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                      Happy Spring & Happy Mothers Day!!!

I hope this newsletter finds each of you doing well and enjoying the beginning of May and preparing for a busy month of visits from our children and grandchildren as well as time spent with our graduates of both high school and college!!

In celebration of Spring and Mothers Day several companies are running sales:
*Janome is offering free items and a discounted price on many of their machines, and I have ordered  many of them to display in the store, so yes we have them in stock! They also have a financing promotion running this month -
*Arrow & Kangaroo Cabinets are 20% off of MSRP
*Our New Koala's are also on sale for 20% off MSRP
*Handi Quilter is running its anniversary sale from the 16th - 30th - 0 down 0% interest for 36 months and $20 Shipping.
*In addition to these sales I am also putting all Oliso irons & Ott Lites on sale for 20% off!

Our first PHD Quilter's Retreat is happening this coming up weekend and I hope all of you have a good time up in Santo, Texas!

I am kicking off a two new programs here at PHD Quilts!!!

The first one is sale related - The Daily Sale Bolt - Each morning the first person to come into the store and buy yardage off of a bolt will receive 20% off that first cut off the bolt. Then the bolt will be placed on display at the front of the store and everyone who buys fabric off that bolt will receive 15% off their cut of fabric.

The second is our PHDs to Quilts Program - You will provide us with a list of your PHDs (Projects half Done), they need to be quilts, not bags or table runners, and they need to be quilting related. As you complete each project you will bring them in and we will check them off your list - yes, they have to be quilted and bound. And for finishing your PHDs you will receive the following:

Get your Associate of Arts in Quilting with 10 PHDs Completed
you receive a PHD Quilts Window Decal
Get your Bachelors of Arts in Quilting with 20 PHDs Completed
you receive a PHD Quilts T-Shirt
Get your Masters of Arts in Quilting with 40 PHDs Completed
you receive a PHD Quilts Bag
Get your PhD in PHDs when you complete 60 PHDs
you receive 1/2 of your PHD Quilting retreat fee!

Summer is right around the corner - if you have children or grandchildren we have partnered again with McLennan Community College to hold Kid Camps throughout the summer. You can enroll online at or by calling 254-299-8888.

(I am only listing those that have available spots)


THOUGHTS OF THE MONTH - A hand embroidered pattern of the month - to keep as small quilts to display or put together into a quilt of encouragement. $10 month

Star Spangled in Blue  - $15 month for 12 months
A beautiful paper pieced block of the month!

Tranquility - $21 Month - 12 Months
A deceptive Block of the month - this fabric looks like batiks but in reality it is all cotton prints!

Bell Canto - $45 Month - 7 months
A unique Block of the Month that uses strips and that gives you 7 different quilt patterns, one each month, all of which uses the 2 1/2" strips! This Batik Block of the Month will start in April and will run for 7 months. The Tonga Stonewash has to be seen to be believed! This fabric is beautiful and has more blues than browns.

by Kim Diehl for Henry Glass. A Quilt Block House Pattern - 6 month program. $23 Month

MYSTICAL PRISM: A New batik bom from Tonga Batiks and a Wing and a Prayer Designs. $20 MONTH.

LEGENDARY LOVES: $23 MONTH. Begins November 1st.

Aunt Grace's Basket of Scraps - $26 Month
A 9-month program from Marcus Fabrics - This is a combination of applique and pieced blocks. Sign up and purchase your book, then each month you will pick up your fabric kit.
This BOM starts in February.

Painter's Garden -  Your Choice of Pieced ($24 Month) or Appliqued ($29 Month)
A 9-month program from Marcus Fabrics with your choice of how you complete the middle - pieced or appliqued.  This BOM starts in March.

Bristle Creek Farmhouse -  $24 Month
A 12-month program from Marcus Fabrics.This BOM begins in January.


Longarm Quilters Club - Meets on the Thursday after the first Wednesday (the day after HQ Ruler Club) of each month at 10am. We meet discuss problems and solutions, have show and tell and learn a new technique/ruler or foot. The cost of this class is $10.

HQ Ruler Club - Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 10am. Each month will feature a new Handi Quilter ruler. We will watch the video together, and then we will all practice with our new rulers. These rulers are exclusive to club members and will not be sold to the public until next year. $20 to join then $29 per ruler.

Kimberbell Embroidery Club - This club will meet on the second Thursday of the month at 10 am. Each month you will receive an exclusive Kimberbell Club pattern digital file, printed instruction sheet and kit to complete the project. Cost of this class is $29.99 per month and will be set up like a Block of the Month.

Quilts of Valor Meets here on the first Tuesday of the Month, this will change with summer when the meetings will move to the first Monday of the month for June, July, and August.

Wednesday Bee meets each Wednesday from 10-4. This is an open bee and our classroom has been retaken so we have lots of room! During the Summer the Bee will move to Fridays due to the Kids camps!

In addition to these classes we have partnered with McLennan Community College to teach the following:

T-Shirt Quilts
Intro to Machine Quilting
Finishing a Quilt
Technique Classes
Introduction to Quilting
Beginning Quilting and Intermediate Quilting.
You can see our full schedule in the MCC Continuing Education Books or online at You can enroll for any of the classes by calling 254-299-8888.

On a personal note, I wish to thank each of you for your thoughts and prayers during my family's time of loss, my brother is out of pain and in the father's arms now, as is my Aunt whose memory is now whole again as she rejoins her family and her heavenly father. Your prayers were greatly needed and wholly felt and I truly appreciate each and every one of you both for the prayers already said and for continuing to hold my family up in prayer as we adjust to life here on earth without pieces of our family.

Again, thank you all for your continued support of the shop, I really enjoy spending time with you all and helping you finish your quilts.
Until I see you, please be safe, happy, and quilting!



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