A patchwork quilt, like a person after their 21st birthday party, is a collection of pieced-together memories spread across a bed. Put the pieces together with this Groupon to MMIJA in Morristown. Choose between the following options:
- For $5, you get $10 worth of in-store craft classes.
- For $25, you get $50 worth of fabrics, yarn, patterns, and supplies. <p>
MMIJA’s 12,000 square feet of retail space overflows with a rotating collection of fabrics, yarn, patterns, and supplies from such manufacturers as Hoffman, Northcott, and Blank Quilting. Staff members clear off bolt-laden tables throughout the week and host classes for beginners and veterans alike. During Beginning Punch Needle sessions ($10), students can learn the basic punch needle techniques needed to forge pincushions and fabric ornaments in a stress-free setting. BQ Easy Quilt classes ($10) walk attendees through the creation of a geometrically precise quilt using a home-brought sewing machine.
Although class fees do not include the cost of materials, guests can peruse the store’s extensive collection for their supplies beforehand. Swaths of intricately patterned Blank Quilting Renaissance Menagerie Fabric ($9.99/yd.) run through fingers as smoothly as a handful of ball bearings coated in olive oil, and Hoffman Challenge 2012 Primary Fabric ($11.99/yd.) is adorned with lavender and pink roses. The shelves’ punch-needle kits ($14.95+) each include the pattern and floss needed to create a picturesque nature scene or homage to a famous parking lot.