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Fall 2016
 

Hi There,
 
Fall is here!  It's the time of year when the leaves are set ablaze, the air is crisp, and the smell of wood smoke returns, as do harvest moons and preparation for the holidays.  Most of all, Fall is the time to get back to quilting!

 
Newsletter

There's a lot going on in the shop this Fall - but before I get to all the quilty fun I do have some sad news.  Brian (my husband) lost his father (David) in August.  We missed several days at the shop and were unable to publish our summer newsletter & class schedule.   Fortunately, Team Fiddlesticks (Treena and Pam) held down the fort for us, allowing us to celebrate Dave’s life with close family and friends.  He is loved and will be missed.  We’d also like to thank those that showered us with sympathy cards and love – it means the world to us.
 
David Bee


 
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Join us for our Fall Surprise Sale!
 
THIS WEEKEND
 
Thursday, October 6th
-thru-
Sunday, October 9th


(All days - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

 
We've received LOTS of new goodies with TONS more arriving soon!
.....and we have to make space for all the new arrivals.....
Come on down to the shop and take advantage of some great deals!
 
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  • Hundreds of bolts of fabric & other goodies will be 20%, 30%, & 40% off*
       These sale items will be located in our classroom.
       - Receive an additional 10% off  (up to 50%)**
    • If you clear any sale bolt.
      -or-
    • If you purchase 5+ yards of fabric off a single bolt.
  • Everything else in the shop is 10% off ***
  • Spend $100 on sale items located in our classroom and receive:
    • 20% off everything else in the store, with no limit***
  • All Aurifil thread will be Buy 3 get one FREE!
           * Minimum one yard cut.
          ** Extra 10% off applies to that bolt's cut.
        ***  Excludes classes, services, & gift certificates. Can't be combined with other offers.
              All telephone/online orders are also eligible for 10% off.

 
Hope to see you there!

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Fall Shop Hops!
There are two exciting "hops" this Fall to look forward too! 
 
There's a "Row by Row" for WOOL now!  It starts October 15th and goest through December 15th.  Come down to the shop for a free pattern.  Kits available too!  The theme is "Winter Wonderland".  Check out my Snow Bunny block below.


 
This will be our first year participating in this Fall hop!  It runs October 8th through October 22nd.  The fabric this year will be Christmas themed.  The hop covers the Portland/Metro area down to Salem.  Our project is below :)


 
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Fall - Open House

 Saturday, November 12th
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm

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You're invited to our Fall Open House! 
Saturday, November 12th,
4:00pm - 7:00pm
 
Come down and meet our teachers and local designers.  They'll be teacher lectures, plus free food and drink.  It's a great opportunity to socialize, eat, drink and be merry!  The event is casual, stop by anytime :)
 
We'll also send a separate email with additional details in November.
 
 
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Our mascot has a name... Fiona!
 
Our "Name the mascot" contest has a winner!  We received hundreds of great name ideas.  A big thank you to all those who submitted entries over the summer.  The winner is Jackie Campbell, who suggested "Fiona".  She will receive a $100 gift certificate.  The name "Stitch" was a close second.

 
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NEW - Fall 2016 Workshop!
 
Fiddlesticks and Ann Shaw are back for another exciting workshop!  Ann has designed a new bald eagle pattern especially for the workshop - although you may choose any of her patterns for this event.   The workshop will be held again in the Oak Room of the Camas Meadows Golf Club, which is about 10 minutes from the shop.

A catered lunch will be provided.  Beverages and snacks will be served throughout the day.  Both sessions include a reception here at Fiddlesticks on Friday evening (October 21st).  Attendees will also receive a goody bag from the shop!




Here are a few of Ann's patterns you can choose from:
 
Bald Eagle


Boxer

Yorkie


Summer's Smile Sunflower
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Ann Shaw Workshop
October 22nd & 23rd
Saturday: 9am - 4pm (class) w/ open sew from 4pm - 6pm.
Sunday: 9am - 4pm
 
Reception:
Friday, October 21st
Includes a catered reception at Fiddlesticks on Friday at 6pm with a lecture from Ann Shaw @ 7pm.

$199.00 
(20% registration discount applies - normally $249)

Teachers: Ann Shaw & Cheran Bee
Level:  Confident Beginner & Up.
 
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New Arrivals
 
From fun & fresh fabrics to traditional prints, here's a rundown of what's new  and noteworthy at Fiddlesticks.   


Kim Diehl
I just love this line's rich Fall colors!


 
Petals on a String
This great quilt is all kitted up in cheerful colors!  It's also a class :)




Christmas Fabric
Here are four snazzy Christmas lines!

Holly Night - Metallic



The Cookie Exchange



Songbird Christmas



Snowmen!



Chestnut Street
The latest line from Fig Tree!



Farm Fun
This is just soooooooo cute!


Jack & Jinx
These festive wool pillows aren't new - but they're great for Halloween!



This wild print reminds me of a Gustav Klimt painting!



Batiks!
Here's a small sample of some new batiks & kits.


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Closures

The shop will be closed on Thanksgiving and for almost a week during the Christmas holiday (December 24th through December 29th).  We wish everyone a safe & happy holiday with their friends & family. 

 
Classes

Our Fall schedule is listed below.  Each class project has a description & photo (clicking the photo will bring up a larger image).  We also have samples displayed in our shop for most of these upcoming classes. 

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

Petals on a String


Petals on a String

This quilt is positively cheerful!  A fun, fresh take on a kaleidoscope type block.  Let Jody teach you this easy and fun project!  
 
Thursday, November 10th
10:30am - 4:00pm
(with open sew until 6:00pm)

$40.00
Teacher: Jody Gosnell
Level: Confident Beginner & Up


Kits available!

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Cascadia

Fall Workshop
2016

Take your pick of any of Ann Shaw's patterns (including the new Eagle or any of her Pieced Pets).  This two day event will be held offsite at the Camas Meadows Golf Club (Oak Room). 
 
A catered lunch is provided both days.  Beverages and snacks will also be served throughout the day.  Each participant will also receive a goody bag.  The workshop also includes a reception at Fiddlesticks on Friday evening (October 21st).
 
Here are a few of Ann's patterns you can choose from:
 
Bald Eagle


Boxer

Summer's Smile Sunflower
.

Ann Shaw Workshop
October 22nd & 23rd
Saturday: 9am - 4pm (class) w/ open sew from 4pm - 6pm.
Sunday: 9am - 4pm
 
Reception:
Friday, October 21st
Includes a catered reception at Fiddlesticks on Friday at 6pm with a lecture from Ann Shaw @ 7pm.

$199.00 
(20% registration discount applies - normally $249)

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

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Wool!

Play with Wool!

If you love the look of wool penny rugs, wall hangings and all things wool, join Shelley in this beginning wool class & create your first wool project of your choosing.  Fiddlesticks has a great selection of wool patterns and loads of soft and colorful hand-dyed wool to create with!  Choose a pattern, grab some wool, round up the supplies needed for class and let's play with wool!

Sunday, October 30th
12:30pm - 5:00pm

$40.00
Teacher: Shelley O'Brien
Level: Beginner & Up
 

Halloween pillows!
 

You can also make this cute bunny!

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Vintage Tree Farm


Vintage Tree Farm

Make the coming holiday season a joy with this Vintage Tree Farm quilt from Buttermilk Basin’s “Bringing Home the Christmas Tree” collection of designs.  There is definitely something nostalgic about the wool applique old red truck.  The tree blocks can be pieced or paper-pieced; Kathi will show you both methods. Quilt finishes at 38"x46"

Saturday, October 22nd
1:00pm - 5:30pm

$39.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Confident Beginner & Up


 
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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, December 1st
2:00pm - 5:00pm

$25.00
Teacher: Jody Gosnell
Level: Beginner & Up

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Demo Days!

Demo Days

This is something new we plan on doing a couple of times a year.  Come in for some inspiration and learn a new technique or steps to make a new block that does not require any special rulers or tools, just your 24” ruler and rotary cutter.  Our first demo block is called Mini Trip and uses 2-1/2” strips – many of you have left over 2-1/2” strips from jelly rolls or sashing and bindings from quilts you’ve finished.  This is a great way to use them up!  (Or just cut 2-1/2” strips off of stash fabrics you have at home).  Come in on Sunday and grab a cookie and learn a quick technique that is fun, addicting and looks great in any fabric style like 30’s, Batiks, Christmas, Brights or even Reproduction.    

Sunday, November 20th
3 Session
1:00pm,  2:00 pm, or 3:00pm
Show up anytime - informal

FREE with snacks!
by Cheran Bee
 
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Gypsy Wife


Gypsy Wife

You’ve seen it on pinterest, blogs and all over the internet, now let Shelley take the mystery out of putting this amazing quilt together.  She's adapted the hand-piecing directions to machine piecing & will share her experience and tips to help you complete your own Gypsy Wife quilt! 

4 part class:
Thursday's (2:00pm - 5:00pm)
January 5th
January 12th
January 26th
February 9th

$90.00
Teacher: Shelley O'Brien
Level: Intermediate & Up





 
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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, February 25th
10:30am - 5:30pm

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








 
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4 Day Design Class

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.

Hurry - this class fills up quick.

2017 - Spring
Two classes


Thurs. March 9th - Sun. March 12th

-or-

Thurs. April 27th - Sun. April 30th

10:30am - 5:00pm  (All days)

$405.00
Teacher:  Ann P. Shaw
Level: **Advanced**
 
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Open Sew
 

Open Sew

 
Come join us for open sew.  Spread out and enjoy our comfortable classroom.  Stay for the whole day, or as long as you'd like.   Please RSVP - thanks!

November
Saturday 26th,
10:00am - 6:00pm

December
Thursday 15th & 22nd
10:00am - 6:00pm

Saturday 17th,
10:00am - 6:00pm

All days $5.00
 





 
Quilt Sampler - Spring 2015
Fat Quarter 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 13th
2:00pm - 5:00pm

-or-

Thursday, December 1st
10:30am - 1:30pm


$25.00
Teacher: Jody Gosnell
Level: Confident Beginner & Up





 
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Fall Surprise SALE!


Fall
Surprise SALE!

Thursday, October 6th
-thru-
Sunday, October 9th


(All days - 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM)

 
Join us for our Surprise Sale!
We've received LOTS of new goodies with TONS more arriving soon!
.....and we have to make space for all the new arrivals.....
Come on down to the shop and take advantage of some great deals!
 
**********************
  • Hundreds of bolts of fabric & other goodies will be 20%, 30%, & 40% off*
       These sale items will be located in our classroom.
       - Receive an additional 10% off  (up to 50%)**
    • If you clear any sale bolt.
      -or-
    • If you purchase 5+ yards of fabric off a single bolt.
  • Everything else in the shop is 10% off ***
  • Spend $100 on sale items located in our classroom and receive:
    • 20% off everything else in the store, with no limit***
  • All Aurifil thread will be Buy 3 get one FREE!
         * Minimum one yard cut.
         ** Extra 10% off applies to that bolt's cut.
       ***  Excludes classes, services, & gift
             certificates. Can't be combined with
             other offers.  All telephone/online
             orders are also eligible for 10% off.
 
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Fall 2016 Event


Fall Event
 Open House

Saturday, November 12th
4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
 
You're invited to our Fall Open House! 

Come down and meet our teachers and local designers.  They'll be a lectures, plus free food and drink.  It's a great opportunity to socialize, eat, drink and be merry!  The event is casual, stop by anytime :)

Open House
Saturday, November 12th,
4:00pm - 7:00pm

FREE





 

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Holly & Mistletoe
 

Holly & Mistletoe


This beautiful quilt is sure to be a family heirloom.  This six month class is spread over two quarters & fills up fast!  Let Shelley teach you all the techniques to make this spectacular quilt - from the stunning applique to an optional scalloped border!

Mostly Sundays
Always 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Begins: Sunday, January 22nd

6 sessions - Jan 22, Feb. 12, Feb 26th, Apr 9th, May 13 & Jun 11th
All Sundays, except Saturday May 13th (due to Mother's Day)

$90.00 per quarter ($180.00 total)
Teacher:  Shelley O'Brien
Level: Intermediate & Up


 
 

Looks great on the bed!

We have kits available for this class too!



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Paper Piecing Christmas Tree


Paper Piecing
Christmas Tree

This paper-pieced tree is the perfect accent to your holiday décor or to make as a cherish gift.  This tree quilt is a great way to use up scraps of fabric.  Add buttons, beads, charms, embroidery, lace or other trims to decorate your holiday tree.  Kathi will help you with paper-piecing basics so you can enjoy happy holidays and happy quilting all through the year!

Sunday, November 13th
12:30pm - 5:00pm

$39.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Beginner & Up

 
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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 and have a a 6 hour session!

Saturday, October 15th
10:30pm to 5:30pm
 
$55.00 + $5.00 kit fee
Teacher: Mary Arnold
Level: Beginner & Up
 
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Double Vision
 

Double Vision

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:

Winter 2016
January 14th (Sat) 12:00pm - 5:00pm
January 15th (Sun) 12:00pm - 5:00pm
January 29th (Sun) 12:00pm - 5:00pm

$99.00
Teacher: Shelley O'Brien
Level: Intermediate & Up



 
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Ann Shaw - 2 Day Design Course

Ann Shaw - 2 day
Design Course


Leaves are a perennial favorite for quilt blocks among quilters -- autumnal leaves, Christmas holly,  hosta leaves, etc. all make great quilt blocks.   This 2 day leaf class is a first introduction to Ruth McDowell’s approach to translating a photograph into a sewable quilt design.  We will focus on a single leaf and the various options that convert the leaf shape into a block design.   Your leaf block design will be ideal for a small wallhanging, a tablerunner or as a block design for a larger quilt. 

Consecutive two day course.

Saturday, February 18th
10:30am - 5:30pm
 &
Sunday, February 19th
12:00pm - 5:00pm

$125.00
Teacher: Ann Shaw
Level: Confident Beginner to Advanced
 
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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

(Almost) Every Thursday
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Starting October 20th, 2016

(Oct 20, Oct 27, Nov 3,
* skip a week *, Nov 17)
 
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.


 
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12 Step Program

12 Step

This highly addictive quilt takes 12 fat quarters and is a snap to put together.  This quilt finishes ~65x67. Once you know how, you'll want to make more than one!

Saturday, November 19th
10:30am - 5:30pm

$45.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Confident Beginner & Up
 
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P.I.G.S. Day Out!

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, with a wealth of knowledge to help you over those rough patches in you projects.

Three sessions to choose from:

Sunday, October 23rd,
12:30pm – 5:00pm

-OR-

Sunday, November 27th,
12:30pm – 5:00pm

-OR-

Thursday, December 8th,
12:30pm – 5:00pm

$15.00
Teacher: Kathi Miller
Level: Beginner & Up








 
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Quilt til you Wilt
 

Quilt til you Wilt


Come join the fun during one of our monthly "Quilt til you Wilt" events.  They are generally on the second Friday of each month.  These events can fill up, so please RSVP - thanks!

Friday, October 14th
Friday, November 18th
Friday, December 16th
Friday, January 13th

5:00pm - Wilt!

$10.00
 
 
Please contact the shop for registration & details.
Please review our class policies.
Thanks!
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