November/December 2011 Newsletter

Sew Together         Quilt Shop

November and December 2011


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

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Dear Sisters in Thread,

            It's almost impossible to believe I'm sending you the final Sew Together Newsletter of 2011! But just because it's the last, doesn't mean it's the least...we have so much great stuff to share with you as November and December roll in.

            First things first, planning for our annual Holiday Hop "Celebrate" is in full swing. You can see all the samples of every free pattern at Passports are just $10 and there are lots of prizes, discounts and demos to be had.  You also get charms at every stop along the way. Bring a canned good to donate at every shop and receive free fabric that will make a pretty Peppermint Twist quilt! We hope to see you November 11 and 12.

            We are also planning our own smaller, intimate annual Christmas Tea on Sunday, December 4 from 1-4 pm.  We will be demonstrating some wonderful ideas for quick, inexpensive gifts and decorations for the holidays. You can get a look at clothesline bags and trivets, origami fabric stars and much more.  We will have a cash and carry knitting event that day, too.  We will have some wonderful silk hand-dyed knitted scarf kits from HPKY Yarns (and other types of kits, too!) at a special price that would make wonderful gift to yourself or a knitter friend.  Make any purchase that day and be entered in a drawing for a $50 gift certificate. And of course, there will be tea and cookies! We hope you will make out your wish lists and leave them for your loved ones, too!

            Beginning Friday November 26 and ending Friday December 30, anytime you make a purchase; your name will be put in a bowl.  On Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012 we will pick a name from the bowl and that person will win a fabulous kit from our shop.  It is our Christmas present to you.

            During December we will also be offering our classroom to you free-of-charge so you can finish those special home made gifts in secret!  We have scheduled Saturdays on December 10 & 17 for this, but you are welcome anytime else if our classroom is open.  You just have to call and ask!

            Doll classes are also be offered in November, for all of you who have been asking.  Trish is offering her Pick A Pattern Doll class in 2 sessions on Saturday Nov. 19 & 26. Come see the samples and join in the fun.

            Gina is offering a wonderful knitted scarf class and a class in clothesline fabric trivets. Both would make fantastic gifts this holiday season. Gina is also planning a charming new block of the month that will begin in January, so stay tuned!

            Last but not least, don't forget to check out our Clearance Section at the shop.  There is always new fabric, notions and YARN to be had for closeout prices!


            Our holiday hours will be: Closed on Thanksgiving, November 24.  Closed on Saturday Dec. 24 through Monday, Dec. 26. Closed Saturday Dec. 31 through Monday, Jan. 2.



So here is a look at our November and December schedule of events!





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

                                                                        available, $5

Wed. Nov. 2                7-8 pm                         Handi Quilter Club, $5 or free if you bought your

                                                                        machine from us

Sat. Nov. 5                  10-3 pm                   UFO Club, bring in a project to work on and stay

                                                                        for lunch and have a great time, $10

Mon. Nov. 7                6-8 pm                         Beginning Quilting, class 5 of 6

Wed. Nov. 9                11-2 pm                   Dear Jane Club for Civil War enthusiasts, Patriots

                                                                        In Petticoats welcome too!

Wed. Nov. 9                5:30-9 pm                   Doll Club

Fri & Sat

Nov. 11-12                  9 am – 7 pm                Holiday Hop: Celebrate! fun, prizes, free patterns!


Mon. Nov. 14              6-8 pm                         Beginning Quilting, class 6 of 6

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

Wed. Nov. 16              5:30-8:30 pm                        Knit a Scarf or Two with Gina – great gift for your

                                                                        favorite people, $10

Thurs. Nov. 17            6-8 pm                         Embroidery Club

Fri. Nov. 18                 1-4 pm                         Victorian Crazy Quilting with Deanna, $10

Sat. Nov. 19                10-2 pm                   Pick a Pattern Doll Class with Trish, class 1 of 2,

                                                                        lots of fun, $35

Fri. Nov. 25                 5-9 pm                         Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

Sat. Nov. 26                10-2 pm                   Pick a Pattern Doll Class, class 2 of 2




Thurs. Dec. 1               noon-3 pm                   Knit a Scarf or Two with Gina, see above for details

Thurs. Dec. 1               6-8 pm                         Embroidery Club

Sat. Dec. 3                   10-3 pm                   UFO Club, see above for details


Sun. Dec. 4                  1-4 pm                         Christmas Tea, demonstrations, kits, gift ideas,

                                                                        prizes, wish lists, cookies and more! Don't Miss!!


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

Wed. Dec. 7                11-1 OR 5-7                        Clothesline Trivets...still time to make a great gift

                                                                        This class is FREE!

Fri. Dec. 9                    5-9 pm                         Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

Sat. Dec. 10                 all day                          Free studio time to work on your projects

Wed. Dec. 14              11-2 pm                   Dear Jane Club for Civil War enthusiasts, Patriots

                                                                        in Petticoats welcome, too!

Sat. Dec. 17                 all day                          Free studio time to work on your projects

Tues. Dec. 20               6:30-8:30 pm                        Knit Club – Christmas party!

Fri. Dec. 23                  5-9 pm                         Fun Friday, work on your own projects, $5

Thurs. Dec. 29             6-8 pm                         Embroidery Club




Special Events!


Celebrate! 2011 Holiday Hop

8 shops, free stuff, oodles of fun!

Friday and Saturday, Nov. 11 & 12          Passports $10


Annual Christmas Tea

Sunday, Dec. 4 from 1-4 pm!

Gift Ideas, Demonstrations, Wish Lists, Prizes, Cookies!


Would you like to schedule a special event or class for your local quilt club?? Gina and Sue travel with trunk shows and great ideas for a fun and informative time!

Just call us to schedule your event!


We are Handi Quilter Representatives...

Come in and try out the best personal Long Arm machine!


We also clean, adjust and fix your old domestic sewing machines for a very reasonable price!

No charge if we can't help fix your problem, either!


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