Quilt Connection February 2015 Newsletter



FEBRUARY 2015 NEWSLETTER

Stock Show Demos and Special Events
**In-Store Demos all week
**Demos at the Stock Show - Find us at the Quilt Show (in the Theater Lobby) Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday at 1 p.m.
**Machine Cleaning Special - Receive $10 off the regular cleaning price for machines brought in during the stock show.
**Further Reductions on Sale Fabrics
**Christmas Fabric - 50% off
**Stella Task Lamps - 30% off
**$5 Per Yard Fabrics Downstairs

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AND Unbeatable Floor Model Sale Prices on Husqvarna Viking Sewing and Embroidery Machines (Includes the Platinum 16 Sit Down Quilter!)

Tonga Extra-Wide Batik Backings from Timeless Treasures

Check the Fabrics page on the website to see examples of the beautiful new extra-wide batik backings just in from Timeless Treasures.

Upcoming Classes--Hunter's Star Simplified Quilt and Beatle Bag

Hunter's Star Simplified Quilt--February 28 with Melissa Goodrich 10 am-4 pm. Class Fee is $25. Deceptively easy - no Y seams. Stunning Results!

Beatle Bag--March 7 with Anne Meisner 10 am-4pm. Class Fee is $25. This Grab, Go and Sew bag from Abby Lane Quilts will soon be your favorite. (Pattern available in the shop.)



 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!!

Strip Club -- February 21st

Strip Club is back on schedule. Come join us for conversation, fun, treats and special deals on Saturday, February 21st at 10 am or 2 pm. Bring your latest projects for "Show and Tell"!

Coming Soon--EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club

Hoop Sisters Jacobean Journey Machine EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club will be starting soon. Just call the shop to sign up now (605-355-0178). 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.


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 jengolden411@gmail.com.


 

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.) Get free Adobe Reader here.
Running Wild by Hautman Brothers--Click to see free pattern (Quilting Treasures)
Tres Chic by Shell Rummell--Click to see free pattern (Quilting Treasures)
Artisan Batiks (Robert Kaufman)
Tonga Extra-wide Batiks (Timeless Treasures)
Joyful Easter by Victoria Hutto and Studio 8 (Quilting Treasures)
Twister Bunny Pattern from Need'l Love
Hunter's Star Simplified Quilt Pattern by Debby Maddy for Calico Carriage
Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Designs Jewelry Kit

 

Schedule for February 2015
Monday,
February 2,
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Monday,
February 9,
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Saturday,
February  14,
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.
Monday,
February  16,
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Saturday,
February 21,
10 am or
2 pm
STRIP CLUB--10 am or 2 pm

Join us for all that is fun and new in the shop. This is a great opportunity to get inspiration from fellow quilters. Don't forget your "Show and Tell". Special sales on Strip Club Saturday--don't miss them!!
Wednesday,
February  25,
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!
Saturday,
February 28,
10 am-4 pm
Hunter's Star Simplified Quilt with Melissa Goodrich - 10 am-4 pm--$25
Deceptively easy - no Y seams, Stunning results!
January 30
through
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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