Jack Benny was 39, right? Well so is Patricias’!! We’re so excited to be celebrating our 39th Anniversary that we’re having an ANNIVERSARY SALE!!

From Thursday, June 16th through Saturday, June 18th, all fabrics will be 25% off…

 PLUS … we’ll have “bolt-loads” of new fabric in the Classroom, specially priced at just $6 a yard!!

And last but not least, you’ll get a free gift with your purchase!!

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 June 21st is the start of the 2016 Row-by-Row Shop Hop Experience!!

The Row-by-Row Shop Hop started in 2011 with just 20 shops participating across New York State. In just four years it has expanded to all 50 states and parts of Canada, with 2,655 participating shops last year!! 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.

This year the theme is Home Sweet Home. Check out our row, designed by Marianne, called The Owl Prowl (you can pick up your free pattern or purchase a kit starting on June 21st):

 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:

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 Fish and Wildlife Management Area, “Home Sweet Home” to many fish and waterfowl, as well as deer, songbirds, raptors, and beavers, to name just a few.

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 Our Inspiration of the Month is this wonderful quilt made by Annette and quilted by Margaret Leuwen. It’s one of the Cut Loose patterns, called Pineapple Rings. Isn’t it stunning?

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 Don’t forget about our Rent-a-Ruler program!! Don’t avoid making a quilt because it calls for yet another a ruler you don’t own… RENT IT!! Like everything else, rulers have gotten expensive, and a lot of us have a hard time justifying buying a specialty ruler that we might only use for one quilt. We’ve got the answer: RENT IT! Ask at the counter for details.

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Do you know anyone who uses a walker? How about making a carry-all for it? This cute bag has pockets front and back to keep things organized, and with our wonderful selection of fabrics, you’re sure to find just the right ones for your loved one.

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The Mystery Quilt program is back for the summer!! The cost of the program is only $5.00. The program begins on June 1st and will run for four months. We’ll get together on Thursday, October 13th, to share our quilts.

 Last year, we offered the option of making a mystery quilt for donation to the Quilts of Valor Foundation, a program that provides hand-made quilts to military service members and veterans who have been touched by war. It was so popular that we decided to offer additional fabric selection guidance for quilters who would like to try making a quilt for donation to the QOV program. So, if you enjoy quilting, but don’t have a current need for a quilt, consider making a Quilts of Valor quilt. Additional information about the Finger Lakes Quilts of Valor group is available by contacting Barb Frost at 585-260-5050 or bwfrost@rochester.rr.com.

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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 Villa Rosa patterns (they’re in a basket on the counter).

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 Here are the CLASSES we have starting up this month:

• On Friday, June 10th, Marianne Hirsch will show you how to make a zippered glasses case in “Scrappy Hour”.

• On Saturday, June 11th, Sue Spitulnik will show you how to make a T-Shirt Quilt

 • On Tuesday, June 14th Janet Root will be teaching her popular Machine Quilting class.

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 MARK YOUR CALENDARS…

 Patricias’ 39th Anniversary Sale – June 16th through 18th

We will be CLOSED 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 Shirley DuBurk and Terry Jahnke… Congratulations, everyone!!

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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!!