Sneak Peek at 2020 Teachers!

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October 24, 2019

We have made all of our class selections. While we post all of the class information to the web pages to prepare for registration opening next month, we have the teacher page ready for you to preview.  Check them out HERE!

Something new for 2020!

Each time we have moved to a new location, it presented new challenges and we are never quite sure what those are until after the first year. We know that all of you loved the DoubleTree by Hilton, Green Tree location and so did we.

We realize that check in at the registration area was tight and we have come up with a way to make life easier and eliminate waiting in line for those who have preregistered for classes.

Next year, we will be mailing out your complete registration packet so that you can skip the lines entirely and go straight to your classroom. Please note that this will only apply to those who are taking classes and have completed and prepaid for their entire registration. More details to follow.


We have some new books to review and each will be given as a Sweepstakes Giveaway. See details below to enter.


Yarn Lovers:

Kristin Omdahl, a long time friend, has published 2 new books, one for crochet and one for knitting enthusiasts.

Layers, 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter and Drape

Layers, 18 Crochet Projects to Fit, Flatter and Drape


Both of the books are well written with easy to follow steps, instructions on how to read patterns and charts as well as links to a library of stitch video podcasts.

Both books feature stylish garments and accessories for every occasion.

Her attention to detail is impeccable and her use of color is striking and she even makes recommendations on the correct care of your garments. Our very favorite teacher, Robyn Chachula is the editor of the Crochet book.

Kristin has signed both copies and each one is available for a giveaway.


Quilt Lovers:

Tips for Quilters, A Handbook of Hints, Shortcuts and Practical Suggestions from Experienced Quilters by Rachel T. Pellman.


In this book there are hundreds of time-saving tips and suggestions for every level of quilting and sewing enthusiasts, from people across the country. The tips featured are those that maybe your Grandma or a seasoned sewist might have passed along to you to prevent you from making these same mistakes.

Some of the tips included are: Tips for Doing Applique, Making Templates, Marking Fabrics, Tools of the Trade, Removing Spots, Planning Color Layout, Binding Quilt, Making Knots, Sore Fingers and many more categories. This book is a must have for everyone who has ever picked up a needle and thread!

An additional tip: (my favorite):  If I must eat chocolate while quilting, I eat M & M’s, from Holtsville, NY. (maybe because they don’t melt in your hand!)


Sweepstakes Giveaways:


Layers, 19 Knit Projects to Fit, Flatter and Drape by Kristin Omdahl. Please email with the title: KNIT LAYERS


Layers, 18 Crochet Projects to Fit, Flatter and Drape by Kristin Omdahl.  Please email with the title: CROCHET LAYERS


Tips for Quilters, A Handbook of Hints…by Rachel T. Pellman. Please email with the title: TIPS FOR QUILTERS


All winners will be selected and announced in the next newsletter.







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March 20, 21, 22, 2020

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Warm Regards,


Barb and Ann

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