Well, I don't know about anyone else, but I am a little tired of snow! We will be CLOSED today due to the inevitable 6-12 inches they are expecting. The Applique' class for tonight will be rescheduled to Tuesday, January 28th.
Dance of the Dragonflies expected to start at it's scheduled time tomorrow. If there are any changes it will be posted on our website and an email will be sent out.
Since the radio is now saying it is starting to snow in
Bel Air, I guess I will head back home and try to get some sewing done! Hope everyone stays warm and safe!
And gets lots of quilting done!
Here's what coming up!
January Color of the Month
20% Off cuts of 1 yard or more
Tuesday and Friday Sew Ins
from 10-5 every Tuesday and Friday!
Beginner Quilting with Mary Lou Gilbert 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. There are eight easy, beautiful projects in the class book that will get you started. Class will make the Sampler Quilt that includes flying geese, nine patch, ninepatch variation, fence rail and log cabin blocks. This is a 6 session class that runs every other week. All dates posted online under classes.
All three sessions are FULL, if you are interested in Beginning Quilting classes, please see a sales associate to get into our next session starting in April.
Let us Charm You Party
Sunday, January 19th from 12-3
We had a great turnout for our Charm Party. I hope everyone enjoyed themselves. We missed a lot of you that I know had collected all of your charms!
Applique' Sew-In Third Tuesday, January through October, from 4-8
Rescheduled due to weather conditions to
Tuesday, January 28th.
For those of you participating in the Blessings of Christmas Night, Blessings of Autumn and Little Blessings Wallhangings, come and join us for a sew in night. This will give you uninterrupted time to complete your blocks every month and give you tips and pointers for machine applique. Free to tose who have purchased the BOM's
Dance of the Dragonflys
with Cheryl Kirk
Wednesday, January 22 from 10-5 A unique quilt that gives the visual effect of curved piecing without ever having to piece a curve!
This class is expected to start as scheduled. However, please check the website or your email before arrival at Hoppin Bobbin.
Support your local quilt shops! Come and join us for specials just for you on January 25th! Register for a $25.00 gift card with any $25.00 purchase, who knows, your purchase could be free! Also, free gifts for just coming in, and put your receipt in the basket for a chance to win a sewing basket filled with goodies from Deleware Dry Goods!
Please support your local quilt shops! There have been several, within a close driving distance to us, that have announced their closings in the last month. This is a scary thought for myself as well as other quilt shop owners. Brick and mortar shops have so much more overhead than online stores that sell quilting supplies but those shops are there for you on a daily basis. They provide you with the things you need NOW and offer a wide range of services and assistance to you, that an online store cannot. I ask you to support them, not only for the future of Hoppin Bobbin but for the future of our other local shops as well. Bears Paw in Towson and Lil' Country Shop in Middletown, DE are two of the closest shops to us. We all offer a wide range of different products and each shop has it's own personality.
Please visit your favorite local quilt shops on January 25th to show them your support!
Binding and Embelishments
with Pat Hersl Saturday, January 25th from 10-2 BINDINGS AND EMBELLISHMENTS No extra tools! No silly devices! Learn how to make and apply a straight or bias binding to your quilt. This class will demonstrate and have you work on a small sample quilt of your making. You will then have the sample for future reference plus handouts. We will also cover prairie points and lined prairie points, beautiful finishes or embellishments for your special projects. A designer touch of added piping will make you happy. This class is FULL, if you are interested in taking it, it will be repeated on April 5th from 10-2. We are already taking registration for this class.
February Classes and Events Hexie Garden
Saturday, February, 1st from 9-4
with Cheryl Kirk A great Atkinson Designs pattern using hexagons to create your own year round flower garden!
Saturday, February 8th and 22nd from 10-12:30
with Pat Hersl Beginner or experienced—Sharpen your sewing skills by working with these 6” blocks. You’ll learn cutting, piecing and the importance of an accurate ¼” seam allowance by making 4 blocks that will include strip piecing, flying geese patches, machine applique, half-square triangles and quarter-square triangles. Handouts, plus finishing directions, are included. This is a two part class.
Saturday, February 15th from 9-3
with Erin Underwood The quilt is strip pieced and chevrons cut and assembled quickly with the
Diamond Dimensions ruler. The applique is created with the scraps from
the chevrons giving them a playful look!
Applique' Sew-In Third Tuesday, January through October, from 4-8
February 18th from 4-8 For those of you participating in the Blessings of Christmas Night, Blessings of Autumn and Little Blessings Wallhangings, come and join us for a sew in night. This will give you uninterrupted time to complete your blocks every month and give you tips and pointers for machine applique. Free to tose who have purchased the BOM's
Baltimore Album Basics
4 session class starting on
Thursday, February 27th from 10-1
with Andrea Staschak This is a four session class that will cover several different applique techniques. As you learn and practice each technique you will be completing a quilt block. Each class builds on the skills learned in the prior class. Techniques will include: pattern transfer, needle turned applique, bias stems, layered flowers, woven baskets, reverse appliques, rose buds, ruched roses and more! The four finished blocks can be used in a lap quilt, table runner, wall hanging or be the beginning of a full size Baltimore Album Quilt.
Patterns provided with class. Photo coming soon!
Do you have a Facebook page? Hoppin Bobbin has had one for a while but we really haven't done much with it. However, my daughter is trying to convince me of the importance of social media in this day and age. So, click on the link below to visit our facebook page and watch for the updates we place there and post photos of your quilts and projects! We like show and tell! Also, like and share on the special promotions for your chance to win gifts and prizes! HOPPIN BOBBIN FACEBOOK Look for us soon on Instagram and Pinterest!
So, until we see you again, keep those bobbins hoppin!