What's New At PSQ

Friday, May 20, 2011

What's New At PSQ 5-18-11

Sandra Dallas At Batavia Library this SATURDAYBest selling author Sandra Dallas will be coming to the Batavia Library this Saturday, May 21 at 3 pm. The event is FREE but you must have tickets to attend (available at PSQ or the Batavia Public Library), and she will be talking about her new book, "The Bride's House".

If you haven't already ordered your copy, stop in the shop and pick up your copy. All of Ms. Dallas' novels are historically based and have characters who quilt (history and quilting - my two favorite things!). We will also have copies of the book available at the Batavia Public Library on May 21 when Ms. Dallas comes for an author talk and reading beginning at 3 pm. If you purchase your copy of "The Brides House" from PSQ, you will receive a number to have your book signed at the event.

PSQ is also hosting a "Meet the Author" reception at the shop at 6 pm. The cost for the reception is just $10 and include refreshments (including a great cake from Good Gracious Cakes) and the opportunity to meet the author one on one.

Jolly Snowmen by Clothworks - More Christmas fabric is arriving every day and I'm going crazy. I LOVE IT ALL! Jolly Snowman is so cute and fun. The panel is adorable with...Snowmen (of course!), there's a fantastic border stripe that would be perfect to make the Easy Striped tablerunner pattern, several fun coordinates including two great plaids, some tone on tones with snowflakes and more! I took the panel home and just quilted it up with a great snowflake pantograph. So fast and easy! It's a great wall hanging and will make perfect gifts when the Holidays come around. Let me get the binding on and I'll post a picture of it on the blog. In the meantime, Janet is making up a sample of an adorable Christmas quilt featuring the panel in the middle and half square triangles on the top and bottom. Another quick and easy project that we have ALREADY kitted up! I'll post a picture of the quilt on the blog tomorow and we'll have the sample up in the store in the next week or so!

Christmas Traditions by Quilting Treasures - This Christmas line is hard to describe but is really pretty, unique and versatile. There is a panel that just needs to be quilted and bound to make a cute table topper and features Christmas designs through the ages. There are also fun Christmas cookies, tone on tones, plaids, checks and more. 

Flip Your Way to Fabulous Quilts
- Take Folded Corners to New Heights by Donna Lynn Thomas - This great book uses folded corners to create fabulous quilts easy! Divided into three sections 1) Try Me - easy projects to build confidence; 2) Grow With Me - projects to expand skills; and 3) Master Me - which combines all the techniques learned to make a quilt masterpiece! The book features 13 projects that appeal to all tastes and levels of expertise.

Quilting Those Flirty 30s by Cynthia Tomaszewski - Cynthia takes those fabulous flirty 30s fabrics and brings them into the 21st century without losing the charm of the era. Combining applique and piecing, Cynthia's designs include quilts, aprons and even a tea cozy plus she throws in some wonderful recipes, too!

Red, White and Sometimes Blue - Classics by McCalls Quilting - 17 wonderful designs combine red and white, blue and white and...red, white and blue. Classic color combinations featured in fresh new designs from the great folks at McCalls Quilting. There are pieced and applique designs and fun new ways to use pinwheels, stars and going scrappy!

Square in a Square Beginner

Friday, May 20 from 10 am to 1 pm
This is a quick quilt to put together in an afternoon. You will learn the basic sewing and cutting technique for Option 1 using the Square in a Square technique. Janet will share with you the math for determining the width size for the strips you need to cut when designing your own Option 1 quilt. And, if time permits, Janet will teach additional options.
Class Fee: $21
Instructor: Janet Blazekovich
Level: Beginner

Brenda's Star
Saturday, May 28 from 10 am to 1 pm
This quilt will have you seeing stars on your bed in no time! They are created using strip piecing and the Clearview Triangle ruler. Easy and fun!
Class Fee: $21
Instructor: Janet Blazekovich
Level: Confident Beginner

Build a Star Workshop
Sunday, May 29 from 12 pm to 4 pm
Find your creative inner child as you draft and piece your very own star design. You may be tempted to build a whole constellation after this class. Fundamental of paper piecing are covered as well as alternate methods.
Class Fee: $30
Instructor: Caron Carlson
Level: Confident Beginner

Have a wonderful weekend (it's supposed to be warm - FINALLY). Come see Sandra Dallas at the Batavia Library on Saturday and then...quilt something! 


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