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Sale Fat Quarter Sale, New Handwork Class, New Fabrics

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
May 8, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 9

Announcements and Special Events
We will be open on Mother's Day. 
Susan and Pat both said they can work that day,
so come on in and give yourself a Mother's Day treat -- spending time in a quilt shop!

SALE FAT QUARTER SALE!  We'll be having some mini-sales leading up to our annual Anniversary Sale at the end of June.  Our first one is a sale on our sale fat quarters.  Just to clarify, these are the fat quarters that are already on sale for $1.50; our regularly priced fat quarters are not part of this sale.  Our sale fat quarters are priced at $1.50.  During the sale, if you buy 10 or more, the price is lowered to $1.25, and if you buy 20 or more, the price is lowered to $1.00!   So, come in and stock up.  Hint:  If you pick out 19 sale fat quarters, pick out one more.  Your cost for the 19 is $23.75, but if you add one more, you get the next price break, and your cost is $20.  You've saved yourself $3.75 and got another fat quarter.  Happy Mother's Day!  This sale starts today and is limited to the stock on hand. 

The Sutter Breast Cancer Quilt Auction is a community service event to raise funds for the Sutter Cancer Center breast cancer research and treatment programs. In total, more than 2,500 quilts and quilted art pieces were donated to the five prior auctions providing over $550,000 for the Cancer Center programs.

The next auction will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014. The quilt display and silent auction will open September 8, 2014 at the Sutter Cancer Center in downtown Sacramento.

The quilts may be any color, size or design. The quilts must be new, quilted, not tied, and have a hanging sleeve on the back. You can drop off your quilt at Thistle Dew. 

To view quilts that have been a part of past auctions, click here:

If you have questions about the auction, please email or call 916-887-7070.

New Fabrics & More

Below are three of our newest collections.  And, of course, we continually add to our color wall, batiks, and novelties.

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 May and
    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 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. 

Sit & Sew Thursday, Thu, May 8, 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Hand Piecing-Pokeberry Baskets (ongoing), Mon, May 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Imperial Blooms, Sat, May 10, -OR- Tue, May 13, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, May 16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, May 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

BOM-Anniversary Waltz, Thu, Jun 5, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 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. 

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.)  
Spoolin' Around, Judy Cummings, Mon, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8, 9:00 a.m. - Noon, $45 for series, supply list.  Join Judy for another fun hand work class and make this lovely sewing-themed hand-pieced and embroidered wallhanging designed by Cindy Blackberg.  This piece is featured in the June 2014 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting!

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, Susan, Toni, Vicki, Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judy,
Kristanna, Natalie, Pat, Patty, and Sheila
Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479