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Happy Gram - Visit From Australia's Quilted Crow Girl Deidre Bond-Abel!


 www.happinessisquilting.com                                           April 30, 2014
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Featured Block of the Month

Hexagons For Harriet BOM
This amazing machine pieced quilt has beautiful wool applique accents. Hexagons For Harriet, by The Quilted Crows of Tazmania, is a new 10 month block of the month program. Finishing 54"x72", this quilt will be a show piece in your home. Only $29.99 a month for ten months, includes the fabric for complete top and binding.
Complete Kits Available $274.99
Enroll in Block of the Month

New to the HIQ Bookselves
Quilt Sampler Spring/Summer 2014
 Let your eyes take you on a virtual trip to some wonderful shops around the country.


Small Treasures from Scraps
Tara Lynn Darr has a collection of of 14 quilts for every skill level.
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:

Crabapple Hill Coloring Technique Class
Get out your crayons and join Janet Lindsey in this fun technique class.  You will learn how Meg Hawkey of Crabapple creates her wonderful stitching pieces. Class is Wednesday, May 7, 10-2.
Enroll here.



Two Classes to Play With Jill & Thread!
                     
Creative Stitching- 2 Day Class
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n this fun 2 day class Jill will walk you through Sue Spargo's Creative Stichting book.  You'll learn techniques and tips that will help you embellish your favorite projects.  Friday, May 9, 10am-1pm and Saturday, May 10, 10am-1pm.  Enroll Today!

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!
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(972) 542-8839 | info@happinessisquilting.com
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.