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Quilt Connection November 2015 Newsletter

November 2015 NEWSLETTER
Closed November 26 for Thanksgiving BUT . . .
Stop in Friday and/or Saturday, November 27 and 28,
for Great Holiday Shopping Specials!

In the Shop

The New Designer EPICTM Has Arrived!!
Stop by for a Demo on this fabulous new machine. For a limited time our Holiday gift to you is a free rolling luggage bag with your purchase of a Designer EPICTM.

 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.

This amazing new machine even threads your needle and cuts your thread! It has videos to take you through step-by-step instructions if you need assistance. Click here to go to the Husqvarna Viking website to learn more about the new Designer EPIC. You can also see pictures and information on our website.

Star Wars
-- Available Now!
Roses are red, violets are blue, if you love Stars Wars, may the Force be with you!
The new movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, will be in theaters in December. Thrill your Star Wars Fan with a gift created from this fun, new fabric. The entire line is in the shop now! See it on the Fabric page.

Skinnies are a Hit -- More New Patterns Have Arrived

New this month-- Frolic in Fall, Stanta's Helpers, Birthday Blitz, Spring Parade, Spring Skinnies, and Patio Garden.
Seasonal Skinnies patterns contain three quilts in one package!! (Click to see examples of Frolic in Fall and Santa's Helpers.) The templates are full size and ready to go. The finished size of each wall quilt/table runner is 14” x 28”, the perfect size to fit anywhere. 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.

2016 Hoffman Challenge

We just received our fabric for the 2016 Hoffman Challenge, Crystalia. 2016 marks the first time Hoffman is offering a digitally printed fabric as the Challenge Fabrics, and in two versions — black and white! Also, for the first time ever, they have added a Home Decor category. This year's theme is kitchen and tabletop. Get started soon as the entries must be received online by June 30, 2016.

oliday Home Quilting Kit from Sew Steady

Free motion quilting as easy as 1, 2, 3! Purchase the full kit ($535 value now $375) and get a free Ruler Rack! (See it here.)
The full kit includes:

  • Sew Steady Wish Table 22 1/2 by 25 1/2 Compartment Drawer Table with Holes for Circle Sewing & Tool, Universal Grid Valued at $248 (Includes Free Travel Bag)
  • Quilting Ruler Foot with 12" Arc Template, Stable Tape and Adjustment Guide
  • 4 piece Feather Template Set with Bonus Spine
  • 4 piece Spin-e-fex Feather Template Set
  • 10+ piece Rule Rack

Gift Ideas -- from Large to Small

**Husqvarna Viking Sewing Machine
Our wide variety of machines means you will be sure to find just the right one to thrill the quilter on your list. From the new Designer EPIC to a basic model -- all are designed to meet your particular needs.

**New Holiday Home Quilting Kit from Sew Steady (More information above)

**Indian Summer Quilt Kit by Judy Niemeyer (Click here to see)

**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.

**Baby Cuddle Kits by Shannon Fabrics
Complete Cuddle kit includes fabric for the top, applique, pattern, backing, and binding. Measures at about 29" x 35". See Ziggy Duck or Ziggy Giraffe.

**Here Comes Santa Wall Hanging from Plays with Wool Designs
Fun wall hanging, 6" x 24" when framed.

**Wonder Clips from Clover
Wonder Clips are a great alternative to pins, especially when working with multiple layers or heavy-weight fabrics.

Tonga Gemstone BOM Begins November 7th
Kits and made and ready to go for all those who have registered but there's still room for a few more in this class. 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. Click here to see this beautiful quilt.

imple Whatnots Club--Join us on November 21st at 1:30 pm
There's still time for you to join Melissa and a group that met last month to get started using Kim Diehl's Gathering Basket Collection from Henry Glass. A $5.00 one-time fee gets you signed up for the club. You 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. 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.

 News and Happenings

SOYO Winter Retreat (Black Hills Quilters Guild)--January 22-24

Black Hills Quilters Guild Winter Retreat is January 22-24, at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. More information available at Black Hills Quilters Guild.


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.
   1 in a Minion - back in stock (Quilting Treasures)
   Reel It In (Quilting Treasures)
   Enchanted Pines by McKenna Ryan (Robert Hoffman)
   Dream Blossom by Lauren Wan (Hoffman California)
   Skylines - back in stock (Hoffman California)
   Dot Dot Dash by Me and My Sister Designs (Moda)
Books and Magazines
   Pre-cut Primer by Me and My Sister Designs (Works well with Dot Dot Dash Fabric Collection)
   Little Gatherings by Lisa Bongean
   Tributes and Treasures by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison
   Buttons and Thread by Me and My Sister Designs

Schedule for November 2015
November 2
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
November 2
5 pm
Beginner Quilting Class - Part 2 with Joni Schauer - 5 pm

Continue on your road to quilting adventures with Part 2 of the Beginner Quilting Class.
November 5
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!
November 7
10 am
Gemstone BOM with Anne Meisner - 10 am

Basic piecing techniques and a variety of block sizes create this stunning Gemstone Tonga quilt using only ten beautiful batiks.
November 9 
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
November 12
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!
November 14
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.
November 16
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller - 10:30 am

Free if you purchase your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
November 19
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. Learn to make perfect quilt blocks in the hoop of your embroidery machine.
November 21
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!!
November 21
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.
November 26
Closed for Thanksgiving