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September,2018
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9:00 am
Long time gone -weekend class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
1:00 pm
Long time gone - make up class
Long time gone - make up class
Bring whatever LTG block or section you want to work on to make up a missed class or catch up on your homework. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Instructor:
Sandi  
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11:00 am
Applique of the 3 Kings - with Charlie $45
Charlie converted this unique design to a full-size pattern for applique (24 x36), which is then embellished to make a spectacular holiday hanging. Class includes pattern.


The first class is all about Applique, and is only for those who want to make the 3 Kings. Embellishment classes will follow in about a month to complete this project, or you may work on a different project of your choosing. Dates for those classes will be arranged to suit the participants' schedules.

The 3 kings applique project includes tracing your pattern and transferring it to fabric, cutting and assembling for the machine applique.

Embellishment techniques will include cording, ribbon, embroidery, crystals and beading.

Materials list will be provided.
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11:00 am
Community Quilting Project for Charity & technique building

Free Community Quilting Project for Charity

Please RSVP to save your spot - plus if there are treats involved we'll have enough for everyone!
Do you have orphan blocks? You know, those blocks that were used to test a block pattern, leftover from the finished quilt, blocks from quilts that were started but not going to be finished , etc. Bring an orphan block from your stash and we'll incorporate them into lovely charity quilts.

February - April = North Bay fire relief
May - November = Ochoa Shelter Program (house warming table runners)
December = TBD
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
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Los Banos Show
10:30 am
FTCU Embroidery Software Users Group

FTCU Embroidery Software Users Group

If you own Floriani's Embroidery software, or if you are considering a purchase in the future, this is the group for you. Learn to use the full capacity of this amazing design and digitizing system. This hands-on group discusses a specific topic or feature of the program each month, with Q&A and assignments to reinforce new techniques. See the link below for more information on the software.
Fees: $30/session

 rnkdistributing.com/pro.....ware/
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Los Banos Show
10
7:30 pm
Pajaro Valley Quilt Assn Meeting, Aptos
Come join us! Details at pvqa.org/about-pvqa/
Beth-El Jewish Community Center
Beth-El Jewish Community Center
11
10:00 am
Apple Blossom fabric Painting w Vicki
Create a beautiful landscape.
7:00 pm
South Valley Quilt Assn
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11:00 am
Free Group Quilting Project & Technique Building

Free Group Quilting Project for Charity

Please RSVP to save your spot - plus if there are treats involved we'll have enough for everyone!
Bring your fat eighths and/or scraps to declutter your sewing room. We'll incorporate them into something beautiful for charity.

January - March - North Bay fire relief
April  - December = local charities
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
3:30 pm
Open Sew with Michelle for $15
Come sew your projects with Michelle  
Must register prior to the day of class. 
Need to know machine basics.
Fees: $15/hour
See Michelle's website here.
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10:00 am
Wool Applique Class with Beth Upstill $15 'til 1PM or $25 all day
Wool Applique Class with Beth Upstill  $15 'til 1PM or $25 all day

Learn from the expert. Beth knows all the techniques, and is good at showing you the stitches you want to learn. She dyes her own wool and makes it available to her students for a very reasonable price. We also carry Beth's wool at the shop, along with all of the 100 Sue Spargo colors of Genziana wool thread (by the spool and wound on bobbins).

Skill Level:
All levels welcome

Requirements:
Bring your own supplies, or get what you need in the shop with Beth's guidance.

Instructor:
Beth Upstill
Cost:


$ 15.00
Sew until 1 PM for $15. Possible extension until 4PM for an additional $10 with class interest.
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Porch fest, Gilroy
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7:00 pm
Pinnacle Guild, Hollister
Check out the website at www.pinnaclequilters-sa......org/.. Please come join us.
San Juan Community Center, 10 San Jose Street,
San Juan Community Center, 10 San Jose Street,
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11:00 am
Long time gone - weekday class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal.  Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
7:00 pm
Piece By Piece Guild meeting - Morgan Hill
We meet at the Presbyterian Church on Dunn Ave. Check out the website at www.piecebypiece.com. Please come join us.
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9:00 am
Long time gone -weekend class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
1:00 pm
Long time gone - make up class
Long time gone - make up class
Bring whatever LTG block or section you want to work on to make up a missed class or catch up on your homework. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Instructor:
Sandi  
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11:00 am
English Paper Piecing with Lydia, $45, stay all day
You can achieve those beautiful kaleidoscope effects by choosing the right fabrics, accurate fussy cutting, supported by accurate estimates for required fabric. If you think this is machine paper piecing, you are wrong. You won't have to lug your heavy sewing machine here.


This class teaches you how to cut out pieces of fabric, wrap them around paper shapes (hexagons, for example), then sew them together by hand. English paper piecing (EPP) began in England in the 1770's, and Lydia will teach you the basics as well as modern EPP techniques.

Come join us...no experience necessary. Just bring your supplies - or buy them at the shop - and let's get started!

Materials:
Bring what you have from the list below, and you will find other items for purchase at the shop. We currently carry the papers and acrylic templates for Brimfield Awakening (shown in the picture on the calendar) and 2 of the Tula patterns. We are always willing to order other pre-packaged papers or kits from PaperPiecing (www.PaperPiecing.com), in case you want to get all the templates you need for larger projects such as ... well, maybe, Dear Jane.

Required:
Basic hand sewing supplies - fabric scissors, paper scissors, pins, pincushion, seam ripper, etc.
Hand sewing needles - Milliner or straw size 10 or 11. Richard Hemming & Son, Bohin or Roxanne
Mechanical pencil, black sharpie fine point, chalk, fabric markers, Micron, or Linda's favorite Pilot pen.
Rotary cutter
6" quilter's ruler
Clover wonder clips
Thread - hand quilting thread for basting and and standard sewing thread (Mettler, Aurifil or Quilter's Select) for sewing
Fabric - assorted fat quarters or Fat eights for practice. We will go over estimating fabric for larger projects in class.
optional - Magic mirror for quilters

Lydia will provide hexagons, glue pens and other supplies.
Bring a lunch or plan to order out for a 30 minute lunch break


Recommended books:
Flossie Teacake's Guide to EPP" by FLorence Knapp
"All Points Patchwork" by DIane Gilleland
"The New Hexagon" by Katja Marek

48 hours notice for cancellation required for refund.

Contact Lydia or view her work at Lydiacheneystudio (Instagram and Facebook) or lydiacheney@outlook.com.
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3:30 pm
Open Sew with Michelle for $15
Come sew your projects with Michelle  
Must register prior to the day of class. 
Need to know machine basics.
Fees: $15/hour
See Michelle's website here.
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11:00 am
Long time gone - weekday class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal.  Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
28
 
29
9:00 am
Long time gone -weekend class
Long time gone 
Jen Kingwell's Long Time Gone is a unique quilt. Marti Michell has packaged 9 packs of templates, so no measuring or thinking needed. The good thing is that the templates make all sorts of great traditional blocks, so the cost is more justifiable. (They are Sets A, B, D, N, Q, Peaky and Spike, Pineapple and both small log Cabin templates). Sandi, who teaches the class, said the templates make all your points match, and make the construction super "easy." We will do it as a template/block of the week kind of class - 15 weeks. Cost comes to $20 per class - that is for 3 hours of instruction, pattern and a template set. What a deal. Planning for all class dates will be done at the first meeting. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Fees:
$300 for 15 weeks, includes $188 worth of rulers & pattern



Skill Level:
Intended for quilters with some experience or for adventurous beginners

Materials Included:
pattern and Rulers

Instructor:
Sandi  
1:00 pm
Long time gone - make up class
Long time gone - make up class
Bring whatever LTG block or section you want to work on to make up a missed class or catch up on your homework. 

WeekBlock 
1.Bow Tie - Make 2 
2.Square in a Square Stars - Make 1 
3.Crosses of the U.K. - Make 6 
4.Jacobs Ladder - Make 9 
5.Trip Around the World - Make 1 
6.Plus a Star - Make 1 
7.Churn Dash (cutest block!) - Make 21 
8.Courthouse Steps - Make 9 
9.Log Cabin - Make 4 
10.Half Square Triangle 1, Half Square Triangle 2, &Half Square Triangle 3 - Make 1 of each 
11.Flying Geese - Make 64 
12.60 Degree Triangle - Make 30 
13.Pineapple Log Cabin - Make 16 
14.Checkerboards, Assemble section 1 (Assemble sections 2, 3, 4 - HOMEWORK) 
15.Assemble section 5 & 6 with partial seam method (Assemble quilt & Borders - HOMEWORK)

Instructor:
Sandi  
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12:00 pm
A Little Help from your friend, Ronna $15
Ronna is in the house this Sunday afternoon, and she is always ready to help you with anything quilty. She has way too many years experience and knows it all. Maybe you have a project that stumps you, or you just plain want to learn something. Maybe you own a ruler or tool that mystifies you. Maybe you want a quick way to do a complicated technique. Maybe you just want some friendly faces to sew with.

Come join Ronna for 4 hours of sewing fun for only $15.

Please call to reserve a spot, and let us know if there is something special you want to focus on. We can give Ronna a heads-up so she will be prepared.