Don't forget we are closed on Wednesdays!
We've been on Instagram, checking out the work done by Libs Elliott's students from previous classes, and it's gotten us even more excited (if that's possible) for her visit next week. Yes -- next week! She's got a unique process for planning her quilts and we're looking forward to learning more about her work and how to apply it to our own quilts. It's not every day a celebrity quilter from Canada comes to town!
Our weekend with Libs kicks off Friday, 9/29, with a lecture, where she'll share her design process (it involves using computer code to generate quilt patterns -- what a great STEM angle to share with that next generation of quilters). She'll follow up with an Embrace the Chaos workshop on Saturday and The Weight of Love workshop on Sunday. There are only a couple of spots in Saturday's class and a few more spots in Sunday's class. The Sunday class requires the Hex n More ruler which we've decided to include as a part of the class fee. We do need to get those ordered for any who are taking the class, so if you sign up for the Sunday class before 8 a.m. on Thursday, 9/21, we'll have time to get a complimentary ruler ordered for you. If you sign up later and don't already have the ruler, we will have to place a rush shipment and you will then need to pay for your ruler.
Be sure to stop in soon and check out our new quilt samples (on loan from Libs) and the accompanying patterns: Kool Thing and Double Trouble. We've even got bundles to go with her Kool Thing pattern so you can make your very own and the fabric used in Double Trouble! Libs also sent us The Weight of Love quilt that the Sunday class will be making, plus her new Hot Lips patterns, which features her latest fabric line, Wild Side (expected to arrive any minute now).
Leap off the Diving Board and dive into the bright fun that is the latest line from Alison Glass. Alison's latest quilting line is full of her signature style, including bright colors, geometric shapes and a bountiful dash of whimsy. The colors are everything we've come to expect from her and work well with her previous lines with Andover Fabrics, including her Sun Print blenders. We've also ordered the Diving Board wide back fabrics which will looks just perfect with this collection (due in late October -- which gives you plenty of time to create your Diving Board quilt).
Fall is almost here and it's a great time to dust off your sewing machine and get back to your hobby. If you're ready to get started on a new project or skill, consider signing up for one of our regular class offerings. We've got sessions of Beginning Quilt Making and Sewing Studio scheduled and more great classes are coming soon.
Time is running out to shop our 50% off table! If all goes as planned, it will be gone by the end of this week and the items we've put there will return to regular price since we'll be changing up the front of the shop in anticipation of our Libs Elliott visit next week. Don't miss out on some great deals while they are still out there!
Want $5 to spend at Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn? It's as easy as sharing some of your IQF&Y projects (even just what you have purchased from us and are hoping to make soon) on your Instagram and Facebook and tagging us (@intownquilters, #intownquilters, #sewfunwithiq, #knitfunwithiq). Join our Ravelry group, Stitch Fabric & Yarn at IQF&Y, and any projects you share there are also eligible for our weekly $5 drawing. We pick a random winner (we will assign numbers for that week's tags and use random.org to generate a winning number) from those who tag us and that winner gets $5 in her/his shop account. Easy peasey! Congrats to Chrissy Weeks (chrissyweeks404 on IG), who is this week's winner. Get posting and tagging -- and you could be next!
Sarah & the IQF&Y crew
|ROW BY ROW 2017
| The 2017 Row by Row Experience has gone into hibernation but now's your chance to win with Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn!
We're also excited to be participating in the inaugural Row by Row Junior program this year! Row by Row Junior is designed for kids ages 6 to 14. They travel along with an adult and collect free row patterns designed just for them.
Kids need to be in the shop to get the free pattern handout but anyone can buy a kit. (What a great gift or souvenir to bring home to the kids/grandkids!) We'll be awarding "I Made This!" ribbons to the first five kids who return with something made using a Row by Row Junior pattern. And unlike it's older sibling, Row by Row Junior does not go into hibernation so you can continue to collect patterns and kits!
You can be a Row by Row winner!
We want to reward your Row by Row travels and sewing by promoting a slower, more creative and thoughtful approach to making your Row by Row quilt. Turn in and leave your finished Row quilt at Intown Quilters between 9/6 and 10/31/2017 (the “hibernation period” of the Row by Row Experience). We’ll be awarding prizes for the following categories:
1. A prize for the first Row quilt that comes in between 9/6 & 10/31/2017 that includes all 8 Rows from The Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop shops. You’ll have to research which shops take part in The Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop, go to each to gather a Row, then make a quilt and turn it into IQ.
2. A prize for the quilt that includes a Row from the shop that’s farthest away from Intown Quilters. Who is traveling this summer? Where to? We can’t wait to see Rows from afar!
3. A 1st, 2nd and 3rd place Viewers’ Choice Award. We’ll hang all the Row quilts turned in between 9/6 & 10/31/2017, and then everyone who stops into the shop will be able to vote for her/his favorite. Encourage your friends and family to come in a vote for your quilt -- the most votes will win!
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 IQFY 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.) Sewing StudioSunday, 9/24/17, 1:30-5:30 pm $55Bring the clothing or purse pattern of your choice (with all the supplies listed on the back of the pattern) and our instructor will help you from start to finish. Get help choosing the proper size, cutting, construction and finishing techniques. Given the individualized nature of this class, class size is limited to four students. Taught by Mary Abreu. ONE SPOT LEFT!Libs Elliott: LectureFriday 9/29/2017, 7:30-9:30 pm $15Join Intown Quilters Fabric and Yarn for a two-hour lecture with code quilter and fabric designer Libs Elliott! Libs is a textile designer who explores the intersection of technology and traditional craft by using generative design to build handmade quilts. She studied Material Art & Design at OCAD University and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Libs uses a programming language called Processing to randomly design her quilts, which gives her the ability to quickly edit the code and generate random compositions from simple geometric and traditional quilt block shapes. She has recently expanded her repertoire with fabric design, creating two lines of quilting fabric for Andover Fabrics, with a third collection due in October 2017. Libs Elliott: Embrace the ChaosSaturday 9/30/2017, 10:30 am-5:30 pm $175Join quilter and fabric designer Libs Elliott for a full-day workshop at Intown Quilters Fabric and Yarn! In this Saturday workshop, Libs will be teaching Embrace the Chaos. Using only paper and pencils -- no computers required! -- Libs will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language she uses to generate her quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern -- no two Chaos Quilts are the same!Libs Elliott: The Weight of LoveSunday 10/1/2017, 10:30 am-5:30 pm $175Join quilter and fabric designer Libs Elliott for a full-day workshop at Intown Quilters Fabric and Yarn! Sunday's workshop will be The Weight of Love, a workshop-only quilt. The Weight of Love is made up of hex, half-hex and equilateral triangle pieces, and was designed randomly using Processing code. Students will spend the day making the Weight of Love their own by customizing it with fabrics and then building it using the Y-seam piecing method. You should get two rows or more of the hexagons put together while in class.
Beginning Quilt Making
Sundays, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5 & 11/19/2017, 1:30-5:30 pm $120
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 Lisa Kaupp.
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.
You can also learn how to get started knitting during our weekly sit and knit. Just reserve your spot for only $5 prior to that day (either in store, online or by phone) and we will make sure there is someone there dedicated to teaching you how for the first hour of the morning sit & knit. Then, you'll get that $5 back as a credit on your account after your class.
(We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)
Saturday Sit & Knit
Saturdays 9/9, 10/14/2017, 10 am-noon, $5*
Stop in for our Saturday Sit-and-Knit and get help from our knitting experts. Held on the second Saturday of the month, based on sign ups. *Get a $5 credit in your shop account after the Saturday Sit-and-Knit.
|Long Time Gone
Finished quilt size: ~66" x67"
Meets the second Saturday of the month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. starting April 8, 2017
Long Time Gone is one of our favorite patterns from Jen Kingwell’s October 2016 Quilt Market release and we’re excited to offer it as a Block-of-the-Month program in 2017! Jen’s penchant for scrappy quilt blocks arranged in unconventional settings have been a hit here at IQ and we think Long Time Gone will quickly be a must-sew quilt for you. This machine-pieced quilt includes a variety of scrappy blocks, mixing bold prints with low-volume background fabrics.
Sandy Stites will lead this group, which will meet on the second Saturday of the month from 9:30-10:30 a.m. starting April 8, 2017. Each month, participants will receive tips for creating that month’s block(s).
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.
| 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