December 2014 News
Wow! Have we got a lot of new fabric! I know you’re going to love it all.
This is the busy month for a lot of you so we hope you take time to come and spend a day with us. Either take one of your simple classes or just come in on any day that no class is happening. Just let us know you’re coming and we’ll make room. Remember, we have gift certificates.
Please remember our senior, Rita at this time of year. So many people are needy and we appreciate you can’t give to everyone, however, if you are at Superstore, think of her and pick up a gift card and drop it off here so I can give it to her. When people are hard up, and a senior, it just doesn’t get better.
You may wish to purchase a new Bernina for Christmas. Come in and give one a try. We know you’ll fall in love.
We will be open Sunday’s in December from 12:00 to 4:00 until Christmas. We will close at 2:00 pm on Christmas Eve and we will remain closed for Christmas and Boxing Day. Please remember the reason for the season and be kind to everyone and spend plenty of time with your family and friends. Of course we’ll have our Friday Fun Days where you come and sew from 10:00-5:00 in the New Year we’ll extend that time to 8:00 pm.
Saturday, December 6th 10:00-5:00
Saturday, January 3rd 10:00-5:00
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.
Instructor: Kathy Deaton
Instruction fee: $85.00 (includes your fabric etc. to complete two placemats)
Placemat or Pillowcase Day
Saturday, December 13th or 20th 10:00-5:00
These pillowcases are the perfect gift for anyone. Because we have so much great fabric, you’ll have no problem finding just the right one to make a special person on your gift list a beautiful hand made pillowcase. As for the placemat, I saw this picture on Pinterest. That site has so many things to inspire and I thought this would be something fun and quick to make for the holiday season or any time for that matter….
Instructor: Kathy Deaton
Instruction fee: Gift card from Superstore. You can pick the denomination
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.
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!