January 26, 2010

Classes available for Winter Retreat

Final pictures of most of the classes being held for our upcoming retreat in February. Spaces for the retreat itself are mostly full, but there is some availability in the individual classes for $25 per class. We are so thrilled that so many talented quilters are teaching classes for us this year. Here are the pictures and times for individual classes.
Needle Keeper taught by Jeena Kimball
Wednesday February 17
9:00-12:00 am
Jeena will be teaching her wonderful applique techniques, making a beautiful and functional needle keeper.
Dresden Plate taught by Kim Walus
Wed 17th
Kim will be teaching the Dresden plate technique as well as how to do the pieced sashing for this quilt.

Sweet Memories taught by Connie Cawley & Carol Adams
Wednesday Feb 17th
Connie and Carol will be teaching the piecing and embellishing techniques for this sweet quilt.
Halloween 1904 taught by Gloria Mosbarger, Roma Peterson, and Amy McClellan
Wed 17th
This quilt combines applique and piecing. Kits will be available.
Eat Cake by Lori Holt
Thursday February 18th
9:00-12:00 am
Lori will be teaching her wonderful applique techniques in this cute block she designed especially for our retreat. Kits will be available. More pictures on her blog here.

Fat Quarter Bag with Joyce Weeks (photo coming)
Thursday 18th
An easy big bag - quick and fun. You'll be able to finish in class.

Trellis by Jill Finley
Thursday 18th
2:00- 5:00
Wonderful piecing and applique techniques. Kits will be available.

Beekeepers Garden by Maryann Carter
Thursday 18th
Maryann will be teaching lots of techniques including silk-ribbon embroidery and three-dimensional applique.
Purses, Purses, Purses by Sherrie Allred and Amy McClellan
Thursday 18th
9:00-11:00 pm (yep, that's right)
Sherrie and Amy are going to teach how to make these darling (and quick!) coin purses. Handles will be available for purchase that night.

Layer Cakes with Brenda and Bonnie Bailey
Friday Feb 19th
9:00-10:30 am
These two talented quilters will show you many ideas for using pre-cut "layer cakes" (collections of 10" squares.) A lecture class.

21 Tricks and Tips by Brenda and Bonnie Bailey
These two ladies will be sharing lots of tips and tricks for quilting. To see some of the things these two have done check out their website here.

Pincushion Exchange with Mindy JOhnston and Melanie Marek
Friday Feb 19th
9:00- 10:30

bring a pincushion to swap!

Kettles in the Kitchen with Nanette Merrill
Friday February 19th
Nanette shares her adorable Kettles quilt teaching applique and piecing techniques.
Texture Victoria Sewing Bag with Roma Peterson
Friday 19th
This fun bag is a Sue Spargo design. This bag combines piecing and wool applique and lots of pockets! Kits available.

All classes will be held at the Provo Marriott hotel on Center Street in Provo. If you are interested in retreat details or would like to inquire about signing up for individual classes please email Amy McClellan: aqamy@comcast.net We would love to see you there!

January 22, 2010

Some of our available quilt kits!

A few new quilts with kits to share!
This is called A Boy's Life and is made of rich, high-quality flannels.
Measures 56" x 72"
Kit is available for $80 and requires the wonderful pattern book, A Boy's World.A new baby quilt called "He's All Boy" because of the many cute 'boy-themed' prints. We used a lot of prints from David Walkers Oh Boy collection for Free Spirit Fabrics including dinosaurs, animals, airplanes, robots, and space ships.
This kit includes 36 pre-cut squares, fabric for borders and binding and includes a pattern.The back requires 1 1/4 yard. We used this adorable animal print from the Oh Boy collection.
This simple squares quilt is called: JO. (Yes we like to give our quilts names.)
It is made from brown and pink civil war reproduction prints. All squares are pre-cut and the quilt is pre-stacked in rows so no pattern is required. Borders and binding are also precut. The quilt measures 58" x 82". The kit for the top costs $89.00. Back requires 3 1/2 yards.
Another simple squares quilt called Mary Helen. Beautiful muted greens, browns and pinks, most from the fabric collection Stone Cottage by Andover Fabrics.
This quilt is also pre-cut and pre-stacked by rows. Finished quilt measures 58" x 82" and the kit costs $89.00. Yardage required for back is 3 1/2 yards.
Vintage Homestead is now 30% off!
(Orriginally $72.)
Quilt measures 51" x 63"
and pattern is included.If you are interested in ordering any kits or yardage please call us at 801-802-7841!

January 18, 2010

Many things new at AQ

We're showing signs of Spring at American Quilting!
Lots of fun new fabric collections have arrived recently including Denyse Schmidt's Hope Valley and Heather Mulder Peterson's Wildflowers.
Lots of cute Valentine's Day choices.
Including Sandy Gervais' adorable L'Amour collection.
Heather Bailey's latest collection, Nicey Jane.
Mini Muu by Lecien.Not to mention Mary Englebreit and Riley Blake!
If you haven't been in for a bit, come see all that's new at AQ!

January 11, 2010

Our upcoming retreat!

American Quilting's annual winter retreat is fast approaching.
It will be held February 17-19 at the Marriott Hotel in Provo, Utah.
We have some amazingly talented women teaching classes, and sharing lectures and trunk shows this year. Here are some samples for a few of the classes being offered:
Kettles in the Kitchen by Nanette Merrill
Beekeepers Garden by Maryann Carter

Dresden Plate by Kim Walus

Sweet Memories by Connie Cawley and Carol Adams
of Two Peas in a Pod

Trellis by Jill Finley

Also available: applique with Lori Holt, Fat Quarter Big Bag, Needle Keeper, Mystery Exchange quilt, and Purses, Purses, Purses!

Only a few spots are left!

For more information email: aqamy@comcast.net