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New fabrics, Stockings, Safe Hallloween, Scissor Sharpening

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
October 23, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 20

Announcements and Special Events

Dean Ross will be here this Saturday, October 25, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. to sharpen your scissors and make cutting sooooo much easier. 
Remember to bring cash, as he does not accept checks or credit cards. 

Prices are:   
Embroidery Scissors: $5.00
Regular/Standard: $6.00
Pinking Shears: $8.00
Fiskar Soft Touch: $8.00
Upholstery Shears: $10.00
Barber Shears: $10.00
Knife Edge Scissors:  $10.00
Bring your little ghosts and goblins to Fair Oaks Village for Safe Halloween, on October 31, from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  Merchants will be handing out candy, each child will receive a book, and there will be free crafts and activities in Plaza Park, 10224 Fair Oaks Blvd.  For more information, please contact the Fair Oaks Chamber Office at 916-967-2903.

It's time for our 5th Annual Stocking Challenge! 
Here's how it works.  

  • You buy a kit for $3 (containing a pattern and fabric to make a stocking), you sew the stocking together, and then you decorate/embellish it using more fabric, buttons, ribbon, lace, bells...anything you want to make it unique, fun, and festive.
  • You bring it back to Thistle Dew (by November 30), we give it a number, and hang it up.
  • For the next two weeks, customers vote on their favorite ones.
  • We count the votes and award the prizes: 
        1st Place:   $50 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
        2nd Place:  $30 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
        3rd Place:   $20 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
  • We fill the stockings with goodies and give them to CASA of Sacramento County.  We use the money from the stocking kits to help pay for the candy and other treats we put in the stockings.  CASA works with foster children; for more about them, click here:   Please help us make this another successful challenge. 

The River City Quilt Show is November 14-16, and we are a vendor again.  This show always has beautiful quits, lots of great vendors, demonstrations, and more.  It's conveniently located at the Scottish Rite Temple.  For more information, click here:

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Journey of a Quilter, Mon, Oct 27, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR-
   12:30 - 3:30 p.m. (No Tuesday class this month.)
Beginning Needleturn Applique, Mon, Nov 3, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR-
   1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR- Tues, Nov 4, 9:00 a.m. - noon
BOM-Anniversary Waltz, Thu, Nov 6, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sue Spargo Sit & Sew, Sat, Nov 8, -OR- Tue, Nov 11, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Imperial Blooms, Sat, Nov 8, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Nov 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

BOM-House Warming Party, Thu, Nov 20, 6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Dec 10, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    (No meeting in November.)

Foundation Paper Piecing, Dana Lahargoue, Thu, Oct 30 & Nov 13, 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.

Ribbon Embroidery, Sandra Mollon, Sat, Dec 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $45, supply list.  Sandra is a very well known and award-winning local quilter, and we are very excited that she'll be teaching at Thistle Dew.  Come and learn ribbon embroidery and embellishment techniques and be able to add another dimension to your work.  (The quilt pictured here is not the class project; it's a sample of Sandra's work.) 
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance, Judy Cummings, 2nd Tues (beginning in Jan 2015), $15, supply list.  Judy will be teaching this colorful and charming wool appliqued and embellished quilt.  You won't want to miss out on this.  Judy's Sue Spargo classes always fill up quickly, so don't wait to sign up.  

Please see our website for descriptions/pictures of the above classes and all of our other classes and groups:

New Fabrics & More

We've received new blenders, woven plaid flannels and kids flannels, and fun toweling from Moda, including Christmas toweling.  We still have lots of fun Halloween fabrics, beautiful Fall fabrics, and wonderful Christmas fabrics for your holiday projects.  Below are three of our newest collections.  The first is a bright and happy collection from Moda that would make great quilts and adorable clothing.  The second group is a selection of prints from Cotton and Steele, a new division of RJR fabrics featuring five contemporary designers.  And, the third is another brilliant group from Paula Nadelstern for Benartex -- Fabracadabra.  

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

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