945 E. Rand Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60004

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Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 10am - 5pm
Wednesday: 10am - 8pm
Saturday: 10am - 4pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
Monday: Closed





CLASSES AND EVENTS


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SPECIAL EVENTS


Feb 15 - Feb 18 -  The Great 2018 Stash Dash Make-up Weekend!
If you purchased your Great Stash Dash Bag this year, but could not get out to the shops during the Dash hop in January, this is a make-up weekend!  .You get to visit any shop you DID NOT visit during the hop in January  Come in with your bag and passport to get a 15% discount at any of the participating shops!  Remember, this is only to visit the shops you couldn't get to in January!  You must have your passport and bag to participate!   

NOW - Feb. 28  -  Janome Red Tag Sale!
All our great Janome machines will be on special for the Red Tag Sale Come in and get the machine of your dreams.  

Mar 28 - Mar 30 - International Quilt Festival Quilt Show at Rosemont!
We will be vending this great annual quilt show on Thurs March 28 thru Sat March 30.  It will be at the Donald Stephens Convention Center in Rosemont. Hours are 10 am to 5pm Thursday and Friday, and Saturday.

April 11 - 12 - Violet Craft Workshops and lecture!
See all the detail below!

May 2 - 3 - Gudrun Erla from GE Designs workshops and lecture!
Details to be announced!  Save the dates!

June 13 - 15 -  Anna Maria Horner Worshops and Lecture!
Details to be announced!  Save the Dates!

 
Special Information
We will be closed on the following dates:
     
    Sun, April 21 for Easter
     Sun, May 12 for Mother's Day 
      - and hopefully, no  more weather closings this winter!

Just a note:  If you have registered for a class and the weather turns nasty on the day of that class, we will attempt to call you if we need to cancel and reschedule the class due to inclement weather.  If you have not heard form us, please call the shop if you are wondering if we are holding the class! Just in case - I don't want you coming out if we have had to cancel but could not reach you!  Thanks!
               
     


Announcing Violet Craft Workshops and Lecture!

We are very excited to announce that Violet Craft is coming to Quilter's Destination April 11 and 12!  Violet is a pattern and fabric designer extraordinaire!  If you don't know her work, come on into the shop where we have a trunk show to show off some of her work.  Being from Oregon, she tends to visit the west coast and doesn't get to the Midwest.  So take this opportunity to come and see this charming designer in person  - right here at Quilter's Destination!

Here is a little about Violet in her own words....

I am a licensed designer with Robert Kaufman and distribute my own line of sewing patterns, but mostly I am a momma, a wife, a friend and a maker. 

I was born in the Old West where I pursued my education in business and finance. The start of my career in software development brought me to the Pacific Northwest where I bagged my man, feathered my nest and stitched it all together. Drawn to art, craft and make-ing, the birth of my first daughter compelled me to ditch my corporate career and seek out my passion. 

My children's apparel line, Kung Fu Bambini, reached boutiques in 2004. My first fabric collection debuted with Michael Miller Fabrics in Spring 2011 along with the first Violet Craft Distinctive Lifestyle Sewing Patterns. I teach sewing and design workshops which are often influenced by my awesomely nerdy former career.

Here some pics of the trunk show so you get a better idea of who she is:

 










Violet is known for her paper piecing animal abstractions as well as paper pieced landscape abstractions.  The smaller pieces, like the peacock and rooster above are English Paper Pieced, which are by hand.  She will be conducting workshop on both techniques!!  Plus, she will give a trunk show and lecture on how she creates!

You will be able to work on any of her applicable patterns in the workshops and we will be giving you a 10% discount on all class supplies for the workshops!  Violet works in Kona Cottons a lot, and as you know, we have every single Kona Cotton  Color in stock now and are committed to trying to keep them in stock!  So you will be able to find the colors that work in your favorite patterns!  She is also using Robert Kaufman Essex and Manchester, both of which we also carry, although not every color!  We can help you get the color you want though for your workshop so don't be afraid to ask!

Of course, we will have patterns for purchase during the lecture also.  So come and see the trunk show - then REGISTER for this rare opportunity!

Here are the details:

Trunk Show and Lecture 
Date:  Thursday Evening, April 11            Time:  6:30 - 8:00 pm
Cost:  $35

Violet Craft English Paper Piecing (EPP) Workshop
Date:  Thursday, April 11                           Time:  1:30 - 4:30
Cost:  $45

Violet Craft Foundation Paper Piecing (FPP) Workshop
Date:  Friday, April 12                                Time:  9:00 - 4:00 pm
Cost:  $75
Bring your own lunch!

All events will be held at the shop.  As always, we do have limited seating, so pick up the phone, or come on by and register NOW so you don't miss this rare opportunity!  Come see the trunk show too!!  Also, we will have a copy of her most popular patterns in the shop for you to look at when deciding what project you want to work on during her workshop!  

We will see you soon!              
     






Announcing the Kaffe Rainbow Star Summer Quilt Along!

I don't know about you, but we still can 't get enough Kaffe!

Join Us and Be Inspired!

Participating in the quilt along is a great way to explore the wonder of working with his large and small scale designs!
It is easy sewing so even new sewers and new Kaffe fanatics will surprise themselves when they complete the Kaffetastic quilt top!!  It's easy sewing so ANY sewer can savor working with Kaffe's color and scale!  What a great way to learn - by seeing this in action!

You might have seen this advertised online already.  We are a little late announcing just because I have been very behind.  But we are participating in this event!!  It's Easy!  Signup now, then when we get the fabric in and make the quilt kits, we will let you know in May they are ready for pickup.  You will get the entire quilt kit including binding all at the same time!  Then, from June 3 thru July 15, you will download FREE weekly patterns in PDF form from the Free Spirit website! 

You have your choice of colorways.  The quilts below are exactly what you receive, so unlike the Kaffe mystery this last year, you will know exactly what this quilt will look like right up front!  We saw the Bold colorway at Quilt market in the fall and it was spectacular!

Here are your color choices:











Choose the Bold colorway designed by Liza Prior Lucy or the Sunset colorway designed by Kaffe.  

Here are full pictures of the quilts:









 
The above is the Bold Colorway designed by Liza Prior Lucy.

 







The above is the Sunset Colorway designed by Kaffe himself!

Both quilts finish at 78" x 78" and binding is included with the kits!

Plus, there is a BONUS for the FIRST 40 PEOPLE TO REGISTER for our program!!  

The First 40 People will receive a Kaffetastic Kaffe Tote Bag (pictured below) a long with a Kaffe Fassett designed Summer QuiltAlong 2019 Fabric quilt label!!

Kaffe shopping bag free to first 40 registrants!

How does the program work?

1.  R egister and sign-up NOW .  We ordered bolts to make our own kits, but even so, there is a limit to what we can make without ordering more!  So signing up now ensures your get a kit and that we have time to order more bolts if we need to!  Choose either the Bold or Sunset colorway.  Registration fee is $20.00 and is part of the total kit cost.

2.  Program kicks off in May. Once we have received the fabric and made the kits, we will let you know they are ready for pickup.  You will get the entire kit at that time and be responsible for payment.  The final cost will be $110 payable when you pick up your kit.

3. Starting on June 3 and ending on July 15 you will download weekly PDF patterns from the Free Spirit website and construct your quilt!

4.  If you are one of the first 40 people to register for either colorway, you will receive the FREE Kaffe Tote Bag and quilt label!!  Only the first 40 can receive this (we can't even get more) and there will be only 1 per customer.  You will receive this when you pick up your kit.


A Few More Details on the Summer Quilt Along Quilt

The finished quilt will measure 78 x 78 - so a nice size quilt!

The pattern and fabric selection have been designed by Kaffe for the Sunset Colorway and Liza Prior Lucy for the Bold Colorway.

The blocks will be 4 patch and square on point 6" blocks, perfect for all skill levels!  
The total yardage in kit, including binding is 9.625 yds of fabric!

You don't want to miss this!!  Come in NOW and register!!  Or, call us with your credit card handy to register!! You will be glad you did! 

 







Announcing "Free Spirit Block Party" - Our new Block of the Month beginning this winter 2019!

The Free Spirit Block Party book is a collection of 40 quilt blocks by 20 celebrity Free Spirit designers!   
 
Your favorite Free Spirit designers were challenged to put a modern spin on classic bocks!  You are going to love what they came up with!  Plus, there are five beautifully bold sampler-quilt projects to make with the blocks when you are done!  The designers include:  Heather Bailey, Amy Butler, Dena Designs, Joel Dewberry, Kathy Doughty, Margo Elena, Laura Heine, Anna Maria Horner, Kaffe Collective, Erin McMorris, Verna Mosquera, Jennifer Paganelli, Tula Pink, Jane Sassaman, Denyse Schmidt, among others!

Quilt together with the  Free Spirit Designers!  Think outside the box with 5 surprising sampler quilts to flaunt your finished blocks featuring patchwork, applique and paper pieced blocks! You can choose your favorite and finish a quilt at the end of the program in no time!  Join Laura, and she will guide you through 12 blocks with monthly demos and tips and tricks!   
   
We have this divided into 12 months as a block of the month!  Come once a month and get a demo of one of the  blocks in the book!  We won't be able to discuss all 40 blocks, but after we are finished, you should be well grounded to make the others in the book!  Perfect for beginning quilters, you will learn a variety of techniques including curved piecing, paper piecing, and traditional piecing using various shapes.  

The blocks are 12", so after you make your 12 blocks, you have plenty to make a decent sized quilt!  Or you could make a few more to get a bigger quilt, or different layout!  We will discuss putting the blocks all together in the last month!  Again, there are several settings in the book or you can create your own!!

These blocks are very modern and so "NOW"!!  Laura  used a combination of all our Free Spirit designers (think Kaffe, Tula, Anna Maria Horner, Kathy Doughty, Amy Butler) and Grunge fabrics in her version - for fantastic results!  But you will have a choice of fabric palettes!  You can choose the fabrics we used in our blocks, or you choose any fabrics you wish!  

We are not putting starter bundles together for this one.  Instead
you will select 8 Fat Qtrs from the shop in month one to get started with your block.  Then you get to select 2 Fat Qtrs from anywhere in the store, per month to add to your collection!  That's a total of 30 Fat Qtrs you personally choose to make your blocks!!  But don't worry, if you need help, we are right there to guide you, or like I suggested, you can always select the same fabrics we used.

A sampling of Laura's blocks is shown below.


   


  





The quilt size is variable because you can choose how you want to set your blocks.  Because of the variable sizing, any sashing, binding or backing will not be included in the program fees.  When you join us for block of the month, you are committing to the whole 12 months.  The price is prorated over the 12 months so as to break it up into manageable amounts. We are running our block of the month on 4th Wed and the 4th Sat of the month, so you can pick either Wed eve or Sat mornings as your time slot.  There may be exceptions to this due to shop schedules and holidays.  Also not to worry, if something comes up and later you need to come to one or the other due to another commitment, you will be most welcome to.  Likewise if you will be out of town for a month, we hold everything and catch you up.
 
You must register for either Wed or Sat sessions.  The registration fee is actually the price of your book and a small $5 fee.  If you already have the book, you just pay the $5 fee.  We will order books based on how many people need them.  After that, the cost will be $15 per month for your fabric kit and instruction starting in month 1, March. 
 
Challenge yourself!  Join us!  These groups are a lot of fun, you learn a lot and it is great to "get out of your box" as they say, and do something entirely different!  I hope to see you there!

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner
 
Session Dates and Times:

Wednesday Evenings:  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm     
Starts March 20, then continues every 4th Wed, unless exceptions are discussed for shop schedule or holidays. (Note:  This first Wed session is NOT on the 4th Wed of the month due to the International Festival at the end of March).  Last sessions will be in Feb, 2020.
 
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Saturday Mornings:  9:00 am - 10:00 am
Starts March 23, then continues every 4th Sat, unless exceptions are discussed for shop schedules or holidays. Last session will be in Feb, 2020.
 
Registration Fees (includes book plus tax):  $36.00 
Monthly fee beginning March through Feb 2020:  $15.00

Call to sign up and reserve your seat now - BEFORE it is too late!  847-506-6410.              
     



Announcing The Hoffman Bali Batik Club
Announcing "The Hoffman Bali Batik Club" - Our new Batik Bundle of the Month program beginning this January 2019!

So what is this about, you ask?  I am glad you asked!!  Hoffman Fabrics, whom we get a vast majority of our batiks from, has put together a monthly club.  Each month they are offering a batik Fat Quarter Bundle that contains 12 fat quarters in a seasonal color theme.  They are Gorgeous!! You can use the fat quarters any way you like.  Hoffman is including a free down loadable pattern each month as a suggestion, so you will get patterns also!  The patterns are not necessarily depicted in the month's color scheme, however, so you will need to use your imagination a little!  Or, you can choose any fat quarter pattern!  We have 2 fat quarter books we regularly recommend - Fat Quarter Style and 12-Pack Quilts.  The second book, 12 Pack Quilts is a collection of patterns designed specifically for 12 fat quarters!  So there will be no end to ideas you can use these fat quarters for! You can even add more to them for a larger project!

Please understand, our bundle quantities are limited, so sign up fast!  Also, note that the fabrics included in the bundles will not often be in the shop on bolts.  They aren't telling us what is in the bundles, so we don't know!  Here are a few pics of the first few bundles, so you can get a gander.  January's is called Frost, February's is called XOXO, and March's is called Good Luck.  You get the idea of the seasonality of these!  They will all be gorgeous!

The cost for each bundle is $40 plus tax.  We meant to start this in January and have January's bundles sitting here.  So when you sign-up, you will be charged for January's bundle, $40.  Then, when you pick up your bundles, beginning in February,  you will be charged $40 plus tax each month.  Our pick-up date will be the 10th of each month.  So, sign up now and you can get January's bundle immediately, and then get February's bundle on Feb. 10!  Just come in every month, pay for the month, and pick up your bundle!  It's that easy!!  

Hoffman did a great job putting this together, so get on the list and register now!  Please understand you are committing to the entire 12 month program of bundles when you sign up.  Register TODAY!

Dates:  January 2019 to December 2019         
Pick-up:  The 10th of each month

Fee:  $40 at Registration for January's bundle, then $40 each month February thru December.
           
     














CLASS SCHEDULE
         
New!  Art History Meets Flying Geese !
 
Now this is a Fabulous quilt!!  It features dramatic curves and angles with complex piecing made simple!  Expand your skill set for curved and foundation piecing!  Our version above cleverly uses a panel for the background from Marsha Derse's Art History 101 line, and then uses the coordinates from the line for the flying geese!  The result is stunning!  It is a pattern called Seeing Spots, from the book New York Beauties and Flying Geese, written by none other than our friend Carl Hentsch from 3 Dog Design!  You might recall he was here with workshops and lecture back in the fall......

So if you took his workshop or not, Laura will lead you through the paper piecing techniques of the flying geese and arcs.  The book shows this made in kaffe spots and a floral background which is equally interesting!  We will have kits available of the Art History version in the pic above.  Come do something different! Finished size: Approximately 42in x 56in. 

Skill Level:  Intermediate to advanced - paper piecing experience required! 

Dates:  Thursday Eve, March 14 & 21        Time:  6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Laura Helvie                               Fee:  $ 48

 

 

             
    

 

  

New! Grunge Pillow!
We now have an Aurifil thread set in our shop that we custom put together with Aurifil.  The boxes even have our logo on them!  Laura designed this pillow using grunge fabrics that match the thread set.  She then used the threads to do interesting decorative stitches.  The result is very fun and colorful - and uniquely Quilter's Destination!!   This is a free form curve project, so it teaches a different curved skill set.  Come join Laura and learn how to do this and make a great pillow in the process!  You can buy our grunge bundles and thread set, or choose your own fat quarters and thread!  
Skill Level:  Confident Beginners and above. 

Date:  Tuesday Eve, May 7                     Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm
Instructor:  Laura Helvie                          Fee:  $ 25  
 
 
  
  
 



        











New!  Summit

This quilt is so fun and playful! Another great quilt pattern from Saginaw St Quilt Co.   It uses the age old Spider Web Block and guess what?  Creative Grids even has a ruler to help you with that!  Or, you could use the templates included in the pattern, but the ruler will make things much easier for you!  When Wendy decided to make this quilt she wanted something with the color "raspberry".  The resulting color family she selected is so fresh and scrumptious with the raspberry, yellow greens, rusts, burgundies, black and white!  Using the newspaper print for the "background" was ingenious also!  It creates a nice secondary star pattern and the texture is a perfect contrast all the way around each spider web!  Of course you need to come into the shop to really appreciate it because my photography is not near good enough to do it justice!  

Come join Wendy and she will show you how to build this beauty!  We will have kits of the fabrics we chose or you can do your own variety of color and fabrics.  The pattern cover is in Blues and equally nice!  Quilt size is 58 x 70 in.  
Skill Level: Confident Beginner and above.   

Dates:   Tuesday Eve, Feb. 26 and March 5      Time 6:00 - 9:00pm                      
Instructor:  Wendy Torris                              Fee:  $48
 
 

   



 

 
              

   
New!  Dream Catcher
 
Dream Catcher is another great design by JoAnn Hoffman.  It is designed as a bed runner, but you could certainly set the "feathers' any way you wish - think square of 4, or 2 for a wall hanging, etc.  The bed runner size is 24 x 90 inches.  I have just shown a couple of the feathers on ours above.  This is a raw edge applique project.  Debbie built it using fat eights for the feather fabrics, and we will have a kit available of the fabrics we used.  Come learn how to approach this little more complex applique design.  
Skill Level: Intermediate and above. You must have applique experience to do this one!  

  
 Dates:  Sunday, March 31 and April 7     Time:  12:30 - 3:30pm
  Instructor: Debbie Stark                        Fee:  $ 48


  
 
 
  

  

 
      
 

 
New!  Masquerade !

Finally!  The wait is over! We teased about starting Tucker University this winter in our Fall newsletter.  Kathy has become certified by Studio 180 as an instructor!  We thought it would be a good idea to introduce what you can do with DebTucker's rulers and see for yourself what they have to offer!  This is our first project, and it is unofficially not part of the Tucker university schedule we are putting together. (More details about the university will be sent in the Tucker University Announcement coming soon....)  This is meant to be a taste of what is to come with the Tucker University and to see what the program will do for you!  

This is a stand alone project that uses the Tucker Rapid Fire Petite Hunter's Star tool .  The first part of the class introduces everyone to using the Petite Hunter's Star tool, just like Tucker University will do with more of the Deb Tucker rulers.  The beautiful jewel tones that make our runner bring the stars to life floating on the background!  Kathy made a runner, but the pattern has a couple of other layouts also which could be made with the same tool.  Kathy will show you even more ideas during class.  The tool will be required and we will have kits available in our fabrics.  Runner size is 18.5 x 48.5 in.  Come see what the Tucker tools are all about!

Skill Level : Confident beginner and above.  
  
Dates:  Thursday Eve, March 7                   Time:  6:00 - 9:00pm
Instructor:  Kathy Pizarro                             Fee:  $ 25
 
 
     
   

   



 

 
New!  Kimono Jacket ! 

Rayon is a very soft drapey fabric often used in dresses and tunic like patterns. We just got our first selection of beautiful drapey Rayon batik into the shop and were very excited to work with it!   We will be using the rayon to make a lovely jacket perfect for all body types. Sizes range from XXS ( size 4)to XXL (size 26).  This project will become a fun spring and summer wardrope stable!   Don't you want to be part of Quilter's Destination Fashion scene???  Come get started!  You won't believe just how simple it can be!   We will show you how to layout the pattern and cut the fabric, as well as construct the jacket.  As an alternative, cotton fabrics could also be used.  I have a picture below done in cotton fabrics that I also made. We will be using a commercial Simplicity pattern for this vest.   
Skill Level:  Confident beginner and above.

Dates:  Thursday Eve, May 30 and June 6       Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm                
  Instructor:  Patti Dockus                                    Fee:  $ 48
 
 
     

 
  
     

 
New!  Soaring!

This quilt is Kaffetastic!!  We chose Kaffe fabrics as the focus and then choose some grunge and other basics to help settle your eye in this wonderful pattern from Valerie Wells called Soaring.  The result is stunning!!  Soaring is both paper and template pieced.  There are no rulers.  You will need to transfer the curves to template plastic sheets for cutting out some of the shapes.  We will include the paper foundations for the paper piecing in your class fees so you won't need to worry about those. And of course we will have kits of the fabrics we used to make our sample!  Join Wendy and come reach new soaring heights with your quilt making skills!   Quilt size is 64" by 73".  
Skill level: Intermediate and you must know how to paper piece.

Dates:   Tuesday Eve, April 16 and 23      Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm                               
Instructor:  Wendy Torris                   Fee:  $ 58 includes paper foundations
 

 
        


  

New!  Harper Handbag - Learn to use cork!!

Have you ever used cork before??  Are you a little gun-shy to get started??  Then we have the PERFECT class featuring the Harper Handbag, designed to use cork!   We just put our cork on the sales floor and it already a big hit!  

The Harper Handbag is a classy and sophisticated style bag with a cork bottom, handles, and you can even add your own 'Oh, so fashionable', cork tassle!    The bag is the perfect bag for everyday use.  Outside are two side pockets for keys and cell phone.  Inside find lots more pockets including a zipped one.  The whole bag closes with a recessed zipper so your belongings stay safe and secure!  It is a bag worth making!!    You'll want to carry one everywhere!  

Come learn how to get this one made.  We have cork available in lots of colors to match a variety of fabrics you might choose.!  It is the perfect bag for novelty or large scale prints!  
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above.
 
Date:  Tuesday Eve, March 12 and 19        Time:  6 - 9 pm
Instructor: Kathy Pizarro                               Fee:  $ 48
 

 







              
New ! Glam Clam Quilt!

The Glam Clam quilt is both classic and modern and is designed to use one of the three Clammy Templates!   The Glam Clam takes the classic clamshell quilt shape and updates the size and piecing techniques to make it modern and fun to put together! This pattern includes six size layouts ( baby thru king) for all three Clammy template sizes - 6in, 8in and 12in sizes. It includes all the cutting instructions for all the shapes needed to make the Glam Clam quilt. Also included are coloring pages and row labels that you can download once you have purchased the pattern!  Kristy liked the idea of solids and make ours in Kona cottons.  We will have limited kits of our quilt and you can order a kit if you like.  The Clammy template will be required and you will be able to choose your size. You will be  amazed at how much fun and how easy this is to do!!  You will be cutting out the clamshells in advance, and then learning to sew them together in class. Come join Kristy and let her show you how to sew those clamshells!

We made the baby size using the 12" Clammy tool  T he finished size of the piece we did is 48" x 60".  
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and above. 

Dates: Sunday, Feb 24                           Time:  12:30 - 3:30 pm   
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            Friday Eve, March 22                  Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm
         
Instructor:  Kristy Garceau                      Fee:  $25
 
   
   

   

  

New!  Fringed and Fabulous!

The name says it all!!  A new take on a ragged quilt!  This one is a quilt as you go surface design with plenty of artistic elements!  There are small shapes appliqued on, couched yarn, decorative stitches - it is sort of like a modern take on a crazy quilt except instead of hand embroidery, you are using fringe, yarns, ribbons, etc. to create the surface design. The quilt is made in 15" quilt as you go blocks.  Then you put the blocks together.  The pattern features the quilt made in batiks and we used the same.  Our versions is a nice throw size of 60" x 75", and of course we will have kits available!  The picture above show you a portion of our quilt so you can see a little more detail.  The pattern does include sizes for baby and larger sizes also.  Come join Debbie and let her show you how this one done!
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner or above.
  
Dates:    Sunday, April28                     Time:  12:30 -3:30pm                    
Instructor: Debbie Stark                       Fee:  $ 25
 
    
   

  

 
  

  
New!  My Two Baby Sisters Placemats - Beginning Paper Piecing !

A great beginning paper pieced project from diva Judy Niemeyer!  This will introduce you to paper piecing, as well as to Judy Niemeyer's patterns.  The My 2 Baby Sisters Placemats layout includes three distinct groups to create a 12in x 19in placemat. The groups include a large star, a small star, and an accent strip. The large star measures 12in square, finished size, and each of the small stars finish to 6in square. This is a great introductory pattern as it is a small project using the same technique for all the paper piecing and can be created very quickly. We made ours in some fresh springy colors but you can choose any three fabrics you want to create the set of 4 placemats.  We will have ktis available of our fabrics.  Come join Patti for this intro level class and make something useful for your home or as a gift!   
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner
  
Dates:   Wed Eve, April 17                        Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm                          
Instructor: Patti Dockus                             Fee:  $ 25
 

 

   

  

 

 

New!  Lou Lou!
Who doesn't love this quilt??!  The actual name of the pattern is Moments. It is a free downloadable pattern  featuring the Lou Lou collection from Robert Kaufman.  I like the name Lou Lou better - kinda' rolls off the tongue, don't you think? --  so were are sticking with Lou Lou for the name of our quilt! 

This is a young, airy, fresh quilt.  The curves are designed using a template you print from the pattern.  It is not hard, and the kit is available for purchase.  Laura will show you how to master the curves, and you will be ready to finish this fun quilt!  Size is 60" x 72".
This is Skill level:  Confident beginner or above
 
Date:   Thursday Eve, April 4                     Time:  6:00 - 9:00 pm                              
Instructor:  Laura Helvie                             Fee:  $25
 
 
         





 

 Back by Popular Demand!  Sew Easy Pajama Pants!

Just in time for a great gift for anyone!!  PJ pants!  Every night feels like a slumber party when you are wearing a pair of comfy pajama pants made from your favorite fabric!  These have an elastic waist and can be made in any size XS to XXXL for adults or teens.  We made ours in our sloth fabric.  Our pic above does not due them justice, so come in and take a look for yourself in person!  Cute and soooooo easy!!  You will want a pair for yourself as well!  Plus, they might come in handy for an event we will be having during the winter, but I'm not telling you what!!  If you have never made any apparel, this is a great place to start because you don't have any pesky fitting issues!   What ever your reason for wanting to make these, come join us plus learn some new skills!.  The pattern will also make the PJ Bag and a pillowcase, as well as PJ pants in various lengths, but we are just making the PJ pants.  Kristy will show you from the beginning how to cut our your pattern and then sew it!

Skill Level: Confident beginner

Dates:  Sunday, March 3                            Time:  12:30 - 3:30 pm
Instructors: Kristy Garceau                         Fees:  $ 25