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Dear Quilters and Crafters,

It's really the middle of January? Time flies when you're having fun. I got back Sunday evening after a weekend 'playing' with Libby Lehman. She is the thread queen as far as I'm concerned. Libby wrote Threadplay Mastering Machine Embroidery Techniques. You may have seen her on Simply Quilts or on The Quilt Show. I think Libby may be most known for her ribbon thread painting.

Friday, we learned a new technique. We cut circles of sheer fabrics and interlocked them with a square. On Saturday and Sunday we made a small art quilt using reverse applique, decorative stitches, and thread painting, among other things. Then we had fun with different quilting motifs. I learned many tips and tricks that I can't wait to pass on to you all (like using Press & Seal).

Saturday Sampler
1st Saturday Sampler Month 11 is February 2
New Saturday Sampler starts April 5

April 5th is the start of our new Saturday Sampler of $5 quilt. This year we'll do a technique quilt. Each month will feature a different technique. For example: applique, string piecing, etc. Two color ways are offered–one bright, one not so bright.

The quilt is a technique sampler with some comfortable pieced blocks. There is a celtic knot, stained glass, string, and paper piecing (to name a few), plus more.

Class Schedule

Coffee with Cream
January 24, 31, February 7

An interesting quilt by Whimsicals. Good for quilters with a little experience. Piecing and a little applique. $30. Wendy West

Chenille Scarf
January 26

$20 plus fabric. Wendy West

Circle Bargello
January 30, February 6
February 2, February 9

A Bargello of a different nature. In the round. This technique is simple, but how do you make it round? Come to class and find out! $40, includes pattern. Sandra Rohne

February 6, 13, 20

Learn how to use EQ5, the fantastic quilt designing software from local expert Ethel Mecklem. Computer and external mouse required. One laptop available to borrow for class. $120.
Pictured is King Medallion, designed by Ethel Mecklem with EQ5.

Crazy Snow Days
February 5  OR  February 10

Choose from four projects in The Buggy Barn book: "Crazy Snow Days": "Crazy Flakes" all snowflakes, "Star Bright" all stars, "Warm Hands" a mix of mittens, stars and stocking hats, or "Let It Snow" a snowman (with hat and scarf), mittens and snowflakes. Have fun with the crazy cutting method. Beginners to advanced.   $25 plus book and supplies. Linda Pinkstaff

Spice Market
February 11

Ready for spring? Get out your bright scraps and make this simple design that highlights your fabric. $30, includes pattern. Vesta Eggleston

Bernina Guide Class—coming soon
Beginning Sewing Class—Starts in March
3rd Friday Sew-In

February 15

Come down at 5:30, or when you can. Bring a project to work on. We'll sew until we can't see (just kidding). Have fun with friends, relax.

After Christmas Sale!

All Christmas and related items continue to be on sale for 30% off.

Happy Quilting!

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