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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 8/1/19

1525 Central Ave NW / East Grand Forks MN 56721 / (218) 399-0159 /
Hello Friends!

A Minnesota Christmas has arrived at Quilter's JEM! And will stay through August 15th - come during these two weeks to see fun demos, browse the new kits, samples, and bolts, and start planning your holiday sewing!

The Quilter's JEM elves have been very busy, and I am so excited to show you what we have been working on. Here come lots of photos of our Minnesota Christmas projects and all the fabric we have been keeping under wraps. After all the Christmas pictures, we'll come back to summer and our upcoming quilt-along!

Here is the Merriment line from Moda, charm packs, bundled FQs, yardage, pillow projects, and an Advent calendar panel!

Forest Frost Glitter Favorites! Yardage, kits, bundles, hooray!

Christmas Joy Tree Skirt panel and wall hanging panel!

Merry Merry Snow Days! The quilt is the Stella pattern from Stripology Mixology. We have bolts, layer cakes, and bundles of this line!

Projects using Stoff Fabric's Christmas Wonders line, elegant metallic prints in rich colors!

Whew! Isn't it all gorgeous? We have the very best elves here!

Now, back to summer! Alas, with the onset of August summer has begun it's slow slide into back-to-school and fall. But we at Quilter's JEM are not prepared to give up on summer. Oh no! We plan to keep a little summer in our thoughts throughout the fall and winter through the magic of sewing!

I'm talking, of course, about our upcoming Summer Moon Quilt-Along! Maybe you followed along with us on our 100/100 Quilt-Along, where we made the 100 blocks in the Tula Pink City Sampler book, or maybe you have participated in a quilt-along on Instagram. A quilt-along can be a great motivator and inspiration!

Our Summer Moon Quilt-Along will be starting up in the last week of August - sign ups are open and we have the book and FQ bundles in lots of different styles - modern, traditional, vintage, neutral, you name it! Join the club for weekly emails with tips and examples! We'll also have quarterly meetings for show & tell and sharing progress, plans, and tips! We'll be hosting a kick-off event soon, too - more details next week!

Upcoming classes:

No dates set yet, but if you've ever wanted to make a Lone Star quilt, keep an eye out for our upcoming class!

We'll also have an embroidery class starting soon! Details are in the works!

Jelly Roll Rug
with Alana - next session coming soon. This is a two-session class and you can be just as happy with your finished rug as this class participant is! What does it look like when a Jelly Roll Rug class is rolling along? Like this:

Sew in Love Block of the Month with Connie and Barb! This class will use Edyta Sitar's new book. Over the course of 12 months you'll meet to share your blocks and get tips and instructions for the next month. There's still time to join!

Use the fabrics of your choice to create a beautiful quilt! Learn and practice piecing, applique, and paper piecing skills! Class will meet each third Thursday of the month, but will be taking July off.

Learn to Sew! This class will teach the basic skills needed to use your sewing machine and follow written directions to make a pattern or two. You'll need a working sewing machine. We'll have a class for youth ages 11 and up and one for adults. Here is a great chance to get a friend or young person involved in your favorite hobby! Supply list provided at registration.  Dates coming soon!

Quilting 201 with Connie, for those looking to expand their skills. A four week session beginning July 29th at 6:30pm. Class dates: 7/29, 8/5, 8/19, 8/26,

Quilting 102 with Connie, an 8-week class that takes you through making a quilt from choosing the fabric to finishing the binding. Begins Aug 5th (1:30pm) or the evening class and begins July 23rd (6:30pm).

Sunday, October 27th: Pam Dinndorf!
A full day class on a project from Pam's Parallel Lines book, lunch included!

Ongoing classes (classes that happen recurrently and/or that can be joined at any time):

First Friday with Connie August 2 at 6:30pm, must pre-register!

Scrap Masters with Barb and Jan, the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm - but we are taking July off! See you in August! Join us any time!

Happy sewing!
~ Kim