Thursday, February 14, 2019

Slow Stitching with Lisa Mattock

Slow Stitching with Lisa Mattock 
April 6th

Price: $115.00, including starter pack

Another acclaimed Australian creator, Lisa Mattock, will be joining us for a workshop on her specialty, Slow Stitching. Lisa will teach the foundations of several stitches and explore the techniques involved in creating beautiful pieces from treasured finds. This class will put an emphasis on repurposing old fabrics in a contemporary, unique way.

If you find you often feel stressed in the crafting process, this class is for you. Lisa embraces the idea of slowing down, recognizing the practical beauty of reclaiming, reusing and repurposing. Her class will draw inspiration from the arts of SashikoBoro, and Kantha, which involve decorative stitching, mending, and embroidery.

Students will walk away with a unique panel and a game plan to complete it - as a quilt block, pillow cushion, wall hanging, or incorporated into a tote or other project!  Lots of flexibility to create something artistic and special.   

Starter packs will feature all the supplies needed to get working, including a selection of vintage fabrics, embellishments and threads foraged by Lisa.  Give us a call at the shop (360 715 1629) or stop by soon to register (the roads are mostly clear of snow downtown!), space is limited. 

Check out Lisa's work on her Instagram , @foragebylisamattock. 

Monday, February 11, 2019

Come on in the water's fine!

Our latest knit fabric, Dark and Stormy by Dear Stella for Timeless Treasures - what do you think?  

And the latest collection from Janet Clare for Moda, Weather Permitting - this one plays with her previous collections with the addition of the wonderful warm bronze color.  We have charm packs available with this collection.  

And we've restocked the Australian collection - we've added some new color ways and some of the latest prints, along with restocking some of our go-to favorites.  Stop by and see which prints and colors catch your eye!

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Speed Dating Class with Krista Hennebury

Valentine's Day is just around the corner - Are you looking to spice up your love life? We may not be able to help you find a hot date, but we ARE offering a class that can further your love affair with quilting! 

On Friday, March 8, join us for Speed Dating, a class hosted by Vancouver-based quilter Krista Hennebury. 

While you (probably) won't be meeting your next significant other at this class, it is a great opportunity to practice fun, fast-paced improv piecing techniques. The class, like the name suggests, mirrors the idea of speed dating as techniques are taught quickly, leaving students little time to overthink or second guess their work.

By the end of the class, each student will walk away with a new love in their life: a unique, original quilt! 

If you'd like to learn more about this class, check out the "classes" tab of our website. We feel very lucky to host Krista; she is an accomplished creator, published author, and incredible teacher. Sign up at our website or give us a call at (360)-715-1629.