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Quilt Connection July 2017 Newsletter

Happy Birthday America!

Open July 4th from 9 to 3

(No Beginning Machine Owner's Class)

Summer Hours

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

In the Shop

Christmas in July -- Just for You!!

Pfaff Creative Sensation™ Pro II Reduced

Our one remaining Pfaff Creative Sensation™ Pro II has been reduced to a special closeout price. It is Pfaff's current top of the line sewing and embroidery machine and can be "under your tree" at a huge reduction. The regular price is $10,999.00, now marked only $5,999.00.

Need more information? Click here to learn more about the Creative Sensation™ Pro II. Come in for a sit-down demonstration to learn which of the features will make your heart sing!!!

Holiday Fabrics Arriving Now

It's hard to believe but the fall and winter holidays will be here before you know it. Holiday fabrics are coming in the back door on a regular basis. You will be seeing the new selections in the shop as we are putting them on display as they come in.

Recent Arrivals for

Citrine, a Supernova Seasons Hoffman Spectrum Digital print panel, 44" wide of 100% cotton will get you in the mood for Halloween. See the quilt here and on display in the shop. Also, just in -- Halloweenie by Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs for Maywood Studio. See the Sweet Treats Quilt (free pattern, 55" x 54") made using the Halloweenie group.

Notions and Other Interesting "Stuff"

  • Flatter -- This starch free smoothing spray relaxes wrinkles and freshens fabric. Leaves fabric sleek, soft and static free. Made with plant derived and renewable ingredients, it has no sulfates and no silicones. Easy on sensitive skin. Soft mist sprayer for even distribution.
  • Pressing Affair -- Pressing sheets for use with wool
  • Cosmos Embroidery Floss -- Full line now available
  • Simply Moderne Magazine -- New Edition (Volume 9) has arrived

Custom Quilt Hangers

We are pleased to announce that we now have custom quilt hangers that are locally made. We have  a display board with ideas to get you started and our craftsman is open to suggestion if you need something more unusual. Stop in and see what we have to offer.

On Board with the Popular Wool Trend? Many options available now!

Many beautiful wool kits, bundles and patterns are available in the shop to assist you in creating stunning wool projects. Suppliers include Tracy Trevethan Designs, Granny's Legacy, WoolyLady, Plays With Wool Designs and Primitive Gatherings.  Want to add hand embroidery or embellishments? We have a full line of Cosmos Embroidery Floss. Pressing Affair pressing sheets for use with wool are also in stock.

Click linked items to view a sampling from two of our suppliers. More to see in the shop.

From Granny's Legacy -- Cabin, Spooky, Summer Solstice
From Tracy Trevethan Designs -- Pinkeepers - Lovely Hearts and Sunflower Love; Coasters - Poinsettia Project and Mojito; and Artisan Hand-Dyed Wool Bundles -- Brights Collection, Pastels Wool Six Pack, Sunshine Wool Six Pack

Ghana Crazy!!

Natural and hand-woven baskets from Ghana Crazy may be the perfect gift you've been looking for. They are great for holding books, knitting, crafts, magazines--even to carry a small dog! By purchasing one of these rare finds, you are not only getting a wonderful, hand-made basket for a gift or your home or business, you are also contributing to the preservation of African culture and helping a tribesperson become financially independent. What a great opportunity we have to support these craftspeople!

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop -- July 29th 9 am to 3 pm

Come spend the day with us as JoAnn Hoffman shares her tips and tricks. We will have kits for sale or you can bring one that you have started and just need some help. You can work on any of JoAnn's patterns. She will be here to help you. The class number is limited so JoAnn can give all students personal attention. Sewing Machines will not be needed. Cost is $35 plus supplies.

We now have the Laser Cut, Pre-fused Kit for JoAnn's Dance of the Dragonflies.

This stunning quilt kit features Hoffman Bali Hand-dyed fabrics precut for applique onto the digital-print panel Supernova by Jeanie Sumrall-Ajero. (DIGITAL PANEL IS NOT INCLUDED.) Quilt kit includes hand-dyed fabrics that are pre-cut and pre-fused. Each customer adds Supernova panel in color of her or his choice. Finished size is 40″ square. Dance of the Dragonflies quilt design and instructions by JoAnn Hoffman.

Elizabeth Hartman Limited Edition Quilt Kits

We have two Elizabeth Hartman quilts on display--Lepidoptera (83" x 83") and Flrefly. (60" x 70"). These are Limited Edition Quilt kits that we will be offering at 25% off for the month of July. If you love butterfllies and/or fireflies, these are for you!

Jean-ious Studio Coming September 19th -- 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. Please call 355-0178 to reserve your seat.

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!

The presenter, Marsha Kirsch, is enthusiastic, lively and masterful. She 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

July Pillow of the Month -- Home Sweet Home -- AND Other Special Pillows, too!
(See entire group on Gallery Page.)

Home is where the heart is and this month's pillow is the perfect addition to your summer decorations. Home Sweet Home is available for pick up now. Previous months' pillows are available. These fun pillows can be purchased as a kit or pattern only.

Happy Birthday and Quilts Pillows are also available and may be just the thing for that next gift.

Hunter's Star Quilt Class with Patti Heintz -- July 22 9 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."

2017 Row by Row Experience is Off and Running!

Row by Row, On the Go is the theme for the 2017 Row by Row Experience. Quilt Connection's 2017 License Plate, pattern and kits are in the shop and can be purchased now.

How does Row by Row work? Collect free patterns by visiting participating shops in all 50 states, Canada and Europe during the summer--June 21 - September 5, 2017. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt. You have until October 31, 2017, to submit a quilt for a prize. More information at the Row by Row Experience website. Time to get started rowing!!

Workshops, Classes and Clubs

Part 2 of Fabric Collage Workshop Meets July 8th 10 am to 4 pm - Melissa Grote, Instructor

Hunter's Star Quilt Class with Patti Heintz -- July 22 9 am to 4 pm

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop -- July 29th 9 am to 3 pm

Strip Club on Vacation for the Summer but watch for  "Third Weekend" Specials.

Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- On Vacation This Month

Watch For These Opportunities

2017 Row by Row Experience -- June 21 through September 5, 2017

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

Husqvarna Viking

    $200 MAIL-IN REBATE on the SAPPHIRE™ 965Q -- July 1 - 31, 2017


     $150 MAIL-IN REBATE on quilt expression™ 4.2 -- July 1 - 31, 2017


(Click links or view on Fabric Page)

Coventry (Robert Kaufman)
Woodland Retreat by Jan Shade Beach (Henry Glass)
Sound of the Woods by Katherine Lovell (Robert Kaufman)
Radiance by Chong-a Hwang (Timeless Treasures)
Artisan Spirit Expressions by Deborah Edwards (Northcott)
        and also
Designer Essentials Pre-cuts by Free Spirit (10", 5" and 2 1/2" strips)

Panels and Holiday Fabrics

Halloweenie by Robin Kingsley of Bird Brain Designs (Maywood Studio)
To the Moon and Back (Panel from Timeless Treasures)
Citrine (Halloween Panel from Hoffman)
     Quilt using Citrine Panel on Display in Shop

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 and Magazines

Simply Moderne Magazine - Volume 9 from Quiltmania
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)

New Patterns Galore! Here's a Sample (Click titles to view)

From Sandi Irish,  Irish Chain
I-Spy Diamonds
     Beaded Curtain

From Laura Heine, Fiberworks
Pin Cushion (Collage)
     My Kinda Town (Paper Piecing)

From Miss Rosie's Quilt Company
More Cake Mix Recipes (10" squares)
     Cup Cake Recipes (5" squares)

From Cut Loose Press Patterns
   Mini Pineapple Medley
     Pineapple Salsa
     Pineapple Pizzazz
     Pineapple Pillow
     Prickly Pineapples
     Mini Pineapple Table Topper
     Petite Pineapple Garden

News and Area Happenings

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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