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March 15, 2019  

     The signs of Spring are popping up all over and that means the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop is just around the corner! The IQF&Y crew has been hustling this week to get everything ready for next week's event, which is the 20th anniversary of the hop. We will have new quilts that debut for the event, as well as special charms and tote bags for sale (while supplies last), a drawing or two in the shop, and goodie bags for all. Make sure to have shop  hop on your calendar for next Thursday, 3/20, through Saturday, 3/23, and be sure to head over to the GAQSH Facebook page to check out our shop feature (and giveaway)!



     Our shelves are overflowing with batting now that our restock order has arrived from Quilters Dream! We have white and natural in both Request and Select lofts, including a full range of sizes like Crib, Throw, Twin and Queen. We've even got some larger sizes of the Deluxe and Supreme lofts and you can save 30% on those in-stock battings through Sunday, 3/17/19!

     We are just giddy over the arrival of our next shipment from Andover FabricsQuantum and Redux by Giucy Giuce. This collection of bold prints feature geometric shapes and vivid colors that coordinate beautifully with the Quantum panel (but they can work with so many other fabrics in the shop, too).



     This Saturday, 3/16/19, is Worldwide Quilting Day, an annual celebration of the hobby that binds us together! If you (or someone you know) have been thinking about diving into one of our favorite crafts, be sure to check out our Quiltmaking 101 classes. We have both weekday and weekend sessions starting soon, which will give you the opportunity to make a quilt from start to finish under the tutelage of our experienced, friendly teachers.



    We love teaching people how to sew, quilt, make clothes and a slew of other crafty endeavors. Whether you want to learn hand embroidery or need a little help making a specific project, we've got the class for you! Register now for these classes (scroll down to the Classes section for more information):

    Hacking Dress No. 2 new class!
    Hand Embroidery 101
    Machine Quilting 101
    Quiltmaking 101 weekdays and weekend
    Sewing 101
    Sewing Studio

    Happy stitching,
    Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

 
EVENTS  
2019 Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop
Thursday-Sunday, 3/21-23/19, 9:30 am-6pm
It's the 20th anniversary of the Greater Atlanta Quilt Shop Hop! Get a passport at the first shop you visit then get it stamped at each subsequent shop to be eligible for prizes. Each shop also has a prize drawing. Don't miss out!

CLASSES  

 Quilting/Sewing Classes



Sit & Stitch (Fabric)
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.)

Open Sew
Weekdays (check Calendar for availability), 10 am-4 pm $10
Bring your machine and supplies to our classroom space and work on your sewing and quilting projects.

English Paper-Piecing Club
First Saturday of the month (next date 4/6/19), 9:30 am-1 pm $15
Sometimes it is good to take a break from doing everything fast. English paper piecing is a great way to slow down and enjoy the process of creating. This is the time where you can bring in any project that you are working on or want to begin working on and we can help/encourage/get inspired by each other. This group will meet on the 1st Saturday from 9:30am-1pm. $90 for the year or $15 per month if you would like to pay monthly.

Hand Embroidery 101
Sunday, 3/24/19, 12:30-3:30 pm $60
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.

Quiltmaking 101
Thursdays, 3/28, 4/11, 4/25 & 5/9, 9:30am-1:30 pm $200
Saturdays, 3/30, 4/13, 4/27 & 5/11, 12:30-4:30 pm $200
Are you ready to make your first quilt? Our Quiltmaking 101 class (formerly Beginning Quilt Making) will give you all the essential tips, tricks and know-how to make your quilting dreams come true. Our instructors are experienced quilters, eager to share their knowledge with you as you make a lap-size quilt from start to finish. You'll learn a variety of valuable techniques and terms, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. We break up the class into four, 4-hour sessions, with "homework" you'll do in between sessions. A sewing machine is required for this class. Don't have one? We 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. Taught by Sarah Oliver (weekday sessions) and David Bellevue (weekend sessions). Three student minimum.

Machine Quilting 101
Saturday, 3/30/19, 10am-1 pm $80
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 and included in class fee: Machine Quilting by Sue Nickels. Taught by Taffy McLaughlin. Class does not cover construction of a quilt top.

Sewing Studio
Sunday, 3/31/19, noon-4 pm $70
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.

Hacking Dress No. 2
Saturday, 4/13/19, 1-5 pm $70
Want to up your game and make some modifications to Dress No. 2? Add some sassy side gussets, in-seam pockets rather than patch, placket and buttons down the front or back? In this session we will take your personalized pattern and really make it yours. Bring ideas and Chrissy will help you work through making your changes to your flat pattern and work though testing them. You will leave class with a new muslin with your modifications.
Students must have taken our Dress No. 2 fitting class or have intermediate dress-making skills. We will not be covering the basics of making this garment. Taught by Chrissy Weeks.

Sewing 101
Sunday, 4/14/19, 12:30-4 pm $70
Whether you've never sewn before or just need a refresher because you haven't sewn in years, our Sewing 101 class will get you stitching in no time! This class covers all the basics including how to thread your sewing machine (including how to wind a bobbin), sewing terminology, essential tools, how to read a pattern and more. You'll leave the class with a small, finished project and an enthusiasm for your new hobby! Taught by Mary Abreu.
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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 & Stitch (Yarn)
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 & Stitch (Yarn)
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 & Stitch (Yarn) 
Every other Saturday, 10 am-1 pm (next date: 3/9/2019) $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.

Sweater Knit-along
Sunday, 3/24/19 (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.)

Knitting 101 by reservation
You can learn how to get started knitting during our weekly sit and knit. Just reserve your spot for $40 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. Yarn and knitting needles included! 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. Reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to the session. We are also 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  
     Our IQF&Y loyalty program earns you points towards a 20% off reward good on all in-stock, regularly price merchandise. Best of all, it's all done electronically -- no more paper cards to keep up with! Still have one of our old paper IQ cards? 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.com

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.