Looking for Some Inspiration? Check out these great classes starting soon…

Happy Summer! I hope you all had a great Memorial Day Weekend. I spent all of Saturday working on a whole handful of sewing for the store. I’m designing two quilts, one for each location for the WNY shop hop that’s coming up starting on the 4th of June, as well as two rows for the Row by Row shop hop which is starting July 1st. My Quilt of the month is on the Tiara…so don’t think i’ve dropped the ball on that one, it’s just pushed back a little. (I’m thinking that the 2 quilts for WNY Shop Hop will count for June’s quilt maybe?)

Things are really busy here at the shop, you’ve probably heard that the Sewing Times is back from the printer finally, and classes are filling up. I wanted to let you know of some great classes starting in the next few weeks. Don’t miss out- call to sign up right away if something looks interesting to you! Also, don’t forget about the Summer School Class Pass (Learn More HERE).

I can’t count how many times someone says to me “I wish I knew how to sew…” or, “I’m afraid of putting in a zipper” or, “It’s been so long since I’ve sewn…I feel so rusty”. If this is you- or someone you know- Diane is offering How to Sew in East Aurora on Thursday, May 29th, June 5th, 12th, and 19th from 9:00 am – 12:00 noon.

How to Sew

You’ll make a great tote bag and learn to read a pattern and discover the fundamentals of beginner applique and cutting. Learn topstitching, edge finishes, and zipper insertion. This class is great for beginners and experienced sewers who just need some polish on basic skills.

Always wanted to make a Double Wedding Ring Quilt? Well take a look at this stunner from Sew Kind of Wonderful.

Metro Rings

Metro Rings is a traditional quilt with a contemporary flare. Join Arlene in making this simple quilt using the latest quick curve ruler. Easy and fun! If you saw Jenny and Helen from Sew Kind of Wonderful present at club a few months ago you know how easy it is to make this traditionally fussy quilt. This class will be held on Thursday, May 29th, June 5th, and 12th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.

Some of the most popular classes we offer are basics, and Cutting Workshop is always a huge success.

Cutting Workshop


Do you know the most efficient way to cut your fabric? Are you afraid of your rotary cutter?Do your strips have a bend in them? Are your pieces accurate? Does cutting out new shapes confuse you? Or maybe you are just beginning your quilting journey and want to get started the right way. In any of these cases, this class is for you! Learn how to accurately cut strips and squares, triangles and diamonds, and a whole variety of other shapes to make your piecing easier, more accurate, and more fun. Join Diane in East Aurora for Cutting Workshop on Fri, May 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

   Looking to do more embroidery on garments? Diane will be teaching Let’s Embroider on T-Shirts in East Aurora on Sat, May 31, 2014 at 9:00 am to Noon.

Let’s Embroider on T-Shirts

Explore how fast and easy it is to add monogramming to all your t-shirts and sweatshirts. Learn how to properly stabilize, hoop, and place your design to achieve the best results. Kit is available for this class. Note: Please bring a template of your design for placement.  **This Class is Summer School Class Pass Eligible** 


Looking for a new tote to carry your class supplies in? Diane is teaching Quilters Tote in East Aurora on Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.


Quilters Tote

Here is a tote bag large enough for an 18” x 24” cutting mat, plus all your quilting supplies. There are two large pockets on both sides of the lining, where you can store your quilting squares and rulers. This tote bag has small handles as well as a long, over the shoulder strap to keep your hands free. Finished size is 27” x 19” x 3.5” using 40 (2.5”) strips. Easy! **This class is Summer Class Pass Eligible**

Ina is Teaching a beautiful class called Placid Curves in East Aurora on Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 9:00 am to Noon and Sat, Jun 14, 2014 at 9:00 am to Noon. Create a unique looking quilt with the illusion of curves using a selection of light and medium colored neutral fabrics.

Placid Curves

This quilt is so pretty- up close you can’t see why it’s called Placid Curves, but when you step back the curves pop out at you! It’s so striking..it’s a must see!

I haven’t forgotten about Williamsville, Diane will be teaching Sliced on Tue, May 27, 2014 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Tue, Jun 3, 2014 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm and Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.


 “Sliced” is a fun quilt to make. The blocks are cut and sewn back together to make unique mirrored blocks. Setting the blocks on point brings the diagonal cuts back to the vertical, making the quilt quite intriguing.

Cathy N. will be teaching Flouncy Serger Scarf in Williamsville on Wed, May 28, 2014 at 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Flouncy Serger Scarf

If you are looking to learn more about your serger- this easy breezy scarf will fit the bill! Make this lightweight, flouncy scarf, perfect for summer! You’ll get lots of practice doing rolled hems on curves.

Kathy J. will be teaching Flying Geese Table Runner in Williamsville on Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm.

Flying Geese Table Runner

It’s a great table runner that looks difficult but it isn’t. Give this project a simple, modern, or elegant look – your fabric will do the talking. Very easy, great in any fabric!

If you are looking to hone your applique skills Arlene will be teaching Paradise Island in Williamsville Fri, May 30, 2014 at 9:00 am to Noon, Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 9:00 am to Noon and Tue, Jun 10, 2014 at 9:00 am to Noon.

Paradise Island

This quilt uses two panels, one that’s the background and one that gets cut apart and appliqued to create some amazing dimension! I love this quilt…it’s so summery.

Last but not least Arlene will be teaching Tea Leaf Table Topper in Williamsville on Wed, Jun 4, 2014 at 9:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Tea Leaf Table Topper

Add texture to your table with these placemats and table toppers. “Tea leaves” mimic the look of cathedral window blocks in these projects. **This class is Summer School Class Pass Eligible**

So what classes are you going to take??




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