2014 Winter Newsletter

2014 Winter Newsletter
Dear Quilting and Sewing Friends,
Happy holidays from Ladybug Hill Quilts. We hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday
We are very busy preparing for the final Events of 2013. Before you know it, January will
be here and we’ll want to start sewing and quilting again!
Our 2014 class schedule offers beginners, intermediates and advanced projects. From small
to large, we’ve included a variety of techniques. Enroll in a class today!
We are looking forward to a fantastic 2014!
Best wishes for the New Year!
See page 2 for more information.
Ladybug Hill Quilts Staff
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We are excited to bring to you a NEW Loyalty Program starting January 1, 2014. Now
full price purchases count! For each dollar spent, you earn one Ladybug Loyalty Point.
Yes, all full-priced merchandise including Block of the Months, fabric, kits, books, classes, notions and on-line orders will add to your reward points. Sales tax and shipping/handling
are excluded or any item reduced or on sale.
When you have purchased $500 of full-priced merchandise from either the shop or the on-line
store, you will receive a $25 gift card. Your receipt will show how close you are to your reward
each time you purchase! Start shopping January 1 with our new rewards!
Enroll in one
class and add
a 2nd class
Does not apply to Embroida Block of the Month, BOM’s or
Buck A Block
Pay for the higher price class.
Shop any one time during
your birthday month & receive 20% off regular price
items! Discounts or offers
may not be combined.
Happy Birthday!
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All Janome owners classes begin in January. Call to enroll in Ladybug’s owner classes whether you
have purchased from Ladybug or elsewhere, you are welcome to join us. Janome Education Classes are organized by machine type and as a series of monthly sessions.
If you purchased your Janome at Ladybug Hill Quilts, your owner classes are FREE. Our classes
are organized by topic and the number of classes will vary depending on your machine. Classes
are designed for you to bring your machine and to provide an opportunity to learn machine basics,
explore the machine’s capabilities and to enjoy the use of your sewing machine.
Fundamentals … scheduled for the 1st Friday of each month from 10-12:30. The first class for
all owners covering maintenance, general care, yearly service as well as needles, tension and the
standard feet. Our teacher has extensive knowledge of Janome machines with many useful tips to
guide your knowledge and skill development. FREE for ALL owners even if you have purchased
elsewhere! Please call to enroll.
After the basics are covered, we will guide you to the next level of machine knowledge and skill
with your Janome. These classes are arranged by topic, specific foot which may or may not have
been included in your original purchase, a technique, hoop, skill or project. The number of classes
will vary by machine type.
More project specific classes — watch for details
A simple way to keep track of your owner classes. Each machine type is eligible for FREE classes based on your machine.
When you attend your owner classes, we will punch your card
and keep it on file for you. If you miss a class or wish to retake a class, you will have this easy method to track your remaining classes.
10% off
If you have taken your full series and wish to take an additional classes, the fee is $10 for a 2-1/2 hour class— please preregister.
January 1-31
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December 26th - January 4th
Sunday’s in December — Closed
Saturday Hours in December — 9:30-4
Classes: December 11, Intermediate Quilting Final—5:30-8
December 17—HoopSisters, 10-12
Heirloom Stitches, Saturday, December 21, 9:30-12
December 24th — Close at 4 PM
Closed Christmas Day
Halloween Mystery, Friday, December 27 at 4 PM & Saturday, the 28th at 9:30 AM
December 31 — close at 2 — Closed New Years Day
Re-open January 2, 2014 at 10 AM
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2014 Classes
Other Information
Fundamentals #593
1st Friday
All Machines, new class
each month
Compact &
Computer #594
1st Friday
6 Sessions
January 3
Embroidery #596
1st Saturday
12 sessions
January 4
Sergers & CoverPro
1st Saturday
4 Sessions
January 4
New for 2014
Compact & Computer
2nd Friday
6 Sessions
On-going, Started
October to April
All Embroidery—New
2014 #595
3rd Friday
Varies by
January 17
Professional #598
3rd Friday
8 Sessions
January 17
6500, 6600, 7700, 8200
& 8900
All Machines #568
Last Saturday
Varies by
January 25
Multi machines. For
those who cannot take
a Friday class.
New for 2014
MC12000 & MC15000
200, 350E, MC9900,
MC11000, MC12000 &
MC15000 that cannot
attend on Saturday
Are you interested in Digitizing embroidery for your
Janome? Do you own Digitizer software but would
like to learn more? If you are interested in a series
of digitizing classes, please contact Sydney at
[email protected] Please let me know
which Janome you own, the version of software
you have and what you would like a class or classes
to cover.
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“Garden” by Amy Bradley is the latest design by
this very creative and talented designer.
The motifs are right our of our garden speaking
to us in bright, happy colors and textures.
The applique’ patterns are full size with placement
sheets and easy to follow instructions.
In this 14 block program, we will include everything for the quilt top, blocks, sashing, borders,
prairie points and binding.
“Garden” is designed for fusible applique’. The
quilt finishes 52”x64”. We will be using similar
fabrics as many the fabrics used are no longer
available. We will keep the bright, fun theme in
our 12 month program. #587
Non-refundable Enrollment: $25
Program begins May 2014
Monthly: $19.95 + applicable sales tax & shipping/handling
Almond Country Beauty
A ‘New York’ beauty block of the month using
the foundation paper piecing method.
Our 12 month program includes foundation
paper pattern, bright fabrics for the stars, inner
border and outer border as well as binding.
Quilt finishes 60” x 60”.
Non-refundable Enrollment: $25
Program begins May 2014
Monthly Charges: Month one with 5 yards of
background and kit 1… $62.95
Remaining 11 months: $12.95 + sales tax and
shipping/handling. #588
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Be ready for the celebrating special times in 2014 with our new Block of the Week wall hangings. These are multi-week programs designed for row by row construction. Easy enough for a
beginner and just too cute! Filled with fun and whimsical touches these wall hangings will surely be a delight for your home.
A combination of piecing, paper piecing, fusible applique and
dimensional techniques to make each of the wall-hangings a treasure. We will offer a basic
“how to” for fusible applique’ demo” as part of our first session for those who are interested.
Enroll in one or all. Enrollment for each $29.95 ~ includes the pattern and finishing kit of sashing, border and binding. Weekly block $5.95
Lucky Us 39” x 39”
6 Weeks #605
Dates: January 30, February 6, 13, 20 & 27
Let Me Call You “Tweet-Heart” 40” x 40”
5 Weeks # 604
Dates: January 2,9, 16, 23, & 30, Feb 12
Sweet Land of Liberty 39” x 39”
5 Weeks #607
May 8, 15, 22, 29 & June 5
One Sweet Spring 40” x 40”
5 Weeks #606
Dates: March 20, 27, April 3, 10, 17
Jacobean Journey 2014 Embroida Block of the Month
Jacobean Journey
The 2014 EmbroidaBlock of the Month program combines the FUN and UNIQUE HoopSisters technique with
designed and digitized quilting by Sharon Schamber.
With HoopSisters, you can make perfectly quilted, pieced
and decoratively stitched quilt blocks all in the hoop of
your embroidery machine.
Jacobean Journey is a stunning quilt offered in multiformats so all machines are welcome to participate in our
Depending on your embroidery machine, you can make
5”, 6”, 7”, 8”, and 9” Block Sizes. Optional double border and decorative flange is also available. (quilt to the
right has the double border). #586
$99 Class Registration Fee includes software license and
copyright fees for all 10 months.
Monthly Classes include download designs with excellent
instructions in multi-media format
Join Now ….
Feathered Star
A 10 month program starting January 2014
Select from two sessions:
2nd Tuesday morning, 10-12:30
2nd Saturday, 11-1:30
+ fabric & supplies
HoopSisters 2013 - Feathered Star
Did you miss the 2013 the Feathered Star EmbroidaBlock of the Month? Not to worry! LBHQ is offering a
5 month program for Feathered Star quilt. Monthly
class includes download designs with excellent written
instructions in a multi-media format. All machines are
welcome. # 514
$99 Class Registration Fee includes software licenses and
copyright fees
Meet on the 2nd Saturday starting January, 2014
Multi-format files with 5”, 6”,
7”, 8” or 9” block sizes.
Optional Border Available.
Downloads designs include
excellent instructions with
multi-media format.
2-3:30 PM
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Buck A Block returns to LBHQ in 2014 with
two beautiful fabric combinations! This fun
and easy 12 block—12 month program is
perfect for the beginner. Buck a Block is
also enjoyable for the intermediate and advanced quilters.
Our program will run as follows: Select your fabric group,
Harvest Fare or Nantucket and enroll for $15.95*. Enroll
in one or both programs each for $15.95. Enrollment includes your 1st kit, Thangles for the 12 blocks and monthly patterns. If you enroll in both groups, Thangles are included in both.
Each month, starting March, 2014, Pick up your block kit
at your convenience during shop hours anytime during the
Return the next month with your block
made to pick up your next kit for $1.49* If your block is
not made, your kit is $2.95*. If you skip a month(s), you
pay $2.95* for the missed block kit(s) and then your back
in! Return next month with your block made. #589
Only you may pick up your kit during the month for
the $1.49. If you send in another person to pick up
your block, pay $2.95 for the block.
* all amounts are plus applicable sales tax *
Free Monthly Block Kit ?
When you bring your finished block in and
purchase $25 of goods or services (before taxes) your
next block kit is
Quilt finishes 53” x 67”
12 blocks in 12 months. Two fabric combinations.
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My Blue Heaven Block of the Month
This beautiful wall-hanging has six, 12” finished blocks with beautiful flowers, cottages,
butterflies, and a hummingbird! Each of the
six blocks measure 12” square approximately. Blocks are
created so applique’ will overlap blocks for a very creative
and pleasing design.
The program features Weeks hand over dyed wool and
Over The Top Designs ribbon.
During this beautiful program, you will receive everything
you need to complete each block including pattern, wool
and ribbons as needed. Enrollment/start up fee: $25
We will offer our Block of the Month in several ways:
1. Mail program + shipping/handling calculated
monthly due to size of each kit
2. In-store pick up
You are invited to join our …. Applique’ Study Group
Our in-store, 7 month applique’ study group will be hosted by Beth. The wool study group will explore wool applique’ techniques, creative stitches and
embellishments for each block. For the novice or experienced — all are welcome.
Will meet on the 3rd Saturday from 9:30-12. Class: $60 — #590
An optional thread kit will be offered
Two backgrounds will be available: Wool hand dyed as shown in the sample or flannel.
Flannel selected will be similar in color to the wool background.
Each month you will be charged for your monthly kit. Not all kits are the same, therefore, the
kit price each month will be as follows since some kits have more items; wool, ribbons so this
makes the cost different each month. $25 Enrollment/Start Up Fee - #590-1
Wool Background
Flannel Background
Month 1 — $56.95
Month 1 — to be determined
Month 2 — $41.49
Month 2 — to be determined
Month 3 — $77.70
Month 3 — to be determined
Month 4 — $41.30
Month 4 — to be determined
Month 5 — $36.90
Month 5 — to be determined
Month 6 — $67.40
Month 6 — to be determined
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Roses For Freedom Block of the Month ~ Begins May
Finishes 75” x 75”
Roses For Freedom is a
redesigned quilt from the
2009 Challenge quilt, Roses for Remembrance. A fresh, new look, this beautiful
applique quilt showcases the Quilted in
Honor collection from Island Batik. A
portion of the proceeds from fabric sales
will go to support Operation Homefront.
LBHQ is proud to participate supporting
our troops.
We are offering both the “traditional” applique’ method and a “Laser-Cut” method.
You can choose the one that's best for
The traditional method is best if you prefer needle-turn or hand applique; you're
able to cut the shapes as you please and
use the method that you are most comfortable with. The Laser-cut Method is perfect for those who like fusible, machine applique. The lasercut, pre-fused applique shapes are ready to place, press and stitch. It's super easy and so much fun!
Our 13-month Block of the Month Program will include the applique kits, sashing, borders and binding
fabrics needed to make the quilt top. The pattern, found in Sharon Pederson's, The Rose of Sharon
Block Book, and the background fabric is not included in the program. Both are available separately.
Starts May 2014. See below. #608
Select Your Method:
Traditional Applique: A $25 non-refundable Start-Up or enrollment fee then just $22.95 per month
plus shipping and handling for each kit.
Laser Cut Method: A $25 non-refundable Start-Up or enrollment fee then just $32.95 per month plus
shipping and handling for each kit.
Your will also need ...
BOOK: The book is not included in the program and is available separately.
BACKGROUND FABRIC: You will need 2 7/8 yards of background fabric. The fabric used in the quilt is
a beautiful, cream batik from Island Batik and is available for just $38.95. Reserve your fabric below.
Note: Approximately one month prior to the program, we bill and ship additional items ordered for
the program.
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Applique’ Without Templates, Freezer
Paper or Glue …. Really!
Re-inventing The Log
If you have always wanted to learn hand
applique’ and have hesitated …. This is
the easiest method EVER! You only need
a few key supplies to include fabric,
thread, pencil and a needle! Beth will
take you through all the steps and show you just how EASY
applique’ can be. She’ll include her tips and tricks for super
results. ***Note: This is a 4 hour class. #421
Date: Sunday, February 9
Time: 12:30-4:30
Class: $35 + supplies
Back Basting Applique’ By Hand Or By Machine
Take your applique skills to a new level as you explore a new
resource, “Back-Basting Applique’ Step by
Step”, by Barbara Eikmeier.
With Beth’s instruction, you will master
multiple layers and over-lapped applique’s.
** Note this is a 4 hour class ** Sewing
machine techniques will be included so
bring your sewing machine. #584
The log cabin pattern is an
all time favorite pattern! Log
cabin blocks are beautiful
when coordinated or scrappy. Bright fabrics or Homespuns; Batik’s or solids —
you just can’t go wrong with
this quilt pattern. All you
need is a group of lights and
darks and you’ve got it
made! Join us to explore the
log cabin and all the fun
making the logs and designing the setting. # 157
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Time: 12:30-4:30
Dates: Thursday, 3 sessions
Date: Sunday, April 13
February 6, 20, March 6
Class: $35 + book & supplies
Class: $45 + supplies
Quilting Services: 10% Discount for all program members when you have a class or
BOM quilt quilted at LBHQ.
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Trip X Two
Beginning Quilting
Learn the basics and develop piecing skills without fear and intimidation. Have fun and be inspired!
From start to finish. If you have
sewn just a little or have made a
quilt, you will find this class invaluable! We’ll share a wealth of information and resources. Pattern required for each student. We recommend starting
with the smaller quilt. #517
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Dates: Wednesdays, 4 sessions
January 22, February 12, 26 and March 12
Class: $60 + pattern & supplies
These illuminating blocks are
constructed from eight light to
dark fabrics. The key is to
use lots of color, scale and
texture. A perfect class for
using up many of those fat
quarters you have collected.
A 4 session class with the
first class building your block
palette of color. The more
fabrics, the better the results.
# 591
Intermediate Quilting
“Lucky Stars” you can be lucky
making this quilt top by combining an assortment of fat quarters, accurate cutting, flying
geese to make floating stars and
block sashing. This class is the
next step in our “Learn To Quilt
Series”. This pattern will become one of your favorites as it
works for all types of fabrics.
A 4 session class. #566
Level: Advanced
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Dates: Wednesdays
April 30, May 7, 21 & June 11
Class: $60 + supplies
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Dates: Wednesdays, 4 sessions
January 15, February 5, 19, March 5
Class: $60 + pattern & supplies
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Shape Study … Diamonds +
Shape Study … Circles
‘Rock Candy’ …. A table topper which looks difficult but it is
actually very easy to cut and construct.
With the NEW ‘Sidekick Ruler’ you can cut Diamonds, Triangles and Half-Triangles from STRIPS! Soooo Easy! Pattern
required. 1 sessions. #592
Time: 1-4
Dates: Saturday, March 15
Class: $30 + pattern & supplies
‘Insider Trading’ takes a difficult shape and makes it super
simple. Easy technique to
make perfect circles every
time. 2 sessions, #526
Shape Study … Hexagons
‘Merry-go-Round’ uses jelly rolls, fat
quarters or yardage …mix it up and use
it up in 2014! Learn how to manage
hexagons with no curves or Y-seams. 3
sessions, #450
Time: 5:30-8
Dates: Thursday, February 13
and 27
Class: $30 + pattern & supplies
Time: 1-4
Dates: Sunday, April 27, May 25, June
Class: $45+ pattern & supplies
Shape Study … Curvalicious Curves
This is a fascinating study in color and shape. A class is the perfect
way to overcome the intimidation that often comes with sewing curves.
For those students with some experience, and a bit of confidence will
enjoy this study.
Select lap or twin for your first go-round with curves! A 3 session
class. #527
Time: 5:30-8 PM
Date: Thursday, March 19, 26 and April 16
Class: $45 + pattern and specific supplies
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Feeling like your time is always taken up with caring for others?
Carve out some time for yourself and join Debbie for a Sew Until
You Drop project. Feel free to bring dinner but be prepared for
Pick two colors for your strips, then pick a contrasting accent. In
our sample the strips are black and white and the accent is red.
Debbie’s sample is made with soft colors so many combinations
will make a unique quilt! Pattern offers throw, twin or king size.
Make the size you want. Level Beginner + #600
Time: 5:30-9:30
Dates: Friday, January 31 & February 7
Class: $45 + pattern & supplies
Everything … but the Kitchen Sink
The ‘Everything but the Kitchen Sink Tote’ is a BIG BAG! Finished size is a generous 16" diameter by 15" deep so lots of things can fit inside. The bottom is stable for easy packing.
Kitchen Sink Tote may be either fully or partially interfaced. It collapses
when you want to store it and rolls for easy carrying on the way to the
store. Intermediate level. #601
Time: 12:30-5
Date: Saturday, February 15
Class: $35 + pattern & supplies with pre-work
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Free Motion Quilting with Moo
Have you wanted to learn how to free motion quilt but
Moo has developed a 4-session class offering technique
and practice on feathers, stippling, circles and leaves.
12 hours of fabulous instruction and guidance!
Offered on Saturday for those who have not been able to
attend the Friday sessions. #602
Date: Saturday, February 22, March 22, April 26 & May 24
Time: 1:30-4:30
Class: $70 + supplies
All machines are welcome.
* This class is not eligible for the 2 for 1.
Memories to a “T”
English Paper Piecing
Hexie Bouquet
It may be the Christmas holiday season
but it will NOT be
long until graduation
is here. The perfect
gift for the graduate
is a memory quilt
from their personal tshirts.
English Paper
Piecing, is a centuries old method of making
quilts by hand.
To make this project stress free, one needs a super easy technique with great instruction. We will
introduce an easy technique that even the beginner can do. So, gather up those football, Harley
or event t-shirts for this class and make a
memory. A 2 session class. #582.
Today, the art of English Paper Piecing
has transformed into more than quilts.
Hexie Bouquet is an example of two
modern English Paper Pieced flowers set
on a placemat in a hexagon vase. One
session class. #546.
Level: Beginner
Level: Beginner
Time: 1-4
Time: 1-4 PM
Dates: Sunday, January 26 & February 16
Date: Sunday, February 2
Class: $45 + pattern & supplies
Class: $30 + pattern and supplies
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Learn to Paper Piece & Love It
The key to learning to do paper piecing is a SIMPLE pattern with concise
steps and a great teacher! The “Alabama Star” is just that type of 9 patch
star block and with Debbie’s direction you'll enjoy the step-by-step process to
learn this technique
Using Carol Doak's Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars as our
resource, Debbie will take you through planning, cutting and
piecing this wonderful block. A 1-session class with prework. #542
Time: 1-4
Date: Sunday, March 2
Class: $30 + book & supplies
Elegant Table Runner with Built-In Hot Pads
A unique table runner and hot pad combination which adds protection and beauty
for your table. You’ll learn how to do the “folded star technique and unique method
to make double prairie points. A 20”x64” runner. #603
Level: Beginner +
Time: 1-4
Dates: Saturday, January 18
Class: $30 + pattern & supplies with pre-work
Enroll in the higher priced class and add a 2nd class for
Take any multiples of 2 for the price of one. Does not apply to Embroidery Classes, BOM’s or Buck A Block
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Authorized Service & Repair
Meet Bill, our Janome Certified Technician. Bill has completed
extensive training on all Janome machines. He recently became certified to service and repair the MB4 and MC15000. Turn around time varies. Please call for
more information or to schedule your service or repair.
Class Registration
To reserve a space in a class, it is necessary to pre-register and prepay for the class.
Students are encouraged to register early to reserve their space.
In the event you wish to bring someone with you to class, a separate class registration is required.
We honor and support our design community, therefore, all students are required to have a personally purchased copy of either the pattern, book or CD for the class.
Class Discount for Supplies: We offer a 10% discount for class supplies.
Class Refund Policies
Please verify your schedule when you enroll in a class. We are unable to refund or transfer if you
miss a class or session.
Please contact LBHQ (7) seven days in advance of the class date to receive a full refund of the
class fee.
If Ladybug Hill Quilts cancels a class due to low enrollment, students will be notified and a refund
or store credit will be given for the class fee.
WEATHER ISSUES: When you enroll, please provide your DAY contact home number. We also
can text a message so let us know if you prefer texting. We will call and leave a message if we
cannot reach you personally. Should you have any questions regarding a class, please call.
We follow D11’s weather closure
When schools are closed, we will cancel day or evening classes. If school was open but evening
activities are cancelled, we will also cancel evening classes.
For our employees safety, we may elect to close early if we are experiencing a severe storm or
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