Roberts Sewing Center Update for 
July 26, 2018
YOUTH  SEWING 
THIS
SUMMER!!!
We are pleased to offer the following class for anyone between the ages of 10 and 14 who would like to learn how to sew while they are on their summer break .
Youth Sewing - Two Block Quilt
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Date: Monday, July 30 & August 13
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM

You will learn to make a small lap sized quilt to keep you warm during the fall and winter! You'll learn how to read a pattern, cut the fabric, and then sew it all together. Bring your own machine or let us know if you need to use one of ours.

We will be using the book "I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman" for all youth sewing classes this summer. This book is loaded full of quick, easy patterns for your young sewists.
UPCOMING CLASSES
and EVENTS!!!!!















Escape to Sew escape to sew 2
Hostess: Tammie Yoder
Date: Saturday, July 28
Time: 10am-5pm

Grab your supplies and join us at Escape to Sew! We help each other when we get stuck...and show off what we are doing. Join us for a great time! 

***In order to meet the expectations of most of our Escape to Sew participants, we respectfully asks that ALL attendees be 18 and over.
Software Sampler
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Dates:
Saturday,July 28,Aug.25,Sept.22
Time: 10am-11:30am

Do you want to learn quick easy digitizing projects? If so this is the class for you. We will meet each month and learn to digitize a new complete project using 6D or Premier+ software. Come join Jane as she guides you through the software modules necessary for these projects.

Quilts of Valor
Date: Thursdays,
August 9
Time: 2pm-5pm

A Quilt of Valor is our award to those who have been touched by war. It says "thank you for your service, sacrifice and valor" in serving our nation. If you would like to participate in this local sewing group, please join us on any or all dates to work on your own Quilt of Valor or to assist others with their quilts.

Simple Whatnots
Teacher: Sheri Klaich
Dates: Saturday, August 11
Time: 10am-11am

Come join the Kim Diehl "Simply Whatnots Club". Each month you will receive a new pattern for a great small quilt and have access to her "Helping Hands Prints and Plaids" fabric line from Henry Glass fabrics. There will be a new kit for each month's quilt for you to purchase. Another great feature is each month you will receive a pattern for "Pride and Joy", a stitch along block of the month which is Kim's featured "big" quilt for the club.
Pieceful Pines 
Teacher: Chris Martinson
Dates: Saturdays,  August 18 
(Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 15, Dec. 15)
Time: 10am-11am

Pam Buda's beautiful new block of the month program is perfect for quilters who prefer a reproduction approach to holiday quilts over traditional Christmas themed prints. Pam's rich reds, greens, and neutrals combine to create a center medallion wreath surrounded by log cabin and pine tree blocks. Approx. 80"X80" this is an 8 month program. $28.95 /month Sign up today!

Come in and see the completed quilt sample!
Beginning Quilting 102 
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Dates: Saturdays,  August 18 & 25,    September 8 & 15 
Time: 1pm-3pm

Pam Buda's beautiful new block of the month program is perfect for quilters who prefer a reproduction approach to holiday quilts over traditional Christmas themed prints. Pam's rich reds, greens, and neutrals combine to create a center medallion wreath surrounded by log cabin and pine tree blocks. Approx. 80"X80" this is an 8 month program. $28.95 /month Sign up today!

Come in and see the completed quilt sample!
NEW  
BLOCK  OF  THE MONTH   PROGRAM!!!!!
Graphic Gems - Garnet & Sapphire-Sarah J. Maxwell designed this quilt. Her warmer jewel tones are complimented by her choice of batik designs - cattails, a garden trellis, ocean waves and other motifs echo her inspiration for Graphic Gems. Approx. 76"X87" this is a 9 month program using a different layer cake each month to piece the blocks. $32.95/month Taking sign ups now!
WHAT'S NEW!!!!!
NEW FABRIC!!!!!
From Moda - Bewitching by Deb Strain- Be charmed by this bewitching Halloween collection of hand painted and hand drawn cats and bats, crows and witches, spiders and webs ....there might even be a skeleton or two. Swirls and lattices cast a spell in pumpkin and charcoal, wicked gray and parchment. We are conjuring up a project or two!
From Robert Kaufman - Lou Lou and Blueberry Park - Just look at all the gorgeous navy blue and gray fabric combinations!! Thought these two collections worked so well together, just had to have them. I have a couple ideas for these fabrics so I will keep you posted as my ideas develop!
LOTS  OF
NEW  BOOKS
THIS  WEEK!!!!!
Free Motion Designs for Allover Patterns - 75+ designs from all your favorite quilters. Perfect for domestic and long arm machines. Full page spreads with innovative continuous line designs. Spiral bound so it lies flat for easy reference while quilting. This one is going home with me for sure!
Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book - 59 outline designs to fill with free motion quilting. Tips for long arm and domestic machines. Use 6 basic quilting ruler shapes, including straight lines, circles, and squiggles. If you have purchased some of the quilting rulers and now don't know exactly how to use them this book will be a big help.
Grunge Love - Table Runner Club - This book is a treasure! 10 pieced table runner patterns, 10 applique table runner patterns and directions to make place mats!! So many possibilities! Authors used Grunge fabrics to make theirs and of course we are big fans of Grunge but you could absolutely use any fabrics for these awesome table runners.
Fat Quarter Favorites - 13 eye catching quilts you will love to make. We all have LOTS of fat quarters, why not put them to use?? You will find charming ways to use yours in this all new collection of fat quarter friendly designs. Dive into a variety of fun techniques, including traditional piecing and fusible applique.
Stash Statement - Want to turn your stash fabrics into one of a kind quilts? I know I do! Welcome to structured improvisation, where there is a plan in place, but still plenty of room to play! Learn 3 methods for sewing together rectangles, squares, strips and even the tiniest fabric scraps to create new yardage. Then use the resulting scrappy fabrics in a dozen dazzling quilt patterns. I can't wait to try this out with my one million scraps!!
180 More Doodle Quilting Designs -Discover a doodly new way to machine quilt. We loved the first book. Doodle quilting has taken the quilt world by storm and here are 18 more doodle designs at your fingertips. Tracing and drawing help your eyes, hands, and muscles learn a motif. Practice makes progress!
NEW  PATTERNS !!!!!
Spaceman - This is such a great pattern for any 24" panel. You will be able to use it over and over again. And talk about value! It's only $2!

Star in a Star - a subtle star pattern emerges from a low contrast mix of solid and low volume prints. Use a layer cake for print variety and easy cutting to make this beautiful modern quilt.

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Monday - Saturday -  9:30am-5:30pm
Closed Sundays, EXCEPT for certain Shop Hops
   

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