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Special classes start Saturday


August 1, 2014  

      We announced a special set of holiday themed classes during our Holly Days last weekend that we think you'll love. Think "The 12 Days of Christmas" with one class a week for 12 weeks. All these classes teach everyday quilting and sewing techniques you might like to learn, including machine applique, circles and even a zippered pouch. We're offering these class for $24 each after kicking them off with a special Holly Days price of $12 for folks who came in during the event.

    You, too, can take advantage of that special pricing: Sign up for two classes at one time and each class is $12; sign up with a friend and you each pay just $12 for the classes; or buy any of our holiday themed kits in the shop and you can sign up for these classes for the $12 price. Our 12 Days of Christmas classes start this Saturday, Aug. 2, so sign up while there's still space. More details are below and the classes are now online, so you can click the titles of the classes to sign up online. We don't have pictures of the class samples, so you'll have to come buy to see them if you'd like.

Speaking of class spots going quickly....both Kaffe workshops are now full (you can add your name to a waiting list)! We have scheduled the lecture for 9/23 in the evening with the time and place to be announced. We are taking sign-ups in the shop or online now and folks have been signing up like crazy.

      We are working on some of our regular classes and should have those scheduled and announced in the next week or two.

       On a personal note, our thoughts and love are with our coworker Pogo Grant and her family, following the loss of her mother last week. Monica Cook spent the last of her 102 years living in Grayson with Pogo and her husband Denny. Totah, as she was known to her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, was much loved and we know they will miss her dearly.

         Sarah and the Gang

Row by Row Experience 2014
     Have you heard about the Row by Row Experience? It's a new kind of shop hop and Intown Quilters is excited to be taking part. Visit any of the participating shops all over the country between now and September 2nd, 2014, and ask for their free row pattern. The rows are based on the theme Sew A Season. Then sew 8 of the rows you have collected into a quilt and be the first person to turn that quilt in to any participating shop to win 25 fat quarters. You can win a bonus prize, too, if you use that shop's row in your quilt. Visit to read all the details and to get a list of the shops.

You can see our row in the photo above. We chose to do a row of patriotic stars and finished ours into a table runner/wall hanging. We have kits for the white background and the stars for sale in our shop for $9.50. Most of the participating shops are also carrying cute fabric license plates with fun sayings on them.Check out ours to the left...isn't it cute?! You can have one for $4.99.
2014 Clubs  

Shirley's IQ Club
     The club will meet the 3rd Tuesday evening each month from 6-8 p.m. and will be $10 each month or $60 for the year.     

By Hand-the Art of Slow Quilting

      This group meets on the 3rd Saturday from 9:30am-1pm. There will be a $5 charge for the each month.

Young Sewists' Club

     Details coming soon.


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 are required 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 do 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.

Holly Days classes

Celebrate Twelve Days of Christmas with Twelve Days of Christmas classes at Intown Quilters. Starting August 2nd, we will kick off our Twelve Days of Christmas classes, one a week for 12 weeks.

These classes are $24 each but you can sign up for $12 each if you sign up with a friend, sign up for two classes at one time or purchase one of our holiday themed kits. You will need to call the shop (404.634.6924)  or stop by to register for these classes. This is a great way to get some holiday projects started and learn some of those techniques you have been interested in, at discounted prices. We expect spots to go quickly so don’t hesitate for long.

8/2/2014 3:30p-5:30p or 9/9/2014 10:30a-12:30p
Looking for a new project with a new ruler? The Scrap Crazy 6 rulers are fun to use and with 10” squares or 1/6th of a yard cuts, you can make a pretty quilt. Ray will teach you the fun of this new ruler. Taught by Ray Barerras.

Circle Cut Ruler
8/10/2014 2:30-4:30pm
Cutting and sewing circles can be intimidating but the Circle Cut ruler can make things much easier for you and Taffy can show you how. You’ll never fear circles again! Taught by Taffy McLaughlin.

Take Four Placemats
8/16/2014 9-11a
Do you wish you had new placemats or know someone who’d love to receive a set as a gift? Sandy loves these placemats and can teach you just how easy they are to make. You can make holiday ones or use some wild Kaffe florals, pretty Asian prints, batiks or any things that inspires you. Taught by Sandy Stites.

Machine Applique
8/23/2014 or 9/20/2014 9-11a
Interested in learning to machine appliqué or brush up on rusty skills? Sandy will walk you through her tips and tricks for machine applique.

Knit Leggings
10/4/2014 9:30a-11:30a
Do you have a little girl in your life who loves knit leggings? Or maybe a little boy who loves to sleep in snug, knit PJ bottoms? Come learn how to make a simple pair of knit leggings from Mary Abreu using your sewing machine or serger. They can be the perfect hand-made gift for someone in your life. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Flying Geese
9/6/2014 or 10/11/2014 9-11a
Have you wondered about making flying geese blocks? Sandy will walk you through the process. Make four at a time, and learn about trimming. Taught by Sandy Stites

Christmas Tree Lane Paper-Piecing
8/30/2014 2-4p
Interested in learning to Paper Piece? Well, Wanda will teach you in this special Christmas Paper Piecing class. You’ll learn to make a cute tree that you can make multiples of for a pillow, quilt or even as a pocket on a tote bag. Taught by Wanda Earley.

Holly Jolly Wreath
9/13/2014 9-11am
Do you wish you had a nice Christmas quilt for your decorating but don’t really want a big quilt to find a home for? This pretty little quilt is the perfect wall hanging to accent your holiday decorating while being a quick, easy and manageable size quilt. You’ll learn all about half-square triangles. Taught by Sandy Stites.

Cash & Carry Zipper bag
9/18/2014 9:30-11:30am
Do you know how to sew with zippers? This class is an opportunity to learn to sew a zipper into a pouch to help alleviate your fears of sewing with zippers. Mary will walk you through a simple pouch that you make for all your friends and organizational needs. Taught by Mary Abreu.


Beginning Quilt-making 8/23, 9/6, 9/20 & 10/4/2014
Saturdays 1:30-5:30p $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 are working on new classes including more sessions of Beginning Quiltmaking, Sewing Basics and more.

We have our IQ loyalty program, which is good for 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Ask for a card when you come 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.
Help Dalton Davis  
Many of you probably remember Dalton Davis, who used to work at the shop before he went off to college. Dalton was a foster kid in Atlanta and now is on his own trying to make his way through college. He needs our help now. He has never gotten enough money from the state and scholarships to cover his living expenses, books and supplies for school so I have been helping him the past four years, along with some regular help from a few of our very dedicated (and generous) customers, who Dalton and I thank very much! I am reaching out to you again because this talented young man really could use some financial help continuing his education. If you are willing, click on this paypal button to make a donation or mail or drop by cash or a check made out to Dalton Davis. Anything will help.