I hope this newsletter finds each of you doing wellI hope you enjoyed Memorial Day weekend and found a moment to remember our service men and women, both past and present.
I have had a busy few weeks! Spring Market in Portland, Oregon was wonderful and we have lots of new notions, patterns and fabric lines to share with you all!!
I am currently in Salt Lake City, Utah at Retailer academy, learning about Handi Quilters and discovering my superpowers!
The shop will be busy this summer as we kick off sewing camps for our young sewers!
We have had to swap dates for some of our monthly classes, I was going to take a picture of our schedule and post it here in thee newsletter, but alas I can’t do that from the iPad, so please go to our web site and check the dates before class to make sure it hasn’t changed.
On June 14,15, and 16 we will be hosting Handi Quilter National educator Denise Best!
If you want to learn how to long arm, and/or learn tricks and techniques to strengthen your skills then the Thursday classes are for you, if you have a pro stitcher and have the basics down then Friday is your day to learn how to rock quilting and take your quilting to the next level. For those of us who have art and stitch Saturday is our day to learn the wonders of art and stitch and how to design our own quilting designs with ease and joy. I am looking forward to learning from Denise, each time I have hosted an educator I have learned something new and strengthened my quilting skills. During this time, starting June Forth, Handi Quilter is having a thread promotion! So you get not only a great machine but some awesome threads as well!!
At the end of June or first of July, the first opportunity I have to work it in the schedule we will be hosting a Jelly Roll Rug class - make your jelly roll rug and take it with you, your choice oval or square!!
For the month of June Janome is running a buy at our employee’s price promotion, so all of our Janome machines are on sale for 25% off MSRP!
We are continuing our bolt of the day program, so each morning the first cut of yardage decides the bolt and that lucky customer gets 20% off that cut and everyone else receives 15% off any cut off that bolt. Also a reminder if you take what’s on the bolt on any bolt in the store you receive 20% off that cut of fabric.
Arrow and Kangaroo cabinets are on sale this month - all in stock cabinets are 25% off.
I look forward to seeing you all in the coming days and being back!! As much as I enjoy learning new things and finding new things for you I miss being out on the floor helping my quilting family make quilts!!!!!!
I am currently looking for a book keeper/ office clerk if you are that person or know a person that would be a good addition to our PHD family please come see me.
BLOCK OF THE MONTH PROGRAMS, CLUBS AND CLASSES GALORE!!
(I am only listing those that have available spots)
BLOCK OF THE MONTH PROGRAMS:
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.
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.
Conestoga Crossing - $26 - 12 Month
This Block of the Month uses Civil War Era reproductions and takes you across the prairie with the men and women who settled the American west.
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 be kicking off a new ruler club with all new rulers in July!!!!! 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 $39.99 per month and will be set up like a Block of the Month.
In addition to these classes we have partnered with McLennan Community College to teach the following:
Intro to Machine Quilting
Finishing a Quilt
Introduction to Quilting
Beginning Quilting and Intermediate Quilting.
You can see our full schedule in the MCC Continuing Education Books or online at www.mccandyou.com You can enroll for any of the classes by calling 254-299-8888
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!