Sunday, August 22, 2010

Another Lovely Saturday

Jennifer sharing her quilting wisdom

Yesterday we had another lovely Summer Saturday class, with another lovely group of ladies, and we even had a fellow helping out.

The class spent the day cutting and piecing the quilt Fat Quarter Frolic by Larissa Key Designs. It's been one of our more popular quilt classes since we've opened the shop. The full-day workshop is a great format for this quilt, as  you spend the first hour or two cutting, then get to the piecing in the afternoon.

Happy quilters having a carrot cake break

There are still three more Saturdays in our series, see our website for details:
The remaining classes are Random & Lovely, a very simple quilt that is great for showing off pretty printed fabric; Petit Fours, a pattern that's wonderful for stacking and slicing; and Summer Evening, a more traditional quilt with four different pieced blocks that is made with Jelly Roll strips and looks fabulous in whites and blues. The Saturday classes are a fun way to spend the day sewing and meet some new friends!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Quilting Class

Craftland continues to hold regular classes through the summer, and through Ramadan.
Today's class was day two of Layer Cake Quilt - Beginners' Quilting. Last Sunday, the first day, we looked at the Layer Cake squares & discussed options for putting it together: random? in a pattern? We had lots of fun shuffling the squares, and then sewed them together to make the main quilt top.

Today was Border Day. We spent some time choosing fabrics & talking about border widths. After playing with the bolts of fabric, we settled on three borders. Here is Diane pressing her first border strip open.

Check out the cool cutting mat and ironing surface! The Foldaway portable cutting & pressing station is made by Omnigrid & folds into a convenient case to carry to classes. Very handy for classes, or to use at home.Thanks, Diane, for modelling it for us so well!

If you're interested in this or any of our other classes, see our full schedule at

Tuesday, August 10, 2010


Ramadan Blessings to all our friends & customers!

Craftland will be open during regular hours during Ramadan: 10am-10pm daily, and 2pm-10pm on Fridays.

We hope to see you in the shop for classes, craft supplies, crafting advice or just a visit!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

New Summer Sewists

first time quilting
Great success by our new summer sewists! Some of the students this week were pretty young, but they did a marvelous job on their new sewing machines, and went home today after the last class with their finished quilted pillows.
pretty pink
Next week, the quilted pillow class will be offered for ages 13-16. There are still a couple of spaces, come on in and sign up now! See for schedule and full details.