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Hello and Happy Autumn!

I can t believe it s almost October.  I feel that time is running faster than normal.  I know that is preventing me from staying organized.

Great news: Hannah (our youngest) got her driver s license!  It was a shock when we got home and I realized she could drive to the store without me.

We ve got some fun classes coming up: Beginning Log Cabin, Advanced Beginning Quilting, Rag Quilts, and Machine Quilting.

Hannah is working on her senior project, making a quilt for Dornbecher s. She will also host a couple of days for people to come and make blocks (or quilt tops).  The first day is October 27, 10-am-4pm All fabric, and supplies are provided, use our Bernina classroom machines. She is also accepting donations of completed quilts at the shop.

Fat Quarter Quilters meet the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
5:30 pm - 8 pm

Thimbleberries Club October dates:
October 23, 6 pm - 8 pm
October 25, 10 am - noon
Schoolhouse Quilter's Quilt Show
Lewis and Clark School, noon - 4 pm

Lewis and Clark Shop Hop
November 9-17

Quilt Run 101
February 8-18
Log Cabin SnugglerBeginning Log Cabin
October 4, 11, 25
November 1, 15, 29
Thursdays 6pm - 9pm

Using Marti Michell's log cabin ruler makes this quilt a cinch for success.  Choose your own fabric or buy a kit.  Wendy will teach you everything from cutting and piecing to layering and simple quilting.  $70.  Wendy West.  Kit available.

Advanced Beginner Quilting
October 9, 16, 30
6pm - 9pm

This class is designed for quilters with a little experience.  Joni will teach more blocks to expand your quilting horizons.  $50.  Joni Osborn
Fast Cathedral Window
Fast & Easy Cathedral Window

October 13
10am - 4pm

Center a fun subject in these windows made with  secret easy technique to form the curved window frames.  $40 including pattern.  Sandra Rohne

Rag Quilt

Rag Quilt

October 20
10am - 4pm

Do you like the raggedy look of all the rag quilts out there?  This one will feel so warm and cozy to cuddle under during the winter months.  Join Vesta in a Saturday of fun putting together this scrappy quilt.  $30.  Vesta Eggleston

Drop-In Charity Quilts
October 27
10am - 4pm

Hannah is hosting this day for you to come in and sew for an hour or two and help make blocks for quilts for Dornbecher s.  All fabric and supplies provided. Bernina sewing machines available for use.
Fusible Applique Techniques
November 17
10am - 1pm

Lydia will introduce you to Esterita s mistifuse as well as Steam a Seam.  You will learn the process of using fusible to applique and will experiment with techniques and finishing with a buttonhole machine stitch.  Fusibles and practice patterns will be provided.  Machine should have a buttonhole stitch.  $20.  Lydia Sorenson
Fearless Free Motion Basics
November 17

Open up a whole world of quilting possibilities.  Learn to drop the feed dogs of your sewing machine & sew freely in any direction.  This class is designed to raise the comfort level of quilters at any skill level.  Have fun seeing how many ways this style of quilting can be used.  $25 + Kit $10.00  Lydia Sorenson
Circle Bargello
December 1 & 8
Two-day class, three hours each.

More details to come.   $40 includes pattern and template.  10% discount for all class supplies.  Sandra Rohne   
For New Bernina Machine Owners
If you bought your Bernina at Homespun Quilts, your instructional classes are included with your machine purchase.  However, we know many people move into the area from out of town or have gotten a Bernina handed down to them and could really use some lessons too.  If your machine was not bought at Homespun Quilts, you may take any of our instructional classes for $25 per class.

Learn about how your machine works and how to use all the tools included with your machine.  Save 20% on Bernina purchases made at your guide class with help in choosing the right accessories.

Guide Class 1
Introduction to your sewing machine (for all Bernina models)
October 15, 6pm-9pm 

The information in this class focuses primarily on the external aspects of the machine.  Students will practice bobbin winding, machine and needle threading, machine cleaning, various controls such as the free hand system, needle stop up/down, heel/foot pedal functions, and the touch screen interface.  The class also includes discussions on sewing machine needles and thread.
Kit Fee: $5.00 (Optional)

Guide Class 2
Practical stitching (for all Bernina models)

October 21 6pm-9pm

This class covers various practical stitch applications such as seams, edgings, machine sew-on buttons and buttonholes, and the appropriate presser feet and stitch settings used.
Kit Fee: $5.00 (Optional)

Guide Class 3
Decorative stitching (for all Bernina models)

October 29 6pm-9pm

This class focuses on decorative stitches and presser feet used for surface embellishments such as gathering, ruffling, couching, and bobbin work.  It also covers basic quilt construction techniques with hands-on practice on free motion quilting using the Bernina s stitch regulator and walking foot.
Kit Fee: $5.00 (Optional)
Bernina Pre-Holiday Sale Oct 18-22
Save from 20% - 75% off msrp
Scratch off your savings!
Happy Quilting!

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