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Update from THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte….. ITS JUNE…! (June 2015 Newsletter)

 Update from THE HEN HOUSE of Charlotte….. ITS JUNE…!

We hope you’ve got your vacations scheduled, your flowers planted, and can sit back with a bit of relaxation time.

Please BE AWARE… if you visit us during June 17th – 20th there will be occasional street closings downtown due to the Celebrate Charlotte festival. This local event includes several fun events to enjoy: Bite of Charlotte, a Bluegrass festival, craft show and also a car/motorcycle show. There will also be a bit of purple around the area to promote Relay for Life.

We have a few classes on the schedule…

*Kari’s Repurposed Skirt Saturday, June 13th 10:00-3:00

http://files.ctctcdn.com/40769a18001/33b33e51-5ca3-4bb6-865c-9638030be86d.jpg?a=1121070696020*Sophie Dress Thursday evenings starting June 25th at 6p – shop for materials at YG and The Hen House
July 2nd, 9th, and 16th from 6p to 8p – learn the knitted bodice with Lindsay
July 23rd from 5:30 to 8:30 – sew the skirt with Carolyn
Fee: $55 + materials
Instructor: Lindsay Potter at YG; Carolyn Rosier at The Hen House
Description: Be a part of our first collaboration with The Hen House when we co-host a class!  Combine two crafts, knitting and sewing, to create this adorable little girl’s dress.  The bodice is knit separately in pieces and seamed together for the top, then the skirt is sewn using the fabric of your choice.
Homework: none!
Knitting skills required:  cast on, knit, purl
Knitting skills you’ll learn: chart reading, decreases, blocking, seaming, and picking up stitches for a neckband
Sewing skills required:  Basic machine stitching with a bit of hand stitching.
The sample is currently hanging at The Yarn Garden.

If there is a technique you would like to learn; please let us know & we will set up a time to work with you.

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.
*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


 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

Starting June 21st.
As you make your travel plans for the Experience, Please Note that…..
We will begin on Monday, June 22nd

Our “Row” is completed and on display.
We’ve named it “Jelly Baby”
It can be used vertically or horizontally.
A License Plate will also be available this year!
If you are unfamiliar with the “Row by Row Experience”
It is an opportunity to visit shops across Michigan, the United States and parts of Canada.
There is no cost to join the “RRE”, all you need to do when you GO INTO THE SHOP is request a FREE pattern of that Shops’ unique “Row”.
Shops may offer kits for at a nominal cost, if you would like to have the same colors/fabrics that is in their specific sample.
IF…you are unable to visit; you must wait until the end of October for a pattern. You may call the shop to leave your information, send us an email, or send us a stamped, self-addressed envelope.
We will send the pattern at the end of the 2015 “RRE”.
For more information, check out https://www.facebook.com/MIRowbyRowExperience orhttp://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/

We’ve moved fabric around in hopes to better serve your needs.
Traditional fabrics are now in designer collections; while the more modern fabrics are together in the line they were created with. We also have a Holiday/Seasonal section.

THANK YOU!!! You’ve made our first year spectacular! It’s been fun sharing your fabric experience. Please enjoy our celebration sales through the month of June! We also have some daily treats that are complements of EpicSweet.com, so don’t forget to check those out too!