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After Christmas Sale


 

December 26, 2014  

    Well Christmas is over and we hope those of you who celebrate it had a nice one. Several of the IQ folks are back to work today and we have a final 2014 sale for you. Today, 12/26, through Sunday, 12/28, all full-price merchandise will be 30% off! Come take advantage of this great sale to help us clear out before the end of the year and say "hi" to the folks at IQ.

    A new year means new classes! Our Beginning Quilt Making class starting on 1/10/15 is full so watch for a new session to be scheduled soon and email or call us if you would like to be on a waiting list for it. We have a Sewing Basics and a Sewing Studio class and a Hand Quilting and Machine Quilting classes scheduled. Give yourself the gift of learning!

     January is National Hobby month and National Get Organized month so plan on dedicating a little time to getting your sewing/quilting room organized in January. If there are any organizational boxes and bins we can order for you, let us know. You can visit Checker Distributors or United Notions to see if there are any things you would like is to order for you. We are always willing to order things we don't carry regularly from these two distributors. Also, save the date for January 24th which is Local Quilt Shop Day. We are working up some fun plans.
      

         Happy sewing!
         Sarah & the IQ gang

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.
Postcard Party  

    Postcard Party is the next great event from the folks who started the Row by Row Experience? People from around the country and Canada are making postcards, turning them in at their local quilt shops by 1/31/15, and then their shop sends them off to headquarters to trade them with other postcards from around the country. You'll get a postcard back in the Spring for each one you turn in. Basically a big swap!

    Intown Quilters is hosting some postcard parties to help you make postcards for swapping. These short classes help you learn a new technique that can be used to make your postcard.

    *  Our third postcard party (date coming soon) will give you great ideas for embellishing your postcard. Jazz up your fabric or add a little flair to a pieced postcard you've made for swapping. Bling makes everything better!

Classes

 
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.


Sewing Basics
1/7 & 1/14 9:30a-12:30p $75
Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Did you take home ec in junior high but haven't sewn since? This is the class for you! This 6-hour course (broken into two 3-hour sessions) covers all the basics to get you sewing. You’ll learn the parts of a sewing machine, how to thread it (including how to wind a bobbin), sewing terminology, essential tools, how to read a pattern and more. Students complete a small project in the first class; the second half of the class is spent sewing a larger project (a roomy tote bag with patch pocket). Taught by Mary Abreu.

Hand Quilting
1/17/15 10am-1pm $45 This class will introduce you to hand-quilting stitches. You will also learn about the different types of frames, batting, needles and threads used in hand quilting. This class does not teach you have to piece anything, only to do the quilting stitches that hold the three layers of a quilt together. Taught by Sheila Blair.

Machine Quilting
1/17/15  10am-1pm $45
Formerly "Introduction to Machine Quilting" This is a hands on class to introduce the basics of machine quilting. You will learn several types of machine quilting: straight stitch, in the ditch, and a bit of free motion. Concepts discussed include selecting the design and thread to compliment the quilt. Book required: Machine Quilting by Sue Nickels. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin. Class does not cover construction of a quilt top.

Sewing Studio
2/15 & 2/22 1:30-4:30p $75
Finished our Sewing Machine Basics and ready to tackle a new 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 five students. Formerly the individual Apparel or Purse classes. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Coupons  
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.         

 

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