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Button Trunk Show, Quilt Rush, Classes

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
April 1, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 4

Announcements and Special Events

This 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
Prizes!  Surprises!  Fun!Fun!Fun!

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full),Mon, Apr 6, 9:00 a.m. - noon
    -OR- Mon, Apr 6, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR- Tue, Apr 7, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo 2015 BOM Group, Tue, Apr 7, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
   (This is a new group for those working on Sue's 2015 BOM.) 
Sue Spargo's African Tulip Tote (full), Sat, Apr 11, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full), Sat, Apr 11, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    -OR- Tues, Apr 14, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Handpiecing-Bears & Berries (full).  Mon, Apr 13, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, Apr 20, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Apr 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Apr 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Saltbox Farm (full), Mon, Apr 27, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, No meeting in April.

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.
Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Fri, April 10, 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!
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.
Dimensional Flowers & Ribbon Embroidery, Sandra Mollon, Fri, May 8 & 22, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $85, supply list.  Sandra will  teach embroidery and embellishment techniques using ribbons and then move on to dimensional techniques using fabrics to make leaves and flowers.  She is a very well know and award-winning local quilter, and has created the gorgeous wall hanging shown here for this class.  (You have to see it in person to really appreciate's hanging in our shop.) 

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

New Fabrics and More

This beautiful quilt is made from Timeless Treasure's Pandora collection.  The pattern is by Jan Douglas Designs.  We've made kits for this quilt, but don't worry...If you have another project in mind, we have lots of the fabrics left!   
These two gorgeous panels are from the Van Gogh collection by Robert Kaufmann.  We also have many of the coordinating fabrics. 
This fun panel, Race Day, is from Wilmington Prints.  It can easily be made into a play mat or quilt for your favorite lil racer.  There is also a matching border stripe.  Fabric
We've also received more Shimmer fabrics from Northcott, and a new blender line from Wilmington called Cosmo that features beautiful watercolor effects. 

Two of our quilt kits are now on sale--French Navy and I Spy,
both at 20% off!!!!

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