Come join us on the first Saturday in June as we kick off this year's new First Saturday Program. This year we will feature three patterns -- one pieced quilt, one appliqué quilt, and one mystery quilt.
A NEW AGE - PIECED OPTION
This year's pieced pattern (82" x 98") will feature a traditional sampler layout with a beautiful and unusual border treatment. The program will include 12 blocks. The blocks are all intricately designed to give movement and visual interest without being difficult to make. The quilt will feature Aged Muslin fabrics from Marcus Brothers which incorporates a "crinkley" look into the fabric with the dying process, producing a "weathered" look. Beautiful fabrics. We will be offering this quilt in two color ways -- the multi-colored brights or neutrals.
We will provide the pattern and all fabrics for the blocks except for the background fabric, which you will be responsible for providing.
FIESTA DE FLORES - APPLIQUE OPTION
The applique quilt is called Fiesta de Flores by Morning Glory Designs which captures design elements from Spanish tile. The border treatment is exceptional. Similar to the pieced quilt, we will provide the applique pattern and pieces similar to the colors above and you will be responsible for your background fabric. Because the backgrounds vary for the quilt, we will be putting a background kit for anyone who is interested.
For both the pieced and applique options, we will have finishing kits available so that you can finish your quilt in the suggested layout and fabrics that coordinate with your quilt. They will be available only during the first 3 months of the program, and a $50 nonrefundable deposit must be made to secure your kit. If you choose not to purchase a finishing kit, finishing patterns will be available for sale at the end of the program.
The third option is a mystery quilt. Originally we decided on a spring theme. However, the pattern I selected is no longer available. Trying to find a substitute with the same theme, but it could end up with a different theme. The key idea of this choice is that it is a mystery, and you really don't know what you are making. That's what makes this option so fun. Finishing kits will be available for this quilt at the end of the program, but you may also put down a deposit to ensure you can get a finishing kit at the end of the program so you can finish your quilt similar to our version.
HOW IT WORKS
You will need to pre-register for any of the quilts in our First Saturday program so we can ensure we have a fabric kit ready for you on June 4.. The way the program works is you come to the shop the first Saturday of every month (some months may change due to holidays) at either 9:30 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. to pick up your block kit and attend a shop presentation, during which we will show new fabrics, products, have demos, show and tell, and a raffle gift. Sometimes we even have guest speakers! If you come to the session and your previous month’s block is completed, you will receive your next block for free. If you do not attend one of that month’s sessions or your block is not complete, you will need to pay $6 to get your next block and get back into the program. If you attend every month, at the end of the year you will have received all 12 blocks for your original joining fee.
Dates: Jun. 4, Jul. 2, Aug. 6, Sept. 3, Oct. 1, Nov. 5, Dec. 3, 2016, Jan. 7. Feb. 4, Mar. 4, Apr. 1, and May 6, 2017
Instructor: Cyndi Rich
Registration fee: $25 for pieced and applique quilts; $30 for mystery quilt
Skill level: Confident beginner