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Quilt Connection May 2017 Newsletter

Happy Mother's Day!

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In the Shop

Cake Mix Recipes from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company --Vol 1-4 In the Shop, Vol 5-8 Arriving Soon

So what is a Cake Mix? It’s a 10″ x 10″ pad of triangle paper sized for using with Layer Cakes. There are 45 sheets in each pad – one for each piece of fabric in a Layer Cake plus a few extras for “testing”. Recipes? There are four different grids so there are currently four different recipes. Two of the recipes make two different sizes of half-triangle squares from the same paper, and the remaining two recipes make a single size half-triangle square on each sheet. Is that it? Nope. Each recipe pad includes at least four block options made with that recipe grid. There is also information on simple settings and layouts, and how big the quilts would be.

Learn more about this creative idea (view a YouTube video) at Carrie Nelson's blog at Moda Fabrics.

Mom Will Love this Clock SEW Much!

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 Stitch (green), Double Stitch (pink) or Back Stitch (gray/black). One "AA" battery is required.

Beautiful Deer Panel - from Real Tree

Here's another possibility to create something very special for the man in your life for Father's Day. Lakeside Sunset Log Cabin Panel by Print Concepts, Inc. is 44" wide, 100% cotton and is absolutely gorgeous! Stop by the shop to see for yourself!!

2018 AQS Engagement Calendars

The 2018 QuiltArt Engagement Calendars have arrived. They feature eight (yes, eight!) quilters from our area -- one on the cover! Take this hand-held calendar with you as you bustle through life. Revel in the exquisite beauty of 54 quilts from week to week. The spiral binding allows for ease of use to write down your appointments, note daily events, or make notes in the large notation section. Get a first look at the newest designs from around the country.

Here a Chick, There a Chick Precut Quilt Kit - from Maywood Studio

Get this fully pre-cut quilt kit (36" x 42") with pre-fused appliqué featuring Maywood Studio’s Woolies Flannel. Kit includes 100% cotton fabric for one quilt top, binding, 6-month pattern set, and coordinating button pack. Fusible used is Soft Fuse Premium Web. See it here or see the sample in the shop.

English Garden Candle Mat by WoolyLady -- In Stock Again

If you missed out last month, we're glad to let you know these beautiful kits are back in stock. You will also find coordinating embroidery thread in the new line we have from Weeks Dye Works. Go to the Fabric page to view all six different bundles and four beautiful kits from WoolyLady.

Hand Dyed Wool from Primitive Gatherings

These hand dyed hand cut 5" wool charms contain an assortment of 10 textured patterns of wool all in the same color...these charm packs are excellent stash builders....You'll need to collect them all! See some examples here: Brights, Primitive Woolens. See more in the shop.

Beautiful Patriotic Fabrics and Panels

Memorial Day is this month and the 4th of July is just around the corner--or maybe you would like to honor a veteran in your life. We always try to keep a nice selection of patriotic fabrics and panels for your special projects.

From the Notions (and other Great Things) Department

Super Shears Mini - Small but Mighty!

Miniature sized scissors that are fun and safe. The highest quality, sharpest little shears you will ever own. Cuts nails, cardboard, woven labels, cords & elastic. Comes with a protective sheath attachmnent which won't get lost. Comes in 3 colors: pink, green and yellow.

Udderly Smooth Hand Cream

This greaseless, stainless, water-based moisturizer is wonderful for 'Quilter's fingers' and has a light fresh fragrance. Does not leave a greasy residue.

Pom Pom Makers by EverSewn

Quick and easy--Pom Pom Makers in 4 sizes will fill your needs in a snap!

May Pillow of the Month -- Slice of Summer

This month's pillow gets us thinking about picnics and cool, sweet watermelon on hot summer days. Slice of Summer is available for pick up now. Previous months' pillows are still available. These fun pillows can be purchased as a kit or pattern only.

Workshops, Classes and Clubs

Two More Fabric Collage Workshops Coming Up! Melissa Grote, Instructor

May Class --  Meets May 12th and May 26th
June Class -- Meets June 17th and July 8th

Join Melissa for one of these two-part workshops to plan and prepare a fabric collage. Please call 355-0178 to register for the dates of your choice for the next class. We have more new collage patterns designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks. Click to see Billie Goat, Chirp Chirp, Confetti (horse), Hazel Nutt Squirrel, and Lulu (elephant). Toniette Heidorn participated in the first Collage Workshop and chose to use the Cora Common Owl pattern. See her beautiful Cora here!

Coming June 5th -- Tall Pines Class with Sandi Irish -- 10 am to 4 pm

The Tall Pines pattern uses the Quilted Jewel Templates designed by Sandi Irish from The Irish Chain. The template makes cutting the 60 degree angles easy and accurate. This pattern is easy enough for beginners but also will give more advanced quilters a chance to sharpen piecing skills, play with color and just have fun! Cost for the class is $35. Call 355-0178 to register and come join Sandi for the day.

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop -- June 24th 10 am-3 pm

We will be having another JoAnn Hoffman Workshop on Saturday, June 24th, 2017, from 10 am to 3 pm. The cost is $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 number so JoAnn can give all students personal attention. Sewing Machines will not be needed.

Hunter's Star Quilt Class with Patti Heintz -- July 22 10 am to 4 pm

Patti Heintz, Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, will be teaching a Hunter's Star Quilt Class for us using the Studio 180 pattern and the Rapid Fire Hunter's Star ruler. Mark your calendar for this fun event. We have the pattern and ruler in the shop now, as well as several others from Studio 180, so stop by and take a look. We also have a sample of Patti's work in the shop. Cost for the class is $35. From Anne, "I was introduced to this technique over a year ago and have just not pursued it so am very happy that Patti Heintz is a Certified Instructor and will be sharing her knowledge with us."

May 20 -- Strip Club Meets at 10 am

May Flowers may be popping up all over--you never know for sure!
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!!

Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- On Vacation This Month

Watch For These Opportunities

Been Wanting to Display Your Creative Talents?

Maybe it's time to share the beautiful work you do with other quilting enthusiasts! There are numerous quilt shows coming up in our area in the next few months. Check out the many opportunities to exhibit your art in the listing below in the News and Happenings section.

Tall Pines Class with Sandi Irish -- June 5 10 am to 4 pm (More information above.)

Fabric Collage Workshop -- May 12th and May 26th (More information above.)
Fabric Collage Workshop -- June 17th and July 8th (More information above.)

2017 Row by Row Experience Begins June 21, 2017

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! Click here for more details.

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop -- June 24 10 am to 3 pm (More information above.)

Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Class with Patti Heintz -- July 22 10 am to 4 pm (More information above.)

Machine Specials of the Month

Mother's Day - Yeah!

Husqvarna Viking--May 1-31

    Mother's Day Special Purchase
         Designer Ruby Royale--$4,999 (that is a $2,000 discount) with 60 month 0% financing
     Bonus Feet Special
  Bonus Feet with the purchase of any Opal™ Sewing Machines

Pfaff--May 1-31

     Memorial Day Financing
Purchases over $3000--60 month 0% financing--(Includes performance™ 5.2 sewing machine)
     quilt expression 4.2--reduced $300
(no financing included)


Lakeside Sunset Log Cabin Panel from Real Tree
5" Wool Charm Packs from Primitive Gatherings
Where the Buffalo Roam (Quilting Treasures)
     Free Pattern using Where the Buffalo Roam Group (64"x46")
Deer Mountain (Quilting Treasures)
    Free Pattern using Deer Mountain Group (49"x65")
Autumn Panel from American Byways Collection (Hoffman)
Give Thanks by Art by Bernie (Blank Quilting)
     Quilt Kit from Give Thanks Collection
     Table Set Kit (Runner and Place Mats) from Give Thanks Collection
Family Blessings Panel (Kona Bay)

Books, Magazines, Notions and Kits

Miss Rosie's Farmhouse Favorites - Book by Carrie Nelson
Dancing Diamonds Gem Bag - Pattern by Bethany Miller & Claire Halliot from PlumEasy Patterns
Patterns by Elizabeth Hartman - Fancy Forest, Fancy Fox, and Hazel Hedgehog
Here a Chick, There a Chick Precut Quilt Kit from Maywood Studio (36"x42")

News and Happenings

Buffalo Quilt Show -- May 29, 2017
We are looking forward to connecting with our friends from the Buffalo area. Please stop by our booth so we can "catch up"!

BH Quilters Guild Quilt Show
-- June 2-4, 2017
Mark your calendar now! Black Hills Quilters Guild Quilt Show June 2-4, 2017. It will be held at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Rapid City, SD. Deadline for registering quilts is May 2. Find more information and registration forms at Black Hills Quilters Guild.

Row by Row Experience -- Begins June 21, 2017
See above item for more information.

Custer Piecemakers Quilt Guild Quilt Show -- July 21-23, 2017
Custer School Gym. More Information here.

Hill City Quilt Show -- September 9-10, 2017
Get more information here or on their facebook page.

NE Wyoming Quilt Show -- October 7-8, 2017
Cam-Plex Energy Hall, Gillette, WY

Dakota Pieces XIV Quilt Show -- October 14-15, 2017
Sioux Falls Quilters' Guild, SF Arena and Convention Center
More Information here.

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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