Come join us on the first Saturday in October 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.
PIECED OPTION - MINERAL MATRIX
This year's pieced pattern is called Mineral Matrix. The program will include 12 blocks. The blocks are all intricately designed to give movement and visual interest without being difficult to make. One of the colorways will be several batiks from the Tonga Quarry collection from Timeless Treasures as showcased in the quilt pictured above. It uses a variety of earth colors: e.g., stone, ash, toffee, mocha, green, ice blue, teal. The second colorway will be from the Woodside Blossom collection from Robert Kaufman. This is a beautiful traditional floral but in a very current color palette of grays, peach, and plum. A selection of some of the fabrics we will use are shown below.
We will provide the pattern and all fabrics for the blocks except for the background fabric, which you will be responsible for providing.
APPLIQUE OPTION - HATTIE'S GARDEN
The applique quilt is called Hattie's Garden. You will be completing the 12 blocks that surround the center floral basket. The remaining blocks will be included in the finishing kit. You will be responsible for providing your own background. You can choose whatever applique method you prefer as enough fabric will be provided for both machine and hand applique. We have a sample in the shop that will show you just how beautiful this quilt is.
Finishing kits will be available for anyone who would like to finish their quilt in our suggested layout and using coordinating fabrics. The kits will be available only during the first 4 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, and this year's theme is Whimsical. The size is 56" x 72". 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 much fun. Finishing kits will be available for this quilt at the end of the program. However, you must put down a deposit to ensure you get a finishing kit at the end of the program as we will only be making kits for those people who have put down a deposit.
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 Saturday. 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: Oct. 6, Nov. 3, Dec. 1, 2018, Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2, Apr. 6, May 4, Jun. 1, Jul. 6, Aug. 3, and Sept. 7, 2019
Instructor: Cyndi Rich
Registration fee: $25 for pieced and applique quilts; $40 for mystery quilt
Skill level: Confident beginner