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July,2018
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Enjoy Celebrating Our Great Nation!
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Enjoy Celebrating Our Great Nation!
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Enjoy Celebrating Our Great Nation!
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Nimble Thimble Closed - Enjoy Celebrating Our Great Nation!
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.
3:30 pm
Michelle's Sewing Lessons $15/hour
Learn sewing machine basics and more.
Fees: $15/hour 
sewing machine rentals available with Michelle
Simply love to sew website
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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  
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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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5:00 pm
table runners with Ronna
Beginning quilters can complete at least 2 table runner quilt tops! Learn the basics of piecing and quilt-making with Ronna. Fee: $40.
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Ronna Class - Rulers 9 - 11 AM
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1:00 pm
Gilroy Kids camp - Charlie
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
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7:00 pm
South Valley Quilt Assn
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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  
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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1:00 pm
Octagon Opportunities with Randa Midford $60
So you've made a One Block Wonder quilt or two and now you're ready to try something else with those eye-catching large print fabrics. How about some octagons? In this workshop, you'll learn how to cut and sew kaleidoscopic, "framed" octagon blocks and combine them into a stunning wall quilt or table runner. You can use some of the beautiful symmetrical prints that Linda has in the shop (Paula Nadelstern's are especially good) or many other large, complex prints. I'll show you the basics and several variations then turn you loose to create your own masterpiece!

You decide the final project. Randa will teach you the mechanics. This class will meet on 2 days, with time in between to sew. We will email you the full supply list when you sign up for the class.
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1:00 pm
Gilroy Kids camp - Charlie
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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  
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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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
Ruler Class - Square in a Square or Lazy Angle , with Ronna $35
Ronna's favorite rulers, the Square in a Square and the Lazy Angle, will be the topics of a 2 hour (or more) class. Come in the morning and stay as long as you want.

Learn how to take advantage of these terrific tools! Make some samples and start work on your next project!

If you already have a pattern in mind, bring it with you and I would be glad to help you get started on that! and your ruler, your sewing machine, and your fabric, or you can shop for fabric before or after class.

We think you will love how versatile and useful these two rulers are. And don't forget that Linda has a special deal available on the rulers, as well!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget your cord and foot pedal), fabrics from your stash, Please bring a rotary cutter with a new blade, assorted tools, and matching/neutral thread. If you have the ruler(s), bring it. If not, we will be glad to help you with that!
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11:00 am
English Paper Piecing with Lydia Cheney
Check back soon
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8:00 am
Beginning Quilting with Ronna
Come with your sewing machine, some fabric and cutting tools and learn the basics of quilting. Ronna will show you how to piece a pattern and create a quilt top. You will leave with at least one complete quilt top for a table runner! Cost: $40
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9:00 am
T Shirt Quilts with Ronna, $40
Learn the mechanics to assemble your T-Shirt quilts, making them pleasing to the eye and easy for your long-armer to finish.
Materials: Assorted T-shorts cut to flat, with pieces as large as possible.
Sashing: 1-3 yards, depending on design. (Fabric may be chosen at the NT prior to/during class)
Lightweight fusible interfacing
1:00 pm
Gilroy Kids camp - Charlie
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10:00 am
SVQA Kid's Camp, sign up begins in March, Price TBD
Projects include blocks for Quilts of Valor , pajama pants, pillow cases, and possibly mouse pin cushion.
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10:00 am
SVQA Kid's Camp, sign up begins in March, Price TBD
Projects include blocks for Quilts of Valor , pajama pants, pillow cases, and possibly mouse pin cushion.
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10:00 am
SVQA Kid's Camp, sign up begins in March, Price TBD
Projects include blocks for Quilts of Valor , pajama pants, pillow cases, and possibly mouse pin cushion.
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