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Happy Gram - Post Card Party & Missy Carpenter of Primitive Quilts                                        January 21, 2015
Happenings At HIQ!
Post Card Party
Quilt Heritage Talks
Creative Stitching and
Texturing Workshop
Stitch This
Emily Munroe Quilt Workshop
Stitch This
Intro To Utility Quilting
ConKerr Cancer Pillowcase Work Session
Beginning Punch Needle

Monthly Class Calendar

What's New at HIQ!

Love's In The Air
Quilting Treasures

Be My Valentine Bench Pillow

Fresh Air

HIQ Partners

Are you looking for a quilter? Are you a quilter looking for customers? Check out our HIQ Partners page. We direct all our customers who come into the shop or call us looking for a quilter to this page. You can find the HIQ Partners page under the Contacts menu or by clicking the above icon on any page or email. If you want to add your quilting business to our HIQ Partner's page, send us an email or stop by the shop.

Block of the Month
Hexagons For Harriett

Don't be left out of the hexagon fever that is going around. From our friends in Tasmania, quilted Crow Girls Designs, comes Hexagons For Harriet.  This scrappy cotton pieced top features lovely wool applique. 
Quilt is 54'' x72'' and runs for 10 months.  

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Post Card Party Time With Wendy!
From the people who brought you the Row By Row Experience this past summer comes the Post Card Party. But this time, it's NOT a shop hop. Post Card Parties are fun, mini workshops, you can participate in by creating a post card from fabric. Kits are included in your registration fee and sold separately if you are not able to attend. We'll send your post card off to have it swapped with other cards from all over the USA and return to you a post card from another quilter in another state! Happiness Is ... Quilting! is hosting a party in January. Join us on Thursday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to create a post card.
It's going to be a fun time, so don't miss out!

Postcards will be accepted for the Row by Row Swap until Friday, January 30th.  Register today.

Missie Carpenter Workshops At HIQ!
We are pleased to introduce Missie Carpenter to the North Texas area. She has been featured in Primitive Quilts and Projects and interviewed by Pat Sloan on Quilt Radio. She loves handwork and is coming to Happiness Is. . . Quilting! to teach three different workshops.
  • Primitive Pineapple Welcome Punch Needle - Thursday, Feb. 5, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    Missie will teach us to punch in the morning and then show us how to finish the project by adding borders and applique in the afternoon.
  • Pennies In My Garden Wool Applique - Friday, Feb. 6, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
    In this morning workshop, Missie will teach us her technique for making wool pennies and her multi-layered applique border in a table runner project finishing 44''x18.''
If you sign up for two of Missie Carpenter's workshops at HIQ!, you can receive a $10 discount on the class cost. Enter this code "MISSIE2" at check out when registering for both classes.

Quilt Heritage Talks with Carolyn Miller
Carolyn will be meeting on the
third Friday of the month from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. to discuss and share history of quilting and her beautiful collection of quilts. However, join her on the fourth Friday in January (Jan. 23) to hear about Pennsylvania Dutch quilts. We loved her Amish and Mennonite quilts last month, we can't hardly wait for her Pennsylvania Dutch quilts. Save your seat now.

Additional Creative Stitching and Texturing Workshop Session Opened!
Jill has opened another session for her Creative Stitching and Texturing Workshop after the high demand for the first session. The new session will follow after the first, meeting from 2-5 p.m. beginning Saturday, Jan. 24. This four part class meets once a month and will get your creative juices flowing! Jill has designed a beautiful table runner as a class project or you can bring one of your own. She'll share embroidery stitches as well as techniques for texturing.
Register today.

New HIQ Clubs Meeting Soon
The amazing staff teachers at HIQ! have developed new classes, workshops and clubs that will begin in January and February. Here is a quick overview of some of the new clubs that are starting up soon.
  • Stitch This - Janet Lindsey - A quarterly stitch group meeting once a month. The Sunday group is full, but Janet is opening the Wednesday group that meets the fourth Wednesday from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. First meeting date is Wednesday, Jan. 28. Register today.
  • Civil War Legacy - Timi Ann Welch - A quarterly club beginning Friday, Feb. 13, or Saturday, Feb. 14. Join Timi Ann once a month for a little Civil War history and instruction on mini quilts from Carol Ann Hopkin's Civil War Legacies II. No sewing machines necessary. Register today.
  • Simple Whatnots - Penny Treaster - Six month club beginning Saturday, Feb. 21. Penny is facilitating Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots Club again this year. Kim Diehl has released new patterns for her second year of the club and they are stunning. Register today.
  • Women Of The Prairie - Penny Treaster - Six month club beginning Saturday, Feb. 21. Follow the trials and tribulations of women living on the prairie in sod houses. Class will consist of historical lecture and block construction of various quilts. Register today.

Beginning Machine Piecing with Penny
Penny has found a fun quilt for her beginners! Join Penny for a 5 week class and learn how to properly rotary cut, measure, press and machine piece. Register quickly as this class will fill-up fast!
Enroll here.

Final Days for the PFAFF New Year's Sale!!
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