10 Reasons to Take a Class at In Stitches
Most obvious- to learn a new skill or technique. Taking a class with an expert teacher can explain to you in a way you can understand with individual attention. We all learn a little differently and a good instructor will be able to help you understand the concept.
Refresh or perfect a skill. If it’s been a while since you’ve quilted or you’re struggling with a tool or technique a class is a great way to get back in the saddle.
The devil is in the details. In class you may learn a new way to pin, get that perfect quarter inch seam or learn to spin your seams.
In class, you get to see the fabric combinations of all the other students. I’m always amazed by the different styles and colors chosen for projects.
Sometimes there is show and tell- an inspiration for future projects!
Make new friends, hang out with other quilters, share ideas and laugh!
Learn how to use those specialty rulers that are available to quilters now.
A quilter will only grow in their skills if they step out of their comfort zone and learn a new technique or pattern.
Learn a new hobby- wool applique is hot, hot, hot! If you want a hand stitching project, then a wool class is in your future.
When you are finished with your class, the sense of pride and accomplishment can’t be beat! A great springboard for future lessons.
We are using Toscana by Northcott Fabrics this year. Each shop will feature a different color for their block. The difference this year is that each shop can pair the blocks up with a fabric of their choosing. It could be modern, floral or reproduction. Visit 8 shops and collect the blocks to make a fabulous quilt. Each shop will finish their blocks a different way and you get to choose which one you like the best. Finishing kits will be available from each shop.
Shop Hop hours are 10 am- 5 pm although some shops are open later. Please check the Facebook page to see the finished quilts. Facebook.com/EasternPaShopHop
Friday, Nov. 1st through Sat., Nov. 16th. Passport sales begin Aug. 1st, 2018 for $5.
Wooden Bridge and In Stitches are closed on Sundays.
American Ribbon, Stroudsburg
The Country Quilterie, Effort
In Stitches Quilt Shop, Womelsdorf
Ladyfingers Sewing Studio, Oley
118 Fabrics and More, Sweet Valley
Our Generations' Quilt Shop, Williamsport
The Quilted Crow, Palmerton
Wooden Bridge Dry Goods, Kutztown
Help support all small businesses today and keep the money you spend there in the local community. We will be having a great sale with 20% off all cotton fabrics, books, patterns and notions, not to mention door prizes!
The sale runs Friday, Nov. 29th from 10 am- 6 pm and Saturday, Nov. 30th from 9 am- 4 pm.