It's Hot Hot Hot at Engine House during August

Swiss Days Week Sale          July 24th - 30th
All existing fat quarters are $2
Finish the bolt  - 2yds or less - $5 off
   Over 2 yds - $10 off
30% off existing kits
Mel has offered $10 off any cleaning during Swiss Days

This sale is, July 25th - Saturday, July 29th.  When inventory is gone  --- it is gone!

UPDATE: Carla Miracle
Carla Miracle has been on our hearts and minds these past few months. Carla has been our long arm quilter for the past few years and has been battling an illness which involves a great amount of pain. Carla is on her way to scheduling surgery sometime the week of August 8th but until that time, we have set up a meal schedule to help her and her family on under Miracle with the password Miracle. This is scheduled for Tuesdays and Thursday only. This is a wonderful encouragement for the family and a great way of touching our very special quilting friend in her time of need. Thank you in advance for all your efforts toward the Miracle family.

Stitcher's Garden  1
Stitcher's Garden will be on Tuesday, August 9th from 10 am to 5 pm.  Feel free to join us no matter what block you are on or if you want to get started.   We have students who are on their first block and others on their 6th block while others are putting on their borders.  Please come and we will help you get started.
Stitcher's Garden is a Block of the Month program that gives you the opportunity to learn to use your sewing machine and feet.  You are welcome to begin either class at anytime. 

   A few of the techniques used include:
* TWIN and WING needles
* BOBBINWORK has been stepped up for more challenges on the flower and leaves using not only #5 Perle cotton but an 1/8" polyester satin ribbon.
* TWISTED floss in front of the needle on vines.
* FRINGE or TAILOR TACK foot is used around one of the centers for a looped edging.
* COUCHING rick rack and 1/8" ribbon adds another dimension to the blocks.
* CIRCULAR attachment is used to create a flower and border.
* RUFFLER is a new foot being featured to create three flowers.
* BINDER foot is another new foot being featured not to bind the quilt but to add an accent edge to the corner triangles and the edge of the binding. 

We are open on Saturdays from 10 to 3 pm.

Beginning Piecing Class
We will be offering a wonderful class for beginners on Tuesday, August 30th from 10 to 3 pm. This class will be show you how to piece a number of blocks correctly to get the best over all look and ease of piecing each block into a quilt. We will be going over tricks, helps and aids to make piecing easier. We will be making a quilt and after it is quilted we will be showing how to bind the quilt. All in all this class will open your mind to the world of piecing. You will need the Alex Anderson Beginning Piecing Book and supplies for your quilt. There will be a $10 charge for the instruction each month.

Secret Garden
In this class we will be piecing beautiful blocks. Donna will be showing us how to piece and quilt this masterpiece. Then we can apply this technique to all our quilts.We will be quilting this quilt in sections to complete the total package. Plus we will be putting on the binding in class before this quilt is completed, so make sure you see this quilt to it's completion.. See you on Thursday, August 18th & August 25th from 10 am to 5 pm. It will be a $10 fee for each pattern block.

The 2016 Row by Row  Theme "Home Sweet Home" .
Row by Row  We have our row ready and our license plates ready for purchasing. We are one shop among shops all over the US and Canada. IF you like to travel, the Row by Row is a great way of seeing shops you have never heard of. Go to the Row by Row web site and look at all the states you are traveling in to get a complete list of shops who are participating. Remember: the first person who comes into the shop with a completed quilt with 8 rows receives 25 fat quarters. And if our row is among the rows you will receive a gift certificate along with your 25 fat quarters. This is such a fun shop hop filled with great patterns and a collection of license plates.

Be sure to check out our website! We have our shop items online to purchase! Be sure to find the coupon which is there for first time orders.

Quilting with Templates              * This is not a piecing class
 Quilting with Templates, is the latest, greatest thing since the Rotary cutter. This class will be teaching how to quilt with templates. Carol Cumming will be showing us the simplistic method of using templates to quilt our projects from a table runner to a full size quilt. This Quilt is like the one done in Australia by the designer and is now being offered in the United States. If you love working with the templates on a beginner status, this is the class for you. You will be learning a number of different templates that will not only make your quilting look professional, they will also be an eye catcher.  This method uses a special foot specific to your sewing machine which costs $55. We will have the templates used each month on hand for all students. Be sure to reserve your templates in the correct size before class.. We will be using a Sampler package which includes 6 templates. Each template is demoed to help educate you on the many ways these templates can be used. Be sure to have these packages ready to be used on Monday, August 1st from 10 to 5 pm. On August 15th, Carol Cummings will be showing us the mini template set and a feather template. The cost of the class is $10 plus the beginning sets to get started. This is a cost savor if you quilt any of your projects. The over all look is very professional and all done by you.

In September we will be offering any of the templates in stock or in the catalog in a library setting. You will purchase the template at the listed price and then you have one month to use the set. IF you find that you will only use the set once or you do not care for the template - return it for the purchase price minus $5. This will allow you to try anything that interests you at no risk. We are excited about how creative our customers will become. 

Hand Quilting
At Engine House we have been blessed with a wonderful Hand Quilter. This makes it possible to offer hand quilting when you complete a quilt. This can be for a baby quilt, a full size quilt, a memory quilt or a vintage quilt. All you need to do is bring your completed top to the quilt shop. We will help you purchase batting and a back and we will take it from there. We will give it to our quilter and when it is finished we will give you a call to come pick it up. The price is comparable to machine quilting and is beautiful. This gives you some choices when you get ready to have your quilt quilted.

We do Sell Janome Sewing Machines - Any Janome Sewing Machines

Machine Cleaning
When was the last time you had your machine cleaned? Well, if you have completed a few projects for Christmas, or if you have been sewing Minkee or flannel, now is the time to get that machine cleaned. Mel is our machine expert and he will oil, clean, change the needle and adjust the tension in your machine to make it run like a top. Our price will be $59.98. Mel can fix almost any machine so if you are having issues with one of your sewing machines, bring it to Mel and see what he can do.

Remember to bring in your Six Sister's Hop Bag for 15% off regularly priced merchandise

New Age Saturday Quilt
Nancy Rink has done it again. She has come up with the quilt to stop traffic. The only thing better than our AGED MUSLINS in beige tones would be this same great look in cool blues and greys! Pair them with denims or chambrays. They'll give an authentic look when paired with reproductions, or a casual tone when blended in with contemporary prints. This quilt will be our New Saturday Quilt on August 13th at 10 to 3 pm. We will be cutting this quilt out and piecing a block. This quilt will be an 8 month quilt project using these Aged Sun Dried Muslins. We have the kits in the shop ready for purchase. Our classes will be on the 2nd Saturday of each month.

Trunk Shows or Private Classes
If you are a member of a sewing group or guild and you are looking for a different type program. Why not ask Engine House to come do a trunk show for your group. We do not charge anything for the program. We only ask that we can set up a store which those who attend can shop at when the program is over. Just a thought!! We can also do a private class for all your friends.

The Sale room is filled with many items 50% off including kits, fabrics, books and patterns. This room is fun to rummage through to see what lays beneath the piles. The sale room as changed to the small room before you enter the classroom. Check it out! 

Feathered Star Bed Runner Class
On Tuesday, September 20th from 10 to 5 pm, we will be making a Feathered Star Bed Runner.This is a perfect project for anyone who loves the down comforts on their bed but still likes a pieced quilt draped at the end of the bed. This project will be a QUILT AS YOU GO project with lots of options. You can piece each block and then quilt each block, then put the runner together or piece each block put it together and then quilt the runner. We will be showing you both methods. This class will also cover the binding of this project as well all for the low cost of $10 for the class. We will have kits for this class at a $55. Mark this date on your calendars.

Geneva Center Quilting Retreat
On August 4th - 7th we will again be sewing at the Geneva Center in Rochester, IN. If you would like a registration form please email me at and I will send you a form to mail back to us to reserve your place at the Center. We have a garage sale going on during our retreat of anything sewing related and a mystery quilt you may participate in. Double for the full weekend is $205 which includes your meals, room and all the sewing you would like to do. See you there!!

Vintage Onyx Quilt
There has been a big fascination with the Lucy Boston Quilt over the last year. So along those lines we have decided to do a quilt that combines the art of piecing and the honeycomb shapes to make one gorgeous quilt in taupes, blacks, whites and creams. The middle is honeycombs along with four other blocks but the rest is straight piecing. We have a picture by the cash register to view. We will begin this quilt on Thursday, August 11th from 10 to 3 pm for six months.

Floriani Event - Three Classes       Filling up Fast!!!
We are so excited to announce our next Floriani Event which will be September 8th, 9th, 10th & 11th.  This is a weekend filled with information you do not want to miss. On Thursday, September 8th we will be having a "All Things Quilting" Seminar from 12 to 5 pm. This class costs $29.95 and you will receive a Free Gift from FLoriani and Engine House valued at over $200. This class is about battings, stabilizers, fusible webs and stabilizers to create stunning quilt and home dec projects. Then on Friday and Saturday, September 9th & 10th, We will again explore the world of embroidery with a complete day talking about stabilizers, needles, thread, software and designs. You will be choosing between either Friday or Saturday for this class which costs $49.95. You will be receiving a free gift valued over $500 to take home with you.
Then on Sunday, September 11th, we will be opening the shop
for anyone who ever thought of or are curious about the software. You will be able to bring in your computer and we will download a dummy copy of the software to play with and design with along with the instructor. So this would be a great time to answer your questions, see for yourself how the software works and how easy it is to design your own projects. Mark these dates on your calendar. Spaces will be limited so be sure to be one of the lucky ones who will attend.

Grandmother's Scrap Basket Quilt
We will be piecing a quilt with traditional blocks beginning in the middle of the quilt. This
masterpiece can be done
in any fabric of your choosing. We used off white background and thirties fabrics for blocks. There are vintage blocks such as churn dash, dresden plate, nine patch and a bit of applique. We will be working on the middle first and each block around it. Our class will be 1 to 5 pm and 5 to 8 pm for those who are busy during the day. This class is $10 a month plus the pattern and supplies as needed. This quilt would be a great way to use up many, many Scraps. Our first class will be on Friday, September 30th. What a great way to learn the tricks of the trade on traditional blocks from the past and using your scraps.

Star Spankled Liberty Quilt
On Thursday, September 29th, we will be starting a Block of the Month Quilt in Red, creams and blue patriotic colors. This quilt is a type of Row by Row and is absoulty
 beautiful. We will meet on the fourth Thursday of the month to complete this quilt. You will need a kit which includes the pattern. This class will be from 1 to 8 pm.
The cost of the class will be $10 for the instruction.

Inspiration Heart Quilt

On Tuesday, August 23rd we will continue to work on our wall hanging of the Faith, Hope, and Love wall hanging. On Tuesday, September 19th we will be beginning a Lily of the Valley table runner which will adorn any dining room table. The cost of this class is $10 for the instruction.

iltAntia Goodesigns is having a sale this month. Their CD's will be $10 and & $20 which normally is $70 and $80. Also if you purchase one of our Workshop programs you may choose another one for 50% off.

We are working on a new club which will meet once a month for the expressed interest of organizing our Sewing Room. Each member of the club will have to purchase a book and we will go through it together and then use it to help us make our sewing rooms a place to spend countless hours creating. If you are interested in joining this group, let us know what night works or what times work. If no one is interested, we will table the class and our staff will do this class.