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Quilt Connection October 2016 Newsletter

October 2016 NEWSLETTER
In the Shop
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JoAnn Hoffman Workshop November 5th
We will be hosting a JoAnn Hoffman workshop on November 5th from 10 am to 4 pm. The cost will be $35 plus supplies. Come and spend the day with us as JoAnn Hoffman shares her tips and tricks
. You can work on any of JoAnn's patterns. She will be here to help you. We will have kits for sale or you can bring one that you have started and just need some help. We are limiting the class to 8 students so JoAnn can give all students personal attention.

Ghosts and Goblins Soon Will Be Here, But These Great Kits Rule Out All Fear!
Monster Madness - from Bunny Hills Designs and Moda
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

Books - Notions -  Gadgets You Won't Want to Miss
**We carry the latest quilting magazines on the market so be sure to check them out the next time you are in the shop.
**Kaffe Fasset's Quilts In Italy Book - 20 Designs from Rowan for patchwork and quilting. Watch for more additions to our Kaffee Fassett Collective line of fabric.
**Aurifil Ultimate Thread Collection by Tula Pink - 45 small spools of 50 wt. cotton thread
**Needle Beetle Lighted Needle Threader - Threader and cutter included plus it has a lanyard slot and LED light.
**22" Zippers join our 14" Collection - Great for making bags!

Second Brazilian Hand Embroidery Class Added

The October 1st class is full; however, a second class has been added on October 3rd from 1 pm to 6 pm. Peggy McKee will be teaching this fascinating class using dimensional embroidery. We plan to offer this class on a regular basis featuring new techniques each time. Class size is limited so sign up early to be assured a seat. Class cost is $20 plus any supplies needed. We have assembled kits for those needing them. 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.

Service  Questions?
Just a quick reminder--If you have a service question for Tracy, you can email him directly at

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.

Row by Row Update
Row by Row ended September 8th and we are now in the sewing/resting period until November 1st.  No kits or patterns are to be sold during this time, but we are selling license plates.  You can still order a Row by Row kit to be sent to you on November 1st.  Kits are $9.99 each.

New BOM Starting in January
Click to see the star of this show, Meadow, by Wing and a Prayer Designs. We are working on the sample now and it is beautiful. This quilt is a non-traditional art-style project featuring dogwood appliqué nestled in the quilt center. Basic pieced 8” blocks blend the lights into darks forming two shadowy corners. The overall effect is a stunning asymmetrical design.

October Machine Specials from Husqvarna-Viking and Pfaff

$1000 In-store Shopping Spree
60 Month 0% Financing
Oct 1-31

DESIGNER RUBY Royale™ - $350
OPAL™ 690Q - $100
Oct 1-31

with purchase of any
OPAL™ or SAPPHIRE™ Sewing Machine
Oct 1-31
ambition essential™ (reg $799) or select™ 4.2 (reg $699) - $599
Oct 1-31

$1000 In-store Shopping Spree with purchase of
creative sensation™ pro II
Oct 1-31

powerquilter™ p3 - $500

powerquilter™ 16.0 - $300

with purchase of
passport ™ 2.0 (reg $699) - $499
Oct 1-31

What's Happening?

Please Note--Class Info/Changes

**Tonga Gemstone BOM--This is the last month for this BOM. Ready to Pick Up Saturday, October 1st.
**Fall 2016 Stitchers Garden--Begins Wednesday, October 5th 1:30 or 6 pm
**Final 2015 Stitchers Garden--Meets October 6th at regular times
**Simple Whatnots--New "season" begins Saturday October 15th at 1:30 pm
**All Day Stitchers Garden Catch Up Class--October 22nd 10 am to 4 pm
**River Rock Batiks BOM--Ready to Pick Up Saturday, October 22nd

Featured Machines of the Month

Pfaff ambition™ Line
ambition essential, 1.0 and 2.0

(Great entry level and beyond machines)

Top Features
  1. Original IDT ™ System (Integrated Dual Feed) – Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom. The original IDT ™ System
    is ideal for the quilter and sewer! The original IDT ™ System works with any stitch in forward or reverse at any stitch length or width. It's
    integrated, which means no separate attachments needed. It can be easily engaged or disengaged as needed. Many PFAFF® accessories
    and presser feet can be used with the original IDT™ System to ensure even seams with any stitch on any fabric.
  2. Large sewing space – The sewing area to the right of the needle is 200mm, great for large sewing projects.
  3. Stitches – A wide variety of beautiful 7mm stitches, including utility stitches, buttonholes, decorative stitches, quilt stitches, cross stitches
    and hemstitches.
  4. Alphabets – Choose from up to four different font styles: Block, Outline, Script and Cyrillic letters.

Click here for more information on the ambition™ line from Pfaff.

Area News and Happenings

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.

N.E.W. Annual Quilt Show--October 1-2 at the Cam-Plex Energy Hall, Gillette, WY

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.
Shibori by Debbie Maddy (Moda)
   Vincent Van Gogh 2 by Van Gogh Museum (Robert Kaufman)
      Free Gallery Opening Pattern (Confident Beginner)
   Wool Needle IV Flannels by Primitive Gatherings (Moda)
   Mammoth and Shetland Flannels (Robert Kaufman)
   Quilt Camp Flannel by Barbara Jones (Henry Glass)
      Free Pattern using Quilt Camp Collection
   Supernova by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero (Hoffman) Currently have Onyx and Topaz; other colors to follow
Beautiful Panels
   Nature Studies 3 by Robert Stribbling (Robert Kaufman)
   Wilderness Expressions by Karla Morreira (Robert Kaufman)
   Cabin Rules (Timeless Treasures)

Schedule for Ocotber 2016
October 1
10 am to 3 pm
Beginning Brazilian Hand Embroidery with Peggy McKee--10 am to 3 pm

Fascinating class using dimensional embroidery. Cost is $20 plus supplies/kit.
October 1
Tonga Gemstone BOM - Last month for this BOM.
Please pick up your blocks if you have not already done so.

October 3
1 pm to 6 pm
Beginning Brazilian Hand Embroidery with Peggy McKee--1 pm to 6 pm

Fascinating class using dimensional embroidery. Cost is $20 plus supplies/kit.
October 4
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class for Husqvarna Viking Owners with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
October 5
1:30 or 6 pm
First Class for 2016 Stitchers Garden with Kathy Miller--1:30 or 6 pm
October 6
Final Class for 2015 Stitchers Garden with Kathy Miller
October 8
9 am to ?
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ?

Come sew with us to make quilts for children in foster care.
October 11
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class for Husqvarna Viking Owners with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
October 15
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!
October 15
1:30 pm
Simple Whatnots with Melissa Goodrich--1:30 pm

Collection 5 - Welcome Wagon series by Kim Diehl has seven small quilts (nothing more than 28 1/2 inches square) with traditional patchwork and a sprinkling of applique.
October 18
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class for Husqvarna Viking Owners with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise, $40.00
October 22
10 am to 4 pm
Stitchers Garden Catch Up Day with Kathy Miller--10 am to 4 pm
October 22
River Rock BOM - Ready to pick up!