March/April 2013 Newsletter

Sew Together Quilt Shop

69295 North Main Street

Richmond MI 48062


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March and April 2013 Newsletter

Dear Sisters in Thread,

Here is our newsletter for March and April – a time when we are considering spring right around the corner and anxious for the new beginnings possible.  We are excited to be vending two wonderful quilt shows in April and excited about all the new fabrics finding their way onto our shelves.  We are excited to be planning June’s Stash Dash: Good Old Summertime (June 20-22) with wonderful blocks, batik fabrics and prizes. In fact, you can start by picking up your $10 passport beginning in April. Go to to check out past year’s quilts and get excited. Busses will be available at all shops. Call early to make your reservation!

National Quilting Day is Saturday March 16 and we will celebrate with a free class all day.  With just the purchase of 2 fat quarters, you can come and learn how to cut and piece a great scrap quilt Delectable Mountains block.  You can then go home and raid your stash to complete this beautiful quilt!  We will offer the use of our shop machines, rotary cutting tools, etc. so you just have to come and enjoy your time making the block without all the lugging of your equipment! Come anytime between 10 and 2 pm and you will go home with at least one completed block and a pattern.

For those of you who missed the last session of Beginning Quilting, we are offering another 6 week course in learning the abc’s of how to quilt starting Monday nights at 7 pm March 11-April 22 (we skip the Monday after Easter for your convience.) The cost is still $60 for the 6 weeks and don’t forget every paid class entitles you to a discount on your supplies!

Other great classes include a Twisted Color Quilt from the book “Lets Twist One More Time” in two weeks March 12 and 26 from 10 am to noon for $20.  Come see Mary’s sample! We are also offering and Hand Applique Fruit Basket Block, Sue’s original pattern from 6-8 pm on Thursday March 14 and 28. The price is $25 and includes your pattern. If you have admired our clothesline bags from Gina, you will want to sign up for our Clothesline Project class on Wednesday April 3 from 11 am to 1 pm. This class is just $10 and you will make a basket and learn the techniques of the clothesline projects. Gina also has a great class is making a Dresden Plate Table Runner or Quilt on Thursday April 18. You can choose either the 11am to 1 pm class or the 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Price is also $10.

You can also join in our various clubs including our Crazy Quilting Club which is Friday March 1 and 15 from 1 pm to 3:30 for $10 per session of wonderful embroidery and embellishment techniques taught by Deanna VanAssche. Christmas Club meets Saturday March 9 and April 6 from 10 am to noon. On UFO day you can bring whatever you are working on, enjoy lunch and maybe finish your project. UFO days happen Saturdays March 23 and April 20. Other clubs include Dear Jane Club for Civil War enthusiasts the meets Wednesdays  March 13 and April 10 from 11 am to 2 pm and is free.  Knit Club meets the first and third Tuesday evenings of each month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm and is $5 per session or $35 per year. You bring whatever you are working on and we help each other with any problems. You can crochet too! And of course, there are also Fun Fridays, where you work on your own projects and bring a dish to pass. The cost is $5 per event and is scheduled for March 1, 15 & 29 and April 12 from 5:30 to 9 pm.

Handi Quilter Club will be meeting on Wednesday March 6 from 7 to 8 pm.  It is free if you bought your machine from us or $5 if you didn’t.  Jeanette is full of tips and tricks to make your longarm quilting even better!

We are also in the process of starting two more Blocks of the Month – both of them with wool! Warm Winter Blessings will be ready sometime in April, features snowmen and is a 10-month program for $15 per month.  The second BOM is a small convertible display quilt that is probably available by the end of April, amount to be determined.  Call to sign up!

Two quilt shows in April that you won’t want to miss are Quilts from the Heart by the Metro Detroit Quilt Guild. It is April 5 (10-7) and April 6 (10-5). The cost is $6 and is held at the Roseville Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore St.  The second show is the Romeo Peaches and Patches Quilt Show April 26 and 27 from 10-5 both days.  It is held at the Romeo Senior Center, 361 Morton St. in Romeo. Admission is $5. We hope to see you there!

  We want to remind you to go to to sign up for our newsletter. It is easy to do and when you submit your email you will receive a free pattern! We would also like to encourage you to “Like” us on Facebook because we post quick pictures and updates there for your information.

Class Policy: We offer all students of paid classes a 15% discount on all regular priced merchandise. You must register for classes early since we must notify the teacher with the number of registered students. Please don’t assume we know you are coming. Classes without the minimum number of students will be cancelled. If we have to cancel a class your registration is fully refundable. There is no refund if you cancel a class with less than a week’s notice unless there are special circumstances. In-store credit will be given under special circumstances, but Gina or Sue must personally Okay this. Call us at (586)727-1555.


Hours: Tues.-Thurs. 10-5, Friday 10-7, Sat. 10-4. Closed Sundays and Mondays


Thank you and God bless all of you for your continued friendship and support! It means so much to us!

Gina and Sue, the Sew Together women