November 2018 Newsletter

Nov 8th 2018

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.

Quilting Classes!

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Win this quilt and support a worthy cause!

At Charmed Needles, we love cats.

We are having a drawing for this beautiful quilt to support the Ontario Feral Cat Project. $1 for 1 ticket, or $5 for 6 tickets.

Sandra Freeburg and Kathy Roath made and donated this gorgeous queen-sized quilt. The drawing will be held at the Nab 'N Neuter Auction on November 3. You need not be present to win.

We moved this quilt to the Plaza Inn so more people could see it. You can donate at the Plaza Inn or here at Charmed Needles, so come down and make your donation and get a chance to win this quilt!

Or, Donate Through Facebook

We will donate shipping worldwide, so share with all your Facebook friends, too.

The Ontario Feral Cat Project is a non-profit organization operated by donations and volunteers. The program is designed to reduce our community’s feral and stray cat overpopulation by using a technique of trap, neuter and return (TNR) to existing monitored colonies. Although not part of our core mission, we also try to find good, loving homes for adoptable cats and kittens. We serve Ontario, Oregon.

Project of the Month

Zippered Pouch

November 10, 1:00pm-3:00pm

This bag features a zipper top and a zipper side pocket. Great for storing smaller items and keeping your purse or larger project bag neat and organized. Both zippers are on the outside of the bag so this is a great time to use a pretty decorative zipper.

Class is $20 + supplies, pattern provided.

Open Stitch

Every Friday, 10am to 5 pm

Quilt Till You Wilt, Stitch Till You Ditch

November 16, beginning at 10am

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

Every Third Friday of the month, we will quilt and stitch until the last person wants to go home. You are welcome to bring a food dish to share, as well.

Saturday Sampler

November 17, 11am or 1pm

The 2018 Saturday Sampler began in February. If you have signed up to participate, make sure you come to get your next block!

This is the quilt you'll be working to complete. Special thanks for this beautiful quilt designed goes to Cheryl Quigley. THANK YOU, Cheryl!

Each month's kit (which would normally cost you $10) will be given to you for FREEif you come to The Saturday Sampler with your completed block from the previous month. You must attend the session to receive your kit. If you can't attend the Saturday Sampler you can purchase the kit for $10.

Saturday Sampler is also a group show-and-tell. You're encouraged to bring your latest project and show what you've done.

Mark the 3rd Saturday of every month in your calendar at 11:00am or 1:00pm. Door prizes will be given at each meeting and there will be two end of year Grand Prizes worth $50.

Making Lace

November 13, 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 pushed it to the third Tuesday this month only, due to a scheduling conflict.

Anniversary Sampler Quilt-Along

November 5 & 19, 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 on-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 and third Monday's of each month.

Braided Bargello 

November 13, 10:30am-1:30pm

We will be using Ruth Ann Berry’s book “Braided Bargello Quilts”. This is a great book for learning the Bargello method and how to do it without losing control. The store sample is “Bargelly Ben” which is just one of several smaller quilts. You will need to pick which quilt you want to make, we do not all need to make the same quilt, and we are happy to help you pick fabrics. 

Class is $30 + supplies

Crazy Quilting

November 8, 1:30pm-3:30pm

Learn the basics of making crazy quilt blocks. Use up your scraps making wonderful “crazy” patchwork. Any type of fabric, not just cottons, can be used for these blocks. These can be done by hand or machine.

Class is $20 + supplies, instructions will be provided.

Table Savers Mini Quilts

November 9, 11:00am-1:30pm

Turn small blocks into something useful while learning different techniques without making a big item. These fun little “mini” quilts will protect your furniture and look cute too!

Class is $25 + supplies, pattern included

 Add-A-Strip Table Topper

November 14, 1:30pm-4:00pm

Learn a new technique for adding accent strips to your blocks while making a beautiful table topper. We will be using the book “Magic Add-A-Strip” by Barbara H. Cline for this class.

Class is $25 + supplies

Coloring on Fabric

November 15, 10:30am-1:00pm

There are lots of different instructions on how to color on fabric. We will cover several different methods and what they do along with how to adding texturing and where to get designs and/or inspiration.

Class is $25 + supplies, pattern provided

Seasonal Door Banner

November 21, 12:30pm-3:00pm

Ever wanted to hang something nice on your door but don’t care for the traditional wreath? Why not make a door banner instead. Since it is November, we will make with this cornucopia. This class will be held monthly with a different banner each time.

Class is $25 + supplies, pattern included.

Hand Piecing

November 27, 10:30am- 1:00pm

Hand sewing with templates. This is how our grandmothers made quilts. It is very relaxing and can be taken most anywhere. We will be making a simple block that can be repeated to make a great quilt any size.

Class is $25 + supplies, pattern provided

T-Shirt Quilt

November 29, 2:00pm-5:00pm

Learn how to turn those wonderful T-shirts you have been saving into useful quilts or decorative wall hangings to be admired. We will cover everything from stabilizing the shirt to laying out the quilt.

Class is $30 + supplies

Miscellaneous Shop News

  • November Holiday Hours: We will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 22 & 23 for Thanksgiving and will re-open on Saturday, November 24 for Small Business Saturday.
  • 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.
  • NEW INVENTORY!!! Come on down and see what we're getting in.
  • 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.

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

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Saturday 10am-4pm

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