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Sale on Friday-Saturday, Christmas in the Village, New Classes

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
November 26, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 22

Announcements and Special Events

We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving
with family and friends.  

Thistle Dew will close on Wednesday, Nov 26,
at 2:00 p.m., and be closed Thanksgiving Day.  We will reopen for business on Friday, Nov 28, at 10:00 a.m.

To celebrate the holidays and honor Small Business Saturday, this Friday and Saturday, we are having a holiday sale!  All Halloween and Fall fabrics will be 50% off, and the rest of the store, including Christmas fabrics, will be 20% off!!!!
This will be a great time to stock up on holiday fabrics, buy gifts, and get that notion you've been wanting.  (Discounts do not apply to previously discounted items and cannot be combined with Birthday Discount.)  
Saturday, December 6, is the annual
Christmas in Fair Oaks Village. 

There will be arts and crafts sold during the day. The Fair Oaks Theatre Festival will sponsor a special show at the Amphitheater and an “Old Fashioned” Christmas parade will begin at 4:00 pm, followed by Christmas caroling and the lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at 5:30 pm. The Fair Oaks Youth Advisory Board will be collecting non-perishable and canned food items for their “Share the Spirit” event. Food items can be dropped off in Plaza Park at the booth under the Christmas Tree and/or at the play in the Amphitheatre.

Call the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce office at 967-2903 or visit the Fair Oaks Chamber of Commerce website for more information.

Remember to turn in your entries for our 5th Annual Stocking Challenge by this Sunday, November 30!

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Quilters' University (Continuing), Sat, Nov 29, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Needleturn Applique (ongoing), Mon, Dec 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR- Tue, Dec 2, 9:00 a.m. - noon.  
BOM-Anniversary Waltz, Thu, Dec 4, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Dec 10, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Dec 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Dec 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Sue Spargo's Felted Wool Needlecase, Judy Cummings, Fri, Dec 5, and Sat, Dec 6, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $35 class fee, $25 for kit.  Have you seen all of our beautiful felted wool sample projects and wanted to learn the techniques used to make these pieces? This is the class for you! In these two sessions, you'll learn how to applique wool pieces to a wool background and then Judy will teach several beautiful, simple embellishment techniques. And, you'll have a unique, usable needle case! Bring scissors and a thimble, if you use one.
Ribbon Embroidery, Sandra Mollon, Sat, Dec 13, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., 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.  (This class is full, but we'll be scheduling another one early next year.)
Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Fri, Jan 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list.  Can't quite get the hang of free motion quilting? Come join Beth as she shows you how to quilt with your walking foot. You will learn some basics of the walking foot, then move on to do some matchstick and crosshatch quilting. We will explore using some of your decorative stitches along with quilting some curves, circles, and radiating designs. Beth will demonstrate which templates you can use to make life easier. So come join the fun and start quilting those tops!

Sue Spargo's Bird Dance, Judy Cummings, 2nd Tues (beginning in Jan 2015), 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., $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.  (The morning class is full.)


Favorite Fans, Toni Jordan, Sun, Jan 11, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Sun, Jan 18 & 25, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $75, supply list.  This beautiful wallhanging is from Jan Vaines' new book, Embroidery & Patchwork Revisited.  In the first class, Toni will teach you how to piece the fan blocks and start you on some embellishment stitches.  The next two sessions will be devoted to learning more embellishment stitches and fun tricks and techniques.


Saltbox Farm, Judy Cummings, 4th Mon (beginning in 2015), 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m., $15, supply list. This lovely design by Natalie Bird uses piecing, applique, and embroidery. The finished quilt measures 33" x 41". Please note: Students must have experience with piecing, applique, and embroidery.  (Morning class is full.)


Beginning Free Motion Quilting with Beth, Beth Kondoleon, Fri, Jan 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list.  Want to learn how to free motion quilt on your home machine? Come join the fun with Beth as she teaches you the basics in this beginning level class. She will introduce you to several stitches along with tips and tricks for free motion 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, Vicki, Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judy,
Kristanna, Natalie, Pat, Susan, and Toni

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