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Another fun Quilt Rush, New Class, Beautiful Fabrics

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
April 17, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 7

Announcements and Special Events

We will be closed Easter Sunday, April 20. 
We hope you have a wonderful day with family and friends.
Quilt Rush, "Up in Charms", was a great success!  Thank you to all who participated.  We hope you had as much fun as we did.  It was great seeing repeat and new "hoppers".   The dates for next year are already set, so mark your calendars for "Connect the Dots", April 15-19, 2015. 

Visit the Quilt Rush website for a list of prize winners:
Button Trunk Show, Linda Sicard, Sat, April 26, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Linda will once again be showing and selling her large and unique collection of antique and vintage buttons and buckles. Linda offers several contemporary button artists plus her ever-changing, ever-expanding array of antique treasures.  She will also be displaying and selling her one-of-a-kind button jewelry creations, including earrings, bracelets, pendants and pins.  Contact Linda at (707)942-2132 or email at

New Fabrics & More

We have all of the new Grunge colors from Moda.  These have the wonderful Grunge texture, but are in brighter colors, perfect for inspiring projects for Spring and Summer.  We also have several colors of Moda's Mochi linen solids

From Marcus Brothers, we have a new quilt kit -- Building Blocks, featuring Faye Burgos' Sidewalk Cafe fabrics, in classic French Country motifs. 

From Timeless Treasures, we have their new blender Pearle in pastels and some new dog and cat prints. 
And we have a new Popcorn the Bear panel from Quilting Treasures, perfect for making children's chenille quilts. 

And last, but certainly not least, we have restocked our Dazzle and Valdani threads. 
Classes and Groups

Because of various scheduling conflicts, we have had to reschedule the following classes: 
Journey of a Quilter-Monday.  The morning and afternoon sessions for this class have been changed for April through
    The April 28 classes will meet on April 21
    The May 26 classes will meet on May 19
    The June 23 classes will meet on June 30

There are no changes to the Tuesday sessions. 
Handwork Sit & Sew-Monday.  There will be mo meetings of this group in April, May or June. 
Quilters' University
    The Saturday, June 21, classes have been moved to Saturday, June 28. 
    The Tuesday, June 17 morning class has been moved to June 10. 
    The Tuesday, June 17 afternoon class has been moved to June 24. 

Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Apr 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Apr 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
BOM-Anniversary Waltz, Thu, May 1, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sit & Sew Thursday, Thu, May 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hand Piecing-Pokeberry Baskets (ongoing), Mon, April 14, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Beginning Crazy Quilting, Toni Jordan, Sun - Apr 27, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.; May 4, 11:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.; Jun 8, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $60, supply list. In the first session you’ll construct a 14” block using a wide variety of fabrics; cottons, silks, tapestries, velvets, linens… In the second session you will start the embellishments. You will learn a variety of embroidery stitches using different threads and techniques. In the third session, you will learn more embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques using buttons, laces, jewelry and other “finds”.
Foundation Paper Piecing, Dana Lahargoue, Thu, Apr 24 & May 8, 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. Thu, Apr 10 & Apr 17, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Circle Pizzazz, Judy Sisneros, Sat, May 31, 10:00 a.m. – Noon - 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. 
New Class!

Beatle Bag
, Sandi Fong, Fri, July 11 & 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $50, supply list.  This can be a sewing bag for threads and notions, a travel bag for makeup and jewelry, a craft bag...there are so many possibilities.  A fun and very useful project.  Sandi brought her bags to the shop last week, and we all loved them so much we begged her to teach a class.  Luckily, she agreed!
Beading on Fabric, Janet Paehlig, Sat, June 21, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 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 ($5) from Janet to work on.  (The kit includes fabric, batting, beads, and thread.)  

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

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