Friday, April 27, 2012

Good Morning Everyone!

Well, I think spring has finally, definitely sprung!  This hot/rain/cold cycle is playing havoc with all our spring planting (or at least mine, anyway).

We wanted to let you know about some upcoming classes, post a few pictures for ya'll to look and let you know what else you can look forward to in the next few months.

We wanted to show you a couple of pictures of some new T-shirt quilts Ms. Margaret has made in the last few weeks.  This has proven to be ever popular in quilting circles, and a wonderful way to make a one of a kind gift for someone in your life.  We have used T-shirts, baby clothes, dance outfits, etc.  We can make it in any size, from lap to king (providing you have enough shirts, of course).  Call and let us know if we can help you make a lovely, one of a kind gift for that special person in your life.

This is a T-shirt quilt Ms. Margaret made for a client of ours using his collection of shirts from racing events.  We have done T-shirt quilts with football shirts, baseball shirts, Harley Davidson shirts, just about anything and everything you can think of. 

We also have some upcoming classes for our clients.  We have been collecting some ideas that ya'll have given us, and have set a series of classes accordingly.  Remember, we have room enough only for four people sewing in our classroom, so if you are interested, make sure and call and let us know so we can reserve your spot.  Supply lists will be ready once payment is received for the class scheduled.

The first class will be Saturday, May 19th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  This is our Mother-Child quilting class (or it can be Aunt and Child, Grandmother and Child, etc.).  We will be making a pillow in this class that your child can enjoy for years to come, most especially because it was made with someone they love.  The cost of the class is $15 per adult/child combo. 

Our next series of classes will begin June 23rd and run for five Saturdays (except for the July 4th weekend).  It will end on July 28th, 2012.  The cost of this series of classes is $15 per class or $75 for the five week series.  It will be for those who have always wanted to try a quilting project, but haven't yet managed to do so.  We will begin with the very basics of piecing, piece several blocks and then sew the blocks together.  At the end of the class, you will have your first quilt top ready to be quilted. 

We are also planning on having a class on machine applique and our new Hearts and Stars pattern (see below for a picture).  More details about these classes will be forthcoming in a few weeks.  Remember to keep look back here for additional information.  Flyers will also be available at the shop in the future. 

We are always looking for ideas about classes you want to take.  Please let us know if there is something you are interested in specifically. 

Also, as a side note, we have just come back from a fabric shopping trip, so stop by and see what we have new.  We also have some kits pre-made for the Hearts and Stars pattern using our 30's reproduction line called Emma Lena's Treasures. 

Thanks so much to all of our clients, and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

Sandra (and her Elves)

P.S.  My husband, Larry, has gone on a planting spree; we are talking feverish garden gnome planting.  We have lots of Bradley tomato plants he is selling for $1.50 a cup.  These are good sized tomato plants.  We also have other vegetables and herbs, so come by and take a look!

Thanks again!