Skip Navigation Website Accessibility

Quilt Connection September 2015 Newsletter

September 2015 NEWSLETTER
Reminder: Click links to view images or to see more information

In the Shop

Strip Club -- Vacation was nice . . .But we miss you!
Join us S
aturday, September 19th at 10 am for fun, great conversation, treats and all that is new in the shop! We have many new things to share with you as well as demos--and don't forget your Show and Tell. AND, of course, we will have special sales for you on Strip Club Saturday.

What's Happening with Machines?
New Designer EPIC Coming October 5!
The new Husqvarna Viking Designer EPIC sewing and embroidery machine has over 100 new and improved features. You can pre-order now and receive a bonus package worth over $2000 in value. Watch this video to learn more about the new Designer EPIC and see more pictures and information on our website.
We also have one Designer Diamond Royale at a fantastic price as well as other machines on sale.

Fall Fabric o
n Sale for Month of September
Fall Fabric (one yard minimum) and Panels--20% off throughout the month of September.

What are
Frivols are a series of collectible tins. They are a new Moda precut. They are quilts. They are about having fun! Each tin measures 4.5" x 7.5" and includes 42 7" squares, a new Moda quilt pattern, a new block pattern and a Frivol surprise. Each month a new collection will be featured. Our first Frivol will be in the store this week!

Whatnots Club--Reserve your place now!
Simple Whatnots Club by Kim Diehl will be starting soon.--Melissa Goodrich will be leading this group using Kim's Gathering Basket Collection from Henry Glass. We are getting organized and the fabrics are arriving. Click here to see the six small quilts in this series (nothing more than 40 inches square) with traditional patchwork and a sprinkling of applique here and there. Best of all, the petite size of these quilts makes them easy to finish for a dose of instant gratification.

Tonga Gemstone BOM Begins in October
Tonga Gemstone Block of the Month by Wing and a Prayer--Sign up now so we know how many to plan for. This is a queen-size quilt and goes together beautifully. 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. This group will meet for 12 months at a cost of $26 per month with the first and last month paid up front.

Stitcher's Garden--4th Section Added!

We've added a 3 pm session due to the overwhelming requests for Stitcher's Garden. Only $60 plus tax includes 12 months of patterns, demos and work days. Class times are 10 am, 1:30 pm, 3 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.

Quilt and Crafts Simply Moderne Magazine
Have you seen the new Premier Issue of the Moda magazine, Quilt and Crafts Simply Moderne? While they last we are offering them at 20% off the cover price. Get yours today!

Row by Row Experience Update

Row by Row Experience continues until September 8th. We still have plenty of kits and license plates. Remember, we cannot sell or mail any patterns or kits between September 9 and October 31. We will, however, be glad to take your orders during that time. License plates can be purchased and/or mailed to you any time. Thank you to everyone who participated. It was great to meet so many wonderful people from all over the country. We feel it was a huge success!

 News and Happenings

Hill City Quilt Show--September 12-13
The Hill City Quilt Show is an indoor two-day event running from 9 am to 4 pm daily. Plan to attend the Dinner and Trunk Show at 5 p.m. Saturday, September 12, (Hill City Senior Center) and stay for the Open Mic Show & Tell at 7 pm (both for $20). Reservations are required. Call Jan Humphrey at 605-574-2166 or 605-391-1302 to reserve your spot.

N.E.W. Quilt Show--October 3-4
The 33rd annual N.E.W. Quilt Show will be held in Gillette, Wyoming, on October 3-4. The show is at CAM-PLEX Multi-Event Facilities, 1635 Reata Drive. For more information see NEW Quilt Show.

Quilting in the Hills (Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat)--October 8-11

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.

Sioux Falls Quilt Show--October 31-November 1
Dakota Pieces XIII Quilt Show will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center on October 31 and November 1. Go to Sioux Falls Quilt Guild for more information.


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.
Whitetail Ridge (Quilting Treasures)
Modern Background Paper by Zen Chic (Moda)
Nocturne by Janel Clare (Moda)
Paper Bandana by Alexia Marcelle Abegg (RJR)
For You (Moda)
Hawthorne Ridge by Jan Patek (Moda)
   Patterns using Hawthorne Ridge Collection:
     Hillside House
     Tree Toppers
New Batiks by Judy and Judel Niemeyer
   Citrus Mints (Moda)
   Painter's Palette (Moda)
Holiday Fabrics
   Holiday Flourish by Peggy Tool (Robert Kaufman)
   Berries and Blooms (Hoffman California)

Schedule for September 2015
September 3
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!
September 7
Shop Closed for Labor Day
September 8
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
September 12
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.
September 14 
10:30 am

Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
September 17
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.
September 19
10 am
Strip Club--10 am 

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!!
September 21
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am
Free if you purchase your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.

Click to visit Quilt Connection Etc!