Many of the IQF&Y crew took advantage of the unexpected snow days to work on holiday gifts, from knitted fingerless gloves to quilts to crocheted cowls. We love giving (and receiving) handmade gifts -- and even gifts that we can use with our favorite crafty hobbies.
If you need some gift-giving inspiration, be sure to check out our 2017 Holiday Gift Guide. We've picked out a few of our favorite things and we think they'll be a hit with all the crafters on your list. Some of the Gift Guide items are in stock (like the Unicorn Embroidery Scissors and Tula's Bloomers) but some are sold on a pre-order basis. The deadline for ordering these items for holiday delivery is 10 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, 12/15/2017.
We've got plenty of grab-and-go gift items in store, too! Our gift central station in the front of the shop includes an ever-changing mix of gift options. Just this week we've added copies of the Scrappy Project Planner and even more quilt-themed mugs. Of course we also have project bags (sewn by a local refugee seamstress), embroidered patches by local designer Tulipcake, LED cordless desk lamps, tiny creature yarn kits by Mochimochi Land, and the always-popular IQF&Y gift certificates.
If you still need a few more ideas, what about gifting a class or one of our 2018 programs? We have some great new classes scheduled just after the new year and have just recently announced several 2018 programs including a 10-month Kaffe Mystery Quilt, The Salute to Levens Hall EPP quilt, Jen Kingwell's Golden Days and Wendy Williams' Urban Owls. Of course, you don't have to come to the meetings for these and can just do them as a stitch-along while posting progress on our IQF&Y Stitch-Along Inspiration Facebook group page and we will even ship to you if you are not local.
Is there something on your wish list that you don't see here or in the shop? Give us a call (404-634-6924) and we'll see if it's something we can order for you! In order to ensure holiday delivery, any special orders must be placed before 10 a.m. Eastern time on Friday, 12/15/2017.
How Square Are You? Taffy has a "scrap" problem. How many 2-1/2" squares are in this jar? Submit your guess. Closest guess wins a $25 IQF&Y gift certificate. Contest runs through Friday, Dec. 22. Squares will be counted Saturday, Dec. 23.
Sarah & the IQF&Y crew
P.S. Don't forget Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn is closed on Wednesdays!
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.)
Saturday 1/6/18 2-4pm $25
Give your next quilt added zest with this wonky block setting. Can be adapted to any size blocks. Topics included are avoiding (or dealing with) bias edges, making templates, squaring up. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin.
Sewing Knits with a Pattern for Wovens
Sundays 1/7 & 1/14/18 1-4 pm $65
In this class, students will make a knit tunic or top using a pattern design for woven fabric (Indygo Junction's Gathered Back Top & Tunic). In session one, you will learn how to adapt for the fabric change and adjust the pattern to fit you. Then we will make a practice top to determine if we need to make any further adjustments. We will also discuss fabric selection and preparation for your "for real" tunic or top. In the second session, we will finalize your fit, make sure you have a revised pattern and sew together your "for real" top out of your beloved fabric. Taught by Chrissy Weeks.
Kaffe Stripe quilt
Tuesday 1/9/18 2-4pm $15
Utilizing the Kaffe stripes for maximum variety and impact. Class involves planning and placement of the stripes and cutting the actual block parts. Requires Kaffe Stripes quilt pattern (sold separately).Beginning Quilt MakingThursdays 1/11, 1/25, 2/8 & 2/22/2018, 9:30am-1:30pm $120Learn 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.
Glitter Block by Jen Kingwell
Saturday 1/13/18 9:30a-12:30p $35
In this class we will make one (or more) of Jen Kingwell's "glitter" blocks featured in her book, Quilt Lovely. Topics covered include fabric selection for scrap quilts, making and using templates, precision piecing by hand or machine, dealing with "y" seams. Acrylic templates strongly recommend for this class. 3 hours. Taffy McLaughlin
Beginning Quilt MakingSaturdays 1/13, 1/27, 2/10 & 2/24/2018, 1:30-5:30pm $120Learn 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.
Copy Your Clothes: Favorite T-Shirt
Saturday & Sunday 2/3 & 2/4/2018 1-4 pm $65
In this class we will make a pattern for you based on your current favorite T-shirt. In session one you will learn how to measure and trace your shirt and make any changes to the pattern to fit you. Then we will make a practice top to determine if we need to make any further adjustments. We will also discuss fabric selection and preparation for your "for real" T-shirt. In the second session, we will finalize your fit, make sure you have a revised pattern and sew together your "for real" top out of your beloved fabric. Taught by Chrissy Weeks.
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. (We recommend bringing a snack so you can pop downstairs for a quick bit to stay energized for a full day of stitching.)
Learn to Knit
You can 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. We've found tis is a great way for folks to learn. They can then sit with the teacher for awhile knitting and get help learning how to fix little mistakes as they arise. We've had great feedback on teaching knitting this way versus a separate class. We are happy to set up a class for you though or private lessons that work better for your schedule. Email us to let us know your wishes.
Saturday, 1/13/18, 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.
| We're looking forward to a fun year of quilting with friends in our 2018 programs: Kim McLean's Salute to Levens Hall, Urban Owls by Wendy Williams, Jen Kingwell's Golden Days and the Kaffe Mystery Quilt!
Salute to Levens Hall
Salute to Levens Hall kicks off the first Saturday in January. It is an English paper-pieced quilt and Mary Lou Mojonnier will be leading the monthly meetings for this 12-month stitch along. Read all the details and sign up here and order your Salute to Levens Hall supplies here.
Golden Days Block of the Month
We've had a blast with Delilah, Jen Kingwell's 2017 template-of-the-month quilt program, so we immediately signed up for her 2018 program, Golden Days. Golden Days features laser-cut acrylic and mylar templates. Participants receive the templates and block instructions each month over the course of a year. As you know form last year, every shop has limited spots for this program (which begins in March 2018), so don't wait too long to sign up. Read all the details and sign up here.
Paper Piecing & More 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.
Join Wanda Earley on her journey through the Urban Owls quilt designed by Australian pattern designer, Wendy Williams, starting the first Tuesday in January. Urban Owls mixes together a variety of techniques, including foundation paper-piecing, appliqué, machine piecing and there's even room to embellish with embroidery or crazy quilt style stitching. Read all the details and sign up here and pre-order your Urban Owls pattern here.
Kaffe Fassett Mystery QuiltIt's no secret that we love all things Kaffe Fassett, so we're gearing up for the Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt program for 2018. The 10-month program starts in March and you'll have your choice of two fabric colorways: Light or Dark. Read all the details and sign up here.
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.
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