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Hello Quilters and Crafters,

Winter hours: Open 10-5 Mon-Sat, 10-4 Sun

Calling All Interested In a Machine Embroidery Club
Let us know which days and times work best for meetings, and we can get started!

Call the shop at 503-325-3300 or e-mail us at

Saturday Samplers

Saturday Sampler: Nov 7 at 9:30 am
Out of the Darkness / A New Beginning

Ella Mae’s Sampler: Nov 7 at 10am
12 pieced blocks and extra chain blocks

Upcoming Classes

Nov 6, 1pm-4pm
Bernina Guide Class

Class is geared for new Bernina owners or anyone who wants to get more out of their favorite Bernina! Basic instruction includes: threading, winding a bobbin, needle selection, and how to use the different feet for practical and decorative stitching. Bonus training on exclusive Bernina features such as Temporary Altered Memory. All Bernina owners welcome. If you bought your Bernina from us your classes are free! By Thor and Lydia Sorenson

Nov 7, 12 noon- 2pm
Serger Basics

Learn the basic of using your serger including threading, adjusting the tension and getting a great stitch. Plus basic maintenance to keep your serger running smoothly. Bring your
serger, several colors of thread, and manual. We’ll practice different techniques. Thor and Lydia Sorenson $15

Nov 16
Punch Needle

Daytime class:
Bring an embroidery hoop if you have one.

Evening class:
Punch a simple flower and learn the basics of punch needle. Easy embellishment for purses, clothing and more. Lydia Sorenson $10

Saturday Nov 14, 10-4
Crazy About Hearts and Stars

We stack, cut, shuffle, then put it all back together. Vesta Eggleston $30

Wednesday, Nov 18, 9:30am-4pm
Quilting your own quilts

I’ll help you start quilting your own quilts. This is an all day class with Lydia Sorenson. $25. Bring a layered quilt to work on.

Nov 3, 10, 17, 24 and Dec. 1 Tuesday 6-9
Beginning Quilting

Learn quilt making from start to finish. An accurate 1/4" seam, cutting techniques, and piecing the top. Then layer, quilt and bind.
Wendy West $50

Saturday, Dec 5, 12-4
Cabin Star Runner

Wonderful French braid runner with a double 4 pointed star in the center Vesta Eggleston $20

Nov. 21 Sat 10-4
Fun and Done

A fun take on quilt as you go. Easier too. Three patterns to choose from. Wendy West $35

Tuesday, Dec 8
Miniature Quilts

Bring some scraps and have Wendy show you the possibilities of the ‘mini’. $18

Sat, Dec 12
Bound & Determined

Binding class, continuous binding, prairie points, scallops, mitered corners, finish with a bias seam, techniques and ideas to finish your quilt. Handouts given in class. Lydia Sorenson. $15

January Classes
Plaid Obsession

Just Ask

(Intermediate quilter or experienced beginner)

Extra, Extra
Stitchin’ Along the Lewis and Clark Shop Hop starts Friday Nov 6-Nov. 14

All 10 shops open at least 10am-5pm. Fat Quarter given at each shop. From Castle Rock to Wheeler, pick up a passport from the first shop you stop at, have it stamped by all 10 shops and turn it in at the last shop you stop at and be entered for a chance to win a Baby Lock Sewing Machine!

Bernina Sale Friday, Nov. 27
All Machines and Accessories On Sale
If we don’t have it in stock we will order it for you (you still get the sale price, and no shipping charges!) From novice to expert, Bernina has a sewing machine to fit your needs.

Would you like a great surprise for Christmas? Send your husband down and we’ll help him choose the great machine you deserve!

And remember - there's still time to make Christmas projects! We have some Advent calendars and panels that make up quickly.

Happy Quilting!

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