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Hi everyone,

Months are flying by. I've got my "Hidden Wells" quilt waiting for the last border. My quilt using the Salmon labels waiting for two more rows. My scrap quilts waiting for me to cut up more of my scraps. And I am finishing a customer's t-shirt quilt. Good thing I have so many projects to keep me busy in this rain!

Thor and I are almost caught up on sewing machine repair thanks to a new appointment system. Appointments make it possible to drop your machine off one day and pick it up the next! We still take emergencies without an appointment.

Class Schedule

Monday April 16 Log Cabin -
An all time favorite quilt pattern. It's easy for beginning quilters and fast for advanced quilters. If you're a beginner you'll learn the basic skills needed to make a quilt, beginners and advanced quilter's get tips, shortcuts and suggestions that work. Grab your fabric, cut up some 'logs' and let's make a 'cabin'!
Marti Michell's log cabin ruler makes it very quick and accurate to cut the 'logs'

Wendy West $25
Limit 6 (book optional)

Saturday April 21 Table Runner -
A simple beginning table topper based on "My Country Garden" free quilt pattern. Learn fabric cutting, piecing, Learn how to get that perfect ¼" seam and make a great table runner to use.

Joni Osborn $40


Saturday April 28 10 Strip Wonder Bag -
10 strips to a fun purse. Cut your own 2 ½" strips our use a precut pack. (one precut pack will make 4 bags) the bag shown was made by Carol Johnson who is teaching this fun class.

Carol Johnson $25 10am-2pm. (longer if needed)

Saturday May 19 Feathered Star -
Think of this block as a fabric puzzle to be solved.
Lynda will help you solve the puzzle using piecing skills you already have, plus she'll share techniques and secrets of making her favorite block.

Intermediate and above only
Lynda Newell $30 9am-5pm

May 5, 2012 Kentucky Derby Jelly Roll Race Noon-3pm
Our version of the 'Jelly Roll Race Use precut 2 ½" strips, (we have some in stock) and race to make a fun 40" x 60" quilt. Race music, prizes, and treats, of course no Derby Party is complete without the Mint Julep which has been the traditional beverage of Churchill Downs and the Kentucky Derby for nearly a century.(sorry no whiskey )

Start gates open at noon $15 entry fee
Limited to 6 'jockeys' Race officials Thor and Lydia

May 26, 27 "Crazy Little Teapots" from "Still Crazy" by Buggy Barn. Or choose from several other patterns in the book like "We've Been Good All Year" (Christmas Stockings) or "Bloomin' Baskets". This is a two day class, cutting on Saturday, sewing on Sunday. Not recommended for beginners. Some pre class prep work required.

Vesta Eggleston $50 10am-4pm


Here's a cute idea for a quilt 38" x 38"
using the "Salmon Run" labels:
Designed by Melanie Greseth and Joanie Holton.
Kits available at the shop.

Fat Quarters: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month 5:30 to 8 pm. Bring along any project you are working on. No fee. All are welcome. (crafters, knitters, beaders, etc.)

Redwork /Stitchery Club Third Friday at 10am. Work on our current project or bring your own. $5

Sew quilts for LIGHTHOUSE FOR KIDS, Clatsop County's Child Abuse Assessment Center. Coordinated by Sandra Gibson. 503-458-6562The intention of this group is to provide a quilt for each child who must go through this abuse assessment program. You can also make quilts at home to donate. Call Sandra for details.

Happy Quilting!

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