Spring is one of our favorite times of year, especially when it comes to crafting. It's a great time to finish up UFOs (UnFinished Objects) or start a new project. IQF&Y is here to give you some inspiration: Spring into Savings now through Sunday, 5/13/18, with 25% off your regular full-price purchase. Get a fabulous Mother's Day gift, the backing fabric for a quilt you're working on, treat yourself to that kit you've been eyeing or get yarn for the sweater you've been planning, all at a nice big discount!
Did you know we have a few guilds that meet at IQF&Y? A guild is the perfect way to make friends who share your craft interests, but also a great way to get inspiration and support, and they are open to all levels of quilters, even those who have not begin yet. This evening is the regularly scheduled Phoenix Guild, which meets at 7 pm on the second Tuesday of each month. Tonight is their spring potluck, so if you'd like to come tonight, bring a little something to share. On the first Wednesday of every month there is a little First Wednesday of the Month Guild that meets at 10:30 am to sit and sew for much of the day and people can stay. On the 4th Tuesday evening of the month, The Greater Atlanta Modern Quilt Guild meets at 7 pm.
We are still working out all the details of Shannon Brinkley's visit to IQF&Y this September. Be sure to email us and we'll add you to our priority notification list (the list is quite long already) to get the first chance at signing up for her classes.
Mark your calendar for this year'r Row by Row Experience! This year's theme is Sew Musical and the event kicks off 6/21 with some all new Row shapes to collect as you travel this summer. We've got a cool Row this year that pays homage to a well-known local band -- stay tuned to see what's coming!
Our classes are a great way to learn a new skill or technique and we've got some fun ones coming up soon. We also have several teachers who can schedule private lessons for sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. Email us for more information.
* Introduction to Paper Piecing
* Fabric Painting/Dyeing
* Solid Modern Sampler Block-of-the-Month
* Sewing 101
* Sewing Studio
* Cast on to Knit (Continental)
* Knit Tee
* Beginning Quilt Making
* Email to find out about our summer options for young folks!
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.)
Introduction to Paper Piecing
Wednesday, 5/9/2018, 12:30-4:30pm $45
This class will teach you the basics of 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.
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.
Sunday, 5/20/18, noon-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.
Saturday, 5/27/18, 12:30-4:30 pm $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, 6/9/18, 2-3:30 pm $20
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.
Beginning Quilt Making
Wednesdays, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8 & 8/22/18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm $120This class fills up quickly so don’t hesitate! 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, 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, although we do have two sewing machines you can reserve to use in the shop for class with a $25 deposit that will be returned to you when the classes are done. A sense of humor is also helpful. Taught by Sarah Oliver.
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.)
Sunday Sit & Knit
5/20/18 (more dates to come), 12-4 pm
Our Sunday Knit-along started to support our customer's Dr. Who Scarf Knitting project! Grab your yarn and needles to work on your own Dr. Who Scarf or another knitting project.
5/27, 6/24 & 7/22/18 (more dates to come), 1-4 pm
Join our "Secret Sweater Stitching Society*" on the fourth Sunday of the month to hang out with other sweater knitters! (*It's not really a secret.)
Cast on to Knit (Continental)
Saturday, 6/9/18, 10 am-noon $30
Start with the basics in our Cast on to Knit class. Learn how to cast on and the knit stitch for the Continental style of knitting. If you’ve never knitted before, this is the class for you! (Also a great refresher class if you haven't knitted for awhile.) Many crocheters find it easier to knit Continental, which involves holding the yarn in the left hand instead of the right hand (English style knitting). Practice the technique and make a washcloth or continue knitting until you have a scarf. You'll leave the class with your first project in progress. Supplies included. Taught by Mary Abreu.
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