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Holiday Hours, Stocking Winners, LOTS of Sale Fabrics, GREAT Classes

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
December 28, 2016
--------Vol. 8, No. 13

Announcements and Special Events

We hope you've been enjoying this holiday season.  Only the New Year's celebration is left,
and then we can take down all the decorations, get rid of the leftovers,
and make some resolutions for 2017. 
Here are our remaining holiday hours: 
Saturday, Dec 31, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sunday, Jan 1, Closed
Monday, Jan 2, normal hours resume (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)

Here's to a healthy, happy, and prosperous 2017!
Thank you to all who participated in this year's Christmas Stocking Challenge.  We delivered 70 beautiful filled stockings to CASA.  The staff at CASA again told us how much the kids LOVE getting homemade stockings.  The winners are below.  (We had a tie for 3rd place.)
1st Place
Kim Kannely
2nd Place
Patricia Stott
3rd place
Peggy House
3rd Place
Karen Lochowski
And thank you for all the toys you brought in for Toys for Tots.  We filled the big donation box to overflowing, and there were an additional seven moving-size boxes filled, also!   You indeed gave many local children a very Merry Christmas!

Classes & Groups
In Full Bloom.  Another beautiful Sue Spargo quilt featuring birds and flowers.   Some experience with wool applique and embellishment required.  1st Tue, 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., beginning January 3, 2017, Judy Cummings, $70 for two classes, supply list. 

Quilters' University 2017- Beginning - EVENING.  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 beautiful sampler quilt.  Dana has taught this class for several years, so she has a wealth of knowledge and lots of patience.  $20/class (Students must pay for 3 classes at a time - $60.) 1st Tues of each month, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. Dana Lahargoue.  The first class will be January 3, 2017.
Quilters' University 2017- Beginning - DAY.  Kari has created her own wonderful design and used it for several years of beginning quilting classes.  While making this quilt, you'll learn techniques beyond the usual beginning piecing, including curved piecing and applique (machine and hand).  Of course, Kari will also cover all the other basics, too.  Kari MacDonald, 1st Wed of the month, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., $20/class, supply list.  Students must sign up for three months at a time.  The signup fee for the first classes will be $75:  $15 registration fee (for pattern copies, etc.) and $60 for the first three classes.  After that it will be $60 for three classes.   
Sunflower Wallhanging (fusible applique).  This beautiful sunflower will be a gorgeous addition to any home.  It's an original Sue Rohrke design and is made using fusible applique.  The technique is easy to learn, and selecting and arranging your fabrics into your own unique sunflower will be so much fun.  Sue Rohrke, Wed, Jan 11, 18, and 25, 2017, $70, supply list.

Pointed Tile Variations (Cindy Blackberg).  A beautiful Lucy
Boston pattern by Cindy Blackberg that uses her stamp sets.  Use traditional fabrics, contemporary fabrics, solids, or another choice to make this uniquely yours.  It measures 28" x 28", but you can add more blocks for a bigger quilt.  Judy Cummings, 3rd Mon, Jan-Apr 2017, $80 for four sessions. 

Baltimore Album Block of the Month. 
Sandra Mollon has exhibited her exquisite quilts all over the U.S., including Houston and PIQF, and has won many awards.  This class is open to all levels, and you can start the class at any time.  In each class you will learn a new technique.  ---- JAN - Getting started in applique, prepared edge applique technique, with hand sewing; recommended blocks:  Ruched Rose Lyre or similar block with a vine and leaves.  FEB - Ruched rose with optional rick rack center. MAR - Basic cutwork revised; recommended block:  Fleur de Lis or Double Heart.  ----  Sandra Mollon, 4th Saturday, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m..  $40/class (Students must pay for 3 classes at a time - $120.)  Supply list, including any of Elly Sienkiewicz' books.  
Please see our website for descriptions/pictures of the above classes and all of our other classes and groups:

Fabrics and More
We have put LOTS MORE FABRICS IN THE SALE ROOM to get ready for year-end inventory and to generally clean things up!  We're overflowing back there!   Come in soon and get your pick of these gorgeous fabrics.  They're all priced at $5.00 - $6.00/yd.  (One yard minimum cuts.)

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, Toni, Donna, Janet, Jennifer, Judi,
Judy, Natalie, Pat, Paula, Peggy, and Susan

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