February 14, 2019 - In This Issue
- Check Out Our Gift To You
- Valentine Fabrics 30% Off
- Horn Furniture Sale
- Quilting With Rulers
- New Fabric
- Classes/Events
-BERNINA -Fully Stocked Back Up!





Come by the store Thursday, February 14th to tell us Happy Valentine's Day, and we will give you 10% off the item you love. You may also call your order in.

*Applies to one item only
*Applies to February 14, 2019 only

Many thanks to each of you for being our favorite customers!



Our Valentine Collection is 30% off this week - if you have your eye on this, hurry on in to get it before it is gone!




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.



Our first class to complete the full 4 Session Quilt As You Go Class graduated Tuesday! All the gals sure learned a lot - and are well on their way to quilting with rulers. Once they all get their full quilts together, we will meet again - we can't wait to see the finished projects!

If you are interested in learning rulerwork, be sure to call to get added to our waiting list for an upcoming intro class.



These new batiks certainly brightened up the store when they arrived! Batiks always do!


We hope you love these turtles as much as we do. These fun critters will look great for bags, home decor and more. You can find them with our novelty fabrics.



You will feel like having a party everyday with this fun fiesta-inspired collection! These fabrics are a perfect for the area we live in.

These are the samples we have made up. Aprons, table runners, microwave bowls, hot pads - this collection is perfect for everything.

People tell us these fabrics make them feel like going out for tacos!


This collection is sure to delight the kids, along with the astronomy lovers (yes, Pluto is included on this panel)!
Fun is the name of the game, plus you can learn a little too!



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.

Hopefully we have all survived the cold, the snow, the mud...Phew! Its been a good time to quilt so Im hoping to see some more Bird projects come in this month! The deadline to get them finished is the April 18th meeting so that we know exactly what we will have to display. I can hardly wait to see what amazing birds show up! 

I wanted to give A HUGE thank you to Susan for her presentation last month on giving movement to landscape quilts. Her work is so beautiful! I took away some great tips to try to put to use on my next landscape attempt! 

 At the November meeting several people expressed an interest in exploring quilted postcards and actual postcard quilts, so I thought if anyone has made quilted postcards or has any information about them we could start thinking about that as our next challenge. I will bring some pics off the internet and one that I have done to give you an idea about what they look like. The actual postcard quilts are made of of dozens of the 4 X 6 quilted postcards. I have seen some done in christmas cards that were really beautiful too. So...start thinking about that, and of course any other ideas that you would like us to explore.

 A couple of years ago we did an activity called flower pounding. It involves literally pounding flowers into fabric to leave an imprint. I was asked to bring the directions for this again so I will bring them to this meeting and share a couple examples. Its a great way to embellish quilts or to make beautiful vintage looking wall hangings.If you did this activity last time and have samples to share, please bring them!  Its a GREAT stress reliever too!

 Please bring any of your work to share, including your birds! If anyone has a skill, or idea that you would like to teach or demo for the group please let me know so we can set it up for a future meeting. See you Feb. 21 at 1pm!

 Marie Wirth

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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.



We were sure happy to see 16 boxes of BERNINA sewing machines/embroidery modules show up today. After the Christmas rush, we were looking pretty bare. We are back to being fully stocked. These boxes don't look like much here, but they equal some very happy customers in the future!


"All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt."

~ Charles M. Schultz

"If you only have one smile, give it to the people you love."

~ Maya Angelou



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