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Row by Row Winner!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 
(916) 967-5479   
July 23, 2015-------Vol. 7, No. 11

Announcements and Special Events

Row by Row has been very popular and veryfun!  Over 300 participants have visited Thistle Dew so far to pick up a pattern or kit and license plates.  

And we have a winner!  On July 7, Brenda Perry of Gold River brought in the beautiful quilt pictured here.  She gathered her kits and completed this in 2-1/2 weeks!  Brenda was very happy with her prize of 25 fat quarters and her bonus prize of a kit for a cute chicken purse.  (Just to be perfectly clear, it was a kit to make a purse in the shape of a chicken, not a purse for a chicken.)  Congratulations, Brenda!  Her quilt is displayed in the shop.  

Tomorrow is the deadline for signing up for the Marti Michell BOM starting in August.  Please see below for more details. 

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Baltimore Album, Sat, July 25, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
(This is an ongoing class, but you can start at any time.  Please see our website for
      details:  Baltimore Album Info
Saltbox Farm (full), Mon, July 27, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full), Tues, Aug 11, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
    -OR- Sat, Aug 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, Aug 17, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Aug 17, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Aug 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Wed, Aug 26, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Sew Your Seeds Needlecase (full), Sat, Aug 29, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full). No meeting in August. 
Sue Spargo 2015 BOM Group.  No meeting in August.   

NEW BOM!  Four-Patch Chain (Marti Michell), Sheila Bayley, first Saturday -OR- first Thursday of the month, 10:15 - 11:15 a.m., beginning in August, $40 to register, $5/month thereafter.  This is a beautiful block-of-the-month using mostly Northcott's Artisan Spirit-Shimmer fabrics in a color palette of rusts/oranges, teals, and greens.  The quilt design is pictured here, and one of the blocks is pictured above. Please register by July 24.

Sue Spargo's Felted Wool Needlecase, Judy Cummings, Mon, Aug 10 & 31, 9:00 a.m. - noon, $35 class fee, $25 for kit.  Have you seen all of our beautiful felted wool sample projects and wanted to learn the techniques used to make these pieces? This is the class for you! In these two sessions, you'll learn how to applique wool pieces to a wool background and then Judy will teach several beautiful, simple embellishment techniques. And, you'll have a unique, usable needle case! Bring scissors and a thimble, if you use one.

Beginning Hand Embroidery, Judy Cummings, Mon, Sep 14 & 28, 9:00 a.m. - noon, $35, supply list.  Using Crab-apple Hill's "When Witches Fly" pattern, you will learn several dimensional embroidery stitches and how to trace a pattern and tint with crayons to add more dimension and interest to your work. A very fun class and a great chance to make an heirloom Halloween masterpiece!
Please see our website for descriptions/pictures of all of our other classes and groups: 

New Fabrics and More

We just got in our first new shipment of 12 bolts of Hoffman's 'solid' batiks - Hand-Dyed Bali Watercolors.  We'll be receiving another 12 bolts each month until the end of the year.  These are great as blenders or to use by themselves in a quilt.

We've also received soft and cuddly flannel solids and blenders, charm packs and jelly rolls, black and white prints, and other assorted goodies.  
We have lots of wonderful Halloween, Fall, and Christmas fabrics.  And, we've even added some 'Happy New Year' fabric to our holiday collections. 

There's also Plume from Art Gallery Fabrics, Lady Claire (sewing theme) from Blank Quilting, and Job Site and Happy Camper for children's quilts.

Plus, we've replenished our Sue Spargo embellishment threads. 

(I was going to include pictures of some of the new arrivals, but somewhere in computer/website/internet/Phyllis world, there's a problem, so I guess you'll just have to stop by to see them!)

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