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Fall into the Holidays at IQF&Y this weekend


Oct. 3, 2017  
Don't forget we are closed on Wednesdays!

     We had an amazing weekend with Libs Elliott and loved seeing more of her creative process and learning how to make two great quilts with her. It was so fun to watch her students create their own quilts over the weekend, too!

      We're enjoying the touch of fall weather that we've been having and think it's the perfect way to kick off this weekend's Fall into the Holidays event at IQF&Y! The shop elves (aka IQF&Y crew) have been whipping up some new samples, projects and classes to inspire your seasonal sewing, whether gifts or decor. 
      Join us Saturday, 10/7, and Sunday, 10/8, and save 20 percent off harvest, Halloween and Christmas fabrics* and kits. We'll also kick off our series of Crafting the Holidays classes with Bunting for Decorating and a Machine Applique Pillow on Saturday. We've got even more classes on the Calendar, including a zipper pouch (great for the kids, who are out of school that day), simple tote bag, tiny knit ornaments and hand applique holiday tea towel -- and more to be added! *Minimum 1/2-yard cuts; no additional discounts, in-stock items only.

     We've also scheduled some other great classes this month, including a new session of Beginning Quilt Making, Sewing StudioFree-Motion Quilting and Introduction to Paper Piecing. Check them out and treat yourself to a new skill!
     Last week was full of gorgeous color as we added tons of new fabrics and yarns to the shop. The new Fall 2017 Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics are here and we can't stop staring at them. So much vibrant, fun fabrics just begging to be played with! On the batik side, we added the new Wavelengths Artisan Batiks from Robert Kaufman. They're full of soothing blues, greens and purples with pops of yellow, pink and orange. And one of our favorite Robert Kaufman prints is back: Effervescence! Eleven bolts in a variety of colors, some digitally printed to truly capture the rainbow. Yarn lovers will cheer to hear that we've added more Meadowcroft Dyeworks worsted yarns, especially since they seem to fly off the shelves as quickly as we stock them.

    Congrats to Ella Herrera (ellathrowawench on IG), who is this week's social media sharing winner! You, too, can win $5 to spend at Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn just by 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 to generate a winning number) from those who tag us and that winner gets $5 in her/his shop account. Get posting and tagging -- you could be our next winner! 

     Happy stitching,
     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

P.S. Need space for your retreat, meeting or sew day? We've got a spacious classroom you can rent for your group! 

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.

Quilting/Sewing Classes

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.)

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.

Zipper Pouch
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.

Sewing Studio
Sunday, 10/15/2017, 1:30-5:30 pm $55
Ready to tackle a new sewing challenge? Bring 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

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.

Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Tunisian Crochet
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
Closed Wednesdays.