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Pony Express Block Party

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
September 9, 2017
-------Vol. 9, No. 10

On April 3, 1860, a lone rider left on horseback from the gates of one of the nation’s most historic landmarks, The Pony Express Stables in St. Joseph, Missouri.  The Pony Express Riders traveled 2,000 miles west to Sacramento, California, enduring nature’s cruel elements and rugged terrain in an attempt to unite a country separated by distance.  

To honor this unique part of American history, Northcott, a quilting cotton distributor, has collaborated with the Pony Express Museum in St. Joseph Missouri to create a Pony Express fabric collection.  The collection features authentic replicas of artwork from the museum, including a map of the Pony Express route.  Northcott has also created a Pony Express pin with a coordinating charm for each of the 8 states along the Pony Express route.   

A Pony Express Block Party will take place from September 9-24, 2017.  CLICK HERE to see the 86 participating shops, located in the states traversed by the Pony Express route:  Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, and California.  Thistle Dew is one of the participating shops!  Here are the highlights of the block party:  

•    Visit a participating shop to get a free block pattern designed with the Pony Express fabrics and a free sticker for your Pony Express postcard.  (You pick up the postcard in the first shop you visit.)  
•    At each participating shop, you can purchase the Pony Express fabrics, and many shops will also carry kits for their block patterns, the Pony Express pin and charms, and patterns.  (Shops carrying charms will only carry the charm for their state.)
•    You will be eligible for prizes if you fill up your postcard with stickers from 12 participating shops.   (Only one sticker per shop per customer is permitted on the postcard.)  The first person who brings a completed postcard to a participating shop will get a fabric prize valued at $75.  The next five customers who bring a completed postcard to the shop will get a free Pony Express charm.  

Put your blocks to use and create a quilt with a minimum of 6 blocks from 6 different shops from the Pony Express Block Party. Take a picture and submit it to by November 4th, 2017 for a chance to win one of three prizes from Northcott. CLICK HERE for more details on the quilt challenge and CLICK HERE for more information on the Pony Express Block Party.  

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