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Holiday hours, 50% off Christmas fabrics, New classes & fabrics

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
December 17, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 23

We wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Announcements and Special Events

Thistle Dew will close on Wednesday, Dec 24,
at 2:00 p.m., and be closed Christmas Day. 
We will reopen for business on Friday, Dec 26, at 10:00 a.m.


And the winners are....

There were soooo many adorable stockings this year.  We filled them with toys and candy and delivered them to CASA for their Christmas party on Dec 6.  The staff at CASA were very excited to receive them and told me several times how much the children appreciate receiving the stockings, especially since they know they are handmade just for them. 
The winning stockings are pictured above.  The creative ladies who made them are: 
1st Place - Parry Stott, 2nd Place - Irene Davidson,
3rd Place - Cheryl Suit

Thank you to everyone who contributed a stocking this year.  You have really made a child's Christmas happier.  

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Dec 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full), Mon, Jan 5, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR- Tue, Jan 6, 9:00 a.m. - noon.  
BOM-Anniversary Waltz (full), Thu, Jan 8, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Handpiecing-Bears & Berries (full), Mon, Jan 12, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Jan 16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Jan 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Jan 28, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Fri, Jan 9, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list.  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!

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.
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.  


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.
Ribbon Embroidery, Sandra Mollon, Sat, Jan 31, 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.)

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

New Fabrics & More

We have a new chicken-themed collection from Moda - El Gallo.  The panel is pictured below and there are several coordinating pieces in red and charcoal.

From In the Beginning Fabrics, we have another beautiful line from Jason Yenter - Abundance

For kids quilts and clothing, Michael Miller and Clothworks have two very cute collections...

And back to the grownups---we have vintage collage prints from Michael Miller with coordinating fabrics, and a wine collection from Quilting Treasures. 

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