Special Event…Judy Niemeyer Prismatic Star Foundation Strip Piecing Technique Class


It is finally here!  This class is designed to teach you the new FOUNDATION STRIP PIECING technique designed by Judy Niemeyer and to introduce you to “smart corners”. Join certified Judy Niemeyer instructor, Maureen Wood, where she will teach you this technique.  You will also learn simple stack and slice techniques to speed up your cutting time and chain piecing to speed up your sewing time.   Don’t miss out on this one day event, Saturday October 24th from 9:30am to 5:00pm.  Be sure to register early as space is limited.  The cost of this special event is only $55.00.  You won’t want to be disappointed.  Click Here to register!

Wow Has Quilting Come A Long Way….
















Quilting has sure changed from the 1950″S  as you can see from the picture from “Quilt Today.”  All the hand stitching to finish a quilt has been now substituted by long arm quilting or free motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine.  However back then, quilting was a social time where friends and family would spend together.  Today, quilting tends to be an isolated hobby.  If you remember quilting like this you may remember some of these interesting facts:

Popular Films

  • Cinderella
  • Samson and Delilah
  • Sunset Blvd
  • Father of The Bride
  • King Solomon’s Mines
  • Annie Get Your GuYear



  • First TV remote control, Zenith Radio’s Lazy Bones is marketed
  • Diners Club Issues First Credit Cards
  • President Truman authorizes production of hydrogen bomb
  • 8 million homes in the US now own Televisions


  • Color TV Introduced
  • South Africans Forced to Carry ID Cards Identifying Race
  • Truman Signs Peace Treaty With Japan, Officially Ending WWII
  • Winston Churchill Again Prime Minister of Great Britain


  • Car Seat Belts Introduced
  • The Great Smog of 1952
  • Jacques Cousteau Discovers Ancient Greek Ship
  • Polio Vaccine Created
  • Princess Elizabeth Becomes Queen at Age 25


  • DNA Discovered
  • First Playboy Magazine
  • Hillary and Norgay Climb Mt. Everest
  • Joseph Stalin Dies
  • Julius and Ethel Rosenberg Executed for Espionage


  • Britain Sponsors an Expedition to Search for the Abominable Snowman
  • First Atomic Submarine Launched
  • Jonas Salk’s Polio Vaccine Given to Children in Massive Trial
  • Report Says Cigarettes Cause Cancer
  • Roger Bannister Breaks the Four-Minute Mile
  • Segregation Ruled Illegal in U.S.


  • Disneyland Opens
  • Emmett Till Murdered
  • James Dean Dies in Car Accident
  • Montgomery Bus Boycott Begins
  • Ray Kroc Opens His First McDonald’s
  • Rosa Parks Refuses to Give Up Her Seat on a Bus
  • Warsaw Pact Signed


  • Elvis Gyrates on Ed Sullivan’s Show
  • Grace Kelly Marries Prince Rainier III of Monaco
  • Hungarian Revolution
  • Khrushchev Denounces Stalin
  • Suez Crisis
  • T.V. Remote Control Invented
  • Velcro Introduced


  • Dr. Seuss Publishes The Cat in the Hat
  • European Economic Community Established
  • Soviet Satellite Sputnik Launches Space Age
  • Laika Becomes the First Living Animal to Enter Orbit


  • American Bobby Fischer Becomes Youngest Chess Grandmaster
  • Boris Pasternak Refuses Nobel Prize
  • Chinese Leader Mao Zedong Launches the “Great Leap Forward”
  • Hope Diamond is Donated to the Smithsonian
  • Hula Hoops Become Popular
  • LEGO Toy Bricks First Introduced
  • NASA Founded
  • Peace Symbol Created


  • Castro Becomes Dictator of Cuba
  • International Treaty Makes Antarctica Scientific Preserve
  • Kitchen Debate Between Nixon and Khrushchev
  • The Sound of Music Opens on Broadway
  • U.S. Quiz Shows Found to be Fixed


Tuesdays Tip With Terry… Accuquilt August

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Todays tip is about doing things differently.  There are a lot of tools and gadgets out there to make our quilting lives much easier.  One of the newest is the Accuquilt system.  Just like we learn tips and tricks for short cuts, new innovative ways of piecing, the Accuquilt system with its dies will do the same.  Watch this video below of Eleanor Burns, the Queen of Piecing, as she shows you some nifty short cut to make various block with the Accuquilt system and dies.  Click Here to see the Accuquilt system and products that Hamels sell.  This technique of piecing will save you a lot to time.