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

Sunday, November 13, 2016

November MODA Club Reminder

Please plan to join us for our last MODA Club meeting for 2016.  (We will start meeting again in January)   Join us on 11/16/16, at 1:00 or 5:30p.m.

This month, we will be drawing for our group quilt from 2016, and passing out blocks for our 2017 quilt.  There will be final directions for putting all your star blocks together.  We will be drawing from our Show & Tell box...some lucky participant will win a $50 gift certificate!  Lots of door prizes and great specials!  Of course, my favorite part is Show & Tell, so don't forget yours!  

In preparation for our 2017 quilt block, please view this quick video on squaring up a block:

This freebie link is an "oldie" but a "goody":
Just 3 fat quarters, and it makes for a cute gift!


Sunday, October 30, 2016

October Moda Club

 Cold weather is just around the corner.
Snuggle under a Minky Throw!
Lisa, made throws in two sizes.
Be sure to stop by the shop to check them out. 
  Pattern instructions available with purchase.  Great gift idea!

Several different color and texture options.

Speaking of gift ideas...
Tari, whipped this up for us.
 Quick and easy!  
Kwik Swirling Stars and Accesories
 Paper pieced stars really set this off.
(Linda, found a few errors in this pattern, you benefit from a correction sheet that has been added to each pattern in stock.) 

 Our star journey has come to an end with this beautiful, Feathered Star
Next month, we'll be giving directions for sashing.
 A view of all our stars this year.
Our thanks to Cathy and Jane! 

Be sure to mark 11/16/16, on your calendar!
This will be our last Moda Club meeting for 2016.  There will not be a meeting in December.
 Look for door prizes, coupons, a kit for our next group quilt.  Find out who wins our last group quilt, and the Show & Tell drawing! 

Sunday, October 16, 2016

October Moda Club Reminder

Moda Club meets this Wednesday.
Join us at our 1p.m. club meeting.
Or, if you would like a smaller gathering, 
join us at 5:30p.m.

This month's freebie:  Give Thanks Banner 

Looking forward to sharing with you and seeing what you've been up to!