|Don't forget we are closed on Wednesdays!
It's time to hop off the fence and sign up for the Libs Elliott class you've been eyeing! Our weekend with Libs kicks off Friday, 9/29, with a lecture, where she'll share her design process. 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. And just in time for Libs' visit is the arrival of her third line of fabric with Andover, Wildside! It's a bright, wild punch of color and prints that work well for so many projects.
Save the date for our Fall into the Holidays event, which kicks off the first Saturday in October! We've got some great demos and classes planned that will help you be prepared for the holidays, from gifts to home decor. Get inspired with our Crafting the Holidays classes, which will give you a jump start on your gift giving in 2 hours or less! We've already scheduled several (including Bunting for Decorating, Zipper Pouch, Tote Bag, Tiny Knit Ornaments and Tunisian Crochet), with even more to come, so keep checking the calendar page.
Our first IQF&Y knitting patterns are now available and ready for stitching. Both Sahar's Scarf and Feather and Fan Shawl are available in the shop, on our website (as instant PDF downloads) or on Ravelry.
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 Cat Crain (kitkatcrain on FB/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.) 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.
Bunting for Decorating
Saturday 10/7 9:30-10:30am $15
You will get tips on how to fuse or stitch cute bunting. If you want to sew yours, then bring your machine or just come see how it's done. Fun bunting is great for decorating for the holidays, parties, decorating kids' bedrooms and even giving to friends to decorate their homes. Taught by Pogo Grant.
Envelope-Back Pillow with Appliqué Demonstration
Saturday, 10/7/2017, 3-4:30 pm $15
Learn an easy technique for making removable pillow covers. This is a hands-on class; bring your sewing machine and supplies, as well as paper and pen for taking notes. Taught by Sandy Stites.
Monday, 10/9/2017, 10-11:30 am $15
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. Taught by Mary Abreu.
Tote Bag (simple and cute)
Tuesday, 10/10/2017, noon-1:30 pm $15
This class will teach you how to make a cute tote very quickly. You will then have the basic knowledge with which to tackle other bags that you want to make. Perfect for gift giving for your kids (makes a great trick-or--treat bag), your friends and all family members. Taught by Dalton Davis.
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.
Machine Quilting II: Free-Motion Quilting
Saturday, 10/21/2017, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $45
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 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. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin.
Introduction to Paper Piecing
Saturday, 10/28/2017, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $45
This class will teach you the basics of foundation 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.
Paper Piecing Studio
Saturday, 11/18/2017, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $45
This is a small class with only four students, where you can bring a foundation paper-piecing pattern of your choice to tackle and get help from an experienced paper-piecer to get started on your project. Please email us the pattern you want to tackle so the teacher can familiarize herself with it before class. Taught by Wanda Earley.
Thursday, 10/12/2017, 11 am-12:30 pm $15
Tunisian (also known as afghan) crochet looks like a hybrid of knitting and crocheting, with a longer or cabled crochet hook. It's a great way to expand your yarn crafting! Learn the basics of Tunisian crochet in this 90-minute class, including creating the foundation chain, forward and reverse Tunisian simple stitch, and binding off. Taught by Mary Abreu.
Tiny Knit Ornaments
Thursday, 10/12/2017, 1-2:30 pm $15
A small amount of yarn, knitting needles and a little time will quickly turn into a forest of knit Christmas trees, perfect for decorating your home for the holidays! Use simple increases and decreases and stockinette stitch for these wee trees. Great for gift tags, too! Taught by Kathleen Hartz.
Thursday 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