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Quilt Connection September 2016 Newsletter

September 2016 NEWSLETTER
In the Shop
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Project Kits Ready for Your Next Project!
Halloween Skull - Assembled using 5 1-yd Pattern and Potions and Spills Collection by
Quilting Treasures
Pumpkins for Sale - Skinnie Wall Hanging, 14" x 28", from Quilted Skinnies for All Seasons book
Scenic Snowfall - Pattern by Osie Lebowitz
using Scenic Snowfall Collection from Timeless Treasures
Black Hills Gold - Pattern by our own Joan Davis! - Beautiful new color choices in autumn tones or blues
Modern Dragonfly - Pattern by JoAnn Hoffman (See information in following paragraph.)

Watch for the Upcoming JoAnn Hoffman Workshop
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 on the workshop once dates and times are finalized! Also, we have made kits for JoAnn's Modern Dragonfly pattern that are available now! (See above)

Need Just A Few Precut Strips? Bali Poppys are Here!
Hoffman California has added Bali Poppys to their selection of precuts. Each package contains 20 2 1/2" x 40" strips of batik fabric rather than the 40 strips in the Bali Pops line. This may be just the answer you have been needing! Twelve different color selections are available in the shop.

Strip Club Returns from Summer Vacation on September 17th
We love strip club and hope you do, too! We value your ideas and suggestions and want to know what path you would like to see us venture down, such as, more show and tell, or less show and tell, more what is new in the shop or less what is new, more demos or less demos. What are you interested in? We get excited by all of your projects and want to be a part of sharing that excitement with others. It's a new season, help us pump it up!  Please give us your suggestions and ideas. We look forward to seeing you on September 17th!!

Mount Rushmore Fabric
We now have in the shop our exclusive run of the Timeless Treasures Mount Rushmore fabric that we used in our Row by Row kit.  Yardage is available for sale.

Quilt Sampler Has Arrived

The Fall/Winter 2016 Issue of Quilt Sampler Magazine has arrived and is, once again, full of all-new fun and interesting information.

Brazilian Embroidery Class October 1st

Peggy McKee will be teaching this fascinating class using dimensional embroidery on October 1 from 10 am to 3 pm. Class size is limited so sign up early to be assured a seat. Cost is only $20 but note that thread, needles and fabric will be a separate cost. Please call 605-355-0178 for more information. Beginners are welcome! See samples in the shop or get a preview here: Acadia, Pistel Daisy, Painted Daisy.

September 6th is Final Day to Pick Up Row by Row Patterns
It's not too late! Stop in to pick up your free patterns by September 6th and complete your Home Sweet Home quilt by October 31st. Kits and license plates are also available in the shop. Go to Row by Row Experience for more information.

Sew Steady Summer Sale Ends September 30th
If you have been considering purchasing this package, now is the time as this promotion ends September 30th. 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.

More 108" Wide Backs Have Arrived
In addition to the Fractals collection by Angela Walters for Robbert Kaufman mentioned last month (Go to the Fabric page of our website to view the entire collection.) we have added the Grunge line from Moda. These two new groups of wide backs will give you lots to choose from for your next quilt.

Great Patterns You Have to See!
Pie in the Sky Quilts has two great patterns that are great to use up scraps. Look for Mumbo Gumbo and Bouillabaisse in the shop.

This pattern from Susie Weaver Quilts, Two Fabric Bargello, has a modern take on a traditional piecing method. What fun!! See the sample the next time you stop in the shop.

Mexican Star Dance pattern from Southwind Designs previously available only as a wall hanging, is available now in quilt sizes 65" x 80" or 80" x 80".

September Machine Specials from Husqvarna-Viking and Pfaff

$1000 Instant Rebate
60 Months 0%
Sept 1-30

SAPPHIRE™ 965Q - $200
SAPPHIRE™ 930 - $100
OPAL™ 690Q - $100

60 Months 0%
DIAMOND Royale ™
48 Months 0%
Sept 1-30
performance ™ 5.2 - $200
Sept 1-30

quilt ambition ™ 2.0 - free upgrade to creative ™ 1.5
passport ™ 2.0 - free upgrade to passport ™ 3.0
Sept. 1-30

What's Happening?

Please Note--Class Info/Changes

**Tonga Gemstone BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, September 3rd
**Stitchers Garden--Meets September 8th at regular times
**Simple Whatnots--On Vacation This Month, Starts again October 15th
**River Rock Batiks BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, September 24th
**Machine Owner Classes on vacation until October. If you need help or have questions, please feel free to contact us and we will help you out.

New 2016 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

Husqvarna Viking Sapphire™ 965Q

Top Features
  1. Interactive Color Touch Screen (stylus included) - See stitches in real size and get all the sewing information you need directly on the Interactive Color Touch Screen.
  2. Exclusive Sensor System™ Technology - Automatically and continuously senses and adjusts to any thickness of fabric for perfect, even feeding as you sew.
  3. Exclusive Sewing Advisor® Feature – Select your type of fabric and sewing technique and the Exclusive SEWING ADVISOR® feature instantly sets the best stitch, stitch width, stitch length, thread tension, pressure, and sewing speed for you. The stitch is displayed with the recommended presser
    foot, needle size and type on the screen.
  4. Side-Motion Sewing - Sew beautiful decorative stitches up to 36mm wide.
  5. Dimensional Stitches – A patented stitch technique, creates stitches where you add fabric for a unique dimensional decorative effect. 8 new stitches with many creative opportunities.
  6. Straight Stitch Plate with Sensor Technology - Sew even better straight stitches with the Straight Stich plate. When attached, a sensor automatically sets the machine to straight stitch mode.

Click here for more information on the Sapphire™ 965Q.

Area News and Happenings

2016 Row by Row Experience - June 21 - September 6

Stop in by September 6th to pick up your 2016 Quilt Connection License Plate, 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.
   Grunge 108" Wide Back (Moda)
   Effervescence (Robert Kaufman)
   Kismet by Sylvie Demers (P&B Textiles)
   Wilderness Flannel by Robin Davis Studio (Clothworks)
   Wild by Nature  by Kathy Deggendorfer (Maywood Studio)

   Celebrate by Melissa Marie Collins (Frond Design Studios)
      Free Pattern, No Dice, by Sarah Gustason using Celebrate Collection (pdf download)
   Wild Pheasants (Quilting Treasures) (See entire collection on the fabric page.)
      Free Pattern using Wild Pheasants Collection (pdf download)
   Tee'd Off (Quilting Treasures) (See entire collection on the fabric page.)
   Rise and Shine by Sarah Hukdock (Quilting Treasures)

Holiday Fabrics

   Potions and Spells from Studio 8 (Quilting Treasures)
   Holiday Flourish 9 by Peggy Toole (Robert Kaufman)

Schedule for September 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.
September 3
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.
September 8
10 am, 1:30,
3 or 6 pm
Stitchers Garden with Kathy Miller--10 am, 1:30, 3 or 6 pm
September 10
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
September 17
10 am
Strip Club--10 am

More/less "show and tell", more/less of what's new, more/less demos???? Please let us know what you would like!! As always, special sales on Strip Club Saturday--don't miss them!
Simple Whatnots with Melissa Goodrich--1:30 pm

But Back in full swing on October 15th
September 24

River Rock BOM

Ready to pick up!