About this blog...

Welcome the Harriet's Treadle Arts' blog!

Here you will find fun updates about all the fun events and happenings at Harriet's.

Written by Harriet's daughter Carrie Jones who manages Harriet's Treadle Arts and co-authors the Quilter's Academy series of books with Harriet.

Then, when Carrie's out of things to write, you may just luck out and find one of her great recipes or some cool quilting tip or trick.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Just a Reminder!

This Wednesday – June 30th –
We are having our book signing party for Quilter's Academy Volume 2.

Carrie is making some great food and we will have the books available for sale as well as Harriet's new graph paper packets.
This series makes a great gift to your friends or family members who are wanting to learn to quilt.... buy the book(s) for them and have them personalized!

Come join the fun and if you haven't been in for a while take a gander at the new layout!!

Wednesday June 30th 7:00 - 9:00 pm

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Other classes this summer...

If you have been unable to sign up for the Quilter's Academy series- this summer you can learn some of the basics with Carrie- she will be teaching her Working on Grain, Rotary Cutting Basics and Mastering Your Seam Allowance classes on Saturday's this summer. The classes cover the fundamentals that make the Quilter's Academy series students so successful in all their quilting endeavors.
Harriet will also be teaching a few of her basic classes like Binding Basics and Heirloom Machine Quilting.

Beat the heat and join us this summer for one or all of these great classes- learn some new techniques or refine your skills- either way it these are fun offerings to keep you quilting this summer!

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.
Friday July 9th 2-4:30pm
Carrie Hargrave $30


Rotary Cutting Basics
Learn how to properly hold a rotary cutter and to cut accurately. Ruler shortcuts will be included.
Friday July 16th 2-4:30pm
Carrie Hargrave $30


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.
Friday August 20th 2-4:30pm
Carrie Hargrave $30
Level 1


Figuring your own 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.
Friday July 30th 10-1pm
Harriet Hargrave $25


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.
Saturday July 24th 12-4pm
Harriet Hargrave $30


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 July 10th & 11th Sat:
9:30-5pm, Sun: 10am-5:30pm
Harriet Hargrave $150



Check out the next blog posting Quilter's Academy Summer Class Offerings for the dates for the Quilter's Academy Session II and III classes happening this summer. To sign up for any of these classes please call the store at: (303)424-2742.

Quilter's Academy Summer Class Offerings

First- Just a reminder:

IT'S HERE!!!
Quilter’s Academy Vol. 2- Sophomore YearJoin us for our book signing party and reception...
Carrie's making all sorts of goodies to eat, so come join the fun, enjoy the food and get your book(s) signed!
Wednesday June 30th 7-9pm


As promised- Harriet and Carrie will be offering Quilter's Academy Session II and III this summer for those Quilter's Academy students wants to continue on.

Here are the descriptions and dates for those classes:

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., June 23, 30, July 7 & 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. Sessions 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., July 1, 8, 15, 22 9:30-3:30pm
Thurs., July 29 9:30-5pm
Quilting Academy Students ONLY 6 students minimum

Call the store (303)424-2742 if you are interested in signing up for one of these two sessions.

Monday, June 7, 2010

THE DEED IS DONE :)

Carrie successfully moved the entire store around on Sunday. Come in and see what she has done!!
We are opening that this move will make it easier to build a quilt, as Carrie has given you more room to lay fabrics out as well as made the entire color palette visible and easily accessible.
The kids department as well as the batiks have been moved and the vintage department has been re-arranged.
Carrie is working this week to get the patterns moved around and to display all the great new patterns that she and Harriet found at Quilt Market.

So, while its hot this next week or two, why not come in to cool off and take a look at the store now- you never know what you might see you have never seen before.


Happy Quilting!