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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 9/12/19

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

The Valley Shop Hop continues through Saturday, September 14! We have had so much fun seeing everyone that's come in for the hop, and hope to see many more of you before it is finished! 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!

We have two really great classes coming up - the first Pincushion Party, with the chance to make an adorable fall pincusion, all materials supplied, and the Jelly Roll Lone Star, a chance to learn a great technique for a classic pattern. So many of us have a Lone Star on our bucket list - now is your chance! Scroll down for class details, and stop in to see the samples!

We have Lori Holt's new book, Farm Girl Vintage 2! So many cute blocks, in a variety of sizes and dimensions, too! Just like the original book, there are classic quilt blocks and pictorial blocks, like that Friendly Goat Block with the chick perched on his back! Various kinds of projects are featured in the back of the book, too.

Two bolts from Neddy's Meadow:

Four bolts from Jane Sassman's new line:

Did you know that many of our finished sample quilts are for sale, too, once all their kits have sold? If you see one you are interested in, ask us about it!

I want to take a little extra time here to talk about the Tula Pink Bernina 770,

a machine Tula herself calls "the unicorn of sewing machines"! It has all the sewing prowess and incredible features you expect from a Bernina, plus extras that make this one special. Things like the set of Tula Pink hardware that comes with it

the decorative stitches designed by Tula

and embroidery patterns that feature Tula Pink motifs, classic to recent, multi-color to single color. Here's a small sample:

The machine comes with many more features and special gifts, too!

Now maybe you are thinking, "But I'm a *quilter* - what do I want with embroidery modules?" Here's one idea of how embroidery can enhance a quilt - use meaningful words or images as part of the design of your quilt, and not just on a label!

If you are looking for a good starter set of quilting rulers, Bernina has you covered!

Summer Moon Quilt-Along - last Kick Off meeting!
We're having one last kick off meeting for our quilt-along - 9/14 at 11am - hope to see you there! You can participate even if you couldn't make a kick off meeting, but sign up very soon so you don't miss out!

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.  NEW In The Beginning Garden Delights 3 jelly rolls now available!

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 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 October 4 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