Merry Christmas From Hoppin Bobbin
Update on Quilts for Superstorm Sandy
I have received a phone call from one of the mothers whose daughter received a donated quilt. By the time I was done talking to her, I was in tears. She went on and on about how her daughter, Radiance, loved her quilt and that it would be cherished for the rest of her life. An email sent by another family stated how grateful they were and how much it was appreciated for the help for the children at their school. You ladies have touched SO MANY lives!!!! Your hard work, donations of time and supplies are so appreciated. Thank you for all that you have done! I can't say it enough............. I have the BEST clients here at Hoppin Bobbin! You are all fantastic!
We are still taking donations for this wonderful cause! Hoppin Bobbin Quilters have been quilting away getting tops finished to donate to families in the Brentwood, NY area. If you have monetary donations, a quilt top, finished quilt or fabrics to donate to this cause, or any of the items that were listed above in Patti's note, please bring those items in to Hoppin Bobbin during regular business hours. We are still looking for donations of time, to help get these quilted and binded. There will be more quilts and items taken to NY in January. If you are able to help in any way, please contact us at 410 272 2226 and we will help you get in touch with the coordinator of this project.
Completed quilts will be taken to New York and distributed by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Brentwood, NY, who have been working in the affected areas.
December- All Christmas Fabrics (minimum 1 yd cut) and Christmas Kits are on sale at 20% off.
Nancy Halvorsen for Benartex
What cute, cute, cute boys fabrics these are! Gears and cars, dots, stripes and a growth chart! They are too cute, it's a shame I don't have a boy to make all of this fun stuff for.
We are patiently waiting for the girls group "Curiosities" to arrive any day now!
This group also has a great book with lots of fun ideas for kids.
How to Build a Snowman
What an adorable winter fabric line this is! Snowmen, mittens and hats, snowflakes and a watery marble print in reds, creams, greens and blues. Features a panel that creates a book with directions, for any age child, on "How to Build a Snowman". This will be the quilt you can leave out for the whole winter season.
Lots of new Quilters Notions -- great for stocking stuffers!
January Classes and Events
All Day Sew In
Every Friday from 10-5
The ladies have such a great time and they actually get so many projects done! So, join us every Friday, from 10-5, bring a project to work on, and a covered dish to share.
No pre-registration required and no fee to participate.
January 5th from 10-2
A great wall hanging for the winter months. And this fella is just too cute! Mary Lou will teach the class and the the technique using fusible grid.
So you want to make a quilt, but can't tell a rotary cutter from a seam ripper? Mary Lou will help guide you through Alex Anderson's Beginning Quilting. Learn every step of the way as you learn to plan, cut, piece, quilt, and bind your quilt.
Day Session Starting January 10th from 2:30-4:30
Evening Session Starting January 10th from 5:30-7:30
There are 6 classes per session. Limit of 4 quilters per class.
January 13th from 12-3
Amanda will teach the Perfect Pleat Bag. Free Class with Kit purchase.
One Block Wonder
This is a three part class that will teach you how to create the kaleidoscope effect using the 60degree triangle ruler. The best thing is, you only have to choose one fabric for the entire body of the quilt, then choose some borders!
Saturday, January 19th from 10-1, Saturday February 9th and 16th from 10-3
Sunday, January 20th from 12-3
One Big Star Table topper
A quick and easy table topper that makes a great Christmas or housewarming gift. This is one you will be able to make quickly and do it over and over again and in so many fabrics, that the possiblities are endless. Free class with kit purchase, must pre-register.
Machine Quilting 101
This class has been rescheduled from January 26th to February 23rd. Class is FULL
Let Us Charm You Reception
January 27th from 12-3
For those of you who have collected all 12 of your charms this year..... this day is for you! Join us Sunday, January 27th for a reception just for you. Come in to receive your special gift, enjoy food and drinks and you're "20% off everything in the store" shopping spree.
Thanks to all of you that have kept Mary Lou on your prayer list. Mom is slowly but surely recovering from the pneumonia. While you won't see her at the shop a whole lot any more, she is frantically working on projects for you at home. She will spend most of her time teaching when she is here now and I think you'll be seeing her on Fridays for the sew in days as well. She has some fabulous new ideas for classes and events and we are looking forward to seeing them come into place.
I personally still don't have all of my personal Christmas projects finished but hope to do so in the next couple days. Almost 200 yards of batting and 55 projects in one and a half months and all of the Christmas quilts and gifts are done for customers. I have had to give Bessie, and myself, a few days to recooperate and she will be back up and running again to get the 30+ "non-Christmas" quilts finished asap. So, I hope you are getting your Christmas projects done and that you are staying sane doing your Christmas shopping, wrapping, cooking and prepping for the big day. Please be sure to stop and ENJOY it!
I want to say thank you to so many people who have shown me such kindness and generosity over the last several weeks. I have received cards, cookies, chocolate covered pretzels, candles, breads and a fabulous sewing machine ornament (that everyone wants to buy now) over the last several weeks. I want all of you to know that your gifts have been so unexpected and greatly appreciated. Your have overwhelmed my heart and I want you to know that each and everyone of you, touch my life on a daily basis. I can honestly say that I have the most thoughtful, and greatest clients on earth. You guys are fabulous. I hope that everyone of you has a very blessed and Merry Christmas and that you get to spend it with those you love. Thank you so much for making mine blessed and for your thoughtfulness.
Merry, Merry Christmas to you and Happy New Year!
Kelly and Tootsie
***** Please remember that Hoppin bobbin will Close on Saturday December 22 at 4pm to celebrate the Holiday with our families.
We will re-open on Wednesday, December 26th at 10am.
If you need stocking stuffers, gifts or gift cards be sure to be here
before we are closed for Christmas.
Hoppin Bobbin will also be closed January 1st.
So, until we see you again, keep those bobbins hoppin!
411 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 272 2226