Oct 2011 Newsletter Backup


Harvest House Quilting

“reap what you sew”

24231 Apple Tree Lane

Plainfield, IL.  60585

    NEWSLETTER  

October 2011

Autumn Has Arrived!

WOW – it surely was a hot and humid summer and that was after a rollercoaster spring.  Now the kids are all back in school and there just might be a little more free time for quilting and a few classes.  We certainly hope that HHQ will be able to fill some of that time and that you will be able to get a good jump on your holiday gift list.

Halloween is upon us and before we know it we will be preparing the “big bird” for Thanksgiving…..  Have you come in to the shop and taken advantage of our Trick-or-Treat Sales?  They are still going on through the 31st.  And just think we don’t even attach any “tricks” to our sales….  Come in and enjoy 15% off all fabric with one yard minimum cuts and if you spend more than $60 after the discount you will receive a free pattern!  Not good enough for your “Treats Sale”?  Well how about reaching into our “Great Pumpkin” for a candy treat to keep you energized….. 

November will bring us to a few special class offerings and ways to get ready for the holidays, whether as decorating projects or gift giving ideas.  We will also be celebrating our annual Holiday Open House with great sales, demos, instant door prizes and of course food…. Cheese, crackers, sausage snacks, cookies and beverages (how about a little glass of wine?)  Watch for the e-mail updates on the Holiday Open House in the next couple weeks, it will be a great day for all that attend….  November 19, 2011 -  10am – 4 pm

Remind your friends, if they don’t receive our Newsletter, they can sign up in the shop or on our web site.  At this time we are not sending the newsletters via snail mail because of the time it takes to sort names and the cost.  So if you know someone that does not have e-mail, please share your Newsletter with them.  We always have extra copies in the shop to pick up.

Many of you are already enjoying the benefits of our “Frequent Shopper” cards for in-shop purchases, but for those of you who have not picked up a card, please ask for one on your next visit.  Each month there is a different discount, so you can create your own sale, use it on what ever you like (except classes, clubs, machine services, sale items and Open Houses) and the card has no expiration date, so it will never run out!

We would love for you to share some photos of your projects for posting in our Gallery Area on the web site…. So get that camera out and send us a few photos!   Also, watch the web site for new postings of  helpful tips, hints, etc., so visit it often to check out our new categories. 

Helpful Tip:  when taking classes pack yourself a little snack and beverage (in a sealable container) as we all get a little thirsty and hungry when in classes.   This will help you to keep focused and no tummy rumbling to distract you from sewing ……   HHQ always has our candy basket filled and ready but sometimes something a little bigger might work better for you.

SEW WHAT’s NEW AT HHQ? 

For those who enjoy making those handy casserole carriers that we love to put into kits, we now offer another pattern for a larger one that will work great with the larger rectangle casserole dishes.  Stop in and check out the pattern and check the class listing for an upcoming class.  These make great gifts.

Double Diamond techniques have been extremely popular for us and we would like to let you know that we know have two new patterns in the shop that use the ruler set.   We also have the popular Veggie Runner done in winter fabrics so you can see it now in fall and winter colors….  I love both of them.  

We have just received an assortment of the Bead Soup embellishment bead packs.   There are some beautiful colors in the collections and they are great to use on embellishing all those holiday projects.  Stop in and check out what we have in stock… they may not last long.

Gift Certificates are always a great gift idea for your quilting friends or for your family to give to you….. HHQ has gift certificates available in any denomination you could want…..  great for birthdays, Mother’s Day, anniversaries, Christmas or any holiday gift giving time!

We have restocked again on the Espresso Ornament Cup Kits and have also added a few new designs, holly, ice skate, etc.  Stop in and pick up a few and we will also show you how to “think out side the coffee cup”!

Clothesline is also stocked and ready for your hot pads, coasters, bags etc. for gift giving. 

Don’t Forget: 

HHQ would love to arrange a special meeting date for Guild Bees or sewing friends.  We can do a special demo or just help you with current projects.  Give me a call to arrange your special date.


1 Million Pillowcase Challenge Continues!!

Make a pillowcase – Make a difference!

We can’t do this alone!     Fabric donations welcome.

Our next pillowcase sew-in is scheduled for:    November 11th (Friday)   from 6:00 – 9:00 pm.    

Hope to see you then. 

(Note:  we will be sending our next batch of pillowcases to Joplin for the families that have been so devastated by the tornados.  I would also like to send down some quick quilts if some of you would like to assist with the sewing at our next scheduled meeting date.)

 

CLUBS               
Is there a club or group you would like to see form?  Let us know and we can arrange special time each month. 

HHQ is looking at possibly starting the ever popular and beautiful projects from Hoopsisters…if you are not familiar with their projects they are beautifully embroidered blocks and the quilts are just breathtaking.  Please let us know if you would be interested in this club offering and if you prefer daytime or evening/Saturday sessions.   We would start the club(s) in January or February.   I am anxious to bring this to our shop and look forward to the beautiful projects that can be created!

 

CLASSES             

Is there a pattern or technique that you would like to learn …. Just let us know and we would love to offer it in the future…. Submit suggestions when you visit the shop or just e-mail them ….    

“The Jelly Roll 1600”  Race

Ladies and Gentlemen – get your engines ready…..

Join us for an extremely fun and EASY quilt project.  Using those ever popular and beautiful 2 1/2” Jelly Roll packs you can create a great quilt (approx. 48” X 64” without borders) in very little time at all.   These are the ones to be doing for quick gifts and each one is completely different, even if using the same colored Jelly Roll packs….. we will even have prizes for the race winners….. but it really is not a challenge race, just a fun and “sweet” project!

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -    1 session

Supplies List: Jelly Roll Pack,  Border Fabrics

($25.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased) 

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, and thread.

Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Monday, Nov. 21  -  1 – 4 pm    OR

Tuesday, Nov. 29  -  10 am  – 1 pm      OR 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 – 6 – 9 pm


“Cotton Theory Courthouse Table Runner”

This is the unique “quilt as you go” technique of Betty Cotton.  In this class you will be creating a reversible table runner by piecing layers with batting and quilting individual blocks and then sewing them together to create the runner.  All of the process is done with a regular sewing machine, no special equipment needed.  You will have a choice of doing a table runner or 4 placemats.   Cutting prior to class requires, pick up your kit/fabric several days prior to class.

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -   1 session

Supplies List:  Courthouse Combo Booklet, Courthouse Table Runner Kit, Guide and Cotton Theory Batting

($50.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased)

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine with zig zag or decorative stitches, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, thread (Blues, Browns, Cream), walking foot (optional).

Sue Schwegler - instructor

Monday, Nov. 14  – 10 am –2:30 pm   

 

“It’s a Wrap”

Back by popular demand!  Let’s wrap, coil and sew our way to a stunning and useful table decoration.  Whether you use yours as a coaster, hot pad, chair pad, place mat, under a plant, as or just a pretty base under a serving plate, you will be sure to get many great compliments.  These can also be embellished and set in a plate stand as a unique fiber art decoration.  I have always loved and used these, now I don’t have to buy them anymore!  Great for Gift giving!

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -   1 session

Supplies List:  It’s a Wrap Book -  It’s a Wrap Strip Pack  -  Fabric Glue  -  Clothesline

($30.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased)

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine with zig zag, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, thread, walking foot.

Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Thursday, Nov. 17  – 10 am –1 pm    OR

Wednesday, Nov. 30 – 6 – 9 pm    OR

Sunday, Dec. 11 – 1 – 4 pm   OR

 

Curved Log Cabin

Join us for this great class.   Everyone seems to really love the quilt that hangs in the stairwell coming down into our shop, so we will be piecing that design in this class.   This is a great stash buster class, so get those light, medium and dark strips ready!  Your background and border fabrics will be purchased in class.  Great class for all levels of experience!

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -   3 sessions   -  Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Supplies List:  Background and Border Fabrics

($45.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased)

Tuesday, January 17, 24, 31 -   1 – 4 pm   


Double Diamond Table Runner

Join us for this fun class and learn a new technique to add distinctive, dimensional diamonds to quilt blocks, sashing, borders, clothing, purses and even scrapbooking projects.  The Double Diamond Ruler™, in two sizes, makes it fast, fun and easy.

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -   1 session

Supplies List:  Double Diamond Kit and Double Diamond Ruler Set

($30.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased) 

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, and thread.

Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Tuesday, Nov. 15 -   10am  – 2 pm     OR

Thursday, Dec. 1  -  6 – 9 pm


Christmas Glitter Wall Hanging

This is a quick and easy holiday wall hanging using fusible appliqué and embellishments to decorate the forest of trees.   Make one for  Christmas  or make one  up for a wintery scene, either will be fun and beautiful to hang.  Great for gift giving also.  Approx. 20” X 29”.

Cost:  FREE with purchased supplies – 1 session

Supplies List:  Christmas Glitter Kit, Hot Set Crystal pack,  Star embellishment pack and fusible web.

($35.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased)

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, and thread.

Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Tuesday, Nov. 22  -  6 – 9 pm   OR

Friday, Dec. 2 -   10am  – 2 pm 


Quilt & Go Casserole Carrier

This casserole carrier is larger than the popular one that we have carried and kitted.  Pearl Louise’s design is a generous 14” X 17” X 3” and will easily carry those rectangle larger casserole dishes.   As the name indicates you will be quilting as you piece the carrier… too quick and easy.  Great gift, and maybe even start to plan for the “spring” outings that this cute carrier can “handle”.

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -   1 session 

Supplies List:  Quilt & Go Casserole Pattern,  Fabrics for carrier, Batting, Large Button.

($35.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased)

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, and thread.

Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Tuesday, Nov. 6  -  10am – 1 pm   OR

Thursday, Nov. 15 -   6  – 9 pm 


Snow Blossom Placemats

Another cute design by Pearl Louise can be used as placemats, smaller table topper or candle mats.  Change up the fabrics and the center appliqué snowflake design and create spring or fall designs.  Let us guide you through the process and enjoy the pattern for future decorating elements.   Approx. size – 15”

Cost:  FREE with HHQ purchased supplies   -   1 session 

Supplies List: Snow Blossom Placemats Pattern,  Fabrics for placemats, Batting, and  fusible web .

($35.00 Class Fee if no supplies are purchased)

Additional supplies needed:  Sewing machine, pins, rotary cutter, ruler, thread and white embroidery floss (optional).

Colleen Plucinski - instructor

Tuesday, Nov. 6  -  10am – 1 pm   OR

Thursday, Nov. 15 -   6  – 9 pm 

Classes and Events Coming Soon 

As always, please feel free to make class suggestions, we are always open to offering classes that you have heard about or seen elsewhere…..  and, remember that we can always accommodate alternative class dates and times if what we have on the calendar does not fit your personal schedule.

Do you know someone that would be a great HHQ class instructor?  Give us a call or have that talented quilter contact me – like Uncle Sam. we are always looking for a few “good quilters”

Class Policies

Please read this carefully

You must pay for classes when you register if you are NOT purchasing your supplies from HHQ. 

Class fees are refundable ONLY if the class is canceled.      No show equals no refunds

 

Remember to bring something to snack on for classes over the lunch hour or longer lasting session.  Feel free to bring your own beverage, but only in sealable containers, we would not want anything spilt on our projects. 

Remember - Shop access by stairs 

Colleen, John and Staff

Harvest House Quilting                                               815-609-5831

     24231 Apple Tree Lane                                         815-609-3821 - fax

                                                    Plainfield, IL  60585                                             hhquilting@comcast.net

www.harvesthousequilting.com



Photos upcoming class projects:    SCROLL DOWN TO SEE CLASS SAMPLE PHOTOS

It's A Wrap                                                 Snow Blossom Placemats               Quilt & Go Casserole Carrier

                             

Court House Combo Table Runner           

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  • 24231 Apple Tree Lane
    Plainfield, IL 60585
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