JaM Patch News --- Celebrating National Quilt Day
Haven't we been having the most perfect weather that you could hope for? It has been glorious. We are so lucky to live here. The JaM Patch has been having a really good time with all the new friends we have been meeting. I entered more than 20 new names on our email list today. Welcome! We like to send you a newsletter weekly to keep you abreast of the things happening at the Patch and what we know about in the Quilting World. We hope you enjoy it as much as so many of you tell us you enjoy it.
Farm Life, Margy's Class Sample
We have loads to talk about as we are planning for a fun-filled Saturday and week to follow. On March 19th the United States officially recognizes Quilting and Quilters with "National Quilting Day". So we decided this would be a good start for a week of highlightening quilting and sharing with you some of the STARS in our own backyard. We have asked the local Quilting Stars to participate in a presentation on what they do. Many have agreed but others were already commited, so perhaps at a later time. We do have three days of presentations you will enjoy and learn from. Many STARS will be demonstrating and some will have a trunk show to show you first hand what they do. It should be fun. Here is the schedule of events:
Saturday, March 19th
1pm Pam Post Long Arm Quilter
She will offer 15 minute consultations for people who might want ideas about how to quilt their finished top. She has a book of pattern stitched out, thread color charts, and a handout to prepare a quilt to give a long arm quilter.
2pm Karen Marchetti Long Arm Quilter
"Oliver", the third place quilt at the West Palm Beach Mancuso International Quilt Show, will land at the JaM Patch. She will discuss how she did him as well as her thought on quilting. This will be an open forum. Many of you have seen Karen's spectacular work on our samples.
Thursday, March 24th
11am Kathy Ward Quilt Judge
She is an experienced show judge, in fact, judged the Crazy Quilter's 2010 show. She will sharing judging tips, a trunk show of her quilts,including judging comments, and info on what they look for in a quilt. She will also share thread info. She will provide a handout regarding judging.
1pm Pam Post Long Arm Quilter
She will offer 15 minute consultations for people who might want ideas about how to quilt their finished top. She has a book of pattern stitched out, thread color charts, and a handout about how to prepare a quilt to give a long arm quilter.
Saturday, March 26th
10am Kathy Rentz Teacher
Quilting with your home machine. She will share her expertise in quilting with your home machine, both with predetermined designs like stencils and free motion quilting.
11am Tonya Ricucci Author
"Word Play Quilts", Easy Techniques from the Unruly Quilter is her new book. She will show her technique and sharing tips with you. She will have two sessions, one at 11am and again at 2pm.
1pm Kathy Rentz Teacher
She will be showing us Kaleidoscope Kreator and what you can do with it. It is such fun to play with.
2pm Tonya Ricucci Author
"Word Play Quilts", Easy Techniques from the Unruly Quilter is her new book. She will be show her technique and sharing tips with you. She will have two sessions, one at 11am and again at 2pm.
We hope you will put it on your calendar and come and see them. Remember there is always some surprises the JaM Patch has up its sleeve so it will be worth your while.
And now a drum roll please......the special this week in honor of the Irish.....Greens are 25% off. That doesn't include Batiks and Christmas 2011. But then we thought what about CREAM.....after all some of us really like Bailey's Irish Cream....so 25% off on neutrals as well (or the way I say it Green and Cream.) There is a one yard minimum cut for sale prices.
Hope to see you soon and we cannot close our Newsletter without sending out our thoughts and prayers to the people of Japan and hope that better days will be coming soon for these people.
Joey and Margy
The JaM Patch
932 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, Florida 34994