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Make it handmade for the holidays



 

Oct. 18, 2016  

    The holidays are just around the corner and Intown Quilters is here to help you get ready with some handcrafted decorations. Join Gloria Engebretson for one (or more) of four classes that will have you making ornaments and vintage-style decorations like Missy Mouse (right). Make it a handmade holiday you can enjoy year after year!

    Are you ready to expand your knitting knowledge? Check out our new IQ Knit University offerings! We've launched an on-going series of classes designed as skill builders so you can take your knitting projects to new levels. Each class focuses on a different stitch pattern. Take individual classes that interest you for $20 each or buy a "class pass" and get any 10 IQKU classes for only $150. Purchase your IQKU Class Pass online now!

    Stop in with your WIP for any of our three sit-and-stitch sessions: tonight from 5-8 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or Friday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. This week, you can also stop by for knitting help after 11 a.m. today, all day Wednesdays and Saturday, and after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.
     
     Happy stitching,
     Sarah & the IQ crew

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.

Ongoing IQ Class Policies
* 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.
* Students may set up their spaces no more than 15 minutes prior to the start of the class.
*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.


Quilting/Sewing Classes

2016 Block Swap
Now through 12/18 $5
Our Quilt Boss, aka Taffy McLaughlin, is at again: She's launched another block swap! If scrappy, fun quilts made with friends are your thing, you won't want to miss out. The 2016 Block Swap features a square-in-a-square block that finishes at 5" (yours will be squared up at 5-1/2"). Read all the details and join the swap fun here. Taffy made a display explaining the process of creating the block for the swap. Stop by, check it out and sign up!

Sit & Stitch
Fridays, 11 am-2 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some quilt piecing by hand fun with friends!
(We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)

2016 Block Swap Preview
Wednesday, 10/19, noon-1 p.m. $5
Join Taffy McLaughlin as she covers all you need to know to take part in the 2016 Block Swap. The 2016 Block Swap features a square-in-a-square block that finishes at 5" (yours will be squared up at 5-1/2"). Read all the details and join the swap fun here. Taffy will preview blocks and answer any questions you may have. Bring your fabric, sewing machine and supplies to sit and work on your swap blocks in the classroom that afternoon after the class.

Building Blocks
Sunday, 10/23, 2-5 p.m. $35
We are happy to offer three classes based on our teacher Patty Murphy's new book, Piecing Makeover. Each class will go over a variety of blocks in a specific section of her book. You can come to all classes or just one! The first class in the series is Building Blocks. In this 3-hour class, Patty will demonstrate proper technique for perfecting Half-Square Triangle blocks, Quarter-Square Triangle blocks and Flying Geese.

Machine-Sewn Hem
Tuesday, 10/25, noon-1 p.m. $10
Just needs a hem... sound familiar? Finish up your work in progress or quickly alter and repair the hemline on your ready-to-wear clothing.  Learn to machine sew a simple hem. Taught by Jess Seiz.


Quilted Ornaments

Sunday, 11/6, 2-5 pm $35
Creative fabric folding makes these fun, layered ornaments – no sewing required! Once you get the technique down, you’ll be on your way to making a tree full of unique fabric Christmas decorations. Use Christmas fabrics or choose something fun (like UGA fabric) to make a truly personalized ornament. Taught by Gloria Engebretson.

Classic Favorites
Sunday, 11/13, 2-5 p.m. $35
We are happy to offer three classes based on our teacher Patty Murphy's new book, Piecing Makeover. Each class will go over a variety of blocks in a specific section of her book. You can come to all classes or just one!  The second class in the series is Classic Favorites. In this 3-hour class, Patty will teach you how to make quilters' perennial favorites like the Ohio Star and pinwheels.

Bell Angel
Sunday, 11/20, 2-5 p.m. $35
Add some vintage style to your holiday decor with this handmade Bell Angel! In three hours, you'll craft your own bit of Christmas magic. Instructor will provide a kit; $20 kit fee payable to the instructor on the day of the class. Taught by Gloria Engebretson.


Fabric Pinwheel Ornament

Sunday, 12/4, 2-5 p.m. $35
Turn fabric squares into eye-catching holiday decorations! Fabric folding and a little bit of hand sewing become fabulous pinwheel Christmas ornaments in just three hours. Taught by Gloria Engebretson

Missy Mouse
Saturday, 12/10, 10:30 am-5:30 pm $65
Whip up your own Missy Mouse to bring the holidays home this year -- and every year! This six-hour class includes a lunch break (bring your own sack lunch). Instructor will provide a kit; $25 kit fee payable to the instructor on the day of the class. Taught by Gloria Engebretson.

Modern Favorites
Sunday, 12/11, 2-5 p.m. $35
We are happy to offer three classes based on our teacher Patty Murphy's new book, Piecing Makeover. Each class will go over a variety of blocks in a specific section of her book. You can come to all classes or just one! The third class in the series is Modern Favorites. In this 3-hour class, Patty will show you how to make some of quilters' favorites like hexagons, triangles, and work with y-seams.


Knitting Classes


Sit & Knit
Tuesdays, 5-8 pm
Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends!
(We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)

Fair Isle Cowl
Sunday, 10/23, 2-5 pm $35
Fair Isle knitting, or stranded knitting, involves knitting with two or more colors in the same row to create a color work pattern. This class will teach you the basics of Fair Isle knitting while making the lovely two-color Garner Cowl by Tanis Knits. Once you've learned the technique, you'll be ready to tackle any Fair Isle project that strikes your fancy! Please note: Homework is required prior to the start of the class. Taught by Leslie Piper.


IQKU 102: Stockinette Stitch
Friday, 11/4, 3-5 pm $20
Thursday, 11/10, 7-9 pm $20
Friday, 12/2, 10:30 am-12:30 pm $20
Saturday, 12/10, 3-5 pm $20
One of our IQ Knit University offerings! You know to how knit; now it's time to purl! Alternate knit rows with purl rows to create Stockinette Stitch, one of the most common stitch patterns in use. This is the perfect follow up to our Garter Stitch class but also a great introduction for fast learners. IQ Knit University classes are offered individually or buy a "class pass" and get any 10 classes from the series for only $150! Purchase your IQKU Class Pass online now!

IQKU 101: Garter Stitch
Saturday, 11/5, 10:30 am-12:30 pm $20
Tuesday, 11/29, 6-8 pm $20
One of our IQ Knit University offerings! Start with the basics in our Garter Stitch class. Learn how to cast on and the knit stitch. If you've never knitted before, this is the class for you! (Also a great refresher class.) IQ Knit University classes are offered individually or buy a "class pass" and get any 10 classes from the series for only $150! Purchase your IQKU Class Pass online now!

Joining for Knitting in the Round
Wednesday, 11/9, 12-1 p.m. $10
Do you know how to knit but want to tackle a hat or cowl project next? Learn how to "join" the two ends of your cast-on to knit in the round!

Blocking
Sunday, 11/13, 10am-noon $25
Learn how to block a variety of project types to maximize the beauty and impact of your hand knits.

IQKU 201: Welted Stitch
Tuesday, 11/15, 12:30-2:30 pm $20
One of our IQ Knit University offerings! Careful planning of knit rows and purl rows yields welting, or horizontal ribbing. A great stepping stone on your way to more intricate knit/purl patterns! IQ Knit University classes are offered individually or buy a "class pass" and get any 10 classes from the series for only $150! Purchase your IQKU Class Pass online now!

Knitted Hat
Wednesdays, 11/16 & 12/7, 7-9 p.m. $45
Knit your very own ribbed brim hat! This two-part class covers knitting in the round, knitted ribbing, and basic decreases.

IQKU 202: Rib Stitch
Friday, 11/18, 2-4 pm $20
Monday, 12/12, 7-9 pm $20
One of our IQ Knit University offerings! If you can knit and purl, you can rib! This stretch stitch pattern is perfect for hat brims, sweater cuffs, or a squish warm scarf. IQ Knit University classes are offered individually or buy a "class pass" and get any 10 classes from the series for only $150! Purchase your IQKU Class Pass online now!

Cast on for Knitting
Monday, 11/28, noon-1 pm $10
Sometimes we just need a little help getting started. This class focuses on the long-tail cast on method, but other cast ons will be demonstrated, as well.

Increasing and Decreasing
Tuesday, 12/6, noon-1 pm $10
Test out different increases and decreases commonly used to shape knitted projects.

Tinking
Friday, 12/9, noon-1 pm $10
Oops! We all make mistakes. "Tinking" or unknitting can make fixing those mistakes much less painful!

2016-17 Clubs

 

Snow Flurries Sew-Along
       Come join our paper piecing teacher Wanda Earley as she leads a sew-along for the Snow Flurries quilt by Crab-apple Hill beginning Tuesday, 9/6. The quilt, which finishes at 60-1/2" x 60-1/2", combines traditional piecing, foundation paper piecing and hand embroidery. The sessions take place during her monthly paper piece sit-and-sew club (club members are free to work on the project of their choosing).

     Pick up your Snow Flurries pattern online (follow this link) or in the shop.

     This group meets from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The club is $10/month or $60 for the entire year. You can sign up online, in person at the shop or via phone (404-634-6924).

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.

Coupons  
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.
 

 

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