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School House and more

August 15, 2014

Here's what's happening at Prairie Points this week:

Annual School House Event
Saturday, August 30, 2014
9am - 4pm at the EP!C building in Peoria*
*The physical address for EP!C is 1913 Townline Rd, Peoria, IL 61615. - there is road construction going on, so access to EP!C is only via northbound on University.  Leaving EP!C access is only westbound on Townline Road to Allen Rd.  Access to Rt 6 and points south are easy from Allen. *
No need to bring anything - we provide it all, including your great lunch and bottled water all day! Your spot is reserved with your payment of $50 which includes EVERYTHING!!!Sign up and come join the fun!!!
 *Please see the end of this blast for class descriptions.*

August Make-It-Take-It- Tomorrow
Saturday, August 16th at 10am or 2pm

 "On-the-Go Travel Pillow'.  Come and enjoy making this darling pocketed pillow for your favorite little one (or yourself!) and tuck an extra special treat in the pocket for them.  Kit fee is $18.50.  Please call shop to reserve your spot.

August Back to School Events from Husqvarna Viking!
Special Financing on Opal and Sapphire Machines until Aug. 31

$400 Rebate on the Ruby deLuxe until Aug. 27

Come in for details today!

Also look for Husqvarna Viking's Facebook contest.  You can win a Designer Ruby Royale before its debut at Convention!

Road trip time?
 Denise will be vending at the Piecemakers Quilt Show on Saturday, August 16 and Sunday, August 17.  This is held at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL. 
We will also have  a booth at the Gems of the Prairie Quilt Show, at the Civic Center in Peoria on Saturday, September 27 and Sunday, September 28. Come say hello!!!

New fabric line this week - "Snow Happens" by Fresh Water Designs.   See more here!

This week's special is Ruler Queen Isy Donnelly's choice of
15% off
all in-stock rulers.
(Students are having great fun in her Night Sky class using the Sidekick Ruler!)

       Applies to in-stock products only.  Valid August 18 thru August 23, 2014

   CLASSES for August 16 - August 24, 2014

Saturday, August 16 - Make-It-Take-It - 10am and 2pm
Visit Denise at our booth at the Peacemaker's Show
Sunday, August 17 - No Classes
Monday, August 18 - Designer Groupies - 9am

Tuesday, August 19- Lavender Market Quilt - 1pm
                                  Lavender Market Quilt - 5pm
Wednesday, August 20 - Embroidery Extras -9am
                                         New Owner's Class #1 - 6pm

Thursday, August 21 - Night Sky = 5pm
Friday, August 22 - No Classes
Saturday, August 23 - No Classes
Sunday, August 24 - Sunday Sew-In with Jan - 10am

Click on the class name above to take you to the description and details of each class.  You can also call the shop or contact your instructor.  As always, our complete calendar is on our website here.  Thanks!

This is what we have planned for you at School House:
Hallie Clougherty
Bertie's Year (Framing and Handwork) Mini quilts of the month featuring our favorite pin-up gal Bertie!
Blogs and Modern - Modern quilts have many definitions depending on who you ask. We will give you a little history and some basic characteristics to identify modern quilts. In addition, you will receive a list of blogs you can explore featuring modern quilts.
Jackie O'Laughlin
Quick Curve Ruler - A demonstration will be given on how to use the Quick Curve Ruler and sewing method. Patterns available will be reviewed.
Bargello -A variety of Bargello techniques will be shown in a mini trunk show. The bargello construction and sewing methods will be reviewed so you can make your own Bargello Heart with the free pattern included in this workshop.
Julia Werner
Organize Your Stash - Got stash? Need motivation to get it organized? Come to this session to see practical methods of fabric organization and get ideas for storing all your fabric.
Patty Gallmeyer 
Marty Michell - Come to the Marti Michell presentation and see a demo on making star washings with four different star points. Also see quilts made with templates and hear about new classes that are available.
Isabelle Donnelly
Side Kick ruler - See how easy it is to make diamonds and triangles with this ruler by Jaybird. This ruler makes a very unique block setting.
Pillow Case - Make your own pillowcases to match that quilt or for a quick gift in a few minutes. Isabelle Donnelly will show you how easy it is.
Migrating Geese - from Deb Tucker at Studio 180 Designs
With this technique Sheet you can make these geese appear to be floating around your quilt.
Robyn Welch
New toys - Come see what's new (and not so new) and what you can't live without to help you use your time more wisely!
Honeycomb ruler - The Bee's Knees are two quilts that use the Honeycomb Ruler. User layer cake and honeycomb precuts for a quick project.
Kathi Lehman
Software Intro - This is an overview of Viking's 6D software and all it's modules. Come learn how embroidery software can compliment your embroidery machine and make your projects easier, more fun and personal.
Software Troubleshooting - This class is for owners of any of Viking's software. If you are experiencing any problems or are not sure how to do something that you would like to do with your software - let Kathi help you find the solution.
Marilyn Baggett
Folded Corner clipper -A tool that is easy and more efficient for bindings, borders, and snowballs. It eliminates steps and trimming for perfect piecing.
Arvella Utely
Quick Easy Border Mitering Tool - The Quick Easy Border Mitering Tool takes all of the guess work and frustration out of creating mitered borders on quilts and other sewing projects.
Twister Ruler -Enjoy making continuous pinwheels using the Twister tool! It is fun, fast and easy with endless possibilities.
Georjean Lipovsky
Quick & Easy Baby Gifts -Need a last minute baby gift for a shower or gifting? Join Georjean  as she shares her favorite and 'go to' baby quilts, receiving blankets, washcloths, burp cloths, bibs and soft toys that are easily and quickly done in time for welcoming that special little someone.
Scalloped Borders -Have you ever wanted to do a scalloped border on a quilt but were too intimidated?  Georjean shows you how easy it is to do with the Quilt in a Day, Scallops, Vines & Waves Template. Make any size quilt look spectacular!
Martha Dakin
A Lesson on the Lone Star  - We will take a first look at creating a Lone Star Quilt. We’ll look at color and layout options, seam matching, whether to Y-seam or not, and how to make the center lie FLAT.
Marty Tarter
Blackboard Memo Board -Learn a new and innovative way to use your Spanish Hemstitch foot as well as some of those beautiful large embroidery designs to spruce up your refrigerator memo area for fall. Also a great project for sewing room or kids room. Quick way to machine bind as 'Marty doesn't do handwork.'
Piping Easy Peasy -Piping Easy Peasy will have you adding piping and even decorative piping on all your sewing projects. Learn the basics of making and attaching piping of all sizes and a special way to make decorative piping for all your quilting and sewing projects.
Becky Ziegel
Wondercut Ruler -Quick and Easy Half Square triangles.
Lazy Girl Flying Geese -This ruler takes the math out of flying geese. Another quick and easy method to make them!
Denise Riggio
Pot Holder Make-It-Take-It-Need a quick and easy gift? Put together a pot holder / trivet in less than an hour!
Flying Geese Ruler -Use the Creative Grids Multi-Size 6" Flying Geese & 45o / 90o Triangle to create perfect flying geese and more!
Barb Sehring
Color Theory -Do you go into a cold sweat when faced with selecting colors for a project?! Let me show you how color theory and the color wheel can help in you selecting fabrics for your next project.
Jan Mishler
Paper Piecing -Paper piecing Is a great way to make points come out right, and not be cut off when finishing the block or quilt top. It can be used to do difficult blocks easily. Give it a try before you give up!
Binding - When you finish the last seam of the binding, a bias seam will work to reduce the bulk of the seam and look the best. The Binding Tool makes a perfect ending every time.

Arrive between 8:30 and 9:00 to start picking out your classes.  You will only have time for 12, so bring some friends and "divide and conquer" !  You will get handouts for all of the classes, whether you attend that class or not. Please see our website for more details and call the shop to register.  Spots are filling up fast!

 Have you visited our website lately?  View our classes and events calendar, see our customer gallery, new fabrics, free pattern of the month, our adoption corner and much more!  Don't forget to visit our FaceBook page too.  We'd love for you to post any comments or photos of your latest projects for us to enjoy! 

Here are direct links for you:    Prairie Points website
                                               Prairie Points Face Book Page

Hope to see you soon!
Denise and the Prairie Points staff

Prairie Points
8851 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, Illinois  61615
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