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I have come to the determination that I am a little tired of being cold.  Ha ha!  I also have determined that the only good thing about cold weather and snow is that it gives me a good excuse to sew all day, inside, in the warmth!  Hope you guys are taking advantage of your snow days and that you are enjoying some premium time in your sewing rooms!!
Check out our new classes, some new teaches and great techniques!  Lots of fun in store for you!

Kelly, Elisabeth, Barb and of course Tootsie too!

All Holiday Fabrics
(4th of July, Fall, Halloween and Christmas)
are 40% off through the end of January

Are you doing Bonnie Hunter's Mystery Quilt?
We have the colorways for     On Ringo Lake
Come on in and check them out!

Do you have a Quilting Group that sews for a charity? A Quilting Bee that meets on a regular basis or need space to sew for your Guild as a group?  Ask us about renting our classroom for your functions.  Our new classroom is spacious and has plenty of room for Sewing and lots of room for Demos and Lectures.  Book it for your group today!

This is the first Quilt in our new series called
Quick and Easy! This 64" x 72" goes together quickly and your colorways will help make the secondary pattern pop! 
Patterns and kits available. (and our kits contain pre-cut strips that make it even easier!)

Also from our Quick and Easy series, Checkerboard Slam is a fast, fun and easy quilt!  Choose a focal fabric and three colors to coordinate.  It's a great lap size or baby quilt.  Get it done in a weekend. 
Patterns and kits available. 

We have kits available for kids featuring firetrucks!  More to come. 

January Events
Happy New Year! 

From Marti and Me- From the Beginning

This class was scheduled for the 17th of January.  We had quite a few that missed it due to issues with the snow that day.   For those who missed it, Tuesday or Wednesday this week, we will offer it again on
Wednesday, January 24th. 

This months project: High Flying Kites

Starry Path

Back by popular demand!
This project has taken the math out of making blocks with multiple angles and no paper piecing.  Just cut and piece!  Make it in multiple sizes, using the multi sized templates from Marti Michell.  6", 9" , or 12 " blocks can be made to make any size quilt you want

We only have a couple spots left in this class, be sure to get registered today! 

Saturday, January 20th from 10-3
with Kelly Davis

February Classes and Clubs
Crown Jewels

This difficult looking pattern is a cinch using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool and construction process. The units are strip pieced and assembled with no “Y” seams. Pieced units are trimmed for high precision so matching seams and keeping points becomes a snap! A fast and easy project with the right tool!

Saturday, February 3rd from 10-3
with Sharon Riley

Beginner Quilting

Whether you are a beginner quilter or someone that needs to get back to the basics, this is the class for you.  Learn the step by step process of cutting, piecing and creating a quilt top.  Nine different basic blocks, sashing, border and binding techniques taught in this class.  You will be well on your way in the world of quilting at the end of this class.
This is a 6 session class.  Each class is 2 hours long. 

Daytime (2-4) or Evening (5-7) Session available starting February 8th
with Kelly Davis


Join Cheryl to make this great quilt from Jaybird designs using their Super Sidekick Ruler.  Scrappy or use monochromatic lights, mediums and darks to add that special character.

Saturday, February 10th from 9-4
with Cheryl Travis

From Marti and Me Club   Moving On Group
This month's Project is 60 of One Half Dozen of Another. 
Join us to learn about all of the different ways you can use a 60 degree Ruler to make fabulous Quilts and Projects!

Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm  OR
Wednesday, February 14th at 10 am

Friday Night Strippin......... Sound interesting? Then bring your pole......... oops I mean sewing machine and join us for a fun night Strippin It! Do you like patterns that use Strips or Jelly Rolls? Then this is the night for you. This fun night includes a new project, strips, demo, sewing, fun, food and a door prize or two! Strippin It runs from 5-9pm and the class fee includes Pattern, Instruction and Dinner.

This month's project is Long May She Wave

Friday, February 16th from 5-9pm
with Elisabeth Dzambasow

We have kits for this quilt!  If you are interested in a kit with pre cut strips, please let us know. 

From Marti and Me Club - From the Beginning Group

This month's project is Smashing Sashings.
Come and learn how to turn that ordinary quilt into extraordinary, using sashings.

Tuesday, February 20th at 6pm OR
Wednesday, February 21st at 10 am

All Scrapped Out
When your quilts give you mountains of scraps its time to give them a purpose. This project will give you an opportunity to improve your rotary cutting, piecing and confidence to create a pleasing finished top. Practice, practice and more practice will make a happier quilter. SCRAPS are the “spice” of a quilters life. Join the scrappers and trade some of those “pieces” just waiting to grow up to something you that will surprise you!!

Saturday, February 17th from9-12
with Lois Tidey

Accurate cutting and pressing techniques
A square quilt starts at the beginning and that is at the cutting table.  Using your rulers correctly, and having rulers that you can read, is of the utmost importance.  Let us show you during this demo the use of several different types of rulers to get better accuracy.  We will also cover some basic pressing techniques, for logical reasons in pressing, that the pattern you are using may not tell you.

Saturday, February 28th from 10-12
with Kelly Davis

IF you wa
nt to see what is coming up in a calendar setting, click here to view our full calendar.   

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. 

We will reveal our Quilt for the Quilts Around the Bay Quilt this week.  Check out the QATB Facebook page to see ours and all of the other shops' blocks throughout the month of January! In February all of the Quilts will be posted from all 9 shops.    Remember, if you visit each shop during the shop hop, you will get their block pattern for FREE!

Save the Dates!!- March 2nd-11th, 2018 - Quilts Around the Bay Shop Hop.  Our theme for 2018 is "Stars Over the Bay".

690 S Philadelphia Blvd. (Rt 40)
Suite 100
Aberdeen, MD 21001
410 272 2226
Hours: Tues/Thurs 10-6, Weds/Fri 10-5, Sat 9-4 
Sun/Mon Closed