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Quilt Connection August 2015 Newsletter

August 2015 NEWSLETTER
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In the Shop

Strip Club -- On Vacation for the Summer Months But . . . .
Check Out the Third Saturday Super Specials!!
Watch for our
Third Saturday Super Specials in a Third Saturday reminder email. They will also 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!

Get Ready for Your Favorite "Goblins"
Check out the "Spooktacular" selection of Halloween Fabrics ready to help you be the Top Ghost on the list! All Halloween Fabrics, Fat Quarters and Kits 20% off for the entire month of August.

Pattern Bargain Basket
Look for a special basket of select single patterns that are 20% off.

Magazine from Moda
Premier Issue in the Shop NOW
If you’re thinking “I’m not a modern quilter”… this magazine is still for you as it is a terrific introduction to the style, the mindset and the variety that exists in what is being deemed “modern quilting”.  Learn more about it by clicking here then scroll down the page until you see the Simply Moderne article.

Fun New Patterns

1. Rudy is Back!! This loveable 12" x 20" framed picture will steal your heart!
Want to add something new to your dining room table? Try one of these fun table mat patterns from Plays with Wool Designs: North Woods, Fall Foliage, Peppermint Twist. OR
3. Maybe you want to spice up your decor. Try one of these 14" x 28" Seasonal Skinnies Wall Hangings: Thanksgiving, Fall Festival, Cozy Into Winter, Seasonal Skinnies 1, Snuggle in Winter. WARNING--these may become addicting!
4. License Plate Traveling Tote or License Plate Traveling Wristlet from Sealed with a Stitch.  Personalize by using the Quilt Connection license plate from our Row by Row Experience pattern.

Sew Steady Table Summer Sale Continues
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, pick out exactly what you would like and we will get it in for you!

New Stitcher's Garden Class Starts October
The new "growing season" begins October 16th. Only $60 plus tax will give you all the patterns and all 12 class sessions. Class times are 10 am, 1:30 pm or 6 pm. Reserve your space soon as there is a class size limit and some are already filling up. Class alumni say they have learned so much about their machine as well as giving them lots of ideas for future use.

Have you Started Your Row by Row Experience?

It's not too late! Stop in to pick up your free pattern and complete your row. Kitslicense plates and pins are also available in the shop. Go to Row by Row Experience to see what others have created or for more information.

Stitcher's Garden Work Days
--August 22 and 26 - 9 am to 5 pm
Two Stitcher's Garden Work Days are scheduled for August. Class participants should have all the patterns now and this is your opportunity to get your quilt completed. Joni will be here to help you with any problems or questions.

Watch for these Classes in the Fall
Some classes are currently on summer break, but we are planning a great line up for the fall:
  1. Machines Classes--Resume in September.
  2. Stitcher's Garden--Starts October 16th. Former participants say this has been a great way to learn about their machines and new techniques. See above for more information, dates and times.
  3. 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.
  4. 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

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.

Central States Fair--August 14-23
Stop by the Fine Arts Building and see all the beautiful quilts on exhibit. Get new ideas from the many interesting demonstrations going on all week.


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.
  25 Days 'Till Christmas (Northcott)
  Eskimo Snow (Northcott)
  Classic Remington (Quilting Treasures)
  Danscapes (RJR)
  Winter Forrest Flannels (Moda) - Kit Available
    Woodrose in Winter Pattern by Holly Taylor in the Winter's Song Project Book by Antler Designs
  USA Map Panel (Timeless Treasures)
  Mimosa (Quilting Treasures) - Kit Available
  Cold Spell (Moda) by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts

    Blue Spruce Pattern by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts using Cold Spell

Schedule for August 2015
  Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
August 6
10 am
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.
August 14
though 23
Central States Fair
Many beautiful quilts on display as well as interesting demos.
August 16
Strip Club
Watch for 3rd Saturday Specials in the shop, your email or on facebook.
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.
August 20,
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.

August 22,
9 am to 5 pm
Stitcher's Garden Work Day with Joni Schauer - 9 am to 5 pm
August 26,
9 am to 5 pm
Stitcher's Garden Work Day with Joni Schauer - 9 am to 5 pm


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