Monday, July 30, 2012

Machine Applique classes, BOM and Upcoming Classes

Good Morning Everyone!

I wanted to give a big thank you to the ladies who joined us for our machine applique class last Saturday.  I had such a great time teaching the class and hope you ladies enjoyed it just as much.  I look forward to seeing you back on August 18th for the jelly roll race quilt class.  Here are a couple of quick pictures from Saturday. 

Our Jelly Roll Race class for August 18th is full, but I have tentatively scheduled another Jelly Roll Race class for Saturday, November 10th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  The cost is $20.00 per person for the class.  A supplies list will be available when you call and register for the class. 

As of this moment, our 5-week beginners class is also completely booked.  If we have enough people interested in another beginners class, we may be able to schedule a second class, perhaps in the evening, but we need at least three people for that class to go ahead.  If you are interested in our beginners class, please call the shop at (931) 682-3746 or email us at and let us know.  If we get three people, we will set the schedule accordingly. 

Also, for those who are interested in the Mother-Child sewing class, we need at least three participants.  If you are interested, the class is Saturday, August 11th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  We will be making a pillow top.  Again, please contact us as soon as you are sure you wish to come.  If we don't have at least three participants (in this case pairs of participants) by Wednesday, August 8th, we will call those who have signed up and let them know the class has been cancelled. 

Now for the funner bit.........we finished our Halloween Block of the Month quilt last week and have it hanging up at the shop.  Boy, it is just as cute as we had hoped and such fun to piece/machine applique.  We have a couple of kits still available at the shop if you are interested in beginning this fun quilt.  It is a 3 month BOM club, the first blocks available in July.  You get 2 blocks per month and they are $24.95 each, or $49.90 for both.  If we have enough interest, we may order some more pattern packages, so be sure to phone, email or stop by and let us know you would like to start this fun, fun project.  A picture of our finished quilt is below.

This quilt may look difficult but was very simple to put together. 

As a quick reminder as well, we have our Hearts and Stars quilt class scheduled for Saturday, October 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.  I am posting a picture of the quilt we have in the shop of this pattern pieced in 30's reproductions.  I am doing one before the class in reds, whites and blacks.  I'll post that picture as soon as it is completed. 

Again, thanks so much to all our clients at the Quilting Frame and again, thanks to the ladies from class on Saturday. 

Have a great week everyone!


Monday, July 16, 2012

Applique Class and Halloween BOM

Morning all!

Boy that rain sure was great...........we certainly needed it and isn't it amazing how fast the grass starts to grow once the rains start.  Yards that were just 1-1/2 weeks ago brown are now green and growing.  It is amazing....

I wanted to let everyone know the status of our upcoming classes.  I have two machine applique classes scheduled for July 21st and 28th.  The 28th class has 3 students signed up so will definitely be happening.  We have room for one further person in the 28th class.  The class for this coming Saturday, the 21st, has only one participant signed up.  We need at least two more people to sign up by Wednesday at 5:00 p.m. for that class to go ahead.   We will be working on Sunbonnet Sue and Overall Sam.  The class will be from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and is $20 per person.  Please let us know by Wednesday if you are interested in taking this class this Saturday.

We also have our Mother-Daughter Class (or Grandmother-Grandchild, Aunt-Niece/Nephew, etc.) upcoming on Saturday August 11th.  The cost of this class is $15 per pair and runs from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.  We will be making a pillow for the children.  Please call the shop and sign up as soon as possible. 

We have also started our Halloween piecing/machine applique BOM series.  We have attached pictures to prior posts.  This is such a fun project and we know you will enjoy the series.  The cost is $49.95 per mo and each month you get two blocks.  This includes the cost of the patterns, fabric, pre-printed fabric pieces, buttons and 4 yards of steam a seam for the machine applique.  Please give us a call at (931) 682-3746 if you are interest so we can ensure we have enough patterns for those who wish to participate. 

Everyone have a great week!

Sandra (and her Elves)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Halloween Block of the Month

Morning everyone!

For those of you who are curious about our block of the month club blocks, we are posting the five center blocks that we have made here at the store.  Each one took from 3-4 hours to do, so not tricky or difficult.  I think everyone will see how cute this quilt will be when it is finished.

These are such fun to make and I know you will love them as well.  Make sure and let us know if you wish to participate.  As soon as the whole quilt is together, we will post another picture.  Take care and have a great week!

Sandra (and her Elves)

Friday, July 6, 2012

Morning Everyone!

I was just reviewing my prior post regarding the class schedule, and wouldn't you know I found a mistake.....even though I looked it over and looked it over before I published it.. 

The October 13th class is actually called HEARTS AND STARS (not Hearts and Starts as previously published).. 

If you are thinking about joining us for the Jelly Roll Race class on August 18th, I wanted to let you know I will have a selection of Moda Jelly Rolls available for this class.  As soon as we have these, you can stop by the store and see if there is one that peaks your interest.  This really is a super, duper fun way to make a quilt top in a day.  I will be posting pictures sometime in the next week or so of two that I have finished.  I am going to start on the queen sized one in the next week or so, and hopefully will have it for show and tell the day of the class.  This will be such an easy way for everyone to make those last minute gifts (i.e. the baby shower in the next week or two, someone you find out is graduating from school, a friend who needs a "get well soon" gift, a last minute wedding present).  The quilt center with one jelly roll measures approx. 48" x 64".  I added one two inch unfinished border and a second six inch unfinished border to the quilts, and mine ended up measuring 66" x 81".   

Also wanted to let everyone know that we have the center blocks finished for our Block of the Month club that starts this month.  What a fun quilt to do with both piecing and machine applique pieces.  We will be posting pictures of the finished blocks the first of the week.  If you are interested in particpating, please make sure you call the store at (931) - 682-3746, email us at or stop by the shop when you are in the neighborhood (5990 Leipers Creek Road, Santa Fe, TN) so we can be sure to have enough pattern packs for those who wish to participate.  For those who want to know, our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 9:00 to 5:00; Friday 9:00 - 4:00 and Saturday 9:00 - 12:00 (although we are ususally at the shop until after 12:00 on Saturday, so call us if you want to be sure we are still there).  The shop is closed on Thurdays and Sundays.

Hope ya'll have a safe and cool weekend!

Melissa (one of Sandra's Elves)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Class Schedule

Good Morning Everyone!

Hope everyone had a great weekend and is looking forward to a great July 4th Holiday!!!!  Sandra and I set down a schedule of upcoming classes.  We may add more as time goes on, so please keep a check on our blog for all updates.  IMPORTANT INFORMATION ***All classes require a minimum of three participants to happen.  You must let us know you are attending by the Wednesday prior to the Saturday class.  If we do not have enough participants, those who have signed up will be called ASAP to let them know the class has been cancelled.  There is a maximum of four participants per class; if we have more than four sign up, a second class will be scheduled as soon as feasible.****

July 21, 2012 / July 28, 2012 - Machine Applique Class - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Cost = $20/pp.
  This is an either /or date schedule.  We have had significant interest in this class, so in case we have more than four people interested, I have reserved two dates.  We will be working on either Sunbonnet Sue or Overall Sam appliques.  You will need six of either/or or some of both, whichever you prefer.  I have the class supplies list and information available at the Quilting Frame.  Remember, we have the Accuquilt Go cutter at the store and cutting die for both of these appliques.  If you want to bring your own fabric and Steam A Seam, you can use our Accuquilt Go cutter for $.50 per cut (one cut = one entire Sue/Sam applique).  We have fabric and Steam A Seam available for purchase at the store if you want to come pick out your colors.  In addition, we have a few Sunbonnet Sue already cut out with Steam A Seam for $2.00 per applique.

August 11, 2012 - Mother / Child Quilting Class - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Cost = $15 per pair.
  We have had a few inquiries about a class  for children from our quilting clients.  We will be making a very simple quilt block that can be stitched together for a pillow.  The class supply list will be available at least two weeks prior to the class. 

August 18, 2012 - Jelly Roll Race Quilt - 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. - Cost = $20/pp.
   This is a fun, simple, wonderful way to literally make a quilt in a day.  All you need is a jelly roll (jelly roll    = 40 - 2.5" strips of fabric) and some border fabric to match.  This is great fun, really easy and always pretty.  I have made three of these quilts so far, and each has been very beautiful.  I am working on how to make one queen sized, so hopefully will have that for show-and-tell during the class.  Again, supply list will be available at least two weeks prior to the class.

September 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and October 6, 2012 - Beginners Quilting Class - 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Cost = $75/pp for the series.
    This is a beginner's class for those who have always wanted to try quilting.  We will start at sewing      correct seams, make several different types of blocks which will be sewn together to make your first ever quilt.  It will be great fun for all, and hopefully for our students, the start of a life long love affair with this art form.  I will have the supply list for this class available well in advance so make sure you call the store and let us know you are definitely interested. 

October 20th, 2012 - Hearts and Starts Quilt - 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. - Cost = $25 / pp.
   We have this quilt on the wall at the shop, and boy is it a beauty.  Done in 30's reproductions, it reminds  me of spring flowers.  You can make this with any style of fabrics you choose, 30's, civil war, florals, red     and white, black and white, blues and yellows, anything that appeals to you!  A class supply list will be     available at least two weeks prior to this class. 

I look forward to visiting and working with all of you in the near future.  As I said earlier, more classes may be added, so keep a watch on the blog.  For your information, the phone number at the shop is 931-682-3746.  The address is 5990 Leipers Creek Road, Santa Fe, TN.

Have a great, fun and safe Fourth of July Holiday!

Melissa (one of Sandra's Elves)