Roberts Sewing Center Update for January 11, 2018
and EVENTS!!!!!
Dear Jane By Machine
Teacher: Sharron Evans
Dates: Saturdays , January 20,
February 17, March 17
Time: 10am-4pm

Love the infamous Dear Jane quilt, but don't have years in your life to hand piece this historic quilt? Sharron will teach techniques for the 225 blocks - all by machine. Techniques will include paper piecing, invisible machine applique (no fusing!), mini-piping, precision piecing, color design, reverse applique, tips to avoid "shadows" (dark seams showing through light backgrounds) and MANY more tips to make the journey easy, exciting and fun.   

Software Sampler
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Saturday, January 27,
February 24, March 24
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.

Escape to Sew escape to sew 2
Hostess: Tammie Yoder
Date: Saturday, 
January 27
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.

Beginning Quilting 102
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Dates:  Thursdays, February 1, 8, 15, 22
Time: 1pm-5pm

Beginning Quilting 102 expands on the quilting skills learned in Beginning Quilting 101. This class will focus on the use of fat quarters to piece blocks for a quilt. Students will also learn how to cut and sew sashing strips and border strips for their quilt.

Students may choose to make a crib, lap, twin or queen sized quilt. Store sample is a lap size quilt.

Cutting and sewing homework is required.

Test-drive one of our computerized sewing machines to complete your quilt.

Edge to Edge Quilting in the Hoop
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Saturday, February 3
Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

Have you wanted to use your embroidery machine for a new in-the-hoop technique?  

Do you want to use your embroidery machine to quilt some of your projects?  If you answered yes to either of these, then this class is for you!

Learn the Edge-to-Edge Quilting Technique in the hoop while making 4 appliqued placemats.  Students will learn how to mark fabric, embroidery machine applique a leaf pattern, and edge-to-edge quilt all 4 placemats at one time.    You should be able to finish the placemats in class and then cut and bind them at home.

Your embroidery machine should have a hoop to fit a 158x 275mm (6.15x10.7") design.  For Pfaff and Viking owners this is the 360x200 mm hoop.  If your machine can only stitch a design that is 5x7" (240x150 mm hoop for Pfaff/Viking) you can take this class, however you may not be able to finish all the quilting in class due to the number of times you must hoop the quilting design.

For applique part of the project you will need a hoop to fit approximately a 5x5" design (either the 150x150 mm hoop for Pfaff/Viking owners or the 240x150 mm hoop).

Design files are available in the following formats: VP3, HUS, ART, DST, EXP, JEF and PES. 

All students should know how to use the positioning function on their machine.

You must be familiar with how to operate your embroidery machine if you do not own a Pfaff or Viking machine.

Please bring a lunch.

N EW CLUB!!!!!
Simple Whatnots Club
Teacher: Sheri Klaich
Dates: Saturdays, Jan. 13, Feb. 10, Mar. 10, April 14, May 12, June 9, July 14 & Aug. 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.

Just a few of the upcoming buzz words are: #Bagby Churn Dash, #YoYo Dreams, #Stars and Stripes, #Scrappy Log Cabin, #Chick Scratch...and ooohhh so much more. 

Come join us for the fun! Bring show and tell.

From Moda - Wool & Needle Flannels V - It isn't often you can take something wonderful and make it better.  Wool & Needle Flannels V adds primitive colors and new plaids to their super soft, wool like cotton flannels. There are shades of sage green, ruby red, sunset orange and teal.

From - QT Fabrics - Ombre Stitches
jelly rolls and a few bolts of this very interesting fabric that looks hand stitched with an ombre thread!
From P&B - A nice selection of grey fabrics....maybe only 7 shades of grey!! So popular now we can't seem to keep them in stock.

We have a new bolt of creme 108" wide backing fabric!

Working Man's Quilt - Designed to use flannel from the Wool & Needle flannels V collection.  But a perfect man quilt!

Everyone at Roberts appreciates your business. If you have any questions, be sure and let us know.

If you ever see anything in our updates that you would like to buy, but can't make it into the store, we would be happy to mail it to you.
Roberts Hours:
Monday - Saturday -  9:30am-5:30pm
Closed Sundays, EXCEPT for certain Shop Hops

Hope to see you soon!


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