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Summer/Fall 2017

 

Hi There!

We hope you're enjoying the last days of summer.  Fall's just around the corner, and we have lots of great classes, new BOM's, and fun events scheduled.  Plus, tons of new fabric & wool has arrived at the shop!  Without further ado - here's what's happening! 

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It's our BIG Summer Sale!!!

Friday, August 25th
-thru-
Sunday, August 27th
 
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  • EVERYTHING in the shop is 20%-50%*
  • Backing SALE - Receive an additional 10% off  (up to 50%)  if you purchase 5+ yards of fabric off a single bolt.
  • ALL Olfa products (mats, rotary cutters, etc.) are 40% off!
  • Aurifil is buy 3 get one FREE
  • Trunk show from local designer Karen Walker (Laugh yourself into Stitches) in our classroom Saturday afternoon (see below).
 
         *  Minimum one yard cut.  Smaller cuts receive 10% off.
      
      Excludes classes, services, & gift certificates.
             Can't be combined with other offers.
    
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Trunk Show

with Karen Walker
(Laugh yourself into Stitches)

Saturday, August 26th

 
Come meet local designer Karen Walker this Saturday afternoon (8/26) and see her amazing quilts! We'll have all her patterns available and many of her quilts on display. Hope to see you there!










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NEW - Fall 2017 Workshop!

This year Cascadia Quilt Workshops is pleased to offer two workshops during our 2 day retreat-style event on Oct 13-14, 2017  (9am to 4pm each day).  Each year we offer two workshops to inspire your creativity!


ANN SHAW WORKSHOP:   DRAGONFLY

Ann Shaw is once again introducing a new pattern in her Artisan series – “Dragonfly”.   Dragonflies (Anisoptera) are wonders of nature.  Strong, agile fliers, dragonflies dart effortlessly among stems and flowers.  They move easily forward and backward, suddenly change direction and even remain stationary in flight.  Their two pairs of wings shimmer with iridescent, metallic-like colors that have long made them a favorite of quilters. Dragonflies are found throughout the world, and in some cultures symbolize power and poise.  This pierced dragonfly pattern features this insect’s beautiful iridescent wing colors.  An Ann Shaw Quilting Artisan design, this pattern features detailed piecing for experienced quilters.

A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wallhanging.

If you prefer, you may also choose any of Ann Shaw’s patterns for this workshop.
 

 

CHERAN BEE WORKSHOP:  Burgoyne Beauty

This year Cheran will be teaching you her award winning quilt, Burgoyne Beauty.   This quilt was awarded Second Place (Large Pieced) and Best Traditional Quilt in this year’s Clark County Quilt Guild's show!   This scrappy variation of a traditional block with the addition of Cheran’s original border design uses a variety of low volume prints with a punch of color.  Cheran is the owner of Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop, which has been featured in the Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine.






 

Brought to you by Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop and Ann Shaw Quilting, this two day event is being held this year at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center (18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA.  98683).  A catered lunch is provided both days.  Beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the day.

Please contract us if you have any questions!!
 
Ann Shaw  -or-  Cheran Bee
October 13th & 14th
Saturday: 9am - 4pm (class) w/ open sew from 4pm - 6pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Reception:
Thursday October 12th
Both sessions Include a catered reception at Fiddlesticks on Thursday at 6pm with a lecture from Ann Shaw @ 7pm.

$199.00 

Teachers: Ann Shaw & Cheran Bee
Level:  Confident Beginner & Up.

CLICK HERE to register!
 

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Classes

Our Summer/Fall schedule is listed below.  Each class project has a description & photo.  We also have samples displayed in our shop for most of these upcoming classes. 

We're happy to welcome Carol Hattan to our roster of great teachers!  She's in the process of becoming a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor - check out her "Wrapped Ribbons" class below.

All class materials purchased at Fiddlesticks are eligible for a discount.  Kits are available for most courses and I am always happy to customize something to help you create that perfect project. 


We also have monthly "Quilt-til-you-wilt" events and several open sew days which are great opportunities to spread out & work on projects while meeting new friends.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions – we want our classes to be fun and inspiring, so let us know if there is something special you are looking for!  Also, if you're interested in a class, but have a conflict with the date/time, please contact us and ask to be wait-listed for a future class.

 
Batiks @ Fiddlesticks!


You can also stay current with shop news, view the latest fabric arrivals, new samples, & projects, as well as see photos of interesting quilts and other fun stuff on Facebook.  Just click this link -> to like us on Facebook!

Thanks!
Cheran Bee

Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop
2701 NE 114th Ave. Vancouver, WA 98684
(360) 718-7103
cheran@fiddlesticksquiltshop.com

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Animals & More
 

Animals & More

This super cute project is comprised of blocks from the Totes and More book.  Shelley O’Brien chose to piece the blocks into a small quilt instead of tote bags, and we think it’s great!  Learn Freezer Paper Piecing techniques and these blocks will go together quickly!  You can create the cute projects from the book or work them into a quilt of your own!
 

Thursday, Oct. 19th
10:30am - 5:30pm
 

$45.00
Teacher:  Shelley O'Brien
Level: Confident Beginner & Up
Pieced Pets
 

Spelling Bee - BOM

Lori Holt’s newest book is Spelling Bee – full of upper and lowercase letters, punctuation and really cute picture blocks that can be put together in an amazing array of combinations for many small projects or one of the bigger quilts in the book.   We will be making the “Picture Day” quilt, which has 20 blocks, including 18 picture blocks from the book and space for two initials to personalize your quilt. 

We’ll be doing 12” blocks, (three per month) for 6 months.  Kits will include all the fabric for each entire block with helpful cutting instructions, using fabric from Lori’s newest collection, Bee Basics, as well as other fabrics selected by Cheran.  You’ll be able to choose your own border and binding color, as well as the fabric for your initials to make the quilt even more “you”.

Note:  Cheran will be teaching and making sample blocks based on the 12” size, however, if you want to use your fabric kits to make the 6” blocks and supplement the class kits with additional fabric, you are welcome to make the “Spelling Bee” quilt on the cover of the book.   Cheran will be happy to answer questions on the Spelling Bee quilt after the class.


You can do this BOM in the shop or via mail.

First Saturdays, starting October 7th
4:00pm
Runs 6 months / lecture-demo

(Includes all fabric & instructions to make the top & binding)
$199.00
Teacher: Cheran Bee
Level: Confident Beginner and Up.
 
Snow Goose


Snow Goose

This wonderful quilt from designer Carrie Nelson features flying geese surrounding very traditional goose in the pond blocks for a timeless quilt you'll enjoy for generations. Kits Available too!


 
 

Saturday, Sept. 9th
10:30am - 5:30pm

$49.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Intermediate & Up.


 
Cascadia Quilt Workshops

Fall - 2017

 

This year Cascadia Quilt Workshops is pleased to offer two workshops during our 2 day retreat-style event on Oct 13-14, 2017  (9am to 4pm each day).  Each year we offer two workshops to inspire your creativity!

 

ANN SHAW WORKSHOP:   DRAGONFLY

Ann Shaw is once again introducing a new pattern in her Artisan series – “Dragonfly”.   Dragonflies (Anisoptera) are wonders of nature.  Strong, agile fliers, dragonflies dart effortlessly among stems and flowers.  They move easily forward and backward, suddenly change direction and even remain stationary in flight.  Their two pairs of wings shimmer with iridescent, metallic-like colors that have long made them a favorite of quilters. Dragonflies are found throughout the world, and in some cultures symbolize power and poise.  This pierced dragonfly pattern features this insect’s beautiful iridescent wing colors.  An Ann Shaw Quilting Artisan design, this pattern features detailed piecing for experienced quilters.

A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wallhanging.

If you prefer, you may also choose any of Ann Shaw’s patterns for this workshop.
 

 

CHERAN BEE WORKSHOP:  Burgoyne Beauty

This year Cheran will be teaching you her award winning quilt, Burgoyne Beauty.   This quilt was awarded Second Place (Large Pieced) and Best Traditional Quilt in this year’s Clark County Quilt Guild's show!   This scrappy variation of a traditional block with the addition of Cheran’s original border design uses a variety of low volume prints with a punch of color.  Cheran is the owner of Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop, which has been featured in the Better Homes & Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine.





 

Brought to you by Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop and Ann Shaw Quilting, this two day event is being held this year at Clark College at Columbia Tech Center (18700 SE Mill Plain Blvd, Vancouver, WA.  98683).  A catered lunch is provided both days.  Beverages and snacks will also be available throughout the day.

Please contract us if you have any questions!!
 
Ann Shaw  -or-  Cheran Bee
October 13th & 14th
Saturday: 9am - 4pm (class) w/ open sew from 4pm - 6pm
Sunday: 9am - 4pm

Reception:
Thursday October 12th
Both sessions Include a catered reception at Fiddlesticks on Thursday at 6pm with a lecture from Ann Shaw @ 7pm.

$199.00 


Teachers: Ann Shaw & Cheran Bee
Level:  Confident Beginner & Up.
Wrapped Ribbons


Wrapped Ribbons

This Judy Neimeyer Table Runner has become one of their most popular patterns and is a great way to get your feet wet before tackling one of the larger Judy Neimeyer quilts.  Carol Hattan is currently going thru the certification process to teach Judy Neimeyer patterns and we’re excited to have her teaching at Fiddlesticks!  She’s made several of these quilts and won awards for her Amazon Star. 
 

Thursday, September 23rd
10:30am - 5:30pm

$45.00
Teacher:  Carol Hattan
Level: Confident Beginner & Up

 
Vintage Ribbons Table Runner

Vintage Ribbon Table Runner

 
This is a great table runner that works well with several different styles of fabric.  This project makes a great gift too!

Sunday, Sept. 17th
12:30pm - 4:30pm

$35.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Confident Beginner & Up
Machine Quilting

Machine Quilting on your Domestic

 
If you've always wanted to learn how to free motion quilt on your domestic machine, Mary Arnold is an exceptional person to learn from.  Pictured above is the class sampler which shows the stitches you will learn in class.  Come down to the shop to check out some of Mary's other thread inspirations.  For this class, you will need to be able to drop feed dogs.
 

Saturday October 21st
10:30pm - 5:30pm

$60.00
Teacher: Mary Arnold
Level: Beginner & Up
Butterfields
 

Butterfields

We've adapted this great quilt to use the Cat's Cradle ruler (by Creative Grids).  Its a great classic quilt that goes together quickly and without sewing a single triangle - we promise!
 


Thursday, October 26th
10:30am - 5:30pm 

$49.00
Teacher:  Kathi Miller
Level: Confident Beginner & Up.
 
Pop Ups


Pop Ups

 
This fun little container really "pops", plus they're fun to squish!  Stack them or collapse them for easy storage - a specially formed wire springs back into shape every time.  With four sizes to choose from they can be everything from a thread catcher to a laundry basket.   Let Jody teach you how to make this fun little project. They also make great Christmas gifts!

Thursday, October 5th
2:00pm - 5:00pm 
      
$35.00
Teacher:  Jody Gosnell
Level: Confident Beginner & Up

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Quilting 101

Quilting 101


Join us at "Fiddlesticks University" to begin your adventure in quilting!  You'll learn all of the essentials from our talented and patient teacher.  This class is for students who have little or no quilting experience, but they should know how to operate their sewing machine.

The course will cover everything you need to get started, from setting up your workspace at home, to cutting, sewing, and pressing techniques.  Many blocks will be taught from a simple split rail to 8 pointed stars.  Setting, sashings, borders, and binding will also be covered.  By the end of the course you will have built a solid foundation of quilting skills & the confidence needed to tackle more complex projects.

4 sessions, 4 hours each

Thursdays
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Sept 7th
Sept 14th
Sept 21st
Skip TWO weeks
Oct 12th

If that time doesn't work for you, please let us know, and we will put you on the interested list for a future course.

Class Fee: $80.00
Level: Beginner
Note:  For this class, ALL supplies & fabric are eligible for a 20% discount.








 
Strip Ribbons

Strip Ribbons

 
This quilt is a great way to combine two timeless favorites, star blocks and log cabin blocks.  Kathi will break down the elements in these blocks and help you with color placement to achieve the traditional Barn Raising layout of this wonderful quilt!


Saturday Sept. 16th
10:30pm - 5:30pm

$49.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Confident Beginner & Up
 
Mini Mystery Quilts
 

Mini Mystery Quilt of the Month!

I'm consistently inspired by photographs of a wall filled with Mini quilts (like this one, which belongs to the super creative Camille Roskelley), so, we’re going to start a group.  We’ll meet once a month, you’ll receive a pattern and fabric for the top and binding of your mini quilt, which will be a mystery.  The quilts won’t be truly miniature, with most in the 15” x 15” to 30” x 30” range.  Some might be smaller.  There might be paper piecing.  There might be a little applique.  There may even be something original from Cheran.  It WILL be FUN.  The class will be lecture / demo, so there is no need to bring anything, except maybe a friend! 

This three month series includes three quilt kits, patterns, instruction and inspiration!

You can do this BOM in the shop or via mail.

First Sundays - starting October 8th
1:00pm
3 sessions (Oct-Dec)

(Includes all fabric & instructions to make the top & binding for 3 quilts)
$99
Teacher: Cheran Bee
Level: Confident Beginner & Up.

 
Montana Cartwheel

Montana Cartwheel

 
Let Mary Arnold's expertise guide you through creating your own stunning Montana Cartwheel!

Saturday, Oct. 28th
10:30pm - 5:00pm

$55.00
Teacher: Mary Arnold
Level: Confident Beginner & Up
Raise the Roof


Raise the Roof

Another quilt from designer Carrie Nelson, this is one of my favorites!  Combining Log Cabin & Star blocks in a traditional barn raising layout.
 
 

Saturday, October 14th
10:30am - 5:30pm

$49.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller

Level: Confident Beginner & Up
Rooster Paper Piecing
 

Rooster Paper Piecing

 
Please join us for the "Chicken Challenge", as Ann Shaw teaches you the methods and techniques of Ruth McDowell.  This class is a favorite at Fiddlesticks!

In this class, each student we will choose one of several chicken patterns designed by Ann.  You will be introduced to Ruth's straight line paper piecing techniques.  You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your chicken pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design.  We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wall hanging.  

Having a broad variety of fabric choices is key to this style of quilt - the fabric patterns are what will create texture and depth in your quilt.  Please stop the by the shop to view the samples

Saturday, November 18th
10:30am - 5:00pm

$60.00
Teacher: Ann Shaw
Level: Confident Beginner & Up

 
Photos to Quilts

Photos to Quilts


Photos can be great inspirations for pictorial quilts.  In this workshop, we will discuss the elements of pictorial quilts, review the major features that create interesting compositions, and note the visual differences between photographs and quilts.  Through series of class exercises, we will compare how various photographs translate into quilt designs.   Bring your point-and-shoot camera and join us for a day of visual exploration!

Saturday Sept. 30th
10:30am - 5:30pm

$60.00
Teacher: Ann Shaw
Level: Intermediate & Up

 
Diva Wallet
 

Diva Wallet


This frame wallet will definitely turn heads!  It's the perfect accessory & easy to make.  You'll want to make one to go with every bag you have!  Let Jody teach you how to make this stylish wallet.   Makes a great gift :)


Thursday, October 5th
10:30am - 1:30pm

Teacher: Jody Gosnell
$25.00
Level: Beginner & Up

 
Double Vision Bed Runner
 

Double Vision Bed Runner

 
Come in and let Shelley introduce you to a new way to explore color, using layers of shapes and color to fool the eye, allowing you to create dynamic quilts using easy construction techniques.   Shelley will be teaching the cover quilt which emphasizes the relationship between positive and negative space. 

3 Part Class
Sundays 12:30pm - 4:30pm
Sept. 10th
Sept.  24th
Oct. 22nd

$90.00
Teacher: Shelley O'Brien
Level: Beginner & Up
Monterrey Medallions

Monterrey Medallions

 
This great pattern is very striking in a controlled pallet or scrappy.   There are two versions to choose from and three sizes!  There are also several different layout options to truly make this quilt your own.  Let Jody teach you the three block components that make up this fantastic quilt.  One block will be addressed in each session of this three part class. 

 


All Thursdays, all 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Nov 2nd
Nov 9th
Nov 16th
Skip Thanksgiving week
Nov 30th
Open sew all days until 6:00pm
(Another class will be scheduled soon)

$65.00
Teacher: Jody Gosnell
Level: Confident Beginner & Up



 
Ann Shaw - 4 Day

Ann Shaw's
Design from Nature

4 Day Course

This process oriented multi-day workshop is based on the techniques and design approach developed by Ruth McDowell. In this approach, an overall piecing diagram provides the framework for the quilts, while fabrics bring these quilts to life. This approach to patchwork celebrates both of these elements and produces stunning, lively quilts that have a somewhat abstract quality.

A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques found in Ruth McDowell’s book Piecing Workshop and its companion volume Design Workshop. We then focus on translating images into pieceable quilts by relating piecing options to the overall quilt design. Each student will work on their own pieced design based on images each student brings to class. Individual help throughout the workshop and occasional group demonstrations will focus on fabric options and piecing strategies.

Note: The Poppies were completed by Cindy Cline & the Boston Terrier by Dee Collson, both of whom took Ann's 4-day class here at Fiddlesticks.  You will design your quilt from whatever photo you bring to class.


2018
March 22nd - 25th (Thurs-Sun)
10:30am - 5:00pm  (All days)

-or-

May 17th - 20th (Thurs-Sun)
10:30am - 5:00pm  (All days)


$405.00
Teacher:  Ann P. Shaw
Level: **Advanced**
Chris P. Bacon

P.I.G.S Day Out

 
This is a day for you to bring in your "Problems In Grocery Sacks" (PIGS - aka UFO's or WIP's) for some individual attention from an expert.  We have various instructors with a wealth of knowledge to help you over those rough patches in you projects.


Sunday, Oct. 15th
12:30pm - 4:30pm

$15.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Quilt 'til you Wilt!


Quilt 'til you Wilt


Come join the fun during one of our monthly "Quilt til you Wilt" events.  Please RSVP - thanks!

Friday, Sept. 8th
Friday, Oct. 20th
Friday, Nov. 17th
Friday, Dec. 15th

5:00pm - Wilt!

$10.00
Our mascot!

Please contact the shop for registration & details.
Please review our class policies.
Thanks!
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E-mail:    cheran@fiddlesticksquiltshop.com
 
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