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Stitch up a fabulous Fall with IQF&Y


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Nov. 9, 2018  

    Happy Fall, y'all! The leaves are finally changing and the temperature has dropped, which always puts those of us around IQF&Y in a crafty state of mind. Whether you're trying to wrap up projects to gift for the holidays or looking for something new to start, we've got ideas aplenty to inspire you.

    Sometimes you just need a time and place to get some sewing done. Our Holiday Gifts Sewing Series was designed to help you get your gifts done this year! All classes are beginner friendly, but we welcome all skill levels to enjoy some dedicated sewing time and meet other crafters. Our instructors will guide you through the projects and make sure you're ready to make a few more at home. Classes are 60 minutes, which means you can have a gift-ready project in just an hour! Classes include:

    * Reusable Bowl Covers
    * Microwave Safe Bowl Holders
    * Snappy Little Wallet

    It's always fun when new fabric arrives (you might have noticed if you've caught any of our Facebook Live unboxing videos) and this week's big arrival is no exception. Zen Chic's latest line, Modern Backgrounds More Paper, is here with 32 bolts of the most perfect background fabrics. Five colors -- White, Eggshell, Fog, Steel and Zen Grey -- mean it's even easier to find just the right neutral for your next project.



    The Feza Baby Gradient kits are back in stock! The kits include the pattern and all the yarn you need to knit up the perfect ombre baby blanket. Plus we've added some Feza Baby yarn skeins in matching colors. It's such a great weight of yarn and the cotton/viscose blend machine washes beautifully.



     By Saturday after Thanksgiving, you may be ready to skip the leftovers and ignore the football rivalries in favor of a little sewing. Come hang out in our classroom and sew some charity quilt blocks at our FreeSpirit Block Party Sew Day. FreeSpirit Fabrics started the drive for collecting blocks for charities (ours will be put into into Quilts for Kids) and they even published a a book of block patterns designed by their fabric designers called FreeSpirit Block Party, but you can work on any blocks you choose. It'll be a fun day of sewing for a great cause!



    Our weekly sit-and-stitch sessions are a great way to catch up on your handwork projects, whether fabric or yarn, with other stitchers. We host two Sit & Knit sessions each week, one from 5-8 pm on Tuesdays and the other from 10 am-1 pm on Thursdays. Plus we host a Saturday session every other week from 10 am-1 p. (the next is 11/3/18). Come hang out every Friday for our fabric Sit & Stitch from 11 am-2 pm.

     Please note: 
We have added a $1 charge for all our Sit & Knit sessions so that we may be able to collect a list of who will be coming ahead of time (the system won't let us take sign-ups for free) and that way we can let you know if something happens to prevent us having a teacher therePlease do register for the specific session you want to come to, to let us know if you will be joining.

    We've got some great classes lined up this month. Don't miss signing up for one of these options:

    * Hexies, Machine Pieced

    * Intermediate Paper Piecing
    * Wildflower Bouquet EPP

    I
nterested in a one-on-one experience? We also have several teachers who can schedule private lessons for sewing, quilting, knitting and crochet. Email us for more information.

     Happy stitching,

     Sarah & the IQF&Y crew!

CLASSES  

 Quilting/Sewing Classes



Sit & Stitch
Fridays, 11 am-1 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
Saturday, 11/10/18, 12:30-4:30 pm $60
Throw away your paper pieces for this class and learn the ins and outs 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

Intermediate Paper Piecing
Sunday, 11/11/18, noon-4 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.

Wildflower Bouquet EPP
Saturday, 11/17/18, 2-4 pm $30
Mary Lou Mojonnier's newest quilt project, Wildflower Bouquet, is a lush, colorful English paper pieced block. Join her and other EPP fans for an afternoon crafting this beautiful block. Your class registration includes the papers for one 10" block (but you have the option to purchase enough for a quilt, as well as the acrylic templates). Students should be familiar with the basics of English paper piecing to get the most out of this project-focused class.

FreeSpirit Block Party Sew Day
Saturday, 11/24/18, 10 am-4 pm $1
FreeSpirit Fabrics is hosting a "Block Party" and  the company has asked us to collect 12" x 12" blocks to "help enrich our community with special quilts." They've even published the book FreeSpirit Block Party with blocks designed by some of their fabric designers including Kaffe Fassett, Amy Butler, Anna Maria Horner, Tula Pink and several others. You can pre-order your book here. All proceeds from the book go to Project Night Night, providing free night packages to homeless youth. We will be collecting our blocks to go to Quilts for Kids in our greater Atlanta area. Join us for a Block Party sew-in on Saturday, 11/24/18, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. We'll have our classroom available all day for working on blocks with snacks and small gifts for pre-registered participants. Come for a couple of hours or join us for the full day!

Holiday Gift Sewing Series: Reusable Bowl Covers
Tuesday, 11/27/18, 6-7 pm $25
Making items that are reusable is a great way to cut down on the use of plastic. These bowl covers make a useful addition to your own kitchen but also make fun gifts. Betty Bowl Bonnet pattern included.

Holiday Gift Sewing Series: Microwave Safe Bowl Holders
Sunday, 12/2/18, 2-3 pm $27
These bowl holders make a great addition to your own kitchen but also make fun gift (what a great hostess gift!). Use with hot or cold foods. To make yours microwaveable you must use 100% cotton batting and fabrics -- make sure you are NOT using metallic fabric or thread. Micro-Safe Hot Holders pattern included.

Holiday Gift Sewing Series: Snappy Little Wallet
Sunday, 12/9/18, 2-3 pm $25
Giving cash or gift cards this season, but you want to add a little something more personal. Chrissy’s Snappy Little Wallet is the perfect size to tuck your goodies into. If you just want to make one for yourself, it is a great little wallet to throw in your purse or pocket when you are on the go. Class price includes Snappy Little Wallet pattern, interfacing and snap.


Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Please note: We have added a $1 charge for all our Sit & Knit sessions so that we may be able to collect a list of who will be coming ahead of time (the system won't let us take sign-ups for free) and that way we can let you know if something happens to prevent us having a teacher there. Please do register for the specific session you want to come to, to let us know if you will be joining.

Tuesday evening Sit & Knit

Every Tuesday, 5-8 pm $1
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! Crocheters are welcome, too! 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. Please sign up to let us know you will be at the sit & knit. 

Thursday Sit & Knit
Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm $1
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! Crocheters are welcome, too! 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: 11/17/2018) $1
Drop in any time during the posted hours for some yarn fun with friends! Crocheters are welcome, too! 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, 10/21 & 11/4/18, 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, 11/25/18 (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.