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August is heating up with hundreds of new fabrics, new yarn plus Alex Veronelli's visit from Italy



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August 13, 2019  

   We have gotten in sooooooo much fabric and yarn recently! Last week we got in 50 colors of Moda Grunge that have the great distressed look printed onto a Bella solid so you can use the solid side or the Grunge side and we just love their versatility. The solids blend especially nicely with the Ruby Star Society fabrics that have been trickling in over the last few weeks. We just got in a few more bolts on Friday and you can preorder the lines coming later this month.



   We also received 68 bolts of the latest Kaffe Fassett Collective 2019 line that just released and they are so pretty. It's a great mix of large, medium and small prints, in that gorgeous Kaffe Collective palette.



   If you have found a good use for the flannel bundles we like to put together, we have quite a few new bolts of Mammoth Flannels in. We have our red, black and grey UGA color fat quarter bundles in stock and you should be able to put together some nice bundles of blues and greys, or red, grey and blue or some with gold, black and greys and then there are a mix of other colors that could be put together. We are happy to help you pull your own unique mix and then cut a bundle for you. We also have a solid black flannel wide back that would be so luscious on the back of a quilt.



   Many of our knitting folks have been working on sock knitting during our weekly sit & knit meetings so we have gotten in quite a bit of new sock yarn from Meadowcroft Dyeworks and Knitted Wit and Urth Yarns Uneek Sock Yarn Kits, plus we received some fabulous Meadowcroft Dyeworks Rockshelter worsted weight yarn.



   Would you like to learn to sew or quilt but can't make the scheduled classes work for you? We have now added scheduled private lessons to the calendar since classes do not always work in your schedule. If you would like to learn to sew or quilt, get help with a technique you haven't tried before, or are stuck and need help, these private lessons could work well for you. If you would like to take a lesson with another person or two, reach out to us and we can make that happen. Click here for
sewing lessons and here for quilting lessons

   Kris Caddy is leading a UFO quilting group that meets the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month. Kris will not be teaching but he will be there as a host of sorts and can maybe help with a questions or two. He is also thinking about leading a project or two going forward, so if you'd like some sewing fellowship, inspiration or deadline accountability, come sew twice a month. There is a $5 charge for each meeting that you will then receive as a credit in your account for each time you register and come to a session. Sign up here.


    Don't miss our Aurifil lecture by Alex Veronelli, the brand's chief business development officer. He will be here 8/21/19 to share exclusive information on what's to come from Aurifil, an introduction to Aurifil's thread weights, tips on best uses for each and care instructions, plus tons of inspiration made by popular designers using Aurifil thread. Attendees will receive a nice little goodie bag of thread and some other things mixed in. We know it is a weekday morning but it is short and you could pack a lunch and call it your early lunch break. We will have a few light refreshments. There are just a few spots left -- click here to reserve your seat today!



    Last chance to preorder patterns designed by the Australian Urban Owls pattern designer, Wendy Williams, of Flying Fish Kits. Since we do not order patterns from Australia often (the shipping is so high!), we want to pull together an order based on what our folks want, versus just picking and leaving something out. Please check out our Patterns Preorders page on the website to purchase any patterns you might be interested in. If you don't see one there that you would like us to order, please email us to let us know.

    Have you picked up your
free pattern for the 2019 Row by Row Experience? This year's Row by Row theme is "Taste the Experience" and our Mmmmm...Donuts pattern features one of our favorite tasty treats. Stop in to get your kit and pattern to make this super fun row (it makes a great mini quilt, too)! Our prize for the first completed RXR quilt is still up for grabs so if you haven't turned a quilt in yet, we are still an option.


 
    Happy stitching
,
    Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

 
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. If you see two days in a row listed, you are welcome to leave your things overnight for ease of sewing for two days, like a mini retreat. 

Sewing Private Lessons
Weekdays (check Calendar for availability), 10 am-1 pm $100
Reserve time for a one-on-one lesson with one of our teachers to work on a project. More dates will be added soon. 

Quilting Private Lessons
Weekdays (check Calendar for availability), 11 am-1 pm $100
Reserve time for a one-on-one lesson with one of our teachers to work on a project. More dates will be added soon.


English Paper-Piecing Club
First Saturday of the month (next date 9/7/19), 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.

Inside Aurifil Talk with Alex Veronelli
Wednesday, 8/21/19, 11 am-12:30 pm, $15 
Join Aurifil's own Alex Veronelli at IQF&Y for a talk all about thread! Alex will be sharing exclusive information on what's to come from Aurifil, an introduction to Aurifil's thread weights, tips on best uses for each and care instructions, plus tons of inspiration made by popular designers using Aurifil thread. Includes a spool of each type of thread Aurifil makes. Space is limited -- reserve your seat today!


Quick Key Fob
Wednesday, 8/31/19, 9:30-11 am, $15
Some ready-made canvas webbing, a little bit of ribbon and the right hardware yield fast gifts you can whip up just in time for all those gift-giving occasions. This hands-on class requires a sewing machine and additional supplies. Taught by IQF&Y staff.

Quilt Label
Postponed. Email if you are interested. 9:30-10:30 am, $10
Labeling your quilt is an important and often overlooked step. Learn some tips and ideas for adding labels to your quilts. Taught by IQF&Y staff.


UFO Sew Day with Wanda Earley
Postponed. Email if interested in a future date. 4:30-8 pm, $20
Why not spend a day tackling those paper piecing (or any other) UFOs that never seem to make it to the top of your to-do list? We'll have a teacher on hand from 4:30-7:30 to answer questions and help you get started on a quilt pattern that you're having a hard time digging into or just be a cheerleader for you to get lots accomplished and help shorten your quilting UFO list. Taught by Wanda Earley.

Quick Corky Wallet
Postponed. Email if interested in a future date. noon-1:30 pm, $25
Sew a quick, stylish wallet using cork fabric! The Quick Corky Wallet finishes at 5" wide and 3-1/2" tall -- plenty of room for a few credit cards, your ID and some cash. No fancy hardware or techniques needed! Taught by Mary Abreu. Quick Corky Wallet pattern included in class fee.

Machine Applique Dish Towel
Postponed. Email if interested in a future date. 9:30-11 am, $15
Learn how to prepare your fabrics for machine applique while making a fun dish towel. This hands-on technique class will teach you the basics of fusible machine applique. Sewing machine and supplies required. Taught by Sandy Stites.


Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Tuesday evening Sit & Stitch (Yarn)
Every Tuesday, 5-8 pm
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.During the summer months, Sandra is traveling some, so please check in with us to make sure someone will be knitting each week. Kay is working on Tuesday and can help with knitting problems. 

Thursday Sit & Stitch (Yarn)
Thursdays, 10 am-1 pm
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. During the summer months, Sandra is traveling some, so please check in with us to make sure someone will be knitting each week. 

Saturday Sit & Stitch (Yarn) 
The 1st and 3rd Saturdays, 10 am-1 pm 
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 101 by reservation
You can learn how to get started knitting during our weekly sit and knit or we can set up a time that works better for your schedule. 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. If you would like to set up a private one-on-one, sign up online and then email us to let us know what dates work for you.

Crochet Granny Square/Spa Cloth
Postponed. Email if interested 9:30 am to 12 pm, $15
Take your crochet to the next level by learning how to make a granny square. This is such a versatile crochet project! You can finish it as a coaster or spa cloth, make it larger for a throw or make multiples and stitch together as a blanket. Students should know how to crochet. Beginner friendly!

Knitted Spa Washcloth
Postponed. Email if interested noon-1:30 pm, $15
Explore new knitting stitches with a quick spa washcloth! Washcloths are a great way to learn something new since they require small amounts of fabric and time (and are very forgiving of mistakes). Students should know how to cast on, knit and purl. Beginner friendly!

Knitting 101
Postponed. Email if interested 1-2:30 pm, $40
Ready to learn how to knit or just need a refresher? Our Knitting 101 class is just what you need! We'll cover the long-tail cast on plus the knit stitch and talk about choosing needles and yarn, continental vs English and beginner projects to tackle. Class fee includes yarn and knitting needles.

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.   

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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.