Tuesday, September 24, 2019

General Updates and Kids Club

This past Saturday was National Sew A Jelly Roll Day. This was a great success at our shop, many of you came in and picked out a new roll for yourself and we had 5 ladies come in and use our classroom for the day to work on their jelly roll projects, they put our design walls to good use laying out their quilts.

We also had our kickoff for our Bag of the Month Club. It went really smoothly with everyone that attended finishing both of the projects and each one of them also won a prize. Some of the prizes were donated to us by Emmaline and Trendtex and the othres were gifts from our shop. All in all it was a great couple of days and I am really excited for the next club sessions!

Harvest Hop is this weekend and Carrie and I spent some time today changing up some displays at the store. Whcih bascially means we came up with a plan, and moved a lot of fabric to new homes in the shop, with some of it being moved 6 times before we are happy with its location and some of it being a simple 1 time move. In the end it now looks fresh and invting again.

Fat Quarter Friday is taking place this week as well and Taylor and Shay have been hard at work cutting Fat Quarters so that there will be a wide variety to choose from. In case you missed it previously, select fat quarters (we will have a basket of selected ones) will be $2.50 each of 12 for $25.00.

On October 7 the Gypsy Wife Ladies will be getting together to show off their progress on their Quilts. So if you were sewing along mark this date on your calendar and check out my Facebook Post for details.

Thursday, October 17 is our next Chicken Feed Evening so mark that on yuor calendars, we will be doing a little presentation on Patterns, copywrite, and free vs paid for. There will also be several Christmas Gift ideas both handmade and Quilty themed on display to get your creative juices flowing.

Now for the details of the Kids Club. Last year Tammy and Carrie ran a Kids Sewing Club. It took place once a month on a Friday afternoon and kids aged 10-14 were welcome to come and learn the basics of sewing. They made a tote bag, a pillow case, and a quilt. Each of them got to choose their own fabrics, and learned about the importance of seam allowances, sewing straight, cutting, safety with the tools and machines and more. We are running it again this year, but will be doing it on Saturdays instead.
This year the club will run the second Saturday of every month starting October 12 and running through May with the exception of January. Sessions will run from 9am-noon.
For the classes you will need to bring
-a sewing machine in good working order (we do have some available for use at the shop but you would need to let us know ahead of time if you would like to use one)
-fabric scissors
-4 bobbins
-a seam ripper
-some months may need additional supplies but this will be brought to your attention beforehand.
We do have basic notion kits available for purchase for this class as well.
The cost for the club is $40 per session and the fabrics are included in this price. Spots are limited for this class so you need to sign up quickly.
 There will be no blog this week Friday.
Have a great week,

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