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Quilt Connection August 2016 Newsletter

August 2016 NEWSLETTER
Summer Hours

In the Shop

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Are You Ready for an Epic Adventure??
We're having one at Quilt Connection -- Come Join Us

Wednesday, August 17th, is an all-day, 9 am to 5 pm, Epic Adventure working with the new Designer Epic Sewing and Embroidery machine. You will be making and taking home two projects made with the fabulous machine. And lunch is included.  

Cost is $25.00 for the day, which includes all of your supplies, the project kits and lunch. Please sign up as soon as possible as space will be limited and we will need a count for getting machines here (so everyone can work on their own).

Thursday, August 18th, is a half-day event from 9 am to 1 pm. Karen has an out-of-box and out-of-this-world trunk show to share with you on all of the latest and greatest tips and tricks. She is very accomplished with the Platinum 16 sit-down quilter and will be giving a demo on that as well. And let's not forget software – she can wow you with that also.

Cost is $10.00 for the event and we will give you a $10 credit toward any purchase you make. Since this event does not require machines, we can accommodate more participates but please register as soon as possible.

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop Coming
We will be hosting a JoAnn Hoffman workshop in the fall. Look for samples of her beautiful work the next time you are in the shop. More details to follow!!

Strip Club On Vacation in August But . . . .
We still have great opportunities available throughout the month. Watch for great specials during the Epic Adventure, August 17th and 18th, and some extra-special Super Specials during the Fair.

Have You Started Your Row by Row Experience?
It's not too late! Stop in to pick up your free patterns and complete your row. Kits and license plates are also available in the shop. Go to Row by Row Experience to see what others have created or for more information.

Central States Fair - August 19-27
Please make plans to stop by the shop, see all that is new and check out our Fair Specials while you are there. Also, we will be doing a demo on Monday, August 22, at 1 pm in the Fine Arts Building. Hope to see you during the fair!

Sew Steady Summer Sale Continues
Retail Value $379, Now only $300
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.

Kona Cotton Color of the Year Here -- Quilt Kits Ready for You
The Kona cotton color of the year, Highlight, is bright and beautiful. We have made two Kits using free patterns from Robert Kaufman: Blake by Carolyn Friedlander and Highlighter Rocks by Valori Wells

New Wide Backs from Robert Kaufman
Go to the Fabric page of our website to view the entire collection of Fractals by Angela Walters for Robert Kaufman. This 100% cotton group is 108" wide and has a fresh new look. Click here to see a sample.

Have You Seen These Great Patterns?
bj Designs and Patterns has a wonderful collection of unusual patterns. Most of the patterns are about 30" square so would be a great wall hanging. Here are a few: Beatrice, Cheyene, Happy Days, Myrtle, and Pheasant Under Grass.

Ribbon Candy Quilt Company patterns are wall hangings ranging in size from 12" Square to 14"x28". Click on the titles to view: Hello Sunshine, Patriotic Skinnies, Sew Happy, Zoo Crew.

August Machines Specials from Husqvarna-Viking and Pfaff

Up to $4000 allowance toward
60 Months 0%
Free Luggage($399 value)
Free Embroidery Designs ($2500)
Aug 1-31
Free quilters tool box with
expression™ line machines
Aug 1-31
Summer Travel Special
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


What's Happening?

Please Note--Summer Class Info/Changes

**Tonga Gemstone BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, August 6
**Stitchers Garden--Meets August 11 at regular times
**Simple Whatnots--On Vacation
**River Rock Batiks BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, August 27
**Beginning Quilting Class (Table Runners)--10 am to 5 pm August 27
**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.

New Stitcher's Garden Class Starts October 5th!
The new "growing season" begins October 5th at 10 am. Only $60 plus tax will give you all the patterns and all 12 class sessions. Reserve your space soon as there is a class size limit. Class alumni say they have learned so much about their machine as well as giving them lots of ideas for future use.


Featured Machine of the Month

DESIGNER EPIC™ Sewing and Embroidery Machine

Top Features
  1. JoyOS Advisor™ Feature -- An extended SEWING ADVISOR™ feature with on-screen tutorials, sewing projects, step-by-step
    instructions and sewing techniques.
  2. mySewnet™ Cloud - WIFI Connectivity and App -- mySewnet™ Cloud allows easy access to embroideries from multiple devices, including your computer, tablet or DESIGNER EPIC™ machine.
  3. Tablet-like Screen -- Market's largest display with capacitive touch, 10.1”. Easy to navigate through various screens using multi-touch gestures.
  4. Large Working Area -- Our largest embroidery area ever! Even more
    generous sewing area! There are no limits to your larger than life projects, quilts, home decorator projects or fashion.
  5. 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.
  6. Fully Automatic Needle Threader -- With one touch of a button your needle is threaded and ready to sew with the built-in fully automatic needle threader. Hassle-free threading every time!
  7. 30% Larger Bobbin -- The DESIGNER EPIC™ machine has a 30% larger bobbin than our previous machines, enabling you to do more sewing and embroidering before it’s time to change your bobbin.
  8. Exclusive Sensor System™ Feature -- Automatically and continuously senses and adjusts to any thickness of fabric for perfect, even feeding as you sew.

Click here for more information on the DESIGNER EPIC™.

Area News and Happenings

Central States Fair - August 19 - 27
We will be doing a demo on Monday, August 22nd, at 1 pm in the Fine Arts Building. Please join us there and stop by the shop to check out our Fair Specials.

2016 Row by Row Experience - June 21 - 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). Completed quilts due by October 31, 2016.

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.
   Fractals 108" Wide Back Cotton by Angela Walters (Robert Kaufman)
   Wool & Needles IV Flannels - The Farmer's Son by Primitive Gathering (Moda)
   Una's Garden: Conversation by Stephanie Brandenburg (Frond Design Studio)
   Winter Memories Flannel by Wing and a Prayer (Timeless Treasures)
      Winter Memories Quilt Kit available in shop
   Spirit of the Buffalo by Tana Mueller of Western Denim and Dirt (Blank Quilting)  
   Cattle Drive by Kenneth Wyatt (Windham)
      Free Cattle Drive Pattern download - by Heidi Pridemore using Cattle Drive Collection

Schedule for August 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.
August 6
Tonga Gemstone BOM

Ready to pick up!
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.
August 11
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
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!
August 17 & 18
Epic Adventure -- See above for more information
August 19-27
Central States Fair -- Watch for our Fair Specials
Simple Whatnots with Melissa Goodrich--1:30 pm


August 27

River Rock BOM

Ready to pick up!
August 27
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.