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News from Quilter's JEM for the week of 1/13/21

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

January is moving fast! Of course, time flies when you have so much great fabric to move out onto the floor!

This week we have 9 bolts (stripes, circles, and hashmarks) from Clothwork's new line Ruby Night - sure to be a favorite with red & black & white fans!

The Moody Bloom collection is lighting up the front of the shop, and I showed you the thumbnail set of the prints before, but you haven't seen the panels yet - one gorgeous floral panel, and one panel of beautiful quilt labels!

We also have a little nook devoted to Valentine-themed fabrics and projects.
Valentine's Day is one of those holidays that is perfect for something like a new pillow, a pillowcase, a set of placemats, or a tablerunner. Although, if you feel like it is a holiday that needs a queen-size quilt, we are not going to argue with you!

Two new rolls of 2.5" strips are in the shop, too. Aloha Batiks from Moda and Golden Aster from Riley Blake.

Kellie Willey with one of her minis!

The North Star Quilters Guild (NSQG), our local guild for the greater Grand Forks/East Grand Forks area, is hosting Kellie Willey (  for an online lecture - "Little Quilts, No Big Deal!" on Saturday, January 16th at 1pm on Mini Quilts.  She will be giving tips & tricks for making mini quilts & showing some of her very cute little creations - check out her website to see some of these. Miniature Quilts will be a category for the 2021 Quilts on the Red Quilt Show in November and is a favorite of our quilt show judge Cindy Erickson.  

The NSQG is offering the lecture free of charge, but people do need to sign up so they can get you the lecture information- You can connect to the lecture using a computer or phone, a camera or microphone are not needed for this event. If you have not used Zoom - this is what our school kids have been using for classes - it's really pretty easy. You can call or email Charlene Crocker at for help before the lecture.

NSQG has generously opened up the lecture to non-guild members - if you aren't a member and have been curious about the guild, this is a great introduction to a really dynamic group of quilters!

Bernina News
Stop in to see the new Air Threader Overlockers!  Quite Amazing!
Or, you can check it out on the front page of the website.

If you have a young (or not so young!) sewist, we have some great Bernette or Bernina entry-level machines.  Stop in or give us a call for pricing.

We are taking pre-orders for the Quilt Minnesota 2021 fabric!
          You can download an order form by clicking here or pick one up at the shop!

We have many exciting programs beginning this month - and sign ups are still open!
Kim Diehl's 10th Whatnots Club, and her
Humble & Heartfelt Sampler.
Aurifil Color Builders 2021 Thread Club;
My Favorite Color is Moda...
I hope you'll come and join the fun!
Call the shop at 218-399-0159 OR Register online at>Shop>Block of the Month/Subscriptions to sign up!

Our new Block of the Month is My Favorite Color is Moda! You can come in to pick up the kit for each month's block, have it mailed to you, or come to the shop and sew your block each month (class time TBA).  Choose from six colorways, pictured below.

The cost is $12.50/month. 
Call 218-399-0159 to register or sign up online at>shop>block of the month/subscriptions>the colorway you want.

Endangered Species is the focus of the Aurifil 2021 Color Builders Club.
The cost is $39.95 per month for 12 months, which includes three spools of 40 weight thread, and machine embroidery and paper pieced block patterns!  Monthly meetings will be held in the shop on the as we are able, or we will have Zoom meetings if needed.  You can pick up your thread at the store, or we can ship it for a minimal charge.  You will receive a subscription gift from Quilter's JEM each month as well! 
Call 218-399-0159 to register or register online at>shop>block of the month/subscriptions>Aurifil Club 2021

This club begins in January and lasts all year - it is a great way to build your color library, learn new techniques and create something really gorgeous! For the full story,
visit Aurifil's website.

Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots Club will be starting Saturday, January 16!
Classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:30-10:30am,
or the 3rd Wednesday from 6:30pm-7:30pm
Are you signed up? The cost is $19.99/month.  Call 218-399-0159 to register or register online at>shop>block of the month/subscriptions>Kim Diehl's Simple Whatnots Club

And don't forget Kim Diehl's Stitch-Along, too!  starting Saturday, January 16!
Classes will be held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11am-12pm,
or the 3rd Wednesday from 8:00pm-9pm
Call 218-399-0159 to register or sign up online at>shop>block of the month/subscriptions>Kim Diehl's Humble & Heartfelt Block of the Month


Veiled Suggestion BOM will meet twice on Thursday, January 21 at 10am or 6pm.  There's still time to join in on the fun! 
The large blocks make a dramatic presentation! 
Call 218-399-0159 to register.

Beginning Quilting starts next week!  Both classes are full!
Next Session will be scheduled soon!

Sessions run:  Monday Afternoon 1:30pm-4pm
Tuesday Evening 6:30pm-9pm

First Friday, January 8th from 6-9pm and Second Friday, January 15th with Connie are open for registration. Call 218-399-0159 to register.

Bernina Mastery Classes & Embroidery Classes are Scheduled! Call 218-399-1059 to register!

New Challenge for all you creative sewists put forth by Colleen Carlson!  Participate, and help support our very own Colleen Carlson!

Happy sewing!
~ Kim