Happy March

We have almost made it through a "not too bad so far" winter. So sorry we were not able to open the shop and have our first Saturday Socials on Feb 2nd, but our local streets were nasty. We did have fun the next day at our impromptu Super Bowl party and thanks to those of you who made it out for that!

Sam had his first turn on the sewing machine with me a few weeks ago. He chose the fabrics from my stash and we had a great time sewing them together and "trying the quilt on",so we could make it big enough to cover him. Very fun day!

While I was in the sun last week, a ton of great fabric arrived and we are ready for spring and summer projects. Ashley has posted new fabrics on social media so you might have seen some of them. Thanks as usual to my fantastic staff who enable me to spend time with my family and to get away a bit. There are so many fun things coming up and details are below. We are back to 9-5 M-F and 9-4 Sat starting tomorrow so that's always a good sign that the days are getting longer!! I'm ready for pansies and daffodils! Stop in to see what's new. Hope to see you soon! - Kathy
Quilts Around The Bay
Serendipity's block is the Fenwick Island Lighthouse featured in the center of our version of the quilt.

Visit the seven participating shops, collect their free lighthouse pattern and enter for prizes including an amazing Grand Prize!

March 8-17, 2019

Serendipity Quilt Shop

Monday - Saturday
9:00AM - 5:00PM

Sunday (10th and 17th)
12:00PM - 5:00PM

Visit all seven participating Quilt Shops and collect the light house blocks for this year's quilt.

Lighthouses on the Bay

Follow the Facebook page for additional information.

We look forward to seeing you
during the shop hop!
Serendipity Saturday Social
The Serendipity Saturday Social will be held the first Saturday of each month, in two separate sessions. The agenda and content of the sessions are identical.
Light refreshments
Finish It Club
Show and Tell
What's New at SQS
Staff favorites, Ideas and Inspiration
Door prizes and shop specials
You choose the session that you want to attend! 
Our Next Saturday Social will be held on
Saturday 3/2/19
9:00 AM
OR
11:00 AM

No sign up is necessary
Parking and Shop Hours
Serendipity Shop Hours (Beginning March 1) ***

Monday - Friday 9:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 9:00AM - 4:00PM
Sunday - Closed

Parking is available on both sides of Main St as well as in our parking lot.

*** See above for special hours March 8-17 for the Quilts Around The Bay Shop Hop.
SQS 11th Anniversary
* SAVE THE DATES *
SQS 11th Anniversary Party

June 14th and 15th, 2019
Reds & Lights Quilt Challenge
This year, we invite you to participate in our 2nd Annual Serendipity Quilt Shop Challenge as we celebrate our 11th Anniversary. Red happens to be Kathy’s favorite color so let’s shower her with Red Quilting love! The challenge is to pick a pattern and then use only Reds and Lights in fabrics of your choice to complete your project.

We plan to display and take a group photo before the 11th Anniversary celebration in June.
Below are the guidelines for this year’s challenge.
  1. Red and Light Fabric – Red must read as red fabric from a distance. No pink fabric. Light can be white, beige or cream.
  2. Project can be any quilt size, table runner, wall hanging, bag, etc. in any pattern you choose.
  3. Projects are due to be completed by 6/1/19 and should be a project that you start and finish in 2019, if possible.
  4. Have Fun!

Feel free to stop in or call the shop (302-732-6304) if you have questions.
Quilts of Valor
Upcoming Quilts Of Valor Days:

Saturday March 23, 2019 (9:00AM - 3:00PM)
Saturday June 29, 2019 (9:00AM - 3:00PM)
Saturday September 28,2019 (9:00AM - 3:00PM)

  During the Quilts of Valor Day we encourage you to bring your own sewing machine to use, if possible. We will have sewing machines set up for those who do not have a sewing machine as well as pre-cut fabric available for anyone who wants to come and make a quilt block or stay and make several that will go into a QOV quilt. 
No sewing experience needed!
Volunteers always needed for Quilting, Binding and Pillow Cases.
Won't you join us?
Workshop Information
Tuesday 3/12/2019
Tuesday 4/2/2019
Tuesday 6/4/2019
9:30AM-4:30PM
FREE - Sit and sew away from home! Bring your sewing machine and your sewing/cutting supplies/tools, your WIP (work in progress), hand projects, or start a new project! A staff member will be present to offer help with your projects. Note: This is not an instructional class. It is simply a sit and sew day - meeting new and old friends while working on your projects! Call the shop to register. Limited to 10 people so pre-register soon!  
Our Classes are filling fast! 
 If you would like to sign up for any of our classes, please call the shop at
(302) 732-6304
We will add you to the wait list if the class you are interested in is filled.
Instructor: Edwina MacNeal
(See website for dates/times)

Learn the basics, including choosing your fabrics, rotary cutting, machine piecing and quilting. Go home with mostly finished projects after each class. Class uses Pat Sloan's "I Can't Believe I'm Quilting" book.
Friday 3/29/19
10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Jane Hauprich

In this class you will learn fun and easy designs that will allow you to start finishing your own quilt tops. You will be shown overall designs plus designs that will work in blocks, triangles, and sashings and borders. You will leave this class with a multitude of designs and ideas on how to start your journey in free motions quilting. 
Thursday 4/4/19
9:30 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Barbara Hudson

Overcome the fear of cutting and piecing ovals! In this class, Barbara will demonstrate how to use the new Creative Grids- Ovals All Ways ruler designed by Karla Alexander. The Ovals All Ways Ruler is designed to cut quarter, half and full oval shapes in a variety of sizes. Barbara will guide you in creating a stunning Blue Onion quilt!
Wednesday 3/27/2019
9:30AM-3:00PM
Instructor: Lennny Truitt

Do you struggle with fabric selection and coordinating colors when deciding the fabrics for your projects? Do terms such as "color wheel", "light to dark", "value and contrast" scare you? Fear no more! Join Lenny in this interactive class as she shares tips that you can use to see fabrics in a new light. You will learn about color choices, printed designs and how to make them work to your advantage when choosing fabrics for your next project. 
Tuesday 3/5/2019
10:00AM - 3:00PM
Instructor: Edwina MacNeal

Another wonderful paper pieced quilt - taught by Edwina - pattern by Judy Niemeyer. Helpful to have taken the Intro to Paper Piecing class
Tuesday 3/26/2019
10:00AM-3:00PM
Instructor: Edwina MacNeal

Learn to make curves with a template. Edwina's patient teaching makes this class a winner!! No pattern necessary. You will need to purchase a template. 
Wednesday 4/3/19 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Wednesday 4/10/19 at 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Instructor: Lenny Truitt

Using the Jelly Roll Rug pattern by Roma Lambson, Lenny will teach you the tips and tricks of making this beautiful 30" x 44" rug using your favorite 40 Piece jelly roll or your own precut fabric. NOTE: If using your own precut fabric, you will need 40, 2 1/2" x 42" strips. This is a two part class.
Saturday 4/13/2019
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Linda Grigsby
Join Deb Tucker certified instructor, Linda Grigsby, for the Lemoyne Trails class. This is an excellent stash-buster project. Choose 10-12 fat quarters, two contrasting colors for your background, and a border fabric then you'll be ready to get started on your very own Lemoyne Trail quilt project. Uses Deb Tucker's Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star, Tucker Trimmer and Square Squared tools. 
Monday 5/13/2019
9:30AM to 3:30PM
Instructor: Irene Chandler

Jellyroll and Fat Quarter Friendly - Uses the Quiltsmart printed interfacing pack to make a beautiful lone star quilt.
Thursday 4/11/19
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Diane Hughes

Choose to make a table mat or a linen towel by fusing a beautiful sunflower onto your piece. We trace the design, fuse to fabric, then use decorative stitches around the edges.
Saturday 4/27/2019
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Lenny Truitt
Lenny will teach you how to make a beautiful landscape with the needle felting technique.h You will need a needle felting tool, wool for background and wool roving. kit will be available from Lenny the day of class.

(two part class)
Monday 3/25/2019 9:30AM - 1:30PM
Monday 4/15/2019 9:30AM - 2:30PM
Instructor: Diane Hughes
Learn to use the Creative Grids Pineapple Trim Tool while making this beautiful quilt. Use your scraps or buy new yardage. Make yit colorful or use two colors--a light and a dark. Use homespuns, cottons, or batiks. There are lots of options for this quilt.
Two Part Class
Monday 3/18/2019 & 4/1/2019
9:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Lenny Truitt
The quilt-as-you-go-technique (QAYG) is an easy way to join quilted pieces by machine. Lenny will teach a QAYG method that allows you to quilt your project as you piece it.
Saturday 6/8/19
9:30 am to 3:30 pm
Instructor: Linda Grigsby
Sea Glass is a great example of the versatility of the Diamond Rect unit. Choose a focus print for the border and put together some coordinating fabrics plus a light and a dark and you are ready to start this beauty. (Uses the Diamond Rect tool from Studio 180 Design) 
Saturday 5/18/2019
9:30AM - 3:00PM
Instructors: Pam Stroud & Diane LeCompte
Start saving your selvages today! We will be making a small zippered pouch in this fun class to introduce you to all the possibilities for using selvages.
Wednesday 5/15/2019
9:30AM - 4:00PM
Instructor: Linda Grigsby
Join certified Deb Tucker instructor, Linda Grigsby, as she teaches the tips and tricks to the Deb Tucker Wing Clipper 1 tool to create the illusion of stars floating over the surface of a quilt with casting shadows.
Friday 6/7/2019
9:30PM-3:30PM
Instructor: Irene Chandler

Fun, Kaleidoscope blocks are quick and easy to make once you learn how to cut the fabric. In this class, Irene Chandler teaches quilt designer Bethany Reynolds' Stack n' Whack technique.  

(two part class)

Wednesday 3/6/2019 10:30AM - 1:30PM
Wednesday 3/20/2019 10:30AM - 3:30PM
Instructor: Diane Hughes


Learn the basics of Tee Shirt Quilt Construction from selecting and cutting your shirts to piecing the quilt, in 2 sessions. You will learn how to prepare your Tee shirts for use in a quilt and then how to put them together with sashing and borders
Thursday 3/28/2019
10:30AM-1:30PM
Instructor: Diane LeCompte

Easy and fun to make, this popular drawstring bag is great for beginners! The bag is fully lined and even reversible
Wednesday 5/1/2019
9:30AM-3:30PM
Instructor: Lenny Truitt

Join Lenny to learn the basics of wool applique beginning with basic applique stitching. You will choose a wool applique kit to work on during this class. Fee does not include the kit. Photo shows a sample of a few kits that are available to purchase.
Wednesday 4/17/19
10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Mary and Jackie

You will, for sure, want to make more than one of these adorable wooly trees. Everything is included in the kit for the class to make one tree (44 branches). The instructors offer a wide variety of beautiful wool to construct the trees and at the end of class you will be taking home your own finished tree!!! 
Saturday 5/11/19
11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Instructor: Mary and Jackie

You will surely want to make more than one of these adorable wooly wreaths with lavender flowers. Everything is included in the kit for the class to make one wreath. The instructors offer a wide variety of beautiful wool to construct the wreaths and at the end of class you will be taking home your own finished wreath!!! 
Serendipity Quilt Shop
31821 Cannon Street
Dagsboro, DE 19939
(302) 732-6304