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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 1/28/20

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

Here we are in the last week of January, which means it's time to start thinking about Valentine's Day! There are many small sewing gifts which make perfect Valentines -- pillowcases, napkins, placemats, sleeves for hot cups, tablerunners, and I bet you can think of a few others! If you are planning some heartfelt sewing, come in and see us - we have lots of reds, pinks, and whites (and some very elegant grays, too!).

Want to tackle a bigger Valentine's Day project? Crush might be just the pattern you're looking for!

If you're looking for some fun new geometric patterns, we have some bolts of Lewis & Irene's Forme you should check out.

Fresh out of the Henry Glass box is Kim Diehl's newest line: Liberty Star!

Have you seen all the projects on Instagram being done to benefit Australia? Several feature the Koalas or Pretty Birds pattern from Elizabeth Hartman.

We have those in stock (who can resist that adorable koala?!), as well as her other newest patterns.

While these patterns have lots of pieces and can look intimidating, they are very clearly written and easy to follow.  There are lots of pictures, and you'll be amazed at how quickly they come together! Plus, she always gives you directions for multiple sizes.

If the all white landscape is getting a bit tiresome, consider this bright, bold farmyard panel quilt!!  We have kits available with three different borders choices.

We have two bolts of beautiful Art Gallery knit fabric.  The blue floral used in the sweet little dress below, and also plain black.  These knits work great as serger projects!

The Aurifil Color Builders Club's first meeting will be Thursday, January 30th at 6pm. 

We're beginning a 10-month Mystery Block of the Month designed by Pat Sloan and there's still time for you to join us!

The First Month's Block!
We still have five different fabric bundles for you to choose from, so stop by the shop or go online to check them out!  There will be a pattern for one 12" block each month for a total of 9 blocks, plus setting instructions.  The quilt finishes at 58" x 66".  After making the first block, I can say that Pat's instructions are well-written and easy to follow!

Bernina News! 

Bernina's Got Game! January 31-February 4, 2020!
48 months no interest special financing, minimum purchase $2000.00
Financing available on BERNINA machines and accessories!

Upcoming classes
Beginning Quilting - still time to join!

8 week sessions begin
Monday, *January 28 from 1:30-4:30pm.
     *Notice date change.

Quilting 201

Expand your quilting skills while making this fun monkey wrench quilt. Flannel works great for this one, resulting in a quilt that is not only beautiful, but very comfy and cozy.  
Wednesdays from 6-9:  January 22 & 29, and February 12 & 19.

Beginning Sewing for adults next meeting February 15 from 9am-12pm. 
They will be making this cute tote bag.

Beginning Sewing
!  Next meeting: February 15 from 1-4pm.
Machines provided.

The February Pincushion Party Class is Monday, February 10, from 6-9 pm.  This month's pinnie is the Fresh Cut Cube.  Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies; all the materials to finish your pincushion will be provided.  Enjoy an evening of coffee, treats, and a fun time visiting with sewing friends!

Bazinga! with Jan.      

Learn a fun technique for making quarter log cabin blocks and make a stack of blocks to use as you please! Saturday, February 8, 9am-2pm.

This session is full.  If you are interested in taking this class, let us know and we can schedule it again!

Ongoing classes
:  These classes happen on a recurring basis and can be joined at any time:

First Friday with Connie 
Will not meet in January, but will meet again on February 7.

Sew in Love

Meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:00. Next meeting: February 20!

Scrap Masters with Barb and Jan meets next on February 27.  The group typically meets the 4th Thursday of the month, from 6:30-8:30 pm. ($5 per session) Bring a sandwich-size baggie of scraps to swap!

Happy Sewing!