Monday, March 10, 2014

March-May Class list with Pictures

The Quilt Pink blocks were such a success.  We received 32 out of 40 blocks back, which is enough to make 2 quilts to raffle off for our local Relay For Life.  Woohoo!  If you still have a block to make and would like to include it with the blocks for the quilts, bring it by…we’d love to use it.  Our winner of the pair of tickets to The Associations concert was Kathy Warford, who absolutely loved the concert!

Quilting Bee!
Home Grown Quilts has started a Quilting Bee at our local Nursing Home.  If you are between the ages of 4 to 104, we would love for you to join us in hand stitching a quilt on a frame.  You will love the story sharing, laughing, stitching, and getting to know the nursing home residents. 
WHEN:  Every Monday @ 9:30 to 11:30am
WHERE:  Grangeville Health & Rehab

Mar-May 2014 Classes & Activities

Baltimore Album Embroidery Club
Mon, Mar 10th (canceled)
Mon, Apr 14th
Mon, May 12th
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 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:


APRIL:  The Interchangeable1 Bag Class
Mon, Apr 7th @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
This is a very classy Ellen Medlock bag.  This clever bag design allows you to slide one bag off, and the next one on! Great for travel... just pack one bag, and switch out your bag bottoms to match your different fashions!  You may clip-on a chain to use this design as a shoulder bag!

Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

MAY:  Bag ‘Em And Go! Class
TUES, May 6th @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm (Note that this is TUES rather than MON this month)
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
This is a very handy bag to carry 18”X24” cutting mats, 12-1/2” square, 6”x12” and 6”x24” rulers, with pockets for smaller tools.  The back of the bag is a surface for ironing!

Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

JUNE:  Bitty Bag Class
Mon, June 2nd @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
This pattern pack contains instructions and a Quiltsmart printed interfacing panel to make 2 Bitty Bags. Perfectly-matched seams, easy construction, great little accessory bag using Quiltsmart grid interfacing technique. Perfect for Charm Packs and 2.5" strips and squares! Bag bottom is about 5.5" square with 9" tall sides.

Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Friday Night Sew-Cial, 5pm to Midnite!
Fri, March 7th
Fri, March 14th
Fri, April 4th
Fri, April 11th
Fri, May 2nd

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.

Quilters Strip Poker Night!
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!

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

Strata Star Table Topper Class (back by popular demand)
Sat, Mar 8th @ 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

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

Layercake bundles available in this colorway!

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

Batik fat quarter bundles available in this colorway

Evening Star Quilt Class
Sat, Mar 22nd  @ 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! 

Finished quilt size:  64” x 81”

Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies. 

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Kids Quilt Camp!
Mon-Fri, Mar 24-28 @ 9am to noon each day (This is during Spring Break)
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
Each student will make their own rag quilt using 5” charm squares of their choice.  They will learn basic quilt making in a very fun way.  Students should complete their quilt by the end of camp.   Quilt Camp is for kids ages 8+ .

Finished quilt size:  58 x 58”

Class Fee: $75 which includes all fabric for quilt

Skill Level:  Beginner

On the last Tuesday of each month, look for a Christmas project to make.  By the time Christmas arrives, you will already be prepared with lots of finished Christmas things…Boom! 

  • In ADDITION to our 12 Months of Christmas classes, we will be revealing the NEW Christmas fabrics that come in each month during the class.  Students may preview and purchase the new fabric at a 20% discount during class.  Woohoo! 
Our 1st Christmas class is our Tree Skirt Twist:

MARCH:  Tree Skirt Twist
Tue, March 25th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
Choose to make a large or small tree skirt, or a table topper.  Either use 5” charm packs or the 2-1/2” Moda Itty Bittys!   You can either get ready for Christmas, or go a different direction and choose non-Christmasy fabrics.  Kits for the large Christmas tree skirt are available while supplies last.

Finished size:  48-1/2 Octagon or 16-1/2” Octagon

Class Fee: $10 + pattern, Lil Twister ruler  & supplies. 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Kits available in this colorway

APRIL:  Gingerbread Apron & Potholder set
Tue, April 29th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
This is a fabulous class for moms and daughters!  The Apron is made using an adorable gingerbread panel.  Hmmm…I can see munching on gingerbread cookies and milk during this class! 

Finished size:  Child size apron, regular size potholders

Class Fee: $10 + pattern and panel  & supplies

Skill Level:  Beginner

MAY:  Sugar & Spice Table Runner & Placemats
Tue, May 27th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
This is another fabulous class for moms and daughters!   You can choose to purchase a kit to make one table runner and two placemats, or choose your own colorway!

Finished size: 44” Runner length and placemats are 14”x18”

Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies

Skill Level:  Beginner

The Abbey Bag Class
Sat, Mar 29th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Christina Doughty
You will love making this pin cushion and a scrap bag all sewed up together in one of the cutest flowers ever.  One is never enough…you will be making everyone you know one of these for gifts!

Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Kits available in lots of color choices!

Disappearing Four Patch Quilt Class
Sat, April 5th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Bonnie Butz (from Virginia)
Yahoo!  Bonnie is returning to us all the way from Virginia and will be treating us to this fun class.  Although it looks complicated, constructing this block couldn’t be simpler! Wait till you see the variation of this quilt!

Finished size:  52” x 60”

Class Fee: $10 + pattern book & supplies 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Charm Packs available in this colorway!

Day Retreat Week!
Mon-Fri, April 7th-11th @ 9am to 5pm
Instructors: Bonnie Butz (from Virginia), Bettie Ruzicka and Jody Hoogland
Bring your sewing machine & sewing supplies and leave them set up all week in our classroom.  Every day there will be a mini-class, demo or make n take available for you, or you can work on anything you wish. 

Retreat Fee: $25 + any supplies you may need.  Fee includes all classes for the entire week!  Reserve your spot early!  Classes will include (but not limited to):
  • Self-binding baby blanket (pattern & sample included)
  • Mini-class on how to do quilt borders, mitered continuous binding, bias binding, two-toned quilt binding
  • Scrappy purse class (bring your scraps to make this beauty! (pattern included)
  • More surprises!

Prism Quilt Class
Sat, Apr 12th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
This a really neat Nancy Rink Design that actually has 3 patterns in one.  The entire quilt is made using one Jelly Roll!  You can choose our Ombre Strip-It Rolls shown below, or choose your own colorway!

Quilt size:  45” x 55-1/2”

Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Rectangle Mosaic Quilt Class
Sat, April 19th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Bonnie Butz (from Virginia)
This is a fun strippy quilt that Bonnie will teach out of the Strip Therapy 5 book.  We have kits available using  beautiful Island Batik fabric strip packs and coordinating Island Batik fabrics.  Get yours before they are gone gone gone!

Finished size:  70” x 88”

Class Fee: $10 + pattern book & supplies 

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Kits available in this colorway!

Glory Glory Wall Hanging Class
Mon, Apr 21st @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
This is a very striking wall hanging!  There are only 6 slots for this class, which is full.  If you would like your name on the waiting list, please let us know!  Pattern book and kit are required for this class.

Class Fee: $10 + pattern book & kit

Skill Level:  Intermediate

Crazy About Hearts & Stars Quilt Class
Sat, Apr 26th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
This is a cute Buggy Barn pattern uses a cool technique to make this quilt.  This is a Fat Quarter friendly pattern, which we have kits for, or you can choose your own colorway.

Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Kits available in this colorway!

Curved Piecing Class
Fri, May 9th @ 5pm to 8:30pm AND
Sat, May 10th @ 9am to 3pm
Instructor: Norma Devous & Carol Lohrenz (From Eagle, ID)
Norma and Carol are coming back!  They will be teaching amazing curved piecing designs during TWO classes, one Friday evening and the other on Saturday.  They will help you use your imagination for your individual project.  Come by the shop and see how truly amazing their samples are!  If you took their class at Home Grown Quilts last fall, you KNOW how wonderful these instructors are.  No pattern required.

Class Fee: $50 + supplies

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Samples of Carol's curved piecing... wow!!

Magic Squares Table Runner Class
Tues, May 13th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
A very Fat Quarter friendly runner!  This runner has a graphic 3-D optical illusion between the light and dark fabrics.  Quick to put together and fun to see how the patterns emerge.  Bring a friend and come play!

Runner size:  17-1/2 x 45-1/2”

Class Fee: $10 + pattern and supplies

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Winding Ways Quilt Class
Sat, May 17th @ 9am to 3pm
Instructor: Susie Borowicz (from Elk City)
This amazing quilt is a WOW! Kind of a quilt…wait till you see it in person!  This quilt is cut out using our Accuquilt Studio cutter.  Students may use the Accuquilt for FREE when you sign up for the class, or you may choose to purchase a kit with the pieces pre-cut (how easy is THAT, right?!).  Plus you’ll love Susie :o)

Class Fee: $10 + pattern and supplies

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Fire Escape Quilt Class
Sat, May 24th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
Very fun quilt to put together!  Kathleen has LOTS of tips and ideas about this quilt.  Bring a friend and come play!

Finished size: Choice of Lap, Twin or Queen

Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies

Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

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. 




NEW!  Spinning
Every Thursday nights, 5:30 to 7:30pm
Instructor: None
15% off all yarn and crochet items for Spinners Clubbers during Club hours!
This is an awesome opportunity to come to the shop and be with like-minded people who love to spin yarn, card, dye wool, etc.  There is no instructor, no class fees.  Just come, bring your spinning wheel or whatever you are working on, share ideas and learn new things from the group! 

Class Fee: None


Martingale Book Event!
Every last Tuesday of each month 9am to 6pm

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 1
st 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!
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! 

Christina Doughty earns (2) FREE Martingale Books of her choice simply by making a project out of a Martingale book and displaying the project with her book at Home Grown Quilts.  Way to go Christina…it is beautimus!!



**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.**

Strip Poker

 We started a new activity in January.....  STRIP POKER!

Oh goodness, it's a blast. For a $10 entry fee- we gather round a table and play for strips of fabric.

Everyone brings a potluck item to share, some fabric strips, and your poker face.....  and if you run out of strips we have some available to purchase for a discounted rate of a-buck-a-piece.

We hope to turn this into a big thing, as it just is a great evening full of entertainment (and no cheating). 

Just picture all the fun jelly roll quilts you could make with your spoils of war! 

Who's in for next month?

Special Christmas Gifts

 Mrs. Wisdom, a local teacher here- wanted to let the students in her class make a very special Christmas gift for their families this year.

The kiddos were able to come to Home Grown Quilts on a 'field trip', pick out fabric, and then went back to school to create their projects.

We were able to go to the school to see what they made, adorable wall hangings! Isn't that impressive?!  These 4th & 5th grade kids are amazingly talented.

What a wonderful teacher they have, and lucky families too.

Thanks for letting us be apart of this project, Mrs. Wisdom! We cherished every moment of being with your students.

June Cleaver Fashion Show

 This past year we had a June Cleaver Fashion Show -  along with a tea party to go with it.

Ohh my goodness, it was so much fun!! Everyone got to model some aprons, eat delicious treats, and giggle until our sides burst.

Below are some pictures of the fun:

Elayne Murphy, our Knitting Club Instructor, donated a beaded knit bag for the door prize for our June Cleaver Fashion Show. Deanne (shown above) is the winner of that bag- and she was visiting us all the way from Kansas!  Lucky!

It's a Wrap

Our friend Ann Wilponen came to visit us and was able to teach us how to make adorable fabric baskets with an 'It's a Wrap' pattern.

They were so fun!

Here are some pictures from our evening: