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Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop November 2019 Newsletter


SSQS Journal

Issue 27  November 2019 

November 2019

Hello Everyone!

It's November and I'm not quite ready for Fall to end yet, this snow can go back to where it came from - Wait your turn Winter! I guess we should just be thankful for the beautiful fall season we had. It's that thankful time of year, isn't it? November is always there to help us focus on the amazing year we had and to really take into account all the wonderful people we have met, the friendships that have been strengthened, the places we have visited both the new and the familiar. As we look back on the year, we remember so many wonderful times we have shared with all of you in the shop and on the road. We had so much fun visiting new guilds to share a little knowledge, lots of ideas and hopefully some inspiration too. We have been a part of many wonderful shows this year and we love being able to bring a selection of our shop with us so quilters can get an idea of what a visit to Sweet Stitches would be like. We love to bring you fun days to spend at the shop like Free Sew Fridays, First Friday Demonstration days, Accuquilt Go Play Days and of course special events where we bring in experts to teach us more about Accuquilt and our Sewing Machines. We are so thankful that so many of you love to participate in these events and we are so thankful for your support, and encouragement as we come up with new things to keep your Quilting Fun and Creative. The best part of our year though is YOU our friends and supporters without you there would be no Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop. Thank you!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday Everyone! May all your Stitches be Sweet,


Go! Play Day!

Thursday November 21, 2019 10:30am-4:30pm

Are you an accuquilt Go! Owner? 
We would love you to bring your die cutter and join us for a day of accuquilt play!
Every third Thursday of the month Darla will share tips, tricks and techniques to help you get the most out of your accuquilt Go! cutter and dies.

Join Us for Accuquilt Go Play Day! On November 21 we will make a Quilted Gingerbread Cookie Potholder for the Holidays. Make this cute potholder in class from start to finish and use our shop Accuquilt gingerbread cookie die. A class supply list will be provided after you register for the event. 

Pre-registration for the November Go! Play Day is required so we can prepare the needed items and to ensure we have sufficient workspace for everyone.  Please call the shop or click here to register seats are limited!

Cut Time, Quilt More! With accuquilt!

Did you purchase an Arkansas Traveler die during our Accuquilt event last month?
If so, we are planning a class to review tips and tricks for using the die and building your blocks.

Darla will lead the class on November 13 10:30 - 3:30.

This class is FREE for anyone who purchased an Arkansas Traveler Die.
We will have sign-ups available soon!

November Class Schedule is Under Construction

As we approach the holidays, our class schedule tends to be a bit smaller. If you have a specific class that you are interested in please do let us know. Otherwise, check back often as we will update the schedule as classes are added.

You can link to our November Calendar Here!


Sweet Stitches On the Road
Upcoming Events

November 14, 2019
String-A-Long Quilt Guild

January 8, 2020
Glennwood Quilt Guild
Workshop and Pop-up Shop
Glennwood, Illinois

January 18, 2020
Porter County Homemakers
Workshop and Pop-up Shop
Camp Tecumseh - Brookston, IN

March 20 & 21, 2020
Appleseed Quilt Show
Fort Wayne, Indiana

April 4 & 5, 2020
String-A-Long Quilt Guild
"Generations of Quilters" Quilt Show

April 21 & 22, 2020
South Holland Quilt Guild
Workshop and Pop-up Shop
South Holland, Illinois

Homestead Betty Modern Sampler Block of the Month 

The FINAL Month 10 Block and Finishing Kits for our "Homestead Betty" Block of the Month are ready for pick up as of November 1st. 

We have enjoyed working with you on this Block of the Month, thank you for participating! We always enjoy show and tell, please drop by to show off your quilt!  


Reflected Harmony, Block #2, is all ready to be picked up as of November 1st. 

This beautiful quilt is on display - it was pieced in the shop and was quilted by Judy Holden. It looks fantastic! 

**First Friday Demo for November** 

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 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.

Our Friday Event is Full but a few spots remain for Saturday. Pre-registration is required - Click Here to register. 


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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