We want to thank everyone
for helping us celebrate our 2nd Anniversay.
We really appreciate all
of the support and good wishes!
We are starting a new block challenge on May 1st. This will be a Red, White, and Blue challenge, but with a bit of a twist. We have 5" squares of red and blue for you to choose from. The challenge is that if you pick a red square, you will need to make a blue & white block with just a little bit of red in it. If you choose a blue square, you will need to make a red & white block with just a little bit of blue in it. The blocks need to be 12 1/2" unfinished (to finish at 12") and they need to be turned in by 4 pm on July 4th. We will draw the winners at 4pm on July 4th.
Friday, May 3rd - UFO Club Meeting & Sew Day
This is our 3rd meeting and we are excited to see all of the quilt projects you are getting finished. We will meet from 10am - 12pm for show and tell. Anyone wishing to stay and work on their UFO projects are welcome to stay until 5pm and sew.
Saturday, May 4th - Christmas Block of the Month
We will meet from 10am - 12pm. The classroom will be available to anyone wishing to stay until 5pm and work on their blocks.
Wednesday, May 8th - Birthday Potluck and Open Sew
We will celebrate May Birthdays, eat and sew from 10am - 5pm.
We have Open Sewing every Wednesday from 10am - 5pm.
Friday, May 10th - Brown Bag Friday Nite Open Sew
We have open sewing on the 2nd Friday night of each month. Bring your dinner and join us from 5pm - 10pm. There is no charge for this.
Tuesday, May 14th - "Little Things" Little Wallet
On the 2nd Tuesday of each month we have a "Little Things" class. The cost is $8 and that includes a kit with some of the supplies you will need. May's Little Thing class is a Little Wallet. The kit will include the pattern, fusible interfacing, and the snap enclosure. The class is from 10am - 2pm. Please sign up and get your supply list.
Thur, Fri & Sat, May 16, 17, & 18 - Appli-K Party
This is a 3 day retreat taught by Cinda Olsen. There is a large version (shown) and also a smaller version. This is a machine applique technique. The cost of the Party is $120 and the class will be from 10am - 5pm each day. We will be serving breakfast goodies and lunch each day.
Thursday, May 23,30, June 6, 13,20 - Beginning Quilt Making
In this 5 week class taught by Pauline Short, all steps in making a quilt will be taught. The finished project will be a table topper. The cost is $60 and the class is from 10am - 2pm.
Monday, May 27th - Memorial Day Open Sew
We will be open from 10am - 5pm on Memorial Day and we will have an Open Sew day. Please call and reserve a spot. There is no charge, but we need to know how many will be using a sewing machine and how many will be doing handwork so that we will have enough tables for everyone. Blue Iris will be serving a lite lunch that day.
June Dates to Note:
Saturday, June 1 - Christmas Block of the Month
Friday, June 7 - UFO Open Sew Day
Wednesday, June 12 - Birthday Potluck and Open Sew
Saturday, June 15 OR Tuesday, June 18 - Twilling Embroidery Celtic Pillow
We are excited to have Audra Curtis join our staff. She is working on Tuesdays so please stop in and say hi.
If you have any questions, suggestions or wish to sign up for one of our classes, please call us at 530-547-2228.
Our website www.blueirisquiltshop.com is being updated constantly. Check out our Facebook page, Blue Iris Quilt Shop, to see lots of photos of the awesome quilts that are being created in our classes.
Thanks for your support!
Lynette, Janis, Natalie, Kathy, Sally, Pauline, Judy, Audra, & Madison