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August 2017 - Time for an Epic Adventure

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Epic Adventure Time at Quilt Connection!

Summer Hours
9 to 5:30
9 to 5

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In the Shop

Ready for an EPIC Adventure? We've got one!!

Register now for this Jean-ious Studio EPIC Event with Marsha Kirsch - September 19th

Tuesday, September 19th, is an all-day, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm, hands-on, fun-filled studio event at Quilt Connection. This is the perfect way to try out the DESIGNER EPIC™ Sewing and Embroidery machine and learn great tips and techniques. Come see what it can do and how user friendly it is. Grab those denim bell-bottoms you never wear (or pick up a pair at the thrift store) and indulge in some creative studio time!

Great discounts and add-on opportunities will be offered. Cost is only $35 and includes lunch!! Call 355-0178 to register. Please sign up as soon as possible as space will be limited and we will need a count for getting machines here so everyone can work on their own.

A Note from Anne

July has been a tough month for me.  My knee replacement went well, but there were a few complications afterward that put me down. I have the best staff that anyone could ever dream of and they have all gone above and beyond to keep the shop on track and all of our great customers taken care of. A very heartfelt thank you to all of them -- Jodi, Patty, Toniette, Kathy, Melissa, Judy, Jean, Alana, Carol, and Tracy.

See the Magic on the Fabric Page on Website

Hopefully, most of our readers have clicked the Fabric Page link in the Fabric Section of each Quilt Connection Newsletter. But, just in case you have missed it, please try it. You will be taken to our New Fabric Arrivals on the Fabric page of our website. Click on an icon for one of the new fabric lines and watch the magic happen. You will see a larger and more detailed view of each fabric. Have fun!

Wooly Felted Wonders Dryer Balls Have Arrived!

Use these Wooly Felted Wonders Dryer Balls when washing and drying your quilts as well as other laundry. These natural and energy efficient reusable dryer balls made of 100% New Zealand wool can be used instead of costly and disposable dryer sheets and liquid fabric softener. They last for 1,000+ loads!! Use 4 - 6 balls in your dryer and static electricity is eliminated (depending on size of load). Drying time can be reduced up to 20%. Add a couple of drops of your favorite essential oil to make it even better. Wooly Felted Wonders Dryer Balls are available in light, gray and dark brown.

The company also sent us a sample of their wool ironing mats - great for pressing pieced and embroidered blocks. Check it out the next time you are in the shop and let us know what you think!

Central States Fair - August 18-27

Please make plans to stop by the shop, see all that is new and check out our Fair Specials while you are in town for the fair. Hope to see you soon!!

Want to Build Snow Buddies?

Would you like to participate in a class using the Snow Buddies table mat pattern from Primitive Gatherings? Beth Mazzella has agreed to teach a class if there is enough interest. Check out the sample of this 18" x 25" table mat the next time you are in the shop. Please let us know if you would like to take a class. If enough are interested we will contact Beth and make arrangements to get one on the schedule.

Happy Owl-O-Ween -  In the Shop Now

See this fun line on the Fabric page. We have pre-made kits ready for you that include the panel or you can choose the designs you want from the coordinates in the shop.

Fun Kits for Halloween

We have cute kits perfect for the little goblins in your life. You can view the patterns here by clicking on the links. Monster Madness (Bunny Hill Designs) and Boo! (RJR Fabrics) are both kitted and ready to go!

Sweet Baby Quilt -- Mommy and Me

This quilt is so cute you almost want to go out and find an excuse to get started making it. Mommy and Me measures 40"x 52" and was designed by Colette Belt for QP Designs. See and feel the sample in the shop and you will be hooked!

Time to get started on Christmas gifts? Use this pattern for a beautiful Wallet Bag from Serendipity Studio

The Margo Wallet Bag is a compact design, yet has a place for everything you carry. A convenient set of pockets under the flap holds ID and credit cards securely, yet easy to access. On the back exterior is a zippered pocket for a phone. The interior of the bag has a zippered pocket and set of patch pockets for holding other essentials. An adjustable shoulder strap makes this bag easy to wear cross body or over one shoulder. Bag Dimensions: 9” wide, 7 1/2” tall, 4” deep at base.

Here a Kit, There a Kit, Everywhere a Kit Kit

The staff has been busy creating convenient kits for you. Be sure to check out the many fun kits available throughout the store.

Service Questions?

Just a quick reminder -- You can email Tracy directly at if you have a service question for him.

Beginning Paper Piecing Series Begins September 20th -- Melissa Grote, Instructor

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 one-day workshops. The Stained Glass Window pattern will be used for the first class. Call 355-0178 for more information or to register.

Stitcher's Garden Final Class and Catch Up Day Scheduled

The August 2nd classes are the final ones for this year's Stitcher's Garden series. A special Catch Up Day has been scheduled for September 23rd from 9 am to 4 pm. Bring your machines and any incomplete blocks for fun and finishing! Kathy will be here to assist.

Welcome Autumn - Pillow of the Month

Fall is around the corner and this month's pillow is the perfect way to Welcome Autumn. Pillows can be purchased as a kit or pattern only. (See entire group on Gallery Page.)

2017 Row by Row Continues Through September 5, 2017 - Kits Ready for You!!

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. 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.


(Click links here or view on the Fabric page of the Quilt Connection Website)

Rodeo Up by Tami Mueller of Western Denim & Dirt (Blank Quilting)
Majestic Outdoors 2 by Greg Giordana of Greg and Company, LLC (Penny Rose Fabrics)
Sillhouette Animals (Hoffman)
A Cardinal Christmas (Hoffman)
Jingle Birds by Keiki (Moda)
Magic of Christmas (Northcott)
Silent Night (Northcott)
Buck Buck Goose by Tula Pink (Free Spirit)
Merry, Berry, and Bright (RJR)


By Pat Sloan (Martingale Publishing)
    Teach Me to Sew Triangles
    Teach Me to Applique
    Teach Me to Machine Quilt
By Carl Hentsch (C & T Publishing)
    New York Beauties and Flying Geese


From QP Designs
Mommy and Me by Colette Belt
From Crabapple Hill Studio

    Girls' Getaway 1 Pickup & Trailer by Meg Hawkey
    Girls' Getaway 2 Clawfoot Tub by Meg Hawkey
From A Quilter's Dream
    Googly by Stephanie Prescott
From Jean Boyd Patterns
    Tuscany Tiles
From Serendipity Studio
    Margo Wallet Bag

Workshops, Classes and Clubs

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

Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- On Vacation This Month

Stitcher's Garden Last Class -- August 2nd, 1 pm and 6 pm

Jean-ious Studio EPIC Event -- September 19th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Beginning Paper Piecing -- September 20th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Stitcher's Garden Catch Up Day -- September 23rd, 9 am to 4 pm

Machine Specials of the Month from Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff

Husqvarna Viking

    Back to School Specials -- August 1 - 31, 2017
        Emerald 116 -- $299
        Emerald 118 -- $399
    Instant Rebates -- August 1 - 15, 2017
        DESIGNER EPIC™ -- $1000
        DESIGNER RUBY ROYALE™ -- $500
        DESIGNER TOPAZ™ 50 -- $250


     Instant Rebates -- August 1 - 31, 2017
        quilt expression™ 3.5 -- $300
        quilt expression™ 4.2 -- $400
     Free Embroidery Unit with purchase of creative 4.5 -- August 1 - 15, 2017  

News and Area Happenings

Central States Fair -- August 18-27, 2017

Row by Row Experience -- Continues through September 5, 2017

Hill City Quilt Show -- September 9-10, 2017

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

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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