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Quilt Connection July 2015 Newsletter

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Shop Closed Saturday to Celebrate the 4th of July

In the Shop

Strip Club -- On Vacation for the Summer Months But . . . .
Check Out the Third Saturday Super Specials!!
Now for the really good news!!
We will be sending information about Third Saturday Super Specials in a Third Saturday reminder email and they will be posted on Facebook and in the shop the third Friday. You may come in any time on the third Saturday to shop and take advantage of the specials!

Christmas in July
This is the time to shop for your Holiday projects.
For the entire month of July, anything Christmas is 20% off. This includes Bolted Fabric, Fat Quarters, Kits, Panels, and Embroidery Designs.

July Also Brings Specials on All Husqvarna Viking Sewing and Embroidery Machines
Husqvarna Viking is introducing a brand new top-of-the-line embroidery machine in October. We have one Designer Diamond Royale in stock that we can offer at $3500.00 off the original price.

Great Fabric Specials
The short-bolt wagon has been restocked and more bolts have been added to the $6.00 per yard sale.

Sew Steady Table Summer Sale--Retail Value $180, Now Only $139
Sew Steady Table Package  Includes: 18x24 Large Table, Large Travel Bag, New Westalee Scant 1/4" Seam
Gauge, Seam Guide, & Stiletto. Options are available to add an etching, a drawer or both. Demo tables are in the shop so come in and pick out exactly what you would like and we will get it in for you!

Awesome New Line of Batting, Stabilizers and Fusibles
Be sure to check out our new Quilters Select™ by Alex Anderson and Floriani. This is a full line developed especially for quilters like you. Watch the short video on their home page to learn more about the products and you will be as excited as we are!

Row by Row Experience is happening--and it is fun!

What  a neat experience meeting quilters from all over our country as well as our loyal locals as we have kicked off the Row by Row Experience. Stop in to pick up your free pattern and complete your row. Kits and pins are also available in the shop. If you haven't started yet, this picture of our license plate and row may be just what you need to get the "bug".

Sisters Embroidery BOM--July 16 at 1 pm or 6 pm
Hoop Sisters Jacobean Journey Machine EmbroidaBlock of the Month Club with Kathy Miller 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!!!

Some Classes on Summer Break
Even though some of the classes are on summer break for July and/or August, we are planning a great line up for the fall:
  1. Stitcher's Garden--Former participants say this has been a great way to learn about their   machines and new techniques.
  2. Tonga Gemstone Block of the Month by Wing and a Prayer--Sign up now so we know how many to plan for. We will be making kits for the queen size but will have the extra yardage requirement should you choose to make a king. Click here to see this beautiful quilt.
  3. Simple Whatnots Club Collection 3--Melissa Goodrich will be leading this group. Click here to see the  seven small quilts in this series ranging from 16 1/2" square to 32 1/2" Square. Have fun with these easily doable projects designed by Kim Diehl.

 News and Happenings

Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale held June 5-7
BH Quilt Show & Sale was June 5-7 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City. Many, many beautiful quilts were shown. Photos of the winners will soon be posted in the gallery at Black Hills Quilters Guild. Save June 3-5, 2016, to be a part of next year's show.

Upcoming Quilt Shows
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.
  Homefront Girl--Be Strong, Be Brave (Quilting Treasures)
  1895 Bali Pops, Snaps, Crackers (Hoffman)
Holiday Fabrics
  Mind Your Mummy from Maywood Studio (EE Schenck)
  Holiday (Timeless Treasures)
  Christmas Whimsey from Red Rooster Studio
       Quilt, Tree Skirt or Table Topper, Table Runner FREE Pattern using Christmas Whimsey
  Winter's Song by Holly Taylor (Moda)
       Winter's Song Full-Color Project Book by Antler Designs showcases the Winter's Song
       fabric line.


Schedule for July 2015
July 4
Closed to Celebrate Independence Day
  Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
  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!
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
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.
July 16,
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.

Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchase your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.

July 22,
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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