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 Thursday,  December 7, 2017



DECEMBER

UFO Night - December 8, 6-10pm
Wool Club - December 9; 1:30-4
Beginning Machine Quilting - December 10, 12-2
Basic Binding - December 10; 2:30-4:30
Judy Niemeyer Sit and Sew - December 11; 10-5
Saturday Sampler Sew-In - December 12, 5-9 OR December 15, 1-4
Westalee Quilting Templates Guide Class, December 16, 10-1
Rock My Christmas - Artsi Wallhanging Class - December 16, 1:30-5
Star Wallhanging - December 17, 1-4 NEW
Quilting Angels - December 18, 10-4
Closed for Christmas - December 24-26
Mystery Quilt - December 30, 9-11 OR 11:30-1:30
Closed for Inventory - December 31

JANUARY

Happy New Year! - Closed - January
Waco Heart of Texas One-Stop Shop Hop - January 5-6
Judy Neimeyer Sit and Sew - January 5, 10-5
Saturday Sampler - January 6, 9:30-10:30
Sew-cial General Sit and Sew - January 8, 10-5
Tucker University - V-Block - January 9; 1-4 OR 6-9 OR January 12, 1-4 OR January 13, 10-1
UFO Night - January 12, 6-10pm
Continuum Quilting Project - January 13, 1:30-4:30
Harlequin Star Pillow - January 14 and 21, 1-4
Quilting Angels Charity Bee - January 15, 10-5
Saturday Sampler Sew-In - January 16, 5-8pm OR January 19; 1-4
Pinwheels Quilt - January 20, 10-3
Judy Neimeyer Technique of the Month Fabric Selection - January 20
Accquilt Project - January 26
Mystery Club - January 27, 9-11 OR 11:30-1:30
Crazy Stitchery! (details to follow) - January 27, 2-5
Sew Steady Guide Class - January 28, 12-3 OR January 29, 10-1


Saturday Sampler

Last Saturday was an amazing day!  Danny from Martelli drove in from Florida just to demo the Martelli products including that amazing table for us!  Santa is going to have a hard time getting all those tables down the chimney!  Thanks Danny for the visit!  We all learned a lot about these terrific tools.  

Just to let you know, if you missed the meeting, we are going to offer a Super Special Holiday price for the Martelli Advantage electric lift table (31"x59"), which comes with the 26" x 36" Martelli mat, Martelli 45mm cutter, 5 pk 45mm blades, 24" no slip strip ruler, TSquare, 1/2" strip ruler, All circle/square/triangle cutting templates, all Fussy Square and Triangle templates, Universal template rack, casters so you can roll the table from room to room and shipping to your door.  MSRP on this is $5872.80.   Our price to you is 40% off + tax!  A huge value with great savings!  This price is valid until December 24!  

From Pam about Saturday Sampler


If you are already a member of our Saturday Sampler group, thank you!  If you are not, and have been considering it, you are running out of time.  We will be accepting new members to the group until our meeting on January 6.  After that day, you will be in the "waiting for the next time" group.  There is a $15 registration fee, blocks are free if you bring your completed block from last time, blocks from previous months cost $6 plus tax.  Classes are offered twice each month if you want to sew your block in the shop.  We would love to have a few more members, but the offer isn't around for much longer, so sign up today!



Mystery Club notes from Pam...

Mystery Club #12 is headed for the final meeting of 2017.  Blocks will start to take shape as the pattern begins to emerge.  Think you know how this one will end?  Have patience, there are still surprises to come.  Join us on December 30th, and see what clues are given.



           
 Notes from Joey... 
It's sooooo cooooollllllldddd!  I have to wear my turtleneck sweater today.  BRRRR!


I usually like to go outside when it is cold but our back yard still has a lot of wet leaves on it 'cause the yard guys couldn't blow them yesterday.  So now my feeties get wet and I don't like wet feeties.

I hope that you have your fur babies inside during this cold weather.  We don't want to see anyone to get sick.  I hope that you are having a good time with the holidays!   My licks and kisses to you, no matter what you are celebrating...
 
Y
our pal, Joey
      
                                                          

QUILTING ANGELS CHARITY BEE


The Quilting Angels would like to invite anyone who has helped in any way with charity quilting at Quilter’s Emporium this year to join us for the Christmas party on Monday, December 18.  It is a pot luck, so bring your favorite food to share for lunch.  (If you are bringing something that requires bowls, please bring bowls.) I will provide paper goods, plastic ware, tea, lemonade and ice.  Bring also any games you have that are good party games.  We will play games in the morning, starting around 10:00, then eat lunch, and go home! 


I will be bringing some fabrics for “challenge” quilts to the party for anyone who wants to to look through and decide if you want to make one for charity.  All of the fabrics are donated.  Some of it is quilt kits, (not cut out), some of it is coordinating fabrics that need a pattern choice, and some of it is panels that need to be cut apart and sewn into a quilt by a person more creative than me.  Some of the ladies like to have a challenge, and enjoy designing a quilt out of donated fabrics, or enjoy finding a pattern to match to a particular fabric line.  This is not required!  It’s just for fun for anyone who would like the challenge.


I was able to deliver ten lap quilts to Sugar Land Oncology last week.  Six of the quilts were Christmas quilts.  The nurses there are always so appreciative. One of them told me that receiving a quilt makes a patient’s day.  I told her that’s why we do it.


Hope to see lots of people on December 18. The more the merrier!


I can be reached at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.


Quilting Angels are sew special,  Susan



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MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

It’s raining and cold.  You know what I like to do when the weather gets like this?  I like to sew!  I think this morning I will take my cup of tea into the sewing room and just take a little time for me.  I can grab a pillowcase kit and make a pillowcase really quickly before I get my day started. 

 

We know that with the holiday season everyone is super busy with all the cooking, cleaning and gift sewing.  When you need a little down time between all of you projects and need something really simple to work on before you start your next big project, please consider sewing up a pillowcase for our hospices.  Both of our hospices will continue having new patients to serve even through the holidays.  Having someone in hospice is always a difficult time, but losing a loved one during the holiday season is extremely hard.  Knowing that people care enough to do something so special as making a pillowcase for someone they don’t know can be very heartwarming.

 

We will continue to keep pillowcase kits in the shop through the holiday season so that anyone willing to help with the Million Pillowcase Challenge can just pick one up.  The kits are free we just ask that they be returned to Quilter’s Emporium.  Once they are returned we donate them to Houston and Silverado Hospices.

 

We plan to make the November delivery to Silverado Hospice on Friday. Our December delivery will be made to Houston Hospice. 

 

The national total as of Wednesday evening is 755,308.

 

Happy Sewing!

Karen & Barbara


Greater Houston Quilt Shop Hop
Liberty of the Seas Cruise




SAILING February 18 - 25, 2018

There is still space on the ship and in our group for this quilting cruise.  If you are interested, contact Al Magee right away before cabins sell out.


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.  

Cabin fees include access to all quilting activities. Kit fees are extra.
 

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
We picked up some fabulous French wool kits while we were at Quilt Market!  We are holding them just for you!  Come join us!
Leader - Lori Demars
Decem
ber 9; 1:30-4

Jo Morton's "Little Women" Club
It is with some sadness that I tell you that Jo Morton has decided to retire her efforts in creating the "Little Women" Club.  For 16 years, Jo has worked hard to create fun, unique projects that featured her beautiful fabrics.  Jo has decided to focus her attention on designing fabric for Moda, which is a full time job in itself!  We wish her well and thank her for all of the beauty she has given us through the years!
A special "Thank you" to Pat Martin, Tammy McCorkle and Rhonda Wilhite for spearheading the Little Women Club for the past few years!  We appreciate your hard work!

Mystery Club
Mystery Club #12 is headed for the final meeting of 2017.  Blocks will start to take shape as the pattern begins to emerge.  Think you know how this one will end?  Have patience, there are still surprises to come.  Join us on December 30th, and see what clues are given.
Leader - Pam Brown brown@quiltersemporium.com
Saturdays; December 30; 9-11; 11:30-1:30

AccuQuilt Club - Cost $30
Our next project will be a sewing organizer!  If you purchased the AccuQuilt cutting system from us, this is a free class, aside from your general sewing supplies.  If you have never experienced AccuQuilt, this is a great opportunity.  You can use our tools to cut the components of your organizer.  Please sign up in advance, as there is limited seating!

Teacher - Bonnie McCormick

Friday, January 26, 1-4:30

Westalee CONTINUUM!
Westalee revealed the new project at Quilt Market.  "Continuum" classes will start in January and the class kit costs $110.  It includes the instructional DVD, templates, pattern and a great Yazzi bag.  The monthly class is free when you purchase Continuum from us.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
Saturday; January 13; 1:30-4:30


Saturday Sampler
This is one of the 3 versions for our 2018 Saturday Sampler!  
In each meeting, we talk about piecing techniques, introduce the group to new classes 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 our customers have been working on.  Everyone present is eligible for our door prize drawings; anyone bringing a show and tell, receives extra door prize tickets.
Saturday, January 6 at 9:30am



UFO Nights – Cost $5

Do you have a Christmas sewing project that isn’t completed yet?  Do you have unfinished projects and just need a bit of motivation to complete them?  Do you need some input on where to go next with a project?  Do you like meeting new people who share your interest in quilting?  We would love to have you join us for a Friday night of fun and fabric, and of course, sewing!  This month is a really busy time of year, but we would love for you to join us for our UFO night!  Bring a snack if you would like to – we will have Christmas cookies!
Leaders – Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Friday, December 8, 6-10 pm

Tucker University – Cost $20
Join us for Tucker University...our fastest growing club program!  

December’s tool is the Tucker Trimmer.  With this versatile ruler, you can make half square triangles, quarter square triangles, combination units, non-mirror combination units, shaded four patches, and 8-at-a-time HST’s. 
Join us for a class that will improve your piecing of these basic units!
Teacher – Pam Baum
Friday, December 8, 12-4

In January, we will learn all about the V-block tool!  We will be making triangle-in-a-square units, which are truly awesome for creating secondary curved patterns in quilts.  No curved piecing, just the illusion as a secondary design!  We will also use the ruler to make several derivatives of that unit, which can enhance your block designs in a variety of ways.
Teacher – Pam Baum
Tuesday, January 9, 1-4, OR 6-9 pm, OR Friday, January 12, 1-4,
OR Saturday, January 13, 10-1


GENERAL CLASSES

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

Pinwheels! – Cost $40, includes pattern
If you ever wanted to make a pinwheel quilt, this is your chance!  Join us for a fun Saturday making half square triangles, sewing them into pinwheels, and planning your pinwheel quilt.  Learn to make 8 HST’s at a time!  We will also be spending time on setting triangles and re-sizing the quilt to be exactly the size you want!

Teacher – Elizabeth Oldham
Saturday, January 20, 10-3


Sew-cial General Sit and Sew -

$10 

Do you have a project that you need help or guidance with?  We have regularly scheduled sew days for folks who are specifically working on Judy Niemeyer projects, but were recently reminded that there's not a day set aside for general quilt projects.  Well, here it is!  Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. Bring your gear and your project - we will be here to answer questions and provide guidance.

Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Monday, December 4, 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.
Teacher: Jan Mathews
Friday, December 11; 10-5



Star Wallhanging - Cost $20

Make stars in your choice of three sizes for adding some fabric personality to a room.  Learn techniques to make three dimensional projects using heavyweight fusible stabilizer.  Being your own fabric or pick fat quarters at the shop.

Teacher - Vikki Youngmeyer

Sunday, December 17, 1-4


BASIC SKILLS CLASSES


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; December 10; 12-2 


Basic Quilt Binding - $30

 
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