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I know you have all been missing the open sew nights and the first open sew in February is on the 7th at 5:00. Since it’s not the day before, I have no idea what we are having yet, but I’m sure you will like it. Bring a UFO and join us, we always have a good time. The second Open Sew is on the 21st and we are having a “pot luck” night; bring a dish to share and a UFO and head on over at 5:00. If you don’t have a UFO, I can fix you up, believe me.
 
On Monday, February 10, I am teaching a Free Motion Quilting class. I will show you the techniques you need to learn to quilt your own projects.  6 – 8.
 
Milky Way is on February 17 and March 3. We needed to push this class back and one of the quilters who wished to take this class is anxiously awaiting the birth of a grandchild and didn’t want to miss either; who could say no to that?
 

Milky Way

 My Beginning Piecing students are about to wrap up their class and all of them have done a fantastic job, it’s on to Advanced Beginner Piecing Academy beginning February 18. Half square triangles and flying geese, how exciting. 


Advanced Beginned
Piecing Academy

Eureka begins on February 20, I know you are thinking this is waaaaaay beyond your ability and you would be wrong. This is not a difficult quilt at all!!!! There is a lot of sewing and it will take a lot of time, but look at the reward. Eureka is a 10 week class and we are offering the class in the afternoon or evening.
1 – 4 or 6 – 9.

Eureka, February 20

Mary is teaching Swirl on February 22, 9 – 3. This would make an attractive wall hanging or table topper. With the ruler, the blocks go together super easy and Mary is planning to teach more classes using this ruler.
 
Swirl, February
 
On Saturday March 1, Mary is teaching Fresh Cut and new twist on a 4 patch block. This is another ruler that we introduced on Strip Night. 
 

Fresh Cut

Also on March 1, I will be teaching Winter Night, 9 – 3, although my colors don’t go along with the title of the quilt. Just two blocks make this attractive quilt and this would be a great quilt to make scrappy.
 

Winter Night

March 15 Mary is teaching beginning appliqué, for all of you who think it’s too hard, Mary will make it easy peasy for you.

March 22 brings Paris Flea Market from 9 – 3 or Friendship Exchange Day 9 – 1. I haven’t decided quite yet how the exchange will go, but you will enjoy it. At the end of March I will begin the Intermediate class.
 

Paris Flea Market
 
 
 
Quilter's Nest News, February, 2014
Hello Quilters and Friends,
Wow!!! January flew by, wish I could say the same thing about this winter. I’m ready for spring, how about you? I guess we shouldn’t complain we have had lots and lots of piecing and quilting time. During January we began collecting food for a food pantry.
 
 
Our tub is full so next week I will deliver it, but I think we will just leave the tub by the door. If you know you are coming in and happen to think about it, please grab a can good and bring it in, there are so many people out there that need the help.

Thank you to all of you who visited us on our annual New Year’s Day sale. Our shop was full and we all enjoyed seeing everyone. 
 
We don’t have anyone else to add to the prayer list, everyone we have on it is either holding their own or getting better which is fantastic. 
 
February is looking to be a super busy month. Mary is organizing a “Pillow Case Blitz”.  February is National Heart Month and all of the pillow cases that are donated will be going to children with heart problems ages toddlers through teens at St. Mary’s Hospital here in Evansville.  St. Mary’s Foundation that oversees all donations to St. Mary’s Hospital is very excited about this as they have never had pillow cases donated.
 
 
We have the pattern that is to be used for the pillow cases here and if you are unable to pick one up, we will email or snail mail it to you. If you are unable to drop the pillow cases off, you can mail them in to us. The quilter that donates the most pillow cases in February will receive a $25.00 gift card to the shop. Hospitals can be so frightening to adults, think how children feel. Maybe a fun pillow case will make it just a little easier for them and it’s something they can take home with them. We would love to take a truck load to them, so let’s get those machines humming.
 
On February 15 we are kicking off another Mystery Quilt. Pat Sloan designed this one, and we are taking the pattern from her blog. It’s a 10 month program and her quilt ends up at 60” square.  I am adding to it, so the quilt we have the blocks for will be about 86” square. We are offering it in 2 color waves, and we only have 6 kits of each (and some are already spoken for) so call us, email, or come in and sign up right away. Below are pictures of the two color waves and a sample of the first block made up in each color wave. The kits are $15.95/mo.


Mystery Quilt Block in Black Color Wave

Mystery Quilt Block in Bright Color Wave
 

Bright Color Wave for Mystery Quilt


Black Color Wave for Mystery Quilt
 
We have 14 of us signed up for the block exchange using bright fabric with a black background.  I have sent out an email to all of you with the pattern attached. If you didn’t hear from me, please let me know.
 
I know you have all been missing the open sew nights and the first open sew in February is on the 7th at 5:00. Since it’s not the day before, I have no idea what we are having yet, but I’m sure you will like it. Bring a UFO and join us, we always have a good time. The second Open Sew is on the 21st and we are having a “pot luck” night; bring a dish to share and a UFO and head on over at 5:00. If you don’t have a UFO, I can fix you up, believe me. 
 
Lucy is teaching “Ties” on February 8. She will teach you to make a tie, then if you want to you can make a little “bag” with your tie. How fun is that?  9 – 3. 
 
 
Also on the 8th I will be teaching Winter Solstice. I introduced this ruler at Strip Night and now you have the opportunity to use it. The book has quite a few unique quilts in it that I’m sure you would enjoy making.
 

Winter Solstice

I hope this newsletter finds you all happy and healthy and quilting your hearts out.
 
Happy Quilting,
Holly & Mary
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