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 As 2017 draws to a close, all of us at IQF&Y send our thanks for letting us keep you in stitches again this year and wish you a happy new year!

     We are implementing new "winter hours" for 2018. We are bringing back Wednesdays! Instead, we will now be closed on Monday. We apologize if this is inconvenient for anyone! We will also now be opening our doors at 9:30 in the morning and Wednesday through Saturday will close at 5 pm to make better use of the daylight hours. Tuesday we will continue our late night until 8 pm. Sunday we will be open from 12-4 pm. 

    Shop hours next week are:
                  Closed Monday, New Year's Day
                  Tuesday 9:30 am to 8 pm
                  Wednesday (yes, we are open)-Saturday 9:30 am-5 pm
                  Sunday 12-4 pm


     The last day of our in-store 
End-of-Year Sale is today, 12/31, from noon to 4 pm! Everything in the shop will be 25% off, with only a few exclusions, and receive gifts with purchases over $25. It's the perfect time to come and in stock up for projects to work on in the dead of winter, and for those class supplies you might need for upcoming classes. We will even give you the 25% discount on any prepaid orders for out-of-stock things (you know we like to not stock up too much at the end of the year since we have to pay tax on everything still in the shop on 12/31 each year) that we can get ordered for you in January. 

     Start the new year with your favorite 
hobby and take a class at IQF&Y!

     We've got some fabulous new 2018 
quilt programs
 scheduled including a 10-month Kaffe Mystery QuiltThe Salute to Levens Hall EPP quilt, Jen Kingwell's Golden Days and Wendy Williams' Urban Owls. Watch for a few more to be announced in January to start later in the Spring.

     Some of our new classes are:
    
     * Wonky Set with Taffy McLaughlin
     * Sewing Knits with a Pattern for Wovens with Chrissy Weeks
     * Kaffe Stripe Quilt with Taffy McLaughlin
     * Beginning Quiltmaking -- Thursday and Saturday sessions
     * Glitter Block by Jen Kingwell with Taffy McLaughlin
     * Copy Your Clothes: Favorite T-Shirt with Chrissy Weeks
     * Knitted Socks for Beginners with Leslie Piper.

     Happy stitching,

     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

 

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We're looking forward to a fun year of quilting with friends in our 2018 programs: Kim McLean's Salute to Levens HallUrban Owls by Wendy Williams, Jen Kingwell's Golden Days and the Kaffe Mystery Quilt!

      Salute to Levens Hall kicks off the first Saturday in January. It is an English paper-pieced quilt and Mary Lou Mojonnier will be leading the monthly meetings for this 12-month stitch along. Read all the details and sign up here and order your Salute to Levens Hall supplies here.

     Join Wanda Earley on her journey through the Urban Owls quilt designed by Australian pattern designer, Wendy Williams, starting the first Tuesday in January. Urban Owls mixes together a variety of techniques, including foundation paper-piecing, appliqué, machine piecing and there's even room to embellish with embroidery or crazy quilt style stitching. Read all the details and sign up here and pre-order your Urban Owls pattern here.
     We've had a blast with Delilah, Jen Kingwell's 2017 template-of-the-month quilt program, so we immediately signed up for her 2018 program, Golden Days. Golden Days features laser-cut acrylic and mylar templates. Participants receive the templates and block instructions each month over the course of a year. As you know form last year, every shop has limited spots for this program (which begins in March 2018), so don't wait too long to sign up. Read all the details and sign up here.
           It's no secret that we love all things Kaffe Fassett, so we're gearing up for the Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt program for 2018. The 10-month program starts in March and you'll have your choice of two fabric colorways: Light or Dark. Read all the details and sign up here.



     How Square Are You? Taffy has a "scrap" problem. How many 2-1/2" squares are in this jar? Submit your guess. Closest guess wins a $25 IQF&Y gift certificate. Contest runs through Friday, Dec. 22. Squares will be counted Saturday, Dec. 23.

     Happy stitching,

     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

P.S. Don't forget Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn is closed on Wednesdays!



 

CLASSES  

 Quilting/Sewing Classes



Sit & Stitch
Fridays, 11 am-2 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some quilt piecing by hand fun with friends!
 (We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bite to stay energized for a full day of stitching.) 


Sewing Studio
Sunday 12/3/2017, 1:30-5:30 pm $55
Ready to tackle a new sewing challenge? Bring the clothing or purse pattern of your choice (with all the supplies listed on the back of the pattern) and our instructor will help you from start to finish. Get help choosing the proper size, cutting, construction and finishing techniques. Given the individualized nature of this class, class size is limited to four students. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Wonky Set
Saturday 1/6/18 2-4pm $25
Give your next quilt added zest with this wonky block setting. Can be adapted to any size blocks. Topics included are avoiding (or dealing with) bias edges, making templates, squaring up. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin. 

Sewing Knits with a Pattern for Wovens
Sundays 1/7 & 1/14/18 1-4 pm $65
In this class, students will make a knit tunic or top using a pattern design for woven fabric (Indygo Junction's Gathered Back Top & Tunic). In session one, you will learn how to adapt for the fabric change and adjust the pattern to fit you. Then we will make a practice top to determine if we need to make any further adjustments. We will also discuss fabric selection and preparation for your "for real" tunic or top. In the second session, we will finalize your fit, make sure you have a revised pattern and sew together your "for real" top out of your beloved fabric. Taught by Chrissy Weeks.

Kaffe Stripe quilt 
Tuesday 1/9/18 2-4pm $15
Utilizing the Kaffe stripes for maximum variety and impact. Class involves planning and placement of the stripes and cutting the actual block parts. Requires Kaffe Stripes quilt pattern (sold separately).


Beginning Quilt Making
Thursdays 1/11, 1/25, 2/8 & 2/22/2018, 9:30am-1:30pm $120
Learn to make a lap size quilt from beginning to end. In this class, the intimidation of quilting will be eliminated. You will be taught many techniques and rules, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. The class is taught in 4 sessions (4 hours each) and requires homework and a sewing machine. A sense of humor is also helpful. 

Glitter Block by Jen Kingwell
Saturday 1/13/18 9:30a-12:30p $35
In this class we will make one (or more) of Jen Kingwell's "glitter" blocks featured in her book, Quilt Lovely. Topics covered include fabric selection for scrap quilts, making and using templates, precision piecing by hand or machine, dealing with "y" seams. Acrylic templates strongly recommend for this class. 3 hours. Taffy McLaughlin


Beginning Quilt Making

Saturdays 1/13, 1/27, 2/10 & 2/24/2018, 1:30-5:30pm $120
Learn to make a lap size quilt from beginning to end. In this class, the intimidation of quilting will be eliminated. You will be taught many techniques and rules, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. The class is taught in 4 sessions (4 hours each) and requires homework and a sewing machine. A sense of humor is also helpful. Taught by Lisa Kaupp.

Copy Your Clothes: Favorite T-Shirt
Saturday & Sunday 2/3 & 2/4/2018 1-4 pm $65
In this class we will make a pattern for you based on your current favorite T-shirt. In session one you will learn how to measure and trace your shirt and make any changes to the pattern to fit you. Then we will make a practice top to determine if we need to make any further adjustments. We will also discuss fabric selection and preparation for your "for real" T-shirt. In the second session, we will finalize your fit, make sure you have a revised pattern and sew together your "for real" top out of your beloved fabric. Taught by Chrissy Weeks.

Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Thursday Sit & Knit

Thursdays 10 am-2 pm 
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! This is great for beginners especially, as knitting near more experienced knitters allows for you to get immediate help with questions and mistakes which then helps you learn to recognize mistakes yourself and gives you the practice time to get better with your knitting. (We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)


Learn to Knit
You can learn how to get started knitting during our weekly sit and knit. Just reserve your spot for only $5 prior to that day (either in store, online or by phone) and we will make sure there is someone there dedicated to teaching you how for the first hour of the morning sit & knit. We've found tis is a great way for folks to learn. They can then sit with the teacher for awhile knitting and get help learning how to fix little mistakes as they arise. We've had great feedback on teaching knitting this way versus a separate class. We are happy to set up a class for you though or private lessons that work better for your schedule. Email us to let us know your wishes. 

Knitted Baby Socks for Beginners
Saturday, 12/2/17, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $35
Have you been itching to learn how to knit your very own socks? Then this is the class for you! Learn the basics of top-down sock knitting while making a cute pair of baby socks out of worsted or DK weight yarn. Once you have knitted a pair of baby socks, you will have all the skills you need to tackle any top-down sock pattern using those beautiful sock yarns we all love.  Students should be confident with knit and purl stitches.  Some experience knitting in the round is helpful, but not required. Taught by Lennye Starr-Bruce

Beginning Crochet
Saturday, 1/13/18, 3-4:30 pm $15
Learn the basic crochet stitch and practice your stitches! Get tips on holding the hook and basic crochet terminology. Taught by Pogo Grant.