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January 4, 2018

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 Hooked on Hexies Club  **New Day**

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, January 8, 2018 at 10 am

Birdhouse Quilts Hexie Club


Quilting 101

Beginning Quilting 101 introduces the beginning student to the tools and techniques of constructing a sampler quilt using the sewing machine. This is a great hands-on opportunity to learn the skills needed to make a completed quilt top. No Experience needed!
Size: 54.5 in x 54.5 in
Level: Beginner
6 Sessions (18 hours).
First Class Date: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10am and 6 pm
Cost: $100 + Materials (Book and Block Carrying Case included in price)
Instructor: Betty Sampson

Quilting 101


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: 54 in x 67.5 in
Level: Confident Beginner 
Pattern:  It's a Mystery
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds 
Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 at 10 AM 
Cost: $50 Materials included 

Please contact us at 478-654-6880 no later than Thursday, January 12th if you would like to participate.

Mystery Quilt Day


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, January 17, 2018 at 10 am.  The Bible Sampler Quilt Book is required in order to participate. 

Cost: $5 each month.   

Bible Quilt Sampler


Braid in a Day

Braid in a Day combines traditional designs and modern colors in this beautiful new pattern. Use pre-cut 2 1/2" strips or cut your own 2 1/2" strips of fabric from your own stash. One Jelly Roll is enough to make the Braids for sizes ranging from Baby to King size quilts. 

Size: 53 in x 72 in. 
Level: Confident Beginner 
Pattern: Braid in a Day by Eleanor Burns
Date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 10 am 
Cost: $30 + Materials 
InstructorKelly Spriggs

Braid in a Day


Eagle Class

 Learn to make this Eagle quilt with simple strip sets and the Ten Degree Wedge. The secret is the markings added to the Ten Degree Tool. Strip sets allow you to use a variety of textural fabrics for the feathers. Sessions: 2 

Size: 50 in Diameter
Level: Confident Beginner/Intermediate
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds
Date: Monday January 22 & Thursday January 25, 2018 Starting times 10 AM or 6 PM
Cost: $60 (Pattern included) + Materials
Please precut and label your fabric prior to class

 Eagle


 Ornament Club  **New for 2018**

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 a kit or an ebook from previous months ornaments at The Ornament Girl Market and gather the supplies to make it. Simply bring your ornament supplies & 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, January 24, 2018 at 10 AM or 6 PM
The club will meet the 4th Wednesday of each month
Cost: $5.00 (materials not included)
Please note: Colors and patterns will vary from Month to Month

Ornament Club 


Mini Mosaics

 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: Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 10 AM
Cost: $30 + Materials

 Mini Mosaics


Tree of Life

You will get beautiful points, without ever fussing with triangles! It's all squares! Easy, fast, and smart! Pack includes 8 panels of printed interfacing (makes 16 trees) to make up to a king size!

Level: Confident Beginner
Pattern: Quiltsmart Tree of Life
Date: Monday, January 29, 2018 at 10 am. Evening class starting at 6 PM available with 3 or more students. So grab your friends and have some fun.
Cost: $30 + Materials
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds

Tree of Life


Fold n' Stitch Wreath

Finished size is approx. 21 in diameter
Level: Beginner/Intermediate
Pattern: Fold n' Stitch Wreath by Poorhouse Quilt Designs
Date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 10 am
Cost: $25 + Materials
Bosal or with the 12 Piece In-R-Form Single Sided Fusible Foam Stabilizer by Bosal available at Birdhouse Quilts.
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds

Valentine Wreath


Coming in February


Our Hearts Will Go On

You'll love this timeless Storm-At-Sea design especially when you use your favorite fabrics.The heart motif is fun making this quilt a great gift for loved ones.

Date: Thurs, February 1, 2018
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Cost: $30.00
Instructor: Tracy Reynolds

 Hearts


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: 54 in x 67.5 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, 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


NEW Kim Diehl Simple Whatnots Club Collection 7 - Helping Hands Starting March 15th

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.

Helping Hands


  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, January 6, 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.

The next meeting will be held on Monday, January 8, 2018 at 5 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

January 12th and 26th 2018


Game Night  **New for 2018**

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: First meeting will be Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 6 PM
Thereafter, we will meet the 4th Thursday of each month
Cost: Free
Fabric requirement: 25-2.5 in Strips

Game Night


The Sharp Shop

When:  Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Drop your items off prior to January 9th and pick them up at the end of the day or at your convenience.

Sharp Shop


National Sew Day

 Sat. Feb. 3rd is National Sew Day. This is a day when sewers across the U.S. meet to make blocks and quilt tops for the National Quilts of Valor Foundation. Simple blocks were selected for our group to make. You don't have to be a member to participate nor do you have to be a sewer.   You can assist in other areas such as cutting, pressing, distributing kits, etc. We appreciate any assistance you can provide. This is a fun-filled day, giving a little of ourselves for our "heroes" past and present, who put their lives on the line every day to protect us! 

QOV National Sew Day


The 6th Annual Middle Georgia Shop Hop

 When:  Thursday, February 15 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

 Thurs, 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)

 Spring Retreat


 Shop

Shop

Our Newest Hatchlings 

P&B Bird Watchers

Bird Watchers

 


Maywood Studios Catalina Ultra Violet

Catalina 

 


 Free Spirit Night Music

Night Music


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

Easy Roast Chicken

1 Whole Chicken (about 4 lbs)
Garlic Salt
Pepper
2 Fresh sprigs Rosemary
After removing bag from inside the cavity & pulling the skin off, thoroughly wash & dry
the chicken. Sprinkle the cavity & outside of the chicken with salt & pepper. Place the
rosemary inside the cavity & place the chicken in a slow cooker. Cover & cook on high 1
hour, then low 8-10 hours.
It turns out so juicy & tender without adding any liquid. Now just add a side dish & salad
for a fairly simple meal.


Mrs Bobbins 

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