Peg Griffin-Wood @ Common Threads
3915 West Overlook Road NE,
Iowa City, IA 52240
Paying by Visa or MasterCard? The cost will be $40.
Date: October 15, 2018
Time: 8am - 10:30pm
Where: South Slope Community Center, 980 N. Front Street, North Liberty
Sign up for the first 50 people. Please sign up, with payment, by August 15th. You will not be considered, “signed up” without payment. An evening meal will be served at 5 pm. Snack table, for sharing, will be provided along with water, tea, and coffee. Mary and Peg thought it would be fun to get caught up on your Christmas sewing. We will have a few fast and easy gifts if you would like to try something new. Working on your own projects is the key, however. The usual drill is no parking in the front lot. Unload at the sidewalk and park in the big lot. Wagons and carts will be available inside the front door. Sign in with Peg in the kitchen area. Ironing boards, irons, and cutting tables will be provided. Bring your sewing supplies, machine, extension cord and small iron.
Most of you already know that Common Threads provides longarm rental services. Did you know that if you are a licensed renter, you can arrange to have your quilt loaded for you? Arrange a time for drop off or pick up at least a day before your rental and Peg will have your quilt loaded and ready to sew when you arrive. An additional $20 will be added to your rental time of $40. It is cheaper than treatment for anxiety when your zippers are on wrong!
Peg is also available to show you how to do a pantograph. You can hire her for $30 for an individual class plus the cost of your rental ($40). You will complete a small quilt within your rental time. Pantographs are provided, by Peg, for the class only.
Peg does longarm quilting as a business and tries to work with your schedule as much as possible. You can set up an appointment by calling 319-626-3160. Estimates are free. She also will make quilts including the ever-popular t-shirt quilt. She sells 90” wide Minkie Blankie, for those very special quilts, in a variety of colors. She offers service to piece backings and place bindings too!
Here at Common Threads, we pride ourselves in being opinionated! We have made all of the mistakes and would like to help you avoid them. Take T-Shirt quilts as an example. We have found through trial and error the best techniques for preparing shirts, interfacing and it’s application. You can rent Peg’s t-shirt press for $30 and prep as many shirts as needed for your project with free pointers on making your quilt the keepsake of a lifetime. Peg does encourage you to purchase her interfacing. It just adds to the overall success of your project. Call 319-626-3160 to set up a time.
Longarm Rental Classes
If you would like to become a longarmer but don’t want to purchase a machine, take advantage of what is right here in your backyard. A longarm class affords you the ability to quilt your own projects but not buy and maintain a huge machine.
Classes will get you licensed to drive the Nolting Longarm machine for just $40 per rental slot of 3 hours. Since Peg no longer runs a retail business, she is more available to help you until you build your confidence. You can sign up by calling 319-626-3160. Only 6 people to a class, so sign up soon.
July 7th, 9 A.M. to noon
August 4th, 9 A.M. to noon
September 15, 9A.M. to noon
October 6, 9 A.M. to noon