Roberts Sewing Center Update for March 8, 2018
and EVENTS!!!!!

Quilts of Valor
Date: Thursday,
March 8
Time: 2pm-4pm

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.
Beginning Quilting 101
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
March 17, 24, April 7, 14
Time: 1pm-3pm

If you have always wanted to learn to quilt then Beginning Quilting 101 is for you! In 5 weeks you will be able to complete a quilt top for a lap sized quilt (cutting and sewing homework is required).
  • Learn about the basic tools required for quilting and choosing fabric
  • Learn skills on how to read a pattern, rotary cutting and machine piecing
  • Learn how to prepare your quilt top for quilting, quilting tips and how to bind and finish your quilt
  • Tips and techniques to make your first quilt a winner will be provided
Test-drive one of our computerized sewing machines to complete your quilt.
Free-Motion Quilting (B eyond Stippling)
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Saturday. March  10 
Time: 1pm-3pm

Do you often wonder how to finish your quilt? Are you afraid to move past stippling and yet you are tired of stitch-in-the-ditch? Well, during this class, you will gain confidence as you follow the patterns in the book "180 Doodle Quilting Designs" to use continuous-line quilting designs that are adaptable to blocks, triangles and borders. We will begin practicing the designs by tracing with pencil and paper. Then once the muscle memory is learned, we will take our skills to our sewing machines.

Simple Whatnots Club
Teacher: Sheri Klaich
Dates: Saturdays, Mar. 10, April 14, May 12, 
June 9, July 14 & Aug. 11
Time: 10am-11am

Laura will be your hostess this month, while Sheri is away.  Kim 
Diehl's newest fabric line Helping Hands will be available for purchase by club members.

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.

Swoon Quilt
Teacher: Jean Starr
Date: Saturdays, 
March 10 and 17
Time: 2pm-4pm

The Swoon quilt pattern is made up of nine beautiful 24 inch star blocks, each using half-square triangle and flying geese blocks. Learning these two skills will take your quilting to the next level.

This class will teach you the techniques needed to complete the block, but we will not complete all nine blocks for the entire quilt top. Once completed the top measures 80 inches x 80 inches.
Software Sampler
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Saturday. 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, March
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.
Pieceful Pines
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!
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!
From Moda - Harmony - by Sweetwater- Inspired by the coldest time of the year... blue, yellow, gray and white are a welcome touch of spring! Come in and take a peek at these beautiful bright colors and get excited for spring! We will be making kits and a sample soon.
NEW  KIT!!!!!

Christmas Tradition Table Runner - You know it is NEVER too early to start on your holiday projects! This quick and easy table runner would make great gifts, even if it is a gift to yourself.

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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