Sunday, August 16, 2015

Classes, Quilt Walk, and more!

Hi Quilters!

We had a BLAST at the Crazy 8 Shop Hop- it was so fun to see a lot of you! Thanks for coming to visit and chat with us!

It's that time again to send your kids off to school (hooray!), what a great time to show the kids that you can learn too, by signing up for some classes.

We have revised our class policies a bit- so please pay attention to them. Lately we have heard concerns about classes not ending on time, especially pertaining to Kid's Camp classes. We will try hard to have your child complete projects in class during the designated class time.  In order to accomplish this, the child must be in their seat, machine ready to go and their project pre-cut at starting time.  If you are late, or if the project is not precut, then your child will most likely not get his/her project completed in class. If the project is not completed in class and your child needs instructions, we can try to make arrange a time to meet. With Kids classes the instructor usually make the patterns up- which means there is usually  not a physical pattern to hand out if your kiddo doesn't finish the project. All of these requests we are making are so everyone gets quality instruction time and projects will be completed within the time frame scheduled. We will no longer be going over in class time.  If you as a parent/grandparent/aunt/uncle/etc have questions about pre-cutting, please come in before the day of the class and we will be happy to help. We love your talented kids, we are thankful for them- they really are amazing! We hope that things will run more smoothly in the future.

We have some exciting announcements coming in the near future- like BIG EXCITING THINGS... and we can't wait to share! Stay tuned!

Until then, sit back with your calendar and a cool refreshing drink, and pick the classes you are going to sign up for :)

We'll see you soon!
From our laps to yours,
Jody and the gals at Home Grown Quilts

September 19th 9am-4pm
Downtown Grangeville

Come and see 100+ quilts hanging inside and outside of businesses throughout Grangeville's Main Street! Central Idaho Art Association artists will be scattered along Main Street as well with their art on display or for sale. A FREE pancake breakfast will be held at Heritage Square from 9 to 11am and HomeGrown Quilts will be hosting numerous events and displays for kids and adults alike. Contact Home Grown Quilts for more information or if you would like to have your quilts on display. 207 W. Main St, Grangeville, phone 208.983.0254

We are doing a super fun MYSTERY QUILT!! This is a 5 month long pattern- and the 6th month (February 2016) 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 we 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.
Come in to Home Grown Quilts today to get your fabric requirement list, and let the mysterious fun begin!

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!!

Sprigs and Twigs
Sat, Aug 22nd @ 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)

Kid's Camp Lunch Bag and Reusable Sandwich Bag Class
Mon, Aug 24th @ 9am- 1:30pm
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
With school coming up we thought a fun idea was an insulated washable lunch bag and a reusable/washable sandwich bag!
(please note: Bags can be thrown in the washing machine... but NOT in the dryer.... that would be bad.)
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)

Beginning Quilting Course
Starting September 10th
Daytime:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 9am to noon OR
Evening:  Mondays/Thursdays @ 5:30p to 8:30pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland

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 Or FREE with class pass.

Exploding Pineapple Quilt
Sat, Sept 12th @ 10-3pm
Instructor: Jody Hoogland
This Exploding Pineapple quilt is so fun! You will be amazed at how quickly this comes together- plus it is super cute, bonus!  No paper piecing.
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Labrynth Walk Quilt Class
Wed, Sept 23rd @ 10a-3p
Instructor: Ann Wilponen
A-mazing! That is what everyone will say when they see your finished quilt. With just two different block designs, this quilt will boggle your mind.  Join us on this "maze"merizing  journey and see how you come out!
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Patriotic Twist Wall Quilt
Thurs, Sept 24th 5:30-8
Instructor: Kathleen Walker
This adorable wall quilt is made from the Lil' Twister tools. Looks tricky, but it's a cinch to complete.
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Over & Under Quilt Class
Saturday, Sept 26th @ 10-3pm
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
We are starting a new series- We understand that sometimes quilting is financially hard, and yet- you yearn to create and beautify your world. We also understand that when you are a beginning quilter you want to make easy yet gorgeous quilts and it is easy to get lost on a project that is frustrating and never ending. We also understand that advanced sewers need quick projects that are gorgeous that you can finish in less than a day.
Here is the solution to all of that!
We are doing 4 classes that come out of ONE book-  Scrap-basket Sensations.
That's right... you purchase one book for FOUR classes. The quilts can come from scraps or a brand new jelly roll. And.... these quilts were put together from first cut to last stitch on the borders in under 8 hours (including time to referee 4 crazy kids).
Class Fee: $10 (or FREE with Class Pass)

Hazel Hedgehog
Friday Oct 9th @ 5:30-8:30
Instructor: Breezi Kohrman
We absolutely adore Hazel Hedgehog- but with so many people having vacations and company in the Summer, it was hard for people to attend our previously scheduled dates. We're hoping this is a good solution to those of you who wanted to sign up.
The blocks look tricky- but I promise they aren't. You'll have yourself some cuddly Hedgehogs in no time.

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

Sat, Oct 17th @ 10a-3p
Instructor:Breezi Kohrman
The second quilt in our Scrap-Basket Sensations quilt series. This quilt is fun, easy, and has that 'wow' factor.
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, Aug 31st @ 5:30-8:30
Mon, Sept 28th @ 5:30-8:30
Mon, Oct 26th @ 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.**