What’s New The newest fabric line is “Bayberry” by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. This is a beautiful fresh line in lovely shades of pink, blue, and grey.
BERNINA has a new upgrade for their top-of-the-line sewing and embroidery combos, specifically the B880 and B790. This upgrades the embroidery features of the machine to be comparable with the features of the Embroidery-Only B700. The upgrade also includes the new Midi-hoop which is slightly larger than the standard oval hoop and features the crank style mechanism to tighten and loosen the hoop. This upgrades the original 880’s and 790’s to 880 plus and 790 plus. We also have great pricing on our 880 and 790 floor models. These floor models can be purchased and upgraded for less than what the price of a new 880 plus or 790 plus will be.
Look for us at Gump City Comic-Con at the Alcazar Shriners Temple, August 12, 10 am to 9 pm. We will be in the foyer by the main entrance. We are one of the event sponsors and will have a Cospital Booth set up for attendees to make last minute repairs to their costumes. We will also be raffling a Sew and Go Sewing Machine. For more info on the Gump City Comic Con go to www.gumpcitycomiccon.com
Brown Bag Club--Happy Birds
The August meeting of the Brown Bag Club is August 14 at noon.
Modern Quilt Guild
The August Meeting is August 10 and begins at 6:30.
BERNINA Sew-cial Clubs generally meet the last Friday morning of the month at 10:00. The Lifestyle Club meets first and is followed by the Machine Embroidery Club. The cost to attend both clubs is $10.00 which covers the cost of the CD containing helpful information about the club projects. It is not necessary to pay in advance, but it is helpful for us to know in advance how many will be coming. The next clubs meet Friday, August 25 at 10:00.
Life Style Club Piped and Corded Edges
Piping or cording can add beautiful details to any project. Go beyond store bought piping and make your own to exercise the most creativity in your projects. Select the size of filler cord with a coordinating fabric that best fits your design vision and type of project. Piping can be used to emphasize style lines, add support for heavily used areas, and as a decorative trim. Learn the tips and tricks for creating and working with different sizes of piping including beginning and ending and the secrets to tightly inserted piping.
All About Embroidery Boatload of Organizational Ideas
There is a boatload of things that you can store in these Button Boats! We will create this one-of-a-kind “boat” that holds the things you need most and keeps them handy. Then we will talk about organizational aids that will keep your sewing room and embroidery area organized.
Accessory of the Month--25% off the #23 Applique Foot which is a great foot to use for small piping.
We have a winner! Julia Bass is our 2017 Row-by-Row Winner. Her beautiful quilt with 8 Rows from Alabama shops is hanging in our shop. Please come by and see for yourself.