QA Quips – Jan 14, 2019
One of the best parts of quilting, while it snows, is that you’ve already got something to keep you warm while sewing. Although QA was closed, we were still working on things coming up for the store. We’ve got classes, demos, and new products coming in every day. And remember: It snowed, so all solid white material, white on white material, and white batik fabric are on sale Tuesday when we reopen for 20% off for our Winter White Sale. Through the month of January, every time it snows, that day and the day after, white fabrics will be on sale. Come in and get a bargain.
Upcoming classes? This Tuesday night, we have a few spaces left for the Beginning Quilting class. Jan 24th, we have a Beginning Foundation Piecing class. Mini Mosaic will be on tap for Jan 26th. In February, we’ve loaded up. Ruler Quilting is Feb 16th, Tuffet is Feb 23rd, and Tree Farm is Feb 28th. Planning way ahead? March 9th – T-shirt quilts, March 30th – One Block Wonder. April? Yes, quilters, we are going to do more demos in April since we had such a joyous response from those of you who celebrated New Year’s with us. No, April Fool’s, we will be celebrating the store anniversary and our shop owner’s birthday then, so it should be a good time had by all. Want more info? Come by the store or visit our online class list here.
Our FAQ today is more history than question. Did you know the oldest quilt on public display is the “Tristan” quilt made about 1320? If that’s not cool enough, you can see it at the Bargello Museum in Florence, Italy. That’s where the quilt word “bargello” comes from. Did you know quilting has origins as far back as Egypt and definitely the Crusaders wore quilted vests under their armor, popularizing the sewing technique? They used “trapunto” in the Tristan quilt, too. Just think. We use these same techniques today making sure they aren’t forgotten. Feel proud! We are Preservers of History. See more info by clicking here and the picture is from here.
Last Chance to sign up for the 2019 Xstitch Mystery is Jan. 15th. We will not have extra kits available for latecomers. Click this link for more details.
Twin pointed needles are in!
Stay warm and see you soon! --- QA