January 2014 Newsletter

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Teacher’ Open House

Friday January 10th

10:00-6:00 and

Saturday January 11th


Come meet your teachers and see all the new class samples.

All fabrics, patterns, embroidery CD’s and notions will be 25% off.

Baby Lock machines and Floriani  Software excluded.


Refreshments will be provided.

Dear Friends,

            Can you believe that 2014 is here and we are waiting on snow and five degree temperatures?  2013 was a very good year for Sew Many Blessings and we hope that 2014 will be even better.

            We have our machine embroidery retreat planned for February 21st through 23rd.  We will have Baby Lock educator Emily Carter here April 25th and 26th for two one day workshops to teach you everything you ever wanted to know about a serger.  This looks to be an interesting workshop.

            We are very pleased to announce that Joann Gwinn has joined our teaching staff.  JoAnn has taught in Charleston for several years.  She will be teaching the Spicy Spiral Table runner.

Happy New Year,

Take time to quilt!


Winona and Heidi



                                               EXCITING NEW CLASSES


We are happy to be offering several exciting new classes.  Many classes require a sewing or embroidery machine; please let us know if you would like to use one of ours.  Class fee is due when you register.  You can sign up at the store, by phone or e-mail.  If registering over the phone or e-mail, you must have a valid credit card.  Receipts and class supply lists will be mailed to you.  Full refunds on class fee will be given if you cancel seven days in advance.  After that, a 50% refund will be given provided you give us 24 hours’ notice.  If you do not attend a class and we are not given 24 hours notice, there will be no refund or rescheduling of your class.   Classes may  be cancelled if Cabell County schools are closed for snow or ice (please call ahead and use your own judgment in inclement weather).  If we cancel classes, they will be rescheduled or class fee refunded.  Stop by the store to register for your class.  Please be considerate of your teacher and fellow classmates who may have allergies – refrain from wearing scented lotions and perfumes.

Please have your fabric and supplies purchased before the beginning time of your class. 


     Beginning Quilting

     Always wanted to learn to quilt? Know someone who wants to       quilt or just needs some refresher on techniques, this class is for you. 

     Instructor: Eileen Farren  Three sessions: Saturdays January 25th and February 8th and 15th. 10:00-3:00  Cost: $30.00.  Class limit: 4


Hand Appliqué – ” Initial Reading” Come learn to hand appliqué by making this personalized quilt with your initial or make it as a gift.  For the beginner to experienced appliquer.   Instructor: Tammy Barnett  One session: Thursday February 27th 5:00-8:00 or Saturday April 5th 10:00-2:00. Class Fee: $20.00    Class Limit: 4


     Hand Quilting

     Great way to learn to quilt that special project all by yourself.  You will be bringing your own project or you can buy one of our “cheater” panels.  Nothing larger than twin size please.

Instructor: Tammy Barnett  One session Saturday January 18th 10:00-1:00 or Tuesday February 4th 5:00-8:00. Cost: $20.00  Class fee includes spool of thread and starter pack of between needles. Class Limit: 6

 Free Motion Machine Quilting:

This has been one of our most popular classes. So come learn the basic techniques to using your regular sewing machine to quilt your own quilts/table runners, etc.  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield.  One Session: Thursday January 30th 5:00-8:00 or Monday March 3rd 10:00-1:00.  Class Fee: $20.00  Class Limit: 4


Lemonade Lollipop

Use your favorite layer cake to make this cute quilt.  You can also use yardage of your favorite line of fabric.  You must come in and see the model.  Instructor: Prudy Pickens  One session: Tuesday January 21st 10:00-3:00 or Two sessions: Thursdays April 3rd and 10th 5:00-8:00. Class Fee: $25.00

Class Limit: 4


Angel Redwork

Make this absolutely beautiful Redwork Angel.  Use her as a wall hanging, pillow or center of a quilt.. Instructor: Bev Beldon  One session: Saturday February 1st. 10:00-2:00 or Tuesday February 18th 5:00-8:00. Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $20.00.


Northern Lights

Use the new Hex & More ruler to make this distinctive quilt.  Instructor: Loretta Steele Two sessions:  Wednesdays March 19th and 26th. 10:00-2:00. or Thursdays March 6th and 13th

5:00-8:00 Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $25.00


Tulips and Mums

Make this stunning machine appliqué wall hanging.  You will be able to test drive the Go Baby Die Cutter on your appliqué pieces during class.  One session: Monday February 3rd 10:00-3:00 or Friday March 28th 10:00-3:00 Instructor: Sandy Sheffield. Class Limit: 5  Class fee: $25.00


Quilt for a Die Hard Fan

Do you have a favorite team have a family member who would like to have a quilt honoring their Alma Mater.  We have Marshall, WVU, Ohio State and UK fabric that you can use on this quilt.  Instructor:  Loretta Steele. Two sessions: Wednesdays February 5th and 12th 10:00-2:00 or Fridays April 4th and 11th. Class Limit: 4.  Class Fee: $25.00


Charmed Bow Tucks Purse

The Bow Tucks is the most popular purse pattern being sold.  Sandy has adapted the pattern to be used with charm squares.

You can still make the purse without charm squares if you wish.  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield  Two sessions: Thursdays February 6th and 13th 5:00-8:00 or One session Saturday March 15th 10:00-3:00  Class Limit: 4 Class Fee: $25.00


Spicy Spiral Table Runner

 Make this stunning table runner using fat quarters and a 9 or 10 degree ruler.  Instructor: Jo Ann Gwinn  One Session: Friday February 7th 10:00-4:00 or Saturday March 1st 10:00-4:00 Class Limit: 7  Class Fee: $25.00

Aimee Bag

Everybody needs a new purse. This person is designed for the beginner.  Come make this versatile bag. One session: Monday March 1oth. 10:00-3:00 or Saturday April 12th 10:00-3:00 Instructor: Heidi Smithers   Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $20.00

Picnic in the Park

Make this adorable wall hanging with patriotic stars and watermelon slices. One session. Friday February 14th 10:00-2:00  or Tuesday March 18th 500-8:00 Instructor Prudy Pickens. Class limit: 4  Class fee $20.00

Over Under

Beautiful Table Topper or Tree Skirt.  Uses the Creative Grids 30 degree ruler.  Instructor: Lynn Rash One Session: Wednesday February 19th 10:00-3:00 or Saturday March 29th 10:00-3:00  Cost: $20.00  Class Limit: 4

Beginning Paper Piecing

Learn to paper piece by making this beautiful table runner with different size stars.  Instructor: Eileen Farren One session: Saturday March 8th 10:00-2:00 or Tuesday March 18th 10:00-2:00. Class Limit: 4 Cost: $20.00

Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack

We have been asked to bring this class back. Take eight repeats of your favorite fabric to make a quilt that has no two blocks a like. Instructor: Lynn Rash  Two sessions: Fridays February 21st and 28th 10:00-3:00 Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $25.00

Dresden Plate Stack-n-Whack

This Stack-n-Whack is also back by request.  You will need twelve repeats.  Instructor: Lynn Rash One session  Wednesday March 12th 10:00-3:00 or Saturday March 22nd 10:00-3:00.  Class limit: 5 Class Fee: $20.00


Embroidery Club


Instructor: Sandy Sheffield

The Embroidery Club meets once a month to learn new techniques and ideas on machine embroidery.  Since the classes have become large, registration is now required to hold your spot: classes will be limited.  Be sure to sign up early so we will have ample time to provide enough kits for some of the projects. The club is held the fourth Tuesday of each month from 10:00-12:30, 1:00 – 3:30 or from 5:30 – 8:00.   Cost is $10.00 per each class session.  Class limit is 7 per session.  Please check your supply lists for class or call to make sure you bring everything you need.  Please note that Sandy rarely cancels her classes due to snow. 


January 28th  - Initial Note Pad Covers .  You will want to make and personalize several of these for friends and family.  It’s a quick, easy in the hoop project.


February 25th- Topsy Towel.  We will be starting an Easter project early so you can make several of these cute towels by transforming an ordinary towel into a handy hanging towel. The rick rack accent on the appliqué Easter egg is done in the embroidery machine with the appliqué Bunny in the middle.  The towel top, using an 8 inch square of fabric is easy to finish with the design that Sandy digitized.


March 25th and April 22nd –   Kiss and Make-Up Bag  The bag C-D design comes in two sizes.  After learning how to embroider purse bottoms in this class, you will want to use them often.  The recessed zipper is easy to do.  The monogrammed zipper pull or Fun rags will really personalize; your bag.  This is a two part class: The bag embroidery the first month and the zipper pull, fun tags and assembly the second month.


Rose of Sharon – Machine Embroidery Block of the Month

This is a four month Block of the Month.

We will be using the Go-Baby die cut machine to cut your appliqué pieces.

Instructor: Sandy Sheffield.  Class will be February 11th, March 11th, April 8th and May 13th.

Classes will be from: 10:00-12:30 or 1:00-3:30 or 5:30-800

Cost of the class to be determined.



Kids Camp

The kids have requested another camp.  They are going to be making a strip quilt.  Camp fee is $20.00 and includes lunch.  It does not include fabric.  Camp is limited to six kids.  Must be 9 years of age.

Friday April 18th 10:00-3:00

Sip & Stitch

Every Thursday from 10:00-2:00

This is a great time to meet fellow quilters and work on projects

you just can’t seem to get to at home.

As a special treat for those attending Sip & Stitch, every week we will have something special on sale.  You have to attend to find out what that week’s special is.  Special ends at 2:00.



Spring Retreat 2014

February 21st-23rd

Mark your calendars for our annual Machine Embroidery Retreat

It will once again be held at the Pullman Plaza Hotel.

Sandy is already planning her projects.

We will have complete information and cost available at the Teachers

Open House.




Fancy Ladies

Due to popular demand we are continuing the Fancy Ladies Redwork Block of the Month.

This will be held the third Thursday of each month at 5:00   Cost is $15.00 and includes pattern, fabric and floss.  If you have already started on the ladies and would like additional help or have decided you would like to embroider more of the ladies please come.  Haven’t started them? This is the perfect time to get started.


A Quilted Heart – Baskets

We will begin Karen Phillips-Swallon’s newest Block of the Month. 


Each basket has ribbon embroidery and redwork.

Class will be held the third Thursday of each month at 5:00. 

Kit will include pattern, fabric, floss and silk ribbon. 

Instructor: Bev Beldon
We are still determining the final cost of the kits.

Our Newest Block of the Month

Front Porch by Jan Patek

We will be using the new Moda Front Porch Fabric.
The blocks can be done by hand appliqué or machine appliqué.

Blocks will be available the 3rd Monday of each month.

Tammy will be here to teach hand appliqué from 5:00-7:00.

10 month Block of the Month.  Kits: $25.00 per month.


Ladies Night Out

Our ladies night out has been such a success we have decided to have another one.

So mark your calendars for Friday March 14th  6:00-12:00(midnight)

Cost is $10.00

Come and stitch with your friends, play games and who  knows what else.

Dinner is provided.

Remember we lock the door at 6:00, so if you do not have your ticket in advance you can’t get in.


Sew Many Blessings is pleased to announce that we now carry Signature Perma Core Quilters Edition Thread.  We currently have it in eighteen colors.

Eleanor Burns Class

We had scheduled Carol Weik-Gibson to come back and teach an Eleanor Burns class in March.

Due to her husband having shoulder surgery she is hoping to come in late Summer.  We will keep you updated when we have a definite date.



Baby Lock Serger Workshop

We are pleased to announce that Emily Carter,  Baby Lock Educator will be at

Sew Many Blessings on April 25 and 26th

teaching two one-day workshops on the Evolution Serger.

 You will be able to use Evolutions provided or bring your own.

By the end of the day you will know how to do almost everything on the Evolution.  Since the Ovations does everything the Evolution does, it will give you a look at it also.  We were just able to get this scheduled, so full details will be available at a later date.  As soon as everything is worked out we will let you know.



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