August 26, 2020
Good Morning Quilters,
Dog Days of Summer are here!!! I hope you all are doing well. I do not really like the hot weather but am thankful for the A/C. July was kind of a whirlwind - Fred and I went on a mission trip to West Virginia to help build a house that will be a home for victims of human trafficking. It was great to take our minds off everything and feel like we were really doing some good! We are also now doing a “walkathon”, I am not sending out letters for sponsors, but there is a donation jar by the register if anyone feels like helping us out!
Fifth Saturday/Green Bag Event!!! Yes, it’s that time again. 20% off any regular price merchandise!!! Because we are all trying to “social distance” we are once again making it a 2-day event. So, come either Friday or Saturday, wear your masks and try to social distance! We have a lot of new fabric and some great kits!
Also, both days, Vickie Norris will be demonstrating how to machine quilt with rulers! We will be taking orders to buy the rulers and the ruler foot for your machine. We will be scheduling classes within the next 4-6 weeks. That should be exciting!! Time for the demos both days (11:00 AM – 3:00 PM).
Let’s get down to the important info here!!
Labor Day Holiday - The shop will be CLOSED Saturday September 5th- Monday September 7th. Sometimes you just need a long weekend!!
August Coupon - Only a few days left- a Bakers dozen (13 fat quarters) for $30.00. That is a 25% savings and they must be precut. September’s coupon is - all batiks, $9.00 a yard! With most batiks coming in over $12.00, that is quite a savings. (min. ½ yd cut)
Needles n Pines Retreat house - Groups have been coming for some much need sewing time with their friends. We are making adjustments for smaller groups. We have several days open in September if you want to throw in a last minute retreat. Call Fred or me.
Classes - we started up our clubs in June, most of them are meeting in small groups. It’s been good for people to get out and socialize. We have had some classes - but it’s been tough to know if people are feeling safe coming. Stay tune for more details.
First Monday Club - None in September due to Labor Day. This group meets every first Monday of the month. They pick a pattern to work on and the results are amazing. They just finished up a churn dash project. Come see the results and join them on their next project. No charge.
Strip Club - Second Thursday of each month. Next one is September 10 - come anytime after noon and sew! This is our oldest running club. We pick a pattern and use 2 ½ in strips. Come anytime on Thursday and sew on your project. We order dinner in and mom provides dessert. Great place to get inspire and use that jelly roll you don’t know what to do with it. Show and tell is always amazing!!
Embroidery club - September 4th (usually the first Friday of the month). This is a class for those who want to learn more about their embroidery machines. Teacher Kathy Morrow needs to be notified if you are coming and she will send you the cost and supply list. This month we are dividing the class into two groups so we aren’t too crowded. Check with the shop and we will zip Kathy an email. firstname.lastname@example.org
Lori Holt club - Second Tuesday every month. Next meeting - September 8th all day. Use to be “Vintage Christmas”, but now it is just for those who are working on Lori’s projects. It’s fun to share ideas and learn from each other. We now have some of Lori’s cross-stitch patterns. I have started ordering cross stitch supplies.
Wooly afternoon - September 17th, starts at 12:30. Come and do those wool projects that you have been wanting to do! We are getting more wool pieces and patterns in all the time.
Breakfast Club - September 21st - We started a block of the month in January. We will continue having a “drop in” to pick up your pattern and get a demo from Lynn. Maybe next month we can meet and have a “show and tell”.
Tote class - September 18th - 10:00 am - Sheila Warren is our “shop’s purse maker”. She has just made an amazing tote to carry your cutting mat and quilting supplies. We have found a new designer and we love her! Debbie Shore – must purchase the book “Sewing Room Accessories” $12.95. Class Fee is $10.00. Please register so we have enough books.
“What to do with a Precut”- This class will meet every other month on the second Tuesday. The next class will be Tuesday September 22nd at 10:00 am. Vickie Norris will be working out of a new book, helping you to make a beautiful quilt out of those precuts. The first quilt used a jelly roll. The next one will use 10” precuts. If you are a beginning quilter – this would be a great class to “sharpen” your skills. Or, it would just be a great class to have some fun!
We do thank each and every one of you for your continual support to Nelsonville Quilt Company. We truly appreciate it. If there is anything you need special order, please let us know and we will do our best! Stay safe- stay healthy, keep being creative!!
Susan and all
Nelsonville Quilt Co