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Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Summer of Quilting

If you're anything like I am, the warm weather sets in just the right mood to be motivated again.  I find myself writing down all the things I'd like to accomplish during the warm weather months.  Whether it's cleaning out the closet, going to the lake, or making that cute little rag quilt I saw-it's on the list.
So-if you're looking for the perfect summer project, take a look at what we have prepared!  

OPEN HOUSE – MAY 2, 3 & 4

May to August 2013

12544 So. Pasture Rd. (4000 West)
Riverton, UT

Best Press Refill Friday
Did you know that if you have a 16 oz. Best Press spray bottle from
My Sister’s Quilts you can refill it every second
Friday of each month for $5?  Well, now you do!

Fat Quarter Friday
Do you have an addiction for Fat Quarters?  You know . . . the fabric ones!  Every Friday you can get fat quarters from My Sister’s Quilts for just $2.20 each.  That’s a savings of 35 cents apiece! If you purchase 10 FQ’s that will save you $3.50, it sure adds up.

Annie’s Favorite Purse
Here’s a new purse to kick off your summer! This roomy 12” x 15” x 4” bag has 2 exterior pockets, 6 interior pockets and a zippered top to keep all your valuables secure. Choose your favorite fabrics and let’s get busy!
$18 + supplies     Saturday, August 24 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Binding Basics
Carolyn Ratola
Learn the basics of putting a French fold binding on your quilt to finish off that masterpiece you have worked so hard on!  You will learn how to calculate the amount of fabric needed, how to attach it to the quilt and hand sewing it to the back for a beautifully finished look.  Bias bindings used for curved edges will also be discussed.
$22 + supplies      Wednesday, May 15 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Block of the Month
Come join us for a 12 month class!   Register for $7.50, and then come to the class you have registered for to get your kit.  Class time is approximately 45 minutes.  Return to your class each month with your block completed and get the next kit FREE!
 A new block every month featuring Art Gallery fabrics.
3rd Thursday or 3rd Saturday – Times vary

Border Basics
Jody Ray
Tired of fighting with the borders on your quilt? Don’t let naughty borders turn your hard work into another UFO. This class will cover basic border technique:  square set borders; mitered borders; finding your border size; calculating yardage. We will also cover some pieced border ideas.
 $22 + supplies      Wednesday, May 8 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Charming Patchwork Skirt
Kari Ramsay
If you have always wanted to make a fun, patchwork, gathered skirt for yourself or for someone else, then this class is for you!  This skirt has the look of a gathered skirt without actually making any gathers.  It is very versatile, can be dressy or casual, short or long.  You will love it!  It also looks terrific on almost every body shape.  It’s a great project to use for your favorite Charm packs or Layer Cakes.
 $18 + supplies      Thursday, June 27 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Christmas Stocking
JoAnn Carney
Is your Christmas stash taking over?  Here is a simple, easy and quick Christmas Stocking to use up your scraps.  Strip pieced and quilt as you go, makes this an ideal project.  It is an easy beginner project.  Great for gifts too!
$22 + supplies      Tuesday, July 30 – 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.

Christmas Village
Jill Finley
What a fun Christmas quilt to snuggle under at this special season!  Rows of Christmas Houses surround a night sky and snow covered hills.  Simple piecing and a little applique’ will get this project finished in no time!  Merry Christmas!
$18 + supplies      Thursday, July 11 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Countdown to Christmas
Linda Meier
Let’s countdown the days until Christmas with this delightful wall hanging.  Whimsical tree and presents make this quilt adorable! Learn Linda’s fun techniques and tricks.  You won’t want to miss this class.   $18 + supplies
Tuesday, July 16 – 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.  OR Saturday, July 27 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Cuddle Quilt
Jen Hinwood
Even a beginner can finish this quilt in a day!  Super simple and economical, you’ll want to make one for all the kids and grandkids.  Add blocks to make one for your ‘Tween or 20-something loved ones.   $22 + supplies    Wednesday, May 22 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30p.m.

Eldorado Canyon
Jody Ray
Come learn how to turn 2 ½” strips into this beautiful quilt. Using the Easy Angle ruler, we will explore how to cut precisely; resulting in accurately pieced blocks. Choose your favorite fabrics, or jelly rolls work well, too. You’ll love the end result!
$18 + supplies     Saturday, August 10 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

English Paper Piecing
Kari Ramsay
We will be learning the art of English Paper Piecing using hexagons in this class.  It is a relaxing and rewarding hand piecing technique that you can take with you to appointments, your kid’s sports practices, anywhere that you have to wait, or in the car on long trips (as a passenger of course)!  You will learn some great tips for cutting down on prep time, and the best stitch to sew your hexagons together. If there is enough interest, we will turn this into a monthly club and learn a new pattern and other techniques each month.
$10 monthly + supplies      2nd Wednesday, monthly – 6:00 p.m.

Carolyn Ratola
Another one of those quilts you can make using scraps!  Pick your favorite color combination.  This pattern uses the newest Deb tucker ruler , the “Split Rects”.  And yes, the blocks are oversized and trimmed down to the exact sizes to help in matching up those points.  All level quilters will enjoy making this pattern!
$18 + supplies        Saturday, August 10 – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
‘Fraid Knots’ Stitch Club
Lynda Walker
Meet with us monthly to stitch and learn the latest techniques.  These artful embroidered blocks make this a must have for every stitchers’  collection.   Featuring A Gardner's Alphabet by Crabapple Hill.     Monthly Class - $20 Registration,
$10 paid monthly + supplies        4th Saturday – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Carolyn Ratola
Such a neat effect with this pattern!  It uses five fabrics – a dark and medium of one color and a dark and medium of a second color, then one light background.  Using the “V” Block and Tucker Trimmer rulers, you will make 2 types of blocks with color placement creating a secondary design.  These rulers make more than one size block, as will be seen in class, for the different size quilts.  NO templates, NO paper piecing as commonly used when making these 8-Pointed star blocks.  This pattern has 3 size options.  Everyone makes the same number of blocks; just different finished sized. 
$18 + supplies      Wednesday, May 22 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Glitz & Glamour
Julie Kaleikini
Are you ready to stop out of the quilting box?  This fun bag from Pamela Mostek’s book, Dazzling Quilts will take you there.  The background is strip pieced the applique’ is raw edge and the frosting on the cake is the embellishing.  2-Part Class
$40 + supplies       Tuesday, May 7 & 21 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Jelly Race
You have heard of a snail race, a bike race and a 5K (just to mention a few), but have you ever participated in a Jelly Race?  Come join us for a fun NIGHT of sewing, sewing and sewing!   The best thing is, you will end up with a quilt top and won’t get sticky from this jelly.  Space is limited.   $60 (includes jelly roll)  + supplies 
Friday, July 5 – 7:00 p.m. to midnight

Jolly Stocks Beginning Needle-Turn Applique’
Kari Ramsay
Choose your favorite stock from this great Christmas pattern and you will learn how to needle-turn applique’ while creating your first block of the pattern.  This is a unique method that requires no template, no layout drawing, and no freezer paper and is both faster and easier than most traditional methods of needle-turn applique’.
$18 + supplies       Wednesday, July 17 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

It’s A Mystery!
Carolyn Weight
Do you love a good mystery?  Then come join us making this fun quilt.  Start with the first clue and just follow the clues as you go.  Where will they lead you?  It’s a Mystery!  
$45 + supplies      Saturday, June 8 – 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
OR Tuesday, June 18 – 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  OR Saturday, June 29 – 8:30 to 5:00 p.m.

King of Kings
Lucy Peterson
This quilt uses blocks whose names depict aspects of the Savior’s life.  For example, Sister’s Choice refers to the story of Mary and Martha, Carpenter’s Square represents His childhood, Beacon Light refers to the Light of the World, etc…  Each class will be comprised of reading quotes and talking about that aspect of His life and then learning how to make the block.  Most months there will be 2 blocks to learn (18 blocks plus finishing by January 2014).  You supply your own fabrics – you may want Christmas colors or Easter of something to match your decor.           $120 + supplies     1st Friday monthly – join in on May 17 – 10:30 a.m.

Levi Quilt
Julie Kaleikini
This quilt is so easy; you won’t realize you are using Levis.  Gather those old jeans, find a fun fabric for the back, and add some cut-outs and you are in business!
$22 + supplies      Tuesday, June 4 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

New Orleans Puzzle
Kari Ramsay
The way this quilt goes together is certain to have you  “puzzled”,  but you will quickly find that it is really very easy and the end result is a remarkable finished quilt.  Finishing at approximately 45” diameter, it will be the perfect table topper or wall treatment.  This could easily have the center cut out and be the centerpiece of your umbrella table for outdoor entertaining or a tree skirt for the holidays.  Pattern provided in class.
$22 + supplies      Wednesday, June 19 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

North Star
Carolyn Ratola
This is another Deb Tucker ruler and pattern.  This uses the “Spotlight” ruler to make 3 different star sizes.  This ruler can also be used to make that maple leaf pattern that is so cool!  (Instructions for that will also be given in class.)  This project can be made using scraps; and the scraps from this quilt can be saved for yet another project. 
$18 + supplies      Thursday, June 6 – 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Ornament/Snowflake Tree Skirt
Carolyn Ratola
This class will focus on a completely new median for making a quilt.  Since it is Christmas in July, we will be making a Christmas tree skirt, but the fun will be in how we get it done.  You will pick out simple plain fabric either light, dark or both, (solids, tone on tones, batiks, work best), then you are going to get creative with some Paintstiks, stencils and brushes. We are going to have some fun! $50 kit required.  2-Part class.
$36 + supplies
Thursday, July 11 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. AND Friday, July 19 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Peasant Top Serger Class
Bev Peterson
Your serger can do so much more than overcast seams. Use it or a regular sewing machine to make this comfy top that will carry you from spring through fall. Raglan three-quarter length sleeves, ribbon gathered neckline and beautiful heirloom features, such as beading woven with ribbon, Victorian insertion and pintucks, are just some of the techniques you’ll learn. Made with light-weight white cotton, this is a great summer top that goes from air-conditioning to cool days with ease and comfort.  2-Part class.
$40 + supplies      Wednesday, May 29 & Friday May 31 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Perfect 10!
Julie Kaleikini
Do you remember that material you bought just because it was “so cute”?  Here is the perfect project for that!  The Perfect 10 calls for 10 fat quarters (and a little more for the border).  It is easy to cut, arrange and sew.  Now, the next time you see some “cute” fabric, you will have the perfect pattern for it.  2-Part Class.
$36 + supplies      Tuesday, July 2 & 9 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Quilt Carrier
Julie Kaleikini
Tired of carrying your quilts around in a garbage bag?  This reversible bag holds 2 of your prized possessions AND is quick and easy to make.
$22 + supplies      Saturday, May 11 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Reversible Strippy Table Runner
Carolyn Weight
Use up that Jelly Roll you have been saving or cut your own fabrics. Blendy or high contrast, it is all up to you.  This table runner is easy and you can quilt it on your domestic machine!
$18 + supplies      Wednesday, August 7 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Scallop Edge Tea Towel
Bev Peterson
Scalloped edges made easy!  Use the new scallop ruler to quickly and easily create a beautiful double scalloped border of Christmas prints that will decorate the edge of your tea towel. Using a pre-made tea towel in black or red, bright buttons adorned with spaghetti bias bows will finish off your project.
$22 + supplies      Saturday, July 6 – 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Sew, You Want to be a Quilter!
Carolyn Ratola
For those just beginning to quilt or need a refresher on some basics, we will help choose your fabrics, threads, notions, proper rotary cutting, and seam allowances.  In this class you will learn basic block piecing that can be carried over into other projects.  Since this is the short version of 4 weeks only, we will only make 12 blocks.  You need to know how to work your sewing machine (REQUIRED) which includes winding bobbins, rethreading, changing stitch length and width (if needed) for specific blocks.  BE PREPARED TO LEARN A LOT IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.  Homework involved.
$45 + supplies      Thursday, May 9, 23, 30 & June 6 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
OR Wednesday, May 29, June 5, 19 & 26 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Snowflake Star Tree Skirt
Jody Ray
Yes, you can! This beautiful and elegant quilt looks much more difficult than it actually is! Easy strip-piecing and sectional piecing means it goes together quickly and easily. This versatile pattern works as a tree skirt, wall hanging or table topper. Choose your favorite color scheme and truly make it your own. Yes, you can!
$18 + supplies      Saturday, July 13 – 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spiral Burst Bargello Quilt
Sue Bolinder
This quilt has a spectacular swirl effect that looks like you have spent hours working with small pieces. This great technique makes it easy to do with a little planning and organization.  Your friends and family will be amazed and you will love the total effect!
2-Part class     $36 + supplies
Saturday, May 18 – 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. AND June 1 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Spiral Dance
Carolyn Weight
What a great technique to use for a table topper or applique on a quilt!  Using the Doheny 25” – 9 Degree Circle Wedge Ruler, you will learn to make more than just this unique and fun quilt.     $18 + supplies     Wednesday, June 26 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Strippy Spools
Kari Ramsay
Spool quilts are making a HUGE comeback, and in this class you will learn how to make an easy spool quilt with “Y” seams!  It is a great way to use those 2 ½” strips and goes together quickly.  The borders on the project finish off this very fun spool quilt.
$18 + supplies      Saturday, August 3 – 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Temple Bag
Bev Peterson
This beautiful bag, with its French lace, ribbon, beading, Victorian embroidered insertion and pintucks will be the perfect bag to hold your precious items, including an easy zippered pocket.  The beauty of this bag will amaze people when you tell them you made it. They’ll never know how easy it was, and you’ll be reminded of the fun you had making it each time you use it.     $22 + supplies     Tuesday, August 6 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Waves of Glory
Carolyn Weight
Have you always wanted a Patriotic Quilt, but never found the right one?
Here’s the one for you!  Watch the stripes wave without ANY curved piecing.
Fast, Fun and easy!  Just in time to celebrate July 4th!
$18 + supplies      Tuesday, May 28 – 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.

Welcome to the North Pole
Jody Ray
What’s the fastest way to make Santa’s Village?  Raw edge applique’!  Learn how to raw edge (or be brave and needle-turn it) while making these special little shops from the North Pole.  One-time class.  3 kits will be available each month.  13 kits total.
Class - $18,  book - $16.95, +kits -  $3.50 each    Saturday, July 13 – 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

UFO Days
What a great opportunity to finish all those Un-Finished prOjects!   Just call us ahead of time to reserve your place in our classroom.  Bring your sewing machine and supplies and enjoy the day with others (who have UFO’s too)!  We are here to help just in case you need us.
Days will vary.  Anytime there is not class in session, you are welcome to come in and sew!      $ NO CHARGE

Our Open House Newsletter

Well, hello there!  We hope you all enjoyed the weekend as much as we did.  At one point, I seriously considered setting up my sewing machine and table under the tree in my backyard.  I didn't think my hubby would appreciate my enjoying myself in the shade as he slaved out there mowing and weeding.
Ahhhh well, maybe one day.
Where's the craziest place YOU'VE sewn??
This week is a big week for us at the shop--we have our open house.  Lots of things going on, so you won't want to miss a beat.
We hope to see you all there!

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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Jack n Jill Hat

Sign up to make this cute little Jack n Jill Hat by Izzy & Ivy Designs. This hat is great for a small child to an adult. You can make it for either a boy or a girl, the choice is yours. Call the shop to sign up. Class to be held this Saturday, April 27th - 9:30 am to 12:30 pm.


Monday, April 15, 2013

Barcelona Nights

Come check out this beautiful quilt made of fabrics from Batik Textiles.  A class is scheduled for this Saturday, April 20 from 1:30 - 5:00 pm. Jody Ray wil teach you how to put together  the center of the quilt. Call the store to sign-up for this amazing quilt.  Kits are available for Barcelona Nights!