with patterns on display highlighting the panel (or just let your creativity flow!!)
Precuts have been restocked and ready for the fall season. New fabric collections are coming soon – they include: Hushabye Hollow, Frolic, Good Life, Tuppence, Quill, Essentially Yours, Summer Breeze and Lilac Ridge from Moda. Kim Diehl’s newest collection Abundant Blessings has arrived and Dee Begley has scooped up some for her class. Quilting Treasures newest inspirational collection “How Great Thou Art” is at the shop and available now. Stay tuned for more to come!!
Our teacher friends (and Steph) let me know they are back to work – and you know what that means —- it’s time for our teachers to let you know what they want to share with you this fall. We are welcoming a couple new teachers this season – Dee Liegey and Wendy Dodrill and bringing back some of our regular staff – Pat Habenschuss, Cookie Ranson, Clara Poe, Dee Begley and Kay Taylor – even Valerie and I will be leading a few classes as well. Thanks for all their hard work – I know how much time and effort they put into making these classes possible, and it is very much appreciated!!
*****Open House – Saturday, August 26, 2017 – 9:00am – 3:00pm**********
Fabric – $1.00/per yard off; 20% books, patterns and notions
Jellyrolls & Layercakes – $5.00/off each
Fat Quarters – $2.25/each – buy 12 or more $2.00/each
September 9th – Saturday – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Quilter’s Garden Block of the Month
Bloom and grow a breathtaking quilt garden as you cultivate new skills and techniques. Join Clara Poe and Phyllis as we guide you through Edyta Sitar’s 19 unique garden-themed quilt blocks and finishing. Crafted to nurture your quilting capabilities, create an unforgettable heirloom quilt, and plant new seeds of inspiration. Quilt is 75” x 78 ½” – kits will be available using Hoffman 1895 Batiks.
Book is required – templates optional. Instructor fees $60.00 per quarter – 1st qtr due on signup/2nd qtr due in January/3rd qtr due in May. Intermediate level
Shattered Crystals: This wall quilt seems to shimmer on the black background.
Beginner and Intermediates will enjoy this technique of using different size strips to create this stunning quilt – pattern includes instructions for bed size quilt as well. Pat Habenschuss will be the instructor on this one day class – Wednesday, September 13th from 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee: $25.00 – Pattern required.
Rotary Cutting 101 – New to Quilting?? Learn the basics of rotary cutting and preparing your fabric to begin your project – This class is very useful if you are planning on taking beginner classes – or just needing a refresher course . Class will be on Friday, September 15th, from 10:00am – 12:00noon. Instructor fee: $15.00
National Jellyroll Day – Saturday, September 16th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – $30.00 includes jellyroll and instruction.
Starry Night Quilted Jacket – Dee Liegey will guide us through the process of making this beautiful quilted jacket – great for confident beginners to intermediate level of skill.
Not only will we learn a new skill, but will be able to show it off all fall!! Popular demand for a jacket class has prompted Dee to agree to lead us through this figure flattering quiltwear!! She will give us info on what fabrics look best in this style jacket as well as introduce us to a new level of techniques!! Class begins on Wednesday – September 20th, 27th and October 11th from 12:00noon to 3:00pm. Instructor fee: $30.00 – pattern required.
Nine Patch & Snowball – Come sit and sew with us while making an old favorite traditional pattern.
This is a great opportunity to do some visiting with your quilting friends and begin your bed size quilt at the same time!! Class is for confident beginners to intermediate – Friday – September 22nd – 10:00am-3:00pm – Class fee $20.00 – Valerie Racer and Phyllis will be leading this class .
Amish with a Twist 1 Block of the Month – A modern interpretation of classic Amish quilts and blocks. This quilt is designed with the beginner in mind,
this 5-part block of the month quilt takes you step by step through basic quilting techniques, providing numerous example of classic Amish quilts along the way. Finished quilt is 88” x 105. Instructor Dee Begley will begin this journey on Saturday, September 23rd, October 28th, November 4th, December 16th , Jan. 20th, from 10:00am to 3:00 pm. Instructor fee $20.00 per class – pattern required.
Prelude to Winter: Pat Habenschuss is using Northcott’s panel, adding a little Seminole piecing technique and creating a stunning wall quilt – (or add a little
more time and let it become a bed runner)
This would be a great class to get together with some friends while learning a new technique. Thursday, September 28th from 10:00am to 3:00pm – $25.00 Instructor fee. Pattern required. Kit available.
Mystery Harvest Shophop will start on Wednesday October 4th, 9:00am and run thru Saturday October 7th – our theme is Quilting Through the Seasons panel. Hope to see everyone hopping to the shop to see our projects and pick up your panel!! – Here’s a sneak peek
Quilting Through the Seasons – This class is for those of you that have asked for a class to put a shophop quilt together – well here goes —- we will be meeting on Tuesday’s for six weeks to complete this years shophop quilt!! October 24, 31 and November 7, 14, 21 and 28th from 10:00-2:00. Instructor fee: $50.00.
Gemini – Doug Leko designed this stunning wall quilt/tablerunner using Moda’s newest Christmas collection Town Square.
So beautiful you will want to make two – one for a friend and one to keep!! Pat Habenschuss will teach this beauty on Friday, October 13th – 10:00am – 3:00pm. Instructor Fee: $25.00 – Book required. Kit available while supplies last.
Leaf Topper – Dee Liegey will show you the tricks of using a little pellon foam and turning it into a beautiful table topper. Another one of those classes that making one won’t be enough!! Make several and share!
Thursday, October 19th – 10:00am – 2:00pm – Instructor Fee $20.00 – Pattern required
Tiptoe thru the Tulips – No not really but Clara Poe wants to show you a fun, fast way to create your own tulip patch!! Do one block for a pillow or make a bunch for a bed full of tulips!! Instructor fee: $25.00 – Wednesday, October 25th – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Cake Mix – Moda’s newest technique for making those half squares perfect using your favorite layer cake paired with a background layer cake – Wendy Dodrill will have you whipping those half-squares out in nothing flat!!! Instructor fee $10.00, cake mix and layer cakes required. Thursday, October 26th – 10:00am – ???
Seven Sisters – Clara Poe will be leading this favorite class one more time!! Using Marti Michell’s templates and pattern this beautiful block will sure to become a favorite – make one for a pillow or continue on at home for a bed quilt. Wednesday, November 1st – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee $25.00 – templates required.
Jellyroll Diamond – Here’s a great way to use some of those jellyrolls we have stocked up – The block is pieced the same as log cabin blocks only on a slant. This will be another technique class – so make a few for a wallhanging or lapthrow or grab 3 jellyrolls and turn it into a king size quilt. Friday, November 3rd, 10:00am-3:00pm – Instructor fee $25.00.
Basic Class Supply List
Sewing Machine in good working condition – with ¼” foot
Rulers – I find that 6 ½” x 24” and 6 ½” x 12 ½” is very useful in most classes
Seam ripper (just in case)
Scissors – both thread nippers and paper scissors are good to have on hand
Extra bobbins (having 2-3 bobbins already wound really goes a long way)
Our classes are designed for 8 student capacity in order to allow for ample space.
We ask that cell phones are put on silent during class and if a call must be made or taken to please be respectful to other students by stepping away from the classroom.
We require instructor fee at time of sign-up – no refunds can be made unless class is cancelled 2 weeks ahead in order to find a replacement for your spot.
We will be having kits available for some of the classes – these will need to be paid for at time of sign-up and will be available for pickup in approximately one week.
We appreciate your suggestions for future classes as well as any suggestions to make your class experience better.