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Happy Gram - Sloan and Hargrave Return This Summer                                          June 11, 2014
 Happenings At HIQ!

Quilter's Basics by Lecien

Emmy Grace by Bari J.

Max and Bunny

New Old Collection 2014

Tiddlywinks by Dena Designs

Holiday Stitches by Jessica Flick

Home For The Holidays

La Fete Noel by French General

Chillingsworth by Echo Park Paper Co.

Chalkboard Xmas by Mellisa Ybarra

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Sloan and Hargrave Return This Summer
We enjoyed having Pat Sloan at the shop last year so much, that we invited her back. And of course, we had to have Harriet Hargrave back at the shop. Pat will be teaching three one-day workshops in July covering hand and machine applique, and medallions. Harriet will be teaching her Quilter's Academy, invisible machine applique and free motion quilting. Individual class details listed below.

Pat Sloan Workshops

  • Tidbits of Handwork: A Sampler of Easy, Take-Along Applique Techniques - Wednesday, July 16,
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    This handwork class 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
  • The Magic of EASY Machine Applique - Friday, July 18,
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Draw, cut, machine stitch ... It's so easy anyone can do it! Fast, fun and you learn ALL of Pat's machine applique tips! Cost: $75
  • Medallion Magic: Antique Mist - Saturday, July 19,
    10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    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". Cost: $75
Harriet Hargrave Workshops
  • Achieving Quality Workmanship the Quilter's Academy Way - Tuesday, August 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    This class will focus on how to achieve quality workmanship and precision sewing based on the principles of Quilter's Academy Volume 1. Harriet will illustrate, explain and/or demonstrate her approach to a variety of techniques including how to accurately rotary cut, create seam allowances, measure and monitor your own work and more. Cost: $80
  • Quilter's Academy II and III - Wednesday, August 27, and Thursday, August. 28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    This two-day workshop combines techniques found in Quilter's Academy Volumes 2 and 3. Many skills will be covered in the construction of the small quilt top. Cost: $150
  • Invisible Machine Applique - Friday, August 29,
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Enjoy learning professional techniques for beautiful machine applique. Invisible machine applique techniques will give a hand applique appearance and is Harriet's instant gratification technique. Cost: $80
  • Free Motion Quilting - Saturday, August 30,
    10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
    Master the art of Free Motion Quilting with Harriet. Harriet is considered the expert in Heirloom Quilting on your home machine. Cost: $80

Intro to Utility Quilting
Do you love the simple and practical stitches of utility quilting? Join Jill Friday, June 13, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. to learn the basics of utility quilting. She will also share with you information about the variety of threads that can be used. This is a versatile style of quilting that can be used on traditional reproduction quilt projects as well as modern quilt projects.  Enroll today.

Blooming Nine Patch Class

Janet will have you stitching your nine patches and helping you layout your blocks for your Blooming Nine Patch before you can say, "Blooming Nine Patch." Join Janet Saturday, June 14, from 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. when she will share the secrets to making this simple but beautiful quilt. Some of her secrets include how to select fabric where the color "blooms" and how to layout your blocks for the project. You're going to love this quilt and the class. Enroll today.

Building Blocks Class
Build your piecing skills one block at a time. Each month, M.J. will build upon the previous month's block to teach you a new skill or share tips to help you improve your skills. Building Blocks meets the third Monday of the month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Enroll today.

Intro to Silk Ribbon Embroidery Class
Join Janet, the HIQ queen of silk ribbon embroidery and embellishment, as she shows you the basic stitches of ribbon embroidery Tuesday, June 17, from 10 p.m. - 1 p.m. You can use ribbon embroidery to embellish a number of different projects including your quilts. Enroll today.

Quilt Heritage Talks
Explore Carolyn Miller's unique collection of quilts each month. On Friday, June 20, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Carolyn will be sharing and discussing quilts from the 1840s. You will not want to miss seeing these quilts or soaking up the fascinating information she shares about this time period in quilting history. Enroll today.

Quiltapalooza Is Just Weeks Away
Quiltapalooza is on Sunday, June 22, from 2-5 p.m. and you are not going to want to miss out on all the fun and new products. Register today to ensure yourself a spot. We are limiting the number of spots to 50 at Quiltapalooza this year to ensure everyone is able to experience and enjoy the new products. Guests will pay $10 in advance to secure their reservation and receive a $10 discount on Quiltapalooza purchases made that day. Once we meet the 50 person limit, we will open an additional session for sign ups. Register today.

Happiness Is ... Quilting!
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Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.