Share The Spirit Quilting & Yarn 3129 Main Street Duluth, GA 30096 678-473-4617 www.quiltsites.com/share.htm Happy New Year 2008 from Share The Spirit Quilting & Yarn!!!!!!! The Customer Appreciation Auction was a huge success with standing room only. Many thanks to Suzanne Hall, our auctioneer, without her there would not have been an auction. Special thanks also to Arlene Sumner, a Watkins rep, who baked & served many varieties of cookies & passed out Watkins samples. She used several Watkins flavorings and spices preparing our treats. Their vanilla extract is the best. Call us & we’ll put you in touch for a catalogue. Our son, Dennis is doing well & will be moving on to therapy at Shepherd Spinal. We are seeing tiny glimmers of hope in his legs and the pressure sore is beginning to heal with the use of an Acti-Vac Pack. Thanks again for all your thoughts and prayers. Fanciful Felines, the new Laurel Burch group, is in and is absolutely darling. Please find it on our shelves January 3rd. We look forward with much excitement to our new year directed toward motivation and self-improvement in our Creative Studio with the following offerings: Attentions Knitters!!! We are starting the Knitter’s Block of the Month using the Great American Afghan Book. Learn a variety of stitches and techniques while creating a unique Afghan a block at a time. Each quarter is $15, plus purchase of book and first skein of Cascade Yarn. Come the next month with completed block(s) get instructions for next block(s) get 15% off purchase of next skein. Miss a month & pay full price for skein to get back on track. Average cost of Cascade is $7/skein. Third Tues. 6P or Wed. 10A, start 1/15 or 1/16. Calendar Girls $5 Quilt will meet the 3rd Fri. & Sat. 11 AM only, beginning 1/18 or 1/19. To join pay $5 & buy Debbie Kratovil’s “Quilter’s Block a Day,” to keep you on track all year long. Choose either our adult or children’s version or do both for just $5/month. Bring your completed block the following month & get the next block free. Also be able to take advantage of 15% discount on monthly kits for quilts using each month’s block & get a free pattern for $2 (to cover printing). All levels welcome. Fat Quarter Rising Stars – our new Thangle Block of the Month with two options: Rising Stars – complete 2 pieced Star blocks each month or Rising Stars with Hourglass – make 2 Star blocks & 2 Hourglass blocks $1.50 per month for Rising Star Fat Quarter and pattern. Additional purchase of background fabric (2 2/3 yards) for stars & Thangles required. Purchase of hourglass fabric (1yd.) alternate hourglass background (1 ¾ yd.) is optional depending on desired quilt size. Pick up kits anytime during the month. Designing Women meets first Fri. at 10AM & Sat. 2PM. Studio fee based on supplies required for each person’s project. Adv. Intermed. Level Get together in our Creative Studio to foster individual expression and creativity, thinking “outside the box,” and sharing ideas for best quilt construction methods. We’ll begin with Louisa Smith’s techniques for “Strips n’ Curves” the first quarter and then go on to “Puzzle Blocks.” If you are bored with basic cut & piece quilts & want something different to make, this is for you. Speaking of “outside the box,” How About Weaving Outside The Box? You wont want to miss Dream Bag I woven on the outside of a small box, in the round, on a No-Sew Lining. It’s the perfect size for a cell phone, iPod, car keys & license. This beginner skill level off-loom weaving project costs $75 for 3 three-hour classes (9 hrs.) plus $20 for the kit plus your choice of yarn. Meg will be available 1 hour before class to help you make your selections from the yarn room (15% class discount on yarn). Leave with completed project. Meets Mondays 1/7, 1/14, 1/28 1-4 PM or 6-9P or Saturdays 1/26, 2/2 & 2/9, 1-4 PM. Spring Joy celebrates the joys of springtime with bunnies, flowers, bees and all manner of garden things. Adv. Beg. Level This a 12 month BOM program featuring a variety of appliqué & pieced blocks. The cost is $9.50/month & incl. pattern and fabrics for each block. Background (2 1/2 yards) purchased separately. Meets 2nd Mon. 10 or 6P beginning 1/14. The Quilter’s Dozen Plus is a year in a snap. Create these darling monthly seasonal wall hangings that snap on & off a main frame. Kit cost will vary $25-35/month. Starts Wed. 1/23 or Sat. 1/26 1P. Super Banner Saturday – returning for 2008 by popular demand. Join Helen on the 3rd Sat. at High Noon to create a unique, fun, seasonal banner. Kit cost averages $35-45 plus $5 instruction fee. Scrap Therapy Clinic – Bring your scraps and learn how to efficiently cut and sort fabrics for future quilt making projects. Sister Mary Diane will help you “get in the habit,” by offering stash control counseling & absolution for disposal of unusable portions. Session fee $12 includes first stackable storage bin. Future sessions for using pieces in a quilt will be offered. Clinic Date: Tuesday 1/22 1 or 6P. Sat. 1/19 2P. Curves – Build your experience with curve construction by exploring and finding the best method for you. Do two blocks/month in this 6-month project. Kits are $20/month in 3 color choices – black & white, pinks or batiks or purchase your choice of fabric for whole quilt. Third Tues. 1 or 6P, or third Sat. 2P. Learn to Quilt – Want to learn to quilt or just improve your techniques? Our Learn to Quilt program is designed for beginners and intermediate quilters who want to strengthen their piecing and appliqué skills. Purchase of patterns and monthly kit $20 (includes session fee) & your choice of background and border fabrics is required. The finished quilt is 59x71 & is very impressive for a beginning project. Begins Wed.1/23 10A or 6P, or Sat. 1/26 11A/ Beginning Machine Quilting – Two Sessions $40 plus $25 for kit. 10 A 1/16 & 1/30. Valentine Shadow Heart Wall Hanging (Must have taken Beg. Machine Quilting) 2P 1/16 & 1/30 Two Sessions $40 plus supplies. Ryan’s Express – Devoted to McKenna Ryan Fusible Appliqué Projects – “Cucina Italiana” is current project. Second Thurs or Sat. 1/10 or 1/12 11:30. Beginning Smocking – 2 Sessions $40 plus $20 for kit. Your choice of project – Christmas Ornament, pillow or T-shirt insert. 2P 1/12 & 1/26. Open Smocking – Bring any project or let us help you plan one. $20 1/15 6P. Learn a new method for knitting socks from the toe up. Wed., January 23, 10AM $20 plus pattern & supplies.