Newsletter – June 13th

National Sewing Machine Day!  Where would we be without our magic machines.  They have helped us make some beautiful items with fabric.  Do you remember the first item you made?  There are many young girls and boys out there that don’t know how to sew, but would love to learn.  If you know of any we’re having a “Kids Sewing Camp”  July 25th – July 29th (10-12:30).  They’ll be learning the basics of their machine, and each day they’ll go home with a completed project.  We’ll have a show and tell along with Pizza party on Friday.  Cost is $129 for the week which includes instruction, their first sewing book, and fabrics they will need.   They’ll also be choosing their own fabrics.  Sign up at shop.

We’ve created a begin quilting class where we’ll be making a set of placemats….if you’re interested, sign up.  Class begins July 8th with July 15 & 22 scheduled for additional dates to complete your project.  You’ll learn to properly press, cut and piece along with quilt and bind you project.  Bonus:  Make a set of napkins by simply serging the edge.  Use the BabyLock Imagine – Jet Air Threading machine.


There are still openings for this projectIMG_0271 (2).  Cost is $115 for kit and class.  Class begins June 22nd .  You have your choice of cream or navy background.  Sign up at shop.

Christmas Keepsakes has a few openings also.  If you want to learn to use freezer paper, this is the class.  We’ll be machine applique using the freezer paper method IMG_0288 (3).  This is a 36″ square wallhanging.  So sweet and you’ll be ready in plenty of time for the holidays.  Not for you, it would be a perfect gift.  Sign up at shop.  Cost is $89 which includes kit and class.

Salvage wallhanging class – August 4th.  Bring your salvages and we’ll have some fun!IMG_0301 (2)



Have you seen the Creative Grids 4″ log cabin template?  If not we’re demonstrating this sweet little tool during the Wisconsin State Shop Hop ….and the hop continues to run through June 25th.  So if you’re in town swing in and we’ll show you how you can make these tiny little blocks and square them up oh so perfect.

Only a week away to the Row By Row program which begins June 21st and runs through September 6th for collecting your rows to make your row quilt.  Be the first to bring in a completed 8 row quilt and receive 25 fat quarters…..if my row is included you’ll receive a bonus gift.  This year’s theme “Home Sweet Home”.

Hope you’re enjoying your summer, the longer days are wonderful.  Gardens are in, life is good.  Swing in when you’re in town…..and don’t forget the Party….July 11th – a gift for all and we’ll be announcing a new challenge!