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THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte…..
Upcoming events…..
Search for the Stars Shop Hop ~ April 14th – 23rd


Passports are $5

The Hen House
Around the Block
Attic Window
Bernina Sewing Center & Quilt Shop
Friends Quilting Basket
Quilt N Go
Quilted Memories
Quilts at the Marshall House
Quilts Plus
Sew Unique Threads
Queen Bee Quilt Shoppe

Row by Row Experience 2016
“Home Sweet Home”
June 21th –  September 6th

February News

February 2016 ~ THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte…..

 

Did you know…..?

Once a year on February 8th, women in Japan bring their worn and broken sewing pins and needles to the local shrine or temple and pay tribute to the tools that have served them well in the previous year.

During a memorial service, the needles are laid to rest in a block of tofu. The tofu serves to comfort, soothe, and protect the needles. In doing so, needle workers show respect for their tools, give thanks for their faithful service, and pray to improve their sewing skills in the next year.

 

“Pick up a needle and thread, and stitch together something particular and honest and beautiful, because we need it. I need it.” –Shauna Niequist, Cold Tangerines: Celebrating the Extraordinary Nature of Everyday Life –  See more at: http://www.serendipitysaoristudio.com/blog/marking-time-1714-0#sthash.WzndWAZl.dpuf

Classes…

Please register and pay ahead of class date, to guarantee a spot in the class.

*Beginning quilt piecing – Learn the basic techniques for assembling a quilt top.

* Stitch by Hand with Debby Kinney – Class meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Call the Hen House for details and to sign up.

*Fabric Art Quilt – Two class session, Saturdays, February 13th & 20th.  $65

Using geometric shapes, Dale will help you create and design your own original fabric art.  There is some Pre class prep.

There is still room in the class.

 

 

*Spinning on a drop spindle $25 – Saturday, March 12th ~ 10:30-1:00 

Class includes 4/1 ounce bags of roving, drop spindle and beginner instructions on using a drop spindle.

 

*Machine Quilting with your machine $35 – Thursday, March 10th 1-3 or Thursday, March 24th 5-8.

        Kari will show you how to use your sewing machine to top quilt your quilts.

 

Upcoming class ideas TBD: Hand Quilting, Hand Applique, Weaving on a 4 harness floor loom, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Rug Hooking… Call The Hen House to get your name on a list for an upcoming class.

 

2016 Block of the Month Quilt Kits Available

Storytellers

Amish with a Twist

 

2015 Block of the Month Kits Available

Quilt of the Quarter

Blossoms

 

Groups… that share the day with us…

First Saturdays & Second Mondays

Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 – ?

Third Mondays

Rug Hooking 10:00 – ?

Second & Fourth Tuesdays

Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon

Last Wednesday of the Month

Wednesday Woolies 10:00 – ?

Every Thursday

Projects in Waiting 10:00 – 6:45

Fourth Saturdays & sometimes Fifth Saturdays

Saturday Crankers 10:00 – 5:00

Second & Fourth Saturdays

Spinning & Weaving 10-?

We invite you to stop in anytime to sit and stitch with us.

Coffee & Tea are on.

 

 

 

Mark your calendars for the…..

 

Michigan Nordic Fire Festival

Friday, February 26th – Sunday, February 28th.

Charlotte, MI

Check out their Facebook page for more details.

 

“Search for the Stars” Shop Hop

April 14th – 23rd

 

ROW BY ROW Experience 2016  

“HOME SWEET HOME”

Tuesday, June 21st – Tuesday, September 6th

 

Have you noticed the similarities between Quilting and Gardening?

How many seed catalogs do you have arriving, stacked and saved?

Are you saving egg cartons or eggshells, or other items, to start your seedlings?

Do you have raised beds or traditional?

Do you use straw or newspaper in your walkways?

 

Get out and enjoy a crisp walk before Spring returns.

Wishing you creative stitching.

 

 

Happy New Year!

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Update from THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte…..

Classes…

Please register and pay ahead of class date, to guarantee a spot in the class.

*Beginning quilt piecing – Learn the basic techniques for assembling a quilt top.
* Stitch by Hand with Debby Kinney – Class meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Call the Hen House for details and to sign up.

*Fabric Art Quilt – February 13th & 20th.  $65
Using geometric shapes, Dale will help you create and design your own original fabric art.  There is some Pre class prep.

*Foundation Paper Piecing – Saturday, January 9th $40

*Fat Quarter Fun – Saturday, January 16th $40

Upcoming class ideas TBD: Hand Quilting, Machine Quilting with your machine, One Fabric Wonder, Hand Applique, Weaving on a 4 harness floor loom, Rigid Heddle Weaving, Spinning on a drop spindle…

2016 Block of the Month Quilt Kits Available

Storytellers
Amish with a Twist

2015 Block of the Month Kits Available

Prairie Gatherings
Bloomers
Always the Season

Groups… that share the day with us…

First Saturdays & Second Mondays
Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 – ?
Third Mondays
Rug Hooking 10:00 – ?
Second & Fourth Tuesdays
Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon
Last Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday Woolies 10:00 – ?
Every Thursday
Projects in Waiting 10:00 – 6:45
Fourth Saturdays & sometimes Fifth Saturdays
Saturday Crankers 10:00 – 5:00
Second & Fourth Saturdays
Spinning & Weaving 10-?

We invite you to stop in anytime to sit and stitch with us.

Mark your calendars for the…..

“Search for the Stars” Shop Hop
April 14th – 23rd

Did you know Ricky Tims & Alex Anderson will be in the Indianapolis area in October 2016…?

ROW BY ROW Experience 2016
“HOME SWEET HOME”
Tuesday, June 21st – Tuesday, September 6th

*** If you haven’t been on our website lately check it out.
Elise has worked diligently to make it more user friendly. ***

We hope 2016 is filled with wonderful moments for you!

August 2015

August update from THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte…..

We have a few classes on the schedule

*Learn basic quilt piecing. Please call or stop into the shop to sign up & for details.

*Beginning Inkle Weaving – September 19th 10 – 12 $45.
The small loom with the funny name is great for weaving belts, guitar straps, handles for tote bags, hatbands – even jewelry and wall hangings. Sewing bands together opens up still more possibilities. This beginning workshop covers selecting yarns; selecting, warping and weaving on an inkle loom; books; and project possibilities. A floor model-type inkle loom and yarn will be provided. Participants should bring with them: scissors capable of cutting yarn and note-taking materials.

*Traditional Rug Hooking with Wendy Hoard – Starting late September.
Call or email the Hen House for details.

* Stitch by Hand with Debby Kinney
This class meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Call the Hen House for details and to sign up.

* Machine Quilting on your machine –

* Art Quilts – Use geometric shapes to design and make your own original fabric art.


While visiting The Hen House, you may want to check out our current Blocks of the Month, along with the ones we are working on for this fall and 2016.

HINT…Keep an eye on our Facebook page or stop in…
Someone will be out of the shop August 11-15.
There might be a special sale and some remodel of the shop going on.

Quilt Shows
*Capitol City Quilt Guild Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th, 10 – 5 each day, at the Summit, Dimondale
*Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters Friday, October 9th, 10-6 & Saturday, October 10th, 10-4 @ Main Expo/Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2009 Lake St., Kalamazoo

Groups… that share the day with us…

First Saturdays
Kim D’s Whatnots Group 10:00 – Noon
Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 –

Second Mondays
Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 –

Second & Fourth Tuesdays
Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon

Last Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday Woolies 10:00 –

Fourth Saturdays
Saturday Crankers 10:00 – 5:00

Every Thursday
Projects in Waiting 10:00 – 7:00

The 2015 ROW by ROW Experience
The Experience is still rowing well, everyone is enjoying the fun.
Stop in and see our winning Quilt designed and sewn by Colette DeGroot

From all of us at the Hen House we hope your summer has been fun, filled with laughter, good times, great friends, relaxation and some stichin’ time. 

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August Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
26 27 28 29 30
PIW 10-7
31 1
Whatnots 10

Hexiholics 10

2 3 4 5 6
PIW 10-7
7 8
9 10
Hexiholics 10
11
Stitched by Hand 9:30
12 13
PIW 10-7
14 15
16 17 18 19 20
PIW 10-7
21 22
23 24 25
Stitched by Hand 9:30
26
Wednesday Woolies 10
27
PIW 10-7
28 29
Crankers 10
30 31 1 2 3
PIW 10-7
4 5
Whatnots 10

Hexieholics 10

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July 2015

July update from THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte…..

If you plan to visit us on July 11th approx. 10:00 – 11:00 there will be a couple of street closings downtown due to a Military funeral procession. We invite you to come early to join others as we line the streets in his honor and in support of his family.

We have a few classes on the schedule…

*Learn basic quilt piecing. Please call the shop to sign up & for details.

*Beginning Inkle Weaving – September 19th 10 -12 The small loom with the funny name is great for weaving belts, guitar straps, handles for tote bags, hatbands – even jewelry and wall hangings. Sewing bands together opens up still more possibilities. This beginning workshop covers selecting yarns; selecting, warping and weaving on an inkle loom; books; and project possibilities. A floor model-type inkle loom and yarn will be provided.
Participants should bring with them: scissors capable of cutting yarn and note-taking materials.
*Block of the Month kits are available for pick up
Quilt Shows
*Cal-Co Quilt Show – Saturday, July 11th & Sunday, July 12th 10:00 – 4:00 @ the Marshall High School. Held this year in conjunction with the Marshall Garden Tour.
*The First Thursday Quilters – Friday, July 17th 10-8 & Saturday, July 18th 10-4.
Wheatland Township Hall Remus 201 S Sheridan (M-66 & M-20) Remus, MI
*Lighthouse Quilt Guild – Friday, July 24th & Saturday, 25th @ St Patrick’s Catholic Church, Grand Haven, MI
*Capitol City Quilt Guild – Friday, September 18th & Saturday, September 19th, 10 – 5 each day, at the Summit, Dimondale
*Kalamazoo Log Cabin Quilters – Friday, October 9th, 10-6 & Saturday, October 10th, 10-4 @ Main Expo/Kalamazoo County Fairgrounds, 2009 Lake St., Kalamazoo

Groups… that share the day with us…

First Saturdays
– Kim D’s Whatnots Group 10:00 – Noon
Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 –

Second Mondays
Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 –

Second & Fourth Tuesdays
Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon

Last Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday Woolies 10:00 –

Fourth Saturdays
Saturday Crankers 10:00 –

Every Thursday
Projects in Waiting 10:00 –

The 2015 ROW by ROW Experience
The Experience has started and everyone is enjoying the fun.
If you are out “rowing” call to let us know if you are behind schedule;
we may be able to stay late for you.

We have a WINNER!
Congratulations….. !!! Colette DeGroot

Due to the diligent, hardworking quilt top piecing fairies (Amy, Gayle, Julie, Marsha, Julie, Janice, Linda, Elise, Ronda, & Linda, Delaina & Marissa)…
…we now have many new samples to see and kits to purchase. Check out the facebook page for daily updates.

A very special THANK YOU to Rilla B. of EpicSweet.com for the providing the delicious snacks during our anniversary celebration.    *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~
And Thank YOU, our great customers & friends who continue to share in the fiber experience with us.

From all of us at the Hen House we hope you are enjoying some summer fun, laughter, relaxation and some stichin’ time.

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July Calendar

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
28 29 30 1 2
Projects in Waiting
3 4
Closed
5 6
Hexiholics
7 8 9
Projects in Waiting
10 11

Whatnots
Hexiholics

12 13 14

Stitched by Hand

15 16
Projects in Waiting
17 18
19 20 21 22 23
Projects in Waiting
24 25
Crankers
26 27 28
Stitched by Hand
29

Wednesday Woolies

30
Projects in Waiting
31 1
Whatnots
Hexiholics
2 3
Hexiholics
4 5 6 7 8
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