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Quilt Connection June 2015 Newsletter

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Thank You!

There is never enough time in our busy lives to express our gratitude for all of our blessings, so I am making time right now to thank the most wonderful friends and staff I could ever have. In the past eight months, I have had three surgeries, Jodi has had one, and Patty has had one. This has put a hitch in everyone's git along. Without a blink, all of the girls have stepped up and filled the void. This has taken a load of worry off me. So thank you to Jodi, Joan, Joni, Judy, Jean, Kathy, Melissa, Patty, Alana, Carol, Tracy, and Judah, and all of our wonderful customers who have pitched in. You will never know how much you all mean to me. Anne

In the Shop

Still Time to Create a Special Patriotic Project
You will find many beautiful patriotic-themed fabrics waiting and ready to help you create your special gift or keepsake. Click here to see just a few of them.

ew Arrivals--Books, Magazines and Notions
Those who attended the BHQG Susan Cleveland Event had a great time learning together. We have the WonderFil 12wt cotton Spagetti Thread she recommends in stock as well as many of her books and tools.  Examples of other new items are --
Grand Portage Project Book by Doug Leko (Antler Quilt Designs)
100 Blocks Magazine
Pinmoor Quilt Anchors
Bohin Rubber Finger Tips (Finger Cots)
Terial Magic Fabric Stabilizer

Strip Club -- 10 a.m. Only for the Summer Months
Strip Club will be meeting during the summer but with a slight modification. We will continue the 10 am meeting but will not be having the 2 pm session. Now for the really good news!! We will be sending information about the Strip Club Specials in the Third Saturday reminder email. You may come in any time on the third Saturday to shop and take advantage of the specials.

More Christmas Items Coming In
Beautiful panels and coordinates are arriving for your Holiday Projects. Recently we received: Welcome Wreaths (Moda) -- Panel and Coordinate, Christmas Splendor (Henry Glass) -- Panel, Background, Poinsettias, and Kringle Krossing (Henry Glass) -- Beautiful line of Holiday Fabrics. The New Fabrics table below has links so you can quickly view them.

Row by Row by Row Experience is Ready to Go!

What is it???  (Patterns, Kits and Lapel Pins available beginning June 21st. )
It's like a shop hop, but it's not... no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play and you can win prizes! Come in any time beginning June 21st and receive your free pattern for a row in your quilt. (See our "License Plate" here.) Remember, our patterns and kits will be available June 21st.
The new theme - Row by Row H2O - is fun! Shops in all 50 states and Canada are busy planning their row and creating patterns. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt. Collect the patterns for free by visiting the shops during the summer - June 21 - September 8, 2015.

Check out the Row by Row Experience website for more information.

You're Not Too Late for Jacobean Journey Embroidery BOM
Hoop Sisters Jacobean Journey Machine EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club started in May with Kathy Miller. It meets the second Thursday of the month at 1 pm or 6 pm. Join the group by calling the shop to sign up (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--June 4th Class
with Leann Lauer will help you conquer your fears or just give you the opportunity to have fun with friends. Bring your computer and Floriani book as well as questions and success stories!

 News and Happenings

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. They are expecting about 500 quilts! Complete information at Black Hills Quilters Guild.

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

Quilting in the Hills (Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat)

Mark your Calendar now! Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat is October 8-11, at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. More information available at Black Hills Quilters Guild.


New Fabrics - (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.
  Perfectly Seasoned by Sandy Gervais (Moda)
  Lady Slipper Lodge by Holly Tayler (Moda) - This line is showcased in our new, full-color project
    book, Grand Portage by Doug Leko
  Heartfelt by Kansas Troubles (Moda)
  So Chic (Quilting Treasures)
  Passport by 3 Sisters (Moda)
Holiday Fabrics
  Welcome Wreaths by Susan Wingert (Springs Creative)
  Christmas Splendor by Color Principle Studio (Henry Glass)
  Kringle Krossing by Shelly Comisky of Simply Shelly Designs (Henry Glass)


Schedule for June 2015
June 1,
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
June 4,
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!
June 8,
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
June 11,
1 pm or
6 pm
Hoop Sisters' Jacobean Journey BOM --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.
June 13,
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.
June 15,
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchase your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
June 20,
10 am
Strip Club--10 am ONLY (for the summer months)

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!!
June 24,
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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