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 Thursday,  April 27, 2017



APRIL

Intermediate Machine Quilting; April 28; 1:00-4:30
Mystery Club; April 29; 9:30-11 OR 11:30-1
Accuquilt Qube Klub; April 29; 2-5
Lone Star, April 30 and May 21; 12-5

MAY

Greater Houston Quilt Guild Quilt Show, May 5 & 6 Stafford Center
         Stop by and see us when you visit the show!

Patriotic-Themed ideas; May 6, 10:30 - 12:30
Saturday Sampler, May 6, 1-2
Beginning Quiltmaking; May 7, 14, 28 & June 4, 12-5
Color Theory' May 8, 10-5
Judy Neimeyer Sew Day; May 12, 10-5
UFO Night; May 12, 6-10
Jo Morton Club; May 13, 10-12
Wool Applique Club, May 13, 1:30-4
Intermediate Machine Quilting, May 15, 6-9pm
Quilting Angels Charity Bee; May 15, 10-4
Americana Collage Class; May 20, 10:30-4:30
Lone Star; Part 2; May 21, 12-5
Love Links Quilt; May 25, 6-9 OR May 26, 1-4
Mystery Club; May 27, 9:30-11 or 11:30-1
Qube Klub; May 27, 2-5


QUILT GUILD OF GREATER HOUSTON QUILT SHOW

Don't forget to stop by Quilter's Emporium before or after the Quilt Guild of Greater Houston Quilt Show at the Stafford Center on Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6!  Let's support our guilds whenever we can. It takes a lot of volunteers and effort to produce these wonderful quilt shows and I know the Houston Quilt Guild will appreciate your attendance.  There is always lots to see and the quilts are beautiful!  

Here, in the shop, we will be demo some great tools, have a great fabric sale and a prize basket drawing!  Stop by, we'd love to see you!

KWILT KAMP - This Summer!

Quilter's Emporium is proud to announce Kwilt Kamp, our version of a week-long summer camp for kids.  We will teach color theor
y, sewing machine usage, and all the basics of creating a quilt top.  Projects will begin with a pillowcase and advance to include a wallhanging and tote bag, and culminate with a quilt top.  

Week of June 12 - 16  9am-4pm   12 years old and older.  
Week of July 10 - 14   9am-4pm   ages 8 - 11

$275/student if they bring their own sewing machine; Project kits included
$325/student if we provide a machine.   Project kits included

If you know someone who might be interested in this program, please share.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to expose a young person to the creative joy of sewing, please contact 
pam@quiltersemporium.com.  

Notions (scissors, seam rippers, etc.) will be provided by the student. Sign up before May 6 and save $25.

           
 Notes from Joey...      


It sure has been pretty outside!  

Jack and Emma and Sophie and I are having a ball running the fence with our neighbors and playing and laying in the grass.  And it isn't hot outside which makes it perfect for us pups!

Have you been in your yard this week?

aaahh choooo!  (excuse me)     

Licks and kisses, your pal, Joey!
                                                                


QUILTING ANGELS CHARITY BEE

The Quilting Angels are a sewing bee that makes quilts for charity.  Anyone who would like to join us is welcome to come participate. 

We provide quilt kits cut out and ready to sew, all made from donated fabrics.  Our next bee day is Monday, May 15.  We meet from 10:00 to 4:00 at Quilter's Emporium.  Currently, we are working on quilts to donate to a battered women's shelter at the request of one of the shop employees whose friend lost her life at the hands of a violent ex-husband.  If you would like to donate money to help us buy batting for these quilts, we have a donation container next to the register at the shop.  I am happy to say that with the help of several new volunteer longarmers, we are finally starting to get caught up with getting the backlog of quilt tops quilted.  It is nice to not feel so overwhelmed anymore.  Any and all help with the quilting is so appreciated!

If you have any questions about Quilting Angels, you can email Susan at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.

Quilters are always sew special!  Susan

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MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

I picked up a nice big donation of fabric today.  THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!  We will put it to good use.

If you haven’t already marked you calendars please save the date for Friday, September 15, 9:00 AM to  Saturday, September 16, 9:00AM for our 24-Hour Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon.  This has become an annual event at QE in conjunction with Allpeoplequilts.com.  You are welcome to spend the full 24 hours sewing with us, but you certainly don’t have too.  We would love to have you join us for 15 minutes or several hours.  Any help is welcome.  Please watch this newsletter as we get closer to the event for more information.  Mark those calendars and join us for the fun.  

I was in the shop this afternoon and the drawer at QE is more than full of pillowcases kits available to pick up and sew.   For those of you who don’t know, QE keeps pillowcase kits available for anyone to pick up, take home and sew.  All we ask is that the you return the completed pillowcases to QE so that we can donate them to Houston and Silverado Hospices for their patients.   The April delivery will go to Silverado Hospice.

As of Tuesday, evening the National count is 715,126.  Thanks for all of your hard work!  Happy Sewing!

Karen

Greater Houston Quilt Shop Hop
Liberty of the Seas Cruise


February 18 - 25, 2018
Prepare to be WOWed


7 Day cruise - Galveston to Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica; plus Quilting Classes, Workshops, trunk shows, lectures, games, challenges and more during 3 fun sea days.  

All participating quilters will receive a great goodie bag!!

Cabin fees include access to all quilting activities. Kit fees are extra. 
 
We don't know what classes you will take and it isn't fair for you to pay for quilt kits if you are just taking lecture classes.  
Prices start at $1144.  Check out
Quilter's Emporium website for pricing details.

Deposit per person is $250 due now, balance due 11-1-2017.  Best cabin selection now.  Price and availability subject to change until deposited.  Payment plan available.  $200 discount for nonquilters.

For booking info, call Al and Pat Magee
713-729-3040   Toll Free  888-290-7245


 


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

Wool Applique Club

Our wool applique aficionoados have been working diligently on their Summertim Sampler blocks since last July and they are looking bright and beautiful!  If you are interested in learning the techniques of wool applique, you are welcome to join us!  You can work on any project of your choice...we have many kits available.  Wool applique is easy and rewarding!   Please come, all are welcome!Leader - Lori Demars
May 13; 1:30-4



Jo Morton's "Little Women" Club

Do you love reproduction fabrics?  Do you like to make timeless quilts?  Do you like fun projects that you can finish in a month?  Jo Morton loves to design small projects!  If you've been quilting for awhile (or not), you might have a great collection of quilts and tops around the house.  Well, for sure, you have space for these small quilts!  You will learn some great precision piecing tips from these experienced Jo Morton fans!  
We love Jo Morton's reproduction fabrics and are the hosts of the Jo Morton Little Women Club at 
Quilter's Emporium.  
Come join us!!
Leaders - Pat Martin, Tammy McCorkle, and Rhonda Wilhite
May 12; 10-1

Mystery Club
Our March meeting marks the halfway point on our Mystery Quilt.  Those lights, darks mediums and focals are all coming together, but nobody knows what the final result will be!  All our "mystery gals" are having a great time, even if they don't know what their quilt will look like when it's finished!
Leader - Zoe Mathews and Pam Brown
Saturdays; April 29, May 27 and June 24

Accuquilt QUBE Klub
We started our Qube Sampler in February, but it's not too late to join in the fun.  This group is using Accuquilt dies to cut very accurate shapes for a sampler quilt in colors and patterns that reflect their individual style.  If you are interested in an Accuquilt cuttter, we are always happy to give a demonstration.  If you would like to see our "Qube Klub" ladies in action, feel free to drop in on our meeting day.  For more information, please email bonnie@quiltersemporium.com
Leader - Bonnie McCormick
Saturday, April 29; 2-5

Westalee Quilting Templates Club
For those of you who have joined the "Revolution" to quilt your own quilts on your own machine using the Sew Steady/Westalee Quilting Templates, this club is for you.  Bring any show and tells where you used the templates. If you have purchased your quilting templates from us and want to see the new templates in the shop and how to use them, come to this free meeting!  Templates will be available for purchase and Rose Ann will demonstrate how to use the new templates.  
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

Sunday; June 18; 3-5
Monday, July 31; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; August 27, 3-5
Sunday; October 22; 3-5
Sunday; December 18; 3-5

Saturday Sampler - County Fair
Thank you to everyone who helped us to make some blocks for "County Fair"  which is the new name for this quilt.  Your help was greatly appreciated!
Our Saturday Sampler group is past the three-quarters mark!  Even if you haven't been making these blocks, please join us for a fun-filled session.  We talk about piecing techniques, introduce the group to new classess on our schedule, and show off new fabrics, projects and products in the shop.  We are always excited to see what great quilts and other projects oour customers have been working on.  Everyone present is eligible for our door prize drawings; any;one bringing a show and tell, receives extra door prize tickets.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

Saturday; May 6; 1-2

GENERAL CLASSES

SAVE THE DATE FOR GREAT CLASSES - more info coming soon!


Quiltworx Impatiens Placemats, beautiful paper-pieced creations for tables/walls- June 2
Exploring Half Square Triangles - focus on ways to cut and sew and quilt design - June 8
T-shirt quilt - June 9 and 23
Christmas in July - July 15 - 22

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

USA!  USA!

Patriotic-themed Ideas - $10
Join us for this lecture / demo class just in time for Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and patriotic home decorations.  Bring note-taking supplies and your camera - we will have samples, patterns, techniques, and demonstrations that will inspire you to make red, white, and blue creations!
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Saturday, May 6, 10:30-12:30



Americana Collage Class - $40, includes choice of patterns
This class is for those who have experienced the fun of collage-ing with fabric, as well as those who have never even heard of the concept! We will be working on a patriotic theme for summertime holiday decorations.  This collage can become a wallhanging, tabletopper, pillow, or can be incorporated into a larger quilt.  For fabric lovers of all levels!
Teacher - Pam Baum
Saturday, May 20, 10:30-4:30


Color Theory Class - $57
Are you struggling with choosing fabrics for your projects?  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 a WOW project.  You will begin a Color Journal which will become an important quilting tool for helping you create amazing quilts.  Lecture format - no machine required.  All levels.  Come play with color!  
Teacher - Jan Mathews
Monday, May 8, 10 - 3

**NEW**
Love Links Quilt - $25
Have you ever been discouraged by flying geese that didn't turn out as expected?  Join us in this class to learn a technique that creates practically perfect geese, flocking in a cheerful modern quilt. This versatile quilt can be made in many sizes, depending on the size of the flying geese and the number of links included.  This is a great quilt for beginners and experienced quilters alike.
Teacher - Pam Baum
Thursday, May 25, 6-9 or
Friday, May 26, 1-4





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
Friday, April 30 and May 21, 12-5





Intermediate Quilting - Planning Your Design and Gridwork - $35
We often hear from our friends that they are uncertain about how to actually quilt their creations.  This class is for everybody who ever felt overwhelmed at the thought of putting a quilting pattern together.  We will discuss the planning process, potential motifs, accentuating the pieced design (or downplaying it!), and anything else about design that the class is interested in.  We will also work on using grids as filler, practicing a variety of designs with the walking foot or the Sew Steady ruler foot.  This is a great class for anybody who aspires to quilt their own quilt tops!

Teacher - Pam Baum
Friday, April 28, 1-4:30
Monday, May 15; 6-9pm


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.
Teacher: Jan Mathews
Friday, May 12: 10-5
Monday, June 5; 10-5


BASIC SKILLS CLASSES

Beginning Quilt Making - $70
Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, reading 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
Sundays;  May 7, 14, 28, June 4  12-5
BOOTCAMP -Monday-Thursday June 26, 27, 28, 29; 12-5
Sundays; July 23, 30  August 6, 13;  12-5
Sundays;  September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 12-5
Sundays;  November 12, 19, 26, December 3; 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

Sunday; June 11; 12-2

Sunday; June 30; 12-2
Sunday; August 20; 12-2
Sunday; October 8; 12-2
Sunday; December 10; 12-2 


Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher:  Vikki Youngmeyer
Level:  Beginner
Sunday; June 11; 2:30 - 4:30
Friday; June 30; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; August 20; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; October 8; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; December 10; 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

Sunday, June 18; 12-3
Monday, July 31; 10-1
Sunday; August 27; 12-3
Monday, August 28; 10-1
Monday, September 25; 10-1
Sunday; October 22; 12-3
Monday, November 27; 10-1
Sunday; December 17; 12-3

 


Our Quilting Friends

Quilter's Emporium
11925 Southwest Freeway, Suite 11 Stafford, TX 77477 
281.491.0016
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5
Take the West Airport exit (coming north or south on US 59).
Quilter's Emporium is in the Brighton Lane Shopping center which is located next door to the new Houston Garden Center.  We are on the inbound feeder road of the Southwest Freeway, between West Airport and Murphy Road.


 
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