Spring 2013 EDITION The Door Mouse Times Progressive Quilt / Block of the Month updates …. Well, “Stash Buster” finishes in March and we have a new progressive quilt ready for April. It’s a Miss Rosie’s pattern by Carrie Nelson called “Cracked Pots”. It starts with courthouse steps blocks in the center. Pieced borders including lots of houses make the quilt grow to a full 80” x 80”. It runs for 9 months at a cost of $29.50 per month. It’s all precut from Mary Ann’s “stash to end all stashes” so you can expect lots of different fabrics! You can come to sit and sew or pick up your packet any time during the month and sew at home. “Color Me Happy” block of the month runs through January 2014 and there are still a few spots available - one block each month for $7.50. Northwest Ohio Modern Quilt Guild will meet at the Door Mouse on Thursday, May 16th from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Come meet these inspiring quilters and see their show and tell. Visit http://www.nwohiomqg.com/ or find it on Facebook for a glimpse into what these members make. NEW PATTERNS!! We have several new patterns from AD Designs. There’s a great snowflake, Tree of Life, and Cancer Hope Quilt. She’s also added a generic “high school” quilt using every letter of the alphabet. Use your school colors and the first letter of your high school name. Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts has several new patterns and a new book using her Hex N More ruler. Don’t miss our sampler class from her “Toes in the Sand” book. We called our sample “Feet in the Forest” because its all earth tones instead of blues. Turning Twenty by Tricia Cribbs has been revised - The Original Turning Twenty Just Got Better. She’s added Twisting Turning Twenty and Turning Twenty 4x4. There’s also a Tiny Turning Twenty that’s a swell baby quilt. Get the “Skinny” on these patterns and kits. We currently have kits for the cupcake, carrot, penguin, snowman, shamrock, & xo. fat 1/8ths for the “big T” and 10” x 10” squares for the Vista 2 are available along with the patterns at The Door Mouse Free project sheet available at http://www.clothworks.com/pattern_download.asp? Kits available at The Door Mouse and free pattern available at http://www.rileyblakedesigns.com/quilting_projects/ Free pattern sheets available at http://www.rjrfabrics.com/patterns/all_patterns.cfm ALL of the fabrics and their companions in this newsletter can be purchased in the store or at our website. www.thedoormouse.com Class Schedule COLOR ME HAPPY– Sit & Sew: Monday, March 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BASIC MACHINE QUILTING: 1 3-hour session Cost: $13.00 Tuesday, March 12 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Learn the look of hand quilting the quick and easy way. ALL LEVELS. Bring your machine to this practice session. World Wide Quilt Day—March 16 ROTARY CUTTING BASICS—TURNING TWENTY JUST GOT BETTER: 2 4-hour sessions Cost: $35.00 includes book Thursday, April 4 & 11 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. This is a good first quilting class since we will begin at the beginning of rotary cutting and how to care for your cutter. Also learn accurate piecing and pressing techniques. More size options available including using Fat Eighths instead of Fat Quarters. Come in to see the new smaller size sample. There will be sewing at home between sessions. BEGINNER. Bring your sewing machine. COLOR ME HAPPY– Sit & Sew: Monday, April 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. TOES IN THE SAND: 13 4-hour sessions Cost $95.00 includes book Monday, April 8, May 13, June 10, July 8, August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9, January 13, February 10, March 10, & April 14 from noon to 4:00 p.m. Give this unique sampler quilt a try! Learn to use the Hex N More Ruler and create 2 blocks each month from the same design. Choose a variety of fat eighths right at the start or choose each month for the following month. INTERMEDIATE. Bring your sewing machine. T-SHIRT QUILTS: 1 1-hour demo Cost: $10.00 Saturday, April 27 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Lecture-demo based on book T-Shirt Quilts Made Easy by Martha Deleonardis ($19.95). Just where do you start and what do you do first. See creative techniques to create one-of-a-kind quilts for special people. Maybe you’ll even want one for yourself. Bring your tshirts and let’s make a plan. Cameras and questions are welcome. SHENANDOAH: 1 7-hour session Cost: $30.00 includes pattern Tuesday, April 30 from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Many size options from small wallhanging to king are offered in this quilt pattern. Choose a theme fabric to make this quilt uniquely your own for a special person in your life. Bring your machine and a sack lunch. EXPERIENCED BEGINNER. Sauder’s 37th Annual Quilt Show—Tuesday, April 30th—Sunday, May 5th— http://www.saudervillage.org/Creativity/quilt_show.asp BINDING: 1 3-hour session Cost: $15.00 Thursday, May 9 from 1:00p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The pattern says quilt as desired and bind. Let’s talk about binding. How to calculate yardage needed, how to achieve the look you desire and the different usage between straight grain and bias. Learn double fold binding, crisp mitered corners and how to finish by hand or by machine. Bring examples of binding you have done. ALL LEVELS. Bring your sewing machine. COLOR ME HAPPY– Sit & Sew: Monday, May 13 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. NW Ohio Modern Quilt Guild Meeting— Thursday May 16th at 6 p.m. CRACKED POTS—Sit & Sew: Friday, May 17 from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. COLOR ME HAPPY– Sit & Sew: Monday, June 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. BEYOND ROTARY CUTTING BASICS—TURNING TWENTY JUST GOT BETTER: 1 7-hour session Cost: $30.00 includes book Tuesday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. School’s out!! How about celebrating and spend a fun day with a friend, a fellow teacher or your daughter by sewing blocks using some of the same fabrics and then switching so that each quilt has your fabrics and some of your sewing buddy’s fabrics too. The red, white, and black combination in the book is dramatic but you choose your own. (Of course it is not mandatory that you have a buddy to take this class, but it would be more fun.) ADVANCED BEGINNER. Bring your sewing machine and a sack lunch. CRACKED POTS—Sit & Sew: Friday, June 14 from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. 44th Annual NQA Quilt Show — Thursday, June 27th — Saturday, June 29th, Columbus, Ohio — http://nqaquiltshow.org/Show COLOR ME HAPPY– Sit & Sew: Monday, July 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. CRACKED POTS—Sit & Sew: Friday, July 19 from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. Souper Bowl Sale - Thursday, July 25th — Sunday, July 28 While spring cleaning, remember that you can use your scraps to make pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer. http://www.conkerrcancer.org/home/ P.O. Box 455 5047 W. SR 12 Bettsville, Ohio 44815 419-986-5667 Hours: M-T-Th-F & Sat. 10-5 Wed. 10-8 Last Sunday of each month 12-5 Web Site: http://www.thedoormouse.com Email: [email protected] Great pattern for Novelty prints! Kits available for the bugs. This Jaybird Quilts pattern looks great using the Summer House line. Check out the sample in the store. It uses their new ruler Hex N More. Free pattern sheets available at http:// www.henryglassfabrics.com/projects/new-free-projects/ Kits available at The Door Mouse. “Marbles” from the Simply Fat Quarters book is a great pattern from Benartex’s Jungle Club. Come into the store and check out the sample.
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