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Quilt Connection December 2016 Newsletter

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Merry Christmas!
Closed December 24, 25, and 26

To make it possible for the staff at Quilt Connection to spend time with family and friends, the shop will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th. We will re-open December 27th. Please come see us then, check our after-holiday deals, and share your wonderful holiday memories!

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

We Have a New Look!!

You may have noticed changes happening with our website and the look of our email. We have upgraded to a responsive website that will automatically adjust to whatever device (large or small) that you are using to view the information. Our goal is to make pages that look great at any size. Please let us know how it is working for you. Keep watching for a better viewing experience as we make this exciting, new transition!!

Special Machine Pricing

Thank you to everyone who took advantage of the great sewing machine prices during November and the Black Friday/Small Business Saturday events. You got some great deals!!

The Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff machines will be on sale the month of December with different pricing and incentives. We are building our own sale prices just for you. Check it out, you will not be disappointed.

The big sale item this month is the Platinum 16 Sit Down Quilter. Not only do we have our own Quilt Connection special price, but you will also receive a free TruStitch regulator with your purchase (a $999.00 value.)

Instant rebates or free software are offered with the purchase of embroidery machines and financing is available.

Check These Fabric Specials

We have 21 groups of fabric on sale with 10% to 30% discounts plus the $5, $6 and $8 per yard fabric in the sale area.  We had planned on taking these off sale the first of December but--Merry Christmas, we are continuing the sale and will be adding more as the month goes on. 

Pillow of the Month Starting December 3rd

Plans were to start the Pillow of the Month in January but we are ahead of schedule and will now start in December. This does make sense since the January pillow is Penguins and I am sure you would like to use it in January! We will have this available as a kit or pattern only. We will be ready to roll with this on  December 3rd if you are wanting the kit or just the pattern. We also have the pillow form for sale for $21.00 if you do not want to make your own pillow form. You will only need one, as you just change the cover each month. The kits will vary in price, depending on the amount of material and embellishment that is needed. We anticipate that they will be very reasonably priced.

Did You Know??

We have over 200 bolts of Hoffman 1895 Blender Batiks. Just last week, 31 new colors arrived! See them here and the next time you are in the shop look for that special shade you have been needing.

Coming in January--Meadow BOM Class

Watch for the Meadow BOM by Wing and a Prayer Designs. This beautiful 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. We will make kits as soon as the Tonga Meadow Collection from Timeless Treasures arrives! See it here.

Service Questions

When those pesky service questions appear, please remember you can contact Tracy directly at He checks his email frequently if he is not in the shop.

Great Gift Ideas

Machines - Need more information? Click the links to learn more about each of the machines and/or stop by the shop for your personal demonstration.

  • Quilting
    Husqvarna Viking PLATINUM™16 - Professional quilting in an innovative, compact machine. Brochure
    Pfaff powerquilter™ 16.0 - Professional quilting power/features in an efficient, compact machine. Brochure  
  • Embroidery & Sewing
    Husqvarna Viking DESIGNER JADE™ 35 - Want to turn your creativity up a notch? Let embroidery work its magic! The DESIGNER JADE™ 35 sewing and embroidery machine is the ideal model for personalizing any project. Brochure 
  • Sewing
    Husqvarna Viking JADE™ 20 - A fantastic sewing machine with great features and modern design all in one. The machine of your dreams when you want your personality to shine through. Brochure 

Stitch Sewing Machine Clock
This whimsical sewing machine clock measures 8.25"x12", is cast in resin and is finished by hand. It features hand-painted clock hands and a swinging scissors pendulum. It is available in pink, green or black and requires one "AA" battery.

Stripology Squared Ruler by Gudrun Erla for Creative Grids
Stripology Squared has all of the features you love in the original Stripology ruler. It will make 'squaring up' a breeze! The smaller size is easier to manipulate and is more portable so it is the perfect choice when traveling to classes and retreats.

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.

Stitch a Last Minute Gift - Pick up a Free Easy Fabric Bowl Pattern in the shop and whip up a creative gift. Fill it with goodies or sewing notions and you have a gift that will be remembered!

Tulips Bobbin Clamps - NO MORE TANGLES! Functional rubber pieces will grip bobbins from almost empty to full.

Needle Beetle Lighted Needle Threaders - Threader and cutter included plus it has a lanyard slot and LED light.

Hoffman Bali Poppy - 20 2 1/2"x 42" batik strips

Marilee's Numbered Pins

Gift Exchange Ideas

  • Note Cards - Various Quilt Designs - Package of 8 Cards and Envelopes
  • Lapel Pins by Dakota Delights
  • New Bag Patterns by BarBee Designs
  • Quilt Journals
  • 2017 Pocket Calendars
  • Wee Ones Wool Kits
  • Travel Sewing Kits
  • Pre-Cuts
  • Moda Decorative Tins

New Arrivals

Quilter's Select 60wt Thread by Alex Anderson
We have the full color range and display cabinet. 400m 60wt spools

Beautiful Panels

Farm by French Bull (Windham)
Northwoods by Kathy Hall (Andover)

News and Happenings


To make it possible for the staff at Quilt Connection to spend time with family and friends, the shop will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th. We will be open at 9 am December 27th. Please come see us then, check our our after-holiday deals, and share your wonderful holiday memories!

BH Stock Show Quilt Show--January 29-February 1, 2017

The Black Hills Quilters Guild sponsors a quilt display as part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo.  Year after year, the quilt display is a favorite of stock show visitors. More information and a form for registering quilts will be available in early January at the Black Hills Quilters Guild website.

SOYO Winter Retreat
--January 20-22, 2017

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.

Calendar of Events

Please check the Calendar link on the Quilt Connection Website to be current with all that is happening every month!

Peace and Joy to All!!

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