The classes in our new schedule begin with winter and end with the promise of warm weather as we look forward to Easter and spring.
Bonnie starts off the month of January with her Snowman Lucy jumper complete with skiing snowman appliqué. Nothing says “keep me warm” like a plush minkee blanket. Jeanne shows you how you cut strips--then sew them down in a “stitch and flip” method to make this favorite project. You just might have to make more than one if your family won’t share!
We are happy to have Maryanna teaching the Treasure Pocket Skirt and Carey the Abigail dress from Kwik Sew that is perfect for older girls. Other dresses you’ll love making are “Penny”, a knit dress from ModKids, Olive Ann Designs’ “Urban Princess Dress”, and the Bow Collar Peasant Dress.
Jeanne will be repeating her Yoke Dress Class for those who are ready to learn about collars, sleeves, and skirt plackets. You can also use this dress for Beginning Smocking, Picture Smocking, or the Madeira Applique Hem Class.
Our schedule would be incomplete without our standards—Jeanne’s Beginning Sewing Class and Linda’s Serger Class. Linda will also be repeating her Hourglass Burp Pad and Barbados Bag classes that were sell-outs the last time around.
Quilts continue to be popular with our customers. If you want to learn how, be sure to sign up for Jeanne’s Basics of Quilting Class. Then there’s her Chopsticks Quilt that features triangles and beautiful batik fabrics. Completing our quilt series will be Linda’s T-Shirt Quilt Class. We have had many requests for this class and are happy to finally have it on the schedule!
We are excited to announce another Block-of-the-Month Program beginning in February. Be sure to see the details on the back of the Newsletter.
For those of you who are Downton Abbey fans, you’ll want to make one of the beautiful tote bags that will be the envy of all your friends. A limited number of kits are available for the class, so be sure to sign up early.
We are continuing our Aurifil Thread Color of the Month special. You’ll receive 25% off the designated color. So check our Aurifil display each month to see which color is discounted!
There are several Fridays each month where you can come and “Sit and Sew” with Bonnie. Finish an old project or get help starting a new one. Check the enclosed schedule for dates and times.
GET READY FOR THE ROW BY ROW EXPERIENCE!
On June 21, the largest shop hop in history will begin! Quilters from all over the country will converge on participating quilt shops in all 50 states and Canada to collect one-of-a-kind quilt rows. What makes these rows unique, you ask? All are designed using the same theme and this year, it's WATER (or H2O to be exact!). We are excited to show off our row designed by talented graphic artist and friend, Kathryn Deising. Actually, you'll see two rows because we couldn't decide which one we like best!
Anyone who visits Stitcher's Playhouse between Tuesday, June 23 (since we're not open on June 21), and Tuesday, September 8, will receive a pattern at no cost to reproduce our row. Or, a kit can be purchased for $8.95 to make the row with the fabrics we used.
You might be wondering what's the purpose of collecting all these quilt rows? What could anyone possibly do with them? If winning fabric . . . lots of fabric . . . appeals to you, then you might want to pay attention to this! All you have to do is collect a minimum of 8 rows, put them in a quilt of your own design, and be the first person to take the finished quilt to any participating quilt shop before October 31 to win 25 fat quarters. That's over 6 yards of fabric! In addition, if you use that shop's row in your quilt, you win an additional prize! We will be giving away the beautiful Ambleside Quilt Kit from Moda valued at $150.
We've already heard from quilters who are organizing road trips to collect their rows. Shoppers can also collect fabric license plates. Each shop has designed a unique plate containing a catchy slogan. Ours is "WAVE IF U QUILT". We had fun coming up with our slogan and thought it looked pretty good on the back of our car applique! Thanks to "Handcrafts by Jennifer" who came up with the perfect pattern to show off those license plates. There's also a commemorative lapel pin with the 2015 Row by Row logo that makes a perfect souvenir of your travels this summer. We have a few kits (first come, first served!) made up with the fabrics we used for anyone who wants to make the Road Trip Quilt.
We will be open on Saturday, July 4th from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. for all traveling quilters!!