March 2014 News
Great fun is happening for March.
Our Beginners class is scheduled for the Spring Break as requested by several interested parties. We are asking that anyone participating in our Fun Sew Days bring a gift card (Super Store) for our senior that we are helping maintain her independence.
Basically any day there is no class will be a Fun Sew Day. You are welcome to come to any or all of them. We just need to know so we can make room.
We continue to introduce the new Bernette Chicago 7 embroidery/sewing machine. At only $1,200 it is a great introduction to embroidery. Wow! We have some very happy owners! As you know, we support all our Bernina/Bernette machines with classes and instruction. We just wish more of you would take advantage of our support! You love your machines and are happy, we get that, but we wish you’d come in and get the full benefit of our Bernina Days.
Mystery Bed runner
Saturday, March 8th or Monday, March 11th from 10:00 to 5:00
Come and see the sample. I won’t post a picture as it will spoil it for other shops that are keeping it a pure mystery. I’m letting you see. How nice is that?
Class fee: $225.00
Includes fabric, patterns and backing. Everything but thread and batting to complete your bed runner that is really a double sized quilt…….
Thursday, March 20th or Monday, March 24th from 10:00 to 5:00
We provide the fabric, batting, backing and thread so you are already using the top quality fabric for your placemats. This is a comprehensive class where you’ll learn the proper use of your tools, what works, what doesn’t, strip piecing, cutting and finishing! You will complete one placemat in class and you will have enough fabric to complete another one at home or here on a non-instructional day or “free sew day”. We expect you to know nothing. Don’t think you’re not “good enough”. If you have no knowledge of quilting then this will work well for you. We’re here to get you started on the right road to a very rewarding hobby.
Instruction fee: $85.00
(includes your fabric etc. to complete two placemats)
Disappearing Nine Patch
Saturday, March 9th or Monday, March 17th
We have a couple of great kits to choose from to make a decent crib sized quilt. It is just so easy and we expect you’ll have this top completed easily in one day. This is a great project for anyone who has just completed the beginners class or anyone that enjoys the company of quilters and would like a day to just set aside to complete this project.
Kathy and August
Instruction fee: $60
(includes your kit)
Bernina Project Day
Saturday, March 15th or Monday, March 10th from 10:00 to 5:00
We’ll be making a project that will help you get the most of some of the feet that come with your machine. There are a lot of new Bernina owners so please come in and take advantage of this very informative project. We have many opportunities for you to take advantage of this. This has been designed just for Bernina Project Day and just for Kathy’s Quilt Shop. I expect you to know the basic quilting principles because this is not a learn-to-quilt class; this is a make a project class and I will tell you when to do something and what foot will work best.
Participation fee: A Superstore gift card of any denomination for our Senior
Saturday, March 29th from 10:00 to 5:00
Lets explore embroidering with minke, or embroidering on towels. Bring all your equipment and be prepared to spend time watching your machine do all the work.
Participation fee: Superstore gift card of your choice.
Friday Fun Day
Every Friday from 10 am to 8 pm is Friday Fun Day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll make room for you. We have nothing but fun and laughter with a great group of people. We encourage you to come in and sew with us on non-instructional days.
Of course we’d love to support every fabric store out there but we can’t if we want to continue so we expect you to only use fabric you’ve purchased here for your free sew days, fun days, and classes.
About copyright, you must purchase or own the pattern or book for the class being taught. No photocopies will be allowed and each student must have their own purchased pattern or book. No photocopies will be allowed at any of our drop in days or Friday Fun Days.
Please refrain from using any kind of perfume while taking a class or joining a group or coming to sew. There are a couple of people that have severe reactions, like death! Also, we’re tired of listening to your cell phone, your text sounds and your private conversations. It’s not polite. So don’t do it while taking classes, joining a group or coming to sew.
We continue to support those that design patterns. You will need to have your own purchased copy of a pattern that we teach, that you come in to sew on a play day, or group. If it’s a pattern we have designed then we can give you a copy…but you can’t copy and pass it on; it’s illegal. I hope you all understand how important it is. We want designers to keep on designing. If we don’t support them, they will stop creating.
A word about copyright:
As you know, some of the classes we offer require you to purchase a book or pattern. Since the information contained in those books and patterns is considered "copyrighted" material, it is illegal to photocopy all or any portion of the information, even just to share with a friend to use during a class. We all want to support the creative efforts of the hard-working Designers who develop our favourite quilt patterns and encourage them to continue to publish and create.
In order to do that, we must properly compensate them for sharing their ideas with us by purchasing their books and patterns. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration!
Here's a little community announcement for anyone in Prince George and area that wish to help this worthwhile venture.
My name is Mandy
and with the help of my friend Liz
, we have started a not for profit organization
that will help those who would not normally be able to afford a prom dress receive one for free. We are calling it Prince George Dress Dreams.
A facebook page
has been started to advertise and inform the community of our endeavor:
to visit our Facebook Page
What Prince George Dress Dreams is looking for, is a few students to be nominated by a teacher, Councilor, or a member of our community not related to the student.
These students should be of a "deserving" nature. A student that may be low income, a teen mom, have overcome adversity, gone through an illness or perhaps experienced the loss of a family member. All nominated must be graduating this year.
This is the first year for this project, but we are hoping it will be received warmly by the community.
We feel that there is a need in our community for this project and we were hoping that your organization could help us out by spreading the word.
Please let me know if you need more info.
You can e-mail me at email@example.com
or call my cell 250-301-8401