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January, 2017         73 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713         302-533-5215
Monday - Friday 9:30 - 6:00 Saturday 9:30 - 4:00

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Happy New Year to all. We here are the Blue Hen are especially tickled that it is 2017 because it is the year of the Rooster! Did you know the Blue Hen is actually a rooster, not a hen. And he's celebrating all year long!

There's a new shop hop coming soon - Quilts Around the Bay! Visit the Blue Hen Quilt Shop and eight others as you travel around the Chesapeake Bay picking up your free patterns. Lots of prizes to win too! Each shop will have their own basket of goodies to win or go for the big ones - a Janome Sewing Machine, a Go! Baby Fabric Cutter set and oodles of quilting accoutrements guaranteed to bring you joy! 
 March 3 - March 12, 2016! Follow us on Facebook!

In case you missed it, here are two Block-of-the-Month programs starting in 2017. 

Starts January 11th - Nine blocks plus a Finishing Kit (backing not included) - 10 months total. The quilt finishes 67" x 76". And each block debuts with its own 3-hour class! The 2nd Wednesday of every month 6 - 9 pm! All for $19.95 a month. Two color ways to choose from - Beautiful teals and tans or bold batiks! Call or come in to the Blue Hen to sign up now! 60-degree Triangle required. If you don't have one, Erin recommends the Creative Grids 12" 60-degree ruler.

Full Bloom

This stunning 10 month project starts in February! This 66" x 80" quilt uses thread painting for fusible applique! Start this project with Jody on Saturday, February 4th at 11am with the kick-off workshop! Nine months of fabulous floral blocks and then get back together with Jody for the finishing kit techniques! $28.95 a month. You supply your own fusible web and thread. We will do the rest!

New Clubs and Monthly activities

Make it and Take it!
- the first Saturday of every month at 9am. $5 per project. We are starting with a Pedal Pad on January 7th at 9am. See Class listing below. February is a Thimble Pip - too cute! and March is an adorable Hoop Organizer! Sign up now to reserve your spot for the fast and fun projects.

Hand Applique Club - Learn a new technique each month. Work on the Club project or bring your own. 3rd Saturday of the Month starting February 18th from 9am - 12pm. $10 Sign up in advance to reserve your spot!

Paper-Piecing Club - Club project is the amazing Arcadia Avenue. Kits available. Pattern required. $10 a month starting in April. 

Ruler of the Month!
This month our Special Ruler is really two rulers. The Creative Grids 6" or 8" Curvy Log Cabin Trim Tool! Click on the link to see all it can do! This little gem really updates the old fashioned Log Cabin Block! It's now sassy and sweet and full of curves! 
   And some of the possibilities...       

New this month!
Artisan Spirit Shimmer from Northcott in blues and browns - soothingly stunning!

Intrigue from Timeless Treasures - rich and vibrant! The picture does not do it justice. You have to come into the shop to see it!

Paradise from Timeless Treasures - Fun and cheery colors to get you through the snow!


Classes in January, 2017

Make it - Take it! - Pedal Pad with Jody Beitzel

Saturday, January 7th  9 am - 10 am  $5 
All supplies included for this practical project! Just bring your sewing machine and basic sewing stuff to make this clever item that keeps your sewing machine pedal from slipping! After this class, you will be done with having to constantly put your pedal back where it belongs!

Simply Binding with Erin Underwood
Saturday, January 7th 1pm - 3pm $10
Need to figure out the best way to finish off that quilt. We will be doing simple binding techniques that include turning corners, joining ends, flanges and even finishing it all be machine!

Optical Illusions with Erin Underwood 
Two parts, Saturdays, January 14 and 28th, 9:30 - 3:30. $50
Strip piecing and the Creative Grids 15-degree ruler makes this quilt spin! Go two color or calm it down with a scrappy look! 

Free Motion Machine Quilting with Erin Underwood

Saturday, January 21st  9:30 - 3:30  $50
Perfect for the beginner as well as the experienced quilter - start with meandering, finish with feathers!

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