Welcome to the stitch Quarterly Newsletter Update!

 

For quilting inspiration, classes and upcoming events.

We want to INSPIRE you!  We are offering  a wide variety of exciting classes this quarter.  Save the date(s)!  We are offering beginning quilting classes, bag classes, a straight line quilting class and a workshop teaching Laura Heine's amazing fusible art patterns, to name a few.  You are going to love our selection!!!  Now is the time to start your Halloween and Christmas projects.  We have Holiday fabrics arriving daily!

Come be inspired, creative and enjoy the fun at Stitch!!!

                          Sally & Jacque

 

STITCH CLASSES & EVENTS
                                We hope you will join us for a class this summer!
Register in person, by mail or telephone.  Project list will be supplied upon payment.  All class fees are non-refundable unless we receive 10 days’ notice.  As a courtesy, a transfer to another same-teacher class will be extended for one year.  We reserve the right to cancel a class and refund your fee if the class is not filled.  Please do not bring children to class.


Christmas in July 

Jacque and Sally couldn't resist the new Christmas fabric lines and want to share them with all of us!  Who doesn't love Christmas fabric?  For the month of July all Christmas fabric will be 20% off!  

Block of the Month
2nd Tuesday of the month - 1:00pm

  • Urbanologie by Sew Kind of Wonderful, it the perfect BOM for Stitch.  It has the modern look with a tradition feel.  We are using two different fabric lines, Handmaker by Natalie Barnes and Desert Bloom by Sheri & Chelsi.  There are many different layouts so your quilt could look different than mine.  Some people don’t want to add the antlers, so just repeat one of the other blocks.

 

Woolie Block of the Month
2nd Tuesday of the month - 1:00pm

  • We are excited to begin our next wool Block of the Month "Bring Home the Tree" by Buttermilk Basin.  This will be a six month BOM.  Let us know if you intend to join us for this project.  The cost is $30 per month, pattern and finishing kit extra.


Open Wide Bag
Wednesday July 12th
10:00am - 3:00pm
Let’s get organized! A quick and fun bag to make for yourself or to give as a gift.  These handy zippered bags open wide with easy access for all your items.  Come have a fun day making yourself a cute bag.
Instructor:  Jacque
Class Fee:  $30 plus purchase of pattern required
 

Open Sew
     July 13th, 20th

     August 10th, 24th
     September 1st, 14th, 28th
     10:30am - 4:00pm
Come and enjoy stitch’s class room.  Both Jacque and Sally will be available to help with any projects. Get a group of friends or just come and meet some fellow quilters.
Sally & Jacque
(No charge)

Jo’s Applique Club

July 19th, August 9th, September 20th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Bring your applique projects and stitch all day with the expert Jo Ann. She is here to answer any questions and help you with any project.
Instructor: Jo Ann Gath
Class Fee:  $10

XMAS Sew Along - Come Sew With Us!!!
July 21st, August 19th, September 8th
10:00am - 4:00pm
Merrily is the perfect festive collection for creating a cozy winter quilt.  Reindeer and Moose and Penguins!  They're ready for winter with festive scarves, caps and greenery.  Use the panels to add a touch of whimsy to a design, or focus on the clean, contemporary line drawing prints to create a stunning project.  While the colors are traditional,  Merrily is a modern holiday collection.
Instructor: Sally
Class Fee:  $10  -  Kits Available
 

Raven Block of the Month
July 22nd  (following months TBA)
10:30am - 4:00pm
Jo Ann Gath will be offering a hand applique Block of the Month. The Raven is a gorgeous Blackbird Design. It is inspired by Edgar Allen Poe’s poem “The Raven”.  This nine-block quilt is perfect to welcome Autumn. Each block’s name is taken from a bit of the Poe’s poetry. Jo Ann’s piece is hanging in the shop and is a glorious piece of art.  Come join Jo Ann in this BOM.

Kidz Sew Kamp 2
Session 1:  July 24-28
Session 2:  August 14-18
8:00am - 12:00pm, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Last summer's kids sewing classes was such a success we are back with Kidz Sew Kamp 2!!!  Classes will be offered to kids 9 and older.  The week long Kamp theme will be “Slumber Party”.   Projects will include a pillowcase, small tote and pajama bottoms.  Returning students can make fun new projects or the same projects as last year!   Sign up now, Kamp will be limited to 5 students.  Hurry!!!!
Instructors:  Jacque Becker and Sally Frey
Class Fee:  $100 for the week
 

One Block Wonder

August 11th &  25th 

10:00am - 4:00pm

Learn how to create a one of a kind kaleidoscope quilt from one fabric.  With just one fabric and block you can make your own beautiful “One Block Wonder”!  Joan King has created many stunning One Block Wonder quilts and she will be teaching a 2 day class at Stitch.  Be sure to sign up, this class will fill up quickly.  We are thrilled to have Joan as an instructor.
Instructor : Joan King
Fees : $60

Gone Fishing!  By Laura Heine
Tuesday August 1st
10:00am - 4:00pm
Jacque and I love these patterns, at market we find ourselves drawn to Laura’s booth.  It will be a fun class whether you want to make placemats, a table runner or a quilt.  You will design your fish in class and we will go over the straight quilting that Laura uses on her quilts.  
Instructor: Sally
Class Fee: $30 plus purchase of pattern required

Katie Pasquini Class - Artful Log Cabins
August 4th & 5th
10:00am - 4:00pm
 

The log cabin block is very versatile; we will use that as a basis for creating linear abstract art quilts. I took this class last time Katie taught and it was the best class I have taken!!!!  Yes, you too can make an art quilt!!!   It was so much fun!
Sign up now -  This will be a very popular class!  We are so lucky to have Katie in Ferndale! ($150)

One Block Wonder
August 11th &  August 25th
10:00am - 4:00pm
 
Learn how to create a one of a kind kaleidoscope quilt from one fabric.  With just one fabric and block you can make your own beautiful “One Block Wonder”!  Joan King has created many stunning One Block Wonder quilts and she will be teaching a 2 day workshop at Stitch.  Be sure to sign up, this very popular class will fill up quickly.
Instructor: Joan King
Class Fee: $60
 

Pincushion by Laura Heine

August 12th & 13th

Here's another Laura Heine pattern that we will have so much fun creating!  This is a two day workshop.  You will design your pincushion in class and we will discuss the straight quilting that Laura uses on her quilts.  Finished size is approximately 41" x 45"
Instructor: Sally
Class Fee: $60 plus purchase of pattern required

Pinafore Bag
Wednesday August 23rd
10:00am - 4:00pm

Here's a cute and functional bag that is being offered for the first time here at stitch!   The finished size is 18" x 25" - lots of room for carrying all of your goodies.
Instructor: Jacque
Class Fee:  $30

Straight Line Quilting with Walking Foot

Saturday August 26th
10:00am - 4:00pm

Come learn how to do the popular straight line quilting using your own machine.  Kathi will show you how to quilt your bags, table runner or small wall hangings.  You will bring one of your own small projects to figure outs how to quilt.  This class will help you finish your UFO’s.
Instructor : Kathi Springmeier  
Class Fee : $40

Beginning Applique
 Tuesday August 29th
10:00am - 4:00pm
 

Have you always wanted to learn to make those beautiful applique quilts?  Jo Ann is the perfect teacher.  Come take the beginning class and learn the step by step method of beautiful applique.
Instructor: Jo Anne Gath
Class Fee: $40
 

Pumpkin
 Wednesday August 30th
10:00am - 4:00pm
 

Inspired by Ruth McDowell, this pumpkin is pieced with many fabrics. Jan feels the more fabrics, the better the pumpkin will look!  Come learn this wonderful method while making a small wall hanging.
Instructor: Jan Brown
Class Fee: $40

CHARMING TABLE TOPPER
Thursday September 7th
10:00am - 4:00pm

Do you ever wonder what to do with all those little charm packs you've collected?  Well we have the cutest table topper that is fun and easy and uses 2 charm packs!  We also have new Christmas charms - who can resist a new holiday table topper???
Instructor:  Sally
Class Fee: $40

 

4 Patch Stacked Posies
Saturday September 9th
10:00am - 4:00pm


Make the beautiful quilt using one print fabric for the blocks and the border!  This quilt is similar to the One Block Wonder quilt using the same cutting and design techniques, creating the one of a kind block, repeated throughout the quilt top.
Instructor:  Joan King
Class Fee:  $40

 

Square Play
Wednesday September 13
10:00am - 4:00pm

This architectural quilt has its basis in the chain link block from the 1930's.  The soft teals and pewters pop out from the dramatic black background.  By changing the background to a light and the tiles to medium or dark you would have a completely different looking quilt.  By adjusting the number of 10 1/2" blocks, this quilt could be made as a tablecloth, wall hanging or whatever you wish!
Instructor:  Jan Brown
Class Fee:  $40

 

Feathered Star

September 15th & 22nd

10:00am - 4:00pm

Tami will teach this beautiful quilt by showing you how to break down a feathered star pattern into easier components to achieve success.  Tami tells us it really isn't that hard to make.  We are so happy to have Tami teaching this beautiful quilt.  Finished size is approximately 48" x 48".

Instructor:  Tami Welch

Class Fee:  $60

Beginning Quilting

September 19th & 26th and October 3rd

10:00am - 3:30pm

Jacque will teach the basics from start to finish.  You will be making one of her own table topper patterns.  The first week we will be going over fabric selection, cutting and construction.  The second week Jacque will explain the batting, backing and simple quilting.  The last week is finishing,  binding and labels.

Instructor:  Jacque

Class Fee:  $75 (for all three sessions)

Project Bag
Thursday September 21st
10:00am - 4:00pm
This is a great bag for organizing everything for each of your projects.  These handy totes have a sturdy quilted bag and fun fabric details.  A zippered closure keeps everything safe and secure with a see thru vinyl window which allows you to see what is in your bag.  Kits are available.  These are quick and easy.
Instructor: Jacque
Class Fee: $30


POP UP CLASS!
TRICK OR TREAT BAGS

Saturday September 23rd
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Lets make a fun bag for your favorite little ghost or goblin.  We have the coolest glow in the dark fabrics for these Trick or Treat Bags!
Instructor: Sally
Class Fee:  $10

POP UP CLASS!
ZIPPERED POUCHES

Saturday September 16th
1:00pm - 3:30pm
These small zippered pouches are so handy, plus they make great gifts.  Come and learn how to install a zipper while making this quick project!
Instructor: Kathi Springmeier
Class Fee:  $10

Flower Stalls
Coming in October!
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Flower Stalls Quilt is a scrappy interpretation of the beauty found in every flower stall around the world!  Select your fabrics, mix them up and enjoy creating your very own Flower Stall Quilt.
Instructor:  Jan Brown
Class Fee:  $40
Purchase of the pattern "Flower Stalls"
by Beyond the Reef required


 

                                                         BITS AND PIECES

We LOVE books and we want you to enjoy them also!!  Our books will ALWAYS, ALWAYS be discounted 20%.

Sally’s Book Recommendation:
Heart of the Home by Bonnie Sullivan

Pinkeepers by Elona
Elona’s pinkeepers are a work of art and we are so fortunate to feature them in our shop.  They are an original piece.  No two pinkeepers are alike.  Be sure to take with you or purchase one as a gift, hurry they don’t last too long!  Each pinkeeper is hand stitched and hand painted.

New at Stitch!!!
We now carry the popular quilt magazines Quilt Mania and Simply Moderne. 
These are beautiful magazines with gorgeous projects.

Bags!!  Bags!!  Bags!!

We LOVE BAGS!!!!  We carry all the popular bag patterns from Annies to Noodlehead, also we have a great supply of zippers and other bag hardware and interfacings!

Sale Fabrics!
Be sure to check out our classroom - we have tons
of sale fabrics at 40% off!

KENMAR QUILT INN 
Fall Dates:  Nov. 3, 4 & 5 and Nov. 10, 11 & 12
Sewing retreat in the beautiful village of Ferndale.  Don’t Miss Out!!!!  There is still space!
For more information, call the shop