QC February 2020 Newsletter

Author: Quilting Confections | | Categories: classes , Embroidery , Embroidery Classes , Embroidery Machines , Quilting , Quilting Notions , Sewing Machines , Sewing Notions



February Newsletter 

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Coming Up


Football?  Who cares?  We're having a sale!















Don't forget that you have until February 1st  to bring in your finished UFO for a chance to win a $50 Quilting Confections gift card.  We will make the draw during Demo Day.


Demo Day

Our next Demo Day is Saturday, February 1st at 10:30 am.  Come early to grab a coffee and a treat!


Sit & Sew

Sit & Sew happens every Friday afternoon, 12:00 to 6:00.   Bring a friend and join us for some social sewing time.  The coffee is always on!



As always, don't forget to bring your own bag when you shop at QC.  This is an on-going initiative to reduce plastic in the world, and you have a chance each month to win a quilty prize! Jill F. was our winner in January, congratulations!


Scissor Sharpening

We now offer scissor sharpening at QC


Around Town

Friday, February 21 & 28, 10:00 - 12:00

Teacher: Susan Poth

Fee:  $35, or free with QC fabric purchase

Level:  Confident Beginner

 Susan will show you how to use a panel of fat quarters to achieve this whimsical quilt for a little one.  This is a free class with your fabric purchase at Quilting Confections. 

Sewing With Susan

Fourth Tuesday each month.
Jan 28, Feb 25, Mar 24, Apr 28, May 26, Jun 23, 1:00 – 5:00 
Teacher: Susan Poth
Fee: $75

Bring any project and enjoy an afternoon of sewing.  The coffee is on and the conversation is lively!

Strips & Strings With Sue

Fourth Wednesday each month.
Jan 22, Feb 26, Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 24 10:00 – 2:00 
Teacher: Sue Aylesworth
Fee: $75 

Make quilts from your scrap basket!  This will include string piecing, strip piecing and working with orphan blocks.  Bring your scrap basket and Sue will share hers.  Bring your ideas to share! 


Machine Applique Basics

Monday Jan 27, 10:00 – 12:00 
Teacher: Carrie Pilon
Fee: $35
Level: Confident Beginner

Carrie will show you how to applique with a satin stitch or buttonhole stitch.  She has all the tricks for a great finish!  Make as many flowers as you wish.  This could be a table topper, runner or baby quilt.

Beginning Free Motion

Wed Jan 29, Feb 5 & 12, 10:00 - 12:30
Yvette Sullivan
Fee:  $65

Level:  Confident Beginner

If you're ready to begin or improve your machine quilting skills, this class is for you.  This is a "hands on" approach to teaching machine quilting with lots of opportunities to both watch the stitches flow and try your hand at it too.  We'll practise on quilt sandwiches.  You'll learn how to add a motif such as a leaf or flower, basic stippling, straight lines and quilt stencil work.  Pick up one of our kits or a panel to show off your newly learned stitches.

This class is full.  Ask about future dates.

Advanced Free Motion Quilting

Sat, Feb 15, 22, 29, 1:30 - 4:00
Teacher:  Yvette Sullivan
Fee:  $65
Level:  Intermediate Stitching

If you have some experience with basic free motion quilting and you are ready to move on to the next level, this is the class for you!  These techniques can be used for domestic and long arm machines.  Choose your panel and threads and Yvette will show you how to make it awesome!

T-Shirt Quilt

Saturday Feb 1 & 8, 1:00 – 4:00 
Teacher: Trudy Richards
Fee: $45

Level: Confident Beginner

What do you do with all those sports and concert shirts you have in storage?  Make a quilt!  Trudy will show you how to stabilize the t-shirts and give you ideas for setting them into a quilt top.

This class is full.  Ask about future dates.

Painted Ladies

Tuesday Feb 4, 11 & 25, 10:00 – 1:00 
Teacher: Heather Northrup
Fee: $45 or Free for QC Baby Lock Customers
Level: Confident Beginner

It's deceiving, but this quilt is pieced in columns, with little applique trims added in, too.  Use scraps or yardage as shown on the pattern or fat eighths bundles, as I did, to construct your own house quilt.

Learn To Quilt

Saturday Feb 15 – Apr 11, 10:00 – 1:00 
Teacher: Susan Poth
Fee: $95 
Level: Beginner

In seven weeks, you will make a quilt top, sandwich it, quilt it and finish off with a beautiful binding.  The class covers accurate cutting, perfect piecing and squaring up, machine quilting and binding.  After you take this class, you can proceed to our other "Confident Beginner" classes.  This class fills quickly, so ask about upcoming dates and times.


Embroidery Basics

Sunday Mar 1,  12:00 - 3:00 Jan 8, 15 & 22, 12:00 - 4:00 
Teacher: Tina Philips 
Fee: $ 60
Level: Beginner

Learn what you need to know about threads, stabilizers and embroidery in general. This is a good place to start if you have a new embroidery machine or if you have a machine still in the box.... pull it out and c'mon in for some fun learning. You'll learn how to stitch designs from your machine as well as imported designs, how to stabilize and how to finish nicely.

This class is full.  Ask about future dates.

Candy Floss

Fridays in March: 13, 20, 27, 10:00 - 12:00

Teacher:  Heather Northrup

Fee: $45 or Free with your fabric purchase at QC

Level:  Confident Beginner                                                  

Heather will show you how to use the Eleanor Burns Triangle Square Up ruler to make multiple half-square triangles at once.  She used two 10” layer cakes to achieve the results in her quilt.  Add a border to make it larger or make two smaller matching quilts.

Clean Your Machine

Tues, Mar 17, 10:00 - 12:00
Instructor: Phil Aylesworth
Fee: $15 or Free for QC Baby Lock Customers
Level: All are welcome

Do you know how to take care of your sewing machine between scheduled maintenance? You'll learn how to clean your machine and whether or not you should oil, and where. It's a short class with a lot of valuable information to help you keep your machine running smoothly.

This is a free class for our Baby Lock machine customers.