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Kick off your Weekend at IQF&Y!


Aug. 2, 2018  

   The big yellow school buses have begun to roll around metro Atlanta, signaling the return to school and routine for many of us. Even if you don't have school-aged kids, the summer months often mean pausing crafty endeavors for trips and other projects. Now is a great time to get back into your happy place and start working on a new quilt, garment or yarn project -- and we've got just what you need to make that happen.

    Check out our class calendar and plan your crafting time with IQF&Y. We've got everything from hand embroidery to EQ8 to machine quilting scheduled between now and the end of October (with more to come), giving you a wealth of options to learn something new. We also have several teachers who can schedule private lessons for sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. Email us for more  information. Among our current offerings:

     * Beginning Quilt Making (weekend and weekday options)
     * Bias Binding
     * EQ8 (weekend and weekday options)
     * Hand Applique 101
     * Hexies, by hand
     * Hexies, machine pieced
     * Introduction to Hand Embroidery
     * Introduction to Machine Quilting
     * Intermediate Paper Piecing     
     * Metro Twist
     * Quilt Studio
     * Sewing 101
     * UFO Sew Day with Regina Carter
     * Wardrobe Sewing Studio

    We're only two months away from our September classes with Shannon Brinkley, a quilt/fabric designer, author and national teacher. Shannon's known for her Scrappy Appliqué technique and you have two opportunities to learn it from her at IQF&Y. It's a great way to incorporate a variety of fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind applique design. 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 Shannon Brinkley 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 of her classes. 

        You can sign up for these classes with Shannon:

Color Confidence Wednesday, 9/26/2018, $130 Only two spots remain!

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

    I-Spy quilts are always fun to make for the little ones in our lives and our newest shop sample and kit make it easier than ever to whip up one. We started with a panel, added a couple of borders and voila -- a bright, kid-friendly throw quilt! Pick up yours in store or online (we're always happy to ship).

    If you want to stay in the know about the latest and greatest at IQF&Y, be sure to "like" and follow our Facebook page. It's the best way to stay in the loop!

     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.)

Sewing 101
Saturday, 8/11/18, 9:30 am-1:30 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.

Wardrobe Sewing Studio
Sunday, 8/12/18, noon-4 pm $45
Ready to tackle a new sewing challenge? Bring the clothing 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. One spot left!

UFO Sew Day
Saturday, 8/18/18, 10 am-5 pm $50
Why not pend a day tackling those UFOs that never seem to make it to the top of your to-do list? We'll have a teacher on hand to answer questions and help you mark off your quilting UFO list. Hosted by Regina Carter.

Quilt Studio
Sunday, 8/19/18, 12:30-4 pm $60
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? Quilt Studio might be the class you need! Six hours of help from an accomplished and knowledgeable teacher. Bring your pattern/project and let Patty Murphy (author of the best-selling 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.

Machine Quilting I: An Introduction
Saturday, 8/25/18, 10 am-1 pm $45
This is a hands-on class to introduce the basics of machine quilting. You will learn several types of machine quilting: straight stitch, in the ditch, and a bit of free motion. Concepts discussed include selecting the design and thread to complement the quilt. Book required: Machine Quilting by Sue Nickels. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin. Class does not cover construction of a quilt top.

Introduction to Hand Embroidery
Sunday, 8/25/18, 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.

Saturday, 8/25/18, 10 am-12:30 pm $38
Tuesday, 8/28/18, 10 am-12:30 pm $38
Sarah Oliver will get you started using this great software for designing quilts.

Hand Applique 101 (needle-turn)
Saturday, 8/25/18, 1:30-4:30 pm $45
Learn how to hand appliqué with Mary Lou Mojonnier, featured in Appliqué magazine. Mary Lou will cover all aspects of appliqué, from selecting fabric, needle and thread, to preparing templates and stitching the needle-turn method.

Intermediate Paper Piecing
Wednesday, 8/29/18, 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.

Hexies, by hand (English paper piecing)
Saturday, 9/1/18, 1:30-4:30 pm $10
There is so much more you can do with Hexies than the time honored Grandmother's Flower Garden. This is such a fun portable sewing project. Come take this technique with our fantastic local expert Mary Lou Mojonnier.

Beginning Quilt Making
Saturdays, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, & 10/20/18, 12:30-4:30 pm $120
Thursdays, 8/30, 9/13, 9/27, & 10/11/18, 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 Lisa Kaupp. Three student minimum.

Hexies, Machine Pieced
Sunday, 9/16/18, 12:30-4:30 pm $60
Throw away your paper pieces for this class and learn the in's and out's of machine piecing hexagons! We'll discuss cutting hexies using a variety of methods then we'll dive into piecing them on your machine. We'll tackle y-seam, problems with bias/stretch, and I'll even show you a few cheater tips! In no time, you'll be making quilts like The Bride Wore Pink. Confident beginner and above. Taught by Patty Murphy

Bias Binding
Sunday, 9/30/18, 12:30-4:30 pm $60
Learn to make your own bias binding, which is an essential technique for finishing off your quilts. You will learn two different techniques for making binding that will take the fear of binding away forever. You'll learn to love binding. Taught by Patty Murphy.

Metro Twist
Saturday, 10/6 & 10/20/18, 9:30 am-noon $75
The Quick Curve Ruler is a great tool for cutting and piecing curves for quilt blocks. Learn how to use it as you make blocks for the Metro Twist quilt by Sew Kind of Wonderful. Once you've mastered it, you'll be ready to tackle any pattern that uses the QCR! Metro Twist pattern and Quick Curve Ruler (both available from Intown Quilters Fabric & Yarn) are required for this class and sold separately. Taught by Lisa Kaupp.

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 (resumes 8/4/2018)
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.

Sweater Knit-along
Sunday, 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.)

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.   


www.intownquilters.comVisit 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.