January News
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Hello! Hope you weathered the recent winter storms in a nice, warm setting.  What a brisk and energizing start to the New Year! We have so much planned for the the next few months! 

I hope you'll join us. Our classes are wonderful settings to connect with fellow stitchers, share ideas, and be inspired. I truly love teaching them, and am always uplifted by everyone's enthusiasm for stitching.  Here's what's on the calendar ...  

A Quilter's Canvas - Hand Needleturn Applique

Fridays, Feb. 9, Mar. 9 and Apr. 20, 10am-12:30pm
at Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville

Needleturn applique is the fundamental building block of hand appliqued quilts. Learn basic and advanced techniques as you create a beautiful block that can stand alone or serve as a blank canvas for ribbon and embroidered embellishments. 

Fan Favorite

Fridays, Feb. 9, Mar. 9 and Apr. 20, 1-3:30pm
at Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville

I love this quilt, and hope you will too! Learn all the steps in making fan blocks, from cutting, piecing and reverse appliqué to basic embroidery stitches and stitch combinations.  

Woodland Whimsy (New!)

Saturdays. Second Saturday of each month, Feb. 2018 through Jan. 2019, from 10am-12:30pm
at Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville

This charming block-of-the-month class features a medley of delightful woodland creatures, hand appliqued on a block embellished with a variety of stitching techniques. Beginners welcome. O ut-of-towners can participate by mail and social media.   

Dear Jane Club

Saturdays, Feb. 10, Mar. 10 and Apr. 21, 1-3:30pm
at Cinnamon's Quilt Shoppe, Jacksonville

Newcomers are most welcome to this ongoing club,  inspired by J ane  Stickle's beautiful 1863 quilt. Each quarter, we stitch a variety of the quilt's 169 five-inch blocks. In just one quarter, you'll have enough blocks for a small quilt or wall hanging, and enjoy meeting other "Dear Jane" lovers. 

Spring Tea & Stitches

We are working hard to make our final Tea & Stitches retreat extra-special! The retreat takes place April 12-15 at beautiful Hoyt House in Amellia Island. We'll be stitching a tea cozy, but I'll also be introducing my newest quilt, a tea-themed quilt and complementary pieces stitched by my mom and sister. Watch the newsletter and social media for sneak peeks!

Stitching Companions

This month, I share some sad news about our beloved Tigger. Two weeks before Christmas, Tigger took ill very suddenly, and was gone before we knew it. I still can't believe it. The presentation below helped us to say our goodby.  He will always have a place in our hearts.



In Closing

Wishing you and yours the best in the New Year. Til next month, stay stitching!

  

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