Issue 26 October 2019
It’s that time of year again where we fall in love with Fall and all the beauty this season brings. It is so inspiring to see the leaves changing. For me, this is really my favorite part of Autumn, it is like living in an ever-changing painting. Add to that pumpkins on porches, the smell of apples and cinnamon, cozy sweaters and quilts to cuddle under on a cool night and you have the perfect season.
We hope to get outdoors to enjoy the season this year but things are really happening in the shop and we are busier than ever. We have had many travelers stopping in the shop during the months of August and September on their trips across the country as they head for vacations and family reunions all while stopping at different quilt shops along the way. We meet so many interesting people doing what we do. We are just coming off a busy weekend where we visited the String-A-Long Quilt Guild Retreat up in Cassopolis, Michigan where we did demonstrations and set up a Pop Up Quilt Shop too. After the retreat we drove over to Steger, IL to set up our booth at the Pieces & Patches Quilt Show for Saturday and Sunday. The weather was testing us with a torrential downpour that had us wondering if we should have brought the boat. We got through it a little wet and cold, but set up and ready for the show. The ladies of Pieces & Patches put on a wonderful little show and we were glad to be part of it.
We are now back home, back to the shop and planning for our next big event that we have happening this Friday, October 4 our second big AccuQuilt Event of the year. We welcome National Accuquilt Instructor Carol Tompkins who will give two talks with demonstrations on how to get more out of your AccuQuilt Die Cut System. This is not our typical First Friday Demonstration Day where friends are welcome to drop in and see what the theme is for the month, this time we asked that you register to be part of the AccuQuilt Day. We have 70 quilters signed up and we had to cut it off there to keep things comfortable for everyone. If you signed up for the event and you will not be able to attend, we ask that you call the shop 219-250-5942 to let us know that you will not be able to make it as soon as possible as we have a waiting list of quilters who would like to attend if there is an opening.
The following week we will visit the Quiltmakers of Kankakee where I will give a talk at their October 10 meeting, bring our Pop Up Shop and give a workshop the following day. We will then have a week at the shop to get ready for the Heritage Quilters of Crown Point Show that will take place on October 26 & 27 at the Lake County Fairgrounds. Mark your calendar this is a great show with lots of quilts on display and shopping to enjoy. That will round out our October at the shop but not to worry we have some big things happening in November too - read on to find out our big news!
May All Your Stitches Be Sweet,
We have a full calendar of classes for October!
You can link to our October Calendar Here!
Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop is proud to announce that we are now a
Janome Authorized Dealer!
To celebrate, we will hold an Advanced Janome/Elna Learning Seminar to be held Friday, November 1st and Saturday, November 2nd. Each day will feature National Sewing Machine expert Sam Fung. Sam is a successful sewist with nearly 4 decades of experience many of which were running his own design studio making wedding gowns, bridesmaids dresses, home décor, costumes, hats and pretty much anything that can be sewn.
Additionally, Sam will assist to launch Sweet Stitches as BOTH an Elna and Janome Authorized Dealer and Sam will present several new sewing machine models that will soon be available at the shop.
We are excited to bring these educational events to the quilting and sewing community and as always, this seminar will be free of charge.
Pre-registration for the Friday or the Saturday Session will be required (The sessions are the same each day and limited in size).
Click Here to register.
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