Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Back to School

After I graduated from college and my babies were small, I was weeding my flower bed on a sunny August Day.  It was the first day of school.  As children walked by with apprehension and excitement on their little faces, dressed in brand new clothes and weighted down with their too-big backpacks, a wave of nostalgia rushed over me.  I realized in that moment that for now, there was no Back to School for me.  I felt a little empty because Back to School was always one of my favorite times of the year.  I loved the stiffness of new clothes, the scent of pencils and erasers and books, the sound of children on the playground, and the smells of food wafting through the school as the cafeteria staff  made hot lunch each day.  I loved learning!

Lucky for me, and for you, learning doesn't have to end when you graduate!  As the kids are heading back to school, so can you!  We have added two fantastic classes to our fall lineup:

Beginning Quilting

In this six-week class, expert quilter Vonda Proctor will walk students through the basics of quilting, including fabric selection, rotary cutting,  piecing, borders, and binding a quilt.  Students will complete a 12-block sampler made from fabrics of their own choosing in this class.

Students will select and purchase 10-15 fat quarters during the first class to be used in making their sampler.

Whether you're new to quilting or have been quilting a while, this is a great class to improve your piecing skills.  Classes will be held weekly on Tuesdays from 10 am - Noon beginning September 8.  Cost is $100 for all six sessions.

English Paper Piecing

Need an easy to carry project?  Want to use up some leftover fabrics?

Come and learn traditional English Paper Piecing with Aniva Willoughby!  If you've seen Aniva's work, you know you will be learning from a Master!

Four Class Sessions will include:

Tools, Tricks and Tips
Every Girl Loves a Diamond
Fussy Cutting is Fun
It's a Jig Saw--Fitting Shapes Together

Cost is $55 for all four sessions and students can choose whether to attend Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 - 3:30 or Saturday mornings from 10:00 - 11:30.  Classes are held once per month and begin September 16 (Wednesdays) or September 19 (Saturdays).

To make registration easy, you can do one of three things:

 * Stop by to see the projects and register in person

* Call the store at 801-492-7929

Register online at our website

Spaces are limited and are filling up quickly for these amazing classes!

Happy Sewing!