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Happy Gram - Betsy Chutchian's New Book Signing & Trunk Show                                         September 10, 2014
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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
Happy Endings: Binding A Quilt
The Emily Munroe Quilt Workshop
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What's New at HIQ!

Moon Shine by Tula Pink

Play Date
by David Walker Studios

Block of the Month

 It's hot here, but maybe these snowmen will help us cool down. This 54''x65'' finished quilt is perfect for the winter months. Warm Winter Blessings is designed by Lisa B. of Primitive Gatherings. Our snowmen are wool appliqued to a cotton background. Each month for 9 months, you'll receive a snowman block or the center embroidery block. Then in month 10, you'll receive the sashing, border and binding fabrics. This 10 month program is only $14.99 a month!
Get yours today!

New To Our Shelves

The 1718 Coverlet features the earliest dated piece of British patchwork. It is the earliest known British patchwork that has a date worked into the piece and forms as a benchmark against which all other rare survivors of early 18th century patchwork can be compared. This book breaks down 69 of the quilt blocks in the 1718 Coverlet.

Just Treats, No Tricks Book Signing & Trunk Show
Betsy Chutchian's newest book is almost hot off the press! And, we are excited to announce that she is joining us next Friday, Sept. 19, at 1 p.m. in celebration of her newest book "Just Treats, No Tricks" for a book signing and trunk show. She'll be sharing stories and quilts from her new book, which showcases her love for Halloween and fall. It's going to be so much fun! Don't miss this opportunity to see Betsy's beautiful quilts, her stories and to get your books signed. 

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.
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.

Building Blocks I & II
Are you wanting to improve your piecing skills? Are you self taught or a beginner? MJ's Building Blocks I and Building Blocks II club might be exactly what you've been looking for in a quilting class. In Building Blocks I, MJ will help you tackle your piecing as you learn to precisely piece your blocks. In Building Blocks II, MJ will continue to help you improve your piecing by teaching you the construction techniques of special blocks. When you meet for session two and three, each Building Blocks club builds upon the block taught in the previous session. You'll be learning from one of the best. Building Blocks I meets the third Monday of the month beginning September 15 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Building Blocks II also meets the third Monday of the month beginning September 15 from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

Introduction To Hand Embroidery Class
Janet is Happiness Is ... Quilting!'s silk ribbon, embroidery and beading expert. So, if you've been wanting to learn to embroider, this is the teacher you wanting to learn from.
In this introduction class, Janet will walk you through, step-by-step on how to transfer your embroidery design onto the fabric and instruct you on the basic embroidery stitches. Join Janet Tuesday, Sept. 16, from 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. to get started in you hand embroidery journey. Register today.

Quilt Heritage Talks
You are not going to want to miss the next two meetings of Carolyn Miller's Quilt Heritage Talks. This month, Friday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Carolyn will be sharing her knowledge and showing quilts from her collection featuring Texas. Next month, Friday, Oct. 17, Carolyn will discuss and share her Depression Era quilts. Oh my Quilt! Who am I kidding? You don't want to miss any of the Quilt Heritage Talks!

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.

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