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Feb Mar 2012
My daughter came home from school with an assignment in Science to build a biome, which is a large geographical area of distinctive plant and animal groups such as a tropical rainforest, in a shoe box. The instructions said to "Be creative". Ya think? I'm recreating a tropical rainforest in a shoe box for Pete's sake. So doesn't it go without saying that creativity will play a key role. After creating tropical rainforest trees from broccoli heads, rainforest canopy of Peet moss and hanging vines made from cooked spaghetti dyed green, complete with plastic monkeys hanging on the green spaghetti vines all in a size 5 1/2 shoe box, I think we hit the creative mark.
If you are in need of just the right fabric to hit your creative mark, come in to BSQ.
All That's New and some that isn't...
Frixion pens, more colors of Valdani thread (size 8), quarterly magazine Primitive Quilts, embroidery floss, wool charm packs, Moda's Rouennaries Deux by French General and Prairie Paisley II, full line of Brannock & Patek wovens, Kansas Troubles Sandhill Plums, Jo Morton's Bridgeport and Tokyo Rococo both from Andover, the beautiful pearlized fabric Fanciful Flight from Hoffman Fabrics, Oodles of Doodles II by Ricky Tims from Red Rooster, What a World from P&B, new colors of Woolies flannel, and so much more. All of these wonderful new fabrics and many more may be seen on our website, www.bittersweetquilts.com thanks in no small part to Brenda P.
B=Beginner I=Intermediate A=Advanced
Foundation Paper Piecing
Sat, Mar 24 Robbi
$25.00 (Add a 1/4" ruler req'd) 10:30-4:00
Either you love it or hate it seems to be the consensus with Foundation Paper Piecing and sometimes it is both. Hopefully by the end of the class you will think it is fun and amazing. See shop sample block. Bring sack lunch. (I)
English Paper Piecing
Sat, Mar 31 Robbi
$20.00 (paper templates req'd) 10:30-2:00
English Paper Piecing allows for intricate piecing with the added bonus of portability. See shop samples. Bring sack lunch. (B,I,A)
Le Jardin Wool BOM
Set to begin April 14th, this wool Block of the Month will run for nine months. Each participant will purchase the pattern up front. $23.00 per month is the kit fee which will include the wool and background fabric. Block pick up will be the second Saturday of each month. If you are unable to pick up your block we will happily mail it to you. See shop sample if interested. Space will be limited to the first twenty. (I,A)
Please check back often to our website www.bittersweetquilts.com for discounts under our "Sale" icon, as it is always changing. This month's Sale is the lovely fabric of French General. Check it out on our web store!
F A T TUESDAY
If you are giving up the purchase of fabric for Lent, come in on Fat Tuesday, February 21st so you can glut yourself on $2.00 pre-cut fat quarters-regularly $3.00.
Class fees are required at the time of registration. No refunds please unless the class is cancelled. A supply list will be given upon registration. Your project will last longer and wear better if you buy quality fabrics and notions. If you already have these, please bring them. If you need them, we appreciate you purchasing them from Bittersweet Quilts.
March 3rd. $80. Three fabric stores; two primitive antique stores-one with wool; and one store with ribbon, button, beads, yarn and shiny things, snacks, lunch, giveaways and prizes with loads of fun thrown in for good measure. The coach bus departs from the Sam's parking lot in Joplin at 7:00 am sharp and returns at 8:00ish pm. There will also be pickup points at the McDonald's in Carthage at 7:20 and McDonald's in Lamar at 7:50. Don't miss the bus!!
Bittersweet Spring Retreat #1-April 19-22
Sorry, but this retreat is now full and closed to new registrants. The good news is we have opened up a second weekend. See next.
Bittersweet Spring Retreat #2-April 26-29
Deja-vu all over again or maybe Groundhog's Day if you saw that movie. This retreat will be a repeat of the first weekend with all the fun, prizes, demos and giveaways. $125. This all-inclusive retreat is three full days of fun, food, fellowship and fsewing, conveniently located just four miles from Bittersweet Quilts. Save the date and get yourself registered! What are you waiting for? New this year; reservation deposits may be made online under "Classes/Retreats" along with a printout of the Registration Form and Supply List.
Sat, Mar 10 Robbi/Donna
This class is set up with the young or beginning sewist in mind. It is designed to teach the basics of sewing from how to thread the machine to the completion of a pillowcase. Fabric included. See shop samples. Bring sack lunch. (B)
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