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Nov. 9, 2017  

    Intown Quilters would like to express our deepest thanks to all those who serve our country. In honor of Veterans Day, we are offering buy three, get one free* on everything in the shop to all veterans, those currently serving in the military and their families, Friday-Sunday, 11/10-12. We will also extend this offer to those working on a Quilts of Valor quilts. Ask us about them at the shop if you don't know what they are or click here to read about them. You are welcome to drop quilts off with us or any donation of fabric, quilt tops or money and we will get it to our local chapter. The organization can always use the donation of quilting services, too, so if you are willing to quilt for them, let us know. Happy Veterans Day! 
*Discount applied to lowest priced item; in-stock items only; no other discounts apply.

      Trying to figure out what to make so you can take part in our Handmade Holiday Showcase at IQF&Y? We've got a few ideas -- check out these patterns, which we have at the shop. It's so easy to take part in the Showcase:

     * Choose a pattern from the shop or even one you create (and can write up instructions for us).
     * Purchase your project supplies here to enter.
     * You can make as many as you want but they need to be made with current shop fabric. 
     * Turn in your gifts items by Sunday, 11/26/17.
     * The Handmade Holiday Showcase is open for all ages -- what a great way to get the kids involved!

     All your amazing handmade holiday creations will be put on display for voting through 12/10 (you'll get them back after 12/11 and still have plenty of time to gift for the holidays). We'll award prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place viewers' choice ($25, $15 and $10 shop credit). Everyone who comes in to cast a vote between 11/28 and 12/10 will have her/his ballot put in a drawing, so the more days you vote, the more chances you have to win. Get planning and head in to be a part of our handmade challenge!


   
     Do you have young people out of school in November and December for holiday breaks? We are working on some classes that will add some crafting fun to their break and even help them work on some of their own handmade, DIY holiday gifts for friends and family. Are you interested in classes before Thanksgiving (11/21 and 11/22) and then again the week before Christmas? Let us know! If you know of things they would like to work on, let us know that, too! We could make little zipper pouches (great gifts for all kinds of folks), pillowcases, PJ bottoms, crochet scarves, pom pom garlands, tote bags and the list goes on. Let’s organize to get your youth tapping into their creative gift giving this year!

    Maybe it's the change in weather but we've been whipping up lots of new samples for the shop this month. Our new Ghastlies Parquet quilt kit features those Alexander Henry favorites in a throw-sized project. We used a mix of Alison Glass and Libs Elliott brights with Moda Grunge for a Lisa the Unicorn wall hanging (which also could be a pillow). And the Blimey crochet hat pattern from One Loop Shy Designs looks fantastic in our Wonderland March Hare yarns from Frabjous Fibers.



    Don't miss out on some of the fantastic classes we've got coming up in November and December:

    * Sewing Studio with Mary Abreu
    * Paper Piecing Studio with Wanda Earley
    * Knit Tee with Mary Abreu
    * Beginning Crochet with Pogo Grant
    * Crafternoon with Leslie Piper
    * Travel Sewing Organizer with Sandy Stites
    * Blimey Crochet Hat with Mary Abreu
    * Simple (and Cute) Tote Bag with Dalton Davis
    * Quilting Studio with Patty Murphy
    * Knitted Baby Socks for Beginners with Lennye Starr-Bruce
    * Paper Piecing Club with Wanda Earley

     Happy stitching,
     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

P.S. Don't forget Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn is closed on Wednesdays!

CLASSES  

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.


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
Saturday, 11/11/2017, 10:30 am-2:30 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


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.

Knit Tee
Saturday, 11/18/2017, 1:30-2:30 pm $10
Make an easy knit tee using your sewing machine or serger. So quick and easy, you won't believe it! This is a hands-on class with additional preparation required prior to the class. Pattern not included in class fee. Taught by Mary Abreu.

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 "crafternoon!" We'll have tea, coffee and cookies available to fuel your crafting time.

Travel Sewing Organizer
Saturday, 11/25/2017, 10-11:30 am $15
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.

Simple (and Cute) Tote Bag
Saturday, 11/25/2017, 2-3:30 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, your friends and all family members. Taught by Dalton Davis.

Quilting Studio
Sunday, 12/3/2017, 1:30-5:30 pm $45
Do you have a quilt you'd like to get started on but feel just a little intimidated about jumping in? What about one you'd like to get finished but can't figure out exactly what the pattern is telling you, or can't find the time to make yourself get it done? Quilting Studio might be the class you need! Four uninterrupted hours of help from an accomplished and knowledgeable teacher. Bring your pattern/project and let Patty Murphy (author of the upcoming book, Piecing Makeover) help you get started, motivated or finished. Students in this class should have some experience piecing a quilt and a familiarity with the skills involved, including but not limited to using a rotary cutter and ruler, reading a pattern, etc.


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.)

Beginning Crochet
Saturday, 11/18/17, 3-4:30 pm $15
Learn the basic crochet stitch and practice your stitches! Get tips on holding the hook and basic crochet terminology. Taught by Pogo Grant.

Blimey Crochet Hat
Saturday, 11/25/17, noon-2 pm $20
Let's make the Blimey crochet hat from One Loop Shy Designs! This beginner-friendly crochet pattern uses double strands of yarn and a large crochet hook to make a complete range of sizes. Make one for yourself or make for gifts! Taught by Mary Abreu.

Knitted Baby Socks for Beginners
Saturday, 12/2/17, 10:30 am-1:30 pm $35
Have you been itching to learn how to knit your very own socks? Then this is the class for you! Learn the basics of top-down sock knitting while making a cute pair of baby socks out of worsted or DK weight yarn. Once you have knitted a pair of baby socks, you will have all the skills you need to tackle any top-down sock pattern using those beautiful sock yarns we all love.  Students should be confident with knit and purl stitches.  Some experience knitting in the round is helpful, but not required. Taught by Lennye Starr-Bruce

Programs/Clubs

 
Watch for information about 2018 programs and clubs to come soon.

Paper-Piecing Club

Come join our paper piecing teacher Wanda Earley as she leads a monthly paper piece sit-and-sew club. We will get together and work on foundation paper pieced projects. 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 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month. The club is $20/month.

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. $20 per month.

COUPONS  
     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.   

 

www.intownquilters.com
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.