PA NATIONAL QUILT EXTRAVAGANZA
Thursday-Sunday, September 19-22
It is so nice to have such a fabulous quilt show back in our neck of the woods. Once again this year we'll be vending for Brother at the quilt show at Oaks, and we'll be bring lots of fun machines for you to try. We'll have some awesome quilt show specials, so be sure to stop in and say "hi!"
PAULA REID AT BYRNE!!!
We are so excited to welcome Paula to Byrne! Paula, from Batts in the Attic, is such an incredible artist with her machine quilting, and she does it all on her home sewing machine! That's right - over 1400 quilts quilted, 75% of them queen size or larger - and she does them all on a home sewing machine! Join us to see her incredible work - she quilts for quilting legend Alex Anderson - and learn how you can do it too!!!
The 10 Commandments of Successful Machine Quilting (Or How to Persuade a Wayward Quilt to Hang Straight!)
Thursday, September 26 - 7--9pm - $20 (or FREE with 2-day workshop!)
This lecture is a light-hearted, but informative look at the various challenges you may encounter and techniques you can use to wrestle your problem quilt into submission. And of course, we always have refreshments...mocktail anyone?
Fluff & Stuff - An AMAZING 2-day hands-on workshop!
Friday and Saturday, September 27 & 28 - 10-4 - $99
Is that stack of quilt tops getting higher and higher? Have you always wanted to take your machine quilting skills beyond the "ditch?" Do you want to learn free motion quilting? Then this class is for you! Paula will teach you her "Fluff & Stuff" method for moving larger quilts through a home machine in this 2-day hands-on seminar. Space is limited so sign up today! Lunches provided!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO US!!!
Monday, September 30 - Saturday, October 12th
Help us celebrate Debbie and Mike's special anniversary! Believe it or not, Debbie and Mike have been in business together for 35 years! And 25 years as a Bernina dealer! (I know - hard to believe since she's only 29! But I digress...) To celebrate, we're throwing a storewide sale with just about EVERYTHING (yup, EVERYTHING!) 25% OFF!!! And many things - yup, machines, too - 35% OFF and more! Sew, stop in and find something wonderful to help you celebrate!!!
OMG! (OH MY GOURD!) WORKSHOP
Wednesday, October 2 - 1-4:30pm - $2
Join our October Main Event speaker, Carol McLeod of Aunties Two, for this fun afternoon! You'll be making one gourd. Just wait until you see how fun Moldable Batting is! You'll also learn how to make your own large circle drawing tool. A perfect little table decoration or for holiday candy! (Pattern and interfacing included in class fee!)
LONGING TO LONG ARM???
Join us for two brand new programs for you mid/long armers out there...as well as those of you who have given owning one even half a thought. (Don't forget... we rent out time on our machine!) Remember when, if we wanted our quilts longarmed... we sent them out? Now long arm quilting is available to everyone, so come see what it's all about! Watch your creativity blossom! (BONUS - BOTH DAYS JUST $49!)
Multi Task on Your Long Arm
Friday, October 18th - 10-4pm - Cathy Brown - $35 (includes lunch, snacks and FREE GIFTS!)
It's not just for quilting anymore! Learn many different ways to use a mid and long arm how to incorporate your machine to make home dec, purses, quilted cloth, lamp shades and so much more. Is long arming for me? Join us for the day to find out just how much using a Jewel can simplify the process... and make your quilts sparkle!
Be Creative with Your Pro Stitcher!
Saturday, October 19th - 10-4pm - Cathy Brown - $35 (includes lunch, snacks and FREE GIFTS!)
Learn the fun and easy way of using the Pro Stitcher! Learn to create different projects using rulers, groovy boards and other tools and see how simple it is to make your quilt into a masterpiece! And you'll see how you can use your Pro Stitcher on lots of other fun projects besides quilts! Learn how your Pro Stitcher's built in designs can be easily selected, placed and stitched out to make your artistic vision reality. You'll be a star!!!
ROUND ROBBIN JUBILEE
Friday, November 1 - 10-pm - $35 (includes lunch!) - Susan Zeller
Does your embroidery machine want to "Come out of the Closet"? Join us and you will leave this lecture inspired to create eye-catching projects on your state of the art sewing/embroidery machine. This fun round robin jubilee will give you the opportunity to play and learn. Some of the things you will master are bobbin work, using the circular sewing attachment and how to personalize your project with your initial on the embroidery machine. Susan will share lots of inspirational ideas with her trunk show. It'll be lots of fun... Join us! (Come for both Friday and Sat for just $49.) No need to bring a machine, we have machines here. No experience necessary!!!
SERGERS ARE NOT JUST FOR GARMENTS!
Saturday, November 2, 10-4pm - $35 (includes lunch!) - Susan Zeller
Nor are they very large doorstops! Join Susan to see how simple and easy it is to use a serger. After leaving this seminar you will be convinced how user-friendly sergers are, and you will learn a variety of creative and decorative techniques to get you serging away! Also explore, round robin style, the many serger feet and accessories that make serging professional and beautiful. This class is a must if you own a serger or have even thought that maybe...someday... NO MACHINE OR EXPERIENCE NECESSARY! (COME FOR BOTH FRIDAY AND SATURDAY FOR JUST $49!)
It's brand new and it's awesome! Meet the first home and hobby cutting machine... with a built-in scanner! ScanNCut will change the way you think about cutting machines forever. Only ScanNCut can take an image, photo or hand drawn sketch, scan it, and allow you to precisely select and cut the shapes that you want. Now the only thing limiting your cutting creativity is your imagination! Talk about being on the cutting edge! (Sorry - couldn't resist!)
Join us at one of our Open Houses and see just what this marvel can do for you. See just some of the ways you can use it to cut paper, fabric, all kinds of things! Perfect for appliqué, scrapbooking, cards and invitations, party decorations, gift wrap... the list goes on and on. This is so much fun! Bring a crafty friend and stop in anytime during our Open Houses and see! FREE!!!
Monday, November 4 - 4-7pm
Tuesday, November 5 - 11-2pm
Wednesday, November 6 - 1-4pm
FALL FABRIC FRENZY SHOP HOP
Friday, November 8 - Monday, November 11
An annual fall tradition! Grab a friend or two and your car keys and hop on down. Our shops are all close enough to be done in a couple of days of leisurely checking out the latest quilting fun. Great prizes and another new shop this year! Is there a new machine in your future?!! Stop in to pick up your $5 passport and free surprise and get all the details! More info here: http://fallfabricfrenzy.com/
THE FUN JUST KEEPS ON COMING!!!
We are pleased to announce that we are celebrating 25 years (!) as a Bernina dealer. Just another excuse for a party! Join us for two fun-filled days.
Friday, November 15 10-5 - FREE!!!
We'll be here with bells on! Also - door prizes, refreshments and lots of demos including quilting, sewing and embroidery. We'll also have a Bernina rep here to demo all things Bernina and to give out lots of FREE patterns.
Saturday, November 16 10-1pm or 2-5pm FREE!!!
Stop by for a fun sit and sew. We'll be using some of Bernina's incredible machines to make fun projects showing you just how easy it is to be creative. Don't miss the fun! Seating limited. Call now to reserve your seat!
FLORIANI QUILTING AND EMBROIDERY MASTERS TOUR
Friday, December 6 or Saturday, December 7th - 10-4pm - Register now for only $49 and receive a FREE GIFT valued at over $599!!!
Learn all this and more - regardless of your skill level! Learn amazing ways to combine your quilting and embroidery!
- Be one of the first to learn how your thread can "dance" on your quilts when you use Floriani's My Decorative Quilter. This amazing quilting software simulates the look of hand heirloom, echo, stipple stitches and more.
- Learn how to transform any quilt into an artistic embroidery masterpiece that is your own!
- Be one of the first to see Floriani's new quilt batting! You can now make your quilting as easy and beautiful as your Floriani embroidery! Perfect embroidery ... perfect quilts!
- Learn how Floriani Software's Save2Sew tools can correct any embroidery design to sew exquisitely on ANY fabric BEFORE you touch the start button.
- Learn the importance of proper stabilization on any type of fabric using Floriani's suggested products based on your design and fabric you intend to embroider. NO MORE PUCKERS!
- Learn the inherent difference in embroidery designs that is the signature of a master digitizer.
MLK DAY OF SERVICE
Monday, January 20 - 10-4pm FREE!
Why not plan to spend your day off in a really rewarding way? We will be making pillowcases to support ConKerr Cancer's "Giving sick kids a reason to smile... One pillowcase at a time" program, as well as making small children's quilts to benefit Quilts for Kids in Fairless Hills. Bring your sewing machine and supplies, along with a few friends and enjoy a fun day knowing you are helping others. Have some cute fabric you think would be fun to use? Bring it along and we'll add it to our other donated fabrics.
SAVE THESE DATES...
Saturday, February 8 - 10-12 noon
We invite you to save the date for a very special presentation... Sarah is not only an incredible quilter and teacher but is fortunate in that she can look back in her family and see just where her talents came from. Join us for Sarah's very special story about her great great grandmother and her quilts. Jane Arthur Bond is one of just a few documented slave quilters and her quilts have a really interesting story to tell about Sarah's family, both black and white, and the times in which they lived. Mark your calendar for something very special!
Sarah will also be doing a workshop where we replicate one of Jane's quilts on Saturday, March 1st. Details in the next newsletter.