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River Run, Chicken Festival, New Classes & Fabrics

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
August 20, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 12

Announcements and Special Events

The North State River Run Party on the River is Wednesday, September 9, through Saturday, September 12.  There are 13 shops participating:  Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe, Runs with Scissors (Citrus Heights), Whistle Stop Quilt Shop (Auburn), Sugar Pine Quilt Shop (Grass Valley), Angel Quilters (Lincoln), Sew So Shop (Yuba City), Quilt Corral (Willows), Friends Around the Block (Colusa), The Rabbit Hole (Chico), Debbie's Quilt Shop (Paradise), Morning Star Quilts (Paradise), Blue Iris Quilt Shop (Palo Cedro), and Sew Simple (Redding).  Every shop will have a fun party theme and will be open from 9:00am to 7:00pm each day.  There are lots of fabulous prizes, including a grand prize of a Bernina 350PE sewing machine and thirteen first prizes of a $100 gift certificate from one of the participating shops!  And....there will be a 15% discount on regularly priced fabric, notions, books, and patterns at each store!  So mark your calendar, get a group of your quilting friends together, and start making plans!

The annual Fair Oaks Chicken Festival is Saturday, September 19, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Fair Oaks Blvd will be closed from Bridge Street to Winding Way, so there will be no parking in the village on Fair Oaks Blvd, but there will be parking at the Scandinavian Designs parking lot at 4301 Sunrise Blvd.  A list of activities can be found on the Fair Oaks Parks & Recreation website:  Come and enjoy the food, the craft booths, the music, and all the fun activities. 

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Aug 21, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Baltimore Album, Sat, Aug 22, 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, Aug 24, 9:00 a.m. - noon
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
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full)
, Sat, Aug 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR-
    Tues, Sept 8, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Beginning Needleturn Applique (full). Tue, Sep 1, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo 2015 BOM Group.  Tue, Sep 1, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.  
Four-Patch Chain BOM (full), Sat, Sep 5, -OR- Thu, Sep 10, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, Sep 21, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Sep 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Beginning Hand Embroidery, Judy Cummings, Mon, Sep 14 & 28, -OR- Wed, Sep 16 & 23, 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!
razy Quilting - Beginning, Toni Jordan, Sunday, Oct 4, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct 11 & 18, 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".

Spiral Tree Skirt, Martha Kunkel, Fri, Oct 23, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list. Make this stunning tree skirt using the 25" 9-degree ruler (same ruler used for the Spicy Spiral Table Runner) and a selection of four contrasting fabrics. You'll have a unique and beautiful holiday heirloom! 
Please see our website for descriptions/pictures of all of our other classes and groups:

New Fabrics and More

We’ve received some wonderful new fabrics.  In addition to the ones pictured below, we have some beautiful woven plaid flannels from Windham; pastels that are great for girls’ dresses and baby quilts; some more 108” fabrics; and a Scottish-themed line featuring thistles and Scotty dogs! 

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