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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 3/12/20




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

We aren't quite out of winter yet, but I'm hearing people begin to talk about planning summer trips. For many, the classic summer road trip is to a National Park, with a goal to visit as many as possible, from the obscure ones to the most famous. If this sounds familiar, well, we've got a quilt for that!

Our kit uses Riley Blake's National Parks panel, which has the parks marked on a map of the US and a mini-poster for each park along the border.   We've matched it with a green tone-on-tone featuring park signs and a word print with the park names. We added a fabric with a classic wood-paneled station wagon for accents. We think it would be fun to embroider a star or heart around the places you've visited on the map, or your route if you've made an epic National Parks trip!


Another new kit coming this week is for this beautiful quilt. Using a pattern from the book A Country's Call - a book full of beautiful patterns and fascinating historical vignettes and featuring fabrics from Kim Diehl's line Liberty Star!



Also new in the shop, for a completely different kind of vacation, is glow-in-the-dark space-themed fabric from Lewis & Irene! Light Years is a fun collection - below I'll show you the fabric as it looks normally, followed by what you see when you turn out the lights! (Who wants to have the coolest pillowcase at sleep-away camp this summer?!)













We also have fabulous rainbow mini-charm packs from Free Spirit.  75- 2.5" squares in all, and a free pattern available for downloading (Chain Charm).  Or, use them for a project of your own design!


If you're looking for a charitable project for yourself or your small group, we recently heard from Altru's Cancer Center that they are in desperate need of port pillows.  Often, people receiving chemo have ports installed to make delivery easier, but seatbelts and even bra straps can cause pressure on the ports, which can range from annoying to painful. Check out the pattern by clicking here - this project is quick, easy, and much appreciated by those who need them!


Sale coming!
March 17th we'll celebrate St. Patrick's Day by offering select green fabrics for 30% off!


If you are part of the Summer Moon Sew-Along, remember that our special catch-up day is coming up: March 22nd!


   Bernina News! 
Spring Sale begins March 20-31, 2020

                   

      Financing is available on BERNINA machines and accessories!
                       ZERO % FOR 48 MONTHS!

                         During March, the
                 Bernina Embroidery Foot #6
                                   and
             Embroidery Foot with Clear Sole #39
                      are on sale for 25% off!


Upcoming classes

Bernina Mastery Classes have been scheduled.  Instruction is provided free for Machines purchased at Quilter's JEM !  Call 218-399-0159 to register.
                         500,
700 and 800 series
                                    Friday, March 13 at 9am,
                                                    or
                                   Monday, March 23 at 6pm

                              300 and 400 series
                                    Tuesday, March 24 at 6pm

Beginning Sewing for adults next meets Saturday, March 21, from 9am-12pm. They will be making a fun notions bucket with a matching pincushion!

Kids
Beginning Sewing
!  The next meeting is Saturday, March 21, from 1-4pm.
Machines provided.




The April Pincushion Party Class is Monday, April 13, from 6-9 pm.  This fun Pincushion has acz Dresden plate feel to it, and you'll enjoy seeing how it comes together!  Bring your sewing machine and sewing supplies--all the materials to make the pincushion will be provided.  Join us for a fun evening of sewing, coffee, and chatting with friends!

                             
                               

   
Quilting 101 with Connie

Learn how to quilt, from choosing fabrics to attaching the binding, by making a small quilt/wallhanging! Connie guides you through all the steps, with lots of tips and tricks along the way! Take it with a friend!
Two sessions offered:
Tuesday evenings, starting April 7, 6:30-9pm, 8 weeks
Monday afternoons, starting April 20, 1:30-4:30, 8 weeks

Poolside Tote
Mondays, March 30 and April 6
Join Pam to make this tote bag using Charlie Harper Barkcloth, kits available.


Visible Mending using Sashiko & Boro-inspired techniques Class
Wednesdays, April 15, and April 29, 6pm-8pm
Learn how to decorate, strengthen and repair clothing with this beautiful Japanese handcraft. 


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



First Friday with Connie 
Will meet on March 6. Pre-register!

The next Aurifil Color Builder's Club meeting will be Thursday, March 26th at 6pm!


Out West Block of the Month! with Pat Sloan is in it's 3rd month.  There's still time to join with a nice assortment of kits available.  Blocks go together quickly, and I can't wait to see the finished product!


Sew in Love


A reminder that this group meets the third Thursday of the month at 6:00.
The next meeting is MARCH 19TH!


Scrap Masters with Barb and Jan will meet on March 26.  This 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!
Kim