Here we go again!! School has started, football games begun, cupboards full of the colorful fruits and veggies harvested, cool nights visiting more frequently, and yes – we have been busy getting all those fall samples ready to share with you. We have a host of teachers lined up for the fall; some familiar faces and some new – but all are excited to share their talents and techniques! I hope you will find something in this medley of classes that will entice you to start some new projects for the fall.
Neighbor’s Day is on the second Thursday of each month – 9:00am – 3:00pm – This is an opportunity to meet new quilters, learn some new techniques and patterns and to help those in need. Remember – we have made quilts for Hospice, Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Habitat for Humanity as well as filling many other needs in our community. I hope you will come and share your talents so together we can continue to give to these many special needs. The fabrics are pre-cut and ready to sew – all you need to bring is your machine and basic sewing supplies. Hope to see you soon!!
We have several new fabric collections that have arrived in the last few weeks. Fabrics for baby quilts, prayer shawls, bread bags, aprons, and much more.
Open House will be this Saturday – September 7th from 9:00am to 4:00pm
All fabrics will be $1.00 off per yard, Fat quarters $1.75 (pre-cut only), jellyrolls and layer cakes $30.00; notions, books and patterns 20% off.
Pigeon Forge trip sign-ups are now underway – the trip will be $375.00 again this year and payments will be $125.00 by Sept. 15th, $125.00 due by Nov. 15th and final $125.00 due by Jan. 15th. These rates are based on 2 per room. Trip begins on March 18th, 2014 and returns March 21st, 2014. Call for more info.
Our class schedule will be as follows:
Ten Minute Tablerunner – A quick and easy technique to utilize novelty fabrics or stripes to complete a stunning tablerunner to enjoy or share with a friend – Instructor: Betty Jo Williams, Date: Wednesday, Sept. 11th – 10:00am – 3:00pm; Instructor fee: $5.00
Happy Harvest Scarecrow – Sure to get you in mood for fall as you learn to applique this cute wallhanging. Instructor: Kay Taylor – Saturday, Sept. 14th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Instructor fee: $20.00 – Book required.
Snowman Gatherings – This adorable wallhanging features Moda’s Primitive Gatherings snowman fabric collection as well as hand-dyed wools for the snowmen. Learn hand applique and embroidery techniques as you go through two blocks per month for 4 months. Class will be held on the third Tuesday of each month from 1:00pm – 3:00pm (Sept 17, Oct. 15, Nov. 19, and Dec. 17th). Instructor: Cookie Ranson, Instructor fee: $40.00 – Pattern required.
Cell Phone Wallet – Another sit n sew project designed by Whistlepig Creek’s Sue Marsh. This is one of those projects you can’t make just one!! Make several for gifts for your friends out of their favorite fabrics. Instructor: Linda Boggess, – Instructor fee: $5.00; Thursday, Sept. 19th – 10:00am – 3:00pm; Cost $5.00. Pattern required.
Zig-Zag Lapthrow- This is for all who want in on the Modern Quilt Movement – chevron’s are definitely the “in” thing – so you will definitely want to join Jody as she leads you through the techniques to make this gorgeous quilt! Instructor: Jody Postalwait; Saturday, Sept. 21st – 10:00am – 3:00pm; Instructor fee: $25.00, pattern included
Snowman Tablerunner: Another showcasing of Moda’s Primitive Gatherings fabrics, wools and pattern. This tablerunner is made of little snowball blocks with quaint little snowmen appliqued on the ends – sure to be quite a conversation piece during your holiday gatherings! Instructor: Cookie Ranson; Tuesday, Sept 24th & Oct. 8th from 1:00pm – 3:00pm; Instructor fee: $25.00; pattern required
Grandmothers Fan Tablerunner : This project features a new technique of adding piping to a traditional fan pattern giving it an elegant look for your quests to enjoy. Instructor: Jackie Powers; Sept. 26th, 10:00am – 3:00pm; Instructor fee: $5.00; pattern required
Professional Tote: This tote has all the pockets and compartments needed for today’s “professional” women. Whether you work in an office or not, this tote has it all. Pleated pocket on each side will hold a bottle of water, umbrella , or telephone. Large enough on the inside for a laptop – or just fill it with lots of fabrics, notions and patterns. Instructor: Donna Chambers; Sept. 12th & Nov. 2nd – 10:00am – 3:00pm; Instructor fee: $45.00; pattern required.
Poinsetta Appliqued Tablerunner: Holiday favorite will be finished in plenty of time. Appliqued by machine – Linda will guide you through the process of fused applique to complete this stunning tablerunner. Instructor: Linda Osborne; Thursday, October 17th, 10:00am – 3:00pm; Instructor Fee: $5.00; pattern included.
Stacked Squares: This quilt says Modern all over it!! High Street by Moda was the collection Jody choose for her sample – can’t help yourself from smiling when you see what a happy quilt this made!! Instructor: Jody Postalwait; Saturday, October 19th – 10:00am – 3:00pm. Instructor fee: $25.00; pattern included.
Autumn Pinwheels – This wallhanging is pieced and appliqued – features the twister ruler for the pinwheels in the center and a touch of wool appliqued leaves adorn the border (either hand or machine). Instructor: Cookie Ranson; Instructor fee: $25.00; Tuesday, Oct. 22nd & 29th -1:00pm – 3:00pm; pattern required.
Casserole Carrier – Designed to fit a 13”x 9” x 2” aluminum casserole dish with lid makes this carrier a must have for the upcoming holidays. Great way to give a gift when you deliver your favorite dish to a shut-in or special friend. Instructor: Linda Boggess; Instructor fee: $5.00; Thursday, October 24th – 10:00am – 3:00pm; book required
Cat lovers Tablerunner: This is another one of those tablerunners that just make you happy all over!! The whimisical cats are appliqued on each end of the runner, with their “paws” hanging off the border – This book features 12 fun tablerunners that will keep you wondering which to do next! Instructor: Kay Taylor: Instructor fee: $20.00 – Saturday, October 26th, 10:00am – 3:00pm; Book required.
Hot Cross Stars – Back by popular demand – this quilt features Creative Grids double strip 90 degree ruler and your favorite jellyroll. Instructor: Linda Osborne, Instructor fee: $5.00; Thursday, October 31st, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Pattern and ruler required.
Table Ornaments – Festive holiday placemats will put you in the mood for inviting friends over for a holiday party. Instructor: Betty Jo Williams; Instructor fee: $5.00; Thursday, Nov. 7th – 10:00am – 3:00pm;
Icicle Kisses – What a snuggly throw – showcasing stars surrounded by a pine tree border – sure to win the hearts of all who see this one. Jody has used Kansas Trouble’s Icicle Kisses fabric line for her sample but feel free to use your favorite jellyroll for this project. Piecing and appliqueing techniques involved in this pattern. Instructor: Jody Postalwait; Instructor fee: $25.00; Saturday, November 16th, 10:00am – 3:00pm – Pattern required.
Entwined tablerunner – Quick piecing will produce another lovely tablerunner, change fabrics for autumn, winter, spring – this pattern is perfect for any décor.
Instructor: Jackie Powers; Instructor fee $5.00; Thursday, Nov. 21st 10am – 3pm
I-pad Cover – Make several of these useful covers for your kids and grandkids (and of course you will need one). Instructor: Kay Taylor, Instructor Fee $15.00; Saturday November 23rd 10am-3pm