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Quilt Market here we come!


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Hi All,
 
I am writing you all an email from the airplane with Mary and Taffy.  We are on the way to our Quilt Market trade show in Houston, to look for wonderful new things to order for the coming year. In the meantime, I am thinking that it's time for a little pop up sale this weekend while I am away. Since it is almost Halloween, I think it's a good time to put the Halloween fabric and patterns on sale at 50% off. This will be until Halloween only. After that, it will go away until some point in the future. You still have time to make the kids in your lives an easy trick or treat bag out of fun Halloween fabric.

This is our new email program which is a part of our new website. We have been trying to get the template together to start using it because many of you are signed up for this system and not the one we are still using weekly. I am still not happy with this system but
want to start emailing with it because those of you on this system only, have not heard anything from us yet. If you receive two emails from us for awhile, please be patient with us, because months ago your names were taken from the old system and added to this new one, so you are in both systems for now. We will decide soon which system is better, then you should only get one email again. If we decide not to switch to this program, then we will get your names added to the other program.

Happy Sewing!
Sarah and the IQ Gang

 

Classes are listed below and on the website.
Don't put off signing up for a class you are interested in because some fill up quickly and you don't want to miss out because you forgot to sign up right away.
 
*You should receive a class supply list about 2 weeks prior to the class.
*Class cancellation policy
You can cancel a class up to two weeks prior to class for a full refund. We will only cancel a class if there is an emergency with the teacher.   

Beginning Quilt Making 101
11/3, 11/17, 12/1 & 12/15/2012 2-6p $120
A sewing machine, quilting supplies, the book First Time Quilting, fabric and batting are required. Supplies will cost around $150-$200 on top of the class fee, but the cutting implements, which are about half that estimate, you will need for all your future quilting. We may be able to find some loaner tools for you if you really are not sure about future quilting but you will then need to come into the shop in between classes to use tools for your homework.
This class fills up quickly so don't hesitate! Learn to make a lap size quilt from beginning to end. In this class, the intimidation of quilting will be eliminated. You will be taught many techniques and rules, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. The class is taught in 4 sessions (4 hours each) and requires homework and a sewing machine. A sense of humor is also helpful. Taught by Maxine Moore.

Follow Up to Beginning Quilt Making

11/4/2012 1:30-5:30p $50
Maxine is teaching a follow-up to the beginners quilt class after several requests from her teachers. You will learn half square triangles, flying geese, pinwheel s and more. The reference book required is "Quilting The Basics and beyond". This is a 4 hour class. The quilt we will be working on is on page 106 (Shoo Fly). Taught by Maxine Moore

Sewing Studio

11/9 & 11/15/2012 10a-1p $75
Finished our Sewing Machine Basics and ready to tackle a new 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.
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Bias Binding

11/10/2012 1:30-5:30p $55
Learn to make your own bias binding, which is an essential technique for finishing off your quilts. You will learn two different techniques for making binding that will take the fear of binding away forever. You'll learn to love binding. Taught by Sheila Blair.

Quilt Marking
11/10/2012 time to be announced in the next newsletter $45
Sheila will teach all about the tools useful for drafting your own quilting patterns and marking your quilts for hand quilting.She will also go over thoughts making choices on quilting designs.

Introduction to Paper-piecing

11/18/2012 1:30-5:30p $35 book required
This class will teach you the basics of paper-piecing and help to alleviate any fears or frustrations you have related to paper-piecing. You will be surprised how doable it really is. Taught by Wanda Earley.

Ser
ger Techniques
11/27/2012 10:30a-12:30p $50
Do you want to learn how to better use your serger? Bring it and the manual for it to this class, and Mary Abreu will walk you through how to use the machine and several stitch techniques to do with the machine. Most materials will be provided. You just need your machine, the manual and thread for your machine. Taught by Mary Abreu.

Beginning Quilt Making 101

1/6, 1/20, 2/3 & 2/17/2013 1:30-5:30p $120
A sewing machine, quilting supplies, the book First Time Quilting, fabric and batting are required. Supplies will cost around $150-$200 on top of the class fee, but the cutting implements, which are about half that estimate, you will need for all your future quilting. We may be able to find some loaner tools for you if you really are not sure about future quilting but you will then need to come into the shop in between classes to use tools for your homework.
This class fills up quickly so don't hesitate! Learn to make a lap size quilt from beginning to end. In this class, the intimidation of quilting will be eliminated. You will be taught many techniques and rules, such as cutting, strip piecing, seam allowance, pin-basting, quilting, binding and more. The class is taught in 4 sessions (4 hours each) and requires homework and a sewing machine. A sense of humor is also helpful. Taught by Maxine Moore.

Hand Quilting
1/19/2013 9:30a-12:30p $45
Learn to hand-quilt. This class will introduce you to hand-quilting stitches. You will also learn about the different types of frames, batting, needles and threads used in hand quilting. This class does not teach you have to piece anything, only to do the quilting stitches that hold the three layers of a quilt together. Taught by Sheila Blair. Limit 6
More classes will be scheduled regularly so check the website often.