June 2014 Newsletter

Sew Together Quilt Shop

69295 North Main Street

Richmond MI 48062



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Summer Begins to Sizzle

At Sew Together Quilt Shop!

Dear Sisters in Thread,

We have been to Quilt Market and we are so excited to share our finds with you! Please come to our Market Party on Tuesday June 10 from 6-8 pm and get a first glimpse of what made us ooh and ahh! We will have it all out to show you and some demos too! Of course, there is always something sweet to eat while you peruse our finds! Hope you can come and see!

I hope this newsletter finds all of you busily finishing your quilts for our Sew and Sew Summer Sizzle Quilt Show June 19-21! We are having a joint venture with Sew Elegant Quilt Shoppe in Fort Gratiot for a great way to get inspired, win prizes and save money (Sale!!). Everyone is invited to enter one quilt in our show, either at our shop in Richmond or at Sew Elegant. We will display them and give any adult customer (no grandchildren stuffing the ballot boxes!) a vote for their favorite. The quilter with the most votes tallied from both shops will win a $75 gift voucher from each shop! Runner up will receive a $25 gift voucher from each of us! There are no size or technique requirements to be met but we do ask that you call us anytime from June 1 on to let us know if you are going to display a quilt with us. We will begin receiving quilts on Friday June 13 through the morning of June 18.

Of course, any event at our shop wouldn’t be fun without prizes and a sale. We will have 20% off all regular priced fabric, books and notions during the 3-day quilt show. There will also be hourly door prizes for our customers during the show. It’s a win/win situation! So don’t miss it!

Gina is also starting a Summer Star Block Challenge this month! Starting on June 21 and going throughout the summer, you are challenged to make one star block of your choice (12” fin.) per week. We would also like you to come in and see last year’s challenge results.

Even though it doesn’t officially begin until July 1, we want you to join in the Michigan Row By Row Experience! It is a state-wide shop hop that doesn’t cost you a cent! You just need to visit any participating shop and ask for their free pattern. The theme of this year’s event is Sew a Season. You can see all the participating shops by going to www.rowbyrowexperience.com and clicking on our state. You can also follow on Facebook by going to www.facebook.com/MIRowByRowExperience. This event runs through Sept. 2. Of course there are prizes! If you complete a quilt of at least 8 of the rows and take it to your local quilt shop first, you will receive a prize of 25 fat quarters! If you come here first and have used our row in you quilt, we will give you a bonus prize too! Here is a look at our row:


Of course, we will have fabric kits available for purchase too. All the Row By Row patterns are free for the asking, but are NOT to be copied. You must appear in person to receive the free patterns.

So here is a look at our calendar for June!

June Events

Tues. June 3                   6:30-8:30 pm       Knit Club, work on your own projects with help avail. $5

Wed. June 4                   11am-1pm            Jo Morton Club

Fri. June 6                      1-3pm                 Open Class for Crazy Quilting-new handouts for stitches

                                                               With Deanna, $10. MUST Pre-register!

Fri. June 6                      5-9 pm                Fun Friday, Work on your own projects & dish to pass, $5

Tues. June 10                 6-8 pm                MARKET PARTY! Come see what is new and demos too.

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

Thurs. June 12                6-8 pm               Quilting with your home Machine with Sue. Learn how to

                                                              Quilt your own projects, work on small project required

                                                              For class, two nights and lots of ideas and tips. $20

                                                              Class finishes on Thurs. June 26.

Fri. June 13                    all day               we begin accepting quilts for the Sew and Sew Quilt show

                                                             Entries must be delivered by Wed. June 18 morning.

Sat. June 14                   1-3 pm              Jo Morton Club

Tues. June 17               6:30-8:30 pm       Knit Club, work on your own projects with help avail. $5


Thurs. June 19 to Sat. June 21                  Sew and Sew Summer Sizzle Quilt Show and Sale.

                                                             See newsletter for details!

Fri. June 20                  5-9 pm                Fun Friday, work on your own projects, dish to pass, $5

Sat. June 21                no time                Summer Star Block Weekly challenge begins

Thurs. June 26             6-8 pm                Quilting by Machine with Sue, class 2 of 2.


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