The Quiltzette

November 9, 2015


New Arrivals

We've decided to venture more into Triple-B fabrics . . . Big, Bright, Bold. Here's a new collection. Watch for more groups to arrive soon. Solids are also on the way. Modern and contemporary quilters: we're here for you! (Our traditional quilters need not worry. We're keeping that, too.)

Here's a cute bag - the Tuscany Tote - that Judy made from the new collection. We'll be teaching this as a beginning bag class in February.


Upcoming Events

Third Thursday Demo
Thursday, November 19, 2015
12:30 p.m. and 5:15 p.m.

This month we’ll demonstrate the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler. No templates and no Y-seams, and yet you end up with a complex a looking quilt that’s practically error-proof since you make the blocks over-sized and trim them down to the exact size. Finished blocks using this ruler range from 3″ to 12″ in size.

Customer Appreciation Day
Friday, November 27, 2015
9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Avoid the Black Friday frenzy and join us the day after Thanksgiving for our annual Customer Appreciation Day. Complete your holiday wish list to be entered for a chance to win a $50 gift certificate and pick up your Customer Appreciation Day (CAD) coupon booklet – free with a $25 purchase! That’s right, this year it’s a booklet packed with coupons for great deals on fabric, notions, patterns, classes, and more. You can also cast your vote for the Chickadee Challenge entries during this event.


Upcoming Classes

The Scrappers
Friday, November 13, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join The Scrappers and spend the second Friday of every other month working on a scrap quilt of your choice. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish during a full day of sewing without the distractions of home! Each time you attend you’ll receive a bonus scrap bag to add to your collection or trade with others while you sew. Attendance at The Scrappers is FREE but space is limited so do call ahead to reserve your seat in the classroom.


Bernina Embroidery Club
Tuesday, November 10
5:15 – 8:00 p.m.
Free with design purchase ($10.99)

Bring your sewing machine with embroidery unit and we'll spend an evening stitching up some cute embroidered in-the-hoop Gift Card "Pocket" tags. The pocket is perfect for holding a gift card, movie tickets, money or a handwritten note. Since the design is on a CD, be sure to bring a USB drive and we will transfer your pattern to your USB drive for you. As always, bring embroidered show and tell for an extra chance to win a door prize. Bring a snack or plan to order food from one of our neighboring restaurants. Register in advance by calling the shop at 565-7541 or by sending an email to Cindy.

Very Gently Used BERNINA Available

We used this BERNINA 550QE in our classroom for a few months. Now that we've stocked the entire classroom with 350PE machines, this one is ready to go to a new home. We can sell it either with or without the BERNINA stitch regulator (BSR). Come in to sew on this versatile machine today and inquire about the price. Zero percent financing is available.


New Notion

By customer request we now stock water soluble graphite pencils. These come two to a pack - with pencil sharpener.

Remember . . . we welcome ideas for notions and we're happy to place special orders for items that we don't routinely stock.


Tip of the Week: Never Give Up

If you've ever had to overcome an obstacle in your life (and who hasn't) you'll appreciate this inspiring video featuring master quilters Ricky Tims and Libby Lehman. Watch it here. They make a quilt called Courage and Kindness during Libby's first return to her studio following a major health challenge.


"To have courage for whatever comes in
life - everything lies in that." ~ Saint Teresa of Avila


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