November / December 2013 Newsletter

Sew Together Quilt Shop

69295 North Main Street

Richmond MI 48062


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November and December 2013 Newsletter

Walking in a Winter Wonderland!

Dear Sisters in Thread,

Let the insanity begin! As I write this newsletter, Halloween is barely over and we are contemplating turkeys and Christmas trees and all the drama that goes with them.  But quilting and knitting are little oasis (oases!) in the craziness of our lives. So we invite you here to be inspired and to gather your thoughts and create.

Gina is in the process of starting a Jo Morton – Jo’s Little Women Club.  The fabrics are quite, quite lovely. The preliminary meeting for the club will be Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11am to noon. We encourage you to come in, call, email or otherwise express your views and comments on scheduling. The first club meeting should be in January. This is Jo’s new series, new patterns, new fabrics. Some of the fabrics are in and more are coming, as are Jo’s batiks! This is going to be great fun and we are looking forward to it! See you here!

 Holiday Hop, Winter Wonderland is happening 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.

On Sunday, Dec. 1 from 2-4 pm we will be having our annual Christmas Tea with lots of gift ideas and easy projects. Everyone who comes in will receive a gift from us for just being here. Of course, we will have lovely baked goods and tea to sip while you browse! Please don’t miss this special event!                          


So here is a look at what is on our November and December store calendar:


Sat. Nov. 1            10-noon                Christmas Club

Mon. Nov. 4           7-9 pm                  Beginning Quilting, class 6 of 6 New session in January!

Wed. Nov. 6          7-8 pm                  HandiQuilter club meets! Great ideas! Call to register.

Fri. Nov. 8             5-9 pm                  Fun Friday, work on projects, dish to pass, $5

Mon-Sat, Nov. 11-16, 10-5 (to 7 on Friday) Holiday Hop, see above for details!

Fri. Nov. 15           1-3:30 pm            Crazy Quilting with Deanna VanAssche, $10

Wed. Nov. 20        11-noon                Little Woman’s Club, preliminary meeting

Fri. Nov. 22           1-3 pm                  Penny Rug Project, free class with kit purchase

Fri. Nov. 22           5-9 pm                  Fun Friday, work on projects, dish to pass, $5

Sat. Nov. 23          11-2pm                 Braided table runner, free with trapezoid ruler purchase

Thur. Nov. 28        All Day                  Closed, have a happy Thanksgiving!


Sun. Dec. 1           2-4 pm                  CHRISTMAS TEA, great gift ideas, free gifts

Wed. Dec. 4          11-1, 2-4 or 5-7    Small Gifts Made by You: kits available

Fri. Dec. 6             1-3:30 pm            Crazy Quilting with Deanna VanAssche, $10

Fri. Dec. 6             5-9 pm                  Fun Friday, work on projects, dish to pass, $5

Sat. Dec. 7            11-1pm                 Cell Phone Bag, no zippers, free with kit purchase

Wed. Dec. 11        11-2 pm                Dear Jane Club for Civil War enthusiasts, free

Thur. Dec. 12        6:30-9 pm            Table Topper, free class with kit purchases

Tues.  Dec. 24 through Thurs. Dec. 26    Closed, have a blessed Christmas!

Tues. Dec. 31 through Wed. Jan. 1                   Closed, Happy New Year!


  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.


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