Monday, October 7, 2013

The Village Quilt Shoppe, newsletter for the Fall

This is the quilt shop I teach at, here are the classes and events going on....

The Village Town Crier Volume 10, Issue 4 Autumn 2013
The Village Quilt Shoppe 2369 Joslyn Ct. Lake Orion, Michigan 48360 (248) 391.5727
Carolyn's Corner
Finally, quilting season. This is my favorite time of the year. I love it when the nights are cooler and the leaves start to turn to beautiful shades of orange, reds and yellows. These fabulous colors make me want to stay inside and nest. I want to fondle my fabrics, get creative, and sketch new ideas and QUILT. I worry sometimes that I won't live long enough to finish all the quilts I have on my bucket list. It grows constantly and more are added than completed.
The magazine keeps me very busy along with all the books I plan and edit. I also advise on the on-line class videos, do video tutorials, design for textile companies and work with our advertising staff. There are more duties than I can begin to explain in a publishing company but… I love it.
Thank God I have a loving and very understanding husband that tolerates my craziness and not to mention is doing a fine job running the shoppe. I love my weekends at home and at the shoppe. We have some fun and trendy classes for you this time. Make sure you check them out.
Nancy is teaching several fun rulers with awesome quilt projects. Sally will be teaching a class from her new book, and I have a few classes on the schedule also.
All and all it promises to be a wonderful autumn. I hope to see you often in the last quarter of this year. I also want to personally thank every person who made an Ugly Fabric quilt for the Challenge. They were all wonderful. Such talent.
Thank you all for your loyalty and friendship. Be happy, be creative and Keep Piecing, Carolyn
Ugly Fabric Challenge Results
Well the results are in and if we could everyone would have gotten a prize. The winners for the Viewer's Choice were as follows;
  • 1st place - Marilyn Flowers
  • 2nd place- Mary Schrader
  • 3rd place- Ruth McCormick
Thank you all for the participating and I hope you enjoy the prizes.
Customer Appreciation Bingo November 9th, 6:00 - 9:00pm All of you with earned cards please RSVP if you will be attending.
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 3rd, 10:00am - ?
  • November 7th, 10:00 am- ?
  • December 5th, 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 20th, 6:00 - 9:30pm
  • October 18th, 6:00 - 9:30pm
  • November 15th, 6:00- 9:30pm
  • No potluck December…Holidays you know!
What a way to spend an evening. Potluck will resume in January!!!
  • Sally Behrend's new book, Doll Quilts, Mini's & More
  • The Web Store is OPEN
  • Chevron Bag Pattern Booklet
  • Rulers, Rulers, Rulers, Philip Arts
  • Love Those Precuts Book
  • Batiks, Batiks, and more Batiks!
  • Follow me on Quilter's World Facebook and on Pinerest
  • It Takes Two pattern
  • November - First Choice Pattern & Wheel of Fortune patterns
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.
Mystery Night
Friday, October 11th, 6:00pm - Midnight $25.00 plus your purchase of fabric This is a beautiful quilt when finished… but you can't see it until the end of the evening. Come on in and sign up to reserve your spot and select your fabrics. We'll help you with your fabrics to ensure a nice finish. We will iron for you and serve you dinner and chocolate. Fabrics must be purchased here at the Village Quilt Shoppe to attend this event. Sign up early. We have a limited seating.

Blackford's Beauty
Saturday, October 12th, 12:00pm-5:00pm………..$30.00
This traditional block pattern can easily be made with contemporary, traditional, bright or batik fabrics. Its fat quarter friendly and Nancy will show you how to save your scraps and incorporate them into a beautiful unique optional border. Pattern required and can be purchased from Nancy. Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate Instructor: Nancy McNally

Hunter Star
Saturday, November 23rd, 12:00-4:00pm…………$24.00
Make a small table topper or square quilt. Learn this quick and easy technique to piece the Hunter's Star with the Rapid Star ruler. You can have this ready for your holiday table. Just takes two fabrics. Pattern and ruler required. Level: Confident Beginner Instructor: Nancy McNally

Machine Quilting
Saturday, September 28th, 10:00 - 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

Simple Curves Runner
Saturday, November 9th, 10:00-3:00pm……………$24.00
Strip piecing and a fun ruler is all it takes to make this beautiful runner. You won't believe how easy it can be. Make stunning projects and make them with ease. The possibilities are endless once you begin to play and see just how easy the designs are once you learn to use the rulers. Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate Instructor: Carolyn Vagts

Cathedral Window Ornament
Thursday, November 7th, 12:00 - 2:00pm………..$12.00
Here's your chance to learn how to make cathedral window blocks and practice the technique making Christmas Ornaments. I bet you can't make just one. Create a special ornament for each special person on your Christmas list while clearing out your scraps. Level: Beginner Instructor: Sally Behrend
Is there a class you would like to do? Let us know and we will see what we can do.

Infinity Bargello
Tuesday, October22 & November 5, 10:00 - 3:00pm…………………………………………….$60.00
Or Thursday, November 21 & December 12, 10:00 - 3:00pm……………………………………………..$60.00
You will be delighted by the effect of an endless ribbon that the Bargello pattern creates. With a dark background and bold bright color, you will enjoy having this quilt around to show off. Dawn will teach you how to make this beauty. Book required for this class. Level: Intermediate Instructor: Dawn Nelson

Free Style T-shirt/ Memory Quilt
Saturday, October 26, 10:00 - 2:00pm…………..….$24.00
Do you have T shirts to create a quilt with? Do you have other items that you would like to create a memory quilt with? The possibilities are endless. In this class we will discuss how to get started, how to prepare the memories, what to include, and how to incorporate them into a loving memory quilt. Level: All Instructor: Dawn Nelson

Squedge 18 degree Table Runner
Saturday, November 2nd, 10:00 - 2:00pm………….$24.00
You'll love how great this ruler works to create these gorgeous blocks. Strip piecing makes the cutting and piecing a breeze. Nancy will help you with the construction and teach you all the tricks. Pattern is included with required ruler. Level: Confident Beginner Instructor: Nancy McNally

Machine Applique Carolyn's Way
Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 - 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
New Shoppe Hours Tuesday-Saturday 10:00am-5:30pm Sunday 11:00am-3:00pm

Japanese Lunch Bag
Wednesday, October 16th, 10:00 -12:00pm…….…….$12.00
Learn to make this adorable bag and you will want to make one for everyone you know. Once you learn to do it you won't be able to stop. It's a great project to make for special gifts. Pattern Required. Level: Beginner Instructor: Sally Behrend

Poppy Bowl
Saturday, October 5th, 3:30pm - 5:30pm………..$12.00
Create beautiful bowls with Bosal Heat Moldable Stabilizer 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…………

Elizabeth's Appliqué Day
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. 11:00- 2:00pm, Sunday September 8th Level: All Instructor: Elizabeth Helwig
Top 3 Patterns
    1. The Big Easy Bag
    2. Turning Twenty Again
    3. It Takes Two

Beginning Quilting 101
Wednesday, October 9th 10:00 - 3:00pm & October 30th, 10:00am - 2:00pm ……………………………..….. $54.00
Or Wednesday, November 6th 10:00 - 3:00pm & November 20th, 10:00- 2:00pm……………………..$54.00
If quilting is what you want to learn, this is the class for you. Learn the basics to quilt construction along with all the tips to make it a successful journey. Nancy will teach you all the basics from cutting to piecing. Level: Novice Instructor: Nancy McNally
New Shop Hours
  • Closed Monday
  • Tuesday - Saturday 10 - 5:30pm
  • Sunday - 11:00 - 3:00pm

Doll Quilts, Minis & More Quilt-As-You-Go
Wednesday, November 13th, 10:00 - 2:00pm…$24.00
This is the perfect technique to use your scraps. Let Sally walk you through this fun and useful technique from her first book Doll Quilts, Minis & More. This technique has multiple block size options. This book is a great go to book for lots of techniques. Level: Beginner Instructor: Sally Behrend

Cosmic Vibrations
Saturday, November 16th, 12:00 - 4:00pm……$31.00 *Price includes magazine with pattern and will be given to you when class is paid for.
This is a paper pieced quilt pattern designed by the instructor. In the class you will learn how to construct the blocks and borders. Nancy will show you how to precut your pieces for paper piecing to conserve waste. If paper piecing is your thing or you've been wanting to try it, here's your chance. Level: Intermediate Instructor: Nancy McNally
Inspiration for tomorrow's heirlooms…..

Sweat Shirt Jacket
September 19th, 10:00 - 2:00pm…………..……....$24.00
If you always wanted to learn how to turn a sweat shirt into a beautiful quilted jacket here's your chance. Roxanne will teach you all the tricks to designing your own jacket. Level: Confident Beginner Instructor: Roxanne Tischler

End of Year Sale
December 27 & 28th, 2013 10:00am - 5:30pm Holiday Hours
We will be closed December 24th & 25th, and December 31st & January 1st

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