I'm not sure how it happened, but here we are again past Halloween and looking Thanksgiving and Christmas right in the eye! I do have to say that I love this time of year and I love the changing colors on the trees....Fall has always given way to all the colors that I love no matter what the time of year! I was able to make a trip down to Southern California to see my Mom, my Daughter and family, as well as a few friends. No worries while I was gone, because as you all know, I have some AMAZING gals working here. They took care of everything....I wonder if they missed me! Hmmmmm!
Before we get into what's happening the rest of this year here at Blue Iris Quilt Shop, I'd like to take a moment to congratulate Robyn Embry for being one of the winners of the Robin the Bobbin Contest in conjunction with the Row by Row Experience Shop Hop. For those of you who don't know, Robbin the Bobbin, is the official Mascot for the Row by Row.....Robyn (Embry not Bobbin) purchased her pattern for Robbin (Bobbin not Embry) at Blue Iris.............so does that make Robyn (Embry not Bobbin) our official Mascot????????????????? Just thinking!
We've been busy with several different multiple day classes and Retreats in the last few weeks, hosting Donna Greenwald, Jill Schumacher, and Linda Ballard, and fortunately for us, they have all scheduled classes for next year. YEA!!! Pauline and Natalie are in the mood for Christmas and they came up with weekly classes for small, easy Christmas gifts. The classes have been well received and best of all, the people taking the classes now have gifts to give for the Holidays! It's not too late to sign up for one of these classes if your interested!
We've had a lot of new fabrics come in the last few weeks. A lot of gorgeous Batiks from Hoffman, Anthology and Fresh Water Designs. We have gotten in several new lines of fabric, Yoriko "Dependable" is a cute Asian Panel accompanied by a line in reds, blacks and tans from Quilting Treasures. We also received a line from Exclusively Quilters, Bellisimo, in reds/yellows, black and white;also in, Forrest Friends, a Hoffman Digital print and Autumn Fields from Lewis and Irene which depicts a cute little mouse theme!
What's coming up through the rest of the year? Well let's see:
New Classes for November:
Tuesdays: 11/10, 11/17 and 11/24 - Pauline and Natalie are having a Christmas Gifts class: Mason Jar Sewing Kit, Pillow Cases, and Fast Woven Placemats, respectively and they are just $5.00 per class plus your supplies...not to late to sign up for these fun classes.
Wednesdays - Open Sew: 11/11 (also B.D./potluck), 11/18 & 11/25 - Always room for one more, so bring your project and come join us!
Friday, 11/13 & 11/20 - Mexcian Star Class with Margie McGraw. Openings still available.
Sat, 11/14 & 12/12- This begins our BOM: Amish with a Twist II with Pauline. There are still a few openings left in this BOM that runs for 10 months, so not too late to sign up if your interested!
Monday, 11/16 - Metro Rings aka Wedding Ring Technique Class with Pauline. This class uses the Sew Kind of Wonderful Curved Ruler. This is such a great ruler to use and there are dozens of patterns that you can make using just this one ruler............Still room......Just sayin'!
Friday and Sat, 11/20 & 11/21 - It's SHOP HOP time again! Our theme for this Holiday Shop Hop is: REINDEER SPRINT!! So ladies and gents, dawn your antlers and your fastest shoes so you can SPRINT to all three (3 count em) shops: Blue Iris Quilt Shop, Palo Cedro, Stitch by Stitch at their new address: 340 Hickory St. #2, Red Bluff and The Sewing Room, Redding. As with all of our past shop hops, you will need to pick up certain items from each shop and put them all together in order to be eligible for the Grand Prize. The Grand Prize is .........well...it's GRAND! and should be on display soon at The Sewing Room! Have fun...........one and all!
Going into December we have:
Thursday, 12/3 - Chenille Technique Class with Christie Smith - This project will be a potholder to teach the chenilling techique. Openings available.
Thursday, 12/10 - Astradelic Christmas Wall Hanging or Table Topper with Margie McGraw. This is quick, easy and beautiful no matter the fabric used, however, Christmas materials are striking! Openings still available.
That's pretty much it for the rest of 2015, besides of course our on-going classes that are already in progress.
So just in case I don't get another newsletter out before the Holidays, Blue Iris will be Closing for Thanksgiving on Wednesday, 11/25 at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen on Friday 11/27.
We will be Closing for Christmas on Thursday 12/24 at 2:00 p.m. and will reopen on Saturday, January 2nd, 2016.
Please check our website at www.blueirisquiltshop.com for complete details on all classes.
Thank you for choosing Blue Iris for your quilting needs......Jeri, Janie, Janis, Judy, Pauline & Natalie