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Calling All Crafters….And Would-Be Crafters!


Have you always wanted to learn to knit? Crochet? Quilt?


Now’s your chance, as fall classes get under way at Patchwork Plus Quilt and Yarn Shop, 2532 Cherry Valley Turnpike (Rte. 20), Marcellus.


Scheduled to begin soon are:


• “From the Beginning,” covering the basics of quilting. Over the course of six weeks, students create a four-block wall hanging. 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays starting Sept. 28. $85.


• “Beginning Crochet.” In this three-week class, students complete a purse, scarf and shawl. 1 to 3 p.m. or 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, starting Oct. 4. $30.


• “Beginning Knitting.” Over the course of three weeks, students complete a simple project from a pattern of their choice. 10 a.m. to noon or 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays (starting Oct. 11) or Thursdays (starting Oct. 13). $30.


If you already know the basics, these classes might be of interest:


• “A Green Thumb for Everyone,” a class in appliqué in which students create one flower block a month. 1 to 4 p.m. or 6 to 9 p.m. once a month for 10 months, starting Sept. 22. $21 per session.


• “Serger/Overlock Refresher Class,” 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 27 or Nov. 12. $25.


• “Hats Hats, Hats,” demonstrating knitting techniques for hats. 6:30 to 9 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month for three months, beginning Sept. 27. $40.


• “Mystery Quilt.” 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on three consecutive Fridays, beginning Nov. 4. $45.


• “Silk and Ribbon Christmas Stocking,” a serger class in which students weave together red and green silk duponi and white ribbon to create a decorative, functional stocking. 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 22 or Dec. 10. $25.


• “Versatile Wave Purse,” an intermediate-level class in which students create a purse with a zipper closure and pockets on the inside, then make interchangeable, reversible covers. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 30. $32.


Two free classes will also be held:


• “Sewphisticated Ladies,” a show-and-tell and discussion of techniques for owners of Bernina 820/830 sewing machines. 12:30 p.m. on the third Saturday of each month for three months, starting Sept. 17.


• “Monday Knitters,” in which participants work on their own knitting projects and on hats to be donated. Canned goods or non-perishable food items are requested, so that they can be donated to local food pantries. 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. on the first Monday of each month.


“For 25 years, our mission statement has included ‘passing down the craft,’” says Patchwork Plus co-owner Judi West, who notes that the shop offers a variety of demonstrations and other educational programs throughout the year.


For information on upcoming programs, go to http://www.patchworkplus.com, call 315-673-2208, or check out Patchwork Plus Quilt Shop on Facebook.



Posted: Thursday, September 8th, 2011 @ 8:19 pm by Curt
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Patchwork Plus Featured in Better Homes and Gardens Quilt Sampler

Patchwork Plus Quilt & Yarn Shop in Marcellus is a featured shop in the Spring 2009 issue of Quilt Sampler, which goes on sale May 12, 2009. The magazine, published by Better Homes and Gardens, profiles 10 shops across the United States and Canada in each of its semi-annual issues.

“We were incredibly thrilled to learn of our selection,” says Judi West, co-owner, with her husband, Tom, of Patchwork Plus. A crew from the magazine visited the shop for two days in mid-October—taking photos, conducting interviews, and experiencing the shop’s ambiance.

To be considered for the honor, quilt shops submit an application with details on their history, business promotions, charitable work, teaching schedules and design philosophies. The selection is made by a panel of quilt experts led by Jennifer Keltner, group editor of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine.

“Quilt makers from all over the world eagerly await these issues,” says Keltner. “Once the magazine is in their hands, quilters turn every page to see the newest fabrics and patterns from each shop.”

The multi-page profiles include photos of each featured shop and its staff; details on what makes it unique; photos of, and a full-sized pattern for, an original quilt designed for the magazine; and a listing of area hot spots.

The quilt submitted by Patchwork Plus, “Lady of the Lake Baskets,” was designed by Skaneateles Falls resident Judy Sheridan and Skaneateles resident Patty Elkovitch. A fabric kit will be sold on the Patchwork Plus website, http://www.patchworkplusquiltshop.com, this spring.

Inclusion in the magazine proves a boon for business: According to Better Homes and Gardens, chosen shops are inundated with visitors and with requests for the shop’s quilt patterns and fabrics. Quilters are known to try to visit all 10 shops in each issue, getting the signature of each shop owner in their copy of the magazine.

Patchwork Plus, established in 1987, is the result of two friends’ genuine love for quilting and the dream to bring a better selection of affordable fabrics to their quilting friends. “Our wonderful customers, who come from all over the world, have made us into the store we are today,” says Judi West. “I can’t thank them enough.”

The shop’s 5,000-square-foot facility, on Cherry Valley Turnpike (Route 20), has more than 7,500 bolts of fabric, two large classrooms and a fireplace, and is bathed in natural light. Patchwork Plus also is a Gold Standard dealer of Bernina sewing machines and offers instructional classes year-round.

A magazine signing party is planned for the spring.


Posted: Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 @ 9:24 am by Curt
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Skaneateles  Quilting Then and Now- Thumstall Quilt Show 
July 11 – July 13, 2008   Quilting Then and Now- Thumstall Quilt Show
Thumbstall Quilt Guild’s first Biennial Quilt Show. There will be over 100 quilts on display. Vendors, door prizes, demonstrations, and quilt appraisals will also be available . The guild will have a boutique.  Light refreshments will be available.
Date:   July 11, 2008 – July 13, 2008
Location:   Skaneateles High School
49 East Elizabeth Street
Contact:   Annie-Laurie Hunter
Email:   Annie-Laurie@ArdentHomeInspections.com
Date/Time Details:   Friday and Saturday 10 AM -5 PM
Sunday Noon – 4 PM
Fees/Admission:   $4.00

Posted: Thursday, June 19th, 2008 @ 4:40 pm by Curt
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