It’s Christmas in July!!!

 It’s never too soon to get started on your Christmas projects – Christmas will be here before we know it! We have bolt-loads of wonderful Christmas fabrics, including several from Laurel Burch – just look at those brilliant colors!!

 Our Monthly Coupon for July is 20% off all Christmas Prints, and one of the Weekly Coupons is for 15% off all Christmas Patterns, so print them off and bring them in (or show us on your phone). Click here to go to the Coupons page.

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 And why not use your Christmas Patterns coupon to get 15% off Betty Alderman’s Sunbonnet Snow Day, which is our Inspiration of the Month – isn’t it adorable?

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 Our Notion of the Month is this wonderful book of 20 crib-sized quilts (plus a bonus table runner!) that you can make from Fat Quarters: Fat Quarter Baby. Any one of them would make a great shower gift, or you could change up the colors and fabrics and make a small lap quilt.

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 Our Fashion of the Month is this sweet sun-dress, made using the Tara Tank Dress from Serendipity Studio. This pattern would flatter just about any figure, and offers a variety of lengths, from tunic to maxi-dress. So cute!!

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Mark Your Calendars… Our Summer Quilt Show is on Saturday, August 13th !! I hope you’ve been working on your quilts (or wall-hangings or wearables) – we love seeing ALL the fruits of your labors!!

 NOTE: Please hang on to your quilts until July 25th, when we’ll have room in the Classroom to store them. You can bring them in any time between July 25th and August 10th. They must be completed (no quilt tops, please) and clean, but they do not need a hanging pocket.

 Click here for the registration form.

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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). All you have to do is visit any of the participating shops and pick up their free pattern for a row in a quilt.

Assemble a completed quilt using 8 rows from 8 different shops, and take it to any participating shop. If yours is the first they’ve seen, you’ll win a prize of 25 fat quarters! If their row is in your quilt, you’ll win a bonus prize!! For all the information, here’s a link to their website: http://www.rowbyrowexperience.com/new-york-row-by-row-experience.htm

While you’re in the shop, please consider making a donation to the Braddock Bay Raptor Research Program. Look for information about the Program at the front counter.

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On July 1st you can pick up the second 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 two sets of instructions on July 1st. We’ll have a Show and Tell on Thursday, October 13th. The cost is only $5.00 to participate!!

 And remember… the instructions for the Mystery Quilt have been written to satisfy the size and design requirements set by the Quilts of Valor® Foundation (additional information and guidance is available at Patricias’ if you want to make your Mystery Quilt a Quilts of Valor® quilt). For information about the Foundation, visit their website:

 WWW.QOVF.ORG

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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 the CutLoose patterns (they’re on a revolving rack near the back of the store).

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 Possible SEWING CLUB at the shop…??

 Sue Casey, a customer at Patricias’, would like to form a Sewing Club that would meet regularly at the shop. If you have any interest in joining her, please give her a call at 585.704.7179, or email her at bcasey01@rochester.rr.com.

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 MARK YOUR CALENDARS…

 We will be closing at 2pm on Saturday, July 2nd,

and we will be CLOSED on Monday, July 4th.

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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 Leslie Bowen and Maryelle McHugh… 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!!