We don't usually send out two newsletters in a week's time but when so much has happened in just a few days, we make an exception.
Gardenvale, Jen Kingwell's first line with Moda, is here and it. is. GORGEOUS! We have cut fat quarter and fat eight bundles of it, and Leslie pulled together a sample using Jen's Steampunk pattern.
We've all been oohing and aahing over it, and we just know you're going to love it as much as we do. It is a Moda fabric and we do not expect to be able to reorder it. It's on our website and in store (and we do have an option to purchase online and pick up in person to save on shipping for you local folks).
But that's not all! We have ordered the quirky, vintage and just plain fun upcoming holiday lines from the talented designers of Cotton+Steel. Tinsel, a Christmas line, is expected in May; Spellbound, tied to Halloween, is due in June. And both lines are up on our website for preorder with discounted pricing! We have bundles for those of you who love to have a little bit of everything, as well as yardage available. The discount is only for a limited time so shop early to save and get the best selection!
Our classroom will be hopping this weekend! Beginning Quiltmaking with Maxine Moore starting this Saturday, 5/2. Sunday morning has Machine Quilting II: Free Motion, which is the second class in our machine quilting series. And Wanda Earley teaches Introduction to Paper Piecing Sunday afternoon.
Mother's Day is almost here and we have a great selection of fabric, patterns, rulers and notions to make her day special! Of course a gift certificate is always a great gift (and lets Mom pick out exactly what she wants). We're open seven days a week -- and 24/7 online -- and ready to help you shop for the perfect gift for Mom!
Sarah & the IQ gang
P.S. As you're making plans for the kids' summer break, don't forget that we have sewing and quilting camps here at IQ. There are sessions in both June and July, filled with projects that will inspire and appeal to kids.
|2015 Block-of-the-Month Programs
A 10-month block-of-the-month class with Leslie Piper meets the first Saturday of the month beginning May 2, from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Cost is $200. Gravity
A 12-month block-of-the-month with Sandy Stites meets on the second Saturday of the month beginning April 11, from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost is $120. Gypsy Wife pattern by Jen Kingwell is required and sold separately ($28).
This fun BOM includes 12 hours of instructor-led class time with sit-and-sew time available in our classroom following each month's class. We have a limited number of Gypsy Wife BOM kits* available for $185.
Sign up for this year's Gypsy Wife BOM online, in store or via telephone (404.634.6924)!
*Kit fabrics may vary from Gypsy Wife quilt sample.
pattern by Jaybird Quilts is required and sold separately ($29.95). Hex n More ($23.95) and Super Sidekick ($27.95) rulers strongly recommended.
We have two different fabric kit options available for our Gravity BOM. A kit of solid fabrics, as pictured in the pattern booklet, is available for $180. This rainbow of solids can be set in the original black-to-grey fade, or check out this alternative blue setting suggested by one of our BOM participants!
Leslie has also curated a kit of printed fabrics in a similar spectrum of colors, which is available for $220. *Talk to Leslie about monthly payment plan options.* Sign up for Gravity BOM online, in store or via telephone (404.634.6924)!
Do You Think I'm Hexy?
A 12-month English paper piecing sit-and-sew with Mary Lou Mojonnier meets the first Saturday of the month starting April 4, from 9:30-11 a.m.
Cost is $31.99 for the first month (includes a copy of The New Hexagon plus first month's class) and $10/month each subsequent month. Sign up for Do You Think I'm Hexy? BOM online, in store or via telephone (404.634.6924)!
Stop by the shop and see the samples we have displayed for all three BOM programs. They look amazing and we're all struggling to choose which ones we'd like to do over the course of the year!
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.
5/2, 5/16, 5/30 & 6/13 Saturdays 1:30-5:30 p.m. $120
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.
Machine Quilting II: Free-motion
5/3 Sunday 10 a.m.-1 p.m. $45
Formerly Free-motion Quilting I
A practice session to explore some of the many possibilities of free motion machine quilting. Includes planning the quilting design and filling the space. Students must have experience machine quilting. Students must bring their own sewing machine capable of free motion quilting: ie, a free motion foot and the ability to lower the feed dogs. Book required: Machine Quilting by Sue Nickels. Students must have taken Machine Quilting I or have comparable machine quilting experience to take this class. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin.
Introduction to Paper Piecing
5/3 Sunday 1:30-5:30 p.m. $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.
Intermediate Paper Piecing
5/24 Sunday 1:30-5:30 p.m. $45
Take your paper piecing knowledge to the next level. You'll learn to paper piece more advanced block and sew curved pieces. Patty will give you lots of tips and hints to make your paper piecing easier. Must have basic knowledge of paper piecing and/or have taken the intro to paper piecing class. Taught by Wanda Earley.
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 $350
7/13-7/17 10a-4p $350
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.