Hoppin Bobbin E News



April Showers (or snow) brings May Flowers.......... well, we have definitely gotten our fair share of snow since the first day of Spring.  I am ready for some warmer weather because I am so tired of just being cold!  However, snow days and cold days are a great excuse to stay inside and sew, sew, sew!  Have you been working on your UFO projects?  I've done quite a few new projects this winter, but March has been so busy for us that I am beginning to miss my sewing machine!  Time for me to get back at it. 

We've made a few changes in our classroom this month.  I can't wait for you to see it!  Thanks to the generosity of Elisabeth and Barb, we now have a Design Wall in our classroom! It was such a surprise gift from them and so greatly appreciated.   This will be a fabulous tool for our teachers and for our sewers.  It is so handy to be able to hang your blocks up and check out your layout of a new quilt!  Thank you Elisabeth and Barb!!!!

Thank you to all who visited Hoppin Bobbin during our Quilts Around the Bay Shop Hop!  It was so great to see everyone and I hope you had as much fun as we did!  March was busy for us with the Shop Hop and the Lancaster Show.  I think all of us are trying to recuperate!

There are lots of fun and exciting things coming up the next few months!  New fabrics, New patterns and a bushel of fun!  Hope you join us!

Kelly, Elisabeth, Barb and of course Tootsie too!


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!



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!)  May/June issue will feature the next step in the process and the July/August issue will have the finishing touches!

April Classes and Events


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.

There are still spaces left in each of the classes, be sure to sign up today! 

You can now sign up for classes online!  Just Click on the link for the class, for more information or to register online. 

From Marti and Me Club Moving On
Tuesday, April 10th at 6pm
OR
Wednesday, April 11th at 10am

This months project is Winding Ways

Beginner Quilting classes will meet at the following dates and times this month:

Thursday, April 5th from 2-4 or 6-8
Thursday, April 12th from 2-4 or 6-8
Thursday, April 19th from 2-4 or 6-8

We will not meet on Thursday April 26th, but will reschedule this date in May. 

Wooly Pine Tree
Saturday, April 14th from 10-3

This 15" Wooly Pine Tree will be a great addition to your Holiday Decor.  Come to class and go home with a completed project.  Mary and Jackie will walk you through the process and supply everything you need to make the tree.  Class fee does not include kit.  Kit is $25.00 (required) and must be purchased from instructor on the day of the class.

There will not be a Sew In day on Tuesday, April 17th

Flying Geese Quilt Guild Workshop

Tuesday, April 17th from 9:30-4

Featuring Cheryl Travis and Boomerang

You must contact the Guild to participate in this workshop as you can not register through Hoppin Bobbin.  Hoppin Bobbin has the patterns and rulers for this project. 

From Marti and Me From the Beginning

Tuesday, April 17th at 6pm
OR
Wednesday, April 18th at 10 am

This months project is Interlocking Hexagons

Strippin It
Friday, April 20th from 5-9pm

Elisabeth is back with her Strippin Club Night!
Class fee includes instruction, pattern and dinner!  Come and join us for a
great night of food, fun and learning! 
This months project is Spangled, see the sample in the classroom at Hoppin Bobbin!

Kits with pre cut strips are available for this class. 



Whirling Lemoynes
Saturday, April 21st from 9-3
with Sharon Riley

Sharon is a Studio 180 Certified instructor and is excited about teaching you this fabulous Lemoyne star quilt!  Whirling Lemoynes creates a spinning effect that was inspired by those fun whirling flower lawn ornaments. It's a whimsical quilt that teaches you how to piece Lemoynes and 4-pointed stars without paper piecing. You can go scrappy, or use fat eighths, eighth yard cuts, or a Jelly Roll for your Lemoyne Star points.

Sew Many Squares
with Lois Tidey
Saturday, April 28th from 9-12

If you have always wanted to “jump” into miniature piecing, this is a great project to make that leap. We will learn or review rotary cutting, piecing and pressing and ways to achieve a more pleasing and satisfying result. It will surprise you as you learn and improve your “jump” into miniature world.
 

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!)  May/June issue will feature the next step in the process and the July/August issue will have the finishing touches!

Mystery Monday
Monday, April 23rd from 3-8pm
Come and join us for a fun day/evening of sewing on the Mystery Quilt published in the Country Register!  Bring a dish to share and come and join us anytime during the day or evening to work on Part 1 of our Mystery Quilt. 

Hoppin Bobbin will provide drinks and snacks. 

Bring your own fabrics or kits are available for this project. 




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. 





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