| Reminder: Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn
is now closed on Wednesdays
You asked us to let you know when we scheduled our Patty Lyon's classes -- here's the scoop!
We're excited to announced our full line-up of classes with the amazing Patty Lyons! Patty is a nationally recognized knitting teacher and technique expert who is known for teaching the “why” not just the “how” in her pursuit of training the “mindful knitter.. She specializes in sweater design and sharing her love of the much-maligned subjects of gauge and blocking. Patty teaches nationally at guilds & knitting shows around the country such as Vogue Knitting LIVE, STITCHES, and the Knit and Crochet Show -- and we're excited to bring her to Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn in August to celebrate our first anniversary of bringing yarn to the shop!
Our weekend with Patty starts on Friday, 8/18, with a lecture, Oops, I Accidentally Knit a Dress (Tales of Lies, Heartbreak and Denial), from 7-8:30 p.m.
Patty will teach two classes (one morning, one afternoon) on both Saturday and Sunday:
Start the day with Finishing Seams Simple from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Has the fear of finishing stopped you from knitting a sweater, or are you unhappy with your seams on accessories? Proper finishing is the difference between hand made and home made. Master the simple skills needed for the perfect finish. We will learn all the basic seaming techniques such as mattress stitch, shoulder graft and more. We’ll also look at picking up stitches horizontally, vertically and around a neck line. Don’t stop short of the perfect finish!
Saturday afternoon brings Best Buttonholes from 2:30-5:30 p.m. Have you never been happy with your buttonholes? Does the ratio for picking up stitches for the perfect button band elude you? In this workshop we’ll practice a variety of buttonholes including one row and two row and my own trick for neatening up the two row button hole. We will look how to make the perfect button band make sure that cardigan isn’t a disappointment in the final step. Close up those sweaters with pride!
Secrets to Spectacular Sweater Success kicks off the day, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. There are so many ways your sweater can go wrong but even more ways it can go sooo right. In this “all things sweater” over view class will cover some of the most important things you need to know, as well as a host of fantastic hands on knitting tips to get you to your perfect sweater. After a brief exploration of fiber & pattern choice, we will look at swatching best practices that go far beyond gauge. We will also take a peek into the pattern to see what it will and won’t tell us. Discover the secrets and make this the year of your perfect sweater!
Our weekend wraps up with Knitting ER Tragedy & Treatments from 1:30-4:30 p.m. It’s happened to everyone. The one thing that can stop our knitting, and cause us to put our projects into a time out – MISTAKES. Never fear simple mistakes again, as you learn how to take control of your knitting. Everyone makes mistakes, now learn that it doesn’t have to ruin your knitting!
Ready to spend the entire weekend with Patty at IQ? There's an option for that! Sign up for the full class plus lecture option for one, discounted price of $275. Even better: As a thank-you for your interest in early notification for Patty's classes, we've discounted the full weekend option: If you sign up for those four classes and the lecture by the end of the day on Sunday, 6/18, you'll get special early-bird pricing of $250. Sweet!
Sarah & the IQ crew
P.S. Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn is hiring and we'd love your help finding the next member of the IQ crew! We're a crafty bunch with a commitment to helping others with their creative endeavors and we're eager to find someone who can add to that, specifically on the yarn side of the shop. Our new coworker should be an experienced knitter/crocheter who can unravel DPN, k2tog, tbl, wyif, BLP and intarsia for our yarn customers. Any sewing/quilting experience in addition to substantial knitting/crocheting experience is a plus but not a requirement -- we'll train you on the essentials (i.e., a fat quarter is not a body part). A commitment to providing outstanding customer service, whether in person or by telephone, is a must, as is the ability to contribute in a positive manner to a team environment with sometimes quickly shifting priorities. This is a part-time position and includes working at least three weekend days per month (Saturdays or Sundays), as well as the occasional Tuesday night. Other requirements include standing for a 5-hour shift with only a 15-minute break, lifting and carrying bolts and boxes (sometimes up and down stairs), cleaning toilets, vacuuming, dusting and operating a cash register, among others. If this sounds like the right fit for someone you know, please have him or her email us an introduction, as well as why they feel they are a good fit for the job with a simple resume (grammar, spelling and punctuation count -- emails written in all lower case get ditched right away). Please, no phone calls or drop ins!
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.
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 bite to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)
Introduction to Hand Embroidery
Sunday, 6/25/17, 1:30-4:30 pm $45
Have you been admiring all the patterns available that incorporate embroidery designs into quilting, bags, kitchen accessories, etc? Patterns from designers like Crabapple Hill and This and That are bringing us a new, fresh approach to using embroidery in our quilting and sewing. In this class, we will discuss transfer techniques, fabric choices, and basic embroidery to get you ready to make your own project. Taught by Wanda Earley.Fabric Painting/Dyeing
Saturday, 7/29/17, 10:30 am-5:30 pm $95
This is a one-day workshop where you will learn how use the various kinds of fabric paints commercially available. It is for all levels of artistic skill. If you don’t feel you have confidence in drawing or painting, it doesn’t matter in this class, you will have a great time and go home with some very beautiful creative fabrics. Techniques you will learn; how to use the paints, directly with brushes, using commercial stamps, and making your own stamps, making/using stencils, resists, light imaging, Japanese Shibori techniques, using everyday objects to create texture, and much more. Come take this really fun one day workshop….it’s fabric-making art camp. $10 materials fee on the day of the class in cash to the teacher. Taught by Casey Green.
Sit & Knit
Thursdays, 10 am-2 pm
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! This is great for beginners especially, as knitting near more experienced knitters allows for you to get immediate help with questions and mistakes which then helps you learn to recognize mistakes yourself and gives you the practice time to get better with your knitting.
When possible the first hour of this time is dedicated to teaching folks how to cast-on and knit stitch. You can then sit and knit in the group which is a great way to get started because there is help nearby as you practice your knitting.
(We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)
Simple Color Work Techniques
Saturday, 6/17/2017, 10 am-noon $45
In this 2-hour class, Nell covers simple and basic stranding techniques using sock weight self-striping yarn and a contrasting solid. You'll begin a pair of wrist warmers with that signature NellKnits color work style!Nell Ziroli loves the feel of wool between her fingers. She is a perpetual knitter, published designer and enthusiastic teacher. She comes from a family of knitters and otherwise crafty people and has been creating things by hand for as long as she can remember. She also feels at home in just about any kitchen.
| 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.
Visit us six days a week at 1058 Mistletoe Rd, Decatur GA, 30033!
Open from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday and Thursday-Saturday,
10 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and 1-6 p.m. Sunday