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Notions Sale, Classes, New Fabrics

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
February 13, 2016
--------Vol. 8, No. 2

Announcements and Special Events

We have a "notion" to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day
and Happy Presidents' Day! 

Come in this weekend (today through Monday) and receive
15% off one notion of your choice. 

(Limited to stock on hand and cannot be combined with other discounts.) 

All of our sale fabrics are now $5.00/yd!  This makes it easier for you and for us -- if it's on sale, it's $5.00/yd.  There are some beautiful bolts in the sale corner, so now is the time to add to your stash or buy some backings for those quilt tops you've been wanting to finish. (Minimum 1-yd cuts and cannot be further discounted.) 

Ongoing Classes & Groups
Sue Spargo's In Full Bloom (full), Sat, Feb 13, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
    -OR- Tue, Feb 23, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Handwork Sit & Sew, Mon, Feb 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Blankets for Preemies, Fri, Feb 19, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Seasonal Blackwork (full), Mon, Feb 22, 9:00 a.m. - noon
American Girl Doll Sit & Sew, Thu, Feb 25, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Baltimore Album, Sat, Feb 27, 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
Marti Michell BOM (full), Thu, Mar 3, -OR- Sat, Mar 5, 10:15 - 10:45 a.m.

Wool Eggs - Beginning Embroidery, Applique, and Embellishment Class, Beth Kondoleon, Sun, Feb 21&23 and Mar 6, 12:30 - 3:30 p.m., $45, supply list, including pattern.  Thinking about trying wool applique? This is a great class to help get you started on that journey. Come join the fun as we make Easter Eggs with felted wool. You will learn how to applique on wool and then learn fun embellishment stitches to add dimension and a very unique look to your eggs. You will learn backstitch, pistil stitch, double cast on, Pekinese stitch, drizzle stitch, coral stitch, bullion knots, and French knots.


Spicy Spiral Table Runner, Martha Kunkel, Fri, Mar 25, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $40, supply list, including pattern.  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.
Foundation Paper Piecing - Advanced, Linda Bergman, Wed, May 4, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and Wed, May 18, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $45, supply list, including pattern.  It's here!  This is a class many of you have requested -- an experienced teacher to show you how to make  a Judy Niemeyer foundation paper pieced quilt.  Linda has made several Judy Niemeyer quilts and has taught this class for many years.  You will use Judy Niemeyer's "Dancing Batiks" pattern, and you can make the quilt with batiks, as shown on the pattern, or you can make a "scrappy" version, like Linda's sample. 



Beginning Free Motion Quilting, Beth Kondoleon, Thu & Fri, Feb 25 & 26, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., -OR- Thu & Fri, Mar 10 & 11, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., -OR- Sunday, April 3 & 10, 12:30 - 3:30 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.
Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot, Beth Kondoleon, Thu & Fri, Apr 21 & 22, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $40, supply list.  Can't quite get the hang of free motion quilting? 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!  

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

New Fabrics and More

Since the beginning of the year, we've received new blenders, increased our stock of Bali Watercolors from Hoffman of California, and added to our kids, Asian, and contemporary prints.  We've also started carrying double gauze, a lightweight fabric that is wonderful for garments and for making simple baby quilts or swaddling blankets.  Below are just a few pictures of these new fabrics. 
by Red Rooster
Barnyard Boogie
by Blank Quilting
Nature Walk
by Michael Miller
Lavender Market II
by Northcott

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

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