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Quilt Connection October 2015 Newsletter

October 2015 NEWSLETTER
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In the Shop

Strip Club -- October 17th
It was great to see all our friends again and have time to "catch up" at Strip Club in September. Just in case you missed the notice for last month, remember to join us S
aturday, October 17th at 10 am for demos, new products and projects, fun, great conversation AND your Show and Tell. As always, there will be treats and special sales for you on Strip Club Saturday.

What's Happening with Machines?
New Designer EPIC Coming October 5!

 The all New DESIGNER EPIC™ sewing and embroidery machine has:

Over 100 New and Improved features
Over 35 Best-In-Class features vs. all other Top-of-the-line machines
Over 30 Features Only found on DESIGNER EPIC™

As a result, DESIGNER EPIC™ sewing and embroidery machine enables
you to express your own creativity and achieve expert-level results with ease.

You can still pre-order through October 5 and receive a bonus package worth over $2000 in value. Click here to go to the Husqvarna Viking website to learn more about the new Designer EPIC. You can also see more pictures and information on our website.

More Husqvarna Viking machines priced to make you happy!
One Designer Diamond Royale remains in stock at a fantastic price. Have you had your eye on some other model? Many machines are on sale--maybe your dream machine is one!

Fabric Update

Minions re-order to arrive October 1st
This fun new line just flew out the door but we will have the whole line re-stocked this week!
Batiks on Sale for the Month of

Batik Bolted Fabric (one yard minimum) -- 20% off throughout the month of October
Star Wars: The Force Awakens -- In the shop now!!
The new  movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be in theaters in December. You will thrill your Star Wars Fan with a gift created from this fun, new fabric. The entire line is in the shop now!

Skinnies--Books and Patterns
Book--This new book, Quilted Skinnies for all Seasons, by Margie Ullery from Ribbon Candy Quilt Company will give you great ideas for gifts this Holiday Season. The book (32-page soft cover with full color photos) has ten brand new easy, fast and fun designs waiting to be made! All Skinnies finish 14" x 28".  All the templates are full size and ready to go. Fusible web is used for the applique.  

Seasonal Skinnies patterns contain three quilts in one package!! (Click to see examples of Seasonal Skinnies 1 and Seasonal Skinnies 2.) The templates are full size and ready to go. The finished size of each wall quilt/table runner is 14” x 28”. Fusible web applique is used. These are a fast and easy project for quilters of all levels. Each image is stripped pieced so you can use scraps from your stash to create a fun holiday treat for you or a gift for a friend.

 Warning:  These are very addicting, you can’t make just one!! 

Looking for a Perfect Gift?--We can help!
**Quilt Connection Gift Certificates
Not sure exactly what to get? Be a winner every time when you choose a gift certificate from Quilt Connection. They are always appreciated, do not expire, and can be purchased in any denomination you choose.

**Downtown Rapid City Gift Cards
Quilt Connection is to proud to support our community by participating in the Downtown Rapid City Gift Card Program. They are available in increments from $10 to $500. To learn more, click here or purchase at the following location:
Destination Rapid City and Main Street Square Office
512 Main Street, Suite 980, Rapid City, SD 57701
Located in the lower level of the Shops at Main Street Square
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

New to Quilting? Get on the Road to Quilting Adventures!
Beginner's Quilting Class--Starts October 28th
5 pm
Are you new to quilting or, maybe, just wanting to "tune-up" your skills? This is the class for you! For only $25 you can join Joni Schauer for this class to create a lap-size quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern. You will love this easy-to-assemble quilt that can be made and remade without ever looking the same!! Call the shop (605-355-0178) to reserve a space or for questions or more information.

The First Frivols Have Arrived--What are they?
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" x 7" squares, a new Moda quilt pattern, a new block pattern and a Frivol surprise. Each month a new collection will be featured. The first two Frivols are in the store now. Frivol Month #2 quilt pattern is "Faithful" and features polka dots and paisleys. Be sure to check out the Frivols the next time you stop in the shop.

Need Feedback,
Please . . .
The Floriani Software Class
has been on break this summer. This group brings their computer and Floriana Book so Leann Lauer can be a hands-on guide to help you learn the "fine points" in using your machine. Please let us know if you would like to get it up and running again? If enough are interested, we will get it on the schedule again soon!

imple Whatnots Club--Begins October 24th
Melissa Goodrich will be leading this group using Kim Diehl's Gathering Basket Collection from Henry Glass. Click here to see the seven small quilts in this series (nothing more than 40 inches square) with traditional patchwork and a sprinkling of applique here and there. A $5.00 one-time fee gets you signed up for the club. You will receive a free pattern with the purchase of each month's kit. These are all small projects so the cost of kits vary from $15 to $30. The first month's kit is $20.

Tonga Gemstone BOM Set to Begin November 7th
Please sign up soon if you are interested so we can order enough fabric for all participants. The first shipment is coming in October. 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 payable at the time of sign up.

Stitcher's Garden
--New season starts October 16th
A new season of Stitcher's Garden begins October 16th. 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. Call the shop at 605-355-0178 to see if space is available at your preferred time. Learn more about your machine and get great ideas for future projects!

Quilt and Crafts Simply Moderne Magazine
Did you see the Premier Issue of the magazine, Quilt and Crafts Simply Moderne? We now have Volume 2 in the shop filled with great ideas and projects.

Row by Row Kits Still Available

We still have plenty of kits and license plates. Remember, we cannot sell or mail any patterns or kits before October 31. We will, however, be glad to take your orders to be picked up or mailed after October 31. License plates can be purchased and/or mailed to you any time. It will be great fun to see the completed projects
. Be the first to bring in your quilt and receive a stash of 25 fat quarters! Thank you to everyone who participated.

 News and Happenings

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

It's here! 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, Books 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.
   Star Wars The Force Awakens (ee Schenck)
   Dogs and Doggies by Laurel Burch (Clothworks)
Paper Bandana by Alexia Marcelle Abegg (RJR)
   Concrete Textures (Moda)
   8th Generation Bali Pops (Hoffman)
Holiday Fabrics
   Y'All Be Merry (Blank Quilting)
   Seasonal Portraits by Judy and Judel Niemeyer (Timeless Treasures)

Books and Magazines
   Block Magazine - Late Summer (Vol 2 Issue 4) from Missouri Star Quilt Company
   Seasonal Skinnies Book by Margie Ullery (Ribbon Candy Quilt Company)
   Simply Moderne Quilts & Crafts Magazine Volume 2 (Quiltmania)
   Seasonal Skinnies by Margie Ullery (Ribbon Candy Quilt Company)

Schedule for October 2015
October 8-11 Quilting in the Hills--Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat
October 10
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.
October 13
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
October 15
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.
October 16
10 am, 1:30, 3 or 6 pm
Stitcher's Garden with Joni Schauer - 10 am, 1:30 pm, 3 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!
October 17
10 am
Strip Club--10 am only

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!!
October 19 
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
October 24
10 am
Simple Whatnots Club with Melissa Goodrich - 1:30 pm

One-time $5 fee to sign up for the club. Free pattern with the purchase of that month's kit. The projects are all small so the cost of kits will vary from $15 to $30. The first kit is $20.
October 26
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchase your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.

October 28
10 to 4
Beginner Quilting Class with Joni Schauer - 5 pm -- $25 Class  Fee

Get started on your road to quilting adventures making a lap-size quilt using the Yellow Brick Road pattern.
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