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New trunk show and classes plus Day 10 of our 12 Days of Deals!



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Dec. 10, 2019  

    The holidays are upon us and we've been helping lots of folks pick out what they need to finish handmade gifts for the holidays or perfect items for the crafters in their lives. It's the most magical time of the year! 
    
    This is the season for giving and we have an amazing gift for someone special! Help us give a brand-new sewing machine with accessories plus some fabric and other items to someone who really needs it. We want to pay it forward and help someone, whether they've experienced a significant loss or a major change in life circumstances or maybe a young person who is interested in sewing for college or a charity project and doesn't have a machine. We need your help to find the right person for this life-changing gift. Please email us your nominations for someone in the metro Atlanta area who would benefit from this giveaway and why you are nominating her/him. Scott Fortunoff of Jaftex Corp. (FreeSpirit Fabrics) sent us the machine and a few additional items and we've added to it to really make the gift special for someone who could use it. 
    


    Our 12 Days of Deals continues today! We'll be sending an email each day, as well as posting on social media, with the link to that day's deal. Some of the items will be in stock and others will be available for pre-order. Deals will be up at 10 a.m. EST each day and stay "live" until 9 p.m. or until sold out, whichever comes first.



     Today's deals: Aurifil thread spool box! Our boxes include a spool of 50 weight Aurifil cotton thread and a deal that will keep you in thread all year long. Purchase one of our boxes and save 20% on your in-stock Aurifil thread purchases for a year. We only have a limited number of these thread boxes. Get yours before they're sold out! If you grabbed these deal last year, you can renew your Aurifil thread discount instead. Click through to get these deals!

    Be sure to stop by to see the Marcia Layton Designs trunk show we have in the shop through Friday, 12/13. Marcy even brought her new dinosaur design which she made up in batiks. The whimsical applique patterns incorporate yoyos and small bits of fabric that you can use to dress up dish towels or make wall hangings or quilted pillows.They're so much fun!



    We had a blast with Cornelia Hamilton over the weekend and are excited to have her trunk show in store for a little bit longer. If you missed it, you can come in and check out her patterns, books and yarns for the next two weeks! Don't miss her new Pogo Shawl, which she'll be teaching at a workshop in JanuarySign ups are open and we know you'll have a blast learning her Drop Stitch Openwork technique!

 

      Have you looked at our class calendar lately? There's so much scheduled to kick off 2020 and we've just added even more great classes, including Sewing 101, Sewing Studio and Quiltmaking 101. We are also excited to welcome back the amazing Regina Carter, who will be teaching a painted quilt block that we know you will want to make. Be sure to scroll down to the Classes section of the newsletter for all the details!

    * Bust Your Stash with Creative Grids
    * Bust Your Stash with Creative Grids: Medallion Rulers
    * Cornelia Hamilton: Drop Stitch Openwork
    * Fringed Flannel Blanket Scarf last chance!
    * Looper Quilt with Miss Make 
    * Painted Quilt Block with Regina Carter new class!
    * Quick Corky Wallet last chance!

    * Quiltmaking 101
    * Sewing 101
    * Sewing Studio

    
    Happy stitching
,
    Sarah & the IQF&Y crew

 
STITCH ALONG WITH IQF&Y  

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. 

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.

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.

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.

 
LEARN WITH IQF&Y  

 Quilting/Sewing Classes


Sewing Private Lessons
Check Calendar for availability $80
Reserve time for a one-on-one lesson with one of our teachers to work on a project. More dates will be added so check back often. 

Quilting Private Lessons
Check Calendar for availability $120
Reserve time for a one-on-one lesson with one of our teachers to work on a project. More dates will be added so check back often.

Quick Corky Wallet
Saturday, 12/14/2019, 9:30-10:30 am, $20
Sew a quick, stylish wallet using cork fabric! The Quick Corky Wallet finishes at 5in wide and 3-1/2in 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.

Fringed Flannel Blanket Scarf
Saturday, 12/14/2019, 11 am-noon, $15
Whip up an easy Fringed Flannel Blanket Scarf with minimal (or even no) sewing. Grab two yards of a cotton flannel fabric and you're ready to go!

Looper Quilt with Devon Iott aka Miss Make
Saturdays, 1/11 & 1/18/2020, noon-4 pm, $150
Learn to make the Looper Quilt with the designer, Devon Iott aka Miss Make! In this class we'll be making a 60"x60" throw size quilt top. You'll learn how to cut and piece curves, opening up a whole new world of quilting possibilities. No previous curve sewing experience required.

Bust Your Stash with Creative Grids
Sunday, 1/12/2020, 10 am-1 pm, $60
Bring your sewing machine and take part in one of two Creative Grids events with Penny Haren. All rulers and fabrics are provided so you can make a variety of different quilt blocks – and learn additional techniques – in a fun and easy class. You'll make Flying Geese, Cat’s in the Cradle and Scrap Crazy blocks. If time allows, make half-square triangles from 10” squares and turn them into a “Delectable Mountains” block or make a quick and easy piano key border. Along the way, you'll learn tips and tricks for rotary cutting, as well. 

Bust Your Stash with Creative Grids-Medallion Rulers
Sunday, 1/12/2020, 2-5 pm, $60
Bring your sewing machine and take part in one of two Creative Grids events with Penny Haren. All rulers and fabrics are provided so you can make four to five different blocks – and learn additional techniques – in a fun and easy class. You'll make Log Cabin, Square on Square and twelve petal Dresden Plate blocks.

Sewing 101
Sunday, 1/19/2020, 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.

Sewing Studio
Saturday, 1/25/2020, 9:30 am-1 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

Quiltmaking 101
Sundays, 2/2, 2/16, 3/1 & 3/15/2020, noon-4 pm, $200
Are you ready to make your first quilt? Our Quiltmaking 101 class 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 David Bellevue.

Denyse Schmidt: Cog+Wheel
Thursday, 2/6/2020, 10 am-4 pm, $200
Inspired by a quilt pattern from 1902, Cog and Wheel hurtles us back to the industrial age with a playfully bold graphic that rolls right on any bed. Spend the day sewing with Denyse in this class where you will make your own version of her Cog and Wheel quilt pattern! We'll discuss ways to organize your color/fabric selections, and how to vary the layout of blocks to individualize your quilt. I'll guide you through cutting and piecing, and we'll have time to discuss how quilts reflect our culture and historic context.

Denyse Schmidt: A Different Stripe
Friday, 2/7/2020, 10 am-4 pm, $200
Join Denyse for hands-on sewing class as she shows you how to improvise her A Different Stripe quilt pattern. Learn to trust your intuition, build your creative confidence, and streamline your patchwork process in this fast-paced, rut-busting workshop. This workshop is suitable for beginner and experienced sewists. Includes group discussions of color, value and other design principles.

Denyse Schmidt: The Proverbial Quilt
Sunday, 2/9/2020, 10 am-4 pm, $200
The Proverbial Quilt class will use Denyse's pattern inspired by early "talking" quilts. These quilts often featured quotes from the Bible, or commemorated public events. My version is an amalgamation of proverbs and fortunes from cookies, and the original pattern includes the entire alphabet so you can "customize, personalize, editorialize or memorialize. You can even (if you must) dispense advice. And they can sleep on it.

Painted Quilt Block with Regina Carter
Saturday, 2/22/2020, 1-5 pm, $100
Join Regina Carter for a fun class like nothing you've made before. Regina provides a quilted block that she'll then teach you to finish with paint sticks. It's a great way to create one-of-a-kind quilt art. All supplies are included in your class fee. Due to the nature of this class, registration will close Saturday, 1/25/2020, and any class cancellations must be done by that date, as well.

Knitting/Crocheting Classes

Cornelia Hamilton: Drop Stitch Openwork
Saturday, 1/25/2020, 1:30-4:30 pm, $70
While the idea of knitting shaped holes with columns between them may sound exciting, the idea of weaving in ends does not! During this workshop, you will learn Cornelia Hamilton's new Dropstitch Openwork™ method for working columns between open geometric shapes in your knitting without breaking the yarn. You will have time to swatch different shapes and we will talk about how to use them in your knitting. A good understanding of basic knitting is all you need to have! Taught by Cornelia Hamilton.

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.

CLUBS  

English Paper-Piecing Club
First Saturday of the month , 9:30 am-1 pm, $15/month
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. 

Paper-piecing and Hand Embroidery Club
First Tuesday of the month, 4:30-7:30 pm, $15/month
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. 

By Hand: The Art of Slow Quilting
Third Saturday of the month, 9:30 am-1 pm, $15/month
Handwork is a great way to slow down and enjoy the process of creating. When you do handwork, you can often take it with you to take advantage of times when you are just waiting for something else, you can actually talk to friends and family while working on your projects, and it is relaxing. We will get together and work on quilting projects by hand - hand piecing, English paper piecing, hand appliqué, hand quilting.  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. 

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 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.