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New Flannnels, Fall Fabric on Sale

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
November 8,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 27

Fabrics and More

Selected Fall fabrics are now on sale at 25% off.  You still have time to make beautiful quilts, placemats, wall hangings, and more to decorate your home and give as gifts, so come in soon and make your selection.

We have lots of new flannels:  woven plaids and hand dyed sueded flannels from Marcus Brothers and striped flannels from Moda, all in rich, beautiful colors.  You can use them in traditional pieced quilts and rag quilts, for backgrounds for wool applique, for bags and purses, for garments ... there are so many possibilities. 
We've also added some new blenders, restocked our minkee, and added some 3/4" ric rac to our large selection of jumbo (1-13/32") ric racs. 
And we still have many wonderful Christmas and holiday fabricsincluding our Christmas Charm Packs.  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!

Announcements and Special Events

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

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 20, 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!
Hand Piecing - Poke Berry Baskets, Judy Cummings, 2nd Monday, Jan 13, Feb 10, Apr 14, May 12, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, $50. Graceful embroidery enhances the hand-pieced basket blocks in this 38" square quilt by Cindy Blackberg. You will use Cindy's technique to stamp, cut, and sew the blocks. Choose your fabrics and coordinating floss to make your own heirloom.
Beginning Hand Embroidery, Judy Cummings, Tues, Jan 7 and Feb 4, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, $25, supply list. Learn to do the basic hand embroidery stitches and create a charming sampler.
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. 
Circle Pizzazz, Judy Sisneros, Sat, Feb 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $60, supply list. Judy's inspiration for this class began with the 'snake trail' block, which she has taught for years as "Winding Paths" - a great design.  She wondered what would happen if she made the block and then re-cut it, made a little change, and then remade the block.  It was wonderful!  Plus, with the 'planned-overs' you have pieces to make a second quilt.  Come spend a fun, instructional day with Judy and make your own unique pizzazz quilt.  Templates are available for purchase.  Intermediate level.

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:

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

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