Issue 9 May 2018
May is off to great start with beautiful warm weather and sunshine, something we all needed after (what seemed like) a never ending cold, wet winter. Spring is popping up with new buds and flowers and as such it is time to enjoy the outside and some gardening. At the end of the day when you are ready for a little time in the sewing room, we will have lots of little projects and new things that are growing inside the shop too. Our Middle of the Month Mystery starts May 19 and will be a great way to add a little quilting to your Spring, Summer and Fall months. We are also adding some new evening hours during the summer along with evening classes for those that are busy during the day but want to learn a new technique, start a new project or just want meet other quilters. We are growing our machine line and expanding our repair services and throughout the summer months we will continue our First Friday Demonstration Days and our Free Sew Fridays for you to come in and work on your projects, get help if you need it and meet other quilters too. Whether in the garden or in the sewing room be sure to make time to be creative this summer!
May all your Stitches be Sweet,
We are launching our “Middle of the Month Mystery” with the first clue set for May 19th.
The Mystery Quilt will be a finished 88” x 88” quilt and will last for 8 months, May through December 2018. There is no monthly fee to participate. We will have a one-time registration of $25.00 and you can work with fabrics from your stash, shop our selection of fabrics or use both, it will be up to you. For this pattern, you will need to use your Strip Tube Ruler by Cozy Quilt Designs. We have them at the shop if you need one.
The last clue for the mystery will be provided in December, so a Fall or Christmas color pallet would be in season as the quilt top will be ready for the holiday's but as you can see from the image below, I have decided to go with Golds and Blues so let your imagination take you in any color direction you like.
As with any Mystery Quilt, you will receive clues (sewing instructions). We will supply the clues in the middle of each month from May 19 thru December 15th. Printed clues will be made available each month for pick-up at the shop and for those that live a distance away, we can email the monthly clues to you so everyone can join in the fun!
This Mid Month Mystery is on our website for anyone that would like to register at Mystery Registration Page
We will have more details for the participants including any assistance you might need with fabrics and color selections.
Mothers Day is right around the corner and she (or you!) deserve a new Sewing or Embroidery Machine! As an authorized elna Sewing Machine dealer, Sweet Stitches is able to offer financing through Synchrony Bank between May 4 and May 12th so take advantage of 0% financing on your qualifying purchases. Stop in to see our line of elna machines and learn more about our special Mothers Day SALE pricing and the finance options available.
Block of the Month - Sadies Keepsake
For those of you participating in our Hand Embroidery Block of the Month Sadie’s Keepsake your Month 9 Block is now ready and available for pick up on or after May 4.
Block of the Month - Mystical Prism
For those of you participating in our Mystical Prism Batik BOM, your Month 5 Block is now ready and available for pick up on or after May 4.
General Maintenance and proper technique are critical for optimum performance of your sewing machine and project outcome.
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