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Open House August 25, 2018

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Quilts by PhyllisFall newsletter 2018

Open House August 25, 2018 – 9:00-3:00

I have heard the school bells ring, admired my newly canned green beans in the cupboard, and watched a multitude of campers returning home – sure sign that summer is starting to slow down and fall is just around the corner. These are the signs that remind me it is time to have our 26th annual Fall Open House!! I am super excited to welcome some new teachers as well as welcome back our returning teachers.

In order to be fair to our students and teachers, we are asking for class payment to be made at the time of sign-up – with a no refund for cancellations up to two weeks prior to class. This ensures the teacher’s time and efforts will be compensated as well as giving those on the waiting list an opportunity to make arrangements to be there in case of an opening. We appreciate your support of our teachers as well as purchasing your class supplies here at the shop – this is the reason we are able to celebrate 26 years of quilting classes – Thank you!!

Open House is a time to sign up for classes, meet the teachers, see the new fabrics and notions available and of course – a SALE – Fabrics will be $1.00/off regular price; Notions, books and patterns will be 20% off regular price; Jellyrolls and Layer cakes will be $30.00/each; Charm packs will be $1.00/off; Fat Quarters $2.00 each (previously cut fat quarters only)

Mr. Reynolds from Summersville – aka The Scissor Sharpener – will be on hand to sharpen your scissors – just bring them with you and he will be sharpening as you shop!!
Cathedral Window: Brenda Vinson will be taking this traditional old favorite quilt that once was done strictly by hand and turning it into a piece completely pieced by machine. She has won blue ribbons on several of her quilts and is willing to share her unique method with us. This is going to be a technique class with directions on making your choice of the Flag, Table runner or bed quilt.
Class is on Saturday, September 8th from 10:00am – 3:00pm. Instructor fee: $25.00

Hometown Harvest – Kelly Frazier is the instructor for this 49 x 61 quilt that will definitely make you feel as though the harvest season has already arrived. The unique fence border outlines the beautiful falling maple leaves above a little row of patchwork houses and critters. Kits will be available at time of signup – $90.00 kit – Instructor fee: $50.00 – Dates: Tuesday, September 11th, 18th and 25th – 10:00am -3:00pm. This is an intermediate level class.

Pumpkin Table runner: Linda Banker will be jumping into the season as well as she teaches us how to piece these little pumpkins in time to decorate our tables!! Date: Friday, September 7th – 6:00pm – 8:30pm – Instructor fee $15.00 – includes pattern

National Jellyroll Day – Saturday, September 15th – 10:00am – 3:00pm. Come join us as we celebrate with quilters all over the country in creating with our favorite pre-cuts. $40.00 includes jellyroll and instruction – or you may use your favorite pattern with our jellyroll 🙂

Midnight Harvest Wallhanging – Teresa Allison not only teaches this wonderful hand method of applique she also designs the pattern and hand-dyes the wool kits. Tuesday, October 16th 23rd @ 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee $20.00 + wool kit $25.00 + pattern $9.00.

Stack n Whack – Another all-time favorite of mine is this fun method of choosing a fabric and anxiously waiting to see how each block turns out. Linda Banker will be instructing this class on Saturday, September 29th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Class fee $40.00.

MYSTERY HARVEST SHOPHOP – Come meander through the tristate while visiting the ten participating shops – collecting blocks as you go to frame this year’s Snowman Panel. For more info – pick up brochure at the shop or print from link on the Facebook page Mystery Harvest Quilt Shophop. Wednesday October 3rd thru Saturday October 6th.

Sew Simple Pineapple Block: Pat Habenschuss will amaze you at how simple this technique in making a pineapple block is. After learning this technique you will be able to make anything from a table runner to king size quilt in no time at all!! Wednesday, October 10th – 10:00am – 12:00 noon – $10.00 – Book required

Hand Quilting 101 – We are pleased to have Jill Halstead, a Tamarack Artisan, teach a hand quilting class on Saturday – October 13th & 27th – 10:00am – 12:00noon. Jill hopes to renew interest in the art of hand-piecing and hand quilting and perhaps form a group that meets on a regular monthly basis here at the shop – Instructor fee $20.00

Twisted Log Cabin – This Eleanor Burns pattern accompanies her slotted twisted log cabin ruler and gives a modern look to an old traditional pattern. The finished project looks complicated but with her ruler and Pat Habenschuss’ instruction you will see how easy this block comes together. Wednesday, October 24th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee $25.00.

English Paper Piecing – Have you tried this century old method of putting hexagons together yet?? We have had several requests for this hand project class – Linda Banker will show you the way to put these hexies together and will have you carrying them around in a project bag anytime you’re travelling or watching TV. Friday October 26th – 6:00pm – 8:30pm $15.00

Christmas Tree Skirt – Seems like when we get to the Fall season we just have to blink once and its Christmas – Patty Reubush will be helping us to be ready to finish off our Christmas tree decorations with this beautiful pieced tree skirt. Thursday, October 25th – 10:00am – 2:00pm
Instructor fee $25.00

Lovers Knot Placemat – Clara Poe will show you how to get that holiday table ready for Thanksgiving or perhaps some Christmas fabric to make some for gifts. Wednesday November 7th – 10-2:00 – Class fee $10.00

Turkey Wall-hanging – Linda Banker will be talking turkey on Saturday, November 3rd – 10:00am – 3:00pm with this adorable wall quilt ready to hang on Thanksgiving Day!! Teacher Fee $40.00.

Jelly Roll Rug – Linda Banker has agreed to teach this fun rug class again on Friday, November 16th – 6:00-8:30pm and finish up on Saturday, November 24th. Teacher fee – $50.00 .


We will be adding a few more classes in November and December so be sure to stop in or watch us on Facebook or www.quiltsbyphyllis.com

SAVE THE DATE – CHRISTMAS OPEN HOUSE – FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 30 & SATURDAY, DEC. 1ST – more details later with participating shops info!!

Hope to see you Saturday!!!!!

Hope your week is pieceful and blessed!!!




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WV Mountain Quilt Quest July 18-21, 2018

Hope to see everyone Hopping this week – great sales as all our fabric (excluding Shophop theme fabrics) will be 15% off our already low prices – this is a hop you won’t want to miss – great time to stock up – especially layercakes and jellyrolls 25% off – lots of great deals – safe travels!!

For more details and driving directions go to www.wvmountainquiltquest.com

Our GPS works with this address
44 Midland Trail. Hurricane WV 25526

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Open House January 27, 2018 (Saturday – 9:00am – 3:00pm)

Open House Winter 2018


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Open House Saturday January 27, 2018

Open House January 27, 2018 – Fabric $1.00 off per yard, 20% off patterns, books and notions – $5.00 off jellyrolls and layercakes – Fat quarters $2.25 each or buy 12 or more $2.00 each.   9:00am – 3:00pm –

Life has many changes and we have certainly experienced a few this winter – – – – – –

Let me start by saying – I am a blessed woman!! By God’s grace – and in answer to the many prayers you have lifted up on our behalf – we have welcomed our granddaughter’s birth on January 3rd and she and momma are doing great!! Many of you know there were some serious health issues during Stephanie’s pregnancy and we just wanted to thank everyone for their prayers – and to give God the glory and praise for bringing them through this storm. I look forward to sharing lots of pictures and baby ideas in the near future!!! (and yes – she is THE prettiest, THE smartest, THE best baby ever and I’m sure she will be speaking in full sentences by Month 2 – oops – there comes the momaw out in me – lol)

On a bittersweet note – the other change in my life is saying goodbye to Valerie as she retired from the work force on December 2nd. Valerie is not only family and friend but definitely my right-hand for the last 3 years at the shop – She is currently on a winter vacation on the sunny beaches of Florida – after which she plans on coming back to be a full-time grandma for her two granddaughters – lots of plans of camping, traveling and just enjoying her family. While we are going to miss her infectious laugh around the shop we are ecstatic to see the joy in her eyes as she begins her newest adventure!!! ( I’m sure she will have to have some fabric to make all those American girl doll clothes while teaching Lilly and Emma to sew!!)

We have been experiencing a lot of “facility” problems, – i.e. heating, lighting and bathroom issues for most of the winter; we are thankful to say we have heat – and they are currently trying to get electrician under contract to replace many of our light fixtures. We ask that you bear with us while we are undergoing yet another chapter of our lives. We will resume our full schedule of classes in April after everything gets repaired.

I’m trusting everyone has been busy finishing up some of 2017(and beyond) UFO’s during all these cold days – but now it’s time to start a few new projects.

Clothesline Coasters: Pat Habenschuss is going to lead us in a quick make it /take it class that will allow us to use some of those scraps we have accumulated. Great gift idea to have on hand – make out of Christmas fabric, Valentine theme or just your favorite colors!! This class is a great way to get away from home and catch up with all your quilting friends, break those winter blues and learn a new technique.

Class date: Wednesday – February 7th – 10:00am – ?? Instructor fee – $10.00


Alteration Class: Dee Lieghey has heard your request for this class and has graciously agreed to teach you how to alter your pattern or a garment you already have. Do you have a jacket pattern you started but just wasn’t happy with the fit? This is the class to learn how to finish or alter those “favorite jacket patterns”.

Class dates: Tuesday – February 13th and 20th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Instructor fee: $30.00

Labyrinth Walk – Dee Lieghey will instruct you through this two-block wonder (no Y Seams) that will turn your light and dark fabrics into an AMAZING 3-D quilt.

Class dates: Thursday – February 15th, 22nd and March 8th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Fee – $45.00

Twisted Nine-Patch: Pat Habenschuss has a new twist on an old traditional pattern that gives a totally modern look – This Quilt in a Day pattern and ruler will be one you will use many times – making quilts, placemats, or wallhangings. This technique will soon become a favorite in your quilting room!!

Class dates: Wednesday – February 21st and March 7th – 10:00am – 12:00noon – Fee: $20.00

Summertime: This 21″ x 21″ quilt pattern features wool applique branches of leaves and berries, crossed in the center of the quilt and surrounded with a pieced border. Teresa Allison’s original pattern and wool kit will be included in this class as Teresa instructs you on hand applique techniques.

Class dates: Tuesday – February 27th and March 6th – 10:00am – 3:00pm – Fee: $40.00

Double Dresden: Clara Poe will be teaching a technique class on using the double Dresden ruler – this new twist on another old favorite will sure to tempt you to make a few table runners, placemats or perhaps a bed size quilt. Come learn the technique or spend the day to make several blocks.

Class date: Thursday – March 15th – 10:00am – ??? Instructor fee $10.00

Friday UFO days – Each Friday we will be having our open sew – with a different twist – Starting on February 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 10:00am – 3:00pm I will be working on T-shirt quilts. Anyone interested in joining can bring their T-shirts, a sharp pair of scissors, rotary cutter and mat. Others can bring in PHD’s and enjoy some fellowship while getting things completed. This is not “a class” but we are always here to help and answer questions. Each month I will be announcing a new project that I will be working on so be sure to check back often on Facebook and website. Again, you don’t have to work on the project I am doing – but are welcome to join me or just come in and observe!!

Pigeon Forge Trip – March 20-23, 2018 – We still have a few seats left – need to have payment in by February 5th, 2018. Itinerary is on website or call the shop for more info.

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Christmas Open House – December 1st & 2nd, 2017

Don’t forget to join us for our annual Christmas Open House on December 1st and 2nd, 2017.  On Friday the shops will be open from 10:00am – 5pm and Saturday 10:00am – 4:00pm. (yes my shop will open as regularly scheduled 9:00am)  We will have our last sale of the year – 10% – 30% on most everything in the shop!!

There will be door prize drawings and a small gift for those that attend all four of the shops.  Hope to see everyone there!!!

Participating Shops:

Quilts by Phyllis – Hurricane, WV                  Quilt Heaven – Grayson, KY

Sew Many Blessings – Huntington, WV         Quilts & Things – South Point, OH

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Open House August 26, 2017

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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
Rotary cutter/mat
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.

Happy Quilting!!


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WV Mountain Quilt Quest begins July 17-29, 2017

Here’s a peek at our quilts for this years hop. The shophop is running for 2 weeks this year – starting at 10:00am – 6:00pm Monday thru Saturday.
All the shops (including us) that are usually closed on Mondays will be open during this time. The panels are beautiful and it is always a joy to see what all the shops have created. This year you will not be purchasing a block kit from each shop – but rather a complete quilt kit if you choose. A free 12 1/2″ sampler block pattern will be given to each attendee so you will be able to create your memory quilt of the WV Mountain Quilt Quest 2017 shophop!!!
Don’t forget to take a peek on our website www.wvmountainquiltquest.com
Hope to see you hopping!!

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Shop Closed March 21-24,2017

The shop will be closed on Tuesday March 21st thru Friday March 24, 2017. We will reopen on Saturday March 25th at 9:00am

We are attending the Mountain Quilt Fest in Pigeon Forge, TN

When we return we will be preparing for our Spring Open House Mini Shophop on March 31st and April 1st – we hope you can join us for our spring cleaning sale!!

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Open House – Saturday, January 28th, 2017

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Winter Open House 2017

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