Hello everyone! We have had a great beginning at Quail’s Nest. We have been busily planning our months ahead of us. Before I get into that, we have two new sewing machines from the Ever Sewn line by Brewer Sewing distributors!! The machines are up and running here at the NEST! Come order one before the holidays! They would both be a useful gift for a beginner, or a great machine to travel to a class with.
We have the Sparrow 15 that is basic, strong, and affordable. The Sparrow 25 is computerized with many stitches and accessories. These sewing machines are very affordable and would make a FANTASTIC gift! The Sparrow 15 is $190 and the Sparrow 25 is $390.
READ THE FOLLOWING AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!
Come to Quilt’n With the Quails on Tuesday, November 8th, 15th, and 19th. This is a "drop-in" class, come and sew anything you have and use the tables in our classroom during the regular business hours of 10:00-5:00 cleaning up around 4:30. We will do our best to be of assistance, but will also be running the shop. $5 cost
Lynn Wilder will be in our shop on Thursday, November 10th! A trunk show of her beautifully pieced quilts will be a part of our day. She will be demonstrating precision piecing and her book "Patchwork Math" will be available as well as her patterns. It all begins at 10:00 and will continue throughout the day. She brings a document projection device that allows us all to see well. Some refreshments will be provided. This event is FREE!!!!!!!!
We are having a Veteran’s Day Sale on Friday and Saturday, November 11th and 12th. All Patriotic fabric as well as gold star fabric and select items will be 20% OFF!! You have to find the GOLD stars to know what is 20% off.
Wednesday, November 16th we begin our first Farm Girl Vintage Club meeting. Anyone who has the book “Farm Girl Vintage” by Lori Holt can be a member of this club. We will work on whatever block we want to. There will be sharing and discussing about the variety of blocks. I (Susan) will be in this club because I have started a few blocks myself!!! (In my spare time...) Club will run from 10:30-2:30 with a half hour lunch. You can bring a sack lunch and keep sewing if you want to. All "club" classes are $5 with no need to register ahead of time, JUST SHOW UP!
Thursday, November 17, will be our first project class. It is called “Simple Market Bag.” It will be 1:00 until 4:00. Sign up and get the Fabric requirements. This class is just $10 and includes the pattern. GREAT VALUE!!!
The second project with the a holidays focus is called “Holiday Cheers.” It is a bottle bag shaped like an Elf’s boot. It's really, really cute and practical!!! It is scheduled for Friday, November 18th, 10:30-2:30. The cost of this class is $10.00. Purchase the pattern and minimal supplies is required. I will have the grommets, bells and poly-fil stuffing divided into small sets for two dollars. It requires three fat quarters.
Embroidery Club is welcomed to the NEST on November 22nd! 10:00 until about 1:00ish. They come use our classroom to share projects and support each other.
November 23rd is PUMPKIN PIE DAY!! Eat pumpkin pie, and other pumpkin goodies. Our pumpkin spice fabric will be on sale for 20% off. We may throw in other orange and tan fabric; you will have to come and see....
As if this wasn’t enough, there will be a Black Friday Sale! 20% OFF some specific items that are usually never on SALE! SHHHH! Kits, wools,?
UFO (UnFinished Objects) club will begin on November 29th. Bring in those unfinished BOM quilts! I have a Thimble Blossoms one to put together. 10:30-whenever. Clean up by 4:30.
November 30th- Clothespin Apron Class! $15.00 plus cost of the pattern. This chore apron makes it easy to carry supplies while you work, whether you're cleaning, quilting, gardening, crafting or listening to your iPod. A row of pockets across the bottom of the apron adds interesting detail and practicality to this apron. Double yokes for the apron skirt and bib give extra support to the apron when the pockets are full. Rick rack and piping trim provide classy detail at the edges of the yokes and pockets. Options for the apron include making it as a half apron with waist ties or a full apron with a neck loop and waist ties, or long ties extending from the bib, crossing in the back to D rings at the waistline, and then tying. (This last option gives you a full apron with no band rubbing in the back of the neck.) Each apron requires two- 1 yard pieces of fabric, or a collection of fat quarters and fabric pieces if you want to mix and match the apron parts. Save time and sewing by using ribbon or twill tape for apron ties. Enjoy making and wearing this reversible apron with its many handy pockets There is some instruction required for this one.
PHEWWWWW!!! Did you catch all of that!!! We are busy little quails and are DELIGHTED to share our love of quilting with you!!!
There is so much more planned for December and January!
Look over our calendars! They are posted under the Classroom tab here on our website!
Susan and Staff