The Quiltzette

November 14, 2016


Customer Appreciation Day: This Friday!

Forget the craziness of Black Friday shopping mobs and join us instead (or after if you're a die-hard sale shopper) this Friday, November 25 for our annual Customer Appreciation Day. Come in from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. to pick up your CAD card when you spend $25. It's good for 12 free yards of fabric throughout 2017 (one yard free when you purchase three). If you will be out of town on Friday ask a friend to come in spend $25 on your behalf to get your card. No advance sales.

While you're here, be sure to fill out your holiday Wish List to be entered to win a $25 gift certificate. We'll send your completed Wish List to the Santa of your choice. Don't risk getting a strange sweater or kitchen appliance this year . . . get something for your sewing room that you really want!

Also, on Friday ONLY take an extra 20% off anything in the clearance area and take 30% off all Christmas fabric and kits. These purchases can count toward the $25 for your CAD card.


Early Close on Wednesday

We'll close at 4 p.m. on Wednesday so that staff can go home and get an early start on preparing their holiday feasts. We're also closed on Thursday. We wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!


New Kit

This beautiful western quilt measures 64" x 76" and would make the perfect holiday gift for any horse lover. It's quick and easy to make. The blocks you see with the four small panels are actually one fussy cut square. The kit is $109. Phone orders welcome at 970-565-7541 or stop by the shop soon. Limited quantity.


New Fabric

Calling all Grumpy Cat fans . . . you need a yard of this for your stash. Really, you do.


Holiday Make & Take Classes - Next Week

Holiday Make & Take #1: Tea Towel Apron
Thursday, December 1, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern and supplies

This is a new twist on the tea towel aprons we’ve made here in the past. A bit more detail dresses up a simple design. Make this in holiday fabric for entertaining this year or make one (or more) for a hostess gift. Aimee King will teach this class.

Holiday Make & Take #2: Loyalty Card Wallet
Thursday, December 1, 2016
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern and supplies

What’s in your wallet? Probably too many loyalty cards if you’re like most people who shop. Make this cute little wallet and keep all your loyalty and club cards in one safe place. Aimee King will teach this class.

Holiday Make & Take #3: Double Duty
Friday, December 2, 2016
9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern and supplies

Perfect for hanging next to your machine, on your cutting table, and on the ironing board. Basket is lined with iron-on vinyl for easy emptying. The pincushion is filled with crushed walnut shells. We have everything in stock you’ll need to make this cute “must have” sewing room and/or gift item. Karen Childress will teach this class.

Holiday Make & Take #4: Hot Pad Runner
Friday, December 2, 2016
1:30 – 5:30 p.m.
$10, plus pattern and supplies

The Hot Pad Runner will help protect your counters or tabletop from hot dishes. This quick and easy project makes a great gift too. Measures 12″ x 21″ and you can add an extra border if you’d like to make it a bit larger. We have the heat-resistant lining material that you’ll need in stock. Karen Childress will teach this class.

Click here to see all upcoming quilting/sewing classes.


Yarn Shop News

Knit Your First Sock: Christmas Stocking
November 28, December 5, December 12 (Three Mondays)
1:30 – 4:00 p.m.
$29, plus supplies

Using larger needles and yarn, making your first sock as a Christmas Stocking will be a breeze. Your stocking can be any size and one, two, or as many colors as you’d like. Class #1: Cast on and knit the leg; Class #2: Knit heel flap; Class #3: Decrease toe and finish sock. This class is for intermediate knitters (i.e., you must know how to cast on, knit, purl, decrease, and increase).

Click here to see all upcoming knit/crochet classes.

Greenwood Fiberworks
Trunk Show and Sale
Friday, December 2
6 p.m.

Independent dyer Carolyn Greenwood from Genola, Utah will be here on December 2 & 3 to show her beautiful work and sell yarn and fiber. Carolyn is a spinner, knitter, and weaver who was looking for the perfect colors for her projects when she discovered dyeing. She is known throughout the fiber community for her eye for color and her soft and exquisite yarns and fibers. Carolyn is an engaging teacher and her enthusiasm for the fiber arts is contagious.Carolyn’s trunk show and sale will be held on Friday, December 2 from 6-8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. Please RSVP to 970-565-7541.

Then on Saturday, December 3, Carolyn will teach two knitting workshops.

Moebius Cowl
Saturday, December 3, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12 noon
$40, include pattern and yarn

In this class we will learn how to knit a fun, textured mobius cowl using one skein of Greenwood Fiberworks’ “Wooly Mammoth” yarn and a pattern designed specifically for the yarn. It is perfect for a last minute gift and can be made in an evening. You will select your yarn color at the beginning of the workshop. Please bring #15, 24″ circular needles. For advanced beginner to intermediate knitters. Experience knitting in the round is beneficial but not required.

Thrummed Mittens
Saturday, December 3, 2016
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
$40, includes pattern and yarn

Thrummed knitting is a fun technique that incorporates bits of wool roving into the knitted fabric. In this class we will learn how to knit with thrums to create a pair of the warmest mittens you will ever own. You will select your yarn from a wide variety of colors at the beginning of the workshop.  Please bring size 5, 6 and 7 needles, either dpns, or circulars if you prefer the magic loop method. For intermediate to advanced knitters with experience knitting in the round.

Yarn of the Week

This week's featured yarn is Noro. Made in Japan, it's known for a unique blend of raw materials and its rich colors. Human hands assist in the spinning which results in Noro's characteristic color joins and irregularities. We carry several colors of Silk Garden Sock Yarn as well as Taiyo Sport. Drop by and see our colors and several patterns we have selected as creative inspiration.


Free Embroidery Unit

Purchase a BERNINA 770 Quilter's Edition now and you'll receive a free embroidery unit (a $2,000 value!). The 770 comes standard with the BERNINA Stitch Regulator which makes doing free motion quilting a breeze. Also, 10 inches to the right of the needle, 30 LED lights, touch screen navigation, hundreds of decorative stitches, free classes, and more.

Not interested in embroidery? Then take home a free BERNINA 330 machine with your 770 purchase instead. This small machine is great for taking to class and retreats, or it would make a very nice Christmas gift for a deserving friend or family member. 


We made a mistake in last week's newsletter. The sale on BERNINA presser feet and embroidery hoops runs only through November 30, not through the end of the year.

You still have until next Wednesday to save 25% on these items so hurry in!

Feet Retreat
Sunday, December 4, 2016
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
$35, includes lunch
Big Book Of Feet required for class ($39 if you don’t already have a copy)

Join Cindy and Karen on Sunday, December 4 for a full day of hands-on learning about 16 different BERNINA presser feet. Feet Retreat will take you far beyond the basics when it comes to using the proper presser foot for the task at hand. Many BERNINA presser feet have multiple uses – some practical and some just flat-out fun. If you own a BERNINA (or if you’re thinking about investing in one) you won’t want miss this event. Feet Retreat is limited to eight participants so call or come by today to reserve your space.


The Tip: Math for Quilters

If you missed our Third Thursday Demo last week when Aimee made her presentation on how to calculate fabric requirements for borders, sashing, and binding, download the handout here. Great to keep in your sewing room for reference. 


“I am grateful for what I am and have. My thanksgiving
is perpetual.” ~ Henry David Thoreau


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