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10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
March 12, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 3

Announcements and Special Events

The beads and fibers from Tenaj Creations are here again!  Our classroom is full of beautiful embellishment possibilities.  Come in and see all the beautiful colors and textures and get inspired.  The beads and fibers will be here through this Sunday, March 15.  And remember that Janet, the owner of Tenaj Creations, will be teaching beading classes this Sunday, March 15, too.  See below for details. 

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

Don't forget to bring your dull scissors in on Saturday, March 28, from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.  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.

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. - 4:00 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!
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".
Foundation Paper Piecing, Dana Lahargoue, Wed, April 8 & 15, 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.
You Can Quilt Your Own Quilts, Beth Kondoleon, Sat, April 25, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., $40, supply list.
Do you have a stack of quilt tops completed just waiting to be put together and quilted?  Come join Beth to learn how to quilt those quilts yourself.
She has hundreds of designs to choose from and customize to just the right size for your quilt!  Beth can show you how to transfer the designs to your top for quilting, how to pin baste those layers together and start quilting your quilts!  Come join the fun in this open workshop.

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

New Fabrics and More

We just received nine bolts of minky.  Our supply was getting very low, so this was a welcome delivery!  We've also replenished our embellishment threads--Silken Pearl, Sea Grass, and Razzle--and we've added some Silken Chenille! 

From Northcott, we have some beautiful new 2-1/2" strip sets -- Artisan Shimmer Sandscapes.  Below are samples from the five colorways we have. 

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, Natalie, Pat, Susan, Toni, Vicki, Donna, Janet,
Jennifer, Judy, and Kristanna
Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479