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April,2019
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11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
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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Wool Applique Workshop w/ Beth $15
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9:00 am
Get UP and GO! CLUB, Free
Have a GO! Cutter? Want one? Want to know what all the fuss is about? Come join us for a cup of coffee and a sweet treat while we demo tips and tricks, along with a fun and easy project. Even easier with a GO! cutter.
10:00 am
Work time for GO! club - GO Get Organized!
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11:00 am
Bees, Bugs and Bullion Knots with Beth
Bugs, Bees & Bullions
with Beth
Description
In this class you will learn to make a small sampler using Bullion Knots to create bugs and bees for embellishing your projects. We will be practicing our Bullion skills and discussing ways to use this very easy and decorative stitch.
Supply List
Fabric - Wool is ideal. If you are using cotton, please layer your piece with some muslin or flannel.
Milliners #1 & #3 needle
Needle threader if you need it.
Small scissors
Threads – Valdani Perle cotton #8, Eleganza Perle cotton #8, DMC Perle Cotton #8 or floss in a variety of colors (red, black, brown, yellow/gold) You can bring other sizes such as a #5 too
Embroidery - hoop if you like to use one. (if you are using wool, you won’t need one)

Classroom Etiquette
Please do not chew gum.
Turn your phone to vibrate
Some students have perfume allergies and I ask that you do not wear perfume on workshop days.
We cannot accommodate guests and children in the classroom – even the most well behaved. There are conversations during class that are adult in nature and not appropriate for children.
If you have any questions, please email me at westcoastwool@gmail.com
Social Media
Website:www.westcoastwool.com
Facebook:West Coast Wool
Pinterest:Beth Upstill – I have a board just for embroidery called “Just by Hand Embroidery”
Instagram:west_coast_wool
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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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Test Case - for Mark
7:00 pm
South Valley Quilt Assn
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11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
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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Beginning Quilting with Ronna
9:00 am
Beginning Quilting with Ronna, $40
In this beginning quilting class, Ronna will guide you from selecting your fabric through a finished table runner top. You need to bring your sewing machine, in good working order, along with its manual and all cords. You will also need cutting tools: a cutting mat, rotary cutter with a new blade, and an acrylic ruler (5x24 is a good size).


The cost of the class is $40 and includes a pattern for a large lap size quilt. For this you will also need three 1-yard cuts of coordinating fabric and matching thread. If you do no already have any of these things, you will be in the best quilt shop around and will be able to purchase them at the time.

Class is scheduled from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM, but you are free to stay and sew as long as you like. I will stay and offer help and advice.
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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Beginning Quilting with Ronna
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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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10:00 am
Long Arm Private lesson all day with Sandi
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11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
The Nimble Thimble Quilt Shop, 7455 Monterey Rd, Gilroy, CA 95020, USA
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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11:00 am
FREE Community Works sew day (Sandi)

Please RSVP to save your spot so that we get enough tables set up.

Come to help sew beautiful scrappy quilts from orphan blocks and other donated pieces. Come to learn (or practice) quilting techniques (e.g. paper piecing, free motion quilting, machine applique, etc.)
Come to socialize with other like minded quilters.
Come join us to build your karma and help out our community!

Bring your sewing machine (don't forget power cord & foot pedal) and neutral color thread (gray, tan, or white). Drop in for as many hours as you would like (11am - 5pm).
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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10:00 am
Wool Applique Workshop w/ Beth $15
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Beginning Quilting with Ronna at 3:30
11:00 am
Chick Play Stitch Therapy with Beth $25
Chick Play Stitch Therapy Series Workshop

Instructor:Beth Upstillwestcoastwool@gmail.com408-394-2063www.westcoastwool.com

Supplies
Chick Play Pattern (kits are available upon request
If you are bringing your own wool, it must be washed and felted. The background can be either a fat ¼ or fat 1/8th and these will be available at the class.

NeedlesChenille #18 & 24 for wool appliqué and embroidery.
Milliners #1, & #3 (you will need this for the bullion knots and other wrap stitches)
Appliqué scissors (my favorite is the small curved)
Freezer paper, pencil, paper scissors
Clover Small Appliqué pins

Stitch Therapy Series - “Chick Play” Class
Whether you are new to wool applique or would like to stitch this sweet chick sampler, this is the class for you. We will begin reviewing basic supplies and threads, sewing your birds in place, and learning ways of making these adorable birds come to life! This project can be made any size. Finish it into a wall hanging, pillow, needlebook, etc. The options are endless. Patterns and kits are available.
Saturday April 27th or May 18th

Creative Stitching book by Sue Spargo. Although this is not mandatory, you will find it very useful for this project.

Optional Supplies that are very Ewesful (bring if you have them)
Rotary cutter and ruler if you need to cut background pieces
Bohin white chalk pencil & Sewline pink chalk pencil
ThimblePad – These are little leather reusable thimbles – great for sore fingers

There are two types of threads needed for this project – applique threads and embellishment threads

Applique threads – to whip stitch your pieces in place - bring any of these – shop will have threads for sale
Wool thread such as, Ellana Sue Spargo, Genziana, DMC and similar wool threads
Cotton sewing thread in place of wool threads to match applique pieces

Embellishment Threads - Bring a variety of threads if you have a stash. Eleganza Perle Cotton #8, Valdani, DMC Perle Cotton #8, Cosmo, DMC embroidery floss

Classroom Etiquette
You will need to have your own book or pattern when coming to class. Please don’t share or copy patterns. Support the quilt shop and buy local!
Please do not chew gum.
Turn your phone to vibrate
Some students have perfume allergies and I ask that you do not wear perfume on workshop days.
I cannot accommodate guests and children in the classroom – even the most well behaved. There are conversations during class that are adult in nature and not appropriate for children.

Social Media
Facebook:West Coast Wool
Instagram:westcoastwool &1creativebeth
YouTube:Check out my YouTube Channel for video tutorials at West Coast Wool

If you have any questions, please call or email.
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11:00 am
bEGINNING quILTING - Part 2 with ROnna
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