Quilt Connection January 2016 Newsletter


JANUARY 2016 NEWSLETTER
HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Just a Quick Reminder

Winter Hours
Monday-Friday     
Saturday
Sunday
9-5
9-4
Closed
 
In the Shop

End of the Year/New Year Sale

New fabric is regularly being added to sale areas. Great opportunities to complete those special projects you have been wanting to create!! Some examples of what you will find are:
  • Christmas - 40% off
  • Select Wide Back Batiks - 25% off
  • Many Groups - 30% off
  • Single Patterns - 15% off
  • Downstairs Fabrics - $5.00 per yard
  • All in-stock Frivols - 30% off
  • Wagon Short Bolts - 35% off if you take all that remains
  • Robison-Anton Embroidery Thread - Buy 3, get 1 Free
  • Reminder: Floriani Embroidery Threads--Always buy 3, get 1 Free

Don't Miss This Husqvarna Viking New Years EPICTM Trade-In Event!!
For the month of January, trade in your old machine and you can save up to $5000 on a Husqvarna Viking DESIGNER EPIC™ embroidery machine!! This campaign offers consumers UP TO $5000 toward the purchase of DESIGNER EPIC™ when you trade in an embroidery machine and UP TO $4000 for any sewing machine. This includes any make, model or condition.
More information here.

Frivol #5 (Atelier) Has Arrived
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"What are Frivols?" you ask . . . .
Frivols are a series of collectible tins. They are a new Moda precut. They are quilts. Check out the in-stock Frivols the next time you stop in the shop and save 30%. See #5 here.

Frivol Kit #5 includes:

•Collectible tin box measuring 4 1/2 inches by 7 1/2 inches
•Atelier pattern and instructions
•42 - 7 inch squares
•Fabric is from Petite Prints fabric collection by French General for Moda
•Finished quilt measures 30 inches by 33 inches
•BONUS: quilt block pattern for creating a sampler quilt from all 12 Frivol collections in the series
•DOUBLE BONUS: treasured surprise in every box
•100% Cotton
•Designed by French General
•Manufactured and packaged by Moda

"Rest Your Head" Panels by Leanne Anderson for Henry Glass
Use these absolutely adorable panels to make a soft book, place mats or a quilt. There are two different panels--one for boys and one for girls. This can be a quick gift for that special little one in your life, but one that will be a lasting keepsake. (Free pattern for place mats or quilt.)

Easy Binding Winder
-- The "It" Thing at Fall Market
This helpful, new tool easily clamps to your ironing board to wind binding as you press it or sits beside your sewing machine when you are ready to attach binding to your quilt. It feeds right off the winder without pulling or stretching! Click here for pictures and see it in the shop the next time you are in.



News and Happenings

SOYO Winter Retreat (Black Hills Quilters Guild)--January 22-24
Black Hills Quilters Guild Winter Retreat is January 22-24, 2016, at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. More information available at Black Hills Quilters Guild.

BH Stock Show & Rodeo
It's time once again for the Stock Show and Rodeo. Although we won't have a booth at the Stock Show, we look forward to seeing all of you that will be attending. We will have demos set up and waiting for you. Stop in the shop to chat, have a cup of coffee and check out sewing machines and as well as books, patterns, kits, unique notions, and beautiful new fabrics along with tempting specials thrown in!!

Watch for the Row by Row Experience 2016
Row by Row Experience™ began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. In 2012 the event grew to include 62 participating shops. Pennsylvania came on board in 2013 for a total of 138 shops throughout the two states. In 2014 over 1250 quilt shops participated in 34 states and Ontario. 2655 shops across the US and Canada made 2015 the biggest year so far! 2016 will be even better!

Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere!


The theme for 2016 is Home Sweet Home.
Quilt Connection has our 2016 License Plate ready to go!! Check out the Row by Row Experience website for more information.



New Fabrics, Books, Designs and Patterns (Click the links below to see examples and also go to the Fabric page of the website to view more new fabrics.)
Fabrics
   Laugh Love Quilt by Amy Hamberlin of Kati Cupcake Pattern Co. (Henry Glass)
      Free Pattern 1 and Pattern 2
   Whispers of Wisdom by Leanne Anderson and Kaytlyn Anderson (Henry Glass)
      Free Panel Pattern and Free Pieced Pattern
   Lovebugs Collection (Riley Blake Designs)
      Free Pattern
   Love is All Around (Kanvas Studio)
   Reel It In Kits - Free Pattern (Quilting Treasures)
   Star Wars Panels Kylo Ren and Rey (ee Schenck)
   Flower Patch Flannel by Bonnie Sullivan (Maywood Studio)
   Rest Your Head Soft Book Panels by Leanne Anderson--Whole Country Caboodle  
      Boys Panel and Girls Panel

Machine Embroidery Designs
   Cat's Meow (Lunch Box Quilts)
   Mixed Mutts (Lunch Box Quilts)
   Monster Fun (Husqvarna Viking)

Patterns
   
Farm House Window Table Runner by Judy Niemeyer (Cut Loose Press)

Books
  
Red and White Quilts: Infinite Variety Presented by the American Folk Art Museum
      This coffee table book features over 650 quilts from the past three centuries.
 


Schedule for January 2016
Monday,
January 4,
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Thursday,
January 7,
9 am-noon
Floriani Software Class with Leann Lauer--9 am to noon. Cost $5
Friday,
January 8,
10 am or
5 pm
Beginning Quilting Class with Joni Schauer--10 am or 5 pm. Cost $25

Fast and fun quilt. Great for beginners!
Saturday,
January 9,
9 am-??
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ?

Come sew with us to make quilts for children in foster care.
Saturday, 
January 9,
10 am

Tonga Gemstone BOM with Anne Meisner--10 am

Pick up your "Month Three" Kit starting today.
Monday,
January 11
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Wednesday, 
January 14
10 am, 1:30,
3 or 6 pm
Stitchers Garden with Joni Schauer--10 am, 1:30, 3 or 6 pm
Saturday,
January 16,
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!
Saturday,
January 16,
1:30 pm
Simple Whatnots Club with Melissa Goodrich--1:30 pm

Free pattern with the purchase of each month's kit. Projects are all small so cost of kits varies from $15 to $30.
Monday,
January 18
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller.

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise, $40.00
Thursday,
January 21
1 or 6 pm
Hoop Sisters BOM with Kathy Miller--1 or 6 pm
January 22-24
Black Hills Quilt Guild SOYO at Terra Santa Retreat Center, St. Martins Village
January 29-
February 7
Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo
Saturday,
January 30
10 am-4 pm
Beginning Paper Piecing with Joni Schauer--10 am-4 pm. Cost $25.00

Learn how to quilt using paper piecing as a technique. This class uses the Farm House Window Table Runner pattern by Judy Niemeyer.