453 Vandehi Suite 120
Cheyenne, Wyoming 82009
Phone: 307-433-9555
 
 
 

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Free Block of the Month this year is a red/white/blue/patriotic quilt.

Look for Spoon Quilting and back basting classes starting this fall.  

We have several "block of the month" classes running this summer.  The free Block of the Month, of course.  But also our Monthly minis (we're doing table runners);  the free Embroidery Class (we're doing state birds & flowers); Chistmas Row By Row Quilt, just started in June; Bertie's Year (applique the easy way with crazy quilting); Knit Picker's club, and a monthly ornament class.

Summertime brings our easy to do quilts:  Disappearing Nine-Patch; Disappearing Triangles; Working with Panels; Jelly Row Race Quilt; and the BH&R Quilt.  Plus a Pillow Case Party.  Check calendar for the schedule.

Welcome to Fall! We are featuring Eleanor Burns this fall and into the spring. Our first quilt is from El's Attic, the sampler. We will do her Barns quilt in the Spring, and look for others--possible Stars Across America or the Underground Railroad. Sue Freich is teaching a very cool bag, the Camden bag, and also an Owl quilt and Misty Pond, a Judy Niemeyer quilt. You won't want to miss any of those, as each has a different skill to learn.

Our "free" embroidery class is doing a barn quilt. This time the class decided to buy a pattern and I will print out the blocks on Transfer Ez each month, so we will have time to sit & stitch each month. Happy quilting!

P.S. If you see a mistake in the newsletter, please let me know. I try to proof read everything, but after awhile, my eyes just glaze over. And I know my fonts get mixed up, but I am just lucky if I can get the newsletter pasted in without calling the company for help. :)

CLASSES

September Classes & Special Events

Finish Your Quilt Sale Sept 3, Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3
Bring your finished quilt top to the store, and we'll help you find the perfect back and binding. Plus, we'll give you 20% off your backing, binding and/or batting. It's time to finish your quilts!

Block of the Month Sat. Sept. 3 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer
Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a red, white & blue quilt-patriotic theme, if you like.

Ornament Club 1st Sat of the month, 1:30-3:30 Free, if you buy that month's kit.
Each month we will feature a different pieced ornament. Some of the ornaments can be used as gift tags & gift card holders. You can pick & choose which ornaments you want to make-each ornament will be displayed prior to class. You can make the March ornament & skip the April ornament, for example. Kits are limited, though, so if you are interested in a particular kit, be sure to sign up for that month & let me know.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Sept-Dec. 4-6 $10 for the year (plus patterns or kits)
This year we are doing various table runners/ door banners/small wall hanging celebrating each month. Some of the quilts are long & skinny, some square, some round. Most of the quilts will be kitted.

English Paper Piecing 1st & 3rd Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20
English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Thurs. of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler
Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE (but see below) Kathy Sconce
(Club normally meets the 2nd Sat. of each month from 10-noon)
Starting this fall we are doing barns. If you want to participate, there will be a COST. The patterns is $20 + $12 for printing. Each month, I will print the barn on Transfer Ez for you. Bring your fabric and supplies (floss, hoop, scissors, etc), and we will sit & stitch on the blocks during class. Fabric requirements will be provided in the first class.

Coloring on Fabric Sat. Sept. 10, 1-3 $20 Barb Boyer
We have several panels for coloring projects-some for kids, some for adults, some for both. Experiment with our fabric markers, crayons & colored pencils during class. An advantage to coloring of fabric is you have a finished project at the end: Center of a quilt, a pillow case, or even a table runner!

Chit Chat Quilt Sat. Sept. 10 & Oct. 8, 4-6 $20 Barb Boyer
English Paper Piecing in miniature! The blocks are tiny, about an inch wide and maybe 2" long, pointed on each end and you will need about 105 of them. The quilt is called a "Chit Chat" quilt or a "Conversation" quilt. Find fabrics that "chit chat" about your life. For example, I will have dogs, cats, parakeets, ducks and horses in my quilt. Plus roses, the word "huskers" because I was born in Nebraska. Find images on fabric that represent your life, where you have traveled, what you have accomplished, your job, your kids, your family, where you've lived, what you like to read, what you like to eat. Favorite flowers, birds, time of year. If you've wanted to learn how to English paper piece, this quilt is quick and easy to learn.

Beginning Quilting Sun. starting Sept 11 1-4 OR Wed Sept 14 6-9 8 weeks $65 Barb Boyer
This comprehensive 8-week course will introduce to you almost everything you need to know about piecing a quilt top. Along the way you will learn about color, batting, thread, machines and various techniques to give you the skills to make almost any quilt.

Camden Bag Thur. Sept 15 & 29, 1-4 or 6-9 $25 Sue Frerich
Zigzag together fabric-covered fusible-batting strips for the sides of this charming oval-bottom handmade bag. The pattern has two sizes to choose from: Large 18" wide x 16" tall x 12" deep
Small 13" wide x 9" tall x 9" deep. Sue will walk you through the steps to make this great bag!

Eleanor Burns El's Garden Sampler Quilt Sat. Sept 17 & 24; Oct. 15 & 22; Nov. 19 & 26 10-12 $20 Barb Boyer
Eleanor Burns has collected attic quilts for years and the sampler in the book Quilts from El's Attic is designed from the blocks in her collection of antique quilts. Each week (2 weeks in a row each month) you will learn different 2 blocks. In December (not yet scheduled) you will learn how to do a scalloped border to finish your quilt.

Christmas Row Quilt 3rd Sat of the month, 1-4 ongoing

Machine Applied Binding Mon. Sept. 17, 4-6 4-6 $20 Barb Boyer
We will explore two different machine applied binding: one that uses a cord and one that used a flange. Bring a small quilt, your binding and your sewing machine-check the supply list to make sure you have the right tools (cording, the correct foot, binding cut at the correct width). Putting binding on by machine cuts your time tremendously and when done well can be award winning!

>Back Basting Wed. Sept. 21, 1-3 Sandra Freeburg $25
Back basting is a template free method of needle turn applique. No slippery freezer paper or chalked lines on top that never seem to get turned under quite right. This method is especially great for traveling, because your pieces will be basted onto your background -- no need for pins to get in the way. This class is great for beginners and all levels of appliquers. Don't let hand applique frustrate you. It's really easy and relaxing!

Jacks All Around Sat. Sept. 24, 1-6
This cute Halloween quilt features easy pieced pumpkins, all with different faces. Choose 12 different oranges for your pumpkins and change up the faces to create your own special Halloween jack o'lantern quilt!

Hand Quilting Wed. Sept. 28, 1-3 $25 Sandra Freeburg
Hand quilting is an art that should not be lost. By the end of Sandra's class you will be hand quilting with confidence. Everyone has at least one special quilt that calls out for hand quilting. And there is nothing better than the feel of a hand quilted quilt. Do yourself a favor and learn this art that connects us to our past -- our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Wild Orchid Raven Quilt Fri. Sept 30, 2-4 $20
This block of the month will feature a different raven block, from the Raven book by Blackbird Designs. You can hand applique the blocks, but class will show you how to trace the pieces, fuse them in place and applique around by machine. We have 1 kit left of the original fabrics, but you can choose your own fabrics from your stash.

Friday Nighters, last Friday of the month 5:30-? $10 Barb Boyer
This class will help you get organized for Christmas 2015 -- or just help you get things done. You give me a list of your "to dos" or unfinished projects you want to finish and then each month I check off what you've completed. Trust me. If you need incentive to stay on track, this is it. You can bring your sewing machine or do hand work.


October Classes & Special Events

Finish Your Quilt Sale Oct 1, Nov 5, Dec 3
Bring your finished quilt top to the store, and we'll help you find the perfect back and binding. Plus, we'll give you 20% off your backing, binding and/or batting. It's time to finish your quilts!

Block of the Month Sat. Oct 1 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer
Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a red, white & blue quilt-patriotic theme, if you like.

Ornament Club 1st Sat of the month, 1:30-3:30 Free, if you buy that month's kit
Each month we will feature a different pieced ornament. Some of the ornaments can be used as gift tags & gift card holders. You can pick & choose which ornaments you want to make-each ornament will be displayed prior to class. You can make the March ornament & skip the April ornament, for example. Kits are limited, though, so if you are interested in a particular kit, be sure to sign up for that month & let me know.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Sept-Dec. 4-6 $10 for the year (plus patterns or kits)
This year we are doing various table runners/ door banners/small wall hanging celebrating each month. Some of the quilts are long & skinny, some square, some round. Most of the quilts will be kitted.

English Paper Piecing 1st & 3rd Mondays 2-4 Barb Boyer $20
English paper piecing dates back to the early 1800s. It is a hand sewing method that uses paper templates to help sew complex angles together, like hexagons. Any number of different designs can be made, including Grandmother's Flower Garden. Several patterns will be available, including traditional Flower Garden and the Downton Abbey free pattern.

Who Are You? Thur. Oct 6 & 20, 1-4 or 6-9 Sue Frerich $25
This cute pattern features owls, done in the Southwind Designs fashion-like cathedral windows. Once you have done a Southwind Pattern, you will want to make more-the sheep, frogs, Mexican Star. These quilts can be wall hangings, table runners or full sized quilts. Come learn the trick of turning the edges for form curves!

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE (but see below) Kathy Sconce
(Club normally meets the 2nd Sat. of each month from 10-noon)
Starting this fall we are doing barns. If you want to participate, there will be a COST. The patterns is $20 + $12 for printing. Each month, I will print the barn on Transfer Ez for you. Bring your fabric and supplies (floss, hoop, scissors, etc), and we will sit & stitch on the blocks during class. Fabric requirements will be provided in the first class.

Christmas Wreath Sat. Oct. 8 1-4 Barb Boyer Free with purchase of kit
This dimensional Christmas Wreath is easy to make and is a fun table topper or a wall/door hanging. You have this wreath done in an afternoon and you'll be ready to make more for gifts.

Chit Chat Quilt Sat. Oct. 8 ongoing, 4-6 $20 Barb Boyer

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Thurs. of each month, 6-8:30 Carol Moler
Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit.

Eleanor Burns El's Garden Sampler Quilt ongoing Oct. 15 & 22; Nov. 19 & 26 10-12 $20

Christmas Row Quilt 3rd Sat of the month, 1-4 ongoing

Back Basting Wed. Oct. 19 1-3 Sandra Freeburg $25
Back basting is a template free method of needle turn applique. No slippery freezer paper or chalked lines on top that never seem to get turned under quite right. This method is especially great for traveling, because your pieces will be basted onto your background -- no need for pins to get in the way. This class is great for beginners and all levels of appliquers. Don't let hand applique frustrate you. It's really easy and relaxing!

Modern Vintage Quilt Sat. Oct 22 1-6 $20 Barb Boyer
This "vintage modern" quilt design uses a Denmark based fabric from Stof. The pieced parts are a snowball styled block, and the Stof fabrics form the large borders. Class will focus on the blocks and how to add very large borders to a quilt.

Hand Quilting Wed. Oct 26, 1-3 $25 Sandra Freeburg
Hand quilting is an art that should not be lost. By the end of Sandra's class you will be hand quilting with confidence. Everyone has at least one special quilt that calls out for hand quilting. And there is nothing better than the feel of a hand quilted quilt. Do yourself a favor and learn this art that connects us to our past -- our mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers.

Wild Orchid Raven Quilt last Friday of the month ongoing, 2-4 $20
This block of the month will feature a different raven block, from the Raven book by Blackbird Designs. You can hand applique the blocks, but class will show you how to trace the pieces, fuse them in place and applique around by machine. We have 1 kit left of the original fabrics, but you can choose your own fabrics from your stash.

Friday Nighters, last Friday of the month 5:30-? $10 Barb Boyer
This class will help you get organized for Christmas 2015 -- or just help you get things done. You give me a list of your "to dos" or unfinished projects you want to finish and then each month I check off what you've completed. Trust me. If you need incentive to stay on track, this is it. You can bring your sewing machine or do hand work.

Stack & Whack Sat. Oct 29, 10:30-5 $20 Barb Boyer
There are some quilts that everyone needs to do-at least once. Stack & Whack is one of those quilts. You take beautiful fabric, cut it into identical pieces, and sew it back together in a kaleidoscope pattern. We will work with the 8 repeat, classic, pattern.


November Classes and Special Events

Misty Pond-paper piecing class Nov. 3 & 17, Dec. 1 1-4 or 6-9 $25 Sue Frerich
Misty Pond is one of Judy Niemeyer's patterns. You can choose this pattern or any of the other Judy Niemeyer's patterns. Sue will help get you started-reading the pattern, choosing your fabrics and getting your fabric organized (trust me, if you have not done one of her patterns, having a guide to get you started is the best plan). She will also teach you how to paper piece, and put the quilt together. We will schedule extra classes, as necessary, to help keep you going and to help you with put all the pieces together.

Finish Your Quilt Sale Nov 5, Dec 3
Bring your finished quilt top to the store, and we'll help you find the perfect back and binding. Plus, we'll give you 20% off your backing, binding and/or batting. It's time to finish your quilts!

Block of the Month Sat. Nov 5 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer
Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a red, white & blue quilt-patriotic theme, if you like.

Ornament Club 1st Sat of the month, 1:30-3:30 Free, if you buy that month's kit
Each month we will feature a different pieced ornament. Some of the ornaments can be used as gift tags & gift card holders. You can pick & choose which ornaments you want to make-each ornament will be displayed prior to class. You can make the March ornament & skip the April ornament, for example. Kits are limited, though, so if you are interested in a particular kit, be sure to sign up for that month & let me know.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Sept-Dec. 4-6 $10 for the year (plus patterns or kits)
This year we are doing various table runners/ door banners/small wall hanging celebrating each month. Some of the quilts are long & skinny, some square, some round. Most of the quilts will be kitted.

English Paper Piecing 1st & 3rd Mondays 2-4 ongoing Barb Boyer $20

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Thur. of the month, 6-8:30
Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. If you are in the Monday knitting classes, you can work on your project and get help, if you need it.

BJ Designs: Morley Moose & Friends Fri Nov 11, 10:30-5 $20
This is a 1) fusible 2) machine appliqued and 3) a pieced wall hanging. These make great gifts and are fun to put together. You can choose any of the patterns you want (bear, moose, reindeer, lobo, bison, horse and others) and you can use your own fabrics or buy one of our kits. The kits are good sellers and we have a hard time keeping them in stock.

Hand Embroidery Club 2nd Sat. of the month, 10-noon FREE (but see below) Kathy Sconce
(Club normally meets the 2nd Sat. of each month from 10-noon)
Starting this fall we are doing barns. If you want to participate, there will be a COST. The patterns is $20 + $12 for printing. Each month, I will print the barn on Transfer Ez for you. Bring your fabric and supplies (floss, hoop, scissors, etc), and we will sit & stitch on the blocks during class. Fabric requirements will be provided in the first class.

ABCs of Binding Sat. Nov 12, 2-3 $20 Jo Sunderman
Learn the ins and outs of selecting binding, cutting binding and applying binding. It's easier than you think. If you have a project you are working on, be sure to bring it to class for some hands on advice.

Beginning Machine Quilting Wed. Nov 16, 1-4 or 6-9 $25 Sue Frerich
Be prepared to quilt! You will practice your quilting skills on various samples, using both your walking foot and darning foot. Batting, threads, needles and patterns will be discussed. Who knows? By the time you leave you may even be able to write/quilt your name!

Eleanor Burns El's Garden Sampler Quilt ongoing Nov. 19 & 26 10-12 $20

Christmas Row Quilt 3rd Sat of the month, 1-4 ongoing

Wild Orchid Raven Quilt last Friday of the month ongoing, 2-4 $20
This block of the month will feature a different raven block, from the Raven book by Blackbird Designs. You can hand applique the blocks, but class will show you how to trace the pieces, fuse them in place and applique around by machine. We have 1 kit left of the original fabrics, but you can choose your own fabrics from your stash.

Friday Nighters, last Friday of the month 5:30-? $10 Barb Boyer
This class will help you get organized for Christmas 2015 -- or just help you get things done. You give me a list of your "to dos" or unfinished projects you want to finish and then each month I check off what you've completed. Trust me. If you need incentive to stay on track, this is it. You can bring your sewing machine or do hand work.

Snowflake Flannel Sat. Nov 26, 1-6 $20 Barb Boyer
This cute quilt uses a free panel and flannel. Class will focus on learning how to cut the panel & keep it from stretching, and learning how to sew with flannel. This is a quick quilt and you will get most of it done in class - meaning you will have a cozy quilt to wrap up in just in time for Christmas.

Pillow Case Party Sun. Nov 27 1-4 FREE
If you've never made a pillow case, or just want some time to sew a pillow case, this class is for you. This is a great mother/daughter styled class and pillow cases make great presents!

Beginning Machine Applique Wed. Nov 30, 1-4 OR 6-9 $25 Barb Boyer
So many quilts use applique these days. Learn the ins and outs of machine applique, from points to curves. We will practice the button hole/blanket stitch, satin stitch, and you can also play around with your decorative stitches. Threads, fusibles and stabilizers will be discussed.


December Classes and Special Events

Misty Pond-paper piecing class Dec. 1, ongoing 1-4 or 6-9 $25 Sue Frerich

Finish Your Quilt Sale Dec 3
Bring your finished quilt top to the store, and we'll help you find the perfect back and binding. Plus, we'll give you 20% off your backing, binding and/or batting. It's time to finish your quilts!

Block of the Month Sat. Nov 5 10:30-11:15 FREE Barb Boyer
Join at any time. You get a free fat quarter if you come to class with the previous month's completed block. This year we're making a red, white & blue quilt-patriotic theme, if you like.

Ornament Club 1st Sat of the month, 1:30-3:30 Free, if you buy that month's kit
Each month we will feature a different pieced ornament. Some of the ornaments can be used as gift tags & gift card holders. You can pick & choose which ornaments you want to make-each ornament will be displayed prior to class. You can make the March ornament & skip the April ornament, for example. Kits are limited, though, so if you are interested in a particular kit, be sure to sign up for that month & let me know.

Monthly Minis First Saturday of the Month, Sept-Dec. 4-6 $10 for the year (plus patterns or kits)
This year we are doing various table runners/ door banners/small wall hanging celebrating each month. Some of the quilts are long & skinny, some square, some round. Most of the quilts will be kitted.

English Paper Piecing 1st & 3rd Mondays 2-4 ongoing Barb Boyer $20

Doll Clothes, American Girl or Barbie Wed-Fri, Dec 7-9, 10:30-5 $25 Barb Boyer
Learn how to make doll clothes for either the Barbie Doll sized doll or the 18" American Girl Doll. You can come all 3 days, or just pick one day to sew outfits. We will learn how to sew the basics: pants, shirts, skirts & dresses. We will also explore some of the other fun items, from shoes to purses to costumes to historic. Once you know how to sew on the small scale, you can make any outfit in any size. You will need your own patterns, fabrics and embellishments (lace, beads, etc). I will have some embellishments and some fabrics from my stash available as well.

Knit Pickers' Club 2nd Thur. of the month, 6-8:30
Every second Thursday, we're getting together to practice our knitting. The Club is open to all skill levels. We want to share what we've learned, find new patterns, and simply just sit and knit. If you are in the Monday knitting classes, you can work on your project and get help, if you need it.

Fabric Package Tags Sat Dec 10, 1-3 Free, if you buy the kit
Learn to make quick, fun fabric tags for your presents under the tree.

BQ 5 Quilt Sat Dec. 17, 1-6 $20 Barb Boyer
This latest pattern in the BQ (Big Quilt) pattern line introduces a new block to the BQ quilt-a kite construction. Of all the BQ patterns, this one is probably the easiest to do and has fun star shapes around the blocks.

Toad Toters
On full moon days (as noted in the calendar) you will get 20% off all purchases (not otherwise discounted) that you can fit in your bag. You must bring your bag to participate.

Full Moon Days: September 16; October 16; November 14; December 14.


HAND EMBROIDERY CLUB
If you want to learn to hand embroider or just brush up your technique, join us on the second Saturday of the month from 10 to noon. We provide free vintage patterns, that you can embroider, embellish and color. Each month Kathy Sconce shows us a new stitch to try, plus, she guides us through thread choices, how to knot, fabrics to use, and tracing techniques.


Knit Pickers' Club
This is another get-together class to sit & knit, work on our projects, share information and get some help. We will share techniques, suggest patterns, but mainly we'll sit & knit (or pick).


Color of the Month September orange; October green; November flannel; December Christmas. (I know the last 2 aren't technically colors…)


Discount Policy

We will honor only one discount -- whichever is largest.  You can't combine a 10% with a 25% discount to get a 35% discount.  On this we can't be bribed.