4.10.2018

Kids Summer Camps 2018


Does your kiddo have a desire to learn how to sew, knit, quilt, or weave? Does the idea of teaching your own child how to do these things on your own make you nervous? Do you want your kids to attend a fun summer camp with other kids their own age? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Home Ec. Summer Camps are perfect for your kid(s)! Summer 2018 brings with it amazing, ALL NEW summer camps as well as popular camps from last year, featuring new activities and projects! 
Throughout each week, campers will create projects and develop skills and a creative mindset that will keep them crafting long after camp is over. We limit the number of campers each week so our super-experienced teachers can provide one-on-one attention. The small groups also let our campers connect with one another and make new friends. By the end of the week, your kiddo will get to take home fun memories along with their fabulous handmade projects. And their newly acquired skills mean they'll have the ability to create many more.

The schedule below provides information about each of the camps. The cost includes instruction and all supplies. Please call Home Ec. (319-337-4775) with questions!

*Registration and Cancellation Policy*
In order to register for our camps, call Home Ec. at 319.337.4775 to sign up.  We require payment in full at the time of sign up in order to reserve your child's spot in the camp.  We require at least two weeks notice if you are going to cancel your registration to one of our camps. There will be a $50 cancellation fee taken out of your refund. If you cancel two weeks or less prior to the start of the camp, we are unable to offer a refund or store credit. No make up dates will be offered if your child misses any days of camp.

Little Big Kid Fiber ART Camp  
with Codi Josephson
June 11-15, 10-12
$150, all supplies included
Ages 5+

 
Hey little big kid campers...get ready for a fun week of being creative and getting your hands messy in a variety art supplies!  A few of the projects that campers will explore are weaving and pompom making (with yarn they dye!), fabric collage on wood, 2-D fashion design, stamp making and mural making.  This camp might have the littlest campers, but it will be BIG TIME FUN!

Horse Camp
With Liz Munger 
June 11-15, 1-4
$220 all supplies included
Ages 8+
 
 Image and pattern by Ric Rac Studio

Welcome to horse camp where it's all horses all the time! We will begin the week by sewing our very own dream horse followed by creating blankets and accessories for our horses and a matching scarf or bandana for you. We will also design and create a barn to house your horse.  Giddy up! 

Sewing:  Patchwork Camp 
With Codi Josephson
June 18-22, 9-12
$220 all supplies included
Ages 8+
Image and pattern by Green Bee Patterns
Spend the week exploring patchwork!  We will design a variety of patchwork projects including a YOU designed throw pillow, a quilted boxcar tote bag, sun printed fabric wall hanging(you will make the fabric!)and a super cool paper pieced framed cactus or house design. This camp will be super colorful, super scrappy, super creative and SUPER FUN!  

Puppets, Plays, and Improv!
With John McWilliams

June 25-29, 9-12

$195 all supplies included
Ages 8+

  

In this brand new camp at Home Ec, your child will make a variety of puppets and props, warm up his/her creativity with improv games, and work with fellow campers to create plays that we will share with families during a short performance on the last day of camp.

Sewing: Four Winds Quilt Camp
With Codi Josephson
June 25-29, 1-4
$240 all supplies included
Ages 8+
 
 Image and Pattern by Fancy Tiger Crafts

In this camp students will learn the basics of making a quilt.  Choose your favorite fabrics to make this quilt unique to you. Learn how to piece a flying geese block, make a quilt sandwich and tie and bind your quilt.  When camp is over you will leave with a completed 64"x64" quilt!

Little Big Kid Craft Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday and Tuesday, July 2 and 3, 9-12 pm
$90, all supplies included
Ages 5 and up

  
At Home Ec., we know all kids want to craft, which is why we are offering a camp specifically for those crafters who may not be old enough for other camps! The projects in this class are specially geared for smaller hands. Campers will get to make felted soap bars, woven coasters, make Pinecone people, pocket pals and a pillow with their own artwork on it! This camp is the perfect way to expose your little one to the amazing world of crafting!
   
Back to School Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Thursday and Friday, July 5 and 6, 1-4 pm
$100, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up

  
As much fun as summer is, school is also a blast! We decided it would be fitting to look ahead to the fall and get your kiddo ready to start back to school! With snazzy new hand-sewn journal covers, pencil pouchs, and key chains, Your kiddo is guaranteed to be thrilled to head back to school in the fall!

Print, Dye, Sew Camp
With Codi Josephson
July 9-13, 9-12
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8+
 
Spend the week exploring a variety of dyeing and printing techniques.  Students will have a blast indigo dyeing and ice dyeing on fabric (feel free to bring t-shirts if you would like).  Students will also make drawings and learn how to create a screen and screen print on fabric.  During the camp we will also be block printing and sun printing! We will use the fabric to create a skirt, tote bag or throw pillow, stationary and a zipper pouch.  So much fun and creativity packed into a week of camp!

Your Room, Your Way 
With Codi Josephson
July 16-20, 9-12
$215 all supplies included
Ages 8+
 
Spend the week making one-of-a-kind items for your room!  Projects will include a sturdy fabric basket to house books, art supplies or stuffed animals, a matching edge pieced pillowcase, a fabric covered magnetic bulletin board and magnets and a felt banner with a very important word, poem or message of your choosing!

Teen Fashion Camp
With Liz Munger 
July 16-20, 1-4
$240 all supplies included
Ages 12+
   
 Hudson pants by TrueBias, Everyday Skirt by Liesel and Co and Lark T-shirt by Grainline Studio

During fashion camp campers will pick out fabric to make a t-shirt and pants or a skirt to wear with it! To go along with their new outfit, they will design and sew a super cool coordinating accessory (bag, hat or scarf-you choose!). Campers will gain an understanding of how to read, cut and sew from a commercial pattern.  

Tiny Doll and House Making Workshop
With Melissa Arp
July 23-27, 9-12
$215 all supplies included
Ages 8+

 
Does your child enjoy working in different media? Do they like to create characters, and tell stories? This class will combine doll-making techniques, story telling and papier-mâché hand fabricated houses. A variety of media and techniques will be used including:
-sculpting with paper clay
-painting and varnishing with acrylic and water-based paints
-paper-maiche over cardboard, fabrication techniques 
-wire based, posable doll with needle felted wool body
-hand sewn clothing  
-story telling and illustration in small chapbook 
*See more of Melissa's amazing art work on her instagram @ melissa_arp
*please note this class will involve sharp needles for both hand sewn clothing as well as needle-felting-as well as hot glue guns. Campers will be monitored for safety during use of these tools. 

*Please note there is a fun homework assignment before the class.  Please collect tiny objects and treasures (bottle caps, acorn tops, beads, anything small that delights them) as well as a study box (shoebox size) for a home and tiny boxes for furniture. Have fun gathering and looking at items that might get discarded in a whole new way. 

Little Big Kid Fiber Art Camp
With Codi Josephson
July 23-27, 1-3
$150, all supplies included
Ages 5+ 
  
Hey little big kid campers...get ready for a fun week of being creative and getting your hands messy in a variety art supplies!  A few of the projects that campers will explore are weaving and pompom making (with yarn they dye!), fabric collage on wood, 2-D fashion design and mural making.  This camp might have the littlest campers, but it will be BIG TIME FUN!

Fiber Fun Camp

With Erin Kuester

July 30-August 3, 12-3pm

$215, all supplies included

Ages 8 and up

 

During this week, campers will explore the fun of fiber arts! They'll try out new fiber skills every day, and come home at the end of the week armed with all the necessary skills for being a true fiber artist! Campers will learn how to dye yarn and fabric, weave wall art on cardboard looms, learn how to batik fabric, make pom-pom/tassel garlands, knit monster puppets, and more. This week will involve lots of fiber and lots of fun!

Quilting Camp
With Olivia Cotton
August 6-10, 1-4 pm
$240, all supplies included
Ages 8 and up
  
People have said it can't be done...kids finishing a quilt in a week?! You may think it is impossible, but we are here to prove otherwise! Throughout the week, the kids will learn the basics of quilting (piecing, tying, attaching a binding, etc.) while creating their very own quilt to bring home on Friday. We were so impressed last year that we are keeping with the tradition of the campers designing their own quilts, WOW! One of the kiddos favorite camps!

"Sewtastic" Sewing Camp
With Olivia Cotton
Monday-Friday, August 6-10, 9-12 pm
$215, all supplies included
ages 8+
 
One of our most popular camps is back and full of fun new projects! This is the perfect camp for any kid who wants to learn all the basics of sewing. We will spend a majority of the week learning how to use the sewing machines, while making several projects such as a zippered pencil cases, purses, pillowcases, wallets, etc. Campers will also learn very useful hand sewing techniques through embroidered wall art and felt key-chains. Every camper will end the week as budding sewers, with the skills to create even more hand-sewn projects.

Back(PACK) to School Camp
With Codi Josephson
August 13-17, 10-12
$220, all supplies included
Ages 8+
 
Image and Pattern by Noodlehead

This camp is sure to get you excited and ready to head back to school in (your own personal) style.  Campers will make the amazing range backpack pattern (one of our popular adult sewing classes!).  This backpack is super sturdy and will definitely be useful for carrying all your necessities to and from school (or wherever your adventures might take you).  Along with the backpack, campers will make other fun and useful back to school items including a pencil pouch/notebook cover.  

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)
with Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, April 11, 18, 25, and May 2, 6:30-8:30 pm
$85 + supplies

This class will take you back to the very basics of machine sewing. You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects, what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillowcase, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice). You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
Supplies Needed:

* Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson
* fabric for projects
* basic sewing kit

   
(four session class)

Sewing: Burnside Bibs

Sewing: Burnside Bibs
With Liz Munger 
Mondays, April 16th and 23rd, 6-8:30 pm
$65 + Supplies (pattern included)

The Burnside Bibs are not your traditional work overalls. Yes they are comfortable and easy to wear, yet they are much more stylish and feminine than traditional versions. The straps that transition to narrower ties offer many options for how they can be tied. And...like so many sewing patterns, we as sewists are able to influence how casual or dressed up they become simply by fabric choice. Choose a fabric with some drape such as Tencel and pair them with a silk blouse and some heels for a dressed up look. Use a more traditional denim or linen and wear them with a tee shirt, sneakers or clogs and take a more casual approach.
Supplies Needed:  *Basic Sewing Kit, Fabric and supplies per pattern,
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Sewing: Cleo Skirt

Sewing: Cleo Skirt
With Codi Josephson
Thursdays, April 19 and 26, 6:30-8:30 pm
$55 + Supplies (pattern included)

This gathered skirt features a flat-front waistband with elastic in the back for a flattering and comfortable fit.
Two views are included: a knee-length version with cutout pockets and contrasting hem band, and a mid-length version with inseam pockets.
Cleo's versatile design works with many different kinds of fabrics; make it with cotton or linen for an everyday staple, or dress it up with rayon or one of our lovely double gauze fabrics.  Check out this link with 25 inspiring Cleo skirts HERE.
Supplies Needed:  *Basic Sewing Kit, Fabric and supplies per pattern requirements
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Embroidery: The Original Sampler

Embroidery:  The Original Sampler
With Codi Josephson
Tuesdays, April 24 and May 1, 6:30-8:30 pm
$45 + Supplies (sampler included)
 
This is the perfect class to try your hand at embroidery (...or fine tune it!). We will be using the Original Sampler designed by Rebecca of Dropcloth Samplers! Over the two class sessions, you will learn a collection of lovely stitches including classic stitches, but also some new and exciting stitches like spider webs, bullion knots and Algerian Eyes.  

Supplies needed: * embroidery hoop * needle * floss of your choice

You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Sewing: Lakeside Pajamas

Sewing: Lakeside Pajamas
With Natasha Otteson
Fridays, April 27 & May 4, 6-9pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)
 
 
(photo via grainlinestudio.com)
 
Summer will be here before we know it, and what better way to celebrate its impending arrival than with a new, cool set of pajamas. The tank features bust darts, spaghetti straps, and a split back, while the bottoms are gym short style. It's the perfect outfit for summertime lounging or sleeping.
 
Supplies needed:
  
*Fabric
*Thread
*Basic sewing kit
*1 yard of 1 1/4"-wide non-roll elastic
*7 yards of 1/4"-wide double fold bias tape
 
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class! 
 
(two session class)

Sewing: Cecilia Yoga Mat Bag

Sewing: Cecilia Yoga Mat Bag
With Natasha Otteson
Sunday, April 29, 1-5pm
$45 + supplies
 
 
(photo via Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter)
 
Come learn how to make this simple, yet highly functional, mat bag. It goes easily over the shoulder, while the opening is wide enough to easily throw in your mat and gym clothes. This bag is great for yogis on the go!
 
Supplies needed:
  • Fabric (any of the adorable canvases we have at the shop would be great for this pattern)
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing kit
  • Everyday Style by Lotta Jansdotter (available at the shop)
  • Pattern tracing material
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Knitting: Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks

Knitting: Two-at-a-time Top-down Socks
With Amy Gullen
Saturdays, April 28 and May 5, 12, and 19, 1-3 pm
$60 + Supplies

 
Do you want to learn how to knit socks? Do you suffer from second sock syndrome or do your socks turn out different sizes? Two-at-a-time, top-down socks are a great way to learn how to knitsocks and are a fix for those common sock issues. This is also a great project to learn the magic loop method for knitting in the round.
During the class, you will make a pair of baby socks so that you can work through all parts of sock knitting over the 4 sessions.

Supplies needed:
1 center-pull or 2 smaller balls of Fingering weight yarn- 70 yards total. The average skein of sock yarn will give you plenty of yarn to make the class project and a pair of medium women socks.
US 1 (or US 0 if you are a loose knitter and US 1.5 if a tight knitter) 36" circular needle (24-48" will also work). You can also bring 2 circular needles if you don't want to use magic loop. Gauge is not particularly important for the class project but will be for children and adult socks.  Pattern provided in class

 You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!

Sewing: Eden Baggy Pants

Sewing:  Eden Baggy Pants
With Codi Josephson
Thursday, May 3, 6-9
$40 pattern included
Make this cozy pair of baggy knit pants with a folder waistband. This pattern is fun and easy and makes the perfect gift for one of your favorite kiddos or parent-to-be.  The patten can be made in sizes preemie through 6T.

Supplies Needed: *Basic Sewing Kit, fabric per pattern requirements and
tracing cloth

Sewing: Luna Pants

Sewing: Luna Pants
With Natasha Otteson
Mondays, May 7 & 14, 6-9pm
$50 + supplies
 
 
(photo via made-by-rae.com)
 
The Luna Pants are loose-fitting with an elastic waist and a tapered leg. They can easily be dressed up or down, and when made with a light-weight fabric (such as one of our cotton-linen blends, chambrays, cotton lawns, rayons, or shirtings), these 
bottoms are everything you could want in a summer pant.
 
Supplies needed:
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(two session class)

Quilting Start to Finish: Modern Twist To The Disappearing Nine Patch

Quilting Start to Finish:
Modern Twist To The Disappearing Nine Patch
With Pam Ehrhardt
Tuesdays, May 8, 15 and 22, 6-8:30
$75 pattern included

Learn to sew this easy, modern quilt.  Learn the basics of quilt making including:  cutting your fabric, sewing blocks, assembling the quilt top, layering with batting and backing, plus quilting with a walking foot and adding binding.  The quilt shown is 35"x35" (instructions for making a larger quilt included)
*stop by Home Ec. to see several samples that Pam has made!

Supplies Needed:  
*6 5"x42" strip of various prints and/or solids OR 6 fat    quarters of various prints and/or solids (you will have  left over fabric)
*3/4 yard of background fabric
*50"x42" backing and binding
*39"x39" batting
*basic sewing kit

Sewing: Willow Tank Dress

Sewing: Willow Tank Dress
With Natasha Otteson
Wednesdays, May 9 & 16, 6:30-9pm
$60 + supplies (pattern included)
 
 
(photo via grainlinestudio.com)
 
The Willow Tank Dress is a versatile and reliable staple. This dress is perfect for warm weather, but will transition into the fall when layered with a cardigan and leggings. It's fitted at the shoulders and falls into a relaxed fit below the bust. It's unfussy and can be made into a dress or a tank top.
Techniques involved include sewing a straight seam, darts, hemming and applying bias facing.
 
Supplies needed:
  • Fabric
  • Thread
  • Basic sewing kit
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
 
(two session class)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)

Sewing: School of Sewing (part 1)
With Natasha Otteson
Thursdays, May 10, 17, 24 & 31, 6:30-8:30pm
$85 + supplies
 
 
 
This class will take you back to the very basics of machine sewing. You will learn how to thread a machine, how to choose appropriate fabrics for projects, what sewing tools are a necessity and how to use them. We will work on one project during each session (pillowcase, drawstring bag, Zipper Pouch and either an apron OR a lined tote bag (your choice)). You are welcome to bring your machine (as long as it is in working order) or you can use the machines in the workshop. You will also have access to the workshop at Home Ec between class sessions to finish up projects!
 
Supplies Needed:
  • Copy of School of Sewing by Shea Henderson
  • Fabric for projects
  • Basic sewing kit
You will receive 15% off all supplies you purchase for class!
 
(four session class)

3.26.2018

Vintage Revival Quilt Kit

                     
Are you interested in purchasing the kit for Vintage Revival, the lovely blue-and-white quilt pictured in the June issue of American Patchwork and Quilting? Hooray! We’re glad you’ve stopped by and we’re happy to help. 

We’re currently taking pre-orders for the kit: call us at 319-337-4775 to give us your contact information. We’ll put you on our list and send your gorgeous kit very soon. The kit uses Moda’s Feed Sacks: True Blue line of fabrics and we're waiting for the fabrics to ship from Moda's warehouse in Dallas. We anticipate the fabric shipping by April 17 and we will cut kits and ship them to you very soon thereafter. 

The price of the kit is $120.00 (126.36 in Iowa). Shipping is included in the price of the kit.   You may pay now or later, when the kit is available. If you chose to pay later, we will need your credit card information before kit ships to you. We’ll call everyone on the pre-order list to let you know when the kits are available for shipping. 

If you are interested in purchasing backing fabric for your quilt, let us know and you will receive 15% off with your purchase of the kit.



*Photos used with permission from American Patchwork & Quilting® magazine. ©2018 Meredith Corporation. All rights reserved.