Thursday, January 8, 2015

First Newsletter of 2015!

Hello Quilters!

A new year has begun. For many of us it feels like a chance for a fresh start. A time to finish up projects that are half finished, a time to challenge ourselves to learn something new or just get a little more advanced in  something we are already loving to do. Where ever you are in your goals, we can help! We have days set aside for you to come and finish your projects, we have new classes with varying skill levels, and we of course have new techniques for you to try!

We'll see you in soon!

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

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January's Block

The Winner of our December's Lotto Blocks : Drum roll……………

Bonnie Butz!!!
We got some super cute Christmas tree blocks from you guys this month!


We are having great success with our Fall/Winter Class Passes!  Worried that you haven't signed up in time and it isn't worth it? Don't worry at all!  Class passes go until April 30th, so you still have 4 months of use- and with all the classes we have lined up, there are plenty of great opportunities to use it.

Call the store or come in for more details on this awesome program! Don't forget- we have Youth Class Passes too! 208-983-0254

Classes & Events
NOTE:  All class supplies purchased through Home Grown Quilts is 15% 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
Jan (2nd & 9th)
Feb ( 6th & 13th)
Mar ( 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.

 My True Love BOM (Block of the Month) Class
Mon, Jan 26th  @ 5:30-8:30
Mon, Feb 23rd @ 5:30-8:30
Mon, Mar 30th @ 5:30-8:30
Mon, April 27th @ 5:30-8:30

Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi

Don't worry, you aren't too late to start!

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 Monday 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

School’s Out!...Kid’s Camp
While we know that Martin Luther King Jr. Day there is no school, we have a previously scheduled class- so there will be no kid's camp on Jan 19th- HOWEVER.... we will be having lots more kid's camps!

Here is our thoughts on kid's camp activities; we decided that we are going to be doing babysitting kits over the next few months. Each activity will be a component of the kit.

At our last kid's camp the kiddos expressed a desire to learn how to make pillow cases, aprons, and chef's hats as well- so we are planning for those activities too!

Jan 30th- 9a-1:30-  Babysitting Bag. A simple, yet adorable bag to fit all the treasures in.

Feb 16th 9a-1:30p - Crayon Rolls


Mar 30 &31 9a-1:30p- Board books- The children will get to write and illustrate their own story books. We will be having a group story time when books are completed.
April 1st 9a-1:30p - Hand Puppets
April 10th 9a-1:30p- Pillow Cases
May 14 & 15 9a-1:30p- Apron and Chef Hat

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!    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 each day or FREE with Class Pass
Skill Level:  Beginner

Table Topper and Table Runner Thursdays!
We have a new monthly feature this year- Every 3rd Thursday we are offering a table topper/Table Runner class! We have some ohh so darling things lined up for you!

Farm House Favorites Table Runner
Thurs, Feb 19th @ 5:30-7:30
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
This fat quarter friendly project is fun and easy, and beautifully covers a 24-1/2 x 74-1/2” surface!  Pattern book required.
Class Fee: $10 or FREE with class Pass
Skill Level: beginner friendly

Kits Available

Mini Blossoms Table Topper
Thurs, March 19th @ 5:30-7:30
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
Minis are IN and this pattern utilizes all those mini charm (2-1/2” squares) packs you have been collecting.  Happily display this 24” x 24” topper on your wall or table!  Pattern required.
Class Fee: $10 or FREE with Class Pass
Skill Level: Confidant Beginner

Blossoms & Jam Table Topper
Thurs, April 16th @ 5:30-7:30
Instructor:Arline Perrine
A cute scalloped edge table topper to “dress up” any room in your home.  Join us for this quick project and learn how to make continuous bias binding.  Pattern required.
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with class pass)
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Spicy Spiral Runner
Thurs,May 21st @ 5:30-7:30a
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
If you want to create a gorgeous spiral table runner with a bargello flavor, then this is the class for you! So very different and unique, this project will ‘spice’ up your conversation at your table!  Use different color ranges and values from dark to light....get crazy with all the color possibilities!  Pattern and 9 degree ruler required.
Class Fee: $10 or FREE with Class Pass
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

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 (or FREE with class pass)  + supplies & pattern
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Beginning Quilting Course
Beginning January 12th through 29th
Daytime:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 9am to noon OR
Evening:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 5:30p to 8:30p
PLUS a combined class on Sat. Feb 21st @ 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 (or FREE with class Pass) + supplies. 
Skill Level:  Very Beginner
Instructor:  Jody Hoogland

Journey Bag
Tues, 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 ( or FREE with Class Pass) + 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 (or FREE with Class Pass) + 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 (or FREE with Class Pass)
Skill Level: Intermediate 

Tunisian Crochet class
NEW date:  Sat, Jan 24th @ 1 to 3pm
(Turns out Renee has a wedding on the 17th)
Instructor:           Renee Wright
Skill Level:           Beginner to Advanced!
Class Fee:            $10 or FREE with a class pass
It’s a revolution in crocheting!  Tunisian crochet is considered by many to be a cross between knitting and crochet. The distinctive fabric created by this technique looks almost woven instead of either knitted or crocheted. Tunisian crochet is typically worked on a long hook with a stopper on the end - similar to a knitting needle that also has a stopper on the end so that the stitches held on the tool do not fall off.  Tunisian Crochet hooks are available at Home Grown Quilts!

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

Daily Doodler
Tues, Feb 3rd @ 10-3pm
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
This super cute notepad holder has lots of little cubbies to place the things you need at a finger's reach.
Class Fee: $10 (free with class pass)+ Pattern and supplies
Skill Level:  advanced beginner

Jelly Jambalaya Quilt Class
Mon, Feb 9th @ 5-8pm
Instructor: Arlene Perrine
This Wonderful Throw Is Quick And Easy To Make With Just One Jellyroll And A Yard Of Border And Binding Fabric!
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with class pass) + Pattern and supplies
Skill Level:  beginner

My-Tie Tote Class
Thurs, Feb 12th @ 5:30-7:30
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
Back by popular demand- and now available in an evening class- 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 (or FREE with class pass)  + supplies & Pattern
Skill Level :Beginner Friendly

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

Girly Tool Belt Class 
Fri, Feb 27th @ 5:30-7:30
Instructor:Breezi Kohrman
It's the famious Pocket Apron! You can choose between three different versions of the same apron. You will love it as much as we do!
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass) + pattern and supplies
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

Camp Out Quilt Class & More!
Fri, March 6th @ 5-8:30
Instructor:Arlene Perrine
Come join us in your pajamas for a real hum dinger of a camp out! We'll be making a super adorable camping throw, 'fishing for fat quarters' game, and eating gooey s'mores to our hearts content. Bring a friend and have some fun! Kits are available! 
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass) + pattern and supplies
Skill Level:  beginner

Shadowplay Table Topper or Quilt Class
Satm March 14th @ 10-3
Instructor:Arlene Perrine
Two simple blocks and a pieced border give this quilt a spectacular look! A fabulous Plum Tree Pattern with no Y-seams and 4 different sizes to choose... a runner rize to Queen Size...woohoo!
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass) + pattern and supplies
Skill Level: advanced beginner


Kit Available in the Black/Yellow Colorway

Singer Featherweight Maintenance Workshop
DATE/TIME:        Sat, March 21st – 10am to 3pm
Skill Level:           Beginner
Instructor:           April 1930’s Featherweight (April & Carmon)
Class Fee:            $65 or FREE with a class pass
We are pleased to bring in April 1930’s Featherweight Specialty Shoppe for an all-day comprehensive Featherweight Maintenance workshop teaching Featherweight owners how to service and maintain their own Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine.  NOTE:  Machines that require actual repair will not be suitable for this workshop.  If you need your Featherweight repaired, please contact us.

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.

**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.**

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