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Nov. 19, 2015  

     We've got an early gift for you: A series of $10 classes teaching quick gifts you can make for all the folks on your holiday giving list! These one-hour classes feature easy-to-make projects like wine glass coasters, applique tea towels, infinity scarves and pocket hand warmers. Scroll down to the Classes section of the newsletter for all the details -- and follow the quick links to sign up because these classes will fill up lickety split!

      Thanksgiving is next week and Intown Quilters will be open regular hours Sunday through Tuesday and then 10am - 4pm Wednesday. The day after Thanksgiving, we will be open 10am - 4pm (closing two hours earlier) -- stop by and grab what you need to finish your handmade holiday gifts!

      This holiday season, let the elves of IQ help you get exactly the gift you want! Our wish list program makes it easier for your friends and family to pick out something you'll really love. Here's what you need to know:

        1. Fill out a wish list! Come by the shop, tell us you'd like to create a wish list and have fun picking out your dream fabrics (or kits or books or notions or ...). As an added bonus, you'll also be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift certificate -- just for creating your list! If you prefer shopping online, just browse through our website and send us an email with your name and the items you'd like on your list. We'll get it filed for you that way, too!

        2. Tell your friends and family to come in and check out your wish list. Every time someone* asks to see your list, your name will be entered into the drawing for that gift certificate an additional time. The more people you tell about your wish list, the better chances of winning! (One additional entry per wish list requester.)

        3. To help out the gift givers, too, any items* they purchase off your wish list will be 10 percent off. (*Gift certificates and classes are excluded.)

       The Kaffe Mini Challenge deadline will be here before you know it! We're excited to show off all the great submissions on Saturday, 12/5, and have been enjoying checking out the ones that have already been turned in. There's more information about the challenge further down in the newsletter; scroll down to get the scoop!

       Congratulations to Nia on the birth of her son, Ashar! The little guy decided he was ready to make an appearance a little early (two weeks!) and was born at 11:48 p.m. on Nov. 16, weighing 7 pounds and 2 ounces and measuring 19 inches long. Mom and baby are doing great! Nia sends her thanks for the showering of gifts and well wishes from the IQ family -- the baby shower was a total surprise and much appreciated.

        Happy sewing!

        The IQ Crew

Kaffe Mini Quilt Challenge & Swap

     We've started planning our birthday party for Kaffe this December, and we want you to help us celebrate... By participating in our mini quilt challenge and swap! Here are the rules to participate:

     1. Buy any three 1/4 yard cuts (or fat quarters) of Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics (Kaffe, Brandon Mably, or Philip Jacobs) from IQ, in the store or on via the website,  to be entered into the challenge group.

 2. Make a mini quilt using only KFC fabrics (including shot cottons and stripes). Your quilt should be a minimum of 12" per side, and a maximum of 24" per side. You can use any technique you like -- traditional piecing, English Paper Piecing, applique ... whatever strikes your fancy! The mini must be quilted and bound to be entered into the challenge.

3. Turn in your completed mini quilt to IQ by 2 pm on Saturday, December 5.
4. This challenge and swap is open to both local and out-of-town* participants!

5. We will have gift certificates (the amount to be determined when we see the number participating….the more participants, the higher the gift certificates) as prizes for the top three minis. 
                                          *Please email us for long-distance participation details.

     From 2 to 4 pm on Saturday, December 5, we will have a quilt hanging/birthday party for Kaffe! If you'd like to help us hang the quilts, come on over right at 2 pm. We'll have birthday cake and lots of fun! At the end of the party, we will take photos of the challenge minis. These photos will be posted online and emailed to Kaffe as a birthday gift! Kaffe will look at the entries and pick his winning mini quilt. Your mini could be his favorite!

     The challenge minis will hang in the IQ classroom through the month of December to help us celebrate Kaffe's birthday. After the start of the new year, we will swap minis! The swap will be done by random drawing, so if you enter a mini into the challenge, you'll receive someone else's mini entry in return. It'll be like an extra gift after the holiday season is over!

     We hope you'll join us in this fun challenge to celebrate Kaffe's birthday! If you have any questions, or if you're ready to dive into the challenge, please call, email, or stop by and we'll be happy to help!

2015 Clubs

Paper Piecing Club
       Come join our paper piecing teacher Wanda Earley as she leads a monthly paper piece sit-and-sew club. We will get together and work on foundation paper pieced projects. 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 will meet from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month beginning in October.The club is $10/month or $60 for the year (a 50% discount over the month-to-month option).

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 will meet on the 3rd Saturday from 9:30am-1pm. $5 per month.

Shirley's IQ Club
         Year Two of Shirley's IQ Club is in full swing and the fun projects and patterns just keep rolling in. Shirley's had a blast planning for the coming year and the sneak peeks she's given us make it clear why this club is so popular. You can sign up a month at a time for $10 or pay $60 for the whole year.


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.

Wine Glass Coasters
12/1 6:30-7:30 p.m. $10
Looking for a hostess gift this holiday season? Leslie will show you how to make cute, quick and easy wine glass coasters using just a handful of charm squares. Make a matching set as a gift, or make a whole assortment that can double as wine glass markers for your own party.

Machine Applique Tea Towels
12/2 noon-1 p.m. $10
Looking for a hostess gift this holiday season? Leslie will show you how to make cute, quick and easy wine glass coasters using just a handful of charm squares. Make a matching set as a gift, or make a whole assortment that can double as wine glass markers for your own party.

Snowflake Wreath
12/4 noon-1 p.m. $10
Tired of throwing out your live wreath at the end of every holiday season? Come learn how a bit of English paper piecing can create a fun and whimsical wreath you can use year after year.

Cathedral Window
12/5 1:30-5:30 p.m. $45
Have you ever been interested in the cathedral window block, but have yet to commit to figuring it out? Let's do it together! This class will be taught using your sewing machine instead of finishing by hand. We will make 2 blocks, which we will make into a tote. This is a skill class, taught by Sarah Oliver.

Hand Quilting
12/6 2-5 p.m. $45
Learn to hand-quilt. 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. Limit 6

Embroidered Ornament
12/6 2-3 p.m. $10
Nothing says "happy holiday" like a handmade ornament! Use a few embroidery stitches to jazz up a simple stuffed ornament. Makes a great gift tag, too!

Ten-Minute Table Runner
12/7 noon-1 p.m. $10
Two fabrics and ten minutes are all you need for a festive table runner to give (or keep!). Make one as a quick hostess gift or just to add a festive touch to your own table.

Bottle Bag
12/9 noon-1 p.m. $10
This holiday season, give out your bottles of holiday cheer in handmade bottle bags! The Quiltsmart interfacing makes for a quick sew that turns out perfectly every time -- great for last minute gift giving! You can also easily shorten the bag to make it a cute gift bag.

Zipper Pouch
12/11 noon-1 p.m. $10
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.

Snowman Pin Cushion
12/12 noon-1 p.m. $10
Bring the holidays to your craft space with this fast and fun Snowman Pin Cushion.

Pocket Hand Warmers
12/17 noon-1 p.m. $10
Microwaveable fabric hand warmers make perfect stocking stuffers for everyone on your list. You'll see how fast and simple it is to make these toasty packets of love with scraps of fabric and a sewing machine.

Infinity Scarf
12/18 noon-1 p.m. $10
Wrap your friends and family in a bit of handmade love this winter. With just two fabrics and a bit of sewing time, you can make a practical and personal gift for anyone on your list (men love them too!).

Kid-Crafted Gifts
12/21 noon-1 p.m. $10
School's out for the year, so bring the kids for an hour of crafting handmade gifts for the people they love! These fun, no-sew projects are easy to make and the kids will enjoy knowing they played a part in making the holidays even more special. Ages 7 and up.
We have our IQ loyalty program, which is good for 20% off all regularly priced merchandise. Since launching our new computerized point-of-sale system, we are changing from paper cards to an electronic rewards system. No more forgetting your cards at home! We are happy to add your existing IQ cards to our system; just bring them in with your name and email address written on them.

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.