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New fabrics, 2016 classes, Thistle Dew remodel!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
October 10, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 14

Announcements and Special Events

We admire Columbus as much as anyone, but
we will be OPEN on Monday, October 12.
Halloween and Fall fabrics are now 25% off!!!!
You still have 3 weeks to make Halloween projects and
almost 2 months to make Fall and Thanksgiving projects. 
With this price reduction, these fabrics will be selling quickly, so don't put off getting that beautiful seasonal fabric you've been coveting. 
The Fair Oaks Safe Halloween is Friday, October 30, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.  There will be trick-or-treating in the Village and Thistle Dew will again be hosting a reading station in our classroom.  Bring your little ones to gather goodies and hear a fun Halloween story. 
We will be closed October 25-27 for some remodeling.  We're getting new floors installed and moving things around.   As part of this process, we want to get rid of some inventory, so there's less to move.  So be sure to check your email in the next 3 weeks to find out what's on sale.  We'll be adding lots of fabric to the sale area during the next week. 
Janet Paehlig of Tenaj Creations has her beads and fibers at Thistle Dew (in the classroom) today through next Tuesday, Oct 13.  These are amazing additions for embellishing projects, so be sure to come in and see all these treasures. 

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:

Sew Your Seeds Needlecase (full), Sat, Oct 10, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full), Sat, Oct 10, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR-
    Tues, Oct 13, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. 
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Oct 16, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, Oct 19, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Oct 19, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Thu, Oct 22, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Baltimore Album, Sat, Oct 24, 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
Four-Patch Chain BOM (full), Thu, Nov 5, -OR- Sat, Nov 7, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

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!
Crimson Tweed, Judy Cummings, 2nd Mon, Jan-Jul 2016 (no class in Feb), $90 for six sessions, supply list.  Another amazing Sue Spargo wool applique and embellishment project; this one with a Christmas theme. Judy will be your guide as you make the center motifs of Sue's holiday wallhanging (snowflakes and Christmas tree). You will then have the skills to complete the entire wallhanging, if you want! 
  Quilters' University 2016 - Beginning, Judy Cummings, 3rd Wed of each month, 9:00 a.m. - noon, beginnig Jan 20, 2016, $15/class.  (Students must pay for 4 classes at a time - $60.)   These sessions are for very beginning quilters -- those who have never quilted before. You will use the book Make Your First Quilt by M'Liss Rae Hawley to learn the basics of quilting and make a sampler quilt.

Blackwork Embroidery, Judy Cummings, 4th Mon, Jan-Dec 2016, 9:00 a.m. - noon, $90 for six sessions.  In this class, you will use Kathy Schmitz's patterns to make four seasonal wallhangings (approximately 14" x 18") that feature blackwork embroidery and piecing. These patterns were designed using Moda's new "Sturbridge" fabric line, featuring beautiful traditional designs in soft blacks and tans. (We will have all the fabrics in stock.) These are so gorgeous, you'll want to have all four of them hanging in your home all year!
Jewel Box (Cindy Blackberg), Judy Cummings, 1st Mon, Apr-Aug 2016 (no class in July), 9:00 a.m. - noon, $60 for 4 sessions.  This charming design by Cindy Blackberg was featured in the June 2015 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. It looks like Grandmother's Flower Garden, but is made using Cindy's stamps and hand piecing. Whether or not you've tried Cindy's method of handpiecing before you'll want to make this charming 36" x 38" wallhanging.

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

New Fabrics and More

Well, since it’s been well over a month since our last newsletter, we have LOTS of new fabrics.  So many that it would make this newsletter way too long to show pictures.  So here are a few of the collections:  Dogs & Doggies by Laurel Burch, Redwork Revival, Sea Turtles, Good Karma, Stonehenge Gradations...

In addition, we now have several ginghams, more ‘solid’ batiks, new solids, and more.  You’ll just have to come in to see them all. 


Come in the week before or after your birthday
to get 20% off one purchase!
Also, if you buy the end of the bolt (non-sale fabric only),
you get 10% off that fabric! Every day!

Thank you for being one of our wonderful customers!
Phyllis, Susan, Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judy,
Kristanna, Natalie, Pat, and Paula
Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479