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Quilt Connection May 2015 Newsletter

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In the Shop

Halloween and Christmas Fabrics Arriving
I know!! It seems early -- but that gives you plenty of time to get your projects completed. (Remember that gift you would have made last year but you ran out of time?)  It's great fun to see the beautiful new ideas so keep checking in to see what's new for this year. Check out Noel by Wing and A Prayer Designs. Kits are available that include the quilt, wall hanging and the pillow.

Summer Hours Are Here!

Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 9:00 am to 5:30 pm
Saturday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday Closed
Open Thursday nights until 7:00 pm
June through August

Prepared for Dye (PDF) Fabrics

Been waiting for nice weather to be able to dye some fabrics outside? We have PDF fabric in stock from Timeless Treasures, Hoffman, and Robert Kaufman.

Adding More 1895 Batiks
We have added 30 new bolts to our 1895 Batiks Collection. These beautiful blenders may be just what you have been needing!

Great Beginner Pattern -- Farmhouse Window
This beautiful table runner is sure to impress! Farmhouse Window by designer Judy Niemeyer is creative and exciting while still being one that someone newer to quilting can master. Check out the pattern when you stop by the shop.

Jacobean Journey Embroidery BOM Starts May 14th!
Hoop Sisters Jacobean Journey Machine EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club will be starting May 14th with Kathy Miller. Call the shop to sign up now (605-355-0178). The $125 fee covers all classes and the pattern. 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!!!

Floriani Software Class
Floriani Software Class--May 7th Class
with Leann Lauer is postponed this month. Please plan to attend in June.

 News and Happenings

Congratulations to Cindy Larson and Darlene Stafford!
Cindy Larson was the lucky winner of the Shop Hop drawing for a beautiful queen-size quilt from Quilt Connection. The winner of the Grand Prize was Darlene Stafford. She won a $50 Gift Certificate from each of the Black Hills Quilt Shops that participated in the 2015 event.

Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale--June 5-7
BH Quilt Show & Sale is June 5, 6, and 7 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Quilts entered in the show must be registered by Tuesday, May 5. Full information is available on their website,

Upcoming Quilt Shows
May 25--Buffalo Quilt Show
June 5-7--Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale
July 24-26--Custer Piecemaker's Quilt Show

Watch for the Row by Row Experience

We're joining this new kind of shop

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.


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.
Fabrics & Accompanying Patterns
  Vincent Van Gogh by Van Gogh Museum (Robert Kaufman)
    Gallery -- Free Pattern Using Vincent Van Gogh Collection
    Arles  -- Free Pattern Using Vincent Van Gogh Collection
  Artisan Spirit Falling Leaves by Elaine Quehl (Northcott)
  1895 Batiks (Hoffman)
  Sumatra Batiks (Blank Quilting)
  Noel by Wing and a Prayer Designs (Timeless Treasures)
  Harvest Botanical by Jayne Shasky of Jane's Garden (Henry Glass)
    Table Set -- Free Pattern Using Harvest Botanical Collection   
  Noel Kit by Wing and a Prayer Designs -- Kit includes all three projects (quilt, pillow and wall
  Arles Kit by Van Gogh Museum
  Poppy Passion Kit by Elaine Quehl
  Farmhouse Window by Judy Niemeyer -- Great Beginner Pattern
  Piping Hot Curves by Susan Cleveland
  Marvelous Miters by Susan Cleveland


Schedule for May 2015
May 4,
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
May 7,
10 am-noon
Floriani Software Class with Leann Lauer - 10 am-1 pm--$5 class fee
Bring your Computer and Floriani Book and let Leann be your guide!
May 9,
9 am
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ??? (Formerly It's All About the Kids)

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.
May 11,
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
May 14,
1 pm or
6 pm
Hoop Sisters' Jacobean Journey BOM with Kathy Miller--1 pm or 6 pm

Join Kathy for this Embroidery Block of the Month Club. This group will continue for 10 months. The $125 fee includes all classes and the pattern.
May 16,
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!!
May 18,
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
May 20,
9 am-4 pm
Stitcher's Garden Work Day with Joni Schauer - 9 am-4pm

Extra work day added to assist in scheduling around the holiday weekend.
May 23,
9 am-4 pm
Stitcher's Garden Work Day with Joni Schauer - 9 am-4pm
May 25
Closed for Memorial Day
May 27,
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!
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