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The heat is on in so many ways!


June 7, 2018  

    It is early June and the heat is finally kicking in. What a great time to have some indoor projects going on! Late Spring and Summer are our slowest times of the year and this month IQF&Y is struggling to cover our overhead. You can help by shopping with us, either in the store or online. If you can't take the time to look for a new project right now, but would love to help, you can purchase a gift certificate (for yourself and/or a friend) that can be used when you are ready to add to your stash or pick up a new project. To help entice you, we will have a 20% off sale in the store and online (using coupon code June18) from now until Saturday at 5 p.m. (Eastern time) when we close. We'll even honor the discount if you purchase a gift certificate now to use later --  so basically, you buy yourself a discount when you want to use it! In case you don't know, we now have shipping options on our website for Canada, making it mush easier to order from there than previously. Yay!

    To further entice you, we have brand new fabric in the shop that you can get on sale the next few days. We've always had a love for Aboriginal designs and the newest arrivals from M&S Textiles Australia have us considering all kinds of projects. We just added 46 bolts plus a selection of 2-1/2" strips rolls (in two colors), 5" squares and 10" squares.

    Batik fabrics are a perennial favorite among folks and we try to find designs that will work with a variety of quilting and sewing projects. The new Marine Batiks from Michael Miller Fabrics feature some of our favorite sea creatures in vibrant colors. And we've added several more of the Lava batik basics from Anthology Fabrics. The near-solid batiks add great pops of saturated color where you need them.

    The start of summer brings our first shipment of Christmas fabric. It's hard to think about holiday sewing when the pool beckons but Way Up North by Jill Howarth was too cute to resist. Santa, reindeer and snowmen dot the three colorways (which all coordinate). Available as yardage, 5" squares and fat quarter bundles.

    Next Tuesday, 6/12, Nell Zirolli will be in the shop at 5 p.m. for a Yarn WIP session. She'll be here until 8 p.m. -- bring your yarn WIP (work in progress) for a fun evening of knitting with friends.
Nell can help you with
almost anything knitting related so come with your "fix-it" problems, pattern, yarn or technique questions, or just come get some good, uninterrupted knitting time. She is willing to teach during the day on Wednesday, 6/13, if anyone would like to have a class or WIP time with her. You could have a mini knitting retreat here on 6/12 and 6/13 -- what fun! Sign up for Tuesday evening here and email us with your interest for Wednesday.

    In quilt-related news this week, we have Shannon Brinkley, a quilt/fabric designer, author and national teacher, coming from Texas to teach in late September. Shannon will be teaching one Color Confidence class and two Scrappy Appliqué classes. There are limited spots in both classes and sign-ups began last week (it pays to add yourself to our early notification list!).

Color Confidence Wednesday, 9/26/2018, $130

Scrappy Applique Thursday, 9/27, or Friday, 9/28/2018, $150

      We have some fun summer classes coming up soon! Sign up now to learn knitting or crocheting, sew your first knit tee, or even casting on your first pair of socks.  Local knitter 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:

     * Cast on to Knit (Continental)
     * Knit Tee
     * Beginning Quilt Making
     * Sock Knitting 101
     * Knitting Studio

     Mark your calendar for this year's 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. We'll reveal our Row in a Facebook Live video on Friday, 6/1, and include it in next week's newsletter, too!

     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.


 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. 

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.

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.

Sweater Knit-along
Sundays, 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.

WIP/UFO Knit Time with Nell Zirolli
Tuesday, 6/12/18, 5-8 pm
Nell Ziroli will be here to help you with almost anything knitting related, from "fix-it" problems to questions about types of yarn and needles, patterns and just to chat with while you get some dedicated knitting time in.

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. 

     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
Closed Mondays.