Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Kid's Club!

 You may recall from our last newsletter- that Home Grown Quilts is offering a Kid's Class Pass. For $35, your child is entitled to go to as many classes as they desire!! What a great gift for these kiddos to broaden their talents.

We are going to try and offer a Kid's Camp every time there is no school-  so there will be plenty of opportunities for your child to learn new skills.

Today we had a fantastic Kid's Camp. These girls were hilarious, adorable, and talented. Truly a joy to work with!  The girls made fleece mittens and glove sets. SO CUTE!

 The gang posing all together with their finished products. Such sassy little posers.

You're melting, right? I know we did!

The next Kid's Camp in December will be these tic-tac-toe floor mats. They are so much fun to play with. We hope to see you here!

From our laps to yours.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Nov- Feb Newsletter!

Hello Quilters!

It has been so fun seeing you guys at the Shop Hop, retreats, and the Quilt Shows lately. We are so thankful for you who support us!  We are thankful for your friendship. We are thankful for your stories. We are thankful for your many diverse and broad talents.  We are thankful for your hugs. We are thankful for your continued patronage.

We hope during this season you will be surrounded by loved ones, dear friends, and happiness in abundance.

From Our Laps to yours,
Jody and the Gals at Home Grown Quilts

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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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to receive the monthly Lotto Blocks by mail

The Winner of our October Lotto Blocks : Drum roll……………

Congrats, Susie!

November Lotto Block (love this block pattern!)

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


We have a brand new program for you to indulge in! We are so excited to announce that we are bringing a Fall/Winter Class Pass to Home Grown Quilts!!
Just what is the Winter Class Pass, you might ask?

Let’s fill you in on the details:

For a one-time fee of $75, the Class Pass entitles student to enroll in unlimited classes November 1, 2014 through April 30, 2015.
  • Previous class fees may be applied to the purchase of a Class Pass during the same time period.
  • One pass per person.
  • Pass cannot be shared or transferred.
  • Pass is Non-Refundable.
  • Pass has no monetary value and are not refundable
  • The Class Pass is used for payment for classes only, not supplies.
  • When registering for a class in person or on the phone, let us know that you have a class pass.
  • After a class limit is reached, interested students are put on a wait list.
  • Classes also have a minimum number of students to make the class a go.
  • The teacher prepares for the number of students registered.
  • When you register for a class with a class pass, you are expected to show up for the class.
  • Any pass holder that needs to cancel a class must cancel at least 2 days prior to the scheduled class.
  • Any pass holder who is a “no show” or cancels less than 2 days prior to a class for two classes will have their class pass privileges revoked.

    In other words: For a one-time fee of $75- you can enroll in over 30 + classes we already have scheduled (and we have a lot more classes to be scheduled soon!). That is quite a bargain! You could save literally hundreds of dollars!

    BUT WAIT…. There’s more!

    We are also offering YOUTH Class Passes!  (8-18yrs)
    Youth Class Passes are available for a fee of $35! We are busy scheduling Kid’s Camp activities for every day that school is out of session. Youth class participants are not limited to Kid’s Camp only activities – there are lots of beginner courses being offered, and if your youth is more advanced, we welcome them  to try any and all of our other classes!

Classes & Events
NOTE:  All class supplies purchased through Home Grown Quilts is 20% off with your paid class fee…sweet deal right?!

We are doing a super fun MYSTERY QUILT!! This is a 5 month long pattern- and the 6th month (April 2015) we will do a Mystery Quilt Reveal Party along with a Mystery Dinner for those who participate. Patterns are free with the purchase of your fabric at Home Grown Quilts.
Every 1st Thursday of the month-except January, which will be on the 2nd Thursday- due to New Year’s Day, (November- March 2015) Kathleen will be here to guide you through your mysterious journey (heck, we'll even be staying open an hour later those days, until 6pm, so we can make sure you get to participate or just  get the help you need.) On those Thursdays our classroom will be open and available for you to come in and work on your block.

Friday Night Sew-Cials
November (5th &14th)
December (5th & 12th)
Jan (2nd & 9th)
Feb ( 6th & 13th)

@ 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! 

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

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

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 put together kits for this project, including moose cut-outs (yay!) 

Class Fee: $25 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate

Star of Wonder Runner Class
Tues, Nov 11th @ 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

Embroidery Class
Thurs, Nov 13th @ 10am-Noon
Instructor: Mary Flury
Ever want to learn how to do the beautiful art of embroidery? Mary is very skilled and will be able to teach you!  Come in and pick a pattern, and Mary will help you from there.
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Beginner friendly

Sat, Nov 15th – Trunk Show @ 10am, Snowfamily 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 place mats 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!!

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

Samples of class Circles Projects

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. 

Crochet Class
Tues, Dec 9th @ 5-7:50
Instructor: Renee Wright
Renee will teach you how to make a super cute crochet clutch.- Great for gifts or make one for yourself!
Class Fee: $10
Skill Level: Beginner friendly

My-Tie Tote Class
Tues, Dec 9th @ 10a-3p
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
This Tote is simply addicting to make! You will love how easy these come together- and how roomy it is! Once you make one, you will be hard-pressed to stop.
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & Pattern
Skill Level :Beginner Friendly

Mom and Me Owl Purse Class
Fri, Dec 12th @5-8pm
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
Come in for a Mommy/ Kiddo (or Grandma, Auntie, etc…) Date night! We will be making this super adorable over the shoulder owl purse. Slim enough to take anywhere. Perfect size to hold a phone, some cash/card,  and some goodies too. We will be doing a DINNER with this date night too! So be sure to get your seats reserved for a fun night out!
Class Fee: $10 + supplies – Pattern is Free
Skill Level: Beginner

Trinkets & Such
Tues, Dec 16th @ 10a-3p
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
You will adore this super fun little pouch. Don’t let the zippers scare you off, with super easy installation- It is a breeze! This pouch has two clear vinyl zipper pockets and one fabric zipper pouch. Perfect for toting jewelry, a small sewing kit, a first aid kit, make it your wallet… the possibilities are adorably endless.
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & Pattern
Skill Level :Beginner Friendly

School’s Out!...Kid’s Camp Tic-Tac-Toe Floor Game and Drawstring Pillowcase Storage.
Mon/Tue/ Wed  Dec 29th, 30th, 31st @ 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! Wednesday we will be making drawstring Pillowcase bags…great for storing your new fun game in!    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: $10           
Skill Level:  Beginner

New Year’s Day BUNKO PARTY!!
Thurs, Jan 1 – 1pm
We loved Last year’s Bunko Party/Potluck event so much, we decided to do it again! Come on in at 1pm, bring a treat (or all of your leftovers- we won’t tell), and roll the dice to win! We can’t wait to see you!
Skill Level: super advanced at rolling dice- but if you win, we will know you cheated.

Watching the Waves (Two Parts)
Sat, Jan 10th @ 10am-3pm
Sat, Feb 7th @ 10a-3p

Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi
This quilt is simply gorgeous. Loads of movement  within the pattern.  You might think it looks completely overwhelming, but you will be shocked to see how the designer manages to turn a bunch of squares into beautiful on-point quilts.
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Journey Bag
Mon, Jan 13th @ 10am-3pm
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
You get to chose between two sizes of bag for this class- Large and Extra Large! The “Small” purse measures 19 ½ inches across! We certainly are smitten with this purse- and we know you will be too! I mean, it has 6 pockets inside, what more could you ask for?

Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Social Climber
Sat, Jan 17th @ 10am-3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
This shockingly fast quilt shows off your fabric at its best- in full glory. The stair effect provides loads of movement up, down, and don’t overlook the sideways possibility. Big results from little fabric. Tons of fun!
Finished quilt size:  64”X72”
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate

Kits Available!!

Cathedral Window Pillow
Fri, Jan 23rd  @ 2-7pm
Instructor: Ann Wilponen
This gorgeous Cathedral Window Pillow looks more tricky than it really is. Ann will guide you through the technique- and soon you will want to make even more Cathedral Window patterned things! Dinner is included with the class.
Class Fee: $15
Skill Level: Intermediate 

Snails at Sea
Sat, Jan 24th @ 10-3pm
Instructor: Ann Wilponen
You will love the movement in this breath taking pattern which is a combination of Snails Trails and Storm at Sea…gorgeous!
Finished quilt size: 72 x 72”
Class Fee: $15
Skill Level: Intermediate 

Kits Available in black/red/white colorway!

Hometown Parade
Sat, Jan 31st @ 10am-3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
This super cute quilt features house blocks and courthouse squares. These blocks appear to float on top of a flag border. This quilt has an adorable finishing detail of appliqued stars on the outside border. You are sure to love this quilt as much as we do!
Finished quilt size:  47 ½ X 62 1/2
Class Fee: $10 + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Advanced beginner

Valentine’s Day Couples Class (and Desserts)
Sat, Feb 14th @ 10a-3p
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
Have you ever wanted to take a couples class with your sweetie pie? Here is your chance! We will be doing this super cute Turning Twenty quilt. It doesn’t matter how you as a couple chose to take the class- Partner A- cutting/ironing/emotional support (by which we mean chocolate) & Partner B – Sewing or Partner A & B sewing side by side (this pattern has a reverse to it- and you and your partner will get to share fabrics, but each create a one of a kind quilt!) – or whatever works for you! The best part will be spending time together.
Class Fee: $10 per couple
Skill Level:  beginner

Daytona 500 Strip Race!
Sat, Feb 28th @ 10a-3p
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
It’s Baaaaaack! Our 3rd annual Strip Race! Wanna get a cute quilt top done in a day?? PLUS have a lot of fun? Well, this class is for you!
This class includes lunch and prizes for the racing- and we’ll be laughing all the way!

Class Fee: $15 + a Jelly Roll (40 2 ½ inch strips)
Finished Size: 65X 48
Skill Level:  beginner

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 Sale 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 20% 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.**