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Hello Quilters and Crafters,

Current and Upcoming Events

First Saturday Sampler
Saturday, October 4, 9:30am

NEW "Kaleidoscope of Kolor"
Starts October 4 at 10am

Class Schedule
10% off class supplies purchased at Homespun Quilts

Workshop: Yellow Brick Road
October 4 (Saturday)
10am - 4pm

Facilitated by Emi Clark. Start or finish a Yellow Brick Road quilt, Emi will help if you need it or just enjoy the company of other quilters. $5.

Wool Wall Pocket Posey
October 7 (Tuesday) or November 7 (Saturday)
10am - 1pm

You will learn to work with wool in this fun, tip filled class. This is a hand project, no sewing machine required! $25 including pattern. Instructor Linda Pinkstaff

Hand Appliqué
October 13 (Monday)

Learn needle turn technique. $25 including book. Instructor Wendy West

Redwork Club
October 17 (Friday)

Our club project is a year of Santas. Each Santa is wearing a month appropriate ‘attire.’ $5 each month includes monthly pattern. Instructor Vivian Poulalin

Fast and Easy Cathedral Window
October 18 (Saturday)

$40 including pattern. Instructor Sandra Rohne

GooseFeather Tree
November 12 (Wednesday)

A quick project with flying geese for the branches. $20 including pattern. Instructor Lydia Sorenson

It’s a Wrap—Fabric Bowls
October 23 (Thursday)
October 25 (Saturday)


Come learn the basics of making fabric bowls. This class is a great way to use scrap fabric as well as a great technique for making gifts. Careful, these bowls can be addicting! $20 plus book. Instructor Lydia Sorenson
(Picture is from book)

Sewing Machine Maintenance
October 20 (Monday)
October 25 (Saturday)
10am -11:30am

Bring your machine and book and any tools that came with the machine. Sergers too. Thor will go over basics of machine maintenance and oiling. He will also cover solutions to common problems. $10. Instructor Thor Sorenson

Woven Quilts
November 3 (Monday)
November 10 (Monday)
5:30pm-8:30pm each night

Learn how fun it is to weave curved checkerboards, then embellish to create a work of art that amazes everyone. No seams, no corners or points to match! Book: “Simply Stunning Woven Quilts” Two three-hour classes. $35 plus supplies. Instructor Lydia Sorenson
(Picture is from book)

New York Beauty
November 15 (Saturday)

Sew folded points between wedges, add a quarter circle and a corner frame for the quickest New York Beauty block ever. $50 including book. Instructor Emi Clark

Country Nights Jacket
December 13 (Saturday)

A comfortable, roomy patchwork jacket. Easy to construct. Make it scrappy or dressy. (sizes 8-24) Instructor Wendy West

Coming Soon:

Learning to Long Arm
Log Cabin
Mystery Quilt
Modern Crazy Quilt

Gift Camp!!!

Need some gifts for the Holidays? Start and finish in a weekend!

November 8 and 9

10 - 12:00 – mug mats and potholders
1:00 - 2:00 – sachet bundle
2:30 - 4:00 – pincushions and ornaments
4:30 - 6:30 – memo board
7:30 - 9:30 – Candy Cane Cover Up

1:00 - 3:30 – Four Stars Throw
4:00 - 5:30 – napkins, Twin Pines Runner
6:00 - 8:00 – Open Sew/ Catch Up

•The fun starts Saturday November 8, 2008, and ends on Sunday November 9, 2008.

•You must register for each ativity and purchase your kits in advance.

•All activities come from the Thimbleberries book Christmas Punch, which you must purchase in advance.

•All you need to bring is your sewing machine and supplies!

Have a holly November!

Third Friday Sew-in

5pm 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. Or to start that secret project for the holidays. FREE Are you tired of all those UFO's lying around the house??  Need a little motivation to get something finished? Or maybe you'd like to just get out of the house for a few hours?? Come join our open sew night here at the shop!

Fat Quarters

Fat Quarter Quilters meet the second and fourth Wednesdays from 5:30 to 8pm Bring along any project you are working on. No fee.

Lighthouse for Kids Project
2nd Tuesdays
10am - 2pm

Coordinated by Sandra Rohne, join us on the 2nd Tuesday 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.

Cancer Center Quilts
We’re helping to make quilts for the new cancer center. The quilts are lap size 45” x 60." If you want to help you can drop off a lap size quilt (or top, we’ll make sure it gets quilted) at the shop or at the information desk at the hospital for Nancy Magathan. Or look for donation boxes at area businesses. For a $5 donation your choose an 8” square to be used in a quilt.
Bernina super sale October 18 – special financing until 2011
Special pricing on all classroom models. Come into the shop and preview a video of the new Bernina 830.

Happy Quilting!

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