HOPPIN BOBBIN UPDATES


I can't tell you how much I am looking forward to SPRING!  This has been the worst winter that I can remember in my lifetime and I can't tell you just how much I really dislike snow........  I had to finally get Jan to take off her snowflake charm and put on her flip flop charm. The sewing "snow days" have been nice but I'm a little tired of being cooped up in the house.  What kind of projects have you gotten done?  Post them on our facebook page, we always like show and tell!  There are  a lot of fun classes coming up and lots of new fabrics and patterns at Hoppin Bobbin!  Come in and check them out!
On a personal note, thank you to all who were praying for my Dad.  While we are still not sure what is causing all of his back pain, we did find out that the spot on his pancreas is only a cyst!  We were really excited about this news and are so thankful for all of your prayers!

What's New At Hoppin Bobbin
Quilted Coasters I and II

Well, I was finally able to talk Debbie into publishing these patterns herself!  Her instructions are fabulous and now you can purchase them even if you weren't able to take the class!  We now have Quilted Coasters I and II available!


New Batiks from Batavian Batiks and Anthology
We received over 15 bolts of new batiks from Anthology and Batavian Batiks last week.  The colors and prints are fabulous!  I really want to make something out of these........ one more to the bucket list. 

Blenders and Basics
Hoppin Bobbin is trying to expand on their blenders and basics line of fabrics.  We have teamed up with Wilmington Prints to carry their complete line of basics.  We are excited that these fabrics will be reorderable and that the colors and feel of the fabric are incredible.  This month 21 bolts arrived in reds, corals and pinks.  I am anxious to see what will arrive next month! 

March Classes and Events
(click on each event/class for more details)

Boot Skootin Paper Piecing

with Pat Hersl
Saturday, March 8th from 10-1

Come and learn the beginning basics of Paper Piecing with this adorable wall hanging.
Pattern included with class fee.

Applique' Sew-In
Third Tuesday, January through October, from 4-8
March 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 to those who have purchased the BOM's and Little Blessings kits.


Kaleidoscope Star

with Erin Underwood
Saturday, March 22 from 9-3

This is an amazing wall hanging using striped or varigated fabrics and Erin's Diamond Dimension ruler

**Don't forget that the Beginner Quilting Classes are still going on this month as well as Baltimore Album Basics!

**Our Sew in Days are Tuesdays and Fridays every week.  Come and join us from 10-5!


April Classes and Events
(click on each event/class for more details)

BINDINGS AND EMBELLISHMENTS
Saturday, April 5th from 10-2
with Pat Hersl
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.

***The Sew- In for Tuesday., April 8th will be cancelled due to preparing for our Special Event that evening


  Special Event

Jodi Barrows
Lecture, Demo and Trunk Show
Tuesday, April 8th from 6-9pm

$10 registration, limited seating
Jodi Barrows is the creator/owner of the Square in a Square® technique.  She has taken her love of quilting and combined it with her love for the Old West. During this time, you'll hear the history of the Pony Express and hear stories about her unique family of women. Come see the quilts and listen to Jodi as she makes this pre-Civil War time period come to life. You'll see an overview of her amazing Square in a Square technique for piecing a quilt. You'll be amazed at how versatile the system can be for any quilt design you use. We are so excited about her visit to our shop. Please plan to attend - you'll be glad you did.
I am really excited about this event!  I hope that you will all join us.  We have limited seating so please sign up early!




Machine Quilting 101
with Erin Underwood
Saturday, April 12 from 9-3

6 hour workshop Have no idea what to quilt where... Don't understand the difference between stippling and meandering... Tired of stitching in the ditch... and does every little quilting line have to be marked? Get the answers to these and many other perplexing quilting question while you learn the ins and outs of machine quilting.



Beginner Quilting
Starts Thursday, April 17th from 2:30-4:30 or 5:30-7:30
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. (6 session class)

String Bling
Saturday, April 26th fro 9-3
with Erin Underwood

String Bling 61” x 84” Scrap-friendly quilt! Use your stash to create fabric with Bling! Then cut your diamonds and watch them shine! And because the strips are all cut at different widths, there‛s not a lot of seams to match!
So, until we see you again, keep those bobbins hoppin!

Don't forget our sew -ins are every tuesday and Friday from 10-5




411 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 272 2226

info@hoppinbobbin.com
Hours: Tues/Thurs 10-8, Weds/Fri 10-5, Sat 9-4
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