Quilt Connection July 2016 Newsletter




July 2016 NEWSLETTER
Shop Closed Monday July 4 for Independence Day

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, AMERICA!!


Summer Hours
Monday-Friday     
Saturday
Sunday
9-5:30
9-5
Closed

In the Shop

Reminder: Click links to view images or to see more information

Strip Club -- On Vacation for July and August But . . . . Check Out the Third Saturday Super Specials!!
Now for the really good news!! We will be sending information about Third Saturday Super Specials in a Third Saturday reminder email and they will be posted on Facebook and in the shop the third Friday. You may come in any time on the third Saturday to shop and take advantage of the specials!

Heading for the Beach?
Check out these New Bag Patterns from Pink Sand Beach Beach Designs. You can customize them with your favorite fabrics to go with any outfit. Click on these links to view examples of the patterns--Brentwood Bag, Newport Bag, Barbados Bag, Maui Glam Bag, and Capri Carryall.

Sew Steady Summer Sale--Free Motion Wish Package
This Free Motion Wish Package includes the Wish Table, Ruler Foot Package, 6 piece Sampler Template Set, Free Motion Glider plus Bonus Echo Guides. Though September 30th this $379 value is available for only $300.


July Machines Specials from Husqvarna-Viking and Pfaff

Husqvarna-Viking
Make the Switch
Guaranteed $4000 trade-in
allowance for any brand or
condition toward purchase of
DESIGNER EPIC™
60 Months 0%
$1000 Free accessories
July 1-31
Pfaff
Bigger is Better
Free extension table with
purchase of
performance ™ 5.2 and
passport ™ line machines
July 1-31
Summer Travel
Buy a creative sensation ™ pro ll,
get a passport ™ 2.0 travel machine for FREE
$699 Value
Plus, 10 FREE embroidery collections $800 value
July 1 - Aug 31


Fun Fantastic Fabric Finds

It's Time to Start Thinking About Little Ghosts & Goblins
You will have a hard time finding anything more fun than this new Spooky Delights collection
and Post Card Cuties pattern by Bunny Hills Designs for Moda. The 36-1/2" x 38-1/2" quilt is just the right size to display on a wall. Stop by the shop to see a sample.

Ravens from Orchids?? Beautiful new line from Moda you will want to see!
The Wild Orchid Collection from Blackbird Designs is a fabulous way to welcome autumn. We have kits using this collection ready and waiting for you to complete Raven, a nine-block applique quilt, inspired by Edgar Allen Poe's poem "The Raven". The names for each block come from Poe's poetry. The ravens, whether perching on a pumpkin or silhouetted by the harvest moon's light, are sure to add a bit of whimsy to your home. The book is also in the shop.
 

Throwback Fat Quarter Bundles from Tula Pink

We are excited to offer you some of the most beautiful Tula Pink fabrics in these “Throwback Tula” bundles. Each 20-piece fat quarter bundle features prints from Eden, Fox Field, Moonshine, Elizabeth, Birds & Bees and Saltwater. As Tula celebrates her 20th fabric collection this is the perfect stash-builder for you!

Christmas in July
All 2015 Christmas Bolted Fabric will be 30% off for the month of July. Even better--if your total 2015 Christmas yardage purchase totals more than 10 yards, we will make it 35% offl


Stock Up Now--150 bolts of fabric were recently added to the $6/yard sale!

Cuddle Up!--In the store now -- 12 new colors of 60" wide soft and cozy Cuddle fabric from Shannon Fabrics.


Great Gifts and Gadgets

Unique Gift
Have you seen the barns with quilts painted on them as you travel? Now you can surprise your Quilter Friends with a special gift of these delightful Barn Quilt Note Cards from It Takes Two. The package includes 8 cards with envelopes 4-1/4in x 5-1/2in. Inside is blank so you can add your own special message. Click here to see an example. 

New from Daylight Company--Great Lighting
We have two new options to provide better lighting and reduce your eye strain.
    1. Wafer Lightbox--provides an even spread of light from edge to edge. The lightbox is ideal for tracing, sketching, stenciling, calligraphy, scrapbooking, embossing, embroidery, sewing and much more.
    2. Slimline LED Sewing Clamp-on Lamp--powerful LED Table version is ideal for all types of needlework, sewing and quilting. The lamp provides a long arm reach of 28.7" and a wide, even light coverage, which is ideal for large work surfaces. The daylight light source reduces eye strain and glare for healthy vision and allows true color matching.


What's Happening?

Please Note--Summer Class Info/Changes

**Tonga Gemstone BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, July 2
**Stitchers Garden--Meets July 7 at regular times
**Simple Whatnots--On Vacation
**River Rock Batiks BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, July 23
**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.


Row by Row Experience--
In Full Swing!
Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate, patterns and kits are in the shop and can be purchased now. We have two free patterns for 2016. (Which to use? Why not both? See them by clicking Pattern 1 or Pattern 2.) This year's theme is Home Sweet Home.
How does Row by Row work?
Collect free patterns by visiting participating shops in all 50 states and Canada during the summer--June 21 - September 6, 2016.
Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt. You have until October 31, 2016, to submit a quilt for a prize.
More information at the Row by Row Experience website. Have fun rowing!!

Did You Know??
Have you noticed that Floriani has 3 Free apps in the App Stores? They have: FlorianiT (Thread) App, FlorianiST (Stabilizer) App and FlorianiCN (Chrome Needle) App from the Apple Store or Floriani Chrome Needle App from the Google Play Store. Check them out. They may be just what you need!

Featured Machine of the Month

DESIGNER DIAMOND Royale™ Sewing and Embroidery Machine
Behind Beauty Lies Brilliance

Top  5 Features
  1. New Techniques in sewing and embroidery--A patent-pending stitch technique, Dimensional Stitches, creates stitches where you add fabric and/or pop-ups for a unique decorative and dimensional effect.
  2. Interchangeable Dual Feed is designed to feed layers of fabric
    and batting evenly, creating perfect feeding from the top and the
    bottom of your quilt.
  3. deLuxe™ Stitch System will automatically select the best way to improve the balance between needle thread and bobbin thread for your convenience! As a result, you will achieve gorgeous stitch results on both sides of the fabric, regardless of fabric or thread type.
  4. Ultimate Interactive Screen has exceptionally high resolution so you can
    see stitches and embroidery designs in stunning detail.
  5. Exclusive Sensor System™ technology senses your fabric thickness for perfect, even feeding.

Click here for more information on the DESIGNER DIAMOND Royale™.



Area News and Happenings

Upcoming Area Quilt Shows
July 22-24--Custer Piecemaker's Quilt Show

2016 Row by Row Experience - June 21st through September 6

Quilt Connection's 2016 License Plate and kits are in the shop. Stop in to pick up your kits and free pattern(s) to complete your row(s).

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.
Fabrics
   Unbridled (Quilting Treasures)
   Zuzu's Petals (Frond Design Studio)
   Cattle Drive by Kenneth Wyatt (Windham)
      Free Cattle Drive Pattern download - by Heidi Pridemore using Cattle Drive Collection
  Spooky Delights by Bunny Hill Designs (Moda)
      Post Card Cuties Pattern using Spooky Delights Collection
 


Schedule for July 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

ON VACATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Saturday, 
July 2
Tonga Gemstone BOM

Ready to pick up!
Monday,
July 4
Shop Closed -- Independence Day -- Happy Birthday America!
 
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

ON VACATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER


Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
Thursday, 
July 7
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 ?

ON VACATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER


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

ON VACATION UNTIL SEPTEMBER


Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise, $40.00
 
Strip Club--10 am

ON VACATION THIS MONTH


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

ON VACATION THIS MONTH

Saturday,
July 23

River Rock BOM

Ready to pick up!