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Holiday Hours, New Class

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628   (916) 967-5479  
December 31, 2014
--------Vol. 6, No. 24

Announcements and Special Events

Happy New Year!

Thistle Dew will close today, Wed, Dec 31, at 2:00 p.m.,
and be closed tomorrow.  We will reopen for business on
Friday, Jan 2, at 10:00 a.m.

The January meetings of the Anniversary Waltz BOM will be on
Thursday, January 8. 

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
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), 9:00 - noon (full) -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.  Judy's Sue Spargo classes always fill up quickly, so don't wait to sign up.  


NEW CLASS!  Terial Arts Poppy Bouquet, Terry McFeely, Sat, Jan 24, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  $30, supply list.  Learn how to make a beautiful bouquet of poppies using Terial Magic and your choice of fabrics.  You'll be able to apply the techniques you learn to the other Terial Arts patterns, too!  Bring your lunch and plan on 4 hours of fun and creativity! 


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've received some basics and blenders.  In the next newsletter, we'll have some new collections to share with you.

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

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