Fabric Patch Spring Class Newsletter March

Fabric Patch
Spring Class Newsletter
March-May 2015
100 w. McLeod Ave. Ironwood, MI 49938
[email protected] - www.fabricpatch.com
906-932-5260 - Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30-5 - Sat 9:30-4
Get out your calendar and a cup of coffee and start planning your last days of
winter. We have so many projects for you to get involved with that the grass
will be green before you know it!
I Can Sew Kids Class Series
For young sewers ages 9 & up.
Learn to sew kid friendly projects including headbands, backpacks, pillows and more.
Class meets the first Saturday of March, April
and May from 10-12:30.
Cost is $10.00 per session plus cost of supplies.
Students will need to purchase the book "I Can Sew" by Annie.
Scrap Lover’s Club.
We added a second session from 1-2.
Pre-registration required.
Scrap lovers meets monthly on the 4th Saturday or each
month. This is a demo class filled with techniques,
ideas and patterns for a different scrap quilt or scrap
project each month. Club members are encouraged to
bring projects they are working on to inspire us during
the Show & Tell part of the meeting. We guarantee
you'll leave inspired to go home and dig in those scraps and start a new
project. Don't worry if you don't have scraps - we'll help you build up a
stash! Scrap Lovers Club is the best bargain in town - only $25 for 10 sessions. If you can't make it on club day stop in and pick up your pattern at a later
4th Sat. of each month: March 28, Apr. 25, No class in May, June 27 …
You get the idea.
Class does not meet in May or November. Christmas class December 5.
Wool Club Starting 1st Wed of each month.
1st meeting is Wednesday, April 1, 10-12.
Come join a group of wool fans to share ideas, learn at
least one new stitch a month, and get inspired by each
other. Bring a wool project you are working on and get
help if needed or we can help you start something new.
All projects are a separate cost from class fee.
Cost: $25 for 6 months. If you can’t make it to
class, stop in and pick up the pattern for the month.
Open Sew With Help from Joanne and Talei at Tacconelli’s
Banquet Room
Do you have a project that you are stuck on? Do you want to start a
new project but, are not sure how to begin? Do
you have questions about a machine embroidery
project, what stabilizer to use or how to hoop a
project? Or do you just need to get out of the
house and sew in an fun environment with sewing
friends. Talei and Joanne will be on hand to give individualized help during these open sew days.
Held in Tacconelli’s banquet room on the following days.
Thursday, March 19, 9:30-3:30
Thursday, April 9, 9:30-3:30
Thursday May 28, 9:30-3:30
Cost: $20 a session plus you purchase lunch at Tacconelli’s.
Open Sew with Talei at the Fabric Patch. Limited to 5 per session
Same as above except you meet in our classroom with only 5 per session.
Tuesday, March 3, 10-3
Tuesday, March 31, 10-3
Tuesday, April 7, 10-3
Tuesday, April 21, 10-3
Tuesday, May5, 10-3
Tuesday, May 19, 10-3
Cost: $20 a session.
Iced Tea Quilt with Susan Kangas - 54” x 68”
Easy Beginner Quilt
Iced Tea is a lap size quilt that is EASY! Grab a layer cake or fat quarters and join us for a day of fun. You may even go home with a finished
quilt top. The shop sample is made with a flannel Woolies layer cake.
So SNUGGLY! Pattern is required.
Tuesday, March 17 (St. Patty’s Day) 10-3
Sew Together Bag with Joanne Kuula
Do you love Sewing Together with your friends, but can't
keep up with all the notions you brought?
The Sew Together Bag is a niffty little bag with three zippered
pockets, four open pockets, a pincushion and a great little
needle landing all held together by a zipper that forms two
This bag will easily hold your 8" scissors, rotary cutter, marking pencils, seam ripper, extra needles, thread, snippers, and
much more. It will amaze you how much you can hold in this
fun and compact bag. Precutting required before class.
Wednesday, March 18, 9:30-4.
Class Fee: $35 including pattern.
“Spring in the Pines” placemat/runner
with Susan Fetter Ward
Learn the process of easy, accurate half square triangles while creating a springtime runner or placemat set. Using joined bias strips,
elongated triangles are transformed into easy to use squares and
rectangles. Whether you are familiar with the Common Bias Cutting
Guides, or are new to the process, you will appreciate the nice
sharp points produced with this easy to use template set. Options
for altering the design will be included as well as construction variations.
Template required for class.
Monday, March 23, 10-4. Class Fee: $35.00.
Beginning Quilt Making with Talei Robinson
This class is designed to give you all that is needed to begin machine
piecing. Learn the tools, cutting techniques, quick piecing and traditional piecing techniques. All of this while creating this 4 block sampler. Expect to have a great time.
3 sessions. Thursdays: March 26, April 2, and April 23, 10-4.
Class Fee: $60 includes pattern.
Supplies are purchased separately.
Crayon Tinting and Hand Embroidery Techniques with
Sue Nezworski
This pattern was designed with teaching stitchery in mind. A little bit of
color crayon tinting and several basic stitches will give you the information
you need to move on to other crayon tinted designs. Many of you were
able to enjoy Sue Nezworski’s crayon tinted Halloween quilts. In this class
she is going to share with you tips that she has learned along the way.
Saturday, April 11, 10-3.
Class Fee: $60 and it includes class kit.
Dresden Plate Wall hanging with Susan Kangas
Have you noticed how many quilt magazines have Dresden Plate
projects in them? They are everywhere. Come join us for a day of
fun exploring the Dresden Plate. We’ll show you how easy it is to
make a Dresden Plate. You can stop at one plate to use for a pillow
or table topper or continue on and make a wall hanging like the one
pictured which has full, half, and quarter plates.
EZ Dresden Template required for class.
Wednesday, April 15, 10-3. Class Fee: $35
Hand Quilting with Elley Zakula
Introduction to Hand Quilting.
Pick up your needles and learn this time honored tradition of making your
hand quilted projects extra special! Hand quilting has been handed down for
generations of quilters for it’s beauty, and enjoyment. You will learn traditional hand quilting methods step-by-step, with tips to make it so easy to learn.
Thursday, April 16, 10-1. Class Fee: $30 includes class kit.
Slumber Party Sleeping Bags
Playtime friends are all snuggled up in cozy sleeping bags, ready for a camp-out
or slumber party! 4 sizes. The sleeping bag pictured is sized for 18” dolls.
Wednesday, April 22, 10-2. Class Fee: $20
Beginning Machine Quilting with Heidi Bretall
If finishing projects with your own distinctive style of machine quilting is
something you’ve always wondered about… this class is for you. Beginning
machine quilting techniques, tools, and tips will be covered. Heidi will
share her favorite quilting motifs and you will leave with ideas for your individual projects.
Wednesday, April 29, 10-2 or 6-9
Class Fee: $35.00 includes fabric and batting for class.
English Paper Piecing with Elley Zakula
Elley will take the mystery out of those very accurately pieced
hexagons that you are seeing everywhere. Once you have the
hex put on you, you won’t be able to stop.
Thursday, May 14, 10-1.
Class Fee: $25 including fabric kit.
Quilting With Heart
Hand guided machine quilting
Susan Kangas
422 Alfred Wright Blvd.
Ironwood, MI 49938
Our Husqvarna Viking Certified Technicians
6D Software Series with Joanne and Talei
6D Software Classes: Each class listed has the software needed pictured and
listed. It is up to you to know which software you own.
6D Encore and More. We will design a beautiful pincushion
using the Encore features in your software. Plus, we will be
utilizing other features such as: letters are not always letters,
editing tab, and so much more. All 6D Embroidery, 6D Extra,
and 6D Premier owners are encouraged to attend.
Tuesday, March 10, 10-2 - Cost: $35
6D Premier Stitch Editor Plus
You will be exploring the incredible functions that you have built into you
6D Stitch Editor Plus. We are going to work with existing designs and
learn how to do deep editing such as: removing and adding stitches, adding color changes, changing texture, optimizing stitching, changing stitching order, stitch by stitch using the visible stitch points. The sky is the limit once you
have taken this journey into editing plus.
You must have 6D software confidence when signing up for this class.
Tuesday, March 24, 10-2 - Cost: $35.00
6D Extra and Premier Owners
Become a 6D Wizard and More
In this class we will explore how to create amazing designs using your quilt wizard, embroidery wizard, card shop, editing
features and so much more. It will be like software aerobics.
Tuesday, April 14, 10-2 - Cost: $35
6D Premier - Focus on Use and Advantages of the Design Aligner
Learn how use the Design Aligner while creating embroideries larger than
your largest hoop.
Must have 6D confidence when signing up for this class.
Tuesday, April 28, 10-2 - Cost: $35.00
6D Extra and 6D Premier Let’s Put it all Together
Class will focus on putting a variety of the programs functions
together into one project. We haven’t created the project yet
so it is a mystery. Trust us you will have a good time.
Tuesday, May 12, 10-2 - Cost: $35.00
Let’s Play with your Sapphire with Talei and Joanne
Spend a day stitching up a great pillow using all the incredible functions available
on your Sapphire series machines.
We will be experimenting with decorative stitches, utility functions, programming, buttonholes, quilting….
Tues., May 26, 10-4 - Class Fee: $35 includes fabric kit for pillow top.
Class is designed for all Sapphire models.
National Quilting Day is
Saturday, March 21
The National Quilting Association, Inc., hopes you
enjoy making the official 2015
National Quilting Day project, Crooked Path by Danielle Bohannon. Whether you make this pattern for
personal use or for charitable giving, enjoy the annual celebration of quilting this year on March 21!
Go to: http://www.nqaquilts.org/nqd/
to learn more about National Quilting Day and to
download and print the free pattern.
Row by Row Shop Hop
Experience begins June 1
Last years row by row was so much fun
we signed up to do it again this year.
This year’s theme is water and each participating shop will have a water themed
row pattern for you to pick up as you
travel across the country. We have our
license plates ordered and we have a new
phrase this year.
Go to: www.rowbyrowexperience.com
for details.
Sapphire 930
Trade in any
working sewing
machine with
It’s accessories
MSRP: $1899
Through March 31 - $1299
Sapphire 960Q
Opal 690Q
FREE Quilter’s
Presser Feet Kit
FREE Quilter’s
Presser Feet Kit
Extension Table
MSRP: $2799
Through March 31 - $2599
MSRP: $1599
Through March 31
Free kit includes: Dual feed foot with guide,
Open toe stippling foot, Clear 1/4” piecing foot
with guide. Everything you need to get started
Opal 670
FREE Quilter’s
Presser Feet Kit
Free kit includes:
Dual feed foot with guide, Open toe stippling foot,
Clear 1/4” piecing foot with guide. Everything
you need to get started quilting.
MSRP: $1299
Through March 31 - $1099
Free kit includes: Dual feed foot with guide,
Open toe stippling foot, Clear 1/4” piecing
foot with guide. Everything you need to get
Extension table attaches to your machine to
increase your sewing area.
Opal 650
FREE 24” x 36”
Olfa mat, 45mm
Olfa rotary
MSRP: $999
Through March 31 - $899
During National Quilting Month get 0% for 48 months on our
PLATINUM™ 3000 and PLATINUM™ 16 quilting machines.
PLUS, as an added bonus get FREE TruStitch™ when you
purchase a PLATINUM™ 16 sit-down quilter.
MSRP: $6999 Package Through March 31, $5999
March Trade in event on
Designer Diamond Royale and Designer Ruby Royale
Receive up to $3,000 for any trade-in machine toward the purchase of the DESIGNER
Diamond Royale or Designer RUBY Royale™. Trade-In Any Make, Any Model, in
GOOD working Condition and get our DESIGNER DIAMOND ROYALE for $7999, or our
DESIGNER RUBY Royale™ for only $3,999! Through March 31, 2015.
Some restrictions apply. See store for details.