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News from Quilters JEM for the week of 4/5/2024


Week of April 5-12, 2024


Spring Musings

Hello from sunny Arizona! I don't know about you, but the sunshine and warmer temps of Spring have helped me recalibrate and have a renewed sense of motivation.

We have a busy month ahead of classes here at the JEM, make sure to scroll down to see all the fun things going on in the shop! We even added a new Learn to Sew class for adults with Pam where you will get the basics of your machine and sewing before jumping into a quilting or bag making class. 

We are into month four of our Sister Sampler Sew-A-Long and can't wait to find out what happens next in our Sisterwood story! Haven't started yet? It's not too late! We have a few kits remaining, so you can jump in anytime! Also, don't forget to register for the Mug Rug of the Month! As always, stop in and share your latest project with us. We love seeing what you've been up to!






Calling all Quilters!

Valley Senior Living Foundation is hosting it's 9th Annual Around Our Table and 1st Annual Quilt Auction on April 27. 

The Foundation supports the Chaplaincy Ministry program at Valley Senior Living care communities. Grab your girlfriends and enjoy a brunch together! Can't make it on April 27? No problem! Bidding online for quilts and related items will be live from April 19 to April 27. 

For additional information, scan the QR code to learn more.

JEM Mug Rug of the Month

Registration is open to join JEM Mug Rug of the Month! Look how fun this sampling is of the mug rugs! Even the backing is unique, as shown in the second picture.

Each month, you will receive everything: the pattern, all fabric, batting, backing, and binding. It will feature beautiful Art Gallery Fabrics to create these series of modern mug rugs.

This monthly kit is great for beginner to experienced quilters to work on technique, focusing on traditional piecing, paper piecing, and even applique.

$10.00 Registration Fee


Begins May 5

Pick-up in store or add $5.00/month for shipping.



 at a glance

April 5 - 12, 2024

Monday, April 8:

  • Sassy Stitchers 6:00 - 8:00pm

Saturday, April 13:

  • Stella 9:00am - 4:00pm

*Call the shop to register

New Kits Available

Xanadu Livin Quilt Kit

54 x 66



New Fabric Alert

My Watercolor Garden by QT Fabrics

Stashbuilder Bundles - 1/3 yard cuts






We are fully stocked in Stripology Rulers PLUS ruler stickers and large clips!




Upcoming Classes

Mondo Bag

Wednesday, April 3 & 17: 1:00 - 5:00pm OR

Wednesday, April 24 & May 1: 1:00 - 5:00pm

**two chances to catch this next Mondo Bag class! Two sessions needed to complete this project. 


Sassy Stitchers

Monday, April 8: 6:00pm 

**all handwork invited!


Tea & Table Runners

Wednesday, April 17 11:00am - 1:00pm

Stella Quilt Class

Saturday, April 13: 9:00am - 4:00pm

**Quilt top will be completed in the class


Beginning Quilter Classes

Monday, April 15: 1:00 - 4:00 


Tuesday, April 16: 6:30 - 8:30pm

**Calling all beginning quilters! This class is 8 weeks long and will cover all the basics of quilting. You will receive a supply list upon registration. Sign up for Monday afternoons or Tuesday evenings. Space is limited.

Sewing with Scraps

Thursday, April 25: 6:00pm


Mastering Your Stripology Rulers

Saturday, April 27: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Master Stripologist Jennifer Halbur will walk you through the creation of this beautiful Back Home table topper.

Needed for the class: Any Stripology Rulers you have, cutting mat, the Master Your Stripology Ruler book (or purchase one before the class).

Fabric requirements:

7 - 10x10 squares, 1 yard background, 1 yard backing, 1/3 yard binding.

Fourth Saturday with Connie

Saturday, April 27 at 10:30 - 11:30am

**This class is for the project, "NY Beauty." Each class will be on the Fourth Saturday of the month over the course of six months. Elements that will be covered are paper piecing and curved piecing.

**No sewing in class, open to an unlimited number of registrants.


New Class:: Learn to Sew - Adults

**Identify the parts and function of your sewing maching. Learn to sew straight and curved lines and install zippers.

Mondays, April 22, 29, & May 6 at 6:00pm


Store Hours:  Monday - Friday 10:00am-5:30pm. Saturday 9:00am-3:00pm. Sundays closed.  

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