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Hoppin Bobbin Newsletter

I can say that Tootsie and  I are glad to be back to the shop this week!  What a great time at the Southern Comforters Guild show and at the Continental in Lancaster last week!  Both of these shows opened up some new doors and opportunities for Hoppin Bobbin that I am really excited about!  It was great to see many of you at the shows and if you live far from the shop, look for us at several other shows coming up in the next 6 months.  Now that we have "new wheels" it makes it so much easier to get  there.  Big thanks to everyone who helped prepare and kept me sane during the prep and shows!  They all know who they are!!!
Kelly and Tootsie too!

20%off (minimum, 1 yard cut)

Year of Love and Fun is back again, as Another Year of Fun.    If you participated or noticed all of the projects last year, you won't want to miss out this year!  Receive both a Pattern and Recipe every month, for 12 months.  All you have to do is come in and pick it up!  Patterns will be available the 3rd Saturday of each month.  Kits will be available for pre-order, at an additional cost, but are optional.  Sign up today for only $10.00 for the 12 month program! 

April Project  April Showers bring May Flowers
Kits come with all fabrics to do both projects.  Please pre-order by April 2nd.  Kits are 31.99, remember, if you pick them up on the third Saturday of the month (16th)  they are 20% off! 
(kits do not include pillow form or frame)

Beginner Quilting
So you want to make a quilt, but can't tell a rotary cutter from a seam ripper? Let us 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, nine patch variation, fence rail and log cabin blocks.  This is a 6,  two hour session class
Day (2:30-4:30) and Evening (5:30-7:30) Classes available.

Spring Session Dates:
March 24 and 31, April 7, 21 and 28, May 5
Show and Tell Social for Spring Session is
Thursday, May 19th at 6:30pm

Easter Egg Hunt
Join us for our Easter Egg Hunt on Friday and Saturday, March 25th and 26th.  We will be hiding Easter Eggs throughout the shop with Prizes and Discounts in them.  Find an egg and bring it to the counter to find out your prize, or your discount!  (One Egg per customer, prizes are not exchangeable, discounts are available that day only)

April Events
Hand Quilting
Have you wanted to learn to hand quilt? This is the class for you. Cheryl will walk you through the basics of hand quilting, from marking your quilts, to getting those perfect stitches!
Instructor: Cheryl Travis
Saturday, April 2 from 10-4
If registered for this class, the instructor has requested that you bring a packed lunch. )

Beginner Raw Edge Applique

Saturday, April 9th from 9-3
Instructor: Kelly Davis                                                                                                     Learn the steps for easy Raw Edge Applique from start to finish.
Kits are required for class.

Remember playing with a kaleidoscope as a child?  The new adult version is for the quilter!  This quilt is easy to make.  Create a kaleidoscope of color as you sew straight 1/4" seams.
The key to success with this quilt is accuracy in cutting and sewing.

Instructor: Andrea Staschak 
April 16th and 23rd, 9am - noon

Schoolhouse April 12th at 6:30pm
Perfect Flying Geese.  Always frustrated with loosing the points on your flying geese?  This method will get perfect points every time and you can make 4 at a time!

Bali Sea Star
What a great quilt to use up some scraps.  Let Mary Lou walk you through the process of making this great quilt! 
Saturday, April 30th from 9-3
Book required for class. 

Check our calendar on the website for more fun things to come!

* Interested in teaching a technique or unique class? We are presently looking for contract teachers.  If you love what you do and would like to share that knowledge with others, please contact Kelly for more information.*

Sew In Days 
Every Tuesday and Friday from 10-5, Hoppin Bobbin hosts a Sew in Day.  Bring a project and all of your supplies and have a great day sewing with friends.  Bring a covered dish to share.  If you are planning on staying the day, please fill the parking spots in the rear of the building first.  This enables new customers to find parking in the front of the building. 

411 W Bel Air Avenue
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 272 2226
Hours: Tues/Thurs 10-8, Weds/Fri 10-5, Sat 9-4 
Sun/Mon Closed