It’s time to celebrate… the end of this nasty presidential campaign!! No more nasty ads, no more nasty debates… we’re so glad it’s (almost) over that we’re having an ELECTION DAY SALE !!! Starting Tuesday, November 8th, and going through Thursday, November 10th, everything* will be 25% off!! So after you’ve voted, come on in and join in the celebration!! (*Sale excludes special orders, sewing machines, and already discounted items.)

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This month’s Breakfast Club (Saturday, November 19th) is called Fun Christmas Ideas!! We’ll show you lots of quick items you can make for Christmas, and we’ve got plenty of great gift suggestions. Admission is only $5. (If you plan to come, please let us know in advance so that we can have enough coffee and donuts on hand!!)

Speaking of Christmas, our monthly coupon is for 20% off all Christmas fabric (including panels) and patterns. Click here to get your coupon.

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In addition to the Quiet Book panels we told you about last month, we have three MORE new Quiet Book panels to make for the young children in your life!! The Safari Animals book even has coordinating fabrics and panels!

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There’s still time to buy your raffle tickets for this fabulous Christmas quilt, 12 Days of Christmas Penguins, made by Jean Cody and Brenda Forman, and quilted by Blue Feather Quilting. The proceeds of this raffle will benefit Patricias’ Christmas Pillowcase Project. Tickets are $1 apiece, or 6 for $5. You can pick up your tickets anytime between now and November 15th. The drawing will be at close of business on November 15th.

Thank you SO much, Jean, Brenda, and Leda!!!

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 Speaking of the Pillowcase Project, I hope you’re making pillowcases and collecting personal hygiene items for our YWCA WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS PROJECT!!

If you’re new to this website and don’t know what the Pillowcase Project is, or how you can help, stop into the store and we’ll tell you all about it. THANK YOU FOR HELPING US HELP THEM!!

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Our Inspiration of the Month is this beautiful black, white, and rainbow-colored quilt, made by Pat and quilted by Leda (Blue Feather Quilting). The pattern is called “Hip to be Square” from the book Splash of Color. And we’re making it easier for you to start on this project: One of our weekly coupons is for 15% off all Black-and-White fabrics!! 

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Our Wall Hanging of the Month is a one we’ve shown before, but we love it so we’re doing it again: “Indian Corn.” This Wall Hanging is 6” x 20”, which is ideally suited for a small space, and would be perfect to display from now through Thanksgiving (wait until you see the beautiful one we have in store for December!). We have kits available – get yours soon!

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Many of you took a class or two at Patricias’ taught by John Kubiniec (before he got too busy!)… well now he has a new book out: A New Spin on Drunkard’s Path. Stop in and get yours now to support a local artist and a local retailer!!

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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 all threads.

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Mark Your Calendars…

Sewing Club – November 3rd and 17th

Breakfast Club (Christmas Fun) – November 19th

 November 23rd – Closing at 2pm

November 24th – CLOSED

Our 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique – December 2nd through 7th

December 24th – Closing at 2pm

 December 25th – CLOSED

 December 31st – Closing at 2pm

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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 Ying Chen and Mary Mayes… 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!!

Kitty and the gals that sew