Good Day Quilters.
The last two emails I have questioned, “Is it Spring yet?” and I am not doing that today. I think I have jinxed Mother Nature? I guess you all are still sewing in your studios instead of working in those flower beds! It won’t be too long until it is too hot to work outside and you are back in your sewing rooms!
Fred and I are on the road again!!! Quilt shows almost every month!! Last week we were at the Miamisburg Quilt Show, what a lovely bunch of ladies. We had a great time! There are two shows listed below, I will be vending at the Miami Valley Quilt guild show, but please those of you that can’t come to Xenia, please visit the CMQ show at Franklin County fairgrounds. So sorry that I couldn’t vend there this year-too much on the calendar!
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MAG Class was so exciting! Mag stands for make a gift! In honor of the new “Royal Baby” we will be featuring “baby gifts” this month! See more info below!
April’s Coupon 25 % off any precuts! That includes, charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes, fat quarters, ½ yard cuts, 1- yard cuts, panels –anything we don’t cut. (Does not include kits)
“MAG” Club -- What is a MAG club? Make a Gift! How many of you every year run out of time making gifts, especially around the holidays. Well, we have a plan for you!! We are going to present a gift each month for you to start on, and hopefully finish!! This month we will be making baby gifts. We have a free pattern for a bib and a burp rag. We will also do a demo on the self -binding baby blanket. We will share some of our favorite baby quilts. We are going to meet the last Friday of the month, and we will be staying open late for those that work!!! We will have a table set up with what we will be doing. Our next meeting will be April 25th, starting at 12:00 pm - ? Fee- $5.00-classroom fee.
Needles-n-Pines Quilt Retreat House now has a website. We are still working on the calendar -- but at least we have pictures and basic information. We hope to have the gas fireplaces in soon. Check it out -- needlesnpines.com. If you need to check on dates, zip Fred an email, or call him at 740-503-1093. There are still a few open dates left for 2018 and we are booking for 2019. We have had great success with out “Quilt Therapy” weekends. We have found that there are a lot of quilters that do not have a large group to plan a retreat. So we have set aside a couple of weekends where individuals or a group of friends can utilize the retreat house. The cost is $115.00 for three days and two nights. Food is on your own, or you can coordinate with the others on bringing food. If you are interested in what dates are available, please email us, or Fred Holmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Quilt Therapy -- Every Wednesday, Open Classroom. Come and join us for a day of sewing on whatever you want. It is a time to get motivated and inspired. Everyone helps each other. 9:30-5:30 bring a lunch or order in.
Appliqué Time/Skinny Quilts – 3rd Friday of the month, March 16th, come work on an applique project, hand or machine. Get help from Lynne or Sheila. Don’t have a project? Join us in making the monthly Skinny Quilt Project. Free class. (Must buy the book if you are working on Skinny Quilt.) Call if you want a kit made up for the skinny quilt of the month.
Machine Embroidery Class -- First Friday of each month. Next class will be, May 4thnd. An email will be sent out with a description and a supply list. This is a great class just to help you do amazing work on that embroidery machine. Fee $15.00 plus supplies. ($25.00 if you did not buy your machine from us). Please let us know if you want to receive the email.
First Monday Club – Almost sounds like “First Wives Club” but nothing liked that. They will meet the first Monday of the month, starting at 10:00 or whenever you can get there. Next one is May 7thth. Lynne is facilitating a Snail Trails. I think it would make a great wall hanging if you didn’t want to do the whole quilt. Come find out more info!
Strip Club -- Monthly club that meets 2nd Thursday of the month, May 10th. Come any time -- but dinner will be served at 5:30. Cost is $6.00. We decided to work on “blocks” this year. Cathy will present 2-3 blocks each month, you can choose the one your want to make and be creative. I am thinking of using them to make more kids quilts with my batik scraps.
New Purse Class – “Stand Up & Tote Notice” a great pattern that comes in three sizes. Friday class, May 11th, and Saturday Class, May 19th- 10:00 a.m. Fee- $25.00. Teacher- Sheila Warren. Must have a minimum of three in each class.
Breakfast Club – Third Monday of each month, May 21st. Lynne will present our block of the month. Come enjoy breakfast, a demo and see the demo of the block. Breakfast is served at 9:30 and the cost is $10.00. Bring your machine and stay and sew all day. (If you missed last month, you will need to buy the first month pattern at $6.00, plus pay the $10.00 registration fee.
Stash Busters -- Saturday May 12th, 10:00 -? This month we are doing a quilt, titled “Fourth of July. If you would like the pattern sent to you please, let us know. Fee-$5.00.
Miami Valley Quilters Quild- May 4-5, Friday 10-7 & Saturday 10-4. Greene County Fairgrounds, Xenia, Ohio. For more info: QuiltShowMVQG.com.
Quilt Spectacular 2018: Quilt Around the Block. May 4-5. Friday, 10-6, Saturday, 10-4. Franklin County Fairgrounds. For more info: cmquilters.org.
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