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Sew-ology Gazette

April 2013–June 2013

Dear Material Girl,

Party with us on Saturday, April 6th 9:30am-4:00pm

Thank you and Keep on Sewing,

Watch your inboxes for more details

Amy, Robin, Wendy, and Mike

Author and creator of ScrapTherapy, Joan Ford, will be joining us for a book signing of her JUST RELEASED second book & trunk show. Join us and have Joan inspire you to transform your scraps into beautiful finished items.

Wednesday, April 3rd 6:00-8:00pm Free- Please RSVP

6750B Crain Highway LaPlata, Maryland 20646


Class Policies

Please read and understand the following before registering for a class‌ 1.Class fees must be paid IN FULL at the time of registration. You can register in person, by mail, or by phone. 2. A refund of store credit is provided if you cancel 1 week prior to the start of class. If the cancellation is less than one week prior to class, no refunds will be given. 3. If Material Girls must cancel a class due to lack of participation (less than 3 students), the class fee may be transferred to another class or refunded. 4. Class minimum is 3 students and space is reserved on a first-come, first-serve basis. 5. Children or your guest cannot accompany you to class without paying the registration fee. 6. In order to keep class fees to a minimum, keep the lights on, and the roof over the store, we ask for your cooperation and offer a 10% discount to purchase your class supplies at Material Girls. 7. Supply lists are available for print on our website. They will be available online soon after the newsletter is published. Navigate to the calendar, select the class date, and then print the supply list. We ask that you come to class prepared with the required supplies. 8. Students are required to bring a sewing machine and basic sewing supplies to each class. Basic sewing supplies include: Scissors, thread, seam ripper, marking pencil, rotary cutter, ruler, etc. 9. If you miss a class, no make up classes will be scheduled. 10. Each student must have a LEGAL copy of the pattern or book. 11. Class will start on time, so please arrive at least 15 minutes early and be set up and ready to start.

Class Symbol Key =Beginner

New to sewinglearning how to rotary cut, use a sewing machine, and to read a pattern.

=Advanced Beginner Comfortable with your sewing machine, how to rotary cut, and basic sewing terminology.

=Intermediate Confident sewer that is looking for a challenge and a new technique.

=Advanced

A skilled sewer that is comfortable with any sewing technique.

Beginner Quilting 101

Poppy Love Clubhouse Saturdays 11:30am-12:30pm April 6 May 4 June 1

Learn to quilt! We will teach you all the basics as you construct a great quilt. You will learn quilt terminology, rotary cutting, sewing machine basics, piecing, quilting, and binding. Tuesday, April 9,16,23,30, May 7, 14,21, and 28 (8 week course) 6:00pm-8:00pm

$125* Amy

* fee includes the required class workbook


Quilts

Secret Garden Block of the Month Saturdays

Fun and Done Learn how to quilt as you construct your quilt. This was when the blocks are done so is your quilting! A great technique to apply to lots of designs. Monday, April 8 and 22 (2 week course) 10:00am-12:00pm

$35

Amy

Perfect Patchwork Piecing Learn about using Perfect Patchwork Templates to make great quilts, quickly and easily. We will explore the proper way to use templates while creating a sampler quilt featuring assorted blocks, smashing sashings, mitered border, and whatever else Amy has up her sleeve. Thursday, April 11, 18, May 2, 16, 23, 30 (6 week course) 10:00am-12:00pm $65

Amy

10:00am-11:00am April 6 May 4 June 1

Double Irish Chain Learn how to make this classic quilt pattern in several easy steps. Tuesday, April 16, 23, 30, May 7 (4week course) 10:00am-12:00pm

$35

Amy

Amazing Batik Star Create this stunning batik quilt full of sawtooth stars and snails trail. It will take you to another galaxy every time you admire your work. It is a true conversation piece. Thursday, April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 (5 week course)

Orion’s Star Combine the popular sawtooth star block and a log cabin and you get Orion’s Star. Follow Amy as she leads you through Eleanor Burn’s method. Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25

6:00pm-8:00pm $65

Cindy

Lone Star Wallhanging

(4 week course)

Learn how to quilt the Quiltsmart way as you create an 8 pointed star wall hanging

6:00pm-8:00pm

Tuesday, May 14 and 21

$45

Amy

(2 week course) 10:00am-12:00pm $35

Amy


Quilts

Square Pegs in Round Holes

Doodle Quilting

This class will give your lots of ideas and the confidence for quilting those unfinished projects. We will explore travelers, boomerangs, and ensembles. Get ready to DOODLE! Tuesday, June 4, 11, 18, 25

Learn how to transform an ordinary square log cabin block to create curves! We will be focused on a technique that you can expand into a larger quilt if you would like. Thursday, June 6 (1 day course)

(4 week course) 10:00am-12:00pm

$45

10:00am-2:00pm

Charlotte

$25

Amy

Tree Landscape Learn the picture image applique method for creating landscape quilts and then add additional interest with some unique texture techniques. Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19 (3 week course) 6:00pm-8:00pm

$45

Charlotte

WIP Day and Night Join us from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm or 6:00 pm to midnight for a night of fun, food, friendship and the fabulous feeling of finally finishing! Sign up right away because space is limited and the seats fill fast!

May 24 June 21 April 19 $10.00 per session Material Girls will be providing the main dish for WIP. Amy loves to cook and cannot wait to share her creations with you. The menu will rotate and will be available the Monday prior to WIP. You can continue to bring a savory snack or dessert to share.

=Beginner New to sewing- learning how to rotary cut, use a sewing machine, & read a pattern.

=Advanced Beginner Comfortable with your sewing machine, how to rotary cut, and basic sewing terminology.

=Intermediate

Confident sewer that is looking for a challenge and a new technique.

=Advanced

A skilled sewer that is comfortable with any sewing technique.


Ruler of the Month Each month, we will feature a specialty ruler that maybe new to you or a ruler that you have already treasure but have forgotten how it is used. We will offer two options for you to have a hands on demonstration with the ruler in the Sew-ology Lounge. We will provide the sewing machine so you just have to grab your basic sewing kit and a few fat quarters from your stash. The rulers and a selection of patterns will be discounted at 15% off the entire month.

April: Lazy Angle Ruler Saturday April 27 1:00pm-3:00pm Monday, April 29 10:00am-12:00pm

May:

June:

Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star

Hex n More

Saturday, May 18

Tuesday, June 4 10:00am-12:00pm

1:00pm-3:00pm Monday, May 13

Saturday, June 15 10:00am-12:00pm

10:00am-12:00pm

Terry Atkinson, pattern designer, has put together a fun and creative club that will expand your sewing skills without a huge time commitment…and just wait until you see the fun projects she’s designed exclusively for club members! We’ll laugh, learn and be inspired by creative ideas that go along with each month’s theme. And the best part is you don’t have to lug your sewing machine and all your stuff! We will demo a new technique each month and provide you with handouts for fun small projects that you can whip up in no time in the comfort of your own sewing space!

PART ONE

How groovy is that?

First Friday of Each Month; April 5, May 3, June 7, July 5, August 2, and September 6 10:00-11:30 6 months of Groovy ideas and patterns for $55 This club has run previously at the store and was very well received! I am brining it back so that we can make those that missed out on the first offering can be groovy too!


Purses, Bags, & More Zippy Strippy Create a unique zippered pouch in one of several sizes to hold a variety of items. They make great gifts for anyone.

Jewelry Roll Make this cute and simple pouch to roll all your accessories up in one place when you travel. Perfect for keeping all the small important things together Wednesday, April 17 and 24 10:00am-12:00pm

Monday, April 15 (1 day course) 10:00am-1:00pm $35

Susan

Isabella Tote This is a great grab and go tote. Simply made from a fresh yard of pretty printed fabric. Wednesday, April 17 and 24 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 week course) $35

OR Wednesday, May 15 and 22 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 week course) $35

Wendy

Bungalow Bag Make this fun and playful gathered purse with plenty of room inside and two pockets . Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19 (3 week course)

6:00pm-8:00pm $45

Wendy

Wendy

Crayon Bag Sew something creative for that special little someone in your life. This crayon bag is a wonderful travel accessory to keep a young child busy anywhere. Monday, June 3 and 10 (2 week course)

Yo-Yo Cuties Decorate your life with yo-yo’s featuring an accent fabric. You can embellish them with buttons and beads to make pins, ornaments, and so much more. Wednesday, April 10 (1 day course) 10:00am-12:00pm

$15

Wendy

10:00am-12:00pm $35

Susan

Sandless Beach Tote Create a tote from screening that the sand falls right through! Monday, April 29 and May 6 (2 week course) 10:00am-12:00pm

$35

Susan


Bailey Island Hobo

Stitch Along Tote

Comfortable and easy just like an island vacation. With 2 1/2” strips and leftover batting you can make a sensational hobo style bag.

This tote is the perfect hold all for stitching on the go. There is plenty of room for your needlework, materials, tools and more.

Saturday, April 27 and May 11

Wednesday, May 1, 8, 15

12:00pm-3:00pm

10:00am-12:00pm

(2 week course)

(3 week course)

$35

$45

Wendy

Wendy

Mondo or Midi– You Choose Choose your size– mondo (big) or midi (medium) size tote. Using pre cut fabrics or scraps, we can make this patchwork tote with a fuse and sew method that you will love. Wednesday, May 1 and 8 (2 week course)

6:00pm-8:00pm $35

Wendy

Trendy Totes: Weekender Learn how to make the first bag in this brand new book of matching luggage! This stylish bag has two large pockets on the inside and one even has a zipper. It’s perfect for an overnight outing. Next semester you will be able to make the next piece in the matching set. Prep work required prior to the first class.

Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, June 5, 12, 19

May 25

10:00am-1:00pm $45

Classic Beauty

(3 week course) Wendy

Quilted Traveler’s Tote Quilt your own custom fabric to make this travel tote. This tote will hold everything you need for an overnight trip. Prep work is required prior to the first class. Saturday, May 18 and June 8 10:00am-2:00pm (2 week course)

=Beginner

New to sewing- learning how to rotary cut, use a sewing machine, & read a pattern.

=Advanced Beginner Comfortable with your sewing machine, how to rotary cut, and basic sewing terminology.

$45

Wendy

=Intermediate

Confident sewer that is looking for a challenge and a new technique.

=Advanced

A skilled sewer that is comfortable with any sewing technique.


Embroidery Embroidered Sewing Organizer Do you sew on the go? If so, you will enjoy stitching this small sewing kit that can hold those things you need to keep handy so you can stitch wherever you may be. Tuck one into your purse, or make one to keep in your suitcase to hold needle, thread, and scissors for those little emergencies. We will embroider and then work on construction. We will also review the specialty stabilizers in this class. Wednesday, May 22 and 29 6:00pm-8:00pm (2 week course)

$35

Amy

Ruffled Pillow In this class we will focus on an adorable ruffled pillow that will be perfect for anyone. We will embroider and then construct. We will discuss gathering techniques as well as discuss how to choose the proper stabilizer for your designs. Wednesday, May 22 and 29 10:00am-12:00pm (2 week course)

$35

Amy

Versatile Wave Purse We will make a basic purse and then use an innovative new pattern to create interchangeable straps and/or covers! We will talk about embroidery designs and specialty techniques that work well for enhancing the covers as well. We will review all the cut away stabilizers in this class. Tuesday, June 11 and 18 (2 week course)

10:00am-12:00pm $35

Amy

Pillowcase Dress Take a blank heirloom pillowcase and create an adorable little girl’s summer dress. We will add an embroidered touch and a fabric apron. Saturday, June 8 and 22 (2 week course)

1:00-3:00pm $35

Amy


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The “From Marti and Me Club� at Material Girls is the place to learn about using Perfect Patchwork Templates to make great quilts, quickly and easily. A great place for inspiration and a new look at quilting techniques. The club meets in 6 month intervals on the first Saturday of the month. Members receive an exclusive pattern every month and learn how From Marti Michell tools make cutting and sewing quilts easy and fun. Saturday, April 6, May 4, June 1, July 6, August 3, and September 7 1:00pm-2:00pm

$45.00 Topics: Log Cabin, Schoolhouse, Kaleido-Star, and we will leave the rest as a surprise

Software Sampler Friday or Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm April 12 / 13 May 10 / 11

Machine Quilting on a Frame Learning how to machine quilt and realize that your machine just does not have the amount of space that you would like? Wondering what quilting on a frame would be like and if you could do it? Here is the perfect class for just that exploration. Learn how to load a quilt, choose the right thread color, and difference quilting techniques. BERNINA machines, BERNINA stitch regulators, and frames supplied. Friday, April 12 and 19

No Meeting in June

OR Monday, May 6 and 13 (2 week course)

Hoopsisters Feathered Star Saturday 10:00am-12:00pm April 27

June 22

1:00pm-4:00pm 5:00pm-8:00pm $125

Januari


Thank you for choosing us as your BERNINA dealer!

Needle Arts Knitting 101: The Basics Learn the basic knitting stitches. This is a technique class and not based on a project. Once you have a handle on the two basic stitches of knitting, the possibilities are endless. Wednesday, May 8 and 15 (2 week course) $60*

6:00pm-8:00pm

Crochet 101: The Basics Learn how to chain, single, double, and triple crochet. This is a technique class and not based on a project. Tuesday, June 4 and 11 (2 week course)

Betty

$60*

* Class fee includes all required supplies

6:00pm-8:00pm Betty

* Class fee includes all required supplies

Crochet 201: The Next Step Have you mastered the basic stitches in crochet and ready to take it to the next step. Join Betty as she teaches you to crochet in the round as you create a hat. Tuesday, April 16 and 23

6:00pm-8:00pm

(2 week course)

$35

Betty


Back to School at Bernina University Become a Master of your Bernina sewing machine at Bernina University and Material Girls. Now that you’ve bought your fabulous new machine, let’s learn how to use it. These classes are free to those who purchased the machine at Material Girls. If you did not purchase your Bernina from Material Girls, please call for pricing information. Please take your mastery classes within the first year of purchasing your machine. PLEASE call and register for classes at least two weeks prior. Cancellation will take place if there are fewer than 3 students.

Sewing Mastery 1: Basic Operation

Embroidery Mastery: Embroidery Basics

For all current BERNINA models including bernettes

For all current BERNINA and Deco Embroidery Models

This class is designed to be used as a step-by-step guide to familiarize you with the basic operation of your BERNINA or bernette sewing machine. Please see our website for a supply list.

This class intended to familiarize you with the features of your new BERNINA embroidery machine. You will also learn about needles, threads, stabilizers, embroidery hoops and accessories, which will assist you in achieving success in all of your embroidery endeavors.

Saturday, April 20 10:00am-12:00pm Friday, May 17

10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, June 13 10:00am-12:00pm

Wednesday, May 1 6:00pm-8:00pm Monday, June 3

10:00am-12:00pm

* See the project based embroidery classes for additional hands on learning

Sewing Mastery 2: Stitch Fun

Version 6 Embroidery Software Mastery

For all current BERNINA models

Open to all owners of Version 6 Embroidery Software

This class will explore the use of decorative stitches, machine functions, and memory with your BERNINA sewing machines. Please see our website for a supply list. Tuesday, April 9

10:00am-12:00pm

Saturday, May 18

10:00am-12:00pm

Thursday, April 18 6:00pm-8:00pm Saturday, May 11

1:00pm-3:30pm

Wednesday, May 16 6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, June 20 10:00am-12:00pm

Bernina Stitch Regulator Mastery

DesignWorks Mastery

Open to all owners of a Bernina Stitch Regulator

For owners on any DesignWorks Accessory This class will explore the use of each DesignWorks accessory tool and a basic software lesson (if you own the software component for that tool) Cutwork:

Saturday, April 20

1:00pm-3:00pm

PaintWork:

Saturday, May 25

1:00pm-3:00pm

CrystalWork:

Saturday, June 15

1:00pm-3:00pm

This class is designed to familiarize you with the Bernina Stitch Regulator. Please see our website for a supply list. Wednesday, April 17

6:00pm-8:00pm

Thursday, May 9

10:00am-12:00pm

Monday, June 17

10:00am-12:00pm

7 Series Mastery This class is designed to familiarize you with the special features of your new BERNINA 7 Series Machine. Please see our website for a supply list. Friday, May 10

1:00pm-3:00pm

Serger Mastery Please call the store to schedule your mastery lessons for your new BERNINA serger.


Special Dates and Hours: Saturday, April 6 Monday, May 27

Birthday Bash CLOSED

www.materialgirlsquilt.com 301-392-9575 Store Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30am-6:00pm

Sat 9:30 am-4:00pm

Sewology Gazette April-June 2013  

MaterialGirlsQuilt Boutique Newsletter for April through June 2013

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