How do you follow up an amazing eight days of the 16th annual Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop plus three days of fun at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo? With a Worldwide Quilting Day celebration, of course!
Come to Intown Quilters this Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. to get your copy of the free Colorful Stars Quilt Pattern (but only for the first 200 customers!). We think the pattern would look great in a variety of fabrics but especially made up with batiks, so we're putting all our batiks on sale Saturday! Plus enjoy the return of Block Bucks! What better way to spend Worldwide Quilting Day than at your favorite local quilt shop?!
We've added some new fabric to the shop recently, including some bolts from Moda's Passport line (the coolest map fabrics ever), more glow-in-the-dark Halloween goodness from Timeless Treasures, some great beachy fabrics and a few bolts of bright batiks. Even more is on the way and we can't wait! Oh, and keep an eye on our website for preorders of Jen Kingwell's first line for Moda, Gardenvale. We should have it up and ready for your shopping by Monday! Our yardage is expected to arrive in midApril.
We're so excited to have our summer camps open and ready for registration for 2015! Scroll down to the Classes section of the newsletter for the direct links to our Fashionista Camp (June and July) and two weeks of Quilting Camp (July). If you're child is a returning Quilting Camper, be sure to contact us about advanced quilting camp options during those two weeks.
Sarah & the IQ gang
Shirley's IQ Club
This group meets on the 3rd Saturday from 9:30am-1pm. There will be a $5 charge for the each month.
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
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.
3/21 & 4/4 10am-1pm $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. THREE SPOTS LEFT!
Paperless Paper Piecing
3/28 10am-2pm $50
Come try Paperless Paper Piecing, a fun new approach to paper piecing with Sarah Oliver and Allyson Shelton! If you are new to paper piecing or you have tried it before and you are interested in learning a different approach, this class will be perfect for you. No more sewing through paper or spending a bunch of money at the printer getting your patterns ready to sew. Come learn this new skill as we sit down to make this modern arrow block together. You will have 1 completed block and a new skill at the end of the day! We will explore more ideas of how to use this fun block , too!
3/28 130-530pm $50
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. ONLY ONE SPOT LEFT!
3/29 1-5 p.m. $55
Learn to make your own bias binding, which is an essential technique for finishing off your quilts. You will learn two different techniques for making binding that will take the fear of binding away forever. You'll learn to love binding. Taught by Patty Murphy.
4/19 1-5 p.m. $45
Do you have a quilt you'd like to get started on but feel just a little intimidated about jumping in? What about one you'd like to get finished but can't figure out exactly what the pattern is telling you, or can't find the time to make yourself get it done? Quilting Studio might be the class you need! Four uninterrupted hours of help from an accomplished and knowledgeable teacher. Bring your pattern/project and let Patty Murphy (we are welcoming her back after a long hiatus due to raising small children) help you get started, motivated or finished.
Fashionista Sewing Camp
6/8-6/12, 10a-4p $350 Taught by Mary Abreu
6/29-7/3, 10a-4p $350 Taught by Fonde Werts
Our popular camp returns this year with wearable projects for your budding fashionista ages 11 and up. We'll cover reading patterns, measuring for the best fit, simple pattern modifications and embellishment ideas while making several projects. Bring a sack lunch. Most supplies included. IQ camp is for girls and boys 11 years and up. Campers younger than 11 may be signed up with instructor approval. Contact us for details.
7/6-7/10 10a-4p $375
7/13-7/17 10a-4p $375
If you think your child would enjoy learning how to make a quilt and gain valuable experience for their future of sewing, then this is the camp for him or her. The kids will learn how to sew the pieces together for the top of a quilt, then learn how to sandwich the layers, quilt their quilt and then bind their quilt. Fabric, thread and batting are supplied for their quilt.
Has your child already taken part in Quilting Camp? This is a great way for more advanced campers to build on their skills. Contact us for our advanced quilt camp options and pricing for this week, which allows a more personalized camp experience! IQ camp is for girls and boys 11 years and up. Campers younger than 11 may be signed up with instructor approval. Contact us for details. Taught by Fonde Werts.
|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.