Newsletter 3rd quarter 2016 copy

By Nanc Christopherson on June 6th, 2017

 

 

 

School is Out and Summer has begun! 

Let the Fun begin.

 

Zentangle!  An international phenomenon that now has applications in stress reduction, education, therapy and even motivational training.

Like "doodling" it is based on a human behavior in which one refrains from planning and allows lines and shapes to unintentionally emerge.  Instead of coloring outside of the lines, this class gives one the ability to create their own lines.

Only a few materials needed to create our designs: a pencil, a black pen, and a 4" tile (supplied in the beginner kit).

Benefits include: calming an anxious mind, increasing self-confidence, and cultivating moment-to-moment awareness similar to mindfulness meditation.

Self-Soothing

Simple

Satisfying

Bring your machine in for a Summer Service. 

$10.00 Discount through July 15th! 

Quick turnaround!  Usually same day service!

 

 

Newsletter 3rd quarter 2016

By Nanc Christopherson on October 31st, 2016

We have posted many classes for October, November, and December. We have some really fun projects that will make great gifts from the heart for Christmas including a T-Shirt Quilt class! Log on to lqacademy.net and Sign up we will be so excited to see you! 

Below are some Zentangle Motifs done in class.  Each Student was drawing the same design but look at how unique.

In July I attended CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) classes in Providence, Rhode Island.  I had such a wonderful time.  I learned so many great techniques to pass on to you while you create your own works of art.  So many of you will say, "I'm not artistic" but you can draw one line at a time.  They are now using Zentangle for Cancer and Pain patients because of the calming effect it gives. A man submitted a testimonial this month about how much Zentangle is helping him in his AA meetings.  He stated that when he does his Zentangle while listening in the meetings, he retains more.  I have been doing Zentangle for several years and on the days that I start with just 15 minutes of Zentangle I am so much more relaxed and calm.  I also carry a large selection of Zentangle supplies.  So go to our website and sign up for a class or several classes, I promise you will be glad you did. 

Remember we have the largest selection of quilting thread, minky (60" and 90"), wide back fabrics, longarm gadgets, and Zentangle supplies in the DFW area.  COME ON IN

Newsletter

By Nanc Christopherson on July 30th, 2016

We have posted many classes for August and September.  Log on to lqacademy.net and Sign up we will be so excited to see you! 

 

Earlier in July I attended CZT (Certified Zentangle Teacher) classes in Providence, Rhode Island.  I had such a wonderful time.  I learned so many great techniques to pass on to you while you create your own works of art.  So many of you will say, "I'm not artistic" but you can draw one line at a time.  They are now using Zentangle for Cancer and Pain patients because of the calming effect it gives.  I have been doing Zentangle for several years and on the days that I start with just 15 minutes of Zentangle I am so much more relaxed and calm.  I also carry a large selection of Zentangle supplies.  So go to our website and sign up for a class or several classes, I promise you will be glad you did. 

The Scissor Man will be back August 30th for the whole day.  He was here last quarter and sharpened several peoples scissors with Great reviews!  He also sharpens pinking scissors.  He guarantees his work.  If you want to just drop them off for him to sharpen and come back later to pick them up it is fine!

Remember we have the largest selection of quilting thread, minky (60" and 90"), wide back fabrics, longarm gadgets, and Zentangle supplies in the DFW area.  COME ON IN

Susan Jungerheld with HQ is Coming to Teach!

By Nanc Christopherson on November 10th, 2015

Woo hoo!! Susan Jungerheld is coming to our store to teach . . we are so excited!

 

Spring is Here!

By Nanc Christopherson on April 15th, 2015

Well spring finally made it's arrival and we are soooo ready for it! I love the changing of seasons. .

We have been very busy here at the store. Mary Beth Krapil came and taught a Sweet Retreat. Everyone learned a lot and had a really great time. We are planning on making this a yearly event.

We are getting ready to welcome Loes and Theo Van Der Heijden creators of Art and Stitch on May 18th and May 19th. They will be teaching those 2 days in our store and we are so excited!

Our calendar is full of classes for May and June, so be sure and check our website. . .

Brrrrrr

By Nanc Christopherson on February 5th, 2015

This is the kind of weather that everyone should have a quilt to wrap up in. . . .so come by we have thread, fabric, gadgets and Handi Quilter machines. Everything you need to get started!

Six More Weeks of Winter

By Nanc Christopherson on February 3rd, 2015

Well football is over and Punxsutawney Phil has predicted 6 more weeks of winter so there is no better time than now, to take one of our classes!! There are lots to choose from out on our webiste. .better hurry before they fill up!

And It's Friday!!

By Nanc Christopherson on January 30th, 2015

Well we finally made it to Friday! It has been a busy week here at the shop. . and today we are getting ready for the Accuquilt demonstration tomorrow from 2:00 to 5:00. If you have a chance stop by and see what a great quilting tool this is. It is a great time saver (cutting thru as many as 6 layers of fabric at a time) and your cuts are accurate. . We have three different sizes of the cutter and  lots of dies to choose from. . . see you tomorrow!

Gearing Up For a New Year

By Nanc Christopherson on January 28th, 2015

Well the new year is off and running. We are looking forward to lots of fun classes and events with some well known teachers in the coming year. . Keep and eye on our website for all the latest information. We hope you are as excited as we are!

Jamie Wallen

By Nanc Christopherson on September 6th, 2014

Jamie Wallen is here  and we are learning sooo much! He's teaching us so many of his wonderful techniques.

Goodbye July

By Nanc Christopherson on July 29th, 2014

Well a busy July is coming to a close . . we've had a lot of things going on here at the studio. . and we are getting ready for an equally busy August!

We have lots of classes scheduled (don't forget to sign up) and other events in the "works" that we will be sending out more information on in the coming weeks. Some to start with are Jamie Wallen September 5-6-7 and a Progressive Table Runner September  26 and 27.  SAVE THE DATES!!  More information will be sent to you on these 2 events next week.

On Monday's during the months of July and August we are hosting a group of volunteers that are making quilts for the new Gatehouse Womens Shelter in Grapevine, TX. They need 165 beds with quilts on them.  They have been making some amazing quilts!  Come by and join in on the fun of finishing them!  It's for a GREAT cause.

We have also recently begun a quilting bee on Wednesday's called  Hump Bee that is turning into ALOT of fun. It consists of "seasoned" quilters along with beginners working on their very first quilt!  We always have a great time and enjoy sewing and learning with each other.

Stop by and check out our store we would love to visit with you.

We have the FULL line of Handi Quilter Machines and some GREAT USED machines for you to try and buy!

We carry ALL Handi Quilter products as well as several thread lines, rulers, and wide back fabrics/minky to FINISH those quilts!

August Classes

By Nanc Christopherson on July 22nd, 2014

 

Well we are in the middle of summer and Texas is heating up. We have quite a few classes scheduled for the month of August so come in out of the heat and join us for some quilting fun! You can sign up on our website!

Also we've had several requests to do another t-shirt quilt class before kids go off to college. Check our calendar we squeezed one in!

We have really enjoyed quilting with the lady's from Bear Creek Quilters Guild, the Church of Latter Day Saints and several wonderful volunteers as they worked on donation quilts for The Gatehouse Women's Shelter in Grapevine, TX. Come join in on the fun every Monday from 9-4 during July and August. Check out our facebook page (and while you are there be sure to "like" it) and look at all the pictures!

 Coming soon:

Progressive quilt with Must Love Fabrics and Carol Gibson-Weik (Quilt in a Day).

Quilting With Spirits

Quilting Tip#  Did you know there is a right and wrong side to batting? One side of the batting is smooth and the other side has peeling like a sweater. The peeling should go up against the back of the quilt top. By doing this if the needle hits one of the little peeled balls of fur it will discard it in the middle of the batting and not out the back of the quilt, preventing bearding on the back of your quilt.

Still Time to Enroll! Lots of classes to Choose From!

By Nanc Christopherson on June 21st, 2014

Our calendar is full of a variety of classes this month! TNT (Thread, Needle and Tension). The Art of Ginka. Weave a Rug With a Stash of 2 1/2 inch Scraps and more!

Quilters - let's send those college kids off to school with their very own t-shirt quilt! You probably have a box of T-shirts and Stuff saved in hopes of someday making (or having made) a T-shirt quilt to preserve those memories. After moving those boxes around for years, before you throw away the box and all those memories come learn how to make your special work of art! We are having a t-shirt quilt class! It is a 2 part class part 1 is on June 17th and part 2 is on June 24th. We have set up afternoon and evening classes to accommodate everyone. See our website to sign up and for class times!