Lots of new fabrics; Closed on Monday 9/2


10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479 ThistleDewQuiltShoppe.com  
August 30,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 20

Announcements and Special Events


We will be closed on
Monday, September 2,
in observance of Labor Day.
It starts in 12 days!!!! The Northern State River Run 10th Anniversary Party on the River is Wednesday, September 11, through Saturday, September 14. These are the 13 shops participating: Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe, Runs with Scissors (Citrus Heights), Whistle Stop Quilt Shop (Auburn), Sugar Pine Quilt Shop (Grass Valley), Angel Quilters (Lincoln), Sew So Shop (Yuba City), Quilt Corral (Willows), The Rabbit Hole (Chico), Debbie's Quilt Shop (Paradise), Morning Star Quilts (Paradise), Blue Iris Quilt Shop (Palo Cedro), Sew Simple (Redding), and Sew What! (Redding). Every shop will have a fun party theme and will be open from 9:00am to 7:00pm each day. There are lots of fabulous prizes, including a grand prize of a Bernina 350 sewing machine and thirteen first prizes of a $100 gift certificate from one of the participating shops! And....there will be a 15% discount on regularly priced fabric, notions, books, and patterns at each store! So mark your calendar, get a group of your quilting friends together, and start making plans!

Classes and Groups

We have so many new fabrics to share with you, that we're listing our classes first so they don't get lost in the bolts!

Crazy Quilt Group, Mon, Sep 9, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
    (2nd Mon instead of 1st Mon this month.)
Women of Courage BOM, Tue, Sep 10, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Imperial Blooms BOM, Tue, Sep 10, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sit & Sew, Thu, Sep 12, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Women of Courage BOM, Sat, Sep 14, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Imperial Blooms BOM, Sat, Sep 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet BOM, Mon, Sep 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon.
Provence & Beyond BOM, Thu, Sep 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Sep 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Leanne's House BOM, Mon, Sep 23, 9:00 a.m. - noon
     -OR- Tue, Sep 24, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Hand Piecing, Tue, Sep 24, 9:00 - 11:00 a.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Sep 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.


Sue Spargo's Felted Wool Pin Keeper, Judy Cummings, Thu, September 26, October 3, and October 10, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -OR- Thu, September 26, October 3, and October 10, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m. , $25, supply list. In these three sessions, you'll learn how to applique wool pieces to a wool background and then Judy will teach several beautiful, simple embellishment techniques. And, you'll have a very pretty pin keeper! A kit must be purchased for this class. The kit costs $24.99 and includes all the felted wool, thread, stuffing, and embellishments needed for the pin keeper.
Sassy Circles Wall Hanging (32-1/2" x 32-1/2"), Christine Barnes, Sat, September 28 and October 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $75, supply list. Dotted circles and gray ombré triangle squares seem to float on a backdrop of black-and-white sashing in this graphic quilt. You'll create the blocks in the first class. (The circles and shadows are a snap to make, using freezer paper and machine appliqué.) In the second class, Christine will demo her method for stitching accurate, square sashing. Warning: circle quilts are addictive!
Beginning Machine Quilting, Dana Lahargoue, Thu, September 26 and October 3, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40, supply list. In the first session, you'll learn machine set up and basic shapes and backgrounds and will have lots of time in class to practice. In the second session, you'll take your new found skills and put them to work on a continuous line design which you can use as a small wall hanging or pillow. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn from a wonderful instructor. Dana is an award winning machine quilter with many years of machine quilting and teaching experience.
Beginning Crazy Quilting, Toni Jordan, Sun - Oct 6, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; Oct 13, 11:00 a.m. -13:00 p.m.; Oct 20, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $60, supply list. In the first session you’ll construct a 14” block using a wide variety of fabrics; cottons, silks, tapestries, velvets, linens… In the second session you will start the embellishments. You will learn a variety of embroidery stitches using different threads and techniques. In the third session, you will learn more embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques using buttons, laces, jewelry and other “finds”.
Beading Class, Janet Paehlig, Sat, October 12, 1:30 - 5:00 p.m., $20, supply list. Janet, the owner of Tenaj Creations in Auburn, CA, has been designing and making jewelry and embellishing fabric projects with beads for over 12 years. In this class, she will talk to you about the several different types of beads available and the best threads and methods to use to embellish your fabric projects with beads. She has an amazing assortment of beads for purchase--Czech, fused, hand-blown glass, Swarovski crystals, fresh-water pearls, bamboo, sterling silver, and more! You can either bring one of your projects to embellish or purchase a kit from Janet to work on. (The kit includes fabric, batting, beads, and thread.)
Foundation Paper Piecing, Dana Lahargoue, Thu, October 10 and October 24, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40, supply list. Come and learn this traditional quilting technique that produces perfect blocks, even with small pieces! The class project will be "Rays of Hope" by Carol Doak, which can be made into a pillow or wall hanging.

New Fabrics and More
We've received so many new fabrics lately, that I'm just going to show the pictures and leave out the descriptions. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. I will say ... They are all gorgeous! So, listed in alphabetical order by company...













 
Woodsy Wonder (Janet Wecker Frisch) by Quilting Treasures.  I don't have pictures yet for the 9 bolts in this collection, but I wanted to include it here because it's so wonderful.  "First launched in 2007, the fabric has added details with a twist on entertaining, as well as educating. Great for children or any nature lover. Janet's designs are rich in detail with vivid colors for a variety of creative projects."  The collection includes two 24" panels, and one can be made into a book.  

 
 
Rooster Royale by Quilting Treasures.  "Inspired from the archives of The Saturday Evening Post, this collection features roosters in a crisp palette of black, cream and red – perfect for trendy kitchens and family rooms alike!"  (I don't have pictures for this collection, either.  In addition to the print on the right, we have a 24" panel, an awesome feather print, and red chickenwire.) 

 
OK, that completes the fabric show.  We also have new batiks, flannels, veggies, more kids prints, and blenders, including chevrons and white-on-white prints.  In addition, we have new hand towels and baby bibs waiting for someone to take them home and add cute embroidery designs.