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 Thursday,  November 9, 2017



NOVEMBER - Happy Veteran's Day - Thank you for your service!

Sew-Cial General Sit & Sew - November 10; 10-5
UFO Night - November 10; 6-10p
SATURDAY SAMPLER - November 11, 9:30-10:30a
Jo Morton Club - November 11; 11-1 (time change, one time only)
Wool Applique Club - November 11; 1:30-4
Beginning Quiltmaking - November 12, 19, 26, December 3, 12-5
Saturday Sampler Sew In - November 14, 5-9 OR November 17, 1-4
Boot Christmas Stockings - November 18, 10:30-5
Quilting Angels - November 20; 10-4
Closed for Thankgiving, November 22 at 1pm - November 23
Mystery Club - November 25; 9-11; 11:30-1:30
Westalee Quilting Templates New User Class; November 27; 10-1
Westalee Club; November 27, 1:30-3:30

DECEMBER

ROCK MY CHRISTMAS!! - December 1-12
Saturday Sampler - December 2, 9:30-10:30 - (SPECIAL EVENT)
Poinsettia Table Runner - December 1, 12-3:30
Beginning Quiltmaking (final class in this session) - December 3, 12-5
Sew-cial (General Sit and Sew) - December 4, 10-5
UFO Night - December 8, 6-10pm
JO Morton Club - December 9; 10-12
Wool Club - December 9; 1:30-4
Beginning Machine Quilting - December 10, 12-2
Basic Binding - December 10; 2:30-4:30
Judy Niemeyer Sit and Sew - December 11; 10-5
Saturday Sampler Sew-In - December 12, 5-9 OR December 15, 1-4
Rock My Christmas (shhhh!  It's a surprise!) - December 16, 10-5
Westalee Quliting Templates New User Class; December 17, 12-2
Westalee Club - December 17, 3-5
Quilting Angels - December 18, 10-4
Closed for Christmas - December 24-26
Mystery Quilt - December 30, 9-11 OR 11:30-1:30
Closed for Inventory - December 31


Thank you!
 

We had a great Festival!  With the sales of Westalee templates, Janome machines and SISTERS quilt patterns and Modern Antique fabric, we had our best Festival ever!  Thank you so much for giving us a chance to meet the prices at the Janome booth.  We matched all prices as we are proud that you wanted to keep your business at Quilter's Emporium! 

We are planning our upcoming Rock my Christmas which takes place via email from December 1-12.  We have lots of great gifts to offer to you at great prices!  And guess what?  We are now Martelli dealers!  You gotta check out these Martelli tables!  A-MAZING!  Ours will be set up soon!


Mystery Club notes from Pam...

November starts the second half of Mystery #12.   Quilts are beginning to take shape.  What clue will be given this month?  Join us Saturday, November 25, 2017 and see what awaits.  Remember to bring your projects for "show and tell".  See you at 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. OR 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.


           
 Notes from Joey... 

I asked Mama to use this picture again because I am still celebrating with the Astros...and I really like this shirt!

Just to let you know, last week i had some very bad long seizures.  (I don't remember them.)  Mama took me to A&M to visit the nice doctors there. They took blood to make sure that there isn't something wrong here (test results are ok so far).  My doctor, Dr. Armstrong (she's a sweetie), wants to do an MRI sometime, so maybe we will do that a little later.  BUT I have not had a seizure since last Thursday, so I'm doing good so far with my new increased dosage!  

I had a good time at A&M!  When I went in every exam room, they wrote "Howdy Joey!" on the white board!  I felt really warm and fuzzy!  I was hoping to meet Miss Reveille, but I didn't see her.  Did you know that if Miss Rev barks in a class, the professor has to dismiss the class?  Wow!  That is canine clout!  I really want to to meet her!!!! 

So if you heard that I was sick last week, don't worry about this ole pup, I'm doing good now!  I will be in the shop this weekend for Saturday Sampler. 


Licks and kisses, y
our pal, Joey
      
                                                          

QUILTING ANGELS CHARITY BEE


The Quilting Angels charity quilting bee will be sewing quilts on Monday, November 20 from 10:00 until about 4:00.  We meet at Quilter’s Emporium, and anyone who would like to help is invited to join us.  Come one time and try it out if you’re not sure if you would be comfortable.  We promise to be nice!  Bring your sewing machine and basic sewing supplies.  We have quilt kits cut out and ready to sew together.  You can choose whichever one you want to work on.  There are easy kits and more intermediate level patterns cut and ready to sew.  There will be a few quilts needing hand binding sewn down on charity day, but not very many this month, unless some of the quilts that are out to quilters come in soon.


The picture included with this article is of two little girls who lost all of their possessions in the Harvey flood.  Aren’t they adorable?  We gave them two bed quilts and one play quilt with “paper” dolls and clothes to put on the dolls.  They love all three quilts! 


There was a lovely thank you from Cedar Chest Quilt Shop in their newsletter recently about the quilt deliveries to flood victims near Austwell and Tivoili, for which we contributed ten quilts.  They have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of thanks from the recipients.


Thank you for the donations of fabric and completed quilts in the last couple of weeks.  If you need to reach me, you can email me at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.


May your bobbin always be full, but not wound too tight!  Susan



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MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

We hope everyone had a wonderful time at festival!  We certainly did.  Now it is back to the real world to work on all those wonderful projects that we bought from all those fantastic vendors.  So much fun!

 

In between those projects when you need to take a break and need something really simple to work on before you start your next project, please consider sewing up a pillowcase for our hospices.  We keep pillowcase kits in the shop anyone willing to help with the Million Pillowcase Challenge.  The kits are free we just ask that they be returned to Quilter’s Emporium. 

 

We plan to make the October delivery to Houston Hospice next Wednesday.  When that delivery is made, we will have delivered over 1,300 pillowcases this year.  At this rate, we should be able to deliver at least 1,500 pillowcases again in 2017.  Our November delivery will be made to Silverado Hospice. 

 

The national total as of Wednesday evening is 752,889.

 

Happy Sewing!

Karen& Barbara


Greater Houston Quilt Shop Hop
Liberty of the Seas Cruise




SAILING February 18 - 25, 2018

Class enrollments going on now!  Contact the shop or email me if you haven't received your class information!


7 Day cruise - Galveston to Cozumel, Mexico; George Town, Grand Cayman and Falmouth, Jamaica; plus Quilting Classes, Workshops, trunk shows, lectures, games, challenges and more during 3 fun sea days.  

All participating quilters will receive a great goodie bag!!

Cabin fees include access to all quilting activities. Kit fees are extra.
 
We don't know what classes you will take and it isn't fair for you to pay for quilt kits if you are just taking lecture classes.  
Check out Quilter's Emporium website for pricing details.

For booking info, call Al and Pat Magee
713-729-3040   Toll Free  888-290-7245


 


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

Wool Applique Club
We start a new smaller project this coming meeting!  We're looking at potential projects for upcoming meetings and gladly welcome anyone who is interested in joining our group!  Call or drop by the the shop to get more information on wool club.
Leader - Lori Demars
Novem
ber 11; 1:30-4



Jo Morton's "Little Women" Club

Do you love reproduction fabrics?  Do you like to make timeless quilts?  Do you like fun projects that you can finish in a month?  Jo Morton loves to design small projects!  If you've been quilting for awhile (or not), you might have a great collection of quilts and tops around the house.  Well, for sure, you have space for these small quilts!  You will learn some great precision piecing tips from these experienced Jo Morton fans!  
We love Jo Morton's reproduction fabrics and are the hosts of the Jo Morton Little Women Club at
Quilter's Emporium.  
Come join us!!
Leaders - Pat Martin,
Tammy McCorkle, and Rhonda Wilhite
Novem
ber 11; 10-12



Mystery Club
July marks our first meeting for Mystery Club #12.  There is still time to sign up.  Our sewing time has been extended by 1/2 hour.  Note the new times!  Voting will begin next week.  
All skill levels are welcome.
Leader - Pam Brown (brown@quiltersemporium.com
Saturdays; November 25; 9-11; 11:30-1:30

Accuquilt QUBE Klub
We are taking a short break after our Qube sampler and our Halloween tote bag.  Stay tuned, there are lots of great projects in the works for 2018! 
For more information, please email bonnie@quiltersemporium.com
Leader - Bonnie McCormick

Westalee Quilting Templates Club
For those of you who have joined the "Revolution" to quilt your own quilts on your own machine using the Sew Steady/Westalee Quilting Templates, this club is for you.  Bring any show and tells where you used the templates. If you have purchased your quilting templates from us and want to see the new templates in the shop and how to use them, come to this free meeting!  Templates will be available for purchase and Rose Ann will demonstrate how to use the new templates.  
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

Monday, November 27; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; December 17; 3-5

Saturday Sampler - NEW SEASON!
There is one of the versions for our 2018 Saturday Sampler!  We are still taking signups--come to the meeting this Saturday.  You will learn lots of new techniques!
We talk about piecing techniques, introduce the group to new classes on our schedule, and show off new fabrics, projects and products in the shop.  We are always 
excited to see what great quilts and other projects our customers have been working on.  Everyone present is eligible for our door prize drawings; anyone bringing a show and tell, receives extra door prize tickets.
Saturday, November 11 at 9:30am

GENERAL CLASSES

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

**NEW**

Poinsettia Table Runner - $35

Learn the basics of the Quick Curve Ruler and create an easy table runner for the Christmas season.  Select pastels, and use your creation for spring table settings.  Master the basic block in this innovative curved piecing system.  This is not traditional curved piecing - no pinning, no easing the seams!  How do they do it? Come join us and learn how to master this fun technique.
Teacher - Pam Brown
Friday, December 1, 12-3:30

Christmas Boot Stockings - $45
Choose from 3 different patterns of cowboy boot Christmas stockings to add some Texas flavor to your holiday decor, or get all the patterns for lots of variety.  These stockings are pieced with fusible accents, appropriate for all levels of sewists.
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Saturday November 18, 10:30 - 5


Sew-cial General Sit and Sew -
$10

Do you have a project that you need help or guidance with?  We have regularly scheduled sew days for folks who are specifically working on Judy Niemeyer projects, but were recently reminded that there's not a day set aside for general quilt projects.  Well, here it is!  Our knowledgeable staff is here to help you. Bring your gear and your project - we will be here to answer questions and provide guidance.

Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum
Friday, November 10, 10-5

BASIC SKILLS CLASSES


Beginning Quilt Making - $70

Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, reading patterns, and how to make the same quilt top that has been taught to over 1200 students over the years.
Level:  Beginner
Teacher:  Rose Ann Cook
Sundays;  November 12, 19, 26, December 3; 12-5


Beginning Machine Quilting - $30

If you are ready to learn to use your domestic sewing machine to quilt your quilt tops, then this is the class for you.  Rose Ann walks you through the entire process so that you can go home and start machine quilting that stack! 
You will need to bring your sewing machine, a walking foot (even
feed foot) and a darning foot (free motion foot).
  
Level: Beginner

Teacher: Rose Ann Cook

Sunday; December 10; 12-2 


Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher:  Vikki Youngmeyer
Level:  Beginner
Sunday; December 10; 2:30-4:30

Westalee Quilting Templates Guide Class
If you purchased and received your Sew Steady table and quilting templates, then this is the class that will help you learn how to use them.  
Attendees, please bring 2-3 fat quarter sized "quilt sandwiches" to practice upon.  It's a great idea to use Sullivan's Basting Spray between the layers of the fabric and batting.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

Monday, November 27; 10-1
Sunday; December 17; 12-3


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