August Newsletter 2021
Whew! You made it through the All Iowa Shop Hop! Time to relax? Nope! We have lots of events planned here at the shop to keep those creative juices flowing. New fabrics and samples keep popping up to give you some inspiration as we go into fall and the holiday season. Stop in to see what we've been doing!
Quilter of the Month
Meet Jean Gritton! She brings so much fun whenever she comes around. Her laugh is infectious and she always has a story or two for us. Jean has been quilting for 15-17 years. She has always sewn but took a beginning quilting class here at The Quiltmaker's Shoppe and has never looked back. She likes Terry Atkinson patterns and when using her embroidery machine she favors Kimberbell and OESD .
Jean has worked with batiks, 30's prints and any fabric that catches her eye. She likes a little sparkle with an addition of cats!!! She continues to challenge herself to try new techniques and chooses the Frixion pen and the Quilter's Select rulers for her favorite notions.
Jean has a creative mind and sometimes will design her own quilts without a pattern. She enjoys making smaller quilts and has made t shirt quilts for her grandchildren. Check out our window during the month of August to see the creative results from our Quilter of the Month, Jean Gritton!
On September 14th, we're starting a new group called, Stitch and Sip. Bring along a favorite beverage and some handwork that has been waiting for you to complete. Sit around the table with other fun people and stitch and sip together from 6:30 - 8:30.
Check your calendars and check out our website for more details:
September 14: Stitch and Sip 6:30-8:30 FREE
September 15, 22,29, and Oct. 6: Beginning Quilting: 6-9 $50
September 18: Open Wide bag.
9-3 $30
September 22: Beginning Hand Embroidery 10-12 $20
October 13:Geese in Motion 1-3 $20
October 14: Geese in Motion 6-8 $20
Join us on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 for an evening of laughs, updates on what's new at the shop and inspiration from other quilters. We have a time for Show and Tell where you have a chance to show us what you've been working on. Kathy is always challenging us to try something outside of our box. Come and join in on all the fun.