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Quilt Connection January 2015 Newsletter


Inventory Reduction Gaining Speed in January
New fabric is regularly being added to sale areas. Great opportunities to complete those special projects you have been wanting to create!!

January Blow Out on Husqvarna Viking Floor Models
Check out the many great machines we have in the shop--always offered at great pricing but there may be a floor model that calls your name that's a real bargain. The floor models on special include the Plantinum 16 Sit-down Quilter, all embroidery machines, sewing machines and sergers. Try a demo to see what features fit your needs. Purchase a Husqvarna Viking machine this month and you will receive a special free gift.

Floriani Thread Sets

**"Limited Edition" Thread Set--These 30 "Brand New" Floriani Polyester thread colors created to celebrate Floriani's Ten Year Anniversary are available for only a limited time. Includes a 30 Spool Thread Storage Box. Get this $215 retail value for only $109.90.

**Starter Kit--The Brand New Floriani Starter Kit featuring the Floriani Essentials for every Embroiderer includes 12 Holiday Colors of our Floriani 1,000M cones of Brilliant Polyester Thread and 10 Exquisite Floriani Designs. Stabilizers included:

• Heat N Sta Tearaway, 12” x 10 yds
• Tearaway Medium, 12” x 10 yds
• No-Show Fusible Mesh, 12” x 10 yds
• Perfect Stick, 12” x 10 yds
• Heat N Gone Topping, 10” x 10 yds

Retail value of this Starter Kit is $250 but is now yours for only $119.99!!

Great Package Deal from Inspira Stabilizers

The Inspira Stabilzer 3 Roll Variety Pack has three 12 inch by 10 yard rolls of Tear-AWay - Tear-N' Wash light, and Whisper Web Mesh light. This 12 inch size roll is perfect for use with small to mid-size hoops. Retail value $33.89 - now priced at $19.95.

 News and Happenings

Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo--January 30th-February 8th

It's time once again for the Stock Show and Rodeo. Although we won't have a booth at the Stock Show, we look forward to seeing all of you that will be attending. We will have demos set up and waiting for you. Stop in the shop to chat, have a cup of coffee and a treat, check out sewing machines and cabinets as well as books, patterns, kits, unique notions, and beautiful new fabrics along with tempting specials thrown in!!

Coming Soon--EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club

Hoop Sisters Jacobean Journey Machine EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club will be starting soon. You will learn a unique technique of combining embroidery with piecing and quilting to make perfect quilt blocks in the hoop of your embroidery machine. What fun!!!

Watch for the Row by Row Experience--We're joining this new kind of shop hop!

Row by Row Experience began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. In 2012 the event grew to include 62 participating shops. Pennsylvania came on board in 2013 for a total of 138 shops throughout the two states. In 2014 over 1250 quilt shops participated in 34 states and Ontario. Plans are underway for the biggest and best Row by Row Experience ever in 2015! All 50 states and several more Canadian provinces are planning fun for travelers throughout the summer. Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from any anywhere! Check out the Row by Row Experience website for more information.

SewWide 112" Wide Batik Backings from SewBatiks

This collection is hand dyed and hand stamped by highly talented Indonesian craftspeople. These specially designed base fabrics will withstand the rigors of backing your keepsake whether you are a hand quilter or a machine quilter.

Rayon Batiks 44" Wide--More beautiful 44" Rayon Batiks have been added to our collection. The designs and feel of these fabrics will make you want to sew your own garments!

No Strip Club in January but Clubs Soon Back on Schedule

With everyone being so busy before the holidays, many clubs have chosen to take a break but are now ready to get going again.  Please call the shop with any questions you may have.

Quilt Adventure Tour -- April 19-27, 2015

Join fellow quilters and friends on this special Quilt Adventure Tour starting in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Paducah, Kentucky, and back. You will have a great trip with Jennifer Golden and Marilyn Hovland leading the way. Brochures available at Quilt Connection or contact Jennifer at


New Fabrics, Kits, and Patterns  - (Click the links below to see examples and also go to the Fabric page of the website to view more new fabrics.)
Man About Town Flannel  (Northcott)
The Land Before Time Flannel by Shelly Comiskey (Henry Glass)
   Free Project using The Land Before Time Flannel
Rosa from Kensington Studio (Quilting Treasures)
Fantasia (Timeless Treasures) See more examples on the Fabric page of the website.
Frozen Fabrics and Panel (EE Schenck)
Hearts Content "Little Love" Wall Hanging Kit by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts


Schedule for January 2015
January 5,
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
January  10,
9 am
It's All About the Kids--9 am to ???

This group meets to cut, sew, and press, snack and laugh (not to mention chat) to create quilts for children in foster care in our area. All time is donated as is the fabric. Please join us--everyone is welcome. Please bring your own sewing machine and supplies.
January  12,
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
January 16-18 Black Hills Quilt Guild SOYO at Terra Sancta Center, St. Martins Village 
January 17 No Strip Club this Month
January  19
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
January  21,
10 am,
1:30 pm,
or 6 pm
Stitcher's Garden with Joni Schauer - 10 am, 1:30 pm or 6 pm

Use different feet, stitches, and techniques to create a new block every month. The $60 fee for the year-long series includes all 12 patterns, monthly demos and work days. Joni will have you "growing" great ideas!
January  24,
10 am-4 pm
Yellow Brick Road with Jodi Groskopf--$25 for all day class
Come and spend the day with Jodi. This quilt is great for beginners!
January  29,
4 pm-8 pm
Yellow Brick Road with Jodi Groskopf--$10
Time and assistance to finish the quilt you started in Sa
's class.
January 30
February 8
Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo
Stop in the shop to chat, check out sewing machines and cabinets as well as books, patterns, kits, unique notions and beautiful new fabrics.
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