Monday, January 4, 2016

New Year Resolutions and Classes

Make a plan to accomplish your New Year's resolutions, or if you're not that formal and instead choose to outline a few goals or set aside time for some calendar planning - either way you approach it, hopefully you're like us and somehow intend to fit in just a bit more sewing time this year?!  We have some great ideas coming and we'll be adding more options in the next few weeks as we finalize our plans.  Here are the details about a couple of upcoming activities.  

For those of you who have been thinking about or have already joined some of the UFO and Finish-a-long (FAL) programs, or perhaps the stash-busting challenge is more your style - there are so many online groups and local groups to participate with it's hard to find the time to get from participation to completion right?! We've included a few links to get the ball rolling if you're still unsure of what your plans are for 2016.

Pat Sloan- UFO Busting Plan 2016
All People Quilt- 2016 UFO Challenge
QuiltWorks- UFO Challenge Returns

Regardless of how you approach it, we're here to help with the challenging part - the follow-through!  Each month there will be the opportunity for some quality sewing time, and we'll have staff available to coach you to the finish line (more information below).

Friday Finishes with Sharon

First Friday of the month (Beginning February through June)
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Class Fee: $15.00

Join Sharon on the First Friday of the month for some quality sewing time.  Use our space, away from the distractions and obligations waiting at home to help you meet your New Year's goals, get those UFO's off your back and bust some stash!  You can finish it up, or catch up or just enjoy some dedicated sewing time.  You'll have access to design wall space, irons, and a cutting table along with hands-on help if you need it.  We'll be available for company and motivation as well as ideas and inspiration.  

Valentine Playtime with Suz Litzsinger

These aren't just for Valentines! They can go just about anywhere - as decorations on a tote, notebook, or pillow are all possibilities. How about a set of sachets or a cute needle case? These will also make perfect additions to the Gypsy Bag as shown above on the left (class coming in April).   Made on a base of wool blend felts you can also work in some fun woven fabrics as accents. Embellish with embroidery and the new favorite... sequins! Beads and buttons could really make them shine! The options are endless - Come join us for a creative session and learn a few new tricks along the way. We'll also show how to wrap an artist's canvas for a special piece of wall art!

Sunday, January 31st, 2016
12 noon to 4pm
Cost: $35.00 includes pattern; optional embellishment kit fee $10.00

Tuffet Class with Krista Moser

Create a one-of-a-kind tuffet for your home or as a gift for someone special! A great addition to a sewing room or dorm room... The tuffet measures 18 inches in diameter, with lots of options to personalize your project - you select the leg style and trims to fit your taste. Kits for the tuffet base (foam and plywood) are available for pre-order if desired ($40.00). Prep work and finishing touches will need to be completed at home before and after class but you'll be well on your way to completing your first tuffet by the end of class! Completion instructions will be provided during class.

Saturday, February 6th, 2016 10:00 am-4:00 pm 
Friday, February 26th, 2016 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Class Fee: $45.00

In case you need a little inspiration, below here are just a couple of the beautiful finished tuffets from previous class participants!

Finished Tuffet by Barbara and John Schuster

Finished Tuffet by Leslie Hnosko

Hope you're getting organized and revving up your sewing machine for a great 2016!

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