Every 863 Years!

Leap year comes every four years, but did you know this February 2017 has…..Four Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.  This will not happen for another 863 years!  We need to celebrate and what better way than celebrating this event with our kick off for the “Take & Make Mug Rug” program.

For those of you that would like to learn to play with wool, now is the time.  We’ll be demonstrating a new Mug Rug each month (8 month program) showing you how to applique with wool and embellish with embroidery.  You’ll learn about various techniques and threads.  Come for the demo and you are invited and encouraged to stay and work on the current month project.  The first project is a simple Easter egg IMG_0829This is a free pattern and we will have kits available.  If you are interested in doing all eight you will need to purchase the “wool scrap bag” from Moda for your pieces and each month patterns will be provided for free if you are signed up so if you miss a month, no worries, you will receive the pattern.

Our first demonstration is Saturday, February 18th.  We’ll have coffee and something sweet to eat!  Don’t forget your Thimblebucks!  You will be soooo disappointed if you do.

Last call for the fourth and next Kim Diehl Simple What Not IMG_0819we will be doing Saturday, February 11th.  It’s not too late to sign up and for those of you that are attending all of these we will be doing one and possibly two additional quilts at no cost using up your extra fabrics from the prior projects.  It’s not too late to sign up.  It definitely builds your confidence in working with smaller pieces.

Need to use up some scraps?  Now is the time to make a runner using the 8″ log cabin trim tool by Creative Grids.  IMG_0830We also have kits available, but this is a great scrappy!  We’ll be having a class on Tuesday, February 21st.  Contact the shop to sign up.

Have you heard about Crazy Quilts and don’t know how it’s done?  We’ll be having classes on making a Crazy Quilt Pillow.  This will be an ongoing class starting with the basic structure of how you start and future classes on embellishments with stitches, laces, ribbons, buttons & beads!  Contact the shop for more information and to sign up.

Enjoy your week and the wonderful sunshine and longer days!  Stop in when you get a chance.