January 11 ~ Keeping Things Straight
Bernina Software Sampler Club
~ Saturday mornings at 11:00 am ~
$5.00 fee includes a CD with all of the instructions.
Fridays: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
The sock challenge was fun and we collected $32. Judi added to that and sent our local SPCA a check for $50. We had seven participants and lovely socks to look at. Thanks to all who participated and voted.
Monday knitters are going strong. Everyone works on their own projects and receives help when needed. We share ideas, projects, stories, and generally have a good time. The fee for these meetings has always been non-perishable food for the local food pantries. These are delivered to four local pantries. We have donated many products over the past few years. Members also knit hats for babies, children, and adults, which we donate to several places in Central New York.
Sew Longer and Faster With Fewer Interruptions
Each 7 Series machine is equipped with a color touch screen, the integrated BERNINA Dual Feed and an extended freearm area with 10 inches of space to the right of the needle.
BERNINA 710 The B 710 features 680 sewing stitch patterns, including 200 decorative stitches, and comes standard with five presser feet. The B 710 is also compatible with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator (BSR).
SERGER/OVERLOCK REFRESHER CLASS
Do you just use your serger to overcast edges because you are not comfortable changing stitches? Is your serger gathering dust because you don’t want to even think about threading/re-threading it? Or, do you just want a refresher? If so, this class is for you. We will review threading for the different stitches and discuss stitch applications. As part of the class you will receive a Martha Pullen designed handout showing serger stitches. The handout has spaces for you to attach your stitched samples so that it can be used as a serger notebook reference after the class. Bring your serger (3, 4, 5 or more thread, any brand), the accessories kit that came with it, and your instruction manual. You will also need new needles (size 90), different colors of thread (3, 4, 5 or more), and scissors.
This is a refresher class, not a new owner’s class. This is not the class for you if you have owned your serger since new and have never taken a new owner’s class, or if you acquired your serger used and do not know how to use it. If you fall into this category, one-on-one instruction can be arranged with Patchwork Plus.
You will use your renewed skills to complete a surprise mini project. A kit fee of $10 is payable to the instructor. The kit contains workbook fabric samples and fabric for the mini project.
This lace trimmed Martha Pullen designed heirloom nightgown features a delicate silk ribbon and lace decorated yoke overlay and pintucks on batiste. The nightgown is constructed using your serger in sizes Small – 3XL, and will be a lovely gift to yourself or a special person. While the sample is peach, it can also be made in white or ivory. Please let the instructor know which color you choose.
Students should be comfortable with their serger or have taken the Serger/Overlock Refresher Class.
The kit, which includes the fabric, laces, Swiss embroidered trim and silk ribbon necessary to complete the project is $45, payable to the instructor.
A kit fee of $8, payable at time of class, includes a small 'quiltlet' and binding fabric that you can take home and keep for reference.
Judie Rothermel is celebrating her 25th Anniversary as a noted fabric designer and quilter this year with a special quilt contest. Running from January 2013 through July 2013 with only a few simple rules, entries must measure between 40” to 80” on each side and feature only fabrics from her current 25th Anniversary Collection and past lines – as long as it’s “Just Judie”.
PLUS – the quilt shop sponsoring the most entries receives a visit from Judie Rothermel! Celebrating her 25th year as owner of Patchwork Plus, Judi West would love to sponsor your quilts. Judi and the two other Judy’s at the shop would like to invite everyone to join us in creating a quilt entry. On your next trip to Patchwork Plus, visit our Judie Rothermel section with all her fabrics (including backgrounds) grouped and labeled for you.
Every entry counts – especially yours!
The weather and our location out in the country play such a big part when scheduling our winter classes so we’re trying something new for our winter session – Simply Sundays. These will be quick, easy, one day classes suitable for those beginners who can’t wait till winter is over to get started. And equally perfect for experienced quilters who want a speedy project for themselves or for a quick gift.
Check out our listing of Sunday classes and techniques below and look for the details in this newsletter next to the tulip.
BASIC BINDING – come learn how to finish your quilt with a binding that has perfectly mitered corners and a nice smooth closure.
BEGINNER’S TABLE RUNNER – learn an often-used basic block – the Half Square Triangle – as you create this charming 12” X 15” table runner.
CRAZY QUILTING – no seams to match in this fun technique, which takes your scraps and turns them into an eye-catching patchwork of fabric.
“FLIRTY” SKIRT – new teacher, Stacey Goldyn, offers this introductory sewing and serger class for beginner sewers. You will learn how to read a pattern, measure, cut and sew.
LOG CABIN – the log cabin block is an all-time favorite quilt block. Learn how to make this block using the Creative Grid Ruler.
“PICK ME UP” PANTS – another introductory sewing and serger class for beginner sewers.
SIMPLE BABY QUILT – a beginner’s class that features easy to follow step-by-step instructions to make a cuddly baby quilt.
THREAD PAINTING 101 – here is your chance to learn the basics of “thread painting”.
Thinking of starting a new hobby? Always wanted to begin quilting? Self-taught but nervous? This is the perfect place to start ~ a beginner’s class that starts “from the beginning” covering all the basics (selecting fabric, rotary cutting, machine piecing, hand appliqué, hand quilting and finishing: binding & sleeves) in an easy to learn format paced for success with step-by-step directions that lead the novice along the way to a finished four block wall hanging over six classes. Sewing machine required from week four.
LOOK FOR THE TULIP!
INTRO TO SEW & SERGE: “FLIRTY” SKIRT
Create a cute and stylish skirt for yourself or someone else. In this introductory class, you will learn how to construct a skirt from scratch. You’ll be provided with a pattern, from which you’ll learn to cut, measure, assemble and sew your chosen fabric into a fashionable finished product. If you are sewing a skirt for someone else, please be sure to bring their waist and waist-knee measurements.
Create some fashionable pants that will make you stand out in a crowd! In this introductory class, you’ll learn how to construct a pair of pants from scratch. You’ll be provided with a pattern, from which you’ll cut, measure, assemble and sew fabric into a stylish finished product. If you are sewing pants for someone else, please be sure to bring their waist and waist-ankle measurements.
HAND QUILTING SHARON’S WAY
BEST FRIEND PORTRAIT
For those who saw the finished portraits from Debbie’s class last fall and wished you had signed up, Debbie has agreed to teach it again in February. Capture your best friend forever in fabric! It’s the only quilt where a stray pet hair is a good thing. In this 2 session class with a custom pattern made for you by Debbie, your best friend will come to life through Debbie’s applique and free motion thread painting technique. In Session 1 you’ll piece your portrait, and in Session 2 thread painting will add dimension and shading.
Photos of your furry friend must be submitted by February 2, allowing time for Debbie to create your pattern. Machine capable of free motion is required for second class.
Debbie will supply “practice sandwiches” with designs. After explanation and demonstration of her thread painting technique, you will practice, practice, practice! Machine capable of free motion is needed.
CARE AND FEEDING OF YOUR FEATHERWEIGHT
Our Spring Shop Hop is going to be a tea lover’s delight!
At Patchwork Plus we will serve you in style to a very proper “High Tea.” We’ll have a blend of teas… can’t have high tea without Earl Grey… scones, biscuits, and other sweet treats. All served on our best china, of course!
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Overlooking beautiful Skaneateles Lake at the
We spend time relaxing with friends and quilting to our hearts content. Where else can you quilt without any interruptions, have delicious home cooked meals, laugh with friends and walk the lovely grounds of Stella Maris?
We have SO MUCH FUN. Come join us. There will be demos, games and more. Registration begins on Thursday, January 10. Call or stop by the shop to register. Half payment will be required at the time of sign-up. Space is limited, so sign up early.
We are very proud of the classes provided here at Patchwork Plus. Classes are offered year-round for the beginner,
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REFUNDS: Refunds are available when a cancellation is made at least one week before the first class.
NOTE: Patchwork Plus is pleased to announce that Bernina sewing machines will now be available for use in class.