March 2015 News
We have continued to offer our bright and beautiful (Die Beautiful with Accuquilt Go Dies) for the month of March. So many people were working with or attending the games that they were disappointed they missed this class. This is something we’ve designed to be simple enough for anyone that has taken our beginner class. Depending on the size you make, you’ll have the top complete in one day! How fun is that! There is no pattern for this as I saw it on the Kaffe site and they just used the Accuquilt go cutter and die to cut the pieces and so I did the same! Come on in and select your fabric and you’ll need to pre cut before class.
As you see, we have plenty of free sew days for you to enjoy. We love to have people in to spend time with fellow quilters. This is not an instructional day but a day to work on projects you’ve started and just need time away from home so you have no household distractions. We prefer that you use fabric you’ve purchased from us, however, we realize, if you’re from out of town, that’s not likely so we love to have you join us.
As some of you are aware, we help out a disabled couple struggling to make ends meet. We appreciate your gift cards to Superstore and some of our classes have a gift card denomination as the class fee. Some of you also donate cards if you participate in our Friday Fun Day and Free Sew Day. That’s totally voluntary but nice for the couple. We have made their Christmas much better because of the kind hearted donations from a lot of you. Sometimes, they didn’t know if they would have enough food for the cupboard. How is that possible in this great country? Falling through the cracks is how. I have first hand knowledge of this couple so I know it’s not a scam like so many Go Fund Me and Facebook cries for help are. We have to be so careful these days!
Saturday, March 7th
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
fee: $85.00 (includes your
fabric etc. to complete two placemats)
Please no perfume on class day
Die Beautiful (Accuquilt Go Die Beautiful)
Saturday, March 14, and/or 28th 10:00-5:00
Tuesday, March 10, 17, and/or 24th 10:00-5:00
This is a design that utilizes the Accuquilt Go cutter and the appropriate die for this shape. Don’t worry, we’ll let you use our cutter, if you don’t have one of your own, to prep for this class. This is a great design to showcase batiks or Kaffe fabrics. Lucky we have plenty of both! You will need to pre-cut your fabric so you’re ready on class day. We have three opportunities for you to sign up on two different days. Come to one or come to them all. We just have to know.
Instructor: Kathy and August Deaton
Instruction fee: $30 in gift cards to Superstore
Please no perfume on class 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 appreciate you purchasing here for your free sew days, fun days, and classes.
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!