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Quilt Connection June 2017 Newsletter

June Is Busting Out All Over!

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In the Shop

National Teacher, Sandi Irish, Here June 5th--Don't Miss Out!!

Coming June 5th -- Tall Pines Class with Sandi Irish -- 10 am to 4 pm --Cost $35

You may have taken her class last fall at the the Guild Retreat and now you can spend the entire day with her on June 5th. Sandi will be teaching her beautiful Tall Pines pattern using the Quilted Jewel Template. 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! Call 355-0178 to register and come join Sandi for the day.

On Your Marks, Get Set, Go!! - Row by Row On the Go Begins June 21st

Check out our License Plate for 2017 and our Quilt Connection Row Pattern. (It is s-o-o-o- cute!!) 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.

New Paper-Piecing Program Coming Soon -- Begins in July -- Melissa Grote, Instructor

Have you been interested in learning paper piecing or, perhaps, sharpening your skills? This new series will be offered alternating months and features patterns by Judy and Judel Niemeyer. Quiltworx has teamed up with Cut Loose Press™ to develop these introductory paper-piecing block project patterns designed for 1-day workshops. We have four patterns (Clockworx, LabyrinthCandy Cane Cabin and Stained Glass Window) and are working on samples right now. Call 355-0178 for more information or to register.

Jean-ious Studio Coming in September! Mark Your Calendar Now!!

Join us for this amazing one-day, hands-on, fun-filled studio event on September 19th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The $35 cost includes lunch.

Learn great tips and techniques on the DESIGNER EPIC™ Sewing and Embroidery machine, as you "upcycle" an old pair of jeans into something new and fabulous! Grab those denim bell-bottoms you never wear (or pick up a pair at the thrift store) and indulge in some creative studio time!

About the Presenter -- Marsha Kirsch will be the presenter for this creative technique studio event. Greatly loved for her enthusiasm and lively presentations, Marsha incites fantastic results, whether from the masterful technical skills she teaches or the inspiration that sewers take away from her events. She imparts an empowering "can do" attitude when instructing in the use of advanced machines and new software . . . opening up wide doors to creativity, and fun ways to embellish projects with exciting results. Customer "smiles" at the end of her events are her reward. Marsha enjoys creating and designing garments, purses and home décor projects. When selecting a pattern or design, she finds unique ways to give them an individualized creative touch, especially through embellishment.

Special training and Accreditations include:

  • America Sews with Sue Hausman
  • Behind the Seams, PFAFF® internet sewing program

Cake Mix Recipes
from Miss Rosie's Quilt Company -- Volumes 5-8 Have Arrived

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.

Beautiful New Wool Items

From Primitive Gatherings:

From Wooly Lady
  • New Wool Bundles - Beautiful Bromeliads Shades of Inspiration - Each bundle contains 6 pieces of beautiful, hand dyed wool. Each piece of wool within the Six Pack measures about 6" x 16" (that's a fat sixteenth).

2017 Shop Hop Winners

The 2017 Shop Hop was a great fun and a great success. Congratulations to Jan Young, the Quilt Connection winner, and Donna Rawhouser, the grand prize winner.

June Pillow of the Month -- America - Land That I Love

This month's pillow reminds us of how fortunate we are to live in America!  America - Land That I Love is available for pick up now. Previous months' pillows are still available. These fun pillows can be purchased as a kit or pattern only.

From Anne -- Notice of Great Importance

I want to let all of our great customers and friends know that Joan Davis has made the decision to take it easy, i.e. retire (again). Joan is a wonderful friend and mentor to so many of us and especially to me. I will miss her organizational and marketing skills but more importantly will miss her warmth and laughter. She has assured me that I have not seen the last of her, she will be available for consultations, and fabric buying. With all she has done and accomplished in her life, I understand that it is time to sit back and smell the roses. Thank you so much Joan for being my friend.  

Workshops, Classes and Clubs

One More Two-Part Fabric Collage Workshop Scheduled - Melissa Grote, Instructor

Meets June 17th 1-3 pm and July 8th 10 am to 4 pm

Join Melissa for this two-part workshop to plan and prepare a fabric collage. Please call 355-0178 to register. We have more new collage patterns (Just added - Puuurfect Cat, Emerson Puppy, Making Fish) designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks. 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 to 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."

Strip Club on Vacation for the Summer

Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- On Vacation This Month

Watch For These Opportunities

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

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

2017 Row by Row Experience Begins June 21, 2017

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.)

Jean-ious Studio -- September 19th 9:30 am to 4:30 pm (More information above.)

Machine Specials of the Month from Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff

Sensational Summer Sales - 25% Off Everything!

Husqvarna Viking Sensational Summer Sale -- June 1-30

    25% Off Everything!!!
         Save on all Machines,
Embroidery Software, Accessories and Notions

Pfaff Summer Solstice Sale -- June 1-30

     25% Off Everything!!!
Save on all Machines, Software, Accessories, Notions and More


(Click links or view on Fabric Page)

Monster Trucks by Sue Marsh (RJR)
   Cruzin' Quilt Pattern using Monster Trucks Collection (Download Adobe Reader here to view pdf pattern)
Skinny Barns by Debra Gabel (Timeless Treasures)
Grunge Hits the Spot (Moda)
Michele - Neutrals by Michele DÁmore (Timeless Treasures)
Poppies in Bloom from Patrick Lose Studios

Autumn/Thanksgiving Fabrics

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 and Patterns

Books (Novels)

Quilt the Town Christmas by Ann Hazelwood (3rd in her East Perry County Series)
Everlasting Quilts by Ann Hazelwood (4th in her East Perry County Series)


Pineapple Farm by Elizabeth Hartman (74"x 82")
Soda Pop by A Quilters Dream
It's Good to be Square by A Quilters Dream
Googly by A Quilters Dream

News and Area Happenings

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. 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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