Sunday, February 7, 2010

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Friday April 23rd

Join us for our annual customer appreciate sale and help us celebrate
29 years in business!

29% off fabric, batting, notions, books and patterns


20% off the rest of the day

(Classes, kits and items already marked down are excluded)
Harriet’s is joining the Electronic age!
Harriet and Carrie have set up two blogs for anyone who is interested to follow.

The first blog is for the Quilter’s Academy series of books –
there you will find additional information not included in the series, the occasional quilt pattern, ideas, tips and any typing mistakes we have found. Find this blog at:

The other blog is all about the store. Carrie will be posting the class schedule along with pictures of the quilts that correspond to the classes. We will also include store update, special events, and the occasional tip or recipe. Keep up with us at:

We hope you enjoy these forums!
We are currently accepting applications both to work at Harriet’s and for anyone interested in teaching classes or making samples for the store.
The sales associate position is very part time- one day a week- that could be Saturdays and the occasional fill in for another employee. We are looking for someone with a good working knowledge of quilting, can help figure yardage, is good with color and above all enthusiastic!

If you are interested in teaching or making samples come in and get an information and contact sheet.
Thanks! *************************************************************************************
Coming in May...
Quilter’s A
cademy Vol. 2- Sophomore YearJoin us for our book signing party and reception

Thursday June 30th 7-9pm

Lecture Series and Block of the Month Class


Untwisting the Truth about Thread
Do all the threads that are available on the market today mystify you? What thread do you piece with and what thread(s) do you quilt with and why are they different? Carrie’s master’s study was on quilting thread… she spent 4 years testing and studying 56 different threads to find the answer to these questions. Come learn about all threads you know and maybe some that you don’t know while Carrie shares all the pertinent information from her study with you.
Friday Apr 9 6-8pm
Carrie Hargrave $20

10 Tips to Make You a Better Machine Quilter
Harriet covers her top ten ideas that will help you become a better quilter. Topics that are seldom discussed, you will be anxious to try these ideas, and you WILL see the results if you try these ideas. This is a fun, fast-paced and informative lecture, with plenty of time for questions and answers.
Monday Apr 26 6-8pm
Harriet Hargrave $20

The Inside Story
An in-depth discussion of what is happening to batting in today’s quilt market. Popular brand name products will be discussed and quilts will be shown to evaluate what effect each product has on the look and personality of the finished quilt, as well as their characteristics and longevity. Fiber content will be examined, as well as specific considerations for the amount of quilting needed. This lecture is designed to give quilters lots of options and choices when choosing batting for each top. Harriet will give attendees testing processes to chase away any confusion
Monday May 10 6-8pm
Harriet Hargrave $20

Caring for Today’s Quiltmaking Fabric
So much fear is involved with the fabrics that quilter’s use today: bleeding, color migration, shrinkage and fading being among the top concerns. This lecture is geared to helping participants become more comfortable with what is happening with out fabrics today. Dye stability, thread count, pre-washing vs. not, chemicals and detergents and recommended care of fabrics and quilts will be explored. This lecture has received rave reviews and has put confidence and choice making back into the quilter’s hands, as well as saving untold yards of fabric and quilts. Based on Harriet’s book From Fiber to Fabric.
Friday Jun 11 6-8pm
Harriet Hargrave $20


American Beauty- Block of the month
We fell in love with this quilt at Quilt Market and so are doing our first Block of the Month ever! The American Beauty quilt featuring Marti Michell's new fabric line called Wi ld Roses features 12- 12” blocks set on point. As you work through the blocks the complexity increases helping you to build your skills as you make this beauty!
You will meet once a month with Debbie, get your new set of instructions, cut out and start making the block for that month. The 12-month program will cost $30/month and includes your class time, the kit with all the fabric (except backing), as well as the ruler and template set you need to complete the quilt. Space is limited– we only have 12 kits for this beautiful quilt! You will have an 84” x 104” quilt ready to layer and quilt when you are done! You must commit to the entire program.
Saturdays Apr 24, May 22, Jun 26, Jul 24, Aug 28
Debbie Cooper $360 ($30/month)

Skill-Building Projects & Fun Classes


Log Cabin Quilts

Do you love this traditional quilt pattern but have never had the gumption to tackle one? This is your chance… In this two-session class, you will make one of these classic quilts. The first week you will learn about all the different styles of log cabin, how color effects the design and will begin to cut strips and assemble your first blocks. In the second week you will bring your finished blocks to class and we will play with layouts and discuss how to finished and quilt your new quilt top!

Wednesday Apr 28 & May 12 10-1pm
Carrie Hargrave $50
Level 3

Shop Hop Quilt Star Blocks
In this two-week class you will learn all the tips and tricks for making your 2009 Shop Hop blocks. Tips for an accurate seam allowance, rotary cutting around templates, and lots of other things to help you complete this fun quilt!
Saturday Mar 13 & 20 5-8pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 3

Do-Sa-Do Quilt
This strip pieced quilt is one of our favorites and fun to make. Chose all your favorite colors and fabrics it is great to curl up under on a cold winter day!
Tuesday Mar 2 & 9 10-2pm
Debbie Cooper $40
Level 3

Carpenter’s Star
This one only looks hard, but with “no Y seams” it’s a breeze!!! A great quilt for using batiks, contemporary or reproduction fabrics. Learn perfect half square triangles and piecing.
Monday Mar 1, 15, 29 1-4pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $45
Level 3

Throw Me a Curve
Love batiks and can’t choose just one? This quilt is for you! Learn how to piece curves simply without frustration and failure. We will also discuss optional designs and patterns for these great squares.
Thursday Mar 4, 18 10-1pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $40
Level 3

Chubby Chicks
Who could resist this cute chubby chick pattern? Alternating with pinwheel blocks these blocks will keep a smile on your face! Learn how to use fusible web, satin or blanket stitch and half square triangles.
Wednesday Apr 7, 21, May 5 10-1pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $55
Level 3

Star Bright
Piece this great quilt using bright, fun fabrics or more subtle, traditional ones. Learn how to do “fast” geese and four squares. This is a great quilt to use some of those scraps and fat quarters.
Wed., Apr 7, 21, May 5 1:30-4:30pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $50
Level 3

It’s Stringy
Don’t let “orphan” strips string you out. This class will show you some basics and many other options for “strings” to make any size quilt you wish. We will also talk about color sorting and organization techniques.
Thursday Mar 4, 18 1:30-4:30pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $40
Level 3


Punch Needle Embroidery
Come learn the basics of traditional Russian punch needle. This beautiful needle art is easy to do, quick to learn and very portable. In this class you will explore the differences in fabric for your base, needle sizes, and threads all while you make a great little sampler you can frame, put on a little bag or make into an ornament. (Kit fee $15)
Friday Jun 11 12-5pm
Carrie Hargrave $25
Level 1

Fabric Coloring & Embroidery Sampler
Come return to your childhood. Join Carrie for a fun afternoon of coloring with crayons and embroidery. Make this pretty little design to turn into a pillow or seasonal wall hanging.
Friday Mar 19 12-4pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1

Annie’s Calendar
Join us for six sessions of hand stitching and sewing fun. Learn the newest methods of tracing, stitches and putting it all together to make an adorable wall hanging. You can do it all in red, blue, green or multicolor threads.
Mon., Feb 22, Mar 15, May 3, 24, 10-12pm
Tues Apr 6 10-12pm
Mon Jun 4 10-1pm
Jo-Anne Ginther $65
Level 1

Quilter’s Tote Bag
Make a fun and handy tote bag while polishing your basic piecing, quilting and binding skills. Pieced, quilted and bound 12” patchwork blocks form the outer showy pockets of this roomy pocket laden tote. Make for yourself as a great carry all or as a gift for a friend or family member.
Friday Mar 26 & Apr 2 10-4pm
Debbie Cooper $50
Level 3

Basic Bits and Pieces and Finishing Classes


Working on Grain

Grain line is critical to accurate piecing. Join Carrie and learn a wonderful and easy way to straighten your fabric before cutting.
Monday Mar 8 1-4pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1

Rotary Cutting Basics
Learn how to properly hold a rotary cutter and to cut accurately. Ruler shortcuts will be included.
Monday Mar 22 1-4pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1

Mastering an Accurate Seam Allowance
Are your 12” blocks “exactly” 12” when finished? If they aren’t - you need this class! We will cover thread weights, seam guides and seam allowance widths to achieve a perfect 9-patch block.
Monday Apr 5 2-5pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1

How to Figure Yardage
Harriet will walk you through the easy steps of figuring yardage for your projects. Come learn this easy to learn calculator method. This is a great way to keep you from over buying fabric for your quilts.
Monday Apr 26 10-12pm
Harriet Hargrave $20
Level 1

Mitering Mastery
Do mitered corners make you crazy, but a beautiful border stripe or print would be just the thing to make your quilt elegant? Harriet will share her tips on getting perfect mitered corners on borders as well as splicing prints for borders.
Thursday Jun 10 10-1pm
Harriet Hargrave $30
Level 3


Which Marking Tool

Are you baffled by all the marking tools available and don’t know which to choose? With a little explanation and a lot of experimentation you will learn how to test marking tools, make samples and make the appropriate choice for your quilt.
Monday Apr 12 1-4pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1

Transferring Quilt Designs
Perplexed by how to get quilt designs onto your quilt top? Harriet will walk you through at least 10 different methods. Experienced beginner or intermediate machine quilting skills required.
Wednesday Jun 16 10-4:30pm
Harriet Hargrave $50
Level 4

Basic Binding
Let Harriet walk you through finishing your quilts with her foolproof methods for sharp mitered corners, perfectly joined ends and flat, filled, (not floppy) binding.
Thursday June 24 12-5pm
Harriet Hargrave $40
Level 4

Quilting and Appliqué Classes


Basic Heirloom Machine Quilting
Harriet is known internationally as the originator of the machine quilting revolution in the early 1980’s. Her book Heirloom Machine Quilting created a new era in quilting. Harriet’s teaching skills, and your desire to master the technique, can turn you into an excellent machine quilter. This two-day class – made up of lectures, demos and hands-on practice time – gives you plenty of time to grasp the techniques… and you are quilting feathers by 3pm on the 2nd day! Promise! Please be sure to make arrangements so that you do not have to leave class early.
Sat & Sun Feb 27 & 28 Sat: 9:30-5pm, Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Thurs & Fri May 13 & 14 9:30-5pm
Harriet Hargrave $150
Level 2

Quilter’s Academy Machine Quilting
If anyone can teach you to machine quilt, Harriet can! Harriet has been teaching this class nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Her book Heirloom Machine Quilting is the best selling text on machine quilting and is now in its 4th edition. In this class, you will begin with an in-depth discussion of supplies, including needles and threads, quilt preparation and your workspace. Then it is on to the stitching techniques of ditch quilting and free-motion quilting. You will end the class with a discussion investigating the secrets of batting and starting a library of batting samples and learning about binding and different quilting ideas.
* Please note: Session I is a pre-requisite for this class.

3 classes $150
Tues., Jun 29, Jul 6, 20 9:30–4:30pm

Quilting Academy Student ONLY 6 students Minimum

Consulting with Harriet
Spend a day with Harriet and your quilt tops trying to decide what type of quilting would make your quilt top a knock out, but quilted within your skill level. Batting choices, thread choices, and design will be discussed, as well as walking through the actual step-by-step process of getting the quilt to the machine and what to quilt first, second, third, etc. Thursday Apr 29 10-4:30pm
Harriet Hargrave $60

Level 2

Hand Quilting
Learn the basics of fine hand quilting from a well known hand quilter. This time honored skill is relaxing and fun! Kathy will discuss and demonstrate several techniques, tools and materials while you work on a small sampler. Some pre-class prep work is required.
Saturday Apr 17 10-2pm
Kathy MacQueen $30

Level 1


Invisible Machine Appliqué
This is Harriet’s instant gratification class! Mock hand appliqué looks like the finest hand appliqué but is achieved with a sewing machine. You can walk out of class knowing that you can appliqué anything your heart desires!
Thursday May 6 9:30-5pm
Harriet Hargrave $75

Level 2

Satin & Buttonhole Stitch Appliqué
Enjoy learning true, professional techniques for beautiful machine appliqué. The latest products will be covered, as well as tried and true methods for achieving perfect appliqué by machine. Come and learn the tips and tricks to make your satin stitching beautiful and your blanket stitch/ buttonhole stitch flawless!
Saturday Mar 27 9:30-5pm
Harriet Hargrave $75

Level 2

Pine Needles
In this class, you will make one of McKenna Ryan’s Pine Needles Art Quilts. We will discuss fabric selection, using fusibles, and how to cut and layer your art quilt wall hanging. You will have a good start on your small masterpiece- as well as all the knowledge to tackle any other fusible appliqué project at the end of class. Lots of tips and tricks for making your beautiful work of art a little easier will be given.
Saturday Apr 10 10-4pm OR
Thursday May 27 10-4pm
Carrie Hargrave $50

Level 3

Hand Appliqué
Learn to appliqué using a variety of techniques. You will learn needle turn making your own templates from freezer paper and a self-adhesive laminate. You will also learn gluing, starching and finger pressing. Kathy will assist students to perfect their invisible appliqué stitch.
Saturday Mar 13, 20 10-2pm
Kathy MacQueen $40

Level 1

Quilter's Academy Classes

Quilter’s Academy-
A Skill-building Course in Quiltmaking

This is the ultimate how- to series for beginners! In this series Harriet and Carrie are teaching piecing and starting beginners on the best footing possible for a life-long adventure in the art of quiltmaking. These classes are not just about projects – they are about techniques and personal working styles that will give you a foundation of skills that will allow you to go anywhere you desire with your quilting!
Based on Harriet & Carrie’s new book Quilter’s Academy- Vol. 1, Your Freshman Year

This is a continuing set of session classes and you must have had Session 1 and 2 (formally 1B) to take Session 3 (formally 2) & 4 . You must have only had Session 1 in order to take Quilter’s Academy Machine Quilting.

Please Note: Depending on the number of students in class and the pace at which class moves, you may at times be released from class early or late. Please make arrangements so that if class runs late you do not have to rush off and may stay for the entire duration, no later than 5pm.

Session 1 - The Basics
This class is especially designed for brand new quilters, but experienced quilters are sure to take away tons of new and useful information. Beginning with obtaining your perfect seam allowance, cleaning up sewing and pressing issues, in 4 weeks you will work through making 3 quilt tops based in strips and squares to start you down a path to be a great quilt maker. Applying borders will also be covered. *Please note- this session is required before any other session can be taken. Please bring a snack if necessary, as there will be no break for lunch.
4 classes $160 ($40/class)
Tues., Mar 30, Apr 13, 20, 27 9:30-3:30pm
Level 1 6 students minimum

Session 2- Diagonal Settings
(Formally Session 1b) In this class you will continue on with strips and squares, but now learning how to set them on point. We will also delve further into creating your quilt recipe, perfecting figuring yardage, and start you on the path to designing your own quilts while learning about diagonal set quilts and incorporated borders.
Session 1 is a pre-requisite for this class! Please bring a snack if necessary, as there will be no break for lunch.
4 classes $120 ($40/class)
Wed., Mar 17, 24, 31 10-2pm
Follow up Class: Wed., Apr 14 10-2pm
Quilting Academy Students ONLY 6 students minimum

Session 3-Triangles
(Formally Session 2)Triangles are the starting point of endless possibilities for great quilts! There are so many ways to make triangle units and many of them will be explored in this class. You will learn the most accurate piecing method(s) for you and then apply those skills to make fabulous quilts! Half- and quarter-square triangles as well as flying geese units will be covered thoroughly and in class 4 you will construct a Feathered Star wall hanging. Session 1 & 2 are pre-requisites for this class! Please bring a snack if necessary, as there will be no break for lunch.
5 classes $150 ($30/class)
Thurs., Mar 25, Apr 1, 8, 15 9:30-3:30pm
Thurs., Apr 22 9:30-5pm

Quilting Academy Students ONLY 6 students minimum

Session 4- 6 & 8 pointed stars
In this 4th in the series session, you will work with 45° and 60° diamonds to master set-in piecing for these wonderful blocks! Harriet will walk you step-by-step through Sharyn Craig’s “Y” seam method. By the end of the first day you will have mastered 6” LeMoyne Stars. In weeks two through four you will then set out to explore all the different types of blocks that can be made with either 45° or 60° diamonds- including making a small Lone Star block. Session 1, 2 & 3 are pre-requisites for this class! Please bring a snack if necessary, as there will be no break for lunch.
4 classes $120 ($30/class)
Tues., May 4, 18, Jun 1, 8 9:30-3:30pm
Quilting Academy Students ONLY 6 students minimum

Quilter’s Academy Machine Quilting
If anyone can teach you to machine quilt, Harriet can! Harriet has been teaching this class nationally and internationally for more than 30 years. Her book Heirloom Machine Quilting is the best selling text on machine quilting and is now in its 4th edition. In this class, you will begin with an in-depth discussion of supplies, including needles and threads, quilt preparation and your workspace. Then it is on to the stitching techniques of ditch quilting and free-motion quilting. You will end the class with a discussion investigating the secrets of batting and starting a library of batting samples and learning about binding and different quilting ideas.
* Please note: Session I is a pre-requisite for this class.
3 classes $150
Tues., Jun 29, Jul 6, 20 9:30–4:30pm
Quilting Academy Student ONLY 6 students Minimum

Quilter’s Academy Home School
Are you working through Quilter’s Academy-Volume 1 at home because you can’t take the class? Just for you – we are offering a Quilter’s Academy Home School class once a month. Bring in your projects, your questions, problems and success and Harriet and Carrie will be here to help you with issues, give advice, and cheer you on as you expand you quiltmaking skills. Quilter’s Academy Home School is for people working though the book on their own only- it is not open for those who have taken the classes at the store.
Sat., Mar, 6, Apr 3, May 8 & Jun 12 12:30-4pm
$20/session pre-registration required

Class registration policies & skill level descriptions

Harriet’s Treadle Arts Class Registration Policies:
• Class fee is due in full upon registration payable by cash, check and credit card.
• You may register by phone with a credit card
• Be sure to get your supply list prior to your class starts- this is your responsibility- not ours.
• If you cannot come into the store to pick your supply list up we will be happy to fax it to you, or you can send a self-addressed stamped envelope to the store and we will mail your supply list to you.
• If you request that we mail your supply list and you do not send a SASE we will charge you 50¢ for postage.
• Please check class dates carefully before registering. Fees are only refundable if and only if the store or the teacher cancels the class. Transfers or credits can only be made if we can fill your space in the class.

Class Experience Levels:
Level 1- No particular skill level is required. All students can successfully complete course content.
Level 2- No prior piecing and/or quilting experience needed. You do need to know how to use your sewing machine.
Level 3- Basic piecing skills required. You should know how to rotary cut well and sew with an accurate seam allowance.
Level 4- Basic quilting skills required. You should be able to use your walking foot and have a basic understanding of free-motion quilting.
Level 5- Confident piecing skills needed. You need to have understanding of strip piecing, squares and triangles for this level.
Level 6- Confident quilting skill needed. You don’t have to like your quilting, but you do need to know how to free-motion quilt.

2010 Newsletter

Happy 2010! Are you as glad to see 2009 gone as we are? We are looking forward to a very happy and prosperous year and hope you will join us for all the great classes and events we have planned.
First off, I want to again say a big thank you to everyone who purchased a Shop Hop finishing kit from us- Thank you for your patience and understanding with the issues we had with getting the fabric. We are already planning the quilt for the 2010 Shop Hop and we promise it is going to be great- our theme this year is “Colorado Memories” and the 7 shops in Shop Hop have again designed a special fabric for the event… one you are sure to love! Keep your eye out for the announcements and unveiling!
Next, as you will notice all through the schedule we are advertising our two new blogs! Harriet and I have set up a blog both for the store and for our new series of books. The store blog ( will include the class schedule with pictures of the projects being offered, as well as updates on events, tips, the occasional recipe and anything else you, our customer, requests!
The other blog about the Quilter’s Academy books ( will have any corrections we find in the books, updates on publication dates, quilt patterns that didn’t make the cut for the books, tips and advice, so be sure to check that out if you have picked up a copy of Quilter’s Academy Vol. 1... and speaking of Quilter’s Academy – Volume 2 will be out in MAY!!! We are so excited! We will again be having a book signing party/reception for the book release, so mark your calendars and come enjoy the fun and food and pick up your copy and get it signed!
And on the subject of technology- we will soon be able to send out email updates to all our customers. If you are interested, please make sure that we have your email address, you can do that by either emailing us your address at or by stopping by the store and signing up.
Another new thing this year is our first ever offering of a block of the month. When Harriet and I were at Quilt Market in October we saw the quilt and fell in love with it, we hope you do too… We will be offering a monthly class meeting where you will get your new pattern, instructions and have time to start working on the block with the assistance of Debbie, one of our employees!
This brings up the topic of employees… we are looking to hire someone to help at the store once a week… if you are interested stop by and pick up an application. We are also looking for people to help with making samples for the store or to teach classes in the upcoming schedule. Interested? We have an information sheet for you at the counter at the store- stop by and pick one up!
And finally, we are celebrating our 29th year in business this April! And we would like to invited you come celebrate with us by shopping at our annual anniversary sale on April 23rd. Hope to see you then!
We look forward to seeing you at Harriet’s and thank you for making us a “premier” quilt shop…
Carrie, Harriet, Linda, TJ, Georganne, Shar, Bonnie & Debbie
Happy Quilting!