Monday, April 14, 2008

April & May have it going on!

Wow, the Calico Cow and the FMKQ guild have so much going on in
April and May, we are going to have a blast!!!

This past Friday was Pizza Night at the Calico Cow.

We did paper piecing taught by Pat White at the Craft Day.
She knows just about every
paper-piecing tip and trick there is! There were quite a few people
signed up.

Remember, you
don't have to be a guild member to participate in craft days. Just
bring a potluck lunch, and contribute $2 for paper products if
you're a guild member, or $5 if you're a non-member.

Saturday April 19th is the first FMKQ "Quilting Buds" day, where we
teach young people the fun and satisfaction of quilting. There are
several kids signed up of different ages, so I we can use some more
adults to help out.

Friday April 25th is Brown Bag night, (same as Pizza night, only
you bring your own supper). Only $5. And Saturday the 26th is
"Buggy Barn Crazy Day"! Joyce Bendell our resident Buggy Barn
expert, will be here to help you with whatever Buggy Barn pattern
you've always wanted to try, or the one that's sitting in your UFO
pile. Bring a potluck dish for lunch, and we'll order supper in
and we can sew from 10:00 to 8:00 or as long as we can go without
driving Joyce totally crazy!!! All for $30.

Then, the next weekend, we have a real treat! The ladies from
Willow Bend Creations pattern company of Soldotna, AK will be here
to teach a class on Friday night from 5:00 to 9:30 or 10:00. Their
patterns are one-piece cut-out iron-on applique', and are
beautiful. They have many Alaska patterns, and we have several in
stock. They also have western patterns, and others, as well. They
will be bringing patterns with them, but if you want to get a head
start on the class, buy your pattern ahead of time, and start
tracing and maybe even cutting. Class cost is $20.

The 10th of May is FMKQ craft day. It's a UFO day, since that
weekend is also the Relay for Life.

One of the most exciting classes coming up will be the summer
parka/kuspuk class by Lonnie Miller. We are still working out the
fine details (like dates & cost, etc) but it will probably be
either the 1st and 3rd of May, or the 30th and 31st of May (an
evening and a Saturday). We should have all the details some time
next week, including samples in the shop. We'll try to keep you
informed, but please stop by the shop if you're interested. Sign up
early, there is a class size limit.

Finally, the FMKQ guild is hosting Carol Wight Jones on the 23rd
and 24th of May for embellishment and applique' classes. Cost is
very reasonable, and registrations will be going out in the next
guild newsletter, or information will also be at the Calico Cow.

Now, that should be enough to keep every quilter happy! Get your
quilting fix in before summer hits in a big way! There's plenty to

Happy Spring and happy quilting!!
Maribeth, Jackie, Eddie

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