November 7, 2019- In This Issue 
- Farmington Update
- 1st Saturday Breakfast Club Recap
- Youth Classes Are Fun!

- Surprise!
- Winter UFO Contest
- Kimberbell All Roads Lead Home Event
- Lori Holt Farm Girl Fridays
- New Fabric
- Classes & Events


BERNINA is loaded with time-sensitive promotions that you will definitely want to check out! Start making your list early to take advantage of these special offers to ensure that your dream machine shows up wrapped and topped off with a bow under your Christmas tree!


Create attractive decorations from wool yarns or loose wool fibers in no time.

Wool fabrics, different types of felt and loden are primarily used for needle felting. The design in question can be worked into these fabrics simply and neatly.



We are currently continuing to paint, update the building and such while waiting on all the various insurance, permits, inspections, licenses to happen.
We will let you know the opening date as soon as possible!



Many thanks to everyone for the "full house" last Saturday! The show-n-tell was great. Everyone was asked to share their most "scary" story. Talk about a group of tough and resilient gals!

Our guest for the trunk show was our very own Judy Bryan! It was so fun to see her first quilt, and her progression to the amazing paper piecing she now loves, along with all the other techniques she has branched out to.




We had plenty more giggles and silliness going on today as another group of kids came to make this fun drawstring bag. We are so excited that a new generation wants to learn to sew.



As a thank you for being our loyal customers, we will be gifting this machine to a lucky winner on December 21st, along with other great prizes!

Contest Rules: No Purchase Required!

  1. 1 entry every time you visit one of our stores, 40 W Main in Cortez or 3030 E Main Suite A2 in Farmington
  2. 2 entries for joining an “Open Sew” Day
  3. 3 entries for each class or event you participate in
  4. 4 entries for a 300+ word essay on how BERNINA sewing machines have helped you create memories, or on how owning this BERNINA 475 will impact your life
  5. 1 entry for every new customer who comes in the store and mentions your name as their referral
  6. 1 extra entry for coming into the store on “Customer Appreciation” Days- Friday, November 29, 2019 or Saturday, November 30, 2019
  7. 1 entry for signing up for the UFO contest
  8. 3 extra entries for every UFO Finished by Saturday, December 21
  9. 10 entries for sitting down and taking a BERNINA Sewing Machine for a test drive

Contest open only to US residents age 18 or over. Taxes are to be paid by winner.

1st Prize: $2399 MSRP. Other prizes to be drawn and awarded on Saturday Dec. 21

Need not be present to win. Winners will be notified by telephone and/or email. Valid phone number or email address required to win. If winner is unable to be reached and does not respond within 24 hours, then the prize will be awarded to another entrant.




November 2, 2019 - March 7, 2020

“I have so many projects to finish.”
“I can’t start anything new until I finish something.”
“You would not believe how many projects are sitting in my sewing room.”

One of the upsides of colder temperatures and shorter days is Sewing & Quilting Season has officially arrived! We are starting a UFO Challenge to motivate everyone to get those unfinished  projects done!  (For the uninitiated or compulsively organized, UFO means unfinished object. Also known as PhDs . . . projects half done).

Here’s the upsides of colder temperatures and shorter days is Sewing & Quilting Season has officially arrived! We are starting a UFO Challenge to motivate everyone to get those unfinished  projects done!  (For the uninitiated or compulsively organized, UFO means unfinished object. Also known as PhDs . . . projects half done).

Extra Incentive
Bring your completed UFO project in before Saturday, December 21st and you’ll receive three extra entries to win the BERNINA 475 that we are giving away! We hope this will help get those Christmas presents done for this year.


• UFO must be a quilt, wall hanging, table runner, purse, or tote bag. It can also be a garment.

• UFO must be started (i.e., fabric and pattern in a bag or a kit you haven’t begun won’t qualify).

• UFO must require at least one hour of work to complete (e.g., six inches left to bind won’t qualify).

• A completed UFO is really complete. (For example = Binding is done).

UFO Show and Tell Party
On Saturday, March 7, 2020, at our First Saturday Breakfast Club, we’ll have a special UFO Show and Tell. Bring everything you completed during the Challenge and claim your bragging rights. We’ll draw for the prizes during this party, but you don’t have to be present to win.

When we draw names from all the entries on March 7, FIVE lucky people will win a free yard of fabric for each month of the year, from March- December 2020. We also have an additional prize to the person that submits a completed project that is the oldest UFO. Remember, the more UFOs you finish the greater your chances of winning!




Kimberbell’s All Roads Lead Home – Machine Embroidery
Class Is Open To All Machine Brands/Models
Monday, November 11, 2019


5:30 - 8:30 PM

Class Free With Purchase of $29.99 Kit. (Kit includes embroidery design, fabrics, stabilizer, buttons, 1 tea towel & embellishment except for pom-poms which may be purchased separately).
All Skill Levels Welcome
This class should help get us all in the mood to start decorating. We will stitch out this fun design and create a tea towel that will be festive in your own home.

Have you been wondering how machine embroidery works? No problem! We will have a couple of spots available for you, along with use of one of our machines!




Also known as "Farm Girl Fridays"!

We will be sewing all 45
 of the Farm Girl Blocks...
2 each week...
and we will do them in order
 that they are in the book...
which happens to be alphabetical:)

We have Farm Girl Vintage 2 here at the store, along with Lori's fabrics to make this adorable quilt. (The book also contains plenty of smaller projects if you don't want to make the full quilt. You can find this sew-along here.




Is this not the most stunning panel? Hoffman never disappoints with their digital prints. We have panels, coordinating fabrics and kits for the above sample.


Every collection that Chong A Hwang designs is simply amazing. Her latest, Birch Song by Timeless Treasures, features beautifully painted birds amidst a forest full of autumn splendor. 


2 cups of laughter and 2 cups of smiles makes a mix of unforgettable memories. This collection will bring back fond memories with this nostalgic kitchenware design.




Kitchen Towel With Quilted Holder
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Need your kitchen towel handy? Make these fun and easy kitchen towels with hangers. We will quilt the hanger and then attach to the kitchen towel. So easy and fast you will want to make dozens for yourself and friends. These would also make great Christmas gifts!

BERNINA Creative Studio Technique – Free-Motion Couching
Thursday, November 7, 2019
While you are here working on your kitchen towel, you will also have the chance to learn how to add free-motion couching to your quilting projects. You will explore options from the original Foot #43 to the new couching inserts for the Ruler Foot #72.

Beyond Beginning
Friday, November 8, 2019
Skill Level: Beginner
Instructor: Judith Swain
Calling all quilters who are ready to advance their newly learned skills, or those who want to perfect what they know. Skills: Cutting with rotary cutter, piecing, adding borders, quilting, binding and more!

Intermediate Paper Piecing: Wedding Ring Part 2
Saturday, November 9, 2019/ 2 Session Class
10:00 – 5:00

Kimberbell’s All Roads Lead Home – Machine Embroidery – Morning & Evening Sessions
Class Is Open To All Machine Brands/Models
Monday, November 11, 2019
See above for more info

BERNINA Software Club – Candy Cane
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
10:00 – 3:00ish
Learn to turn a scanned image into an appliqué pattern to be stitched out with your embroidery machine. Makes a great table runner or wall hanging for your holiday decorating. Please RSVP to ensure that we order your pattern!

Designer Vest
Friday, November 15, 10:00 – 5:00
Saturday, November 16, 9:00-1:00
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Julie Ayers
This vest is a great companion piece for jeans, skirts, and everything in between, depending on the fabrics you choose.

Bee-Utiful Sunflower Table Runner – Machine Embroidery
This class is open to all make and models.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Instructor: Linda Humphreys
We have been asked to add this second class… so here it is! You will learn how to embroider, applique, and quilt in the hoop + you end up with this sunny table runner!

Twirly Batik Skirt
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 Please Note Date Change
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
Instructor: Judith Swain
Join us to create this fun and flirty skirt. Use fat quarters to make a colorful skirt, or looks equally beautiful with one color. Our rayon batik fabrics are an excellent choice. Easy construction using familiar quilting sewing plus tips makes this a great skirt to create… before you know it the skirt is ready to wear!


"Be thankful for all successes, lose your ego, take risks, fail first, and if you don't absolutely love what you do, run!"

~ Cynthia Rowley


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