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Quilt Connection November 2016 Newsletter

November 2016 NEWSLETTER
Closed November 24th for Thanksgiving BUT . . .
Stop in Friday and/or Saturday, November 25 and 26,
for Great Holiday Shopping Specials

In the Shop
Reminder: Click underlined links to view images or to see more information

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop November 5th
The JoAnn Hoffman Workshop on November 5th is full, but if you are interested in a future class please let us know. We will be scheduling more!

Updates (In Case You Missed Them!)
New Batiks from Robert Kaufman are in stock.
More additions to Kaffee Fassett line have arrived
New Brazilian Embroidery Thread -- stocking more threads than just the ones used in class

New Missouri Star Block Books - Fall 2016 and Holiday 2016
Needle Beetle Lighted Needle Threaders are back in stock.

Don't Miss These Great Specials
Be sure to check the great November machines specials in the article below. Notice that Husqvarna Viking is offering 30% off for the first 10 days of November! Pfaff has a great financing offer also beginning November 1st. And, of course, both Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff have great Black Friday sales and financing offers! This is the perfect time to pick up a little traveler machine or upgrade to that embroidery machine you've had on your wish list!

2017 Hoffman Challenge

2017 Hoffman Challenge fabric is floral focal from the Mastery digital-print collection. Create your artwork using either the colorful Blooms version or the sister grayscale Charcoal version of the fabric — or both! We'll let you know as soon as the fabric has arrived. See the 2017 Hoffman Challenge brochure here.

Got That Holiday Spirit? Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds Silent Auction--November 14-21
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds is a group of quilters and sewers who make quilts for kids in foster care. Although much of the fabric is donated, this Silent Auction will provide funds for extra fabric, backing, batting, thread and supplies needed to complete the quilts. If you have items for the auction, you may bring them to Quilt Connection by November 12th. Please set your Holiday Spirit in full motion by participating in the auction!!

Gift Ideas -- from Large to Small

**Husqvarna Viking and PFAFF Sewing Machines
The wide variety of sewing machines at Quilt Connection means you can find just the right one to thrill the quilter on your list. From the basic Husqvarna Viking H|CLASS™ 100Q or the PFAFF® passport™ 3.0 sewing machines (Go to this month's features machines below to see more info.) to the top-of-the-line Husqvarna Viking DESIGNER EPIC™ or the PFAFF® creative sensation™ pro II sewing and embroidery machines -- all are designed to meet your particular sewing needs.

**Make Your Mark - Large Table Holiday Package from Sew Steady
"Make Your Mark" Holiday Table Package ($195 value for $149) Includes:
    Basic 18" x 24" Sew Steady Table
    20"x 26" Travel Bag
    8 1/2" Cross Hair Square
    Marking Tools
Sew Steady Tables, made of high-quality acrylic, come with the following features: Rounded front edge for comfort, use it as a light box and easy underneath storage, permanent inches and metric ruler printed on underside of table.

**JoAnn Hoffman Kits
We have kits for many of JoAnn's beautiful patterns. Check out these examples and look for more when you are in the shop. Inspire, BFF, Quilting Bee, Kisses from Heaven, and Modern Dragonfly.

**Pink Sand Beach Bag Kits
Look for 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.

**Quilt Connection Gift Certificates

Uncertain what to get? You will be a winner every time when you choose a gift certificate from Quilt Connection. They never expire, can be purchased in any denomination you wish and are always appreciated.

**Downtown Rapid City Gift Cards
Quilt Connection is to proud to support our community by participating in the Downtown Rapid City Gift Card Program. They are available in increments from $10 to $500. To learn more, click here or purchase at the following location:
Destination Rapid City and Main Street Square Office
512 Main Street, Suite 980, Rapid City, SD 57701
Located in the lower level of the Shops at Main Street Square
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

**Baby Gifts by Shannon Fabrics
Complete Lucky Star Cuddle Kit in blue or blush includes the fabrics for the top, including SMD Dream Big print, applique, backing, binding and pattern. This kit can also be made as a strip kit using the stitch and flip method. Approximate finished dimensions are 28" x 41".

Embrace Swaddle Blankets 3-pack -- These exclusive, double-gauze swaddle sets feature breathable and natural cotton Embrace® fabrics that become softer with every wash. Each set includes three finished 47" x 47" swaddle blankets.

**Tula Pink Precuts

Gift Exchange Ideas

*Note Cards
*Needle Beetle Lighted Needle Threaders
- Threader and cutter included plus it has a lanyard slot and LED light.
*Travel Sewing Kits
*Pocket Calendars

*Moda Decorative Tins

New Classes Starting in January - Call now to register!!

Pillow Block of the Month
-- The Kimberbell Bench Pillow collection is a whole new take on a traditional "block of the month" project. With these oversized bench pillows (16" x 38"), make the pillow form just one time, and then change out the cover for each holiday or season! The easy machine applique does not require an embroidery machine. Some examples are Whimsey Winter, Be My ValentineWelcome Spring and Happy Birthday!

Meadow BOM -- By Wing and a Prayer Designs, this basic pieced quilt blends the lights into darks forming two shadowy corners. The overall effect is a stunning asymmetrical design. It has a small amount of machine applique that does not require an embroidery machine. See it here.

November Specials from Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff

Husqvarna Viking
     November 1-10 - 30% off all machines, embroidery software and accessories
  Black Friday Sale

     November 18-30 - 25% off all machines, embroidery software and accessories
     November 23-30 - 48 Month 0% Financing on machine and embroidery software purchases over $3,000*

Pfaff Black Friday Sale
     November 11-30 - 25% off all machines, embroidery software and accessories
     November 1-30 - 48 Month 0% Financing on machine and software purchases over $3,000*

*Please ask for details.

Featured Machines of the Month

Perfect for Small Spaces and Going Places!

Pfaff passport 3.0

Husqvarna  Viking HC100Q Traveler

Top Features Top Features
  • Compact/Portable Sewing Machine - Perfect for taking to classes and for travel (lightweight: 14.7 lbs).
  • The Original IDTTM System - Absolutely even fabric feed from both the top and the bottom.
  • Thread Snips - Automatically cut top and bobbin threads, pulling thread ends to the back side of fabric.
  • PFAFF Original Presser Foot System - Many optional accessories are available to expand the sewing experience.
  • 100 Stitches - A wide variety of beautiful 7mm stitches, including utility stitches, buttonholes, decorative stitches, quilt stitches, needle art stitches and satin stitches.
  • Start/Stop Button - Press button to sew without the foot control. Makes sewing long seams, free-motion and buttonholes easy.

Click here for more information on the passport 3.o from Pfaff.

  •  Compact and lightweight at just 15 lbs (7kg) – perfect for travel and classes.
  • The handy FIX function immediately stops sewing and ties off for secure seams and a neat finish for decorative stitches.
  • Easy stitch selection is a time-saver! Settings can quickly be adjusted for specific techniques or fabrics.
  • Needle Stop Up/Down sets the needle to stop up or down for pivoting, appliqué and accurate sewing.
  • Start/Stop button lets you sew without the foot control. Speed Control Slide makes it easy to adjust the speed for greater control.
  • 20 built-in stitches including quilting, utility and decorative stitches; plus, two one-step buttonholes, that are ideal for creative projects. Adjust stitch width up to 7mm.
Click here for more information on the H|CLASS™ 100Q from Husqvarna Viking.   

Area News and Happenings

SOYO Winter Retreat (Black Hills Quilters Guild Winter Retreat)--January 20-22
Mark your calendar now! Black Hills Quilters Guild Winter Retreat is January 20-22, 2017. Watch the website at Black Hills Quilters Guild
for more information.

Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds Silent Auction at Same Day Surgery Center--November 14-21

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.
Mamoth Flannel (Robert Kaufman)

   Wool Needle Flannels IV from Primitive Gatherings (Moda)
   Buffalo Bison Batik (Hoffman)
   Sweet Tweets by Kim Schaeffer (Andover)
   Mount Rushmore (Timeless Treasures)
   Animal Spirits 2 by Sue Coccia (Robert Kaufman)

Schedule for November 2016
November 1
10:30 am
Beginning Machine Owners Class for Pfaff Owners with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
November 5
10 am to 4 pm
JoAnn Hoffman Workshop--10 am to 4 pm
November 7
1 pm to 5 pm
Beginning Brazilian Hand Embroidery with Peggy McKee--1 pm to 5 pm

Fascinating class using dimensional embroidery. Cost is $20 plus supplies/kit.
November 8
10:30 am
Intermediate Machine Owners Class for Pfaff Owners - Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise $40.
November 9
1:30 or 6 pm
2016 Stitchers Garden with Kathy Miller--1:30 or 6 pm
November 12
9 am to ?
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds--9 am to ?

Come sew with us to make quilts for children in foster care.
November 12
1 pm to 5 pm
Beginning Brazilian Hand Embroidery with Peggy McKee--1 pm to 5 pm

Fascinating class using dimensional embroidery. Cost is $20 plus supplies/kit.
November 14-21
Quilted Hugs 4 Kyds Silent Auction at Same Day Surgery Center
November 15
10:30 am
Embroidery Machine Owners Class for Pfaff Owners with Tracy Miller--10:30 am

Free if you purchased your machine from Quilt Connection, otherwise, $40.00
November 19
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!
November 19
1 pm to 5 pm
Beginning Brazilian Hand Embroidery with Peggy McKee--1 pm to 5 pm

Fascinating class using dimensional embroidery. Cost is $20 plus supplies/kit.
November 19
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.
November 24
November 25-26
Black Friday Weekend--Check out our great Holiday Shopping Specials!