Happy Wednesday to you!
In case you missed it, last week was the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop and we had fun with out "Oceans of Notions" theme. The shop is still decorated (we love the decorations so much, we think we will keep them up awhile) so come check it out if you haven't seen it yet. Our fantastic "Beach Glass" quilt made by Taffy McLaughlin and quilted by Regina Carter, is front and center when you walk in the door. Next to it we have another great rendition of this quilt called "Beach Glass in the Sand" made by Sandy Stites and quilted by Peggy McIntire. Both quilts are made using one pack go 10" squares and one pack of 5" squares all of which you can find in the shop. We have some other fantastic rainbow samples in the shop like the "Kaffe Rainbow Squares" quilt Pogo made, the batik "Sock it to Me" quilt Sandy made and the "Jelly Roll Rug" Mary made.
We want to congrautlate all the winners of prizes from the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop 2018.
Nancy Gillespie – HandiQuilter Sewing Machine
Pam Fong - $100 gift certificate from each shop
Diane Watkins - $50 gift certificate to each shop
Kathy Burton – Lori Holt cutting mat set
Shirley Paine - $100 Intown Quilters gift certificate
Karen Wagner - Sewing tote full of notions
Hilary Hamlin - $25 gift certificate for coming to IQFY with a decorated "Oceans of Notions" tote bag
And...24 other winners of "treasure chests" filled with goodies who have all been called. You all know who you are! Congrats!
Thank you to all who participated!
Mary Lou Mojonnier will not be at our Friday morning Sit-n-stitch. you are welcome always but here may not be a helper if you're hoping for help.
Be sure to check out our Classes section below for all the latest additions to our schedule! Don't miss out on new sessions of Quilting Studio, Sewing Studio, Knit Tee and Fabric Painting, which only happens once or twice a year!
Sarah & the IQF&Y crew
P.S. Don't forget we are closed on Monday! We're open 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. Tuesday, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday and Sunday we are open from 12-4 p.m.
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.)
Sunday, 4/8/2018, 12-4 p.m. $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 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.
Sunday, 4/8/2018, 12-4 p.m. $45
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
Saturday, 4/14/2018, 12-4 pm $45
Have you always wanted to learn how to sew? Did you take home ec in junior high but haven’t sewn since? This is the class for you! This 4-hour course covers all the basics to get you sewing. You’ll learn the parts of a sewing machine, how to thread it (including how to wind a bobbin), sewing terminology, essential tools, how to read a pattern and more. Students complete a small project during the class. Taught by Mary Abreu.
Sunday, 4/15/2018, 2-3 p.m. $15
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.
Saturday 5/12/2018 10am-4:30pm $95
This is a one-day workshop where you will learn how use the various kinds of fabric paints commercially available. It is for all levels of artistic skill. If you don’t feel you have confidence in drawing or painting, it doesn’t matter in this class, you will have a great time and go home with some very beautiful creative fabrics. Techniques you will learn; how to use the paints, directly with brushes, using commercial stamps, and making your own stamps, making/using stencils, resists, light imaging, Japanese Shibori techniques, using everyday objects to create texture, and much more. Come take this really fun one day workshop….it’s fabric-making art camp. $10 materials fee on the day of the class in cash to the teacher. Taught by Casey Green.
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.
| 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 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday,
9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday