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Quilt Connection March 2015 Newsletter

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In the Shop

Sewing Machine Rolling Tote from Everything Mary
Perfect for storing all your sewing supplies! See this beautiful tote that comes in turquoise and chocolate. Tote has a stabilizing strap for your sewing machine, 4 outer storage pockets and 2 clear zipper pouches under the lid, as well as hidden side handles for easy lifting. Features a locking telescoping handle and dual wheels for sturdiness.

Don't Miss Fun Easter Fabrics and Patterns
Joyful Easter fabric by Victoria Hutto and Studio 8 (Quilting Treasures) and the Twister Bunny Pattern from Need'l Love) will catch your eye and get you in the mood!

Help with Cancer Research on Your Next Project!!
Walk In the Park from Maywood Studios is a Kim's Cause Collection where a portion of the proceeds benefits cancer research. Check out the 2 1/2 inch precut strips, 5" precut squares, 10" precut squares to complete your next project while helping raise funds for cancer research!

Current Magazines in Stock
Don't forget you can always find current issues of your favorite quilting magazines at Quilt Connection! See the latest and greatest new ideas from the experts.

Sale Fabrics Downstairs
New fabrics are always being added to the sale fabric collection downstairs. Remember, if they are "downstairs" the price is "down" to $6/yard!!

Need Extra-Wide Batik Backings?

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

Stripology Ruler from Creative Grids®
Want more time to sew? Reduce your rotary cutting time by up to 75% with the Stripology ruler. This ruler makes cutting a no-brainer! Need to cut in ¼" increments? No problem - just follow the chart included in the instructions and use the ¼" line on the ruler.

These rulers are made in the U.S.A and are known for their exceptional quality, smooth edges, uncomplicated design. Most of all, they are known for their wonderful non-slip grip.

Upcoming Classes--Floriani Software
and Beatle Bag

Floriani Software Class--March 5th with Leann Lauer 10 am to noon--$5 class fee
Do you have questions and/or struggle using your Floriani Software? Bring your Computer and Floriani Book and join us on March 5th. Leann has worked with the software extensively. Let Leann be your guide in finding answers to your questions!!

Beatle Bag--March 7th 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.) Click Beatle Bag to view the bag unfolded.

 News and Happenings

Strip Club -- March 21st

Strip Club is back on schedule--always on the third Saturday of the month. Come join us for conversation, fun, treats and special deals on Saturday, March 21st at 10 am or 2 pm. Bring your latest projects for "Show and Tell". -- Be inspired and inspire others!

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


New Fabrics, Books, 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.
 Tonga Capri (Timeless Treasures)
  Walk in the Park  2 1/2" precuts (Maywood Studios)
    Circa 1930s, A Kim's Cause Collection
Our little umbrella girl takes a stroll through the tulips with Scottie dogs, sunshine dots, fun ditsy tonals and of course, plenty of pretty flowers to fill your basket. Choose from vintage-inspired prints in the popular pastel palette, or go for a little more sophistication in red, black and vintage white with just a touch of 30s yellow & green. A portion of proceeds benefits cancer research.

  Coca Cola from Sykel Enterprizes (E. E. Schenk)
  Dreamweaver Blenders by Jason Yenter (In the Beginning)
  Artisan Spirit Panache (Northcott)
     Our Hearts Will Go On Pattern by Karen Bialik Using Panache Collection
     Quattro Lune Pattern by Sue Beevers Using Panache Collection
  Happy Trails from Elizabeth's Studio (E. E. Schenk)
  Disney Frozen (Springs Creative)
Quilt Kits
  Asteria - Pattern by Tiffany Hayes (108 x 108--Just 4 colors of beautiful blue Galaxy Batiks)
  Stars over Capri - Pattern by Cheryl Malkowski (96 x 96--Done with Timeless Tonga Batiks)
  Judy Niemeyer Patterns using Reclaimed West Fabric Line (See fabric by clicking link.)
    Cattails in the Meadow
    Prairie Star
    Weathered Windmill
  New Ways with Jelly Rolls by Pam and Nicki Lintott (12 Reversible Jelly Roll Quilts)
  Perfect Quilts for Precut Fabrics (64 patterns using Fat Quarters, Charm Squares, Jelly Rolls and       Layer Cakes)
Jewelry Designs
  Husqvarna Viking Embroidery Designs Jewelry Kit


Schedule for March 2015
March 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.
March 5,
10 am-noon
Floriani Software Class with Leann Lauer - 10 am-noon--$5 class fee

Bring your Computer and Floriani Book and let Leann be your guide!
March 7,
10 am-4 pm
Beatle Bag Class with Anne Meisner - 10 am-4 pm--$25 for all day class

This Grab, Go and Sew bag from Abby Lane Quilts will soon be your favorite. (Pattern available in the shop.)
March 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.
March 14,
9 am
It's All About the Kids Sew Day--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.
March 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.
March 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!!
March 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!
March 28,
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!
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