October 2, 2017 - In This Issue

• Welcome Autumn!

• Quilt Shop Classes

• Yarn Shop Classes


• Scissor Sharpening

• Spotlight Item: Save 20%


Welcome Autumn!

Summer is behind us and autumn has arrived. A few visitors from afar are still trickling in, but tourist season is officially over. Last spring, Aimee came up with the fun idea of tracking where all of our visitors over the summer were from. (We all know a quilter won't pass by a quilt shop without stopping when on vacation!) We hung a world map near the front door, but soon realized the U.S. was  filling up with pins way too fast. We added a larger map just for our home country and large swaths of it filled up quickly, too.

We had visitors in our shop between April 1 and September 30 from EVERY state in the U.S. We also had travelers from almost every country in western Europe as well as Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Vietnam, China, Taiwan, Japan, North Korea, the Aleutian Islands, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Finland, Greece, Bulgaria, Austria, Micronesia, and Czechoslovakia. It is so much fun to talk to people from all over the country and all over the world. Thanks to everyone who visited us over the summer. We appreciate you!

I ventured out on vacation myself and was gone for most of the past two weeks visiting family in Mississippi and friends in Arizona. I did my own personal shop hop while I was in Arizona, stopping in at many quilt stores in and around Phoenix and Tucson. So many nice ones! I brought back some great new patterns that we'll be getting samples made up from soon. When I left for my trip it was still hot and summery here in the Four Corners area. I returned to chilly mornings and leaves beginning to change color.

I hope you are all looking forward to an autumn and winter that includes lots of time for sewing, quilting, knitting, and crocheting. Come in soon to pick out a new project and/or sign up for some of the many classes we have on the schedule. See you soon!

                                                                                                              ~ Karen


Upcoming Classes

Beginning Ruler Work: Machine Quilting with Rulers
Guest Educator: Shanna Stordahl
Friday, October 6, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.
$35 (may be applied toward purchase of ruler set)
NOTE: Classes passes do not apply for this class. Out of town teacher.

Join us for this half-day workshop with guest educator Shanna Stordahl and learn to machine quilt using acrylic rulers. With this technique you can make beautiful, symmetrical designs on your quilts.

First Saturday Make & Take: Waffle Table Runner
Saturday, October 7, 2017
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, pattern required (Christmas kits available)

Make this simple, fun table runner in our October First Saturday Make & Take class. We a few Christmas kits available, or choose any fabric you’d like (fall, perhaps?). Judy Bryan will be your teacher for this class.

A Little Somethin’ Jacket
Friday, October 13, 2017
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

This will be your “go to” jacket – it looks great with jeans, slacks, or over a skirt or dress. We have barkcloth in stock that Tricia used for the shop sample (see it hanging in the shop). Our lightweight denim – available in several colors – would also work well for this project, as would our Australian prints. Whether you’re new to garment sewing or have done it in the past, you’ll have fun making this swingy jacket. Tricia Hale will teach this class.

Classmates with Guest Instructor Peggie Buckholts
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Optional cutting day: Wednesday, October 11, 9 am – 1 pm
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$29, pattern required

Welcome back Peggie! She’ll be teaching her popular Classmates class for us once again on October 14. This great little organization bag folds up for easy transport of your sewing notions, travel cosmetics, jewelry, or school supplies. There is homework for this class. You’ll need to have all of your cutting and fusing done ahead of time. Peggie will be at the shop on the morning of Wednesday, October 11 to assist anyone who would like to do their homework then.

Click here to see the full quilt shop class schedule.


Yarn Shop Classes

Knitting 101
Saturday, October 7, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
$29, supplies included

In this class you will learn to cast on, knit and purl, bind off, and start working on a basic ribbed scarf.  In this class you will learn English style (throwing) knitting. A pair of knitting needles and ball of yarn are included in the class fee. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Cabled Mitts
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Learn how to knit in the round and knit cables while making cozy fingerless mitts that will keep your hands warm this winter.  This class is suitable for advanced beginners, so you just need to know how to cast on, knit, purl and bind off. These quick and easy mitts use worsted or aran weight yarn and require a set of 4 double pointed needles that will give you a gauge of 8 sts per inch. You will also need a cable needle and 2 stitch markers. Anne Worthington will teach this class.

Knitting 102
Saturday, October 14, 2017
10:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon

This class builds on what students learned in Knitting 101. Now you take your craft to the next level by learning how to increase and decrease. Bring needles and any leftover yarn from Knitting 101. If you are already proficient in casting on, binding off, and doing knit and purl stitches, you may be admitted directly to Knitting 102. Limited to four students; youth and adults welcome. Sue Maxwell will teach this class.

Click here to see the full yarn shop class schedule.


BERNINA Club: Piping and Cording
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Free, RSVP required
$18 if you stay to make the project (includes all supplies)

Piping or cording can add beautiful details to any project. Go beyond store-bought piping and make your own using the right tools. Piping can be used to emphasize style lines, add support for heavily used areas, and as a decorative trim. Learn the tips and tricks for creating and working with different sizes of piping and the secrets to tightly inserted piping.

Use what you learn to make “Cindy’s Sewing Caddie”. . . a soft mat for your machine to sit on that keeps your most-used tools in a handy spot right in front of you. Piping adds color and interest to this useful must-have item for your sewing room or to bring to classes.

October 14: Super Duper Saturday!

One day only . . . purchase any BERNINA machine priced $5,000 or more and receive 72 month 0% financing. That's six years with NO interest! On approved credit, of course.

Also, starting on Saturday, October 14 and running through the end of the year, purchase a BERNINA 790 Plus or 880 Plus and receive FREE either a Koala Sewing Studio or a BERNINA 700 embroidery machine (without the module, because you'll already have one). This is an AMAZING offer from BERNINA. Don't miss out.


Save the Date: Scissor Sharpening October 21

Barry and Diana Owen from Columbine Sharpening in Durango will be here again on Saturday, October 21 to sharpen your scissors, kitchen knives, and garden clippers. You may bring your items in that day starting at 9:30 and have them sharpened while you shop. Or, drop them off beginning Monday, October 16 and pick them up on Saturday afternoon. If you drop your items off ahead of time, please put them in a bag with your name and phone number inside. Cash or check only for this service, please.


Spotlight Item: 20% Off Patterns

This week only, save 20% on all patterns in the store, even those already on clearance. Taking a class soon? Get your pattern now and save! Limit six per person.

Offer expires on Saturday, October 7 at 6 p.m. Must mention that you saw this offer in the Quiltzette to receive the discount. No mail orders.


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