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Happy Gram - Book Signing, Trunk Show and More                                           April 23, 2014
What's New At The Shop

Winter Wonderland

Circa 1825

DC Comics Originals

Butter Pecan

Featured Block of the Month

This stunning batik pieced star and floral applique quilt, Timeless Tradition, by Julia Hale of Bits 'n Pieces is a new 9 month block of the month program. Finishing 90'' square, this quilt will be a show piece in your home. Only $24.99 a month for nine months, includes the fabric for complete top and binding.
Get yours today.

New to the HIQ Bookselves
Teeny Tiny Menagerie
Let your imagination run wild with this book featuring 380 enchanting animal embroidery motifs. Using traditional embroidery, cross stitch, and appliqué techniques, you can create motifs, borders, and alphabets unlike any you’ve seen before.
Quilted Crow Girls Book Signing, Trunk Show and Workshops
We are thrilled to announce that Deirdre Bond-Abel of the Quilted Crow Girls, our friends from Tasmania, Australia, is coming a day early and hosting a book signing on Friday, May 2, from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. We will also have their quilts and projects displayed through the shop. Join Deirdre on Saturday or Sunday to learn the Quited Crow Girls' unique approach to hand applique of wool onto cotton. She's designed a wall-hanging especially for us named Mrs. McKinney's Parlour! This is going to be such a fun time!

Sign up for one of Deirdre's Workshops:
Intro to Silk Ribbon Embroidery Class
Join Janet, the HIQ queen of silk ribbon embroidery and embellishings, as she shows you the basic stitches of ribbon embroidery Saturday, April 26, from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. You can use ribbon embroidery to embellish a number of different projects including your quilts. Register today.

Advanced English Paper Piecing: Curved Pieces Class
Part two of our English Paper Piecing series. This class focuses on the curved pieces like clam shells and apple cores. If you you've taken English Paper Piecing: Basic Shapes, or have English Paper Pieced for years and have yet to master the the curves, join us on Saturday, April 26, from 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. Enroll today.

Beginning Machine Quilting Class
Penny will teach you the basics of machine quilting all while having fun. On Tuesday, April 29, from 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m., you'll learn how to machine quilting using both the walking and darning feet and several techniques. Some work is required before class. Enroll here.

Mini Wool-treat
It's a mini retreat for wool! Bring a sack lunch and your wool projects on Saturday, May 17! Jill will provide encouragement and guidance on all your wool applique and embellishment projects from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Think of that ... an entire day to yourself and your wool projects here in the shop. Register today.

Mark Your Calendars!
With summer schedules being planned, we at Happiness Is ... Quilting! wanted to make sure you were scheduling some fun and inspiration for you this summer and fall.
  1. Mini Retreat, Saturday, May 31
  2. Quiltapalooza, Sunday, June 22
  3. Pat Sloan, Wednesday, July 16, Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19
  4. Quilt Plano, Friday and Saturday, August 15-16
  5. Harriet Hargrave, Tuesday-Saturday, August 19-23
  6. Quilt Across Texas, September
  7. Austin Quilt Show, Friday and Saturday, September 12-13
  8. Becky Goldsmith, Friday and Saturday, October 3 and 4

Happiness Is ... Quilting!
217 N. Kentucky Street | McKinney, Texas 75069
(972) 542-8839 |
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.