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Happy Gram - Upcoming Classes, Clubs and Events                                            January 29, 2013
2014 Winter Quilt Games
This is going to be a fun way to show your Team USA spirit! We are excited to offer quilting challenges and events for you to participate in while watching and supporting our Olympic athletes who are competing in the XXII Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia! Each event will have medals and points awarded and will take place during a specific time period either at home or at the shop. At the end of the Quilt Games, points will be tallied and prizes awarded for overall first, second and third places.
  • When: February 6-22
  • Events:
    • Giant Slalom (Jelly Roll Races)
    • Curling (LCR)
    • Snowboarding (Snowball Block Exchange)
    • Slopestyle (Snowball Block Challenge)
    • Speed Skating (9-Patch Challenge)
    • Ice Dancing (9-Patch Project Challenge)
    • Biathlon (Snowball Blocks and 9-Patch Project Challenge)
For Complete Event Details

Heart of Texas One Stop Shop Hop
Visit Wendy, Andree and Laura Kay at the Heart of Texas One Stop Shop Hop in Waco, Texas, this upcoming weekend. Friday, Jan. 31, from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 1, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. you can shop to you drop at 31 different quilt shops located in one building! Of course, we want you to stop by and see us.

Early sign up ensures the class will have enough students for the class to make.
Clubs Events
Happy Endings: Binding A Quilt
M.J. Fielek
Saturday, Feb. 1
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Let's learn how to put the finishing touch on your quilt...the binding!  This class will teach you how to bind a quilt. It will cover straight, bias, 2 color binding and much more.
Cost: $30
Register here

Gingerbread Square: A Crabapple Hill Coloring Technique Class
Janet Lindsey
Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Janet will be sharing Meg Hawkey's technique for coloring Crabapple Hill stitchery prior to embroidery. We find her designs so appealing and ingenious. Now Janet will crack the code.

Cost: $30
Register here

Buggy Barn Basics
Rachel Carithers
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Have you always wanted to make a Buggy Barn Quilt but were afraid of the technique? This class is for you!  In this 3-hour workshop, Rachel walks you the creation of a Buggy Barn quilt, how to select the fabric, stack the fabric, draw the template, cut out the block, and sew it together. 

Cost: $25
Register here

Lady Liberty Quilt
Rachel Carithers
Saturday, March 1, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Learn how to Make the amazing Lady Liberty quilt from "Crazy or Not". In this class we will discuss how to stack the fabric, how to make the template, cut out the block and then sew it back together. We will discuss different settings to use this block to make a quilt.

Cost: $50
Register here

Magical One Block Wonder & Wonderful Stack-n-Whack
Janet Lindsey
Saturday, March 8, 3-5 p.m. and Saturday, March 29, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (2-part class)

Learn how to construct one of a kind quilts from one simple shape that make unique kaleidoscope quilts. One fabric does all the work! Fair warning - it can become addictive!

Cost: $45
Register here

Dresden Bloom
Janet Lindsey
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Janet will be sharing Edyta Sitar's technique to create these beautiful dresdens.
You will learn to rotary cut and machine piece the fans and invisible machine applique.

Cost: $50
Register here

Jo's Little Women Club
Timi Ann Welch
Begins Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014,
(1st Sundays) 1-3 p.m. or Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 (4th Fridays)
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Once again we are offering Jo's Little Women Club. We are so excited to offer Club 13! We heard from Jo that this one features Dovetail Batiks in some projects.

Cost: $99 per year
Enroll here

Lucky Penny Club
Penny Treaster

Meets 1st Tuesdays
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Next Session: Feb. 4

Join Penny for this fun machine appliqué sit-n-sew on the First Tuesday of every month.  This is a fun group and Penny is there to answer your quilting questions.

Cost: $45 per quarter
Enroll here

Tips and Techniques with An Expert

M.J. Fielek
Meets 1st Thursdays 6-8 p.m. or 2nd Mondays 12-2 p.m.
Next Sessions: Feb. 6, Feb. 10

Join M.J. once a month for Tips and Techniques with an Expert. Each month this award winning quilter will share a valuable tool or technique to produce beautiful quilts that you are proud to show. She will cover all aspects of quilting.

Cost: $45 per quarter
Enroll here

Wool Ewe Bee Mine Club

Jill Green

Begins Friday, Feb. 14
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join Jill for another year of a fun sit-n-sew group where she guides you through wool appliqué and embellishment projects!

Cost: $30 for 1st quarter (2 meetings) $45 for remaining quarters
Enroll here

Quilt Heritage Talks
Carolyn Miller

Meets 3rd Fridays
10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Next Session: Feb. 21

Explore Carolyn's chosen topic and see several examples from her vast collection. She will encourage questions and you are invited to bring a quilt to share for 'show-and-tell' at the end of the sessions.

The January meeting was a huge success. Everyone learned so much about Civil War quilts and had a ton of fun. Space is limited to 15 attendees.

First quarter topics are:
  • Feburary: Red and white quilts, 19th century fabrics and designs
  • March: Civil War era quilts
Cost: $10 per lecture

Let's Make A Diehl: A Monthly Kim Diehl Project Club
Penny Treaster

Begins Saturday, April 19, 2014 (3rd Saturdays) 
10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Have you always wanted to make a Kim Diehl quilt, but didn’t know where to start, or the patterns looked too involved? In this twelve month club, meeting the 3rd Saturday of every month, we will complete one of her projects per quarter. What a great way to start the year, make new friends, learn new techniques and make a Diehl!!

Cost: $50 per quarter
Enroll here
Applique with the Quilted Crow Girls
Deirdre Bond-Abel and Leonie Bateman

Saturday, May 3, 2014, or Sunday, May 4, 2014

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. or 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

The Quilted Crow Girls have a unique design approach based on vintage quilts and historical motifs but made up in wool.  They have a fun wool applique technique that we want to share with you. They have told us that they are designing a project just for us! Deirdre and Leonie own an adorable shop in Tasmania and since we can't all go there, we are bringing them to you!

Cost: $25
Register here for Saturday
Register here for Sunday

Pat Sloan Workshops
Pat Sloan

July 15-17, 2014

Details to follow. We'd love to have your feedback on what class topics you'd like for her to offer.

Harriet Hargrave Classes
Harriet Hargrave

August 18-25, 2014

Details to follow. What topics are you interested in learning about from Harriet? Machine Quilting? Quilter's Academy 1, 2, 3 or 4? Let us know.

Chirp - Applique with Attitude
Becky Goldsmith

Friday, Oct. 3, 2014
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn to applique with attitude the Piece O' Cake way! Your stitches not only hold the applique in place, but they also embellish as well! The edge of the applique is needleturned and sewn with perle cotton. This applique method is fast and fun and very cute!

You will cover three different stitches in this 1-day class suitable for all skill levels. The pattern for the 10"x10" mini quilt is included.

Cost: $75
Register here

Blowin' In The Wind
Becky Goldsmith

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014
10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Learn the hand applique techniques that will help you sew better and happier. In addidtion to easy template making and how to make and use applique placement guides, you will perfect your invisible applique stitch as you work on your block in class. Stitching techniques include 2-point leaves, cutaway applique, outer points and the invisible stitch. This class focuses on applique techniques.

You will work on one 14"x14" block. The pattern for this quilt is included. This 1-day class is suitable for all skill levels.

Cost: $75
Register here
Happiness Is ... Quilting!