Monday, January 16, 2017

Moda Club Reminder

Please join us for our first Moda Club 2017!
1/18/17 at 1p.m. or 5:30p.m.

We will be collecting the Friendship Star Blocks.
Please make sure you name is pinned to your block.
In November, one of you will be winning the completed quilt.
 Some organizational, New Year, inspiration!
 Click here for directions.
Click here for a short video of Lori talking about 
and demoing how she makes and uses them. 

Looking forward to seeing your Show & Tell!

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

In Stitches

Please join us for knitting and crocheting,
12/29/30, Thursday,
from 1-3p.m. or 5-7p.m.
Looking forward to seeing what's on
 your hooks and needles!

Sunday, December 18, 2016

A year in Review

No Moda Club Meeting this month.
Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year
from all of us at Ben's!

Two new samples at Ben's this month:

Wine bag with zippers for handles! 

New baby Quilt:  Night Light, by Villa Rosa
Fabric is Darling Little Dickens by Moda.
Instead of using a charm pack, Lisa used 4 fat quarters, cut into appropriate size squares and 1/2 yard each for the four patch fabrics.

This is a quick look back at our monthly
freebie links for 2016.

January:  Wall Pocket
March:  Stamp Block
April:  Time Flies - Quilt pattern
May:  Table Runner
June:  Moda Bake Shop Bee-utiful Quilt a along
September:  Fall Placemats
October:  Give Thanks Banner

Looking forward to Show & Tell, fellowship, and inspiration in 2017!  Our next Moda Club will meet
Wednesday, January 18th, at 1p.m. and 5:30p.m.

Saturday, November 26, 2016

Knitting at Ben's This Thursday

Join us from 1-3p.m. or 5-7p.m.
Thursday, December 1st

Featured Yarn
Inca Tweed
50% Wool
30% Camelid - Alpaca
14% Manufactured Fibers - Acrylic
6% Manufactured Fibers - Rayon / Viscose          153 yards per skein   Bulky   Size 10 needles

Our store sample 

Wicklow, by Norah Gaughan
Pattern available for purchase at Ben's.

Some freebie options as well:

Lots of beautiful colors to choose from!
 We love seeing what's on your needles!

Thursday, November 17, 2016

In Stitches Knitting Group

Knitting date has been moved to 12/1/16, as Thanksgiving is the last Thursday of November.
Join us from 1-3p.m. or 5-7p.m.

This cute newborn hat is made with 
Encore Worsted weight.  


Knitting Lessons at Ben's!

Stop in the shop to sign up.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

November Moda Club Meeting

Tonight we did a "Year in Review"!
We looked back at some of our favorite patterns from 2016, and did numerous door prizes.

Speaking of door prizes....
Our Postage Stamp, group quilt for 2016
was won by Cindy Mahaffey.  Cindy, usually attends the evening Moda Club Group.  
Congrats Cindy! 

 Show & Tell 2016 Door Prize...
 Bonnie won a $50 gift certificate to Ben's.
Her name was drawn from the Show & Tell Box.
Anyone bringing a show & tell to Moda, is welcome to put their name in the box with spools, for a chance to win this prize each November. 
Congrats Bonnie!

Our Star Journey has come to an end.
A huge thank you to Kathy and Jane for guiding us on this journey.  Final directions for putting the stars together were passed out this month.

Speaking of Stars....It was only fitting to choose a Star Quilt as our next group quilt for 2017!
The Friendship Star, is the perfect block for our group of friends.  Kits and directions were passed out.  If you missed this month, be sure to stop by the shop for your kit.  Only one block per person.  Please choose a pretty, bright fabric for your block.  Batiks are okay.  Please DO NOT use holiday or children's prints, black or brown.
Please see this video on how to square up your half square triangle blocks.  (The 3.5" blocks)
Please DO NOT square up your completed block.
Completed blocks are due by the 
January Moda Club.
As we look into the New Year, think about joining us in making one of these two sew alongs:

You may choose your own colors, and we will be ordering in her special rulers.

We already have her ruler and templates in stock! 

We will not be meeting in December.
Our next Moda Club Meeting will be
January 18th, 2017