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Scrapalicious Class

Scrapalicious Class by Lisa Bee-WilsonThursday, April 17* from 1-4pm, with Lisa Bee-Wilson

Do you have a stash of scraps?  Are they all jumbled together?  Want to create organization out of chaos?  Well, this is the place for you!  In this recurring class (generally the 2nd Thursday of the month) you learn what shapes and sizes are best and methods of storage.  Lisa will present new patterns each month to encourage you to use your scraps. Each month is new and old!  Check out this month’s tips and pattern.  Class Fee: $10. (Commit to 6 months and save money!)  Contact OSR or click on classes at Towerhouse Quilts.

*Usually this class is held on the 2nd Thursday of each month, but this month we needed to move the date due to prior commitments at OSR.

KAPOW! Flower Class

Kapow!Flower Class by Lisa Bee-WilsonSaturday, April 26, 11-4, with Lisa Bee-Wilson

Want to add some pizazz to a tired room?  Well, Lisa has just the project for you!  She has designed this project in a three sizes–wall hanging, table runner, and pillow.  Visit OSR to see this kapow-powered flower quilt and sign up for the class or click on classes at Towerhouse Quilts.      Class Fee: $40 (includes pattern).

Fit & Sew Workshop

Sure Fit DesignsSunday-Friday, April 6-11, with Glenda Sparling of Sure-Fit Designs

Do you love to sew clothes for yourself but they never fit like you want them to fit?  This is the class for you!  Glenda teaches this week-long class.  Contact Sure Fit Designs.

Strawberries & Cream Class

Strawberries and Cream ClassSaturday, March 29, 11-3, with Cynthia Brunz
Do you have lots of scraps in two distinct colors?  Or are you looking to create a quilt with a touch of the traditional and a touch of the modern?  Cynthia teaches this variation of a log cabin quilt that captures both! Class Fee: $40 (includes Fons&Porter quilty magazine which features this quilt).

 

Scrapalicious Class

Scrapalicious Class by Lisa Bee-WilsonThursday, March 13 from 1-4pm, with Lisa Bee-Wilson

Do you have a stash of scraps?  Are they all jumbled together?  Want to create organization out of chaos?  Well, this is the place for you!  In this recurring class (generally the 2nd Thursday of the month) you learn what shapes and sizes are best and methods of storage.  Lisa will present new patterns each month to encourage you to use your scraps. Each month is new and old!  Check out this month’s tips and pattern.  Class Fee: $10. (Commit to 6 months and save money!)  Contact OSR or click on classes at Towerhouse Quilts.

Days for Girls Community Sew

Monday & Tuesday, March 10 & 11, 10-3

Our first Days for Girls Community Sew was a rousing success!  We completed 180 washable feminine hygiene pads.  Our goal is 400–which completes 40 kits for 40 girls. We will be sewing simple straight stitch, with some serging, of pre-cut fabric.  We welcome sewers and helpers of any level.  OSR will provide the materials and machines.  But feel free to bring your own machine if you prefer.  Want to know more about Days for Girls?  Visit www.daysforgirls.org

March Featured Quilters

Lowell Pine Needlers with 2014 Raffle QuiltThe Pine Needlers are in the house! Really! Who are the Pine Needlers you ask? Well, they are a small quilt group from Lowell. They began with just a few gals in 2005 and now have blossomed into a sturdy group of almost twenty women who come together each month for a sew day and potluck. So come on down to Our Sewing Room during regular business hours and enjoy the show!

That first year the hardy few managed to put on the first annual Blackberry Jam Quilt Show in Lowell at the Grange Hall, where it remains today. This year in July will be the 10th Annual Blackberry Jam Quilt Show! So if you haven’t seen it yet, you should get out to the Blackberry Jam Festival in late July and check it out.

And of course each year the Pine Needlers make a raffle quilt and sell tickets. And the Pine Needlers do things a little differently than most quilt groups. All the monies raised from the raffle ticket sales (less expenses for fabric or longarming) are all donated to the community of Lowell in some form or another. Last year over $3,000 was given to the Lowell Firehall, the Lowell Food Pantry, the Lowell High School Scholarship Program, the Lundy Elementary Clothes Closet…..you get the idea. It all goes back and nothing is used for Pine Needler recreation or education.Blackberry Jam Raffle Quilt 2014

This years lovely raffle quilt is called, “Sea Glass” and is an amazing scrappy mix of blue, green, teal, black, gray, and white assorted fabrics. It’s a big one at 90″ x 100″ in size. The design is based on an antique quilt (and you were thinking it was modern, right?). The only modern thing about it are the types of fabrics that were used. There is one unifying fabric that is in each block that was made. Even the binding is spectacular in it’s boldness.

And yes, we WILL sell you a ticket! Or two. Or five. Tickets can be purchased at Our Sewing Room, or from one of the Pine Needlers, or online  (which takes you to Eventbrite for the transaction). Tickets are $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. Any way you look at it it’s a fabulous deal.

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