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Thursday,  May 24, 2018


MAY

Judy Niemeyer Sunrise Mixer – May 25, June 8, June 22, 10-5
Mystery Club – May 26, 9-11 OR 11:30-1:30
Fancy Stitches – May 26, 2-47,
Sew Steady Guide Class – May 28; 10-1

June 2018

Tucker University – Corner Pop – June 1, 1-4, or June 5, 11-2 or 6-9, or June 9, 10-1
Saturday Sampler – June 2, 9:30-10:30
Lone Star (part 2) – June 2, 1-4:30
Beginning Quiltmaking (part 4) – June 3, 12-5
Niemeyer Sit and Sew – June 4, 10-5
Sew-cial – June 7, 10-5
Niemeyer Sunrise Mixer (parts 2 and 3) – June 8 and 22, 10-5
UFO Night – June 8, 6-10
Continuum Quilting Project – June 9, 1:30-3:15 or 3:15-5
Beginning Machine Quilting – June 10, 12-2 or June 29, 10-12
Basic Binding – June 10, 2:30-4:30 or June 29, 1-3
Kid’s Kamp – June 11-15 (M-Th, 9-3, F 9-12)
Saturday Sampler Sew-In – June 12, 5-8, or June 15, 9-12
Color Theory – June 16, 10-3   FULL
Sew Steady Guide Class – June 17, 12-2:30
Quilting Angels Charity Bee – June 18, 10-4
Quilt-As-You-Go – June 19, 11-3
Patriotic Table Runner (AccuQuilt project) – June 20, 11-3
Desert Sky, beginner Niemeyer project – June 21, 10-5
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, 2-4


We are open all Memorial Weekend!

Each Memorial Day, I pause to think of my dad, a WWII veteran.  He suffered a head injury on January 2, 2000.  He was in a nursing home when the attacks of 9/11 occurred and he watched with horror as did the rest of the nation the terrifying events on TV.  Dad wrote many, many letters to President Bush, telling him that he was ready to deploy to defend our nation.  Of course the letters were never mailed, but I cherish that memory of his deep desire to serve the country that he loved so much.  

We are thankful to all of the our brave men and women who have served our country so well, both in the US military or as a first responder in all of our communities.  We deeply appreciate your service!  



ONE AND DONE!  - HAVE YOU EVER WANTED TO MAKE A QUILTS OF VALOR QUILT---NOW'S YOUR CHANCE?


"One and Done" is a one day in-shop retreat where, for $125, you will get a completely precut quilt kit, lunch, snack and a goodie bag!

We start sewing at 10am and sew all day long.  You can even stay a late if you want to!  You don't have to be here all day if you don't want to or you can't, but the option is there for you.  You will be provided with complete instructions on how to complete the top on your own.   Easy-peasy!  The goal is that you can get the project done in one day AND you don't have to press if you don't want to.  We will have pressers available to press for you!  

Lisa, one of our guests who has already signed up, is going to make her's a Quilts of Valor quilt by adding a border.  What a great idea!  So if you have always planned or wanted to make a Quilts of Valor quilt, this could be your opportunity to do so...and you don't have to cut it out!!!  Finished size of the project is 56" square.  That is a great size to put on a table, hang on the wall or back of a sofa.

Our first "One and Done" is scheduled for Saturday, June 23 and will start at 10am.  Sign up soon so that we can have all of the kits cut in time!

 

Kids' Kamp Coming up!  Sign up soon!




We're doing it again!  We will build on skills learned last year for our returning kampers and we will teach the newbies what they need to make a quilt!  The fee includes a week of fun and games as well as lots of instruction and supervision.  Kampers should complete at least 2 projects over the course of the week, learn about piecing and quilting, and have a great time.  We will not be repeating the projects from last year, so no rail fences, but we will be helping the kampers create age-appropriate quilts.  Ages 9 and up.  If no sewing machine is available, we can rent one for the week.  Fabric for quilts will be in addition to the class fee, and will receive our regular 15% discount.  Please email bonnie@quiltersemporium.com with questions (she is our leader on this class!).

Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum

June 11-15 (M-Th 9-3, F 9-12)



                  




           
 Notes from Joey...

Mama's home!  I was asleep when she walked in the door at 1am, but when I saw her, I jumped up fast and was very happy!  

She didn't bring me anything from Portland or California, but I guess that is OK.  All she brought Papa was a coffee cup...so I'm good!  

Mama said that several international salespeople from Benartex asked about me and how I was doing.   Well, when I meet someone, 
I sure make an impression, don't I?  I liked them too!  Maybe someday I will get a chance to go back to Quilt Market.      

She told me all about her going to see the ocean and driving up the Scenic Pacific Hwy 101.  She said that the Pacific Ocean WAS there!  She had a lot of fun..but it is weird...she didn't buy any new Birkenstocks...what's up with that?  

I will be in the shop this Memorial Day weekend so come and say "Hi!".

Licks
and kisses, Joey
                         

QUILTING ANGELS - CHARITY QUILTERS 



We had a good turnout Monday for Quilting Angels.  Two new people were able to join us.  Some ladies worked on quilt tops, and some ladies worked on nursing covers or burp cloths.  Several people chose to hand bind quilts.  We got a lot done.  Claire contributed two more of her lovely crocheted prayer shawls.  Thank you to all who help with our sewing projects! 

The next Quilting Angels bee day is Monday, June 18.  That day will be devoted to finishing up our baby shower items for Methodist Sugar Land Hospital.  This is our favorite project of the year.  We have made a terrific start.  Peggy has single-handedly made about 20 nursing aprons.  Mary has machine embroidered about 30 burp cloths.  

Many others have helped, and we are all having fun with it! If you ever want to contribute to quilting for charity, but can’t make the Monday bees, we are happy to get supplies to you to work on at home.  You can email me at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.  I can arrange to get whatever you want to work on to you.  Some people like to bind while watching TV.  I can send you home with a bag full of quilts, or just one or two. 

Measure twice, cut once
Susan

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MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE...



The temperature is going up!  It is definitely time to stay indoors and sew!  If you need something to do between you quilting projects consider dropping by and picking up 1 or 20 pillowcases.  The staff is happy to provide them to you.  Our kits are free.  We just ask that you return the finished pillowcases to QE for our Hospices. 

I know you get tired of us saying it, but between the March Madness Challenge and trying to prepare for the 24 hour Sew-A-Thon we have a shortage of large pieces of print fabric.    The pillowcase bodies are 27 “X WOF.   We have lots of 10 inch tops and 2 ½ inch trim strips cut and ready to go as soon as we have bodies cut.  Would you consider donating yardage of 100% cotton fabric from your collection (or purchasing a yard or two)?  Thank you in advance for any donation you can make. 

Currently Quilter’s Emporium has donated 501 pillowcases just this year!  Great job everyone!  The National count is 770,983.


Happy sewing,
Karen& Barbara


 


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 started slowly, because we will be offering optional cutting instructions as well as support for those of you who opted to use some of the Studio 180 rulers.  The May meeting is this Saturday!Come join us!  9:00 a.m. - 11:00a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leader - Pam Brown   brown@quiltersemporium.com
May
26; 9-11; 11:30-1:30


Westalee CONTINUUM!
This is the 4th class in the Series.  
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
Saturday, June 9; 1:30-3:15
NEW Class;  Saturday, June 9; 3:15 - 5  


Fancy Stitches!
A new club exploring embellishment of your projects with hand embroidery.  Great for wool projects, crazy quilts, and other needlework designs.  
Leader - Lori Demars
Saturday; May 26; 2-4

Saturday Sampler


Our Saturday Sampler group is now halfway there!

Rose Ann is going to share with us some of the things she saw at Quilt Market!  Hmmm what is going to be coming into the shop later this year?  Maybe she will show you - get the scoop before anyone else!

General Meeting – Saturday, June 2;  9:30-10:30

Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins
June 12, 5-8; June 15, 9-12


UFO Nights – Cost $5

UFO night this month falls on Friday the 13th!  Throw out your negative ideas about that special day and join us for fun, fellowship, food, and surprises!  If you are a first-timer, we have a special treat for you!  Bring a project to work on, a snack to share, and yourself.  If you purchase $50 of merchandise, we waive the $5 fee.  Please call to let us know you plan to attend - we want to be sure to have enough space!
Leaders – Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Friday, June 8, 6-10 pm


Tucker University - Cost $20


June is the month that many of you have been waiting for!  Last year we featured the Corner Pop ruler as part of our Rock My Christmas sales because our resident Studio 180 teacher picked it as her favorite.  Take the class and see why!  No more squares for flipping corners!  Create beautiful new blocks - you are only limited by your imagination!  

Teacher - Pam Baum

Friday, June 1, 1-4, Tuesday, June 5, 11-2 or 6-9, Saturday, June 9, 10-1


Please sign up in advance so that 
we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!

Teacher – Pam Baum



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

Kids Kamp - June 11 - 15
Color Theory with Jan Mathews - June 16, 10-3 OR July 15 12-5.

Kids' Kamp - $150

We're doing it again!  We will build on skills learned last year for our returning kampers and we will teach the newbies what they need to make a quilt!  The fee includes a week of fun and games as well as lots of instruction and supervision.  Kampers should complete at least 2 projects over the course of the week, learn about piecing and quilting, and have a great time.  We will not be repeating the projects from last year, so no rail fences, but we will be helping the kampers create age-appropriate quilts.  Ages 9 and up.  If no sewing machine is available, we can rent one for the week.  Fabric for quilts will be in addition to the class fee, and will receive our regular 15% discount.  Please email bonnie@quiltersemporium.com with questions 
(she is our leader on this class!).

Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum

June 11-15 (M-Th 9-3, F 9-12)


Quilt As You Go - $40

Learn how to quilt small sections, then attach them after the quilting process to create a quilt of any size.  These are skills that will translate well to the Metro Tiles Block of the Month and can open new doors to the quilting process for you.  The class will spend time on free motion quilting and several methods of quilting as you go.

Teacher - Pam Baum

Sunday, May 20, 12:30 - 4:30  FULL
Tuesday, June 19, 11-3









** Color Theory - $57**

 Are you struggling with choosing fabrics for your project? Do you remember studying the Color Wheel in school but don't recall the specifics you learned or how to apply what you remember?  Here is your opportunity to get a refresher and a couple of new tips for applying color theory to commercial fabrics for selecting your fabrics for a "WOW" project.  You will begin a Color Journal which will become an important quilting tool for helping you create amazing quilts with "impact".  Lecture format - no sewing machine required.  All levels.  come play with color!!!

Teacher - Jan Mathews

June 16, 10-3  FULL

July 15, 12-5



Lone Star - $60
Make this stunning Lone Star project using foundation fabric so that your piecing is exact.  Use this as the center of a larger project that you want to design.  Put some borders around it, with or without blocks.  An easy technique that has attracted a lot of attention in the shop!  Sign up soon..this will fill up fast!
Teacher - Lori Demars

Saturdays, May 19 and June 2, 12-5





Summer Solstice - $107 

 Summer Solstice is a great “beginner” (as in never paper pieced) project.  It is also a wonderful project for the more experienced quilter to experiment with color placement within the various design elements.  The class will break down the various elements of the pattern and walk you through the Judy Niemeyer paper piecing process.  At Fall Market Quiltworx.com introduced a queen version of Summer Solstice - there are small modifications to the New York Beauty element, adds a newly designed pieced border, and a pieced outside borders (first seen in Mariner’s Compass Technique of the Month).  For this class you be constructing the queen pattern as it has eliminated the 16 “Y” seams and makes the construction process incredibly fast and easy.  Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer / Quiltworx, will lead you through the Judy Niemeyer process in a calm, positive, and supportive class room setting.  
Teacher - Jan Mathews
July 7, 8, 9; 10-5

Sunrise Mixer - $107

Sunrise Mixer introduces the newest iteration of design by Judy Niemeyer Quilting for Quiltworx.com.  Access to Quiltster is required (monthly $9.99 subscription available).  You are the designer in that you select from an assortment of “filler” designs for each segment of the pattern.  Once you have made your selections, you submit your pattern choices to Quiltworx.com and your custom pattern (papers and instructions) is assembled and shipped to you.  If you prefer, you can focus on specific techniques by purchasing a “Sunrise Mixer” prepackaged pattern - there are five:  Allisyn’s Wondered Land, Butterfly Garden, Evergreen Tree Skirt, Shattered Ruby, or Sunsational Magnolia.  Once you have determined your pattern, join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, for working your way through the various techniques utilized by these patterns.  This class is not for a beginner (less than 2 quilts made).  No prior paper-piecing experience is required.     
Teacher - Jan Mathews
May 25, June 8, and June 22, 10-5

Desert Sky - $57

 

Have you looked at Judy Niemeyer quilts and thought "I don't think I could do that"?  Desert Sky is a beginner quilt that anyone with a bit if experience can do!  All you need to know is basic sewing, how your machine works, and our Quiltworx Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews, will teach you the rest.  This one day class will have you well on your way to making a beautiful paper pieced quilt.

Teacher - Jan Mathews

Thursday, June 21, 10-5


Sew-cial General Sit and Sew - $10 

Do you enjoy sewing in a group environment?  Do you sometimes need advice on your project - fabric choices, piecing methods, construction or quilting ideas?  Join us on our Sew-cial days - our staff is very experienced and will help with whatever you need!  If you are unavailable for the Saturday Sampler sew-ins, this is an additional opportunity for help with your block.  If you are making a quilt of Studio 180 blocks, we are full of advice!  
This may be the best $10 you spend all month!

Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum

Thursday, June 7; 10-5

Judy Niemeyer Sew Day - $10

Judy Niemeyer Sew Days (NOT a class) are dedicated to ONLY Judy Niemeyer projects.  Jan Mathews, a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting, will be available to answer questions and get over trouble spots.  Several dates have changed to the second class of Technique of the Month.  We will be adding additional days, please check back with us!

Teacher: Jan Mathews
June 6; 10-5


BASIC CLASSES


Beginning Quilt Making - $70
Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, read patterns, and how to make the same quilt top that has been taught to over 1200 students over the years.
Level:  Beginner
Teacher:  Rose Ann Cook
May 13, 27, June 3;  12-5
BOOTCAMP (all classes completed in 4 consecutive days) June 25-28; 12-5

Beginning Machine Quilting - $30

If you are ready to learn to use your domestic sewing machine to quilt your quilt tops, then this is the class for you.  Rose Ann walks you through the entire process so that you can go home and start machine quilting that stack! 
You will need to bring your sewing machine, a walking foot (even
feed foot) and a darning foot (free motion foot). 
 
Level: Beginner

Teacher: Rose Ann Cook

June 10; 12-2
June 29; 12-2


Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher:  Vikki Youngmeyer
Level:  Beginner
June 10; 2:30-4:30
June 29; 2:30-4:30

Westalee Quilting Templates Guide Class
If you purchased and received your Sew Steady table and quilting templates, then this is the class that will help you learn how to use them.  
Attendees, please bring 2-3 fat quarter sized "quilt sandwiches" to practice upon.  It's a great idea to use Sullivan's Basting Spray between the layers of the fabric and batting.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
May 28; 10-1

 
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