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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

What is Craftsy?


What is Craftsy?
Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Why should I take a class online?
Online education isn’t just for schools and universities anymore. Craftsy courses provide you the convenience of a world-class instructor in your home, whenever you want to learn. Online education, no matter what subject, is a great alternative to in-person classes for a number of reasons.

With many online learning opportunities being on-demand, you are able to learn at your own pace, anytime. Online learning is a fantastic alternative to in-store craft classes for people with busy schedules or who have difficulty leaving the house. It also allows you to watch a troubling section over-and-over again, so you can see exactly how a technique is carried out, or refer back to your class for relevant concepts before beginning any new projects.
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FREE CLASSES - Quilting - YES! - and others, too!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Tell Us A Story Challenge

Anthology Fabrics invites you to a Challenge: Tell Us A Story. So get creative. Use Anthology Batiks. Choose from yardage or pre-cuts, batik prints or solids. Completed quilts must be entered by December 15, 2013. Details and Entry Form

Prizes: 
1 National Grand Prize Winner: 200 half-yard cuts of Anthology's assorted Solids (valued at over $1,000)
5 Regional Prize Winners: Anthology's Fabric Prize Package (valued at $200)

All quilts meeting the Challenge criteria will be shown on Anthology's website and Facebook page in January 2014. The winning quilts will be displayed at the 2014 Spring Quilt Market. Your local shop will also get to show you off with a poster acknowledging your win! The stores sponsoring the Grand Prize winner and the Regional winners will receive also receive prizes. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sew Steady Sewing Machine Tables

Sew Steady Tables are terrific! Karen has had hers for a few years and now Happy Apple Quilts is very pleased to be a Sew Steady retailer. Sew Steady tables are made in the U.S.A. by Dream World. As with most fantastic products, someone had an idea to make a task easier. In this case, a sewing instructor wanted a table that fit around her sewing machine to give her a better work area. Her table was so practical and helpful that the ladies in her classes all wanted one too. Since that humble beginning in 1994, Dream World has made thousands of Sew Steady Tables. Each table is made from the highest grades of acrylic available, and custom fit for the purchaser's specific model and make of sewing machine. The tables are very easy to transport and set up and are perfect for taking to classes and retreats.There is a variety of sizes available to fit individual needs and budgets.
The larger tables include a handy clear acrylic storage drawer. Wonderful accessories include a durable vinyl travel bag,clear acrylic spinner rack for more convenient storage, and the Universal Sew Straight Guide. Sew Steady Tables and accessories can be purchased at www.happyapplequilts.com and shipped directly from Dream Works to your home. You can also place your order at our shop, Happy Apple Quilts, 3335 Tampa Rd, Palm Harbor, FL.