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New Classes, Upcoming Events, Sale!!!!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628  
(916) 967-5479  
January 14, 2016
--------Vol. 8, No. 1

Announcements and Special Events

We will be open on Monday, January 18. 

Happy New Year, everyone! 
To start off 2016, we need to do some "out with the old" so we have room for "in with the new".  So, this Friday through Monday (January 15-18), all of our sale fabric will be marked down to $4.00 yd.  (Minimum cut is 1 yard.  Further discounts cannot be taken on these fabrics.) 

We are very proud and happy to announce that Judy Cummings, our quilting and handwork teacher extraordinaire, will be teaching Sue Spargo's "Bird Dance" at Session 1 of the Empty Spools Seminars at Asilomar, Feb 28 - Mar 4.  As many of you are aware, Sue Spargo has been diagnosed with breast cancer, and has had to cancel her teaching engagements through April.  Sue is doing well and is in good spirits.  Sue personally selected Judy to take over her "Bird Dance" class at Asilomar.  At Thistle Dew, Judy has taught Sue's "Greenbrier", "Imperial Blooms", and "Bird Dance", along with smaller projects.  This year, she is teaching "In Full Bloom" and "Crimson Tweed".  (These classes are both full, but we're trying to schedule some beginner classes using Sue's designs, so be sure to read future newsletters.)  We know Judy will do her usual wonderful job.  To see the glowing review Sue gave Judy, click here: Asilomar-Bird Dance  As of now, there are still openings for the class.  (I've taken classes at Asilomar, and they are wonderful.)  Congratulations, Judy!

The 2016 Folsom Quilt Show is Friday-Sunday, Jan 29-31.  This year's theme is "Quilting Friendships".  The show features beautiful traditional and art quilts and wearable art; vendors and a boutique; raffles and door prizes; and more.  For more information, click here:  Folsom Quilt Show

We are now selling Yazzii Bags.  Yazzii bags are high-quality and multi-functional. These are great bags for organizing your piecing, handwork, and craft projects, and they come in a variety of sizes and colors.   I have been using one for my handwork projects, and I love it. We will be happy to order one or more for you.  (It takes about 1 week to receive them, and we need a 50% deposit.)  Our biggest sellers have been CA230 ($99.95), CA260 ($119.95), and CA120 ($109.95).  We do have some samples in the shop.  To see all the bags, click here Yazzii Bags

Classes and Groups
Ongoing classes and groups:
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Jan 15, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Jan 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Baltimore Album, Sat, Jan 23, 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
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Thu, Jan 28, 1:00 - 4:00 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!  


Embellished Botanical Wool, Janet Paehlig, Fri, Jan 29, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list.  Learn to embellish a beautiful botanically hand dyed piece of wool with fibers and/or beads.  Your finished piece can be used as a wall hanging, a decorative pillow, or as a decoration or embellishment on a jacket or vest.   
Quilters' University - Beginning - Evening, Dana Lahargoue, 2nd Tue, 5:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Feb 9, $60 for four sessions.  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.  $15/class (Students must pay for 4 classes at a time - $60.)
Spicy Spiral Table Runner, Martha Kunkel, Thu, Mar 24, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list.  We love this table runner! It's fun to make (not as hard as it looks), and the results are dramatic. It's great to make in holiday fabrics or use one of your favorite groups of fabrics for beautiful results. The Halloween version is shown her. It would be pretty with florals for Spring or red/white/blue for the Summer.

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

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, Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judy C, Judy M, Kristanna,
Natalie E, Natalie L, Pat, Paula, Susan, Toni

Thistle Dew Quilt Shoppe
10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479