Events

Featherweight Club 2019

Third Wednesday of the month, starting January 16, 2019   10 am – 4 pm

Let’s get together, yea! yea! yea! We can have a sewing time! We have a day set aside just for sewing using your Featherweight! The third Wednesday of every month you are invited to bring your machine and join us for a day of fun and fellowship at Quilt Haven on Main.  Bring your own lunch.

No charge for sewing but please call 320-587-8341 and reserve your space.

Miniature Club

Second Thursday of the month,  1:30 – 3 pm
This club has been meeting for awhile, but we thought we’d let newcomers know about it too. We get together to work on our mini projects, share tips and techniques, show and tell, with the best part being just enjoying each other’s company.
No charge for sewing but please call 320-587-8341 and reserve your space.

Show and Share 5th Saturday

Saturday, November 30, 2019; February 29, 2020; May 30, 2020; August 29, 2020; October 31, 2020 10:30 am – ? 
 

Show and Tell – by people who come with their finished project(s). Every show and tell item will enter your name into a drawing for a prize, compliments of Quilt Haven on Main.  Limit of 5 items per person please.

Share – Quilt Haven on Main will share new fabrics, tools, notions and patterns that have come into the store. Some Saturdays will have a demonstration of a new tool.

Special In-Store Sale – On this day only, coupons will be given to those who come to Show and Share.  It could be a %-off of bolt fabric, a discount on notions or patterns or whatever – you never know until you Show up and Share!

Special Presenters – a mystery personality will give a special presentation on a topic of interest to quilters. This person might be a designer, an artist, or a person with a special talent to share.

Fee: $5 at the door (just show up, no need to register)
Level: Everyone!

‘A Stitch in Time Saves….’ Lecture by Sue Harmon, AQS Certified Quilted Textile Appraiser

“A Stitch in Time Saves…” You have inherited a quilt you never knew existed but it has a few stains. You’ve got a top and don’t know if you should finish it or not. Should I just make Teddy Bears with these quilts I’ve been saving? Sue will share ideas on what to do to save the integrity of your quilt. She will present a trunk show and you may bring one antique quilt to share.

 

A limited number of spots are open for you to get a quilt appraised. A 20-minute appraisal is $60 and you will receive a written appraisal, a document that includes the name of the quilt, quilt maker (if known), date or circa, size, fabrics, batting, description, workmanship, condition and value. You will also receive information on caring for your quilts.

2020 Grunge Contest

Join us in celebrating 45 years of Moda fabrics! Make an original quilt entirely out of grunge fabric by September 1 for the chance to win over $5000 in prizes! The top 3 quilts will be displayed in the Moda booth at Fall Quilt Market 2020! Quilts should be submitted to your local quilt shop (aka us!) for display and voting. Then each shop will submit their most grunge-tastic quilt to Moda for judging and the opportunity for both the quilter and their quilt shop to win a prize.

Rules

1. Quilt top and backing must contain ONLY Moda Grunge fabrics.
2. Any type of piecing, quilting, embroidery, thread art, etc can be used. Original work only, no quilts from patterns will be accepted.
3. All 4 sides of quilt should measure 240″ total or less. For example, a 60″ x 60″ quilt = 240″ (60 x 4). A 40″ X 50″ quilt = 180″ (40″ x 2 sides + 50″ x 2 sides).
4. Quilts must be fully completed, quilted and bound. No quilt tops will be accepted.
5. Quilts must be labeled with maker’s and quilter’s name, city and contact information.
6. No limit to the number of entries per individual during the local shop portion of the contest. Each shop may submit 1 quilt only to Moda for final judging.

Prizes

First Place: $2000 to quilter/$1000 Moda credit to quilt shop
Second Place: $1000 to quilter/$750 Moda credit to quilt shop
Third Place: $750 to quilter/$500 Moda credit to quilt shop

All three winning quilts will be displayed in the Moda booth at Fall Quilt Market 2020!

Important Dates

September 1-7: Store display and voting
September 14: Submissions from shop of winning quilt due (via photo)
October 1: Moda will contact winning stores. Stores will contact their winner
October 15: All 3 winning quilts must be received at Moda HQ
October 24-26: 3 winning quilts on display at Fall Quilt Market in Houston, TX



































Quilting Ergonomics Lecture

Do you have neck and shoulder stiffness, aches and pains in hands and wrists, etc., related to long hours of sewing and quilting? Come hear experienced quilters, two with Occupational Therapy backgrounds, share ways to fit your body to the right sewing chair, machine table height, cutting and ironing table heights, etc. Then learn some simple stretches to ease the stiffness and tension. The lecture wraps up with tips and tools to make the sewing and quilting process less stressful on your body.

Call the shop at 320-587-8341 to register.