We’ve been asking you to make pillowcases and shop for personal hygiene items for our YWCA WOMEN’S CHRISTMAS PROJECT for months… it’s finally time to bring them to the shop!!

 Last year, you brightened Christmas for over 200 women by making pillowcases and donating the personal hygiene items to fill them with. Let’s do the same (or better!!) this year! Please bring your items in by December 12th:

In addition to the pillowcases, here’s what we need (full-size, please):

 Body Wash & Lotion


 Shampoo & Conditioner


 Kleenex Purse Packs

 2017 Date Books


 Dental Floss


Brushes and Combs

Shower Scrubbies

Gloves or Mittens

 … and money is always acceptable – we’ll do the shopping!


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If you’re looking for a lovely handmade holiday gift, but have no time to make one yourself, stop in between December 1st and 8th. We’ll have lots of items made by our talented staff, including some of the store samples you’ve admired in the past.

* * * Cash or check only, please!! * * *

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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 purse patterns.

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 Our Inspiration of the Month is this super quick and easy Table Runner, called Frame Up.

If you’re in need of a quick holiday gift, this would be perfect. The whole project takes just a couple of hours to complete, and we have a wide selection of Christmas fabrics for you to make it in.

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We’ve got plenty of other gift ideas you can make at the last minute too.

How about a cute mug rug? It comes from our new book, Learn to Make Quilted Mug Rugs.


 … or a pillowcase (you know how kids love getting their own special ones!)? We’ve got kits made up in lots of great fabrics.

These Micro-Safe Hot Holders whip up in no time, and make it so easy to remove a hot casserole or bowl of soup from the microwave:


 If you’re giving a Gift Card to someone this year, why not wrap it in a Gifty Card Holder? It makes up quickly, and gives any Gift Card a personal touch.

…or, if you have a little more time, we’ve got new books and patterns from Donna Robertson for 3-yard quilts. And to make it even easier for you, we’ve made up some lovely 3-yard kits for you to choose from!!

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 If you don’t have time to make anything, we’ve got lots of other gift ideas: Ruler Holders, Calendars, Lamps, or this Fat Quarter Box of 10 Crayola Colors by Riley Blake Designs, to name just a few…

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 If you’re working on the “That Town and Country” Block-of-the-Day quilt (or if you’re planning on making it), this month is your LAST CHANCE to pick up the blue background fabrics. They will no longer be manufactured after December 31st.

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 Are you a cat lover? Or do you know someone who is? We have three adorable flannels, called Grumpy Cat, which would make a great lap quilt, robe, or PJ bottoms!!

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 Our Wall Hanging of the Month is one of our new favorites – these beautiful cardinals!! At 6” x 20”, it is ideally suited for a small space, and would be perfect to display all Winter long. We have kits available – get yours soon!

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Mark Your Calendars…

Our 3rd Annual Holiday Boutique – December 1st through 8th

 December 24th – Closing at 2pm

December 25th – CLOSED

 December 31st – Closing at 2pm

January 1st – CLOSED

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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 Cindy Parker and Kay Rohring… 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!!