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News from Quilt and Sew June 2018

News from Quilt and Sew



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!


In stitches,




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.







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.





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!




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!



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.





            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.




                  JUNE 22-24


                  JULY 19-22


                 AUGUST 23-26



Mark your Calendar



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

    Tuffet Class

        Rapid Fire Hunter Star Class

       Country Retreat Log Cabin Class

        Beginning Paper Piecing Class



ROSABELLE’S BOUTIQUE: If you haven’t yet visited this charming shop, you really must! This amazing little boutique features gorgeous clothing for ladies of all sizes, trendy shoes, fashionable jewelry, darling kids’ clothes, Melissa & Doug toys, and unique gifts for any occasion. So much fun under one roof! Look for more details on the fashion show December 1st.

THE WOODEN NEEDLE:Besides Machine quilting, they have a huge selection of purses, scarves, gifts, etc., that can be personalized with a name or monogram of your choice. And, of course, they have the best selection of yarn around! Check out their Facebook page for updates.


Every Thursday night Sit and Stitch from 6pm to 9pm


TRENTON WELLNESS AND MASSAGE: You can get a massage before you wellnessshop for fabric! How cool would that be! Call and make an appointment. 270-954-9007


Be.You.tiful Salon,
salonCome by to meet the owner of Trenton"s new Salon, Kaley Smith.This is a three chair salon which includes nail care. Currently there are two open chairs and room for a nail technician.

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.



YESTERYEAR ANTIQUESantique—Located right in the heart of Trenton sits an amazing treasure trove of antiques and collectibles. Take your time browsing its huge selection, and make sure to visit the back room! Closed Sundays and Mondays.

SCHLABACH’S BAKERY—Just a short drive (less than 10 minutes) from Trenton is Schlabach’s Bakery, a Mennonite bakery featuring homemade breads, pies, cakes, cookies, jellies, and cinnamon rolls. Plus, my favorites—Fried pies or whoopie pies! It is worth your time! Closed Thursdays and the entire month of January.

COUNTRY PANTRY—Just down the road from Schlabach’s is The Country Pantry, a Mennonite grocery store with whole foods, bulk spices, hard to find flours and sweeteners, candies, fresh butter, milk, meat, and cheeses. They even have canning and pickling supplies. You will enjoy your visit there.

Quilt and Sew at Golden Threads

   115 South Main Street, Trenton, KY 42286    270-466-5000