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Halloween fabrics on sale, Christmas fabrics are here!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
June 10, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 12

Announcements and Special Events

Halloween fabric will be 20% off tomorrow, June 10, through next Tuesday, June 16!!!! This is a spooky good sale, 'cause we have LOTS of boo-tiful Halloween fabrics and sewing Halloween projects may make you feel cooler!
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.
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.  We only have 2 openings left and the class starts June 19, so if you're interested, 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 received some absolutely gorgeous fabrics, including 27 Coastline Balis (batiks) from Benartex.  And ... we have 15 of the new solids from Clothworks' new American Made Brand division (pictured below).  These fabrics are 100% American grown cotton, 100% American spun yard, 100% American woven cloth, and 100% American dyed fabric!!!!  To celebrate, Clothworks is sponsoring a "Farm to Fabric" challenge.  For more information click here:

Quite a few of you have come in and asked if we have any Christmas fabrics, so we decided to get out all of our Halloween, Fall, and Christmas fabrics!  We have some beautiful ones already and more will be arriving soon.  Below are three of our Christmas collections. 

We have a fun new kids collection from Westminster -- Tiddly Winks, below.  We also have new charm packs and design strips from Westminster. 

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. 

BOM-House Warming Party, Thu, June 19, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, June 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, June 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
BOM-Anniversary Waltz, Thu, July 3, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Imperial Blooms, Tue, July 8, -OR- Sat, July 26, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

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.)  

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!
Spoolin' Around, Judy Cummings, Mon, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 8, 9:00 a.m. - Noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., $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, Pat, Patty, 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