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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 9/5/19

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

The Valley Shop Hop starts Saturday and runs September 7-14! Visit all seven participating shops, get your passport validated at each one, and receive a bundle of FQs at your final stop! Participating shops include:
Quilter's JEM, East Grand Forks MN
Embroidery Plus Quilt Shop, Grafton ND
Gail's Flutter By Quilt Shop, Mayville ND
Mary's Quilt Market, Arthur ND
The Quilted Ladybug, Moorhead MN
Rae-Bon Sew & Quilt Shop, Fargo ND
Sew On & Sew North, Langdon ND
When you start your passport, you'll receive a copy of the pattern Sock It to Me. Pictured below is our version - kits available!

I am so excited to tell you that we have some fabulous Bernina machines new to the shop! The Bernina 790 Embroidery Plus and the Bernina 590 Embroidery Plus both come with amazing gifts with purchase and will open up fantastic new worlds of creativity for you! We have a few samples out to showcase some great ideas!

Also new in the shop are the Bernina 570 and the Bernina 770 Tula Pink model! Both of these machines also include gifts with purchase, including their embroidery modules - the Tula Pink one includes three embroidery collections designed by Tula!

Plus, the Bernina ruler kits and the feet to go with them are also now here for you. Yay!

New fabric in the shop includes:
The Safari Life animal softie panel - the elephant's floppy ears are so adorable!

Our first shipment of Ruby Star Society fabrics! A nice set of basics, including one with touches of copper metallic, and the Alma line.

Home, from Kathy Schmitz, including the panel below in three different colorways (the one pictured, a lighter tan, and a tan-on-black version)

Lewis & Irene, a very elegant collection

Forest Fables - is there anything cuter than animals that love reading? I am going to say no, there is not. And here are the pictures to prove it!

Winter Playground from Clothworks - great prints (including a SNOWMOBILE!) and panel.

New kits:
Butterfly Hat Trick Runner

School Days Panel kit (The School Days panel remains the JEM of the Week!)

Summer Moon Quilt-Along Kick Off meetings!
We're having a kick off meeting for our quilt-along - 9/14 at 11am.

We are getting ready to start up our Summer Moon Quilt-Along in the third week of September- 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! Come join Alana for coffee and goodies as we launch our Pincushion Party Class on Monday, September 16 from 6-9pm. This class will meet monthly and will use the book Pin Pals to make a variety of pincushions that are fun and practical. Bring your sewing machine and we will provide all the materials you need to complete your pincushion for the month! There might even be surprises along the way! Think beaded pins...teacup pincushions... Sign up now to reserve your spot! $20/month, supplies included.
(Psst...Do you want to see what you will make the first month? Shhh - I will give you a sneak peek! September's project is this fall leaf pincushion! Remember - all supplies are included - just bring your machine and your tools!)

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.

Snow Drop Pouch with Alana, Wednesday, September 18 at 6pm

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 19.

Scrap Masters with Barb and Jan, the 4th Thursday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm ($5 per session) - next meeting is September 26. Join in the fun anytime!

Happy sewing!
~ Kim