This is the twentieth year I have heard Hurricane’s school bells ringing in the late summer days– such a tell-tale sign that it is time to have our Open House.
Our teachers have had the summer to ponder on which classes or projects you may like to do this fall and this is the schedule they came up with. I think they have made some really great decisions for the classes – and their enthusiasm is contagious!! We are all really excited about starting some new projects – especially as we look at so many new fabrics arriving in the shop. If you haven’t been in this summer – I hope you will be pleasantly surprised at the latest fabrics, books, patterns and notions. Our traditional Open House Sale will be going on this Saturday, August 20th from 9:00am – 3:00pm . Fabric will be marked $1.00 per yard off; notions, books and patterns – 20% off; Jellyrolls, Layercakes will be $5.00 off; Charm Packs $1.00/off; Fat Quarters – $2.00 each – pre-cut only. Teachers will be on hand to answer any questions, class signups, and help with your class needs. We hope you can come and be a part of our Open House Event!
Neighbor’s Day – Second Thursday of every month – 9:30am – 3:00pm
Everyone is invited – and encouraged to bring your machine and be involved in filling the needs of our community. This fall we will be making “Fidget Quilts” which will be donated to Alzheimer’s patients. There is such a huge need for these – and we need all the help we can get to make a difference in as many lives as we can. Millie has kits cut and supplied with zippers, Velcro, lace, buttons and lots of things to “fidget” with. Come out and learn more how to make these – then perhaps share with your quilting groups at church or retreats – let’s see how many we can get done this fall!!!!
Mystery Harvest Shophop – September 28th – October 1st, 2016
Come join us while we celebrate 10 years hosting this “hop” with shops in KY, OH and WV. This year we are featuring “Riverboats” on batik as our exclusive theme fabric. We will be having demos, scavenger hunts, door prizes, and refreshments and of course some SALES and specials along the way. Check us out on facebook
Bali Wedding Star: Regina Parsons will lead this paper pieced beauty by Judy Niemeyer – Saturday – September 10th, October 8th, November 5th, December 3rd,
All classes start at 10:00am and continues until 3:00pm . Intermediate skill level.
Instructor fee: $80.00 – pattern required –
Simple What Not’s – Pint Size: Cookie Ranson will be continuing to teach Kim Diehl’s patterns as we go through the fall. Don’t be intimidated by these little pieces – with her instruction and tips – Cookie will help you overcome your fears while you master these little “What-Not’s”.
Date: Tuesday – September 13th & 20th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Instructor fee – $10.00 per class – Kit required
Prismatic Star: Regina Parsons will teach another Judy Niemeyer paper pieced quilt geared for confident beginner to intermediate skill level. Batiks really do make this star come to life – but prints will work also and is jellyroll friendly.
Date: Thursday September 15th, October 20th, November 17th – 6:00pm –8:00pm – Instructor fee: $60.00 – pattern required
Waltzing Matilda : Clara Poe will be teaching this partial seam technique using an octagon center. This block dates back to the 1920’s and is sure to become one of your favorite blocks to incorporate into baby quilts or use in a sampler quilt. This technique class is geared toward confident beginners – intermediate.
Date: Thursday – September 22nd – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor fee: $25.00 – template required
Beginner’s Medley: Linda Osborne is excited to start at the beginning and teach rotary cutting, keeping a ¼” seam, etc. on this medley of blocks we have put together. Each month you will learn a different technique – straight line sewing, half-square units, quarter square units, flying geese – and many, many more. At the end of the class you will not only have a beautiful sampler quilt – but the skills developed to do any quilt you would desire!!
Date: Saturday, September 24th, October 22nd, November 12th, and December 10th. Class will begin at 10:00am – 3:00pm (We will resume in January/February)
Instructor fee: $80.00 – Patterns provided
Lucky Stars: Dee Begley heard the pleas of everyone for this class again and she said YES!! This is a great fat quarter quilt – giving it a very coordinated look or you can go really scrappy. Dee adds a little flair to the pattern by incorporating a different center – so you can stick to the pattern – or let Dee lead you through a “crazy ” patch.
Date: Saturday, September 17th – 10:00am – 3:00pm –
Instructor fee: $25.00 – pattern required.
Plain Folk: Cookie Ranson has chosen another one of Kim Diehl’s Simple What-not’s patterns for this month. This class would be great for confident beginner’s to intermediate level. Great gift ideas as we are growing closer to Christmas.
Date: Tuesday – October 11th & 25th – 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Instructor fee: $10.00 – Kit required
Spiced Apples: Dee Begley is bringing this favorite back – right in time for all those harvest colors. This is an excellent quilt for beginners to intermediate skill levels. You will be amazed at how well this quilt comes together.
Date: Saturday – October 15th – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Instructor Fee: $25.00 – pattern included
French Braid: Clara Poe has a trick up her sleeve for constructing this beauty. Grab a couple of jellyrolls and a coordinating fabric for your centers and you will be ready to learn a little magic while making this one.
Date: Thursday – October 20th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor fee: $25.00 – pattern required
Hunter’s Star: Dee Begley has found another way to piece this all-time favorite block – PAPER-PIECED!!!! Perfect for those who have never paper pieced or for those that just want to brush up on your skills .
Date: Saturday – November 19th – 10:00am – 3:00pm
Instructor fee: $25.00 – pattern included – foundation paper needed