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Button Trunk Show, New Classes

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
April 27, 2017
--------Vol. 9, No. 4

Announcements and Special Events

Our annual Button Trunk Show is this Saturday, April 29!  Once again Linda Sicard will be filling our classroom with her ever-growing collection of antique, vintage and contemporary buttons of every description.  You'll find the perfect buttons to complement all your projects!  There will be shell, glass, brass, resin, pottery, pewter, Bakelite, celluloid, vegetable ivory, Goodyear and even buttons made from 5 million year old fossilized clam shells!  Linda will also be offering a selection of her unique UnButtons Antique Button Jewelry for sale -- one-of-a-kind earrings, bracelets and pendants she creates from intricately detailed buttons from the last century.
Cash, check or credit card cheerfully accepted!

Classes & Groups

Machine Quilting with Your Walking Foot.  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! May 4, 1:00 -4:00 p.m. and May 5, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Beth Kondoleon. $40 for both sessions.
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.
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 - Jun 4, Jul 2, Aug 6; 12:30-3:30 p.m., $60 for three sessions. Students must purchase the book, Summertime Sampler, and other supplies.
Little Horse Barn in the Woods.  This little wall hanging causes oohs and aahs from viewers of all ages.  It brings back memories and is a very doable quilt.  First, you build a barn, board by board.  Then you put on the roof, do some thread painting, and voila, you've built a barn.  Next, grow a mature tree, using fabrics, yarns, trims, etc.  Sue has even used the webbing from an Easter ham on one of her trees!  So don't miss out on the fun.  You CAN do this.  Sue Rohrke, Thursday, June 8 & 15, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., $70 for the two sessions, supply list.

Wool Pumpkin Table Runner.  Another beautiful project from the book, "Gorgeous Wool Applique"!  You'll learn how to applique on wool and enhance your project with different embellishment threads and stitches.  Beth will also teach the "big-stitch" quilting technique to finish your project.  Beth Kondoleon, 3 sessions - Wednesday, June 21, July 19, and August 16, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., $60 for 3 sessions, supply list (including the book). 

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 lots of gorgeous batiks from Anthology, Hoffman, and RJR.   We also have a new flannel line, "Welcome Home", with a vintage floral look, and several bolts of "Blueberry Park", a new line from Robert Kaufman in soft greys and taupes with wonderful textural designs.  And, of course, we continually add to our color wall.  We hope to see you soon browsing through these and other new beautiful fabrics. 

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

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