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Quilt Mercantile is CLOSED July 1st-9th--July update

           Quilt Mercantile July 2012
REMINDER:  Our store will be closed July 1st-9th to enjoy some time with our families.  We hope you have a great 4th of July!!!

We hope this e-mail finds you in a cool place sewing!  We have a couple of July retreat options if you need a fun place to come sew and beat the heat...

Jackie Brown Machine Quilting retreat  July 13th-15th.  Five meals, teacher, and three days-$180.  Bring your domestic sewing machine, Handi-Quilter sit-down unit, or any sit-down unit.

Sarah Francis small block retreat July 27th-29th.  Five meals, teacher, and three days-$175.   Do you like ‘small’ blocks? Are you working on a ‘small’ block quilt? If you are working on or wanting to get started on such quilts as Dear Jane, Sylvia’s Bridal Sampler, Farmer’s Wife or Pony Express Sampler, or Nearly Insane, etc., then I encourage you to come join us at this “Small” block retreat where Sarah Francis, DJ guru, will help you with those small blocks. Blocks no larger than 6” please. See you there.

Click here to check out our future retreats.  Click on the arrow to move months, click on the retreat name to see more information about the retreat.

July Classes below....

Dear Jane by Sarah Francis 
The ULTIMATE Sampler!  Join the craze known as Dear Jane...recreate this Civil War era quilt with it's small, interesting blocks and triangles, mainly by machine with applique blocks by hand. This class is taught by technique and you are guaranteed to come away learning a shortcut or two and/or new techniques.  Let Sarah help you with fabric selection.  She will take all the "wonder how she made that one" out of it for you. Dear Jane book required.  Class meets July 14th from 10-3 and the cost is $10 per class.

Classes by Alice Wilhoit

Applique Workshop  Thursday July 19th, 10-4 for $40. This six hour technique workshop will take you from being afraid of the "A" (appliqué) word to all the confidence you need to make any appliqué project you have in mind. You will learn the needle turn method as well as other methods to achieve the smooth look of appliqué. You'll learn template making, how and why to use overlays, proper threads, needles, marking tools and much more as well as go home with a folder full of samples for future references.

Basic Hand Embroidery  Wed. July 25th, 10-4 for $40.  Spend a few hours with Alice and learn how to embroidery or to brush up on those stitches. This is a technique class. All you need to bring is scissors!  Everything you need is furnished in a kit. She will also show you some products that make embroidery so much faster!  You don’t want to miss these tips—–stop wasting time tracing those patterns.  You will have a fun day of stitching.

Classes by Jo Ann Cross            

Farmers Wife Sew Group-July 28th 12-3 for $5 (see dates below).  Jo Ann is working you through this wonderful project which will refine your piecing skills.  Come see the beautiful sample Jo Ann has completed!  We have a great group of ladies in this group. Several methods can be used on these blocks.  Jo Ann will show you several options.  You pick your desired method.  You CAN do it!  1/4” seam allowance and patience are all that is required—Jo Ann will help with these!  (Retreat planned Nov. 30th-Dec. 2nd—open to all.)

Marti & Me Day July 28th.  Join the current  series 10:00-11:30 fourth Saturday each month, unless noted,  July 28th, Aug. 25th, Sept 22nd.  Join this group to learn how wonderfully a perfectly cut project will sew together.  For $5 each month Jo Ann will show a new block and discuss some tricks of the trade.  The BOM pattern for Stonehenge meets Jamestown will be worked through.  Choose from one of the two styles we have available or use from your stash and buy the pattern!  You can cut your blocks in class using the store template sets.  Precision engineered corners, permanently marked identification system and cutting by the number are innovations that you will find on From Marti Michell templates.  Who better to show you how to work accurately and piece those perfect projects than Jo Ann?  July 28th class teaches how to use the Log Cabin ruler by Marti and work on a couple of blocks.  This tool is AWESOME!
We need to know by July 16th if you plan to attend this class so Jo Ann will have time to prepare.  Please e-mail or call 903-568-8739.

We have changed the August 18th class to the LONE STAR using Quiltsmart.  Click here to look at our other class information.

Jennifer and Vickey
Quilt Mercantile
215 US Hwy 69 North
Celeste, TX 75423

Tues-Fri. 9-5
Sat. 9-3

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