Mark your calendars … our SWEETHEART SALE is this month!! 
From Thursday, February 9th through Saturday, February 11th, everything* will be 25%
off!!
(*sale excludes sewing machines, special orders,
and already discounted items) 

Don’t forget to look for super bargains in the Classroom!!
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I hope you’re working on your quilts for our SPRING QUILT SHOW
It’s on Saturday, March 18th, from 10 to 4.
You can bring in your quilts between March 1st and 15th.

(And don’t forget to bring your scissors in on Show Day –
Phil will be here from 10 to 2 to sharpen them.)
Click here for show registration form

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 HELP WANTED!!
We could use some able bodies to help set up before the quilt show and take down the quilts immediately after the show ends. We’ll have a sign-up sheet after the first of March.

 

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If you haven’t gotten your backing for your quilt-show quilts yet, you’re in luck… our monthly coupon for February is for 20% off all wide-back fabrics!!  Bring in your completed quilt top and we’ll help you pick the perfect fabric for the back.
Click here to get to the printable coupons.

 

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We’re all very excited about the Star, Elna’s new sewing machine!!  It contains all of the great features of a full-size machine, but it’s only 12 pounds!! And at our discounted price of $549, it’s perfect for beginners or for those who are frequently on the road.

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Our Inspiration of the Month is this super cute throw, made by Annette Doell. The pattern is called Frolic, and it’s designed to work with charm packs and pre-cut strips. Stop in and check out our pre-cuts
… we’ve got lots to choose from!

Chevron Stripe quilt

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“LIFE IS TOO SHORT TO WEAR BORING CLOTHES.” 

That’s the motto of Paula Schultz’ very popular fashion class, Runway Addicts. Paula will be running the class once a month for four months. The first session will be a Trunk Show featuring some of the garments created in her previous classes, and at the end of class you will receive your first Challenge. The challenge could be a trim, an old or special garment, or whatever Paula comes up with, and it must be included in the garment you create at home before the next class, when you will show off your creation.  (No sewing machine will be needed in class.) 

At the first meeting, you are welcome to bring a project that you would like to share for Show and Tell (it does not need to be clothing). 

So get your creative juices flowing and we’ll see you on February 21st at 6pm!!

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At this month’s Breakfast Club, Susan Rooney of Susan Rooney Designs and Patterns, will talk about her transition from creating pop-up cards to creating patterns and designing beautiful fabrics for Benartex. It is on Saturday, February 18th, from 9 to 10am, and costs only $5 to attend.  (If you plan to come, please let us know in advance so that we can have enough coffee and donuts on hand!!)

 

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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 30% off all Table Runner patterns. 

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Our February PatchAbilities wall-hanging is now on display in the shop –with a Valentines theme, of course!!  Each month we feature a different wall-hanging from PatchAbilities (this one is an old favorite of ours). They’re each 6” x 20” – just perfect for a door or an entryway. We have kits made (for this wall-hanging and most of our earlier ones), so stop in and get yours today!

Valentines PatchAbilities wall-hanging

 

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We’d like to extend a huge Thank You to those who donated their time and energy to making Pediatric Surgical Caps for the children undergoing surgery at Golisano Children’s Hospital – we were able to send 80 caps there recently!!

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Ongoing Charity Programs…

Pediatric Surgical Caps for Golisano Children’s Hospital
Star Blocks ~ Genesee Valley puts the blocks together to make Caring Quilts.  These are donated to many organizations in the Rochester area.
(Look under Classes & More or ask at the counter for free patterns for each of these items)
 

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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 Patricia Pierce and Virginia Searl… Congratulations, ladies!!

 

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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.  We will try to order it for you!!