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Hello Friends of the Quiltbug, We are in the shop for Curbside Pickup this week 5/26 - 5/23 10 to 5. 
Long Armer Robbie will be Curbside this Wed. 5/27 at 1:00.

This week's Special 5/26 - 5/23 is MODA! Select Moda's at 15% off
Shop on Line at QuiltBug.com and swing through Curbside pick-up!

QuiltBug is so proud of our local Quilt Guilds, you folks are AWESOME! Check this out this letter from  President, Kathleen Morris, sent by Natalie McDonough, Newsletter Editor.

You have done an OUTSTANDING JOB OF MEETING THE EMERGENCY NEEDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE in all sorts of vulnerable and high risk situations during this unprecedented coronavirus epidemic!   There are no words adequate to express the GENEROSITY, SKILL, DEVOTION AND OUTPOURING OF LOVE AND CARE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY that you have demonstrated over these last 8 weeks!!  I bow deeply and THANK YOU  on behalf of all the people you have helped shield from this horrid illness. Members of QUILTSchenectady and other erstwhile quilters and sewing friends made over 10,000 masks. You also provided approximately 2,000 masks to friends, family, neighbors and individuals you knew who needed them.  CONGRATULATIONS for a job well done from the QuiltBug!

QuiltBug is back to our regular hours and we have curb-side pickup daily from 10 to 5 Monday to Saturday.  If you place an order we will fill it by the end of the day!  Curb-side services are available 10 to 5. We will remain closed on Sunday.   If you have questions or would like to place a phone order call 518-280-2586.   

During this challenging time we are fortunate that our on-line shop is available 24/7.  Thank You to those that have been shopping on-line.  We have kept our shipping prices low, and we offer free shipping for the next few weeks on orders over $50.  

Here's What's Happening at the Bug!

Beginning Thursday June 11th we have room for a group to use our classroom area.  It's open between 10:30 to 2:30 and we charge $5 per member of a group to use the classroom area to quilt.  If your group wants a place to meet we have the space for up to 6 people.  Contact Ann at 518-280-2586 to use reserve the time and space.  We have weekly or monthly slots.

We have added an additional Sue Pritt worshop to to the calendar for her "Evening Blaze" Kit. 
 She will join us on July 11th at 9:30.  Sitting will be limited due to social distancing.  Cost will be $40

Have you wanted to take a Beginners Applique class? We'll we have one being taught by Katharyn Greenwold on July 25th.  You will learn needle turn applique and reverse applique.  More inforamation and project image to come shortly. 

 

Passport cost is $7.00 please pay with cash. 
Quilter's Quest Shop Hop has new dates: Aug. 13 thru the 23rd!  Mark your calendar for a little bit of summer fun!  The passports are available to purchase now!  The Shop Hop includes 7 shops: Adirondack, Brookside, Karen's, KC Framing, Log Cabin, Pumpkin Patch and QuiltBug.  This year the Grandprize is a Pfaff Ambition 620 Sewing Machine!  


Quilter's Trek (RowXRow): The start date for the Quilters Trek has changed to June 21 and it will conclude on September 8!  This year shop kits can be ordered on-line!  If you'd like to read up on this years's trek go to the Quilter's Trek website here: https://rowbyrowexperience.com/quilters-trek/ The New Quilt Challenge Dates that you are allowed to hand in your quilt are July 15 - October 15.  Trekkers may create a quilt using a minimum of (32)  9-inch QTrek designs from at least 8 participating QTrek stores. Trek on and have fun!


New dates to be determined once we can gather and hold classes.  Tamara will added more Free Motion classes to the Calendar. Our class size will be smaller due to social distancing, once it's posted give the shop a call 518-280-2586 or go on-line to reserve your seat!
 

Upcoming dates are TBD once we are back to normal.  Quilts for Kids the Albany Chapter creates quilts for kids at the shop.  This group typically meets once a month on the second Sunday from 12 to 4.  Quilts for Kids is a nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming fabrics into patchwork quilts to comfort children facing serious illness, trauma, abuse and natural disasters.  Please go on line to sign up under classes.  There is no cost to join us and you will be provided the quilt kits to work on.  What a great cause and QuiltBug is very excited to  be involved.  You must Sign up on-line or call the shop at 518-280-2586 to hold a seat. Group size will be limited due to social distancing.

Top off Day with Robbie Sutton our Long-Arm Quilter comes in every other Monday at 1:00 to pick up tops for quilting.  She visits over the next month TBD.  Feel free to drop off tops at the shop Mon to Sat 10-4, Robbie will give you a call once she is done.  

Are you thinking about starting a new hobby? You should give quilting a try, it's relaxing and easy to learn. Join one of our classes and make new friends while being creative!  We have a very nice group of quilters that meet weekly and work on projects. Here's what we have happening for classes over the next few weeks.... (we anticipate classes starting up 6/3) Hold tight for the announcement.

Tuesdays's 10:00 All Levels $15.00 weekly, you pick your project.
Wednesday's 10:00 Beginners $15.00 weekly, Step by Step instruction.
Thursday Mornings 10:00 with Tamara all Levels $15.00 weekly, you pick your project.

Join Sherri on Tuesday's, She has space in her Tuesday quilt group!  The group works on projects of individual choice, designing panel quilts and wall hangings, setting bindings, creating new quilt designs, you name it they will try it.  This is a fun group that trys lots of things and always finishes projects.  Join Sherrie for just $15.00 a week and take advantage of growing your skills with a fabulous teacher.
Here's a pic of Sherries latest panel design!

For any of our classes sign up on-line at Quiltbug.com, or call the shop at 518-280-2586! 

There are openings in the Beginners class that takes place Wed. morning at 10:00. Don't be nervous everyone starts somewhere! Karen will take you from A to Z in no time at all.  It won't be long before you'll be finishing your first quilt!  $15.00 a week.

Beyond Beginners:  This class is designed to teach an advanced beginner basic quilting blocks and techniques. It will build on the lessons taught and patterns used in the Basic Beginners class. Approximately 4 weeks will be devoted to each block. Class members can always request that a project or quilt block be taught.  This group meets Wed's at 1:30.  $15.00 a week.

Beginners Combo classes on 2 Saturday's a month- Join Karen, this a combination group of Beginners and Beyond Beginners and they gather on alternate Saturdays from 10 to 1:00.  This class will help you learn to sew or take your sewing to the next level. This bi-weekly class will take you from beginner to beyond.  Give the shop a call, or sign up on line, and join the fun. You can't beat this price, just $15.00 a class, that's only $5 an hour! Perfect!  


Welcome to QuiltBug Quilt Shop!

Shop Hours
Monday - Saturday

Sunday's closed

10a - 5:00p
closed Sunday
At the QuiltBug we offer a full line of quilting fabrics, patterns, batting, sewing notions and supplies. Our shop is located at 3637 Carman Rd, Schenectady NY 12303 and we are open Monday - Saturday 10a - 5:00p, closed Sunday's.  The QB also has an on-line shop that's open 24 hours a day, shop whenever it fits your schedule and we will ship it out priority mail, it will be on your doorstep within 3-5 business days. In the shop we offer classes for students from the beginner level to advanced.  If there is something you want to learn we'll put together a class for you and others led by one our QuiltBug staff instructors, they are incredibly talented with over 50 years of combined quilting experience.

Contact us at Quiltbug.com@gmail.com. 
Happy Quilting!   Ann

 

Upcoming Classes and Events


Tuesday's with Sherrie

Panels and other project to be completed

Basic Beginners Class

This course is designed to take the beginning quilter from accurate measuring and rotary cutting to piecing of a simple quilt in approximately 12 sessions. Projects have been selected which teach various sewing techniques necessary for quilting. Weekday classes are $15 each and will meet every Wednesday morning.

Beginners and Beyond Class

This class is designed to teach an advanced beginner basic quilting blocks and techniques. It will build on the lessons taught and patterns used in the Basic Beginners class. Approximately 4 weeks will be devoted to each block. The first technique will be strip piecing which will be practiced in the Nine Patch block and a quick pinwheel design. Half Square Triangles, Log Cabin, and Flying Geese are among the quilt blocks taught along with appropriate projects that use the block being taught. Class members can always request that a project or quilt block be taught.

Jun 5
TGIF Friday
Jun 6
Beginners Combo
Jun 9
Tuesday's with Sherrie

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