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Quilt Connection May 2016 Newsletter

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Machine Specials for May

Great Deals in the Shop on Machines Being Upgraded
Husqvarna-Viking Sapphire 960Q Closeout price. The regular price is $2799, now only $1999.00 while they last!
performance 5.0
$800 off plus a $100 mail-in rebate while they last!


May Specials from Husqvarna-Viking and Pfaff
Purchase Receive
Designer Epic Up to $4000 Trade Allowance
Designer Ruby Royale Up to $2000 Trade Allowance
Designer Topaz 50 $200 Mail-in Rebate
Designer Topaz 40 $100 Mail-in Rebate
Just In!
Creative Sensation pro 2
60-month Financing Special May 23-31
Boxed Software 20% off, May 1-15


Tracy's Service Tips
When bringing your Husqvarna Viking or Pfaff machine for service, you do not need to bring the power cord, foot control, accessory tray, or bobbin. You do need to bring the standard zig zag foot. With all other brands of machines, please bring the power cord and foot control. All services are performed with Mettler Silk Finish 50 weight thread. If you are dedicated to a specific brand or weight of thread, please bring a spool with you.

Starting in the Month of June Tracy will be less available as he will be helping to keep the "entertainment alive all across the Black Hills for the summer months". Please call ahead for projected repair times and one day service --- or where you might find the best upcoming shows. This of course will impact turn around times and availability to answer service-based questions. We will try to keep any inconveniences to a minimum. Tracy has set up a new email address for service-related questions that he will have access to while away from the shop. 

Please feel free to use this address for your questions:

Watch for Beginning Quilting Class Coming in June
Coming in June--Beginning Quilting Class taught by Jodi Paverud. Jodi has been quilting for over 20 years. She is fun, full of laughs and is a great addition to our teacher lineup.  Here is a glimpse of the X's and O's Pattern she will be using.  You can make a table runner, a table topper or a quilt--the sky is the limit.  Jodi will help you understand the quilting basics from the ground up.

Row by Row Experience Starts June 21st
Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate is in the shop and can be purchased now. Our row kits are currently being packaged and we will be ready to go June 21st for another great project. This year's theme is Home Sweet Home.

What is Row by Row Experience you ask . . ? It's like a shop hop, but it's not... no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2016 rows from 8 different 2016 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!

Row by Row Experience™ began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. By 2015 the event had grown to include 2655 shops across the US and Canada!
Check out the Row by Row Experience website to learn more.

What's Your Favorite Quilting Magazine?

Have you been wanting to get your hands on the latest issue of your favorite quilting magazine? OR . . Is it time for a different one to get your creative juices flowing? Remember, you don't have to run all over town to find "the one."  We carry all current Quilting Magazines right here in the shop.

Featured Machine of the Month

Husqvarna Viking Ruby RoyaleTM

Innovation, Capability and Convenience to Love!
Top  5 Features
  1. deLuxe™ Stitch System - Less time and effort spent on machine adjustments
  2. EXCLUSIVE SENSOR SYSTEM™ - Senses your fabric thickness for perfect, even feed
  3. EXCLUSIVE SEWING ADVISOR®  - Select your type of fabric and sewing technique and the  Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR® feature instantly sets  everything for you
  4. Large Interactive Screen - Easy to navigate through various screens for sewing, editing, and embroidery
  5. Increased Embroidery Speed - Embroider more in less time

Click here for more information on the Ruby RoyaleTM.

News and Happenings

Congratulations to Carol Slavik and Wendy Andrews!
Carol Slavik was the lucky winner of the Shop Hop drawing for a quilting "Goody Basket" from Quilt Connection. The winner of the Grand Prize was Wendy Andrews. She won a $50 Gift Certificate from each of the Black Hills Quilt Shops that participated in the 2016 event.

Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds
Quilted Hugs 4 kyds will have our usual "Sew Fest" on Saturday, May 14. The group has decided to take a summer break for June, July and August. Come for the May 14th fun and games for a great summer send-off!

Upcoming Area Quilt Shows
May 30--Buffalo Prairie Points Quilt Guild Quilt Show in Buffalo
June 3-5--Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale
(more information below)
July 22-24--Custer Piecemaker's Quilt Show

Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale
- June 3-5

The 2016 Quilt Show sponsored by the Black Hills Quilters Guild will be held June 3-5 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in beautiful downtown Rapid City.  The hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday and 10:00 am - 4:00 pm on Sunday.  They expect to have around 400-500 quilts on display and about 20 vendors with quilt related products.

2016 Row by Row Experience - Starts June 21st
Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate is in the shop. Our row kits are currently being packaged and we will be ready to go June 21st for another great project. (More info in the item above.)

Quilting in the Hills (Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat)--October 6-9
Mark your Calendar now! Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat is October 6-9, at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. More information available at Black Hills Quilters Guild.

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.
   Lollies by Jen Kingwell (Moda)
   Juniper (Timeless Treasures)
   Viola by Chong-a Hwang (Timeless Treasures) - Free Pattern here
   Live, Love, Laugh (Timeless Treasures)
   Monterey by Chong-a Hwang (Timeless Treasures)
   Kaffee Fassett Collective (Rowan Fabrics)

Schedule for May 2016
May 2
10:30 am OR
1:30 pm
Beginning Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Husqvarna Viking at 10:30 am -- Pfaff at 1:30 pm

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
May 7
10 am
Tonga Gemstone BOM with Anne Meisner--10 am

Feel Free to bring your machine to sew.

May 9
10:30 am OR
1:30 pm
Intermediate Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Husqvarna Viking at 10:30 am -- Pfaff at 1:30 pm

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
May 12
10 am, 1:30,
3 or 6 pm
Stitchers Garden with Joni Schauer--10 am, 1:30, 3 or 6 pm
May 14
9 am-??
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ? Last meeting until September.

Come sew with us to make quilts for children in foster care.
May 16
10:30 am OR
1:30 pm
Embroidery Machine Owners Class with Tracy Miller--10:30 am OR 1:30 pm
Husqvarna Viking at 10:30 am -- Pfaff at 1:30 pm

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise, $40.00
May 21
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!
May 28
10 am
River Rock BOM with Anne Meisner--10:00 am