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Thanksgiving Hours, Christmas Activities, and More

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
November 18, 2015
-------Vol. 7, No. 16

Announcements and Special Events
Before we begin ... our new floors are beautiful!  Thank you for your patience while we were closed for the installation and thank you for all the wonderful compliments you've given us on our new look. 

We will close at 1:30pm on Wednesday, November 25, and be closed on Thanksgiving Day. 
We will be open Friday and Saturday,
November 27 & 28, regular hours. 

Happy Thanksgiving!
The Annual Christmas in the Village is Saturday, December 5, 12:00 - 6:00 p.m.  There will be a parade, craft vendors, great food, entertainment, and so much more.  Click here for more information: Christmas-in-the-Village
Thistle Dew is a drop-off location for Toys for Tots.  Please bring new toys to the shop before December 15, and help make Christmas joyful for all the children in Sacramento.  Toys for Tots Sacramento, CA
This year we will again be donating stockings filled with candy and toys to the Sacramento Children’s Home (CASA), and we would love to have your help.  This is a great opportunity to show your creativity and support a wonderful organization.  

Here’s how it works:
  • You purchase a kit from Thistle Dew containing two Christmas fabrics and a Christmas stocking pattern for $3.00.  (We will use all of the $3.00 toward the purchase of the candy and toys.)  
  • Using the pattern and fabrics, plus anything else you want to add (more fabric, buttons, sequins, etc.), you will make a Christmas stocking using your amazing imagination and creativity and bring the stocking back to Thistle Dew by Tuesday, November 24.    
  • We will hang all the stockings in the store, and customers will vote for their favorite stockings Nov 25 – Dec 8.   (Stockings will be identified by number only.)
On December 9, we’ll announce the three winners.  The prizes are:
  • 1st Place:   $50 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
  • 2nd Place:  $30 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
  • 3rd Place:   $20 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate

Classes and Groups

Ongoing classes and groups:

Baltimore Album, Sat, Nov 28, 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, Dec 3, -OR- Sat, Dec 5, 10:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
Sue Spargo's Bird Dance (full), Tues, Dec 8, 9:00 a.m. - noon -OR- 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. -OR-
    Sat, Dec 12, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Thu, Dec 17, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Dec 18, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Gardener's Alphabet (full), Mon, Dec 21, 9:00 a.m. - noon
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Dec 21, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Thu & Fri, Jan 21 & 22, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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!
Free Motion Quilting with Beth, Beth Kondoleon, Thu & Fri, Feb 25 & 26, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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.
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
Below is a sampling of some of our beautiful new fabrics.  In addition, we have new Bali Watercolors (solid batiks) from Hoffman, Brushstrokes from Studio e (solid, textural), and flannels.

And, we have now received the first four shipments of Frivols from Moda.  (We only have two of #1 left.)  These are quilt kits in a beautiful tin box.  Each kit contains a pattern and the fabric to make a wall hanging or small quilt.  The quilts are gorgeous, and the tins are a handy size for storing notions -- definitely a collectible item and great for gift giving. 

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