Sunday, February 17, 2013

Birthday Parties!!

 Did you know Home Grown Quilts offers birthday parties?!

We recently hosted a birthday party for Naomi, along with 15 of her little friends.  They each made a fleece scarf and mitten set, which were adorable!

Aren't they just the cutest?! - And they all did a fantastic job on their scarves and mittens.

If you are interested in having your child's (or your) birthday party at Home Grown Quilts, give us a call for the details- 983-0254

We are coming up with lots of projects for you to chose from- for boys and girls- that will be sure to delight everyone.

Class Fun!

 We love our customers! Here are some class photos of our Daytona 500 strip class- and their finished top quilts. Aren't they gorgeous?! (both the customers and the quilts ;D)

And here are some amazing ladies making zipper flowers. Don't you just want to play with them?! 

Isn't Lois' Baltimore Basics block amazing? We just love the colors that she picked! Thanks for sharing, Lois! Great job!!

And last but not least, we have a picture of Marie (on left) who finished a pair of fingerless gloves in Crochet Club! Renee, our instructor, is on the right.  We love it!

March/April Classes!

Hello Quilters!

We have just been having so much fun in the shop lately! We have some amazing new products including: YARN!!
  The yarn is wonderful and all specialty, including: Rigoletto, Sashay, Starbella,Twist & Twirl, Pirouette..which all make the fun lacy scarfs.  We also carry Mary Maxim yarns, Patons, N.Y., Premier, Bernat, Deborah Norville, Sugar n' Cream, Elegant, and Red Heart Boutique's including Baby Pom Pom and Pomp-a-Doodle.  We are getting weekly shipments of new yarns, including the lacy scarf yarns, so come see what's new and fun!

We also want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for coming out to support us for our 1 year anniversary party! We have loved having each and every one of you in our lives this past year. Without you, we can't be here- so thank you.

From our lap to yours,
Jody and the gals at Home Grown Quilts
·         January Lotto Block Winner:  Tina McPherson of Montana!  Enjoy your blocks Tina J

·         February Lotto blocks are available and are a really cute heart design.  Come pick yours up now…there are a few left!

·         The winner of Super Bolt Saturday’s contest:  Janet Dickson of Kamiah!  Congrats Janet, and enjoy your $10 gift certificate J

·         There are new books, patterns and fabric in the shop.  Come on in and check them out!

**Each class has a Supply List. There may be additional class costs for special sewing supplies, such as patterns, or special rulers, etc.  Fabric requirements will be listed.  Once you register for your class and receive your Supply List, you will qualify to receive a 15% discount on all required supplies. To receive the discount, you must have your Supply List with you when you make your purchase.   NOTE:  Students are required to have their own patterns and tools during classes.  This enables the classes to stay on the curriculum schedule rather than having the class wait while students borrow supplies from each other.**
Here’s the scoop of calendar events:

Mon, Feb 25th  Noon to 3pm   or
Thur, Feb 28th 5:30pm-8:30pm

Un-Paper Towel Class
Instructor:  Renee Wright
DIY Unpaper Towels are a great way to be stylish and eco friendly at the same time!
Cost: $15+ supplies
Skill Level:  Beginner

Fri, Mar 1st & 8th  5pm-midnight
Fri, Apr 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!

Fri, Mar 1st   5pm-midnight
Fri, Apr 12th  5pm-midnight

Holiday Houses Class
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
These will be held the 1st Friday evening each month during our Midnite Sew-Cial (except in April…the Holiday House Class will be on the 2nd Friday as there will not be a Sew-Cial on Apr 5th.  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, Mar 8th   5pm-midnight
Fri, Apr 12th   5pm-midnight

Baltimore Album Club
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine

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

Tues, Mar 5th & 19th  7pm
Tues, Apr 2nd & 16th   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 Feb 21st)

Crochet Club
Instructor: Renee Wright
For beginners and beyond! Meet with us every other Thursday for great tips and techniques as well as start a crochet project. Bring your own pattern for assistance, or our wonderful instructor Renee Wright will get you started on a project that she will teach you.
Class Fee: $10 + Supplies

Sat, Mar 2nd  9am-3pm
Turning Twenty Friendship Quilt Class
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine

With only 20 fat quarters you can make this beautiful quick to piece quilt.  If you are a beginner quilter, you will find this quilt easy to do.  If you are a seasoned quilter, you are sure to enjoy the simplicity of these quilt designs as a break from your more time intensive quilts.  Grab a friend, choose your fabrics together and come play!

Class Fee: $20 + supplies.  Includes lunch.
Skill Level:  Beginner

Sat, Mar 9th 10am-3pm
Caddy Pad Iron Tote/Ironing Pad Class
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine

Clever full size iron tote and ironing pad in one! Easily opens to a 19-1/2” x 25-1/2” pressing surface. By changing the inside material you can make a lunch bag with placemat, so many possibilities. Silver heat resistant fabric included with pattern.
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Mon, Mar 11th  9am-1pm    or
Wed, Mar 13th  5:30-8:30pm

Cuddle Monster Nap Wrap Class
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland

Adorable hooded wraps with mix and match Monster faces and parts.
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Tues, Mar 12th  9am-3pm
Apple of My Eye Quilt Class
Instructor:  Kathleen Walker

This delicious quilt featuring Riley Blake Designs is fun to make.  Learn to do simple machine applique  on the apples in the quilt.
Finished quilt size is 58" x 68".
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Sat, Mar 16th  10am-3pm
Hanky Panky Quilt Class
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine

An heirloom quilt...with modern methods!  Easy enough for a beginning quilter to join the fun.
Choice of finished quilt sizes:
Baby - 42in x 42in, Lap - 52in x 62in, Twin - 72in x 92in, Full - 92in x 102in, Queen - 102in x 112in
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Beginner

Sat, Mar 23rd  10a-3pm
Lollypop Twist Quilt Class & Party!
Instructor:  Kathleen Walker

Make this really cute baby quilt using our bright and colorful charm squares, or choose your own colors for the lollypop twists.
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.  Uses Creative Grids CGR3754 Lazy Angle Ruler 6-1/2in x 10-1/2in
Finished quilt size 32in x 40in
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Tues, Feb 26th  9am-6pm
Tues, Mar 26th 9am-6pm
Tues, Apr 30th  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!
Like Wow.

Mon-Fri,  Apr 1st thru 5th  9am to noon

Kids Spring Break Sewing Camp
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland

Yay!  Kids Sewing Camp is here again!  Camp is for ages 8+.  Class projects in this camp will be a really fun fabric checker board set and adorable jean pocket purse (or wallet).  Be prepared to have a checker contest in class with their own checker boards!  Students will also learn to knit a lacy scarf…sweet!
Class Fee: $90 for entire camp which includes all fabric & project supplies.
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Sat, Apr 6th  10am-3pm
Moroccan Tile Table Topper class
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine

A ten sided shape, new to the quilting world, can be easily accomplished with the new Jewel Box tools. The Moroccan Tile quilt is made with an array of rainbow fabrics. Instructions are in booklet form with full color graphics.
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Mon, Apr 8th  9am-5pm
Meet The Teacher Open House!
Come to Home Grown Quilts and meet Bonnie Butz, all the way from Virginia!  Bonnie will be teaching a Strip Clubbing class  (see below), and everyone is invited to come meet her and get a sneak preview of her class. There will be drawings for cool “Virginia Stuff” throughout the day as well as yummy snacks!

Sat, Apr 13th  9am-3pm

Strip Clubbing Quilt class
Instructor:  Bonnie Butz

Fast and Easy Quilt using 2-1/2!  Oh yeah, Strip Clubbing is a reality ladies. The pattern book has six brand-new patterns and all of them are perfect for Strip Club Bundles and Jelly Rolls!  Home Grown Quilts has amazing colors of batik jelly rolls in…come check them out J
Class Fee: $20 + Pattern book & supplies.  Uses a Strip Tube Ruler.  Includes lunch!
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Wed, Apr 17th  9am-2pm
Hawaiian Quilt class & Luau!
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland

Learn Nancy Lee Chong’s stress-free approach to needle turn applique and hand quilting while you make your Hawaiian quilt.  The results are stunning!   PLUS, how about an authentic Hawaiian Luau at our class?  Come and don on a lei and learn lei etiquette, the custom of Aloha and shake your grass skirt!
Class Fee: $20 + supplies.  Includes lunch!
Skill Level:  Beginner