| Memorial Day is Monday, May 27, and Intown Quilters will be closed that day. We will, however, be open regular business hours the rest of the weekend. (Be sure to read to the end of this email for a weekend special offer!)
Quilt Market is over but we'll be enjoying the fruits of our labors for months to come. So much beautiful fabric! Things like Waterfront Park by Violet Craft(Michael Miller), Collage by Carrie Bloomston (Windham), Briar Rose by Heather Ross (Windham), Acacia by Tula Pink (Westminster), tons of batiks from Hoffman, and more of those amazing textured blenders from Diamond Textiles. If you want to be among the first to know when some of these things show up, you need to
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Of course there's plenty new to check out at the shop right now, too. We've got 25 bolts of the new textured solids line from Andover and it's got to be touched to be truly appreciated. We've also put out some bolts of A Closer Look from Clothworks and restocked a couple of much-loved Kaffe Collective bolts.
If you've been wanting to learn free motion quilting, now is your chance! Taffy is teaching her popular class June 8; sign up or you might miss out, since this class usually fills up quickly. Read below for details on our other upcoming classes including Paper Piecing with Wanda Earley, Fabric Baskets with Pat Jones and Sewing Basics with Mary Abreu.
There are still a few spots in our summer camps but we wouldn't be surprised if they fill up now that schools are wrapping up. We have two weeks of summer camp in June and three weeks in July. The Sewing Camp in July has only one spot left in it!
In honor of the holiday, all in-stock Patriotic fabric is on sale for 25% off. (Discounts cannot be combined.) This is a great time to stock up for those Patriotic quilts you've been thinking about making for yourself, or maybe some for the Quilts of Valor program. I read recently that they are in need of more quilts to be presented to folks in our own state of Georgia. You can find out more information about the organization here. Make sure you follow our emails to find out about a future QOV sew date at Intown Quilters.
Sarah and the IQ gang
Scrap Club Meets Block of the Month 2013
This queen sized scrap quilt (this is the picture so far which is not done yet) is open to all skill levels and is a wonderful opportunity to explore color and value. The BOM is available in two fabric options: BOM with fabric included priced at $225, or a charge for the class without fabric of $75, using your own stash. Taffy McLaughlin will lead this BOM on the 2nd Saturday of every month at 10am. You can sign up online here.
Modern Blocks - A Block of the Month
Sarah Oliver and Allyson Shelton will be teaching 12 modern blocks from the book, Modern Blocks by Susanne Woods. These blocks will be in solid fabrics. Different techniques will be taught, from cutting efficiently, to curves, to paper piecing. You will have the option of choosing a different color background than the grey Sarah and Allyson are using. The BOM is available in two fabric options: BOM with fabric included priced at $125 (this option includes the book), or a charge for the class without fabric of $65 (the book is sold separately with this option), using your own stash. Sarah and Allyson will lead this BOM on the 2nd Saturday from 10:30-12:30. You can sign up online here.
By Hand-the Art of Slow Quilting
Sometimes it is good to take a break from doing everything fast. Handwork is a great way to slow down and enjoy the process of creating. When you do handwork, you can often take it with you to take advantage of times when you are just waiting for something else, you can actually talk to friends and family while working on your projects, and it is relaxing. We will get together and work on quilting projects by hand - hand piecing, English paper piecing, hand appliqué, hand quilting. This is the time where you can bring in any project that you are working on or want to begin working on and we can help/encourage/get inspired by each other.This group will meet on the 3rd Saturday from 9:30am-1pm. There will be a $60 charge for the year which can be prorated if you start after January.
Marti and Me Club at Intown
Join Shirley Paine as she leads this fun club built around Marti Michelle's templates and patterns. This club will being in February and you can choose between the 1st Sunday of each month from 4-6p or the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 6-8p in the classroom at IQ. The cost of the club is $60 for the year and entitles you to a different project each month including a free pattern, discounts on the supplies needed for the project and instruction from Shirley Paine. Each pattern makes a small, as well as, a large quilt project.
We are working on a regular club for kids. Email us if you are interested with a little information about your child and his or her experience and interests.
Classes are listed below and on the website.
Don't put off signing up for a class you are interested in because some fill up quickly and you don't want to miss out because you forgot to sign up right away.
*You should receive a class supply list about 2 weeks prior to the class by email unless you have stopped by the shop to get one in person.
*Class cancellation policy
You can cancel a class up to two weeks prior to class for a full refund. We will only cancel a class if we have to. If you miss a class we can try to get you in the next class with a fee (fee is determined by the length of the class) to cover the lost spot in that class.
Introduction to Paper Piecing
6/02/2013 1:30-5:30p $45
This class will teach you the basics of paper-piecing and help to alleviate any fears or frustrations you have related to paper-piecing. You will be surprised how doable it really is. Taught by Wanda Earley.
Free Motion Quilting
Book required Machine Quilting by Sue Nichols A practice session to explore some of the many possibilities of free motion machine quilting. Planning the quilting design and filling the space. Students must have experience machine quilting. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin. limit 6
Fabric Baskets/Bowls Class
6/8 & 6/22/2013 2-5pm $50
If you love how those coiled fabric baskets/bowls looks, then you'll love to find out how easy they are to make. Pat Jones will teach you the tricks in this fun class.
Basic sewing skills and ability to guide a zigzag stitch in a controlled manner
Ability to cut fabric strips using a rotary cutter.
More classes will be scheduled regularly so check the website often.
|We have our IQ loyalty program, which is good for 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Ask for a card when you some in next if you do not have one already. You get stamps when you shop so make sure to get it out when you get ready to pay each time you visit.
We do occasionally give out coupons during shop hop and other special events like quilt shows. Coupons cannot be used on special orders or sale items, cannot be combined and there are no rain checks.
Happy sewing and quilting!
Intown Quilters, Inc.