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Row by Row Experience, New Marti Michell BOM

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
June 19, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 1

Announcements and Special Events

We will be closed on
Saturday, July 4

Row by Row Experience begins this Sunday, June 21, 2015.  If you’re not familiar with this program, it’s a nationwide shop-hop.  Each participating shop has designed a quilt row (generally 9” x 36”) that reflects this year’s “water” theme.  At each participating shop you will get a free pattern and kits will be available to purchase.  To be eligible for a prize you must complete a quilt with at least eight different rows.  Then you take your finished quilt (quilted, bound, and labeled) to a participating shop, and if you’re the first person to bring a finished quilt to that shop, you get 25 fat quarters!!!!   Plus, most shops will give a bonus prize if you’ve used one of their rows!   There are also fabric license plates to purchase, and Thistle Dew has two.  These are 4” x 7” and ours sell for $5.98 each.  For more information and a list of participating shops, click here to visit the Row by Row website:
If you use Facebook, type in California Row by Row Experience to see pictures of other shops’ rows.  
Start planning your “experience” now.  You can collect rows from June 21-September 8, 2015, and completed quilts are eligible for prizes from June 21 – October 31, 2015.  

Here are our two fabric license plates.  They sell for $5.98 each. 

New Marti Michell Block of the Month!
We are starting a new Marti Michell BOM in August.  The pattern is “Four Patch Chain”, and it uses the same template sets as last year’s (B and D).  Sheila Bayley will again be leading this BOM.  We have chosen fabrics from Northcott’s “Artisan Spirit-Shimmer” line.  The color palette is beautiful and includes rusts/oranges, teals, and green.  Pictured below are the quilt pattern and one of Sheila’s finished blocks.  
The cost for the program is $40 to register, which includes your first month’s kit, and $5/month thereafter.  You will also need to purchase template sets B and D, if you’re not a returnee from last year’s BOM.  Meetings will be on the first Thursday and Saturday of each month from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m., and you may attend either one.  In September, the Thursday meeting will be on the second Thursday.   We are taking registrations from now until July 24. 

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups (Most of these classes have already started and are full. 
We put them here to remind students of the dates.): 
Saltbox Farm (full), Mon, June 22, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew,
Wed, June 24, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Baltimore Album BOM,
Sat, June 27, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    (You can join this class at any time.)
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full).
Tue, July 7, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo 2015 BOM Group,
Tue, July 7, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
   (This is a group for those working on Sue's 2015 BOM.) 
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full)
, Sat, July 11, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
    -OR- Tues, July 14, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, July 17, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, July 20, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, July 20, 9:00 a.m. - noon

Free Motion Quilting with Beth, Beth Kondoleon, Fri, Jun 26, -OR- Thu, July 16, -OR- Fri, Aug 28, 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, Wed, July 8, -OR- Thu, Aug 13, 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, July 12, 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., $20.  Janet, the owner of Tenaj Creations in Auburn, CA, has been designing and making jewelry and embellishing fabric projects with beads for over 12 years. In this class, she will talk to 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 from Janet to work on. (The kit includes fabric, batting, beads, and thread.)

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

New Fabrics and More

We have lots of gorgeous new fabrics, including new flannels, kids fabrics, Serenity Basics taupes, and more.  And, of course, we have lots of beautiful Halloween, Fall, and Christmas fabrics. 

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