Hi,

There are still plenty of spaces left in Leslie's "Fitting Solutions"
class, but we can only take one more for the "Tricks of the Trade"
next Saturday, August 25th.  Contact Leslie (lesash@q.com) to save your 
spot.

For the quilters, Ricky Tims' Solo Quilt Seminar is coming to Socorro
next weekend and it looks like a lot of fun!  Get the details at his 
website:
     http://www.rickytims.com/about-solo

In addition, the Breast Cancer Research Center (BCRC) is looking for artists, 
vendors and donations for their October 5th Quilt Exhibit.  Please contact 
Jahaan Martin MEd, Executive Director, jtmartin@nmcrc.org

Coming in September....  Fashion Forward!
Nob Hill Fabrics will be hosting the Albuquerque Apparel Center's "Fashion Forward!"
A series of seminars on the history of fashion, what the industry entails, and 
where it is heading. 

The 3rd Tuesday of each month, 6pm-7:30.  Cost: $15.00 Reserve seating (24 hours 
or more in advance).  $20.00 at door.  For more information, visit 
http://www.AbqApparelCenter.com or call 505.803.6966.

Seminar #1: Tuesday, September 18, 2012
"Behind the Scenes of Fashion"

Are you interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes of Fashion?  Explore 
the many levels of apparel design, production, promotion, and more that make up its 
exciting and ever-changing world.  Don’t sew?  Don’t worry!  This seminar is for 
everyone who wants to learn about the endless business and job opportunities the 
Fashion Industry offers New Mexicans.
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NEW ARRIVALS!!!!
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*  The Burda Style Autumn/Winter 2012 Special is here.  
   Hand weavers and knitters -- this one has some great ideas and patterns 
   especially for you.

*  Italian cotton gauze with 2% Lycra, off-white and black.

*  Other knits -- a black and white rayon jersey and a midnight blue cotton.

*  For fall, three new wools.  A striped piece, a burgundy cotton blend and a rose
   brocade.

*  An ivory linen dupioni.  A slubbed look similar to silk dupioni, but 
   linen.  (Prepared for dying.)

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                             CLASSES
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August
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"Fitting Solutions" 
http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/Fitting_Solutions.html

3-hour session by Leslie Berky Ashcraft cost - $45 class size limited to 6

Saturday, August 25th, 9:30-12:30.

Are you tired of buying pattern after pattern, searching for "the one" that actually 
fits?  Or, have you stopped sewing for yourself entirely because your garments gap 
open at the center front or hang like muumuus?  This fitting class has been created 
exclusively to help women identify what has changed about their maturing female 
forms and how those changes are reflected in the fit of their garments.  (For this 
session, we will concentrate mainly on the female form from the waist up.)  After 
this class, you will know what has been causing your fitting disasters and what 
pattern alterations are necessary to prevent any more.

Supply list:

Sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors and cloth tape measure.

4 yards of 45" or 60" white muslin fabric, an indelible sharpie marker, a quilter’s 
straightedge and a jacket pattern of your choice.  (Be realistic about your size; 
alterations are easier if you're somewhat close.  Keep in mind that for purposes of 
creating a well-fitting, structured jacket, darting and princess lines are your 
friends!)

NOTE:  If you plan to take the next "Jackets" class, please use Butterick 5687:
        http://butterick.mccall.com/b5687-products-14759.php?page_id=147

With the help of the teacher, you will recognize your figure challenges, alter your 
jacket pattern accordingly and begin preparing a jacket muslin.  

Contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.

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"Tricks of the Trade – (Or Avoiding that "Homemade" Look)".
http://www.nobhillfabrics.com/classes/tips_and_tricks.html

3-hour session by Leslie Berky Ashcraft cost - $45 class size limited to 6

Saturday, August 25th,  1:30-4:30.

This class will introduce and demonstrate a variety of construction techniques that 
will result in professional looking garments, as well as make your sewing projects 
easier to manage.  We will discuss interfacings, underlining, different kinds of 
linings, an easy, fool-proof method of bound buttonhole construction, "bagging 
garments", dart etiquette, hidden zipper application, sleeve setting theory, 
perfect collar points and pressing basics.  Students are encouraged to bring up 
their own construction concerns during class.  The teacher will attempt to address 
as many as possible.

Bring your sewing machine with dark thread.  We will be making samples of some of 
the techniques to take home and refer to later.  (Muslin and zippers supplied by 
teacher.)

Contact Leslie at 505-281-5993 to sign up.

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September
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"Sewing 101"

Saturday, September 1st, 10:am - 12:00pm

For the absolute beginner...  Carry Wilcox is hosting a "Get Acquainted 
With Your Sewing Machine" class.  Saturday, September 1st, 10:00am until 
noon.  For $15 she will introduce you to the ins and outs of threading, 
bobbin winding, various presser feet and more.  She is also available for 
beginner lessons and group classes.  Call her at 575-590-1217 for details.

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Fashion Seminar #1: "Behind the Scenes of Fashion"
Tuesday, September 18, 2012, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: $15.00 Reserve seating (24 hours or more in advance).  $20.00 at door.  

Are you interested in learning what goes on behind the scenes of Fashion?  Explore 
the many levels of apparel design, production, promotion, and more that make up its 
exciting and ever-changing world.  Don’t sew?  Don’t worry!  This seminar is for 
everyone who wants to learn about the endless business and job opportunities the 
Fashion Industry offers New Mexicans.

For more information, visit http://www.AbqApparelCenter.com or call 505.803.6966.
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Ongoing
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Design and Sew One-on-One
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Are there parts of pattern making/altering and/or sewing that you don’t 
understand or want additional help with?  Melissa Lea will sit at a 
design table with you, explain things one-on-one, and teach you how to 
accomplish what you want to do.

Your first visit, to share what it is you would like to design, is FREE!  
Bring pictures or sketches of your favorite designs and inspirations along 
with a list of the designing skills you would like to learn.

Classes are a mix of seam and finishing techniques, pattern drafting 
techniques using industry tools, and constructing your finished garment.

All you need to bring is a pattern, thread, pins, scissors, and seam ripper. 
Bring fabric or purchase some during class from Nob Hill Fabrics.  Eliminate
the stress of hauling in your sewing machine ~ You can use ours!

Limited Time Introductory Rate - $15.00 per hour.
To schedule a Design&Sew 1on1 session, contact Melissa Lea at 505-803-6966 
or melissa@AbqApparelCenter.com.

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If you would like to be on the list of available seamstresses and tailors
for hire on our website, please send contact information to 
liz@nobhillfabrics.com with a brief (one-sentence) description of what you 
provide.
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Liz Frank -- Owner
Nob Hill Fabrics
3810 Central SE Ste. B
Albuquerque NM  87108

505.266.0674
liz@nobhillfabrics.com

Open 10am-6pm Tuesday through Friday and 9am-6pm Saturday.
Closed Sunday and Monday.

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