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NEW: All class fees must be paid when you sign up for the class and all Club and Block of the Month (BOM) programs will now require a Credit Card to be on file when fees are charged. Deposits are required for any Quilter’s R&R at the time of sign-up. March 1, 2016
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Classes 
Monthly Clubs
Dear Jane Club
  1st Thursday of each month at 1pm
We are having a great time with our handpiecing. Pattye Kent from Bay City has become our
fearless leader and is an expert at encouraging quilter's to enjoy the method of needle and thread.
Some of the gals are working on Dear Jane the traditional way. Some are trying English Paper Piecing. Some are using wool and some are using cotton. Some of the gals are not working on Dear Jane at all but the Farmer's Wife is their handpiecing project. The cost is just $10.00 per month. Come on by and see what it is all about – it's a great time. Club Leader: Pattye


Mission Sewing Club
the 2nd Friday of the month – Jan 13th, Feb 10th, Mar 10th, May 12th,June 9th, Sept
8th, Oct 13th, and Nov 10th, 2017
Isn't it good to help someone in need and Quilter's do it “sew” well !! We have donated pillowcases to many of our local health agencies and we would like to continue to be bring joy and a touch of sunshine to others but we need your help. We need sewers, cutters and pressers. We need you !! We will provide the free lunch and each time we meet we will have a project and a charity designated for our donation. Club Due: Free Club leader: Ellen

Block and Tackle Club 
the 4th Saturday of every month at 9:30am – Jan 28th, Feb 25th, Mar 18th and
April 22nd, 2017
The club will meet monthly with the sole purpose of sharing our love for the craft of quilting.
“OK”, you say, “so where does the tackle come from?” The club hostess will help members
tackle some of those troubling techniques and interesting new gadgets that make the world of quilting ever evolving. You will have a chance to ask questions and request demos on the techniques that you may be struggling with or are curious about. Club Dues: $20.00 per month Club leader: Yvonne and Tina
BOM - Block of the Month
Supply list are available when you sign up for a class or if you reserve your spot by phone you
must stop and get the supply list. When coming to a class that involves your machine please bring it in
good working order and bring all general quilting supplies, small rotary mat, cutter, pins, scissors, etc. If
you are attending a full day class bring a sack lunch or enjoy one our area resturants and dessert and
beverages will be provided. Water and coffee are available always.

Bust Your Stash Event with Penny Haren and Creative Grids Rulers
Monday, March 27th and Tuesday, March 28th
We are excited to welcome back to the Backstreet Quilt Shop Penny Haren designer and
mastermind behind many of the Creative Grids rulers and Cut-Loose patterns will be here to show you how to bust that stash and organize it to become the foundation of your next heirloom quality quilt. With the right tools, you can bust that stash in a matter of minutes. She will be hosting a trunk show and lecture of 50 quilts that will feature the many uses of Creative Grid Rulers. On Monday afternoon and Tuesday morning she will be leading 2 workshops that will help create blocks that include fudge factors so beginners to experts an sew them in a matter of minutes. Call the store for all the details of this exciting event.

Annual Thumb Shop Hop 
October 5-7, 2017 - $10.00 passports, available after August 1st
Our annual store shop hop with The Front Porch, The Stitching Well, Sew Crazy and The
Backstreet Quilt Shop. The theme for 2017 is barns. A great quilt that will honor the building of our heritage and our livelihood. Enjoy the fall colors on display in the farmland of the Thumb and the Quilt Blocks of the Thumb Quilt Trail that celebrates community through History, Barn Preservation, and Quilts. Mark your calendar to join us and receive all the benefits of this shop hop – 20% off in each store and great prizes.

Quilter’s R & R
Thurs – Sunday, May 4-7, May 11-14, Nov 2-5 and Nov 9-12, 2017 - $240.00
per person based on double occupancy. Some limited single rooms available.
Our Quilter's R&R last fall were very successful – so much so that we have reserved 5 week-ends
in 2017 to offer this time again. The 4 day retreat gives you the chance to check-in, recover, rest and relax and just get taken care of. A massage therapist and nail specialist for a pedicure or manicure will be available on Saturday. Delicious food, relax around the fireplace, and let the worries float away. The weekend bonus – never do the dishes!!!! Bay Shore Camp and Family Ministries will be our destination and the Family Center and Amby Lodge make for wonderful accommidations, where each quilter has an 8ft table, lots of extra space to bring all your must have quilting tools. We will supply the cutting stations, ironing boards irons and prizes. Call us today – the spots are filling up fast.

Monthly/Weekly Sewing Times:

Finish it Thursdays – This has become one of the best days of the week for us here and the classroom at the Backstreet Quilt Shop is all yours – every Thursday, all day and the staff is here to answer questions or to help solve a quilting problem – the fellowship is special and lunch is served at noon. Bring you own lunch or $5.00 per person to cover lunch expense. Beverages and dessert are on the house. Store host: Staff

PMS Night – Jan 6, Feb 3, Mar 3, April 7, May 5, Sept 1, Oct 13 and Nov 3, 2017. 
What IS This???? Pizza, Munchies and Sewing of Course !!! Every 1st Friday night of the month starting anytime after 4pm to 10pm – the classroom is open and hosted by one of the gals from the store…bring your machine or hand project and join us. You will be amazed at what you can get done and what fun it is with other quilters’. Cost: $5.00 per person. Store Host: Staff

Whimpy Challenge Saturday – The dates for 2017 are: Saturday, Feb 25th, May 20th, Aug 19th, and Nov 18th. Check the date, clear your schedule, mark the calendar but do whatever it takes to join us for the ever popular and fun mystery “Whimpy Challenge Saturday!” When you sign up you will be given a few clues – just enough for you to be prepared for the sewing time and rather it is a fabric exchange mystery or a “married” to your fabric mystery. (“Married” means you get to keep your fabric choice) The day is full of sewing, good food and quilter's fellowship. Our space is limited to 20 and the cost is $20.00 per person. Price includes morning break, lunch and supper. The day starts at 9am and we sew until 8pm. The sewing place is the Farm Bureau Building behind McDonald's Food and Family, Bad Axe.

Brown Sugar Sampler BOM 
56” by 70” - first Saturday of each month (Feb-July)
this wool program is already in progress – no openings

Farm Fresh Trees BOM 
43” by 52” - first Saturday of each month (Feb-Aug)
This charming wallhanging is for the holiday celebration and well into the new year. Farm Fresh Tree is
wool applique on cotton and home spun fabrics using basic embroidery stitches $24.99 per month plus
pattern

Antique Buttermold BOM  
60” by 60” - first Saturday of each month (Feb-July)
A great beginner's wool applique quilt using Civil War Reproduction fabrics and large wool pieces. This project uses the blanket stitch and stem stitch. $24.99 per month plus pattern

Farm Girl Vintage Sampler BOM 
63” by 77” - 2nd Saturday of each month (starting in March)
Life is good on the farm and many of us lived a happy childhood growing up in the sunshine, surrounded
by our grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins. Our parents taught us to work hard, go to church and
play. Our mothers taught us to sew. This quilt will help bring back the memories of grandma's apron,
mom's dress, your clothing and useful items for the kitchen or goodness from our garden's. The animals
of the farm were as important as family and we knew them by name. SOW, we've got much to do and
just a few hours from sunrise to sunset, so let's plow on! $18.99 per month plus pattern book. (4-12”
blocks per month)

Labyrinth Walk 
Friday, February 24 and Wednesday, April 5, and Saturday, April 22 at 9:30am
This beautiful and two block wonder is designed by Christopher Florence “The Guilty Quilter” and is amazing and appears to be a very challenging quilt to construct. Let us lead you and promise NO “Y” seams. Class fee: $30.00 plus pattern and supplies. Bring a lunch

Beginners Quilting 101  
Wednesday, March 1s t , 8th , 15th and 22nd at 1:00 pm
The Backstreet Quilt Shop is offering again our very popular Beginner's Quilt class. We will teach the 4 basic skills, rotory cutting, pressing, pinning, scant 1/4” sewing and a bonus on how to properly apply borders. Class fee: $40.00 plus pattern and supplies.

Needlebook 
Tuesday, March 7 th at 10:00 am
Want to try wool applique? This class is for you. Complete a wool needlebook to organize and hold your hand needles and enjoy the process of working with wool. 
Class fee: $15.00 plus kit $10.00.
Bring a lunch.

French Roses 
Tuesday, March 14 th at 1:00 pm
This beautiful block is super easy and fun to make using your machine and raw edge cotton
applique. Once this technique is understood you can begin to create a quilt. Class fee: $25.00 and
includes the fabric for two blocks. Pattern extra.

Curvy Log Cabin 
Thursday, March 16 th at 1pm
This is a technique class using Creative Grids curvy log cabin ruler to give the traditional log cabin block a new and fun look. The results are endless. 
Class fee: $25.00 and includes the fabric for two blocks. Ruler is extra.

Beginners Sewing 
Monday, April 10th , 17th , 24th , and May 1st at 1pm
Want to sew and learn how to use your machine but don't want to start with a quilt? Begin here
and make 4 very easy and very usable projects. Each week for a month you will complete one of four
different items, a pillowcase using a french seam, a table runner, a small pouch with a zipper and
finally a drawstring bag. 
Class fee: $10.00 per week plus project price.

Creative Stitches 
Tuesday, April 11th , 25th , May 9th , 23rd and June 6th at 1pm
Using Sue Spargo's Creative Stitching book we use learn and stitch many of her stitches that
embellish her wonderful and bright wool quilts. We will create a stitch dictionary for future reference
as you discover the world of stitching through her eye. Join us for the fun. 
Class fee: $40.00 plus
Creative Stitches Book and supplies

Autumn Trails 
Tuesday, April 18 th at 9:30 am
An opportunity to use a pallet of color and create a spectacular quilt. 
Class fee: $30.00 plus
pattern and supplies. 
Bring a lunch.

Brentwood Bag  
Tuesday, May 2 at 9:30am
Another great design by Pink Sand Beach filled with lots of pockets, a zipper top and shoulder straps. This purse pattern features easy to understand instructions 
and is fun to sew. 
Class Fee: $15.00 plus pattern and supplies. 
Bring a lunch.

Marianne 
Monday, May 8 at 9:30am
This clutch or wristlet is an essential for a night out on the town; dress it up or go casual. Both sizes feature a turn lock closure and removable strap. A zippered pocket inside keeps the small things
secure inside. 
Class Fee: $15.00 plus pattern and supplies. Bring a lunch.


Umbrella 
Saturday, March 18 at 9:30am
Rain, rain go AWAY !! But let's face it, this is Michigan and we deal all the time with weather
changes and why not have a fun, classy and one of a kind umbrella to carry when the drops are falling?
Three sizes – adult, childs and doll. Class Fee: $15.00 plus pattern and supplies. Bring a lunch