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Great classes and lots of new fabric!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
March 5, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 2

Announcements and Special Events

The Foothill Quilters Guild quilt show, "Wish Upon a Star", will take place Friday and Saturday, March 28-29.  It is held at the Gold Country Fairgrounds in Auburn, and we will be a vendor again this year. 
For more information, click here:  Foothills Quilt Show

On Saturday, April 4, Linda Sicard will be at Thistle Dew showing and selling her large and unique assortment of antique and vintage buttons and buckles.  Linda continually adds to her collection, and it features several contemporary button artists plus the ever-changing, ever-expanding array of antique treasures.  Linda will also be displaying and selling her one-of-a-kind button jewelry creations, including earrings, bracelets, pendants and pins.  Contact Linda at (415)619-0172 or email her at

Quilt Rush 2015:  Northern California's
16th Annual Shop Hop
- “Connect the Dots"
Wed, April 15 - Sun, April 19, 2015
All shops are open 9am to 7pm Wed-Sat
and 10am to 4pm Sunday
For more information, click here:  Quilt Rush

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
BOM-Anniversary Waltz (full), Thu, Mar 12, 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    -OR- 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Sue Spargo's African Tulip Tote (full), Sat, Mar 14, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full), Sat, Mar 14, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    (No Tues classes in March)
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, Mar 16, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Mar 16, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Mar 20, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Saltbox Farm (full), Mon, Mar 23, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Mar 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full). No classes in March.
Handpiecing-Bears & Berries (full).  No class in March. 

Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Sat, Mar 7, -OR- Fri, Mar 27, 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!

Beginning Free Motion Quilting (evenings), Dana Lahargoue, Wed, Mar 11 & Mar 18, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., $40, supply list.  In the first session, you'll learn machine set up and basic shapes and backgrounds and will have lots of time in class to practice. In the second session, you'll take your new found skills and put them to work on a continuous line design which you can use as a small wall hanging or pillow. 

Beading on Fabric, Janet Paehlig, Sun, Mar 15, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., $20, supply list.  Janet, the owner of Tenaj Creations in Auburn, CA, will teach 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.)  
Crazy Quilting - Beginning, Toni Jordan, Sunday, Mar 29, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Apr 12 & 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $60, supply list.  In the first session you will construct a 14" block using a wide variety of fabrics; cottons, silks, tapestries, velvets, linens. In the second session you will start the embellishments. You will learn a variety of embroidery stitches using different threads and techniques. In the third session, you will learn more embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques using buttons, laces, jewelry and other "finds".

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

New Fabrics and More

We've received lots of new fabrics with beautiful designs, including kids prints, kitchen prints, sewing-themed prints, florals, novelties, blenders, and more.  Come in and see them! 
Downton Abbey Egyptian from Andover - We love Downton Abbey, and didn't think the previous fabric collection from Andover did the show justice.  This one, however, is very pretty! 

M7410-164G-Antique-Gold Kotori Ducks - A beautiful Asian line from Hoffman.
North American Wildlife 3 - Robert Kaufman has done it again with their third wildlife collection.  It's beautifully done and includes amazing coordinates. 
Other new arrivals include Earthly Delights from Westminster, Aurora gradated batiks from Moda, Dog Park from Studio e,  Monkey Around from Henry Glass, Bear Hugs from Fabri-Quilt, and several new silk dupioni colors.  We also have many new wonderful tonal blenders from several companies.  

For you hand-work enthusiasts, we have new colors of Silken Pearl and Seagrass, and more threads are on the way.  

Picture of Spool Critters
And lastly, we have a new wool kit - Spool Critters from a pattern by Bird Brain Designs, and we've made more kits of Eggs on Parade, another Bird Brain Designs pattern. 
Picture of Eggs on Parade

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, 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