|We have all been very busy getting ready for our shop hop coming up in March and preparing for the Lancaster Quilt show the end of March. The quilt machine has been running non stop and we've been receiving quite a few quilts to have quilted. The cold weather seams to have encouraged everyone to stay in and sew on their UFO projects! I know that I have been sewing almost everyday trying to get new samples done for classes, clubs and writing new patterns.
I've been a little slow on getting our a newsletter, my apologies to everyone, there has been a lot in my schedule lately.
Check out all of the new stuff coming up! And if you haven't been in to see our new facility, come and visit!
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
|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! We have really reasonable rates for room rental and a great space!
|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. There are still a few spaces left in this class. Let us know ASAP, especially if you want a kit!
|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 from 9-12
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
|Join us March 2nd-11th for our Quilts Around the Bay Shop Hop. You can register to win our basket full of goodies (about a $350.00 value) just by coming in during the Shop Hop. Also, you will be eligible for one of our Grand Prizes if you have your passport stamped at all 9 participating shops!|
Our Block setting for our Quilts Around the Bay blocks, Jeweled Stars, is now available for viewing and we are taking pre-orders for kits. We also will have kits for our block and for our Tulip Star Tabletopper / Wallhanging.
Hoppin Bobbin hours during the shop hop will be Sundays 12-5, Mon/Wed/Fri 10-5, Tues/Thurs 10-6 and Saturday 9-5
Click here for more information and a list of shops participating.
Click here to print your FREE PASSPORT for this event.
|Do you pick up the Country Register? If you haven't in the past, be sure to pick up the March/April issue and follow along with our Mystery Quilt pattern that will be featured in that edition! This great lap size quilt is a fun, fast and easy quilt. The March / April issue will give you yardage requirements and instructions to make the first components of the quilt. We can help with color selection (especially since we know what the finished project looks like!)|
|Diamonds in the Sky with Sharon Riley
Diamonds in the Sky is a brilliant high contrast quilt. The Corner Beam blocks used throughout the design give you an alternating diamond illusion that simply radiates beauty. While we made our Diamonds in the Sky project with a medley of bright fat quarters for our stars, you could use 6” strips or scraps of bright fabric to make this a dynamite stash-buster project.
Saturday, March 10th from 9-3
|From Marti and Me Club - Moving On Group
Please note that the March meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 6th at 6pm or Wednesday, March 7th at 10am due to a teaching commitment that I have out of town during our normally scheduled time the following week.
|From Marti and Me Clubs
The From Marti and Me Club is perfect for an advanced beginner or a refresher for the quilter that wants to brush up or advance their skills. Join this great club as a way to expand all of your quilting skills. Learn ways to make that perfect block or project using Marti Michell's patterns and tools during a monthly demo that includes an exclusive pattern. The engineered corners on her tools, take all of the guessing out of piecing and make cutting and sewing your projects easy and fun. Projects range from table toppers and wall hangings to full size quilts and most patterns offer multiple sizes to make the one that suits your needs. Club fee is $30.00/6 months.
From the Beginning Club New Session starting in March (this club meets the 3rd Tuesday at 6pm or the third Wednesday at 10am of each month. ) March's session will be held the 4th Tuesday at 6pm or 4th Wednesday at 10am due to vending at the Lancaster Quilt Show
Moving On: New Session starting in April (this club meets the 2nd Tuesday at 6pm or the second Wednesday at 10am of the month.
|Beginner Hand Applique
This beginning applique class will help you start, or restart, a very self satisfying adventure from preparing your pattern, using the "freezer paper under" method and numerous ways to achieve a pleasing result. Yes you can hand applique!! Bring your desire, willingness and patience. You will be amazed using this method! Practice kit is included in class fee.
Saturday, March 17th from 9-2
with Lois Tidey
|Beginner Quilting with Kelly Davis
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.
Starting March 29th
Daytime Session - Thursdays from 2-4pm
Evening Session - Thursday from 6-8pm
Click here to see full list of dates for class.
This is a 6 session class. Each class is 2 hours long.
Who can resist this fella? Join Cathy is making this adorable bear that everyone will want to cuddle with. Free pattern included with class.
This class has been filling FAST, there are only a few spots left!
Saturday, March 31st from 9-4
with Cathy Kafer