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Monday, October 11, 2018



OCTOBER 2018

Beginning Quiltmaking – October 14, 21, 12-5

Tucker University Advanced Lemoynes I – October 12, 12-4, or October 13, 9:30-1:30 

UFO Night – October 12, 6-10

Machine Embroidered purses – October 13, 1:30-5

Quilting Angels Charity Bee – October 15, 10-4

Saturday Sampler Sew-in – October 16, 5-8, or October 19, 1-4  

Kaleidoscope ABC’s – October 20, 10-5 or October 25, 10-5

Judy Niemeyer Sit and Sew – October 22, 10-5

Wooly Felted Tote Bag Party – October 26, 11-4

Mystery Club – October 27, 9-11 or 11:30-1:30
Jelly Roll Rug - October 27; 2-5

Beginning Machine Quilting – October 28, 12-2

Basic Binding – October 28, 2:30-4:30

Sew Steady Guide Class – October 29, 10-12:30

Aurifil Event – October 31, 11-12:30 or 2-3:30  

NOVEMBER 2018

Neimeyer Sit and Sew - November 2, 10-5
"Newfoundland Star" Saturday Sampler Kick Off - November 3; 9:30 - 10:30
Houston International Quilt Festival - November 7 - 11
Christmas Tree Skirt - November 17; 10- 4
Thanksgiving - November 22- CLOSED
Westalee Guide Class - November 18; 12-2:30
Machine Embroidered Christmas Project; November 25; 12:30-4:30
Westalee Guide Class - November 26; 10-12:30


QUILT SHOW TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE FOR SALE AT THE SHOP!

Adults:  $15
Seniors (65+)  Students/Millitary:  $9
Children 10 and under: Free
Preview Night:  $20  (Includes one additional free day)
Full Show Pass:  $50 (Includes Preview Night public entry)


NOTE: If you are enrolled for a class at Festival, you do NOT need to purchase daily admission tickets. Your badge serves as entry to the show.



SATURDAY SAMPLER - NEWFOUNDLAND STAR


 

We have had folks all year commenting on the beautiful Modern Antique Saturday Sampler quilt hanging on our design wall.  Now is the time to get involved with our next year-long project.  We are all very excited about the new design, Newfoundland Star, which will be available in two very different colorways, 1790's reproduction fabric in blues, yellows, and off-whites, and modern batiks in teals with pops of red, brown, and pastel orange.  We are committed to our Saturday Sampler ladies - we want everyone to be successful in the making of this quilt.  Classes will be held in the new year to help everyone enrolled in the setting kit elements, including the Feathered Star, the bonus setting blocks, pieced borders, and the chain that ties the quilt together.  Most of the regular monthly blocks can be assembled using Studio 180 tools, which are regularly taught at the shop.

If you have already signed up and not purchased the setting kit, you need to know that we need to acquire the fabric now.  Both colorways include fabric that will not be available after this month.  If you have not reserved a setting kit, we will not be able to duplicate this look.


Our new Saturday Sampler starts next month on November 3!   Choose your favorite option and pay $36 for your registration fee and first block.  It is possible that you can get all of the monthly blocks for just that $36!  Setting kit is extra, or you can take the blocks and set them any way you wish!  You may sign up by calling the shop at 281.491.0016.


AURIFIL'S ALEX VERONELLI will be visiting Quilter's Emporium on Halloween!  Let's show him our Texas "spirit"!   I'd love to have you guys fill the shop at either of the two lectures.  Door prizes, snacks and  giveaways will abound!  This is a FREE event so please sign up by calling us at 281.491.0016 and let us know which one you want to attend so we can make sure to have enough chairs set up.  We'd love to have you!   Joey will wear his Halloween costume....will you dare to wear yours???   AURIFIL is my thread of choice, you will love it too!


      



           
 Notes from Joey...

Happy Astros!   I am SOOO excited that the Astros are 
doing well!  Woo-hoo!

I'm wearing my Astros shirt and I will try to keep it clean so I can show my 'stros spirit!  

Rock on Astros!


Licks
and kisses, Joey
   As always, please keep an eye open for children or animals locked in a hot car!  Thank you!
   
                  


QUILTING ANGELS - CHARITY QUILTERS 



Our October Quilting Angels sewing day is this coming Monday, the 15th.  Please join us anytime between 10:00 and 3:00.  We will be sewing and stuffing heart shaped pillows for breast cancer patients.  I was recently asked, “Why heart pillows?”  Good question!  These pillows are scooped at the top to fit under a reconstructed breast or under an arm.  They offer a cushion during a time of discomfort.  They are large sized, and have been approved by some of our ladies who have used them after breast cancer surgery.  All you need to bring is your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies. Everything is cut out and ready to sew.   These pillows will be donated to a breast cancer doctor at M.D. Anderson Hospital.

If you plan ahead, please put Monday, November 19 on your calendar for our next Quilting Angels day.  We will be sewing quilt tops that day.  I also have a lot of donated panels that need borders sewn on to make them big enough to be prayer shawls.

Thank you, everyone for all of your diligent work in making quilts and other sewing projects this year!  Let’s finish strong!

For questions or suggestions for the Quilting Angels, email Susan at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.


Quote I heard from Pam Brown: “When it comes to making quilts, perfect is good, but finished is better.” (Used with permission.) Susan


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MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

 

DRUM ROLL PLEASE!! Does anyone know what is better than a drum roll because that’s what we really need!  We BLASTED through all our previous Sew-a-thon records!  With all the numbers in, we completed 420 pillowcases with the 24 hour Sew-A-Thon!!!!  CONGRATULATIONS EVERYONE!!!  Thank you to everyone who attended, to the QE staff, to everyone who dropped off pillowcases, to all those who helped get kits together, and all of those who donated fabric.  Once again, everyone involved with QE has proven what wonderfully generous people shop and work there.  THANK YOU!!!



 

We donated 50 pillowcases to Park’s Youth Ranch.  There are currently less than 20 boys and girls living at the ranch.  They all seemed pleased to be able to pick out a pillowcase that would be their own.  Some had a little trouble making the final decision.  For safety reasons, we were not able to take any photos of the children.

 

We delivered 185 pillowcases to each Houston and Silverado Hospices from the Sew-a-thon.  Both of our hospices were thrilled!  We also made our regular September delivery to Houston.  That was an additional 155 pillowcases!

 

We received a delivery of 100 pillowcases that had been mailed to us from a group in Illinois for the victims of Harvey.  At this time, we have a couple of places to contact that we have heard are still taking care of Harvey victims.  Until these are delivered we will not put them into the count.  Hopefully that will change in the next week or two.  Stay tuned.

 

As of Wednesday, evening the National count is 776,682.  Quilter’s Emporium has donated 1,597 since the beginning of the year.  Our grand total since we started in 2010 is 13,959!  WOW!!  GREAT JOB!!

 

Happy Fall!

Karen& Barbara



  


Classes at Quilter's Emporium

If you are interested in taking one of our classes, you can either sign
up in person at the shop or over the phone, by calling 281.491.0016.

Skill level Scale
Beginner - Student has no piecing or quilting experience
Experienced Beginner - Student has attended Beginning Quiltmaking Class or equivalent.

Intermediate- Student has completed a few quilt tops and is ready to "grow" their skills. A confident piecer.

It is the student's responsibility to remind the clerk at the time of checkout, if fabric or notions are being purchased for a class, qualifying for a 15% discount.  We cannot go back to previous sales tickets to issue discounts.  We appreciate your help in this.

CLUBS

Mystery Club

Our latest project is progressing!  October is the third of our 6 sessions, and will see additional advancement toward our final goal - a great quilt!
Leader - Pam Brown   brown@quiltersemporium.com
October 27; 9-11; 11:30-1:30


Saturday Sampler


We have officially ended our 2017-2018 project, the final block having been distributed on October 6.  But there is one more set of "sew-ins" to  help with that final block, and our staff is always willing to offer advice on completing the setting kits!  A big "THANK YOU" to all who participated!


Sew-In -  Tuesday, October 16, 5-8 OR 
Fri
day, October 19, 1-4





OCTOBER Sew-in
Tuesday, October 16, 5-8 or Friday, October 19, 1-4

TUCKER UNIVERSITY - Advanced Lemoynes

 

This class will focus on several different ways to use your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler - two types of strip pieced Lemoynes and Lemoynes outlined with a band of contrasting fabric.  These techniques can create stunning blocks!  General knowledge of the ruler is a prerequisite - given that the general process involves dozens of steps.  If you have been working on Lemoyne stars for your Saturday Sampler setting kit, you are definitely a candidate!   If you have previously taken a class on the ruler, you are a candidate!

Teacher - Pam Baum

Friday, October 12, 12-4, or Saturday, October 13, 10-2

We are taking a November break, with Festival happening during our usual week of Tucker classes.  December will be Advanced Lemoynes II.  We will be building on our advanced Lemoyne skills learned in the October classes!

Tuesday, December 4, 11-3 or 6-10

Friday, December 7, 12-4

Saturday, December 8, 10-2

 

Please sign up in advance so that 

we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!



UFO Night - $5

All are welcome to our monthly UFO evening!  Join us for fun, fabric and fellowship, and work on your Un-Finished Object!  Staffers are always happy to offer advice if you are in need.  Bring a snack to share and a quilting-related project to show off for extra door prize tickets!

Leader - Pam Baum
Upcoming UFO nights
October 12, 6-10
December 14, 6-10


GENERAL CLASSES

(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
pam@quiltersemporium.com

 SAVE THE DATES

We're still working on some details, but we want you to know about some of our great classes coming in the next few months!

Machine Embroidered Quilt coming in January 
Machine Embroidery Christmas Projects; November 25, December 9
MAKE AND TAKE IT DAYS - December 1 and 2
ONE AND DONE - January 12
Dinnerplate Dahlia, the new Neimeyer Technique of the Month; coming in February

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Christmas Tree Skirt - $50
Rose Ann made this quilted tree skirt 19 years ago and still uses it to this day!  She loves it!   You will too!  You should have the tree skirt finished by the end of the class minus quilting.  
Teacher - Rose Ann Cook
Saturday, November 17, 10-4















Wooly Felted Tote Bag Party, Cost $20 
(Wool Bag Kit $79.99 extra)


Friday, October 26, 11-4

Join us for a fun Friday afternoon and let your creativity loose!  Moda is sponsoring a contest for the most creative wool tote bag, using the fabric and pattern in the Wool Bag Kit as the base of the project.  (The wool dots in the picture at left are just a design suggestion and are not included in the kit.  you create your own decorations 
using your own imagination!   

The Wooly Tote Bag Challenge begins on 
October 15 and runs through January 15.
Top 5 winners will be announced at 
Quilt Con - February 20, 2019
Winning Tote Bags will be on display in the Moda Booth during Quilt Con - Feb 20-24

The bag components come in the purchased Wool Bag Kit ($ 79.99) include wool fabric and pattern.  The bag base must be constructed to exact pattern specifications.  Embellishments, including fabric, ribbon, embroidery, buttons, beads, etc, are your creative design.  
No limit to the number of entries you can make.


First Place: Bernina 535 – $3499 MSRP
Second Place: Bernina 330 – $1399 MSRP
Third Place: Gift Basket – $500 Value
Fourth Place: Gift Basket – $250 Value
Fifth Place: Gift Basket – $100 Value

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Jelly Roll Rug - $50, includes batting roll!

Do you have jelly rolls rolling around and don't know what to make of them?  Try your hand at a jelly roll rug!  We have patterns for oval and rectangular rugs and would love to show you how to make one!  The picture shows the oval one.  Bring your jelly roll and sewing machine, and join Rose Ann for a fun afternoon of rug making!

Teacher - Rose Ann Cook

Saturday, October 27, 2-5








Machine Embroidered Purse  - $40

Join us for a great class with Trish, the newest member of our Quilter's Emporium teaching staff.  She brings a wide range of knowledge and imagination to share with all our machine embroider-ers!  This month will focus on "blank" purses and how to turn them into something really special with embroidery and linings.

Teacher - Trish Lopes

Saturday, October 13, 1:30-5






Judy Niemeyer Sew Day - $10

Judy Niemeyer Sew Days (NOT a class) are dedicated to ONLY Judy Niemeyer projects.  Jan Mathews, a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting, will be available to answer questions and get over trouble spots.  Several dates have changed to the second class of Technique of the Month.  We will be adding additional days, please check back with us!

Teacher: Jan Mathews

Monday, October 22; 10-5
Friday, November 2; 10-5
Monday, December 3; 10-5



Kaleidoscope ABC's - $60

 Back by popular demand!  Learn the basics of turning a repeating pattern into fantastic kaleidoscope blocks.  From lining up the fabric to get identical cuts to sewing all the pieces together successfully, Elizabeth will teach the entire process of creating a stunning quilt.  This class is full, but we will be scheduling another (or maybe two) soon.  If you are interested, please get your name on our waiting list and we will contact you with possible dates.

Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham

Saturday, October 20, 10-5 FULL
Thursday, October 25, 10-5 FULL

We will schedule this class in the new year - check back for dates!


Sew-cial General Sit and Sew -
$10 

Did you know that you can bring your project to the shop and spend a great day sewing and socializing?  We set aside a day each month for folks to bring in a quilt project and get lots of advice from our experienced staff.  If you need help with your 2017-2018 Saturday Sampler Setting kit, this is a great time to get a day of sewing completed with staff available for questions! 

Tuesday, November 20, 10-5

Friday, December 14, 10-5



BASIC CLASSES


Beginning Quilt Making - $100
This is an excellent first class for anyone who is interested in learning to

 
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