Good Day Quilters,
Wow! It is June already!!! Fred and I went to Quilt Market in May. We went tired and then had a touch of a “cold”, but we made it through. Found some new things and got excited about some stuff. Stop by and let us show you what we have!!
June’s Coupon - 25% off any book. If there is a special book you want, don’t hesitate to let us know, we will order one in for you. You can also use the coupon on any higher price pattern. Plus, we are letting you use it on the new “Cake Mixes” from Moda.
It is going to be an exciting summer in Athens County this year. Lots of quilt related activities. See more information below.
All of a sudden we are getting lots of new fabrics. Got in the newest colors of Grunge, Shiny Objects from RJR, Laurel Burch panel and coordinates and believe it or not the Christmas and Halloween fabrics are arriving. We have a stunning Halloween panel from Hoffman!! I can’t wait to get samples made. Everything is not on the web yet, so you will have to come in and check it out.
Upcoming Classes – We are going to add a beginning quilt class soon, our Yellow Brick Road class. Let us know what day works best for you. We have several that are interested in having one.
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 -- Every First Thursday of the month, next date July 6th, 1:30 pm. Join us for either hand or machine applique. Interested in starting a project, come and we will help you find one. Free. Lets start working on some cute seasonal stuff!!
Embroidery Class -- First Friday of each month, July 7th. 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 -- June5th. Almost sounds like “First Wives Club” but nothing like that. They will meet the first Monday of the month and sew on any quilt of your choice. They will be starting a “Feather Star,” but you can bring any project you want. Come anytime after 10:00.
Strip Club -- Monthly club that meets 2nd Thursday of the month, June 8th Dinner is served at 5:30, Fee $6.00. Bring a Show & Tell. Please call me by Friday and let us know if you are coming. We are now working out of a fat quarter book. June is the month that your challenge quilt is to be finish.
Friendship (Binding) Table Runner – Friday, June 9th, 10:00 am. It featured in the latest Missouri Star Block magazine. 1:00 pm. Teacher Sheila Warren. Fee $10.00. This is a quick table runner using the Binding Tool and 2 ½ inch strips. We have a sample made out of patriotic colors.
Cake Mix Day -- June 15th, 11:00. No charge. Come see a demo on how to use the new Cake Mixes from Moda. There are now eight of them!! It is a great way to use up those layer cakes and make a great quilt. Or cut your own layer cake! Cake will be served!!!
Machine Quilting -- June 16th, 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 $25.00
Breakfast Club -- 3rd Monday of the Month, June 19th. Come enjoy breakfast, a demo and learn about our block of the month. Breakfast is served at 9:30 and the cost is $10.00. Bring your machine and stay and sew all day. It is not too late to join into the “block of the month”. It is so much fun to see the variety of blocks.
Yellow Brick Road Class -- June 23rd, 10:00. Teacher Sheila Warren, this is our beginning quilt class- come and learn the basics of quilting. Fee $25.00. Call or stop by for a supply list.
Stash Busters -- Saturday June 24th, 10:00 - ? This month we are working with nine patches on point, your choice on size of squares. Let us know what size you are using and we will come up with yardage for your background. But feel free to bring any background fabric and it can be scrappy too … and we’ll figure out what to cut. There are two different layouts. Consider the size of quilt you want to make. For this pattern, the center square of the 9 patches needs to be light and the rest are medium to dark. For more details call or stop by. Cathy made a cute table runner using the pattern. Fee $5.00.
Holiday Hours --we will be closed the following days to observe the national summer holidays.
Fourth of July -- Closed Sunday July 2nd thru Tuesday July 4th.
A lot of great things are happening in Athens County this summer, check it out below. We will always welcome a bus of quilters, what a great summer to take a bus trip to Athens Ohio!
Quilt National 2017 -- May 27th thru September 4th at the Dairy Barn Arts Center. The Best of Contemporary Quilts. I have seen some of the quilts and they were fabulous!! You won’t want to miss this one.
Crazy Quilt Crawl 2017—There will be a map of quilts hung up all over Athens – it would be fun to travel the “crawl” and see some amazing quilts and places in Athens county.
Quilts and Stories WWI to WWII
From mid April to the first of September, the new Southeast Ohio History Center in Athens, Ohio will be featuring an antique and contemporary quilt exhibit called, Quilts and Stories: WWI to WWII. This exhibit is part of the grand opening of the history center.
In January 2016, the Athens Historical Society purchased the century old First Christian church building at 24 West State Street, Athens. The building, listed on the National Registry of Historic Places offers two large exhibit areas and an opportunity to acquire and properly store collections from the region.
The quilts tell the story of American life between two world wars, the first couple decades for a large membership. There will be a WWI exhibit entering the center with several quilts to help tell story. As viewers progress through the exhibit, quilts and textiles will take you on a journey into the past.
A special feature will be an opportunity to vote for a favorite contemporary Dresden Plate design that was a challenge event for several guilds in the area.
Susan and et al
Nelsonville Quilt Co