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Christmas Stocking Challenge & Lots of Beautiful New Fabrics!!!!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
October 10,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 24

Announcements and Special Events

It's time for our 4th Annual Stocking Challenge!  Here's how it works. 
  • You buy a kit for $3 (containing a pattern and fabric to make a stocking), you sew the stocking together, and then you decorate/embellish it using more fabric, buttons, ribbon, lace, bells...anything you want to make it unique, fun, and festive.
  • You bring it back to Thistle Dew (by November 30), we give it a number, and hang it up. 
  • For the next two weeks, customers vote on their favorite ones. 
  • We count the votes, and award the prizes: 
            1st Place:   $50 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
            2nd Place:  $30 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
            3rd Place:   $20 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
  • We fill the stockings with goodies and give them to CASA of Sacramento County.  We use the money from the stocking kits to help pay for the candy and other treats we put in the stockings.  CASA works with foster children; for more about them, click here:  Please help us make this another successful challenge.  Thank you!

Classes and Groups
We have three wonderful classes starting soon.   These are all classes where you'll both make a project and learn new techniques you can apply to your existing and new projects -- Learn how to embellish with beads, make paper-pieced blocks, and add fusible applique. 

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.

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.
Floral Fusible Applique, Sue Rohrke, Fri, October 18 and October 25, 10:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., $55, supply list. In this class, you will learn a really fun technique that will enable you to design your own art quilts from digital photos that you have taken yourself.  It's liberating!  This is a simple project for beginners and above.  You can choose one of the three designs pictured here to make in class. 

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

Fabrics and More

Oh my gosh, do we have lots of new fabrics.  We already had a full shop with all the additional Halloween, Fall, and Christmas fabrics added over the last weeks.  So, we had to do a bit of rearranging to make room for these wonderful new arrivals.  To keep the length of this newsletter reasonable, I'm not adding descriptions ... These fabrics speak for themselves! 

(Remember, Halloween fabric is now 20% off!)

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, Janet, Jennifer, Judy, Kristanna, Natalie, Pat, Patty,
Sheila, Susan, Toni, Vicki, and Donna

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