Follow the link below to check out our new class schedule! The schedule goes through the end of the year, and has a bunch of fantastic classes! You can sign up now on the phone or in the shop. The darling block above is a sneak peak at the “Merry Little Christmas” quilt that will be offered as a class. All of the new quilts will be trickling in over the next few weeks so stay tuned!
2010 Fall Class Schedule
P.S. We are extending our 20% off sale through Labor Day Weekend! Take Advantage! 20% off all fabrics and yarn!!
We are busily working on our Fall class schedule, and the many new projects that we hope to have on display in the coming weeks. We are offering a preview and advanced sign up for a fabulous all day Applique retreat we are conducting in Red Butte Gardens. Call the shop to reserve your spot! 801-484-5890 or toll free at 877-484-5890
Come and enjoy a remarkable day with us at Red Butte Gardens! This is for all of you Appliqué lovers! Delve even further into Jeanette’s hand Appliqué techniques by working on a beautiful Robyn Pandolph floral design in this all day class. The morning will begin with inspiration on a guided tour of the gardens beautiful landscape. Class will go from 10 to 5 with an hour break for lunch on the patio. Weather permitting, part of the day will be spent stitching outdoors. It is recommended that you have previously taken our Hand Appliqué Class. Participation is very limited, so be sure to sign up quickly. Retreat Fee is $149 and includes everything described above.
Okay, I am a little behind schedule and it is actually Saturday, but what the heck. This fabric is really one of my all time favorites in my stash at home. I have a ton of it and have used a little bit here and there, but I am saving the bulk of it for just the right project. I am not sure what that is yet, but I am sure I will know it when I see it. This is a Japanese fabric from Yuwa. The fabric was already unavailable when I spotted it at Quilt Market a few years ago. The fabric was being used as a back-drop on the Yuwa booth. After days of relentless begging and pleading to purchase it, the Yuwa staff gave it to me!!! I was beyond thrilled, to say the least. I used a little bit of it last year to make some frames of fabric to hang in my kitchen. They sell the frames at Ikea. It litterally takes minutes to make them, and I think they are a fabulous addition to any room! A great way to use some of your stash favorites!
We are totally obsessed with Needle Felting around here! It is a super easy technique where you work wool roving into 3-d items or as a design into a wool background. The possibilities are endless! Sweet Needle Felts is the best book that I have found that shows you the many different ways that you can use needle felting. All of the patterns are fantastic and there are pages of photo instructions on the how to of it all. I really want to make the adorable little dog on wheels below, but make a little Bichon like my Henry. If you are looking fro something new to spice up your crafting, give this a try!
This Saturday I spent the entire day at Craft Lake City. Piper’s was a sponsor and we had a booth selling and representing the best of the shop. I have to admit that I spent a lot of my time that I should have been on the clock shopping and checking out everyone elses booths. Overall, I was very impressed with this event, and I think it will just keep improving year after year. The event organizers from Slug magazine ran a well oiled machine, and everyone was as friendly and helpful as can be. Although I have no idea of the actual amount of attendees, the turnout seemed fantastic. If you make any sort of amazing hand- made wares, I would highly suggest getting a booth at this event next year. Anyhoo, back to the shopping. I purchased lots of must have items. Baby showers gifts, matching dog collars for my two boys, felted flowers, headbands and much more. Here are a few pics from just some of my many favorite artists.
Above:Nature inspired toys and such from Wee Waldorf.
Below: Purse friendly bags from Missos Pocket Parcels.
Adorable puppets from Nifty Kid Stuff.
Quirky & cute screenprinted clothing from Crowsmack.
Piper’s is a proud sponser of Craft Lake City ! Come and see us at our booth this Saturday from 2:00-9:00. There will be lots of local crafters selling their fabulous creations. I was very impressed at the offerings at last years event. So much so, that I wanted to make sure we were a part of this great event this year
These little Beaded Baby Shoes make get my ovaries all excited. We have lots of kits for these adorable little shoes in the shop right now.
Leave it to Ida to make an adorable needle felting tool! We have these little flower needle felting tools on the shop. They fit up to 5 needles at a time, and will look fantastic on your desk!