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Quilt Shows, Christmas Charm Packs & More

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
October 31,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 26

Announcements and Special Events

Happy Halloween! 

We will have a Sample Sale on Saturday, November 30.  There will be lots of beautiful quilts of all sizes, purses, and much more, so mark your calendar.   

There are two great quilt shows in the area this month:  
    The Pioneer Quilters Guild show in Roseville on Nov 9-10.
    "Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow" presented by the River City Quilters' Guild in Sacramento, Nov 15-17.

Remember to come by and pick up your kit for our 4th Annual Stocking Challenge! 
  • 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

Crazy Quilt Group, Mon, Nov 4, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Women of Courage BOM, Sat, Nov 9, -OR- Tue, Nov 12, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Imperial Blooms BOM,
Sat, Nov 9, -OR- Tue, Nov 12, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sit & Sew, Thu, Nov 14, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Nov 15, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Gardener's Alphabet BOM
Mon, Nov 18, 9:00 a.m. - noon.
Provence & Beyond BOM, Thu, Nov 21, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Leanne's House, Mon, Nov 25, 9:00 a.m. - noon, -OR- Tue, Nov 26, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Hand Piecing, Tue, Nov 26, 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Nov 27, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Spiral Tree Skirt, Martha Kunkel, Fri, Nov 22, -OR- Sat, Dec 7, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list. Make this stunning tree skirt using the 25" 9-degree ruler and a selection of four contrasting fabrics. If you took the Spicy Spiral Table Runner class last year, you already have the ruler!
Beginning Hand Embroidery, Judy Cummings, Tues, Jan 7 and Feb 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, $25. Learn to do the basic hand embroidery stitches and create a charming sampler. Tues, Jan 7 and Feb 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, $25.

Floral Fusible Applique, Sue Rohrke, Fri, January 24 and 31, 2014, 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. 

Sue Spargo Felted Wool Pillow, Judy Cummings, 2nd Tue -OR- 2nd Sat, Mar-May, 2014, $35, supply list. Make this 18" square top for a pillow, wall hanging, or tote. You'll applique the pieces and then add embellishments to make the project uniquely yours!(Note: March meetings will be Sat, March 1, and Tue, March 4.)

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

Fabrics and More

We've made our own Christmas Charm Packs again this year using our beautiful selection of Christmas fabrics.  Each charm pack has 2 each of 20 different fabrics.  Use one pack to make a baby blanket or table topper, or buy 2-3 and make a gorgeous scrappy holiday quilt!

We've added many buttons to our collection.  We've replenished our stock of large buttons for purses and knitwear and added some more novelty buttons, including sheep and chickens!  Also, there are two fun new collections:  monogram buttons and school color buttons.
Monogram buttons are 1-3/4" buttons with nine holes forming a large square.  You use a decorative thread to make letters, numbers, or any design.
Using a 1" outside button and a 5/8" inside button, you create a unique button that represents your favorite school or sports team (shown here in 49er colors, of course).  Or just combine your favorite colors to accent your projects. 
We have 10 colors of the new blender designed by Pepper Cory, Peppered Cottons.  "This fabric is considered a shot cotton which essentially means that the threads in the warp and the weft are different colors.  This helps to create an iridescent or chambray look which means that the fabric takes on different colors depending on the angle that you are viewing the fabric."  They're beautiful! 

Also new to Thistle Dew are a beautiful contemporary print from Clothworks, a wonderful kids fabric from Henry Glass featuring a book panel, and a gorgeous print from Northcott featuring paisleys and florals. 

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

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