May 2015 Newsletter

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Sew Many Blessings

Baby Lock Dealer, Koala and Floriani Products

 Teachers Open House

Friday May 15th 10:00-6:00

Saturday May 16th 10:00-3:00

All patterns, books, notions, fabrics and Clearance 25% off


Refreshments will be served.

No fat quarters will be cut during the sale.


Come in and register to win two free Tickets to see Ricky Timms and Alex Anderson

in Morgantown, WV  July 17th and 18th


Dear Friends,

We hope all the rain in April is bringing out your May flowers. 

New fabric is arriving daily.  Even new Christmas and Fall Fabric.  Now is the time to get started on holiday projects.  We have a lot of new classes and events planned.  The West Virginia Shop hop has been moved to July.  We are excited to be participating in the Row by Row Experience and we will once again be holding a pillowcase workshop for Conkerr Cancer.  Just to name a few upcoming events. 

Come in and see us at our open house see the new projects and meet the teachers.




Due to the increased cost of postage and printing we have posted our newsletter on the website.  If you would like to receive your newsletter by regular mail please let us know.

 You can call (304-429-0050/866-317-5100) or email: or just come by and let us know. 



Take time to quilt, Winona and Heidi






1925 Adams Avenue

Huntington, WV  25704









Store Hours

Monday 10:00 – 5:00

Tuesday 10:00 – 8:00

Wednesday 10:00 – 5:00

Thursday 10:00 – 8:00

Friday 10:00 – 6:00

Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

Closed Sundays








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 May 30th,  June 13th and 20th. 10:00-3:00 Class Limit: 4 Class fee $30.00


 Hand AppliquéKindness Matters. Make this beautiful wall hanging designed by Cottage Creek and learn to hand Applique at the same time.        Perfect for the beginner to the advanced student. Would make a great addition to any home or a great gift. Instructor: Tammy Barnett  One session: Tuesday May 19th 10:00-2:00 or Thursday August 13th 5:00-8:00 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: Thursday June 11th 5:00-8:00 or Saturday August 15th  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 by using your regular sewing machine to quilt your own quilts/table runners, etc.  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield.  One Session: Tuesday July 14th 5:00-8:00 or Saturday August 1st 10:00-3:00. Class Fee: $20.00

 Class Limit: 5


Star Gazer Table Runner

Make this classic table runner patriotic, country or use batiks to make it bright.  You choose your look. Instructor: Prudy Pickens  One session: Tuesday June 2nd  10:00 -2:00 or Friday July 31st 10:00-3:00 $20.00 Class Limit: 4


Tea Time Placemats

Make these stunning paper pieced placemats using Judy Niemeyer”s Pattern and template paper.  Instructor: Eileen Farren.  Two sessions:  Thursdays July 30th and August 6th 5:00-8:00 Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $25.00.


Sassy Screen Tote

Use Mesh and colorful fabric to make this adorable tote.  Great for the beach or pool.  Or carry every day as a purse. Instructor: Sandy Sheffield  One session: Saturday June 6th 10:00-3:00 or Wednesday July 8th 10:00-3:00 Limit:5  Class fee: $20.00


Margo Bag

This is a great purse for the quilter/sewer who is apprehensive about making a purse.  Learn to make pockets, put in linings, magnetic snaps, straps and square off the bottom.  One session: Friday June 5th 10:00-2:00 or July 29th 10:00-2:00   Instructor: Prudy Pickens Class Limit: 5  Class fee: $20.00



America Land that I Love

Make this machine applique patriotic bench pillow Sandy will teach you to use fusible grid.  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield. One session.  Monday June 8th 10:00-3:00 or Monday June 15th 10:00-3:00  Limit: 4.  Class Fee: $20.00


Dresden Ruunner

Make this eye catching table runner with dresden plates and prairie points.  Instructor: JoAnn Gwinn. Two sessions: Wednesdays June 17th and 24th 10:00-2:00 or Wednesdays August 5th and 12th 10:00- 2:00:00 Class Limit: 4 Class Fee: $25.00


Curved Diamonds

Eye catching geometric quilt that uses the tri-rec ruler.  Instructor: Prudy Pickens  Two Sessions: Fridays June 12th and 19th 10:00-2:00  Tuesdays August 4th and 11th 4:00-8:00  Class Limit:5  Class Fee: $25.00


“Chicken” Towel

Make this adorable machine  appliqued kitchen towel with a wide eyed chicken on it.  Great beginning machine applique class.. One Session  June 9th  500-8:00  or  Monday  August 10th  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: Wednesdays June 3rd and 10th  10:00-3:00  Class limit:5  Class fee $25.00


Hometown Favorite

Make this eye catching quilt using Karen Montgomery’s pattern and scrappy rulers.  Two sessions: Fridays July 10th and 17th.  10:00-2:00 or one session Saturday August 8th  10:00-3:00.  Instructor: Loretta Steele.  Class fee; $25.00


Quilting II

Know the basics of quilting.  Learn some additional techniques and even make a pillow.  Flying geese, paper piecing and mitered borders. One Sessions: Monday June 22nd. 10:00-2:00  Cost: $20.00  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: Tuesday July 7th 5:00-8:00. Class Fee $20.00 Class Limit4



Make this great pressing mat to use at home or take to classes/retreats.  One session: Wednesday July 15th 10:00-3:00.  Instructor: Prudy Pickens.  Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $20.0


Serger Class

Want to learn how to use more of the techniques available on your serger.  This class is for you.

This class is for baby lock serger owners.  We will be making  a pillow entirely on the serger,  including the zipper;

Instructor: Sandy Sheffield.  Class Limit: 6.  Class fee including fabric kit is $50.00.  Saturday July 11th 10:00-3:00


Squedge Spike Table Runner

Make this geometric designed table runner using the Squedge 15 ruler.  One session: July 18th 10:00-3:00 or Monday August 24th 10:00-3:00.  Instructor: JoAnn Gwinn Class Limit: 6  Class fee: $20.00


Autumn Pillow

Beautiful Redwork PIllow with coloring behind it.  Great accent to any home.  One session Thursday August 27th 5:00 – 8:00 or Wednesday September 9th 10:00-2:00  Instructor: Beverly Beldon  Class Limit: 5  Class Fee: $20.00


Crown Jewels

Beautiful quilt using the “Tucker Trimmer and Lemoyne Star rulers.  We love the Tucker Trimmer for 1/2 square triangles.

Two Sessions: Monday July 20th and 27th  10:00-2:00 or Saturday August 22nd 10:00-3:00.  Instructor: Lynn Rash

Class Limit: 4   Class Fee: $25.00 


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 6 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. 


May 26th  - Pansy Mug Rug As late as spring can be.  Our pansies are beautiful. Stitch up a beautiful flower basket mug rug and do th e quilting in the hoop.  This can be used many ways not just as a mug rub.


June 23rd – Curling Iron Caddy  This is entirely made in the hoop.  Makes a great travel accessory!  It has a hanger to fit on the doorknob for storage.  Make some for gifts!


July 28th Cutwork Table Topper  - Learn how to sew out cutwork with this project.  A wonderful design for guest towels or pillow cases also.


August 25th – Applique and lace bookmarks. –  This cute bird bookmark can be personalized by you for the person who loves to read. 


****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.

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


Kid’s Camp

June 25th and 26th. 10:30 to 2:30   Class Limit: 6 

Must be at least 9 years of age and have access to a sewing machine.

Should have a basic knowledge of their machine.  (Threading, etc.)

We are doing a kitchen themed camp.  Campers will be making aprons and placemats.

Cost of camp is $65.00 and includes lunch both days.


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. 5:00-8:00 It will continue on the third Tuesday of each month thru

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

You must purchase your fabric in the beginning.

Then you have several options.  See Heidi or Winona for details.

If you have not seen the actual quilt,  you need to come see it. 

It is awesome.


ConKerr Care Pillowcase Event

Our Conkerr Cancer pillow case event has been scheduled for Saturday September 12th at Sacred Heart Catholic Church (on the other side of Dairy Queen.)  From 9:00-3:00. Last year we made 165 pillowcases. Our goal is to make more this year.

Snacks, drinks and a light lunch is provided.

We will have kits made up and ready to go.  Thanks to Kohl’s and Foust for donating money and great prices on fabric.  If you wish  to donate fabric that would be great also.

All you need to do is come.  We need people to sew, iron, trim, pin and turn.

We will provide some machines.  If you can bring your own that would be great.

The more people we have the more pillowcases we can get completed.


Ricky Timms

We have two tickets to the Ricky Timms/Alex Anderson event in Morgantown, WV July 17th and 18th.

We are going to give these tickets to one lucky person. (she can choose which friend she wants to go with her).  Just come in during our Open House on May 15th or 16th and talk to Heidi or Winona to get your name in the drawing.  We will draw the lucky winner on Saturday the 16th at 3:00 p.m.



Don’t forget the:

WV Quilters Show in Summersville June 18th thru 20th

WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop  July 22nd thru 25th

Mystery Harvest Shop Hop  September 30th thru October 3rd


 Row by Row Experience  June 21st thru September 8th

We are pleased to announce that we will be participating in the Row by Row Experience this year.  Quilt stores in all Fifty States are involved.  This years theme is H20.

Each store will have a row pattern and kit available for their row.  Rows are 9.5″ by 36.5″

You collect patterns or kits at different stores to make up your quilt.

Patterns are free.  Each store will have their price for the kit.

Many Stores have designed a license plate that you can purchase to add to your quilt or make other projects.

Many of the fabric companies have designed fabric just for the Row by Row. 

You cannot purchase kits or fabric or receive a pattern until the official start date.

We are also not allowed to provide patterns or sell kits outside the store (vending events) or by mail.


Sew Many Blessings Annual Sewing/Quilting Retreat

Our sewing/quilting retreat will be August 14th – 16th

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

Retreat begins at 9:00 on Friday and ends at 1:00 on Sunday.

On Friday August 14th Sandy  will be teaching a class for those who are interested from 9:00-4:30.

You can bring anything you want to work on during the retreat.  We do have games, door prizes, etc.

You must be registered and fees paid by Saturday August 8th.

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 $79.95 per night.

Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop
1925 Adams Avenue HuntingtonWV25704 USA 
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