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Closed on Memorial Day, New BOM and more.

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
May 23, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 11

Announcements and Special Events
We will be closed on Monday, May 26, in observance of Memorial Day. 

Our SALE FAT QUARTER SALE continues!  Regular price is $1.50 each.  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! 
Our newest block of the month is House Warming Party!  This 6-month program  features fabric by Faye Burgos for Marcus Brothers, "Home for the Holidays", and a set of patterns by Vicki Bellino of Bloom Creek.  And, though this is a beautiful Christmas quilt, the color palette, print motifs and overall quilt design lend themselves easily to pre- and post-holiday decor as well.  Faye highlights the collection with a beautiful, large red floral, which Vicki uses as wide sashing. This frames and accentuates the sampler-style blocks, making assembly much easier as there are no points to match. The quilt is a great introduction to Faye's Strip-It fabric.  We can only take 20 participants and it's filling up fast, so please come in soon or call (916-967-5479) to register. 

Teacher:  Dana Lahargoue
Meetings:  3rd Thursday of the month, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m., June - November (Month 6 is the finishing kit, including borders & binding.)
(July's meeting will be July 24, the 4th Thursday.) 
Cost:  $25/month  (Includes fabric and pattern.  There will be no refunds after the class begins.) 

Click here to see the fabrics used in the quilt.

New Fabrics & More

We've added to our fruits and vegetables, sports, and other novelties.  And, we have these gorgeous collections, also!

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
     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. 

American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, May 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
BOM-Anniversary Waltz, Thu, June 5, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Imperial Blooms, Tue, June 10, -OR- Sat, June 14, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, June 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 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, Patty, Susan, Toni, Vicki, Donna, Janet, Jennifer,
Kristanna, Natalie, and Pat
Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479