114 N. Otsego Ave. Gaylord, MI 49735
10am to 5pm Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm Saturday
COMPASS STAR QUILT SHOP WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4TH IN OBSERVANCE OF LABOR DAY.
September is a day or two away as I put this newsletter together. School starts in a few short days and my family, like so many others, will get into another new daily routine. I LOVE having a routine, helps keep me focused and I feel like I have accomplished something everyday. One of my routines that I will be starting again is to sew every day! I haven't been as diligent about this goal since May. However, it's time to get it started again. My husband and boys will attest that I am a happier camper when I get to use my sewing machine on a regular basis.
JELLY ROLL DAY
Saturday, September 16th is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day. We have a special sewing event planned, if you would like to join us, look below for some additional details. If you don't have time to sew with us that day, no worries. You can still celebrate with us...all 2.5" strip sets will be 15% off (Saturday only). We have a great assortment to choose from!
Upcoming Clubs for the Month
2nd & 4th Wednesday's
September 13th & 27th
Love working with wool and using different embroidery stitches to embellish your projects? Bring your current work in progress and join this group of ladies who LOVE working with wool. Maybe you can learn a new stitch or two!
|Just Sew with Us!||
September 11th, 18th, & 25th
|A day to work on whatever project you want to work on! Bring your supplies, machine if necessary, and join the group for some sewcialization! Bring money for lunch...the group usually orders lunch from one of the surrounding restaurants.|
2nd & 3rd Thursday's
September 14th & 21st
10:30 - 4:00
|This group meets twice a month to work on quilts for veterans in the area. All fabrics are provided, and all the cutting is done for you. Bring your machine and thread, and help work on these well deserved donation quilts.|
Monday, September 11th, 5:30pm-7:30pm
Cost: $10.00 per month, plus supplies
If you've already taken a beginner quilt class and are ready for the next step in learning how to quilt, look no further! This class is designed for the beginner quilter who would like to build their knowledge base. You'll learn the next steps in piecing various blocks and make a sampler quilt at the same time. Class meets once a month and each month you will be working on a different quilt block. Examples include the Bear Paw, the Snail's Trail, and Cottage Garden. At the end of 12 months, you'll have 12 blocks ready to assemble in a layout of your choice. Come join Jen as she shares her love of quilting with you.
This class will repeat, so you can join us anytime!
Project Jelly Roll
Saturday, September 16th, 10:30am to 3:30pm
We have a special sit and sew planned! There is a limited number of seats left, so if you want to come, I would suggest calling as soon as possible and getting your seat reserved. There is no charge for the event. You get your choice of 4 FREE patterns to sew that day. You'll need a Jelly Roll and possibly some additional fabrics, depending on your pattern. All 2.5" strip sets will be 15% off for the event. As a class participant you'll also get 10% off your additional fabrics needed for the project you choose. We will have goodies to munch on throughout the day, and you'll have a chance to win a goodie basket. Call the shop today! 989-732-1252
Embroidery & Color Tint Class
Friday, September 29th, 10:30am-3:00pm
Cost: $15.00 plus $20.00 kit fee
Embroidery and color tinting have been around for many years and is a treasured skill that you will love learning. This is a class that anyone at any skill level will enjoy! On the day of the class, Leslie Peterson will teach you at least 12 stitches, bead attachment and needle uses and thread types. You will have your choice of 7 or more possible patterns, where you will learn the art of color tinting in 4 ways, all of which are permanent and beginner friendly. All you need to bring is a small pair of thread scissors and a needle threader (if you need one). The kit will have everything needed to complete a wall hanging sized project (except for backing, batting and special attachments that are shown as suggestions on class samples).
Ursula & Emily Purse Class
Saturday, October 7th, 10:30am -12:20pm
Saturday, October 14th, 10:30am - 3:30pm
Cost: $50.00 plus supplies
Are you wanting to make a stylish purse in fabrics that you love? Not to mention a purse with LOTS of pockets? We have just the pattern! Join Kathy as she demonstrates how fun this purse is to make. This is a 2-session class which will go in-depth on understanding the pattern, the fusing and cutting process and then purse assembly. This is a great way to learn how to put zippers in purses and Kathy will share with you her tips/tricks and shortcuts along the way. We're sure you'll want to make another when you finish!
Upcoming Fabric Collections Arriving at Compass Star Quilt Shop
If you're like me, I follow social media frequently and I enjoy seeing new fabrics being unveiled, even though they may be more than 6 months out from actually being available. I am a planner and I love to plan my time and my projects, and so knowing when a certain fabric group is coming, I can be on the lookout for a special pattern to use with that group. Then I can pencil it into my calendar, knowing that I want to sew with that new fabric as soon as possible. Here is a partial list of what's coming to the shop!
This recipe is fast and fun and so delicous! A simple dessert that transports great for lunches and potlucks.