Thursday, January 3, 2013

Kid Elf Day

 We had a huge success with Kid's Elf Day. Lots of adorable kiddos came to make some adorable crafts. We LOVED how creative those kids were.... just look at some of their stuff:

We can't wait for next year's elf day :)

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Here's what's happening in Jan/Feb!

Here’s the scoop of calendar events:

Fri, Jan 4th & 11th  5pm-midnight
Fri, Feb 1st & 8th  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!

Fri, Jan 4th  5pm-midnight
Fri, Feb 1st  5pm-midnight
Holiday Houses Class
These will be held the 1st Friday evening each month during our Midnite Sew-Cial.  The Holiday House hangings are awesome and display nicely on scrolled table stands, available at Home Grown Quilts. 
$15 per class + pattern.  Class fee includes all other supplies
Finished Size: 12”X14.5”
Skill Level:  Beginner

Fri, Jan 11th  5pm-midnight
Fri, Feb 8th  5pm-midnight
Baltimore Album Club
These classes will be held during our Midnite Sew-Cial, and anyone can join the fun at any time.  A new Baltimore Album block will be taught each month, and before years’ end, you will have 12 blocks made for a quilt or several wall hangings (or table toppers)!
$10 per class + book and supplies
Finished Size:  10-1/2” blocks
Skill Level:  Beginner

Arlene is hard at work making the class samples!

Tues, Jan 8th & 22nd 7pm
Tues, Feb 5th & 19th  7pm

Sew-Ciety Guild meeting @ Home Grown Quilts
Come join us!...everyone is welcome to join.  The Guild dues are only $15 per year!

Every other Thurs, 5:30-7:30pm (next meeting is Jan 3rd)
Crochet Club
For beginners and beyond! Meet with us every other Thursday for great tips and techniques as well as start a crochet project.
Class Fee: $10 + Supplies

Sat, Jan 12th  10am-3pm
Urban Cabin Quilt Class
This is a very beginner friendly quilt.  Our sample is made with really nice flannels that make it looks extra snuggly!  To make it easier on you, we have kitted up this quilt with the flannels used in our sample (or you can choose your own fabrics).
Class Fee: $10 + pattern and supplies
Finished Size: 65”X88” (lap size)….or you can make it larger
Skill Level:  Beginner

Fri, Jan 18th  5:30-8:30pm
Lacy Knit Scarf Class
This is a very beginner friendly knitting project which makes up quickly.  BIG ANNOUNCEMENT!...  We are beginning to stock specialty yarns at Home Grown Quilts, including the lace yarn used for this scarf class.  Come on in and check out the beautiful selection of colors!  Our instructor is coming all the way from Newport Washington to teach this fun class. 
Class Fee: $25 + supplies
Skill Level:  Beginner
 ...... and meet our instructor, Ann!

Sat, Jan 19th  10am-3pm
Dresden Star Quilt Class
A very beautiful quilt indeed!  You will learn really cool folding and other techniques in this class to make your star points and Dresden blades.  Ann Wilponen will be teaching this class (see her cutie pie photo above...the one I borrowed from Facebook)
Class Fee: $10 + pattern and supplies
Finished Size: 65”X 48”
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Sat, Jan 26th  9am-3pm
1st Anniversary Party!
Can you believe it’s been a full YEAR for Home Grown Quilts?!?!  To celebrate our Anniversary, we will have fun things available:
·         Mystery bag challenges
·         Accuquilt cutter time!
o    Watch Accuquilt demos
o    Bring some stash fabric and practice on our Accuquilt, cutting out various shapes from your fabric for FREE!  (regularly rents for $10 per hour)
·         Yummy snacks
·         Fun Demos!
·         We’ll have some super anniversary sales going on too…woohoo!

Mon, Jan 28th  5:30-8:30pm
Paper Pieced Heart Class
This is a perfect class to learn an easy foundation paper pieced project.  This project is a small hanging, which will enable you to get the ‘hang’ of paper piecing and get the project completed…or mostly completed in class.
Class Fee:  $10 + book and supplies
Finished Size: 12”X12”
Skill Level: Beginner

Tues, Jan 29th  9am-6pm
Tues, Feb 26th 9am-6pm

Martingale Book Club
Martingale is a publisher specializing in books and patterns on quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and crafts. Each month we receive a shipment of brand new items from Martingale, as well as from other distributors. This club will meet monthly, and it is FREE. 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 free 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!!
5. As another BONUS, when you complete a project out of a That Patchwork Place or Martingale book and bring it to our Book Club to be displayed for 30 days at Home Grown Quilts, a photo of your project will be taken and sent to Martingale. You will receive TWO FREE Martingale BOOKS of your choice!

Sat, Feb 2nd  9am-3pm
Lil Twister Heart Class
Just in time for Valentines!  This beautiful hanging is perfect to display in your home…or maybe in His car…to get your hunney thinking about Valentines.  The Lil Twister has been fun for a lot of you to learn to use this Fall, and we want to encourage you to bring out your Lil Twister tool to use on more projects like this one.  NOTE:  The small heart in the photo is made from the Itty Bitty Twister, using up the scraps from the hanging…super adorable!
Class Fee: $10 + book and supplies
Finished Size: 35”X35”
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Daytime:   Mon & Wed 9am-noon, starting Feb 4th
Evenings: Mon & Wed 5:30-8:30pm, starting Feb 4th
Last class we’ll combine on Sat, Feb 23rd, 9am-3pm
Beginning Quilt Class Series
These are the last classes of a 7 class series. In the Beginning Quilt Class course, you will make either a lap or crib sized quilt using the new skills and techniques that we will teach you. We plan to offer Beginning Quilting Classes 2-3 times per year. If you or someone you know have been wanting to learn to quilt, stay tuned for our next series around May/June. We will have daytime and evening classes available.
$90 + supplies

Sat, Jan 9th  10am-3pm
Pre-Daytona 500 Strip Racing!
Wanna get a cute quilt top done in a day?  PLUS have a little fun at it?  This class INCLUDES lunch and prizes for the racing…laughing all the way, to be sure!
Class Fee: $15 + Jelly Roll (40 2-1/2” strips)
Finished Size: 65”X 48”
Skill Level:  Beginner