February 2019 Charmed Needles Newsletter

Feb 1st 2019

Quilts, Cross Stitch, Embroidery

Our Stitches Are Magical!!!

Upcoming Events

Welcome to our events edition of The Charmed Needles Newsletter!
This Newsletter features upcoming shop events and related community events.

Shop hours will be shortened the second half of February. Christina will be having surgery, so the shop will be closed on February 12 and 13. The rest of the month, we will be open 10-2 Tuesdays-Saturdays. Please call to make arrangements if you need to come after 2pm. Normal hours will resume on March 1.

Quilting Classes!
Events Calendar - Click Here!

We're updating classes as they are scheduled. COME ON BY. Sign up!

If your sewing machine needs serviced or if your scissors need sharpened, bring them down to the shop. Scott Benda is my repair person and he does very high quality work for a very reasonable price.

Anniversary Sampler Quilt-Along
February 4, 10:00am-3:00pm

Join us for a Quilt-Along with Donna Lynn Thomas's "The Anniversary Sampler Quilt". This is a social gathering as we each work through the project our own ways. Choose as many or a few of the blocks in the book as you would like. Choose your own colors and fabrics. Work at your own pace.

There will be a small one-time fee of $5.00 to join, plus the price of the book and supplies. Then come as often as you like. We will be meeting on the first Monday of each month.

NEW INVENTORY!!! Come on down and see what we're getting in.

Lace Making
February 5, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Have you ever wondered how lace is made? Come learn how to make bobbin lace, as well as other lace-making techniques. We usually meet the second Tuesday of the month but always check the calendar as sometimes we have to change the date.

It's a slow process adding new inventory to the website but we are doing it. Please, take the time to see how it is growing. http://CharmedNeedles.com

Open Stitch
Every Friday, 10am to 5 pm


Quilt Till You Wilt, Stitch Till You Ditch

February 8, beginning at 10am

Bring a project and socialize with other fiber artists. Fiber artists of all skill levels and techniques are welcome!

Quilt Till You Wilt, Stitch Till You Ditch is normally the third Friday of the month, but this month we have moved it up a week to the second Friday, February 8. We will stay until the last person wants to go home. You are welcome to bring food to share, too.

Charmed Needles now has a YouTube Channel!

On this channel, my plan is to live stream video of me working on my many unfinished projects for one hour most days. The types of projects which I am currently working on include quilting, cross stitch, hardanger embroidery, and bobbin lace. I also occasionally do knitting or sewing projects which I will share on these videos, too.

These live streams will usually be before noon, Mountain Time Zone. While no promises are made to do a video every day, that will be my goal.

Unlike many other fiber art shops who have You Tube channels, I most likely won't be doing tutorials, as there are already plenty of tutorials out there on YouTube. That said, if you have questions about various techniques, please feel free to ask them in chat or in the comments. I will keep my phone in view to see the chat during my livestreams.

2019 Saturday Sampler will start February 16 at 11AM!

Sign up now for the 2019 Saturday Sampler! Like this year, there will be a $10 sign-up fee, then you will pay $10 for your first block. After that, if you both come to the next session and have completed your block, your next block will be free! Unlike the 2018 Saturday Sampler, we will only be having one session at 11AM on the third Saturday of each month.

At this first session, we will be voting on the People’s Choice for the 2018 Saturday Sampler. We will also draw for a $50 gift certificate for each Show and Tell item brought in during the 2018 Saturday Sampler sessions.

See our Facebook page for more information

Project of the Month
February 23, 10:30am-1pm

Join us on the 4th Saturday of every month and make a different item. Make items that are great for gift giving.

February – thread catcher

You can never have too many of these. Combine a weighted pin cushion and a small bag to catch your thread and fabric snips. Great little item to have almost anywhere you might be working.

Cost: $20 plus supplies, pattern provided

See our Facebook page for more information

Disappearing Blocks
February 2, 11am-1:30pm


Make a basic block, cut it up, rearrange the pieces and stitch it back together. What could be more fun!

Cost: $20 plus supplies, instruction sheet provided

See our Facebook page for more information

Flange Binding
February 6, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Learn how to make binding with a tiny flange that pretty much hides the machine stitching. I love the speed of applying binding completely by machine but I have never liked the look of the stitching on the top of the binding. This method really “hides” the stitching and makes a nice little accent too.

Cost:$20 plus supplies, instruction sheet provided

See our Facebook page for more information

Paper Piecing
February 7, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Learn the basics of paper piecing. We will be using Carol Doak’s method. Paper piecing lets you make really sharp points without cutting odd angles and although there is some fabric waste with this method, the basic cutting is much easier than other methods. This is a great class to take if you are scared of paper piecing.

Cost: $30 plus supplies, pattern provided.

See our Facebook page for more information

Cathedral Windows
February 9, 11:00am- 2:00pm

Learn how basic cathedral window blocks are made, by hand and/or machine. Doing them by hand makes a great take anywhere projects.

Cost: $30 plus supplies, pattern provided.

See our Facebook page for more information

Downtown Event

Downtown Cupid Walk
Friday, February 8, 5-8pm

Come join us for the 1st Annual Downtown Cupid walk. This is a FREE family event for all ages

Start at Vintage Rose to get your Passport from Cupid. Then visit all of the participating businesses and collect a treat, do some shopping, and meet the people of Oregon Street. After you have had your Passport stamped at every participating business, return it back to Vintage Rose to be entered into a Grand Prize Drawing. The drawing will be streamed live on Faciebook at about 8:15pm.

See our Facebook page for more information

COMING SOON

Whiskers n Catnip Block of the Month will start March 9!

This quilt designed by Deb Heatherly is purrfect for any cat lover. It features 13 gorgeous cat-themed batiks (plus a tonal black for the cat appliqués) from Tonga Batiks, a division of Timeless Treasures.

See our website for more information


The quilt, as pictured, has a finished measurement of 96" x 96", or you can choose to finish it at the Cranberry border to 80" x 80", and use the outer border blocks to make a lap quilt. There are also two bonus projects included in the program.

The program will begin in March and will run for 12 months. If you are local to the Ontario, Oregon, area, you may choose to come to the working class sessions at 11am, the second Saturday of every month for no extra charge.

The BOM includes the pattern, the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle Tool, the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool, and all the fabric for your quilt top and binding (a total of 17 1/2 yards of fabric).

$9.81 Registration fee then $27.26 plus shipping per month! If you are local and choose to come to the working class sessions, you may pay for and pick up your monthly kits at that time, and save the shipping fee.

Treasure Hop 2019
April 11-20, 2019

The theme this year is Blue and White. At each shop, Hoppers will be able to purchase a kit which will contain one blue Fat Eighth, one white Fat Eighth, and a pattern which will call for at least 24 Fat Eighths (12 blue and 12 white). These kits will be priced at $6, $2 of which will be donated to Project Linus.

There will be 12 shops in the Hop:
  • Bluebird Quilt Studio, Nampa
  • Charmed Needles, Ontario
  • Country Corners Quilting, Nyssa
  • Dinah’s Fabric and Totes, Cambridge
  • Granny’s Attic, McCall
  • Huckleberry Patches, McCall
  • Judy Ann’s Quilting, Weiser
  • Marilynn’s Pickets & Patchwork, Nyssa
  • Stitch n’ Snip, Garden Valley
  • Sleepy Hollow Quilt Shop, Marsing
  • The Quilt Crossing, Boise
  • Treasure Every Stitch, Baker City

Christina Barron, Owner | Charmed Needles LLC | 222 S. Oregon St., Ontario OR 97914 | 541-889-6215 | CustomerCare@CharmedNeedles.comwww.CharmedNeedles.com

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Saturday 10am-4pm

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