Roberts Sewing Center Update for 
July 4, 2018
4th-july-header2.jpg  Everyone at Roberts wishes our customers and their families a Happy and  Safe 4th of July holiday.
We are closed today, but will be open at our regular hours tomorrow.
Our Class List for July, August, and September is ready for you to see.
You can look at the list by clicking the link below.

If you see a class you like, or if you would like more information on a class, you can always go to our website by
clicking the link below.

From the homepage, click on Education. A drop down menu will appear. Click on Classes and Lessons, not only do you see more information for the class, you will be able to sign-up for the class online.
We are pleased to offer the following classes for anyone between the ages of 10 and 14 who would like to learn how to sew while they are on their summer break .
Youth Sewing - Apron
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Date: Monday, July 9
Time: 1pm - 3pm

Expand your sewing skills by learning to make a 
2 fabric apron to use when cooking or baking! You'll learn how to read a pattern, cut the fabric and then sew the apron together. Bring your own machine or let us know if you need to use one of ours.
Youth Sewing - Tote Bag
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Date: Monday, July 16
Time: 1pm - 3pm

Continue your sewing journey by learning to make a small tote bag (13 inches by 14 inches). You can use this bag for a multitude of uses (carrying books, supplies, or items for weekend or overnight trips). You'll learn how to read a pattern, cut the fabric and then sew it all together. Bring your own machine or let us know if you need to use one of ours. 

We will be using the book "I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman" for all youth sewing classes this summer. This book is loaded full of quick, easy patterns for your young sewists. You can use the applique design in the book, or bring a picture that's better fits your style.
Youth Sewing - Two Block Quilt
Teacher: Diane Juskelis
Date: Monday, July 30 & August 13
Time: 1 PM - 3 PM

You will learn to make a small lap sized quilt to keep you warm during the fall and winter! You'll learn how to read a pattern, cut the fabric, and then sew it all together. Bring your own machine or let us know if you need to use one of ours.

We will be using the book "I Sew For Fun by Nancy Zieman" for all youth sewing classes this summer. This book is loaded full of quick, easy patterns for your young sewists.
and EVENTS!!!!!

Quilts of Valor
Date: Thursday,
July 12
Time: 2pm-5pm

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.
Pieceful Pines 
Teacher: Chris Martinson
Dates: Saturdays, July 21                 ( Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, Nov. 15,            Dec. 15)
Time: 10am-11am

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!

Come in and see the completed quilt sample!
Ditty Bag
Teacher: Jean Starr
Date: Saturday, July 21
Time: 1pm-4pm

If you have wanted to make a zippered bag but have been intimidated, this is the class for you! Choose from one of three sizes of Ditty bags and join this class to learn how simple it is to do! After learning the basics of quilted bags, you can move on to making traveler's bag, voyager bag or beyond.
                   Click here to sign up for Ditty Bag
Simple Whatnots will NOT meet in July.
September has been added to the class schedule.

Come join the Kim Diehl "Simply Whatnots Club". 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.
Software Sampler
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Saturday,July 28,Aug.25,Sept.22
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.
Moving on with Free Motion Quilting
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Saturday, July 28, Aug.25, Sept.22
Time: 10am-11:30am

Did you enjoy taking the Free-Motion Quilting (moving beyond stippling) class? Well then, you will enjoy this monthly class where you will gain more confidence as you follow the designs handed out each month. We will begin by tracing with pencil and paper and then once the muscle memory is learned, we will take our skills to our sewing machines.

It is highly recommended that you take the Free-Motion Quilting (moving beyond stippling) class before enrolling in this class.
Escape to Sew escape to sew 2
Hostess: Tammie Yoder
Date: Saturday, July 28
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.
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 - Overnight Delivery precuts...the yardage will arrive shortly.  Overnight Delivery is a cheerful ode to the magic of Christmas. Traditional Christmas red and green, then add cream and a touch of black. Overnight Delivery is perfect for quilts, bags, apparel and holiday d├ęcor so even though you'll have to wait for the yardage this delivery is worth the wait!
Swirls - Saw this at market, and thought how great it would be to use with the many charm packs I have purchased! Swirls! Measures 33.5" X 39.5" and is the perfect way to showcase a stack of 5" charm squares.

Wool Dryer Balls - Place in your dryer with your laundry. Reduce your drying time and static electricity! Will last for over 1000 loads.

Reliable OVO Travel Iron and Garment Steamer - A 2 in 1 wonder! Meet the mini multi-tasker. It's an iron. It's a streamer. It's both! But don't be fooled by its charm. This powerhouse travels light and takes out wrinkles without taking up space.
Wooly Felted Ironing Mat - Looking for a way to get beautiful FLAT embroidered and pieced blocks?

This all natural tightly felted 100% Wool Ironing Mat does the trick! I have one of these and LOVE it!!
Magnolia Bucket Bag - You have to see this beautiful bag, made by Ranette from Designer Sallie Tomato! This is a learn as you sew pattern. Sallie will take you step by step so you will produce a professional looking bag. The Magnolia Bucket Bag has a casual, classic look that can be made with a drawstring or without. The finished size of the bag is 9.5" wide at the base, 12" high, and 5.5" deep. Our kit makes it sew easy for you because we have included all the hardware.

Stop in to check out our amazing display of Christmas kits!! We know if we want to have fabulous Christmas projects ready for the holidays we have to start now!! Christmas precuts a plenty!! Shop early to have the best selection. Remember if you wait till November there won't be much to choose from.

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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