Shop Hours Monday thru Saturday 10-5 Plus Thursday till 8 Sunday 12-4 Pennington Quilt Works 7 Tree Farm Road, Pennington, NJ 08534 I Spy July Each piece in an I Spy Quilt is a different novelty print, and you and your little friend will have a fun time finding and identifying each object, animal or bug. We’ve come up with a plan to help you get a great start on your collection. Come to PQW each week in July and we’ll have a packet of 8 squares for your collection. By July 31 you’ll have 40 unique squares! And every square is cut a generous 8” so that you can fussycut and get just the spot you need! There are many ways to assemble I Spy Quilts, by using triangles, squares, or hexagons (or umbrellas? . . ) and we’ll show you 2 of our favorites on July 1 when your first pack is ready. Each pack is $6. Reserve yours by calling us at 609-737-4321 Quilting Fundamentals Bailey’s Quilt Here’s a great way to learn all about quiltmaking! This simple yet striking quilt will look great in any combination of fabrics you choose. You’ll start right at the beginning learning rotary cutting, accurate seaming, block construction, quilt assembly, and settings and borders. At the end of class, you’ll have your quilt top done and ready for quilting. Requires pattern. Instructor: Ro, $99, Tuesdays, July 22, 29, and August 5 and 19, 6:30-9:30 (Note: August 5 is 6:30-8:30) 609 -737-4321 penningtonquilts.com Judy Niemeyer Workshops Presented by Jackie Kunkel We are very pleased to be hosting several workshops given by Jacqueline Kunkel over the next year. Jackie has been quilting for 20 years, and has had a longarm business since 2000. Recently she has become quite well known as a Certified Judy Niemeyer Teacher, and we’ve arranged to sponsor several of her classes here at PQW. All classes will use Judy Niemeyer Paper-piecing Patterns. Technique of the Month, featuring the Glacier Star Pattern, 5 sessions beginning on August 30, 2014, then September 20 October 11, November 1, and November 22, all dates are 9-5, $450. The pattern will be purchased directly from Jackie at the first class session. The small quilt pattern (60” x 60”) is $60, and the queen size (90” x 90”) is $80. Machine Quilting I Your quilt top is finally pieced and your pattern ends with those three scary words “quilt as desired”. Now what? Take a deep breath, PQW News July 28, 2014 Edition See Page 2 for more info! drop those feed dogs and start machine quilting! In this class, you’ll learn to freemotion quilt some basic designs including curved lines, meandering, echoing, and loops. We’ll also discuss needles, threads, batting and tension. Instructor: Sue, $36, Sunday August 3, 12-4 OR Sunday October 12, 12-4 New Class! No Guilt Quilt This is a “No Guilt Quilt”!!! All you need to make the blocks for this quilt is one jelly roll and 1 1/2 yards of background fabric. Very little fabric remains. There is no waste. It is a very traditional quilt, but the scrappiness makes it uniquely yours. This quilt is simple, scrappy and stunning. The piano key border perfectly compliments the diversity of the fabric in the quilt blocks. This is an advanced beginner class. Instructor: Kim N., $54, Monday, September 8, 22, and 29, 10-12 PQW News July 28, 2014 Edition Classes in GREEN are great for Beginners! Pineapple Playtime Have you wanted to learn how to use the Pineapple Trim Tool? Come and learn how to make 6” pineapple blocks. Requires, rotary skills, pattern and Pineapple Trim Tool. Instructor: Eugenie, $36, Saturday August 2, 12-4 Your First Quilt Now Find out if quilting is for you by taking our one day, no commitment class! Choose your fabrics ahead of time, then come to class ready to sew your already–cut quilt. The pattern is our free “Easy Up to the Bar” design. You’ll be piecing the bars and adding borders, then doing the quickest finishing ever. Go home with your very own, show-offable, snuggleready quilt. Instructor: Ro, $82, Friday August 8, 9-5 Embroidery Techniques New Class! Candy Cane Christmas Ready for the cool winter snow? Come join us for Candy Cane Christmas. This quilt design offers 12 different formats and uses a minimum hoop of only 255m X 145mm (10” X 6”) so everyone can join in on the fun. We have it scheduled so you can get it done in plenty of time for Christmasthis year! Instructor: Theresa, $90, Thursday September 25 and October 23, 10-3 New Class! Machine Embroidery Success When it comes to machine embroidery, Patty has seen it all! In this trunk show style class she’ll use her work to Page 3 present an overview of thread, needles, fabrics, designs, stabilizers, hooping, and most importantly dealing with problems such as empty bobbins and thread nesting. Last she’ll answer the question: What can software do for you? Considering diving into embroidery? Find out what to consider. Want to take your work to the next level? Find out how. Open to all. Instructor: Patty, $20, Tuesday August 26, 7-9 They’re back! Projects that are new, simple, quick, and only 3 hours long. You will make the project in class, learn a new skill and take home a finished product. If you are looking for great gift ideas, come join the fun. Register soon, space is limited. New Class! Perfect Placement Mason Jar Kitchen Towels Not quite sure where to place the monogram on a bath towel, or the design on a shirt isn't completely straight? With this class and kit you can achieve perfect placement without all the measuring. Use for napkins, towels, pillowcases, receiving blankets and more. Instructor: Theresa, $36, Friday September 19, 11-3 Special Techniques Braid Runner Choose your fabrics in color gradations to get the full effect in this very interesting table runner. You'll be quilting it as you piece, so with a little binding, it’s done! If you’ve never rotary cut before, arrange for a private class ahead of time ($25). The two classes together will make great intro to quiltmaking! Requires pattern. Instructor: Arlene, $36, Sunday September 14, 12:304:30 Fabric Bowls Learn to make beautiful fabric bowls by wrapping strips of fabric around clothesline and then sewing them into place. Not only is each bowl unique, but they are a lot of fun to make. You’ll make a medium-sized bowl with handles. Book required. Instructor: Sue, $45, Saturday August 23, 10-3 Loco for Lemoyne Stars Are you ready to take your piecing to the next level? This class is loaded with 7 PQW News July 28, 2014 Edition Arlene’s Summer Fun Projects 2014 How cute are these towels and a great hostess gift. I have simplified the pattern and will teach machine applique with a satin stitch. Just purchase the toweling, add the borders and voila a custom gift. You may not want to give it away. Required: pattern and rotary skills. Instructor: Arlene, $27, Monday August 18, 6-9 Color Block Pouches Sewing just one pouch is not possible! The simple construction makes them quick and fun and no worries about the zipper either, it is really simple. Three sizes available in the pattern. Required: rotary skills and pattern. Instructor: Arlene, $27, Monday September 15, 6-9 different Lemoyne Star techniques that will keep your creative juices flowing for a long time. Over the course of just two days, you will produce the “Loco for Lemoyne Stars” Sampler. This is a challenging but amazing quilt for the ambitious quilter. Variation of the Lemoyne Star taught: Rapid Fire™, As Triangles, Fussy Cut, Striped Pieced, Banded, Liberty, and new Blazing Star. We will also talk through how different color choices and placements will vary the look of your blocks. Required: Pattern and Studio 180 Design’s Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler & all 6 Lemoyne Technique Sheets. Instructor: Michelle, $144, Saturday September 6 and October 25, 10-5 Page 4 Quilts for Kids On the first Tuesday of each month a group of charity-minded quilters meets at PQW to sew together for the organization, Quilts for Kids. Quilts are given to children who are ill, abused, or in difficult situations who could use the comfort of a quilt made for them. Everyone is welcome. Please bring your lunch or snack, your machine and sewing supplies. Quilt kits will be provided. Please register ahead so we know how many to expect. Contact Deb for more information: [email protected] Meets 10:15-3 August 5, September 9 (2 nd Tuesday), October 7, November 4, December 2 New Class! Noel Hunter Star Make this EASY Hunter Star Quilt in time for the Holidays! It is a fabulous way to use up those holiday fabrics and learn a great technique at the same time! This quilt will be appearing in Deb Tucker’s Hunter Star Book, as a Certified Instructor Michelle Hiatt is honored that her quilt was selected. Required: Studio 180 Design’s Rapid Fire Hunter Star Ruler and Noel Hunter Star Pattern. Instructor, Michelle Hiatt, $72, Sunday November 9, 10-4 New Class! I Spy A Hexie Private Class For times when a regularly scheduled class just won’t do, we offer private classes to fill the void. Let’s say that a class you're interested in requires rotary skills, and you’re still snipping along with scissors. Well a 1-hour private class will bring you up to speed. Or say that you really want to get the hang of paper-piecing or some other skill. Or maybe our classes just don’t fit in your schedule. Talk to any one of us and we’ll find you the right person at the right time to teach you what you need to know. $25 per hour per person. Collectors of I spy fabrics (you know who you are) need a great project to feature interesting motifs. This class will teach how you to fussy cut your focus fabrics into 4 and 6 inch hexagons and frame blocks using the hexagon trim tool. The second session will teach you how to sew Y seams using this clever tool. Required: Intermediate skills, pattern, ruler. Instructor: Arlene, $54, Tuesday September 23 and October 21, 6-9 Kid’s Summer Camp Policy for class registration You must pay for a class in full in order to receive the class supplies list and to reserve your place. You may register by phone, on line, or in the store. If you need to cancel, please do so at least 10 days prior to the first class in order to receive a full refund. If an emergency arises and you cancel less than 10 days before the first class, but at least one day before, a class certificate will be issued. Please use this for emergencies only as late cancellations can be problems for us. All books and patterns and some special tools required for a class can be purchased at a 20% discount after paid registration. Check that class enrollment minimums have been met before purchasing supplies. Just the right camp for that young, budding sewer! Five days straight and campers will finish "Ziggy", our oversized throw quilt (62" x 69"). The quilts will be "tied" like a comforter. It's a lot of work, but the quilts always turn out great! Sessions are divided by students going into 4th-6th grade and 7th grade & above. All sessions are Monday-Friday. Instructor: Anita, $150 for the week. Dates: August 18-22 Times: 4th - 6th grade: 9-12 7th grade and up: 1-4 PQW News July 28, 2014 Edition New Class! Orange Peels and Improv Orange peels are beautiful and striking traditional blocks that can be manipulated in exciting ways. Here we’ll use them with improvisational piecing to make a baby quilt that you’ll be proud to show off. In class 1 you’ll learn the “stitch and flip” method for making the orange peels. Make some in class and the rest at home. In class 2 you’ll use your low-volume prints to stitch them into a quilt top that is uniquely your own. For intermediate sewists. Instructor: Jessica, $36, Monday October 6 and 20, 7-9 Sea Glass Sea Glass was created by Deb Tucker for Studio 180 Designs to show the versatility of the Diamond Rectangle unit, usually seen in Storm at Sea designs. This is a great example of what else you can do with this simple unit. Choose a focus print, pull some coordinating fabrics from your stash, mix everything together with a light and a dark and you're headed for a great looking quilt. As always, your units will be made oversized and then trimmed to perfection with the Diamond Rects tool. Requires Pattern, Studio 180 Design’s Diamond Rects® & Square2. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday September 27, 10-4 Signs of Autumn This pattern includes a Table Runner and Wall Quilt. Both projects were designed by Deb Tucker and both include a favorite Leaf Block and Flying Geese strips to create their overall design, utilizing the Wing Clipper I and Corner Beam Tools, and are perfect scrap projects that may be pieced with multiple fabric tones or a limited color palette. You will also learn how to make Quick- Page 5 ets, using the Wing Clipper, so that your blocks come out perfect! This class is filled with many fundamental skills that will help for many quilts to come! Requires Pattern Studio 180 Design’s Wing Clipper, Corner Beam, & Square2. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday August 16, 10-4 New Class! Snappy Slippers You’ve made quilts and wall hangings, placemats and tablerunners, purses and totes. Are you ready to branch out and try something different? How about a pair of slippers! Make these cute and cozy slippers using a Bali Snap or a Charm Pack. Or pull some coordinating fabrics from your stash. A non-slip sole adds to their charm. These slippers are great for gifts – make a pair for all your friends! Pattern required. Instructor: Sue, $54, Thursday July 17 and 31, 5-8 SueNami Sensation SueNami is an unusual Hunter's Star medallionstyle layout. It was designed by Sue Tucker for Studio 180 Design. It was a Vermont Quilt Festival Triple Award Winner. It uses 16 fat quarters and 16 fat eights, so it is a great way to use some of those favorite fatties in your stash - or head to PQW for some beautiful new favorites. This class will cover how to use Studio 180 Design's Petite Hunter Star Ruler. We will discuss design and several other layouts. Plus, you will learn how to make Flying Geese with ease using the Studio 180 Design's Wing Clipper. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Sunday October 5, 10-4 T-Shirt Quilt Gather your old t-shirts and use them to make a memory quilt, adapting the pattern to meet your needs and tshirts. We will prepare the blocks, begin putting them together and end the second class with a demonstration of photo printing on fabric so you can incorporate snapshots into your next memory quilt. Rotary cutting and basic piecing skills are REQUIRED for this class. Instructor: Ro, $54, Tuesday September 16 and October 7, 6:30-9:30 Tucker Tool Time Sampler Are you looking for an exciting project to keep you sewing through the summer or fall? Check out this 4 part series; take one, a few, or all the workshops - in any order! At each workshop you will learn 3 new feature blocks and make 2 of each, totaling 18 blocks by the end of 3 workshops. In the 4th workshop you will learn the Chain and Border Blocks, and will focus on finishing your top and Borders, Binding, Backing and Sashing. Requires Tool Time Pattern and Studio 180 Tools. Space is limited. Instructor: Michelle, $60 per workshop, Workshop 1: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer1, TT3, Square 2, & V Block, June 8 Modern Quilt Guild Monthly Meetings, Second Tuesday 7-9 pm August 12, September 9, October 14, November 11, December 9 Modern quilting is a new and rapidly growing movement in the quilting world. The Modern Quilt Guild is made up of over 100 guilds across the country and world. The MQG developed out of the thriving online community of modern quilters and their desire to start meeting in person. All are invited to join us. Visit www.modernquiltguild.com to learn more about the guild, or [email protected] or visit our blog: centraljerseymqg.blogspot.com PQW News July 28, 2014 Edition OR September 28. Workshop 2: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer 1, TT3, Corner Beam, Wing Clipper and V Block, July 27 OR October 26. Workshop 3: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer 1, TT3, Split Rects, Diamond Rects and Corner Beam, August 17 OR November 16. Workshop 4: Featured Tools: Tucker Trimmer 1, TT3, Square2, and Finishing Techniques, September 7 OR December 7. All dates are Sunday and 10-3 Tuffet We are always looking for new ways to use fabric. Wouldn’t it be fun to use our favorite fabric to make a piece of furniture? If this sounds interesting then this is the class for you. In just two classes Ahhhh….SPA Every quilter’s dream is to spend an uninterrupted day devoted just to quilting, and we’ve devised a way to give you just that. Our Day at the Quilting Spa has become a perennial favorite and it is back this year with another new mystery quilt from Debbie Caffrey. Envision a day when you set up your work area and begin to sew. Before long someone offers you coffee, or maybe tea. At noon, enjoy your own bag lunch while you take a break and chat with some friends, whether old or new. Back to work, but who wants to face ripping out that mistake? Don’t worry, we’ll have it all fixed for you. Light refreshments are ready in the afternoon, and by the time you’re ready to leave you’ll be well on your way to a finished quilt top. The best part? Purchase your fabrics for the quilt at Pennington Quilt Works, and your Day at the Quilting Spa is free!! The pattern, snacks, drinks, and any help you need is on us. When you register for the Spa, you’ll be given a supply list and some preparation instructions. Bring everything on your spa day and we’ll provide the rest of the directions, step by step, at the pace you’d like. Stay as long as you’d like from 10 am to 5 pm. Register now for one of these days: Friday September 26 Monday October 6 Thursday October 9 Sunday October 19 Page 6 Quiltmaking Skills When you purchase your new Bernina sewing machine at Pennington Quilt Works we want to be certain that you use it to its fullest potential and with total confidence and enjoyment. At pick up, one of our Bernina specialists will spend some time with you to be sure you know the basics of running your machine. Then we’ll schedule 2 private hours with you and a Bernina educator to begin exploring with you all you’d like to learn. From there you’ll be guided into more private or small group classes to go as far as you’d like. Here are the areas you can expect to cover in classes: Sewing Machine Basics Machine Basics covering basic operations, practical applications and machine care. Stitching Fun Decorative stitching, memory, alphabets, combi-mode and special techniques. For all electronic machines. Special attention to those features on your Bernina that are especially useful in quilting. Piecing, machine appliqué, freemotion quilting, and using the walking foot are covered. We’ll include the BSR if you have one. Embroidery Basics Learn to find, set up, and manipulate designs, and stitch them out with success. Unravel the mysteries of threads, stabilizers, and hooping. For machines with embroidery units. More Embroidery Techniques AT PQW Whether your machine is ready (or overdue!) for regular servicing, or is experiencing some issues, Stepfon Andrews will be here to take care of any problems you may have. Stepfon has over 20 years in repairing machines of all makes and models, and will be performing all our Bernina Warranty work. Remember that any Bernina machine you purchase at PQW comes with a one -year in-store full warranty. Learn to do embroidered appliqué (our favorite!) while you dig deeper into your machine’s embroidery features and perfect your skills. Take basics class first. Starting at just $89.99 for cleaning, oiling, and complete inspection. (Of course those repairs needing parts may take longer.) My Bernette He’ll be here: August 5, 19, September 2, 16, 30 When you purchase your Bernette from PQW, we will arrange your individual or small class sessions to fit your schedule. My Bernina 7 and 8 Series The Newest 7and 8 Series machines have their own unique features and we’ll tailor your sessions to them. you will create your own unique tuffet. If you know how to use a rotary cutter and can sew a straight line, the class will be nothing but fun. In the first class you learn the technique to make the cover to your tuffet. You will then have time to complete your cover before the second class. The second class we put it all together. Required: Upholstery kit$120 fee payable to the instructor. Instructor: Julie, $63, Sunday November 2, 12-3 and November 23, 12-4 OR Wednesday October 15 12:303:30 and November 5, 12:30-4:30 stery kit $120 fee payable to instructor. Instructor: Julie, $36, Sunday September 17, 12:30-4:30 Tuffet-Upholstery Only New Class! Wish Upon You had so much fun in your first tuffet class that you must make one more. This session is for the confident student that will make the cover prior to attending class. Sign up now and order your foundation supplies and bun feet. Required: Tuffet I and uphol- MACHINE REPAIRS New Class! Triangle Frenzy Swirl Table Runner Cut some triangles, spin them around, rearrange them, sew them together. Make a table runner or bed runner, long or short, large or small. While we will focus on the Swirl, you will see other designs that use the same technique. Requires pattern and large (12”) 60 degree triangle ruler by Creative Grids. Instructor: Ro, $27, Wednesday August 6, 6:30-9:30 The Wish Upon pattern is soon to be released by Deb Tucker. Deb created this interlocking star pattern to work in an organized matter (photo) or totally random/scrappy. PQW News July 28, 2014 Edition Requires Pattern and Studio 180 Design’s Split Rects, Wing Clipper, Tucker Trimmer I. Instructor: Michelle, $72, Saturday, November 15 OR December 6, 10-4 Block of the Month Home for the Holidays 64" x 74" This Block of the Month is a 6-month series beginning June 1, 2014. The last month will be ready November 1 and will allow you time to finish by Christmas!! Includes the pattern and all the fabric for the top, borders and binding. Place a "1" in the quantity for month 1. Months 2-6 will be sent automatically.
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