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Week of March 12, 2017

Pink & Brown Quilts

By Phyllis Stewart


 P & B

I feel very fortunate to have inherited quilts and furniture from my family. This picture shows the bed and dresser my grandparents first bought when they married in 1925. I have designed my entire guest room around it using pink and brown quilts. I just love them!P & B2

This adorable cradle was built by my dad and my mom made the little pink Dresden Plate quilt. I have it sitting on another pink and brown quilt I made.

This room just makes me happy to go into. It brings back family memories and makes me feel the presence of some special people from my past who are no longer with me.P & B 3

This next little precious quilt (16” x 16”) was made with a kit I purchased at Quilt House in Lincoln Nebraska. Simple little squares that come together in pink and brown.

I’m not even sure why the interactions work so well (from a color study viewpoint) since  read more.....

Deaf Quilters of the Rockies
 
By Darlene Whitt
 
Time is hardly ever on the members’ mind regarding Deaf Quilters of the Rockies (DQR) as the 5th anniversary is fast approaching and the members didn’t realize that they have come this far. New ideas and never-ending desire to learn the techniques of making quilts are constantly on their mind.
 
Communication poses the biggest problem the deaf quilters confront when they participate in the hearing environment such as classes, workshops, lectures and so forth. There are some deaf people who like to quilt as well as wanting to learn more piecing and quilting techniques.  Another critical part of having this guild is the need for a visual environment because deaf people are very visual-oriented. Where would there be such an opportunity for them? This is when the three of us, Avis DuPree, Marie Cacciatore and I discussed starting a quilting guild to help the deaf quilters.
 
The need was to find out how many would like to join this group. We had our first meeting at the Front Range Community College on April 28, 2012. There was a lot of interest shown and Deaf Quilters of the Rockies (DQR) was established. We meet every 2nd Saturday of the month from 10am to 4pm. The members of DQR deeply appreciate Vicki, the owner of Wooden Spools for the use of the classroom for our monthly gathering. This classroom provides a friendly environment to get together and expand our knowledge. Here we are able to show our half-done or completed work, learn to quilt and get the support from each other as well.
 
Our meetings are in sign language because this is the language of the deaf. Is this guild only for the people who are deaf? No. We currently have three hearing people in our group. One of our hearing members also knows sign language. As with any group, deaf quilters appreciate others, whether they are deaf or hearing, that share their quilting knowledge. This absolutely an asset to DQR!
 
The members’ first project was to make Block of the Month quilt to help develop everyone’s quilting skills as well as their confidence and it was a huge success. We normally have a short meeting before everyone starts on their projects. When DQR was first established, we discussed making quilts for charity several times. It never materialized, because some of the quilters felt that they were not ready. We have come a long way since then and are currently making quilts for charities.
 
Some DQR members travel long distances from places such as Loveland, Thornton, Brighton and Colorado Springs. Wooden Spools has become like a “second home” in which it provides a relaxing and comfortable environment.
 
Interesting fact…there are several deaf quilt guilds across America and to my knowledge, DQR is the only one in Colorado. Its mission is “to provide common interest in quilting as well as a learning environment. To give everyone a sense of pride in their accomplishments and motivate them to keep on making quilts”!


Saturday, March 11th DQR Group.  
Several of the members were missing this week.
 
February 26th

Greetings Friends!

There's lots to read in this week's newsletter!  In addition to what's going to be on sale, be sure to read the article about the Deaf Quilters of the Rockies quilt guild, submitted by Darlene Whitt, a guild member.  This terrific group has been meeting at Wooden Spools for several years now, and it's truly been our pleasure to get to know these talented ladies and share in their fun!  Thank you, Darlene, for sharing the history of the DQR with us!

For Letter F we are featuring a "Few of our Favorite Things"!

Everyone loves fat quarters and fat eighths, right?
  • Buy 4 and the 5th one is FREE!

On the Yarn Side of the store, we thought we'd each share our current favorites with you - at 25% OFF!

You can click here to see all the details on them, but here's a quick summary:

Rachael's definite favorite is Findley from Juniper Moon Farm. The lace weight, merino and silk blend is just incredible!
Solid colors Reg. $24.95 - now  $18.71
Dappled Reg. $29.95 - now $22.46

For Mary, it's Tenzing - also from Juniper Moon Farm. It's a sport weight yak and merino blend that is pure bliss to knit with! We've got 21 different colors!
Reg. $11.95 now $8.96

Vicki is currently LOVING Mirasol Nuña.  Wow, this DK weight, wool, silk & bamboo blend has an incredibly soft hand and such a gorgeous sheen. Reg. $11.95 now $8.96

Carianne: Oxley is a brand new yarn from Queensland. Oxley is a DK weight wool/yak blend that you must touch to believe! Actually we're all in love with this one...Reg. $29.95 now just $22.46!

Noro's Taiyo is Amy's current favorite!  One of Noro's softest yarns, with all the stunning colors you expect from Noro, this wool, silk and cotton blend will be your favorite too!  Worsted wt. Reg. $19.95  now $14.96

Peggy loves to knit socks - and her current pick is Pix Sock Yarn from Wisdom Yarns.  Warning: this self patterning yarn creates such fun stripes and patterns, you won't put it down!
Reg $15.79 now just $11.84.

All of these staff picks are 25% OFF!  Come in and see what we're knitting with them!!!
Be sure to check out the classes coming up - including some fun new ones!  Scroll down the list below, or just hop onto the website for the complete calendar view 
 
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UPCOMING CLASSES:
OPEN SEW DAY
Wednesday
March 15th
Drop in and sew with us all day


10 am to 5 pm
just $5.00
Bring Your Own Project
KNIT & CROCHET

Saturdays: 2 Sessions
10 to 11 am
11 am to 12 noon
Joan Pluess
$20 per session
Call to register!
Charm Party Tote Bag

Friday
March 17th
10:30 am to 1:30 pm
Barb Snyder
$30
 
Judy Niemeyer
Paper Piecing Club

Sunday
March 19th
10 am to 2 pm
Peggy Supplee
$10
 
Bonnie Hunter Club

Wednesday
March 22nd
10 am to 5 pm
$5 
 
Learn to LOVE
Your Serger
Friday
March 24th
10 am to 12:30 pm
Barb Snyder
$25
Camden Bag Class on March 25th is FULL
English Paper Piecing Club
Sunday
March 26th
12 noon to 4 pm
Rachael Lambrecht
$10
Sew Together Bag
Only 2 spots left
Wednesday
March 29th
10 am to 5 pm
Katie Wells
$45
Crazy Curves Quilt
Friday
March 31st
10 am to 4 pm
Cheryl McCarty
$30
Start Quilting
EVENINGS
5 Wednesday Evenings
6 to 8:30 pm
Starts April 5th

Jane Dumler
$60
Fiber Dance!
 
Two Fridays
April 7th & 14th
10 am to 3 pm
Kay Johnson
$75 (includes kit)
The Doctor is IN!
Gypsy Wife Club

is now
Sew with Jane
 
2nd Wednesdays
April 12th
11 am to 4 pm
Jane Dumler
$10
UFO Mitigation Club
Thursday
April 13th
11 am to 4pm
Peggy Supplee
$10
Camden Bag or Bowl

Saturday
April 22nd
10 am to 5 pm
Katie Wells
$45
Applique the Spray Starch Way

Saturday
May 6th
10 am to 3 pm
Kelly Kiel
$45
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