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Happy Gram - Stitching Hope With ConKerr Cancer                                          May 14, 2014
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Featured Block of the Month
Duke Road is a gorgeous English Paper Pieced quilt. Row by row, you can enjoy making this fabulous quilt grow! This lovely 60"x 60" quilt was designed by Sue Daley. We've selected rich, reproduction fabrics with just the right colors to provide an antique look. This 10 month block of the month is only $19.99 a month. Get yours today!

Stitching Hope and Conkerr Cancer DFW Chapter
Giving sick kids a reason to smile ... one pillowcase at a time. Conkerr Cancer is an organization that we all love here at Happiness Is ... Quilting! Some of you might know that Laura Kay is now the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter coordinator. The DFW Chapter provides pillowcase smiles to Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Children's Medical Center at Plano, and Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas. Happiness Is ... Quilting! remains a drop off location and is now offering "smile making activities" for your participation. On the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning May 22, Stitching Hope Pillowcase Workshops will be hosted HIQ staff from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the classroom. All pillowcases made during this time will benefit ConKerr Cancer and the children in the DFW area. Visit the ConKerr Cancer DFW Chapter page located under About on HIQ's website to find out more information or by clicking on the pillowcase button located on the homepage.

More Bertie Coming Soon
You love him and he is coming back with a new adventure. 
Bertie's Winter is a new 28"x34" quilt by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through The Night. She designed Bertie's Year and now Bertie is having a winter escapade. This four month block of the month will begin shipping in July with plenty of time for this fun quilt to be ready for the winter and Christmas season. Pre-registration will be available soon!

Quilt Heritage Talks
Join Carolyn Miller this Friday, May 16, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to learn about Quilt Ephemera. Carolyn and the ladies that join her each montha always have a great time learning and seeing quilts related to the topic. You don't want to miss out on the information and the camaraderie that is gained when you gather with ladies who enjoy quilting as much as you. 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.

Introduction to Hand Embroidery
Have you been wanting to learn to embroider? Do you love quilt projects like the B.F.F. Block of the Month or the Christmas Wheels quilt? Embroidery can add a unique and personalized touch to any project. Join Janet for her intro class on Tuesday, May 20, from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. You'll love it. Enroll today.

Pat Sloan Is Returning to HIQ!
We enjoyed have Pat Sloan at the shop last year so much, we invited her back. Pat will be teaching three classes in July covering hand and machine applique, and medallions. Her one day workshops are fun and full of energy. 
Pat Sloan, Wednesday, July 16, Friday and Saturday, July 18 and 19
  1. Tidbits of Handwork: A Sampler of Easy, Take-Along Applique Techniques - Wednesday, July 16
    1. Handwork doesn't have to be fiddly. It can be soothing, relaxing and most of all fun! This Handwork class with Pat will show you how to use the running stitch as an applique method, and how 'thread matters' when doing this kind of applique. Cost: $75
  2. The Magic of EASY Machine Applique - Friday, July 18
    1. Draw, cut, machine stitch ... It's so easy anyone can do it! Fast, fun and you learn ALL of Pat's machine applique tips!
  3. Medallion Magic: Antique Mist - Saturday, July 19
    1. It's all about the fabric! Pat's piecing and color workshop is all about the fabric you select to make this stunning Medallion quilt called 'Antique Mist". Using two main colors, create this scrappy quilt from Pat's book "Focus on the Center". Pat shares her best fabric selecting tips.
Happiness Is ... Quilting!
217 N. Kentucky Street | McKinney, Texas 75069
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Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.