Notes from The Hen House
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Row by Row continues through September 2nd, (we will be closed on Labor Day).
We’ve had a wonderful time seeing familiar and meeting new faces this past month.
There are 84 Quilt Shops in Michigan along with hundreds in other states & Canada.
All row patterns are free when you visit a participating shop. Stop into the shop for the list or check out the Row by Row official page for details. There is also a Facebookpage. Our row sample is made up as a runner or wall hanging. Kits are available in the shop for $15. Due to the great interest in our kit; we’ve had to substitute wool for the velvet.
Uh-oh! Looks like we may have made a tiny mistake. If you were here on the Row by Row and purchased our kit July 28th-31st, please check your kit to make sure that you have everything you need. Give us a call if you are missing any pieces or were short and wool. So sorry about this! We will be glad to replace the shorted pieces free of charge.
Your travel dates for “The Journey Continues” Shop Hop with Everlasting Stitches in Holt are August 1st and 2nd . Each shop will have 3 blocks for you to collect. Shop Hop hours are 9:30-5:30. Tickets are available for $5.
The week of September 2nd thru 6th, (it’s also the week of Frontier Days in Charlotte) we are planning a “Patched Pieces” quilt show here in the shop.. These will not be “Quilt Show” quilts, but the vintage quilts, pieced tops and blocks that have been handed down through the years. If you have one you’d like to share & display contact the shop to let us know. We will also be accepting items for 2 local charities during the week. We will also have a few spinners and weavers in to show off their skills.
“Whatnots Club” will start in September. Debby has the first sample done. Meeting times are September through January, held on the first Saturday mornings(September will be 2nd Saturday, September 13th) and the Monday evenings following the first Saturday. Please contact the shop for details and to sign up.
August 9th & 23rd Area weavers with portable looms and Spinning group will be meeting, come join or watch the groups as they play with Fiber
Thursday, August 21st from 5-8. Fabulous Fat Friendly Frolic. You’ll need at least 2contrasting Fat Quarters, a rotary cutter, cutting mat, ruler and sewing machine to startyour own 1 of a kind scrap quilt. We will be slicing, sewing and re-slicing to make them unique. Cost is $15.
Saturday, August 16th , 10:30 – 4:00. Fabulous Fat Friendly Frolic. All day adventure in slicing contrasting Fat Quarters to make your own one of a kind scrap quilt. Cost is $15.
Saturday, August 23rd , 10-5 ~ Saturday Crankers will be in with their awesome machines. Come check out the fun.
Monday, August 25th, 5:30 ~ Steve Cooper will be in to offer suggestions with general sewing machine maintenance. Cost is $5
October 6th thru 12th is National Weaving & Spinning week, we will have spinners and weavers demonstrating throughout the week.
Monday, September 28th, 5:30 ~ Steve Cooper will be in to offer suggestions with general sewing machine maintenance. Cost is $5
We invite you to come and check out all the new fabrics; they are coordinating nicely with the reproduction fabrics and wool! Come sit, stitch and enjoy the space with us. You might even catch Nancy in the shop.
Come take a look at the Handmade products we have that are made by local artisans. There are handmade soaps, artisan jewelry, handwoven rugs, towels, scarves; rovings and skeins of handspun yarns. We also have a selection of Michigan made skeins of Shepherds Wool.
Stop in and perhaps purchase that special gift for someone you know or for yourself
We hope you’ve been able to enjoy a safe and enjoyable Summer!
We wish you Happy Stitches &Thank You for helping us carry on the tradition.
….. Carolyn, Elise, Linda, Ronda, & Debby.
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