JUNE 2018 NEWSLETTER
Whew! Where did spring go? Seems like only yesterday the trees were budding and the daffodils were in bloom. Now the trees are green and lush, and the heady scent of honeysuckle wafts in through your open car windows—that is, IF you dare drive with them open, because it is SO HOT!! I know everyone is busy with their gardens, with their families, with their vacations, but I hope you are taking some time to sew, sew, sew! We have some wonderful classes and mini-retreats to help you achieve that goal! Sign up for several, and enjoy some “ME” time!
UFO CLUB 2018 is ongoing
and you can still get some projects finished before the holidays
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 up to 12 projects (or parts of bigger projects) that you would like to finish before the year is up! We will help motivate you to get them done. Participation is free, and door prizes are given at each meeting. Call for more info.
UPCOMING EVENTS AND CLASSES:
TUCKER UNIVERSITY: This ongoing class meets the third Saturday of every month, from 9 am to 1 pm. Each month, we explore the many uses of a particular Studio 180 Design tool by Deb Tucker. These tools allow you to construct slightly oversized units, then trim them down to exact sizes. Using her tools will make you a better quilter, without a doubt! Tucker University Classes are $50 (unless otherwise noted) and include the tools and technique sheets used in the class. Jump in at any time, whether you’ve taken prior classes or not! Instructor: Justine Burris
JUNE 16: RAPID FIRE LEMOYNE STAR
Finally, a tool and technique that will allow any quilter to quickly, easily, and accurately piece traditional Lemoyne Star blocks in 10 different sizes! The block units are strip pieced, assembled without using any “Y” seams, pieced so that the blocks themselves are slightly oversized, so at the end each can be trimmed to an exact size. Deb’s step by step directions and Constellation bonus quilt project will have you turning Lemoyne Star blocks out by the dozens. A truly addicting ruler and process.
JULY 21: CORNER POP
Finally, a tool and technique that will give you high success adding fabric corners to basic shapes. For years we’ve been layering small squares on big squares, marking, & stitching on a diagonal line, then hoping everything lines up when we fold the small corner section back into place. If you’ve tried it, you know the pitfalls: too big, too short, too crooked and way too wasteful. No more. With your new Corner Pop tool, you will be able to trim rather than mark, add an oversized replacement triangle and then square everything to a perfect size. In twenty-two different sizes - whole, half, and quarter inches. Increased success without undue stress for every level of quilter. What’s not to love!
AUGUST 18: SPLIT RECTS
Finally, a tool for dealing with pieced rectangles that is easy to use and accurate. The Split Rects ruler gives you all you need to make perfect units every time: charts for the starting strips, guide lines for cutting the elongated triangles, an angled edge for easy cutting, and a trim down section that enables each pieced unit to be quickly and exactly trimmed to the desired size with perfect placement of the angled seam. Another great tool that is exactly right for your next quilt!
COLLAGE QUILT CLASS
You have been intrigued by Laura Heine’s amazing collage patterns for some time now. It is time to make one of your own! You may choose any of her patterns, and Joy Hatcher will guide you through its construction. Each person’s quilt truly turns out to be a work of art! Class size limited to 10.
Dates: Tuesday, June 19 from 6-9 (classroom) AND Saturday, July 14 from 9-4
Fee: $40 + supplies (varies per pattern chosen)
over 20 Patterns to choose from
This wildly popular class is for the beginner who wants to learn how to quilt, or for anyone who wants to hone his or her piecing skills. This class is on Tuesday evenings and lasts for nine weeks. Included in the fee, and required before the class, is a “Learn your Machine” class, which you may take either June 16 from 2-5 OR June 21 from 6-9. Class size is limited, so sign up ASAP.
Regular classes begin Tuesday, June 19 (from 6-9 pm—first session at the shop) and will go through August 14. Fee is $90 + fabric and supplies.
Denise Shivers, instructor.
MINI RETREATS IN OUR CLASSROOM
We will be offering a mini-retreat each month from now until December, on a Friday-Sunday! We will meet at 10 am and sew until whenever. You will not believe how much you can get done! Come and join us for one day or for all three. Friday will be a brown bag lunch, and pot luck on the weekend! YOU MUST CALL THE SHOP TO RESERVE A SPOT. It is in our classroom, so space is limited. It’s hot out there—come inside and sew!!! There is no fee for this retreat. Watch newsletters and Facebook for our fall dates.
UPCOMING MINI-RETREAT DATES:
Mark your Calendar
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
July 7 QOV Sit and Sew
August 4 Project Linus Baby Quilts
September 1 QOV Sit and Sew
October 6 Clarksville Safe House – Pillow Cases
November 3 QOV Sit and Sew
December 1 Your Christmas projects or any charity project
Mystery Quilt Class
Hand Piecing Class
Rapid Fire Hunter Star Class
Country Retreat Log Cabin Class
Beginning Paper Piecing Class
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.