August Newsletter from Sew Together

Sew Together Quilt Shop

69295 North Main Street

Richmond, Michigan 48062


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August 2015 Newsletter:


Hot Quilting is Not Hot Yoga-It’s Cool!


Dear Sisters in Thread,

            After 21 years of writing our newsletter, the headline above may just be the silliest one I have ever written. Forgive me, but I’m leaving it. It is just too hot to reconsider.

            August is one of those months that everyone is saying “what happened to all my time???” We are in the same boat; Row by Row kit making is becoming a habit and it is hard to believe the season of H2O is halfway over! We are thrilled to have a winning quilt already hanging in our shop thanks to Wanda Philbin of Pte. Tremble Canada! She made a gorgeous quilt using our Surf and Sand row along with 3 other Michigan and 4 Wisconsin Rows acquired on her vacation! Please come in and admire all her hard work!

            We have two wonderful Amy Bradley Blocks of the Month starting in August. First is the Campers Quilt that is bringing a smile to everyone’s faces and stirring some good memories too. The second is the Garden Quilt that features bright happy flowers and gardening tools.

            For those of you who are looking for something a little cooler (!), Paula is doing a Snowbound Block of the Month that features pretty snowflakes and snowmen. Please come in and check them all out soon.

            We are also starting a Scrap Club at the shop and will have a planning meeting 11 am on Saturday August 22 open to anyone who is interested.

            Our Free Demos Thursday has been a big hit in July and it is continuing into August. Every Thursday at 2 pm, either Gina or I will be demonstrating a tool, technique or pattern. You can check your email inbox on each Tuesday to see what the Thursday demonstration will be!

            Also a reminding that the AQS Quilt Show is happening in Grand Rapids from August 12-15!


So here is a look at our August Schedule:


Tues. Aug. 4              6:30-8:30                  Knit Club, work on your own project with help available

Thurs. Aug. 6                        2 pm                           Free Demo Thursday

Wed. Aug. 12             11-2                             Dear Jane Club for Civil War enthusiasts

Thurs. Aug. 13          2 pm                           Free Demo Thursday

Thurs. Aug. 13          6-8 pm                       Applique and Stitchery Club

Fri. Aug. 14               1-3 pm                        Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Fri. Aug. 14               5-9 pm                        Fun Friday, bring dish to pass & work on own projects, $5

Sat. Aug. 15               10-2                            Doll Club with Trish

Tues. Aug. 18                        6:30-8:30                  Knit Club, work on your own project with help available

Wed. Aug. 19             11-12:30                     Jo’s Little Women’s Club

Thurs. Aug. 20         2 pm                           Free Demo Thursday

Sat. Aug. 22               11 am                          Scrap Club organizational meeting, FREE

Tues. Aug. 25                        10:30-12:30              Curvy Club, Last of series, sashing and borders*

Wed. Aug. 26                        11-12:30 and 6-7:30Simple What Nots’ Club

Thurs. Aug. 27          2 pm                           Free Demo Thursday

Thurs. Aug. 27          7-9 pm                        Curvy Club, Last of series, sashings and borders*

Fri. Aug. 28               1-3 pm                        Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Fri. Aug. 28               5-9 pm                        Fun Friday, bring dish to pass & work on own projects, $5


*Curvy Club is a club a 12-month club where you make a sampler quilt using the Sew Kind of Wonderful Curvy Ruler and Pattern. Each month you will complete a curved piecing block in class. The next session of Curvy Club will begin in September, with morning, afternoon and evening classes available. The classes are free, but we require you purchase your ruler, pattern and fabrics from us. Call Sue at the shop for more details or with any questions. Classes are limited to 6 per session.


Class Policy: We ask that you call ahead to reserve your space in a class.Classes without the minimum number of students will be cancelled and your fee refunded. We offer all paid students a 15% discount on regular priced merchandise. Your registration fee is fully refundable if you cancel 1 week prior to class and store credit will be given under special circumstances but must be personally Okayed by Gina or Sue if you can’t attend due to an unforeseen emergency.


We are an authorized HandiQuilter dealer and can offer you a great quilting experience with these American-made, high-quality quilting machines! Please call us for a test drive! We offer sales and authorized repairs on Handi Quilters, even if you didn’t buy your machine from us.

We want to remind you to go to and sign up for our newsletter. It is easy to do and when you submit your email you will receive a free pattern!


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