August Newsletter

Fall Retreat still has room! It will be held at the community center on September 8-10 so there will be plenty of room to spread out and quilt! We will get started at 1:00 on the 8th and finish up at 1:00 on the 10th. Cost is $125 per person that would include all meals and a gift bag. Sleeping accommodations can be found at the following locations: Faulkton Inn 598-4567; West Side Motel 598-4340; 212 Lodge 598-6678; Call today and get signed up!!

IMG_9030Block of the Month is starting this month!  This vintage block of the month will start and run for 6 months! The cost is $29.99 a month. The pattern includes the templates — That is amazigardenng, they are all cut out for you to use. We are very limited on this BOM so please register today if you’re interested!! Believe me if you’re into the vintage look this quilt is so so cute! Even those who don’t think they like vintage love this super sweet quilt. This is a sample of the templates and how easy it will be to create this amazing quilt!

Coming Up

Vending at the Prairie Stripers Retreat on August 26 & 27

Shop Hop October 1-8    More information will be coming but you won’t want to miss this fun event!

rowbyrow16Row by Row is still in full swing.  Angela Sanders of Aberdeen was the big winner of the row by row quilt. You can still continue to collect the rows and we know you will love ours!

May Newsletter

Welcome to Spring!  We have lots of wonderful fabrics that will bring a smile to your face! NowIMG_9064‘s the time to be thinking about those last minute graduation gifts.  Stacy is making laundry bags for all her graduates this year.  Just 1 yard plus a ⅓ yard accent fabric and a drawstring and you have an easy gift that will get used by all graduating from High School.

We will be vending in Wishek on May 14th. They always have a great quilt show that is very inspiring.  If you’re looking for road trip, this should be on your route!

May 19th is Spring Fling in Faulkton! Makes plans to attend the city wide event. Many of the businesses in town are releasing new merchandise and having sales. It is worth the trip to the Carousel City! Get a free gift when you make a $25 purchase at the shop.

May 26th is our 9 for $9. Come spend a Thursday catching up on those projects you need to have done for the summer events. Bring a snack to share and we will run from 10-7.

June 18th The first meeting of the Bag Ladies Club will commence. Want to bagjoin? This is for the ladies who love a new purse or bag. Through out the next 12 months we will offer 4 bag classes in the shop and by joining the club you will receive exclusive extras for bags you make at home throughout the year! Cost to join the club is $35 and each class is $10 to attend. The first class we will be making this purse. It measures approximately 9.5 x 15. It has a large and two smaller outside pockets. You will be able to pick your fabrics and be given finish hints to make it your unique bag. The pattern is included in the $10.

 

437-vintage_ice_skate-webJuly 16th is an Embroidery class taught by Lori! Here’s your chance to learn hand embroidery! We will be doing this vintage ice skate wall hanging. This is a project that you can have up all winter long. The cost is $25 for the class and that includes the pattern. We will have kits available for purchase that include all the threads and crayons. Yep, you read right– not only will you be hand sewing but leaning the technique to shade in the colors on the skate. Class will run from 10-3 and it is a must you pick up your kit ahead of time to have the tracing done so you are ready to start with the sewing. The finished size is 24 x 30

July 22 & 23 is our Mystery Quilt Mini Retreat! For those who love adventure this is for you. We will get started at 1:00 on Friday and concluded 24 hours later. All we will tell you about the quilt is that it is for a beginner level and finished size is 48 x 60 but it can easily be added to and made bigger. We will furnish all the meals. Cost is $55 plus supplies.IMG_9030

Block of the Month

Starting in August this vintage block of the month will start and run for 6 months! More details to follow but if you think you might be interested please call the shop and get on the list.  There is very limited space for this project.

 

 

 

New Fabrics & Kits

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New Precuts

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Vintage is in and we’ve got plenty of vintage in the shop!

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Grab bags of fabric! Each bag contains a total of 1.5 yards of fabric. Pieces are at least ⅛ yard on up to ½ yard cuts. Bags are color coordinated. This is a steal at $6.99

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September Newsletter

Fall Retreat October 1-3

IMG_7517Pre-Registration Deadline for fall retreat is September 18th!!!  We will get started at 1:00 on Thursday the 1st and finish up by 1:00 on Saturday.

Sara Crum will teach a curved pattern technique all day on Friday called Circle & Spin by Jean Kritenbrink.  The fee for the class is $25 plus the pattern if you are a retreat participant, if you want to take the class only on Friday from 9:00-5:00 the fee is $50.

Cost for retreat Pre-registration is $100 until the 10th. After that date the cost is $125.

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Block of the Month

In October we will start this super cute retro block of the month. Each month you will receive enough fabric to do four blocks. The fabrics pictFullSizeRenderured here on the sample quilt are the exact pieces you will use in your quilt. The finished size is 62 ½” x 76 ½”.  The BOM lasts for 12 months and of course we will mail to you if needed! Cost is $19.99 a month.  Sign up today.

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Fall means the start of the 10 for $10!!

We know that you’re excited about getting started with this fun event again. If you haven’t come to sew with us- do it! We sew for 10 hours for $10, it’s potluck, bring a snack to share and your fun attitude!  Mark your calendars for September 24th,  October 22nd and November 12th.

We will be Vending in Andover at the Threshing Show this weekend, September 11-13th.  Make sure to come by the booth and see some great fall kits.

Beginning Quilting

We know you’re out there, all the budding quilters.  You say to us all the time, I’m going to take a class – so here’s your chance.  November 5 & 19 we will be offering a basic quilting class. The class will be piecing a simple quilt.  Cost for the class is $25 plus supplies.

IMG_7518Remember our Long Arm quilt machine is up and running! We would love to help you finish your quilt. Give us a call or stop in if you have questions about our quilt service.

Heart of the South Dakota Shop Hop

Make plans to attend our “Fall Into Fun” fall shop hop October 10-17.  Start at any of the locations to get your passport and when you get your stamp at each location you will be in the drawing for the big prize!   Locations include: both Watertown locations, Aberdeen, Lake Preston, and Huron. The theme is fall and each shop will provide a free pattern and Fat Quarter to make a fall themed quilt. Each shop will also have kits for sale if you would like to collect them all and make a quilt or wall hanging. If you get your passport stamped at each sight you will be entered into the grand prize drawing which  is the “Ultimate Quilter’s Package” worth $600!  Please mark your calendars and make plans to jump in the car and check out the shops. We will be having extended hours that week including being open on Sunday & Monday.

New Fabrics

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With fall fast approaching maybe it’s time to plan a flannel project, we have the Maywood Woolies on the bolt and in layer cakes and jelly rolls!

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Upcoming Block of the Months

We are so excited about these BOM’s!!! For two very different reasons.

FullSizeRender-2Starting in January we will be doing the Amish With A Twist III by Nancy Rink.  It is a 10 month BOM that appeals to us for many reasons.  We love the modern twist of using bold solid cottons.  Yet it has the traditional blocks and piecing. Although it is hard from the picture to see, the background is navy- another fun feature. The finished size is 98″ x 107″.  We are working on the final price but if you’re interested please get your name on the list today, as this will be limited.

 

February BOM is for batik lovers and we can’t tell you how excited we are about thisFullSizeRender-3 breathtaking quilt. The River Rock quilt is a 9 month BOM that is constructed using 10″ squares. The finished size is 77 ½” x 85″.  Again, space is limited for this BOM too. We will have prices soon, so if interested please call and get your name on the list.

 

May Newsletter

Thank You!!! To all of our Spring Retreat participants!  We had so much fun and sure you did too! The food and fellowship was amazing!

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Mark your calendars for our Fall Retreat September 3-5.  We are thrilled to have Sarah Crum teach a class on IMG_6616this quilt at our fall retreat. More details to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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This wallhanging will run May-October. Each month you will receive 2 blocks to complete. Some are pieced and some have simple appliqué. The cost is $19.99 a month and that includes the embellishments and all fabrics for the top and binding. Make sure to get signed up right away, the first 15 people are guaranteed the exact fabrics shown in the model. Finished size is 40 x 40

 

 

 

IMG_6601-1The quilt machine is up and running!  We have a great variety of all over patterns to make your quilt a beautiful finished product! We have wideback cottons, flannels, and  minkees, so there is something for any project you bring us. Call or stop in with your quilts for us to talk quilting.

 

May Events and Classes

May 21st – Spring Fling in Faulkton. Make plans to attend this event, not only we will be offering specials at our shop, all the shops including the Potting Shed will be running specials.  Our specials include 50% off all sale fabrics and $1 off per yard on all regular priced fabrics. One yard cuts for both sales.  Plus the Weathered Door is going to be holding a Porch Paint Party! Lora will have her furniture, paint and finished pieces for sale.  20% off all retired colors is the speical running that day. For your shopping convenience, our Spring Fling sales will start at 2:00pm

May 30th Beginning Sewing! You’ve asked for it and we will do a beginning sewing event. Even if your sewing skills are limited, you will be able to tackle this project. We will cover basics and work on a fun table runner. Cost is $25 plus supplies.

We are attending Quilt Market in May, so we will again be coming back with a ton of new ideas!!

Please note there is no 10 for $10 in May.

June Events and Classes

June 6 & 7 we will be at the State Quilt Show in Aberdeen.

Mid June we will take our fabric on the road and be stopping at the following areas, Selby, Timber Lake, & Faith. We’re teaming up with The Weathered Door and bringing fabric and furniture to these locations.  We’re getting all the details finalized, be looking for a special email to come out soon!!

10 for $10- June 25th If you haven’t come to spend the day quilting with us yet, now is the time. It’s a fun day full of laughter and accomplishments. Bring a project to work on or get something when you arrive at the shop.

 

July Events and Classes

Christmas in July will be the 24 & 25th! I can’t tell you how excited we are about our new Christmas fabrics that we have coming.

Note there will be no 10 for $10 in July.

New Things in the Shop:

Plus remember that we sell Janome Sewing Machines and carry TailorMade cabinets and cutting tables!

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Kits available for this adorable owl fabric.

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Stacy had to have this one for her personal stash, she loves it so much. Bright and fun!!

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Love the blue & gray in this fabric line.

 

April Newsletter

Lace Embellishment Class set for April 11th!

Lace is so popular for the season and we’re offering you a chance to update your wardrobe! Bring in a clothing item you already have- a sweater, denim jacket, T-shirt, the list goes on and we will help you spruce it up with all the amazing lace embellishments we have. Let the creativity flow and walk out with a whole new outfit. We’ve added lace to a denim jacket to add pop and the bottom of a cardigan to make it look more dressy.  Sewing skills can be limited, in most cases it will be straight stitches and maybe a little hand work. Class starts at 10 and runs until 2:30 but it may not take you that long to create your new look. Check out these amazing embellishments you will be working with. You won’t want to miss this! Cost is $25 plus supplies.   lace7lace6lace5

 

April 16th- Janome is to Love Me. This class will focus on using the many feet that came with your machine. Chances are you don’t use them because you don’t know what they do. The class is free to those who have purchased a machine from us. For those who didn’t the fee is $10. Again, we will be doing a small project so the supplies with the project will be additional. Sign up today. Class runs from 3:00-5:00.

 

Spring Retreat

We still have a few spots left for our Spring Retreat,  April 30- May 2. We plan on doing a fun Mystery table topper/wallhanging at this year’s retreat. The size will be 40 x 40 and needs 4 colors. The pattern will be free when you purchase the fabric from us. You can work at your own pace and create a really fun piece. There is no extra cost to participate in the mystery event. The retreat begins Thursday at 1:00 and Cost is $125 for this fun quilting event.

 

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The second season of Downton Abbey fabrics features the Lord & Lady plus the Downstairs Downton Collections. We took those fabrics and combined them to make a Union Jack quilt. Very Downton Abbey and very fun! Here is a sneak peak of the quilt to give you an idea of how the Union Jack quilt is going to look.  Please note in the sashing the Castle is fussy cut and added. We will be using all red, white and blues to make the fun blocks. It is really easy to do, it uses a template to cut the blocks. From start to finish it only takes an hour to make a block. Each month you will receive enough fabric  to make two blocks. Again, it will be limited to the first 20 people, so please register now. Cost will be $19.99 a month and the finished size of the quilt will be 73″ x 91″.

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We fell in love with these Kim Diehl projects! We will be using the Heritage Hollow collection of fabrics she designed to make six cute wall hangings/table toppers ranging in size from 10 1/2″ x 11 1/2″ to 37″square. Each project includes some traditional quilting patchwork and some have a sprinkling of simple appliqué. Here is a picture of one of the fun projects ahead!! If interested, please call or email if you would like to be a part of the project. The cost is $39.99 per project which includes the pattern, all fabrics for the top, back and binding! The projects will come every other month starting next week.

Halloween halloween bom 2BOM  Wallhanging   runs May-October

The wallhanging will feature both appliqué pieces and pieced blocks too. We’re doing the finishing touches on the design and fabrics.  Here is a sneak peak to give you an idea of the blocks and fabrics we have in mind. The finished size will be 40 x 40. pumpkins

May Events and Classes

May 9th we will be vending in Wishek, North Dakota for their annual Quilt Show!!

May 21st – Spring Fling in Faulkton.  Make plans to attend this event, not only we will be offering specials at our shops, all the shops including the Potting Shed will be running specials.

May 30th Beginning Sewing! You’ve asked for it and we will do a beginning sewing event.  Even if you know how to sew, we will cover basics and work on a fun project. Cost is $25 plus supplies.

We are planning on attending Quilt Market in May, so we will again be coming back with a ton of new ideas!!

Looking ahead for summer- yes I said summer! Here’s a look forward to some of our upcoming events:

Christmas in July!! I can’t tell you how excited we are about our new Christmas fabrics that we have coming.

Also be looking for our traveling road show coming to a location near you. We’re teaming up with The Weathered Door and bringing fabric and furniture to little towns in South Dakota. We will make sure to keep you informed of the places we plan to visit with our gypsy bus and trailer!

 

September Newsletter

Fall Retreat Pre-Registration Deadline is September 17th!nifty 9

October 2-4 is Fall Retreat. We are thrilled to announce the addition of a Hunter’s Star Class on Friday.  If you didn’t get a chance to take the class before here is your chance.  The new ruler that has been developed makes the process fun and easy! Cost will be $35 for the class and please pre-register.  This super fun event will be held in our building. We have limited on space so call or email to ensure you have a spot! Registration is $85 if you pay before September 17th. After the pre-registration date, registration goes to $100. Hotel accommodations can be found at the Faulkton Inn 598-4567, West Side Motel 598-4340, 212 Lodge 598-6681, Seneca Bunkhouse 380-4537

 

purseCross Body Bag Class is September 20th, from 10-3. Bring your bag cut out so you can take full advantage of the purse lesson. This has been a very popular pattern and everyone loves this purse! We can create a kit for you and get it mailed before the class if needed. The cost of the class is $15 plus supplies. Michele Latt is teaching the class.

 

 

 

The Weathered Door has expanded their showroom presence in the shop!  We are thrilled to be selling Paint Couture products so that you at home can create your own masterpieces.  For those of you who are not that adventurous, Lora has the same amazing pieces she always has for sale.  Plus now if you have a custom piece you want her to do, you will be able to have a wider selection of colors, glazes and finishes. Classes are planned for the fall, please let us know if you would like to take one.

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October 11-18 we are participating in this first ever for our shop event! The other shops are located in Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Lake Preston and Huron. The theme is Christmas and each shop will provide a free pattern and Fat Quarter to make a Christmas quilt. Plus have kits for sale if you would like to collect them all and make a quilt or wall hanging.  If you get your passport stamped at each sight you will be entered into the grand prize drawing which is a Accuquilt cutting system with accessories!  Please mark your calendars and make plans to jump in the car and check out the shops. Here is a link to our blog post that shares the hours  and has more information about the event.  We will be having extended hours that week including Open on Sunday & Monday.

 

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Check out our new look!  We are so excited about our new quilt blocks and sign! Lora created these for us and if you would like a Quilt Block to hang on your outside building she would love to create a custom look for you. Please let us know if you’re interested.

 

Upcoming Vending- Come visit us at the places we will be vending

September 26-28 – State Quilt Guild in Huron. Where we will also be doing a demonstration session using rulers.

August Newsletter

We have some great August Specials going on at the shop!

The Weathered Door has 40% off their furniture in the store!

Plus use the CODE WORD PINK when you check out this month and receive a $5 gift card with a $50 purchase.

 

Cross Body Bag Class date has been changed to September 20th, from 10-3. Bring your bag cut out so you can take full advantage of the purselesson. This has been a very popular pattern and everyone loves this purse! We can create a kit for you and get it mailed if needed. The cost of the class is $15 plus supplies. Michele Latt is teaching the class.

The Weathered Door has big news about upcoming expansion plans! Stay tuned for the announcement coming in September! (By The Way- we are very excited!)

Upcoming Vending– Come visit us at the places we will be vending

August 22 & 23- Prairie Strippers event near Dupree

September 26-28 – State Quilt Guild in Huron. Where we will also be doing a demonstration session using rulers.

We are thrilled to be hosting groups in our shop this month! We will have a group of ladies coming from Mobridge on the 19th and the Aberdeen Quilt Guild on the 21st. If you have a group that would like to come to the shop and have demos, a shopping experience, or just sew, let us know we would love to put something together!

10 for $10 is August 14th and there is still room available. 10 hours of quilting fun for just $10. Bring a snack to share and plan on having a lot of fun and get a project worked on!

Heart of South Dakota Shop Hop

October 11-18 and we’re participating in this fun event! The other shops are located in Aberdeen, Watertown, Brookings, Lake Preston and Huron. The theme is Christmas and the grand prize is a Accuquilt cutting system with accessories! More information to come, but please mark your calendars and make plans to jump in the car and check out the shops.

Upcoming Events at the shop

Downton Abbey Club August 21st

Open Sewing August 28th

October 2-4 is Fall Retreat. We plan to hold the event in our building. We have limited on space so call or email to ensure you have a spot! Registration is $85 if you pay before September 17th. After the pre-registration date, registration goes to $100. Hotel accommodations can be found at the Faulkton Inn 598-4567, West Side Motel 598-4340, 212 Lodge 598-6681

New Fabric Lines

Added this month, includes Milk Cow Kitchen and the Michael Miller fabric has matching minkees!

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We have many great Christmas kits and fabrics still available and We’ve added new fabrics and kits to our sale area, stop in and check them out. Remember we ship!