What's New @ Cut Up & Quilt! May, 2017

Weddings, Vacations, Quilt Market...  

Congratulations to Jade and Nick Wolf!

Our beautiful Jade got married on April 29th. It was supposed to be an outdoor wedding, but the weather did not cooperate.  We were successful in the transition to an indoor wedding and it all went off without a glitch!    

Jade and Nick are off on their honeymoon to Hawaii.  About the time they return, Kim will be heading off to Hawaii to meet up with old Air Force friends.  In the meantime, Becky is going to Quilt Market in St. Louis.  The rest of our great staff will hold down the shop while we are away.  CUAQ Therapy is cancelled for May, but you'll be sure to see the latest from Quilt Market at CUAQ Therapy on June 15th.  

Don't forget, we'll be closed Monday, May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.  

 $25 Gift Card Winner
Congratulations Jeanette Kenny, our April Gift Card Winner!

Pay by cash or check and you get to throw your name into the fishbowl for a chance at winning a $25 gift card. We draw the winner on the first of the month.  Maybe next month it will be you!

Don't worry, we are always happy to accept your credit card.  

 The Great Fall Escape is FULL!

Our Great Fall Escape Bus Tour is fully booked.  You are welcome to add your name to our waiting list if you desire.   For those who have made a down payment, your final payment is due before September 10th.  

 AQS Quilt Show - Day Trip

If you missed out on the Great Fall Escape Bus Tour, never fear, we've got a one day trip to the Des Moines Quilt Show on October 7th.  

 2017 All Iowa Shop Hop!

We hope you are making plans to visit at least five shops during this year's shop hop.  Five shops gives you a chance to win a prize.  A region gives you another chance. The more regions, the more prizes you are eligible for. Our region includes eight shops and our shops represent spring.  We've got something special in mind for you this year.  Be sure to read your upcoming newsletters to find out more!

We've been told our fabric is enroute.  We'll be like Santa's elves trying to get our samples made before the shop hop starts on June 1st.  

Upcoming Classes

Check out the classes/calendar page for a current list of classes and events. It's always changing with new additions that sometimes don't make it to the newsletter.     

Binding 101 - June 3rd  11:00-2:00
Are you uncomfortable with binding?  Has it been awhile between quilts and you forgot how to bind?  Bring in a quilt or project that needs to be bound and we'll go through the steps together. You'll learn how to calculate your fabric needs and how to get a perfect finish to your binding.  You can choose between a hand finished or a machine stitched finished binding.  

Striped Fabric Quilt - June 10th 10:30-3:30

Guest instructor Jean Sheppard will show you how 1-1/4 yards of striped fabric can make a stunning quilt.  She showed her quilt at CUAQ Therapy and the audience asked her to teach a class. So, here it is!

Improv Piecing - June 17th 10:30-3:30

Dip your toes into the world of improvisational piecing!  You'll learn basic techniques, such as improve curves and insertions, to use in making your own blocks, your own design.  The sample quilts are just examples--you may not make those quilts, or make precisely the same blocks, but by the end of the class you'll be comfortable cutting and piecing in this modern fashion.

Double Wedding Ring Table Runner - July 22nd 10:30-3:30

Learn to make this classic pattern, using a template set that makes it easier to be accurate.  You'll learn how to piece these curves accurately, the order in which to piece it (it isn't the order you might think!), and how to do a curved binding with inside corners.  There are three seats left in this class.  

Warped Spinster UFO July 29th 10:30-3:30

Hang out with Karen for the day and work on a UFO.  She's always willing to offer assistance or advice if you need it. You're bound to learn some new trick when she's around! 

Beginning Quilting - Starts August 5th 10:30-3:30

We have a new beginning quilting class starting August 5th. You will learn the basics of quilting while making a Disappearing Nine Patch. This is a four-part class.  If the dates don't work for you, never fear, we'll set up another series of classes soon.  


 We hope to see you soon @ Cut Up & Quilt!
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