February 7, 2019 - In This Issue
- Horn Furniture Sale Extended
- 1st Saturday Breakfast Club Report
- Block Lotto
- Bird Challenge
- Westalee Quilting Rulers Now In Stock
- New Book
- New Fabric
- Classes/Events




Take 25% off on everything in the collection including sewing tables, cutting tables, and storage units. Come by the store to see our floor models, pick up a brochure, go home and measure your space. I am able to extend this offer through February 16.

You can also see an online catalog here

Horn furniture is made in the USA and shipped right to your door. Shipping charges are included in the price. Don't miss this great deal and get your sewing room ready for a creative winter.




We had a great time this past Saturday at our Breakfast Club. Many thanks to Mr. William Hurst and his daughter Melissa for the history lesson and trunk show they provided. Mr. Hurst was quite inspirational!



Check out all these great blocks that were created for January's Block Lotto!
Alison Dion was the lucky winner - we can't wait to see what she turns these blocks into.

We picked a beautiful blue and white fabric collection for this month - be sure to come check it out!

Here are the rules for playing:

Play Block Lotto! Come by to see this month's fabric pack. Each month we will reveal the new Block Lotto collection at the 1st Saturday Breakfast Club.

• Buy your fabric pack (5 fat eights) for $7 by the 25th of the month. Please do not add any extra fabrics beyond what is found in your pack.

• Make two 12 1/2 inch blocks from each pack. Do not add borders.

• Bring them to the shop by the last day of the month.

• For each two block set you create, you’re entered into a drawing to win ALL the blocks.

• Drawings held on the first day of each month. The winner will be eligible for 20% off fabric to finish the quilt if desired (sashing, borders, binding, backing)



We are excited! Blocks Without Borders, the Art & Landscape Society, has the honor of displaying their projects during the Annual Birding Festival at the Cortez Cultural Center this May. We would love for more of you to join in! For more information, Blocks Without Borders next meeting is Thursday, February 21st. Be sure to come check it out!

Below are two wall hangings that are ready for the show.



We have had an amazing response to the rulerwork classes that we are offering. From January - March, 32 customers will have attended the intro class, and about half of that will have completed the full Quilt As You Go Session.
We now have Westalee products in stock that will get you started with rulerwork. We are able to order you the appropriate foot for your machine, regardless of make/model. Thank you so much for your patience while we filled the orders for those taking the classes first!

Stay tuned ~ starting in March we will be introducing a new ruler each month!



Hand embroidery is one of the biggest trends for 2019! In Garden Stitch Life, embroidery artist Kazuko Aoki invites you into her enchanting world of garden-themed embroidery. You’ll get a glimpse into her creative process, from sketching and selecting thread colors to stitching tips and techniques, as well as a behind-the-scenes look at her atelier, garden, and other inspiring locales. In addition to dozens of botanical motifs, you’ll also find designs based on the author’s favorite things in life: food, travel, and design. Projects include samplers, collages, patches, bags, table linens, and more!



These fun new blenders have just arrived in the store. We have several colors to pick from!

Whoa! This new panel designed by Chong-a Hwang is simply stunning. Bright digital images are very indicative of her style.

This is our shop sample. We do have kits available for this wall hanging.



BERNINA Creative Studio – Software Club  Playing With Patterns
Thursday, February 7, 2019

Get creative with patterns. Even create your own patterns and send them to the machine for embroidery or for stitching. Use pattern fills, pattern outlines, and pattern stamps for embellishment!

Creating Impressionist Landscape Quilts
Friday & Saturday, February 8 & 9, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Guest Instructor: Susan Madden
Learn to create a landscape quilt using your own photo. You’ll learn to make a quilt pattern from your photo and to create your image in fabric using raw edge applique. We’ll talk about composition, color, and fabric choices that work well in translating your photo into a a quilt and you’ll get started on creating your own unique quilt. If landscapes don’t float your boat but flowers do, you can work from a close-up photo of a flower to create a flower portrait in this class.

BERNINA Technique – Free Motion Quilted Placemats
Thursday, February 14
10:00-12:00 Technique Club Free-Motion Quilting
Learn the basics of free-motion quilting, how to get started, as well as a few practice tips and tricks. Learn beginning free-motion skills practicing simple wavy lines. Turn those wavy lines into basic fillers such as meandering, pebbles, and swirly paisleys.

BERNINA Project Club – Quick Quirky Wallet
Thursday, February 14
Try your hand at sewing cork with a simple and quick envelope-style wallet! This easy project makes for great gifts and showcases the utility of BERNINA non-stick sole presser feet.

Elm Street Bag
Friday, February 15 ~ 10:00-5:00
Saturday, February 16 ~ 9:00-1:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Ila Starks
Perfect crossover bag for your everyday life! Wonderful in cork, & quilting fabrics. Easy construction and versatility will make this your go-to bag. Inside zip pocket keeps items contained and outside back pocket is perfect for your phone! Companion hardware kit available.


Third Thursday Demo
Add Pizazz To Your Fabric With Crayons and Colored Markers
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Join us on February 21 at 12:30 p.m. for our monthly Third Thursday Demo. This event lasts thirty minutes – feel free to bring your lunch if you are on your break. We always have door prizes at our Third Thursday Demo’s! Bring a friend!


Blocks Without Borders
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Blocks Without Borders (an Art & Landscape Society) meets on the Third Thursday of each month at 1 p.m.  Prepare to exchange ideas, along with giving and receiving inspiration.  Don’t forget to bring your Show-N-Tell! We will have a door prize! No RSVP necessary. This meeting usually lasts about an hour.

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What do you do with beautiful decorative threads, thin ribbon, or cording that is too thick to fit through the needle of a sewing machine? Turn it upside down, of course! Wind decorative threads, thin ribbon or cording around BERNINA's special Red Bobbinwork Case and sew your project upside down. The top thread will stitch the over-sized threads right to the bottom of the fabric.

If this sounds fun, you will want to check out February's Accessory of the Month and receive 25% off this special bobbin case.


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~ Jawaharlel Nehru


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