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Over and Under

Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack

Kaleidoscope Stack-n-Whack

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Applique Baskets with Redwork and Ribbon Embroidery Accents

Applique Baskets with Redwork and Ribbon Embroidery Accents

Dresden Plate Stack-n-Whack

Dresden Plate Stack-n-Whack

A Quilt for a Die Hard Fan

A Quilt for a Die Hard Fan

Lemonade Lollipop

Lemonade Lollipop

Northern Lights

Northern Lights

Charmed Bow Tucks

Charmed Bow Tucks

Aimee Bag

Aimee Bag

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

January 2014 Newsletter

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Teacher’ Open House

Friday January 10th

10:00-6:00 and

Saturday January 11th

10:00-3:00

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. 

Baskets

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.

 

 

1925 Adams Avenue

Huntington, WV  25704

304-429-0050

866-317-5100

www.sewmanyblessingsquiltshop.com

 

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

 

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Teacher’ Open House

Friday September 20th

10:00-6:00 and

Saturday September 21st

10:00-3:00

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.

 

 

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: sewmanyblessings@frontier.com or just come by and let us know.

Dear Friends,

It is hard to believe that summer is over.  Now that cool weather is approaching it is time to think about quilting and making those special Christmas presents.  The Mystery Harvest Shop Hop is just around the corner October 2nd through the 5th.  We had such a great time at our Kids’ camp this summer that we are having a one day camp in November.

Baby Lock  introduced several new machines this month.  Their new serger, the Ovation, has variable speed, a 5″ sewing table and knee lift just to name a few things.  We have one on display, come and try it out.  They also introduced the new Journey, Aria and Rachel. We are now taking trade-ins on machines

Take time to quilt.

Winona and Heidi

 

 

Don’t forget the Mystery Harvest Shop Hop October 2nd -5th.

 

1925 Adams Avenue

Huntington, WV  25704

304-429-0050

866-317-5100

www.sewmanyblessingsquiltshop.com

 

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

 

 

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 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 November 2nd, 16th and 23rd. 10:00-3:00 Limit: 4 Cost: $30.00

 

Hand Appliqué  Come learn to hand appliqué by making an adorable apron using a kitchen towel for the background.  This would make a great gift. For the beginner to experienced appliquer.   Instructor: Tammy Barnett  One session: Thursday October 10th 5:00-8:00 or Wednesday November 13th 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 Tuesday October 29th 10:00-1:00 or Tuesday November 5th 5:00-8:00  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: Monday October 28th 10:00-2:00  Class Fee: $20.00  Class Limit: 4

 

Hint of Fall

Stunning quilt with just a touch of applique.  You must come in and see the model.  Instructor: Prudy Pickens  Two sessions: Saturday September 28th and October 5th 10:00-2:00 or Fridays November 1st and 8th 10:00-2:00 Class Fee: $25.00

Class Limit: 4

 

American Stamp

Make this patriotic redwork wallhanging or pillow. Instructor: Bev Beldon  One session: Tuesday October 15th 5:00-8:00 or Wednesday November 20th 10:00-2:00  Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $20.00.

 

Reversible Table Runner

Make two distinctive table runners all in one.  Instructor: Prudy Pickens One session: Monday October 7th 10:00-2:00   Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $20.00

 

Leap into Fall

Get into the season with this cute scarecrow wallhanging or table runner. One session: Tuesday October 1st 5:00-8:00 or  Monday October 14th 10:00-2:00 Instructor: Eileen Farren

Class Limit: 4  Class fee: $20.00

 

Binding

Have trouble sewing your binding on, never sewn binding on this is the class for you.  Instructor:  Loretta Steele. One session: Monday October 21st 10:00-2:00 or Thursday November 7th 5:00-8:00.. Class Limit: 4.  Class Fee: $20.00

 

Star in a Star Santa

Make this “Happy Hollow” Santa as a great new decoration for Christmas.  Learn to use fusible grid to make all your points come out perfect.  Instructor: Sandy Sheffield  One session: Saturday November 9th  10:00-3:00 Class Limit: 4 Class Fee: $25.00

 

 Magic Squares

Make this easy table runner that looks like an optical illusion. Instructor: Lynn Rash  One Session: Wednesday October 16th 10:00-2:00 or Thursday November 14th 5:00-8:00 Class Limit:  6 Class Fee: $20.00

 

 

 

Olivia Bag

Everybody needs a new purse.  Come make this versatile bag.

One session: Monday November 11th 10:00-3:00

Instructor: Sandy Sheffield  Class Limit: 4 Class fee:$20.00

Tea Leaf Tote

Great bag for all your sewing and shopping supplies. Two sessions: Wednesdays October 23rd and 30th 10:00-2:00  Instructor Prudy Pickens. 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 7 per session.  Please check your supply lists for class or call to make sure you bring everything you need.

 

September 24th  - Embroidered Towels . The witch will be hanging out of the oven with these cute embroidered towels.  Not into witches – make a cute Fall Candy Corn towel.

 

October 22nd- Made in the hoop Tissue Box Holder.  Cover that cardboard box up with this adorable easy to make cover.

 

November 19th  Holiday Glitz.  Come glitz up a holiday jacket or shirt with these new design glitz packets.  Please note date change — this is the third Tuesday!!!

 

December 10th  - Holiday Pot Holders  You might make several of these for gifts or tuck a gift card in the pocket.  These can also be personalized.  Please note date change – this is the second Tuesday!!!

 

 

 

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: Thursdays October 24th and 31st 5:00-8:00 or Friday November 15th and 22nd 10:00-2:00.Class Limit: 4 Class fee: $25.00

 

Beginning Quilting II

Ready to learn additional techniques? Learn an easy paper piecing block and some cute flying geese to make a pillow.  One session Thursday December 12th 5:00-8:00.

Class Limit 5.  Class fee: $15.00

 

                     

Kids Camp

We had so much fun at our summer kids camp that we are offering a winter one.

On Monday November 25th we will be teaching our campers how to make Pajama Bottoms.  Class we be from 10:00-3:00.  If more time is needed we will continue the camp until the 26th. 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.

 

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.

More information will be available in our January Newsletter.

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

Our Newest Block of the Month

The First Ladies

Designed by Denise Lipscomb of Common Threads Quilting

Come see this beautiful quilt.

Blocks will be available the 4th Monday of each month.

 

Ladies Night Out

Our first ladies night out was such a success we have decided to have another one.

So mark your calendars for Friday October 25th.  6:00-12:00

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 they have joined with “the be the difference foundation” to collect scarves for cancer patients. 

Their goal is to collect 10,000 scarves.  The drive is on now and runs through October.

They are accepting purchased or handmade scarves.  They can be fabric, knitted, crocheted.  They can be any color.

We have a donation box in the front of the store. 

 

 

Make-It Take It Classes

Need a quick gift or just a day to sit and sew with friends.

Come try out one of our Make it Take it classes

All teachers fee for Make-it Take-it classes are $10.00 per person.

Kit prices may vary

 

Monday December 2nd 10:00-2:00  ”Happy Hollow” Ornament.

Made out of one of the famous cup kits.

 

Tuesday December 3rd 10:00-2:00 or Thursday December 5th 5:00-8:00

Basket Magic

Make this great basket  – great for a casserole dish.

 

Wednesday December 4th 10:00-2:00 Spirit Tree

Make this adorable tree out of your favorite teams fabric.

We have Marshall, WVU, Ohio State, UK and the Steelers.

 

Saturday December 7th Nine Patch Santa 10:00-3:00

Make this great Santa for your door.

 

Monday December 9th Elf Boot Ornament 10:00-1:00

Adorable Ornament you can use on your tree or as a gift card holder.

 

Saturday December 14th Holiday Roll Holder 10:00-3:00

Use insulbrite to keep your rolls hot in this cute snowman roll holder.

Fa La La La Fabulous

We are having a special Saturday class just for our Machine Embroidery Customers.

Come make this adorable pillow by Kimberlee designs.  Sandy and Winona took the class at Baby Lock tech and fell in love with this pillow.

Class will be from 10:00-3:00 on Saturday October 19th.

Cost of the class is $50.00 and includes lunch.

Class limit: 8

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The WV Mountain Quilt Quest

2013 Quilt Pattern

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WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop Quilt is Unveiled

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The 2013 West Virginia Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop Quilt is Here

This years Mountain Quilt Quest quilt was designed by Eileen Farren from Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop in Huntington West Virginia.

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Interview with the Creator of the WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop 2013 Quilt Pattern

 Complete Mountain Quilt Quest 2013 Map & Directions available by clicking on this link 

 

Hope you all enjoy this years shop hop.

Stop By For A Visit ….. You Will Have “SEW” Much Fun!

Interview with the Creator of the WV Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop 2013 Quilt Pattern

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The inside story about this year’s quilt pattern from the creator herself Eileen Farren.

WV Mountain Quilt Quest Map

Complete Mountain Quilt Quest 2013 Map & Directions available by clicking on this link or any image on this page.

Question1:

Where did you grow up and how long have you lived in the Huntington WV area?

 

 

“I’m originally from New York (Brooklyn) and relocated to the Huntington, WV area in 1978.

 

I tell people that I’m a kid from Brooklyn that moved to Appalachia to teach quilting.

 

I took my first quilting class when I lived in the Albany, NY area in 1977, although I had been sewing for many years before that.

 

My grandmother did some knitting and crochet and my aunt taught me to sew when I was in about 5th grade. 

 

(My mother avoided anything that even vaguely resembled working with any type of needlework.)”

 

Question2:

I understand you are an instructor at Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop. What classes do you teach? Which one is the most popular?

 

“When Sew Many Blessings Quilt Shop opened in 2006 I was asked to teach the Beginning Quilting class.

 

Other classes that I have taught at the shop are machine appliqué, advanced beginning techniques, paper-piecing, and a couple of classes that included curved piecing techniques.

 

The Beginning Quilting class is the most popular; it attracts those that have always wanted to quilt, as well as those that have some sewing or quilting experience and want to get better in the basics.

 

It is fun to see new quilters smile at their own accomplishments and then get further involved in this fun activity.

 

Several ladies in my current beginning class have been excited about learning correct processes, and have commented about having “light-bulb” or “ahhh-ha” moments during the first of the three sessions.”

 

 

WV Mountain Quilt Quest Map and DirectionsQuestion3:

What training helped you to create quilt patterns?

 

“As a charter member in two local quilt guilds (Creative Quilters/1982 and KYOVA Quilt Club/1998), I have conducted educational meeting programs and formal classes since about 1985.

 

Taking more than six dozen formal quilt-related and needlework classes from nationally known instructors during this time has kept me updated and equipped me with new techniques to share with others.

 

Basic math (including some algebra and geometry) skills are helpful when drafting quilt patterns.

 

I often grab some graph paper to start sketching an idea or plan on how to lay something out.

 

I tell others to think of graph paper as your friend.

 

It is fun to find new or easier ways to construct quilt blocks.”

 

sew many blessings quilt shop wv tourismQuestion4:

You must have been excited when you were asked to design the pattern for the 2013 West Virginia Mountain Quilt Quest Shop Hop. How were you selected and what all was involved in creating this years Mountain Quilt Quest pattern?

 

“About a year ago, Winona and Heidi told me they were going to suggest I be asked to create the blocks for the next WV shop hop.

 

I nonchalantly said okay.

 

The theme would be based on the 150th birthday of West Virginia – the Sesquicentennial – and the blocks should be related to that event.

 

OK…….!

The quilt shop owners got together and came up with a list of places, events, and symbols that are representative of West Virginia and suggested that they be the inspiration for the blocks.

 

Oh, and they would need 24, instead of the usual 12, blocks for the shop hop.

 

The blocks could be pieced or appliqué.

 

…..Now the real work and research begins!

 

Each pattern instruction page was to have a sentence or more, relating the subject of the block back to the shop hop theme.

 

The official state symbols (bird, insect, butterfly, flower, tree, mammal, fish, fruit) were fun to research and develop but…

 

I did declare that I was not going to include the state reptile (timber rattlesnake).

 

The state symbols lent themselves mostly to appliqué, so then I moved to finding some pieced quilt blocks that would also lend themselves to the WV theme.

 

Most of the classic or old-time blocks are called by many different names, so my interpretation was developed into the quilt blocks for the shop hop.”

 

 

Question5:

How complicated are the quilting blocks?

 

“Some ideas for quilt blocks had to be set aside because they would have become too complicated to construct – and write instructions about completion.

 

We did not want to include any blocks that would be too difficult for the average quilter to successfully finish.”

 

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Question6:

This is West Virginia’s Sesquicentennial – 150 years of statehood. Can you tell us what the quilt is about?

 

“Quilters can take advantage of the way each of the 11 quilt shops have used the blocks (at least 14 or all 24) to set up their individualized quilt.

 

They could also use any or all of the blocks to make their own interpretation.

 

Blocks can be used for large quilts, wall hangings, table runners, pillows, etc.

 

I hope quilters have fun with the blocks and use them with their own color schemes to fit their own décor, or use as gifts for others.”

 

 

Question7:

On a personal note what would you like every quilter to feel when they look at their completed 2013 quilt, step back look at it and say…?

 

“Several stitching friends have read the interpretive information about the quilt blocks and have commented, “I didn’t know that.”

 

That pleases me.

 

All the quilt shops wish quilters and non-quilters take advantage of some of the many activities and events celebrating the sesquicentennial throughout the state.”

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“Everyone is encouraged to access www.wvtourism.com to obtain information on the beautiful sites and events to visit as you travel in any part of wild, wonderful West Virginia.”

Complete Mountain Quilt Quest 2013 Map & Directions available by clicking on this link or any image on this page.

Baby Locks’ Memorial Day Special Financing on Quilting & Sewing Machines in Huntington, WV

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Special Memorial Day Financing on Sewing and Quilting Machines.

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Mothers Day Special in Huntington, West Virginia

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1925 Adams Ave. Huntington, WV (304) 429-0050

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Newsletter May 2013

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Sew Many Blessings

West Virginia’s newest

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Teachers Open House

Friday May 3rd

10:00-6:00 and

Saturday May 4th

10:00-3:00

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: sewmanyblessings@frontier.com 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.  sewmanyblessingsquiltshop.com.  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

304-429-0050

866-317-5100

www.sewmanyblessingsquiltshop.com

 

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

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 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.

 

 

 

Baby Lock National Serger Month April 2013

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Have You Been Thinking About A New Baby Lock Serger?

Stop by our new showroom and take a Baby Lock Serger for a “Test Sew” with one of our experts.

April 2013 is National Serger Month.

Sales Special Combo: Purchase an Ellisimo Gold and a serger (Evolution, Enlighten or Imagine) and save $300 on the combination.

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Sales Special Combo: Purchase an Ellisimo Gold and a serger (Evolution, Enlighten or Imagine) and save $300 on the combination.

 

Stop By For A Visit… You Will Have “Sew” Much Fun.

Customer Review From The Review Page

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Here is a review from our customer review page located on our website.

A Blessing

Feb 17, 2013 by Marcia

I love the name of your shop because each day is truly a blessing. Winona and Heidi are not only professional and knowledgeable, but are always eager and willing to help. We are fortunate to have such a beautiful shop that provides opportunities to develop new skills through the many class offerings. The class instructors are both talented and \”patient\”. The new website is fantastic and easy to navigate. Winona and Heidi go \”the extra mile\” to make learning how to quilt fun and enjoyable. Thank you so much!

 

You can see all the reviews an leave your own at this link:

http://sewmanyblessingsquiltshop.com/reviews

Customer Reviews

Baby Lock Tiara Long Arm Quilting Machine

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Finish Every Quilt With Royalty

The Tiara Long Arm Quilting Machine

The new “Tiara” is now on display in our showroom. WOW!

Stop by and take it for a “Test Sew” with one of our experts.

 

baby lock tiara long arm quilting machine

Description:

As the first home sewing company to bring you longarm quilting, Baby Lock is proud to introduce the Tiara.

Take your first step into the Baby Lock royal longarm family with this 16″ sit-down machine. This smooth operating, user-friendly machine comes with its own table so you’ll be ready to quilt right away. Plus, its compact design uses little sewing room space! Quilt at a speed comfortable to you, up to 1,500 stitches per minute, and watch as bright, natural colored LED lights illuminate your workspace. Finish your quilts with Baby Lock royalty – the Baby Lock Tiara. For the love of sewing.
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This is a beautifully functional long arm quilting machine.
tiara 16" work space

 

 

 

16″ Workspace

With 16 inches to the right of the needle and 8.25 inches high, the Tiara gives ample room to finish quilts of all sizes.

baby lock tiara lighted work space

 

 

 

Lighted Workspace

Long-lasting, high-intensity LED lights illuminate your workspace so you can see every detail on your quilt.

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LCD Touch Screen

Access your hardware and software options, lighting options, stitch counters and more through the large LCD touch screen. When using the optional TruStitch™ Stitch Regulator, a quick touch is all it takes to adjust from stitch regulator and manual modes.

 

 

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Smooth, Adjustable Table Included

The Tiara comes with its own smooth quilting table so you have everything you need to start quilting. Set your preferred height to ensure a comfortable quilting position.

 

 

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Large “M” Class Bobbin

Enjoy less bobbin changes with the largest bobbins available in quilting (up to 40% larger than a standard bobbin). Plus, with variable speeds on the electric bobbin winder, you can easily wind thread of different types and weights.

 

 

baby lock tiars true stitch regulator option

 

 

 

 

 

 

TruStitch™ Stitch Regulator (Optional)

Enjoy free-motion quilting at a comfortable pace with the TruStitch™ Stitch Regulator. The automated regulator helps you achieve evenly spaced, consistent stitches every time. Plus, while in use, you still have full view of your quilt—TruStitch™ remains out of the way. This easy-to-use stitch regulator is helpful for quilters of all skill levels.

 

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Tiara Table Overlay (Optional)

Use the Table Overlay to prevent fabric from sticking during free-motion quilting. Pair the Table Overlay with the TruStitch Stitch Regulator to glide your fabric through consistent, even stitching.

 

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Horizontal Spool Pin

Use the Horizontal Spool Pin to reduce the risk of twists and tangles when using delicate, decorative threads. The Horizontal Spool Pin is ideal for specialty threads wound on a spool (not a cone).

 

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3 Pack Metal Bobbin

Enjoy less bobbin changes when you use large “M” class bobbins. With this pack of three, you can have multiple thread colors ready to go!

 

 

 

 

Stop By For A Visit…. You Will Have “Sew” Much Fun!

Our First Press Release

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sew many blessings new front door facing Adams Ave in Huntington, WVWith the new website, the project gallery, the new Facebook Page and the Pinterest Board we are excited.

The first press release written about us and our new location has just been sent out.

Here is the link to the press release:

http://www.prlog.org/12081500-sew-many-blessings-has-moved-from-ceredo-wv-to-1925-adams-ave-huntington-wv-25704-304-429-0050.html