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Upcoming Classes Scheduled

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Upcoming Classes Scheduled

Here are the scheduled classes for February 2020.

Paint class with Melissa Totten.  These classes are held the first and third Tuesday of each month and the painting subject will be announced at the beginning of class.  Cost:  $30.00

New beginner paint classes with Sherry Wilfong.  Every Tuesday evening from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm.  Cost:  $30.00.  She will be starting out with landscapes and will transition to other subjects as skill levels are developed.  MUST HAVE FOUR INDIVIDUALS TO SIGN UP IN ORDER TO HOLD THESE CLASSES!

8 February (Saturday) 2020.  Simplicity Quilt (beginner friendly); Time:  10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Instructor:  Lisa Gandy; Cost:  $15.00; Supplies:  Basic sewing supplies, one layer cake, one yard of fabric for border and 20″ WOF for binding.   MUST HAVE FOUR INDIVIDUALS TO SIGN UP IN ORDER TO HOLD THIS CLASS!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 February (Wednesday) 2020.  “Who love YOU” Owl Pillows (beginner friendly and FUN); Time:  1:30 pm until finished; Instructor:  Debbie Walker;  Cost:  $20.00; Supplies:  1/2 yard of fabric for the body and 1/2 yard of fabric for the owl head.  Everything else will be supplied.   Come and make a cute Valentine gift for someone you love!  MUST HAVE FOUR INDIVIDUALS TO SIGN UP IN ORDER TO HOLD THIS CLASS!

 

Just a friendly reminder:  If you are interested in taking any class, you must call and sign-up prior to the scheduled class.

 

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December 2019 Class Schedule

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December 2019 Class Schedule
REMINDER:  If you are planning on attending a class, please call 304 653-0000 to register!
3 December:  Paint Class with Melissa Totten;  Time:  1:30 to 4:00 pm
                         Beginner Paint Class with Sherry Wilfong; Time:  5:00 pm  to ??
5 December:  Wreath Making with Robin Cort;  Time:  1:00 to 4:00 pm; Cost:  $25.00 which covers class and most supplies except the following:  You need to bring your own green pine (real or artificial) or whatever material you want to use in order to cover your wreath (tinsel, pine, ribbon).   Additionally, you will want to bring anything else you think would look good on your wreath.  Robin will show us how to put it all together to make a beautiful holiday wreath!  It goes without saying it would also make a great gift.  Bring any snacks you might like to enjoy during the class.
10 December:  Sweatshirt class with Deb Ann; Time:  10:00 am to ??;   Cost:  $10.00;  Bring your own lunch; Snacks will be provided.  You will need one sweatshirt, basic sewing supplies and small pointed sharp scissors.
13 December:  Paint party with Melissa Totten.  Time: 1:30 to 4:30.  Cost:  $25.00 with your supplies or $30.00 using her supplies.  She will be teaching a Christmas painting that everyone can do!   Come out and try your skills.  It will be fun!
16 December:  Basket making class with Teresa Dunbrack; Time:  5:00 pm to ??; Cost:  $25.00 for class and supplies.  Again, another GREAT idea!
17 December:  Paint Class with Melissa Totten; Time:   1:30 to 4:00 pm
                           Paint Class with Sherry Wilfong; Time:   5:00  to ??
REMINDER:  If you are planning on attending a class, please call 304 653-0000 to register!  We look forward to seeing you!
Have as wonderful Christmas with whomever you are spending it with!

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Update for 20 November 2019 Class (Christmas Wall Hanging) – Joann Cordell

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Update for 20 November 2019 Class (Christmas Wall Hanging) – Joann Cordell
Christmas wall hanging class taught by yours truly!
Wednesday, November 20th at THE CLASSROOM in Hillsboro, WV, 10:00-4:00.  Lunch provided free by me!  Cost of the class is $10!  Please consider participating and ringing in the joyous season with a quilting project!
Skill level:  beginner to intermediate
Quilt size 35”by 41”
Block size 7” by 9”
Materials:
1/3 yard red star print or your choice
1/2 yard red floral print or your choice print
5/8 yard black red print or your choice
1/4 yard cream and gold metallic or tone on tone
1 and 1/8 yard coordinating stripe or your choice
Backing fabric 41” by 47”
Batting 41” by 47”
All purpose thread to match fabric
Quilting or clear nylon thread
Basic sewing tools and supplies
Very sharp small scissors

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Upcoming Classes for November 2019

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Upcoming Classes for November 2019

These are the scheduled classes (so far) for the month of November 2019.  PLEASE NOTE:  If additional classes are added or supply lists are modified or added, additional updates may be needed!

2 November (Saturday); Stepping Stone Lap Quilt; 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Cost:  $15.00; Instructor:  Lisa Gandy
Supply List:
Fabric A:  1/4 th yard.  Cut two 2 1/2 ” strips, then cut them in half.
Do the same for fabric B, C and D.
Fabric E:  1 and 1/4 th yards.  Cut five 2 1/2″ strips and three 8 1/2″ strips  Cut strips in half.
Background fabric:  2 yards.  Cut thirteen 2 1/2 ” strips; cut two 4 1/2″ strips and two 6 1/2″ strips.  Cut all these in half.
First border: 5/8″ yards.  Cut into seven 2 1/2 ” strips
Second border – 1 and 1/8 yards of  fabric .   Cut into seven- 5 1/2″ strips
Binding – 2/3 yards fabric.  Cut into 3″ strips OR less and cut into what you normally use for bindings.
Backing:  4 1/2 yards fabric
Batting:   60 x 80
5 November (Tuesday).  Paint Class.  Time:  1:30 to 4 pm.  Cost:  $30.00 with supplies provided – $25.00 with supplies provided.  Instructor:  Melissa Totten
5 November (Tuesday). Beginner Paint Class. Time:  5:00 pm – ?.  Cost:  $25.00.   Instructor:  Sherry Wilfong.  This is a NEW beginner class.
6 November (Wednesday). String Piecing.  Time:  10:00 am to 3:00 pm.  Cost:  $10.00.  Instructor:  Debbie Walker
Supply List:
You will need to bring four 12 1/2″ squares of backing fabric; any color (I use muslin fabric).
Scrap fabric cut into strips 1 1/2″ to 2″.  You can use all the same size strips or mix sizes.  I will have lots of them available, too.
Border fabric- 1/2 yd of something that will match your fabrics.
Backing and batting can be bought later. NOTE:   You may not  get all the blocks done in class.
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12 November (Tuesday).  Volunteer Day.  Time:  10:00 am – ?.   We need at least six volunteers.  We will be finishing up the “smile” bags for children overseas.
12 November (Tuesday).  Paint Class.  Time:  5:00 pm – ?.  Instructor:  Sherry Wilfong
14 November (Thursday).  Beginner Knitting.  Time:  1:00 to 3:00 pm.  Cost:  $15.00.  Instructor:  Emily Sullivan.  We will be making a beginner’s cowl!
Supply List:
Two skeins bulky weight yarn (each skein should have around 105 yards).  They can be the same or different colors.
One set of size 17 straight needles
One tapestry needle or a crochet hook for weaving in.
19 November (Tuesday).  Paint Class.  Time:  1:30 to 4 pm. Cost:  $30.00 with supplies provided – $25.00 without supplies provided. Instructor:  Melissa Totten

20 November (Wednesday).  Christmas wall hanging.  Time:  10:00 am to 3 pm.  Cost:  $15.00; Instructor:  JoAnn Cordell.  A supply list and photo will follow in a separate post.

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Updated October Class Schedule

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Updated October Class Schedule

This the updated classroom schedule for the month of October 2019.

  • 7 October      Coil Rope Fabric Basket (Pat Paxton) – 1:00 to 4:00; Cost:  $10.00; Supply List:   Cotton clothes line, 1-1/4th yard of small print fabric; fabric glue; thread to match your fabric; zigzag foot for your sewing machine; basic sewing supplies (check this site for your basic sewing supplies list)
  • 8 October      Painting – 5:00 – ? (Sherry Wilfong); Cost:  $25.00
  • 9 October      Sit and Sew – 10:00 to 3:00
  • 11 October     Stained Glass Leave Table Runner (Deb Ann) – 1:00 to 4:00; Supply list: 1/4 th yard border fabric; four fat quarters for leaves or scrapes (with the largest piece being 8″ x 14″);  one and 2/3  yard fabric for background; thread to match leaves; fusible web will be supplied; basic sewing  supplies;  Please note:  You can buy your border fabric later – you will not get to it in class.
  • 14 October     Fabric Bucket (great gift idea and easy); Cost:  $10.00; Supply list: Two fat quarters (one for inside and one for outside); thread to match your fabric; basic sewing supplies.
  • 15 October      Painting class –  1:30-4:30 (Melissa Totten); Cost:   $30.00  for class and supplies; Come paint something new each time.  She will supply paint, canvas and brushes needed for each class.
  • 22 October     Halloween Wall Hanging (Joann Cordell); 10:00 am to 4:00 pm; Cost – $10.00′ Supply list is currently pending; Lunch will be provided and is FREE!
  • 22 October     Painting – 5:00 pm (Sherry Wilfong); Cost:  $25.00; This is a NEW beginner painting class.
  • 25 October     Painting Party (Melissa Totten); 5:00 to 8:00 pm; Cost – $30.00;   Come try your hand at painting.  Great fun.  Something new each class. Open to everyone.
  • 29 October     Stitch and Fold Table Topper/Wreath (Brenda Mann); Cost:  $20.00; Supply list: Back of the topper/wreath – 5/8 yard of fabric
    Front of the topper/wreath – 5/8 yard of fabric; Center applique – 1/2 yd fabric; thread to match; temporary marking pen; 2/3 yard pellon firm stabilizer (available at the shop); 2/3 yards wonder under; basic sewing supplies.

Coil Rope Fabric Basket (Pat Paxton)

Stained Glass Leave Table Runner (Deb Ann)

 Halloween Wall Hanging (Joann Cordell)

 Stitch and Fold Table Topper/Wreath (Brenda Mann)

Should you have any additional questions, please call Debbie Walker at 304 653-4150.

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The Hillsboro Classroom

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The Hillsboro Classroom

The Creative Learning Center (aka the Hillsboro classroom) is now open!  This has been a long held dream that has finally come to pass!  The current class schedule for the first two weeks of October is as follows:

  • 1 October      Painting – 1:30 to 4:30
  • 2 October      Community Service Project (gowns and bags) – 10:00  – ?
  • 7 October      Coil Rope Fabric Basket (Pat Paxton) – 1:00 to 4:00; Cost:  $10.00
  • 8 October      Painting – 5:00
  • 9 October      Sit and Sew – 10:00 to 3:00
  • 11 October     Stained Glass Leave Table Runner (Deb Ann) – 1:00 to 4:00

Every Wednesday will be a “sit-n-sew” day for anyone who wants to come in and work on a UFO (unfinished project) or any type project.  We are hoping that ladies/gentlemen will use this time to gather for fellowship and sewing away from their normal sewing setting.  Classes will be posted two weeks in advance (be sure to check in the newspaper also).  As things progress we will make every effort to post a schedule one month in advance.

Please note:  If you are interested in giving a class on any creative subject, please us and call and we will work out a date and time for you. There is a small fee for the room which will be assessed at time of scheduling.  Classes can be half day, single, multiple days/or spread out over the course of a couple of weeks.  The only stipulation in booking the classroom is that the classes must be open to the general public, as this is a community learning facility.

Here are some potential ideas for upcoming classes:

  • Beginner sewing classes:  From getting to know your machine to how to make a simple quilt block
    • Basic quilting musts and vocabulary
    • Applique
    • A variety of advanced quilting classes
    • How to foundation paper piece
    • Free motion quilting
    • Block of the month classes
    • How to square up blocks and finish a quilt
    • Creative quilt borders
    • Creative quilt backing (or how to make the back of your quilt “almost” as interesting as the front)
    • Specialty seams such as Y-seams, curves, and sewing with small pieces
  • Basket making (cloth and reed)
  • Jewelry making
  • Candle making
  • Community service/charity projects (if you have an idea on a community service project, please let us know)
  • Coloring/painting on fabric
  • Repurposing items from clothes (aprons, jackets, sweat shirts, etc.)
  • Crafts of all kinds (wreath making, pillows, flower arrangements, etc.)
  • Quick gift ideas
  • Scrapbooking
  • Card making

 

              

This classroom or creative learning center, is an asset to our community and provides us with an amazing opportunity to experience and learn new things or advance your current skill level.  We sincerely hope everyone will take advantage of  this space.  We look forward to working with and meeting all of the creative folks from here and the surrounding areas.

To book the classroom, to register for classes or for more information, please call Deb Ann’s Fabrics at 304 654-4150

 

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Eight Rivers Quilting Party 2019

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Eight Rivers Quilting Party 2019

Brochure is out and registration has begun for the 2019 Eight Rivers Quilting Party to be held at the McClintic Libary in Marlinton, West Virginia.  Dates for this year’s party are 1 – 3 August 2019, from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm.  Charlene Beverage’s class will be a “Covered Bridge Wallhanging”.  Betty Jo Williams’ class will be a “Log Cabin Star Table Mat” and Michelle Hill’s class will be “Farm Rose Star Quilt” by Marci Baker.  You can download the brochere to read more about the quilting party and classes and to register for classes.  We hope to see you there!

Download Brochure

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Pocahontas Bicentennial Quilt Blocks

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Pocahontas Bicentennial Quilt Blocks
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Pocahontas County will be celebrating it’s bicentennial in 2021.  In preparation for this historic event, quilters of Pocahontas County are in the process of putting together two quilts to mark this major milestone.  When completed, one quilt will be placed on display at the Pocahontas County courthouse, commemorating our 200th year birthday.  The other quilt will be raffled in order to secure funds for the actual bicentennial event.  Blocks are now available for pick up at Deb Ann’s Fabrics in Hillsboro and the Wellness Center in Marlinton.  If you had not previously expressed an interest in completing a block but are interested, please contact Lauren Bennett at 304 799-7386.  Blocks must be completed and turned in by 15 May 2019.

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Watoga State Park’s Quilting Weekend

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Watoga State Park’s Quilting Weekend

Starting this Thursday, 11 April 2019, the Watoga Quilting Weekend begins.  We will be offering two days of quilting classes (Thursday and Friday), followed by an old fashioned quilting bee on Saturday.  PLEASE NOTE:  The quilting bee is opened to anyone who is interested in participating or just wants to observe the process.  There is no charge for attending the quilting bee.  Those participating in the quilting bee itself are asked to bring a covered dish.

For additional information, please check out Watoga State Park’s or Deb Ann’s Fabrics website.  Call 304-653-4150 with questions. Hope to see you there!

 

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Calhoun County Quilt Class Scheduled!

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Calhoun County Quilt Class Scheduled!

Guess who is coming back?  That’s right!  Calhoun County’s very own Debbie Walker, from Deb Ann’s Fabrics, in Hillsboro, West Virginia, will be back in Grantsville on 3 November 2018.  This time the quilt project will be a “Carpenter’s Star”.  Class will be held at the Grantsville Senior Center (125 Durst Court, Grantsville, WV) on Saturday, 3 November 2018 from 10:00 am to ???.   Join us to learn how to create a “Carpenter’s Star” quilt.  Bring a lunch.  Light snacks and drinks will be provided.  Your supply list is as follows:  sewing machine (in good working order), neutral colored thread, at least three wound bobbins, scissors, pins, a travel ironing space and cutting mat (PLEASE NOTE:  there will be cutting and ironing stations set up if you don’t have your own), one 6 1/2″ – 8 1/2″ ruler or longer and a rotary cutter.  Kits will be provided with two colors of your choice.  Cost of the class is $50.00 and this includes the cost of the kit.  If interested, please call 304 653-4150 to sign up and to provide your two color choices for your kit.  See you soon!

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Ready for a “Spook-tacular” Mystery Project???

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Ready for a “Spook-tacular” Mystery Project???

Here is your supply list for the September Mystery Project of the Month.  You will need:

  • Sewing machine
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
  • Assorted sewing notions
  • 12 assorted Halloween print fabrics (you will need at least 1 fat eighth of each fabric)
  • 1 yard of a coordinating solid

We can’t wait to see everyone on 21 September 2018, from 10:00 am to 2 pm at the Hillsboro Library!  See you soon!

 

 

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Block of the Month for 2019 Is Here!

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Block of the Month for 2019 Is Here!

The new block of the month for 2019 has been put together and is ready for you to take a look.  The BOM will start in January 2019 and run for nine months.  The project consists of 15 12 1/2″ blocks (three a month) and three 17 1/2″ blocks with hour glass blocks (one set per month).  Month nine will consist of the finishing kit with stripping. The quilt will measure 86 x 88 with borders (which are not included in the BOM).  When you receive each month’s blocks, they will  have been completely cut out and be ready to sew together.  No struggles with fabric selection or cutting!  What could be easier?  The cost is $40.00 per month and the cut-off date to sign up is 1 December 2018.  You can make a one time purchase of the entire quilt for $340.00, which is a $20.00 saving.  Blocks can be mailed with additional postage rates applied.  We hope to have our sample quilt quilted and on display during the “Fall Into Quilting Retreat”, scheduled for October 18-20, 2018, in order to provide you with an up close and personal look!  For any additional questions, please feel free to call the shop at 304 653-4150.

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Supply List for the Mystery Project of the Month for 28 July 2018

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Supply List for the Mystery Project of the Month for 28 July 2018

For those of you participating in our monthly mystery project, here is your supply list:

  • Sewing Machine
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter
  • Light neutral thread
  • 5 fat quarters of 30’s reproductions fabrics
  • 1 yard of white OR tone on tone white fabric
  • Cutting mat
  • YOUR SENSE OF ADVENTURE!

We will be meeting at the Hillsboro Library from 10:00 am to 2 pm.  See you there!

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Reminder for May’s Mystery Project of the Month

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Reminder for May’s Mystery Project of the Month

The mystery project of the month for May will be held on 26 May 2018, from 10 am to 2 pm, at the Hillsboro Library.  Just in case you missed the previous post on this, here is the supply list:

You will need:

Your sewing machine and notions

Coordinated fabrics in the following amounts:

1 fat eighth

½ yard

1 charm square (5 ½ x 5 ½)

1 charm square ( 5 ½ x 5 ½)  (this will be your center)

3/8 yard

1 piece of scrap fabric large enough to make two 1 1/2″ x 2″ rectangles

One 9″ zipper

1/3 yard of fusible interfacing

 

We hope you will join us this Saturday.  See you then!!!

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And Today’s Mystery Project of the Month Was….

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And Today’s Mystery Project of the Month Was….

Painting on fabric!  No one had any idea what this month’s mystery project was going to be.  With “one half yard of white, washed and ironed (no starch) fabric” being the only item on the supply list, everyone seemed quite perplexed in trying to figure out what we would be doing today!  Well, it didn’t take long for Debbie to bring everyone up to speed, sharing a variety of completed projects she had previously done with fabric paint.

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She brought to class, a wide selection of coloring books, as well as iron on transfers, in order to allow everyone to find a picture they would be tracing onto the fabric.

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After pictures were selected, class participants traced their pictures onto the fabric with pencil, then ironed their fabric onto freezer paper in order to stabilize the fabric.

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It was at this point, the class participants began filling in their artwork with color.

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At times, the room was completely hushed as class participants focused on their work at hand.  It was such a different experience for everyone!  Some found it challenging, some found it relaxing and peaceful but everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time spent together on a beautiful and sunny Saturday, learning another way to add depth and dimension to their quilting and/or crafting portfolio!  Until next time!

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