Memorial Day

Memorial Day has come and gone.  We want to say thank you to all who have served our country.  flagWe also have a great panel that could easily be used in a “quilt of valor”  or to  hang on the wall!  An easy way to display a flag or the beginning of a beautiful quilt without all the precise stitching.

Youth sewing classes

These 3 classes are for the youth with a fair amount of sewing experience.

This is a picture of the jelly roll rug.  Approximate size of the rug is 25″ x 40″.  This class begins June 4 and runs through June 8.  There are two different time slots: 10 AM to 12 noon or 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  Cost of this class is $70.00 which includes the cost of the jelly roll, batting and thread.



The next class is June 11-15 with the same time slots.  Cost of this class is $30 and includes the fabrics, pillow form and thread.



This class is a Free motion “Flowers and Words” class which begins June 18 and runs through June 22.  Cost of the class is $22.00 which includes the fabrics, pillow form and thread.

Word pillow


The next three classes are for limited sewing experience as well as more experience.  The first one is a knit tunic.  The class cost is $30.00 which includes fabric, trims?, pattern and thread.  You will need to choose 1 1/4 yd. of knit fabric.  Time slots are the same as all the other classes.



July 2, 3, 5 and 6 class (Note NO class on the 4th) will be a strip pillow with applique initial.  You will need 1/3 yd of your favorite denim color.  Class cost is $25.00 which includes the denim, pillow form and thread.

Initial pillow


The last class which begins on July 9 and runs through July 13 will be the Fancy Stitches pillow.  Cost is $12.00 which includes fabric, pillow form and thread.  You will need to choose 3/8 yd. of a solid colored fabric.

Fancy stitched pillow

What a great week!

We want to thank all of you who participated in the “Crossing Borders Spring Fling Shop Hop”  It was a fun week and we enjoyed meeting new people and visiting with old friends!  We are now looking forward to our summer schedule of classes for kids as we prepare for th100_3955e Rock County Fair..Watch for the schedule in the upcoming weeks.

What a weekend!

What did you do during the blizzard last weekend?  I hope  some of you had a chance to sewmonopoly and perhaps finish up some projects!  Have you tried quilting with Superior Mono Poly Thread?  It worked beautifully on my quilt and I even tried “Edge to Edge” quilting with it in both the bobbin and the top thread.  There were no issues with broken or stretched thread..what a great product for quilting!

April Showers

April showers bring flowers..but what about April “snow showers?”  They bring finished sewing projects!  This is also the time to think about baby showers.  We have a great collectiminkyon of minky for adorable baby blankets or quilt backing.  Stop in to check them out!

Is it Spring yet?

It looks like we have another week of cooler temperatures ahead.  However, the weather certainly helps to be able to concentrate on sewing projects that need to be finished! How many unfinished projects do you have?  Check out our participants’ PHD (projects half done) items that are finished .  Aren’t they great?  Project for April is #8.


Peggy L