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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 8/21/19

1525 Central Ave NW / East Grand Forks MN 56721 / (218) 399-0159 /
Please note - we will be closed Monday, September 2, for Labor Day!

Hello Friends!

It's back-to-school season! Time to sew up some pencil bags! We have a great selection of zippers, patterns for little zipper bags, and I think you could find a print to fit anyone here at Quilter's JEM!

Speaking of prints, the newest line from Sweetwater, The Print Shop, is new in our shop! We have select bolts from the line, and have made up fat quarter bundles from the bolts we have.

We also have some selections from Moda's Kansas Troubles Quilters Favorites 2019 collection - they look great with each other, but also with bolts from Laundry Basket and Primitive Gatherings!

The Scandinavians have their hygge, and the Scots have coorie - both concepts have to do with things like coziness and snuggling - and snuggling is just what you will want to do with the new collection Celtic Coorie from Lewis & Irene! Heather, thistles, Highland cattle, phesants, and a majestic Highland stag - and a vibrant plaid, too!

New Stof basics in soft earthy colors

Our JEM of the Week is actually two JEMs! The Later Alligator charm pack is $8.99 this week (regularly $9.99) and the Later Alligator mini charm is $3.00 (regularly $3.99)!

Summer Moon Quilt-Along Kick Off meetings!
We're having a kick off meeting for our quilt-along - come to any one of the three times scheduled (if you can't make it to one, that's okay too!). Times and dates are:  8/27 at 5:30pm, 8/30 at 1pm and 9/14 at 11am.

We are getting ready to start up our Summer Moon Quilt-Along in the last week of August - sign ups are open! All you need to play along is a book, a bundle of FQs, and some background fabric.

We have the book and FQ bundles in lots of different styles - modern, traditional, vintage, neutral, you name it! We'll have quarterly meetings to share blocks and progress, but this is primarily a sew-on-your-own event, with weekly emails in your inbox full of pep talk, tips, and examples! Give us a call, send an email, or stop in to sign up!

Upcoming classes:

Machine Quilting on Your Home Machine with Lorraine, new dates coming soon. Supply list available when you register for this fun and informative class!

Pincushion Party! A new monthly class with Alana! More details coming soon, but the first meeting will be September 14, 6pm. Mark your calendar now - this is sure to be fun!

Jelly Roll Lone Star - if you've ever wanted to make a classic Lone Star quilt, here is a great opportunity! Jan will be teaching this two-session class on 9/18 and 9/25, 9am-1pm. Use a jelly roll, or cut your own 2.5" wide strips from yardage.

Daphne bag with Pam! This handbag features an exterior accent, faux piping, zipper closure, an adjustable crossbody strap, two interior pockets, and optional rivets. We will have hardware kits available for purchase, too! October 7 & 14, 7-9pm

Jelly Roll Rug
with Alana - next class 9/21 & 9/28, 10am-2pm. 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:

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. New sessions coming this fall!

Quilting 101 with Connie, an 8-week class that takes you through making a quilt from choosing the fabric to finishing the binding. New sessions this fall! The evening session starts 9/24, 6:30pm. The afternoon session starts 9/30, 1:30pm. Both run for 8 weeks.

Sunday, October 27th: Pam Dinndorf!
A full day class on a project from Pam's Parallel Lines book, lunch included!
We are so pleased to be able to offer a class on Sunday 10/27 with Quilting on the Red quilt show presenter Pamela Goecke Dinndorf. This will be an all day class, lunch provided, on the cover project from her Parallel Lines book. All the projects in this book are stunning, and we can't wait to learn more about using stripes to create dynamic quilts! Be sure to register soon; spots are being claimed!

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

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

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. Next meeting: September 26

Scrap Masters with Barb and Jan, the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm ($5 per session) - next meeting is August 22. Join in the fun anytime!

Congratulations to the winners of The Minnesota Christmas event;
Mary Urbanski,
Linda Hamrick
Cindy Beaudry

Happy sewing!
~ Kim