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Sept. 14, 2018  

     It looks like Hurricane Florence will have a minimal affect on our weather, although we're definitely seeing lots of folks from the Carolinas arriving to wait out the storm from a distance. We're sending lots of good thoughts to everyone in the hurricane's path!

    In less than two weeks we'll have author and fabric designer Shannon Brinkley here to share her tips and tricks for creating Scrappy Bits Applique. We'd hate for you to miss out on taking a class with this talented quilter but time is running out. We still have a couple of spots left in each of her Scrappy Applique classes. Shannon's Scrappy Applique technique is a great way to incorporate a variety of fabrics to create a one-of-a-kind applique design. 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 of her classes. Sign up and take Scrappy Applique classes with Shannon on either Thursday, 9/27, or Friday, 9/28/2018, for $150/class.



     We really love batiks around IQF&Y and we know you do, too, which is we we think you'll fall hard for the new pre-cuts from Island Batik. We've got 2.5 strip packs and 10" square stacks in the most vibrant color ranges, a total of 16 to choose from. Wild Things, Spirit RhythmIsland Bright and the rest are ready for your next project -- stop by or head to our website to pick out your favorites!



     But wait ... there's more! We've also stocked some gorgeous new batik rayons from Island Batik. Talk about dreamy! They have a great hand and the designs are simply stunning. Mary gave some tips and pattern ideas (including Best Bias Skirt, Roundabout Dress & SlipSwing-Style Sensations and A Little Somethin' Jacket) in a Facebook Live video. Be sure to check it out!



     Ready to learn something new and crafty? Check out our calendar for all the class opportunities at IQF&Y! We also have several teachers who can schedule private lessons for sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. Email us for more  information. Among the upcoming options:

     * Bias Binding
     * Crazy Quilt Paper Piecing
     * Hexies, machine pieced
     * Knitting Studio
     * Metro Twist
     * Quiltmaking 102
     * Sewing 101
     * Wardrobe Sewing Studio

    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

    P.S. Did you miss out on the 2018 Kaffe Fassett Mystery Quilt? You're in luck! We've just received a shipment of both Pastel and Dark colorways of the Mystery Quilt. These are "catch up" kits: They include all the fabric and block patterns that have been released so far (March-August) and you'll receive the remaining blocks each month until the end of the program, starting in September. We've just got a couple left of each -- get them while you can! (And, yes, we can ship!)

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.)

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

Wardrobe Sewing Studio
Saturday, 9/29/18, 10 am-2 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. Students should have taken our Sewing Basics/Sewing 101 class or have equivalent experience. Given the individualized nature of this class, class size is limited to four students. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Crazy Quilt Paper Piecing
Saturday, 9/29/18, 1-5 pm $45
Do you like the look of crazy quilt blocks but just don’t know how to tackle them? Or maybe you’ve learned the foundation pieced way but would love another options? Wanda will teach you how to make a crazy quilt block using paper piecing. This is a great way to make fun, scrappy blocks. Wanda also will show off some blocks that have embroidery on them so you can get some ideas of how to embroider yours and she may teach two different embroidery classes (one hand work and one machine work) so let us know if you have interest in an embroidery class specifically for crazy quilt blocks. Taught by Wanda Earley

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.

Quiltmaking 102
Wednesdays, 10/3, 10/17 & 10/31/18, 9:30 am-1:30 pm $90
Ready to explore more quilt techniques after our Beginning Quilt Making class? This is the class for you! Learn a variety of essential quilt piecing techniques in this three-session class, including half-square triangles, flying geese and nine patches, using Alex Anderson's Start Quilting book (the same book used in our BQM class). At the end of the class, you'll have a variety of quilt blocks you can turn into a small sampler quilt, using the skills from your Beginning Quilt Making class. Taught by Sarah Oliver.

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.


Sewing 101
Saturday, 10/13/18, 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.


Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Tuesday evening Sit & Knit
Every Tuesday, 5-8 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.

Thursday Sit & Knit
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 (next date: 9/8/2018)
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.

Knitting Studio
Sundays, 9/16 & 10/14/18, 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. 

Sweater Knit-along
Sunday, 9/23/18 (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. 

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.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.