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Quilt Expo is next week!

It’s the last official weekend of the summer, friends!

We are longing for beautiful weather but it may be more rain and flooding for all of us so prepare for the worst and hope for the best.

We hope you enjoy your weekend and stay safe and dry. The shop will be closed Monday 9/3 in observance of Labor Day.


Quilt Expo is right around the corner, starting Thursday 9/6 at 9:00 AM.


Our booth numbers are 321-322 again this year; stop by and pick up a coupon to use at the shop after Expo.

We will have extended hours on Wednesday, September 5 until 8:00 PM with our special in-store Expo 15% discount available ONLY Wednesday and Thursday between 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Plan to stop by the shop with your out-of-town friends!
Quilt Expo 2018 details

If you don't already have your advance tickets for Quilt Expo 2018, remember you can purchase them here at the shop through Wednesday, September 5.

Purchasing in advance saves $2 per admission ticket. Your ticket allows entrance to quilt exhibits, stage presentations and the vendor mall.

For more event information visit http://wiquiltexpo.com/.


Admission Fees
  • One-day – $8 advance/$10 at door
  • Two-day – $13 advance/$15 at door
  • Three-day $16 advance/$18 at door
Ticket sales are cash or check only.

Featured Classes

Beginning Quiltmaking - All Inclusive

Wednesdays, from September 19 - October 24

Learn all the basics: fabric selection, rotary cutting, piecing, machine quilting and binding. Completed quilt is 36"x 45", appropriate for wall hanging or baby gift. Class fee includes all supplies and materials to complete the project. Students provide their own sewing machine.
Register for Beginning Quiltmaking

English Paper Piecing 101

Tuesday, September 11
Sunday, November 18

Learn the basics of English paper piecing and make a fun little project! This class will cover the basics of EPP, including different options available to make a hexagon flower. 
Register for English Paper Piecing

Surface Design with Thickened Dyes

Saturday, September 22

We will start this class with pure play, exploring the dyes and tools by experimenting on cloth prepared by the instructor. There are many ways to apply thickened dye and we will probably discover new ones. We will use tools such as scrapers, brushes, stamps, mono-print plates, rollers and some household items. After the introductory play session, each student will get additional prepared fabric to either continue experimentation or may work with your own specific plan.
Register for Surface Design

Botanical Printing & Dyeing with the Seasons

Saturday, September 15

Have fun while learning to use local plant materials to add beautiful colors and patterns to fabrics. We'll explore which local plants create the best colors and patterns, how different natural fabrics take colors differently, both eco-printing and dyeing techniques, and safe and sustainable dye practices. Each student goes home with a beautiful bundle of eco-dyed and/or printed fabrics for use in their own stitching projects. This class will be offered quarterly, and each session will be unique in the mix of plant materials and techniques used. 
Register for Botanical Printing

Santorini Tote

Sunday, September 16

Natalie Santini of Hungry Hippie Sews will show you all the tips and tricks of making her Santorini Tote. This bag is a large zipper closure tote with secure zip pockets and handle straps long enough to wear over the shoulder. Perfect for making your next getaway! Pattern includes two sizes, regular and large.
Register for Santorini Tote

Sew Your Own Leggings

Thursday, September 20

Learn to make your own leggings with 4-way stretch fabric and elastic waist. Natalie of Hungry Hippie Sews will walk you through the steps using 100 Acts of Sewing pattern Pants No. 2. You will complete your own custom-made comfortable and fashionable leggings! 
Register for Sew Your Own Leggings

Beginning Free Motion Quilting

Saturday, September 22
Saturday, November 17

Step into the world of free motion quilting! In this class you will learn to baste your quilt and use a walking foot, but the focus will be on free motion quilting. Learn several different patterns suitable for beginners. With a little practice, you'll be quilting those unfinished projects in no time. Let's start turning those tops into quilts!
Register for Free Motion Quilting

New Fabrics and Patterns

Metropolis by Basic Grey
Metropolis panel (22"x24") - fabric
Metropolis Cipher Iron and Primer fabrics
Metropolis Stately Fog and Iron fabrics
Metropolis Lacium Fog fabric
Metropolis Hex Dash Marble fabric
Metropolis Half Square Primer fabric
Metropolis Pasture Marble fabric
Metropolis Slink Primer fabric
Urban Plaid Pattern, Brit Edition made with Metropolis collection & Grunge Seeing Stars
Back in stock!
Sewing Sorrows fabric
by Alexander Henry

Jaybird Mini-Mini Quilt Challenge

Round 3 is underway!

Mini-Mini participants have submitted some cool quilts and we are loving the great variety of colors and patterns used.

Bring in your finished quilt on or before September 15 to collect your free fat quarter and be entered into the drawing for an exclusive kit!

Check out the entries from Round 2!

  • Join in the challenge for the last round! Register for free online here.
  • Use the Jaybird Quilts mini pattern of your choice to make your quilt – they are available at the shop, choose from one of 15 designs. We have kits available for Mini Northern Lights and Mini Tiny Dancer.
  • The final quilt must be completed by September 15th; one entry per person.
When you present your finished mini quilt at the shop within the time specified you will receive a free fat quarter! You'll also be entered to win a drawing for an exclusive Jaybird mini quilt kit. Drawing will take place on September 17 and winner will be contacted by email and/or phone.

Row by Row Sew Musical 2018

Free Row by Row patterns will be available in the shop through September 4. Starting September 5, patterns will continue to be available, for purchase in shop only, at $10 each.

A limited number of kits are still available for our row design, “Melomania” designed by Trish Frankland aka Quilt Chicken! The applique pieces are laser cut and already have fusible web applied for quick and easy row construction. Kits include all fabrics pictured and pattern to complete the row. Cost is $29.00.
Melomania by Trish Frankland
Our fabric license plates come in the standard size 7.25”x 3.5” for $5.99 and a fun size 3.5”x 1.75” for $2.99.
Visit https://rowbyrowexperience.com/ for more information.
See you in the shop this weekend!

-Gael 🌸
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Tues & Thurs 10am-8pm
Saturday 10am-5pm
Sunday Noon-4pm

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