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I Love Yarn Day! -- with a side of fabric love


Oct. 13, 2017  

     This Saturday is "I Love Yarn Day!” -- how fun is that?! We will have a few employees on staff who can demonstrate how to cast on for knitting and crochet, as well as buy two, get one free* on all skeins of yarn (including our newest Meadowcroft Dyeworks and Rhichard Devrieze yarns), knitting needles, crochet hooks and yarn notions and patterns.

     And … since we don’t want to leave out our fabric crafters, we will have some fabric-related demos Saturday, too. Plus we've got a great deal on fabric: Buy two yards, get one free* on all fabric and buy two, get one free* on all kits and bundles in the shop! (* Applies to in-stock items only. Discount applied to lowest price item. No additional discounts apply.)

     This weekend is a good time to stock up on supplies for crafting some service projects -- or just for projects you want to make. The sale on fabrics will help prepare for a pillowcase sewing day the First Friday Guild is hosting on the first Monday in November and for a workday to make Project Linus blankets, which can be made with fabric or yarn, that we will schedule soon. We are also collecting handmade hats of all sizes (babies to adult) for charity. Our Thursday Sit-and-Knit (details below) is the perfect place to tackle a hat or blanket in the company of others!
    We'll continue our series of Crafting the Holidays classes and demos with Quick Key Fobs, Drawstring Shoe BagTravel Sewing Case and Chalkboard Fabric Tags. What a great way to get a jump start on some handmade gifts! 

    We've also got some great opportunities to work on a variety of projects and skills in the next few weeks in our classroom. Bring the pattern of your choosing and supplies to our Sewing Studio class. We've got two quilting classes coming up, one for free-motion machine quilting and one for hand quilting. Ready to dive into Brioche Knitting? We've got your class! If you've got an interest in paper piecing, check out our Introduction to Paper Piecing class or our new Paper Piecing Studio. And Regina Carter will be hosting a day-long UFO Sew Day. Plus, you can spend a Crafternoon with Leslie Piper the day after Thanksgiving!

   This just in: All-new University of Georgia quilting cotton! We've been waiting for the release of these fabrics for a while and we know many of you have been, too. It's perfect for all those UGA fans in your life.

   Don't forget that you 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. Mark your calendar for Saturday, 11/25/2017: It's Small Business Saturday and we're a participating shop!

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.)

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

Quick Key Fob
Tuesday, 10/17/2017, noon-1 pm $10
Some ready-made canvas webbing, a little bit of ribbon and the right hardware yield fast gifts you can whip up just in time for all those gift-giving occasions. This hands-on class requires a sewing machine and additional supplies. 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.

Drawstring Shoe Bag
Monday, 10/23/2017, noon-1 pm $10
A drawstring shoe bag makes a great gift for the travelers on your gift list. This quick project is finished with french seams and is easy to personalize. Sewing machine required.Taught by Mary Abreu.

Travel Sewing Organizer
Friday, 10/27/2017, noon-1:30 pm $25
Three fat quarters, a little bit of hook-and-loop tape and an hour and you'll be well on your way to finishing this cute travel sewing organizer! Pattern, project supplies and sewing machine required. Taught by Sandy Stites.

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.

Chalkboard Fabric Tags
Saturday, 10/28/2017, noon-1 pm $10
Pair our chalkboard fabric with some quilting cotton to make cute tags that can be personalized. Great for gift tags or guild name tags! Sewing machine required. Taught by Sandy Stites.

UFO Sew Day with Regina Carter
Saturday, 11/4/2017, 10:30 am-5:30 pm $25
Why not make spend a day tackling those UFOs that never seem to make it to the top of your to-do list? We'll have a teacher on hand to answer questions and help you mark off your quilting UFO list. Hosted by Regina Carter.

Hand Quilting
Sunday, 11/12/2017, 1:30-4:30 pm $45
Learn to hand-quilt. This class will introduce you to hand-quilting stitches. You will also learn about the different types of frames, batting, needles and threads used in hand quilting. This class does not teach you to piece anything, only to do the quilting stitches that hold the three layers of a quilt together. Taught by Sheila Blair. Limit 6.

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.

Crafternoon with Leslie Piper
Friday, 11/24/2017, 1-5 pm $10
Bring your crafty projects and hang out with Leslie Piper for a fun Black Friday "crafernoon!" We'll have tea, coffee and cookies available to fuel your crafting time.

Knitting/Crocheting Classes

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
Saturday 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.

Brioche Knitting
Saturday, 10/28/2017, 3:30-5:30 pm. $25
Brioche knitting is a fun technique that yields a soft, squishy, and completely reversible knitted fabric. This class covers the basics of two-color brioche knitting in the round while working on a cowl. Once you've learned this technique, a whole new world of knitting projects will be open to you!


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.