Friday, September 19, 2014

Sept-Dec Newsletter!

Hello Quilters!
Fall is quickly upon us, which means one thing- COZY!! We love all things cozy- which is great, because quilting is very cozy (same with all of our delicious yarns!)

We've got a few youth classes this fall and winter during the school breaks-  what a great opportunity for your kiddos to learn a new skill!

Our classes this round are amazing. Think of all the Christmas gifts you could make out of them. We're sure they will fill up fast- so call us at 983-0254 to reserve your spot.

We have new products coming in all the time- so be sure you are checking in with us often to ensure you'll get first pick!

See you soon!!
From our laps to yours,

Jody and the gals at Home Grown Quilts

Sept-Dec 2014 Newsletter

Come nab a Lotto block kit for $1.50
Turn your finished blocks in by the end of the month to get in the drawing to win them all!
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Congratulations to Christa Ostler from Virginia…she won August Lotto Blocks!

September Lotto Block (available now!)

October Lotto Block (choose a fun colorway with black!)

November Lotto Block (love this block pattern!)

December Lotto Block (choose your own colors of tree parts!)

September through November 2014
Classes & Events
NOTE:  All class supplies purchased through Home Grown Quilts is 15% off with your paid class fee…sweet deal right?!
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:

SEPTEMBER:  Texture Magic Tote Class
Mon, Sept 8th @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
Experience the fun of creating texture on fabric using Texture Magic…the coolest thing ever!  Totes come in two sizes!
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

OCTOBER:  Twister Tote Class
Mon, Oct. 6th @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Have fun with the Lil’ Twister tool making an easy pinwheel panel for the front of your tote.  Experiment with color blocking solids or feature your favorite prints on the basic tote.  Large pockets or medium subdivided pockets, and an easy snap closure!
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

NOVEMBER:  Laundry Bag Class
Mon, Nov. 3rd @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland
This is a perfect gift for anyone who enjoys camping, whether it is in a tent or on the road! We have adorable camping fabric coming, including a camping panel that will make this bag super-duper cute!
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

DECEMBER:  Gift Bag Class
Mon, Dec. 1st @ 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Instructor:  Arlene Perrine
Drawstring bags sizes are adjustable to fit many needs.  Great for cosmetics, medicines, gifts or as a sachet.  Make them to match your favorite purse.  A perfect gift or a gift bag!
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies. 
Skill Level:  Confident Beginner

Our Friday Night Sew-Cials are back!
October (3rd & 10th)
November (7th & 14th)
December (5th & 12th)
@ 5pm till Midnite…or till we drop…whichever comes first!

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. (okay, this picture has nothing to do with our Midnite Sew-Cials, but it DOES depict some craziness that goes on at our Midnite Sew-Cials! …thank you Megan Fairchild for being such a great model of our super hero cape panels, and for Arlene who is trying to be the inconspicuous super hero assistant!)

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! 

SEPTEMBER:  White Stocking
Tue, Sept 30th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi
This is a very special Christmas Stocking, all made with white on whites.  The purpose of that is to hang the white stocking hung in your home as a symbol for your family of the true meaning of Christmas the Savior, The Lord Jesus. There is a really neat poem that we will laminate for you to hang with your stocking, which ends in….”So take your white stocking and hang it with pride, Remember the Savior, put his gift inside”. This stocking is made using the Lil’ Twister tool. 
Finished size: 12-1/2 x 19”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern, Lil Twister tool  & supplies
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

OCTOBER:  Snowtime Quilt Class
Tue, Oct 28th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi
This quilt features the Moda fabric line “Be Jolly”, including the really cute “Be Jolly” panel! Very quick and easy quilt to put together, so a good class to bring a youth with you to sew together!
Finished size: 57” x 60”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies
Skill Level:  Beginner

Kits Available!!

NOVEMBER:  Waffle Time Runner Class
Thurs, Nov 20th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi
This super cute runner can be made with any colorway of fabrics for any season of the year.  We made up kits for you using the Maywood Studio’s Merry & Bright fabric line.  Come play…the more the Bright and Merrier!
Finished size:  18” x 42” runner
Class Fee: $10 + pattern  & supplies
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Kits Available!

DECEMBER:  My True Love BOM (Block of the Month) Class
Tue, Dec 30th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi
Christmas is a season of love and sharing.  The 12 Months of Christmas embodies this spirit of giving to those you truly love.  Enjoy and share the spirit of these delightful and easy monthly blocks.  Blocks are machine or hand appliqued.  Block #1 class begins December 30th, and each block will be taught by DeAnn on the last Tuesday each month at 5:30 to 8:30pm through November 2015.  There will be a class to put your finished blocks together…I’m sensing a Christmas cookie exchange party with this class!
Finished size: 65” x 80” completed quilt
Class Fee: $10 + pattern book  & supplies
Skill Level:  Accomplished Beginner

Kits will be available soon!

Beginning Quilting Course
Beginning September 15th through October 2nd
Daytime:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 9am to noon OR
Evening:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 5:30p to 8:30p
PLUS a combined class on Sat, Oct 11th @ 10am to 3pm
Yay!  The Beginning Quilting Course is here again!  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 (stitch 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. 
Class Fee: $90 + supplies. 
Skill Level:  Very Beginner
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland

Swan Amity TRUNK SHOW!
Tues, Sept 16th @ Noon
Come join us for a fun activity!  If you have never attended one of our trunk shows, you are in for a treat.  In addition to a lemonade party, you will experience a dramatic reveal of gorgeous quilts made by the Swan Amity Company (I promise you will love them!).  Patterns for all of the quilts will be available for 20% off during the Trunk Show, as well as our owl fabrics!  Swan’s first project was her adorable owls “Branch Diversity” which was displayed at the Sisters, Oregon quilt show!  We will have an owl-icious hoot of a time.
Class Fee: NONE

Peppermint Log Table Topper Class
Tues, Sept 23rd @ 3 to 8pm
Instructor: Sandy Berg (from Lewiston)
Super cute table topper or wall hanging which can be made in any colorway…holiday, Spring, Fall, etc!  (if you wish to see her trunk show of her many designs again, let me know & we’ll twist her arm to bring it!)
Class Fee: $25 + pattern and supplies
Approximate size: 20” x 20”
Skill Level:  Intermediate

September 27 & 28, 2014
Sat 10am to 5pm - Sun 11am to 4pm
Admission $3
Grangeville Elementary/Middle School
400 South Idaho, Grangeville
Featured Quilter:  Cathie Orr
Pick up entry forms at Home Grown Quilts, or give us a call @ 208-983-0254 and we’ll email you the form

School’s Out…KIDS CAMP!  Strip Quilt Class
Fri, Oct 3rd @ 9am to 3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
Your kids will love this class!  These jelly roll strip quilts are so fun and easy to make…a great project for beginners!  If you are ages 8 to 99, come join us for a day of fun! Choose your own jelly roll (consisting of twenty
2-1/2” fabric strips).  Be sure to bring a sack lunch to this class.
Class Fee: $35 (includes your choice of jelly roll for project!)
Approximate size: 31” X 52”
Skill Level:  Beginner

Winding Ways Quilt Class
Sat, Oct 4th @ 10am 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
Approximate size: 55” square
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Precut Kits Available!

Elisa’s Circle Dance Quilt Class(for those of you who missed this class)
Wed, Oct 8th @ 3:00 to 8:00pm
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!  AND….SOUP & HOMEMADE ROLLS SUPPER WILL BE SERVED…yum yum
Finished quilt size:  63” x 70”
Class Fee: $10 + pattern, template  & supplies. 
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Diamonds Are Forever Quilt Class
Mon, Oct 20th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
Clever cutting makes this a quick yet intriguing quilt pattern.  Depending on how you look at it and which colors and patterns you use, the look will change, drawing attention to the diamonds or making the focus on the Xs and Os.  Go ultra-modern with bright solids or pick a bunch of your favorite prints, or pick up a really cute kit using the black background and colorful Xs!  Either way, this is one dynamic design!
Finished quilt size:  64” X 64”
Class Fee: $10 + supplies (pattern is FREE!)
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Kits  Available in this Colorway

Punch Needle Class
Thurs, Oct 23rd @ 5-8pm (EVENING CLASS)
Instructor: Jody Hoogland and Breezi Kohrman
Choose from a variety of Punch Needle patterns that we have in stock, ranging from holiday to Fall and Spring, with more patterns coming!  Once you learn the technique that we will guide you through, you can do any Punch Needle project!
Finished project size:  Whatever YOU decide! 
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & your choice of pattern
Skill Level:  Beginner

Radiant Quilt Class
Sat, Oct 25th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
This is a fat quarter-friendly project that is really beautiful!  Choose your size of quilt and 7 to 26 fat quarters (depending on your quilt size), and see the magic of that radiance appear.  This is a one-block wonder and easy to make, so bring a friend and come play!
Finished quilt size:  Baby, Throw, Twin, Queen or King
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies
Skill Level:  Advanced Beginner

Kits available in baby size - pink and blue

School’s Out!...Kid’s Camp Punch Needle Class
Thurs, Oct 30th @ 9am to noon DAYTIME CLASS (for adults & especially youth!)
Instructor: Jody Hoogland and Breezi Kohrman
Oh yes we DID create a class just for your youth who has a day off of school…you’re welcome.  Choose from a variety of Punch Needle patterns that we have in stock, ranging from holiday to Fall and Spring, with more patterns coming!  Once you learn the technique that we will guide you through, you can do any Punch Needle project!
Finished project size:  Whatever YOU decide! 
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & your choice of pattern
Skill Level:  Beginner

Science Fair Quilt Class
Sat, Nov 1st @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
Hexies are IN!  Not only that, but there are no Y seams on this beauty!  Choose a fun colorway, or try one of our kits with brights….super cute! Hex N More ruler is optional, but very helpful.
Finished quilt size:Baby, Lap, Twin or King 
Class Fee: $10 + pattern & supplies
Skill Level:  Intermediate

Kits Available!

Turning Twenty Quilt Class
Wed, Nov 5th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
Another fat quarter friendly quilt that is very fun and easy to put together!  Choose 9 to 30 fat quarters, depending on what size of quilt you will be making.  Bring a friend and join the fun!
Finished quilt size:  Baby, Lap, Twin or Queen
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Beginner friendly

Star of Wonder Runner Class
Thurs, Nov 6th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
This gorgeous Nativity runner is from the Star of Wonder Art to Heart books.  Kathleen will show you how easy and fun it is to put this together.  Great gift idea!
Finished quilt size:  10” x 39”
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Beginner friendly

Company At The Cabin Runner Class
Sat, Nov 8th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Nona Davis (St. Maries)
Every household in Idaho should have this runner on their table!  Wait till you meet your instructor, Nona Davis, previous owner of Sew-n-Sew quilt shop in St. Maries, Idaho…you will love her.  Nona is putting together kits for this project, including moose cut-outs (yay!) 
Class Fee: $25 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate

Kits will be available

Sat, Nov 15th – Trunk Show @ 10am, Snow family Pillow Class to follow!
Some of you have seen the adorable patterns we have at our shop, including “Got Your Nose”, Snowflake Kits, and Snowfamily.  Cindy Moore, owner of FunClub Designs will be coming from Meridian to teach the Snowfamily class!  You will learn how to embroidery on wool.  Cindy is also the author of the brand new pattern for the beautiful placemats that you have seen teasing you in our shop!  Cindy will bring her Trunk Show and all of her patterns, including the brand new ones, which will be 20% off during the Trunk Show! 
Instructor: Cindy Moore (Meridian)
Class Fee: $30 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Beginner friendly

Class Project!

New Pattern Coming from FunClub!

Honey Honey Quilt Class
Sat, Oct 18th @ 10am to 3pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
This is a great class to learn how to make diamonds…um fabric diamonds that is! Arlene will guide you through learning this process as you make this adorable argyle looking Tula Pink pattern…and who doesn’t love Tula Pink patterns, right?! 
Finished quilt size:  46” x 47”
Class Fee: $25 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate

Kits Available!

Carol & Norma’s Circles Class
Fri, Nov 21st @ 3pm to 8pm
Sat, Nov 22nd @ 9:30am to 3pm
Instructor: Carol & Norma (from Eagle)
We are sooo lucky to have Carol & Norma come instruct us on some fantastic techniques!  For those of you who have taken previous classes from them here at Home Grown Quilts, you will love what they have in store.  Friday’s class will be a small kitted up project learning how to do a different technique to inset circles.  Saturday’s class is a ‘WHAT NOW’ class for previous students and Friday’s students to bring their unfinished projects.  Carol & Norma will show you how to finish them up with embellishing, top stitching and free motion quilting.  Yep, this is the class you have been asking for!  Supper provided on Friday and lunch provided on Saturday.
Class Fee: $35 each class + supplies
Skill Level:  Beginner

School’s Out!...Kid’s Camp Gift Bags & Fleece Scarf/Mitten Class
Mon/Tue, Nov 24 & 25 @ 9am to 3pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland & Breezi Kohrman
Looking for fun things for your youth to do during no-school days?  Here is two days of fun sewing projects just for them!  Monday we will be making  drawstring bags…great for wrapping gifts in, or giving as a gift itself.  Tuesday we will be making adorable matching fleece scarf and mitten sets.  Bring a friend and your sack lunch and come play! Snacks and silly games will be provided.  Ages 8+
Finished project size:  One size fits all!
Class Fee: $15 each day which includes fabric for the projects...sweet deal!
Skill Level:  Beginner

Friday, Nov 28th
Support your local shops during Black Friday

Fri/Sat, Nov 28th & 29th @ 10am to 3pm
Both days will be full of fun & inexpensive Make-N-Take’s, just in time for the holidays!  For adults & youth. 

Memory Lane (Through the Winter Woods) Quilt Class
Tues, Dec 9th @ 5:30 to 8:30pm
Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi
Grab a Through the Winter Woods jelly roll, a panel and some yardage for a border and BAM! Your quilt is ready to put together.  This beautiful Moda line is paired up with Antler Quilt Designs for a lovely back-in-time quilt with winter scenes.  Come see the sample quilt in person…you will fall in love with it!
Finished quilt size:  67” X 84”
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Beginner Friendly

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

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 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.**