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July News

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THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte….

UP COMING CLASSES
Beginning Piecing – Monday, July 11th
, 11-4-$45
Fabulous Fat CurvyFriday – Friday, July 15th
11-4 -$45
Hand Piecing -Tuesday, July 12
th & 26
th
9:30 – 12:00
Needle Felting – August (date to be determined) -$30
One Block Wonder – Monday, October 17th
, 11:00 – 4:00 -$45
TBD ~ Punch Needle, Weaving, Spinning, Bargello,
Please call ahead to reserve your spot and obtain supply list.
Groups… that share the day with us…
First Saturdays & Second Mondays
Hexi-holics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 – 4
Second & Fourth Tuesdays
Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon
Last Wednesday of the Month
Wednesday Woolies 10:00 – 4
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 & Water (maybe even snacks) are available.
Artisans Market Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings
@ Historic Courthouse downtown
June 21st
-September 6th ~ Row by Row Experience 2016 “Home Sweet Home”
July 9th & 10th ~ Cal-Co Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show @ Marshall High School
July 15th & 16th ~ Lansing Area Patchers Quilt Show @ Causeway Bay Hotel, Lansing
July ~ Grunge fabrics arrive
August… 40 bolts of Jo Morton’s new fabric line ~ “Gratitude” from MODA
October 7th – 9
th ~ West Michigan Quilt Guild Quilt Show ~ Grand Rapids
New fabric has arrived!
Wild Orchid by Blackbird Designs
Various Christmas collections
Halloween

Coming SOON!
Kaffe Fassett
Tula Pink
Amy Bradley
We even have some Flamingos (on fabric) that have made their way in.

We hope you are experiencing some….
mosquito free days, healthy vitamin D, summer fun, safe travels,
good food, great friends, and memorable moments.

June News

THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte….

Please TAKE NOTE….

CLOSED Monday, May 30th for Memorial Day

&…

Monday, July 4th.

 

UP COMING CLASSES

Beginning Piecing –  Monday, June 13th, 11-4 – $45

Fabulous Fat Frenzy Friday – Friday, June 10th 11-4 – $45

Needle Felted Sheep – June 11th, 10-12 – $25

Hand Piecing -Tuesday, June 7th & 21st 9:30 – 12:00

TBD ~ Punch Needle, Weaving, Spinning, Bargello, One Block Wonder/Stack-n-Wack

Please call ahead to reserve your spot and obtain supply list.

 

Groups… that share the day with us…

First Saturdays & Second Mondays

Hexi-holics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 – 4

Third Mondays

Rug Hooking 10:00 – 3

Second & Fourth Tuesdays

Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon

Last Wednesday of the Month

Wednesday Woolies 10:00 – 4

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.

Upcoming Area Events

May 29th ~ Mr. Buttons Birthday…..#2

May 31st-June 4th ~ 2nd Anniversary Sale

Artisans Market Thursday evenings & Saturday mornings

@ Historic Courthouse downtown

June 12th-15th ~ Celebrate Charlotte

Touch a Truck & Tractor – Thursday evening, downtown

Car Show – Friday evening, downtown

 

June 21st-September 6th ~ Row by Row Experience 2016 “Home Sweet Home”

July 9th & 10th ~ Cal-Co Quilters’ Guild Quilt Show @ Marshall High School

July 15th & 16th ~ Lansing Area Patchers Quilt Show @ Causeway Bay Hotel, Lansing

August… 40 bolts of Jo Morton’s new fabric line ~ “Gratitude” from MODA

October 7th – 9th ~ West Michigan Quilt Guild Quilt Show ~ Grand Rapids

 

Stop in or visit our website for available Quilt Kits


Amish with a Twist

Quilt of the Quarter

Bloomers

Christmas Cabin

Rails

Midnight Blue

BQ 4

About A Girl/About A Boy

Holly Jolly

Van Gough Arles

Van Gough Iris

Kim Diehl ~ Whatnots

Rooftop Orchards

Aurora

River Rocks

Radiant Reflections


 

We look forward to seeing you during your summer travel adventures/vacations;

the 2016 Row by Row Experience, or while you are just stopping by.

 

May your summer be safe, healthy and filled with wonderful moments that makes you smile, while enjoying this journey we call life.

 

May 2016 Newsletter

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!

December Updates

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Update from THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte…..

Happy Christmas
-N-
Merry New Year!

Classes…

*Beginning quilt piecing – Learn the basic techniques to assembling a quilt top. Call or stop into the shop for details.
* Stitch by Hand with Debby Kinney – Class meets 2nd and 4th Tuesdays. Call the Hen House for details and to sign up.
*Art Quilts – February.  Use geometric shapes to design and make your own original fabric art.
*Foundation Paper Piecing & String Piecing – January/February. An opportunity to use up some of the leftover fabric pieces from all your other projects.

Groups… that share the day with us…

First Saturdays
Hexiholics/English Paper Piecing 10:00 –?
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 – 7:00
Fourth Saturdays & sometimes Fifth Saturdays
Saturday Crankers 10:00 – 5:00
Second & Fourth Saturdays
Spinning & Weaving 10-?
We also invite you to stop in anytime to sit and stitch with us.

….We will be closed ….

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day, December 24th & 25th,
New Year’s Eve, December 31st, & New Year’s Day, January 1st, 2016.

THANKFUL for YOU!

We are blessed and humbled by your continued support, gifts, and encouragement. We enjoy spending our days with you.

As 2015 comes to a close & the New Year starts, our wish for you is…
Celebrations that bring a smile to your heart, good health, laughter, safe travel, and contentment.
Happy Stitchin’!
Carolyn, Elise, Ronda, Linda, Julie, Janice, Debby, and … Mister Buttons

Sign up today for Storytellers!

The Storytellers is a gorgeous 12 month Block of the Month Program honoring the female authors of some very classic books. Each pattern has interesting tidbits about ladies who changed the literary scene.  Here is some very useful info that you need to know:

The finished quilt size is 102″ x 102″
4 bonus projects made with scraps are also included (3 quilts and 1 wall hanging).

A Prairie Gathering Quilt Kit

By Pam Buda

88″ x 100″

Another wonderful quilt from Nancy Rink, Amish With A Twist III Best of Friends. This lovely quilt is a 10 month Block of the Month program. The design merges a variety of blocks based on traditional Amish quilts using Centennial Solids fabrics from Marcus Brothers.
During this 10-month Block of the Month program, you will receive the patterns and fabrics needed to complete the quilt top including borders and binding.
Finished Quilt Size 98″ x 107″Contact us today to sign up for this amazing quilt before all the kits are spoken for!
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December Calendar

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PIW 10-7
4 5
Hexies 10-?
6 7 8
Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon
9 10
PIW 10-7
11 12
Spinning & Weaving 10-?
13 14
Hexies 10-?
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PIW 10-7
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20 21
Hooking 10-?
22
Stitched by Hand 9:30-Noon
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Crankers 10-?Spinning & Weaving 10-?
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Wednesday Woolies 10-?
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PIW 10-7
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Hexies 10-?
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