January 2015 Newsletter

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 Teachers Open House

Friday January 16th 10:00-6:00

Saturday January 17th 10:00-3:00

All patterns, books, notions and fabric 25% off

Clearance an additional 30% off


Refreshments will be served.

No fat quarters will be cut during the sale.


Dear Friends,

Can you believe that 2015 is here?  Hopefully not as much snow as we had at the beginning of last year.

We have a lot planned for this year.  Several of our classes will continue.  Sandy has the embroidery club,  Beverly has her redwork classes and Eileen will continue to teach fresh new faces beginning quilting.  We also have several events planned.  Our annual embroidery retreat is February 20th – 22nd at Carter Caves.  We will once again have a spring shop hop with other local shops April 10th and 11th.  And we are very excited to have Emily Carter come to teach two serger projects April 24th and 25th. 

Take time to quilt, Heidi and Winona



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 31st, February 14th and 21st.. 10:00-3:00 Class Limit: 4 Class fee $30.00


Hand Appliqué – Make this cute Easter bunny and learn to hand Applique at the same time. Perfect for the beginner to the advanced student. Instructor: Tammy Barnett  One session: One Session Thursday January 29th 5:00-8:00 or Tuesday March 10th 10:00-1:00 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: Tuesday February 10th 5:00-8:00 or Saturday March 7th 10:00-1:00 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: Saturday February 28th 11:00-2:00 or Thursday March 26th 5:00-8:00 Class Fee: $20.00  Class Limit: 5


Kitchen Sink Tote

Make this versatile tote to carry all your quilting supplies in or use it as a diaper or grocery bag.   Instructor: Prudy Pickens  One session: Saturday January 24th 10:00-3:00 or Tuesday March 3rd 10:00-3:00: $20.00 Class Limit: 4


Tea Time Placemats

Make these stunning paper pieced placemats using Judy Niemeyers Pattern and template paper.  Instructor: Eileen Farren.  Two sessions:  Fridays February 6th and 13th 10:00-2:00  or Tuesdays March 31st and April 14th 4:00-8:00  or Thursdays March 5th and 12th 4:00-8:00 Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $25.00.


Prairie Star Table Runner/Table Topper

Make this stunning table runner/Table Runner as a gift or better yet for your own home.  Instructor: Loretta Steele.  One session: Wednesday January 28th 10:00-2:00 or Tuesday March 10th 4:00-8:00.  Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $20.00


Islander Bag

Everyday purse that you quilt yourself.  Two sessions: Wednesdays April 8th and 15th 10:00-2:00 or one session Saturday April 18th 10:00-5:00  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield. Class Limit: 5  Class fee: $25.00


Intertwined Throw. 

Make this beautiful throw using Cozy Quilt Designs pattern .  We have this quilt fully kittled for your convenience.  Instructor:  Prudy Pickens. Two sessions.  Fridays January 23rd and 30th or Fridays March 20th and 27th 10:00-1:00 or Thursdays April 2nd and 9th 5:00-8:00  Limit: 4.  Class Fee: $25.00



Make this eye catching quilt using the Lazy Angle Ruler. Instructor: Lynn Rash. Two sessions: Mondays February 9th and 16th 10:00-2:00 or Saturdays March 21st and 28th 10:00-2:00 Class Limit: 4 Class Fee: $25.00


Zen Table Runner

Eye catching table runner using the Curvy Log Cabin Ruler.. Instructor: Prudy Pickens  One Session: Friday February 27th  10:00-2:00  or Saturday April 11th 10:00-2:00 Class Limit:5  Class Fee: $20.00


That’s for the Bird’s Machine Applique’

Adorable Patchabilities wall hanging. One Sessions Tuesday February 17th 4:00-8:00  or Tuesday March 31st 10:00-2:00 Instructor Eileen Farren    Class Limit: 5 Class fee: $20.00


Sew on the Go Bag

This is a great little bag that every Quilter needs. Hold your scissors, thread.  It even has it’s own pin cushion. Instructor: Sandy Sheffield. Two sessions: Tuesdays February 3rd and 10th 10:00-2:00  Class limit:5  Class fee $25.00


A Little Something Jacket.

Make this versatile Jacket to wear everyday or something to dress up with. You will be using a serger on part of the jacket.  If you do not have a serger we will provide one. Two Sessions: Wednesdays March 11th and 18th 10:00-2:00  or One Session: Saturday March 14th 10:00-4:00 Cost: $25.00  Class Limit: 4


My Huntington

Beverly has designed her own redwork pattern of the City of Huntington.  Make this your own by highlighting places that are special to you. Instructor: Beverly Beldon  One session: Saturday February 7th 10:00-2:00 or Tuesday March 17th 5:00-8:00. Class Fee $20.00 Class Limit: 6      





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 the weather. 


January 27th  - L’Amour Table Lace Lace is combined with beautiful linens.  Make Lace Table Coasters and Linens with a Valentine Theme.  The designs used are for table napkins, centerpieces and coasters.


February 24th – Linen Tissue Box Covers  -  Think of all the fun you can have creating ways to say “Bless You” on Linen Tissue Box Covers


March 24th  - Create a beautiful Linen Table Runner


April 28th – Embroidery Ready to Wear –  T-shirts, sweaters and Jackets can be dressed up using designs and netting.


****Any machine brand can be used in the Embroidery Club.  However,  we do not know all the machines, so you  need  to know how to use your machine.





Kids Camp

This is a great class to teach your children a basic sewing project.

We are still in the planning stages.

So save the date of April 2nd  and further details will be coming soon.


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.

Fancy Ladies/A Quilted Heart Baskets

Due to popular demand we are continuing the Fancy Ladies Redwork Block and Quilted Heart Baskets 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.  Instructor: Beverly Beldon


 Block of the Month

Border Creek Station Mystery Quilt Club

Eight month Block of the month.  We still have kits available.

Fabric is Atelier by 2 Sisters for Moda

Mystery  quilt is seven different fabrics in the Atelier Line that only

those in the Block of the Month will be allowed to purchase.

This block of the month is a little different than what we have done in the past.

You purchase all your fabric up front.  Then you come in once a month to get the pattern for that month.

Cost for the Lap kit is $135.00.  Cost for the Queen is $200.00

Until the last month you do not know what the finished product will look like.

You will have the choice of making two different quilts. A lap 62″ x 83″ or a queen 96″ x 96″


We will have a reveal party in August 2015 so everyone can come show off their quilts.


Garden Tea Party

Block of the Month

This six month Block of the Month begins Monday January 19th.  It is

an applique’ block of the month that can be done by machine or by hand.

Tammy will be teaching the hand method.  We will be using the Catalina fabric by Maywood just like you see on the pattern.  Finished size is 72″ x 62″

 Cost per month will be $32.00 and includes fabric and pattern.

Class will be the third Monday of every month from 5:00-7:00


Serger Classes

We are pleased to announce that Emily Carter, National Instructor with Baby Lock

will be here April 24th and 25th to teach two project classes on the serger.

Both classes will be held at Sacred Heart Church

(just on the other side of Dairy Queen)

The Friday April 14th class is the “Standing Ovation” The ultimate Serger Tote.

Cost of Class is $90.00 and includes instructor, pattern and all your materials plus lunch. This class requires a Baby Lock Ovations serger.  This is the perfect class for those of you who own an Ovation.  For those of you who do not own an Ovation and would like to try one out we will have several available to use.

These are on a first come basis, so if you are interested in this class you need to sign up fast.


The Saturday April 25th class is a Serger Sampler pillow and is available for any baby lock serger.  Cost of class is $75.00 and includes instructor, pattern and all your materials and includes lunch.  If you do not own a baby lock serger, we will have several for use. 


Photos of both projects will be on the website.

 Moda’s Piece and Comfort Challenge

Moda is supporting this challenge to recognize and honor the sacrifices that are made by our country’s military familes.  Any one can enter.  Challenge begins Janaury 1 2015 and ends March 31,2015.  You can pick up an entry form at the store.  Ninety percent of the quilt must be made with Moda fabrics. Fifty percent of the Moda fabric must come from one or both of the featured collections.  Featured collections are Red, White & Free by Sandy Gervais and Because of the Brave by moda. For a complete list of all the rules come by the store.  !st place is $500.00 2nd is $250.00 and and third is $150.00.  There is also a designers choice award of $500.00 that will be chosen by Sandy Gervais.



Deck the Halls by Crab Apple Hill

Redwork/Embroidery Block of the Month

Beverly Beldon will be teaching this Block of the month beginning

Tuesday April 21st.  It will continue on the third Tuesday of each month thru

September.  So you will have plenty of time to finish it for Christmas.

More information will be available at the store and on the website soon.



ConKerr Care Pillowcase Event

We would like to thank everyone who came to our pillowcase event in September.  It was a huge success.  We are in the process of planning another one and as soon as everything is in place we will let you know the date.



Dates to Remember:

Janaury 15th and 16th Open House at Sew Many Blessings

February 20th – 22nd- Annual Embroidery Retreat Carter Caves, KY

April 10th and 11th  Spring Fling Shop Hop – 5 local shops

April 24th & 25th – Serger Classes with Emily Carter

June 17th – 20th, 2015 WV Quilters Festival, Summersville, WV

July 22nd – 25th, 2015 WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop

August 14th – 16th, 2015 – Sew Many Blessings Quilting Retreat Carter Caves, KY

October 7th – 10th, 2015 Mystery Harvest Shop Hop




Sew Many Blessings Annual Machine Embroidery Retreat

Our annual machine embroidery retreat will be February 20th thru February 22nd

 at Carter Caves State Park.  Cost of the retreat is $40.00.


On Friday February 20th from 9:00-5:00 Sandy will teach the Sew Trendy Cross Bag by Pickle Pie Designs.  Cost of the kit is $50.00 and includes all your supplies.

Teaching fee will be $10.00 to be paid to Sandy day of retreat.


Beginning Friday night at 7:00 Sandy will teach Anita Goodesigns Landscape Christmas.

We will be making a wall hanging/table runner.  Our project will be geared more to the winter scene rather than Christmas.  Cost of kit which includes everything except thread will be $110.00.  Sandy will also be teaching two additional projects and their supplies are included in the $110.00.  (A thread kit will be available for an additional fee.)


You must be registered and fees paid by Saturday February 7th.


Rooms at Carter Caves are under Sew Many Blessings Retreat.  Reservations can be made now at 800-325-0059/606-286-4411. 

Room rate is $44.95 for 2/19 and $49.95 2/20 & 2/21.






Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop
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