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Quilt Connection January 2017 Newsletter

(Closed January 2nd--See You on the 3rd!)

Winter Hours Begin
January 2

Reminder:  Look for Links that will take you to images or more information.

In the Shop

Closed January 2nd BUT Our New Year's "Saleathon" Begins January 3rd

Watch your email for a special calendar for January 2017. On it you will find daily, one-day sales for every day of January. These special daily sales are in addition to continuing sale and clearance fabrics.

How Is Our New Look Working for You?

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!!

Pillow of the Month

The Month 2 Pillow of the Month is perfect for Valentine's Day and is ready for pick up. The Month 1 Pillow of Penguin Snowmen is still available if you missed it. They can be purchased as a kit or pattern only. We also have the pillow form for sale for $21.00 if you do not want to make your own pillow form. You only need one, as the cover can be changed each month. The kits vary in price, depending on the amount of material and embellishment that is needed but are very reasonably priced.

Need Inspiration? Check Out These New Books

2017 Hoffman Challenge Fabric, Mastery, Has Arrived!

We just received our fabric for the 2017 Hoffman Challenge, Mastery. 2017 marks the 29th year of the challenge. The selected 2017 Hoffman Challenge Fabric (#P4299) must be used in the body of the quilt top, or for appliqué quilts, the Challenge Fabric must be used in more than one spot. At least 50% of the artwork needs to show Hoffman fabrics, and they can be of your choice — whether from the 2017 Challenge collection or from your own personal stash collected over the years. Get started soon as digitally submitted entries must be received online by July 9, 2017 via ArtCall. More information is available here.

January 21 -- Strip Club Meets at 10 am

Don't miss our first Strip Club of 2017. Come have fun, be inspired, chat, have treats and share your "Show and Tell." Special sales in the shop on Strip Club Saturday--don't miss them!!

Watch for these Classes/Events Coming Up Soon!

  • Meadow BOM by Wing and a Prayer Designs
  • Collage Class -- This two-part class will be held in February. Several patterns are available.
  • Joann Hoffman Workshop -- Watch for another workshop with Joann coming soon!

Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo- January 27-February 5th

It's time once again for the BH Stock Show and Rodeo. We look forwarding to seeing all of you that will be attending. We will have demos set up and waiting for you. Stop in to chat, have a cup of coffee and check out sewing machines as well as books, patterns, kits, unique notions and beautiful new fabrics along with tempting specials thrown in!! AND we will also be doing a demo at 1:30 on Tuesday, January 31st at the Quilt Show being held at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. (Please double check the time in case the schedule changes.)

Watch for the 2017 Row by Row Experience -- Win a Prize!

This year's theme is Row by Row On the Go! We have already ordered our License Plate for 2017 and are working on our pattern. Beginning June 21, 2017, visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!

Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2017 rows from 8 different 2017 participating Row by Row shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! Click here for more details.

New in 2017: Row by Row Junior - just for kids! Introduce a child to the fun of sewing and quilting. Row by Row Junior patterns are designed and written just for them.

Machine Specials of the Month

Don't let January 2017 pass by without taking advantage of these New Year's Sales.

H-V Designer Ruby Royale™ - January 1-31, 2017
$2017 discount offered on the Designer Ruby Royale™ -- Learn about the Designer Ruby Royale™ here.

H-V Jade 20 - January 1-31, 2017
$100 off the purchase of a Jade™ 20 plus a free extension table -- Learn about the Jade™ 20 here.

Pfaff creative sensation™ pro II - January 1-31, 2017
Save $2017 off Pfaff creative sensation™ pro II PLUS Buy One, Gift One. (Buy the creative sensation™ pro II and receive the
passport 2.0 free!) -- Learn about the creative sensation™ pro II and the passport 2.0.

Pfaff Mail-in Rebates - January 1-31, 2017
**performance™ 5.2 - $200
**quilt expression™ 4.2 - $150
**expression™ 3.5 - $100


American Vintage by Deborah Edwards (Northcott)
Dino-riffic by Swizzle Stick Studio (Studio e)
Bless This Home by Emily McGlothen for Little Red Hen Pattern Company (Henry Glass)
Solitary Sentinal by Terry Doughty (Northcott)
Pleasant Pastures by Caroline Cook (Northcott)
Artisan Spirits Dreamscapes Panel by Ira Kennedy (Northcott)
Pristine Wilderness Panel (Hoffman)
Mastery (2017 Hoffman Challenge) 

News and Happenings

SOYO Winter Retreat -- January 20-22, 2017

Mark your calendar now! Black Hills Quilters Guild Winter Retreat is January 20-22, 2017. It will be held at the Comfort Suites, 1333 North Elk Vale Road, Rapid City, SD. Find more information and registration forms under the Events tab at Black Hills Quilters Guild.

BH Stock Show Quilt Show -- January 30-February 1, 2017 AND Don't Miss . . .

Quilt Connection Demonstration -- January 31 at 1:30 pm (Please double check time to check for schedule changes.)

The Black Hills Quilters Guild sponsors a quilt display as part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. Enjoy three days of amazing quilts on display from regional quilting groups. The show will be at Rushmore Plaza Civic Center from 10 am to 7 pm. More information and a form for registering quilts will be available in early January at the Black Hills Quilters Guild website.

Calendar of Events

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

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