Several customers pointed out problems with the links in our Tuesday newsletter. We're sending an updated version with corrected links, in case you also had issues with classes and products.
We have had a great start to our 1 Million Pillowcase Challenge and have already collected 94 pillowcases! Help us gather fun pillowcases and pillowcase dresses to be given to local hospitals and other charities. You will receive an entry into a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for every pillow case you make and turn in at the shop. You can download free pillowcase patterns here and sign up for our first pillowcase sewing day here. We will be scheduling more days this fall.
Thanks for helping us celebrate Pogo's birthday in style! There's still time to stop by today, Sept. 11, to wish her a Happy Birthday. Plus when you come in, you can take part in the special coupon sale she chose to mark the occasion. You 'll get to draw 3 coupons from our coupon jar and see what kind of savings you might receive in honor of Pogo's birthday!
We are getting ready for a fall Knit Along (KAL) using the Harriet's Hat pattern and Jamieson's of Shetland Wool. We have a nice selection of Jamieson's Spindrift yarns arriving at the shop next week and we already have it up for purchase on our website if you want to order your favorites for pick up/delivery as soon as it arrives. All sales of the Harriet's Hat pattern raise money for an MRI machine for Shetland, as people have had to take ferries to the mainland of Scotland to have MRIs. We are looking forward to contributing to the cause and helping folks learn to knit fair isle! Sign up for our Harriet's Hat class in October to learn all the tips and tricks of Fair Isle knitting with Sandra.
Don't miss our Anzula Cricket Sample Show at the shop! We'll have some fantastic samples made with one of our favorite Anzula yarns in store Sept. 12-23. In addition to the amazing range of Cricket colors we have in stock, you'll also be able to order whatever quantity you need of ANY of the 140 colors of Cricket during the sample show. Sandra is already working on the Doe Mesa Cowl!
Some of the folks at the shop have decided to take part in Denyse Schmidt's Freewheeling Single Girl Sew-Along starting 9/16 using her Free-Wheeling Single Girl Quilt pattern. You can start a new quilt or work on an older one if you started one and never finished it. The first week is for picking your fabrics (it is a great project to use your stash) and then the second week the piecing of the arcs begins. If you take part with us on our social media and/or sewing days, you are eligible for prizes with us and if you also register with Denyse's page here with just your name and email address, you are eligible for even more prizes.
We have scheduled some great new and repeat classes including a Finishing Your Quilts informational session with Regina Carter, Pleated Pillow with Sarah Oliver, Brimfield Beginnings with Mary Lou Mojonnier, and Jelly Roll Rug with Mary Abreu. We are still working out dates for a few classes so watch for the newsletter next week or check the website regularly. See our class listings below for more details and click the title of the class you are interested in to go straight to each class on the website. You can also click here to go to our Class Listing page on the website to see all classes and click here to go to our Calendar page.
Our next Open Sew weekend is 9/14 & 15. It's the perfect time to grab a friend (or two or three) and enjoy a 2-day sewing retreat together. You can even leave your tools in the shop overnight! Snap up your spots for a weekend of sewing in the shop. We do have a very small charge for our open sew days to help us cover the utility bills. You will receive a 10% discount on any Open Sew day that you sign up for and attend.
Our private lessons have been a big hit so far, as they give you the opportunity for dedicated one-on-one time with one of our knowledgeable instructors to learn on 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, or none of the times we have posted so far work for you, reach out to us and we can make that happen. Click here for sewing lessons and here for quilting lessons.
Sarah & the IQF&Y crew
Free-Wheeling Single Girl Sew Along
Click here to see the dates on our website.Come sew on your Free-Wheeling Single Girl quilt for the 2019 Free-Wheeling Single Girl SAL. There will be a group of folks sewing on their quilts and we'd love to have you join in. Those who come to the sewing day will receive a discount on shopping each day they are in the shop sewing.Sit & Stitch (Fabric)Fridays, 11 am-1 pmDrop 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 SewWeekdays (check Calendar for availability), 10 am-4 pm $10Bring 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 LessonsCheck Calendar for availability $80Reserve time for a one-on-one lesson with one of our teachers to work on a project. More dates will be added regularly so check back often.
Quilting Private Lessons
Check Calendar for availability $120Reserve time for a one-on-one lesson with one of our teachers to work on a project. More dates will be added regularly so check back often.English Paper-Piecing ClubFirst Saturday of the month (next date 10/5/19), 9:30 am-1 pm $15Sometimes 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.
Paper-piecing and Hand Embroidery Club
Come join our paper piecing teacher Wanda Earley as she leads a monthly paper piece sit-and-sew club. We will get together and work on foundation paper pieced projects and hand embroidery projects. 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 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. on the 1st Tuesday of the month. $15
Saturday, 9/14/19, 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.
Saturday, 9/21/19, 2-4 pm, $45 (includes your choice of Brimfield Beginnings kits)
Kick off your English paper piecing journey with Brimfield Beginnings and Mary Lou Mojonnier! Each Brimfield Beginnings kit includes the pattern, acrylic templates and paper pieces you need to make the block. You'll get to choose one of three kits with your class registration fee: Mayflower, Meera or Soleil. Just add fabric, thread and needle (plus basting glue, if that's your thing).
Thursday, 9/26/19, 11 am-2 pm, $50
Learn to pleat your own pillow and give it a twist of excitement! Unlock the secrets of the twisted pleats as we construct this pillow together. We will cut, piece, and construct your pillow. This class is open to beginner and advanced students. Taught by Sarah Oliver.
Jelly Roll Rug
Saturday, 9/28/19, 10 am-4 pm, $100
You've seen them all over the Internet and even here at IQF&Y. Now's your chance to make a Jelly Roll Rug of your very own! Grab the pattern and supplies to spend the day with Mary Abreu working on your Jelly Roll Rug. This is a one-day class. Jelly Roll Rug pattern is required and sold separately. Your sewing machine must be able to sew a zig-zag stitch for this class.Collage Class
Saturdays, 9/28 1-2:30 pm and 10/12 & 10/19 1-4 pm $110Join Chrissy Weeks as she guides you through creating a collage wall-hanging quilt using Laura Heine's patterns as a foundation. Choose from one of Laura's pillow, mini or wall-hanging patterns for this class. Please check with us on pre-ordering any patterns we do not have in stock in time to have your pattern with you for the 1st class. Chrissy will talk you through various options for creating a scrappy, "arty" background for your applique, including the crazy quilt style method used in our Honey Bee quilt. You can decide which technique you want to try! If you have taken a collage class with Chrissy before, you are welcome to take this class to help you create your own collage without using one of Laura's patterns. Chrissy will also help you build your appliqué using an alternative technique that makes it even easier to create your collage. Check out some of the available pattern options here!Finishing Your Quilts - Advice and pointers from Regina Carter
Saturday, 10/5/2019, 2-4 pm, $20
Join Regina Carter to learn all the info you need before sending your quilt top off to be professionally machine quilted and then she will go over how to do a nice binding.
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
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.
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.
Harriet's Hat: An Introduction to Fair Isle Knitting
Saturdays, 10/12 & 10/26/2019, $70
Learn the fundamentals of Fair Isle knitting with Sandra. This class will use the Harriet's Hat pattern to learn about yarn choice, color theory, yarn floats, knitting with both hands as a way to keep your colors organized, reading a chart and color dominance. Taught by Sandra Mazliah.
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 yarn and time (and are very forgiving of mistakes). Students should know how to cast on, knit and purl. Beginner friendly!
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.
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9:30 a.m.- 8 p.m. Tuesday and noon-4 p.m. Sunday