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.
It’s August and we have been busy with Christmas classes to make stockings, tree skirts, and table runners. Christmas and Halloween fabrics fill the shelves as we work to get more samples made! The excitement of changing seasons and holidays gets those creative juices flowing.
The class schedule is filled with a variety of projects. Linda’s Quillo , which is actually a quilt in a pillow, comes in handy for sports events, overnight stays, or nap time. She’s also found another fun “quilt-as-you-go” Table Runner that would be perfect for your holiday table.
We are happy to repeat these favorite classes: Beginning Sewing, Beginning Smocking, and the Basics of Quilting. Be sure to sign up early as these classes always fill quickly.
You will be surprised to see an adult garment class on the schedule. Check out Jeanne’s Knit Skirt that is easily constructed in a 2-hour class. Of course, we had to include dresses for little girls like the Hide & Seek Dress from Oliver & S and the Snuggles Dress that is perfect for cooler weather.
Quilt projects continue to be popular. Jeanne’s Pineapple Quilt uses foundation fabric instead of paper and lots of scraps to construct. Kathy has taken our “Eight Days a Week” fabric assortment and made a wonderful Wall Calendar. You can use it to keep up with family birthdays and events or use it to record those milestones in baby’s first year.
And speaking of gifts, this is the time of year when gift-giving becomes a priority. You will find classes to make gifts appropriate for family and friends. A Crayon Holder to occupy a busy child, a Bible Cover that can be personalized with a monogram, and a combination Wallet/Wristlet that both teens and adults would enjoy. Something fun for the family is matching Pajama Bottoms made from our new brushed cottons.
Those wonderful Christmas outfits are the perfect canvas for Picture Smocking. Julie is a master teacher and you will love learning her techniques. Jeanne’s class to make the Picture Window Jumper and Romper offers the perfect place to display your picture smocking skills.
Our 2014 Block of the Month program was successful and enjoyed by all who participated. Now that all those blocks are stitched, Jeanne and Linda will be teaching classes to construct the quilts in September and October.
Bonnie is back with her “Sit and Sew” Fridays. If you have a project you want to start or one you need help completing, Bonnie is available to assist you. For four weeks in September, Bonnie will be teaching one of our favorite Children’s Corner patterns—the smocked coat. Our pinwale corduroys are the perfect fabric for this classic coat. Select from a morning or night class.
Once this newsletter is published, we will start thinking about projects for spring. Let us know what you’d like to make so we can be sure your interests are reflected in our classes. As always, we appreciate your patronage!