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Thursday,  June 21, 2018

2018 ROW BY ROW GOING ON NOW!

June 2018

ROW by ROW Starts – June 21
One and Done Sew-In – June 23, 10 till done
Decorative Stitches – June 24, 1-4:30
Beginning Quiltmaking Boot Camp – June 25-28, 12-5
Beginning Machine Quilting; June 29; 12-2
Basic Binding; June 29; 2:30-4:30
Mystery Club – June 30, 9-11 or 11:30-1:30
Fancy Stitches – June 30   CANCELLED

July 2018

Niemeyer Sit and Sew – July 6, 10-5
Saturday Sampler – July 7, 9:30-10:30
Summer Solstice Queen – July 7, 8, 9 times vary
Tucker University – Split Rects – July 10, 11-2 or 6-9, or July 13, 1-4, or July 14, 10-1
Continuum Quilting Project – July 14, 1:30-3:15 or 3:15-5
Color Theory - July 15, 12-5
Quilting Angels – July 16, 10-4
Sewcial General Sewing Day – July 17, 10-5
Saturday Sampler Sew In – July 17, 5-8 or July 20, 1-4
Christmas in July – July 21-28
       Christmas Stars Quilt – July 21, 10:30-5
       Dresden Christmas Neighborhood – July 22, 12:30-5
       Kids Christmas Project – July 23, 10:30-3
       Giving Tree Wallhanging – July 24, 11-3
       Christmas Disappearing Nine Patch – July 26, 11-3
       AccuQuilt Christmas Project – July 27, 10:30-3:30
       Christmas “Bowl Fillers” Wool Project – July 28, 2-4
Beginning Quiltmaking – July 29, August 5, 12, 19
Niemeyer Technique of the Month Bootcamp – July 17 (fabric selection),
     July 30, 31, August 1-4, 10-5


Row By Row starts today!! 




ONE AND DONE - THIS SATURDAY!

Our first One and Done Retreat is on for Saturday and we have been cutting our little hearts out!

Those of you who are coming need to bring the following notions!

Rotary cutter (for your subcutting), personal cutting mat and 12"ish rotary cutting ruler

(We have some new pretty aqua personal sized cutting mats
available!)

If you signed up for the Studio 180 kits you need to bring:
Wing Clipper 2.
Studio 180 Magic Wand
Marking Tool  (we have some great new Frixion pens!)

See you there!

KIDS KAMP

A special thank you to our Kids Kamp attendees and their teachers for another successful Kids Kamp!  Y'all were great and we are sOOOO impressed with our kids' sewing skills!  Keep it up!



MYSTERY CLUB NOTES FROM PAM...

Our group cruised past the halfway point for Mystery Club #13.  We have made at least four different blocks.  Some have constructed their project using traditional methods, others have given the Studio 180 rulers a try.  Either way, the results are going to be a spectacular surprise.  And so we have the mystery!  No more cutting for this series, but please bring all your fabrics and completed blocks.  We are going to start part of the assembly.  Come try to guess where this is going.  Hope to see you Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


JANOME 9400 in stock - ready to go home with you today!!  It's a winner!

We love the Janome 9400!  It has tons of bells and whistles for the dedicated machine quilter.  Some of the best features include:

11" throatspace to the right of the needle - you can work on larger projects easily!
Auto foot lift - the presserfoot lifts and lowers automatically when you press down or come off of the foot pedal - you camn keep you hands on your project, your work is more accurate.  You will be spoiled by this feature!  
NEW HP Needleplate - get the most PERFECT 1/4" seams when you use this new needleplate!  
Built in USB port connection (connection directly to any PC and you can charge your USB devices!
Stitch Composer Stitch Creation Software (design your own stitches)
Retractable High Light (More light where you need it!)
AND LOTS MORE!


KOALA SUMMERTIME FLOOR MODEL SALE!

June kicks off Koala's Summertime Floor Model Sale!  All of our floor models are discounted of MSRP, you don't have to wait for your cabinet to be built and you don't have to pay for shipping!   It's ALL GOOD!

We have in stock a white SewMate, a teak Cub and a teak RollAbout!  Check em out and take em home!  We need to make space for new cabinets coming into the shop!


                  



           
 Notes from Joey...

Did you notice the parakeet on Bonnies shoulder in the Kids Kamp picture?  That bird was in the shop all day long and Mama didn't take me to the shop to see it.  

She said that she had the bird on her shoulder and on her head too.  I knew she smelled funny when she came home!  I might not have really good eyes, but there's nothing wrong with my nose, by golly.

I still love my 'STROS!

Licks and kisses, Joey        
                 

QUILTING ANGELS - CHARITY QUILTERS 



This is a picture from Monday’s charity bee day.  Donna from Methodist Sugar Land Hospital came by to pick up the baby items we had ready for their community baby shower.  We gave her 20 nursing aprons with boning in the top, 20 flat nursing covers, 3 baby quilts, 1 baby blanket, and 159 burp cloths with coordinating sets of nursing pads! We are almost finished sewing up our donations; we have a few more burp cloths and nursing covers to make.  We will get those to Donna before the event in early August.

 

I got an email from Connie this week, who does a lot of binding for us.  She has a friend who has been receiving cancer treatments. Her friend let her know that she was delighted to receive a quilt from the Quilting Angels at the oncologist’s office where we donate lap quilts.  It was a quilt that Connie had sewn down the binding on, and it was really nice for her to see what a difference it made for her friend! 

 

We have another sweet story to share as well.  One of our ladies, Lyn, was hand sewing binding on a charity quilt, and visiting with some neighborhood children while she worked.  Lyn explained to the kids that the Quilting Angels make quilts to give away to people who need them.  The children told her that they know someone who needed a quilt.  Their coach had recently died by suicide, and his son, who is on their team, was taking it really hard.  She inquired if it was okay to give him the quilt, and of course we said, “Absolutely”.  When she finished the binding, she was able to give the nine-year-old boy the quilt.  It is a children’s quilt with a space and planets theme.  Apparently, he loves space, so it was the perfect quilt for him. 

 

We love hearing these feedback stories!  It makes us feel like we are doing the right thing to bless people by using our skills to make quilts to give away.

 

We will meet to sew quilt tops again on Monday, July 16.  We welcome anyone who would like to sew for charity to join us between 10:00 and 3:00.  I can be reached by emailing Susan at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.

 

Doing good for others makes it a better world for us all, Susan



 


Classes at Quilter's Emporium

If you are interested in taking one of our classes, you can either sign
up in person at the shop or over the phone, by calling 281.491.0016.

Skill level Scale
Beginner - Student has no piecing or quilting experience
Experienced Beginner - Student has attended Beginning Quiltmaking Class or equivalent.

Intermediate- Student has completed a few quilt tops and is ready to "grow" their skills. A confident piecer.

It is the student's responsibility to remind the clerk at the time of checkout, if fabric or notions are being purchased for a class, qualifying for a 15% discount.  We cannot go back to previous sales tickets to issue discounts.  We appreciate your help in this.

CLUBS

Mystery Club
We have made at least four different blocks.  Some have constructed their project using traditional methods, others have given the Studio 180 rulers a try.  Either way, the results are going to be a spectacular surprise.  And so we have the mystery!  No more cutting for this series, but please bring all your fabrics and completed blocks.  We are going to start part of the assembly.  
Come try to guess where this is going.  Hope to see you then!

Leader - Pam Brown   brown@quiltersemporium.com
June 30
; 9-11; 11:30-1:30

Westalee CONTINUUM!
This is a project based class to learn the techniques and tools in the Westalee Continuum Quilting Set, not the basic guide class.  We have had a number of people ask to join the class so I have set up a new section that will start on May 12.  If you wish to join us, please sign up today!  You must have had the Westalee guide class.  If you purchased the Westalee Continuum set from us, the class is FREE!  If you did not, you pay $50 for the classes.  
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

July 141:30-3:15 or 3:15-5

Accuquilt Club

Our AccuQuilt Club is for everybody!  If you have purchased AccuQuilt supplies at the shop, we offer this class to you for free as a thank you!  If you like the project or are interested in potentially purchasing an AccuQuilt cutter, please join us for one of our meetings.  The cost of $30 will be refunded if you decide to purchase a Go! or a Go Big!  These tools make cutting a breeze, and perfectly accurate as well as really fast!

June's project will be a patriotic table runner using flying geese dies, as well as several dies from the Qube.  July's project will focus on Christmas ideas and dies, 
from gift bags and mug rugs to ???  (shhh!  It's a Christmas surprise!)

Teacher - Bonnie McCormick

July 27, 10:30-3:30


Fancy Stitches!

A new club exploring embellishment of your projects with hand embroidery.  Great for wool projects, crazy quilts, and other needlework designs.  
Saturday; June 30; 2-4 (Cancelled)
Saturday, July 28; 2-4  (Bowl Fillers - taught by Rose Ann - Kit and class $35)


Saturday Sampler

Be sure to come to the Saturday Sampler with your Show and Tells!  Saturday Sampler is a fun way to learn new skills, visit with your new quilting buddies and get a chance to make a beautiful quilt! 

General Meeting – Saturday, July 7;  9:30-10:30

Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins

June 15, 9-12

July 17, 5-8, July 20, 1-4





Tucker University - Cost $20

SPLIT RECTS!

Our July class is based on the Split Rects ruler.  These units are generally made using plastic templates, or at least, they were until Deb Tucker invented this ruler! The basic shape created is a half rectangle, which can be used to make crisp, clean, strong star points as well as a variety of other border and block additions.

 Coming in August - Diamond Rects - This is an essential for Storm at Sea!

 Teacher - Pam Baum

Choice of 4 classes - Tuesday, July 10, 11-2 or 6-9, Friday July 13, 1-4, 
Saturday, July 14, 10-1

Please sign up in advance so that 

we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!

Teacher – Pam Baum

UFO Night - $5

All are welcome to our monthly UFO evening!  Join us for fun, fabric and fellowship, and work on your Un-Finished Object!  Staffers are always happy to offer advice if you are in need.  Bring a stack to share and a quilting-related project to show off for extra door prize tickets!

Leader - Pam Baum
Upcoming UFO nights
July 13, 6-10
August 10, 6-10
September - (will be the annual pillowcase challenge)
October 12, 6-10


GENERAL CLASSES

(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
pam@quiltersemporium.com

SAVE THE DATES
More details will be following next week, but we wanted you to know about the great week of Christmas classes we have planned in July.

July 21 (Saturday) will be Elizabeth's Christmas Star quilt.  We have already added a picture and more description - it's a great quilt and could be made of any fabric, but looks especially great in her selection of Christmas fabrics!

July 22 (Sunday) is Pam Brown's day of the Dresden.  She will be teaching her class to make a Christmas neighborhood in the shape of a Dresden plate.  It's a wallhanging, uses a Dresden ruler and fusible, so there's no need to fret over getting 20 pieces to lay flat in a circle!

July 23 (Monday) is Kids Day.  Pam Baum and Bonnie McCormick will be hosting a gathering to create Christmas presents, decorations, etc.  Ages 8 and up.  (yes, adults are welcome too!)

July 24 (Tuesday) will be focused on use of the Mini Quick Curve Ruler to create "The Giving Tree."  Pam Baum will be teaching use of this great tool that makes pieced curves easy.  It's a great wallhanging or table topper and could be made with different colors for each season.

July 26 (Thursday) is a day for beginners or anyone who wants to get a quilt done quickly.  Pattie Fox is teaching the Disappearing Nine Patch, which is an easy quilt that looks quite complex.  Made with precut squares, it goes together in a snap.

July 27 (Friday) is AccuQuilt day.  Bonnie McCormick will be focused on a variety of Christmas projects, using AccuQuilt dies for piecing and applique, even adding some machine embroidery.

And last, but certainly not least, July 28 (Saturday), Rose Ann Cook will be celebrating Christmas week with "Bowl Fillers."  What's a bowl filler?  A really cute hand applique project, finishing at 4" x 6".  There are snowmen, Santas, cardinals, reindeer - all in the same pattern.  These guys will definitely add charm to holiday decorations.

We're still working on some details, but we want you to know about some of our great classes coming in the next few months!

Cathedral Windows - August Thursdays 9, 16, 23, 30

Clockworx, a beginner Judy Niemeyer paper piecing project, August 18

Scalloped Borders and Bias Binding, August 24 or September 1

Machine Embroidery Clutch in the Hoop, September 9

Winter Traditions, a Niemeyer Snowflake Quilt, September 22, 23, 24



Christmas Dresden 
Neighborhood - $35

 
NOTE:  We do know that the picture at right is a Halloween Dresden Neighborhood (isn't it cute?), but we don't have our Christmas sample done yet and we wanted you to see the project asap.


Join us for a Sunday afternoon of fusing fun!  We will teach you the basics of making a happy Christmas neighborhood in the shape of Dresden plate, a great wallhanging to celebrate the holiday season.  You will create a variety of wonky houses to express your holiday vibe - silly, traditional, or whatever else you desire!

 Teacher - Pam Brown

Sunday, July 22, 12:30-5





Giving Tree Wallhanging or 

Table Topper - $30

 We have a great project that looks much more difficult than it actually is, suitable for anyone of advanced beginner stage and above.  Yes, it's curved piecing, but this is the Quick Curve Ruler method, which makes for beautifully perfect blocks.  For all who have listened to Pam Baum wax eloquent on the wonders of the Studio 180 rulers, you know that she loves to trim down her units to make them as perfect as possible.  Here is another ruler that follows the same principle, only with curves!  Join us for a fun day of sewing, learn the wonders of the mini-QCR, and make a great project all at the same time!

Teacher - Pam Baum

Tuesday, July 24, 11-3 (but you can stay later if you want!)




Disappearing Nine Patch, Christmas Style - $45, 
Includes 2 charm packs and pattern

 We just love the variety of designs that can be created using this method of piecing.  In this beginner class, Pattie will lead you through the process of making nine patch blocks and then cutting them to pieces!  If you have ever thought that you might need permission to cut up your pieced blocks, Pattie is the person to encourage that practice.  For piecers of all skill levels, this is a class sure to be fun and productive.

 Teacher - Pattie Fox

Thursday, July 26, 11-3


Christmas Stars - $40 (includes pattern)
Let's use your Studio 180 V Block and Square Squared Rulers to make these star blocks in seasonal colors. Set on-point, these stars can made in the most elegant or cheerful or metallic fabrics. Other possibilities will be explored for making borders for this quilt. Put your Tucker University skills to a practical use. The quilt measures a practical 62 inches square with the borders as shown. Pattern included.
Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham
Saturday, July 21, 10:30-5



Summertime Boot Camps

If you have ever wanted to spend a week immersed in a quilt project, we have a couple of options for you this summer.  The first is Beginning Quiltmaking.  This is a 4 day class that takes the participants through the entire process of making a quilt.  It's a great introduction to the art of quiltmaking!  And the fifth day of that week can be spent learning machine quilting and binding - it's always great to know the basics of finishing the project!

We are excited to announce another Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month class, this time as 6 days in a row!  Our Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews, will lead the class through the entire process of paper-piecing a quilt using the efficient Niemeyer methods.  This is a class for anybody who is familiar with their sewing machine.  Six days in a row - and you can leave your machine and supplies at the shop instead of hauling them back and forth.  Check out the information in our classes section for more information.

Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month Class BOOTCAMP  – Cost $280
If you have ever wanted to make a Niemeyer quilt, this is your chance.  We have opened up a second class!  Even if you have never done foundation paper piecing, this is your opportunity to learn and to create a masterpiece with the instruction and advice from our Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews.  She will walk you through all the steps, from picking your fabric to using the template papers to all the various sewing techniques.  You have your choice of quilts - Glacier Star, Mariner's Compass, Paradise in Bloom, and Vintage Rose - and choice of sizes - wallhanging or queen.  

The class fee, $280, includes 6 full day sessions.  
The cost of the pattern and fabric is additional. 
Please call the shop (281-491-0016) or email pam@quiltersemporium.com for more information.  If you are interested, 
we need to know as soon as possible.

 
Join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, with the pattern of your choice, for a fun and productive class.  The cost of the pattern is separate and dependent on your choice of quilt/technique of the month.  Glacier Star – base $65, extension to queen $25.  Mariner’s Compass – base $65, extension $25.  Paradise in Blooms – base - $95, extension $45.  Vintage Rose – wall hanging $65, queen $82.

Teacher – Jan Mathews
July 30 - August 4 

 
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