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August 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Saint Tropez
by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures fabrics!

Look at this gorgeous blue and yellow quilt! 
Please call the shop to sign up at 979-595-1072!
This is the lemon version!
This is the moss version!
Designed by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures Fabrics, this Block of the Month offering is a beautiful setting reminiscent of Saint Tropez, the French Riviera get away of stars like Brigitte Bardot from days gone by. Let this sand, sun, and surf take you away!  Saint Tropez uses Daniela's Soleil Tonga batiks in yellows, blues, and greens! 

Shown above are the two versions you may choose from, either lemon or moss. This quilt top is queen sized and finishes at 97" X 97".  All of the fabrics to complete your quilt top are included in this program plus your binding and pattern as well. Please note this is a seven month long block of the month.

Our first pickup date will the first Tuesday in October, (October 1st).  Successive blocks will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on the first Tuesday of the month thereafter. 

Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.  Cost for this project includes a non-refundable sign up fee of $20. You will have 7 monthly charges of $32.99 plus applicable tax and shipping.  Please note we do not up-charge our shipping to you and only use actual shipping costs!

Contact us at 979 595 1072 to sign up.  Spaces are limited so please call as soon as possible.  Sign up by September 17th and receive a free gift with your first month's pick up!

Shown below are images of the fabrics associated with Saint Tropez Block of the Month. Click on the blue button below.
Click here for Saint Tropez fabric images!
Please note we do NOT have the ability to sign up our Blocks of the Month online at this point.  You MUST call the shop to sign up!

August 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
New Sale Fabric and More! 

We did it again!  We scoured the shop for bargains galore and have moved several hundred bolts back to our sale area!  If you are local or would like to visit the shop these bolts are located in our SALE room.  If you are from out of town they are located on our website using the link below.  Remember these bargains are at 50% off of full price but you MUST buy two yards to get this special deal.  Why not share a purchase with a friend?  (Hint Hint there are lots of batiks in this round!)
Click here for 50% off!
Mark your calendars for our local Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild show Friday, September 6th and Saturday, September 7th.  With over 100 hung quilts this one is going to be amazing.  They will have lots of vendors, too!  Come out and support our local guild!
We still have some great August promotions that we are running with Pfaff!  Click on the red button below to read all about them!
Pfaff August Promotions!
We have received the fabrics for our Reflected Harmony Block of the Month and they are gorgeous!  We still have a few spots left if you are interested in participating with us.  All of the details are listed below, click on the pink button!
Clikc here for Reflected Harmony Block of the Month!
We have four brand new machines on the way to the shop from Baby Lock!  Click on the green button below to read all about them!
Baby Lock Altair, Meridian, Aerial, and Pathfinder!
And we have received all of the fabrics for Edyta Sitar's Tannenbaum Block of the Month and they are gorgeous, too!  We also have a few spots left in this block of the month as well if you are interested in participating with us.  All of the details are listed below, click on the red button!
Click here for Tannenbaum Block of the Month!
There is still time to participate in Row by Row!  Kits are still available for our Aggie tailgating row in house to walk in traffic. They will be available for purchase online beginning November 1st  See all of the details here by clicking on the green button below!
Click here for Row by Row Information!

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule

August 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Doug Leko of Antler Quilt Design! 

Tuesday, October 22nd from 10a-4p (French Twist) or
Wednesday, October 23rd from 10a-4p  (English Knot)

Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at the 979-595-1072!
We are very fortunate to have Doug Leko visiting Lone Star Quiltworks to teach two classes before Fall Quilt Market.

Doug Leko’s story is unique in the quilting industry. He founded Antler Quilt Design in 2008, when he was just fourteen. He’d been quilting since the age of six, and working in his mother’s quilt shop over the years helped him develop his skills and refine his art. After pattern testing for various designers, he began to develop his own quilt designs. Doug took off from there, launching a full-scale design and marketing operation while he was still in high school. Since then, his reputation has grown along with his business. He has a vibrant and growing collection of patterns available at quilt stores around the U.S. and Canada.

Doug takes a distinctive approach to his quilt designs. He enjoys incorporating secondary design elements, and he’s absolutely passionate about color. For Doug, there’s nothing like pulling together just the right mix of coordinating fabrics for a project. He loves every aspect of the quilting process, from design to fabric selection to handwork to binding. His work has been featured in prominent publications such as McCall’s Quilting, Quiltmaker, and in American Patchwork & Quilting.

When he’s not busy developing new designs or showing at Quilt Market, he divides his time between pursuing a marketing degree and teaching/speaking at quilt shops and other quilting events, and now being a rep for Moda fabric!  Sharing with other quilters is what Doug likes best about his business. He always wants to know what people are working on, and he’s known as much for his outgoing nature and storytelling as for his unique passion about quilting.

Doug and I have been working on having him visit the shop for a couple of years.  We have decided on two classes listed below that are fat quarter friendly for him to teach from his Stashtastic book.  Please see class details below:
 
Come and join us on Tuesday, October 22nd from 10a-4p for a fabulous day of fun with Doug as he teaches you how to make his French Twist quilt.  Doug describes French Twist the following way, One word to describe this quilt is fun!  A flexible pattern, it looks just as good made of many colors as it does made from only two.  Finished size of this quilt is 68” x 85”. French Twist is fat quarter friendly quilt. Cost for this class is $100 to include your class, lunch, and required book by Doug named Stashtastic, (which by the way he will autograph for you if you bring to class!)  Note: pre-cutting is required before class.  Your book will be given to you at sign up.  Spaces are limited so please sign up fast by either calling the shop at 979 595 1072 or signing up online below by clicking the blue button!
Online signup for Doug Leko French Twist!
Come and join us on Wednesday, October 23rd from 10a-4p for a fabulous day of fun with Doug as he teaches you how to make his English Knot quilt.  Doug describes English Knot the following way, While this quilt appears complicated, it actually goes together easily.  Pair two different fabrics in each block to ensure that all the block combinations are unique.  Finished size of this quilt is 68” x 91”.  English Knot is a fat quarter friendly quilt. Cost for this class is $100 to include your class, lunch, and required book by Doug named Stashtastic, (which by the way he will autograph for you if you bring to class!)  Note: pre-cutting is required before class.  Your book will be given to you at sign up.  Spaces are limited so please sign up fast by either calling the shop at 979 595 1072 or signing up online below by clicking the blue button!
Online signup for Doug Leko English Knot!
English Knot using Moda's Ombre Confetti line by V Christenson!  Just another version for you to think about.

August 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A New Saturday Sampler program! 

Saturday, September 7th at 9:00AM or 10:30AM
October 5th at 9AM or 10:30AM
November 2nd at 9:00AM or 10:30AM
(Please note we will not meet in December!)


Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072 or signup online by clicking on the green button below! We need to know which session you will be attending.
Saturday Sampler Signup
Join us for a slice of fun with our NEW Saturday Sampler program!  Each month on the first Saturday, you will receive two simple blocks to make using Moda Cake Mix papers and two 10” squares.  Each participant will get to pick their own 10” square pack from Lone Star Quiltworks to have your pieces pulled from as part of the program cost! (Note, you will NOT have to pay for this 10” square pack and it will be held exclusively for you for the duration of the program!)
 
At each meeting you will receive tips & tricks for making the blocks and learn about new things happening in the shop. In addition, you will receive several bonus pattern layouts you can use with the Cake Mix papers. Bring back your finished blocks from the previous month to “show off” at our next Saturday Sampler Show Off meeting and get the current month’s block for FREE!  It’s that simple.  A non-refundable sign up fee of $10 will be charged.  Please see rules and regulations below!

At the first month's meeting Terry will demonstrate how to use the Moda Cake Mix papers!
 
Fabric Requirements:
Choose your favorite 10” square package when you sign-up.  You will need to come into the store to do this so we can hold your choice for you!   As stated above there will no charge to you for the pack you pick!
 
You will need to purchase the following from Lone Star Quiltworks
2 yards of background fabric, cut into 18 each squares measuring 10” or 1 background l0” square pack. 

Yardage to purchase for setting your finished blocks will be given to you at a future meeting.

 
You will have the option of two different settings, either an "on point" as shown in the orange color, or straight set, as shown in the blue color.  If you love machine embroidery you might want to think about using this in the alternate blocks of the straight setting!
We had some fun taking a few candid shots with this beautiful 1937 Chevrolet!
The car is sitting in front of GreenBriar Retreat Center in Eustace, Texas where we hold our shop retreats!  We love the owners Judy and Dale Groom.  The car is Dale's baby and retreat center is Judy's!
SATURDAY SAMPLER RULES AND REGULATIONS:
  • $10 non-refundable sign-up fee must be paid at time of registration.
  • This Saturday Sampler begins September 7th, 2019 and runs through June 2020. ( We will skip the month of December 2019!)
  • Saturday Sampler Show Off is held on the first Saturday of each month at either 9:00 am sharp or 10:30 am sharp!
  • It is not mandatory to pick-up on the first Saturday of the month. However, if YOU personally come to the Saturday Sample Show Off each month to pick up your kit AND bring your last month’s blocks finished to show us, your current month's kit will be FREE! Otherwise, monthly kits are $5.00 each. 
  • You may choose to make more than one quilt top but you only get ONE free kit per month. You will need to pay an additional sign-up fee and $5.00 for an additional colorway or second quilt.
  • To get your free kit, you MUST come to Lone Star Quiltworks with your finished blocks at the time of the Show-Off & stay for at least half of the meeting. There are NO exceptions!
  • Sorry, this Saturday Sampler is in store ONLY. If you can't come one Saturday, you may buy that month's kit for $5.00. Bring your completed block to the next month's Show Off and you will receive the next month's kit free.
  • After nine months, you should have eighteen finished blocks and be on your way to a beautiful quilt!  (Note, the on point setting will require 24 blocks but you will complete the extra 6 blocks from leftovers!)  Finishing pattern will be provided at the ninth Show Off day. There will be two setting options, a straight set or an on-point set.
  • Saturday Sampler patterns are not meant to be shared with anyone who is not enrolled in this Saturday Sampler. They are copyrighted. The quilt is an original design created by Karen Montgomery of The Quilt Company. The on-point setting was designed by Terry Skrabanek of Lone Star Quiltworks.
  • Failure to pick up your Saturday Sampler for three consecutive months indicates to us you have dropped out.
  • There will be times when you will need to pay $5.00. They are listed below. You will never pay more than $5.00 per block kit even if several reasons apply to you. Please don’t ask our employees to make any exceptions.
  • -You will pay $5.00 if you do not complete your blocks from the previous month.
  • -You will pay $5.00 if you send someone else in your place.
  • -You will pay $5.00 if you miss Saturday Sampler Show Off for any reason
  • -You will pay $5.00 if you don’t bring your completed blocks with you and show them to us.
  • - You will be given 2 “byes’ during the ten-month period, ie for vacation, etc
  • - If you are in the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild and want to participate but cannot come to the first meeting due to the 9/6 and 9/7 show dates you will receive an extra "bye", however, must come in on Tuesday, September 10th to pick up your first block and paperwork!

August 2019

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It is Here!
Our Fall Class Schedule!

Our new fall class schedule is ready for you to preview and call the shop to sign up for your favorite offerings, or you can sign up online now!

Be aware the classes load in alphabetical order for
online sign up!


(Note if you sign up online, please do not sign up in person as well as at the shop, or via the phone.  We will email you your supply list after your class is paid for if you use the online option.)

You can access the info here to include lots of "Clubs" we have at the shop, too.  We would love to have you join us!

 
Fall Class Details
Individual Class Date Calendar
Sign Up For Classes Online

From our favorites like First Time Quilting all the way to some new Contemporary quilt offerings our teachers have outdone themselves this time so come and join us for a class or club.  Bring a friend and have a BLAST!  We always hear lots oflaughter floating out of our classroom. 
Please note we have added extra class times for Norma's classes!

August 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Four new machines from Baby Lock!

Baby Lock is introducing four new machines to their line up!  We are participating in all of the bundle offers shown on the Baby Lock website from now through October 15th which are all quite attractive. 

Additionally, you can watch a Facebook Live on Wednesday, August 7th at 3pm CST with Linda Pacini and Sara Gallegos direct from Baby Lock!  They will be showing you all of the new features for these four machines.
Send your creativity into a new galaxy with the Baby Lock Altair. It makes realizing your sewing and embroidery projects a reality thanks to IQ Technology™ that allows you to wirelessly transfer images to your machine from your smart device using the IQ Intuition™ Positioning App for perfect design placement in the hoop or design creation in IQ™ Designer. Click on the blue button below to see all of Altair's attributes.
Click here for Baby Lock Altair Information!
Raise the bar for what’s possible with your embroidery projects with the Baby Lock Meridian. It makes embroidery easier than ever thanks to IQ Technology™ that allows you to wirelessly transfer images to your machine from your smart device using the IQ Intuition™ Positioning App for perfect design placement in the hoop or design creation in IQ™ Designer. Click on the red button below to see all of Meridian's attributes.
Click here for Baby Lock Meridian Information!
Aerial takes your sewing and embroidery projects to new heights with a variety of advanced features you’ve come to expect from Baby Lock. It features IQ Technology™ that works with the machine's “brain” to make sewing and embroidery easier. Click on the green button below to see all of Aerial's attributes.
Click here for Baby Lock Aerial Information!
Your embroidery journey starts here! Let Pathfinder lead you through new creative opportunities, with features that are perfect for both new and experienced sewers alike. Pathfinder features Baby Lock IQ Technology™ that works with the machine's “brain” to make embroidery easier. Click on the purple button to see all of Pathfinder's attributes.
Click here for Baby Lock Pathfinder Information!

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Our Fall 2019 Class Schedule will be out very soon, keep watching
for an email!

Class Schedule

August 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Pfaff August Promotions! 

Listed below are some great August Pfaff promotions.  Come in and try one of our newest machine lineups to see what Pfaff is all about!
Click on the blue button below to take you to all of the information regarding the Pfaff Creative Icon website!
Pfaff Creative Icon Information!
Click on the red button below to take you to all of the information regarding the Pfaff Creative 4.5 or 3.0 website!
Pfaff Creative 4.5 Information!
Click on the green button below to take you to all of the information regarding the Pfaff Quilt Expression 720 website!
Pfaff Quilt Expression 720 information!
Click on the purple button below to take you to all of the information regarding the Pfaff Ambition 630 website!
Pfaff Ambition 630 information!
Do you love our SALE fabric section?  If so we have just added over 300 bolts of fabric to it, including some great batiks which everyone is always scouting for.  So, stop by the shop and visit us or feel free to order online. We are populating them on our website as we go so some may not show up until Tuesday, August 6th.  Ready, set, go!
 
  Don't forget you have to buy two yards of fabric to get the 50% off price!
LSQW Online Sale Section Link

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Our Fall 2019 Class Schedule will be out very soon, keep watching
for an email!

Class Schedule

July 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
An amazing class with Teri Hall!

Saturday, August 3rd from 10A-1P
Please call the shop to join us for this fun class at 979-595-1072 or signup online below!
If you didn't take Teri Hall's first Basic Embroidery Essentials class you don't know what you missed!  Teri is back this Saturday, August 3rd from 10a-1p.  She is one of the most knowledgeable teachers encompassing the world of machine embroidery we have seen in a long time!  Here is the class description:

This basic beginner or refresher class will navigate the world of stabilizers, embroidery toppings and threads. This class is great for the seasoned embroiderer as well, to see the new stabilizers, tools, and techniques that have hit the market in recent years. A lecture demo format focuses on how to choose the correct stabilizer and use it properly. A wide selection of basic embroidery topics will be covered: including hooping, variety of techniques and troubleshooting. This class will help you develop the confidence needed to start embroidering with current techniques and tricks.

Class includes handout, optional $15 workbook available for purchase.

We hope you will join us on Saturday!  Our last class with Teri was full so be sure not to miss this one!
Click here to sign up for Basic Embroidery Essentials!

July 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A brand new custom Aurifil thread box!

We just had to do it!  Aurifil offered us a custom made thread box to help introduce you to their magnificent thread!  So we designed a custom box of small spools and picked our most fav colors, 2600 Dove Grey, 2021 Natural White, 2692 Black, 2460 Carmine Red, (aka Aggie Maroon!), and 2375 Antique Blush which is Jen Kingwell's absolutely favorite hand piecing thread as it matches with EVERYTHING!

If you are not familiar with Aurifil 50 weight thread, and how lint free it is, how smooth to sew with, how evenly it winds on a bobbin, and their beautiful color array this custom box would be a great way for you to try this product, or would make an awesome gift for that special quilting friend! 

If I have piqued your interest click on the orange button below to order this special limited edition box or come visit us in store!
Click here for your custom Aurifil box!
Next after you have fallen in love with our 50 weight Aurifil thread listed above come and sign up for our special Aurifil box program, see details below!  We have lots of customers participating in this program already and they REALLY like it!
SUPER LSQW AURIFIL THREAD CLUB OFFER!

You know how we love Aurifil thread for its low lint, long lasting bobbins, lower cost per yard, and smooth even stitching?  Well, we have been working with Aurifil to provide a special offer just for you!

We have a limited edition box that will store 12 big spools of Aurifil 50 weight/1422 yd spools.  Inside this box is a spool #2024 which is their white color.  Cost for this spool is usually $13.99.  Please see the details below regarding how you can start receiving 15% off our your Aurifil thread purchases and receive the box pictured above for FREE! 

You will purchase the Aurifil box listed above with the one spool of #2024 white thread for $13.99.  (The box is valued at $11.99 so basically I am giving it to you for free, love that free word!).  The box you will receive will be numbered. 

From there forward every time you bring your box to the shop you will receive 15% off of any other Aurifil 50 weight/1422 yard spools that you purchase.  You may purchase them one at a time, several at a time, or fill the whole box if you choose to! The one rule to participate is that you MUST bring your box to the store to receive your 15% off.  If you forget your box you will not receive your 15% off at the register.  Plus you will need to remind the lovely LSQW Ladies at checkout that you are participating in our Aurifil Thread Club. 

If you are interested in participating in this program please call the shop at the number listed below to place your name on our list.  We have a limited number of these boxes so please let us know soon.

News Flash!  We just received more boxes in stock for this program.  We have been out of them for a bit but now have 30 more ready to roll!

July 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Wednesday, July 10th, a very special day! 

A beautiful quilt and ice cream, what more could you want?
We will have two special visitors at the shop on Wednesday, July 10th.  The first will be the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild with their gorgeous Jinny Beyer Lotus donation quilt.  Tickets will be available for a chance to win this quilt from Stephanie.  Please stop by and see this quilt and buy some tickets to support our local guild!
Our second special visitor will be What's Good with their ice cream cart!  Haven't heard of What's Good?  Check them out on their Facebook page.  Larry makes his own ice cream sandwiches out of his own homemade cookies, and his own homemade ice cream!  We have been purchasing from Larry for a bit at the shop and wanted to share this best kept secret with our customers.  If you happen to be visiting from out of town bring a cooler with you as you will definitely want to take some of these home with you!  We never know what flavors Larry will have but I promise you they are all amazing!

July 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents our
2019 IQF Bus Trip!

Friday, November 1st
Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!
THE PLAN

Lone Star Quiltworks is pleased to announce we will be hosting our 12th annual International Quilt Festival bus trip to the George R Brown Convention Center in Houston on Friday, November 1st.

This will be the 45th year for this show which features over 1500 hung quilts and 1100 vendor booths.

We will meet in the parking lot of LSQW at 8AM on Friday, November 1st, 2019.  We plan to board the bus and depart by 8:30AM.  A light breakfast will be served on the bus.  Feel free to bring a thermos of coffee!

We will arrive in Houston at approximately 10:30AM and be dropped off at the Transit Center.  (Please note this is the afternoon pickup location as well.)

You will be able to view the quilts and shop from 10:30AM until 6:00PM.  LSQW will provide you with information regarding where you can take a break during the day to rest your feet, eat a bite of lunch, or have something refreshing to drink.  Motorized wheelchairs are available for rental from the convention center.  They cannot be rented through LSQW.  Please note that the George R Brown Convention center is a weapon free event center.

We will board the bus to return to Bryan at 6:30PM.  Water, hand sanitizer, and a light snack will be provided.

We will stop on 290W at McAlister's deli and pick up a box dinner consisting of a dry turkey club sandwich with condiments on the side, chips, and a cookie.

We will arrive back in Bryan at the LSQW parking lot around 9PM.

THE COST

Cost for everything included is $105 per person.  Payment is required at time of registration which will guarantee your seat on the bus. 

The $105 fee includes your transportation to and from the show, a light breakfast, tip for the bus driver, ticket into the show, a show catalog, a special gift for this year, a return snack, and your dinner from McAlister's.

Please be aware that this is a non-refundable purchase unless we are able to fill your slot with a potential rider from our waiting list.  Should you need to cancel, and we are able to fill your slot, you will be given a gift certificate to the shop.  Should you need to cancel and we cannot find a replacement rider, you will lose your money.  You are welcome to "gift" your space to another friend if you choose but please notify us of this change at the phone number listed below.

Easy peezy, with all the traffic in Houston and all the road work there why would you want to drive?

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We will be closed Thursday, July 4th through Monday, July 8th to allow our shop employees a little extra time off for the holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday, July 9th at 10AM.

Please note you can still shop our webstore at the link listed below!  Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful July 4th holiday spent with loved ones and of course getting in a tad bit of sewing time.
We still have a few spaces left in our Polish Star class on Friday, June 12th and Saturday, June 13th.  Come and join Jan while learning how to paper piece the Judy Niemeyer way.

Or come and play with Jerrine for our Wonderfil DecoBob event on Tuesday, July 16th.  Jerrine has upped the ante and we have a wonderful FREE Wonderfil gift for all attendees! The free thread you will receive will be in addition to what you receive for your class price!  As my husband always says, LOVE that FREE word!

Click on the links below for an email detailing both classes and to sign up!
Click here to sign up for the Polish Star class!
Click her to sign up for Wonderfil Jerrine July 16th class!
We also have a few spaces left in our August 17th or 18th Spooky Soiree Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Event!  Come and make four in the hoop EXCLUSIVE Halloween designs with us, eat a great lunch, and make some new friends.

Don't have an embroidery machine?  We can help you out with that and provide a rental machine for $15.00 per day.  See all the details below to sign up by clicking on the orange button.
Kimberbell Spooky Soiree Information
Our 2019 "Taste the Experience" tailgating row has been getting rave reviews!  Stop by to pick up your kit and don't forget if you are out traveling over July 4th to check hours of participating shops.  Many may be taking some time off as we are, but many will still be open.  You can still "play" until September 3rd!

June 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Tannenbaum
by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts!

Look at this gorgeous Christmas tree quilt! 
Please call the shop to sign up at 979-595-1072!
Don't you just love Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and Andover Fabrics?  We surely do!   Edyta has designed a 9 month Block of the Month featuring her newest lines for Andover fabrics called Braveheart and Evergreen.

Finished size of this quilt top will be 46" X 64" and includes both pieced blocks and fusible pre-cut appliques. Your appliques will include the stems and berries from Edyta's Mistletoe Silhouettes collection. All of the fabric to create the top and your binding will be included, as well as each required monthly pattern. 

Our first pickup date will be the fourth Tuesday in September, (September 24th).  Successive blocks will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on the fourth Tuesday of the month thereafter. 


Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.  Cost for this project includes a non-refundable sign up fee of $20. You will have 9 monthly charges of $20.99 per month plus applicable tax and shipping.  Please note we do not up charge our shipping to you and only use actual shipping costs!

Contact us at 979 595 1072 to sign up.  Spaces are limited so please call as soon as possible.  Sign up by August 15th and receive a free gift with your first month's pick up!
Here are the links to the Braveheart and Evergreen fabric lines from Andover for you to see the fabrics that will be used in this Tannenbaum Block of the Month! 

Click on the buttons below.
Braveheart Fabric Line by Edyta Sitar for Andover Fabrics
Evergreen Fabric Line by Edyta Sitar for Andover Fabrics
Please note we do NOT have the ability to sign up our Blocks of the Month online at this point.  You MUST call the shop to sign up!

June 2019
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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Two great classes with spots left!

We still have a few spaces left in these two great upcoming classes, Polish Star with Jan Mathews, and Wonderfil Event with Jerrine! 

Click on the buttons below to see all of the information and to register online, or call the shop at 979 595 1072.
 
Judy Niemeyer Polish Star with Jan Mathews
July Wonderfil Event with Jerrine
We will be closed Thursday, July 4th through Monday, July 8th to allow our shop employees a little extra time off for the holiday.  We will re-open on Tuesday, July 9th at 10AM.

Please note you can still shop our webstore at the link listed below!  Wishing everyone a safe and peaceful July 4th holiday spent with loved ones and of course getting in a tad bit of sewing time.

June 2019

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We are slowly learning the world of Pfaff!
Deb and I have been to training in Nashville, and we are bringing Lori on board with us.  The gals are sewing in our new machines to make sure they are in perfect condition for you!
Pfaff has an amazing June offer for you!  Come and test drive an Ambition with us and you will be entered to win a Quilt Ambition 630 of your own. 

We will show you how to stitch out your name, how the speed slider works, demonstrate the awesome IDT system which is a built in walking foot, and let you see the great built in thread snips!  Why wouldn't you want to give this machine a try?

Interested?  Drop by the shop, or give us a call at 979 595 1072 to set up a demo appointment.
Would you like to learn how to machine quilt using your walking foot?  Come and let Barbara show you how!

Learn how to use an attachment on your home sewing machine to quilt not only straight lines but also curves and circles!  Don’t be afraid of the walking foot, also called an even feed foot. It can really be a great tool! Finish your own quilts faster without hiring someone to do it for you. 

This class will be held on Saturday, June 29th from 10a-2p.  Class cost is $50.  You may call the shop at 979 595 1072, or register online by clicking on the green button below.  Come and have some fun with us and learn something new!
 
Click here to sign up for Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Reflected Harmony by Kaye England!

Look at this gorgeous 84" square quilt! 
Please call the shop to sign up at 979-595-1072!
Designed by Kaye England for Wilmington Prints, this Block of the Month offering is a beautiful setting reminiscent of English cottage charm!  Colors used in this quilt are pinks, reds, tans, and creams.

Kaye says she has been asked by customers to design a quilt for use with a square symmetrical bed, so that the quilt can't be put on the bed the incorrect way!  The center of this quilt is 60" square so will fit the top of a queen mattress with an approximate 12" drop down the bed sides and end.

Components of this quilt are triangle blocks, half square triangles, flying geese, and diamonds in a square.  Kaye wanted this quilt to have visual interest to allow for simple allover quilting, but still have some great open spaces for custom quilting.

The quilt top finishes at 84" X 84".  All of your fabrics to make the top, plus your binding and monthly pattern will be included as part of this program!  Reflected Harmony is an 8 month Block of the Month.

Our first pickup date will the third Tuesday in September, (September 17th).  Successive blocks will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on the third Tuesday of the month thereafter. 

Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.  Cost for this project includes a sign up fee of $20. You will have 8 monthly charges of $24.99 plus applicable tax and shipping.  Please note we do not up charge our shipping to you and only use actual shipping costs!

Contact us at 979 595 1072 to sign up.  Spaces are limited so please call as soon as possible.  Sign up by July 15th and receive a free gift with your first month's pick up!

Shown below is a link to the fabrics associated with Reflected Harmony Block of the Month, which is from the Rhapsody in Reds line. Click on the pink button below to take you to the fabric used in this quilt!

If you are interested in a backing fabric you are welcome to tell me which fabric you would like.  I can offer 10% off of your backing if you will commit at signup with the total cost being $89.99 minus the 10% of course!  This will include 8 yards of backing per the pattern requirements.
 
Click here to see the Rhapsody in Red fabrics!
Please note we do NOT have the ability to sign up our Blocks of the Month online at this point.  You MUST call the shop to sign up!

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Some great new 108" fabric, new classes, and a fun Block of the Month for you!
We are exploding with 108" wide fabric!  Do you have a project that you need a back for?  Come and look at our great offering of these "seamless" products.  Your favorite longarmer will love you as they glide over this amazing fabric, plus dollar for dollar 108's are always less expensive than 42" wide fabric.  And you won't have to sew three lengths of fabrics together for a queen to king size quilt!  Not familiar with 108s?  We would be happy to show you all about them.  Not located in the Bryan/College Station area?  Click on the blue button below to take you to our selection for shipping these 108's straight to you!
Click here to purchase 108" wide fabric!
Looking for some new classes to expand your horizon?  Here are three great ones coming up
in the month of June!
Join Norma for Tailgate Flip 'n Sew, an easy beginner class that lets you sew as you go. If you enjoyed the Quick Step class you will love this one too! Norma has taken the Tailgate pattern and utilized the method of sewing and quilting as you go to work with this pattern. Tailgate Flip 'n Sew will give you a 64” x 64” reversible complete quilt when you are finished. Pattern purchase is required. Pre-cutting required. Friday, June 7th, 9A - 3P, cost $60.  Click on the maroon button below to sign up for this Tailgate Flip 'n Sew class online or drop by the shop!
Click here to signup for Tailgate Flip 'n Sew
Join Deb as you complete your quilting projects in days instead of weeks! Learn to do free-motion machine quilting on your very own sewing machine. The class covers marking, basting, stippling, and the all-important free motion technique used to follow marked lines. A marked fabric and batting sandwiched sample will be provided as part of the class fee for you to practice with. Monday, June 10th, 10:30A -1:30P, cost $50.  Click on the pink button below to sign up for this Freemotion Machine Quilting class online or drop by the shop!
 
Click here to sign up for Freemotion Quilting!
Do you love Kimberbell and have their Orange Pop Rulers?  Would you like to have a special size bag to hold these rulers and more?  Or perhaps you want your own custom ruler bag?  Join Lori as she shows you how to make a modified/custom version of the popular By Annie Project Bag. These bags are great for carrying everything you need for your Projects in Progress (PIPs) or other project supplies. This will be a double-sided bag with two large see-thru pockets great for storing, and carrying your Kimberbell Orange Pop rulers as well as a center pocket for your cutting mat. By Annie Project Tote pattern purchase required. Cost $30. Tuesday, June 11th, 10A - 1P. Click on the green button below to sign up for this ByAnnie Project Bag class!
 
Click here to signup for the ByAnnie Project Bag!
We still have a few spaces left in our A Poinsettia Winter block of the month.  Click on the red button below for all of the details!  You will have to CALL the shop to signup.  We cannot do BOM signups online :(
Click here for A Pointsettia Winter BOM information!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A fun two day paper piecing class!

Join Jan Mathews as she introduces you to the world of paper piecing the Judy Niemeyer way!  Have you been wishing you could learn paper piecing?  Have you been drooling over Judy Niemeyer's patterns but don't want to tackle them by yourself?  Are you hoping for a teacher who has tons of patience while you learn?  Well, you have hit a home run in all three categories with this class!

Polish Star Table Runner is a Judy and Brad Niemeyer design expanding on a series of 16” blocks for mixing and matching to create a wide variety of layouts. With the use of foundation papers, points are sharp, technique is straightforward and simple, and assembly is a piece of cake. Join Jan Mathews, a Quiltworx Certified Instructor, for this 2-day class which will get you started and have you understanding assembly by the end of the class.

*Please note...This is a two-day class. Part 1 is Friday, July 12th, from 10a-5p, and Part 2 is Saturday, July 13th from 10a-4p.  Pre-requisite for this class is the ability to achieve an accurate ¼” seam and working knowledge of your own sewing machine.

Pattern purchase required. Pre-class preparation required.

Class cost is $90 with an optional lunch available for $12.

Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to sign up for this class, or you may sign up online by clicking on the blue button below.
 
Click here to signup for the Polish Star class!
 

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Bailey

Those of you that have known me for many years know how special my pups are to me.  Especially my sweet Bailey girl.

Unfortunately, the day before I left for Spring Market I had to make the decision that all of us who love our pets dread.  After 18 1/2 years it was time to let her go.  My sweet girl had been blind and deaf for several years but was still a happy camper.  Oddly enough I realized she was deaf at the shop.  I had her hanging out with me along with her son Bruce and kept calling for her to go to the back door to leave with me. She kept looking at the front of the shop and I realized she was not hearing me. 

Let me digress a bit and tell you about my poodle life....my Mom was British and married my Dad during the Korean war.  When they came back to the States they brought a pair of miniature poodles with them, and of course me!  My Mom bred this pair named Sooty and Midgie and put my Dad through school.  Poodles were hot in the fifties so this was a super smart plan!  Fast forward and the only dogs we have ever had in our family, and now my son too, are poodles.  So to show my age that has been 62 years of poodles!  Why, because they don't shed, are super smart, and wonderful family dogs.

When our boys were younger we had standard poodles and then a couple of miniatures, but while attending a car show with my husband I saw a cream toy poodle.  Oddly enough the one we saw was in a hot rod car and the owner had just gotten a divorce.  He said the only thing he wanted out of the divorce was the hot rod and the dog!  After that I searched out a breeder and got my Bailey.  Two years later we bred her and she had little Brucie who was supposed to be sold, however, my husband said was too cute to leave our family!

Bailey has always been the most loving little dog.  She was kind and gentle and loved to snuggle with you.  Even as she grew older, and could not see or hear, she would jump around like a new puppy when she realized I was home.  I will SO miss this girl.

Why am I taking the time to tell all of you about Bailey?  Well, first off it is probably cathartic for me, but second I thought it might give you a little insight into what makes me tick besides my family, my shop, and of course all of you my customers who are really more like my friends.  I know I will see Bailey one day again and feel her unconditional love on the other side of the Rainbow Bridge.

Shown below are some family pictures of Bailey and all our other poodles.

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Last week I attended the 2019 Spring Market for the quilt industry in Kansas City.  Shown below are some fun new product images I shot while walking the vendor floor.  All of these will be coming to Lone Star Quiltworks in the next few months.  What fun!
Join Jan as she shows you what makes a quilt “pop”! This class will discuss the color wheel, relationships between colors, fabric as a medium, and how to use elements of color to enhance your fabric selections so you will achieve your goals and objectives.

Lunch will be available for purchase, $12. Book purchase required.

Date and Time: June 4th, 10A - 3P.  Click on the red button below to sign up online, or call the shop at 979 595 1072.
Click here to sign up for Color Theory Class

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Rainbow Crystal a 3-Day
Judy Niemeyer Class by Jan Mathews! 

Rainbow Crystal is a design from Quiltworx which requires a combination of paper piecing skills, strip piecing skills, and traditional piecing skills. What is NOT in this pattern? Y-seams or curved piecing - Woo Hoo! This fairly straight forward pattern is a great project for beginners all the way to intermediate quilters. Start off with forty-eight (48) 2-1/2” strips, add eight (8) accent colors, round it off with a black or white background fabric, and Voila, you have a Rainbow Crystal…join the fun of putting this one together with Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews.

*This is a three-day class. Part 1:  Tuesday, May 21st, 10A-5P, Part 2: Wednesday, May 22nd, 10A – 5P and Part 3: Thursday, May 23rd, 10A – 5P.

**Ability to achieve an accurate ¼” seam and working knowledge of your machine required. Pattern purchase is required. Pre-class preparation required.

Optional lunch available for purchase, $12.

Click on the red button below to sign up online, or call the shop at 979 595 1072.
Rainbow Crystal Class

The Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild in conjunction with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley present Textile Artist in residence

Debbie Jones


June 11th through June 15th, 2019
Please call Sharon Braunagel at 979 324 9424 to secure your spot!

Sharon says there are still have a few spots left for this week of amazing classes.  Click on the blue button below to see the original newsletter containing class information.
Debbie Jones Week of Classes!

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It is Official! We are now a Pfaff dealer!

We are so excited to tell you that we are now an official Pfaff sewing machine and embroidery machine dealer!  Deb and I have been in Nashville, TN this past week attending dealer training and are VERY thrilled with all of the innovation we see with this company.  We will have machines in the store in several weeks and will send you another email asking you to come and visit us to see their newest line up.  For now click on the BLUE button below to take you to the Pfaff website and view their machine lineup.  Whoo hoo, LOVE their built in walking foot plus tons more!
Click here for Pfaff Website Link
Our other BIG news is that our store has been nominated for The Eagle's Reader's Choice award for Sewing Machine Sales and Repair. What an honor! I was so excited to receive a call from The Eagle when we found out about this. If you would like to help us win this category please follow this link to vote for us. Our shop is listed under the Shopping Category/Sewing Machine Sales and Repair. Click on the RED button below.
Click here for The Eagle Reader's Choice Poll

Join a Class!

We put out a new class schedule every four months. Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.

Class Schedule

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Two Amazing New Classes!

Please call the shop to join us for these fun classes at 979-595-1072!
We are so excited to have Teri Hall as a new teacher to our shop!  Come and let her show you how to have the absolutely BEST tension for ANY machine!
 
Tension, Needles, and Thread - For any sewing machine model – any brand! Hands-on class. Threads, needles and tension are explosive topics in the world of sewing especially with so many products to pick from! This hands-on class will help you learn the correct combination of needle and threads to produce the best stitch from your sewing machine. Regardless if you are new to sewing or have been sewing for years, you will develop an understanding of machine tension and how it relates to needles and thread.

Class includes handout, optional $15 workbook available for purchase.  Sign up online by clicking on the red button below, stop by the shop, or call the shop at 979 595 1072.

Date and Time: Tuesday, May 14th, 12:30P - 5:00 P.

Instructor: Teri H.
$40.00
Tension, Needles, and Thread 5/14
Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot - Want to learn how to quilt your own quilts?  We have had tons of people asking us for this type of class.  Why not take Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot?

Learn how to use an attachment on your home sewing machine to quilt not only straight lines but also curves and circles! Don’t be afraid of the walking foot, also called an even feed foot. It can really be a great tool! Finish your own quilts faster without hiring someone to do it for you.  Sign up online by clicking on the  blue button below, stop by the shop, or call the shop at 979 595 1072.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 15th, 10A - 2P.
Instructor: Barbara B.
$50.00
 
Machine Quilting with your Walking Foot Class 5/15
There is still time to participate with us with our online Sewing Sewcial shop hop.  All twelve participating shops still have blocks pre-cut and ready to sew.  The deadline is nearing though as Sewing Sewcial will be over for this year on May 31st.  Don't wait!  You can read all of the information by clicking on the green button below.  You may order your block from us by clicking on the purple button.
Sewing Sewcial Online Shop Hop Newsletter
Order Your Sewing Sewcial Blocks Here!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A FLASH MINKEE/CUDDLE SALE!

We want to pass on some Minkee and Cuddle love to you!  Select Minkee/Cuddle bolts will be on sale for 20% off from Saturday, May 4th through Saturday, May 18th.  Both Minkee and Cuddle are 60" wide and make super soft backing or a quick blanket with satin blanket binding sewn around the outside.  Click on the hot pink button below to take you to our website, or come visit us in store.
Minkee/Cuddle Flash Sale!
Satin Blanket Binding
We just finished this darling kit called Snowy Wishes.  It measures 46" X 60" and includes everything to make the quilt top, including the binding.  It comes packed in a hard shell case that you can use afterwards to hold quilt blocks, fat quarters, etc to accompany you to your next quilt retreat!  Price for this kit is $69.99 and you can purchase it and backing fabric if you would like by clicking on the red button below.
Snowy Wishes Kit and Fabrics
Here is another fun quilt that we just finished!  The pattern name is Strips & Salsa.  It finishes at 56" X 72", however, has an option to be made bigger or smaller.  We did not kit this, however, it takes a 2 1/2" strip roll and background yardage of your choice if you would like to have this same look.  I have linked both the pattern and our 2 1/2" strip rolls below for your use.  This was a very fun quilt to make and could be done in multiple color combinations.
Strips & Salsa Pattern
2 1/2" Precut Strip Rolls

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A Poinsettia Winter
by Jason Yenter for In The Beginning fabrics!

Look at this gorgeous Christmas quilt! 
Please call the shop to sign up at 979-595-1072!
Image and breakdown of the monthly fabrics you will receive is below!
Designed by Jason Yenter for In The Beginning Fabrics, this Block of the Month offering is a beautiful setting reminiscent of a traditional red, white, and green Christmas quilt!

Shown above is the breakdown of the fabric you will receive each month for the large star blocks, tree blocks, pieced border, and finally your corner stars and mitered outside border. The quilt top finishes at 74" X 74".  Your binding and pattern will be also be included as part of this program!

Our first pickup date will the second Tuesday in July, (July 11th).  Successive blocks will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on the second Tuesday of the month thereafter. 

Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.  Cost for this project includes a sign up fee of $20. You will have 4 monthly charges of $44.99 plus applicable tax and shipping.  Please note we do not upcharge our shipping to you and only use actual shipping costs!

Contact us at 979 595 1072 to sign up.  Spaces are limited so please call as soon as possible.  Sign up by May 15th and receive a free gift with your first month's pick up!

Shown below are images of the fabrics associated with A Poinsettia Winter Block of the Month.  If you are interested in a backing fabric the suggested fabric is image 3APW-1, the overall winter scene.  I can offer 10% off of your backing if you will commit at signup with the total cost being $58.99 minus the 10% of course!
Please note we do NOT have the ability to sign up our Blocks of the Month online at this point.  You MUST call the shop to sign up!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Our new Exquisite Classics maroon, white, black, and grey fabrics! 

We have been out of a couple of these and they are all back in stock now!

Are you a Texas A&M lover? We have eight new fabrics to choose from in a maroon, white, black, and grey combination.  These work well with our Sykel licensed Aggie fabrics, and Sykel has just added a few new prints as well!  Our fabrics look even better on the actual fabrics than I could show in these images.  The customers who have already purchased them say they are amazed at the color saturation.

Since we have lots of new Aggies joining our community every year I thought they would enjoy seeing these.I  have collaged them here for your use.  They are all currently available both in the store and online using the linked button below, and we do have fat quarter bundles too.

I chose the name Exquisite Classics for this line as my business card says we sell exquisite fabrics and I
believe we do! I hope you like them.
Exquisite Classics Fabrics

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It is Here!
Our Summer Class Schedule!

Our new summer class schedule is ready for you to preview and call the shop to sign up for your favorite offerings, or you can sign up online now! The classes load in alphabetical order for online sign up.

(Please note if you sign up online, please do not sign up in person as well as at the shop, or via the phone.  We will email you your supply list after your class is paid for if you use the online option.)

You can access the info here to include lots of "Clubs" we have at the shop, too.  We would love to have you join us!

 
Summer Class Details
Class Calendar
Sign Up Online

From our favorites like First Time Quilting all the way to some new Contemporary quilt offerings our teachers have outdone themselves this time so come and join us for a class or club.  Bring a friend and have a BLAST!  We always hear lots oflaughter floating out of our classroom. 
Please note we have added extra class times for Norma's classes!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents Color Spectrum
Join Jan Mathews as she teaches you how to paper piece!  Come and make a Color Spectrum quilt with her.

Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st from 10a-5p both days, please note this is a two day class!

Join Jan Mathews, a Certified Judy Niemeyer instructor as she introduces you to the world of paper piecing!   Color Spectrum is one of the patterns designed specifically as a beginner project to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The project is fast, employs only one foundation paper, utilizes fabric strip-cutting techniques, and is a fun first paper piecing project.

Jan Mathews, a Quiltworx/Judy Niemeyer Certified Instructor, will guide you through the process as you enter the world of paper piecing. Be careful, you’ll get hooked!   If you have been dreaming about learning how to paper piece this is the perfect class for you!

 
Cost of this two day class is $80.00 plus your Color Spectrum pattern, ruler, and required fabric.  Completed size of this project is 66" X 78".  An optional lunch may be added for $12 per student.

Please call the shop at the number listed below to sign up, or click on the pink button for online signup.  Class size is limited to 8 participants so please call soon!
Color Spectrum Class
How about this gorgeous new fabric that "flew" in the back door today!  Yes, there are birds on it.  WE LOVE IT and you can purchase it in the shop or online by clicking on the green button below!
Awakening Fabric
We still have some spaces left for our upcoming Kimberbell Sewin' With My Gnomies machine embroidery event.  Have you been thinking about trying machine embroidery?  This may be the event for you!  Click on the blue button below to take you to all of the information.  Hint-hint, our Friday Saturday session is VERY full but we have plenty of room in our Sunday Monday session where you will get tons of individualized attention!
Sewin' With My Gnomies

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Sometimes emails are like socks in the washing machine.  You put two socks in and only one comes out!
Attached to this email is some information I have previously sent for your use.  We have had a few signups for these two programs but not as many as we usually get.  Look these over and see if you would like to join the fun.  Please note you must call the shop to sign up and cannot do this online!

Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A Kaffetastic Summer Quilt Along! 

Come and be a part of an exclusive gathering of those who love color, design and quilting.  Introducing the Kaffetastic Rainbow Star Quilt Along from the Kaffe Fassett collective and Free Spirit!
An interesting twist on a Block of the Month, we are offering kits for Kaffe and Liza's Summer 2019 Rainbow Star Quilt Along scheduled for June 3 - July 15th, 2019.
Each kit comes in two colorways, Bold, (designed by Liza Lucy and shown with the black and white polka dots), or Sunset, (designed by Kaffe Fassett and shown with the blue/grey coloring).  Both quilts are 78" X 78" finished size, and include 9 1/2 yards total of fabric for the top.  Each quilt incorporates anywhere from 19-23 different gorgeous Kaffe fabrics!

Starting June 3rd weekly Rainbow Star patterns will be released online as a PDF at www.freespiritfabrics.com to include the quilt directions.  The quilt features four patches and 6" squares on point.
Honing in on your basic quilting skills and learning about harmonizing with Kaffe's color palette will be included.
The first 30 customers who sign up by April 15th will receive this limited edition Kaffe tote for FREE!  Bring your finished pieced top to the shop upon completion from July 22nd until August 31, 2019 and you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Lone Star Quiltworks!
Cost for this amazing quilt kit is $109.99.  A $20 deposit will be required at sign up along with a credit card on file for your balance of $89.99 plus applicable tax and shipping.  Estimated ship date for this quilt kit is late May 2019.
We are still taking signups for our Cedar Mills Block of the Month either in the Bright colorway or Patriotic colorway shown below. This block of the month starts on May 28th.  Click on the pink button below the picture to view the original email with all of the details.
Cedar Mills Block of the Month
Sewing Sewcial is humming along!  If you would like to participate in this fun online shop hop click on the purple button below to see all of the information.  If you have been holding off ordering your blocks please re-consider as many of the shops are starting to run low on their fabrics so get your order in SOON!
Sewing Sewcial 2019 Info
Click on the green button below to see what all of the excitement is about with Sewing Sewcial on their Facebook page!
Sewing Sewcial Facebook Page

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We still have a few spaces left in our next Wonderfil Event!  Info is listed below.  Cost is JUST $5.00!

Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Our 6th Wonderfil One Day Event! 

Tuesday, April 16th from 10a-1p, OR 2p-5p
Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!

Our sixth exclusive Wonderfil Technique Workshop will be hosted by Bernadette Kent.  Bernadette will be visiting our shop on Tuesday, April 16th from 10a-1p, or 2p-5p for an exciting three hour workshop packed with hands-on machine stitching!

Learn how to use specialty threads featuring 50 wt cotton threads Konfetti and Tutti.  Matchstick quilting, raw edge applique, and zentangle techniques will be demoed.

Class cost is $35, however, this will include you receiving $30 of both Konfetti and Tutti threads, making your final cost for this three hour class just $5.00!  What a bargain!  You will need to bring some supplies to class with you.  A supply sheet will be given out after registration.  You can register for Bernadette's classes by calling the store or online by clicking the green button below!
 
Click here to sign up for our Wonderfil 50 Wt Thread Event
Return of the darling quilt labels in house!  A while back we carried some really cute quilt labels.  Some of you have asked for us to bring them back to the shop.  So, we ordered quite a few of these in different patterns.  They are pre-cut and ready to use.  Each label is 4" tall by 5" wide with a 1/2" seam allowance around the edge. You can write or embroider information on them.  If you are in the shop they are located by the register and if you are out of town click on the pink button to purchase them. 
Click here for Darling Quilt Labels!
I have made a decision to decrease our book footprint in the shop.  To be honest we just don't sell very many books and have not for several years.  The advent of online book purchases both direct from the manufacturer, and from Amazon has drastically cut into this portion of our shop.  As such, I have put a great many books on sale at 50% off.  Please note that not EVERY book in the shop is on sale, just a select group.  I will still bring some new books in as they come out for use with patterns,kits, etc as they are needed.  If you would be interested in purchasing any of these books at 50% off click on the purple button below, or visit the shop.
Click here for select 50% off books!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Sewing Sewcial! 

April 1st through May 31st!

A fun online pre-cut block shop hop with all my friends!  Click on the blue button to explore our shop owner friendship information and the inspiration for this project.
Our Friendship
This is the version of our quilt called My Blue Angel.  If you decide to participate in this event you will be able to purchase 12 individually pre-cut blocks and the pattern from all twelve participating shops for $6.99 per block with postage included.  (Canada and Mexico is $8.99).

You may choose to put all of your blocks together in your own configuration, or you may choose to purchase our finishing kit that you see in the photo above.  A third option is to pick a finishing kit from one of the eleven other participating shops by going to the Sewing Sewcial website.

Our theme for this year was old movies and we chose to honor Marlene Dietrich. Shown below is our Lone Star Quiltworks block called Marlene.  Our finished quilt size is 55" X 72" and the price for our finishing kit is $74.99.  Click on the purple button below to purchase our finishing kit.
My Blue Angel Finishing Kit
Click on the turquoise button below to purchase our prec-cut Lone Star Quiltworks Marlene Block for $6.99 including postage!
Marlene Block Purchase
As with any fun project there always has to be prizes! Visit all 12 participating shop's Sewing Sewcial webpages, and collect the code words by May 31st. Then return to the Sewing Sewcial website prize page, scroll to the bottom and click on, "Register for Prizes Here." Fill in all 12 code words and hit submit! That's it! No purchase necessary. Click on the green button below for all of the prize information. 
Prize Information

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Sewin' With My Gnomies a 2-Day Event! 

Friday & Saturday, May 31st & June 1st, 9A-4P OR
Sunday & Monday, June 2nd & June 3rd, 9A-4P

Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!
Our next Kimberbell event will be Kimberbell's Sewin' With My Gnomies!  In this two-day event you will make five EXCLUSIVE in the hoop projects including a buffalo gnome tote bag, a hedgehog needle keep, a flower pocket full of posies apron, and a gnome knows sewing caddy & garden pincushion.

You do need to own an embroidery machine to participate or you can rent one of our Baby Lock embroidery machines for $15 per day.

Thinking about purchasing an embroidery machine from us?  This is a great way to get your feet wet and meet some wonderful friends.
All of your supplies, (presented in an exclusive Kimberbell project pouch), and your lunch will be provided, along with some amazing surprises we cannot share at this time!  These embroidery machine projects are not for sale to the general public.  They are only available to attendees of a Kimberbell Event presented at a dealer certified shop, and that
would be us!

Please note the minimum hoop size for these projects is a 6" X 10" size.  Cost for this event is $209.00.  If you are interested please call the shop at the number below to sign up.  Spaces go FAST for our Kimberbell events!

PS....we are known for giving AMAZING door prizes to everyone that attends our Kimberbell events!

PPS...if you spend $100 in Kimberbell products at this Gnomies event you will receive the bonus Gnomies CD that includes six different machine embroidery designs to be used in 5 x 7 and 6 x 10 hoop sizes that are exclusive to this event.  Towels, bags, and more for all of your friends could be in your future!
Click here to register online for Sewin' With My Gnomies!

March 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
A Kaffetastic Summer Quilt Along! 

Come and be a part of an exclusive gathering of those who love color, design and quilting.  Introducing the Kaffetastic Rainbow Star Quilt Along from the Kaffe Fassett collective and Free Spirit!
An interesting twist on a Block of the Month, we are offering kits for Kaffe and Liza's Summer 2019 Rainbow Star Quilt Along scheduled for June 3 - July 15th, 2019.
Each kit comes in two colorways, Bold, (designed by Liza Lucy and shown with the black and white polka dots), or Sunset, (designed by Kaffe Fassett and shown with the blue/grey coloring).  Both quilts are 78" X 78" finished size, and include 9 1/2 yards total of fabric for the top.  Each quilt incorporates anywhere from 19-23 different gorgeous Kaffe fabrics!

Starting June 3rd weekly Rainbow Star patterns will be released online as a PDF at www.freespiritfabrics.com to include the quilt directions.  The quilt features four patches and 6" squares on point.
Honing in on your basic quilting skills and learning about harmonizing with Kaffe's color palette will be included.
The first 30 customers who sign up by April 15th will receive this limited edition Kaffe tote for FREE!  Bring your finished pieced top to the shop upon completion from July 22nd until August 31, 2019 and you will receive a $10 Gift Certificate to Lone Star Quiltworks!
Cost for this amazing quilt kit is $109.99.  A $20 deposit will be required at sign up along with a credit card on file for your balance of $89.99 plus applicable tax and shipping.  Estimated ship date for this quilt kit is late May 2019.

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Cedar Mills, a Batik Block of the Month! 

Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to join us for this fun event!
Cedar Mills is a gorgeous Batik Block of the Month designed by Chris Hoover of Whirligig Designs in conjunction with Island Batik fabrics.

This quilt has two colorway options and two finishing options to choose from.  You may choose the Patriotic colorway, (white background with red and blue), or the Brights, (black background with multiple colors).  You may also choose your finishing style, ie Traditional or Modern as shown in the photos above and below.  Please note both finishing option directions are listed in the pattern, the only difference will be your completed size.  The Traditional size is 68" X 75" and the Modern size is 74" X 96".
Both colorways require the use of various Creative Grids rulers to complete this project.  We have rolled the costs of these rulers into your pricing and you will receive them with Month 1 regardless of which color option you choose. 

Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.  Cost for this project includes a non-refundable sign up fee of $20.  This is a 13 month Block of the Month and you will be billed $21.99 per month plus applicable tax and shipping.  There will be an optional "oopsy kit" and backing fabric available as we progress along with this quilt. 

Start date for Cedar Mills will be May 28th, 2019.  This is the 4th Tuesday in May.  Successive pick up and/or shipping dates will always be ready on the 4th Tuesday of each month thereafter.

If you would like to see these two quilts and are in the Bryan/College Station area we have them on display at our shop!

Contact us at 979 595 1072 to sign up for this beautiful quilt.  Spaces will go FAST.  Sign up by April 1st and you will receive a FREE gift with your first month's pickup!

March 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Sewing Sewcial! 

April 1st thru May 31st!
It is almost time for Sewing Sewcial again!  This is our quilt we designed using the twelve blocks from the twelve participating shops. It is 55" X 72" and called My Blue Angel!  We are a participating shop for the second year in a row for this event, along with the eleven other shops listed below.
You will need to order your 9" pre-cut blocks from each shop starting April 1st.  Each block will cost you $6.99 to include your fabric, pattern, and shipping via USPS. The fabric chosen for this event was specially designed by Island Batik.

You may collect all twelve blocks and put them into your own choice of setting, or you may optionally purchase a specially designed finishing kit from any of the twelve shops.  Each shop will have a different setting plan for their quilt.

For additional information click on the green button below to go to the Sewing Sewcial website.  There you will see all of the individual fabric images as well as information about how this event got started!

You may also click on the purple button below to go the Sewing Sewcial Facebook page and like the page!
Click here for Sewing Sewcial Website
Click here for Sewing Sewcial Facebook Page
It's here!  Tula Pink's newest line, Pinkerville!  Get it while it is hot!  Click on the pink button below to take you to our website and all of Tula's newest fabrics!
Click here for Tula's Pinkerville fabrics!

March 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Our 6th Wonderfil One Day Event! 

Tuesday, April 16th from 10a-1p, OR 2p-5p
Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at 979-595-1072!

Our sixth exclusive Wonderfil Technique Workshop will be hosted by Bernadette Kent.  Bernadette will be visiting our shop on Tuesday, April 16th from 10a-1p, or 2p-5p for an exciting three hour workshop packed with hands-on machine stitching!

Learn how to use specialty threads featuring 50 wt cotton threads Konfetti and Tutti.  Matchstick quilting, raw edge applique, and zentangle techniques will be demoed.

Class cost is $35, however, this will include you receiving $30 of both Konfetti and Tutti threads, making your final cost for this three hour class just $5.00!  What a bargain!  You will need to bring some supplies to class with you.  A supply sheet will be given out after registration.  You can register for Bernadette's classes by calling the store or online by clicking the green button below!
 
Click here to sign up for our Wonderfil 50 Wt Thread Event

March 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Kyle Field Stars IV! 


You have asked for us to offer this Block of the Month again, and here it is!  Please call the shop to sign up at 979-595-1072!
Designed by Deb DeRoche especially for Lone Star Quiltworks, this Block of the Month offering is a beautiful rendition reminiscent of the stars in the evening sky over Kyle Field after a Texas A&M football game!

This Block of the Month uses maroon and white fabrics, (but of course!), from some of our favorite vendors.  Each block consists of an 8 pointed star that encompasses a different technique to make that star.  The quilt top finishes out at 80" X 80". 

This is a twelve month Block of the Month.  You will receive all of your background fabric, border fabric, sashing fabric, plus your first month's block at the start of this project.  Our first pickup date will the second Tuesday in April, (April 9th).  Successive blocks and your monthly pattern will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on the second Tuesday of the month thereafter.  Month twelve will include your binding, and finishing instructions.

If you are local and would like to see the finished quilt we have the sample hanging in the shop!

Participation in this Block of the Month will require a credit card to be on file at our shop.  Cost for this project includes a sign up fee of $20. Your first month's charge will be $50.00 due to the large amount of fabric you will be receiving.  For the remaining 11 months you will be charged $21.99 plus applicable tax and shipping, (this fee is an average cost; amounts of fabric will vary per month).  There will be an optional "oopsy" kit and backing fabric available as we progress along with this project.

We have installed an incentive program, for Kyle Field Stars.  Details will be provided at the start of this Block of the Month about a special purchase for your backing fabric, and a discount on our quilting service.

This beautiful quilt would be perfect for that new grad or alumni from Texas A&M.  We bet you know a few!

Contact us at 979 595 1072 to sign up.  Spaces are limited so please call as soon as possible.  Sign up by March 18th and receive a free gift with your first month's pick up!

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
An Even Dozen Plus ONE Event! 

Friday, March 29th at 10A, 1P, or 5P
Please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to join us for this fun event!
Come join Terry’s Checker rep Andrea Meegan as we explore the world of Creative Grids rulers. Creative Grids rulers are quilt shop only products and not sold in chain stores. These are the clear rulers with the black lines and fantastic grips on the bottom!

Andrea is a former shop owner as well as a long timer quilter and is always looking for an easier way to do anything quilty! Watch as she debuts quilt tops she has made featuring her favorite 12 Creative Grids rulers plus ONE.

This will be a lecture style class using story boards, handouts, and wish lists for your use with Creative Grids rulers Andrea will be showing for this special day. (And I bet there will be some food associated with this event as well!) We have three time slots available, 10AM, 1PM, and 5PM.

Registration cost will be $5.00 to reserve your “seat”; however, you will be given a $5.00 Gift Certificate to use the day of the event so final cost is actually “none money” as Terry’s boys used to say! Come and join us for this fun filled event!
 
Here is a link to the Creative Grids website so you can see some of their amazing rulers.  They have some great video tutorials for your use!  Click on the Purple button below!
Click here for Creative Grids website!
Here is a list of the rulers Andrea will be featuring:
Stripology
Stripology Squared
Stripology Mini
Quick Trim
45 degree Diamond
60 degree Diamond
Spider's Web
Cat's Cradle
Lazy Angle
Round Up Tool
Circle Savvy
Oval Ruler
Scrap Crazy
And multiple Log Cabin variations

I am not going to tell you all of the patterns you can make with these rulers or that would spoil the presentation.  Suffice it to say that I am truly amazed by all of the combinations these rulers can create.  I know you will be glad you visited us for this event!
Here is a link to online registration for this class.  Click on the green
button below.
Creative Grids Online Registration

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
2019 Sewing Sewcial! 

April 1st - May 31st, 2019
We are very excited to announce our 2019 participation in SewingSewcial!  If you will remember from last year this is the event where 12 shops sell pre-cut 9" blocks to you with instructions for sewing them together.  You may assemble them in a design of your own, or you may purchase a finishing kit from any of the shops.

This year Island Batik has outdone themselves with stunning turquoise, green, purple, and cream fabrics.  All of the shops have designed their own block and are now in the process of assembling their final quilts.  As we progress forward I will send more information regarding how to order the blocks.  For now, here is a link to the website which will be updated with prize information, pictures of the finishing kits, and more!
Sewing Sewcial 2019
From time to time we like to pass on a good deal to you and boy have we found one!  Precision Quilting Tools has a new 45 degree rotary cutter that comes with a blade already inserted and 3 replacement blades!  Why is this such a good deal?  Because of the price point.  The price for this bundle is only $22.99!  This is truly amazing but I was a little worried about the quality.  So, we brought some in and the lovely LSQW ladies have blessed them.  They have been using one at the cutting table and like it!  They come in two colors, red and purple, but at this price who cares what color they are?  Click on the red button below to order online, or visit us in shop!
Precision Rotary Cutter Bundle
We are very proud to announce that once again we are the recipient of the HQ Way Award!  This is the 4th year in a row we have won this award for exemplary service as a Handi Quilter dealer.  We are required to meet certain criteria to apply for this award.  Components are customer service, continuing education, machine servicing, etc.  A huge thanks to our Handi Quilter shop team especially Maegan and Deb.  I could not do it without both of them.

Come and experience the HQ Way in person!  We still have a few spaces left in our Handi Quilter Truck event scheduled March 14th to 16th! Are you thinking about a longarm machine, a sit down quilting machine, want to check one out, or just want to improve your skills?  Well, this is the event for you!  Come join National Educator Leslie Main for HANDS ON instruction.  Why not come and play in the machines with us?  Click on the green Handi Quilter button below for more information.
Handi Quilter Event

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The Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild in conjunction with the Arts Council of the Brazos Valley present Textile Artist in residence
Debbie Jones

June 11th through June 15th, 2019
Please call Sharon Braunagel at 979 324 9424 to secure your spot!
Debbie Jones is a fabric artist who specializes in fabric decollage, art quilts and mixed media collage. Her fascination with color and love of fabric started in childhood when she began crafting and sewing. This eventually led to a part-time business in sewing and fashion design. In 1990 after winning a quilt in a charity raffle, she became intrigued with quilts and decided to try making them herself. After studying techniques from world-renowned quilting instructors and some experimentation on her own, she began to create one-of-a-kind contemporary quilts that express her artistic flair, working both by hand and by machine.  Her art is in collections around the world and has been exhibited in galleries and at fine art shows in various locations around the United States.

The Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild, The Arts Council of the Brazos Valley, Lone Star Quiltworks, and The Wearables Group is proud to announce that Debbie will be our featured Artist in Residence in June, 2019.  For 5 days, (June 11-15), Debbie will be sharing her skills by presenting 5 different workshops, and will be our featured presenter at the Tuesday, June 11th Quilt Guild Meeting held at the Brazos Center located in Bryan, Texas starting at 7pm.
 
Tuesday, June 11th class:  Silk Fusion Vessels Workshop
Learn to make these exquisite vessels by choosing a vase then bonding silk and other fibers to it using a special varnish. Once dry, remove it from the vase and you have a beautiful Silk Fusion Vessel. Insert an electronic candle or fairy lights for a soft glow that really highlights the silk fibers. You'll have fun playing with dozens of fibers and choosing your favorites to make a one-of-a-kind vessel! These fibers are incredibly soft yet so strong when bonded together. Add Angelina fiber, Firestar, yarns, threads or other embellishments for sparkle if you like (included in the kit fee). The varnish does not make the vessel shiny or overly stiff, just sturdy enough to hold its shape. It will still be soft and textured and oh, so touchable. There's nothing else quite like it! Debbie will also demonstrate how to bond silk fibers to a glass vase permanently. A detailed color handout is included, so you can easily make more vessels at home. They make great gifts!

Students need to bring a few old towels, a box and maybe a glass vase. A $27 kit fee covers everything else, including their choice of an electronic candle or fairy lights. Each student goes home with a finished vessel, which will dry within a few days.
 
Wednesday, June 12th class: Butterfly Banquet Decollage
Create a beautiful floral bouquet adorned with butterflies, or leave out the vase and make an outdoor garden scene! Choose from lots of Debbie’s butterfly and dragonfly patterns, and different vase designs, then use fabric and fusibles to make them all uniquely yours. Make some of the butterflies 3-D, so they stand out, literally! You can bring large scale floral and leaf prints, or use Debbie’s designs to make your own.Depending on how many butterflies you want to make, you may choose to finish this at home or might be able to finish it in class. This 18”x24” wallhanging can be wrapped around a stretched canvas or quilted. (No quilting is done in class, so you don’t need to bring a machine!) A handout is included and a workshop supply list will be provided before class
Thursday, June 13th class:  Fabric Stamping
Bring your own fabrics to class and use Debbie’s rubber stamps, stencils, inks, paints, paint sticks and markers to create unique pieces that will add pizazz to your quilts, wearables or decollage! Learn tricks for getting crisp, clear images that are permanent once heat-set, and enhance your fabrics even more with inks and markers for depth and shading. We’ll even do velvet embossing, and Debbie will provide the velvet! Detailed handout included. Everything provided except the fabric.
 
Friday, June 14th class: Fabric Landscape Decollage Create a beautiful landscape using fabric and fusibles, with no stitching! In this one-day class, you’ll complete an 11"x14" fabric landscape of your own design, ready to be framed. It will look like a painting – a “fabric painting”! No experience is necessary. Anyone can make these! With many chances to change your mind as your work evolves throughout the day, it’s easy and fun. These landscapes make wonderful gifts, since they can be designed in any style or color scheme. If you prefer, Debbie will show how to alter this technique, so your finished decollage can be quilted or stitched later, at home. Detailed handout included
Saturday, June 15th class:  Ice Dyeing on Fabric
Create your own unique fabrics by sprinkling dyes over ice covered fabric. So beautiful, similar to batiks, only better! First we'll prepare the fabrics in a soda ash solution, then the real fun begins. Bring any fabric (or scarves or t-shirts) made of natural fibers like cotton, silk, rayon, wool, bamboo or blends of these. Learn different ways to scrunch, twist, twirl, fold, clamp and your fabric to get different patterns. Choose your dye colors and watch the magic as the dyes melt over the ice! Wear old clothes and shoes, and we'll use masks and gloves for safety with the powdered dyes, but we'll also use liquid dyes. Detailed handout included. Easy techniques, no prior experience necessary. This is a 
great way to make your quilts, wearables and other fabric art truly special!
General Information:
  1. The cost for each workshop is $35.00 per participant.
  2. All workshops will start at 9:00 am and will last until approximately 2:00 pm.
  3. To sign up for a workshop, please email Sharon Braunagel (sbrauna@icloud.com) with the following information:  Requested Workshop, Name, Phone Number, Email address, and Mailing Address
Make out your check out to Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild (BBQG)
Send your check to: Sharon Braunagel, 1908 Streamside Way, Bryan TX 77807

Your place is the workshop is not secured until Sharon Braunagel has received your check. You will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of check.  If signing up for multiple workshops, please list the workshops on the check.

Once payment has been received, supply lists and detailed workshop information will be emailed to each participant.

Venues: 
June 11: Lecture “Fabric Becomes Fine Art” will be held at the Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan TX, 77802 at 7pm.   (979-776-8338).  There is no charge to attend this presentation.

The following workshops will be held at the American Legion Hall, Post 159, 101 Waco Street, Bryan TX
Workshop 1 – June 11 - Silk Fusion Vessels
Workshop 2 – June 12 - Butterfly Garden Decollage
Workshop 3 – June 13 - Fabric Stamping
Workshop 4 – Fabric landscape Decollage
Workshop 5: Ice Dyeing on Fabric will be held at the home of Sharon Braunagel, located at 1908 Streamside Way, Bryan, TX  77807

Please note you cannot sign up for these workshops through Lone Star Quiltworks.  For questions and for sign up please contact Sharon Braunagel listed above!  We will have the supply lists and samples of Debbie's work available for viewing at Lone Star Quiltworks anytime after 2/12/19.
 
This program is made possible in part through Hotel Tax Revenue funded from the City of College Station through the Arts Council of Brazos Valley.
 Additional program support is provided by the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild, Lone Star Quiltworks, The Wearables Group, and The American Legion Post 159.

 

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Amish With a Twist IV

A Marcus Fabrics and Nancy Rink Designs Block of the Month!
Join us for a new Block of the Month designed by Nancy Rink for use with Marcus Brothers Centennial Solids.  This gorgeous 88" X 98" quilt top is a stunner and SUPER REASONABLY priced.

This will be a 12 month Block of the Month starting in March of 2019.  The first pickup date will be Tuesday, March 5th, with successive blocks always ready for pickup on the first Tuesday of each month.

Sign up fee will be $20, and your monthly fee will only be $19.99 plus applicable tax and shipping if you live out of town.  We ship the most economical way possible and DO NOT up charge our shipping.  Participation in this Amish With a Twist IV will require a credit card to be on file at the shop.  If you live in town, we do have a sample of the fabrics available to show if you would like to drop by the shop and see them!

You will receive a pattern booklet, a color fabric guide, and all of the fabrics for the top, border, and binding.  An optional "oopsie kit" will be offered as we move along.  I would also like to offer you 10% off of a backing of your choice as you get closer to finishing your top!
Come and join us for this fun Block of the Month.  This would make a great gift, too!  Call the shop at 979 595 1072 to reserve your space as this one will go FAST!

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The Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild presents Landscape Artist
Ann Loveless 

Wednesday, May 15th from 9a-2p
Please call Sharon Braunagel at 979 324 9424 to secure your spot!
Ann Loveless is a native of Frankfort, Michigan which is located on the shore of Lake Michigan. Ann attended Michigan State University and received her degree in Clothing and Textile Design.  In 2004 Ann fell in love with the art of Landscape Quilting.  Ann's inspiration and designs come from nature and the beautiful lakes and woods of Northwest and Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  Ann has been featured on Quilting Arts and is the 2013 and 2015 Michigan Artprize Winner ($200,000.00 prize!).  Ann works from photographs and has developed three distinctive quilting techniques, one of which she is going to share with us.
 
Participants will learn Ann’s technique to produce impressionist art quilts and will generate their own poppy wall hanging.  Size will be approximately 14" X 18".  Ann will show you how to layer fabrics under polyester tulle and free motion quilt with various threads using a photograph for reference.

Cost is $35.00 per participant ($40.00 if participant is not a member of the Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild).
Workshop will be held at The American Legion Post 159, 101 Waco St,
Bryan TX
Workshop will start at 9:00 am and will last until approximately 2:00 pm

To sign up for this workshop, please email Sharon Braunagel (sbrauna@icloud.com) with the following information: Name, Email, Mailing Address, and Phone Number.

Make your check out to Brazos Bluebonnet Quilt Guild.
Send your check to Sharon Braunagel, 1908 Streamside Way, Bryan, TX 77807  (979-324-9424).
Your place in the workshop is not secured until Sharon Braunagel has received your check.

You will be sent a confirmation email upon receipt of check. Once payment has been received, supply lists and detailed workshop information will be emailed to each participant.

Please note you cannot sign up for this workshop through Lone Star Quiltworks.  For questions and for sign up please contact Sharon Braunagel listed above!  We will have the supply lists and samples of Ann's work available for viewing at Lone Star Quiltworks anytime after 2/12/19.
 

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
The Handi Quilter Truck 3 Day Event with Leslie Main as our guest instructor!

Thursday, March 14th - Saturday March 16th!
Please call the shop to join us for this fun event at the 979-595-1072!
We are so excited to have the Handi Quilter Truck at our shop for three days of fabulous hands on classes with National Educactor Leslie Main.  Growing up, Leslie was always creating.  This love of creating lead her to pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a specialty in textiles.  Ater ten years of inspiring school age students with the fun of creating with fabric, Leslie started her own quilt shop where she could inspire even more quilters in their creative journeys.

As a quilt shop owner, Leslie acquired extensive experience and knowledge in teaching all aspects of piecing and longarm quilting in her shop and at local quilting guilds.  Being one of the first Handi Quilter retailers, Leslie brings a comprehensive knowledge of all the machines in the Handi Quilter family and loves to quilt on each one of them. Classes offered while Leslie will be visiting Lone Star Quiltworks are as follows:
Stand-Up Longarm Machine Basics, Thursday, March 14th from 9a-Noon, or 1P-4P
Does longarm quilting interest you and you'd like to learn more about it?  Or do you just want a review of longarm basics?  This class removes the mystery of longarm quilting by explaining machine and frame elements and features, how to load a quilt, and vital facts about thread, needles, and tension.
Optional lunch available for purchase, $12.
Fast, Fun, and Fabulous Free Motion Quilting, Friday, March 15th from 9a-Noon 
Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting – and it’s easier than you think! Create flowing designs by connecting simple design elements with continuous lines, traveling across the quilt or filling in a specific area. Learn how drawing and muscle memory contribute to beautiful free motion quilting, and how to create stunning designs.
TOPICS INCLUDE:
• How to develop an inventory of free motion designs
• Proper scaling and spacing of design elements
• Edge to edge free motion quilting
• Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs • Using Micro Handles for free-motion control
 Optional lunch available for purchase, $12.
Ruler Essentials, Friday, March 15th from 1P-4P
If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base and Sure Foot, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.
 TOPICS INCLUDE:
* Handle rulers safely
* Understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy
* Use piecing lines and marking tools to build ruler design confidence
* Versa tool quilting: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clamshells, and arcs
* Apply binding with the HQ VersaTool
Creative Textures and Fills, Saturday, March 16th from 9A-Noon
Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space, but there are limitless creative design elements to use instead. Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs best lend themselves to micro quilting, and how to use micro handles for best results. 
TOPICS INCLUDE:
• Selecting appropriate fills to compliment design style 
• Creating special effects with different fillers 
• Scaling the fill design size appropriately 
• Evenly placing and spacing fills 
• Effectively using HQ Micro Handles
 Optional lunch available for purchase, $12.
You Can Do That on a Longarm, Too? Saturday, March 16th from 1P-4P 
A longarm isn’t just for quilting tops! Come see how techniques usually done with a sewing machine can be accomplished with a longarm machine. You’ll leave with brilliant shortcuts and ideas for quick and easy projects, and a whole new perspective on what’s possible with a longarm!
TOPICS INCLUDE: 
• “Slap-li-que” and strip-piecing-as-you-quilt 
• Couching and embellishment 
• Creating faux chenille 
• Applying binding with the longarm 
• Parade of projects 
Class cost is $50 per class and you will be working on a Handi Quilter Amara on a frame. The machines will be set up in our classroom. There will be two teachers in the room at all times, and we anticipate two students per table. Special pricing and financing will be available if a machine is purchased.  Additionally, class costs will be returned to customer at close of sale! And who knows there might be additional incentives during this event, hint-hint!

For online sign up click on the blue button below!
Click here for Handi Quilter Class Event Signup

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Kathleen McElwaine Quilt Block Art!

We are so happy to be carrying Kathleen McElwaine's gorgeous Texas themed quilt block art squares.  If you are looking for that perfect Texas themed quilt, wildflower themed blocks, or western themed squares Kathleen can fill the bill for you.

Click on the blue button and scroll through all three pages to see her creations.  We can't wait to see what some of our customers do with them, bags, shirts, and of course quilts, quilts, quilts!  These are SO beautiful you can just place them in a frame as seen in the image below.
Click here for Kathleen McElwaine's Art Blocks
You have been asking for a while and we finally did it!  We have changed our credit card processing company and can now accept American Express credit cards at the shop, whoo hoo!  I know there are lots of you out there that like this card and accrue points with them so purchase away!
At Fall Quilt Market last year we discovered a darling fabric company called Stof France.  We ordered in lots of fun bolts from them and they have now arrived at the shop.  Many of their goods are 60" wide and would be wonderful for clothing, quilt backs, bags, piecing, and more.  Click on the green button below to take you to all three pages of our Stof France fabrics!
Clikc here for Stof France fabrics!
Another great find at Fall Quilt Market is these beautiful wood turned seam ripper/stiletto combos.  They come in a multitude of colors and have a plain olive wood option.  The seam ripper end is super pointed for ripping out stitches.  Try sewing while using the stiletto end to guide your fabric towards your sewing machine presser foot!  Click on the pink button below to order yours today!
Click here for Seam Ripper Combos
And last but not least here is a great article from Aurifil Threads showing some of their lines with the quilting process.  This is a series from Aurifil that I will share from time to time.  Click on the purple button below!
Click here for Expert Aurifil Advice

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Baby Bella, a Judy Niemeyer class taught by Jan Mathews!

Wednesday, February 27th, 10a-5p AND
Thursday, February 28th, 10a-5p

Please call the shop to join us for this fun class at the 979-595-1072!
Curious about paper piecing and love the different looks of the traditional Lone Star? The Baby Bella class is the one for you. Learn Judy Niemeyer’s unique approach to paper piecing in a specifically for beginner’s pattern named “Baby Bella.” You will be introduced to several of the Quiltworx techniques in a single project that contains only straight lines, no Y or curved seams, and the project is only 36” x 36" so easy to complete (no UFO from this class). Jan Mathews, a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer and Quiltworx, will guide you through the process in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Please note this is a  two-day class as listed above.  Class cost is $80. Pattern purchase required to include your papers for $24.99. We do have a kit available for purchase in the blue colorway for $79.99.  Kit will include your pattern and all fabric to make the top plus binding.
An optional lunch is available for purchase for $12.
Click on the  purple button below for online class signup or call the shop at 979 595 1072.  Jan's classes fill fast as she has a reputation for incredible patience and understands the "Judy Niemeyer" method of paper piecing backwards and forwards!
Click here for Baby Bella class!

January 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Urban Owls!

By Wendy Williams
We have been following Australian quilt artist Wendy Williams for several years.  Recently, I visited a shop carrying this pattern and fell in love with it!  I purchased the pattern from the shop I was visiting and the wonderful Gail who works at Lone Star Quiltworks made this version of Wendy's pattern. 

We have had a great amount of interest in this pattern.  The finished size is 66" X 80" and the pattern itself contains full sized templates.  It does sell for $60 as we have to order it from Australia.  Love those Austrailian designers but not the cost of getting their goods to the US!

I would like to place a "group" order for this pattern.  We have quite a few people that have asked me to obtain it for them already.  If you would like to be added to our growing list please call the shop at 979 595 1072 to place your order.  We can happily ship to you if you live out of town!

I will wait a couple of weeks before I place my order, so if you are interested please let us know as soon as possible as I would like to place this as "one" order due to Australian shipping costs.

Shown below are two close ups of Gail's quilt, which by the way, was quilted by the invincible Maegan!

Join one of our Spring classes!

Our spring class schedule is out!  Our classes are taught by local teachers who are knowledgeable in their area of expertise.  We also bring in out of town teachers on a special event basis. View our current class schedule by clicking on the blue button below.  The current calendar will pop up first, then scroll down for class descriptions.  You can register online, call us, or drop by the shop to sign up!

Class Schedule

January 2019

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Lone Star Quiltworks presents
Mrs. Miller's Apprentice! 

Join us for this twelve month Block of the Month starting in February!
Please call the shop at the 979-595-1072!
Mrs. Miller's Apprentice was designed by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts in conjunction with Marcus Fabrics.  This Block of the month contains 27 different fabrics, many of which are Indigo blue based with some creams and greys thrown in for balance. Finished size will be 77" X 89".

Join us as we journey to the mid-19th century and read Mrs Miller's diary.  She tells a story of Ellie who moved into a neighboring farm with her widower father.  Ellie shows interest in learning to piece quilt blocks and Mrs Miller takes her under her wing.  Each month you will join them in creating a beautiful variety of sampler blocks, and read diary entries telling the story of their growing friendship.

Start date for this Block of the Month will be the 2nd Tuesday in February.  Successive month blocks will always be ready for pick up and/or shipping on this same Tuesday each month.  We will require a non-refundable $20 deposit to hold your space when you contact us to sign up.

Cost for this Block of the Month will be $25 per month + applicable tax + optional shipping.  (Please note we ship the most economical method possible and do not up charge our shipping!)  We will require a credit card to be on file with us for future billing purposes.

Your $25 charge per month will include your pattern, your fabric required to make the top,  your binding, and a 4 1/2" Easy Angle Ruler required for this pattern.  Plus you never know about our Blocks of the Month, there just might be something special thrown in there, too, hint hint!

Click on the blue button below to see pictures of the fabrics that will be included in this project from Marcus!

If you are interested in participating in Mrs. Miller's Apprentice please call the shop at 979 595 1072 asap as spaces will go fast for this gorgeous quilt!
Mrs. Miller's Apprentice Fabrics