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Good Day Quilters,


I would like to say “Welcome Spring” but there is that silly white stuff outside on the ground!!  I just hope all this cold weather kills the nasty bugs that I don’t like.  Don’t worry it won’t be long we can take our hand work out on the deck!!  Until then keep the heat up in the sewing room and keep sewing!

MARCH COUPON-25 % OFF ANY WIDE BACKINGS!! This is one of the most popular coupons.  We have over 125 wide backings!!  Don’t have a coupon book, we still have a few left!

We are working hard on having some great classes and clubs to keep you all “entertained”!  make sure you check out our events coming up soon- see below!

I know not everyone is on Facebook, but it is much easier for me to load the pictures of our class projects on Facebook.  So, make sure you are “following” me on Facebook.  I will try and load them on Instagram –but it would be under Susan Holmes! This technology gets to be too much!! But, I will try.

New Classes :  Don’t miss them

Patchabilities-Seasonal Wallhanging. We are featuring the Patchabilities  patterns this year. They are super cute and not too hard to put together. Join us on March 22nd to do the first one- either a bunny or an umbrella!

10:00- Fee- $10.00- 20% off your fabric, kit or pattern.

Lemoyne Star Table Runner- March 30th-10:00 Teacher Debbie Sims and Jeanette Starkey. Fee $25.00.  Come and learn how to make a Lemoyne Star using the Studio 180 Lemoyne star ruler.  Supply list is available.

20 % off ruler when you sign up for the class.  Keep an eye on Facebook or instagram for the picture.  We also have a sample in the shop.

Make it and take it-Easter decorations.  Tuesday March 26th- Join Mariann Conner and learn how to make cute baskets or quick and easy table runners.   Fee- $5.00  10:00

Coming Soon- Watch for details!

May 23rd- Join us for a “Wooly afternoon” –More details later.

T-Shirt class- April 27th

Embroidery class- featuring “Sweet Pea” designs

Great Event to Celebrate Spring!—A morning with Meta!

Spring Cleaning Discoveries:  Past Fashions to Present Trends

    Meta is a collector and published researcher of historic textiles.  She quilts, exhibits, presents historical quilt programs and teaches for quilt guilds around Ohio, the American and Midwest Fabric Study Groups, Southeast Ohio History Center and the Dairy Barn.

    Description of presentation- considering the design of old items can be an adventure in creativity.  This historical presentation will showcase the popular quilting styles through the decades from the formation of our country to our bicentennial.  Touching and examining actual antique and vintage quilts, and discovering the historical events that spurred their popularity can provide a new way to think about color, texture, and pattern combinations.           

      These “old” quilts can be the inspiration for a new quilt to help reduce a fabric stash or to utilize the purchase of new spring fabric designs or to think about the plan for a current project.  Discussion will share ideas for taking (Great, Great, Great) Grandma’s or ancient relative, friend, or unknown character’s loved and saved quilt on a new venture. 

      If you have a precious old quilt, bring it along for a group discussion on how to care for it, preserve or clean it or how it might become an inspiration for a reproduction or modern inspiration.

Time:  10:00 – 1:00  (snacks provided) Fee- $15.00

Quilt Therapy weekend at Needles n Pines retreat house. We have one scheduled for May 18-19, and August 2-4th.  Cost $120.00 no food provided.  Limit 12 per weekend.  Let us know if you are interested! Make lots of new friends.  A great week has opened up for a group- September 3-8th! Come during the week or on the weekend. What a beautiful time to “come to the hills”.

Great Classes at Nelsonville

First Monday Club- April 1sth 10:00 Do you need support or a little inspiration? Join this group and get inspired. They change a project about every 6 months.  They will be starting on a Log cabin quilt. No charge  and it starts at 9:30 am.

Strip Club- March 14th- We are sewing again!! Come anytime on the second Thursday of each month and start stripping!!!  We are working on a cute pattern this month called Gemni!  No more dinner just dessert!! No fee- we can go out and get a sandwich or a cup of soup. Please bring show and tell! We will be taking two months to complete our pattern.

Embroidery Class- April 12th-notice – second Friday this month! 10:00. We send out an email to those who regularly attend the embroidery class. Please let us know if you would like to be on this list.  Watch for the email with the project.  Great time to learn your embroidery machine. Fee-$15.00-25.00 depending on the project.

Breakfast Club- March 18thth. 9:30.  We have started a new block of the Month- “North by Northwest” by Whirligig designs. The picture is on my Facebook page.   Cost is $10.00 includes breakfast, pattern and a demo. 

KIM DIEHL WHATNOTS CLUB- It will meet the first Saturday of each month-starting Feb. 2nd. Come join us to make a quilt with your free pattern each month for 7 months. Fat quarter bundles are available. $10.00 registration fee. Receive 20 % off all Kim Diehl fabric with enrollment in the club and on the day of the class.

Stash busters/UFO Day – April  13th-9:30  this is a fun class where we pick a pattern that uses scraps or precuts.  Join us and let Fee- $5.00  Call for pattern info.

Lori Holt has a new book- “Vintage Christmas.”   We will meet the first Tuesday of each month, next meeting is March 12th. We will have a fabric exchange, bring 4 fat eights to exchange.  ( 9” X 22”)   The group will start at 1:00 and it will be a late night for the shop for those who can’t make it until later.  Show and tell should be fabulous this month!!

Don’t forget to save your slips when shopping with us.  Bring them in and when you have $250.00 (regular price merchandise),  you will receive a $20.00 gift certificate. Save $500.00 and you will get a $50.00 gift certificate!

Birthday Discount- We have a generous birthday discount- 30% off your entire purchase of regular price merchandise.  Bring two friends and they will receive 20% off.  You MUST come in two days before or two days after.  We appreciate everyone following the rules.


Susan and all

Nelsonville Quilt Co.




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