Happy November everyone! I love November, Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away and then the holidays. Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, or Kwanzaa the season is filled with love and joy. To help your loved ones buy you the perfect gift we have a holiday wish list. Come into the store and browse to your hearts content. Fill out the wish list and give it to your family. They can call or send us email with a list of items they would like to purchase as well as the date/time they will be in to pick them up. We will have all the items ready😊
November’s spotlight quilter is Maria Link. Maria is happily married with one son and 2 grandchildren. Prior to retirement she was an Engineer Tech and then she received her degree in Medical Billing. She learned to quilt 10 years ago and has been loving it ever since. Maria loves challenges and putting things together. She loves the act of taking perfectly good material and cutting it up😉 Maria also loves to embroider and wool work, which she finds very relaxing. When I asked her what advice, she would give a new quilter she stated “Patience and accept new challenges”.
Our 2nd annual holiday demo is scheduled for November 20th (Friday). There will be hot chocolate and cookies and four demos; a quick bag, a fancy holiday napkin, a drying mat and a cute ornament (which is one of Michelle’s designs). To ensure we keep with the Covid guidelines we have reserved three times: noon, 3pm and 6pm. We are asking everyone to sign-up for the time that works best for them and are charging $5 to reserve your spot (we will give you a $5 coupon for that day). Our sample sale will also start November 20th. Many of the samples made for classes last year and earlier this year will be for sale. Perfect if you need a gift and do not have time to make one! There is also an Amish quilt that is for sale, a lovely Webster couple won it, however they have no need for the quilt. If interested please contact us.
There are still a few classes on the calendar this year and some extra help days. Take a look and give us a call or stop in if you are interested.
The shop will be closed for Thanksgiving and then over the Christmas and New Year’s holiday, December 24th – January 4th.
We are so proud of The Village Quilt Shoppe and look forward to sharing the dream with you.
Vanetta & Monique
In preparation of our beginner wool class in December a couple of wool tips:
WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO CUT SHAPES? Making freezer paper templates helps keep the shapes consistent with
the pattern. Trace the design on to the paper side of the freezer paper, then lightly press to the wool. Cut out the shape, then remove the paper. Templates can be reused. Personal die cutters are an easy way to cut wool shapes, too.
HOW DO I GET THE APPLIQUES TO STAY IN PLACES? Water based glue, such as Roxanne’s, is the best way to
hold the pieces. Appliqué pins are a great tool because they won’t catch on your threads as you stitch. A stapler will
hold big pieces in the right place!
Have a tip to share, send it to us, if we publish we will give you a store gift certificate.
(see Calendar page for details)
A great wall hanging with Vanetta- learn how to make an Origami tree!
In December we have a beginning wool class and extra help day for you to get your holiday projects complete.