Yep, It Is Still Cold Outside

We had a group from the Asante Children’s Choir from Uganda staying in our home earlier this winter.  The church I attend provided them with winter outer wear.  One morning as we were preparing to leave the house, they were told that they needed to wear all their winter gear.  The young chaperone, who had never been to the USA before, circled her foot in a pool of sunlight and wondered how the sun could be so bright and it be so cold outside.  Needless to say, other than getting real scientific, I didn’t really have an answer.  I am beginning to have the same question, however.

Sooooooo – let us keep on sewing.  I am personally OK with that.

Monterrey Medallions by Atkinson Designs

Monterrey Medallions by Atkinson Designs

Monterrey Medallions is a new class being offered on Saturday, February 22 from 10 AM – 3 PM.  Our very talented Jessica will be teaching this one.  I know she picked out all the fabrics (because I was in the shop that day) and it is a combo of Laundry Basket batiks and Jo Morton and Kim Diehl civil war reproductions.  There is a kit available but you could scrap this one out and add complimentary fabrics as needed.  This is a reprint from Atkinson Designs and the design was actually inspired by a trip to Mexico.  For $30.00, you get the classroom and an instructor for 5 hours.  You also need to purchase the book.

Free Motion Quilting

Free Motion Quilting

Have you ever thought about learning to complete your own quilting projects?  Julie is going to be sharing her expertise on FMQ on Sunday, February 16 from 12 PM – 4 pm.  The cost to glean her knowledge is only $25.00.  This is truly a bargain and the only thing required of you before class is a good understanding of how your machine works.  Julie’s work is beautiful –  let her share her abilities with you.

Lorrie Franz of bean counter Quilts

Lorrie Franz of bean counter Quilts

Do not forget about the Valentine’s Party on Valentine’s Day Friday, February 14.  I have been a little confused about the instructor, but it is going to be Lorrie of bean counter Quilts – the designer of the table runner you will make.  Party is from 10 AM – 3 PM and includes lunch, pattern ( a new unreleased pattern), kit and instructor for only $40.00.  I will be there and would love to meet several of you.

The shop is exploding with ideas but we would like yours also.  Is there a technique or a tool or a pattern you would like to learn how to do or use?  Let us know.  When you come into the shop, tell us what it is that you want to learn.  We will do our best to find the most qualified instructor and others who want to learn the same skill.

Thought:  There is nothing more vital than to continue learning no matter what our age.

We Are Here For You,

Jan & Angie

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