Sunday 10 January 2010

Winter Workshops Start this week

I am excited to be teaching another group of new quilters in the eight-week beginner workshop starting this Wednesday evening. What a kick it is to see their enthusiasm for quilting grow as they master techniques! Although the evening workshop is full, we will an afternoon session if there is enough interest.

Jane will be hosting our first rug hookers Hook-In on Friday. Bring a work-in-progress and a lunch and spend the day with fellow rug hooking enthusiasts. Jane will also be teaching Beginner rug-hooking on Saturday. If you are interested in learning this traditional craft there is still space. We have made it easy for you by kitting your first project. All you need is a hoop and a hook(which we stock).

A reminder that next week's classes are also filling. Faith will be teaching embroidery stitches on a wool Eyeglass case. No need to buy lots of supplies--we have kitted this project too! A needle, thimble and scissors are all the tools required.

Jackie's group of Sylvia's Bridal Sampler enthusiasts is growing--the morning session has one spot left but there is still space in the afternoon session. This workshop is a great way to use up your stash--the blocks are only 6" finished!

Another sampler class being offered is the Biblical BlockSampler from Rosemary Makhan's book More Biblical Blocks. This is a great next steps workshop for anyone who has successfully completed the beginner workshop or mastered basic techniques.
We have added two workshops in March. Shamrocks and Shillelaghs will be held on March 1. Come to class with your green scraps cut and we will spend the day turning them into a small quilt to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

Drop in to see workshop samples and sign up.

New fabrics are arriving every week. The latest is this line
just in time for Valentine's Day.