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February 2019
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Hours: 9:30-5:00 Mon-Sat
 
 
Hours - Monday - Saturday 9:30 a.m.  to 5:00 p.m.  If you know you are going to be here close to 5:00, please let us know and someone will stay late.

Store Sales:
February's newsletter coupon gives a one time 25% discount on regularly priced fabrics, kits, batting, precuts, and panels not already on sale.  (Minimum 1 yard cuts, and sewing notions that are less than $10.00 are excluded from the discount.)  Expires 2/28/2019, may not be used in conjunction with another coupon.

For store news and subscriber coupons, please ask to be on my mailing list - here's the link to contact methods, so you can send me your email address.

February store special:  Christmas fabrics and panels will remain 30% off through the end of February.

AccuQuilt special! February 8 through February 14th, all Qube products will be $20.00 off. AccuQuilt Specials change frequently.  Expect other specials this month also.  Please give the store a call to see what they are.  Often, I can only tell you what that week's special is, one week at a time.  I do the same specials AccuQuilt offers, but you get our personal service.

News:
Lots of new fabrics came in January and the first week of February.  Now I have to find places to put them.

Bali Batik Club  February's 12 fat quarters are here.  Those that signed up for shipping, I will start shipping on the 10th.  There is a free pattern for each month.  February's was a lot of pages, which Linda managed to compress into just a few pages, bless her heart.  January's fat quarters were very nice, February's are great.  Color themed each month.  I will be ordering a couple of books that are related to fat quarter quilts.

There's still time to start - 12 months of Mariners Compass class started in January.  So far my participants are having fun.  Next month's blocks will be a bit more complex.

Our new Imagine That Club started in September with a new fat quarter.  It's not too late to join the fun.  Your $5.00 payment for the fat quarter joins the prize pool for the year.  Our project unveiling date will be September 6, 2019.  Everyone gets the same fat quarter, to make whatever their imagination tells them to (except pot holders.)  The fat quarter material can be combined with any other fabrics, as long as it is used in the project.

UFO club will meet Saturday February 9th.  I hear we are going to have lots of desserts.

Sun Dog Coffee's baked goods are very tasty and their lunch specials are also quite good.  Sun Dog is open from 7:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., Monday through Saturday.  It is located on the corner of Central and Highway 12, across from the train engine.
And of course, there is Galleys, our local brewery which opens at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.  Galleys is a nice place to send your hubby while you shop.

Quilt Retreats:  My quilt retreats are held at The Barnsion, five miles east of Harlowton.  It's a wonderful facility, with bedding and towels furnished.
  2019's quilt retreats have been expanded to three evenings instead of just two.  Come in on Thursday, leave on Sunday.  The cost has increased to $235 because of the extra night and an extra breakfast.  Each retreat will include three nights at the Barnsion, three breakfasts, two evening meals, and at least one kit for a small project.
  April's project will be a crazy quilt wall hanging.  I do have a couple of openings in the April 4, 5, 6 and 7 retreat.  There are also some openings in the October retreats.
  These are "sew on your own" projects; you should bring whatever you want to sew, although I try to have a fun new project that you can make and take home.  Any questions or to sign up, please call the store at 406-632-4861.
  April 2019 dates will be 4th-5th-6th-7th and 11th-12th-13th-14th.  October 2019 dates are 10th-11th-12th-13th, October 17th-18th-19th-20th (12 participants only), and October 24th-25th-26th-27th.  I like to keep the retreats small with a maximum of 15.

Classes and Events:
February 9 - UFO Club
February 16 - Beginning Quilting
February 23 - 12 Months of Mariner's Compasses

March 2 - Fracture Class (rescheduled from February 2) - Take 4 panel sections and fracture them for something different
March 9 - To Be Announced
March 16 - No class, in case I want to take the weekend and do something for my birthday and our anniversary, which happen on the 19th and 20th
March 23 - Mariner's Compass Class

Please call to sign up for classes by the Wednesday preceding the class.  If you think of any classes you might be interested in taking, please make suggestions.

Any questions, please give me a call. - Diana
 






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Farmer's Wife quilt

2017 Imagine That project
Join the sewing fun at Diana's Quilts-n-Things!

My quilting groups are friendly gatherings where you can concentrate, share, work, and learn.  My store has special equipment and work space for quilters to use, and lots of materials and patterns.  Come on in to work on your projects - where everything you need is at hand, including new techniques and experienced advice.

PREPARATIONS: If a club or class member is bringing a guest, or if you want to attend a single session, or if you are a class subscriber and want to switch Saturdays, please contact Diana beforehand.

1st Saturday of each month in 2017 was Sew Saturday sewing quilts for charity - all hands are welcome, no fee, potluck.  It does help if you let me know you are planning to attend.  Fabric donations are welcome!

My Imagine That Club is an annual challenge.  Each Imagine That Club participant receives a free fat quarter of a select fabric to inspire a project, and then works at home to create whatever they imagine from it.  An Imagine That project can be a quilt, a wall hanging, or whatever someone wants to make.  There is just one limitation:  "NO potholders, please."  Use your Imagination!  Your project can be any size and may include other fabrics as you like, but it must include at least part of the fat quarter.  (Small pieces count.)  In August or September all the participants will get together for an Unveiling Party with food and prizes.  $5 participation fee, open to anyone.

If you have questions on any of these, please give me a call. (406-632-4861)


Saturday classes are all day classes starting at 9:30 a.m. and running until 4:30 p.m.

Mother and child 12 Months of Holidays:
In 2014, we sewed the 12 Months of Christmas, completing easy Christmas projects including a Christmas stocking, themed wall hangings, coasters, table centers and table mats, and a mug rug.

In 2015, we sewed 12 Months of Holidays.  This included a different project each month and many different techniques.  Kits for the projects were priced at 25% off.  These quick and easy projects help you decorate for holidays, and make seasonal gifts.  To attend for a specific project, pay a class fee, plus the cost of the kit.

January featured a Valentine's Day wall hanging, using reverse applique.
February featured a Easter project.
March featured a Spring project.
April featured a Paper Pieced table runner for Mother's Day.
May featured a Tumbler block flag for July.
August featured a "stained glass" table runner.
September featured a turkey placemat.
October featured An American In Paris table runner.

This Saturday activity runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Sew Saturday quilts for charity. Sew Saturday:
We will be sewing quilts to donate for charity fund raisers.  Some quilts will be going to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, some to Special K Ranch in Columbus, some to A Safe Place in Helena, which is for Military women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, and others where ever else we feel they can be used.

To keep up our stamina, each Sew Saturday will feature a pot luck lunch.

1st Saturday of each month, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Anyone is welcome.  If you can, please let me know by the day before, if you would like to participate or donate fabric.

Unfinished project pieces UFO Club:
Work on those UnFinished Objects.

Actual progress.  What could be better?

In 2019, our first meeting is February.
In 2018 and 2017 we met on the 3rd Saturday of each odd month (January, March, May, July, September, November).

Christmas Ribbons quilt
Beginning Quilting:
Learn the basics with an easy pattern.                                                                                    
This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. Disappearing Nine Patch:
Eyes are fooled by this clever Nine Patch technique.  Example quilts on this website are this pink one, this one with fish, #6-1034, #6-1102, and #6-1204.

This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A Stack n' Whack quilt. Stack n' Whack:
With the fun Stack and Whack technique, every block is different.  Example quilts on this website are #6-955, #6-912, #6-989, this red, black, and white one, this pink, blue, and yellow one, and , #6-1331.

This class will be covered on two Saturdays.  The second Saturday's date and activities will be determined by what works for the students in the class.  The class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Construction of a One Block Wonder quilt. One Block Wonder:
A One Block Wonder quilt is based on 6 layers of fabric with a 24 inch repeat.  Quilt pieces are cut with a similar technique to those of a Stack and Whack quilt, but the blocks are sewn together differently.  Example quilts on this website are #6-1052, #6-1309, and #6-1335.

This class may be covered on two Saturdays.  If needed, the second Saturday's date and activities will be determined by what works for the students in the class.  The class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The One Block Wonder guide.

Needle turn appliqued quilt Needle Turn Applique:
Needle turn applique is a hand applique technique.  Learn needle turn applique with a small project that can be turned into a pillow, table center, or quilt section.  An example quilt on this website is #6-489.

Needle Turn Applique is an all-day Saturday class, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A raw edge applique wall hanging. Raw Edge Applique:
Students in my Raw Edge Applique class make a wall hanging, using a McKenna Ryan pattern.  An example on this website is #6-878.

This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A rag quilt. Rag Quilt:
Rag quilts are comforting classics.  Example quilts on this website are #6-1024, #6-927, and #6-917.

This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A rack of table runners. Table Runners:
Table runners are a fun way to complete a small quilt project.  A variety of patterns are available at my store.  Examples on this website are #6-865, #6-695, #6-915, and #6-837.

This Saturday activity runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Monday Club projects:

The Farmer's Wife quilt Block Of The Month Club:
In 2010, we tackled "The Farmer's Wife", a spectacular quilt made with six inch blocks.  See a better picture here.

Block of the Month was first offered on Monday nights in 2010, was back by popular demand in 2012 - again in 2013 - and again in 2014.

A quilt made with the GO! Cutter. GoGo Club:
Come in and play with the GO! Cutter and dies.

AccuQuilt logo

Quilts on this website made with the GO! Cutter are the Bugs quilt #6-1066, this geometric quilt #6-1067, and the rag quilt #6-1024.                    

GoGo Club was a Monday night club in 2010.

Detail from Progressive quilt Progressive Quilt:
There is no pattern for the progressive quilt - each person creates a quilt center from good quality 100% cotton fabric, and passes the started quilt on to another group member, who adds the next section, and so on.  When a quilt has been completed, with care from everyone in the group, it returns to the person who started it to keep.  There's a better picture of this quilt in the Gallery.

The Progressive Quilt was a Monday night club in 2011.

Scaregirl wall hanging (detail) Seasonal Club:
We enjoy making small projects related to the seasons.  Wall hangings, table runners, and other fun fabric art items make it easy to dress up our homes.

The Seasonal Club was a Monday night club in 2012.

If you have a question about my clubs, activities, or schedule,
please call Diana's Quilts-n-Things at 406-632-4861.


Join us for some fun.

Diana's Quilts-n-Things   10 1st St SE   PO Box 578   Harlowton MT 59036

406-632-4861   drday@itsTriangle.com
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