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Quilt Connection June 2016 Newsletter

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It's Not Too Late to Create a Special Patriotic Project
You will find many beautiful patriotic-themed fabrics waiting and ready to help you create your special gift or keepsake.

Machine Specials for June

Get More for Less!!
When you buy one of these machines June 1-30, 2016, you'll get a free upgrade to great features at fantastic prices! Ask about special financing.

June Upgrade Event from Husqvarna-Viking and Pfaff
Purchase  Your Price Free Upgrade To
Emerald 118
$599 Jade 20 $200
Opal 690Q
$1499 Sapphire 930  $400
Designer Topaz 40 $2999 Designer Topaz 50
quilt ambition 2.0 $1399 creative 1.5 $600
quilt expression 4.2 $2099** performance 5.0 $900
passport 2.0
$699 passport 3.0
**Includes Mail-in Rebate and Trade-in Allowance

Anne and Joan Found Great Things at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City
Anne and Joan had a great time at Quilt Market in Salt Lake City in May. The next few months will bring wonderful new fabrics, notions and patterns into the shop. Keep checking in. We will post new items when they arrive. Check our website and Facebook page. Here is a start--the next two items are new gems found at Market

Remember Those Handy Caddy Pad Patterns? There's More!
The Wedge Iron has finally found a home. This new Wedge Tote "Caddy Pad" has been custom made to fit the Wedge perfectly. Like other Caddy Pad patterns, it comes with heat resistant lining fabric for you to make your first tote. You, of course, will want to make more! This adorable little tote will open up to lay flat and become your personal ironing pad. Great for retreats or traveling.

Fun New Bag Patterns from Pink Sand Beach Beach Designs
Nancy Green is the owner and creative mind behind Pink Sand Beach Designs and her line of contemporary purse patterns. With her background in engineering, all of her patterns are created with the utmost attention to detail while still being easy and fun to sew! You can customize them with your favorite fabrics to go with any outfit. Click on these links to view examples of some of the patterns--Brentwood Bag, Newport Bag, Barbados Bag, Maui Glam Bag, and Capri Carryall.

Halloween and Christmas Fabrics Arriving!!
I know!! It seems early but think how great it will be when your projects are completed when the holidays roll around instead of still on that "to do" list! Stop in the shop and see the beautiful new fabrics for the holidays. Check the links in the New Fabrics section below to get a taste of what is new this year.

Machine Owner Classes

Machine Owner Classes
on vacation until September. If you need help or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we will help you out.

Service Questions
Tracy has set up a new email address for service-related questions that he will have access to while away from the shop this summer "keeping entertainment alive throughout the Black Hills." 

Please feel free to use this address for your questions:

Beginner's Table Runner Class with Jodi Paverud - June 25th
Join Jodi Paverud for a Beginner's Table Runner Class (including the quilting and binding) using the  "X's" and "O's" pattern. This class is $20 and runs from 10 am to 5 pm. You can go home with a finished project!

Jodi has been quilting for over 20 years. She is fun, full of laughs and is a great addition to our teacher lineup. Jodi will help you understand the quilting basics from the ground up.

Tonga Gemstone BOM--Ready to Pick Up
There will be no formal meeting on Saturday, June 4, because of the Black Hills Quilter's
Guild Quilt Show. Hope you plan to attend. Anne and Melissa are doing the demo at the Quilt Show on Saturday at 10 am. It will be a good one!

Row by Row Experience--
We are Ready to Go June 21st!
Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate is in the shop and can be purchased now. (Patterns and Kits available beginning June 21st.) This year's theme is Home Sweet Home. Shops (2655 of them) in all 50 states and Canada are busy planning their row and creating patterns. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt. Collect the patterns for free by visiting the shops during the summer - June 21 - September 6, 2016. You have until October 31, 2016, to submit a quilt for a prize. 

Remember, our row patterns and kits will be available June 21st. Also look through our inventory of patterns to use for your Row by Row project.

More information at the Row by Row Experience website.

Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale
--June 3-5 at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center
The 2016 Quilt Show sponsored by the Black Hills Quilters Guild will be held June 3-5 at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City.  Hours are 9 am - 5 pm Friday and Saturday and 10 am - 4 pm Sunday. 

There will be hundreds of quilts on display, vendor booths, and demos daily. Come spend some inspirational time with us!

Featured Machine of the Month

Pfaff performanceTM 5.0

Top  5 Features
  1. PFAFF® creative™ Color Touch Screen - The clear, high resolution display shows stitches in actual size. The intuitive layout is easy to understand.
  2. Maxi Stitches - Add beautiful accents to your project with stitches and monograms up to 48mm wide.
  3. Exclusive Stitch Creator™ Feature - Create new 9mm stitches or edit built-in stitches for unlimited creativity.
  4. The Original IDT™ System - Integrated Dual Feed only from PFAFF® for over 40 years! Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom.
  5. Straight Stitch Needle Plate Sensor - Your PFAFF® performance™ 5.0 sewing machine alerts you if you try to select a stitch other than straight stitch when the Straight stitch needle plate is attached.

Click here for more information on the Pfaff performanceTM 5.0.

News and Happenings

Upcoming Area Quilt Shows
June 3-5--Black Hills Quilt Show and Sale
(more information below)
July 22-24--Custer Piecemaker's Quilt Show

2016 Row by Row Experience - Starts June 21st
Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate is in the shop. 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.
Shades of Autumn by Norman Wyatt, Jr. (P&B Textiles)
   Road Trip by Dan DiPaolo (Clothworks)

Holiday Fabrics
   Town Square by Holly Taylor (Moda)
   Enchantment by Laurel Burch (Clothworks)
   Winter Garden by Color Principle (Henry Glass)
   Holiday Traditions by Jan Shade Beach (Henry Glass)

Schedule for June 2016
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.
June 4
Tonga Gemstone BOM

Ready to pick up. No formal meeting this month due to the Black Hills Quilt Guild Quilt Show.
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.
June 9
10 am, 1:30,
3 or 6 pm
Stitchers Garden with Kathy Miller--10 am, 1:30, 3 or 6 pm
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ?


Come sew with us to make quilts for children in foster care.
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
June 18
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!
Simple Whatnots with Melissa Goodrich--1:30 pm


June 25
10 am-5 pm
Beginner's Table Runner Class with Jodi Paverud--10 am-5 pm

This Beginning Quilting Class is a start to finish table runner project including the quilting and binding. Get a good start on your basic skills, have fun and go home with a finished project! Cost is $20.
June 25
10 am
River Rock BOM with Anne Meisner--10:00 am

Ready to pick up!