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Quilt Mercantile May/June update

Michelle Watts is coming to Celeste

Quilt Mercantile May/June update
J. Michelle Watts will be teaching two classes and having a weekend retreat in Celeste.  Click here to learn more about J. Michelle Watts.  We are excited to bring another international teacher to the our facilities.  You cannot beat these prices so make sure to check your calendar and sign up now!  By request Michelle will focus on Zentangles for the weekend retreat.  If you don't have a whole weekend to relax and enjoy learning this great method---sign up to come for day class only Saturday June 1st.  Give us a call or e-mail if you want this option.  See below for more information about J. Michelle Watts:

Zentangle Retreat May 31st-June 2nd--Like needle and thread, Zentangle and fabric are meant to marry. You will love the calming process.  Zentangle art is an easy to learn, relaxing and fun way to create beautiful works by simply drawing patterns within a space. You don’t have to be an artist to create Zentangle art. The complicated patterns are broken down into easy to follow steps. Traditional Zentangle art is done in black and white, but color can be added for a whole different look. Zentangles can increase your focus and creativity.
Students will learn the basic theory behind Zentangles, the benefits and uses and then we will spend a day learning many tangle designs as you each create wonderful small pieces of art. Students will get the opportunity to work on paper and fabric.
Students will also learn how to create a unique Zentangle Inspired Art piece using black and white print fabrics. Students can choose to work on Butterfly Beauty pattern or create their own one of a kind design with my easy step by step instructions.
Michelle will have lots of her own Zentangle art to share with you throughout retreat.
Retreat includes:  Five meals, teaching fees, and lodging for $195.

Wheel Of Scraps class June 6th, 9:30-4:30--$40.  Let Michelle take the mystery out of piecing beautiful circles with the 9 degree Wedge Ruler.  Use all the leftover strips sitting on your shelves to make the wonderful pieced circles.  You can use strips in all lengths and widths for this easy to piece quilt.  These are BIG blocks.  Make one block for a wall hanging or three blocks for a larger quilt.  Scrap borders can also be added.

Redwork by Machine class June 7th, 9:30-4:30--$40.  Do you love the beautiful look of redwork or bluework?  Can't find the time for handwork?  This class is for you!  All you need is a sewing machine that has a triple stitch.  (We were so impressed with this technique at international quilt market this past fall.  We purchased some beautiful barn patterns that were done by sewing machine.)  Michelle has a wonderful Native Floral Treasures pattern she will teach using this method.  Join the class and learn this wonderful method.

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Richard Larson is teaching Quilters Snowflake June 22nd.  Summer class schedule is coming soon....

Future Retreats for 2013:

June 14th-16th-Open to all-UFO weekend retreat $106 + food
June 24th-27th--Open to all-weekday retreat $125 + food
(teachers come have some fun while school is OUT!)
Eileen Urbanek Retreat teaching Judy Niemeyer-$200
(pick any pattern by your skill level)
Jackie Brown Intermediate Machine Quilting retreat July 26th-28th $195
(must have experience with domestic machine quilting)
Irena Bluhm Long Arm Quilting classes/retreat Nov. 15th-17th
(more information and pricing to be posted)

QUILT MERCANTILE will be CLOSED Saturday May 25th for Memorial Day Holiday weekend.

Jennifer and Vickey
Quilt Mercantile
215 US Hwy 69 N
Celeste, TX 75423
Tues.-Friday 9-5
Sat. 9-3
Closed Sunday and Monday

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