Greetings and Salutations for the new year, Quilting Peeps!
We have several block of the month programs starting, some are 12 months, some are 6 months.
Moonlight Sonata in Timeless Treasures batiks starts this Saturday, January 10th from 10-2.
You’ll have twelve months for this one with a free sit and sew the second Saturday each month. Fabric kit: $189.00, pattern: $25.00
Simple Pleasures is a six month, kind of ‘quilt-as-you-go’ baby quilt. Two blocks per month. We have a few kits available which contain all the fabrics for the quilt top for $162.33, pattern is included. First class is Sunday, January 11th, 12-4
Words to Live By is a beautiful fusible applique quilt with 720 half-square triangles, we’ll do a few each month and before you know it, you’ll have all the parts done. $314.69 pd in full, pattern is included, as is instruction each month. First class is Wednesday, January 14th, 10-1.
Later in the year in April we’ll start the Not So Block of the Month with the gorgeous Catalina floral fabrics from Maywood. In just six months you’ll have this top completed. Price and dates TBD.
We only have one class on the schedule for the month of January. On Saturday, January 17th from 10-3, Debbie Thomas will be teaching ‘Pop Luck’ using the Deb Tucker tool, Corner Pop. You can register over the phone if you like, but there’s some prep work for class, so be sure to have us send you the homework list.. or, better yet, come in to register, pick up your tool, pattern and homework. All class supplies are 15% off!
Class fee: $20.00.
Remember, we’ll be closed if Caledonia-Mumford Central School is closed for a snow day.
Shop hours for January and February are as follows:
Please check the calendar for all our upcoming classes – but plan to celebrate part of your Thanksgiving with US! We are closed for Thanksgiving November 26-28th, but open again on Saturday, November 29th for the Quick and Easy Christmas Workshop with three of Santa’s Elves, Penny Marble, Debbie Thomas and Linda Coats.
Anyone who has participated in a 2014 block of the month program here at CBQ is cordially invited to join us for a Christmas Cookie party on Friday, December 5th from 5 to 8pm. Bring some home made cookies to share and please bring the recipes as well.
The Hampton Ridge block of the month has concluded (as of last month). Come pick up your finishing kits any time.
Mulberry Stars block of the month concludes with the last sit and sew on Saturday, December 20th.
We are having a holiday sale the first week in December – from the 3rd through the 7th. Time to do some shopping for you?!?!
We will be closed for Thanksgiving Wednesday, November 26 through Friday, November 28 – but will be here on the 29th and 30th!!
We will be closed for Christmas Wednesday, December 24 through Friday, December 26th.
There are three Debbie Thomas classes coming up (check the Calendar), all taught by Debbie Thomas and all using Deb Tucker’s most efficient tools of the trade.
When you sign up for the classes, if you don’t already own the Tucker tools, you will receive 25% off the tools for the classes. If you already own the tools, you will get the pattern for 50% off!
50 gorgeous colors. 100% US grown premium upland cotton. High thread count 78 x 74 fabric construction, finished to a soft yet firm hand….
Come in and find your favorites colors!
If you think you’re challenged with choosing fabric colors for your quilts, let other people do it for you in one of several ways.
- Take a look at the button jars for the Bodacious Button Bonanza Contest. Choose one that you enjoy and take the jar with you to the quilt shop. Draw your color choices from the already coordinated button jar!
- Another way to choose colors if you have a little more confidence would be to purchase a box of crayons. Choose the 2-3 colors that you love the most, then match your fabrics to the crayon colors.
- Before you invest in yards and yards of fabric for your quilt, make one easy block out of fat quarters. If you like the mix enough and think it will be a beautiful quilt, THEN invest in yardage.
- One more method, and probably the easiest!?! Pick out a multi-colored print. Look closely at the selvage edge. There are dots with all the colors used in the printing process, so match your fabric choices to the color dots, then use a little of the multi-colored print in the quilt top, but also consider using it for your outside border! Easy peasy!!! (I call that one working from the outside in, kind of backwards, but it’s what I do most often).
Welcome to our “blog” of sorts – you will see us posting about upcoming classes and events, tips on choosing colors, and whatever else may come to mind.
Please note the dates on class and event posts – posts here may have gone up when the class was “new” – but the most recent schedule, class prices and requirements can always be found on our Calendar.