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New Classes, Upcoming Events, Sale!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
January 13, 2017
--------Vol. 9, No. 1

Announcements and Special Events

Be sure to mark your calendars for 2017 Quilt Rush.  The theme is "Red, White, and Blue-tiful", and the dates are April 19-23.  The newspapers are now available at participating shops, or you can check out the information online by clicking here:  Quilt Rush Website

Also, our annual Button Trunk Show will be Saturday, April 29, so add that to your calendar, too, please!
We're spending the month of January getting organized.  We still have LOTS of patterns and books in the sale area.  To encourage you to help us get rid of them, we're having a special sale Saturday-Monday, January 14-16.  Buy four patterns at the sale price and get a fifth pattern free!  (The free pattern will be the lowest price pattern and no other discounts will apply.)  Also, we have lots of sale fabrics (including Christmas fabrics) in the sale room at $5.00-$6.00/yard. 
We received our first shipment of Sue Spargo's Ellana - her new wool thread line.   We have 25 beautiful colors ready for you!

Classes & Groups

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.  
NEW CLASS (rescheduled from last year)! Sundress Quilt.  "The most important thing in a dress is the woman wearing it."  That's the theme of this Crabapple Hill Studio quilt.  The 64-1/2 square quilt features 13 blocks of embroidered sundresses and a pieced border with Dresden plates and star blocks.  Beth made hers using the "Forever Love" fabrics by Eleanor Burns, and it's beautiful!  Beth Kondoleon, 1st Saturday beginning Feb 4, 2017, 9:00 a.m. - noon, $120 for 6 sessions, supply list.  Students must purchase pattern. 
NEW CLASS!  Woodland Playhouse.  Robyn designed this whimsical wall hanging.  It's made of wool with fun embellishments and would look adorable in a nursery or a child's room.  Robyn Babb, 3rd Sunday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., starting 2/19/17.  $30/session.  Students must pay for the first four sessions to enroll.  Patterns will be distributed in class ($5 each month).  Supply list. 

Foundation Paper Piecing BOM.   Have you always wanted to try Foundation Paper Piecing but did not know where or how to start?  If so, then this Block of the Month is the class for you.  In this class we will begin with the simpler blocks to get your feet wet and progressively get to the more complicated blocks.  By the end of 2017 you will have a beautifully pieced quilt, a quilt to cherish for years and years, and a great understanding of foundation paper piecing as well.  Foundation Paper Piecing is very accurate, very addictive, and a very fun way to quilt.  Come and join Dana and she will show you all the tips and tricks. 3rd Tue beginning Feb 21, 2017, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., -OR- 4th Wed beginning Feb 22, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue, $20/class.  Students must pay for 3 sessions at a time ($60). 

Tuffet Class. 
Tuffets are all the rage!   They can be whimsical, elegant, scrappy, or made to match any room.   This is a 2-session workshop, and you'll have a completed tuffet at the end of the class!   Session 1 is sewing and learning the technique to make the foundation pieced Tuffet cover. Covers are finished at home prior to Session 2.  In Session 2, we assemble the upholstered form. The instructor will bring the tools needed for construction. Tuffeteers can purchase one of the instructor's finishing kits ($125) or gather the materials themselves. Pattern purchase is required ($28).  You must be an intermediate quilter/sewer and have a good working knowledge of your sewing machine.   Jill Schlageter, Thu, Sep 8 & 15, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., $60, supply list (pattern required for class). 

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

Fabrics and More
We've received new Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics, kids fabrics, and more.  Here are two of our new arrivals. 


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

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10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 916-967-5479