It’s our Birthday! Feb. 17-19
Help us celebrate another year of quilting fun and fellowship at A Quilted Heart during our 3-day sale! On February 17, 18, and 19th you are invited to join us in celebrating our 13th birthday! All fabric by the bolt will be 20% off the marked price, and selected bolts will be 50% off marked price. Wear a heart and receive 15% off one notion or book of your choice. In addition, we will have daily door prizes and refreshments, including our homemade fudge.
Northern California Quilt Rush Shop Hop, April 18-21
Mark your calendar and make plans with your friends to rush around from shop to shop during this year’s 4-day Quilt Rush event. This year’s theme is Sew Charming. All participating shops will be giving out 5” charm squares of solid fabrics in assorted colors. The Grand Prize is a $100 gift certificate from each shop, 2nd Prize is a basket of quilting goodies valued at over $500. There will be 10 3rd Prize baskets of quilting goodies valued at over $250 each. Pick up a flyer in our shop or visit www.quiltrush.org to get all the information you need to plan your trip!
Block of the Month – Shooting Stars
We invite you to join us each month for a morning of fun as we reach for the stars and shoot the breeze about all things quilting! This year we will be making a variety of sizes of star blocks from the Basically Patrick blenders by Patrick Lose. This queen size quilt will brighten up any room with the variety of bright colorful stars on a crisp white background. Sign up soon as space is limited. Sign up fee is $50. Our ten-month BOM will begin on February 10.
Worldwide Quilting Day March 17
In celebration of quilters around the world we are hosting a quilt show of some of our local quilters. Join us on March 17th for some refreshments and enjoy viewing quilts and visiting with the quilters within our community.
Unseen Hands Trunk Show and Class
(Update: This event has been canceled)
Learn to sew or improve your sewing skills while making several fun projects! Michelle will guide you through making a cuddle scarf, lunch bag tote and zippered pouch during classes this quarter. This three-month club will meet on most second and third Tuesday evenings from 6-8pm. Sign up fee is $50. Classes meet Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00
Jan. 16, Feb. 13 & 20, March 13 & 20
Quilt Backing Sale Every 5th Saturday
For each month that gives us an extra Saturday we are giving you extra savings! Bring in all of your completed quilt tops and get a whopping savings of 25% off of your backing fabric. It’s that simple! We look forward to seeing you on March 31st with your next bundle of quilt tops.
Special Store Hours:
Christmas Eve: December 24
Christmas Day: December 25
New Years Eve: December 31
New Years Day: January 1
A Note from the Heart
This time of year I often feel like I am running around in circles! With presents to buy, decorations to put up, parties to plan and attend, quilt and crafts to make, life can feel like a merry go round! As my mind wanders from here to there recalling the many lists that I have and the chores that need to be completed I long for a day to sit down at my sewing machine and quilt- without a deadline in mind! This has lead my mind to wandering and pondering quilts with circles and all the different ways to create them.
Needle turn applique has always been a favorite quilting technique of mine. I find it relaxing to sit and do some hand work and love that my projects are often portable since I am often on the go. When I discovered Karen Kay Buckley’s Perfect Circle templates making circles became fun and I loved how “perfect” they looked! Using them kind of made me want to make a circle of quilts!
If needle turn applique isn’t your thing, there are several other methods to add circles to your quilting. Creative Grids Circle Savvy Ruler is a great tool for creating circles of fabric. An 18mm rotary cutter is helpful when cutting around the curves. Olfa’s small cutter and Rob Appell’s Applicutter can make cutting circles and curves a snap. Several pattern companies have created patterns that use the Circle Savvy ruler with a variety of design results. Check out patterns by Swirly Girls, Saginaw Street Quilts, and Main St. Market Designs for inspiration and ideas. A search for other patterns that incorporate circles provide a variety of options. Circle Galore and Circles feature applique, Circle Back makes mock circles out of strips, Picadilly Circle is scrappy with easy curved piecing, and Circle of Life is a beautiful, intricate paper-pieced project. Check out some of these patterns. Do I have you going in circles now?
Perhaps it is time to take a moment to relax with a cup of coffee or tea and browse through a quilt book or magazine. Allow yourself to dream about your next quilt project for the New Year. Will it include circles? I think mine will!
Sit ‘n Sew
Attention Quilters! Do you want to stay in touch with other quilters? Come visit our Sit ‘n Sew day. This is an opportunity to finish some old projects or start new ones. So, dig out your u.f.o.s, bring yourself and a friend, sewing supplies, and your lunch and finish that project.
11:00 – 4:00 on the following dates:
Tuesday, January 30
Monday, February 26
Wednesday, March 28
Fee: $10 per session
(Preregistration is required.)
Bring your unfinished projects, or something you have wanted to start and a super supper will be provided along with Starbucks and dessert. Registration begins the first day of each month at 10:00 am. Because space is limited to 9, each participant may only sign up and pay for themselves and one other kindred spirit.
5:00pm – midnight
Friday, March 16
Facilitators and chefs: Michelle Craft & Staff
This heartfelt group of volunteers has created hundreds of blankets that are donated for children in crisis.
1:00 – 4:00 on Jan 14 & March 11
For further information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Coordinator: Marilyn Lewis
Border Creek Mystery Sit n Sew
For those participating the Border Creek Mystery Quilt.
1st Friday of the month
Cost $5 per session
Jan. 5 & Feb. 2 from 12:00 -3:00
Mar. 2 from 12:00 – 3:00 or 6:00 – 9:00
Northwind Quilt Guild
The Northwind Quilt Guild meets on the first Wednesday evening of each month at 6:30 pm. If you are interested in joining the guild, you are welcome to come and visit a meeting.
This quarter: Jan. 3, Feb. 7, March 7
The Pad Project Workshop: Helping Young Women in Kenya
The Pad Project makes washable, re-useable maxi pads for girls and women in impoverished areas of Kenya. These durable and long-lasting maxi pad kits consist of one waterproof base unit, two heavy liners and two light liners. They are relatively simple to make, and the materials can be purchased at your local fabric store, or even found in your own home. You can make them on your own or in a group to share the fun!
4th Tuesday, 6:00 – 8:30
This quarter: Jan. 23, Feb. 27, Mar. 27
Club Registration Policy
When you join one of our clubs you commit to attending each monthly class. You are required to pay the monthly fee, even if you are unable to attend that month. A discount is given to students who pay for the entire class fees by the first class date.
2018 Block of the Month, Shooting Stars
2nd Saturday of the month at 8:45am
Begins on February 10
This quarter: February 10, March 10
Tuesdays, 6:00 – 8:00
Jan. 16, Feb. 13 & 20, March 13 & 20