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Stocking Winners, Christmas Fabric 50% Off!!!!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
December 17,
2013----------Vol. 5, No. 32

We will be closed December 24 and December 25. 
We will close at 2:00 p.m. on December 31
and be closed on January 1. 

Announcements and Special Events
   The votes have been tallied, the stockings were delivered to CASA last Friday, and here are the  winners!
   1st Place - Irene Davidson-Thomas
   2nd Place - Kathy Cowan
   3rd Place - Karen Good
   3rd Place - Mary Templin
   Yes, there was a tie for third place.  It's no wonder...there were so many beautiful stockings to vote for!  Congratulations to our winners and thank you to all who participated. 
   The staff at CASA were very happy to get the stockings, and told me several times how much the children enjoy receiving them.  We received a thank you note from them already! 
   "We deeply appreciate the Christmas stockings you provide for our annual holiday party.  They are beautiful and everyone loves that they are handmade.  We think your group of quilters are a very special group to do this for the children we serve and their siblings that don't have a CASA.  Merry Christmas from all of us at CASA." 
Make a Quilt and Make History!
Calling all quilters! California State Parks will commemorate its 150th anniversary throughout 2014 with an online show of quilts created by quilters throughout the state to honor our state parks.

You can participate by making a California state-park-related quilt for their online quilt exhibit, which will be featured on their website.

For more information, click here.

Don't delay, the deadline for the initial edition of the online exhibit is March 20, 2014.

Christmas Fabrics are now 50% off!!!!  There is still a good selection, so come in soon to make your selections for this year's (and next year's) holidays masterpieces. 

New Fabrics & More
We have new novelty prints (footballs and soccer balls), new Asian prints, and we've added to our color wall. 

We also received more copies of Sue Spargo's very popular, wonderful book Creative Stitching.  This would make a great gift for anyone who enjoys handwork.  Or, a Thistle Dew gift card is a wonderful gift, too! 

Classes and Groups

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.
Crazy Quilt Group
Mon, Jan 6, 10:30 a.m. - 1:300 p.m.
Sit & Sew
, Thu, Jan 9, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Wool Applique, Sat, Jan 11, -OR- Tue, Jan 14, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
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, Natalie, Pat, Patty, Sheila, Susan, Toni, Vicki,
Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judy, and Kristanna

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