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Happy Gram - Classes Galore (September Is Going To Be Busy!)                                           September 3, 2014
Happenings At HIQ!
Tips & Techniques
Creative Stitching
Thread Painting Class

Jo's Little Women Club
Tips & Techniques
Wool Workshop
Stitching Society II
Building Blocks I
Building Blocks II
Intro To Hand Embroidery
Quilt Heritage Talks
AP&Q Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon
Let's Make A Diehl and Simple What Knots Club
Beginning Machine Piecing

Monthly Class Calendar

What's New at HIQ!

Pomegranate Lane
by Quilted Crow Girls

Quilter's Basics by Lecien

Block of the Month

 Who doesn't love a good mystery? This mystery Block of the Month is a fun and bright quilt that runs for nine months. Featuring applique, embroidery, piecing and more. With Wendy picking the fabrics, you know it's going to be good. Only $24.99 a month for 9 nine months includes all the fabrics to make the quilt top and binding. Get yours today!

New To Our Shelves

Rainbow Nest is the first story book by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts. This adorable book brings a story and a baby welcome quilt together. Quilt pattern and applique shapes included in the back of the book. This would make a great gift to a new mom or soon to be mom.
Order yours today.

Becky Goldsmith Is Teaching At HIQ!
Learn from one of the industry's foremost applique experts and designers (and North Texas local) Becky Goldsmith on October 3 and 4. She will be teaching two applique workshops and space is limited. On Friday, Oct. 3, she will teach you how to applique with attitude the Piece O'Cake way in Chirp - Applique With Attitude. Your stitches not only hold the applique in place, but also embellish. Blowin' In The Wind on Saturday, Oct. 4, will focus on hand applique techniques that will help you sew better and happier. In addition to learning easy template making, making and using placement guides, and perfecting your invisible applique stitch, you will learn a variety of applique techniques including 2-point leaves and cutaway applique.

Tips And Techniques With An Expert
Join MJ as you make the Lone Star/Radiant Star quilt over their next three meetings of Tips And Techniques. This is a great time to join them if you've been wanting to make this bucket list quilt. MJ offers a Thursday evening club meeting that starts this Thursday from 6-8 p.m. and a Monday daytime meeting from 12-2 p.m.

Creative Stitching Class
Get your creative juices flowing! In this two part class on Friday, Sept. 5, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 6, from 2-5 p.m., you will learn many embroidery stitches as well as techniques for beading and couching. Jill will teach you how to take your wool (and cotton) projects to the next level by incorporating these embellishment stitches and techniques in your projects. Register today.

Thread Painting Class
Join Jill Luigs Saturday, Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn how to use threads to draw a picture using your machine and free-motion quilting techniques. You'll explore different applications of threads and floss and experiment with metallic threads and flosses in the bobbin during class. Register today.

Wool Workshop With Jill
Are you working on a wool project? Join Jill for an all day wool workshop at the shop where you can work on any wool project. Jill will be there for guidance and encouragement as you applique, embellish, stitch on any of your wool projects. A whole day for you and your wool projects on Saturday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Register today.

Stitching Society II
Were you sad that you missed out on the first offerings of Stitching Society? Well, turn that frown upside down as Janet is starting another Stitching Society on Sunday, Sept. 14, from 2-5 p.m. This club will meet the second Sundays of the month for a year. Your membership in the society includes your pattern sets, stitchery instruction, templates and bonus projects. The ladies in the other Stitching Societies are having a blast and we want you to join in on the fun. Register today.

ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon
Join us and hundreds of other quilters across the nation as we participate in American Patchwork & Quilting's Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon. HIQ will be hosting a four hour event on Friday, Sept. 19, from 1-5 p.m. in conjunction with AP&Q to make pillowcases for DFW's chapter of ConKerr Cancer. We like to have fun, so we've added a gift basket for you to win. Here is how you can earn tickets for the basket:

1. Earn 1 ticket for every complete yard of fabric you donate
2. Earn 1 ticket for every pillowcase that you sew from our pillowcase kits
3. Earn 1 ticket for every completed pillowcase you donate
4. Earn 5 tickets for every hour that you work at our event

The first 50 people to work at the event for at least an hour will receive a free tape measure. For more information or let us know you are coming, visit the event page.

Row by Row Experience
Even though the Row by Row Experience is over as far picking up your patterns and kits, you can still pre-purchase your kit that includes the pattern online and we will ship it out! November 1 as per the event rules. We had a lot of fun meeting new customers and seeing the friendly faces of our regular customers. Stay tuned for the next big event from the Row by Row organizers as there is something in the works beginning soon.

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