We have several new collections in the fabric department: Cold Spell by Laundry Basket Quilts, Once Upon a Chicken by Mary Jane Butlers and Tole Christmas by Gina Martin. And more on the way!
**Spotlight Classes BERNINA “Make and Take’”
Book Buddy on the BERNINA Machine August 22 9:30 - 2:30 Fee $35.00 (includes kit)
This class is ideal for novice sewers or individuals who are interested in seeing how sewing on a great machine can enhance their lives. In this class, participants will learn basic foundation piecing and simple embellishment techniques, while sewing on one of our classic BERNINA machines. You will be constructing a decorative book cover for a composition book. Participants will complete the whole project in this all day class. A fabulous sewing machine will be provided, as will a supply kit. There will be a short lunch break so participants will need to either bring a lunch or visit one of our nearby restaurants. Please note that class fee includes all supplies and you leave with a beautifully finished book cover.
Serger “Make and Take” Baby Quilt August 29 10:00 - 1:00 Fee $35.00 Kit $30.00
Chrissy teaches this “try-before-you-buy” class in which participants will construct a Baby Quilt entirely on the serger. Participants leave the class with a finished baby quilt. Class fee includes pattern. Come see Chrissy’s beautiful new model for this class.
Brown Bag Club Month 10
The Brown Bag Club Group I will meet this coming Monday, August 3. Group II will meet August 10. Special note--The Brown Bag Club will meet only once in September. We will be closed on Labor Day. Thus both groups will meet September 14, at noon.
Appliqué Brown Bag Club, will meet August 17 at noon.
Modern Quilt Guild
The Modern Quilt Guild’s August meeting will be August 13 at 6:30.
“Club Special” - attend both clubs for $10.00. As always, you will receive a CD containing the project directions and hints to make your projects successful. BERNINA Club and All About ME (Machine Embroidery) Club are now scheduled back to back to accord with our customers’ convenience.
BERNINA Club - 10:00 am. Friday August 28 Quilted Pillows
Mix modern with traditional piecing to create unique quilted pieces you’ll love using throughout your home. Check out these techniques: uneven log cabin piecing, strata piecing, free motion quilting, faux free motion quilting, quilt binding for pillows.
All About ME (Machine Embroidery) Club - August 28, 11:00 am (following BERNINA Club). A Mug Rug for All Seasons
These mug rugs are made entirely “in the hoop.” If you have not yet tried this embroidery technique, you will be amazed at how easy it is to create these pieced mug rugs and embroidered appliqué designs in on hooping. We will also explore another technique called “Free Standing Appliqué” to create the “In the Hoop Cup Koozies.”
Our favorite basic machine comes in two different designer editions.
The 350 Ricky Tims Edtion and 350 Tula Pink Edition both come with 6 Full Shank Feet, automatic/memory buttonhole feature, walking foot, slide on table, free hands sytem, 52 decorative stitches, 11 quilting stitches and 20 practical stitches. The pressure feet selection which includes the walking foot garner these machines a great value. Other feet, selected especially with the quilter in mind, include the patchwork foot (37), open toe embroidery foot (20), and quilting foot (29). These are some of our best selling feet that are not usually packaged with our machines.
Each of these machines also features a beautiful front cover design, designed by one of the industries best and brightest stars. Choose the edition that inspires you. At this time, we have both editions available, but supply is limited to what we have in stock.
Come In and test drive a BERNINA!.