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Quilt Connection March 2016 Newsletter

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Judy Woodworth Booksigning - March 19th
Local, long arm quilter and writer, Judy Woodworth will be in the shop March 19th in conjunction with Strip Club. We have her new book, The Art of Quilting, in the store and Judy will be available to sign it for you. This book features a large array of freemotion and original quilt design patterns. Learn how Judy focuses on color theory and the use of both positive and negative space to make her quilts extraordinary.

Machine Embroidery Design Class - With Alana - March 26th 10 am to 4 pm

Choose Lunch box Quilts' Cat's Meow or Mixed Mutts Pattern -- After all, what could be more fun?? Seven adorable embroidery applique cats and five additional cat related designs complete the Cat's Meow collection. Mixed Mutts includes a doghouse, fire hydrant, dog bones and paws. Quilt patterns included to make a 26" x 43" wall hanging or a larger 52" x 59" quilt. Join Alana on Saturday, March 26th, 10 am for creating fun!!

A Perennial Sampler - Shop Hop 2016
- April 1-16

Stop by each of the nine participating shops April 1-16 to pick up their block pattern, then use them all to complete this year's quilt. Every shop will have their own interpretation of the pattern using a floral theme. (Click to see our example of A Perennial Sampler.) While you're there, be sure to sign up for door prizes. Remember, visit all nine shops for a chance to win the Grand Prize--a $450 value!

Featured Machine of the Month

Pfaff passport 3.0TM

Perfect for Small Spaces and Going Places!
Top 5 Features
  1. Compact/Portable Sewing Machine - Perfect for taking to classes and for travel (lightweight: 14.7 lbs).
  2. The Original IDTTM System - Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom.
  3. Thread Snips - Automatically cut top and bobbin threads, pulling thread ends to the back side of fabric.
  4. PFAFF Original Presser Foot System - Many optional accessories are available to expand the sewing experience.
  5. 100 Stitches - A wide variety of beautiful 7mm stitches, including utility stitches, buttonholes, decorative stitches, quilt stitches, needle art stitches and satin stitches.

Tribeca Tote
Great new tote pattern from Indigo Junction! Features an eye-catching front and back pieced panel using a modern-take on the Seminole patchwork quilting method ideal for using jelly rolls or bali pops. Large side gussets allow this slim tote to expand to a roomy bag. Inside pockets provide storage for all your items. Optional solid version instructions also provided. Size: 7” D x 13” W (bottom edge) 8” W (top edge) x 13 ¼” H excluding handles. Top gusset width when opened is 14”.

ScanNcut Roller Bag
This ScanNcut roller bag is just what you need for your smaller machine (Husqvarna Viking Opals or Sapphires and Pfaff Ambitions, for example). Constructed of durable polyester fabric, it has two large inside zip pockets for storage, two inside slide pockets, and more. Dimensions: 21" x 11" x 18"

River Rock Primo Batiks BOM Coming in April

Be watching for more information on this beautiful River Rock BOM quilt. This will be a 9-month project using a unique concept that uses precut 10" squares.

All Christmas Fabrics on Sale

All Christmas Fabrics have been moved downstairs to the Sale Room and are now only $6/yard. You'll be glad you stocked up when it's time once again for making Holiday Projects. It will be here before you know it!!

News and Happenings

Badlands Quilters of Wall Quilt Weekend - March 11-12
Badlands Quilters of Wall Quilt Weekend is scheduled for March 11-12. Classes, demonstrations, and a trunk show are planned. For more information, call 605-279-2809 or 605-279-2889.

A Perennial Sampler - Shop Hop 2016 - April 1-16

Stop by each of the participating shops April 1-16 to pick up their pattern to complete this year's quilt, A Perennial Sampler.

Chadron Festival of Quilts - April 22-24
A short road trip will take you to the Chadron Festival of Quilts. The featured quilter is Monty Fralick of Martin, SD. Click here for a schedule of events.

2016 Row by Row Experience - Starts June 21st
Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate has been designed and ordered. Our row is currently "in-progress" and we will be ready to go June 21st for another great project. This year's theme is Home Sweet Home. Check out the Row by Row Experience website 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.)
Click here to get the Adobe Reader download that will enable you to view pdf documents such as the links for The Potting Shed and Hometown Girl Fabrics.
   New Artisan Spirit Shimmer - Ebony (Northcott)
   The Potting Shed by Holly Taylor (Moda)
   Hometown Girl by Pat Sloan (Moda)
   Toy Chest Florals by Sara Morgan (Washington Street Studio/P & B Textiles)
   Disney Princess Collection (Camelot)

Schedule for March 2016
March 5
10 am

Tonga Gemstone BOM with Anne Meisner--10 am

Feel free to bring your machine to sew.
March 7
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
March 10
10 am, 1:30,
3 or 6 pm
Stitchers Garden with Joni Schauer--10 am, 1:30, 3 or 6 pm
March 12
9 am-??
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ?

Come sew with us to make quilts for children in foster care.
March 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.

March 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!
March 19
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.
March 21
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise, $40.00
March 24
9:30 am
Floriani Software Class with Leann Lauer--9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Cost $5
March 26
10 am
Machine Embroidery Class with Alana MacLauchlin--10 am to 4 pm. Cost $25

Fun patterns from Lunch Box Quilts will be used. Create your choice of Cats Meow or Mixed Mutts.
Both patterns include a 26" x 43" wall hanging or a 52" x 59" quilt.