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Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop January 2019 Newsletter


SSQS Journal

Issue 17 January 2019 


Joan and Rob would like to wish everyone a Happy and Healthy New Year!

Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop Celebrates 2nd Anniversary!

On January 3rd, Sweet Stitches celebrates its 2nd anniversary. As we begin our third year we are excited to have the chance to expand the shop, add classroom space as well as bring in new products for 2019.


The shop was closed starting December 23 for the holiday and to allow time for Shop Renovations. The contents of the shop were moved to allow a new floor to be laid, new fixtures and displays brought in, new products to arrive and the shop was readied for a Grand Re-Opening. You can link to the gallery to see pictures of the construction.

Please Join Us January 2 - 5, 2019
as we celebrate our Second Anniversary
with a Grand Re-Opening SALES event.

Note: elna has just announced that new 780 and 680 models with updated styling cues will be released in the next few weeks. If you are in the market for one of these machines, this is the time as our current limited inventory is being offered as this reduced price as we wait for the new models to be released.

Daily Prize Drawing! 

Grand Prize Drawing!*



*Win an elna 550 sewing machine!**

** A complete set of contest rules are available at the shop and by clicking HERE

Sweet Stitches becomes a Signature accuquilt Dealer

Beginning January 2019, Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop has been named a Signature Dealer and will carry the accuquilt line of products. Launching the fabric cutting line of products in 2008, the accuquilt system helps quilters create accurate fabric cuts each and every time. Accurate cuts will save time and fabric that allow quilters to get to the fun parts of quilting!

As a added benefit of the design and safety inherent in the system, the accuquilt product line can assist those quiltmakers with arthritis, shoulder issues, sight limitations, and other physical ailments to continue quilting and to be creative.

As an accuQuilt Signature Dealer, Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop is exclusively authorized to carry the full line of GO! products including the GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter, GO! Qubes, and many more products in the accuquilt line!

Beginning January 2nd 2019, Sweet Stitches will have accuquilt products available in the shop and will provide demonstrations of the products.

accuquilt and Sweet Stitches will team up for a Product Demo and Seminar to be held February 1st and 2nd 2019. An accuquilt national trainer will be in the shop to conduct a seminar about the product and the many quilt projects you can accomplish with the system. This will be a highly educational event with lots of creative ideas to get you thinking about your 2019 projects. We will provide more information about this event in the next few weeks. Save the dates of February 1st and 2nd!

   Homestead Betty Modern Sampler Block of the Month 

Sweet Stitches Block of the Month, "Homestead Betty" sign-ups begin as of January 2nd at $25.00/Month. Space is limited for this BOM.

This Sweet Little Red & White Pieced Quilt is made in the Maywood Studio Fabric line “The Little Things”. The quilt that is now hanging in the shop was assembled by Linda Poparad and quilted by Judy Holden. The blocks will be released on the first Friday of each month with the first block available February 1st.  This is a beautiful quilt and fabric line that will be a great project for the upcoming year.

First Friday Demo Day is January 4, 2019

Our First Friday in January Demonstration will be: 

"A Year in Review and On the New"

Joan will review highlight topics from 2018 Demo Days with ideas, tips and techniques that you can use with your "New Year Quilt Resolutions" so don't make your quilting resolutions until January 4th!! 

We will hold the demonstration in our newly remodeled shop classroom utilizing our new chairs, so don't worry, the standing room only days are behind us, we will have a comfortable spot for you to enjoy this Free Demonstration at 10:30am January 4th.

We encourage show and tell - Have a project that you have worked on? Please bring it in to share with the group at the end of the demo. We love to see what you have created!

Also, feel Free to stay after the demonstration to utilize our new classroom space for our weekly Free Sew Friday. You are welcome to work on your projects, meet new quilters and seek design and technique assistance from Joan. 

Quilts of Valor National Day of Sewing
February 2, 2019

Sweet Stitches will host our annual Quilts of Valor National Day of Sewing event on February 2, 2019. Stop in the shop to make quilt blocks that will be used to create QOV quilts. Whether you are an experienced quilter or a novice, we will have members of the local String-A-Long Stars & Stripes Group on hand to assist you through the process.

The Quilts of Valor Foundation honors Veterans for their service to our country though the gift of Quilts. The Quilts of Valor Foundation has awarded over 177,000 quilts since 2004.  The String-A-Long Stars & Stripes Group, an off shoot of the String-A-Long Quilt Guild, has been making quilts to honor veterans since 2014 and has made over 250 quilts. The National Day of Sewing takes place at this time every year as quilters, quilt groups and shops get together to make quilts as a nation.

Sweet Stitches is excited to be an Official Quilt of Valor Shop and to be a part of this National Sewing Day. This is our third year hosting this event at our shop and we would love to have our customers and friends join us. Come into Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop on Saturday, February 2, 2018 between the hours of 10:00 am to 4:00 pm to make one of three different blocks designs or try all three! Our classroom will be set up with our new AccuQuilt Cutting System and elna sewing machines. Sweet Stitches will supply all materials for the project and members of the String-A-Long Stars & Stripes Group will be there to help anyone wanting to make a quilt block to honor a veteran. 

Make a block on February 2nd and your name will be put into a drawing for one of three Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop Gift Certificates $25.00, and $15.00 and $10.00 gift certificates) will be drawn at the end of the day. (winner need not be present).  We will give the winners a call and certificates can be picked up the following week during our business hours.

We hope you can join us to make a quilt block for Quilt of Valor and thank a veteran for their service to our country. 

Quilters of all skill levels can find encouragement, inspiration and creativity at Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop. Located in Chesterton, Indiana just a few miles from the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop is your destination for fabrics, notions and all things quilting. We carry a wide variety of brights, batiks and reproduction fabrics as well as notions, patterns, books and Elna sewing machines. Our large classroom offers students everything they need to learn and grow their quilting talents. From fabric selection to project advice to training on your new machine, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to assist. Stop by the store or click the "Shop Online" link to view our wide variety of products ready to ship direct to your door.

1585 South Calumet Road  Chesterton, IN 46304

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