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Autumn Workshops Newsletter & Diary Dates 2017

Dear Crafters & Quilters,

This term we are introducing another set of new regular workshops.  On the 1st Wednesday of the month from October, we’re starting workshops working with pre-cuts: Layer Cakes (10” squares), Jelly Rolls (2 ½” strips), Charm Squares (5” squares), & Mini Charms (2 ½” squares), they’ll be covered in turn one per month.  Our Traditional Sampler Quilt Course will also begin in October, meeting on the third Thursday of the month, you will learn at least two blocks per month over 9 months, covering all aspects of patchwork & quilting.  Last year’s Sampler Quilt Ladies made some truly stunning quilts!  There’s fun planned for our MacMillan Cancer Support Charity workshop at the end of September, Sew Saturday on October 21st & as well as our 2 day Christmas Workshops through October & November, offering a wealth of seasonal projects.  There’s exhibitions galore & with some new and re-visited workshops, there’s something suitable for everyone.

We look forward to seeing you soon

Best wishes
Sally & the girls

Book early to avoid disappointment.

 

Booking a workshop
As our classes are popular and fill up quickly, we operate a 'first come, first served' policy with a small reserve list in case of cancellations.  Bookings can be made by telephone or by calling into the shop. Full payment for classes and kits must be made at the time of booking, so if you book by phone, please have details of your credit or debit card ready. If you join one of our Block of the Month groups, we request that all classes are paid for whether you attend or not, as we still have the tutors & rent to pay. We also accept cheques by post.  Our phone number is 01872-870478, opening hours are Monday to Saturday 10am - 4pm.
Cancelling a workshop
If you need to cancel a workshop, please contact us as soon as possible. It is possible that we may be able to fill your place from the reserve list. Course fees are only refundable if your place can be resold, & a £5 administration fee will be charged.

SEWING MACHINES SALES
We are now stocking a range of Singer & Toyota Sewing Machines.  We are happy to demonstrate any of the machines for you & if you purchase one from us, you are entitled to one hours free personal tuition on an arranged date.

BATTING UP SERVICE

Finding the space to Batt Up a quilt is often very tricky; with this in mind we are offering an assisted Batting Up service.  Using the 505 spray adhesive method, we will help you to Batt Up your quilt, be it Baby or King size.  This service will be available at pre booked times, on the morning of our Crafternoon's.
The cost per quilt will be: £5.00 per Baby Quilt, £10.00 per Single Quilt, £20.00 per Double Quilt, or £25.00 per king size.  505 adhesive spray is available to purchase in store.  Prices for Batting Up using the tacking or basting pins method are available on application.

GET TO KNOW YOUR SEWING MACHINE with Mary
TUESDAY 19th SEPTMEBER 10 - 4pm, Fee: £37.50

Whether you have just had a new machine or you have had one for a while and want to explore it's possibilities, this workshop is suitable for all abilities.  Cover the basics of your sewing machine with construction and decorative techniques.  You will have a finished sample cushion to take home and use and a future reference.  A fun and informative workshop and very popular

 

JELLY ROLL BARGELLO WORKSHOP with Moira
WEDNESDAY 20th SEPTEMBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
On this workshop, using a clever technique, make a small Bargello quilt or wall hanging, using strips of your favourite fabric or an ideal opportunity to use up left-over jelly roll strips.  Rotary cutting & machine piecing.  Come and see Moira’s stunning sample in store.

KARENZA QUILTERS EXHIBITION
KEA PARISH CHURCH, TRURO, TR3 6AE, 10 - 4pm
21ST - 23RD  SEPTEMBER


ANGUS THE HIGHLAND COW CUSHION with Carolyn

THURSDAY 21 SEPTEMBER, 10am-4pm, Fee £37.50
Using either your own photo printed onto Photo Fabric or a copy of ‘Angus’ make this lovely textured cushion.  You will be shown how to use and mix together a variety of wools, cotton, Japanese fabric, ribbon and lace.  See our sample in store.

CHICKEN OR COCKEREL 2 DAY WORKSHOP with Sally
FRIDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER & FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER, FEE: £65

Learn how to make a stunning life-size Chicken or Cockerel in your favourite fabrics.  A must for all chicken lovers!
  See our samples in store.


EMBELLISHING LINO PRINTS ON FABRIC with Louise Nichols
SATURDAY 23RD SEPTEMBER, 10 – 4pm,  Fee: £40

Come along & have a creative sewing day embellishing lino prints.  Louise will bring along a selection of lino designs already printed onto fabric & you will spend the day embellishing them with a selection of threads, yarns, fabrics & whatever other decoration you choose. You can add detail by hand, machine or a mix of both! The finished embellished prints can then be made into either a hanging panel or mounted ready for framing. There will be lots of reference & samples for you to look at on the day to inspire your ideas! See Louise’s sample in store.

MARY’S BLOCK KEEPER
TUESDAY 26TH SEPTEMBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
Mary's Block Keeper is both beautiful & practical, with a machine appliqued design on the front & two carrying handles, this keeper opens up to hold your 12" quilting blocks , keeping them safe & flat. Every quilter should have one!

TEA CUP PURSE HALF DAY WORKSHOPS, IN AID OF MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT
WEDNESDAY 27TH SEPTEMBER.  FIRST WORKSHOP 10 – 12.30pm, SECOND WORKSHOP 1.15 – 4pm

Come and join us for this fun purse workshop & help to raise money for this deserving charity, with tea & cake too!
Fee: £20 per session.  Raffle in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support

TRELYN QUILTERS EXHIBITION
28th – 30th SEPTEMBER, FRADDON VILLAGE HALL

Coast and Country Crafts are delighted to be there on Friday and Saturday.


PRE-CUT WORKSHOP – OLD GLORY with Sally
WEDNESDAY 4th OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm,  Fee: £37.50
On this pre-cut workshop, we will be using a layer cake or pre-cut 10” squares with a background.  With its large blocks your quilt will come together quickly with striking results! This pattern requires two 10” squares of the same design & colour of each of your chosen star block fabrics.  See sample in store.

LIGHTHOUSE QUILTERS EXHIBITION, CRICKET CLUB FALMOUTH
FRIDAY 6TH & SATURDAY 7TH OCTOBER
, CHARITY RAFFLE, WHEELCHAIR ACCESS, £1 ENTRY

TWO DAY, EARLY BIRD CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP with Mary & Sally
TUESDAY 10TH & WEDNESDAY 11TH OCTOBER, Fee:  £65
Our Christmas workshops have become part of the traditional run up to the Festive Season, so come along and join us for two wonderfully relaxing days of making a selection of Christmas items either as presents or to decorate you house for Christmas.  From Winter Quilts, to Wall hangings, Stockings to Christmas Cushion & so much more!  This Early Bird workshop is to get ahead before the mad rush!


BULLS EYE BEDRUNNER WORKSHOP with Carolyn
THURSDAY 12TH OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50

This pretty bed-runner is a fusion of Traditional and Classic.  The raw edges of the ‘Bulls eyes’ sit perfectly with the traditionally pieced blocks and fabric.  Join Carolyn for this fun day and make your own masterpiece.  Please see our sample in store.

FREE MOTION EMBROIDERY with Cat Rowe
SATURDAY 14th OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £45
A beginners’ workshop on free motion embroidery.  Using your own sewing machines you will learn the basics of free machine embroidery.  The day is packed full of lots of exciting exercises and we will explore the use of the machine as a drawing tool. The day is devised so that the student becomes confident with dropping the feed-dogs and sewing in this popular way. Using simple appliqué shapes as a base for free machining, students will discover the wide range of applications of this technique including various craft projects, quilt making and wall hangings.

CHRISTMAS DOZEN IN A DAY with Mary
TUESDAY 17TH OCTOBER,  10 – 4pm,  Fee:  £37.50
Bring a handful of scraps and your sewing machine, and turn your scraps into twelve beautiful greetings cards, each one unique. A fun, easy and relaxing class to help with your Christmas preparations.

ROTARY CUTTING FOR THE TERRIFIED! With Sally
WEDNESDAY 18TH OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
Take the terror out of rotary cutting by joining Sally who will take you calmly and carefully through the art of rotary cutting.  Benefit from this skill learning accuracy, which in turn helps you create perfect pieced projects.  You will make a cushion which you can be proud of and refer back to.

SAMPLER QUILT COURSE with Sally & Mary
THURSDAY 19TH OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £25 per session

Join Sally and Mary who will teach you traditional quilt blocks to help you create your own unique Sampler Quilt.  We will cover a variety of techniques including rotary cutting, machine piecing, hand piecing, paper piecing, curved piecing & more.  A great introduction to patchwork & quilting. (All sessions must be paid for whether you attend or not)  This group meets the third Thursday of each month & will run for nine months.

QUILTER’S WALLET
FRIDAY 20th OCTOBER 10-4pm. Fee £37.50
Every quilter should have one! Make this beautiful Quilter’s Wallet in your favourite fabric, with a zipped coin purse, places to store your credit cards & notes, keys, pens and more.

SEW SATURDAY IS BACK!
SATURDAY 21ST OCTOBER
Come along and join us anytime during Sew Saturday, when we’ll be doing Demo’s using Moda’s Cake Mix & Cup Cake Recipe pads, which are Foundation Paper Piecing sheets designed for use with Layer Cakes & Charm Squares & with special Sew Saturday offers on them.  There will be other demonstrations & kits for sale, a raffle in aid of Cancer Research, Special Discounts, plus a free pattern with any pre-cut purchased.  We look forward to seeing you!

POPPY PROJECTS – CRAFTERNOON with Mary FULL
WEDNESDAY 25th OCTOBER, 12.30 – 4pm,  Fee:  £18.50
Watch this space for more details, but this workshop is sure to feature beautiful red fabric.

Morning Batting Up Service – see beginning of the newsletter for further details.  Booking essential

CHRISTMAS TEXTILE ILLUSTRATIONS with Cat Rowe
SATURDAY 28TH OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £45
Make a charming Christmas fabric illustration as a gift or to decorate your home with at Christmas.
Working on a small scale we will make a Christmas inspired piece of textile art. This is the ideal project for using up those scraps of Christmas fabric!  We will add the details and ‘drawn’ parts of our pictures by machine or hand stitching. You can also give your piece added sparkle by embellishing your picture with sequins and metallic threads. End the day by mounting your piece of work.

WALNUT PURSE with Mary
TUESDAY 31ST OCTOBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
For lovers of  ‘fiddly’ and hand sewing, this class will guide you through making a beautiful purse from a walnut shell. You can hang it on your Christmas tree or give as a very special gift.

PRE-CUT WORKSHOP USING A JELLY ROLL with Sally – INVERSION QUILT
WEDNESDAY 1ST NOVEMBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
Not sure what to do with a Jelly Roll you’ve bought? This Jelly Roll Quilt top will come together quickly with stunning results!  See our sample in store.

TWO DAY CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP with Mary & Sally FULL
FRIDAY 3RD & SATURDAY 4TH NOVEMBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee:  £65
Our Christmas workshops have become part of the traditional run up to the Festive Season, so come along and join us for two wonderfully relaxing days of making a selection of Christmas items either as presents or to decorate you house for Christmas.  From Winter Quilts, to Wall hangings, Stockings to Christmas Cushion & so much more!


EASY PIECING & QUILTING FOR BEGINNERS 2 DAY WORKSHOP with Sally
WEDNESDAY 8TH  & 22ND NOVEMBER, 10 - 4pm, Fee: £65
An ideal introduction to the basic quilt making skills of sewing blocks together, rotary cutting, adding borders, binding & machine quilting.  You will complete a small lap quilt in the two days.

MEMORY BOOK WORKSHOP with Carolyn
THURSDAY 9TH NOVEMBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
This fabulous keepsake book cover is made by weaving fabric and lace, the addition of a special occasion photo will also personalize it.   A suggestion would be to use a photo of your Grandchild and the scraps from their baby quilt to make a special Memory Book to record their early years.  See our sample in store.

SOUTH WEST QUILTERS CHRISTMAS MORNING, TRESILLIAN VILLAGE HALL
SATURDAY 11TH NOVEMBER – Christmas Angel Workshop with Sally
(limited spaces – please see SWQ website for details)

CHRISTMAS 2 DAY WORKSHOP with Sally & Mary
TUESDAY 14th & 28th NOVEMBER, 10 - 4pm, Fee: £65 - FULL
Our Christmas workshops have become part of the traditional run up to the Festive Season, so come along and join us for two wonderfully relaxing days of making a selection of Christmas items either as presents or to decorate you house for Christmas.  From Winter Quilts, to Wall hangings, Stockings to Christmas Cushions & so much more!

TWO DAY CHRISTMAS WORKSHOP with Mary & Sally - FULL
FRIDAY 17TH & SATURDAY 18TH NOVEMBER, 10 – 4pm, Fee:  £65
Our Christmas workshops have become part of the traditional run up to the Festive Season, so come along and join us for two wonderfully relaxing days of making a selection of Christmas items either as presents or to decorate you house for Christmas.  From Winter Quilts, to Wall hangings, Stockings to Christmas Cushions & so much more!

PRETTY PURSES HALF DAY WORKSHOPS with Mary
THURSDAY 23RD NOVEMBER, MAKE UP BAG 10 – 12.30pm & PURSE WITH CLASP 1 – 4pm, Fee: £20 per session, or both for £37.50
Come on a single session or for the whole day. In the morning we will make a super Make-up Purse with a straight or curved top and a zip closure. In the afternoon we will make a Clasp - top Purse. Both would make great gift ideas.

FORGET ME NOT STORAGE POCKET CRAFTERNOON with Mary
WEDNESDAY 29TH NOVEMBER, 12.30 – 4pm,  Fee: £18.50
Everyone needs a place to keep important receipts, notes or treasures safe. This pretty hanging pocket can live by the ‘phone, office or sewing room. It makes a great gift as the construction is quick and easy. In the right fabric, it’s handy for the men in your life ! 

OUR 8TH BIRTHDAY WORKSHOPS!
FRIDAY 1ST DECEMBER
: SESSIONS AT 10am, 11.30, 1pm & 3.00pm, Fee: £10 per session (inc’s kit)
Join us to celebrate our 8th birthday with tea & cake and a one hour workshop to make an adorable Christmas Pudding Pin Cushion.

PRE-CUT WORKSHOP USING CHARM SQUARES – TABLE TOPPER with Mary
WEDNESDAY 6TH DECEMBER,10 – 4pm, Fee: £37.50
Come and make a seasonal or non-seasonal table centre with handy pre-cut squares and some easy applique. This project is suitable for all abilities. Small variations can change the whole project!
Not only for Christmas, choose fabric for all occasions.

CHRISTMAS CONE ANGELS – CRAFTERNOON with Sally
WEDNESDAY 13TH DECEMBER, 12.30 – 4pm,  Fee: £18.50

Come along and make this gorgeous Christmas Angel, perfect for decorating your mantelpiece at Christmas or making as a present for a friend.  Why not make a whole choir of them!
Morning Batting Up Service – see beginning of the newsletter for further details.  Booking essential

CHRISTMAS CLOSING
WE WILL BE CLOSED ON SATURDAY 23RD DECEMBER AND WILL RE-OPEN TUESDAY 2ND JANUARY
WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH ALL OUR CUSTOMERS A VERY HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND A WONDERFUL NEW YEAR!

  

PRE-CUT WORKSHOP USING MINI CHARM SQUARES with Mary
WEDNESDAY 3RD JANUARY, 10 - 4pm, Fee: £37.50

Who doesn’t love Mini Charms ? Mary is working on some new designs to inspire you to use these adorable and affordable pre-cuts. Keep a look out in the shop for the samples as they arrive.


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