Santa Fe Quilting Newsletter

July, August, September & October 2019

New Clothing Classes Offered

Our favorite tailor, Lorraine Gruys, is back with three clothing classes. Beginner Asymmetrical Vest 002, a stylish but simple lined vest which is good for beginners.  Klimt Oversized Dress Shirt uses a Klimt panel or other fabric you may prefer.  Makes a great summer shirt. This class is not for beginners.  Sophisticated Vest 003 can be made with one or more fabrics. Japanese fabrics work well with this.  If you want your shirts and vests to fit, schedule a Fitting Appointment with Lorraine on July 15, so you modify all patterns to fit you. Call the store to schedule, then pay Lorraine directly for this service.

Tote, Bag and Gift Classes

Cindy Barfield offers Sloth Oven Mitt, a great gift in a cute design. She also has In Control Organizer Bag to hold your tools and templates to take to class or keep track of in your sewing room. Regina Boyer, our tote bag expert, offers Rockport Tote, a large tote, that uses large pieces of your favorite fabrics and will repeat Sew Together Bag.

Free Motion Using Templates

Cindy’s Template Free Motion Classes continue to be favorites.  Sign up for a Intro Demo and then  move into regular classes.

Apliquick Tool Class

Lois Podolny offers Apliquick Tool Class.  This uses the metal Apliquick Tools to help you prepare various shapes and sizes of fusible appliqué. Great tips on smoothing the edges of your appliqué.

Our Latest Classes!

We have several new teachers including Fran Holden, who is offering Blue Onion, which uses contrasting fabric to create swirling blocks and Dana Hollifield with Contemporary Lonestar, a simplified design of her award winning quilt.  Both Fran and Dana are well known quilters in Santa Fe. Milly Young is back to teach Wonky Log Cabin and Ka-Pow Quilt.  

Art Quilter, Nicole Dunn is offering Kachina, a circular quilt, and will begin Topsy Turvy Neighborhood, a block-of-the month class that begins in October. Ann Ferkovich offers Landscape Wall Art which uses your favorite landscape to combine fabric and thread work.  Mary McCusker offers her popular Collage Classes using your choice of Laura Heine patterns. Be sure to sign up for her Intro to Collage Class before taking Collage.  Mary also has 4 Cut Pandemonium/Crazy Nine Patch, easy and great for beginners and Cornucopia that uses a special ruler to create accurate blocks.  

Two beginner friendly classes are Poppy Two Fabric Bargello, an easy friendly bargello and Tropical Turnover, which uses partial log cabin blocks,  are offered by Deb Martinez. Susan Clarkson uses the strip tubing method to create Moraga Steps, a quick method for lap, bed or community service quilts. Check out Cindy’s Hot Dog Race, the dachshund variety not the the eating kind, where you will learn to make bias tape.

Santa Fe Quilting will be closed on July 4 and on Labor Day, Sep 2.

Cindy Has Discovered New Notions!

Cindy, our notions czar, has found some new notions that will make your quilting or gift giving easier. We have Karen Kay Buckley’s new Multipurpose Scissors.  Magic Pins are heat resistant and created for arthritic hands.  Various sizes will soon be available.  Can’t find your needle? Try our Hand and Machine Needle Packs to store your needles systematically by use and size. Sew Tites are magnetic pins for appliqué. Check out the new Cutterpillar Glow LED Light Board to help you arrange and see your quilt pieces.  Quilters Select Stocking Stuffer Bundles contain glue stick with a refill, Select Free Fuse, a Holiday Stars CD and Wave  Appliqué Scissors, at a discounted price. Also in are Select  3”X12” and 3”X8” rulers with non slip coating on the backs.

Lots of New Fabrics Coming Soon

 Batiks from Hoffman, Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Island Batik come monthly.  Prints from Moda, including the new blue Boro Wovens and more Grunge are due soon.  The new MarciaDerse fabric is on it’s way. Christmas fabrics are starting to arrive.  Katie Pasquini-Masopust’s Color Labyrinth Collection comes in December. New Japanese prints are due including some that are perfect for clothing.

New Clothing and Quilt Patterns

Just in are a variety of vest and jacket patterns by Elements and The Sewing Workshop.  Sue Cleveland’s Disappearing Dresden and Elizabeth Hartman’s Spectacular Savanah can be found on the lower cutting table.  Also in is Animal Sampler, perfect to use for a quilt for your young  ones and it requires no paper piecing. 

Summer 2019 Sales

July 8-13: Green Batiks & Prints, 15% Off

July 15-20: Patterns, 12% Off

July 22-27: Florals, 15% Off

July 29-Aug 3: Purple Batiks & Prints, 15% Off

Aug 5-10: Novelty Fabrics, 18% Off

Aug 12-17: Notions: 12% Off

Aug 19-24: White Fabrics: 12% Off

Aug 26-31: Dot Prints: 15% Off

Sept & Oct Sales will be announced later

Quilt Exhibition

Until Aug 9: Out of the Blue, sponsored by NM SAQA, NM Capitol Rotunda Gallery, Santa Fe.  Featuring wall hangings and quilts with blue themes.

Some Books Now in Stock

Jacket and Jazz Encore, Kaffe Fasset’s Sew Simple Quilts and Patchworks, Addicted to Scraps,  Alison Glass Applique, Twisted Modern Quilts with a Vintage Twist,  The Magic of Crazy Quilting, and Celebrate Wool Applique.

Class List for 4 Months Instead of 3 Months This Time!

We have created classes for the next four months instead of three, so we can avoid having to create classes over Christmas.  The next newsletter and classes will be  for November, December and January.

Photos and Class List on Web Site

If you receive a hard copy of this newsletter, please contact us with your email so we can cut back on postage costs. All classes and photos of the projects are on our web site.  Our web site is listed below.

  • Santa Fe Quiltingis located at 3018 Cielo Court, Suite A, in Santa Fe.    
  • Phone: 505-473-3747. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
  • Web: 
  • Owners: Mary McCusker and Allen Winchester. Assistant Manager: Cindy Barfield.
  • Hours: 10-5:30, Mon-Sat;  Thu until 7 p.m. and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.

Santa Fe Quilting will be closed on July 4 and on Labor Day, Sep 2.

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