Quilt Lovers' Hangout

COME MEET MARY ZESIGER NATIONAL QUILTING JUDGE & TEACHER



COME HAVE A  FUN FILLED DAY WITH 
Mary Zesiger
 $30 gets you a day of great quilting information,DOOR PRIZES-COFFEE & DONUTS/ LUNCH PROVIDED . Don't miss out, sign up ASAP as seats are limited If you have a quilt you have questions on please feel free to bring it along.
 It will be a day filled with lots of great information for quilters that are just beginning to the  well seasoned quilter. while she gives a Lecture on Shadowing Detracts

March 5th 2015  from 11 to 12
Raise your awareness---- tips to avoid shadowing in various projects will be demonstrated and discussed.
TO MITER OR NOT TO MITER THAT IS THE QUESTION
Mar 05, 2015
  1PM -2:30
THIS TECHNIQUE IS MOST OFTEN USED WITH STRIPED FABRIC TO MAKE THE STRIPE APPEAR TO TURN THE CORNER. IT ALSO CAN BE USED WHEN TRYING TO APPLY MULTIPLE BORDERS. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF SEWING ALL THE BORDER FABRICS INTO ONE STRIP SET AND ATTACH THEM AS A UNIT WITH A MITERED BORDER?
A DEMONSTRATION OF HOW TO MITER WILL BE GIVEN; MISTAKES I HAVE MADE WILL BE SHARED; AND SEVERAL EXAMPLES OF MITERING WILL BE SHOWN
THIS TECHNIQUE IS MOST OFTEN USED WITH STRIPED FABRIC TO MAKE THE STRIPE APPEAR TO TURN THE CORNER. IT ALSO CAN BE USED WHEN TRYING TO APPLY MULTIPLE BORDERS. HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF SEWING ALL THE BORDER FABRICS INTO ONE STRIP SET AND ATTACH THEM AS A UNIT WITH A MITERED BORDER?

MARCH 19TH  9-10:30  coffee and sweet bread  $10.00
  MARY WILL BE GIVING A LECTURE ON WHAT A JUDGE IS LOOKING FOR

THE JUDGE IS LOOKING FOR ATTENTION TO DETAIL, AS WELL AS, FOR THE QUILTER TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT WHATEVER DESIGN ELEMENT HAS BEEN ATTEMPTED. THE JUDGE TAKES ALL ASPECTS OF THE QUILT INTO CONSIDERATION FROM THE GENERAL APPEARANCE, PIECING, APPLIQUE AND QUILTING WHEN MAKING THE DECISIONS FOR RIBBON PLACEMENT. ALONG WITH SHARING STORIES OF ENTERING MY OWN QUILTS FOR JUDGING THERE WILL ALSO BE A GENEROUS PERIOD FOR QUESTION AND ANSWERS.



   

 
 


QUILT LOVERS’ HANGOUT

Our shop is  place where you feel at home the minute you walk
through the
doors. There is always someone to greet you and offer a
warm smile and many
times a hug .The "Hangout" is a meeting place
for many and a destination shop for quilters
from all over the world.

Whether you are looking for inspiration or have a project in
mind, Quilt Lovers' Hangout is always brimming with samples to
stimulate your creative energy.
There is a great  passion for quilting
at the shop and it is felt by all.
STORE HOURS
Monday-Thursday 9am-6pm
Friday & Saturday 9am-4pm
Sunday 12-4


13494 N Cleveland Ave.
N. Fort Myers, FL 33903
quiltlovershangout@yahoo.com

239-995-0045
 

Mary has been quilting seriously since 1980. She has been a member of the National Quilting Association since 1987, became an NQA Certified Teacher in 1991 and served as the NQA Certified Teacher Coordinator for 2 years.  She began judging in 1996, judging local and regional quilt shows; completed NQA Judging Certification in 2006 and Masters Judging Certification in 2009.

She enjoys the challenge of competing in quilting on a local, regional, national and international level.  Her work has traveled the country with the Hoffman Challenge, been exhibited in many quilt shows and seen in Quilters Newsletter Magazine, Quilting Today and NQA Quilting Quarterly.  She prides herself on attention to detail and in addition to winning first place ribbons has won an award for best workmanship and the obsessive-compulsive prize.

She teaches, judges and lectures regularly for quilt shops and guilds. Her lectures, classes and workshops reflect this professional edge.


We Now Have an Online Shop


Our online shop is now up and running.  We are adding new products everyday.  Please bear with us a we go through the process of getting our shop online so you may enjoy the same customer service you receive in person everyday!!
 





 


SHOP HOP FUN

All 50 US states & Canada, too!
No passports! No fees!

How about this… a shop hop type event with no fees, no passports and all summer to play? Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Prizes, collectibles and more fun!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

Exclusive Fabric Plates by Zebra Patterns will be available in shops around the country. Each one is unique! Collect a bunch to create fun projects, sewing studio wall art or even a fun backing for your quilt.

Each area has their own Facebook page. Like the page from the areas you visit to see pics of the rows, shop displays, winning quilts and fabric plate projects.
Recent News




They face adversity and endure hardships; yet all too often their troubles go unnoticed. We also honor those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines who must miss holidays, birthdays, and family moments in far-away distant lands. It is for the family members who keep the house running while their husband, wife, son or daughter is away. It is for the children who dearly miss their deployed parent, brother, sister, uncle, or aunt. We say thank you to the men and women who have volunteered to serve our country and preserve our freedom.

In conjunction with Moda Fabrics QLH will be participating in the Piece and Comfort Challenge. This challenge will benefit USA Cares, an organization that provides support for the military and their families.
QLH will be a drop off point for challenge quilts. We'll have all the information here on our web site  if you would like to participate in this wonderful program!

Print your entry form from our link here on our web site

Quilt Lovers' Hangout
-Purchase fabric from ‘Because of The Brave’ by Moda or ‘Red, White & Free’ by Sandy Gervais.

-Make a quilt using at least 90% Moda fabrics (50% must be from one of the two above lines). You can use an existing pattern or create your own.

 

 Challenge begins January 1, 2015 thru March 31, 2015

 



 

Calendar

New Arrivals



Lots of great new fabric arriving
everyday
check out the New Arrivals page.
Here's one of the Projects you can make with
the new fabric Paint Brush that just arrived


Wool Fridays every 2nd Friday of the month. Starting in January!
this is the project you will be working on with Judy McCall
My Favorite Things
Class time 9-12
Cost $15 each month + pattern and your wool
You will learn lots of new stitches and have lots of fun!!
Sign up now and reserve you spot