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New Fabrics, Sale, and Christmas in the Village

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
December 6,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 31

Announcements and Special Events
The stockings are hung in the classroom with care,
So come see them and vote,
Or just stop by and stare! 

We have almost sixty stockings for you to enjoy.  Thank you to all who created one of these wonders ... they are so festive and beautiful! 

Vote on your three favorites by next Thursday. Next Friday, we'll be filling them with goodies and taking them to CASA. 

Holiday Sale! Starting today, all Christmas fabric is 35% off.  We still have some whimsical, traditional, and fun fabrics left, but the selection is dwindling, so come in soon and make your choices for homemade holiday gifts.  (You can always start on next year, too!) 

The 30th Annual Christmas in the Village is tomorrow, Saturday, Dec 7. 

Bring the family for old-fashioned holiday fun in Fair Oaks Village. 

The weather outside may be frightful, but bundle up, 'cause this event is delightful!

Schedule of Village Activities
10am - 6:00pm:  Shop Village Merchants and Street Vendor
    booths featuring Holiday Refreshments, Arts & Crafts,
    and Holiday Specials.
    Enjoy homemade Chili and Hot Chocolate in Plaza Park. 
10am – 4:30 pm:  Enjoy Children’s Crafts in Plaza Park.
10am - 3:30pm:  Visit Santa at American River Bank.
2pm - 3pm:  Live Festive Holiday Music featuring River
    City Yukes local Children’s Choirs and more!
Noon and 2pm:  “Winnie the Pooh”, a play in the
    Community Clubhouse *Bring a can of food to donate
    for Free Admission*
3pm-4:30pm:  Live Festive Holiday Music Featuring
    renowned local singers
4:30pm:  Holiday Parade
5:30pm:  Tree Lighting and Carol Singing in Plaza Park

New Fabrics

We've added several bolts to our batiks collection, plus we have these three gorgeous new lines.  

The colors in French General collections are colors that could have been found in 18th century rural homes in France.  The Josephine collection features soft reds, browns, and creams.  It will make beautiful vintage quilts and home dec items.  It could also be used to make some amazing garments

Tadashi is the newest Asian collection from Red Rooster Fabrics' Studio. An elegant 24" x 42" panel features two cranes at rest and one in flight among softly colored peonies and classic Asian flowers. Coordinates include an exquisite peony print,  plum flower medallions, little buds, and a small floral in gold. 

Vintage Play
features colors from the 30's and 40's and toys and household items from that era.  It is a great collection for sewing items for children, quilts, aprons, totes, and bed accessories. 

Classes and Groups

Women of Courage BOM
    Tue, Dec 10, -OR- Sat, Dec 14, 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.
Imperial Blooms BOM
Tue, Dec 10, -OR- Sat, Dec 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sit & Sew, Thu, Dec 12, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet, Mon, Dec 16, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Dec 18, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Dec 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Fairy Raggedy Ann Dolls, Rami Kim, Fri, Dec 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $55, supply list.  Make these adorable Fairy Annie dolls for your loved ones and yourself in this happy holiday season.  Rami will show you how to create dolls and fairy costumes for raggedy dolls.  Bring beautiful fabrics, beads, and charms you've been stashing to embellish dolls.  If you use a Christmas-themed fabric, you can create a cute center piece for your party.  
Apple & Pear Wall Hanging (Paperless Foundation Piecing), Rami Kim, Sat, Jan 4, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $55, supply list.  Learn how to create these intricate twisted log cabin blocks in a variety of shapes using paperless foundation piecing.  You do not have to tear out foundation paper!  Machine trapunto adds dimensions to designs.
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.

The 5th Dimension - 3-dimensional Textured Tote Bag, Rami Kim, Sat, Jan 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $55, supply list.  Go beyond traditional 3-D. In this technique workshop you will learn 5 of the exotic
and unusual methods that are the trademark of Rami's award-winning works, including hexagon and biscuit chopkey, mirror-imaged continuously folded prairie points, harlequin tucks, North American hand smocking, and lined prairie points.  This workshop could be the answer to those who wish to know about adding 3-dimensional textures and a lot more extra touches to art-to-wear and quilts.
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, Pat, Patty, Sheila, Susan, Toni, Vicki, Donna,
Janet, Jennifer, Judy, Kristanna, and Natalie

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