Store News April 2017

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Spring 2017 Quilt Show!!  Even with the wind and snow storm, folks losing power to finish their quilts, over 100 quilts were on display.  With each quilt show, we have to opportunity to enjoy so many different styles of quilters.
CONGRATULATIONS to our WINNERS


Best LARGE Quilt:  Cheryl Bond’s “Batik Farmer’s”
The Farmer’s Wife by Laurie Aaron Hird
This quilt was a monthly club project sponsored by Chestnut Bay Quilting.  It has
been a long seven years, but the quilt is finally completed.
 

Large Quilt Show winner

 

Best MEDIUM Quilt: Jill Escriva
She wanted to use civil war fabrics to make a “modern” quilt.  After all, her great grandma was a modern woman, taking and developing her own photographs.  The  simple grid pattern, color transition and circular quilting make this quilt, unexpectedly modern.

medium Quilt Show winner

 

Best SMALL Quilt: Linda A. Bull
 Please enjoy this paper pieced wall hanging
 small quilt show WINNER

 

Best Appliqued Quilt:  Michele Gailey
“Spring Bouquet by Edyta Sitar
Michele thought this would be an easy quil to “whip out”.
Little  did she know the hours she would spend sewing around all the flowers and leaves. 

applique quilt show winner  

Best Hand-Quilted Quilt:  Terry Antinore
Vintage Valentine

Vintage Hearts 

Congratulations to Jeanne Holote, she was our
Quilt Show Attendee Winner!

Thank you, to all our “helpers”
We had  people helping with the set-up, take-down, and at the show.
We  couldn’t have done it without you!!!

 

 

Coming next month…
Patricias’ will be joining Ivy Thimble and Jackie Lynn’s for the
BIG 3 SHOP HOP!!
It starts on Thursday, May 4th and goes through Saturday, May 6th.
Pick up your free passport at any of the three shops.
Each shop will offer a demo and door prizes, plus a
FREE GIFT FOR EVERYONE!!
Get your friends together and come see us!

 

 

This month’s Breakfast Club…
Is Saturday, April 22nd from 9 to 10 am.
Annette Doell is excited to show you her store samples that she has enjoyed making using the Creative
Grids Rulers.  If you attend this session and would like the rulers demoed, they will be available to you at a discount of 20%!!  Breakfast Club
costs only $5 to attend.
(As always, if you plan on attending, please let us know in advance so that we can have enough coffee and
donuts on
hand!!)

 

 These two Table Runners were made from Cut Loose Press patterns using Creative Grids rulers.  It just so happens that our Weekly Coupon for April 17th through 22nd is for Cut Loose Press patterns!!  So if you come to the Breakfast Club, you’ll get 20% off any Creative Grid Ruler Annette demos, AND you can get 15% off any Cut Loose Press patterns that day too – such a deal!!
Click here to go to the Coupons page.


 

And speaking of Rulers…  

Don’t forget about our Rent-a-Ruler program!! Don’t avoid making a quilt because it calls for yet another 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.

 

 

Each month, we’ve been featuring one of our SEWING MACHINES in the Shop News.  This month, we’re featuring one of our favorites:  the Lotus !!  If you’re in the market for a new sewing machine (or know someone who is), we are loving the Lotus.  It’s lightweight, and its built-in carrying case and on-board tools
make it a great machine for taking to classes.  The carrying case converts to a sewing surface when you
open it, or you can remove it to use the free-arm feature.  At only $749, it’s loaded with features you
usually only find on the higher-end machines:  an automatic thread cutter, a programmable needle up/down button, a start/stop button, and many more.  Stop in and test-drive our floor
model, and you’ll see why we
like it so much!!


Our Inspiration of the Month is this stunning quilt, made by and loaned to us by Myra Dewey.  Myra used
the Painted Forest pattern to make this beauty.  And all the negative space is perfect for practicing
your machine quilting techniques!! 

 inspiration

 

Our Notion of the Month this month is our STENCIL COLLECTION.  We have a huge assortment of stencils in all shapes and sizes, useful for borders, corners, medallions, and overall designs.  We have a whole book of just novelty designs!  We also carry just about every method available for marking your
quilt top.  Just ask one of the girls to show you where they are.
  We’re featuring Stencils as our 20% Coupon of the Month, so stock up now!!  Click here to go to our Coupons page and print yours.

 

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 thread.

 

 

“April Showers bring May Flowers,” so it’s fitting that our April PatchAbilities wall-hanging is this
adorable umbrella!!
We have kits made, so stop in and get yours today!  (By the way, we’re keeping kits
stocked for all the 6” x 22” wall-hangings we’ve displayed so far, in case you’ve just recently been
inspired to make
them!)
Also, our Coupon for the first week of April is for 15% off all Patchabilities patterns and kits, so
Click Here to print off your coupon and stock up now!!

 

April is a great time to take a class, and we’ve got lots of CLASSES starting up this month!!  Click here to
go to the Classes page, and see what might be the one for you!

 

 

Mark Your Calendars… 

Our Big 3 Shop Hop Thursday, May 4th to Saturday, May 6th
Breakfast Club ~ May 20th

 

 

Ongoing Charity Programs…
Caring Quilt Star Blocks for Genesee Valley Quilt Club
Pediatric Surgical Caps for Golisano Children’s Hospital
Thanks to you …. Another 87 caps were donated this month!

 (Look under Classes & More or ask at the counter for free patterns for each of these items)

 

 

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.

 

 

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 Kathy Guillard
and Nancy Wesson… Congratulations,
ladies!!

 

 

 

 

 

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