sarah and i were walking around quilt market and all of a sudden she told me to stop. i looked up and there was my blogging and facebook friend, kelly ann of kelly ann's quilting in warrenton, va. she has been encourgaging me as a shop owner from our earliest days. soon i realized we are standing in front of the swirly girls booth. just where we needed to be.
sarah adores this quilt. she loves the colors and the pot of flowers in the center. i love that poppy love, is ready to go. all the planning has already been done by swirly girls design.
christine, one of the swirly girls, came over to talk with us and i had such a great feeling about jellen's establishing a michael miller clubhouse in cleveland.
soon we had katrina hooked too. she spent some time learning about the program. she then attended the schoolhouse session to get all the needed info to lead the class.
susan, the other swirly girl, came over and had sarah draw a lucky packet of seeds. she won a charm pack that includes fabric from each of the two color ways...
...vintage on the left, and vibrant on the right. seriously, doesn't this set up just look like it belongs in our happy little cottage in the city. and look how excited katrina, our official clubhouse leader, looks standing front row and center. ok now to the details...
this is a block-of-the-month program. here is how this will work...
first you will pick which colorway you want to make. we will have 12 slots of vintage (black, red, green, gray) and 12 slots of vibrant (blues, yellow, green).
each month you will receive a kit with your fabric and the full color instruction sheet. each sheet also has a bonus project to inspire additional skills.
then you just need to decide if you wish to join one of our classes offered on the fourth thursday from 7-9 or the fourth saturday from 10-12. they will begin in january 2013 and will be lead by katrina and a few guests...who knows...we might even be able to convince the swirly girls to come for a visit. the level is in the advanced beginner range...meaning you have some general knowlege and experience with piecing. each session will be limited to six stitchers.
or if you would prefer, you will be able to just pick up your kit each month and not attend class. either way, being a clubgirl will be just plain fun.
registration will begin on tuesday, december 4th. you will pay for the first month and the last month at the time of securing your commitment. we will have additional fabric available only for clubgirls should you wish to create the bonus projects.