It’s a New Year! I want to take a moment to thank you—my customers, my friends—for your support and your encouragement. 2017 was a difficult year for me, but I trust that 2018 will be much better!
Here at the shop, we have some exciting events and classes scheduled to begin this month. We will be rolling out our 2018 UFO club this Saturday! It is always an exciting and popular event. Our class roster is filling out nicely, with both Quilting 101 for beginners and Quilting 201 for intermediates. Also, we are pleased to introduce Janet Humphrey as a new instructor, and we are looking forward to the launch of our new Tucker University! Please continue reading for more details!
I want to encourage each of you to commit to taking a class (or three!) this year. Participate in a Sit and Sew. Each of us will benefit from the knowledge gained, and from the friendships formed!
UFO CLUB 2018 begins January 6, 9:00 a.m.
Do you have piles of unfinished fabric objects (UFO’s) lying around? If so, join us on the first Saturday of January, at 9 am, and prepare yourself for a treat! Our club challenges you to shoot down your UFO’s one chunk at a time! Call for more details, or just come to that first meeting with a list of 12 projects (or parts of bigger projects) that you would like to finish in 2018! Participation is free, and door prizes are given at each meeting. Call for more info.
Congratulations to all who finished all 12 of their projects last year and to our 3 - 100$ winners..
Patti Logan, Chris McClaskey and Donna Holston
QUILT AS-YOU-GO MADE MODERN by Jera Brandvig
This class is to teach a quilt as you go technique. You can use this method on blocks you’ve already pieced or start from scratch and let your “Wonky” side out!In the first class I will be teaching the Ribbon Star and the Kindred Pinwheel. You can use these blocks in any way you would like in your quilt, or not at all. We will also be touching on the actual quilt as you go method.In the second class we will be learning the quilt-as-you-go method and quilting the blocks.In the third class, we will be putting the blocks together- either block to block or with sashing. Then we will put the back on.I think you will find this class interesting. If you haven’t done “Wonky” you will find it not as hard as you think. It will free your creative side and open a new avenue for your quilting.I’m looking forward to seeing you in class.
Thursday, January 18, January 25, AND February 1, 2018 from 6-9pm
Cost: $50 plus book and supplies
Instructor: Jan Humphrey
Tucker University is a new and exciting opportunity to help quilters build their skills and accuracy. 13 Classes, 10 rulers, and endless creative possibilities. You will learn to recognize different block units that you can use trim down rulers for to make almost any pieced quilting pattern or design of your own… Each class covers a different Studio 180 Design tool along with ways to expand the use of the tool. Students will make 4” finished units so that they can combine and create new blocks! We will be constructing blocks in class, which can then be placed in a sampler quilt or variety of small projects
Studio 180 Design Tools offer:
- Multiple sizes on every tool (one tool, many possibilities)
- Slightly oversized construction for precision trimming for precise unit sizes
- Left and right handed cutting instructions
- Technique Sheets for additional technique options for each tool
- Free videos with the additional help for every tool and technique
Saturday, January 20, 2018 from 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: $50, includes tool and instructional guides used. Fabric and basic sewing supplies not included.
Instructor: Justine Burris
THE LONE STAR
Trust me gals, this is the ONLY way you want to make a Lone Star quilt. There is NO cutting diamonds and NO Y seams!! You can choose the 38” or 58” star.With the QuiltSmart foundation, your points will all match, and the panels go together as smooth as silk.This is an all-day class, and you will have at least ¼ of the star done by the end of class.
Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $35 plus supplies
Instructor: Jan Humphrey
Sewing Machine 101
Quilting or Sewing, Old or New machine. New sewer or experienced. Learn the Basics of your Machine. How it works, what to check 1st when it isn’t stitching correctly. Basic maintenance and adjustments. Understand Tension (don’t be afraid of it), feed dogs, stitch lengths, needle positions, needles sizes, ¼” seams and more. Learn what it can do for you. Lots of Tips and practice sheets
Saturday, February 10th 2018 from 9:30 am- 2pm
Instructor: Denise Shivers
Join Denise as she walks you through the fundamentals of quilting—from choosing fabrics to cutting, to accurate piecing, to quilting, to binding. You will be making a sampler quilt, with each block featuring a new technique. Graduates of this class can then confidently tackle any quilting project! This is a 10-week class.
Tuesday evenings, beginning February 6, 2018, from 5:30-8:30
Cost: $80 plus supplies
Instructor: Denise Shivers
Take your piecing skills to the next level! So, you’ve learned the basics, now it’s time to tackle more difficult techniques, including, but not limited to: curves, paper piecing, applique, and templates. Carol Thurston will guide you through each technique as you gain skills and confidence! This is an eight-week class.
Thursday evenings, beginning February 15, 2018 through April 5th, from 5:30-8:30 each night.
Cost: $80 + book and fabric
Instructor: Carol Thurston
Mark your Calendar
February 3, 2018 is Quilts of Valor National Sew Day The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
The Golden Quilts of Valor group and the Golden Threads Quilt and Sew Shop are opening up the event to three days – February 2-4, 2018. The event will be held at the Trenton Community Center. The hours will be 8-6 on Friday/Saturday and 8-4 on Sunday.
Our goal is to complete as many quilt tops as possible during these three days. Goal is 25+
We are asking people to come prepared to sew. Pack your sewing supplies as you would for a retreat (specific packing list will be available upon request). If you are already working on a QOV quilt, please bring to sew on if you choose. However, the Golden Quilts of Valor group are working hard to have kits ready to sew – major cutting already completed. Just pick up a kit, head for your sewing machine, put the pedal to the floor and let the thread/bobbins roll.
If you don’t sew, this is okay. We always can use help pressing to the dark side. If you don’t sew or just have a few minutes you can drop by and see our progress.
If you have any questions or want to join in on the fun, please don’t hesitate to contact the Golden Threads Quilt and Sew Quilt Shop at 270-466-5000 or text Nancy Beecher at 931-542-8589 with your questions and your name.
CHARITY SIT AND SEW DAYS
All year long we will have charity “Sit and Sew” on the 1st Saturday of each month, immediately following UFO Club. If you have an interest in any of these Charities and would like to help organize, please let us know
January 5 QOV Sit and Sew
February 2-4 National QOV Sew Day is the 3rd ( 3 day Sit and Sew at the Trenton Community Center)
March 3 QOV Sit and Sew
April 7 Habitat for Humanity
May 5 QOV Sit and Sew
June 2 Clarksville Safe House – Pillow Cases
July 7 QOV Sit and Sew
August 4 Project Linus Baby Quilts
September 1 QOV Sit and Sew
October 6 Humane Society Pet--beds and accessories
November 3 QOV Sit and Sew
December 1 Your Christmas projects or any charity project
Watch future newsletters for dates and details on SEWING classes taught by Denise Shivers!!
- Reading and interpreting a pattern (a Sit and Sew day with Denise)
- Toddler dress
- Bag using cork
- Roman Shades
OTHER PLACES TO VISIT IN TRENTON:
If you are a stylist or nail tech who is looking for a wonderful place to work, set your own hours, have potential for a large clientele, this is the place for YOU!! Call Kaley at 270-604-5584.