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Row X Row Winner, Great Classes

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
August 11, 2017
-------Vol. 9, No. 7

We have a Row X Row winner!
Joy Vierra of Somerset brought in this gorgeous quilt made with nine rows gathered from local quilts shops.  She received 25 fat quarters for being the first person to bring a finished quilt to Thistle Dew.  And we also gave her a gift certificate for using our row (second from the top).  Congratulations, Joy, on a beautifully made quilt! 

Row X Row continues through Sept 5, so you still have time to collect free patterns and buy kits and license plates.  For more information on Row X Row, click here:  RowXRow2017
Classes & Groups
Free Motion Quilting - Beginning.  In the first session, you'll learn machine set up and basic shapes and backgrounds and will have lots of time in class to practice. In the second session, you'll take your new found skills and put them to work on a continuous line design which you can use as a small wall hanging or pillow. This class is the perfect opportunity to learn from a wonderful instructor. Dana is an award winning machine quilter with many years of machine quilting and teaching experience. Wed, Aug 16 & 30, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Dana Lahargoue.

Big Stitch Quilting.  You've probably been hearing a lot about Big Stitch Quilting. Big Stitch Quilting is hand quilting with a larger thread and needle, and it adds beautiful color, depth, and texture to quilts. You can use straight lines or use a more intricate design from a quilting stencil. With the variety of threads and designs, the possibilities are endless. Beth will be teaching "mini" classes to get you familiar with the technique. Bring a project to quilt or just bring something to practice on. Saturday, Sept 2, 10:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. -OR- 1:00 - 3:30 p.m., Beth Kondoleon, $10, supply list.
Nutcracker Table Runner.  Yet 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 - 3rd Wednesday -- Sep 20, Oct 18, Nov 15, 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., supply list (including the book).



Sue Spargo Needle Keeper with Bird.   Here is another beautiful, usable Sue Spargo project. Join Judy for a fun class learning felted wool applique, fabric layering, and gorgeous embellishments with all kinds of threads and stitches. This project is great for beginners, but more advanced students will love it, too. Judy Cummings, 4th Mon (Sept 25, Oct 23, and Nov 27), 9:00 a.m.- noon. $45 for three sessions. Students must purchase pattern.
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, Oct 5 & 19, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 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:

New Fabrics and More
Over the last few weeks, we've received new batiks, 25 new colors of Grunge, dots, solids, flannels, and kids prints.  Plus, we have new Kaffe Fassett Collective fabrics.  And to end on a lighter note, we have "Chicken Chique" from Lorelai Designs (left) and "Farm Selfies" from Elizabeth Studios!

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