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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

2014 Spring/Summer Beehive Shop Hop at Fabric Center

We have the first Beehive Shop Hop of the year coming up soon! This year's theme is "Table Topper Tour" with each store featuring a different theme and a free table topper pattern to go along with their theme.

Our theme this year is still a secret; all the better to tempt you and get you to visit us! However, we do have a clue below:

Can you guess what our Spring/Summer Shop Hop theme is? Make sure to add us to your list of stores to visit: we have new displays, trunk shows, kits and patterns as well as a cute and unique table topper pattern, small treats, a game and a chance for you to enter your name in the grand prize drawing to receive one of two $50 gift certificates from each participating store!

For more information about the Beehive Shop Hop or to download the most current map of participating stores, visit the official Beehive Shop Hop website or visit the Beehive Shop Hop blog.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring/Summer Fun in SLC: Fabric Center Sewing and Quilting Classes!

If you're looking for fun things to do in the Salt Lake Valley this summer, for a way to keep your teen entertained over the break or a break for yourself away from the kids for an hour or two, we have an exciting class schedule starting right now that continues through the rest of spring and into early summer! Here are just a few highlights:

Tuesday, May 20th:
This is Two for Tuesday as we have two very exciting classes. We have a 2 hour Teen Beginning Sewing class starting at 4 pm that runs once a week until June 17th. This class is open to ages 12 to 18 and is taught by fun loving and talented Maquel with a fee of $50 plus the cost of supplies.  She will teach your child the very basics of sewing including the importance of straight seams and how to achieve a polished product. During the 5 week class, students will make a pillowcase and matching pajama pants (fabrics for projects pictured below). With this class, we hope your teenager will cultivate a newly acquired talent and will embrace the confidence that results from creating a fun, usable product from raw materials.

Following Beginning Teen Sewing, we have a Crazy Scrap Quilt taught by Cheryl. She will teach you a foundational piecing technique that makes this project a quick and fun activity. Even better, the only supplies needed are the ones you bring from home! This is meant as a stash busting project, so if you have lots of scraps building up at home, bring them in and create a silly little quilt. Class begins at 6:30 and runs till 8:30 and costs only $20. *If you do not have enough scraps for this class, your teacher Cheryl will cut a kit for you for an additional cost. Let the clerks know you'd like this done for you when you sign up so we can pass the information on to your teacher.

Saturday, May 24th:
Cheryl is back, but this time she is teaching you a 4 patch method that makes creating kaleidoscope quilts a breeze! Yep, we have a Kaleidoscope class from 10 am to 1 pm that teaches you how to pick out the right type of fabric that makes it easier to create the kaleidoscope look as well as how to cut and piece your squares to get that unique and mind bending special effect. Even better, this class only costs $15 plus the cost of supplies!

May 30th: 
This is a exhilarating new class that is being taught by, once again, Cheryl! Not only is Cheryl a great teacher and a talented quilter, but she is also a trained graphic designer with an educated eye when it comes to color. The Quilter's Color Palette Class is from 10 am to 3 pm and includes a slide show to help you first learn the basics of the color wheel and color theory but also to advance you on how scale and pattern in a print affect color, as well as how to mix light and dark to create dramatic contrast, visual effects and optical illusions in your quilts. All you need to bring is a pencil and paper to take lots of good notes and an appetite for learning (as well as lunch; kits and lunch are provided!). For only $40, this is a unique and stimulating class! Enroll ASAP in order not to miss out. 

June 5th:
We have Beginning Tatting starting up again. Taught by Maquel who learned from her grandmother, learn the dying art of shuttle lace tatting. This class runs once a week for 4 weeks, every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 for the cost of $40 plus the cost of supplies. Because you only learn one knot, which is used to make all designs, this talent is easier to learn than you think!

June 7th: 
Learn to make a detailed paper pieced star block without having to make a new template every time! In our Paper-pieced star class, which runs from 9:30 am to 3 pm, you will learn to fold you paper template rather than sew through it to cut down on your supplies and time while making a beautiful and detailed star quilt. More details coming soon! 

June 24th: 
As part of a new series, we have an Easy Table Runner class that runs from 6:30 to 8:30. This series is geared toward teaching you a new technique each class while making cute and seasonal table runners to display in your home. This class only costs $10 plus the cost of supplies! 

June 28th:
 This Bow Tuck Bag makes the perfect gift for a mother, daughter, best friend, sister... even yourself! Learn how to make this beautiful and professional-looking bag from 9:30 am to 1:30 pm. Class costs $20 plus the cost of supplies. Even better, rather than making them as gifts, bring your girlfriends and family members and make it a Girl's Day Out; finish class by going out to lunch together to show off all your new, fabulous bags! 

For more information about our classes, or to see a more complete class schedule, visit our website and browse through our Classes pages. Hope to see you in class! 

Friday, May 9, 2014

Block of the Month May recap

Hello Block of the Month-ers! Here is your monthly photo recap to help keep you on track with your blocks!

We also want you to be informed that we have updated our Block of the Month class guidelines to help answer questions and keep class going smoothly for the rest of the year.

  • Sign up fee: $20. This pays for your pattern and instruction.
  • If you cannot attend your scheduled class, you may come to the other class on occasion. If you need to switch your class day permanently please let Sandra know.
  • You must be present at one of the classes with your completed block from last month to receive your next pattern. Otherwise you must pay $3 for your next pattern.
  • You may have someone come in your place to show your completed block. They must attend the whole class and they cannot be a class member. If this continues to be abused it will go away.
  • You are responsible for your own fabrics.
  • Each person who comes on time will receive a ticket to enter into the drawing.
  • Each show and tell will receive a ticket for the drawing.
  • A Fabric Center newsletter will be given at each class with research on a quilting topic. You must come to class to receive the newsletter.
  • You may not pick up class information from another student.
  • Sandra has put a lot of effort into this class and gives a lot of direction in class. You must be present to take full advantage of this.
If this doesn't answer your question regarding class, don't hesitate to ask Sandra, your teacher, or Peggy, classes coordinator. For Peggy, give the store a call at (801) 561-8726.