September/October 2013 Newsletter

Sew Together Quilt Shop

69295 North Main Street

Richmond MI 48062


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September and October 2013 Newsletter

Good Old Days are Here Again

Dear Sisters in Thread,

September brings a shift in our focus from vacations to book bags and the cold weather that is surely just around the corner here in Michigan! But that isn’t really a bad thing for quilters! We get to plan all those quilts to keep our loved ones warm and what to make for all those lovely Christmas presents that people will oooh and ahhh over! We put on our sweaters and celebrate the harvest of wonderful new opportunities to create. And we are here to help you.

Gina is in the process of starting a Jo Morton – Jo’s Little Women Club.  The fabrics will be in soon, so stay tuned and more information will be coming your way soon! And our Halloween and Christmas fabrics are arriving as we write, so don’t miss out on the best selection for your needs.

We are in the midst of planning our annual Holiday Hop with some great changes in procedures this year.  Our theme is Winter Wonderland and it will happen over an ENTIRE WEEK – Monday November 11-Saturday November 16 (10-5 all days). No more rushing from shop to shop in a day unless you want to! We will still collect canned goods for our local food banks and give you fabric in return; we will still have wonderful prizes and great patterns (3 from each of our six shops) and lovely fabric kits (blues and whites, keeping with the Winter theme!) Passports come with a lovely snowflake pin and still remain at $10. We will be selling passports online as well as in the shop, so we hope you will participate.  For more information check out the website.

We have had fun this summer with our Nine-Patch Challenge and we will be having a Nine-Patch Gathering soon, so stay tuned.  We also were bowled over by the response to our Civil War Block of the Week! If you missed out, we are putting together fat 1/8th kits and they should be ready by the beginning of September.

We are having a huge sale on the Avante by Handi Quilter. What a great long arm machine and don’t forget we have tech support too! Call for details and make an appointment for a demonstration and test drive.

So our class schedule includes our popular six week course in Beginning Quilting , Crazy Quilting, Penny Rugs and a couple of free classes in pillowcases and Midi or Mondo bags. Our Knit Club, UFO Club, Christmas Club, Dear Jane Club and Fun Fridays continue too! Don’t miss a bit of the fun this fall!

So here is a look at our September and October schedule:


Tues. Sept. 3         6:30-8:30             Knit Club. $5. Fun, companionship and help if needed.

Wed. Sept. 4         7-8 pm                  Handi Quilter Club with Jeanette. Call for details.

Fri. Sept. 6            1-7pm                   Quilt Show, 1st UCC, Richmond (Main St & S. Forest)

Sat. Sept. 7           10-noon                Christmas Club

Sat. Sept. 7           10-4                     Quilt Show, 1st UCC, Richmond (Main St & S. Forest)

Wed. Sept. 11       11-2pm                 Dear Jane, work on your Civil War era quilts

Fri. Sept. 13          1-3:30 pm            Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Fri. Sept. 13          5-9 pm                  Fun Friday, work on your own projects, dish to pass $5

Sat. Sept. 21         10-3pm                 UFO club, $10 includes lunch

Tues. Sept. 24       6:30-8:30             Knit Club, $5. Fun, companionship and help if needed.

Fri. Sept. 27          1-3:30 pm            Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10!

Sat. Sept. 28         10-3 pm                Midi or Mondo Bag. Free with supplies purchase. Great for

                                                          Halloween or Christmas!

Mon. Sept. 30        7-9 pm                  Beginning Quilting. Learn all the basics while making a lap

                                                          size quilt in this six-week course. $60 plus supplies.


Tues. Oct. 1          6:30-8:30             Knit Club, $5. Fun, companionship and help if needed.

Fri. Oct. 4              1-3:30 pm            Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Sat. Oct. 5             10-noon                Christmas Club

Mon. Oct. 7           7-9 pm                  Beginning Quilting, week 2 of 6

Wed. Oct. 9           11-2 pm                Dear Jane, work on your Civil War era quilts

Mon. Oct. 14                   7-9 pm                  Beginning Quilting, class 3 of 6

Tues. Oct. 15        6:30-8:30             Knit Club, $5. Fun, companionship and help if needed.

Thurs. Oct. 17       11-1 or 5-7           Penny Rug, $10

Fri. Oct. 18            1-3:30                  Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Sat. Oct. 19           10-3                     UFO Club, $10 includes lunch

Mon. Oct. 21                   7-9 pm                  Beginning Quilting, class 4 of 6

Fri. Oct. 25            10-11 or 1-2                   Halloween Bag or Pillowcase, free w/ kit purchase

Mon. Oct. 28                   7-9 pm                  Beginning Quilting, class 5 of 6

Thurs. Oct. 31                                    Treats for the Quilter!

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 1-7 pm on Friday the 6th and 10-4 on Saturday the 7th.  A free-will offering will be accepted!  

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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