More than the first page in a new calendar, although I always find that enjoyable, it's really about all the opportunities that are awaiting us in the new year. Remember that commercial where the cartoon guy knocks on the tv screen from the inside? I think he said, "Mr. Opportunity here, and I'm knocking!" That's how I feel about our classroom, a big opportunity, filled with possibilities and no knocking is needed! The door is always open. Come on in!
Here's what we have to offer you in January at the Provo Cotton Shop:
(sign-ups are available at the cutting counter)
The Pea Patch
Part One of the Easy Peasy Quilt Series.
This is the perfect beginner quilt! Finished size is 54x54. It will help you develop your skills with a ruler and rotary cutter, simply and successfully. You will be able to complete this top in class or come darned near close to completing it!
Class size limited to 6, no children please
Date: Tuesday, January 11, 1-5
Cost: $20, includes pattern
- 8 coordinating Fat Quarters
- 1 yard border fabric
- Basic Sewing Kit*
- 6x24 ruler
- rotary cutter
- sewing machine
* Basic Sewing Kits should contain: Pins, scissors, chapstick, pencil, thread, an additional wound bobbin and a seam ripper. That's just the basics, you can include anything else that would make your life easier. I always have a Diet Pepsi in mine.
Got cake? Layer cakes? This quilt is all about cutting cake! The sewing is not difficult and there is a specially designed ruler/tool for the cutting that helps you get the twist. While not a totally beginner quilt, I would classify it as good for a confident beginner. The quilt finishes about 61x61 inches.
Date: Friday, January 14, 1 to 5
- Large Twister tool
- 1 layer cake
- 1 1/4 yards border fabric
- 3/8 yard inner border fabric
- 1 1/4 yards outsider border
- 5/8 yard binding fabric
- 4 1/4 yards backing fabric
- Basic Sewing Kit
- Sewing machine
Visually stunning! This Jo Morten quilt is great for the scraps and stash we all have... and some of us have bigger stashes than others! Bring what you have and fill in as you need. And sharing with others if you can, is a good way to reduce those stashes!
Come and learn the fast and great techniques that make all the difference in putting this quilt together!
Date: Saturday, January 15 10 - 3 (pretty much all day)
Cost: $30 Lunch and snacks included
- 3 to 4 lights (cream, tan, gold)
- 3 to 4 medium to dark fabrics ( purple, green, red, rust, blue)
- 3 yards for setting blocks and outside border
- 1 yard for inside border
- Basic sewing kit
- Sewing machine
Maybe our most exciting class isn't really a class at all but more like a group sewing hug!
Sew What? Saturdays
Saturdays (see dates below) in January our classroom will be open for you to bring a project and just sit and sew. No children, just grown ladies needing their own time, out or away, to enjoy sewing. We have room for six comfortably so there will be a sign-up. You should bring your own machine but if you need to use one of our classroom machines, there will be an additional $5 charge. One of our charming staff members will be participating as well and available to assist you if needed.
Dates: January Saturdays 8, 22, and 29
Time: 11 - 5
Cost: $5 per Saturday and an additional $5 if you need to use a classroom machine
Sign up required: Space is limited
What to bring: a project, your machine, and a basic sewing kit which should include a ruler and rotary cutter if you need them. We have cutting mats on the tables and an iron and ironing board for you to use.
Come join us! This might be an opportunity to start a small sewing club with your friends. Sharing time doing what you love is a fabulous way to enlighten and brighten any day!
And What's Going On Here?
Chrisanne, our embroidery wizard, is using the new Baby Lock circle sewing attachment to create an amazing quilt top. I'm pretty sure your eyes will bug out and your jaw will drop when you see it! Even more amazing is that the attachment doesn't need to go on an embroidery machine but can fit on a regular sewing only machine!!