Sunday, July 28, 2013

Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings is coming to teach...

Lisa Bongean from Primitive Gatherings will be teaching at our shop, Monday, August 5th - class starts at 10AM. She will be teaching one of her new wool projects called Needful Things. It's a great project that would look awesome in your sewing room. Her classes are for anyone who wants to learn to work with wool, or wants to learn new techniques or improve upon their skills. She always has great information and her love of teaching really shows through in her classes. We have 3 spots available - call the store to reserve your space 951-737-3959. The kits for the class are available at the shop.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

A New Stitchery Club

Stitching Society with Pamala

JOIN THIS NEW CLUB THAT STARTS IN SEPTEMBER AND GET STITCHING - all levels from beginners to intermediate are welcome.

Make hexagon motifs using wool, cotton or flannel for your backgrounds. Learn new stitches each month to enhance your applique. Turn the hexagons in to a quilt, or use them for smaller projects, or both.

Each month includes the following:

·         Pamala will share a brief history about various products related to stitching. You will receive a packet which includes 15 hexagon motifs (these are printed on paper that is already hole punched and ready for a binder)-at the end of 12 months, you will have 180 total motifs to use for your applique. Motifs range from flowers, to seasonal, to animals, etc..

·         1 pattern that utilizes the hexagon motifs -these projects include a binder cover for the binder that holds your motifs, a hexagon needle keeper, a hexagon holder for the stitch cards your will be receiving. You will have 12 small hexagon motif related projects by at the end of 12 months

·         Stitch cards that illustrate the stitches Pamala will be teaching that month.    These cards will be cut out and inserted in a hexagon holder that you will make in one of the monthly projects. There are 44 stitch cards.


·         A recipe that will fit in your binder for a total of 12 at the end

·         ALSO included in the club is a binder with dividers to hold your monthly motifs and recipes, a bobbin holder with a few bobbins of Aurifil wool thread that is wonderful to stitch with. Additional bobbins of wool thread in various colors will be available to purchase. Empty bobbins can be returned for credit towards the purchase of another bobbin of thread. Two Hexagon rulers to use for cutting your monthly projects.

·         Each month you can purchase the wool or fabric for your monthly motifs and projects, or bring your stash. Combine different threads, such as Pearl Cotton, Valdani, the Aurifil wool thread to add interest to your monthly projects.

CLUB STARTS IN SEPTEMBER - It will be held the first Monday of each month, except September will be the second Monday due to Labor Day. YOU CAN STILL JOIN EVEN IF YOU CAN'T COME TO THE MONTHLY MEETINGS. JUST PICK UP YOUR PACKET FROM THE SHOP EACH MONTH.  
PRICE - $18.00 per month - 1st and last months due upon sign up

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Mystery Quilt Weekend

We hosted a mystery quilt weekend and WOW! It was fun! The ladies arrived Friday evening to get started. They didn't know what they were making, but they had been given the fabric and cutting requirements ahead of time so they could get started. Our theme was summer picnic, and they arrived to find a summer basket with a personalized strawberry name tag on it. They also received a Creative Grids ruler and marking pen, which were important tools for the quilt. Each day they arrived to find a gift on the table for them. Mason jars, pin cushions and pinwheels.

It wouldn't be a quilt weekend without food, snacks, games and prizes! Pamala was the hostess for the weekend and she had some great games, that brought lots of laughter. While the ladies were sewing, she ran bingo games and drawings for prizes. Mystery quilts are done in steps so you don't know what your final quilt will look like until you are on the last step. Pamala would hand out steps to the ladies as they requested them. It was great to see all the different fabric selections. Each block looked so different.

Beth transformed a plain white room in to a cozy get away. And a special thanks to Sandy for the cookies and Carmel corn, and Danielle and Lanae for making banners.


They sewed all day Saturday and until 2pm on Sunday. It was a wonderful weekend, and everyone was sad when it came to an end. The good news is that today we announced our next event for March 21-23, 2014. We are taking deposits and already have 20 signed up. If you think you would like to come, call or come in soon.

We have kids camp starting this week. It will be exciting to see them learn.

Lisa from Primitive Gatherings will be here August 5th to teach one if her new wool projects. We have a few spaces left, so call the store to reserve a space if you are interested.

Later this week, there will be more information on a new Stitching club that Pamala is starting. New class additions to the schedule and more... So stay tuned.

We look forward to seeing you in the store.




Tuesday, July 09, 2013

Mystery Quilt Weekend

We are getting ready for mystery quilt weekend. We have lots of fun gifts planned for everyone. If you would like to join us, the dates are July 19th-21st. It's starts at 5pm Friday. Call the store for details 951-737-3959.


Tuesday, July 02, 2013

The 4th of July

We will be closed July 4th, July 5th & July 6th, so that we can spend time with friends & family! Hope you have a safe & happy 4th! Come see us Monday, July 8th.