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Topaz Quilting & Embroidery Update – 3/08/2016

art-423530_1280National Craft Month…

March is National Craft Month. Many of the hobby shops and craft stores are out in full force to let everyone know that they have all kinds of stuff on sale. When you look at how arts & crafts have given us cute and unique products over the years, it’s so hard to see it turned into another commercialized sales campaign. When we’re introduced to arts & crafts as children, we’re given a super gift. We are allowed to use our imagination and creativity and make super cool projects and gifts. Sure, they start out as hand turkey drawings, macaroni glue art and necklaces, and clay ashtrays. As we got older, we learned about paints, chalk and crayons. Finally, as adults, we have been introduced to various mediums available for art. Beads, fabric, paper, clay, metals & gems. Being able to take time to just sit and create something is calming and exciting. Taking a project that has no predefined outcome can be thrilling. Make some time this month for you to just sit and create something that isn’t for anyone but experience. Take a class, watch a video, read an article and find something that sounds like fun. Don’t worry how it’s going to come out, just enjoy the process and unleash your creativity. Enjoy your adventures in National Craft Month!

Floriani’s Total Control-U Classestcu201603

Total Control-U has just sent out a new update #3020. Our March class will go over the new update and use the new element called “Word Play”. We are going to digitize a wonderful Easter Cross with complete with words and Daffodils.

There are two days this class is available. Wednesday, March 16, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm or again on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm.
Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

Floriani’s My Decorative Quilter II Classesmdqii201603

My Decorative Quilter II classes have started up. Our first class will be held March. We will be reviewing the program as a whole and digitize a great project in class. There are two days this class is available. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 from 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm or again on Saturday, March 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm.

Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

thread-28941_1280Embroidery Ground Zero – Needles & Thread Class

Our series Embroidery Ground Zero will be reviewing Needles & Thread. Have you been confused about what size needle and what type needle needed to be used for what type of fabric, design and thread type? Have you wondered what the differences are in thread types? This class will go over many of the needle & thread types out on the market and will help you to determine what is best for your projects. Class will be Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Cost is $15.00

Registration and full class information can be found HERE.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

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If you enjoyed the jewelry parties and classes hosted by Karleena and always wanted to make some of those great wrapped chains,  Karleena will be holding a class on April 2, 2016 – 11:00am to 2:00pm. See what hidden talents you can unleash.
Class booking will be done by Karleena directly. You can contact her by e-mail at : Karleenajhitchcock@gmail.com or call her between 9:00am and 5:pm at (775) 560-0018 (new contact number) to find out class availability and supplies (if any).

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Kathy Stanley has updated her class schedule for April 2016. They are the part 2 of the Honey Bee Quilt  class and the Hawaiian Quilt class.

Class details and information can be found HERE on the link to her site.

Special Shop Days Closed

The shop will be closed on Tuesday, March 8th, Thursday, March 17th, and Wednesday, April 6th. All due to scheduled appointments.

(subject to change – Please check our calendar for current events)