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Presidents' Day Sale, New Items

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
February 16, 2017
--------Vol. 9, No. 3

Announcements and Special Events
On Monday, February 20, we will have a Presidents' Day Sale!  All regularly priced items in the store will be 20% off!  Plus, if you buy the rest of the bolt of one of our sale fabrics (priced at $5-$6/yd), we'll give you an additional 15% off the sale price!  Sweet!!!!  This is the day to buy backing fabric, to get that notion you've been wanting but just didn't want to spend the money for it, and to buy yardage for you next projects and/or your stash.
And don't forget the two events coming up in April: 
    Quilt Rush, April 19-23, Quilt Rush Website

     Button Trunk Show, Saturday, April 29 

Classes & Groups

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.  (This class has started, but you can still join.) 
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. (Full), -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). 



Crazy Quilting - Beginning.   In the first session you will construct a 14" block using a wide variety of fabrics; cottons, silks, tapestries, velvets, linens.  In the second session you will start the embellishments.  You will learn a variety of embroidery stitches using different threads and techniques.  In the third session, you will learn more embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques using buttons, laces, jewelry and other "finds".  Toni Jordan; Sunday, March 5, 11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m., Sunday, March 12 & 19, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., $70 for 3 sessions, supply list.
Wool Applique Pillow.  This beautiful pillow is the perfect introduction to wool applique.  Beth will show you how to applique on wool and then teach several embellishment stitches to add dimension and a very unique look to your project.  You will learn backstitch, chain stitch, bullion knots, French knots, and more.  Beth Kondoleon, 3 sessions - Wednesday, March 15, April 19, and May 17, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $60 teaching fee, $60 for kit (includes all wool and wool threads needed).  Students will need to purchase the book and embellishment threads. 
Needle-turn Applique (Beginning).  Using Angela Lawrence's new book, you will make a beautiful wall hanging and learn several different needle-turn applique techniques.  At the end of the class, you'll have a beautiful piece to hang in your home and have learned many new skills. Judy Cummings, 4th Tue, 9:00 a.m. - noon, Mar-May, 2017, supply list, $60 (for 3 sessions).

Summertime Sampler.  Celebrate summer with this jewel-tone, whimsical wool sampler.  The blocks in the book are beautiful with simple stitches, but Beth will help you take yours to the next level by adding more embellishment stitches.  Come into the shop to see the three blocks that Beth completed (pictured here), and we're sure you'll be hooked.  You will sign up for three classes at a time (one block per class).  Beth Kondoleon; 1st Sunday - Apr 2, May 7, June 4; 12:30-3:30 p.m., $60 for three sessions.  Students must purchase the book, Summertime Sampler, and other supplies.
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, Wed, Apr 12 & 26, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., $60, supply list (pattern required for 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 5/21/17.  $30/session.  Students must pay for the first four sessions to enroll.  Patterns will be distributed in class ($5 each month).  Supply list.

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

New Fabrics and More
We’ve received additions to some of our basic fabric lines – Grunge, Dimples, and solids – and we’ve also received new fabrics from the Kaffe Fassett Collective.  We also have a new addition to our novelty section – A Ticket to Ride, pictured here. 
We’ve added some new trims (including 3/8” and petite ric racs) and charms for the Crazy Quilting class.  And for all you wool enthusiasts, we have a gorgeous new bobbin sampler pack of Silken Pearl #5.  There are 31 bobbins with approximately 5 yards on each bobbin!

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

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