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Welcome to “And Sew It Began – Pieceful Stitches,” the first Texas quilting retreat venue nestled in the heart of historic LaPorte, TX. Whether it be sewing, quilting, scrapbooking, or other crafting, this is the place that can offer you the room and comfort to create something beautiful. You’ll be treated to a spacious new state of the art studio with great lighting, design walls, and comfortable chairs. If that’s not enough, this quaint little home is less than 2 blocks away from your very own "personal" quilt shop.  Our shop loves to cater to your special requests. 

Enjoy stepping back in time and experiencing the character of a 1913 Sears kit house. Each bedroom room is decorated in a different theme and there’s a cozy living room with a fireplace for when you just want to chill out and read a book. A full kitchen is at your disposal and the large dining area can seat your entire group. If cooking is not your thing, plenty of gourmet restaurants are right around the corner.

Nothing recharges your batteries like spending uninterrupted, quality time with your best friends, doing what you love.

Say “no” to demands, obligations and stress! Come to “And Sew It Began – Pieceful Stitches” to relax, recharge and pursue your passions!

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This quilt is a curved Nine Patch quilt with a wide variety of possibilities.

Cost: $ 85.00
MYSHOES: Custom Sneakers Class
- Jul 13, 2024 09:00 am

Join us for a full ay of fun while you make a custom pair of sneakers. Class Fee includes a full day of instruction and a pair of sneaker soles. We will provide some of the tools needed for making the sneakers like a needle, thread and eyelets and setting tool.

Cost: $ 150.00
HOPSCOTCH: Hopscotch
- Aug 24, 2024 09:00 am

The Hopscotch quilt is a large quilt that uses a jelly roll 2 1/2” cut strips. It starts with a center lone star block that is set on point surrounded by checkerboard of colorful squares. Winnie will teach you how to sew a perfect lone star block and then make the checkerboard fit the center block. This quilt can easily be enlarged. There is pre-work (sewing strips) to be done before class.

Cost: $ 85.00
MYSHOES: Custom Sneakers Class
- Sep 13, 2024 09:00 am

Join us for a full ay of fun while you make a custom pair of sneakers. Class Fee includes a full day of instruction and a pair of sneaker soles. We will provide some of the tools needed for making the sneakers like a needle, thread and eyelets and setting tool.

Cost: $ 150.00
Spinners - Jelly Roll Kite
- Oct 12, 2024 09:00 am

The Spinner (small kite) quilt class is a quilt using a jelly roll 2 1/2” cut strips and uses Marti Michell’s kite ruler. This is a fun way to use those packages of pre cut strips or you can go scrappy using your stash. Some Pre-cutting and strip sewing is done before class.

Cost: $ 65.00
Spontaneous Border
- Jan 18, 2025 09:00 am

The Spontaneous Borders quilt is made up of only ONE block….the birds in the air block. Winnie will share a fast and accurate method for making the blocks and her method for fitting pieced borders to the quilt. She will also share her method for cutting and sewing perfect mitered borders.

Cost: $ 85.00
BROKENSTAR: Broken Star
- Mar 08, 2025 09:00 am

Use your Jelly roll or 2 1/2” pre cut strips to make this stunning lone star quilt. Winnie will share her method for making the large diamonds and sewing the diamonds together to make the star. Winnie has a formula for cutting the perfect background pieces for YOUR quilt that works on many Star projects. Come with strip sets sewn so you can accomplish more in class.

Cost: $ 85.00
Large Strippy Kite
- May 03, 2025 09:00 am

This is a fun and fast Strippy quilt and a great way to use your stash. Spend time before the class cutting strips from your stash and sewing strip sets together in order to make blocks during the class.

Cost: $ 65.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Jun 27, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Jun 28, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Jul 25, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Jul 26, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Aug 22, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Aug 23, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Sep 26, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Sep 27, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Oct 24, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Oct 25, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Nov 21, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Nov 22, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Time: 9 a.m to 5 p.m Cost: $10/person Come and join us for our Saturday Sewcial. Bring your sewing machine, project, supplies and your food/snacks/drinks for the day. Setup begins at 10 a.m. and we will close up at 7 p.m. If you have questions, please contact the shop at 281-941-4140 or email andsewitbegan@gmail.com You must register and pay for your spot before arriving. This is a NON-REFUNDABLE event! Set-up 9:45am Thank you.

Cost: $ 10.00
Thursday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Dec 19, 2024 10:30 am

Thursday Featherweight club is from 10-4 on the 4th Thursday of each month.

Cost: $ FREE
Friday Featherweight Club - 2024
- Dec 20, 2024 10:00 am

Friday Featherweight Club for 2024 will have a $5 table reservation fee. We will apply the $5 against your purchases on the day of the event only. No refund or transfer of the table reservation fee.

Cost: $ 5.00