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New Classes, Christmas Stocking Challenge

10127 Fair Oaks Blvd, Fair Oaks, CA 95628
(916) 967-5479  
October 13, 2017
-------Vol. 9, No. 11

Christmas Stocking Challenge
This year we will again be donating stockings filled with candy and toys to the Sacramento Children’s Home (CASA), and we would love to have your help.  This is a great opportunity to show your creativity and support a wonderful organization.  

Here’s how it works:
•    You purchase a kit from Thistle Dew containing two Christmas fabrics and a Christmas stocking pattern for $3.00.  (We will use all of the $3.00 toward the purchase of the candy and toys.)  
•    Using the pattern and fabrics, plus anything else you want to add (more fabric, buttons, sequins, etc.), you will make a Christmas stocking using your amazing imagination and creativity and bring the stocking back to Thistle Dew by Friday, November 17.    
•    We will hang all the stockings in the store, and customers will vote for their favorite stockings Nov 18 - Dec 3.   (Stockings will be identified by number only.)

On December 5, we’ll announce the three winners.  The prizes are:
•    1st Place:   $50 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
•    2nd Place:  $30 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate
•    3rd Place:  $20 Thistle Dew Gift Certificate

Classes & Groups
Holiday Towels - Colored & Embroidered.  Join Jennifer (from our staff!) for two fun evenings of embroidery, and create some holiday gifts, too!  You can choose either a snowman from Yesterday's Charm "Snow Fun" pattern or a poinsettia pattern that Jennifer will bring.  In the first session, Jennifer will show you how to transfer the design to a kitchen towel and color the design (using crayons).  In the second session, you'll learn to add simple embroidery outlines to create a beautiful, festive holiday towel.  Jennifer Adams,  Wednesday & Thursday, November 8 & 9, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m., $25 teaching fee, supply list. 

Christmas Card Holder.  Join Dana for another great class and display your holiday greetings in jolly seasonal style.  The flying-geese pockets on this tree are perfect for stashing small cards while the larger pocket at the bottom is ready to be stuffed with letters to Santa.  You'll do some prep work before class, so you'll be able to complete the project in class!  Dana Lahargoue, Sunday, November 12, 12:15 - 4:00 p.m., $30 teaching fee, supply list, including the book Five-Minute Quilt Blocks.
Embroidered Pincushion.  Create a beautiful and unique pincushion with Sandra Mollon.  Sandra has won several national awards for her quilts, and we're happy she's teaching another class with us.  She'll have several embroidery designs from which to choose, and she'll teach you many fun embroidery techniques.  You can purchase a kit to turn your creation into a pincushion, or you can frame it or use it in another project.  This would make a great gift!  Sandra Mollon, Sunday, November 19, Noon - 4:00 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
We've received lots of new fabrics, including collections for kids, flannels, double gauzes, botanical prints (from encyclopedias), batiks, blenders, widebacks, and more!  We are busy making samples and kits for the holidays that we'll show you in next week's newsletter. 

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

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