Monthly Archives: June 2009

Local Yarn Shops

Check out this list of our local yarn shops! Maybe a road trip is in order this summer!!!!!

Or use this website to find stores near where you will be traveling:

stores near Olean, 14760:

Alfred Knitting Studio (34 miles)
569 Main St
Alfred Station NY, 14803
Fax: 607-587-8006

Stitch Your Art Out (36 miles)
235 E Pinegrove Rd
Pine Grove Mills PA, 16868
Fax: 814-238-4150

Olgas Living with Art (36 miles)
107 East Second Street
Coudersport, PA 16915

Falconer Yarn Loft Etc~The (39 miles)
104 E Everett St
Falconer NY, 14733-1308

Woolly Lamb~The (48 miles)
712 Main St
East Aurora NY, 14052-2406

Embraceable Ewe (48 miles)
213 Main St
Hamburg NY, 14075

Imagine ! of Bemus Point (49 miles)
4950 Main St
Bemus Point NY, 14712

Yarn Cottage~The (55 miles)
5031 W Lake Rd
Mayville NY, 14757

Have Ewe Any Wool (NY) (63 miles)
4551 Main St
Snyder NY, 14226

Elmwood Yarn Shop (63 miles)
1639 Hertel Ave
Buffalo NY, 14216-2905

Spin-A-Yarn(PA) (71 miles)
360 Main St
Brookville PA, 15825-1222

Raveloe Fibers (73 miles)
7296 Schultz Rd
CELL # 716 830-8562
N Tonawanda NY, 14120


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Stitch-n-Pitch event with the Buffalo Bisons


Sunday, June 28, 1pm at the ballpark

EnbraceableEWE has made a date with the Promotional Manager of the Buffalo Bisons, and they are organizing the first ever Western New York Stitch-n-Pitch!!! 400 tickets are blocked off! A Stitch-n-Pitch is an event geared toward all stitchers, encouraging them all to come do their craft at the ball game, so invite all your crafty friendsquilters, cross-stitchers, crocheters, sewers, we want all of you! Interweave Knits Magazine and The National Needlearts Association are providing a limited number of goody bags (first come, first served), and Tony is designing a special canvas goody bag just for the event! Dont miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!!! Take me out to the ballgame…

Cost is $10 per ticket or $20 if you would like a ticket and special canvas goody bag filled with TREATS! !!!

for more information contact:
The EmbraceableEWE
213 Main St
Hamburg, NY 14075

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Enchanted Mountain Quilting 324 W. State St., Olean, NY. 716-372-2327


May 2009

Dear Quilters,

Welcome Spring , and welcome to issue #2 of our newsletter! We have special treats in store for you this summer, and Chris and Kathy will have new ideas and more when they return from Quilt Market, so stay tuned! Meanwhile, enjoy all the newly arrived fabric just waiting to be used in a summer class project – when you purchase fabric for a class, you will receive a discount. Pull up a chair, grab a cuppa joe and read on…

Thank you for all your suggestions and your enthusiastic interest in our shop. Our list of summer classes reflects your input, and includes a few new teachers. Also, please note that many classes are offered in more than one time slot for your convenience.

EMQ CLUB is coming: it begins in September, but you can sign up now. This monthly meeting will include a free pattern, tips and hints, show and tell, the daily special, and more. For more details, talk to Betsy.

Also, please don’t miss the details on Ruth Ohol’s trunk show and machine quilting classes in this newsletter. Space is limited for these events.

We are offering something special for those who sign up for four or more summer classes: free registration in the Christmas class (marked with *) of your choice. All class samples will be displayed beginning May 9.

Finally, Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms and grandmas out there and Happy Father’s Day to all the men who support us quilters in our “habit”.

Have a great summer!

Kathy, Chris, Betsy, and Lanna

Special Summer Event:

Ruth Ohol, from Lancaster, NY, is a respected machine quilter whose show -level artistry is a result of years of practice and classes with some of the best machine quilters out there.

Ruth will present a trunk show and talk on Sat., July 25 at 1 pm. Cost is $10 and registration is required. Prepare to be enlightened and dazzled!

In addition, Ruth will have two machine quilting classes at EMQ! On Friday, Aug. 14 she will teach a basic machine quilting class that covers quilt and machine preparation for quilting, info on needles, threads, and batting, and instruction on basic stitching techniques. On Saturday, Aug. 15, Ruth will teach the intermediate level class, covering trapunto by machine, quilting without marking and more. (This class is for the machine quilter with previous free-motion experience). Each class is 6 hours with a break at noon. Class fee of $45 includes lunch. Registration is required, and space is limited, so you’ll want to sign up soon, which will also provide you plenty of time for the class preparation (some marking and cutting required). Stop in the classroom to see Ruth’s stunning sample, “Road Test”.

Patchwork and Quilting Classes:

QUILT CLASSICS: Drunkard’s Path. This class introduces the traditional pattern and teaches two ways of stitching the curved seam. Class project features fish in colorful prints and batiks.

Friday, July 24, 10 -12 OR Thurs., July 30, 6:30-8:30 pm. $18

SARAH’S PSYCHO CIRCLES: The Drunkard’s Path, but taken to the next level to create a dynamic visual experience. Features lots of curves and a diagonal set. Teacher: Theresa Levine.

A two session class: Fridays, June 5, 10-12 and June 12, 10-1 , OR Thurs., Aug. 20 and 27, 6:30-9.


BASIC 1: In this six-week class, you will learn all you need to know to make a basic sampler quilt, including rotary cutting, stitching, color placement, sashing, borders, basting, quilting, and more.

Begins Wed. May 20, 10- 11:30am OR 6:30 – 8 PM. $45.

BASIC 2: In this 6 week technique class, you will learn to do more advanced patchwork and cutting, with curved seams, Y seams, diagonal rows, layered applique, English piecing, and more.

Begins Tues., May 19, 10-11:30 am OR 6:30-8 pm. $45.

BASIC Paper Foundation Piecing: Learn this precise patchwork method while making a small traditional block. Ideas for finishing included. Sat., June 13, 1-3 pm. OR Thurs., July 2, 10 am. $16.

HOME SWEET HOME: This season’s Log Cabin is a miniature of sorts, using paper foundation piecing. Makes a lovely pillow or hanging for your own home sweet home! Tues., Aug. 11, 10am – 12:30 OR 6:30- 9 pm. $18.

HANDWORK SAMPLER: Enjoy a slower pace this summer with this sweet handstitched project

that includes English piecing, embroidery and simple applique and quilting. A two -session class:

Tuesday, July 7 and 14, 6 – 8 pm, OR Thurs., Aug. 13 and 20, 10am-noon. $20

MAGIC STACK AND WHACK: Its’ been 10 years since we first manipulated fabric to create the

magic of a stack and whack quilt. Join in the fun of this exciting method using a focus fabric, two

backgrounds, and a 60 degree triangle. Teacher: Jackie Hazen. Book required. Tues., June 16 and 23,

1 pm, OR Wed., Aug 19 and 26, 1 pm. $18

BARREL TOTE: A towel, a good book, and a bottle of water, and you’re set for a lazy afternoon with this snappy drawstring bag in cool summer colors. A fun project! Sat., June 6, 10-2,OR Tues., July 21, 10-2. $20

HAND APPLIQUE: Learn the basics of layered hand applique, while making an Ohio Rose block. A relaxing and attractive summer project in your favorite fabrics. Tues., June 30, 10am-12:30 OR Sat., Aug. 8, 10-12:30. $18.

*CRAZY QUILTING: Great for scraps and tidbits of lace and special buttons, this is one of Kathy’s favorite techniques and she’ll teach you all the basics. Begin your crazy patched panel in this class, then finish into a stocking with Chris on July 29, if you wish. Fri., July 10, 10 am. OR 6:30 pm. $16

BRAIDED PATCHWORK: Another great scrap project, in a strip piecing technique. Get the basics plus ideas for variations. Begin your panel in this class, then finish into a stocking with Chris on July 29, if you wish. Tues., June 30, 2-4 pm. $16

Easy Sewing Classes: (suitable for kids or adults)

PLACEMATS: Learn how to strip piece/quilt and attach a binding strip while making a sunny placemat. Precut fabric kits available for your convenience. Fri., June 26, 10-12, OR Wed., July 1,

6:30 pm. $16.

EASY TOTE: Again, strip piecing, but this time you’ll make a nifty little tote bag. Precut fabric kits available, however prints may vary. Fri., June 26, 6:30 pm. OR Friday, Aug. 7, 10 am. $15.

BBQ APRON: This practical and attractive butcher block-style apron makes a great Father’s Day gift. Sat., June 13, 10 – 1. $16.

Christmas in July:

TABLETOP TREE SKIRT: Highlight a small Christmas tree or table arrangement with this mini tree skirt, straight from Santa’s workshop! Sat., July 18, 10-1. $20.

BASIC CHRISTMAS STOCKING: Made from a fancy fabric, or a piece of patchwork, this stocking will become an heirloom, though it’s not difficult to make. Wed. July 29 10 am – 12:30 OR 6:30-9pm.


*GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN: Quick and easy gifts from the baker in all of us! Get ideas for simple tricks that make great gifts. For adults and kids. Teacher: Lanna Waterman. Wed., July 22, 10-11:30. $15

CHRISTMAS TABLE RUNNER: A parade of diminutive stars and nine patches marches down the center of this simple but striking table runner. Make several for gifts or in colors to match your d├ęcor. Teacher: Betsy Leute. Thurs., July 2, 6:30 pm.


STARS ALL AROUND: This full -sized Christmas tree skirt features easy machine piecing for a halo of sparkling stars beneath your tree. Two-session class: Wed., July 15 and 22, 1-4 pm. OR Sat., Aug. 22 and 29, 10-1.


PADDED GIFT BOX: Wrap something special in this reusable box that’s a gift in itself! Very little sewing required. Thur., July 9, 1-3 pm. $18, includes box base kit.

*CATHEDRAL WINDOW ORNAMENT: Just four little squares and a bit of folding and stitching makes a little handmade treasure for your tree. Suggestions for variations. Thur., July 9, 10-noon.


And More Classes:

AUNT PHILLY’s HOTPAD: Learn how to manipulate a little toothbrush tool to make durable and attractive hotpads and more from simple fabric strips. For kids and adults. Thurs., July 16, 10 am- noon. $14. Kits available. Teacher: Priscilla Snider.

AUNT PHILLY’S PLACEMAT: Make a handworked placemat in a slightly more advanced class using the same toothbrush tool. Geared for adults. Teacher: Priscilla Snyder. Wed., Aug. 12, 1-3 pm.

$ 14.

FINISHING CLASS: Back by popular demand, and on a monthly basis, this class will help you make a dent in that stack of UFOs! Attend one or all sessions: Thurs., May 21, 10 am ; Thurs., June 25, 1 pm or 6:30 pm; Friday, July 17, 10 am; Tues., Aug. 18, 6 pm. $15.

Don’t forget that the classroom is available when not in use for your big jobs (like basting), or if you just want some company while you sew !

Enchanted Mountain Quilting 324 W. State St., Olean, NY. 716-372-2327

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At June’s meeting

There were 9 members at June’s meeting. The 20 baby hats donated this month were donated to the Twin Tiers Pregnancy Center in Bradford, PA. Watch the FLICKR pictures for pics from the meeting!

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