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Dyeing Day Camp spaces available, Jen Kingwell fabrics

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
May 13, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 8

Announcements and Special Events

We still have three spaces left for the Dyeing Day Camp next week, so if you've been thinking about taking this fun class, don't hesitate.  Call us or come in this week to enroll.  Imagine making several yards of unique fabric for quilts, garments, or home dec items.  See the full description below. 

Need your scissors sharpened?  Dean Ross will be at the BBQ Pro, across the street from Thistle Dew, Saturday, May 23, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  Remember to bring cash, as he does not accept checks or credit cards. 

On Saturday, May 30, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., we will have two trunk shows at Thistle Dew: 
Daisy Bird Design
The best in handbag designs + the highest quality in handcrafted workmanship and materials = your new favorite bag, tote or wallet from Daisy Bird Designs. Beautiful works of art created from patterns by Izzy Rogers, Swoon Sewing Patterns, Emmaline Bags and others are available for you to take home with you right away. If you don’t see the bag that belongs on your arm, you can place a custom order and get it just the way you like it!
Higher Vibrationz
Christy Flower of Higher Vibrationz will be at the shop selling her beautiful, unique jewelry.  Christy's creations include wire-wrapping, metal folding, and beautiful beads and stones.

This is the perfect time to update your wardrobe with new accessories! 

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, May 15, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, May 18, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Fri, May 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  (Date change this month.)
Saltbox Farm (full), Tue, May 26, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full). Tue, Jun 2, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo 2015 BOM Group, Tue, Jun 2, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
   (This is a new group for those working on Sue's 2015 BOM.) 
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full), Tues, Jun 9, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    -OR- Sat, Jun 13, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Free Motion Quilting with Beth, Beth Kondoleon, Fri, Jun 26, 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.

Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Thu, May 21, -OR- Sat, Jun 6, 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!
Baltimore Album Block of the Month, Sandra Mollon, 4th Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $150 for May-August, supply list, including any of Elly Sienkiewicz' books.  (First class is May 23.) Sandra has exhibited her exquisite quilts all over the U.S., including Houston and PIQF, and has won many awards.  This class is open to all levels.  In each class you will learn a new technique, such as simple leaves and stems, rouched roses, and vases with inked shading. Sandra will make suggestions for blocks which use the technique, so each student will choose her own blocks and make a quilt that is personal to them.  (The class will continue beyond August.) 
Dyeing Day Camp, Kari MacDonald, Thu & Fri, May 21&22, 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., $170.  This is a fun and informative class for those of you who don't mind getting a little messy and want to learn to create one of a kind fabrics. The class includes immersion dyeing, direct application dyeing, gradation dyeing, color-to-color dyeing, Shibori, tie dyeing, ice dyeing, discharging, and sun painting -- and the only things you need to bring are 4 fat quarters, from different manufacturers, of 100% cotton black or dark fabric. Kari provides you with 10 yards of white fabric to work with. This class will be held at Kari's home in the Scenic Apple Hill area. A lovely lunch will be provided for you both days. Sound too good to be true? It isn't!!!! You will have time after each session to stretch your wings and try the techniques, so bring a t-shirt or two (white for dyeing or painting, black for discharging). Be sure they are 100% cotton. Onesies are fun, too! Be sure to wear old clothes and comfortable shoes!
Quilt Your Own Quilt, Beth Kondoleon, Thu, June 18, 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've received some new rayon batiks in fun summer colors.  From Moda, we have Jen Kingwell's new collection - Gardenvale.  If you're not familiar with Jen Kingwell, she's from Australia and loves scrappy quilting and handwork.  To see some of her books, patterns, and fabrics, click here:  Jen Kingwell @ Moda  We have 20 bolts of her fabrics many of her books and patterns. 

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