March/ April 2011 Newsletter

Sew Together Quilt Shop

March and April 2011


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

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Dear Sisters in Thread,


            I guess we can't hold our breath until Spring arrives, but really?  The little warm up in February was just a cruel tease for those of us who are longing for warmer weather!  Our only consolation is this is perfect weather to quilt and knit!

            Gina is repeating some of her home decor classes this newsletter and Jeanette is back with her class Lois' Tote that makes a fantastic overnight bag.  I am featuring a how to machine quilt class in two evening sessions that will give you the confidence to quilt your own tops on your own domestic sewing machine.  Rita has a wonderful new quilt and class called "Retrospection" that will become one of your favorites. Crazy quilting – by hand and by machine – will be on tap. Paula will show you how to make a rabbit table runner and Mary will teach you to make a cute piecework jacket from a sweatshirt (children or adult sizes). Knit club also continues for all of you who want to work on your own projects with a little advice available if needed!

            There are two wonderful quilt shows happening in April.  The Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit will have their show April 8 & 9.  The Peaches and Patches Quilt Guild of Romeo will have their show on April 29 and 30.  Both shows are standouts and lots of fun to visit.  More info will be available in our shop as the dates grow closer.

            Plans are already in high gear for our next June's Stash Dash.  We are adding two new shops to the group and have a bus already booked on Thursday June 16 for your dashing pleasure.  Please call us for details!  The dates of the dash are June 16, 17 & 18.

            We will be having a little Easter Sale the week of April 19-23.  We will have Easter Eggs with candy to give to all our customers and also inside each egg will be a discount coupon for your purchase that day. Chocolate and much better can it get?  You can get a new egg each time you visit us this week, so we hope to see you often!

            And last but not least, Handi Quilter Club is meeting again in March.  Wednesday, March 2 from 7pm to 8 pm Jeanette will share her knowledge.  How to make foam stencils is scheduled.  Handi Quilter Club is free to those of you who bought your machine from us, and only $5 for those of you who didn't. 

So here is a look at our class schedule for March and April:




March Classes


Tues. March 1              6:30-8:30                     Knit Club, work on your own projects with help

                                                                        available. $5 per session or $35 for the year. Club

                                                                        meets twice per month.

Wed. March 2              7-8 pm                         Handi Quilter Club, see newsletter body for details

Wed. March 9              11am-2 pm                  Dear Jane Club for Civil War enthusiasts

Wed. March 9              5:30-8:30 pm               Doll Club

Fri. March 11               1-4 pm                         Victorian Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Sat. March 19              noon-4 pm                   Retrospection quilt with Rita, $30

Tues. March 22            6:30 – 8:30                   Knit Club, work on your own projects.

Thurs. March 24           10:30 am – 1pm           Lois' Tote with Jeanette, class 1 of 3, $30

Thurs. March 24           6-8 pm                         Crazy Quilting by Machine w/ Gina, $10

Fri. March 25               1-4 pm                         Victorian Crazy Quilting w/ Deanna, $10

Sat. March 26              9-11 am                       Breakfast Club, call for details

Sat. March 26              noon-3 pm                   Rabbit Table Runner w/ Paula, $20

Thurs. March 31           10:30 am – 1 pm          Lois' Tote with Jeanette, class 2 of 3




April Classes


Sat. April 2                   noon-4 pm                   Homemade Pies, class in making the alternate

                                                                        block in Rita's popular embroidery series and a

                                                                        great quilt on it's own merit, $30

Mon. April 4                6:30-8:30 pm               Machine quilting on your own machine, learn how

                                                                        to quilt your own tops yourself. Small quilt to make

                                                                        required before class (instructions given with your

                                                                        sign-up). Class 1 of 2, $30 w/ Sue

Tues. April 5                10 am – 1 pm               Sweatshirt Jacket, class 1 of 2, $20 w/ Mary

Tues. April 5                6:30-8:30 pm               Knit Club, work on your own projects

Thurs. April 7               10:30 am – 1 pm          Lois's Tote, class 3 of 3

Fri. April 8                   1-4 pm                         Victorian Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Mon. April 11              6:30-8:30 pm               Machine Quilting Techniques, class 2 of 2

Tues. April 12              10 am – 1 pm               Sweatshirt Jacket, class 2 of 2

Wed. April 13              11 am – 2 pm               Dear Jane for Civil War enthusiasts

Wed. April 13              5:30 – 8:30 pm Doll Club

Thurs. April 14 5-9 pm                         Bedroom Decor w/ Gina, quilt & valance, $20

Tues. April 19              6:30-8:30 pm               Knit Club, work on your own projects

Fri. April 29                 1-4 pm                         Victorian Crazy Quilting w/ Deanna, $10


Fun Friday is a great group of women who meet to work on their own projects from 5-9 pm on selected Fridays.  The cost is $5. Tentative dates are March 4, & 18 and April 1 & 15. Please call to confirm these dates before you come! 



Dates to Remember!


April 19-23 Easter Egg Sale at the Shop!


April 8 & 9  Quilt Guild of Metro Detroit Quilt Show

"Quilts From the Heart" at the Roseville

Recreation Center, 18185 Sycamore St.


April 29 & 30 Peaches & Patches of Romeo Quilt Show

361 Morton St. (Romeo Parks & Rec. Center)





Class Policy


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