Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Classes at The Village Quilt Shoppe

Hi everyone, I thought I'd post the newsletter so you can see what is being taught at my favorite shop!
Sorry for the winter shot!! This is the only picture I have...maybe I should go update it!! Road trip!

Volume 9, Issue 4 Autumn 2012

The Village Quilt Shoppe
2359 Joslyn Ct.
Lake Orion, Michigan 48360
(248) 391.5727

Autumn Shoppe Hours
Monday-Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm
Sunday 11:00am-5:30pm

Inspirations for tomorrow’s heirlooms…….
Where OPTIONS are a must……..
Carolyn’s Corner
I love autumn. It is my favorite time of the year. I love the warm days and cool evenings and the colors are awesome. My second authored book just hit the book shelves, I Can Quilt. It’s a great book for young “tweens”. If you have a daughter or granddaughter interested in quilting, this book was designed with them in mind. All the projects are geared for young ladies wants and needs in colors they will truly enjoy. And what also makes it special, is that all but one project can be made mainly with pre cuts. I hope you check in out.
Lots of new fun fabrics have started to show up at the shoppe. We have many new and exciting things ordered. Our instructors have added some fun and exciting classes that may interest you so make sure to check them out.
I understand that there will be some changes in Canterbury Village and I think these changes are long overdue. In the next year you will notice improvements in the grounds and new merchants. There is a push to bring in events and the people back to the village. As you all know, Carroll and I love this village and have stuck by it even in bad times. It will be wonderful to see interest in it again. Watch for the new changes and support the shops, if you can. The village is a treasure that only needs a bit of shinning.
Be happy, be creative and
Keep Piecing, Carolyn

This Year’s Motto: Refresh!!!

Learn Something New

Sewing Machine Cleaning and Tune ups
We are now offering basic cleaning and tune ups for your sewing machines here at the shoppe. Next time your machine needs a little TLC stop on by.

Join the Breakfast Club….Today
The first Thursday of every month. Come join us for coffee, tea or…. and a light breakfast. A great way to meet quilters, share recipes, show and tell, demos, get motivated, and be inspired and we try to have a special project each month. 10:00am - ? Everyone is welcome. RSVP please. (248) 391-5727. It’s a fun club.
October 4th, 10:00am - ?
November 1st, 10:00am - ?
December 6th, 10:00am - ?
January 10th, 10:00am - ?
February 7th, 10:00am - ?

Potluck Patchwork Party
Looking for a night out? Need some help with a project? Or maybe you just want to hang out with great people who quilt. We are having a Potluck Quilting Party for quilters. All you have to do is RSVP, bring a dish to pass, a project to work on and enjoy. We will supply the expert help, drinks and all the paper products. The cost is $5.00. The party will be held on a Friday evening each month.
September 21st, 6:00 – 9:30pm
October 19th, 6:00pm – 9:30pm
November 16th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
December 14th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
January 18th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
February15th, 6:00 – 9:30pm
What a way to spend an evening.
Mystery Night, It’s Time Again!
Friday, November 9th, 2012 6:00 – Midnight
It’s time again for the bi-annual Mystery Night. Come in and pick out your fabrics, pay for the class and we will send you home with your cutting instructions so you can be ready to sew, sew, sew! We will serve you dinner and be your ironing slaves for the evening. What more could you asked?
*Must pre-register…………………………………. $25.00

Let’s Help Lighthouse of Oakland Co.
Thank all of you who donated stockings and the stuffers, doll quilts and pillowcases. Again this year, we will manage to make a sizable donation for the Christmas Store. I know we will make some little ones a bit more cheerful on Christmas morning. If you are still working on projects you have until the weekend after Thanksgiving to drop them off.
I know they were truly appreciated last year and were given to needy families in our community. Now don’t forget we also have a food drop box in our foyer. Now is the time to start if you intend to donate, either food or stockings and pillowcases. With the economy still a mess, there are many in need and I personally feel every child should have a Christmas no matter the circumstances.
Don’t forget the paper bags also. They really need them.

The Great Escape Retreat... 
will be
October, 11, 12, 13 & 14, 2012, for details stop in the shoppe. 
There are still a few open slots.

• New fabrics coming all the time!
• I Can Quilt Book by Carolyn S. Vagts
• Batiks, Batiks, and more Batik!
• Follow me on Quilter’s World Facebook and on Pinerest
• We are carrying knit books.
• We are carrying Kanzashi Flower Makers one of the hottest new trends in quilting!
• Innspire Moldable Interfacing for Bowls
• 3D Cubes
Inspiration for tomorrow’s heirlooms…
Registration and Class Policy
• Class fees are due upon registration.
• Phone reservations will be held three days to allow for mail or drop-off of payment.
• Cancellation deadline is five days prior to class. If we do not have at least three people for class, the Village Quilt Shoppe reserves the right to cancel the class and your registration fee will be refunded or applied to another class.
• Patterns, books, and handouts cannot be shared or photocopied due to copyright laws. Let’s help to keep these talented and creative designers in business.
• A supply list will be given at the time of registration. Please come to class with all required supplies. We appreciate your purchase of supplies from us-it helps to insure that we will be able to serve your needs.
Sewing machines should be brought to your class unless otherwise stated.
Is there a class you would like to do? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

Machine Quilting
Thursday, September 27th, 11:00am – 3:00pm….…..$30.00
Saturday, October 27, 10:00am –3:00pm…….….…..$30.00
This is a technique class. Learn all the tricks to machine quilting from Elizabeth. She will teach you the how-to’s and all the little tricks to make your quilting a success.
Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Instructor: Elizabeth Helwig

Biscuit Basket
Saturday, September 22, 10:00 – 3:00pm……..……. $24.00
Learn to make this clever little basket in an afternoon. Once you make one you will want to keep making them. It’s a great way to use up leftover fabrics and create beautiful gifts at the same time. Just think of how organized you will be with these gorgeous baskets to fill.
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Carolyn Vagts

Inn-Spire Leaf Bowl
Saturday, October 6, 10:00 – 1:00 pm……………$18.00
Create beautiful bowls with Inn-spire and your stash. They’re like potato chips, one is never enough. Come and spend a day learning all the possibilities with this new product.
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Carolyn Vagts
Inspiration for tomorrow’s heirlooms…………

Machine Appliqué Carolyn’s Way
Saturday, October 20, 10 – 3:00pm………………. $30.00
Come in and spend a day creating a fun and easy floral wall hanging. Let Carolyn show you her way and discover a care free way to create quilted art.
Level: Confident Beginner/ Intermediate
Instructor: Carolyn Vagts

Elizabeth’s Appliqué Day
The first Sunday of every month…………………...$15.00
Many of you are in the midst of projects started, and some of you need to get going. This class is an open workshop that will benefit everyone. Come join in the fun whether you are experienced or just beginning. Hand appliqué only please. Elizabeth is knowledgeable in all forms of hand appliqué.
September 9& October 7, 11:00am- 2:00pm. Must pre-register for this class.
Level: All
Instructor: Elizabeth Helwig

Holly Bowl
Friday, November 23, 10:00 – 1:00pm…………... $18.00
These bowls are like potato chips. Once you start making them you can’t stop. Learn to work with Craftex and how-to finish edges with satin stitches. This bowl can easily be completed in class.
Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Carolyn Vagts
*Your machine must have a satin/zig zag stitch.

Beginning Quilting 101
Wednesday, October 10 &24, 10:30 – 3:30pm
Or Saturday, Nov.10 & 24, 10:00-3:00pm…………. $60.00
If quilting is what you want to learn, this is the class for you. Learn the basic to quilt construction along with all the tips to make it a successful journey. Nancy will teach you all the basics to cutting and piecing.
Level: Novice
Instructor: Nancy McNally

Monday Morning Sit and Sew
Come on in every Monday from 10:00am to 1:00pm for our sit and sew. It’s free and the coffee is always on. What a great way to meet new friends and get a little sewing done.
You’re always welcome.

Blooming 9-Patch
Saturday, November 3, 10-3:00pm …………………$30.00
Or Friday, November 9, 10-3:00pm…………………$30.00
This quilt shows you how to work with contrast and value. You will layout your fabric choices first and then begin working from the center out. You will love the end result!
If you need help in picking out fabrics, let Nancy know in advance and she will meet you at The Village Quilt Shoppe to help you. The collection Nancy has used: Robert Kaufman's: Shades of the Season,
Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Nancy McNally

Scrappy Delectable Mountain
Saturday, December 1, 10 – 1:00pm……………. $18.00
Come on in and learn to make the Delectable Mountain Block. It’s “sew” easy to construct. This block is also great to add as a border. Nancy will show you a couple different layouts and let you run with it.
Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Nancy McNally

Christmas Tree
Saturday, November 17, 10-1:00pm………………. $18.00
You will have two options for quilt size in this class, full size or table runner. Please choose a size when signing up. This is such a fun and easy quilt to make, 3D Christmas Trees and Pinwheels. Choose bright and fun fabrics. You’ll fall in love with this quilt
Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Nancy McNally

Bargello Table Runner
Thursday, November 8, 10:30 – 2:30pm & Nov. 15, 10:30-1:30………………………………………………. $42.00
Grace your table this holiday season, with a beautiful bargello table runner. Learn the bargello technique based on
Historic needlepoint patterns, updated into a quilt pattern. Using Eileen Wright’s book, Twist & Turn Bargello Quilts, you will create a timeless piece for your table.
Level: Intermediate
Instructor: Dawn Nelson

3D Magic Cube
Tuesday, October 16, 10:00 – 2:00pm………..……$24.00
Or Tuesday, November 13, 10:00 – 2:00pm…...$24.00
Create a fascinating piece that will have young and old alike, twisting and turning the blocks to see what pattern comes up next. Using a kit created by Carla, we will make a cube from fabric and foam. This will make a fun gift for someone special.
Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Dawn Nelson

18” Doll Clothes
Thursday, October, 18, 10 – 2:00pm………………$24.00
Wednesday, November, 28, 10:00 – 2:00………$24.00
Is there a young lady with an 18” doll in your life? Do you love those colorful fat quarters, but are not sure what to make with them? Try making some bright fun outfits for 18” dolls. We will be using a House of White Birches book available at the Shoppe. And learn some shortcuts, and fun techniques along the way. Let Dawn show you how to turn fat quarters and scraps into treasures.
Top 3 Patterns
1. Poorhouse Inn-spire Bowls
2. Turning Twenty Again
3. Bailey Island Bag

3D Kanzashi Flowers
Tuesday, October 23, 10:00 – 12:00pm…….………. $12.00
Or Wednesday, November 7, 10:00 – 12:00pm……..$12.00
Using Clovers Kansazhi makers, you can create a whole bouquet of flowers. Quick and easy, you will find much use for these adorable pieces; add to your purses, lapels, make magnets or add to just about anything.
Level: Beginner
Instructor: Dawn Nelson

Top 3 Patterns
1. Poorhouse Inn-spire Bowls
2. Turning Twenty Again
3. Bailey Island Bag

Inspiration for tomorrow’s heirlooms…..
Top 10 Notions
1. Clover Binding Clips
2. Inn-Spire
3. Kanzashi Flower makers by Clover
4. Sewline Mechanical Pencil
5. IBC Glass Head Pins
6. inn-spire™ Non Woven
7. Kanzashi Flower Makers
8. Quick Yo Yo Makers
9. Little Gripper
10. Desk needle threader
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Long Point Quilting
Margaret Serda
Custom and Pantographs
Phone: 248-693-4349
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Nancy Hughson
Custom and Pantographs
Phone: 248-683-7983

Nancy McNally
One Stitch at a Time
Phone: 248- 275-9465

1 comment:

  1. Nancy Mcnally helped me choose my fabrics to blend well for the blooming nine patch class coming up. This quilt is coming from my bucket list and is bringing me much joy....just looking at the fabrics and what they will become. Thank you Nancy! Patti