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Happy Thanksgiving!


November 28, 2013  

    Happy Thanksgiving to you all! We hope you have a great holiday. We will be open regular hours on Friday (10 a.m.-6 p.m.). All day Friday we will have a Black Friday Fat Quarter Frenzy with all precut fats on sale for $2.50 or 10 for $20. Saturday and Sunday are Seven Yards for $9/yard and $7/yard for solids. Buy any 7 yards of our quilting cottons, knits, voiles and flannels from the same or multiple bolts (minimum 1 yard cut) and get them for $9/yard each and $7/yard for solids (Kona, Soho and Bella). And while we are at it, we'll include the Kokka and Echino linens and the velveteens in that 7 yard sale for $14/yard.
    Last weekend we began our Toys for Tots gathering even though we do not have our box yet. Help us, help kids, please, by bringing in toys to fill up our box.
    Happy Sewing!
          Sarah and the IQ Gang

2013 Clubs  

We are working on our 2014 clubs now. Keep an eye out for updates in an upcoming newsletter.

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 meets 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 meets 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.

Young Sewists' Club

     Our next club meeting will be in December. We are unsure at the moment if the club will continue into the new year as we do not students committed yet. If you are interested in signing up for the new year, please let us know so we can have some idea about continuing the club.
     The club includes a mixture of sewing and quilting, including self-directed projects and teaching.  In addition to assisting sewists in their self-directed projects, the teacher will expose them to new quilting and/or sewing techniques.  Finally, the club will include a service project incorporating sewing and quilting skills to make charity projects.
      All young sewists under the age of 18 are welcome!  There is no minimum age, but we do ask that each participant be proficient on the sewing machine and have at least basic sewing skills (threading a machine, winding a bobbin, maintaining a consistent seam allowance, reading a pattern, etc.). If you have a novice sewist interested in joining, please contact us about the possibility of basic sewing lessons.
      The young sewists' club meets the 3rd Sunday of each month from 2-5 p.m.
There are three ways to pay:
1.     By the Month, each month will cost $45 if paid for separately
2.     By the Quarter, each quarter will cost $100 (essentially a 25% discount), or
3.     By the Year for $350 (a little more than a 35% discount).

You can sign up for a month online and then if you want to be signed up for a quarter or the year, just let us know by email or at the meeting and we can convert your membership easily.



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.

Sewing machines for classes:
All classes that have sewing involved in them, require you to bring your own sewing machine. We may have one you can borrow but it is best for you to sew on a machine that you are used to. For beginners, it is best to learn on a machine that you will use at home so you can work on your own at home later. Basic sewing machines are all that you need. If you are unsure of staying with sewing and not want to buy a machine, then ask around of friends and family to borrow one for awhile so you can sew at home and really test out your interest. If you do borrow a machine or buy a used machine, it is highly advised that you get the machine serviced before coming to a class, because machines that have not been used regularly tend to act up as soon as someone tries to use them, which seems to happen in the middle of classes. You don't want to have a frustrating first class experience because the machine was not in good condition to sew.

Let us know by email if you have a class you are hoping to see offered soon.

Log Cabin
11/24/2013 1:30-5:30pm
The log cabin is one of the most loved and most versatile of the traditional quilt blocks. Learn how color placement affects your block and how block placement impacts your design. You will end up beginning the blocks for a lap size quilt that will be quick and easy to finish up on your own. Taught by Maxine Moore.

Beginning Quilt-making
1/4, 1/18, 2/1, & 2/15/2014   $120.00
This class fills up quickly so don’t hesitate! 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 Maxine Moore.A sewing machine is required for this class, but you do not need to know how to sew. It is helpful to know how to thread your machine and wind the bobbin, though.

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.