Thursday, July 9, 2015

The newest class list!

Hi Quilters!
We hope you had a most wonderful 4th of July holiday! Hopefully you got to step inside your sewing room between the BBQ's, company, and fireworks.

We have a surprise at Home Grown Quilts...     


No more sweating while you sew. It'll be a nice cool experience for you. We are so excited!
Whenever we don't have any classes going on, we would love for you to grab a project, a friend, and your sewing machine and use our nice cool classroom! You are always welcome :)

We changed the dates around on some of our classes, so be sure that you mark your calendar accordingly.

...... Speaking of calendars- mark yours! We are hosting a
QUILT WALK on Sept 16th!! It will be a HUGE town wide event! More details to come soon!

From our laps to yours,
Jody and the Gals at Home Grown Quilts     

Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date!

ALL SPECIALTY YARN IS 35% off until stock is gone!
We strive to carry the best premium products at Home Grown Quilts, so we are phasing out the specialty yarn that you can purchase at any retailer in the shop. We will be keeping the fabulous Cascade yarns (they have a lot of different options on styles) and the Sugar and Cream cotton yarns in stock.  Hurry in to get the first picks of our selection before it is gone!

Lotto Blocks:
We have an adorable patriotic lotto block for you in July!  Stop on by to nab one up :)
Our June Lotto block winner will be announced on Facebook soon!

If you don't know how our Lotto Blocks work here's the details: Anyone is welcome to participate! Lotto blocks are $1.50 per month. We supply the pattern and a piece of the fabric (this month we are supplying the star fabric)- and you provide the rest. If you get your lotto block turned in before the last day of the month your name gets put into a jar and we draw a winner, who will receive all of the lotto blocks that have been turned in. We have lots of customers who play by mail- so if you are one of our out of town friends and want to play- Call the shop 208-983-0254 and we can sign you up!

Class Passes!
Please come into Home Grown Quilts to purchase your class pass today so you can learn all summer/fall long!  Call 208-983-0254 for more class pass information.

Row by Row Experience:

This year we are participating in the Row by Row Experience! We are so excited!!!  Not sure what that is? We'll tell you!
How about this… it's like a shop hop, but it's not... no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Please see the Row by Row website for a complete list of rules.

This year our row was designed by Swan Sheridan of Swan Amity Studios. We were so lucky to have her trunk show with us last summer- but we are even luckier she agreed to design our gorgeous row! Please go to her website and like her on Facebook.

Did you know we offer Birthday Parties here at Home Grown Quilts?!?
You provide all food stuffs and decorations~ We will provide a project kit, instructor, and the space! The cost is $15 per guest and there is no minimum amount of guests required!
The projects we offer are:
Tote bag
Scarf and Mittens

Spread the word! Call us at 208-983-0254 to book your party!

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

New Owner Classes
Every Tuesday! We offer a classes at 10am and 5:30pm to be sure to fit any schedule!
Instructor:Jody Hoogland
Around here, inspiration flows freely. Soap up a class, take in a tutorial!
1st Tuesdays of the month:
We will be teaching Sewing Adviser, Exclusive Sensor System, deLuxe Stitch system, threading, bobbin winding, control panels.
2nd Tuesdays of the month:
We will be teaching feet, including buttonhole, zipper, blind hem, satin stitch, quilting and free motion/darning feet- PLUS a foot of the month!
3rd Tuesdays of the month:
We will be teaching decorative stitching and monogramming.
4th Tuesdays of the month:
We will be teaching embroidery.

Class Fee: New owner classes are always FREE!!


We have an AMAZING instructor coming all the way from Vale, Arizona to teach TWO classes at Home Grown Quilts- Swan Sheridan, owner of Swan Amity Studios! We are lucky to have her come and share her talents (you may remember we had her trunk show last summer).

Water Coloring Fabric Class
Wed, July 15th @ 10am-2pm
Cost: $45 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Swan swears you do not need artistic talent to do this class. She also promises you will thoroughly enjoy this class. This class provides the fundamentals of creating watercolor paintings on PFD fabrics. Students use both Inktense color blocks and pencils to draw their design and blend color, making the most of their creativity. Class also covers fixing errors and preparing the painting for quilting.

Here is a student's finished painting after her last class (and the student swore she had no talent at all).

Free Motion Quilt Class
Thurs, July 16th @ 10-2pm
Cost: $45 (or FREE with class pass)

Swan has her own amazing unique style of Free motion that she is willing to share. If you have seen any of her skills, you will RUN to sign up for this class! Filling those small spaces and creating texture in spaces of all size often calls for micro-quilting. Using simple and familiar stippling concepts, micro-quilting becomes a readily available technique that machine quilters are sure to love. This class focuses on three basic stipple shapes that can be manipulated into a variety of micro-quilting fills.

Swan will also have a trunk show on both days of new projects and patterns that combine that with some pattern signing times as well as some Q&A regarding techniques!

Textured Pillow Class
Friday July 24th @ 5:30-8:30
Instructor:Breezi Kohrman
You asked for pillow classes- and we're delivering! We are in love with V and Co's Ombre' fabric line- and these textured pillows make us love it even more.
Pillows are a great way to refresh a room!
During our class time you will learn the techniques for BOTH pillows!

Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Saturday, July 25th 10-3pm
Instructor:Breezi Kohrman
Can we just say *SWOON*?! This quilt is so fun to make. Don't let it intimidate you- it is not a difficult quilt to make!
Kits will be available!

Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Kid's Camp!
Stuff your Stuff Bag Class

Mon, July 27th @ 9am-1:30 or 2pm
Instructor:Breezi Kohrman
This month we will be making a super cute draw string bag with six outer pockets- perfect for anything you need!
We are asking that you come in before the day of the class to purchase your supplies- so you can help your child
PRE-CUT the fabric. I am hoping that this will stream line the class, and it can go a bit quicker for the kids.
Also, we are limiting the class size to 10 kids~ so register early.

Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Exploding Pineapple Quilt
Thurs, July 30th @ 5:30-8:30
Instructor:Ann Wilponen
Our friend Ann is coming down to teach us how to make this really fun Exploding Pineapple quilt! You are going to love this!
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

The Anna Bag (Rescheduled CLASS!)
Thurs, Aug 13th 5:30-8pm
Instructor:Breezi Kohrman
Super fun, quick, and easy purse with mega adorable pleated band in the middle. You're going to want to make one for everyone you know!
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)+ pattern and supplies

Sprigs and Twigs
Sat, Aug 15th @ 10-3pm
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
Combining traditional patchwork design with folk-arty applique is what makes this charming quilt a Kim Diehl specialty. An abundance of prints within a small square packs a delightful wallop.
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Four Sided Place Mat
Sat, Aug 29th @ 10-3pm
Instructor: Violet Hulet
This place mat is so charming! With four sides available- think of the fabrics you can choose!  Holiday, seasons, whimsical, classic, etc.... the possibilities are endless! Great for gifts.
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

My True Love BOM (Block of the Month) Class
Classes are Last Monday of every month
Mon, June 29th @ 5:30-8:30
Mon,July 27th @ 5:30-8:30
Mon, Aug 31st @ 5:30-8:30

Instructor: DeAnn Rauzi

Don't worry, you aren't too late to start! We still have a few kits left!

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

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!  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.**