❧ Quilters Corner

518 W State (Martin Luther King Jr.) St
Under Our Wings
workshops May 21, 22,
& 28 (p 16)
New Block-of-theMonth starting in May
(p 2)
Dish towel Day!
Saturday, June 11 (p 7)
The latest patterns and
books (pp 3-4)
C or n er
New York
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Quilts of Valor
Under Our Wings
Catherine Roberts began the Quilts of Valor Foundation (QOVF) from
her sewing room in Seaford, Delaware. She hit upon the idea that linking quilt-toppers with machine quilters in a national effort could achieve
her goal of covering all returning service men and women touched by
war. These wartime quilts, called Quilts of Valor (QOVs), would be a
tangible reminder of an American’s appreciation and gratitude. Since
2003, QOVF has become a national grassroots community service
effort, connecting the home front with our wounded combat warriors
and veterans.
QOVs are stitched with love, prayers and healing thoughts. Combat
troops who have been wounded or touched by war are awarded this
tangible token of appreciation that unequivocally says, “Thank you for
your service, sacrifice and valor.”
Great Deal on the Pfaff
Quilt Expression 4.0 (p
Classes! You can see
class samples and sign
up on our website. We
have over 70 classes
this session. (pp 8-15)
Baby Lock Anna on
sale. (p 7)
Machine Service We
repair all makes and
Taking it on the
road – Look for us at
the Genesee Valley
Quilt Club 2011 Quilt
Festival June 3-5 at the
Rochester Institute of
Technology Gordon Field
House in Rochester, NY.
A Quilt of Valor is a generous lap-sized quilt made of quality fabrics
and beautifully quilted. After it has been bound, washed, labeled and
wrapped in a presentation case, it is ready to be awarded.The impact
it delivers is unequivocal. As one recipient said, “My quilt isn’t another
military medal to be placed in a box and sit on my shelf. I was moved
to tears.” Sgt. RC, US Army, Iraq ‘05
So the answer to “Why Quilts of Valor?” is, “It is a wonderful form
of national service and anyone can do it!” As of February 2011 over
37,000 quilts have been awarded, but many more are needed.
Under Our Wings is a program to team experienced and novice
quilters together to make a Quilt of Valor. Quilters Corner will be sponsoring three Under Our Wings workshops in May. We will provide
classroom space, coffee, tea, snacks, and dessert at lunch. We are
proud to be participating, and hope you will join us. Call the shop to
register for a workshop day as a coach or a novice.
We’re revisiting one of our most popular
block of the month series ever in today’s
fabrics. This pieced quilt is for those of you
who love every color in the rainbow. Each
month for nine months you’ll receive a packet
of bright batiks to complete this 52” square
quilt. Sashing, border, and binding fabric is
included. Pattern + kit $14/month, pattern
not available separately. Month 10 is a free
bonus packet containing sashing, border, and
It’s not too late to join! School started in February, so you’ll have only a little make-up
work to do. Increase your quilting skills with
this nine-month educational series. This quilt
is from the same designer who crafted the
Schoolhouse quilt that everyone loved and
learned so much from in 2009. Each lesson
presents a technique: triangle papers, freezer
paper, machine blind hem stitch, paper piecing, quarter square triangle and more. Eight
different blocks are presented with borders
and binding instruction in month nine. Kits
$14/month, pattern $6/month.
For a demo of the lesson and to see what’s
new at QC, join us the second Saturday of
each month at 9:15am. Those who attend this
optional meeting will receive 10% off all purchases for the day!
Fits the Quilt
Expression 4.0;
Creative 2.0, 4.0,
and Vision
Strip It is an easy
and attractive quilt
that uses those
wonderful and
convenient 2-1⁄2”
strip packs, rolls or
bundles. The pattern
includes directions
for twin, full, and
queen size quilts.
Wild Girl is a dramatic
horse portrait designed by
Toni Whitney using fusible
appliqué. The instructions
are easy to follow with
a full size layout guide
and pattern pieces that
are already reversed for
appliqué. This is a great
gift for your favorite horse
lover. Kits available.
Elephants on Parade
has two options
that features playful
pachyderms in
charming poses. Our
sample uses wonderful
blue and green batiks. It
features simple piecing
and your choice of
appliqué method. Kits
Leapin’ lizards this art quilt is
gorgeous! Lizard is suitable
for all appliqué techniques.
The Sophia Carry-All
is a new purse pattern
from one of our favorite
young designers, Amy
Butler. The design was
inspired by romantic
travel films of the early
60’s and is comfortably
large to hold many
essential items.
Effervescence is
a bubbly quilt that’s
sure to brighten
spirits. The pattern
includes directions
for crib, lap, and
twin size quilts. See
our class section for
Kristin’s class on this
Grommet Hipster is a stylish
medium size hip-hugging purse
featuring a shoulder strap, two
section front, grommets and a side
gusset for expansion. It has lots of
pockets both inside and out. Kaye
made our sample in Sweet Isabella,
lovely purple dots and flowers.
In Simplify, Camille Roskelley shows you how
to use pre-cut jelly rolls, fat quarters, and more
to add fresh, new style to your home. Enjoy the
simple things in life with colors and patterns your
whole family will love. We have two samples from
this book. Brynne sewed Dream Big in Moda’s
French General fabrics; it would look great in
anything from batiks to Jo Mortons. Kristin made
the baby quilt Little Man in girly colors.
By popular request, we now have a large
collection of Color Works premium solids by
Northcott. We started with 50 colors; we’ll have
even more by the time this newsletter is mailed.
Come in and feel them. We chose Northcott
for the superior quality of their cloth. Northcott
declares that it makes “Cottons that feel like silk”.
This spring will bring a whole line of reproduction
fabric designed by Jo Morton called Carolina.
Our collection of red, taupe
and tan fabrics from French
General will be refreshed
with our picks from two new
lines: Pom Pom de Paris,
and FaLaLaLaLa.
For children, we’re looking
forward to Eric Carle’s new
fabric, Grouchy Ladybug.
Other fabrics coming in are
called Cute as a Bug and Teddy B.
New lines that will be fresh for the season are
Hydrangeas, Just Wing It by MoMo, and Summer
Holiday fabric will arrive in May and June.
We’ve ordered several
advent calendars: angels,
trains, houses. Holiday
lines will include: Joyful,
Laurel Burch’s Holiday
Celebrations, Over the
River, Holiday Splendor,
Winter Magic, Kate Spain’s
Flurry, Ready, Set, Snow
by Me and My Sister.
We continue to keep our batik shelves refreshed
with frequent shipments. We tell the UPS man
that you eat fabric for lunch!
Tina Givens Sew Tina! is packed with irresistibly
cute clothing and accessories for babies and
children. Full patterns and templates for the 30
projects are included. Ask Kristin to show you the
chef’s hat she made for herself next time you visit
Quilters Corner.
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Sergers so easy to use, you’ll be amazed!
Quilt Expression 4.0
PLUS take home a Quilters Corner
Deluxe Package worth $270!
• 18“x24” extension table to expand your
sewing area
• 1/4” Foot
• Sewing stars open toe foot
• Creative bobbin case kit
• Single hole needle plate
• Spring free-motion foot
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Quick to Sew Hostess Gift Ideas
Are you planning trips to visit family or old friends? You will need some
hostess gifts you can make in a hurry. Cyndi visited her sister-inlaw’s family in Japan earlier this year. She knew giving gifts is part of
Japanese culture. She needed a useful item that would be decorative,
quick to sew and not require much room in her suitcase. Cyndi decided
on place mats. She made sets of five because four is considered an
unlucky number in Japan.
Katie is always stitching some type of dog training aid. One of her
favorites is a dog treat pouch that can attach to clothing or a belt. (It
would also be handy for keeping tissues, lip balm, or small toys handy). She keeps several pouches
on hand for useful gifts for her dog training buddies, as well as an assortment for her own use. With
three dogs to train, she continually has some pouches filled with treats and some in the wash.
Linda is quite the cook and doesn’t go anywhere empty handed. She is skilled at throwing something
together to bring along. With her recent discovery of the Ten Minute Table Runner, she arrives with a
nice present as well as a dish to share.
Merrie and her daughter Autumn helped the Armstrong dance team sew cute lined bags to help keep
toe shoes clean or to keep costume accessories together. These bags have room to add a monogram
or an embroidery design. These simple bags are suitable for organizing sewing supplies, small items
in your suitcase, and many other uses.
Stop in to see these gift ideas and many others we have available. We have free project sheets with
the purchase of fabric for all of the items mentioned. We’ll also have free instruction sheets for more
quick-to-sew items at our Quick Projects to Make from Dish Towels event on Saturday June 11;
see page 7 for more info).
Rhubarb Coffee Cake
Linda has an almost unlimited supply of rhubarb in her spring garden. For this quick and yummy
recipe she chooses the smallest and brightest red rhubarb stalks and dices them into about 1” pieces.
Set oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9”x13” pan.
1-1/4 C sugar
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
2 C all purpose flour
2 eggs, beaten
1 C sour cream
3 C diced rhubarb
Crumb topping:
1 C sugar
1/4 C butter
1/4 C flour
Cinnamon for dusting
Using a large bowl, combine sugar, soda, salt and flour. Stir in eggs and sour cream until batter is
smooth. Fold in rhubarb and pour into prepared pan.
Using a small bowl and a fork combine the crumb topping ingredients until crumbly and sprinkle over
the top of cake. Dust with cinnamon.
Bake for about 45 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
For much less than you thought!
Anna on sale
– call for price!
Baby Lock offers a variety of sewing
machines and sergers to suit absolute
beginners to the most experienced
sewers, quilters, embroiderers and
All machine sales include free training.
You are invited to a FREE event…
Quick Projects to Make from
Dish Towels
Saturday, June 11, 10:30-3
Calendar Quilts
• Embroider and sew
a pot holder to take
• Free project sheets
• Free appliqué
• Light refreshments
Start a family tradition that you’ll enjoy
all year by making twelve adorable wall
quilts. Smile with your cheery snowman
through the winter, laugh at the
mischievous ants joining your summer
picnic, and polish your apple for the
teacher in the fall. Kim Schaefer’s quick
and easy projects combine piecing and
fusible appliqué with full-size patterns.
Each quilt measures 20-1/2”x28-1⁄2”.
Booklet of twelve patterns $17.95, kits
Kits are limited. Be sure you get them by
signing up for the entire series.
Dish towels come in a variety of styles and colors and
are hemmed which makes
them a big time saver for
sewing projects. Learn how
easy they are to turn into
attractive items.
RSVP 607-266-0850
Quilters Corner Classes for Spring
Have a spring fling with sewing! This spring, sew your garden: no weeds, just lots of lasting color. Take a class,
learn a new skill, meet new friends and watch your creativity grow! Can’t decide which class to take? Come in
and look at the teachers’ samples – they fill the classroom. Don’t have a machine or yours is too heavy to
carry? Use a classroom machine at no extra charge. Just tell us you need one when you sign up for class.
Stop by the shop to register, pick up the phone, 607-266-0850, or visit our website www.e-quilterscorner.com.
Getting Started
Key: ♥ = great for beginners ☼ = daytime class
♥☼ Color Confidence
Kaye Tea
♥☼ Learn to Sew
Create beautiful quilts and projects you love by
Linda VanNederynen
learning about color and fabric "personality". This
Master the basics of sewing while making
beautiful items for yourself and your home. Learn class will help you broaden your color experience
and stretch your colorful imagination as you play
how to operate and maintain a sewing machine.
You will learn basic skills and Linda will teach you with fat quarters and learn from your neighbor’s
how to read clothing and home dec patterns.
Sun. May 1, 1-3:30 PM
Let’s sew! Machine required.
Wed. Apr. 13, 20, 27 and May 4, 6-9 PM OR
Thurs. Apr. 14, 21, 28, May 5, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM OR ♥ Rotary Cutting 101
Thurs. May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9 AM-noon
$78 Sharon Stroud
This class is for everyone, beginners and up, who
♥☼ Learn to Quilt
would like to know the correct way to rotary cut.
Cyndi Slothower
We will cut strips, squares, half-square triangles,
This class will take you through the whole process rectangles, and more. Emphasis is on safety and
of making a quilt. We will learn different
accuracy. No project-just lots of practice cutting!
techniques (rotary cutting, squares, triangles,
Thurs. May 26, 6:30-9:30 PM
stars) while making blocks for a sampler wall
hanging. Then we will sew the blocks together,
♥☼ Binding Basics
baste, machine quilt and bind. Take the leap. You Denise Lentini
may never be the same! Machine required.
Finish quilts with great looking bindings. Learn to
Mon. May 23, June 6,13,20 and 27
make bias and straight grain binding, overlapped
Choose 9:30 AM-12:30 PM OR 6:30-9:30 PM $98 or mitered corners and “lump less” joints. Binding
by hand and with a machine will be covered. You
♥ Absolutely Beginning Sewing Machine Operation will create mini samples to serve as future
Linda VanNederynen
reference tools. Machine required.
Do you have little or no experience using your
Thurs. July 7, 10 AM-1 PM
sewing machine? This class starts with turning it
on, threading, winding a bobbin, attaching feet
and accessories. Maintenance, adjusting tension,
selecting stitches and stitching them out will also
be covered. Don't have a sewing machine? Think- ♥☼ Make Your Own Class
ing about a new one? Take this class using one of Cyndi Slothower
our machines to help you make a good decision. Are you stuck on a sewing or quilting project?
Mon. May 2, 6-9 PM
$20 Would you like some dedicated time to sew with
other like-minded folks? Bring whatever you wish
to work on and Cyndi will be available to assist.
♥☼ Blind Hem
Bring a bag meal or $8 to share a meal. We'll get a
Denise Lentini
lot done and have fun too! Machines available.
Become confident with this great technique for
Fri. Apr.15, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM OR
sewing hems by machine. Machine required.
Thurs. June 23, 10 AM-noon
$13 Fri. June 17, 5-10 PM
Make Your Own Class
Advancing On
♥ Intro to Foundation Paper Piecing
Linda VanNederynen
Do the terms “sharp points” and "exact corners"
frighten you? Paper piecing makes it easy to be
extremely accurate even when sewing tiny
pieces. You need only know how to sew on a
line to create a sampler wall hanging. Book and
machine required.
Tues. Apr. 12, 6-9:30 PM
☼Stitcher’s Garden -Block of the Month
Kristin Thompson
Create a beautiful quilt while learning about your
sewing machine and many different presser feet.
Try out those decorative stitches with guided
instruction and hands-on practice. Each month
for 12 months explore a new technique like machine appliqué, couching, pintucking, candlewicking and sewing on a button by machine.
Open to all makes and models of sewing machines. You may join at any time. $26/session
Sun. Apr.17, May 29, June 26, July 17,12-4 PM OR
Wed. Apr. 20, May 18, June 15, July 13, 5-9 PM
☼ Square in a Square Basic Techniques
Kaye Tea
Sew many complicated looking blocks with
accuracy and speed, and all with one ruler! This
innovative strip-piecing and rotary cutting method
is excellent for beginners as well as for seasoned
quilters. You will look at quilting blocks in a whole
new way. Learn the basic square in a square,
flying geese, pinwheel and much more. Book,
ruler and machine required.
Fri. June 10,1-4 PM
Scalloped Edges
Kaye Tea
Here’s something different for the borders of your
quilts - scalloped edges! We’ll use the Easy
Scallop tool and learn to cut and sew bias strips
for binding. Tool and machine required.
Thurs. June 9, 6:30-9:30 PM
♥ Intro to Machine Appliqué
Kristin Thompson
We will cover machine basics, how to choose the
right threads, needles, fusible webs and stabilizers. Practice satin stitch, buttonhole stitch and
more. Start with easy exercises and then begin a
small quilt or wall hanging that uses your new
skills. Machine with zigzag stitch required.
Thurs. July 14, 5-9 PM
Pieced Borders
Denise Lentini
Finish off your next project or UFO (unfinished
object!) by adding an interesting pieced border.
☼ Free Motion Quilting
We will explore ideas to use with quilts, pillowcases or even towels. Book and machine required. Molly Waddell
Thurs. Apr. 21, 6:30-9:30 PM
$20 Take your free motion quilting to the next level.
You will learn some background free motion
New Skills: Harder Blocks
motifs to really enhance your quilts. Some free
Cyndi Slothower
motion quilting experience, machine required.
Do you have basic skills as a quilt maker and
Sat. June 25, 10:30 AM-4 PM
want to take your piecing up a notch? This is
what you have asked for. Join Cyndi once a
● Payment must accompany class registration.
month as she leads you through the piecing of
● You may withdraw from a class and receive a full refund up to
harder blocks. Each class stands alone.
one week before the class begins. After that time no refunds will
be issued.
Machine required.
$17 per session
● We'll notify you and give a refund if we cancel a class.
Tues. Apr. 26, May 31, June 28, July 12, 6:30-9 PM
● Be considerate of your teacher and other class members;
♥☼ Introduction to Machine Quilting
Cyndi Slothower
So many quilt tops, so little time! Spend an
afternoon learning the basics of machine quilting, both straight line and free motion, then go
home and finish some quilts! Machine required.
Mon. April 25, 1:30-5:30 PM OR
Sun. June 19,12:30-4:30 PM
please leave children and guests at home.
● We encourage you to make sure the class has the minimum
enrollment before you purchase supplies.
● Sewing machines are available and free for class use; be sure
to reserve one when you register.
● Remember to request your 10% discount when buying supplies for
Quilters Corner classes.
● Please purchase supplies before class begins so you don’t
miss anything!
● If your class will be held outside of store hours, please use the
back door near the parking lot. If it is locked, use the doorbell.
Hand Work
Royal Crown Cutwork Appliqué
Sharon Stroud
Try cutwork appliqué on a small scale as you work
on this 9-inch block. Learn to make the pattern,
transfer it to cloth and begin the cutwork appliqué
technique, covering points, curves and reverse
appliqué. Students should be familiar with needleturn appliqué (intermediate level). Pattern provided.
Tues. Apr.19, 6-9 PM
Studio Time
Here is a chance for some dedicated sewing
time with help and encouragement from a
skilled teacher. Pick your subject, and get
something done on that UFO (unfinished
♥ First Tuesdays with Sharon
Sharon Stroud
Spend an evening a month doing what you love
best—hand work! Be it hand appliqué, piecing
♥☼ Big Stitch: Quick and Easy Hand Quilting
or quilting, this is dedicated time to work on
Cyndi Slothower
your projects, whether you need help with
Learn “big stitch” and have some fun hand finishing something specific or just encouragement to
your quilts. Try “your hand” on a sweet little
finish. Join us for laughs, M&Ms, and lots of fun.
practice project. You will also learn a wonderful
Tues. May 3, June 7, July 5, 6:30-9:30 PM
embroidery stitch for binding your quilts.
Mon. May 2, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM
♥☼ Studio with Debbie Butler-Miller
♥ Hand Quilting Without a Hoop
If you have taken Debbie’s “My Best Friend”
Sharon Stroud
class and would like to work on your animal
Whether you've just finished your first quilt top and portrait with her assistance, join in!
are ready to learn to quilt, or just want to improve
Thurs. Apr. 21, 2:30-5:30 PM OR
your quilting stitch, come learn a unique way to
Mon. June 13, 2-5 PM
quilt without poking your underneath fingers and
without a hoop or frame. (It is not stab stitch.) Bast- ♥☼ Studio with Marilyn Belford
ing, marking methods, echo quilting, thread and
For those who have begun a project in one of
batting are covered as well as the quilting stitch.
Marilyn’s classes, you know how helpful it is to
Included is a pre-basted quilt sandwich. Roxanne work on it with Marilyn’s skillful eye nearby!
thimbles may be purchased for class at 15% off.
Sun. July 3 OR 10,1-4 PM
Tues. May 10 and 17, 6:30-9:30 PM
♥☼ Yesterday Remembered
Debbie Wick
Enjoy creating this lovely reproduction cotton-andwool block suitable for framing. You will learn to
make beautiful flowers from wool and cotton, then
hand embroider them onto your sewn foundation
block. Kim Diehl’s book, “Simple Graces” required.
Thurs. May 26 and June 23, 1-4 PM
“Quilts” in Olde English
Sharon Stroud
Show your love for quilts with this wall hanging.
Learn to transfer the design, baste and begin a cutaway technique that keeps the letters aligned. Perfect for a quilting friend--or for yourself! Book “A
Quilter's Alphabet” by Anita Shackelford required.
Students should be comfortable with needleturn
appliqué. Advanced beginner level and up.
Tues. June 14 and 21, 6:30-9 PM
Contain It!
♥ Popcorn Bowl
Kristin Thompson
A fun, big and beautiful new bowl that uses
2 1/2" fabric strips, a little sewing and simple
crochet. No experience necessary. Pattern
Thurs. Apr. 14, 5-9 PM
♥ Hand Woven Bali Basket
Kristin Thompson
No need for a sewing machine for this woven
basket. The technique is so simple that if you
use precut Bali Pops, you can create a beautiful
medium size basket in an evening. Beginners
are welcome. Pattern required.
Wed. July 6, 6-9 PM
♥☼ Op-Art Quilt
June Silberman
Ever want to make an abstract quilt but didn’t know
how? Here is your opportunity. Using 4 inch blocks,
☼ Textural Landscapes
a little free motion sewing, then cutting away some
Sharon Bottle Souva
of the fabric, different colors and eventually differLearn to create a simple, original landscape
using techniques that will enhance your pictorial ent patterns emerge. This is an all raw edge quilt
quilted art: pattern making, raw edge appliqué, with no binding needed. June will guide you
reverse appliqué, texture and random piecing. through this so that you will be able to finish this
little gem at home. Machine required.
Machine required.
Sat. Apr. 23 and May 7, 12:30-4:30 PM
$52 Thurs. June 2, 1-3 PM
Art Techniques
♥☼ My Best Friend
Debbie Butler-Miller
Capture your best friend’s joy of life forever in
fabric! From your photo to quilted wall hanging,
it’s the only quilt where a stray dog or cat hair is
a good thing. In this two session class Debbie
will show you her technique of piecing and
thread painting. In session 1 you’ll piece your
portrait, then in session 2 thread painting will
bring it to life with dimension and shading.
Photos of your furry friend must be submitted
by April 15th allowing time for Debbie to create
your pattern. Machine required.
Fri. Apr. 29 and May 6, 11 AM-4 PM
☼ Drawing Made Easy
Marilyn Belford
This class is for those of you who want to compose your own pictorial design but do not know
how to draw. Marilyn Belford will demonstrate
how to use the Internet as a source for making
a composite drawing for the ideas in your head.
There will be lots of homework. In the second
lesson, you will bring your composite drawing
into class for critique and discussion. You must
have a computer at home that has a full-fledged
drawing/photo program. You can then follow
through and bring your creation to full fruition
during Marilyn’s Pictorial Quilts class.
Fri. Apr. 22 and May 20, 1-4 PM
♥☼ Thread Painting
Debbie Butler-Miller
Debbie will supply two “practice sandwiches”
with transferred designs. After explanation and
demonstration of her thread painting technique,
you will practice, practice, practice! Machine
Mon. May 9, 12-3 PM
♥☼ Feathers and Flowers Painted Quilt
June Silberman
Graceful free motion feathers enhanced with paint,
meander in a carefree way across the
surface of this art quilt. Machine appliquéd
flowers reach toward the feathers, completing the
overall design. The result is a delicate composition
worthy of applause. The first session will be devoted to learning to create the floating,
meandering feathers as a practice piece.
The final piece will be done partly in class and
partly at home. The second session will be
devoted to painting the surface of the final piece
and appliquéing the flowers. Machine required.
Thurs. June 9 and 16, 1-3 PM
☼ Pictoral Quilts
Marilyn Belford
Start with a photo of a loved one, a famous work of
art or your composite drawing from the
Drawing made Easy class and create a fabulous
fabric wall hanging. Marilyn will guide you from selecting the photo or artwork, choosing and applying
the fabric through free-motion embroidery and
quilting right up to hanging the finished art quilt on
the wall. No paints are used, only fabric and
threads. No special drawing skills required.
Fri. May 27, June 3, 17, 24, July 1,1-4 PM
Computer Use
♥☼ Basic Computer Skills
Merrie Wilent
Who knew computers would be so useful to
quilters and embroiderers? Learn to create folders,
save files to folders, drag and drop, save to a
thumb drive (USB stick), the difference between
selecting and opening files, when to right click,
copy and paste. PC Laptop (no Macs) required.
Wed May 11, 12-3 PM
Fashion and Fun
♥☼ Dog Collar
Rebecca Schubert
Fetch! Learn how to make a fashionable dog
collar for Fido just in time for the warm weather.
It’s very simple with webbing, a favorite fabric and
a few of the right tools. Machine required.
Thurs. Apr. 28, 12-2 PM
Linda Van Nederynen
Let the spring rains begin! You'll be prepared
when you sew for yourself or a little one in your
life, one of these stylish raincoats designed by
Amy Butler. Linda will guide you from start to
finish with many tips and hands on assistance as
you learn to sew with vinyl covered cotton.
Pattern and machine required.
Tues. May 3 and 10, 6-9 PM
Angled Front Vest
Denise Lentini
Create an unusual vest with an angled front, fitted
back and hidden buttons. You can try it with
leather look fabric, as Denise did, or your choice
of beautiful cotton. This is not a difficult pattern
but confident sewing skills will be helpful. Pattern
and machine required.
Mon. May 9 and 16, 6-9 PM
Jelly Roll Jacket
Joanne Wietgrefe
To make this stunning jacket, start with a sweatshirt. Then use a coordinated, precut pack of Bali
fabrics to make a jacket as comfortable as it is
stylish. Joanne will show you adaptations and will
custom fit your jacket. Here's a new wardrobe acquisition that you'll wear for many seasons. Book
and machine required.
Wed. May 11 and 25, 6:30-9:30 PM
☼ Bow Tucks Tote
Kaye Tea
This is a fun, roomy bag with many pockets. The
bowties on each side make it adjustable so it can
be sized to fit your needs. Need a new spring
bag? This is the one. Pattern, machine required.
Fri. May 13, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
☼ Lucky #11 Bag
Kristin Thompson
Lady Luck will be with you when you carry this
charming little clutch. Since it is sewn quickly
and would make a perfect gift, you will want to
make several. Kristin will Include additional tips
to embellish and personalize your bag. Pattern
and machine required.
Thurs. May 19, noon-4 PM
♥ Snap Happy Bag
Kaye Tea
This quick and easy bag uses carpenter’s
measuring tape to create a snap closure. It’s
perfect for iPods, cell phones and cash when
biking or exercising. Pattern, machine required.
Tues. May 24, 6-8 PM
♥☼ Locker Hook Rug
Karen Baum
Make a colorful cotton rug in your choice of
tones and patterns. Use your “oops” or leftover
fabrics, filling in with new finds as well. The
perfect portable project evolves as you add
colors. This class will get you started with all
you need to know. It may be hard to stop!
Machine required.
Sat. June 11, 12-3:30 PM
☼ Shawl Collar Jacket
Joanne Wietgrefe
This reversible jacket looks great on everyone.
Select your fabric with Joanne’s expert guidance. She’ll fit you, then lead you through the
construction, offering different piecing options.
With instruction on embellishing with decorative
thread and finishing techniques, you’ll be
steppin’ out in style. Pattern, machine required.
Fri. May 27. 3-5:30 PM and
Sat. June 18, 10:30 AM-3:30 PM
♥☼ Blossoming T-Shirts
Mary Diamond
Enjoy warm days wearing a custom t-shirt that
pops with flower power. Choose your shirt and
blossoming fabric and be ready to wow yourself
and others, with a unique shirt design featuring
a cascade of flowers and decorative fibers.
Sewing machine required. Optional: instructor
supplied decorative fibers, $3 fee.
Sat. July 16, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
New Owner Classes
♥☼ PFAFF and Baby Lock Sewing Machine
New Owner Classes
Quilters Corner is committed to helping you learn the features of your new computerized sewing machine. Second
helpings are welcome and cheerfully served. Each session
is FREE w/machine purchase from QC or $125. If you do
not see your model listed, please call for an appointment.
PFAFF 1100C Pro
Merrie Wilent
Wed. Apr. 27, 9:30 AM-12:30 PM OR
Fri. June 17, 5:30-8:30 PM
PFAFF Expression 2.0, 3.0, 4.0, Creative 2.0
Cyndi Slothower
Sun. May 1, 12:30-4 PM OR
Fri. June 17, 11:30 AM-3 PM
Baby Lock Melody, Elizabeth, Tempo, Quest,
and Ellure Plus
Merrie Wilent
Wed. May 4, noon-3 PM OR
Fri. July 1, 5:30-8:30 PM
Baby Lock Ellure Plus Embroidery Functions
Linda VanNederynen
Tues. May 17, 6-9 PM
Baby Lock Sophia 2 Embroidery Functions
Linda Van Nederynen
Thurs. June 9, 9 AM-noon
Baby Lock Sergers, Self-Threading
Linda VanNederynen
Fri. May 6, 6-9 PM
Baby Lock Ellageo (A,B and C) and
Symphony (A and B only)
Linda VanNederynen
A. Basic Operation, learning icons, feet
Fri. Apr. 29, 9 AM-noon
B. Special Techniques
Fri. May 13, 9 AM-noon
C. Embroidery
Fri. May 27, 9 AM-noon
PFAFF CV, Creative 4.0
Baby Lock Ellisimo
By appointment
Interested in an embroidery class but don’t
yet have an embroidery machine? Try one of
ours for free and make something wonderful.
♥☼ Cutwork Capris
Merrie Wilent
Get ready for summer! Add an embroidered
cutwork design to your capris. Special cutting
needles inserted in your machine make the
project super easy. Cutwork needle pack and
embroidery machine required.
Sun. May 15, 1-3:30 PM
♥☼ Think Spring-Machine Appliqué in the Hoop
Merrie Wilent
Learn the basics of machine appliqué in the hoop
with this simple design. Correct placement,
hooping, layering, trimming fabric for appliqué,
outline stitching will be covered. Merrie will
demonstrate how she created the design in 5D
software. A great class if you want to give
machine embroidery a try. Embroidery machine
required. Design included.
Fri. May 27, 9 AM-noon
♥☼ Encore Table Runner
Merrie Wilent
Swirling designs create a focal point in this easy
to piece table runner. During class you'll see a
demo on how the designs were created. Some
students may begin constructing their blocks.
Embroidery designs and pattern instruction sheet
included. A great class to try out an embroidery
machine or to improve your embroidery skills.
Embroidery machine with a USB port and minimum hoop size 5" x 7" required.
Wed June 8, 9:30 AM-2:00 PM
♥☼ Embroider on a Towel
Merrie Wilent
A perfect present for Father's day or for a
graduation gift. Learn simple techniques to
successfully embroider "HIS" or "DAD" on a
towel. Class includes a demo on how the designs
were created. Embroidery designs are included in
this class. Embroidery machine with a USB port
and minimum hoop size 5" x 7" required.
Wed. June 15, 11:30 AM-2:30 PM
Oh Baby!
♥☼ Make Friends with Your 4 Thread Serger
Nancy Crouch
This hands-on class will increase your four-thread
serging skills. We’ll cover threading, changing
needles, stitch length and width, turning inside
and outside corners, making circles, even sewing
a casing. Serger required.
Sat. May 7, 9 AM-noon
♥☼ Bibs and Blankets
Kaye Tea
Make bibs and receiving blankets for your little
ones using warm flannel. These are easy and
fast to stitch and are great baby shower gifts.
Machine required.
♥☼ More Serger Techniques
Thurs. Apr. 28, 3-6 PM
Nancy Crouch
Three and four thread serger users will learn
♥☼ Mitered Corner Baby Blanket
rolled hems, flatlock, faux blanket stitch, and
Linda Van Nederynen
more. Serger required.
Sew a baby blanket with soft Minkee, flannel and
Sat. May 7, 1-4 PM
satin, and learn many tips and techniques to sew
with these fabrics successfully. Added bonus:
♥☼ Easy Serged Jacket
mitering corners and embroidery suggestions!
Nancy Crouch
Pattern included. Machine required.
Make this quick and easy jacket out of your
Thurs. May 12, 12:30-4:30 PM
$26 favorite spring fabric while getting more familiar
with your serger. Pattern and serger required.
Toddler Back Pack
Sat. July 2, 12-4 PM
Denise Lentini
Make a little Back Pack for that special toddler in
your life to hold special toys, books, even hats
and mittens. Add appliqué or embroidery to personalize the back pack. Pattern, machine required. 5D New Owners Training
Thurs. June 16, 6-9 PM
$20 Linda VanNederynen
4D/5D Software
♥☼ Cozy Baby Blanket
Kristin Thompson
Make a sweet baby gift in just a few hours.
Choose one feature fabric, organic fleece and fun
ricrac. You won't believe how soft and cozy the
organic cotton will be against a little one's skin. A
perfect project for beginners and anyone who
needs a special gift in a hurry. Machine required.
Thurs. July 7, 2-5 PM
♥☼ Absolutely Beginning Class for Sergers
Nancy Crouch
This class is for anyone who has a serger and
needs help from the very beginning. We will
cover basic threading, inserting needles,
checking tensions, and building confidence.
Class size is small to give you needed attention.
Serger required.
Sat. Apr 23, 9 AM-noon
5D Embroidery Extra owners: attend the first two
sessions: $150 or free with purchase.
5D Suite owners: attend four sessions to learn the
basics of your software: $250 or free with purchase.
A limited number of shop laptops will be available to
share or bring your own to the training.
♥☼ 5D Lesson #1 and #2
Mon. May 2 and 9, 9-11 AM
♥☼ 5D Lesson #3 and #4
Mon. May 16 and 23, 9-11 AM
4D/5D Software Club
Merrie Wilent
Anyone with 4D or 5D are welcome to join anytime
to learn more about their software. A limited number of laptops are available to share during class.
Fri. May 6, June 10, July 8, 5:30-7:30 PM,
$13 per session
E.A.T. CLUB (Exploring Advanced Techniques) meets monthly
to share machine techniques. Enjoy researching and trying new
things with fabric and sharing your work-in-progress and creative
techniques. Membership is free, but please call Alyce at 2728188 to register. Meets the third Monday of every month at
Quilters Corner, 1-3 PM.
Sew Many Quilts
♥☼ Four Patch Posies
Cyndi Slothower
Make a gorgeous quilt using only one print for all
the blocks! You will carefully line up repeats in the
print, cut through four layers, choose your favorite
kaleidoscope and sew. This is an easy version of
“stack and whack”. Pattern and machine required.
Sat. Apr. 30, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
♥☼ Effervesence
Kristin Thompson
This little quilt bubbles with fun! Strip piecing, a
wonky cut and raw edge machine appliqué are the
techniques featured. Pattern, machine required.
Thurs. May 5, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
♥ Spring Flowers Welcome
Elsie Dentes
Are you looking for a fun project to welcome
spring? Create this cheerful, floral wall hanging
with local quilt designer, Elsie Dentes. She will
guide you through the creation of her original
arched wall or door hanging. Elsie will show you
how to machine appliqué with the use of fabric
stabilizers. Or if you prefer to appliqué by hand,
she will show you her freezer paper method.
Basic hand appliqué experience is helpful, but not
required. Pattern and machine required.
Fri. May 6 and June 3, 6:30-9:30 PM
♥☼ Harvest
Deb Gaglio Naftel
Choose a coordinated pack of precut batik strips,
then choose the size quilt you would like to make.
This beautiful quilt can end up looking like fall
☼ Beautiful Bargello
leaves if you chose an autumn palette as shown
Pat Costantini
on the pattern cover, or like tulips if you choose
Bargello quilts look very difficult with tiny pieces in soft spring colors like our sample. Basic piecing
waves of color. Pat will show you how easy they experience, pattern and machine required.
really are to make. In the first class she’ll help you Mon. May 23, 1-4 PM
choose a successful range of fabric. There will be
some homework, so you can sew the top (wall
♥☼ Anything Goes
hanging to queen size) in the second class. Basic Gail Carman
rotary and piecing experience, machine required. You can make this quilt using coordinated precut
Sat. May 7, 9:30-11:30 AM and
strips, fat quarters or yardage. We will set the
Sat. May 14, noon-4 PM
$39 blocks on point and make setting and corner
triangles. Quilt directions are for crib to queen.
♥Terrific Tulips
Pattern and machine required.
Elsie Dentes
Sat. June 4, 10:30 AM-4:30 PM
Celebrate spring with this cheerful little quilt. Local
quilt designer, Elsie Dentes, will guide you through ♥☼ In and Out
making a block of her original pattern using her
Barbara Feinstein
straight seam piecing with freezer paper techniThis quilt is made from two simple blocks: it’s the
que, then give tips for the rest of the project. Basic luster of dupioni silk that makes it so stunning.
rotary cutting and piecing experience is helpful,
Learn Barbara’s tricks to make piecing with silk
but if you can sew a straight seam, you can make your new passion. Choose a coordinated box of
these blocks! Pattern and machine required.
silk fat quarters or your own selection to make
Fri. June 10, 6:30-9:30 PM
$20 your own In and Out. Barbara has been a favorite
teacher at City Quilter in Manhattan for many
♥☼ 10-Minute Blocks
years. We are excited to welcome her to the
Rhonda Poyer
Finger Lakes area. Pattern and machine required.
Five squares + three seams = 1 large block with a Sat. July 9, 11 AM-4:30 PM
diamond center! You'll be able to quickly stitch any
size quilt with this 10-minute technique. You will
Is your machine heavy? Use a Pfaff or Baby
have hardly anything to cut when you use charm
Lock classroom machine for FREE! Reserve
squares or layer cakes. Booklet, rotary cutting
one when you sign up for a class.
skills and sewing machine required.
Sun. June 12, 12:30-3:30 PM
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We are in downtown Ithaca, at 518 W State (Martin Luther King Jr.) St,
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Under Our Wings
• Saturday, May 21, 2011
10am - 4pm
• Sunday, May 22, 2011
1pm – 4pm
• Saturday, May 28, 2011
10am - 4pm
No charge, registration required.
What is an UOW Workshop?
Clinton St
You’ll find free parking in our lot in back of our store.
We’ll be closed
Easter Sunday, April 24
Memorial Day, May 30
Quilters Corner is providing
classroom space for a coach
(experienced quilter) and a rookie
(new quilter) to pair up and make a
Quilt of Valor. We’ll provide coffee,
tea, snacks, and dessert. Patterns
and instructions are available, as well
as a large selection of patriotic fabrics
at Quilters Corner.
Ask for construction requirements
and directions at Quilters Corner or
visit the Quilts of Valor website: www.