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 Thursday,  June 22, 2017



JUNE - SIGN UP FOR THE 30 WEEK WONDER!

SUMMER FABRIC SALE - NOW through JULY 4!
ROW BY ROW HAS STARTED!
T-Shirt Quilt; June 23 (part 2 of 2); 10:30 - 5
Mystery Club; June 24, 9:30-11 or 11:30-1
Accuquilt Qube Klub; June 24; 2-5
Country Fair Carpenter's Star Quilt; June 27, Part 2 of 2; 6-9
Beginning Quiltmaking Bootcamp; June 26, 27, 28, & 29; 12-5
Beginning Machine Quilting; June 30; 12-2
Beginning Quilt Binding; June 30; 2:30 - 4:30

JULY - 30 WEEK WONDER STARTS ON JULY 2

Saturday Sampler - July 1; 1-2

Jo Morton "Little Women" Club - July 8; 10-1
Wool Applique Club - July 8; 1:30 - 4
Festive Kaleidoscope; July 15; 10-5
Quilting Angels Charity Bee; July 17; 10-4
Beginning Quilt Making; July 23, 30, Aug 6, 13; 12-5
Judy Neimeyer; July 24; 10-5
Mystery Club; July 29; 9:30-11 or 11:30 - 1
Westalee Guide Class; July 31; 10-1

Westalee Club; July 31; 1:30-3:30


SUMMER FABRIC SALE - GOING ON NOW!

SO glad to see that our first tropical event is a light one for the Houston area.  However, our thoughts and prayers go out to those in other areas that have been more deeply affected by the storm.

From now to July 4, we are hosting a terrific fabric sale (40% off of a huge selection of fabric on tables in the front of the shop!)  We will keep feeding the tables as space allows so come by and see if there isn't some great fabrics with your name on them!

Mystery Club! - Notes from Pam

Final assembly is upon us at last.  Calling all club members to join us for the big reveal. How exciting it is when the completed quilts come together, and we see so many quilts from the same pattern.  Information on the next Mystery Quilt will be coming soon.  All skill levels are welcome.


New fabric in the shop

"SCHOOL RULES!"


This cute fabric collection just arrived and is perfect for gifting this quick and simple quilt to your kiddo or grand-kiddo this August!  

There are two free downloadable patterns on the Blank Quilting website using the fabric. EASY and CUTE!


Next month, we will receive a new collection called American Dream -motorcycles, vintage cars, all things "Route 66"....terrific for that "man" quilt you want to make!  This motorcycle is one of the panels!  Cool, huh?


SIGN UP FOR 30 WEEK WONDER!

If you wish to participate in the 30 Week Wonderr, here is what you need to do:  select and purchase your non discounted fabric from Quilter's Emporium, any time from now through July 1 and then pick up your free weekly block patterns.  Participants should purchase 17 yards of fabric.  I know that sounds like a lot but this includes what should be enough for all of the blocks, borders, sashing options that you might want to do, plus enough to cover any mistakes.  Leftover fabric can be pieced into the backing.  The staff have pulled together some great groupings in the front of the shop for you to see to get some ideas.  We are even considering 30WW work days if you need help making any of the blocks or want some inspiration in pulling the blocks together.

Fabric suggestions:  
4 yards of a focus
2 yards each of two lights, two mediums and two darks
1 yard of a pop of color.  

When you purchase your fabric, be sure to tell the sales associate that your fabric is for the 30 Week Wonder project.  We will include you on the list of participants so that we can track your progress during the program.  

Starting on July 2, each week (Sunday - Saturday) we will distribute a free quilt block pattern to the participants. When you pick up your weekly pattern in the shop (any day during that week), you earn a check mark indicating that you picked it up.  Don't worry if you miss a week or two, you can still get your missed patterns but you won't a check mark for the missed weeks. Each week, we will have a "shop special" just for the participants.

After the last pattern is issued, we will draw a winner from the names on the list with 25 checkmarks or more.  Everyone who came in every week and earned all 30 checkmarks, will earn 5 more tickets in the first prize drawing. The first winner will win their choice of a Janome travel sized sewing machine or an Accuquilt Go!  Did you notice that this winner doesn't have to do anything else except purchase their fabric and pick up the patterns each week in order to be eligible to win one one of the prizes?  You could even just use the fabric for other projects..you don't HAVE to make the blocks or a quilt!!!  You do not need to show your blocks each week.  This is not Saturday Sampler.

For the second prize, the participants may take their blocks and make them into a quilt top using any setting kit they choose. The quilt must use a minimum of 25 blocks and are due to the shop by February 28.   The quilt tops will hang in the shop during the month of March 2017.  The second winner will be chosen by Viewer's Choice voting and they will win the remaining prize.  If you have questions, please ask the staff.


KWILT KAMP - Session 1 - COMPLETE!  

OK, Kwilt Kamp #1 is complete!  They learned some color theory, sewing machine usage, and all the basics of creating a quilt top.  They made a pillowcase, a collage pillow and a quilt!  ALL in 5 days!  Those girls worked and loved it!   Our next Kwilt Kamp is scheduled for the week of July 10-14! 

                 Week of July 10 - 14   9am-4pm   ages 8 - 11

$275/student if they bring their own sewing machine; Project kits included
$325/student if we provide a machine.   Project kits included

If you know someone who might be interested in this program, please share.  If you are interested in volunteering your time to expose a young person to the creative joy of sewing, please contact 
pam@quiltersemporium.com.  
Notions (scissors, seam rippers, etc.) will be provided by the student. 

           
 Notes from Joey...      
   
Every once in awhile I like to look at this picture of me--I think it is the best one I ever took.  

I am wearing the "Underdog" costume that all of my shop "aunties" got me for Halloween.  When I wear this, I feel fearless!

You can just tell that I am ready to "save the day" can't you?  Where's a "theme song" when I need one?

I'll see you in the shop on Saturday, won't I?  

Licks and kisses, your pal, Joey!
                                                                


QUILTING ANGELS CHARITY BEE

The picture attached is Bonnie recently delivering the quilts we donated to the Fort Bend Women's Shelter.

They were thrilled to receive them.  Bonnie also showed the quilts to her friend whose daughter the quilts were donated in honor of, and she was moved to tears!  We can be proud of making a difference in some fragile lives.
The Wednesday bee ladies and the charity angels have been busy bees! Donna Timmer from Houston Methodist Sugar Land came by QE on Wednesday to pick up 99 burp cloths (too cute), 71 nursing pads, 9 nursing covers!  These items are being donated to the Community Baby Shower being held on August 3rd at Houston Methodist Sugar Land! This shower is for new and expectant mothers to help with basic needs!  We will continue to make these items on Wednesdays starting July 5th through July 19th and on July 17th! Please feel free to come by and bring your machines and colored threads to embellish these donations!
On Monday June 19, Pam Baum and Casey worked on quilting charity quilts for one of the Angels charity projects!  Thank you, thank you, thank you!

If you would like to get ahold of me, you can email Susan at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.
Quilters are sew special! Susan _________________________________________________

MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

It’s going to be a hot weekend.  How about swinging into QE and grabbing a pillowcase kit or two?  Just the thing to work on in between your big projects.  The drawer is well stocked.  Anyone is well come to pick up pillowcase kits to take home and sew.  All we ask is that you bring them back to QE for us to donate to our Hospice Charities. 

If you haven’t marked you calendars yet for this year’s 24-Hour Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon, please do.  The event will take place from Friday, September 15, 9:00 AM to Saturday, September 16, 9:00AM.  This has become an annual event at QE in conjunction with Allpeoplequilts.com.  Last year we made 310 pillowcases for our two Hospices.  Just because the event takes place for 24 hours doesn’t mean that anyone has to commit for the full time.  We would welcome any amount of help you are willing to offer.  Some people have just joined us for a little while when they have stopped in to shop, others have spent a part of their day and a few have actually stayed the full 24 hours.  The day is full of good company, good food and door prizes while doing something nice for someone else.  Please watch this newsletter as we get closer to the event for more information.  Don’t forget September 15 -16. 

Stay Cool!

Happy Sewing!  Karen

Greater Houston Quilt Shop Hop
Liberty of the Seas Cruise




February 18 - 25, 2018
Prepare to be WOWed


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.  
Prices start at $1144.  Check out
Quilter's Emporium website for pricing details.

Deposit per person is $250 due now, balance due 11-1-2017.  Best cabin selection now.  Price and availability subject to change until deposited.  Payment plan available.  $200 discount for nonquilters.

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
The borders of Summertime Sampler will be distributed at our next meeting.  It's been a great year of applique and embroidery, with a bunch of beautiful creations by our wool group.  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
July 8; 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

July 8; 10-1


                                                     Mystery Club
Final assembly is upon us at last.  Calling all club members to join us for the big reveal. How exciting it is when the completed quilts come together, and we see so many quilts from the same pattern.  Information on the next Mystery Quilt will be coming soon.  All skill levels are welcome.
Leader - Pam Brown (brown@quiltersemporium.com)
Saturdays; June 24; 9:30-11; 11:30-1

Accuquilt QUBE Klub
We started our Qube Sampler in February, but it's not too late to join in the fun.  This group is using Accuquilt dies to cut very accurate shapes for a sampler quilt in colors and patterns that reflect their individual style.  If you are interested in an Accuquilt cuttter, we are always happy to give a demonstration.  If you would like to see our "Qube Klub" ladies in action, feel free to drop in on our meeting day.  For more information, please email bonnie@quiltersemporium.com
Leader - Bonnie McCormick
Saturday,  June 24; 2-5

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, July 31; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; August 27, 3-5
Monday, August 28; 1:30-3:30
Monday, September 25; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; October 22; 3-5
Monday, November 27; 1:30-3:30
Sunday; December 17; 3-5

Saturday Sampler - County Fair

At the July meeting we will distribute the final block!  Even if you haven't been making these blocks, please join us for a fun-filled session.  We talk about piecing techniques, introduce the group to new classess 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 oour 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.
Leader - Rose Ann Cook

Saturday; July 1; 1-2

GENERAL CLASSES

SAVE THE DATE FOR GREAT CLASSES - more info coming soon!

Christmas in July - July 15 - 22
Poinsettia Tablerunner, July 16
Lemoyne Trails, July 18
Prickly Pinecones Tree Skirt, July 19 & 20
Cowboy Boot Christmas Stockings, July 21

Judy Neimeyer Quilts
Fractured Paintbox, July 28
Summer Solstice, August 3, 10, 17,31
Sunrise Mixer, August 4, 11


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

**NEW**
Prickly Pinecones Tree Skirt - $107
 Prickly Pinecones is a tree skirt designed by Judy and Brad Niemeyer in 2015 to mimic frosty pinecones, a wintery landscape, and wrap your Christmas tree in the warmth that comes from a cozy fire and the remembered smell of fresh pine trees.  The design utilizes perfectly spaced spikes and a log cabin center star which go together quickly.  Whether your Prickly Pinecones Tree Skirt ends up around the tree or is used as a table topper or wall hanging, it will be a great complement to your celebration of the season.  Join Jan Mathews, Certified Instructor, to learn this unique design from the an exceptional designer.  
Teacher - Jan Mathews
Wednesday and Thursday, July 19 and 20, 10 - 5 both days

***NEW***
A Festive Kaleidoscope Quilt - $60
We are kicking off our Christmas in July week with a detailed class on kaleidoscope quiltmaking.  Learn how to cut identical triangles that produce dynamic new patterns.  Special piecing techniques ensure that the center intersection lies flat.  This class is for confident beginners and intermediate quilters who wish to enhance their cutting and piecing abilities by creating a fascinating Christmas quilt.
Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham
Saturday, July 15, 10-5





***NEW***
 Country Fair Quilt - $40
Get perfect points on your carpenter's star using Studio 180 rulers!  Join us in this class to hone your skills making 4-patches, square-in-a-squares, and flying geese.  This is an easy quilt that looks quite complicated, an excellent confidence builder for experienced and inexperienced quilters alike.
Teacher - Pam Baum
Tuesdays, June 20 and 27, 6-9 pm OR 
Sunday, June 25, 12-5




T-Shirt Quilt - $60
Do you have old t-shirts that you don’t wear anymore? Have you spent years collecting t-shirts from every place you’ve ever visited? Why not make a quilt out of these old t-shirts? This class will show you the techniques needed to cut, stabilize, and lay out a t-shirt quilt of any size
Teacher - Bonnie McCormick
Friday, June 23; 10:30 - 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.
Teacher: Jan Mathews
Monday, July 24; 10-5
Saturday, August 5; 10-5
Friday, September 1; 10-5
Friday, October 6; 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
BOOTCAMP -Monday-Thursday June 26, 27, 28, 29; 12-5
Sundays; July 23, 30  August 6, 13;  12-5
Sundays;  September 10, 17, 24, October 1; 12-5
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

Friday; June 30; 12-2

Sunday; August 20; 12-2
Sunday; October 8; 12-2
Sunday; December 10; 12-2 


Basic Quilt Binding - $30
Includes kit - quilt "sandwich" and fabric for binding strips.
Teacher:  Vikki Youngmeyer
Level:  Beginner
Friday; June 30; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; August 20; 2:30-4:30
Sunday; October 8; 2:30-4:30
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, July 31; 10-1
Sunday; August 27; 12-3
Monday, August 28; 10-1
Monday, September 25; 10-1
Sunday; October 22; 12-3
Monday, November 27; 10-1
Sunday; December 17; 12-3


Our Quilting Friends

Quilter's Emporium
11925 Southwest Freeway, Suite 11 Stafford, TX 77477 
281.491.0016
OPEN 7 DAYS A WEEK
Mon-Sat 10-5 & Sun 12-5
Take the West Airport exit (coming north or south on US 59).
Quilter's Emporium is in the Brighton Lane Shopping center which is located next door to the new Houston Garden Center.  We are on the inbound feeder road of the Southwest Freeway, between West Airport and Murphy Road.


 
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