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Groovy Holiday Club


Groovy Holiday Club

Get your Holiday Groove On with Sally Martin

Sept. 10, Oct. 8, Nov. 12, & Dec. 10.

2 – 4 pm OR 6 – 8 pm  $30

Let’s join Groovy Sally for some great holiday projects.

We will meet for four months.

The months are Gifts All Around; Deck the Halls; Eat, Drink, & Be Merry;  and It’s a Wrap.

Each month will feature different patterns with quick, easy gifts and decorations. A free pattern will be given each month, also.  Lecture, demo, show & tell, door prizes!

PS:  our Anna Smith did the cute logo!

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March Class Time!

We are adding classes as we can.  Keep checking our class schedule on the website.  Most classes use a book, pattern, and/or kit.  So if you can’t attend, let us know you want the goodies.  I’ve hyperlinked items as possible.

Coming next is Bali Bowls & Baskets class.

Choose from Friday, March 9, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. or Saturday, March 10, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

This technique uses jelly roll strips, clothesline, an Aunties Two pattern, and King Tut Thread.  No raw edges show.

This is such a fun class!  I have made a pile of these and keep wanting to start another.

Patsy is teaching this class and she is a master in machine techniques.  If you have tried this and failed, come let Patsy help you be successful!

A new Club is starting in March. Join our favorite Baglady, Joan, and play with new purses and purse techniques each month as a Bag-ette.

We will focus on one commercial purse pattern each month that shows a great purse technique and will also have a freebee pattern.

Lots of fun, door prizes, show and tell, and more.  Become a Bag-ette!

We will meet the second Monday at 1 pm or 6 pm for six months starting in March.  What fun!

Carol will teach Circular Patchwork on March 24, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Circular Patchwork can be a quilt, wall hanging, place mats, table runner, mini, or ornaments.

Choose from 3 size templates and two patterns.

It quilts as you sew – finished!  It doesn’t even have binding!

We start with squares and sew on a marked line – easy peasy!

Anna will teach Girls in the Garden Raw Edge Applique on Saturday, April 7, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Choose one of Pat Sloan’s Girls in the Garden designs from Bigfork Bay Cotton Company to make in class.

We have patterns and kits for all four designs.  You will want to make all four!

We even offer the designs as a Block of the Month.  You could start with the April Class and be ready for the quilts to come one month at a time.

Learn this expressive means of applique with fusible interfacing.  Quilting secures the edges.

Anna is a master at this technique.


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October Classes and Events


October is one of my favorite months.

It is the shop’s birthday month and I like to pack it full of events and specials.

This year will be our 29th birthday for Sew What Fabrics.

Celebrate with us all month with incredible classes, events, and sales.

Watch for announcements of our Birthday Sale!

Stepping Stones Class with Lucille Amos is

Friday, October 7, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Lucille is a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor.

This quilt uses jelly rolls and you can start a quilt or place mats or a table runner.

I can’t decide which jelly roll to use.

Each day I pick a different one.

I’ve wanted to take one of Lucille’s Classes and keep getting bumped (my customers come first you know!).

Saturday, October 8 is the Meandering Stars class.

We will offer a kit for the quilt like Lucille’s with the multi colored black background.

Just let us know you want us to cut one for you.

The Saturday class is October 8, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.

If you loved the Total Eclipse class and want a kit, we have one like the cover quilt.

We do have a waiting list for this class although we have offered it twice.

It would be scheduled in 2012.

Everyone loved the class and really enjoyed being with Lucille.

The Virginia Quilt Roadshow is happening on Thursday – Saturday, October 13 – 15.

It is a one day event and filling up fast.

Each day includes lecture/demo of four great designers presented by our capable and entertaining staff.

This year we will be presenting the designs of Laura Murray, Cindi Edgerton, Joan Hawley, and Judy Lilly.

What diversity!

You will get so many good ideas and learn so many tips and techniques.

Each designer has sent samples and tip sheets for us to share with you.

Lunch, door prizes, and a tote bag make the day even more special.

October is one of my favorite months!  Did I say that???


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Groovy Girls #2 is Coming!


Groovy Girls Sewing Club with Sally Martin
Monday Sept. 12, Oct. 10, Nov. 14, Dec. 12, Jan. 9, 2012, Feb. 13, 2012.
1 pm OR 6 pm.
$30.00

The Groovy Girl Sewing Club will start in the shop in September. We will meet for a fun monthly session on the second Monday at 1 pm and 6 pm. Choose the time that works best for you!

Each month we will demo a new easy technique and a fun project. You will receive exclusive projects that make great gifts for friends or for yourself. Sally Martin will be the head Groovy Girl and she has been sewing up a storm getting ready for the first meeting. She is having a ball and can’t wait to share.

You will laugh, learn, and be inspired by creative ideas! How groovy is that! The Groovy Girl Sewing Club is $30 for 6 months of in store meetings, patterns, newsletters, door prizes, and lots of fun. Grab your favorite Groovy friend and join!

Groovy Girls Sewing Club is designed by Terry Atkinson of Atkinson Designs. We carry lots of Terry’s great patterns and her colorful zippers. One of our favorite patterns is Cash and Carry. Others include Big Bag Little Bag, Let’s Do Lunch, Yellow Brick Road, and lots more.

The Groovy Girls Sewing Club is an in-store-only club.


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Quilt As You Go – Beginner Class

Our beginner class, Quilt As You Go is coming up.

Thursday, Apr. 7, 21, May 5, 26, Jun. 9, and 23
1 – 4 pm OR 6-9 pm.
$75.00  taught by Carol Britt

We meet 6 times for 3 hours each.  We skip one or two weeks so you have time to work on the project and Carol has time to go to shows, market, etc.

You can make any size quilt you wish.  You will be making a block at a time, bordering, and quilting.  Very portable.

We will go over color selection, cutting, piecing, quilting, joining quilted blocks, borders, and bindings.

Check the dates and sign up soon.  If the dates don’t work – let us know what would work better and that you want to be put on a waiting list.


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UFO Day with Carol

Merry Go Round

UFO Day with Carol

Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2010 from 9:30 am until 4:30 pm or 4:30 pm until 9 pm

Got some UFO’S?  (unfinished objects)

I (Carol) certainly have plenty and I really want to finish my Merry Go Round quilt made with our Springtime Batik jelly roll.  Lots of fun to do!

The picture shows it in pieces but the top is ready for the last two borders.

Hmmmm.  Maybe I better bring in another UFO in case I finish that one too fast.  HA HA!!!

Pick a UFO or two and come spend the day and/or evening sewing in our beautiful classroom with Carol.  No charge


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Paintstiks Play Class

A new year is coming – time to try something new and different.

Paintstiks can add a new dimension to your quilts, purses, and accessories.  It’s not JUST art quilts – but that sounds like fun, too!

Join us for Paintstiks Play Class on Monday, December 27, 1pm – 5 pm.

I’ve got it on my calendar.  I just have to try it!

You will be able to try stencils, rubbing plates, and more effects.  There is a materials fee so you can use our stuff without investing a fortune before you try it out.  Decide what you want to buy to take home for more fun.

Students get a discount on supplies at Batiks Etcetera & Sew What Fabrics!

This class will be during our pre inventory sale so come early and shop!

Oh, and that great wall quilt shown above is also available as just a pattern.  If you click on the picture you will see the complete kit.