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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.

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Row by Row Event

06/21/17

Every summer, quilt shops around the nation join together and participate in the Row by Row event.  This year's theme is Row by Row on the Go!  Stop by participating shops and get a free pattern for their custom made row or pick up a kit.  Make at least 8 rows, get the quilt quilted and bound and be the first one to win a prize of 25 fat quarters.  One winner per shop.  Use that shop's row and win an additional prize (determined by the individual shop).

 

This year, In Stitches is also participating in the Junior Row by Row.  This is geared towards the kids and teaching them different techniques for sewing a simple row design.  Row by Row Junior follows the same time schedule, June 21 through Labor Day.  It has the same basic guidelines for registered brick and mortar quilt shops.  Like adult Row by Row, children need to be present in the shop to get the free pattern handout, but anyone can buy a kit.  Grandmothers can buy them as Christmas presents.  Travelling family members can bring them home as gifts or souvenirs.

For more information and a list of shops, please visit www.rowbyrowexperience.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stained Glass Table runner

06/10/17

Learn to use those gorgeous batiks and turn them into a beautiful table runner.  Intermediate quilter level.

Taught by Denise

9;30-3 pm

$35 class fee plu supplies

Punchneedle Class

06/04/17

This is a fun and easy craft that is easy to take with you on vacation. 

Taught by Denise

9:30-12

$15 class fee

 

Texas Lone Star

06/17/17

Make a beautiful lone star- the centerpiece of a room as a wallhanging or the great beginning for the center of a large quilt- the choice is yours!  We use the printed interfacing from Quiltsmart so piecing is precise and achieving those perfect points is a no-brainer. Super easy and a great secondary beginner project or for someone who has never used printed interfacing.  We should get most of the whole quilt top done by the end of the class! 
 
$35 class fee
9:30-4pm