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June 28, 2018  

    We're loving the response to our 2018 Row by Row Experience row kit
and pattern, Decatur Rocks! We think it really shows off this year's "Sew Musical" theme and we especially love the tie-in with a local band, Georgia's own Indigo Girls. You can stop in and pick up a free pattern or a kit. We would love to see how you incorporate yours into a bigger quilt, although it makes a really pretty little wall-hanging. 

    Next week is Independence Day and we will be closed that day (Wednesday). We will be open regular hours the rest of the week.

    Most people would agree that June is way too early to start thinking about Christmas, but we just can't resist this fun fabric that's just arrived from Robert Kaufman. Holly Jolly Christmas recipe card fabric is so sweet and just itching to be made into an apron or two or one for everyone! And maybe some matching potholders (good thing we have Insul-bright in stock)! 

   Have you seen the Picture This line of digitally-printed panels from Robert Kaufman? We really love the Highlights quilt pattern from Mountainpeak Creations and knew it would be perfect with this Nature panel (and many other panels), especially when combined with a gorgeous range of fabrics. Grab a kit and make one for the nature lover in your life! 

    Are you taking part in this year's summer socks knit along (KAL) with Knitted Wit and Shannon Squire Designs? Mary knocked out a pair of Sundae Socks with the delightfully named Unicorn Farts and then cast on a pair of Short Attention Span with Unicorn Dreams (she might have a unicorn thing -- we're just rolling with it). Check out all of our Knitted Wit Victory Sock yarns and browse Shannon Squire Designs patterns on our in-store Ravelry station to get started on your own #socksonvacay!

Whether you're ready to learn to sew, learn more about your serger or explore hand embroidery, we've got a class for you! Local knitter Allison Adams is teaching our Knitting Studio class 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 Quilt Making Wednesday
     * Beginning Quilt Making Sunday
     * Intermediate Paper Piecing Saturday or Wednesday
     * Knitting Studio
     * Sewing 101
     * Serger Techniques
     * Sewing Studio
     * Introduction to Hand Embroidery

    Our September classes with Shannon Brinkley, a quilt/fabric designer, author and national teacher, are filling up -- but you haven't missed out (yet). Shannon will be teaching one Color Confidence class and two Scrappy Appliqué classes. Join us for what's sure to be a fun and colorful three days of quilt making! For those who have signed up for two classes, and those who want to, you will receive a $40 credit in your account to spend on anything you choose after signing up for two or more classes. 

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

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

     Happy stitching,

     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew


 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.)

Beginning Quilt Making
Wednesdays, 7/11, 7/25, 8/8 & 8/22/18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm $120
Sundays, 7/15, 7/29, 8/12 & 8/26/18, 12:30-4:30 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. Minimum of three students. Taught by Sarah Oliver (weekday) or Lisa Kaupp (weekend).

Intermediate Paper Piecing
Saturday, 7/14/18, 10 am-2 pm $45
Wednesday, 8/15/18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm $45
Take your paper piecing knowledge to the next level. You'll learn to paper piece more advanced block and sew curved pieces. Wanda will give you lots of tips and hints to make your paper piecing easier. Must have basic knowledge of paper piecing and/or have taken the intro to paper piecing class. Taught by Wanda Earley.

Sewing 101
Saturday, 7/14/18, 12:30-4:30 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.

Serger Techniques
Tuesday, 7/17/18, 5:30-7:30 pm $50
Do you want to learn how to better use your serger? Bring it and the manual for it to this class, and Mary Abreu will walk you through how to use the machine and several stitch techniques to do with the machine. Most materials will be provided. You just need your machine, the manual and thread for your machine. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Sewing Studio
Saturday, 8/11/2018, 9:30 am-1:30 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

Introduction to Hand Embroidery
Sunday, 8/19/18, 12:30-3:30 pm $45
Have you been admiring all the patterns available that incorporate embroidery designs into quilting, bags, kitchen accessories, etc? Patterns from designers like Crabapple Hill and This and That are bringing us a new, fresh approach to using embroidery in our quilting and sewing. In this class, we will discuss transfer techniques, fabric choices, and basic embroidery to get you ready to make your own project. Taught by Wanda Earley.

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.)

Sock Knitting 101
Saturdays, 6/23, 7/21 & 8/11/18, 1-3 pm $55
Have you been itching to learn 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 it 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.