BOMs & Other Stuff!
$5 "Practically Free" Quilt Block
There’s still time to join us! You’ll just need to buy the kits for the months you missed – at only $5 each! If you're new to the way we work this, it goes like this: The first month (January) you purchase a kit for the first block of the quilt for $5. Bring it back - completed - the next month and receive the kit for the next block for free! There are a few other easy rules, but that's it in a nutshell. This is always a fun program for newbies and experienced quilters alike.
10am or 6pm both days or 12 noon on Wednesdays only
Lecture demo dates:
Wednesdays - 4/17, 5/15, 6/19, 7/17, 8/21, 9/18, 10/16, 11/20, 12/18
Mondays - 4/22, 5/20, 6/24, 7/22, 8/26, 9/23, 10/21, 11/25, 12/23
Year-end Show 'n Tell - TBD
Join Kathleen each month to explore a new aspect of your Accuquilt. This just may become your favorite tool because it definitely makes the dreary and often painful job of cutting MUCH simpler and faster! Let us show you the easy way, with fun tip, tricks and shortcuts!
Thursday Evenings - 5/9, 6/13, 7/11, 8/8 - 6-9pm
Fridays - 5/10, 6/14, 7/12, 8/9 - 10-1pm
Girls' Night Out!
Nancy Wilkinson and Penny Armagost
Join us for a fun night out. Bring your machine and a project and kick back and relax. We'll be demoing a cool technique for something that catches our eye, but feel free to work on whatever you like. This evening is all about fun, so join us to get some sewing done, enjoy a light supper and snacks and basically just hang out with friends! Be there or be square! Feel free to bring a snack or dessert to share!
$15 (includes a light supper!)
Friday, March 15 - 6-12 midnight
Q2 "Sew" Relaxing
Join us as we open one of our classrooms up to anyone who wants to come in and sew or quilt or whatever. You'll have a place to spread out and work to your heart's content - away from the phone and other distractions of home. The coffee's always on so bring your projects ... a friend or two and lunch. We'll provide the space and any number of folks to offer an opinion or advice on your current project! And...we might just throw in some informal tips, techniques or sneak peeks at upcoming cool stuff. "Sew," come kick back and spend a relaxing day (or part thereof!) and stitch away! You must register ahead of time for this class!
Fridays - Almost every week!
Comfort Quilts meets each month to make quilts for children who are in need of the comforting hug a quilt brings. Mark your calendars and plan to stop in and lend a helping hand...and make some new friends in the process! Note: Comfort Quilts is in need of donations of quality quilting cottons. Since most of their quilts go to children they prefer bright, happy fabrics, but some of the quilts go to adults, teens and seniors, too, so they can use fabric for any age group. Please drop off any donations at Byrne Sewing Connection during any of our scheduled meeting times. Thanks!
Mondays - 5/13, 6/10, 7/8, 8/19 - 10-2pm
Quilts for Kids
Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to brightening the lives of children who suffer from abuse or life-threatening illnesses with comforting patchwork quilts. We'll be hosting a sit-n- sew to make quilts for this wonderful organization, and we hope you can join us. Kits will be supplied by Quilts for Kids. Donations are much appreciated and will go towards the shipping of the quilts to their final destinations. Join us for a fun day and a great way to help! Be sure to register so we know how many to expect!
FREE!!! (but be sure to register!)
Now...Every Third Sunday - 12-5pm
Reach to Recovery Tote Bags and Pillows
Join us as we meet to make tote bags and pillows for breast cancer patients. Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies. Pre-cut kits are provided for the tote bags and pillows. We also need help stuffing the pillows, pressing and trimming. Come for an hour or come for the day. Whatever you can do will be greatly appreciated. The tote bags and pillows are donated to the American Cancer Society's Reach To Recovery support program. We also give tote bags to the ACS free wig program.
Please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Friday - 8/23- 10-4pm
How Can You Help
Quilters are known for their generosity when it comes to helping those less fortunate or those stricken by illness or disaster. We have a number of charitable projects going on in the shop that we thought you might like to know about and possibly get involved in. Some, like those listed above, have regularly scheduled meetings and so they are easy to post. Others meet at a random time convenient for those involved or, we serve as a drop off site for things you do at home and we deliver to those in need. At any rate, we wanted you to be aware of these efforts in case you were able to help out. If you see something that interests you, let us know and we'll keep you in the loop as far as upcoming meeting times. In addition to Comfort Quilts and Quilts for Kids - some other efforts are:
- Cozy Cases and Case for Smiles
- Reach to Recovery Tote Bags
- Developmental Hearts for Premies
- Doggie neckerchiefs and pet food collection
- Angel gowns
- Food Larder donations