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QUILTMAKER - 1275 Napa Town Center, Napa, CA 94559 - 707-252-6793

QUILTMAKER'S ANNUAL BACKROOM SALE First Saturday in December December 3 9:30am-3pm 200+ bolts @ $4.25 per yard, 1 yard minimum cut It doesn't get much better than this!

QUILTER'S QUEST IS COMING! November 11, 12 & 13 All participating shops are open Friday & Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 9am-5pm. This is the best shop hop ever! We've been meeting with shop owners from the Bay Area for a year now to make this event one to remember! Each shop gives every hopper a free Quest Quilt Block Kit. This year we are using all batiks. You will receive all the fabric necessary to complete your blocks. Collect all the block kits and create a quilt that will commemorate your 2011 Quilter's Quest! Buses are filling - sign up today. GRAND PRIZE - $75 gift certificate from EACH shop FIRST PRIZE - $25 gift certificate from EACH shop SECOND PRIZE - A Gift Basket filled with fabric, notions and books

We are sorry to tell you Main Street Quilts in Martinez will not participate in our Quest.

Remember that old tin that Grandma kept her recipes in? Well, we found recipe-card sized quilt patterns that are a delight. See the schedule for RECIPE QUILTS!

FRESH PICKED POSIES is coming to Quiltmaker! Our new Applique Block of the Month with Melanie Watson starts in February. We have a limited number of kits for this quilt - they are going fast! Sign up through January 15, first meeting is on the third Saturday, February 18. 13 meetings, $120.

We are delighted to introduce teachers new to Quiltmaker! Carrie Fondi delights in Hawaiian quilts, has developed patterns and happily teaches her traditional Hawaiian skills. Linda Sinclair, new to teaching, has been sewing since she was 10 years old! Rose Luce currently does long-arm quilting in Napa and has been sewing and quilting for years. Gail Forte has been quilting in Napa for 10 years. She is a former school teacher and is enjoying retirement with more time to quilt. Merrilyn Scott has quilted and taught for many years and will teach patterns she developed. BASIC APPLIQUE There is room in Melanie's class Sept 20, 27 & Oct 4

OCTOBER Oct 1, Sat 9am Stars BOM 8/10 with Nancy Oct 2, Sun 11am-2pm GLITZY HOLIDAY FUSED PROJECT Calendar Wall Hanging with Melanie (December's pattern) - L1, $20+pattern Learn Melanie's fuse-applique techniques for wonderful results. Oct 8, Sat 10-3pm MODERN SIMPLE SKIRT with Linda - L1+, $25 This is a favorite skirt of Linda and her daughters alike! Oct 11, Tues 5-7pm BINDING CLASS with Vicky Bartelt - L1, $15 Bindings `finish' your quilt and you will learn how to finish beautifully! Oct 12, Wed 10:30-2:30pm RECIPE QUILT with Nancy - L1+, $25 inc pattern This recipe-card sized pattern is a perfect star quilt. Oct 15, 3rd Saturdays, 9:30-11am APPLIQUE CLUB - Andrea Wesson - All levels, drop in This is a time to get together, share ideas, get inspired and do a little bragging of your own. Oct 17 Mon 10:30-1:30pm TEN-MINUTE BLOCK with Rose - L1, $20 book opt Ready, Set, Sew! Every student should leave class with a finished top. Be prepared to make two quilt tops if you are fast! Oct 18 & 25, Tues 1-5pm ROAD NOT TAKEN with Gail - L1+, $35+pattern Students will learn about color, value, contrast, setting triangles and on-point set. Oct 21, 3rd Fridays, 10:30-4pm YOUR DAY OUT with Nancy - ALL welcome - Our treat! Need a day to get away? We have set aside the 3rd Friday of each month for open sewing. Join us, meet someone new and finish something. Oct 22, Sat 10:30-2:30pm STARCH APPLIQUE - L1+, $40 inc pattern This technique is a favorite for many appliquers. Students learn each step with Melanie's help. Oct 29, Sat 10-4pm WINDMILLS with Merrilyn - L2, $35+pattern Merrilyn has developed this pattern - a simple block with many variations. NOVEMBER Nov 4, Friday 10:30-4:30pm HAWAIIAN QUILTS - L1, $40+pattern "Hawaiian Quilts are actually quite easy to make if shown the right steps." Carrie has developed Hawaiian Quilting patterns and will teach the unique techniques of fabric folding, snowflake cutting and traditional Hawaiian Applique. Nov 5 Sat 9am Stars BOM 9/10 with Nancy

Nov 5 Sat 9:45am BLOCK PARTY CLUB - L1, $35+book This is a Modern Quilting Bee with Nancy and Carol. Each month a club member selects a pattern from the book, hands out fabric to the other members and everyone makes a block. One block per month = one quilt for a member! 12 spaces. More about Block Party here: video, blog Nov 5 Sat 11-3pm CARTWHEELS (AKA Lifesavers!) - L2, $35+pattern Tula Pink calls her pattern Cartwheels but it looks like Lifesavers to us! Nancy will help with fabric selection, gentle-curve piecing and raw-edge applique for those who want a jungle flavor. Nov 6, Sun 11am-2pm `FROSTY' FUSED PROJECT (January pattern) Calendar Wall Hanging with Melanie - L1, $20+pattern Learn Melanie's fused applique techniques for fast, fun results. Nov 8, Sat 10:30-3pm MONET STRATA QUILT - L1+, $30+pattern Diane loves strata and this colorful, watery quilt is quick! Pre-cutting.

SHOP HOP! November 11, 12 & 13 All participating shops are open Fri & Sat 9-6pm, Sun 10-5pm

Nov 14, Mon 2-5pm TEN-MINUTE BLOCK with Rose - L1, $20 book opt Ready, Set Sew! Every student should leave class with a finished top. Be prepared to make two quilt tops if you are fast! Nov 16, Wed 10:30-2:30pm RECIPE QUILT with Diane - L1+, $25 inc pattern This recipe-card sized pattern is perfect with Kaffe or Amy Butler fabrics or . . .check your stash. Fast, fun and STRATA!! Nov 18, 3rd Fridays, 10:30-4pm YOUR DAY OUT with Nancy - ALL welcome - Our treat! Need a day to get away? We have set aside the 3rd Friday of each month for open sewing. Nov 19, 3rd Saturdays, 9:30-11am APPLIQUE CLUB - Andrea Wesson - All levels, drop in This is a time to get together, share ideas, get inspired and do a little bragging of your own. DECEMBER

December 3 Sat, 9:30-3pm ANNUAL BACK ROOM SALE We move hundreds of bolts that we've had for a while to the back room and sell it at less-thancost! $4.25/yard, one yard minimum cuts. We love this sale - it makes room for all the new 2012 inventory!

Dec 3, SAT 9am Stars BOM 10/10 last class with Nancy Dec 10, Sat 10:30-2:30pm MITERED TABLE NAPKINS with Diane - A perfect holiday gift! L1+, $15 We will master a fabulous method for napkins. Perfect way to say good-bye to paper! You will leave with 2 finished napkins or if you are fast ...? Check your stash for fabric - 100% cotton please. Dec 14, Wed 10:30-2:30pm RECIPE QUILT with Nancy - L1+, $25 inc pattern This recipe-card sized pattern makes a fast, easy quilt. Fun to play with value.

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