Newsletter May 2013


 sew many blessings  summer quilting classes in Huntington WV

Sew Many Blessings

West Virginia’s newest

Baby Lock Dealer


Teachers Open House

Friday May 3rd

10:00-6:00 and

Saturday May 4th


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.

Bring in a donation of non-perishable food for the Huntington Food Bank and receive a free pre-cut fat quarter.

Refreshments will be provided.



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.

Dear Friends,

The first four months of 2013 were pretty exciting for Sew Many Blessings.  Our Embroidery Retreat at the Pullman Plaza Hotel went very well.  The two Eleanor Burns classes with Carol Gibson Welk were a big Success.  If you missed Ladies Night Out you missed a lot of fun.  We are planning another “Night Out” in October. And most important Heidi is now a Grandmother  – actually MeeMaw.  Tucker Charles Floyd was born a little early on March 26th, weighing in at 6lbs 11 oz and 19 1/2″ long.

We have several things planned over the next few months.  Our first Kid’s camp is June 12th thru 14th. The WV Mountain Quilt Quest is June 5th thru 8th.  This year’s blocks were designed by our own Eileen Farren.

Our new website is up and running.  We are very excited about the website.

Take time to quilt.

Winona and Heidi


Don’t forget the WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop June 5th – 8th


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 could 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 18th,   June 1st and 8th.  10:00-3:00 Limit: 4 Cost: $30.00


Hand Appliqué/ Ant Picnic

Come learn to hand appliqué by making this cute hand towel with ants crawling up the towel.  Great to take on a picnic or use by your grill.  Pattern is from Little Country Quilts and has several summer related items you can appliqué. For the beginner to experienced appliquer.   Instructor: Tammy Barnett  One session Tuesday May 21st 5:00-8:00 or Monday June 24th 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 Saturday August 17th 10:00-1:00. Class Fee: $25.00  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 Tuesday July 30th 5:00-8:00   Class Fee: $20.00  Class Limit: 4


T-Shirt Quilt

Do you have boxes of  your  children’s/grandchildren’s

t-shirts.  Learn to make this memory quilt.

Instructor: Loretta Steele  Three sessions: Thursdays July 25th, August 1st and 8th. 5:00-8:00 Class Fee: $25.00 Class Limit: 4


Cross Pocket Purse

This cute and functional purse is by Whistlepig Creek Productions and is fat quarter friendly. Instructor: Prudy Pickens.  One session: Saturday May 11th  10:00-3:00. or Tuesday August 6th 10:00-3:00  Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $20.00.


Opposites Attract

This is a fast and fun quilt that uses only three fabrics with dramatic effects. Instructor: Prudy Pickens Two: sessions: Wednesdays July 24th and 31st. 10:00-2:00 or Fridays August 16th and 23rd 10:00-2:00.  Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $25.00


Autumn – Redwork

Turn this adorable redwork pattern  into a wall hanging or pillow.

One session: Thursday May 23rd 5:30-8:00 or Tuesday June 18th 10:00-1:00 Instructor: Bev Beldon Class Limit: 6 Class fee: $20.00


Little Charmers Table runner

Use your favorite charm pack to make this stylish table runner.

Instructor: Sandy Sheffield. One session: Wednesday May 22nd 10:00-2:00 or Saturday June 29th 10:00-2:00.. Class Limit: 4.  Class Fee: $20.00


Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack w/45 degree tool

Take any material and use the 45 degree tool provided in the pattern to change your material into unique blocks.

Instructor: Lynn Rash  Two sessions: Saturdays July 27th and August 10th.  10:00-3:00 Class Limit: 4 Class Fee: $25.00


 Stack -n- Whack UFO Day

Have you started a stack – n – whack quilt and never         finished it?  Can’t remember where to go from here?  Lynn will be here to help you complete your UFO.

Instructor: Lynn Rash  One Session: Saturday June 22th 10:00-3:00  Class Limit: 3  Class Fee: $20.00




Mondo Bag

Versatile bag using 2 1/2″ fusible grid.  Use your scraps, charms packs or precut 2 1/2″ squares. Instructor: Sandy Sheffield.  Two sessions  Wednesdays July 10th and 17th 10:00-2:00 or Saturdays July 13th and 20th 10:00-2:00.

Class  limit: 5  Class fee: $25.00


Atlantic Flyway

Make this stunning wall hanging using the wing clipper

ruler.  This class is for intermediate to experienced quilter.

Two sessions: Mondays May 13th and 20th 10:00-2:00

or  Thursdays September 5th and 12th 5:00-8:00.

Instructor: Lynn Rash  Class Limit: 4 Class fee:$25.00

Nouveau Bag

Designed by our own Larry Ford.  This versatile pattern can be changed easily from a purse to a wallet. Instructor: Heidi Smithers  One session Tuesday May 21st 10:00-2:00 or Tuesday August 6th 4:00-8:00 Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $20.00


Jubilee II Table Runner

Learn to machine appliqué and how to make Prairie points all in the same day. Instructor: Eileen Farren One session: Tuesday June 18th 5:00-8:00 or Monday July 8th 10:00-2:00.  Class Limit: 4  Class Fee: $20.00


Christmas Patch Tree Skirt.

Get started on your Christmas presents early.  Make this Christmas Tree Skirt country, scrappy or traditional Christmas.

Instructor: Loretta Steele  Two sessions: Fridays July 12th and 19th 10:00-2:00

Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $25.00



Welcome Pineapple – Machine Embroidery

Make this beautiful Pineapple Wall Hanging using your embroidery machine.  It is a flip and sew machine embroidery.  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield

One session: Saturday June 15th 10:00-3:00 or

Thursday August 22nd 1:00-8:00.  Class Limit:

Cost: $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 7 per session.  Please check your supply lists for class or call to make sure you bring everything you need.


May 28th – Lace Cross bookmark and Embroidery Education. While you are sewing out your lace bookmark Sandy is going to review Embroidery Rules and Tips.


June 25th and 27th – Eagle Scripture Wall hanging. Two day class.


July 23rd – Flip Flop Purse Pocket.  Come and make this in the hoop pocket zippered purse.


August 20th – Learn to make personalized patches in the Embroidery Hoop.  Please note date change. When you can’t embroider directly on an item, you can make a patch.  Great for Jeans pockets, totes, etc.



Kids Camp

We are excited to have our first ever Kids Camp June 12th – 14th.

Camp is limited to 6 children ages 9 thru 16.  Class will be from

10:30-1:00.  They will make something new each day.  Camp costs will include kit for each item made, lunch and snacks. 

Sewing machines will be available for purchase at a discounted rate.

Our future Quilters will go home each day with a finished project.

Contact us for more information.



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.

Please note there will not be a Sip & Stitch during the month of June due to Shop Hop, Kids Camp, WV Quilters show, etc.

Fall Retreat

September 13th, 14th and 15.

We are doing our fall retreat a little different this year.  It is open to quilters and machine embroiderers.  Just come and work on a UFO or start a new project. 

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

Cost will be $40.00 per person.

We will have door prizes and surprises.


We will have a class on Friday from 9:00-5:00 for those of you who arrive early.  Class and cost to be announced at a later date.




Baby Lock Machines

We have added to our in-stock machine inventory, please come test drive a BabyLock.

When you purchase a Baby Lock machine from us you receive unlimited classes on your machine. 

If you have purchased a machine from another dealer, we can train you on  your machine; however, we will have to charge by the hour for this service.


Blocks of the Month

Our newest Block of the Month is Welcome to the North Pole.

It is a redwork Christmas quilt.  Instructor is Beverly Beldon.

Cost is $12.00 per month.  Pattern, floss and material are included.

It will be held the third Thursday of every month from 5:30-8:00.

A finishing kit will be available to finish it like Beverly’s.


We still have openings in  Something to Crow About from Red Rooster.  Cost is: $25.00 per month    

Blocks will be available the second Saturday of each month.


 Saturday Soiree’ in Red.

Available the third Saturday of each.  Cost is: $16.00


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   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.


Mill Girls – We still have some Mill Girls Block of the Month left.  Kits are $20.00 per month.


Upcoming Events

May 3rd and 4th Sew Many Blessings Teachers Open House

June 5th – 8th WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop

June 12-14th Kids Camp

June 20th – 22nd -  WV Quilters Show Summersville, WV

July 18th, 19th and 20th – Quilt Show Athens, OH

August 2nd and 3rd – Millennium Quilt Guild Show Bridgeport, WV

September 13th, 14th and 15th Sew Many Blessings Retreat Pullman Plaza Hotel, Huntington

October 2nd thru 5th – Mystery Harvest Shop Hop



Don Reynolds from Reynolds Scissor Sharpening will be here

Tuesday May 7th from 10:00-1:00.

If you cannot come on the 7th, you may drop your scissors/knives

off at the store anytime before then.




Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop
1925 Adams Avenue HuntingtonWV25704 USA 
 • (304) 429-0050

Quilting and Embroidery Classes


Quilting and Embroidery ClassesSew Many Blessings Quilt Shop offers a complete set of quilting classes and embroidery classes. They range from beginner level classes to advanced level classes.

Please check the class schedule on our calendar here or give us a call (304) 429-0050.