January/February 2011 Newsletter


Sew Together         Quilt Shop

January & February 2011

 

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69295 N. Main St., Richmond MI 48062.  586-727-1555.  www.sewtogetheronline.com

Email us at sewtogetherquiltshop@gmail.com

 

Dear Sisters in Thread,

 

We hope you are beginning the New Year with happiness and enthusiasm. We have lots of new things in store for you and hope you will come by and see what's stitchin'!  We 'd also like to invite you to join us on Facebook.com under Sew Together Quilt Shop in the local business section.  By "liking" us you can get class and schedule updates along with information on store events and sales.

We are trying something very, very cool this January.  Quilt expert Edyta Sitar has a wonderful new book out on "Friendship Strips."  We would like to you to bring in up to 5 strips (2.5") of quilt shop quality fabric and trade them in our basket for 5 new strips as often as you can in all of January and up until Superbowl Sunday Feb. 6.  You will end up with a huge selection of 2.5" strips to make a quilt from Edyta's book "Friendship Strips and Scraps" in a class here at the shop before June. This will be great fun and we hope you can join!

Gina is tapping in on her home decorator experience in a series of new classes to help you decorate your home. She will focus on the bedroom in January and February with quilt, window coverings, side table coverings and small accessories. In March and April she will go into the kitchen for some bright new ideas.

Sue is offering her Beginning Quilting class where you can learn how to pick fabrics, make patterns, piece, appliqué, quilt and bind (6 weeks, bring a youth quilter under 18 and they come for ½ price) She is also offering a Beginning Knitting class on two Tuesday mornings in late January where you can learn to cast on and knit a simple scarf with no stress! There is also Knitting Club you can attend that meets the first and third Tuesdays of the Month from 6:30-8:30 where you can work on any project and get input and advice from all the other members for only $5 per session or $35 for the year. Sue is also offering a Saturday class in Yellow Brick Road, an easy but attractive quilt that can be make with 6 or more fat quarters.

Mary will be teaching an exquisite wallet pattern in February (2 sessions). The $22 fee will include the pattern, zipper and vinyl along with class instruction.  You choose your own fabric combination (not included in the price). Mary will also continue her Embroidery Club for hand embroiderers on the last Tuesday morning of each month. The price is $5 per session or $20 for the year. 

We are very excited to have Deanna VanAssche back teaching Victorian Crazy Quilting on various Friday afternoons on our schedule.  She is about to debut an incredible new Shoe Quilt that features beading, crazy quilting, and lots of ribbon flowers. Kits will be available.  You MUST call and sign up for Deanna's class sessions in advance, please!

Also on the horizon are some great new blocks of the month including Farm Fresh by Buggy Barn, My Whimsical Quilt Garden by Piece 'O Cake, Anita's Christmas Quilt (featuring angels) by P-3 Designs, The Night Before Christmas by Bunny Hill Designs and Patriots in Petticoats (a Revolutionary BOM) by Common Threads Quilting. There will be more information on all of these and more to come!

We would also like to invite you to our Handi Quilter Open House on Saturday, Jan. 22. We will be offering you the chance to stitch on our wonderful HQ Avante 18" throat machine with stitch regulator and speak with our HQ Educator Jeanette Stahl. No high-pressure tactics, just a chance to see what the machine can do for you!

It wouldn't be the New Year without our Annual Superbowl Sunday Sale on Sunday, February 6 from 1-4 pm with 25% off all regular priced fabric, kits, patterns, books, notions and knitting items and an extra 10% off all half-off items in the store!  Mark your calendar and don't miss this fabulous sale!

So here is a look at our class schedule for January & February 2011:

 

                                             JANUARY CLASSES

 

Tues. Jan. 4                  6:30-8:30 pm                        Knit Club, work on your own projects, $5 per

                                                                        session or $35 for the year. Meets twice monthly.

Wed. Jan. 5                  7-8 pm                         Handi Quilter Club, free for those who purchased

                                                                        machines from us, or $5. Great info and ideas.

Fri. Jan. 7                     5:30-9 pm                   Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

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

Wed. Jan. 11                5:30-8 pm                   Doll Club

Thurs. Jan. 12               6-8 pm                         Bedroom Decor with Gina; quilt, $10

Fri. Jan. 14                   1-4 pm                         Crazy Quilting with Deanna VanAssche, $10

Tues. Jan. 18                10-noon                 Beginning Knitting, class 1 of 2, learn the basics

                                                                        on a scarf, $10

Tues. Jan. 18                6:30-8:30                 Knit Club, see above for details

Fri. Jan. 21                   10 am-3 pm                Bedroom Decor, Quilt and Valance, $20

Fri. Jan 21                    5:30-9 pm                   Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

Sat. Jan. 22                  1-3 pm                         Handi Quilter Open House, try our machine!

Mon. Jan. 24                6:30-8:30 pm                        Beginning Quilting by hand or machine, class 1 of 6

                                                                        Learn all the basics & have a great time! $60 per

                                                                        person and bring a youth quilter w/ you for $30!

Tues. Jan. 25                10-noon                 Beginning Knitting, class 2 of 2

Tues. Jan. 25                10-noon                 Hand Embroidery Club with Mary, $5 per session

                                                                        or $20 per year.

Thurs. Jan. 27               6-8 pm                         Bedroom Decor, Window coverings, $10

Fri. Jan. 28                   1-4 pm                         Crazy Quilting with Deanna VanAssche, $10

Mon. Jan. 31                6:30-8:30 pm                        Beginning Quilting, class 2 of 6

 

FEBRUARY CLASSES

 

Tues. Feb. 1                 10 am-1 pm                Wallet with Mary, class 1 of 2, Class fee of $22

                                                                        includes pattern, zipper & vinyl. Fabric Choices

                                                                        not included

Tues. Feb. 1                 6:30-8:30 pm                        Knit Club, $5 per session, $35 per year, work on

                                                                        your own projects

Fri. Feb. 4                    5:30-9 pm                   Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

Sun. Feb. 6                  1-4 pm                         Superbowl Sunday Sale!  25% off storewide with

                                                                        an extra 10% off all half-off! Don't miss it!

Mon. Feb. 7                 6:30-8:30 pm                        Beginning Quilting, class 3 of 6

Tues. Feb. 8                 10 am-1 pm                Wallet with Mary, class 2 of 2

Wed. Feb. 9                 11 am-2 pm                Dear Jane Club, for civil war enthusiasts

Wed. Feb. 9                 5:30-8:00 pm                        Doll Club

Thurs. Feb. 10              6-8 pm                         Bedroom Decor, table covering & accessories, $10

Fri. Feb. 11                  1-4 pm                         Crazy Quilting with Deanna VanAssche, $10

Tues. Feb. 15               6:30-8:30 pm                        Knit Club, see above for details

Fri. Feb. 18                  10 am-3 pm                Bedroom Decor, table covering & accessories, $20

Fri. Feb. 18                  5:30-9 pm                   Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

Sat. Feb. 19                 10 am-4 pm                Yellow Brick Road Quilt, fat quarter friendly, $20

Mon. Feb. 21               6:30-8:30 pm                        Beginning Quilting, class 4 of 6

Tues. Feb. 22               10-noon                 Embroidery Club, $5 per session or $20 per year

Thurs. Feb. 24              6-8 pm                         Bedroom Decor, pillows and shams, $10

Fri. Feb. 25                  1-4 pm                         Crazy Quilting with Deanna VanAssche, $10

Mon. Feb. 28               6:30-8:30 pm                        Beginning Quilting, class 5 of 6 (class ends 3-7)

 

 

 

Don't forget our

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

SALE!!!!

Sunday, Feb. 6, 1-4 pm

25% off Storewide!

 

 

 

 

Be sure to call 586-727-1555 to register for a class today!  Our class policy is that we offer all our students a 15% discount on all regular priced merchandise with a paid class fee.  You MUST REGISTER EARLY FOR CLASSES 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 registered will be cancelled.  Make sure we have it in writing in our class registration book!  If we have to cancel a class, your registration fee is fully refundable.  There are no refunds if you cancel a class with less than a week's notification unless there are special circumstances.  In-store credit will be given under special circumstances but Gina or Sue must personally Okay this.

 

 

 

Our hours are:


Tuesday-Thursday   10-5 pm

Friday                        10-7 pm

Saturday              10-4 pm

 

We are closed Sundays and Mondays (except for special sales and classes)

 

 

Thank you and God bless all of you for your continued friendship and support!

Gina and Sue, the Sew Together Women