Friday, September 21, 2018

In Stitches September 2018

 In Stitches is back!  We will begin meeting monthly, from September to May.  Mark your calendars for the last Thursday of each month.
Meetings will be from 1-3 and 5-7p.m.
Looking forward to seeing what's 
on your hooks and needles!

This month we are featuring 
Baby Alpaca Grande,
By Plymouth.

Just one skein and size 10 double pointed needles,
will make you these very soft, and warm fingerless  gloves.

Baby Alpaca Grande
110 yards of 100%  Camelid Alpaca
Super Bulky

Some other freebie links:

Snappy Hat - would look even cuter with pompon!

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Dan and Karen would like you to consider making a Knitted Knocker for charity.
This group will meet at Peter White Library,
from 6-8p.m. on Mondays,
 in October, starting 10/8

Dan is offering free, preparatory BEGINNER Classes, at Ben's, on Sundays from 1-3p.m.,
on 9/23, 9/28 and 10/7.  
Please help us to spread the word about this and call the shop 226-9613 to sign up for classes.


Thursday, September 20, 2018

September 2018 Moda Club Meeting

What a wonderful turn out of quilters!  
So good to see you all and 
your wonderful Show & Tell!

This month, we were all about the Nine Patch.
We hope to have inspired you to try a nine patch project this month.  Next month, if you bring in a nine patch project for Show & Tell, 
you could win a special door prize!

Tari, made this nine patch and snowball quilt using 2 charm packs, 1 1/4 yard background 
and 1/2 yard for binding

 Chicken Feed by Schnibbles

Anna Mary, made these wonderful Nine Patch Star
table runners.  Perfect in Holiday fabrics.
This pattern is by Piece Tree. 

Sandy wowed us all with Which Witch's Boots,
By Crabapple Hill Studio
This embroidery and nine patch finishes to 40 x 32 1/2

 Pam, stopped in with some 
10 Minute Table toppers.
Such an easy project to brighten 
up your home, or give to a friend.
Video link for the 10 minute Table Runner
A very nice version of the pattern linked here

Teresa, inspired us to use our scraps.
This is her version of Bonnie Hunter's,

Next month, we are looking forward to a special presentation from Kay Peterson, who is a fabric representative from Quilting Treasures.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September Moda Club Reminder 2018

Moda Club meets this Wednesday,
9/19/18 at 1p.m.

Last month, we were all about 
Bears and Bear Paw Blocks.
This month, if you bring a show & tell,
that features the Bear Paw Block, you will 
be entered in a special drawing.  
Let the fun, and Show & Tell, begin!  

This month's freebie is for a table runner that happens to feature Christmas Fabrics.  I think it would be pretty in other fabrics as well.
Made with some of Ben's Christmas fabrics. 

Looking forward to seeing 
what you've been up to!

Saturday, August 25, 2018

August Featured Yarn

In Stitches will resume meeting next month. 
First In Stitches will be 9/27/18.

This month we are featuring:
207 yards of a worsted weight yarn
75% acrylic 25% wool

Recently, we featured the girl's button up sweater from this pattern.  This month, we are featuring the boy's pullover sweater. 

 One of the things I like best about this pattern is the size range:  newborn to 3 years old.
It's one of my favorite go to patterns for gifting.

 I used two skeins of Bentley for this little sweater.
Size 18 months

We also have the Pure and Simple, 
Button Front Baby Pullover
done up in Bentley.

 Free pattern links:


Newborn - 18 months 

newborn - 4XL 


Sunday, August 19, 2018

August Moda Club Meeting

Thank you for all the wonderful Show & Tell.
Be sure to check out our facebook page to see for yourself.

 Smokey the Bear, was born in August 1944.
Thought this would be the perfect month for 
Bear Paw patterns.

By Debbie's Creative Moments 

 Bear Paw Table Runner
sample by Sandy Ollila
 After purchasing the original pattern, with laser cut bears, there is an option to buy just the laser cut bears in either brown or black.

By Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
 This small quilt, is made with two charm packs and 1/2 yard each, of two background fabrics.
Linda cut some kits that will be available at Ben's.  She used 1/3 yard of fabric for binding.

Theresa, made this wonderful, paper pieced, runner by Judy Neimeyer.

 Lisa, made this whimsical quilt 
Bear-y Patch, by Southwind Designs
This video, shows her technique 
for rounding everything up. 

New at Ben's:
 Featherweight Extension Tables
Regularly $139, now on sale for $99!

 Please stop in to see all the new fabrics that have been coming in.  

See you on September 19th,
 for our next Moda Club Meeting.


Sunday, August 12, 2018

August Moda Club Reminder

Moda Club meets this Wednesday,
8/15/18 at 1p.m.

Last month, we looked at Dresdan Plates.
Bring a Dresdan Show & Tell,
for a chance at a special drawing!

So excited to share with you what's new at Ben's, and see what you've been working on.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

July Yarn Burst

Hope you are enjoying your Summer!
Knitting will start back up again,
at Ben's, on 9/27/18.

Karen, whipped up this sample using 
Queensland, Sunshine Coast
290 yards of 70% merino wool

Freebie links for this yarn:

(pictured above)