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New quilt samples, a Nell Ziroli visit and a sock KAL...wow!


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May 23, 2018  

      I'm just back from the Pacific Northwest after 10 days, visiting friends and then attending International Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon. I ordered lots of fabric due to come in over the next several months and I brought back lots of sample ideas that we'll be pulling together for the shop in the next few days, which means you'll get to see them in the very near future. Of course, we've got a couple of fun samples you can already choose from, including the Modern Clutch from Pink Sand Designs, (the pattern and purse frame come together), and the Popped Color dimensional quilt pattern (so perfect in all those Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics). I wonder if you can find where they are displayed in the shop this weekend? Point them out to one of the folks working Friday through Sunday and we will give you 10% off your purchase that day. 


     Knitted Wit and Shannon Squire Designs are getting ready to kick off another summer sock knitting extravaganza. The Instagram event starts Monday, 5/28/18, and runs through Monday, 9/3/18 (that's Memorial Day-Labor Day). Grab a skein of Knitted Wit sock yarn (we've got several to choose from) and stop by to shop the Shannon Squire Designs patterns at our Ravelry station (that way you get your pattern and your IQF&Y Reward points!). Be sure to tag @knittedwit, @shannonsq and @intownquilters and use the hashtags #socksonvacay and #socksonvacay2018! Mary's already plotting a pair of Sundae Socks with the Unicorn Farts yarn -- let us know if you're interested in a summer sock KAL!


     Have you been missing a sit-and-knit session? We will have Sandra Mazliah on hand for both our weekly Thursday and every other week, Saturday sessions, starting this Thursday and Saturday both at 10am!

      We also have the talented knitting designer and teacher, 
Nell Ziroli (many
Atlanta area knitters can vouch for how wonderful Nell is) coming to visit June 12th from 5:30-8:30 to host anevening Sit & Knit, where you can get some expert help by "asking her anything", be it how to cast on, how to fix something or even what got her started knitting. She is willing to come teach or Sit & Knit on Wednesday 6/13, as well, if you are interested. Please email us to let us know if you would like to be on the list to join Nell the evening of 6/12 and if you are interested in a Wednesday day-time class or Sit & Knit with Nell.

      Our summer classes are filling up fast! Sign up now to learn knitting or crocheting, sew your first knit tee, or even casting on your first pair of socks.  Local knitter and creator of The Yarn and Yoga Collective, Allison Adams is leading our Knitting Studio in July. We also have several teachers who can schedule private lessons for sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. Email us for more information. And don't miss out on these classes:

     * Beginning Crochet
     * Cast on to Knit (Continental)
     * Knit Tee
     * Beginning Quilt Making
     * Sock Knitting 101
     * Knitting Studio
     * Email to find out about our summer options for young folks!

     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. We hope to start registration in the next few weeks, so watch for an email soon, if you added your name to the list, and then shortly after the "interested email" goes out, we will put it in a newsletter.



     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!



     Happy stitching,
    
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.

CLASSES  

 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.)


Knit Tee
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 $120
This 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.


Knitting/Crocheting Classes
Thursdays, 10 am-1 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.)

Saturday Sit & Knit
Every other Saturday, 10 am-1 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
Sunday, 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.

Beginning Crochet
Saturday, 5/26/18, 2-4 pm $30
Learn the basic crochet stitch and practice your stitches! Get tips on holding the hook and basic crochet terminology. Yarn and crochet hook included. Taught by Pogo Grant.

Sweater Knit-along
Sundays, 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.

Sock Knitting 101
Saturdays, 6/23, 7/21 & 8/11/18, 1-3 pm $55
Have you been itching to lea rn how to knit your very own socks? Then this is the class for you! Learn the basics of top-down sock knitting on double-pointed needles in this three-part class with classes scheduled a few weeks apart to allow for time to complete each part. Once you've knitted a pair, you'll have 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 with knitting in the round is helpful but not required.Taught by Lennye Starr-Bruce

Knitting Studio
Sundays, 7/1 & 7/22/18, 3-4:30 pm $45
Do you have a knitting project 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? Knitting Studio might be the class you need! Three hours of help from an accomplished and knowledgeable teacher. Bring your pattern/project and let Allison Adams help you get started, motivated or finished.

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. 

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 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 
9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday
Closed Mondays.