July/August 2013 Newsletter

Sew Together Quilt Shop

69295 North Main Street

Richmond MI 48062



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July and August 2013 Newsletter

Summer Festival at Sew Together!

Dear Sisters in Thread,

 Gina and I are celebrating our freedom this July and want to share with you!  We will be closed on Thursday July 4 but have lots of great things happening on all the other days we will be open this summer! It is rather fitting that July is Independent Retailer Month!

We are having several “FREEdom Classes” this July! Learn a new technique or skill for just the price of your supplies! You can learn basic embroidery skills on Thursday July 11 (6:30pm), Learn curved piecing basics on Thursday July 18 (1 pm) or Tuesday July 30 (6 pm) or how to make a fabric clothesline basket on Wednesday July 31(6 pm). You can also come and get help with your Stash Dash blocks on Saturday July 20 (10-2)!

Our Freedom Festival takes place during Richmond’s sidewalk sales weekend.  We will celebrate with sample sales, lots of ½ off items, oodles of Demos, free gifts, prizes and yummy summery treats! Be sure to come in for the celebration Thursday July 25 through Saturday July 27 for all the great deals!

Our FREEdom classes even extend into August since July just wasn’t big enough for them all! You can learn wool appliqué on Thursday August 8 (6pm) or make a wonderful patriotic quilt “Hooray for the Red White and Blue” on Wednesday August 14 (4-7 pm).

As always, we have lots of club meetings for knitting, finishing those UFOs, making Civil War quilts, and more!  Here is a look at our calendar for July and August:


Tues. July 2           6:30-8:30 pm       Knit Club (crocheters welcome too!) $5 per session.

Wed. July 3           HQ Club cancelled due to Holiday Celebrating!

Thurs. July 4                   all day                   Store closed while we fly our flag!

Fri. July 5              5-9 pm                  Fun Friday. Work on your own projects, $5 & dish to pass

Thurs. July 11       6:30-8 pm            Basic Stitchery (FREEdom class!)

Tues. July 16         6:30-8:30 pm       Knit Club, all welcome, $5

Thurs. July 18       1-3 pm                  Curved Piecing basics (FREEdom class) make placemats

                                                          Or table runner, very easy!

Fri. July 19            5-9 pm                  Fun Friday. Work on your own projects, $5 & dish to pass

Sat. July 20           10-2 pm                FREE work on your Stash Dash blocks with help avail.

Thurs. July 25       All Day                  Summer Festival, sample sale, demos, prizes!

Fri.     July 26        All Day                  Summer Festival, summery treats, lots of ½ off

Sat. July 27           All Day                  Summer Festival, come check it out!

Sat. July 27           10-3                     UFO day, $10 lunch included, must call to register

Fri. July 26            1-3:30                  Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Tues. July 30         6-8 pm                  Curved Piecing basics (FREEdom class) make placemats

                                                          Or table runner, very easy!

Wed. July 31                   6-8 pm                  Clothesline Basket (FREEdom class) great technique!


Thurs. Aug. 1        10:30-12:30                  Woven Bag with Jeanette.  Her exclusive pattern Class 1

                                                          Of 2, $20 (Class 2 is Aug. 8)

Fri. Aug. 2             1-3:30                  Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Fri. Aug. 2             5-9 pm                  Fun Friday. Work on your own projects, $5 & dish to pass

Sat. Aug. 3            10-3                     Delectable Mountains and Log Cabin Day! $10. Come

                                                          Either traditional quilt and have a blast. Lunch is included!

                                                          Limit 8 due to table space.

Tues. Aug. 6                   6:30-8:30             Knit Club, all welcome, $5

Thurs. Aug. 8        10:30-12:30                  Woven Bag with Jeanette, class 2 of 2

Thurs. Aug. 8        6-8 pm                  FREEdom class: wool appliqué

Sat. Aug. 10                   10-noon                Christmas Club, must register

Wed. Aug. 14        11-2pm                 Dear Jane Club for Civil War Enthusiasts, free

Wed. Aug. 14        4-7 pm                  Hooray for the Red White & Blue quilt. FREEdom class!

Fri. Aug. 16           1-3:30 pm            Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Fri. Aug. 16           5-9 pm                  Fun Friday. Work on your own projects, $5 & dish to pass

Sat. Aug. 17                   10-1 pm                Bailey Island Hobo Bag with Cheryl Roberson. Beautiful

                                                          Bag uses strips . Limit 6 $20

Tues. Aug. 20        6:30-8:30 pm       Knit Club, all welcome, $5

Sat. Aug. 24                   10-3 pm                UFO club, $10 includes lunch, must register

Fri. Aug. 30           5-7 pm                  Fun Friday. Work on your own projects, $5 & dish to pass


Special congratulations to Gaylene Barker of Armada. She won our grand prize basket on this year’s Stash Dash! We hope she enjoys all the wonderful items it contained!

And please come out on Sept 6 and 7 (Richmond’s Good Old Days Festival) to see our local guild’s quilts on display at the First United Church of Christ, 68651 S Forest Ave., Richmond! The quilts will be available to view from 10am to 4 pm both days!  A free-will offering will be accepted!   


  We want to remind you to go to www.sewtogetheronline.com 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.


We are authorized Handi Quilter dealers and can offer you a great quilting experience with these American-made, high-quality quilting machines!  Please call us for a test drive on the HQ18 Avante or the HQ16 Sit Down models in our store!  We offer sales and authorized repairs on Handi Quilters – even if you didn’t buy your machine from us (too bad!)

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