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February 4, 2018

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Scarlet Tanager Bag of the Month  

 Ladies, are you tired of carrying the same old purse everyday? Let's get together and make a bag a month and build up your purse wardrobe?  You can make one for every season. They also make great gifts. We will be making totes, purses, small bags and travel bags. You pick the material, I'll pick the bag of the month.  If you have any suggestions, please let me know and maybe, I can work it in. 

February's Bag: Tulip Purse--Perfect for monogramming or embellishing, this fast and easy purse is ergonomically balanced so it won’t turn over! No more lost cell phone! Customize yours with choice of 4 purse sizes, 3 pocket styles, strap length and closure style! Makes a great gift!

Pattern: Tulip Purse by Anything But Boring
Size: 6 in, 7 in, 8 in, or 19 in Sq
Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Date: Wednesday February 7, 2018 at 10am
Cost: $30 + Materials
Instructor: Pam McIntosh 

Please have your pattern, material cut, and have all supplies needed before class so we can get started sewing at 10:00am. 
Bring snacks and your lunch or you can go out to one of the fast food restaurants nearby. Coffee and tea will be provided. Get ready to have some fun.

Scarlet Tanager Bag of the Month


Heartfelt - Paper Piecing 

The inspiration for this pattern was a family member's diagnosis of Hodgkin's Lymphoma. I made the quilt using Lime Green and Violet fabrics, because they are support colors for Lymphoma (lime) and Hodgkin's Lymphoma (violet). Finished size 33 1/4in x 33 1/4in. Includes tissue paper foundations for making forty-eight 6 in blocks.

Date: Thursday, February 8, 2018
Level: Advanced Beginner
Cost: $30.00 + Materials
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds 

Heartfelt


Mystery Quilt Day

Introducing Mystery Quilt Day.  Each month we will piece a whole quilt top in one day...Yes in one day!  Each quilt will be a throw size or a table runner.  If you like it enough to make it bigger, you can add blocks (not included in price.)  Price will vary each month based on the quilt but should average $50.  Participate in 5 Mystery Quilt Days and get the 6th one FREE.   

Size: 45 in x 55 in
Level: Confident Beginner 
Pattern:  It's a Mystery
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds 
Date: Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 10 AM 
Cost: $50 Materials included
 

Please contact us at 478-654-6880 no later than Thursday the 9th if you would like to participate.

Mystery Quilt Day


Hooked on Hexies Club 

Would you like to make a quilt by hand?  Come and hand-sew at our Hooked on Hexie Club.  We meet the second Monday of each month at 10 AM.  If you would like to learn English paper piecing, we will be happy to show you the basics.  You can choose to make any English paper piecing project.  Some are working on the New Hexagon Millefiore Quilt-Along while others are working on Grandmother's Flower Garden.  Your first meeting is free; thereafter $5.  Come join us and have a blast!  The tools you will need are:  hand needle, thread, thimble and embroidery scissors.

Date:  Monday, February 12, 2018 at 10 am

Birdhouse Quilts Hexie Club


Bargello Heart

 Celebrate Valentines day by making a stunning new quilt design that uses simple Bargello Tapestry techniques to create an intricate pattern of radiating hearts. Suitable for beginning or advanced quilters. Seven quilt sizes to choose from. 

Size: Various
Level: Confident Beginner 
Book: Bargello Hearts by Nancy Podosky
First Class Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at 10 am
Cost: $30 + Materials
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds 

Bargello Hearts


Walk To Quilting 

Learn how to master the technique of quilting with your domestic sewing machine. 

Walking Foot for Your Machine Required!!!

Level:Confident Beginner
Instructor: Tirzah Collins
Date: Tuesday, 20 February 2018 at 10AM
Cost: $25.00

Walk To Quilting 


The Bible Quilt Sampler 

Join us in prayer each month and then learn how to make blocks for this beautiful quilt.  From the master of the historically inspired sample quilt, Laurie Aaron Hird, come 96, classic 6-inch blocks depicting biblical passages. These blocks represent the major people, events and themes in The Bible from Genesis to Revelation.

Ninety-six classic quilt blocks are paired with ninety-six Bible passages from the Old and New Testaments, with a finished queen-sized quilt design.
Principle words in the quilt block name are found in biblical passages but names are not overtly biblical. For example Open Window refers to when Noah opened the window of the ark after the flood (Genesis 8:1-7); Brick Pile, when Pharaoh told the children of Israel to make bricks without straw (Exodus 5:3-9); Rising Sun in reference to praising God (Psalm 113: 1-9); and Emerald Block is used in describing heaven (Revelation 21:15-20). 
 

Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at 10 am.  The Bible Sampler Quilt Book is required in order to participate.  

Cost: $5 each month.    

Bible Quilt Sampler 


Home Tweet Home 

Home Tweet Home celebrates colorful avian friends and their creative hideaways with 9 lovely different quilt blocks to choose from.  

Date:Thursday, February 22, 2018 10AM
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds

Tweet 


Barn Quilt

 Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block. 

You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step—drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail. 
The finished product will be two-by-two feet and is the perfect size for mounting on smaller buildings.

Finished size is approx. 24" Square
Level:  Beginner
Pattern:  You choose     
Date:  Saturday, February 24, 2018 at 10 am    
Cost: $45 Materials included    
Instructor: Tracy and Jessie Reynolds
 

Barn Quilt


Its a Wrap--Binding Techniques

Put the finishing touches on your quilt by learning different binding techniques. Learn how to put binding on by hand and machine. Techniques include curved corners, mitered corners, scalloped edges, etc. Perfect for those who completed Quilting 101 and those who want to broaden their skills.

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Betty Sampson
Date: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at 10 AM and 6 PM
Cost: $40 Materials included

It's A Wrap 


Ornament Club

We enjoyed the ornament class in November so much, we decided to have an Ornament Club. Who doesn't love Christmas ornaments? How about a beautiful quilted patchwork ornament without having to spend hours sewing? You can join the Ornament Girls Club by going to the Ornament Club Website. If you prefer not to join the club, you can purchase an ebook from previous months ornaments at The Ornament Girl Market and gather the supplies to make it. Simply bring your ornament or pattern and we will help you complete it. The projects are fun and easy and will be sure to make your friends and family ask for one of their very own.

Level: Beginner
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds
Date: First meeting will be Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 10 AM or 6 PM
The club will meet the 4th Wednesday of each month
Cost: $5.00
Please note: Colors and patterns will vary from Month to Month  

 Ornament Club


COMING IN MARCH


Free Motion Quilting

Continue learning how to master the technique of quilting with your domestic sewing machine.  (Must take "Walk to Quilting" prior to this class) 

Embroidery Foot for Your Machine Required!!!

Level:Confident Beginner
Instructor: Tirzah Collins
Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 10AM
Cost: $25.00

Birdhouse Quilts Hexie Club


Laura Hiene Quilt

You just can’t miss this class of Laura Heine very popular Collage Quilt!  Patterns you can do include ‘Oh Deer’, ‘Lulu’ the elephant, ‘Potpourri’ the giraffe, ‘Pinkerton’ the flamingo, ‘Flaura’ the vintage trailer, ‘Old Blue’, ‘Lola and Olive’, the cutest pigs ever, and many more! 

Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Pattern:  Whatever you chose from the Laura Heine Collection
Date:  Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 10 am
Cost: $30 + Materials
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds

Quilting 101


Mini Mosaic

Imitate the ancient art of mosaics in this fun no-sew class inspired by Cheryl Lynch's trip to Israel. Learn to create a mosaic picture from small pre-cut pieces of many different colored fabrics using a technique Cheryl developed to simplify the process. The mosaic itself measures 9 in x 12 in and can be bordered to your preference. This is a class for those who enjoy details, with a result that’s worth the effort. Make sure you bring your reading glasses!

Size: 11 in x 14 in
Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds
Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 10 AM
Cost: $30 + Materials

Mini Mosaics


NEW Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club Collection 7 - Helping Hands Starting Monday, March 19th

Seventh in the series!  Henry Glass and Kim Diehl bring you the seventh collection of the loved Simple Whatnots Club, featuring Kim's new fabric collection Helping Hands.  This club has changed to an annual club and Kim has created EIGHT new simple and beautiful miniature quilt patterns exclusively for this club.  Many of the patterns have fun added bonuses such as fun recipes, an extra project or tips and tricks.  All eight miniature quilts are quick and easy to complete using basic quilting skills.  These little miniatures are perfect for decorative wall hangings and table toppers!

The eight miniature Simple Whatnots Club patterns are:

Washtub Garden = finished size is 32 1/2 inches by 32 1/2 inches
Twirligigs = finished size is 14 1/2 inches by 30 1/2 inches
Cotton Blossoms = Finished size is 24 1/2 inches by 24 1/2 inches
Old Glory = finished size is 18 1/2 inches by 28 1/2 inches
Crackerjack = finished size is 35 1/2 inches by 35 1/2 inches
Chicken Scratch Patch = finished size is 14 1/2 inches by 16 1/2 inches
Woven Stars = finished size is 23 inches by 23 inches
Small Talk = finished size is 15 1/2 inches by 15 1/2 inches

Cost:   Pay for the quilts you want to make (Each quilt priced individually.) OR $34.99 per month to make all the quilts (a savings of $50)

Cost includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding.

Sign up today.  Space is limited.

Whatnots


T-Shirt Quilt

Gather all your old favorite shirts and create a beautiful memory quilt! In this class, you willl learn how to work knit tees into a design. You will also learn to make knits and wovens play nice together. We will cover concept, measuring, cutting and piecing. Please bring at least 12 T-Shirts.  Two Sessions

Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate 
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds 
Date: Tuesday, March 20 and 27, 2018 at 10 am
Cost: $60 + Materials
T-Shirt Quilt

On the Go Tote

Look at all the supplies you can carry in this organize everything tote. Even an 18” x 24” cutting mat can be carried with no worries! Great for retreats and classes. Two Sessions 

Finished size is approx. 26” x 20” x 4”
Level: Beginner
Pattern: On the Go Tote by Whirligig Designs
Date: Thursday, March 22 and 29, 2018 at 10 AM or 6 PM

On the Go Tote


Distinctive Dresdens

Get ready to stitch spectacular Dresden Plates like you've never seen them! Discover 26 pretty patterns that shine with the intricate style of best selling author Katja Marek. You can sew each stunning Dresden design on a sewing machine or by hand using English paper piecing. 

Finished size:  Various
Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Book: Distinctive Dresdens by Katja Marek
Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 10 AM

Distinctive Dresdens


Inspire

Inspire

Birdhouse Quilts Birdcall

Come join the fun. We will introduce you to the latest and greatest items in the shop. We will let you know what's happening in the upcoming months. Additionally, each month we give you a free pattern for Snapshots Quilt Along. Complete your block and bring it the next month for show and tell. If you arrive just before 9:30 am, you can enter to win door prizes!

Date:  Saturday, March 4, 2018

Snapshots


Middle Georgia Quilts of Valor Quilters

Join us for the Middle Georgia Quilts of Valor Quilters meeting held at Birdhouse Quilts the first Monday of each month.

Please note:  There will not be a regular meeting in February.

We will have a group presentation for five of our Quilts of Valor Reciepients on Monday, February 12, 2018 at 6 pm.

QOV


Flock Together Fridays

 Join us for Flock Together Friday and get some quality sewing time! Use our space, away from the distractions and obligations waiting at home, get those UFO's off your back and bust some stash! You can finish it up, or catch up or just enjoy some dedicated sewing time. You'll have access to design wall space, irons, and a cutting table. We'll be available for company and motivation as well as ideas and inspiration. Come sew all day for just $5. We have 12 spaces available. Payment guarantees your nest.  Future night sew dates will be determined and announced in the future.

Flock Together Friday Night Sew

Feb 9th and 23rd 2018


Game Night

Would like to have a fun evening playing games with your friends.  Join us each month to play games such as Bingo, Bunko, Yatzee, Traders Dice Game, Strip Poker and more.  No Chips Required.  Just bring in your 100% cotton quilting fabric and have fun trading.

Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018 at 6 PM
Cost: Free
Fabric requirement: 25 - 5" Charms

Game Night


 The 6th Annual Middle Georgia Shop Hop

 When:  Friday, February 16 through Monday, February 19, 2018

Particpating Shops:  Birdhouse Quilts (Byron), Magical Stitches (Macon), Couture Sewing Center (Macon), A Scarlet Thread (McDonough), Southern Stitches (Thomaston), Sunday Best (Ellerslie) and Sew Much Fun (Columbus) 

Details:  February 15 through the 19th, 2018, seven participating shops will have two shop hop blocks for $1 each (plus tax). Collect them all.

For more information:

http://www.mid-ga-shop-hop.com

Fri, Sat, and Mon Hours: 9:30am to 6pm (all shops)

Sun Hours: 1pm-6pm (all shops)

Middle GA Shop Hop


Birdhouse Quilts Spring Weekend Retreat

Need a weekend get away to relax
and catch up on your projects?
As Tim Fargo says,
"Opportunity doesn't make appointments, you have to be ready when it arrives." Get ready...
April 5-9, 2018
Location: Camp John Hope FFA-FCCLA Center
Fort Valley, GA
Cost: $240 - Includes lodging and 9 meals
or
$130 for day quilters - Includes 9 meals
(dinner Thursday thru Lunch Sunday) (SOLD OUT)

 Spring Retreat


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Our Newest Hatchlings 

Oasis Down Under

Down Under 


Oasis Peacocks

Peacocks 


Oasis Forest Babies

Forest Babies


New Block of the Month Programs

Arcadia Avenue

Arcadia Avenue BOM

When - Start any time
Size - 72" x 90"
Level - Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Time length - 13 Months
Cost - $14.99 (No sign up or registration fees.) (includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding)


Peaceful Holidays

Peaceful Holidays

When - Start any time
Size - 81.5" x 81.5"
Level - Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Time length - 6 Months
Cost - $42.99 (No sign up or registration fees.) (includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding)


 Floral Menagerie 

BOM - In The Beginning Managerie

When - NOW AVAILABLE
Size - 71 1/2" x 96 1/2"
Level - Confident Beginner
Time Length - 12 Months
Cost - $16.99 / Month (No sign up or registration fees.)  (Includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding) 


Water Garden Block of the Month

BOM - Water Garden

When - NOW AVAILABLE
Size - 66" x 72"
Level - Confident Beginner
Time Length - 12 Months
Cost - $24.99 / Month (No sign up or registration fees.) (includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding)


Atlantis Block of the Month

Atlantis

Piecing a curved quilt is now as easy as sewing a straight line.  A fun Dimensional Curved Piecing technique also known as Peeled-Back Patchwork is an easy layering.

When - NOW AVAILABLE
Size - 60" x 75"
Level - Confident Beginner
Time Length - 13 Months
Cost - $19.99 / Month (No sign up or registration fees.) (includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding)


Arabella Block of the Month

Arabella

When - NOW AVAILABLE
Size - 88 1/2" x 106 1/2"
Level - Confident Beginner
Time Length - 12 Months
Cost - $19.99 / Month (No sign up or registration fees.) (includes enough material to make the quilt top plus binding)


Drema's Birdfeeder

Drema's Birdfeeder

Chicken Noodle Soup

2 chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
1-2 tsp seasoned salt
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Place chicken breast in baking dish, sprinkle with the salt. Drizzle with a little oil. Bake at 350 degrees about 45 min. Let cool enough to touch. Cut into small pieces, set aside.

Meanwhile, cut up, measure & get the rest of the ingredients together.

2 -32 oz boxes Chicken Broth (I prefer Tuscany Chicken Broth)
2 bay leaves
2 c thin sliced carrots
2 c thin sliced celery
1/3-1/2 c chopped onion
2-3 cloves of garlic
8 oz uncooked medium egg noodles

In large saucepan, combine chicken broth, chicken (already cooked & cut up), & bay leaves. Bring to a boil.
Add remaining ingredients & once it comes back to a boil, turn down to med low & cook covered about 10 min. Season with freshly ground black pepper & more salt (if needed). Remove bay leaves before serving. (If you can’t find them, don’t worry, you will find them as you serve up the soup into bowls.)


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