Roberts Sewing Center Update for 
June 7, 2018
and EVENTS!!!!!
Simple Whatnots Club
Teacher: Sheri Klaich
Saturday, June 9
Time: 10am-11am

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.

Quilts of Valor
Date: Thursday,
June 14
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.
Embroidery Workshop -
In The Hoop Cross-body Bag
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Date: Saturday, June 16
Time: 10am-4:30pm

Would you like to learn to stitch a wearable cross-body bag and only use the embroidery function of your machine? If so, let's join the craze! Using an embroidery design, we will work through the multiple parts to stitch a cross-body bag with 2 zippers all in-the-hoop.

You must purchase the design from Embroidery Garden (CRSSBDYBGS) before coming to class.

Teacher: Jean Starr
Date: Saturdays, June 16 & 23
Time: 3pm-5pm

The Swoon quilt pattern is made up of nine beautiful 24 inch star blocks each using half-square triangle and flying geese blocks. Learning these two skills will take your quilting to the next level. OR, use the new pattern Swoon 16 and your block will come out at 16 inches each.

This class will teach you the techniques needed to complete the block, but we will not complete all nine blocks for the entire quilt top. Once completed the top measures 80 inches x 80 inches.
Pieceful Pines 
Teacher: Chris Martinson
Dates: Saturdays, June 16 (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!
Software Sampler
Teacher: Jane McMurray
Saturday, June 23
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.
Escape to Sew escape to sew 2
Hostess: Tammie Yoder
Date: Saturday, June 23
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!

Come in and see the sample blocks on display!
Lots of fabric this week! And some more goodies from Quilt Market!!!
From Moda - Once Upon a Memory precuts...Jelly rolls, Layer Cakes, Charms...We also have a new kit for this line, check it out under Kits.

From Moda - Ahoy by Gingiber - These Whales!!!Be still my heart! No babies on my horizon, how about you? AND 2 bolts of 60" Snuggles (Moda's version of Minkee) to put on the back, or where ever!
From Kaufman - Sound of the Woods - This is a gorgeous fall line, with just a touch of metallic on one of the pieces. I believe we are going to do a wall hanging with this line. I'll keep you posted. Perfect for fall projects.
From Kaufman - Sewing with Singer - Calling all Singer Featherweight lovers!!! This line is for you! The panel makes a cover for your Featherweight, we will be making a kit for this. The other pieces would work well for our Featherweight carrying case, so we will be making up kits for this also.
From Kaufman - Woolly Sheep - I thought these sheep were just too cute and hope you do free pattern....what would you make with them?!?

From Timeless Treasures - Holiday - Just a few elegant pieces, for your Christmas pleasure. We have a project in mind, using the panel, and a few other pieces. Patterns are on order.
Stitches from the Harvest 
- Fifteen all new embroidery projects await your needle and thread, each inspired by the warm colors and welcoming textures of autumn. Clear instructions, helpful tips, and beautiful artwork make this book a source of inspiration you will turn to again and again.
A Little Flower - by Blackbird Designs - Mix a few birds in with some scrappy baskets of flowers, and you have folk art at its best! The applique shapes are large and simple making this a quick and easy project.

Comfort Zone - From Miss Rosie this scrap happy quilt is sure to be a comfort to someone!


Cake Mix - We now have Cake Mix 1, 2, & 3...Triangle paper to make a variety of different blocks. Come in and check them out.
Metal Tray with Handles - Did you make one of the Buttermilk Basin monthly patterns with a pickup truck? We finally have the metal trays used to display them!
American Patchwork and Quilting - I liked the article on 5 tips for hand piecing and of course we always love a quilt made with precut 2.5" strips like the beauty on the cover.

NEW  KIT!!!!!
Once Upon a Memory - Using Doug Leko's new book, 4 panels and a jelly roll this kit takes all the work out of making this beautiful Christmas quilt.

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Closed Sundays, EXCEPT for certain Shop Hops

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