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Thursday, September 21, 2018


SEPTEMBER


Winter Traditions – September 22, 23, 24 (all day)

Judy Niemeyer Sit and Sew – September 28, 10-5

Mystery Club – September 29, 9-11 or 11:30-1:30

Beginning Quiltmaking – September 30, October 7, 14, 21, 12-5


OCTOBER 2018

Sew-cial General Sew-in – October 5, 10-5

Saturday Sampler – October 6, 9:30-10:30

Beginning Quiltmaking – October 7, 14, 21, 12-5

Tucker University Advanced Lemoynes I – October 9, 11-3 or 6-10, 
         October 12, 12-4, or October 13, 10-2

UFO Night – October 12, 6-10

Machine Embroidery class – October 13, 1:30-5

Quilting Angels Charity Bee – October 15, 10-4

Saturday Sampler Sew-in – October 16, 1-4, or October 19, 5-8 

Kaleidoscope ABC’s – October 20, 10-5 or October 25, 10-5

Judy Niemeyer Sit and Sew – October 22, 10-5

Wooly Felted Tote Bag Party – October 26, 11-4

Mystery Club – October 27, 9-11 or 11:30-1:30

Beginning Machine Quilting – October 28, 12-2

Basic Binding – October 28, 2:30-4:30

Sew Steady Guide Class – October 29, 12-2:30

Aurifil Event – October 31, 11-12:30 or 2-3:30



THANK YOU!


Thank you to everyone who participated last week for the Million Pillowcase Sew In!  They did a great job and I'm so grateful!  Congratulations to everyone especially Karen, Barbara and Susan!  I appreciate all of your continued efforts for all that you do for charity!


0% FINANCING for JANOME MACHINES now through September 29! 


We have sold all of our preordered machines (thank you!) but we can still order more!  They will ship to us early October.  











The 9450 QCD features:

11" to the right of the needle
High Light
Stitch Composer software (you can design your own sewing stitches)
stitch memory
Ruler Work quilting foot
Variable Zig Zag Open Toe Foot (QZ)
1/4" seam foot without guide (MY PERSONAL FAVORITE
Open Toe Darning Foot (PH-D), 
AccuQuilt HP2 Foot
Stitch Tapering capability
1.5 X Brighter LED Lighting
Auto power off timer (so if you fall asleep at your machine your machine will turn off for you)
Improved easier needle threading!

Come in or a sit down demo when you can.  We have already sold all of our preordered machines, but we can order yours too!  

Until September 29, when you order your new 9450 from us, we will also GIVE you a Sew Steady Wish table for your new machine and the table's travel bag, AND an XL Tutto Rolling Carry Case.  

So you are getting over $500 worth of goodies that I KNOW you will really want and use!  

Fill out a credit app and  you can see in seconds if you qualify for  ZERO percent financing for up to 60 months!  That's 5 years!  Make your payments on time every month and at the end, you won't pay one penny of interest.  That is a monthly payment of less than $100.  This financing offer is through Synchrony and is valid until September 29.  


VOTE ON YOUR FAVORITE MYSTERY QUILT!

VOTING ENDS ON TUESDAY, September 25!   The quilts for the last Mystery Club are hanging in the shop and they need your votes!  The winner of the Viewer's Choice voting will win a gift certificate at the shop.  So stop by the shop when you can.  One vote per person please.

SATURDAY SAMPLER - NEWFOUNDLAND STAR

 

We are still taking sign ups for our next Saturday Sampler which will start on November 6!  Choose your favorite option and pay $36 for your registration fee and first block.  It is possible that you can get all of the monthly blocks for just that $36!  Setting kit is extra, or you can take the blocks and set them any way you wish!  
You may sign up by calling the shop at 281.491.0016.


ZERO PERCENT FINANCING for 36 MONTHS AVAILABLE NOW UNTIL END OF YEAR FOR KOALA CABINETS! 


Until December 31, Koala is offering FREE financing for 36 months on purchases of $3000 or more!  So if there is a cabinet that you wish to purchase, that will be a great time to do so!  Get that quilting room back in shape.  Organize, clean out clutter, get your machine cleaned and keep your items in a Koala cabinet!  When your space is organized, inspiration quickly follows!  



                  



           
 Notes from Joey...

Uh oh....Papa pulled down the suitcases.....I wonder if he is just going to put stuff in them and put them back up...…

Nope, he didn't.  This is going to be bad.  I wonder if I should warn Emma, Jack and Sophie.  I don't think they noticed.  (I'm smarter then all of them put together.)   

Mama keeps talking about "the Vista".  What is that?  

I wonder who is going to the kennels first. How could they leave me...after all, I'm so cute!


Licks
and kisses, Joey
   As always, please keep an eye open for children or animals locked in a hot car!  Thank you!
   
                  


QUILTING ANGELS - CHARITY QUILTERS 


Thank you to all of the Quilting Angels who joined in for the pillowcase sew-in last Friday.  I was only able to stay and sew for the afternoon, but I saw a lot of progress being made.  The production line method gets pillowcases made fast!

 

Thank you to the people who have donated fiberfill for our heart shaped pillows next month.  We appreciate your donations very much.  Neta Lee, who is coordinating the heart pillow project, likes to divide up the fiberfill into equal portioned bags in advance, so we can stuff each pillow with the same amount of fiberfill.  I think that is very clever!  Please join us on Monday, October 15 to make these heart pillows for breast cancer patients at M.D. Anderson Hospital. Everything will be ready for us to start sewing.  We will sew from 10 to 3 that day.

 

We have another need at this time.  I have completely run out of backing fabrics for twin sized quilts.  I need 5 1/2 to 6 yard pieces of fabric for backings.  I sure would appreciate some donations of money or fabric for quilt backings.  Quilter’s Emporium has some nice fabrics on clearance that would do very nicely.  Thank you in advance!

 

You can reach me with charity quilt questions at charityquilts@quiltersemporium.com.

 

One fat quarter, like one cookie, is never enough!

Susan


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MILLION PILLOWCASE CHALLENGE

 






















DRUM ROLL PLEASE….Once again our 24-Hour Pillowcase Sew-A-Thon looks like broke all our previous records!  Our current count is 329 but we haven’t stopped counting yet!  We still have a stack of pillowcases that we finished sewing but they still need the final ironing.  We will have the “official’ count for you next week.  I looked back at last year’s number and it was 366, but Barbara and I are sure that we are over that number.

 

We received a box on Thursday from a group in Illinois.  It contained 100 individually wrapped pillowcases for Harvey victims.  We have made some calls and are waiting on a call back from a group who is still working with Harvey victims.  We will be turning this number in with our Sew-A-Thon count when it gets delivered.

 

Thank you to Rose Ann and her staff for giving us a place to sew and putting up with all the partying.  Next, thank you to Dolores and Peggy for spending last Wednesday helping us put pillowcase kits together.  And to Susan I., Dolores and Barbara M. for pinning over 100 pillowcase kits together giving us a great head start!

 

WE SEND A BIG THANK YOU to Barbara L., Nora, Sandy, Peggy, Cherie, Cherry, Dolores, Karen J., Arlynn, Linda, Sue, Deepali, Susan M., Deborah, Rebecca, Christine, Kelsie, Ambereen, Mary Ella, and Deena for spending your day/night pinning, sewing, ironing, cutting and more ironing.  

We thank our Houston Hospice volunteers Sylvia, Anne, Elisa, Rachel and Caleb and our Silverado Hospice volunteers Rochelle, Rickie, Iriscia, Ebony, Dee, Stephanie and Christopher.

It was wonderful to have all of you come help.   Special recognition and thanks to  J. Miranda for staying with us for the entire 24 hours, for the 5th year in a row.  We had a couple of these ladies carry in finished pillowcases getting us started with 45 pillowcases.  And Sue from New Braunfels couldn’t be at the Sew-A-Thon so she mailed her pillowcases to us.  We are so blessed to have all of you wonderful people!  Barbara and I just can not tell you how much it means to us to have you join us for this crazy event.

 

We thank the volunteers who brought in pillowcases and couldn’t stay.  (I am sorry I forgot to get your names.)  You are all appreciated too!

 

The national pillowcase count is 775,749.  The drawer at QE is full again so please feel free to grab a kit and sew it up.  They are free of charge.  We just ask that you return the finished pillowcase to QE. 

 

Stay tuned to next week’s newsletter to hear what our “official” Sew-A-Thon total is.

 

GREAT JOB!

Karen & Barbara



  


Classes at Quilter's Emporium

If you are interested in taking one of our classes, you can either sign
up in person at the shop or over the phone, by calling 281.491.0016.

Skill level Scale
Beginner - Student has no piecing or quilting experience
Experienced Beginner - Student has attended Beginning Quiltmaking Class or equivalent.

Intermediate- Student has completed a few quilt tops and is ready to "grow" their skills. A confident piecer.

It is the student's responsibility to remind the clerk at the time of checkout, if fabric or notions are being purchased for a class, qualifying for a 15% discount.  We cannot go back to previous sales tickets to issue discounts.  We appreciate your help in this.

CLUBS

Mystery Club
Our newest Mystery Club started on the last Saturday in August, but there is still time to join!  Call the shop and we will give you the details!  It's a lot of fun!   Come to the monthly meetings/classes and start sewing!  See you soon!
Leader - Pam Brown   brown@quiltersemporium.com
September 29
; 9-11; 11:30-1:30


Saturday Sampler

Be sure to come to the Saturday Sampler with your Show and Tells!  The next meeting will be the last one for the current project.  November starts Newfoundland Star! 

General Meeting – Saturday, October 6;  9:30-10:30


OCTOBER Sew-in
Tuesday, October 16, 5-8 or Friday, October 19, 1-4





TUCKER UNIVERSITY - Advanced Lemoynes

 

This class will focus on several different ways to use your Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star ruler - two types of strip pieced Lemoynes and Lemoynes outlined with a band of contrasting fabric.  These techniques can create stunning blocks!  General knowledge of the ruler is a prerequisite - given that the general process involves dozens of steps.  If you have been working on Lemoyne stars for your Saturday Sampler setting kit, you are definitely a candidate!   If you have previously taken a class on the ruler, you are a candidate!

Teacher - Pam Baum

Tuesday, October 9, 11-3 or 6-10, or Friday, October 12, 12-4, or Saturday, October 13, 10-2

 

Please sign up in advance so that 

we can plan to have enough supplies for all participants!



UFO Night - $5

All are welcome to our monthly UFO evening!  Join us for fun, fabric and fellowship, and work on your Un-Finished Object!  Staffers are always happy to offer advice if you are in need.  Bring a snack to share and a quilting-related project to show off for extra door prize tickets!

Leader - Pam Baum
Upcoming UFO nights
October 12, 6-10


GENERAL CLASSES

(If there's a class that you would love for us to offer, please let us know!
pam@quiltersemporium.com

 SAVE THE DATES

We're still working on some details, but we want you to know about some of our great classes coming in the next few months!

Machine Embroidered Quilt coming in January 
Wooly Felted Tote Bag Party, Friday, October 26
Aurifil Event, October 31, 11-12:30 or 2-3:30
Dinnerplate Dahlia, the new Neimeyer Technique of the Month; coming in February



Machine Embroidered Purse  - $40

Join us for a great class with Trish, the newest member of our Quilter's Emporium teaching staff.  She brings a wide range of knowledge and imagination to share with all our machine embroider-ers!  This month will focus on "blank" purses and how to turn them into something really special with embroidery and linings.

Teacher - Trish Lopes

Saturday, October 13, 1:30-5



Winter Traditions - $107
Winter Traditions is a new pattern from Quiltworx, with three diverse blocks,and a traditional setting.  The pattern spotlights two different feathered star blocks and a mariner's compass block.  Join Quiltworx Certified Instructor, Jan Mathews, for this 3-day class to learn paper-piecing, Judy style, and techniques which include floating points, curved piecing, and component assembly.  This class is geared for Advanced Beginners (confident sewing basics and use of machine) to Intermediate / Advanced quilters.  Some pre-class preparation is required.  
Teacher - Jan Mathews
Saturday, September 22, 10-5, Sunday, September 23, 12 - 5, Monday, September 24, 10-5

Judy Niemeyer Sew Day - $10

Judy Niemeyer Sew Days (NOT a class) are dedicated to ONLY Judy Niemeyer projects.  Jan Mathews, a Certified Instructor for Judy Niemeyer Quilting, will be available to answer questions and get over trouble spots.  Several dates have changed to the second class of Technique of the Month.  We will be adding additional days, please check back with us!

Teacher: Jan Mathews

Friday, September 28; 10-5

Monday, October 22; 10-5


Kaleidoscope ABC's - $60

 Back by popular demand!  Learn the basics of turning a repeating pattern into fantastic kaleidoscope blocks.  From lining up the fabric to get identical cuts to sewing all the pieces together successfully, Elizabeth will teach the entire process of creating a stunning quilt.  This class is full, but we will be scheduling another (or maybe two) soon.  If you are interested, please get your name on our waiting list and we will contact you with possible dates.

Teacher - Elizabeth Oldham

Saturday, October 20, 10-5 FULL
Thursday, October 25, 10-5




Sew-cial General Sit and Sew -
$10 

Do you enjoy sewing in a group environment?  Do you sometimes need advice on your project - fabric choices, piecing methods, construction or quilting ideas?  Join us on our Sew-cial days - our staff is very experienced and will help with whatever you need!  If you are unavailable for the Saturday Sampler sew-ins, this is an additional opportunity for help with your block.  If you are making a quilt of Studio 180 blocks, we are full of advice!  
This may be the best $10 you spend all month!

Teachers - Bonnie McCormick and Pam Baum

Friday, October 5, 10-5



BASIC CLASSES


Beginning Quilt Making - $100
Rose Ann teaches quilting newbies how to select fabric, prepare and cut fabric, read patterns, and how to make the same quilt top that has been taught to over 1200 students over the years.
Level:  Beginner
Teacher:  Pam Thorlin

September 30, October 7, 14, 21; 12-5

Beginning Machine Quilting - $30

If you are ready to learn to use your domestic sewing machine to quilt your quilt tops, then this is the class for you.  Rose Ann walks you through the entire process so that you can go home and start machine quilting that stack! 
You will need to bring your sewing machine, a walking foot (even
feed foot) and a darning foot (free motion foot). 
 
Level: Beginner

Teacher: Rose Ann Cook
October 28; 12-2:30

 
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