Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nov/Dec 2013 and Jan 2014 newsletter

Nov/Dec 2013 & Jan 2014 Newsletter

LOTTO BLOCK!    Come nab a Lotto block kit for $1.50…don’t forget to turn your finished blocks in by the end of the month to get in the drawing to win them all!

Bonnie Butz
from Virginia was the lucky winner for the October Lotto Blocks!

November blocks are available…come get yours while they last.

Look who won the jar of thread at our
Fall Shop Hop contest! Terri Helena guessed the EXACT amount of yards of thread in that jar…and she said she just pulled a number out of the air.  Wow!

And the winner of the drawing for the fabulous tote from Notions Marketing was
Joyce Vessey!

We have a new addition to our hidden Sebastian the Crab.
  Introducing ‘Stinky’!  Stinky comes to us from a dear friend in Boise. Both Stinky and Sebastian are hiding in the shop.  Find one of them for a free Fat Quarter!

November through March 2014 Classes & Activities


Quilted Flowers Class
Fri, Nov 8th @ 5:00-8:30pm AND
Sat, Nov 9th @ 9:30-3:00pm
Instructor:  Carol Lohrenz and Norma Devous (from Eagle, ID)
The technique of drawing your design with thread, using color crayons, and embellishments to create a picture worth framing!  This is a two-class course.
Class Fee: $50 + supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner
The below photo is an example.  The actual designs you make will be dependent on the designs in the fabric you work with.

Baltimore Album Embroidery Club
Mon, Nov 11th, 5:30-8:30pm
Mon, Dec 9th, 5:30-8:30pm
Mon, Jan 13th, 5:30-8:30pm (Last class)
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Class Fee:  $10 per class
If you have always loved the look of Baltimore Albums and have wished you could make one, quit wishing and come on in to Home Grown Quilts where we will show you how to embroider your blocks.  You can jump into the ‘club’ at any point and will be in good company!

We are offering fun monthly bag/purse/tote classes, generally the 1st Monday evening of each month.  Our pursenalities classes will always be $10 each, HOWEVER the more Pursenalities classes you take, the more you save.  For example:
Pursenalities class #1 = $10, class #2 = $9, class #3 = $8…etc., until your 11th and 12th classes are FREE!  Here are the upcoming Pursenalities classes:


Little Jelly Bags Class
Mon, Nov 18TH  @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Wanna make easy inexpensive gifts?  You decide which size(s) of purses to make, ranging from itty bitty size for like a cell phone to a large size.  This class is just in time to make Christmas gifts!
Five sizes:  Bitty 3 1/2in x 5 1/2in, Small 4 1/2in x 5 1/2in, Med 5 1/2in x5 1/4in, LG 5 3/4 x 8in Extra LG 10in x 7in
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

2-Hour Tulip Purse Class
Mon, Dec 2nd  @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Super cute, fast and easy, this purse can also be reversible!  And just like the pattern says, this purse is anything but boring.  This would be a fun mom/daughter evening :o)
Five sizes:  Available in 4 sizes!
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Midi Bag Class
Mon, Jan 6th  @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
This is a fun quick project!  The Midi Bag is a smaller version of the popular Quiltsmart Mondo Bag known for its unique assembly.  We will use pre-printed Quiltsmart interfacing to fuse fabric squares, then stitch on the lines…easy peasy!  Great for fat quarters, scraps, jelly rolls & charm packs.
Approximate size:  8’ X 8’ X 12”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Kwik Klutch Purse Class
Mon, Feb 3rd  @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Prefer to just grab your wallet and go but then don’t know where to put your keys and phone?  This is the perfect bag for you.  This has a zipper pocket for your change, place for your credit cards, your cash and your phone and keys.  Very classy Klutch!
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Pretty Peppermint Quilt Class
Sat, Nov 23rd @ 9am-3pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
A new twist on an old-fashioned block with these modern, yet scrappy Dresden Plates. A wedge and circle template is included or you can use the EZ Easy Dresden™ ruler as a quick cutting tool.
Finished size:  53” x 53”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Friday Night Sew-Cial, 5pm to Midnite!
Fri, Dec 6th
Fri, Dec 13th  
Fri, Jan 3rd
Fri, Jan 10th

Bring whatever you are working on…quilting, hand sewing, knitting, crocheting and a maybe a friend or two, and come play with us!  We typically enjoy a warm loaf of fresh bread and honey butter, and plenty of fun conversation and laughter.

Strata Star Table Topper Class
Sat, Dec 14th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
Making a Strata Star is super fun and surprisingly easy to do.  The Strata Star comes in 4 different sizes plus a bed quilt size!  We have fabric packs already put together, or choose your own.  This would be a great gift giving item.
Finished size:  Your choice of 4 sizes
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner
Photo is of my students in Newport, WA who took the Strata Star class in September.

Guy Day!
Sat, Dec 21st all day
Mon, Dec 23rd 9-7pm
Tues, Dec 24th 9-4pm
Okay ladies, this is the time to send in your guys to get you what you really want for Christmas!  Starting now, we will have Christmas Wish Lists available for you to jot down what you want from Home Grown Quilts.  We will keep your Wish List on file here at the shop for an easy shopping experience for your guy.  We will also provide free gift wrap for your guy…double bonus!



Sweet Things Quilt Class
Sat, Jan 4th @ 10am to 3pm (this is a 2nd class by popular demand)
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
In this class you will learn to make flawless Flying Geese using Bloc Loc rulers…which are the BOMB!  These rulers are selling like hotcakes because they work so well.  Sign up and see what we mean!
Finished size:  Twin
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Early Snow Bargello Class (2-part class)
Fri, Jan 10th  @ 5:00 to 8:30pm AND
Sat, Jan 11th @ 9:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor:  Ann Wilponen (from Newport, WA)
This is a fun ‘quilt as you go’ bargello, also using applique techniques.  The finished product is gorgeous!  If you haven’t tried a bargello before, consider taking this class!
Finished size:  54” x 33”
Class Fee: $35 + pattern & supplies.
Skill Level:  Advanced

Beginning Quilting Course
Beginning January 13th through January 30th
Daytime:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 9am to noon OR
Evening:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 5:30p to 8:30p
PLUS a combined class on Sat, Feb 8th @ 10am to 3pm
Class Fee: $90 + supplies.
Skill Level:  Very Beginner
Yay!  The Beginning Quilting Course is finally here!  Students will learn step-by-step how to construct a quilt, including selecting fabrics for your quilt project, piecing, borders, binding, and even machine quilting (itch in the ditch).  Come to Home Grown Quilts to see samples of the quilt you will be making!  NOTE:  Students must know how to use their sewing machines prior to class starting.  It is also highly recommended that students bring a quarter inch foot and a walking foot to class.  See class handout for further information.

Quilters Strip Poker Night! (NEW!!  Starting January 17th!)
Every 3rd  Friday of each month, 5:30-7:30pm
Head Stripper:  Jody Hoogland
Poker Night Fee:  $10
Yeah baby!  Put on your poker face, pull your hat down low and let’s start strippin’!  We will play poker using jelly roll strips as our ‘ante’.  You can bring your own fabric strips or you can purchase them at Home Grown Quilts for a buck-a-piece.  This is also a Potluck evening, so bring your favorite yummy dish of something to share.  Fun for everyone!

If your Poker Face looks like this, you’ll need to work on it.


Machine Quilting Class
Sat, Jan 25th @ 10:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor:  Dawn Maples (from Kamiah, ID)
You too can machine quilt!  That’s right…install your darning foot, drop those feed dogs and see what you and your sewing machine can do!   Learn how to beautifully finish quilts on your sewing machine.  You'll learn straight stitching and free-motion quilting techniques: straight lines and crosshatching, stippling, swirly vines, interchanging vine, allover swirls, single and double echoing, and pebbles.  This class fills up fast, so sign up early!
Class Fee: $30 + supplies.
Skill Level:  Beginner

Whirlwynd Quilt Class
Tues, Jan 28th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm (This is a 2nd class by popular demand)
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
This quilt is square friendly, meaning if you happen to have a fabric stash, you can dive in and simply start cutting squares…or if you prefer, we have kits available!    This quilt requires the Creative Grids Ruler “Straight Out Of Line” (the same ruler that you may have used on the green & black “Fresh Cut” quilt).  Come play!
Finished quilt size:  61” x 74”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Savanna Quilt Class
Sat, Feb 1st @ 10:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
We used jungle prints to make this quilt, and kits are available!  Of course this design will work with any mix of light and dark fabrics.  Suggested ruler:  Curves for Squares CGRKA1 by Creative Grid.
Finished quilt size:  64” x 81”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies.
Skill Level: Accomplished Beginner/intermediate

Evening Star Quilt Class
Sat, Feb 15th  @ 10:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
This quilt is made with half square triangle units and background squares…NO diamonds and NO ‘Y’ seams!  Gorgeous!  Limited kits are available or you can choose your own fabrics.
Finished quilt size:  64” x 81”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies.
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

The GREAT Strip Quilt Race
Sat, Feb 22nd  @ 10:00 to 3:00pm
Pit Crew Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
What is 1,600 inches long  when it starts and finishes at 48”x64”?  The Jelly Roll 1,600 quilt!  Ladies & Gentlemen, start your engines!  If you haven’t made a Strip Quilt before, it is super easy and really fast to make.  Most of you will finish the entire quilt top during class.  And since this is a race, of course there will be some fabulous prizes!  This class is also youth friendly….but caution!  The youth tend to beat the adults in this class :o)
Finished size:  48”x 64”
Class Fee: $10 + supplies.
Skill Level:  Very beginner friendly

Show Me Your Fat Quarters…And I’ll Show You Mine Quilt Class
Sat, March 1st   @ 10:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Showcase your favorite fat quarters in this delightful, fast & unique quilt!  This is our quarterly Fat Quarter Extravaganza…very beginner friendly!
Finished quilt size:  60” x 73”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies.
Skill Level:  Beginner

Paris Quilt Class
Mon, March 10th   @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
This fun and feminine ruffled quilt is super easy using 10” Layer Cakes.  We have a collection of Paris Layer Cake bundles for you, or you can choose your own fabrics.  You will also learn to use the Double Diamond ruler for the 3-D effect on the border.
Finished quilt size:  54-1/2” x 62”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies.
Skill Level:  Beginner

Elisa’s Circle Dance Quilt Class
Sat, March 15th @ 10:00 to 3:00pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
This quilt is made using Elisa’s 7” Crazy Curves Templates.  The templates come with the pattern and it is easy to sew with no special foot…definitely not as hard as it looks…woohoo!
Finished quilt size:  63” x 70”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern, template  & supplies.
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Sew-Ciety Guild meetings
Every 1st & 3rd Tues evenings, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Come join us!...everyone is welcome to join.  The Guild dues are only $15 per year and we meet at Home Grown Quilts.


Crochet Club
Every 2nd & 4th Thursday nights, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Instructor: Renee Wright (from Grangeville)
15% off all yarn and crochet items for  Crochet Clubbers during Club hours!
For beginners and beyond! Meet with us 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

Knitting Club
Every 1st & 3rd  Thursday afternoons, 2:30 to 4:30pm
Every 1st & 3rd Thursday nights, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Instructor: Elayne Murphy (from Kooskia)
15% off all yarn and crochet items for Knitting Clubbers during Club hours!
For beginners to accomplished knitters!  Come and learn great tips and techniques as well as start a knitting project. Just like the Crochet Club, bring your own pattern for assistance, or our award winning knitting instructor Elayne Murphy get you started on a project that she will teach you.
Class Fee: $10 + Supplies

Wonderful addition to Martingale Book Club!
Every last Tuesday of each month 9am to 6pm

Martingale/That Patchwork Place Company is offering a $10 REBATE on any of their books purchased from local quilt shops (yes, including Home Grown Quilts!).  This offer is good through December 31, 2013.  One Rebate per customer.

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 books and patterns from other distributors.   Come to our shop anytime during Book Club hours for a preview!….you will be the 1st to see them!   In addition, you will receive 20% off books and supplies to make any of the 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 Co.
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 your 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!

**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.**


New fun things at Home Grown Quilts…Come check them out!

Peppermint Cheesecake Fabric Ornament Kits

Itty Bitty's by Moda

Funclub Designs... super cute embroidery patterns

Mew fabrics including saucy animal prints, Moda Batiks, and an adorable child's Christmas apron panel!

See you soon!

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