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River Run next Wednesday; Flannels & Kids' Fabrics on Sale

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
September 6,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 21

Announcements and Special Events

Starting today and running through next Saturday, September 14, we are putting two popular groups of fabrics on sale!  So come in soon, select your favorites, and get started on some rag quilts, receiving blankets, Christmas gifts, and more! 
All cotton flannels are on sale
at 25% off the regular price
from today through Saturday, Sept 14!
All children's fabrics are on sale
at 25% off the regular price
from today through Saturday, Sept 14! 
(These discounts apply only to previously non-discounted fabrics and cannot be combined with other discounts.)

The Northern State River Run 10th Anniversary Party on the River is Wednesday, September 11, through Saturday, September 14.  Each of the thirteen participating shops 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
Summer is almost over, and kids and grandkids are in school, so it's time to start learning new skills or refresh existing ones, and we have the classes to help! 

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”.
(This class is full, but another one will be scheduled in a few weeks.) 
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.

Please see our website for descriptions/pictures of the above classes and all of our other classes and groups:

New Fabrics and More
We've received two wonderful lines from Benartex ... batiks and chickens! 
We have 28 6-yard bolts of Tropicana Balis.  "These lively balis are dancing with color! These tropical prints are bright and fun-perfect for any project that calls for a splash of brilliant island color." 
"Chickens…modern style! Based on a real life urban chicken farm (the names of the chickens are real!), this collection is sure to bring smiles to everyone. The portrait panels are fun and whimsical, and the accompanying coordinates include chicken scratch feet, mini eggs, barbed wire and little chicks. (By the way, the little chicks would make adorable baby quilts!)"

And last week we told you about a fun new children's collection, Woodsy Wonder by Quilting Treasures, but we didn't have all the pictures.  Well, here they are!

And don't forget we have LOTS of Halloween, Fall, and Christmas fabrics, too!
Remember to come in the week before or after your birthday
to get 20% off one purchase!
Also, if you buy the end of the bolt, you get 10% off that fabric! (Every day!)

Thank you for being one of our wonderful customers!
Phyllis, Natalie, Pat, Patty, Sheila, Susan Toni, Vicki,
Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judy, and Kristanna

Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479