Thursday, February 8, 2018
Tucker University Wing Clipper; February 9, 1-4; February 10, 10-1
Sew-Cial General Sit and Sew; February 8, 10-5
UFO Night; February 9, 6-10
Continuum-Westalee Class; February 10, 1:30-4:30
Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing; February 11; 12:30-4:30
Saturday Sampler Sew-In; February 13, 5-8 or February 23, 1-5
AccuQuilt Club; February 18, 12:30-4
Quilting Angels Bee; February 19, 10-4
Mystery Club; February 24, 9-11 or 11:30-1:30
Hand Embroidery Club; February 24, 2-5
Log Cabins for Beginners; February 25, 12-5
Sew Steady Guide Class; February 26, 10-1
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION DAY - March 17 (Prize drawings start at 3pm)
Going on a Cruise!
I'm so excited! Pat and I are leaving on Sunday, Feb 18 with the other shop owners in the Greater Houston Shop Hop. It is the first time that all of us have collaborated on a quilting retreat and it's on a cruise ship! Woo-hoo! And guess what? We are doing it again next year! Our dates are set for March 3-10 of 2019. So if you couldn't make it to this years cruise...why not check out next years sailing!
Mystery Club notes from Pam...
Mystery quilt #12 has finally been revealed, and our quilters are busy putting the finishing touches on their quilts for viewing in the shop next month. In the meantime, we are signing up for Mystery Quilt #13 which kicks off on Saturday, February 24th at either 9:00 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. For our new series, we have two options for sizes that will be appropriate for all skill levels. We are also excited to be able to offer instructions for using Studio 180 rulers such as the Tucker Trimmer, V-Block, and Square Squared, so that quilters who have attended Tucker University can try out their new skills in a supervised setting. Fabric requirements are available at the shop, so come by and have our staff register you for the next session starting the last Saturday in February, while they assist you in making selections for your next Mystery quilt.
Notes from Joey...
Uh oh... Mama is packing bags and boxes at home... Papa is packing too. This can't be good! They keep talking about getting on a ship. I wonder if I can fit in her suitcase? What do you think?
I'm still kinda little even though Dr. Sally said I gained almost a whole pound since last year! I think it is my winter haircut. That will weigh a pound, right? And toenails count too. She didn't cut my toenails. I feel better about that extra pound now. Toenails, longer hair...ooh and I was wearing a sweater too! Yep... I probably didn't gain anything at all. Whew!
Licks and kisses, Joey
The Quilting Angels will meet on Monday February 19 to make fidget quilts for Reliable Oaks in Needville. We will sew from 10:00 to 3:00. A fidget quilt is an activity lap quilt that provides sensory and tactile stimulation for the restless hands of someone with Alzheimer’s and/or dementia. All you need to bring is your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Our friend, Zoe has all of the materials we will need. She will bring examples to inspire us. If you only want to do hand work, there will be buttons and other tactile items to sew on. Also, the quilts are tied with embroidery thread, and we will need volunteers to do that.
We will meet to sew quilt tops again on Monday March 19. Currently, we are making quilts for Arms Wide Adoption Agency.
A special thank you to Jetta, who donated a roll of batting. What a generous donation! Thank you also to Norine, who has volunteered to help with longarming quilts. What a gracious offer!
If you would like to get ahold of me, you can email Susan at email@example.com.
Friends are like fabric - you can never have enough. So join us on the 19th, and make some new friends while helping others.
MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE...
I hope everyone enjoyed the exchange of emails from our Hospice volunteers. I have been out of town the last three weeks, so I haven’t had a chance to make our January delivery to Silverado. I will make the delivery when I get back home next week.
Barbara has been doing a great job of keeping the drawer at QE stocked with pillowcase kits in my absence. She tells me the drawer has lots of kits, please feel free to grab a kit or two when you are in the shop. Our kits are free, we just ask that you return the finished pillowcases to QE for our Hospices.
As of Wednesday evening, the National pillowcase count is 759, 453. Thanks for your continued support!
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.
The Mystery Quilt Club ladies have one more class session in the series for Mystery Quilt #12. Not only will we reveal the final assembly instructions, we will also reveal the name of this beauty. Shaded four patch, two color and three color hourglass units will come together in this unusual quilt. As we watch each quilt progress to the end, we think you will be wowed with the completed quilts. Come join us; 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Leader - Pam Brown firstname.lastname@example.org
February 24; 9-11; 11:30-1:30
Fusibles! Fusible applique is a great way to go with fast techniques in making beautiful projects!
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Sunday, February 18, 1-4:00
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. You must have taken the Westalee/Sew Steady Guide Class before you take Continuum.
This is a project based class, not the basic guide class.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook
Saturday, February 10; 1:30-4:30
Saturday, March 10; 1:30-4:30
Saturday, April 14; 1:30-4:30
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; February 24; 2-4
Saturday Sampler News
We have a great group of ladies attending our Saturday Sampler meetings and we thank you for coming every month! It's a lot of fun, don't you think?
Many of them have already purchased setting kits which is helpful and those are being prepared. But something came to light this week that puts a fire under us to get orders for setting kits and quilt backings, particularly for the Modern Antiques quilt.
Benartex Modern Antiques fabric is being phased out at the manufacturer. We are able to get the fabric now, but when the line runs out at their warehouse, we will be out of luck, no more reprints! At our next Saturday Sampler meeting, we will be taking orders for setting kits and backing. Please understand that if you don't place your order this weekend, we will not be able to guarantee your fabric choice! I will need to place my final orders for this fabric collection soon, to insure that it will be earmarked for us.
We will also take orders for setting kits and backing fabrics for the batik and bright colorways! Be sure to attend - there may be surprises as well!
Saturday, March 3, 9:30
Saturday Sampler Sew-Ins
Tuesday, February 13, 5-8 pm
Friday, February 23, 1-4 (note change)
Tuesday, March 13, 5-8 pm
Friday, March 16, 1-4
Tuesday, April 17, 5-8 pm
Friday, April 27, 1-4 (note change)
UFO Nights – Cost $5
Please consider joining us for a Friday evening of sewing and social time. There is generally space available, and we can often make additional space if you let us know in time! Bring a project to sew or shop for a new project. Purchase $50 of merchandise and receive a $5 credit! Our staff is happy to help with advice of all sorts!
Leaders – Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Friday, February 9; 6-10 pm
Friday, March 9; 6-10 pm
Friday, April 13; 6-10 pm
Friday, May 11; 6-10 pm
Tucker University – Cost $20
February's class is based around the Wing Clipper ruler. We will make lots of flying geese that come out perfectly, with the help of Studio 180's great product and instructions. All our points will be exactly where they belong, with quarter inch seam allowances to ensure excellent block-making! We will also work on the technique sheet "Pickets and Quickets", which will allow us to make a variety of flying goose-related units that are often seen in blocks. If you have made blocks from previous Tucker University classes, bring them in for show-and-tell - Pam will be giving out Customer Appreciation coupons!
Teacher – Pam Baum
Friday, February 9, 1-4 OR
Saturday, February 10, 10-1
(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
Fusible for Beginners- $40
Bonnie shares great information on how to use fusibles!
The Accuquilt cutter will be used in this class.
Teacher: Bonnie McCormick
Sundays; February 18; 1-4
Log Cabins for Beginners - $40
Log cabin quilts are a perennial favorite among quilters, but they are not as easy as they look! With multitudes of parallel seams that have the potential to become angled, log cabin blocks have frustrated many. We would love to take the frustration out of your log cabin block-making. Join us and learn the basics of making a beautiful log cabin quilt. You will learn the best way to cut the fabric, and how to press to keep your blocks square. We will be making the traditional day and night block, and will review the many ways to lay out this block. The quilt in the shop is made with the traditional barn raising set and measures about 55 inches square.
Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham
Sunday, February 25, 12-5
Judy Niemeyer Technique of the Month Class – 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 7 full day sessions. The cost of the pattern and fabric is additional. Friday classes are on February 2, 16, March 2, 23, April 6, 20, and May 4, all from 10-5. Saturday classes are on February 3 (11-5), February 17 (10-5), March 3 (11-5), March 24 (10-5), April 7 (11-5), April 21 (10-5), and May 5 (11-5). Please call the shop (281-491-0016) or email email@example.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. You should complete your chosen design by class conclusion if you keep up with between-class construction. 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
Class option 1-Saturdays, February 3, 17, March 3, 24, April 7, 21, May 5.
Class option 2-Fridays, February 2 and 16; 10-5
Classes are 11-5 on the first Saturday of the month and 10-5 on other Saturdays.
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, March 5; 10-5
Thursday, April 19; 10-5
Monday, May 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
Monday, April 9; 10-5
Fusible Applique for Beginners - $40, includes kit
Join our AccuQuilt diva Bonnie as she teaches the basics of fusible applique! You will be using AccuQuilt dies to perfectly cut the applique pieces for your wallhanging, or add additional fabric and create a tablerunner, or even something larger! Class is free for AccuQuilt club members, just pay for the price of the kit. This is a great class for anybody who wants to learn how to create fusible applique projects, not just for AccuQuilt folks.
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Sunday, February 18, 1-4
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.
Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
Sundays; March 4, 11, 18, 25; 12-5
May 6, 13, 27, June 3
BOOTCAMP - June 25-28
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).
Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
Sunday; April 8; 12-2
June 10; 12-2
June 29; 12-2
Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher: Vikki Youngmeyer
Sunday; April 8; 2:30-4:30
Beginning Foundation Paper Piecing - $40, includes kit
This is a beginner's class, taught by a very experienced paper piecer. You will learn all the basics while creating a "mug rug" which you will have time to complete in class. Bring your sewing machine and an open mind!
Teacher - Vikki Youngmeyer
Sunday, February 11, 12:30-4:30
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; February 26; 12-3
Monday, March 26; 10-1
Sunday; April 15; 12-3
Monday, April 30; 10-1
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