Announcements and Special Events
Fabrics and More
|The annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is tomorrow, September 21, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Fair Oaks Blvd will be closed from Bridge Street to Winding Way, so there will be no parking in the village on Fair Oaks Blvd, but there will be parking at the Scandinavian Designs parking lot at 4301 Sunrise Blvd. A list of activities can be found on the Fair Oaks Parks & Recreation website: http://fairoakspark.org/events/chicken-festival/festivities-new/ Come and enjoy the food, the craft booths, and all the fun activities. As always, our chicken fabrics will be 25% off the day of the festival. And remember, tomorrow is also the last day of our 25% off sale on cotton flannels and children's fabrics.
We have just stocked our batik section with 20 beautiful bolts from Moda's Dreamcatcher line. Here's a sample of these beautiful fabrics.
And in August 30 newsletter, we showed you the High Street line, also from Moda. Well, our staff liked this line so much they've made two adorable dresses and a very cute quilt! We have the patterns for all of these in the shop. You have to see these in person--the pictures don't do them justice.
Another arrival that's been very popular is a fall line from Jason Yenter -- Autumn Harvest. We've had to reorder the main print already!
From Hoffman Fabrics, we have Bali Hai, a tropical collection that would make gorgeous quilts, purses, and placemats.
And, we've added new blenders, buttons, Valdani threads, and felted wools, plus a new quilt kit from Moda's Lush Uptown line.
Classes and Groups
Come to the shop or call soon to reserve your spot in one of these great classes coming up.
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.
Crazy Quilt Group, Mon, Oct 7, 10:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Women of Courage BOM, Tue, Oct 8, -OR- Sat, Oct 12, 9:00 -10:00 a.m.
Imperial Blooms BOM, Tue, Oct 8, -OR- Sat, Oct 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Provence & Beyond BOM, Thu, Oct 17, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Oct 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet BOM, Mon, Oct 21, 9:00 a.m. - noon.
Hand Piecing, Tue, Oct 22, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Leanne's House, Tue, Oct 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR- Mon, Oct 28, 9:00 a.m. - noon.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Oct 23, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sit & Sew, Thu, Oct 10, 1:00 - 5:00 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.
||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: http://www.thistledewquiltshoppe.com/classes.htm
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, Judy, Kristanna, Natalie, Pat, Patty, Sheila, Susan,
Toni, Vicki, Donna, Janet, and Jennifer