Mark your calendars … our QUILT SHOW is this month!!

It’s on Saturday, August 13th, from 10 to 4.

 We want YOUR QUILTS for OUR SHOW!! You can bring them in between now and the 10th.

 Click here for the registration form.

And don’t forget to bring your scissors in on Show Day. Phil will be here from 10 to 2 to sharpen them, so you won’t have to be without them for a single day!

 After you’ve been inspired by all the gorgeous quilts, come into the shop and take advantage of our Summer Sale… Almost everything* is 25% off!! (*sale excludes sewing machines, special orders, and already discounted items)

 WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

We need help getting the quilts ready for the show and then taking them down afterwards. There are lots of opportunities to help, and each activity only takes about an hour:

 Sorting the quilts: Thursday at 10am

Clipping hangers to the quilts: Friday at 10am

Hanging the quilts: Friday at 6pm

Taking down the quilts: Saturday at 4pm

Many hands make light work!! If you can help with any of these activities, please let us know. We’ll have a sign-up sheet at the front counter.

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Our Inspiration of the Month is this striking geometric quilt, called Tidepools, made by Annette and quilted by Margaret Lauwen. This stunning quilt looks beautiful in batiks, and we have a huge selection to choose from.

 Annette is teaching this as a Stashbusters Class on September 24th!!

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 Our Notion of the Month is this rainbow collection of 14” Zippers from Atkinson Designs. Anyone who’s ever made a garment or a bag knows how important it is to find the right color zipper, and now you can!! They come in 38 yummy colors, and can easily be shortened, or even mixed for a two-color zipper!!

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We’ve got some fun new CLASSES starting up this month:

• On Wednesday, August 3rd, Janet Root will be teaching Black Fabric Sketch.

• On Friday, August 5th, Janet Root will be teaching a Mystery Quilt.

• On Saturday, August 27th, Jeanette Cook will be teaching her popular Hand Quilting class.

As always, please sign up at least a week in advance so the teacher is able to prepare enough kits and/or handouts.

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 On August 1st you can pick up the third set of instructions for our Summer Mystery Quilt!! And if you missed the start, it’s not too late to join in – you can pick up the first three sets of instructions on August 1st. We’ll have a Show and Tell on Thursday, October 13th. The cost is only $5.00 to participate!!

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 If you’ve read this far into our News from Home, stop in and tell us about it, and you’ll get 40% off Batting.

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Don’t forget to stop in and pick up your free pattern (or purchase a kit) for our row for the 2016 Row-by-Row Shop Hop Experience!! There are no entry fees and no passports, and you have all summer to hop (it ends on September 6th).

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 Upcoming Events…

Patricias’ Quilt Show and Sale – August 13th

Fall Shop Hop — September 29th through October 2nd

Irondequoit Quilt Show – October 22nd and 23rd

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 Ongoing Charity Programs…

Caring Quilt Blocks for Genesee Valley Quilt Club

 Pediatric Surgical Caps for Golisano Children’s Hospital (ask at the counter for free patterns for each)

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 Got Stuff?

Consider donating your unneeded fabric, patterns, notions, books, trims, etc to Craft Bits & Pieces, in the Fairport Village Landing. The Donation Station hours are Wednesday through Friday, from 11 to 4.

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 Don’t forget about our Cash/Check $50 Gift Certificate Drawing… If you pay for your purchase with cash or check, we’ll enter you into our end-of-the-month drawing. Each month, two lucky winners will receive a $50 Gift Certificate! Last month’s winners were Beth Brewer and Sandy Caton… Congratulations!!

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 …And finally, if you’re looking for something special and you don’t find it at Patricias’, please let us know, and we will special order it for you!!