Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Summer Newsletter from Stitches...

Quilters :
> With summer in full bloom, finally, outdoor activities are also in full bloom
but we're cool and busy at Stitches...even in the summertime. Stop in any time
for a cool drink and a relaxing stay "under the pergola:.
> From June 24 - July 3 we will have in-store demos of Flag Making. Using scraps,
make a quick, fusible crazy quilt flag - bring your red, white, blue and gold
scraps, buy a flag marked template for $1 and make your flag on the spot. Sew
or no-sew is up to you. Be ready for July 4th.
> Saturday, June 27th "Grids & Grommets Purse" class 10am to 3pm and we still
have room for you.
> July 30th will bring another class to make a table runner and placemats with
the 60 degree angle ruler. Special techniques for working with border fabrics
to creat easy, beautiful 6 sided placemats. Easy & quick.
> August 22nd will be a class on an easy, ruffled neckroll pillow. Lear easy,
techniques for ruffling, making tow-color ruffles, non-zip closure.
> August will also bring Linda Kamm to Charles City and she will give a workshop
that you won't want to miss called "Storm at Sea". Date is Wednesday, August
26th from 10am to 3pm. Lunch provided. Cost is $10. You will need a set of the
"Storm at Sea" Trimplates (available at Stitches...).
> Stop in and see all the new kits available for all sizes of quilts, wallhang-
ings, tablerunners, etc.
Schedule :
June 24 - July 3 Flag Week (Make It & Take It)
June 27 - Grids & Grommets (10am-3pm) Lunch provided.
July 8 - Block of the Month 6:30pm
July 30 - 60 Degree Angle Tablerunner & Placemats (12-2pm & 6-8pm)
August 12 - Block of the Month 6:30pm
August 22 - Ruffled Neckroll Pillow (10am-2pm)
August 26 - Storm at Sea Tabletopper 10am-3pm)

Knitters & Crocheters :
When it is too hot to work outside or your home just seems too confining come in to
Stitches... for a cool place to sit and knit or crochet. We have some new yarns and some great patterns and ideas for Christmas gifts. It is never too early to think about Christmas. Again, starting in the fall, we will be having monthly classes on Saturday afternoons, eg. Christmas stocking, socks on 2 circular needles, the Magic Loop, baby sweaters. Let us know what you would like to take for a class.

Happy crafting,