The Quiltzette

November 16, 2015


New Arrival

This beautiful soft collection arrived late last week. Springtime birds to bring light to this snowy day anyone?



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 or Y-seams, and yet you end up with a complex 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

Pet Collar
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
5:30 – 9:00 p.m.
$18, pattern and hardware required

Love your cat or dog? Know someone else who loves their furry companion? Join instructor Cindy Dahl for this fun evening class and make one of these cute collars. We didn’t do it on this sample, but if you’d like to use one of our machines to embroider your pet’s name and phone number on the collar that would be a bonus feature. Depending on how quickly you sew you might end up making two or three collars (you know your pet needs a different collar for each holiday season, right?) or make a matching mini-tote to carry your phone, keys, and doggie bags when walking the pup. Sign up today . . . class limited to six students.


1600″ Strip Quilt
Friday, November 20, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
FREE with purchase of jelly roll at CQC (otherwise $35)

Make this quilt in a day – really! The 1600″ Strip Quilt is fast and fun and a great project for beginning quilters. Class limited to six students so in order to have your name on the list you’ll need to come in to purchase your jelly roll or call or stop by to pay for the class. Aimee King will be your teacher.

Sugarplum Stocking
Saturday, November 21, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$35, pattern required

Santa will be arriving soon and we know you’ll want to have your stockings hung with care in plenty of time. Join us for a fun-filled Saturday making this darling Christmas stocking. It measures 18″ long by 8 1/2″ wide at the top . . . large enough to stuff with all kinds of surprises.  Judy Bryan will teach this class which is limited to six people, so sign up soon.

Click here to see all classes.



Every holiday season BERNINA offers a variety of promotions, and we're participating again this year. Watch the newsletter as the different specials unfold through the end of the year. First up is a tiered savings promotion. Here's the deal . . .

Save $100 on BERNINA products priced between $1,000 and $2,299
Save $150 on BERNINA products priced between $2,300 and $4,999
Save $250 on BERNINA products priced between $5,000 and $7,999

This tiered savings offer is good from November 19 - 25 only. That's THIS Thursday through next Wednesday.

Also, the BERNINA 215 Simply Red (pictured here) is marked down to only $699 for the entire holiday season. This machine makes a great gift for a new sewist/quilter and is also the perfect machine to take to classes, retreats, and on trips. Treat yourself or someone else to the 215 while the price is as low as it will ever be.

Embroidery software is 25% off through December 31. If you've been thinking of buying or upgrading to DesignerPlus 7 or EditorPlus 7 this is the perfect opportunity.

In addition to the official BERNINA holiday promotions, we're offering one of our own. Have you had your eye on the new Q20 sit-down longarm? Well now is the time to act. From November 19 through December 3 ONLY take $1,000 off this beautiful quilting machine. It's delivered right to your home and then we come out and set it up for you in the beautiful Koala table that's available in eight different finishes. 

60-month zero percent financing is available November 19 through December 3. Applying for a BERNINA account is quick and easy. Come by the store to complete the one-page application and have your answer in a matter of minutes!


Frixion Pen Warning

We like Frixion pens and use them daily at the shop. Mark your fabric and the lines disappear when you touch them with a hot iron. However, recently we used a black Frixion pen on light blue batik and after ironing a faint white line remained. With this in mind we now recommend that if you intend to use a Frixion pen on fabric that will be visible in a finished project that you TEST the pen on the fabric first. If you have ANY doubt use an alternate marker. We will continue to carry Frixion pens as they are very nice to use for temporary marking (for example, when making half square triangles), but use them for other purposes at your own risk.


Tip of the Week: Perfect Circles

We ordered these recently for LaWana Ferrier's hand applique class. They were a big hit with students. Here's a short video on how to use this wonderful product.

In the original Perfect Circles package you get 4 each of 15 sizes from 7/16" to 2", plus a ring to store the circles and detailed instructions for hand or machine applique. The Bigger Perfect Circles package contains 2 each of 10 different sizes ranging from 2 1/4" to 4 1/2". We have both in stock.  


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