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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. It's all about loving the needle and thread hand style. 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 – 2018 dates – Feb 9th , March 9th , May 11th , June 15th , Sept 14th , Oct 12th and Nov 9th 
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

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 restaurants and dessert and beverages will be provided. Water and coffee are available always. 

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 



Whimpy Challenge Saturday 

2018 dates are: Feb 24th , May 19th , Aug 18th and Dec 8th
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, and lunch. Sewing starts at 9am and we promise to be finished by 5pm. The sewing place is the Farm Bureau Building behind McDonald's Food and Family, Bad Axe.
New Block of the Month Policy effective January 1st 2018.
Our BOM programs are offered on Saturdays in our store making it possible for the majority of quilter's to be able to participate. We strive to price our programs fair and effienct. Here is our new policy concerning the payment method you may choose at the time of sign-up.  
Beginning with any new BOM when you sign up a credit card must be on file. If unable to attend class that month you will be able to pick up your kit on Friday (the day before class) or on the Monday after and receive $5.00 off the kit price. The $5.00 off price is also effective the day of class. But if you are unable to stop by the store on those days, on Tuesday (after the scheduled class) your credit card will be charged the full price for the kit OR this option is also offered: Pay for the entire BOM program on the first day of class in full and receive a 15% discount.  
Beginning Quilting – 
Tuesday August 28 – Tuesday September 18 1pm tp 4pm - 
Learn the basic skills needed to begin your journey into the wonderful world of quilting. Learn rotary cutting, scant ¼ “ sewing, pressing matters and how to apply borders in this journey. A simple 3 yard quilt will be constructed called Simplicity.  
Class Fee: $40.00 plus pattern and supplies.
Wool Applique by Machine – Wednesday, August 29 at 9:30 am – 
The table runner that is featured for this class is a combination of wool applique and cotton machine piecing for the quilter that likes the look of applique but not the handwork.  
Class Fee: $30.00 plus book and supplies.  
Limit 6 students per class.
Two Fabric Bargello – 
Tuesday & Wednesday
October 9 & 10 at 9:30 am - 
Only 2 fabrics are used in this project. Great first time bargello for any skill level of quilter. The first day will be spent cutting and preparing fabric for the 2nd day of sewing.  
Class Fee: $30.00 plus pattern and supplies.
Limit 6 students per class.
Sewing Totes – 
Wednesday September 12 and Wednesday September 19 9:30 am - 
  Join Kim Clark and construct the tote of your choice. Any size will become your must have bag for all your quilting needs. The largest tote will even carry a Singer Featherweight. Totes are very well constructed and are ideal for our needs. 
Class Fee: $30.00 plus pattern and supplies.
Limit 6 students per class.
Jelly Roll Rug – 
Saturday, September 15 at 9am – 
This class will use a jelly roll and pre-cut cotton batting. Class Fee: $25.00 plus pattern and supplies.  
Limit 6 students per class.
Go Anywhere Bag – 
Monday September 17 
at 9:30 am - 
An organized tote bag with plenty of storage space for the quilter on the go. 3 easily accessible front pockets and a large back pocket. Roomy but not cumbersome and features beautiful pleat details.  
Class Fee: $25.00 plus pattern and supplies. 
 Limit 6 students per class.
Wool BOM:  
Saturday September 29th at 10am – 
The beginning point to create this very beautiful 72” by 72” wool and linen quilt featuring a celebration of flowers from a cottage garden. Using traditional embroidery stitches each block is a 16” square and uses bright and vivid colors found only in nature. Forget-me-knots, black-eyed susans and anemones just to name a few of the lovely blossoms found in this quilt by Kathy Cardiff. Kit Fee: $40.00 per month and includes all lwool, linen and homespun fabric needed.  
Book cost: $28.99 – Threads are not included. Floss or perle cotton size 12 are recommended.
​Hand Piecing with Pattye - 
Thursday, October 11 at 10am - cost: $25.00 
Join us for a fun day learning this time honored tradition of handpiecing. A great take along project. Limit 6 students per class
Beginning Free-Motion Quilting with Mary 
 Thursday, October 11 at 10am - cost: $25.00 - 
This is the class for the quilter that wants to quilt their own creations....Mary will give you the confidence to succeed. 
Limit­ 6 students per class.
Quilters' R&R
Sept 24-27, 2018 Quilters' R&R 

"Peacock" - Kit cost: $89.00 includes pattern, all fabric, threads, ribbons and beads. The great bird is designed by Sue Spargo and is a favorite of mine. Join me on the adventure of learning the stitches that makes this "Peacock" alive and strutting his stuff.  
Class offered only during the Quilter's R&R from September 23 - 27, 2018. Leader: barbie

"Garden Blooms" Table Mat - Kit cost: $72.00 includes pattern, all fabric and wool and thread. This table mat by Primitive Gatherings is a beautiful 22" mat for your table and features the basic stitches in the wool world.  
Class offered only during the Quilter's R&R from September 23-27, 2018. Leader: Beckie