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Hello Quilters and Crafters,

Finally, it’s spring. Our yard is leafing out nicely. Our daffodils are blooming (north side of town). And of course the weeds are trying to have their way. We even have spring cleaning happening! Today we picked up, washed windows, vacuumed, and (gasp) scrubbed carpets.
We’re sprucing up the shop too; some new paint, rearranging and cleaning.

Hannah got off to France okay. The High School French classes are on a tour. She has now been to more countries than Thor and me. (I?)
Sailing starts pretty soon, this year I’ll be riding the rail until my shoulder is better. Tendonitis maybe, physical therapy indicated.

First Saturday Sampler
April 5 (Sat) 9:30 a.m... “HORSEFEATHERS”... This will be the first month of our new Saturday Sampler quilt. Presenting a mix of several different techniques, each month introduces a different block. Pay $5 for the first month and receive your packet for the first block. Return each month with the previous block completed and receive the next block free! Available in 2 different colorways (brights or Kansas Trouble).
Scheduled Upcoming Classes
April 5, 12 & 19 (Sat) 2:30 -5 ...”BERNINA GUIDANCE CLASS”... For new BERNINA owners: If you bought your Bernina at Homespun Quilts, your instructional classes are included with your machine purchase. If your machine was not purchased at Homespun Quilts, you may take any of our instructional classes at $25 per class. Learn about how your machine works and how to use tools included with your machine. Save 20% on Bernina purchases made at your guide class with help in choosing the right accessories. Introduction to your sewing machine (for all Bernina models) – 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, thread, and stabilizers. Instructor, Lydia Sorenson and Thor Sorenson
April 17&24 (Thu) or April 19&26 (Sat) 10-1 ...
Take this two day class to learn bargello, form wedges into a circle and set the circle into a square background. Instructor, Sandra Rohne. Fee: $40 includes pattern

May 8 (Thrus) 10-4 OR May 10 (Sat) 10-4... “Rhapsody”... This bargello pattern is constructed by the tube method. Instructor, Vesta Eggleston. Fee: $30 plus pattern

May 17 (Sat) 10-4 OR May 29 (Thurs) 10-4 ”Orange Slices”... Start with squares and learn the easy procedure resulting in these classy “orange slice” pinwheels. Instructor, Vesta Eggleston. Fee: $30 plus pattern

April 9, 16, 23 (Wed) 1-4 “One Block Wonder" ... Using one beautiful fabric, you will learn to make easy hexagons into Kaleidoscope patterns and blend them into a one of a kind quilt. This pattern is sweeping the world of quilting. WARNING, this pattern may be addictive and you may never look at fabric the same way again. Instructor: Lydia Sorenson $30 plus book
April 21 (Mon) 6-8:30 pm Sewing Machine 101
Do you have a new machine, or an older machine gathering dust in the closet? Learn about the parts of your machine, what they do, how to maintain your machine, and how to use all those accessories that came with your machine. Instructors: Thor and Lydia Sorenson Fee $20
April 13 (Sun) 10-4 ... Crazy Curves or Melon Blocks...Yes, you can sew curves - and it's easy! Bravely go where no curve has gone before with Elisa Wilson's method. Instructor: Lydia Sorenson Fee: $25 plus supplies

Block of the Month
RAMBLIN’ ROSE MEETS JAMESTOWN by Marti Michell Once a month, for 12 months, we’ll send you fabric, directions and paper templates (Marti Michell plastic templates are available at the shop). Includes fabric for the log cabin blocks. The 13th month includes finishing directions and fabrics for the outer border and binding. Offered as mail order at $25 per month or pick up at the shop for $22. Also available as a kit. We still have 3 full sets available.
Future Classes
We have a number of classes which can be added to our schedule. These include: Beginning Sewing, Beginning Quilting, Hand Quilting, Machine Quilting, Bindings, Applique, Free Motion, EQ5, Mexican Stars, Twisted Bargello, Log Cabin, Cathedral Window and many more. Please inquire at the shop and let us know what you would like to see on our class schedule.
Third Friday Sew-In
April 18 5:30 to whenever we are too tired to keep going!!.....Join us the 3rd Friday evening of each month for open sewing. Come for a fun night of crafting, quilting or whatever you have. A great opportunity to finish off a project you’ve had trouble fitting into your schedule. No fee.
Fat Quarters
Fat Quarter Quilters meet the second and fourth Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Bring along any project you are working on. No fee.
Lighthouse For Kids Project
April 21 & May 19 (Mon) 10-4 ... Coordinated by Sandra Rohne, join us on the 3rd Monday of each month to sew quilts for LIGHTHOUSE FOR KIDS, Clatsop County’s Child Abuse Assessment Center. The intention of this group is to provide a quilt for each child who must go through this abuse assessment program. For more information call Sandra at 503-458-6562.

New Merchandise

We have several books by Cheryl Phillips: WedgeWorks, WedgeWorks II and Circle A Round. Cheryl is also the designer of the Color Wheel Bargello which Sandy has been teaching here.

New Fabrics: We have a new selection of Java Batiks. Also, Rubber Ducky Bubble with coordinates (flannel).




NEW STORE HOURS: beginning MARCH 30 our Sunday hours will be expanded back to 10 A.M. TO 5 P.M.

Happy Quilting!

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