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Quilt Rush! Great Classes!

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
March 15, 2017
--------Vol. 9, No. 4

Announcements and Special Events
The 2017 Quilt Rush is coming!  The theme is "Red, White, and Blue-tiful", and the dates are April 19-23.  Newspapers with all the details are now available at participating shops, or you can check out the information online by clicking here:  Quilt Rush Website
Saturday, April 29, Linda Sicard, The Button Lady, will be at Thistle Dew showing and selling her large and unique assortment of antique and vintage buttons.  Linda will also be displaying and selling her one-of-a-kind button jewelry creations, including earrings, bracelets, pendants and pins.  Contact Linda at (415)619-0172 or email her at

Classes & Groups
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).  Students must purchase the book, Needleturn Applique by Angela Lawrence.  Supply list.

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.  Supply list.
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).  (This class is full, but we will schedule another class.  Call the shop to get put on the waiting list.)
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.
Monoprinting & Paintsticks on Fabric.  Have you ever wanted to try your hand at art techniques on fabric or make an art quilt? This 4-hour class will give you an introduction to printing on fabric so you can create your own surface designs that can be worked into any textile art project. Sandra Mollon, Friday, May 26, 10:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., $40 teaching fee, 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
Let's talk notions and trims...  We have some very cute buttons for children's clothes -- letters of the alphabet (about 1/2" tall) in many different colors.  And, to our ribbons and trims, we've added some mini ric racs, velvet ric racs, and other fun items.  And, we now carry all 60 colors of Sue Spargo's Ellana wool threads. 

In fabrics, we've added to our Kaffe Collection, our basics, and our kids' section.  My favorite kids' fabric is "Connector Playmates" from Northcott.  We have three themed play mats - a harbor, an airport, and a town center with a coordinating border stripe.  You can make a simple quilt with all three mats, and your little ones can have hours of fun moving cars, planes, boats around the town.

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

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