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We will be closed on Saturday August 30 and Monday September 1 for Labor Day.

Friday September 5
– Open sew, 5 – 9, we provide supper and dessert.

Saturday September 6 Diamond Star – 9 – 3.  This is a repeat class, so if you were unable to take it the first time, here is your chance.  Two part class September 6 & 20. 

Diamond Star
Saturday September 6 Double Wedding Ring – 9 – 3.  Mary will teach you a unique way to make a double wedding ring quilt.

Double Wedding Ring

Monday September 8 1 – 4 or 6 – 9.  I begin teaching an Advanced Beginners Piecing Class.  If you have taken the beginners and are ready for half square triangles, flying geese, mitered corners, and smaller pieces this is the class for you.  You will be making a wall hanging in this class.  This is a 4 part class, September 8, 15, 29, and October 13

Advanced Beginner
Piecing Academy
Thursday September 11 – TT Club

Saturday September 13 – 9 – 3 – Stained Glass Christmas Tree.  Mary will show you how to make this striking tree and sew on bias tape around the edges.

Stained Glass
Christmas Tree
Tuesday September 16 – 1 – 4 or 6 – 9 – Migration – I did manage to get this quilt done and I have decided this needs to be a 6 part class.  September 16, October 7, 14, 28, November 4 & 18. 
Thursday September 18 – 1 – 4 or 6 – 9 – Butterfly Quilt, a sew along. Sew along with Mary while making this attractive multi part quilt. September 18, October 6, 20, November 3, 17, December 1, 15, 29, January 5 and 9.

Friday September 19 – Open Sew – 5 – 9 – Brown bag
Saturday September 20 – 9 – 3, Iron Caddy.  You know how when you go to class and class is over and you then realize you should have unplugged your iron ½ hour ago, so now you need to wait for it to cool? This class solves your problem. Lucy will show you how to make an carry bag for your iron that you can actually put your hot iron into.

Iron Caddy
Saturday September 27 – Jelly Roll Race – This is a day to just relax and have fun and make a quilt at the same time.  We will be awarding prizes!!!!  The fun begins at 10:30.  We will go over the instructions and you will begin to sew, these quilts go together fast and easy.  We have ordered jelly rolls for you to choose from, they should be here by the end of the week.  This event is pot luck so bring a dish to share. 

Jelly Roll Quilts
Tuesday September 30 – 10 – 1 – Rockstar – this is a two part class the second class is on Tuesday October 28.  This quilt would be striking in any color wave. 

Rock Star
Believe it or not we need to start talking about Strip Night, which is on Saturday November 1 this year. Mary is working on the quilt so that you will have a sample to see.  We have 3 of the fabric choices and are waiting on the 4th to come in.  We should have all 4 choices and cost of kits ready for you within the next couple of weeks.  We already have 16 people signed up and are only taking 22, so if you put off letting us know you are coming, now is the time to give us a shout. Your $25.00 registration fee has to be paid to hold your spot, if we don’t have someone’s registration fee and we have someone that wants to sign up and pay their fee, you will be bumped. 
On Saturday, September 27 Mary is having an instruction class at 9:30. This will give you plenty of time to get your cutting done. We ask that you pay for your quilt kit at that time. For those of you who don’t know, Strip Night is a yearly event here at the Quilter’s Nest. It begins at 2:00 and ends at 8:00. We have demonstrations, food, door prizes, and a strip poker tournament!!!
Quilter's Nest News, August 2014
Dear Friends,
I know this newsletter is a little early, but classes start right away in August, so I wanted to be sure you had all the information. Mary and I have been working hard to finish up our projects for this year during the summer months. We are almost there. AND we are already planning projects for next year. I have 6 projects selected and the fabric pulled. Then a rep came in with all new patterns and we chose quite a few more including 3 BOM’s. Needless to say, I have already started sewing. But, before that we need to finish up this year’s classes.

Friday, August 1 – open sew from 5 – 9
.We will provide supper and dessert. Don’t forget to bring all of the playing cards in that we have been handing out this year. The quilter with the best poker hand wins a $35.00 gift card. Mary will be handling that night on her own as I have a wedding in northern Indiana to attend. I really hate to miss these sew ins, I will think about all of you.
Saturday, August 2 – Cube Storage Blocks, 9 – 3.  Quite a few people have signed up for this class; it looks to be a fun one. Lucy will show you how to make an attractive open storage box. These could be used in any room of the house.  Great gift idea!!!

Storage Boxes
Monday, August 4 – Swoon, either 1 – 4 or 6 – 9. This is a two part class, August 4 & 18. The pattern for this class is one that you probably wouldn’t even pick up, not real attractive; it all has to do with your fabric selection.  This quilt could be any size you wish. Large pieces, a great advanced beginner quilt.

Monday, August 11 – Evening Star, either 1–4 or 6–9, a two part class, August 11 & 25. This is a quilt that I have taught before and was very popular. This is another great advanced beginner class. I had quite a few quilters make this into a queen and king size quilt.

Evening Star
Thursday, August 14, 12 – 4 – TT Club (table toppers club)
Friday, August 15 – Open sew 5 – 9. This is a pot luck night, these nights are the best, great food, great conversation and laughs and some sewing too!!
Tuesday August 19 – 1 – 4 or 6 – 9 – Stars and Log Cabins. This is a sharp looking quilt – and it could easily be a man’s quilt. Christmas gift? Lots of color wave possibilities. 4 part class, August 19, Saturday September 13, Tuesday September 30 and Saturday October 18.

Stars & Log Cabins
Saturday August 23 – Crazy “8” Strip Tease – 9 – 3 -  a table topper that can be finished or real close to it in one day.  Your family and guests will think you worked real hard on it.

Crazy 8 Strip Tease
Saturday August 23 – 9 – 3 - Dresden Plate table runner or bed runner.  Make a Dresden plate with an EZ ruler and hand or machine appliqué it to a background.  We will cover it all that day. 

Dresden Plate

Tuesday, August 26 – 1 – 4 or 6 – 9 – Layer Cake Sampler - This is going to be at least a 6 or 7 month class.  We will make 3 blocks a month.  It’s all made with half square triangles that you make from a layer cake and a background.  I will show you a new way to make half square triangles that’s a breeze.  We have already ordered some layer cakes for you to pick from.  The classes for this year are August 26, September 9, October 21, November 11, and December 2.  The dates for next year have not been determined yet.

Layer Cake Sample
 Thursday August 28 – Dances with Stars – 1 – 4 or 6 – 9.  This is a class that was requested so Mary ran with it.  You will learn how to fussy cut to make stunning star blocks.  This is a 3 part class, August 28, September 4, and 25.

Dances With Stars
I think that about covers it.  I think we have a good variety of classes, from advanced beginners to the more difficult. 

Happy Quilting,
Holly and Mary
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