The Quiltzette

April 4, 2016


New Arrival

This pretty collection arrived on Friday. Come in to have a closer look at the large print focus fabric.


Upcoming Classes

Snappy Slippers
Friday, April 15, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

We’ve had several requests for Snappy Slippers so it’s on the schedule again. Judy Bryan will teach this fun class on Friday, April 15. You can make the slippers and matching zippered carry bag from one pack of charm squares. Soft & Stable make the slippers comfy and non-skid fabric on the bottom make them safe to dash about the house in. These make great gifts. For your favorite graduate perhaps? Or Mother’s Day is coming up soon, too!

Wrapped Baskets
Saturday, April 16, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, book recommended but not required

Back by request . . . Ila Starks will teach her popular wrapped basket class on April 16. Makes fabric baskets in a variety of sizes and shapes using clothesline and strips of fabric. Sign up today. This class always fills quickly.

Click here to see the full class schedule.



Our Grand Opening on Saturday was a huge success. Thanks to everyone who came out to support our new venture. Congratulations to our three door prize winners . . . Kendra B., Leah P., and Reena F. Come by to claim your prizes, ladies!

Sit & Stitch: Every Tuesday and Wednesday

Join us on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 2 – 5 p.m. for Sit & Stitch. Gather around the table, enjoy a beverage, meet other knitters and crocheters, and work on a project. Sit & Stitch provides inspiration and camaraderie. These sessions are free.

Upcoming Classes

Knit Your First Sock
Friday, April 22, 2016
12:00 noon – 4:00 p.m.

The mystery around knitting socks will dissolve during this four-hour class in which you’ll make one small practice sock from top to toe. Then you’ll be on your way to sock-making heaven!

Supplies: Fingering weight yarn and size #1 double-point needles. Bring what you have from home or purchase on the day of class here.

Students for this class should know how to knit, purl, increase, and decrease (i.e., this is not a class for first-time knitters).

How To Read Knitting Patterns and Charts
Saturday, April 23, 2016
10 a.m. – 12:00 noon

The abbreviations, the diagrams, and details . . . does reading a knitting pattern or chart intimidate you? If so, conquer your fears and take your knitting to the next level in this informative class. You may wish to take notes during this class.

Beginning Knitting
May 7 & 14, 2016 (Two Saturdays)
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$39, includes supplies

In this class students will learn to cast on, knit, purl, increase, decrease, and cast off. At the end of the second session you will begin working on a scarf that you will finish at home.


Block Lotto

Congratulations to Lisa Bunker who won Block Lotto for March. If you want to play in April, here is a focus piece that's part of the five-fabric collection we've chosen. Details . . .

Use the five (5) fat eights provided to make two (2) 12-inch blocks (12 1/2” unfinished). Do not add any additional fabrics. Bring your blocks (labeled with your name) to the shop on or before the last day of the month. For each block you bring in your name will be entered into the drawing. Winner(s) will be chosen at random on the first day of the following month when the new Block Lotto begins. Winner(s) is/are eligible for 10% off fabric to finish their quilt (sashing, borders, binding, backing) if they desire. Have fun!


Foot of the Month: Walking Foot #50

Triple sole walking foot # 50 with seam guide is a wiz at working with challenging fabrics. Especially well-suited to machine quilting and sewing “sticky” materials, this foot also helps you match stripes and plaids by preventing the fabrics that are being stitched together from shifting.

Walking foot # 50 features a standard sole, a special quilting sole, and a sole with a central guide for edgestitching and stitching in the ditch. In addition, its two seam guides help you sew accurately. The result: projects with consistent stitching and perfectly matched patterns.

The regular price on Foot #50 is $192. During the month of April it's only $144. That's 25% off. Add this to your sewing room today!

Feeling Taxed Sale

Don't let tax time get your down . . . treat yourself to a new BERNINA and save 7% (up to $750). This offer is good from April 6 through April 11. Take advantage of 0% financing for 48 months on purchases over $3,000.

BERNINA Software Club

Tuesday, April 12, 5:30 p.m.
Free (please register in advance)

Have fun creating abstract quilting designs in Artwork Canvas. The focus of the lesson is on the powerful blending tool in Corel Essentials. Learn to create all sorts of exotic blends and utilize Blackwork Run to eliminate jump stitches. Reshape, distort, and envelope tools will also be used.

Be sure to bring:

• Your laptop loaded with BERNINA Software 7 Designer Plus

• A USB drive for a copy of the design of the month

• Show and tell items for additional chances at a door prize.

To sign up please email Cindy or call 970-565-7541 by Monday, April 11 at noon.


Tip of the Week: Rearrange for Inspiration

We did a fairly significant rearrange at the shop last week. It was necessary to make room for the new Yarn Shop. The response has been interesting. Even our most regular customers are noticing merchandise they hadn't seen before, even though it's been here all along, just in a different place. Another thing we realized through this process was that - even though we regularly whine "we need a bigger store" - we actually found the perfect place for each and every display.

What's the point? To encourage you to take a look at your own sewing space - whether that's an entire room or a tiny corner - and consider doing a rearrange. If you do, we predict you'll find that you have renewed enthusiasm and inspiration. You'll also likely likely uncover all kinds of fabric and projects you've forgotten about.

And one more thing . . . notice the new entry way rug in the image here. It cost less than $100 and added a fresh new "pop" to the front of the shop. Treat yourself so something new for your sewing space - any item that will give you pleasure when you see it or use it. A colorful rug like we did, or something as simple as a new trash can or whimsical clock for the wall. Whatever pleases you. You're worth it!


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their rooms: Checkout time is 18 years." ~ Erma Bombeck


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