Saturday, April 4, 2020
Eastern Daylight Time
Monthly until 7/31/2020
Come join us on the first Saturday in November 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 - RUNAWAY
This year's pieced pattern is called Runaway. 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 specifically designed for this quilt by Timeless Treasures as showcased in the quilt pictured above. It uses a color palette that is a favorite of most quilters: e.g., purples, greens, and blues. The second colorway will be from the Garden of Dreams collection from In The Beginning Fabrics. This is a beautiful, elegant floral in a similar color palette. 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 - WONKY SNOWMEN
The third option is a mystery quilt, and this year's theme is Home Sweet Home. The size is XX" x XX". 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: Nov. 2, Dec. 7, Jan. 4, Feb. 1, Mar. 7, Apr. 4, May 2, Jun. 6, Jul. 11, Aug. 1, Sept. 5, and Oct. 3, 2020.
Instructor: Cyndi Rich
Registration fee: $25 for pieced and applique quilts; $40 for mystery quilt
Skill level: Confident beginner