Sunday, September 23, 2012

New Classroom

At Home Grown Quilts we are busy busting down walls and making more space!  We love having a little bit more elbow room in the shop :)

We have a new reading/chilling/book area (picture above). It's nice and cozy and just the space to help you find your new project!

and we have a big new classroom (the unpainted,undecorated version) ready for you to spread out in and work on your projects! (pictures below)

We are so excited that we were able to do this. We love improving our shop for you, our favorite customer. :)

Come and play in our new classroom. You are welcome anytime (permitting there isn't a class going on) to set up shop and sew the day away with us. :D

See you soon!


We always have a ton of fun at our Sewcials. Who doesn't need a night of girl time, craft time, snack time, and get-out-of-the-house time.

Best of all... it's FREE!

Come join us at our next sewcials- on October 5th and 12th from 5pm-midnight.  Bring whatever project you might be working on- hand work, knitting/crochet, cross stitch, quilting, etc... whatever it is, you're sure to have fun! Be sure to reserve your spot 983-0254

Big Winner!!

Veronica, one of our kid's camp campers, brought in the quilt she made at our kids camp. She won ribbons at the Idaho County Fair!!


Veronica, we are so proud of you!

Congratulations :)


....... our newest employee-  Homey!

You'll be seeing her jam packed with fabric, kits, and all the fun stuff you see in our shop- heading out to exotic locations like quilt shows all over the Northwest.

Welcome Homey to our team! You'll be put to some good work!

Kid Camp

This summer we were able to host two rounds of kid's summer camp! Our campers got to make a quilt, pillow, and a few other projects during their time with us. We had so much fun teaching the kids what will hopefully become a life long passion.

  Here's our campers with their new pillows! Adorable!

Our kid campers laying out their rag quilt designs prior to sewing them together. 

Our kid campers learned a lot in those 5 jam packed days. We can't wait to host kid's summer camp again next year!

Bear Paw retreat

Home Grown Quilts recently was invited to go spend time with some wonderful gals at their quilting retreat. We had a blast!.....

We even got to play some Strip Poker.

Thank you ladies for inviting us to your event! We hope to be able to play soon :)

Monday, September 3, 2012

September and October Class Details


If you want to book a class over the phone, give us a call at 983-0254.  However, remember that your spot is not secure until your class fee is paid.

** To see the classes in Calendar format just click the "Calendar" link on the tool bar.**

Have a project idea or quilting technique you want to learn but is not offered? Gather 5 or more of your friends and we will organize the class for you and provide an instructor. Be creative! Any and all ideas will be considered.
Dates and Fees to be determined.

Fri, Sept 7th & 14th  5pm-midnight
Fri, Oct 5th & 12th   5pm-midnight

Bring your quilt, crochet, applique, needle punch…or whatever your project may be and come sew with us!  We are known to make a hot loaf of yummy bread with ohhhhh so delicious honey butter to enjoy!

Tues, Sept 4th & 18th  7pm
Tues, Oct 2nd & 16th 7pm
Sew-Ciety Guild meeting @ Home Grown Quilts
Come join us!

Every other Thurs, 5:30-7:30pm (next meeting is Sept 6th)
Crochet Club
For beginners and beyond!  Meet with us monthly for great tips and techniques as well as start a crochet project.
Class Fee:  $10 + Supplies

Wed, Sept 5thDaytime Beginning Quilting course (6-week course every Wed for 6 weeks, 9-noon)
Thur, Sept 6thEvening Beginning Quilting course (6-week course every Thurs for 6 weeks, 6-9pm)
Course Fee:  $90 + Supplies
This class will introduce you to quilting by machine and rotary cutting.  You will learn tips and tricks, beginning with choosing fabrics, to make your quilting journey a successful one!

Tues, Sept 22nd, 9am-4pm
Turning Twenty Extravaganza!
What fun you will have as you see how quickly this quilt comes together. The flowers are appliqu├ęd using the raw edge technique. No handwork required! Simply by changing the number of blocks, you can make this quilt as large or as small as you like. If you order our fabric bundle, you will receive a great assortment of the warm, homespun colors that we used to create our Button Up Buttercup quilt.
This pattern has now been included in our
Turning Twenty Slapplique' book.
Class Fee:  $20 + book & Supplies.  Includes lunch, prizes, and a whole lotta fun.

Skill Level: Beginner


Tues, Sept 25th, 4pm-6pm
Tues, Oct 30th, 4pm-6pm
Martingale Book Club
This club will meet monthly.  Join us anytime during these hours for a preview of new books that come in during the month….you will be the 1st to see them!  Club members will receive 20% off books and supplies to make projects in the books.  Discount only good during Book Club hours.    We are a Super Stitcher Shop! 
It’s easy to participate in our Super Stitcher program—and it’s FREE to you! Here’s how it works:
  1. As a Super Stitcher member, we’ll automatically give you a Super Stitcher stamp card.
  2. Your Super Stitcher stamp card will get stamped each time you buy a book or product from That Patchwork Place or Martingale.
  3. When you complete your Super Stitcher cards with nine “M” stamps, you mail your card to Martingale—and Martingale will send you a free book of their choice!
  4. BONUS!  That Patchwork Place or Martingale books purchased during the Book Club hours will receive double stamps!!
As another BONUS, when you complete a project out of a That Patchwork Place or Martingale book and bring it to our Book Club, a photo of your project will be taken and sent to Martingale.  Martingale will send you TWO FREE BOOKS of your choice!
Club Fee:  FREE!

Wed, Sept 26th, 10am-4pm
Fabric Wallet Class
Fabric wallets make lovely handmade gifts for yourself or someone else, and they’re pretty easy to make too!   This wallet has 10 credit card slots, checkbook and pen, zippered pocket and other hidey places.  Bring a friend and enjoy this fun class.

Sat/Sun, Sept 29th & 30th
Sew-Ciety Quilters 8th Biennial Quilt Show “Fiesta!” – Grangeville
Plan to bring a carload of friends to attend the quilt show!  Better yet, enter your quilt projects!  Attached is the entry form.  Deliver form by September 22nd to Home Grown Quilts or email to Judy Jeffery:

Mon, Oct 1st, 10am-3pm
Opposites Attract Quilt in a Day
This pretty new quilt will light up any room with the interesting design and use of complimentary color fabrics. The pattern contains yardage and cutting charts to make this roomy Lap Quilt, sure to please everyone on your gift list!

Use the Quilt in a Day 4 1/2" Fussy Cut Ruler (available separately) to achieve the stunning effects on this quilt in a quick and easy method.

Finished Size: 50" x 60"

Skill Level: Beginner

Wed, Sept 3rd, 6:00pm-8:30pm (Autumn themed)
Wed, Sept 17th, 6:00pm-8:30pm (Snowman themed)
Mixed Media Canvas Class
Join Judi Vrieling for another amazing class creating a one-of-a-kind masterpiece on canvas!  As with all Art ...there is no "right or wrong way" ...just your way ... so exploring the possibilities of canvas can be fun and exciting when one lets go of the "expectations" and simply surrenders to the process of playful discovery
... so lets play with canvas!  For 11 year olds to adults.

Class Fee: $30 + supplies


Sat, Oct 6th, 10-3pm
Tea Garden Quilt Class
And how does one do a Tea Garden Quilt Class you ask?  Why, with a traditional Tea Party of course!  Join us for tea and crumpets and a fun quilt class of simple flower squares and green leaves create a vibrant garden against a dramatic background. Mix and match four flower fabrics and three leaf fabrics for an organized scrappy garden of blooms. Use the Creative Grids Lazy Angle Ruler to cut all pieces.

Class Fee:  $20 + supplies
Finished Size: 60” X 72”
Skill Level: Accomplished Beginner

Tues, Sept 25th, 6pm-7:30pm
Tues, Oct 30th, 6pm-7:30pm
Diary Quilt Group

Fri/Sat, Oct 12 & 13th
Stay tuned for more information for this shop hop.  In the meantime, save the dates on your calendar…there will be a whole lotta hoppin’ goin’ on for a whole lotta fantastic sales!!

Sat, Oct 20th, 10am-3pm
Braids on Parade Quilt class
This is a gorgeous quilt, and fun to put together. It is suggested to use a Trapezoid Strip Ruler to make your project easier to accomplish

Class Fee:  $20 + supplies
Finished Size: 57” X 51”
Skill Level: Accomplished Beginner

Sat, Oct 27th, 10am-3pm
Machine Quilting Class
Cathie Orr will be teaching you how to machine quilt (aka…sew fancy stitches on your finished quilt or table runners).  You will be glad you took this class!
Class Fee:  $20 + supplies

Looking ahead:
Sat, Nov 3rd 10am-3pm – Elf Day!  This is a great place to make those quick and easy gifts.
Sat, Nov 10th 10am-3pm – Lil Twister Wreath Class
Mon, Nov 12th 5:30pm-7:30pm – Abigail Block of the Month
Thurs, Nov 22nd, Closed for Thanksgiving
Tues, Nov 27th 4pm-6pm – Martingale Book Club
Tues, Nov 27th 6pm-7:30pm – Diary Quilt Group
Thurs, Nov 29th 4pm-8pm – Elf Eve!  Another shot at getting some quick and easy gifts made
Sat, Dec 8th 10am-3pm – KIDS Elf Day! A day for kiddos to come in and make small inexpensive gifts for family & friends.
Tues, Dec 10th 5:30pm-7:30pm – Abigail Block of the Month
Wed/Thur/Fri, Dec 19, 20, 21 5pm-7pm – Guy Night.  Send your Guy to the quilt shop to shop for his sweetie (you!)
·         Also stay tuned for dates for the Hand Applique Club!