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Eleanor Burns Trunk Show, New Coffee Collection, and More New Classes

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
January 17, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 2

Announcements and Special Events
 Eleanor Burns We have an Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day) trunk show in our classroom! There are seven of her amazing quilts on display, and we have many of her books, patterns, and tools to purchase.  It's definitely worth coming in to appreciate her beautiful quilts.  The show ends on February 28.    
The 2014 Folsom Quilt Show, "Walk on the Wild Side", is Fri-Sun, Feb 7-9, at the Folsom Community Center, 52 Natoma Street, Folsom.  The show includes stunning quilts, wearable art, and other exquisite fiber items.  The price is $7.00 per day.  Children 12 and under are free.  For more information, visit their website:
New Fabrics & More

We have two collections to share with you this week -- Le Petit Bistro and Mochi Dots

There have been lots of coffee collections recently, and Le Petit Bistro is one of my favorites.  It features a panel print, an apron panel, and a panel of placemats.  The coordinating fabrics -- coffee cups, coffee beans, and a scroll in several tones -- are whimsical and beautiful.  These prints will make wonderful quilts and easy home dec items.  (If you're really organized and ambitious, you could start on next year's Christmas gifts!)

Mochi Dots is a linen collection from Moda featuring bright colors.  It will make wonderful garments, look gorgeous in quilts, and be amazing in Sue Spargo projects. 

Remember to stop by and see our wonderful Valentine's Day fabrics and spring florals, too! 
Classes and Groups

Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Jan 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Jan 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Crazy Quilt Group, Mon, Feb 3, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Sit & Sew, Thu, Feb 13, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Dana Lahargoue is on our schedule again to teach Beginning Machine Quilting and Foundation Paper Piecing.  See below for details. 

Floral Fusible Applique, Sue Rohrke, Fri, January 24 and 31, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $55, supply list. In this class, you will learn a really fun technique that will enable you to design your own art quilts from digital photos that you have taken yourself.  It's liberating!  This is a simple project for beginners and above.  You can choose one of the three designs pictured here to make in class. 
The 5th Dimension - 3-dimensional Textured Tote Bag, Rami Kim, Sat, Jan 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $55, supply list.  Go beyond traditional 3-D. In this technique workshop you will learn 5 of the exotic and unusual methods that are the trademark of Rami's award-winning works, including hexagon and biscuit chopkey, mirror-imaged continuously folded prairie points, harlequin tucks, North American hand smocking, and lined prairie points.  This workshop could be the answer to those who wish to know about adding 3-dimensional textures and a lot more extra touches to art-to-wear and quilts.

Vest w/Hexagon Chopkey & Peyote Beaded Leaves, Rami Kim, Sat, Feb 1, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $55, supply list.  Rami will teach you all the techniques she used to create this elegant vest from her original pattern. Hexagon chopkey (folding), interesting strip piecing, decorative stitches with variegated threads, lined prairie points, exquisite beaded leaves by peyote stitches, and the construction method of the vest will be covered in this fun workshop.  
Circle Pizzazz, Judy Sisneros, Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $60, supply list. Judy's inspiration for this class began with the 'snake trail' block, which she has taught for years as "Winding Paths" - a great design.  She wondered what would happen if she made the block and then re-cut it, made a little change, and then remade the block.  It was wonderful!  Plus, with the 'planned-overs' you have pieces to make a second quilt.  Come spend a fun, instructional day with Judy and make your own unique pizzazz quilt.  Templates are available for purchase.  Intermediate level.

Judy made the quilt pictured on the right using Benartex's Moon Shadows line, and it's on display in our shop, and we have this fabric available!
Cathedral Window Jacket, Rami Kim, Sat, Mar 8, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $55, supply list.  This jacket is featured on the cover of Rami's book, Quilted Elegance (AQS). This cathedral window block originated from Korean wrapping cloth called Bojahgy. Instead of using hand stitches that ancient Korean women used, you will use your sewing machine to create an elegant jacket made with cathedral window blocks only. Rami will teach you how to calculate a block size to fit your measurements-no pattern is needed.

Sue Spargo Felted Wool Pillow, Judy Cummings, 2nd Tue -OR- 2nd Sat, Mar-May, 2014, $35, supply list. Make this 18" square top for a pillow, wall hanging, or tote. You'll applique the pieces and then add embellishments to make the project uniquely yours!(Note: March meetings will be Sat, March 1, and Tue, March 4.)

Beginning Machine Quilting, Dana Lahargoue, Thu, Mar 27 & Apr 3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40, supply list.  In the first session, you'll learn machine set up and basic shapes and backgrounds and will have lots of time in class to practice. In the second session, you'll take your new skills and put them to work on a continuous line design which you can use as a small wall hanging or pillow. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn from a wonderful instructor. Dana is an award winning machine quilter with many years of machine quilting and teaching experience.

Imperial Blooms (Sue Spargo), Judy Cummings, 2nd Tues -OR- 2nd Sat of the month, 1:30-4:30 p.m., starting in April, $15/class.  (You must pay in advance for the first four classes, a total of $60.)  This quilt features nine blocks of beautiful embellished layered flowers of wool and other fabrics.  Judy will teach new stitches and embellishment techniques each month. 
Beginning Needle-turn Applique, Judy Cummings, 1st Tues of the month, 9:00 a.m. - noon, starting in April, $15/class, supply list.  (You must pay in advance for the first four classes, a total of $60.)  Learn to needle-turn applique and make this charming wall hanging, The Garden at My House, from The Best-Ever Applique Sampler by Becky Goldsmith and Linda Jenkins.  Judy will teach you curves, points, circles, and more.  Another fun handwork class!
Foundation Paper Piecing, Dana Lahargoue, Thu, Apr 10 & Apr 17, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40, supply list.  Come and learn this traditional quilting technique that produces perfect blocks, even with small pieces! The class project will be "Rays of Hope" by Carol Doak, which can be made into a pillow or wall hanging. Thu, Apr 10 & Apr 17, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Please see our website for descriptions/pictures of the above classes
and all of our other classes and groups:

Come in the week before or after your birthday
to get 20% off one purchase!
Also, if you buy the end of the bolt, you get 10% off that fabric! (Every day!)

Thank you for being one of our wonderful customers!
Phyllis, Judy, Kristanna, Natalie, Pat, Patty, Sheila, Susan,
Toni, Vicki, Donna, Janet, and Jennifer

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10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479