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ENCHANTED MOUNTAIN QUILTING, INC.
324 W. State St., Olean, NY. 716-372-2327
FALL 2009 NEWSLETTER AND CLASS LIST
Hope you all had a restful and happy summer and are looking forward to all that autumn brings: football, apples, crisp colored leaves ……….you’ll find lots to enjoy at EMQ! Read on for news from the partners plus all the new classes.
For Those of you trying to organize your work space, here’s a helpful opportunity: EMQ will have a quilter’s yard sale on Sept. 19 from 9:30 am till 3 pm. No clothes please, just craft-related items. You are invited to purchase a vendor’s spot for $5. Please price your own items. We are requesting that vendors bring their own tables; early signups may be able to borrow a table – pease contact Kathy at the shop. Remember: “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.”
Football season starts on Sept. 14 and EMQ will celebrate with weekly Monday Night Football sales. Stop in the shop between 5:30 and 8:30 pm to choose a football and find out your discount. There are new fabrics arriving weekly. Come check them out, take advantage of the savings, and be home in time to watch the game!
ALSO, it’s not too early to reserve your spot in the APPLIQUE CLUB. Starting in October, on the second Thurs. of each month at 10 am or
6:30 pm, there will be free patterns, tips, show and tell, fabric exchanges, featured designers, and more. The $20 annual fee will entitle you to all the fun!
Chris’s news from the classroom: Our machine quilting classes with Ruth Ohol were great, with lots of information and inspiration. In October we’ll begin a new applique club, where beginners and seasoned stitchers alike can share tips, designs, techniques, time together, and more. We will also be starting a block of the month project; the starting date depends on arrival time of the fabrics (sumptuous earthy florals from Jason Yenter). Once again we have some new talented teachers on our class roster, so we hope you can join us for the fun. Coming in November is a program on redwork and its history with author Phyllis Rudz. More details on this to follow. And thanks so much to our generous quilting fairies for their donations to our classroom tool collection. We love you too!
Lanna’s news from the kitchen: After lots of shop time and two vacation trips, to Nova Scotia and Arizona, I’m gearing up for school as well as planning some new recipes for the shop. Stop by and try the samples! I plan to have muffins and fudge available starting Labor Day, and this fall I’ll have “Gifts from the Kitchen”, including soup mixes, mugs with cocoa, and more, so stop in for a fast and tasty gift. Don’t forget you can place an order ahead of time if you need cookies for a party or meeting. Just call the shop and leave me a message.
Kathy’s news from the shop floor: Where, oh where did summer go? The sales floor is really taking on a fall and ho;iday look. We have some beautiful Christmas panels, spooky Halloween, and striking fall assortment of yard goods, plus new French roosters. My favorite pattern for creating a quick lap quilt for the holidays is “Yellow Brick Road”. It takes 6 fat quarters and 1 ½ yd. for border and binding. What a warm and thoughtful gift you can make, especially from our flannels. Table runners are a quick and easy project and we have the neatest batting for them and placemats (18” wide). I look forward to seeing you all soon; the coffee pot is always on!
CLASSES (Please note our new class policy at the end of this newsletter)
– Which Witch? Master dollmaker Betsy Orlando made Hermione (AKA Miss October) and friends to kick off our new doll class series at EMQ. Betsy assures us these cloth dolls are sewer friendly and lots of fun! Sat., Sept. 19, 10 am – 3 pm $25
– Basic I: One of our most popular classes, this course provides you with all you need to know for machine or hand piecing a traditional sampler quilt. From choosing and cutting fabrics to binding your quilt, these six 90-minute sessions will help you start a successful and fun career in patchwork!! Starts Wed., Sept. 23, 10 am OR 6:30 pm. $45
Note: Chris will be available on Sat., Sept. 19 from 10 till noon for those of you who’d like help choosing fabrics for this class.
-Basic 2: For those who’ve done some simple patchwork projects and want to move on to more advanced patchwork, this six-session course will introduce you to Y seams, reverse patches, curved seams, and more. Starts Tues., Sept. 8 at 6:30 pm. $45
-Snow Globe: The humble attic window block becomes a serene winter wall hanging with the addition of a bit of
hand applique. An EMQ exclusive. Sat., Nov. 7, 10am – 1 pm. $18
-Garden Visitors: Black crows arrive just in time for the pumpkin harvest in this original design that includes machine piecing and hand applique. Friday Oct. 9 and 16, 10 am-1 pm. OR Fri., Oct. 30 and Nov. 6, 6 pm. $25
-Snowflake Stocking: A variation of Chris’s newest published design, this stocking sports one single white flake on a dark and elegant background. Tues., Nov. 10 and 17, 10-1. $25
-Almost Bargello-This simple but elegant table runner is easy enough for a beginner. Also lovely in Christmas prints.
Thurs., Nov. 13, 10 am-1 OR 6- 9 pm $20
-Pastel Parfait: While making this lovely quilt top, you’ll learn a variety of techniques for piecing half-square triangles
that will ensure more enjoyable and more accurate patchwork. Thurs., Oct. 22 and Nov. 5, 10-12:30 OR 6:30 to 9. $25
-Magic Stack and Whack-This popular class is repeated by request, with guest teacher Jackie Hazen. Sat., Sept. 12, 10 am. $25
-Falling Leaves- The quintessential fall motif, these colored leaves will brighten your home. Scrap friendly. Fri., Sept. 18, 10 -2. $24
-Binding Refresher- Learn the basic of binding a quilt, and more. Yardage, miters, continuous bias………..a comprehensive overview of binding. Tues. Sept. 22, 10 am OR Fri., Oct. 2, 6 pm. $18. Note: this class is free to graduates of Basic I or II.
-QUILT CLASSIC: Lone Star: One of my favorite patterns. Learn the strip piecing method for making this block, with ideas for variations, and tips on making a flat center! Sat., Oct. 17 and 31, 10 am. $25
-Free-Form Patchwork: Step out of the box with this liberated approach to traditional blocks that results in whimsical, spontaneous projects. Great for scraps; quick and fun. Wed., Oct. 23, 10am or 6: 30pm. $18
-Finishing Class: bring in those UFOs and get the help you need to have them ready for holiday gift-giving. Offered monthly: Sept. 10, 10 am; Oct. 24, 10 am, Nov. 12, 1:30pm; Dec.5, 10 am. $15
-Schoolhouse Quilt: In rustic colors, this wall hanging depicts the one-room schoolhouse of old. An easy traditional
Favorite with a simple pieced border. Thurs., Sept 17 and Oct. 1, 10 am. $20
-Zippered Shoulder Tote: Just a simple bag with an easy zipper, but easily transformed into something special, with varied fabrics and trims. You can never have enough bags! Thurs., Oct. 29, 6 pm $20
-In the Bag: Easy to make but so cute and practical, these items make great stocking stuffers. Make a set for yourself too!
Wed., Nov. 18, 6 pm OR Thur., Nov. 19, 10 am. $16
-Cardinals: I love MH Design patterns. This one features two cardinals in a wintry scene. Paper foundation piecing at its best for the holidays. Some experience helpful. Pattern available from instructor at class. Wed., Nov. 4, 10 am, OR Fri, Nov. 20, 6:30 $ 16
-Stars All Around Tree Skirt: Repeated by request, this easy to piece tree skirt will become a holiday heirloom. Oct. 2 and 15, 10 am. $25
– LOG CABIN: Chicken Pincushion- our log cabin class this time is a special little gift for the chicken lover in your life……an oldie but a goodie! Also available as a kit. Tues., Oct. 27, 10 am or 6:30. $15
FOR DECEMBER, EMQ will offer a number of short make and take sessions with Chris and cookie workshop with Kathy Bess. These will save you time and money, and give you ideas for holiday gifts!
YOYO Mania: Three separate sessions, three different projects, all featuring yoyos. All available as kits.
– Pincushion: A cute and practical gift for any stitcher. Wed., Dec. 9, 6:30 pm $5 (kit extra)
– Wee Christmas Tree: A stack of graduated yoyos and a couple of beads and VOILA! You have an ornament or package trim that’s sure to please. Thurs., Dec. 3, 10 am. or 6:30. $5 (kit extra)
-Hair Flair: Make one of these for every outfit! Perfect for kids’ gift exchanges. Friday, Dec. 11, 3:30 pm. $5 (kit extra)
– CHRISTMAS COOKIE WORKSHOP: Christmas cookie master Kathy Bess will help participants make “cookie pops” and demonstrate making and decorating with royal icing. Includes packet of Xmas treats and recipe booklet.
Dec. 8, 6:30 pm, $8 in our EMQ kitchen.
CLASS POLICY: Students are considered registered for a class when payment is received. Materials lists are given at that time. Cancellations must be received at least one week prior to class in order to receive a refund. Please arrive for class prepared and on time. Any questions before class can be directed to Chris Schultz.