The Clearance Sale has ended - you've so generously cleaned us out of more than
 300 bolts
so we can make room for MORE!

Here's a sneak peek of what came this week:

NEW Balloon fabrics by Alexander Henry! " Rally Scrapbook" - in 3 colorways, in plenty of time to get your craft items done for the Balloon Fiesta!
MORE Alexander Henry goodies - some restocked favorites, some BRAND new in popular modern Southwest themes!
The Best of Charley Harper
The 'best' of Charley Harper - some of our (and your!) favorites from one of America's favorite Modernists. We're thrilled to have back in stock some of his classics on fabric!
Shop HERE for these fabrics
Hip Stitch hosts Project Linus

Hip Stitch hosts "Make a Blanket Day"

Saturday, February 2
10:00 a.m. to about 3:00 p.m.


The first Saturday of February -- Groundhog's Day, this year -- is "Make a Blanket" Day. Don't be stuck like Bill Murray. Do something for someone else, and break through the Karmic cycle.

Support Bernalillo County Project Linus, by assembling Isolette Covers for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UNM Hospital. All NICU babies receive their own blanket, and take it home. An average of 300-400 Isolette Covers are donated per year.

If you want to do machine stitching, bring your machine, or use one of the 6 we have available. If you would like to bring your own scissors, please do so.  

Be there for all of it . . . be there for some of it . . . but be there for the NICU babies .

Pizza, snacks and water are provided, as are all the blanket making materials and supplies.  

Contact Jeana Brosseau if you have questions; 350-1746 or  jmpinea1@gmail.com .

Classes coming:
Interwoven Quilt
This two-block quilt will have you in awe as you learn to chain piece your way to the illusion of interlocking rings, no curves required! Using this original pattern, you will make a twin-size quilt with amazing visual impact, and the border will be completed as a part of the blocks!
Friday, Feb. 1, 9:30-4
Sign up HERE for this class
Beginning Knitting
You know that you've been wanting to learn how to knit. We've got the class for you! Join expert Robin Pascal Sunday afternoons and she'll soon have you casting on, knitting, and purling. This is a four-session class.
Sunday, Feb. 3,10,17, 24, 1-3
Register HERE for this class.
Shibori Dyeing
Includes all materials to make 3 small practice pieces and 2 tea towels.
Just 2 spots left. Learn to work the traditional Japanese methods of indigo dyeing.
Monday, Feb. 4, 9-12
Sign up HERE for this class
Slow Stitching
Hang out with Diana and enjoy exploring the art of hand stitching. Bring in your own project or she'll help you create one using materials purchased at Hip Stitch. The techniques you learn can be used to embellish a quilt, garment or other projects and give that extra special extra personalized touch.
Tuesday, Feb. 5, 5:30-8:30
Sign up HERE for this class
Quick Quilts: Flying Geese
Join Cindy for this class, or sign up for the club and get discounts on this and more in this "Quick Quilts" series. 2 session class:
Wednesday, Feb. 6 & 20, 9:30-12:30
Sign up HERE for this class.
Sign up HERE to become a member of the club, and you'll save your membership fee and more.
Knitty Gritty
Held on the 1st Thursday of every month, come join knitting expert Jennifer Berg and other fellow knitters to work on your project and get help/advice along the way!
Thursday, Feb. 7, 5:30-8:30

Sign up HERE for this fun group.
Quilting Help
A monthly offering for you to come get help on whatever stage of your quilt you may need some hand-holding!
Saturday, Feb. 9, 1:30-4
Register HERE for this group.
Linen Stitch Knitting Technique
This interesting stitch makes a surface that looks a lot like woven fabric. Linen stitch is created by slipping stitches differently on the front and back of your work. Learn how this fun stitch can make beautiful variegated yarns even more stunning. There is an adaptation that can be done in the round, half-linen stitch. This firm fabric can be used for scarves (a good place to start), bands in hats, and other places to create interest in your knitting. 
Sunday, Feb. 10, 12:30-3
Register HERE for this class
Luggage Rider Carry-On
Are you tired of your extra carry-on falling off your rolling bag as you sashay through the airport? It will happen no more with the Luggage Rider! Pick out your favorite traveling fabric and let's get making! Lorna says its easy!
Monday, Feb. 11, 9:30-4
Register HERE for this class.
Create Your Own Collage with guest teacher Gail Shannon
Your imagination will shine as you CREATE YOUR OWN collage with the SUBJECT you want. Collage is a great medium that allows your true artist to be revealed. We always have fun with Gail and she can hardly wait to see your great results! Cat, dog, cat, bird, cat, person or cat….what will it be? Join in and see what all of us are doing!  Your collage makes a great gift!
Register HERE for this fun class.
Only at Hip Stitch
Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig
If you make Jellyroll rugs or bowls, you know that keeping the Katahdin and fabric neatly lined up for stitching is not the easiest thing to do.

Now there's a way to cut 25 percent to 33 percent off your assembly time and get a better quality end-product, too. Not to make too big a deal of it, but it keeps your hand from cramping up, too.

Developed by our own Cindy Bruner, this jig is made locally by Jerry, so it's called . . . Jerry's Jelly Roll Jig .

(You know it must be good, because ... alliteration!)

The Hip Stitch Annual Survey is closed, and we want to thank all of you who participated. We will be letting you know what we've discovered once we've done a bit of analysis.

Thanks again for your participation!

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