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Stash Pot Pie Club



Here’s an easy test to see if you should join Stash Pot Pie. Ask yourself the questions that follow. If you answer yes to more than half of them, then you need Stash Pot Pie!

  1. Do you ever go on a fabric-buying binge?
  2. Do you ever shop for fabric alone?
  3. Do you consider yourself a social or recreational fabric collector?
  4. Is too much fabric never enough?
  5. Do you ever have a craving for more fabric?
  6. Are you in denial? Do you swear you’re actually saving money by building up your stash before cotton prices rise?
  7. Do you consider your habit “quilting therapy”?
  8. Have you ever fondled your stash first thing in the morning?
  9. Are you guilty of being a “pusher,” turning others on to your addiction?
  10. Have you ever experienced a “blackout”—finding fabric in your stash you don’t remember buying?
  11. Is your definition of a “needle exchange” different from that of others?
  12. Do you ever buy fabric when you are disappointed, under pressure, or have had a quarrel with someone
  13. Can you handle more fabric now than when you first started to quilt?
  14. When shopping with friends or spouses, do you try to sneak in a few extra fat quarters that others won’t know about?
  15. Do you sometimes feel uncomfortable if fabric is not available?
  16. Do you sometimes feel a little guilty about your stash?
  17. Has a family member or close friend ever expressed concern or complained about the size of your stash?
  18. Do you often want to continue buying fabric after your friends say you’ve had enough?
  19. Have you sometimes failed to keep promises you’ve made to yourself about controlling or cutting down on your stash?
  20. Are you an adult child of a quilter?
In the Stash Pot Pie, we will learn how to use the fabric in your stash so that you can buy more.  Know someone whose fabric stash is nearly as big as yours?  Invite them to join in!

Meeting monthly on the third Thursday, Friday or Saturday of the month through December at 1:00pm-4:00pm.    Refer to the calendar for specific dates as some may change due to scheduling conflicts that can't be avoided.

The following is general information that applies to clubs.

Please avoid wearing fragrances.

  • You bring your own sewing machine.
  • Reservations are required, but if the class is full, we will be glad to put you on a wait list and let you know if there is an opening.  You can choose then whether you want to still join in.
  • Payment is required at the time of the reservation.  Please call and cancel if you are unable to attend so those on the wait list can attend instead.  Full refund will be made for cancellations up to 48 hours prior to the January class.  Half will be refunded if cancelled within 24 hours before, and no refund if cancelled less than 24 hours before the class.
  • Coffee, tea and water available for no charge.
  • Fabric and supply lists will be provided each month - the first month with paid registration. 
  • Come prepared with your sewing machine, fabrics and supplies, and allow time to set up your sewing area beforehand, so we can start on time.


Skill Level: beginner
Skill Details: Confident Beginner to Experienced Quilter
Requirements: Supplies and fabric requirements will be provided at the monthly meeting after the first meeting. For the first meeting, the lists will be provided with paid registration.
Instructor: Barb Bergquist
Instructor Bio: As a quilter of more than 25 years and co-owner of A Block Away Quilt Shop, Barb is full of practical information and has a dump truck full of ideas!
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This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.

Contact Us:

Phone: (956) 638-1961
Location: A Block Away Quilt Shop
                 2706 N. 10th Street
                 McAllen, TX 78501
Hours: Mon-Sat: 9AM-9PM, Sun: 10AM-6PM
Email: barb@ablockaway.com


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