I started last month’s email with the same “title”! Maybe soon we will see the flowers “pop-up” but for right now we are stuck with the “white” stuff. Meanwhile we turn the heat up in our sewing rooms and work on those many projects that we have started. Last month for the first time, I went on vacation with Fred and took my sewing machine. Love it!!! Didn’t get all my projects done, but sure got a good start!
We are working on new samples, from the new fabric, so we have lots of inspiration for you in the shop and for when we start our vending at the quilt shows. I will start listing the shows in the next email.
February Coupon -- Buy one pattern, get one free!! If there is a special pattern you want, zip us an email or call us, we will order it for you.
Cutting Edge Sue, or, Sun Bonnet Sue Has Gone Modern, St. Patrick’s Day. Special Event with Meta Van Norstrand. “Cutting Edge Sue,” Saturday, March 17th, 10:00. This day promises to make you think about the future as you peer into the past.A morning trunk show will share the commercial and cultural history of the Sun Bonnet Babies, ladies and lads. In the afternoon, participants will explore and begin ideas for their own “bonnet” figure for today’s activities and events or to speak out on today’s issues. Everyone will go away with their own unique modern design for a quilt, quilt label, etc., using resources for easy designing. If you do not like Sun Bonnet Sue, you just might be surprised and change your mind. $30.00 for the whole day, $15.00 for either morning or afternoon. Lunch will be served – $6.00 donation. (Potato Bar, dessert and beverage) Please call and register.
“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!! We are going to meet the last Friday of the month, and we will be staying open late for those that work!!! We are coming up with some ideas, and they aren’t going to be all holiday related. This month we will be working on bags!! All, kinds of bags! Bring your sewing machines and sew. We will have a table set up with what we will be doing. Our first meeting will be Feb. 23rd, starting at 12:30 pm - ?
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. We have over 2 dozen groups coming next year but there is still plenty of time to book a retreat. 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. The dates for 2018 is May 14th-16th or June 22nd-24th. Please email us, or Fred Holmes, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Embroidery Retreat! Monday thru Wednesday, Feb 26-28. We only have a few slots left for this retreat! This will be our second embroidery retreat. This is only for people will embroidery machines. We will have several teachers working with people at all levels. They are coming up with some great projects. Email us if you want more info. Cost, $130.00
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, February 16th, come work on an applique project, hand or machine. Get help from Lynn 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, March 2nd. 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)
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. First one for 2017 was February 5th. Lynne is facilitating a “Glorified 9-patch”. She has lots of samples. I think it would make a great table runner if you didn’t want to do the whole quilt. Come find out more info! Next meeting, March 5th,
Strip Club -- Monthly club that meets 2nd Thursday of the month, March 8th. Come any timem -- 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. Everyone is welcome.
Breakfast Club – Third Monday of each month, February 19th. Lynne will present our second block. 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.
Machine Quilting – Saturday, March 10th, 10:00. Teacher Karen McManaway. Come spend the day with Karen to fine tune your skills to machine quilt on your home machine. Call for supply list. Fee $30.00
T-Shirt Quit Class -- Saturday, April 14th, 10:00. It’s that time of the year to make your graduate a t-shirt quilt to take off to college. Join us on this day to learn several techniques on making a “one of a kind” quilt. Cost $25.00
Stash Busters -- Saturday March 3rd, 10:00 -? This month it is your choice out of the latest Block magazine. Or, let us know and Cathy has put together a couple or great scrappy quilts. $5.00.
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