Quilting on Queen, Open Sew

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Let’s get our UFOs cleaned up during 2020!

Everyone has been asking for an Open Sewing time  This is not a class, but, an opportunity to enjoy time with fellow quilters.  It is a wonderful time to get inspired, or get help, or get opinions from others. You can bring your lunch or we can order in. Come join the fun and camaraderie of fellow quilters.

Dates: October 11, 25, November 8, 29, December 13, & 20

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Price: $20.00 per session. Coffee, tea, and snack will be available.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois to sign up.

Kimberbell Embroidery Club

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Do you have an embroidery module or machine? Do you feel that you don’t use it enough? Join us as we make small projects that fall into both the cute and useful categories. These are wonderful small projects that we can use in our own homes, or as gifts. Every month the project will be demonstrated, with kits available for purchase. These are exclusive dealer designs that can only be obtained by attending a class. Design download is included in the class fee. Come to increase the fun that you can have with your embroidery machine.

Dates: Saturdays, February 15, March 14, April 18, May 9

Price: $15.00 per session

Kit prices will vary depending on the project.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Kimberbell Project 2
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Stripology Ruler Club

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We all love our Stripology rulers, but do we really get the most out of them? Are there features that we do not use? The Ruler designer, Gudrun Erla has written several books, as well as patterns, to assist us in helping us to use this tool successfully.

The first hour will consist of Show and Tell, discussing the project, along with the available kit, for that month, and how the use of the Stripology Ruler(s) make the project easier to put together.  For those who choose to stay there will be a three hour class to get started on the project.

Saturdays, February 8, March 7, April 11, and May 16
First Hour starts at 9:00 A.M.Class Time: 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M.

Price: First Hour is Free. Class Time – $30.00

15% off kit and/or materials. Pay for all of the listed dates for a 10% discount on class fee.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

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Finally Fridays are Back!

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We all love Friday nights. Sometimes they are what get us through the week. As quilters we love to spend time with other quilters. Bring your projects and get things done while enjoying the company of other quilters. You can come anytime after 4:00 and we stay until about 9 or 10, depending on everyone’s energy level.

Dinner and a glass of wine is included in the price of the evening.

Bring your friends for a fun Quilty evening!

Fridays, January 31, February 21, March 27,  April 24 and May , 4:00 till 10:00 P.M.

Price: $45.00

Special offers and discounts during the evening.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Vinyl Mesh Market Bag

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When life changes, we need to change as well. Connecticut is no longer using plastic bags, and New York will be starting this same policy soon, so we need to have our own reusable bags that we can take with us when we go shopping. This useful bag makes use of the vinyl mesh to make it stronger. Once you make one, you will want to make a whole bunch. And as quilters we all like to express ourselves, even with our shopping bags.

Evening: Thursdays, January 30 and February 6, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M

Daytime: Wednesdays, February 5 & 12, 1:00 – 3:00 P.M.

Price: $30.00

15% off class supplies.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Binding – The Finishing Touch

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The final step to a beautiful quilt is the binding. This class will teach you how to have attractive binding with mitered corners. Learn the techniques to have the confidence to finish your quilts and to be proud of the way that they are finished.

Daytime: Wednesdays, February 12 & 19, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Evening: Thursdays, march 5 & 12, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $75.00 Includes the class practice piece.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up.

Block Parties

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These classes are perfect for everyone, whether you came for the Grids Girls, or not.  They will provide projects where we can get more practice using the Creative Grids specialty rulers.The more that you use them the easier it will be to adapt other patterns to make use of these techniques.  You can come choose to come every month or just occasionally. Each month is a different project that you can  make a single block or start a quilt. Prizes can be earned for finishing quilts, or making use of the blocks in other projects.

Dates: Saturdays, January 25, February 22, March 21, 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daytime:  Tuesdays, January 28, February 18, March 24, 12:00 – 3:00 P.M.                                                                                                                  Evening:  Thursdays, January 30, March 3, March 26, 6:00 – 9:00 P.M.

Price: $35.00 per session.  Sign up for three sessions and receive a 10% discount on the class fee.   15% discount on class materials.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to reserve your spot.

Basic Machine Quilting

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After finishing your quilt top, it needs to be quilted. Come learn the basic skills of machine quilting. The skills learned can lead to wonderful relaxation and pleasure, as well as artistic expression. When I get stressed this is what I like to do to unwind.

Daytime: Wednesdays, January 29 & nFebruary 5, 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.
Evening: Thursdays, February 13 & 20, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $85.00 Includes both class practice pieces.

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 to sign up

Beginner’s Sampler Class

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Have you ever wanted to make a quilt? Now is the time to learn the skills needed to do this. It is a wonderful pastime that can provide hours of enjoyment as you make items for your home, as gifts, or just as an artistic expression. We will cover the basics of piecing while making a small sampler quilt. Topics include: how to use the tools, accurate piecing, and assembly techniques. There will be homework.

Please note: If you do not have a working sewing machine at home, or the ability to borrow one for your homework, you can RENT time in the classroom to use a store machine.

Daytime: Thursdays, January 23, 30, February 6, 13, 20, & March 5, 9:00 – 11:00 A.M.
Evening: Wednesdays, February 5, 12, 19, March 4, 11, & 18, 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.

Price: $200.00

Pattern included

Call The Quilt Shop by Lois at 203-270-0341 for pricing and to sign up.