Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Spring/April Classes!

Upcoming classes here at The Good Wives -
Hand Applique:
Our Flower Garden: a Hot Pad Quilt -
4 months,  
3 Blocks each Month
April 9th, May 14th, June 11th, & July 9th
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
This quilt is inspired by an 1850's
New York Album quilt,
AND we've combined that with the
Civil War Pot Holder method,
to create this wonderful Flower Garden pattern for applique.
The first month's class we'll focus on HAND applique methods
(different methods of applique will be covered - you choose your favorite),
and you will need kit #1 to get started.
Each month for the next three months we will offer the next kit and pattern!,
and there will be another step of the
Civil War Hot Pad method:  from applique, piecing, layering, QUILTING YOUR FINISHED BLOCKS, trimming and binding!
(These four floral block patterns and kits will be released the second Tuesday of each month ONLY for a total of 12 finished blocks for a quilt that finishes 43"x 57".)
Our kits are made using the
French General line of fabric
- faded reds and pinks - just GORGEOUS!
(Kits with this specific fabric line are subject to availability, so if you love this French General line as we do, SIGN UP IMMEDIATELY so we can plan accordingly.)
No class fee with Kit (3 blocks per kit - $29.50) and Pattern ($9.50) purchase
 Beginners Log Cabin:
Red, White & Blue Log Cabin
Table Topper (52" square)
Saturday, April 13th
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

This is a GREAT beginners class if you've been wanting to start quilting!
We'll cover: choosing fabrics, ruler use, rotary cutting, machine piecing, pressing, and squaring your finished blocks.  Bring your machine (or call ahead and reserve one of ours-first come-first serve) and you'll go home ready to take the quilting world by storm!
No class fee with Kit ($59.50) and Pattern ($9.50) purchase.
 Sit and Stitch
Wednesday, April 17th
2 to 4 p.m.
5 to 7 p.m.
Bring along your
and join in the camaraderie!
Class fee: $5.00
Hand Embroidery
with coloring/tinting
"How Does Your Garden Grow?"
Friday, April 19th
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Using "How Does Your Garden Grow?", a Crabapple Hill pattern, this hand embroidery class will also cover the technique of coloring and tinting.  The first class will cover pattern transfer & coloring, so bring your box of Crayons (96 Crayola recommended).  Choose your stitching and lining fabrics that day (additional fee).  Second class will cover the embroidery stitches used in this project.  Third class will cover trimming the color-tinted pieces and piecing to finish your quilt top.
$10.00 class fee each class.  Pattern ($12.00) required.
Technique Class:
Piecing - 
Spring Confetti
43" square
Wednesday, April 24th
10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
A great class for learning this quick piecing technique!  In no time you'll have a complete, scrappy top.  Bring your machine (or call ahead and reserve one of ours - first come, first serve).
No class fee with Kit ($52.50) and Pattern ($9.50) purchase.
English Paper Piecing:
Lucy Boston - Patchwork of the Crosses 
Tuesday, April 30th
10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
This is the hand-stitching method using English Paper Pieces.
We have great fabric kits available each month
and samples made using our reproduction fabrics.
You can join this group at any time!
If you'd like to join us to help keep on task
with this "heirloom" quilt project,
we usually meet the
last Tuesday of each month.
We stock all of the necessary supplies:
acrylic honeycomb templates - $6.00
Pre-cut papers - $3.50 per package
(Specific fabric kits are available in limited quantities) 
No class fee with two Kit ($9.50 to $12.50) purchase.
All of the above projects and classes sure make it look like
Spring has arrived at Good Wives!
Give us a call if you'd like to join us
in welcoming Spring,
we'll get you onto the class list. 
And, as always, if you are an out of the area customer and you see a kit & pattern that you like, call us and we'll ship it right out!  (This includes the BOM: "Our Flower Garden - Hot Pad quilt" - shipped monthly as available.)

Happy Spring!
and Happy April to you!

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