Issue 31 March 2020
They say you know you’re getting older when the weeks, the months, the years go by quickly. February was over and done before we realized it's time to write another newsletter! February was packed with busy days in and out of the shop. National Sew Day for Quilts of Valor, Pre-game Mystery Party on Superbowl Sunday, February First Friday Demo, Accuquilt Go Play Days, Workshop with Quilters of Crown Point, and Classes at the shop. February also had Rob and I off to Las Vegas for a Sewing Machine Trade show for a weekend. Rob took classes on machine maintenance and I got to see a couple of workshops by RNK. The RNK company distributes the Embellish Embroidery and Quilter's Select Products. It was inspiring to hear Hope Yoder talk about all the cool products to add to your machine embroidery and I got to hear Alex Anderson talk about Quilter's Select Rulers and products. I thought these would both be great to bring into the shop and we are excited to introduce these product lines to help you create beautiful Quilts! We look forward to sharing what we have found at our RNK Advanced Learning Session happening March 6th and 7th with RNK representative Paula Bramwell. The March 6th sessions are full but there are still spots available for the March 7 Saturday Sessions and you can sign up on our website or give the shop a call and we will help you get signed up. We have more classes, more Accuquilt Go play Days with an extra Accuquilt Play Day on March 14 - Pi Day (3.14)! We will also be celebrating National Quilting Day March 21 and 22nd at the Appleseed Quilt Show in Fort Wayne. It looks like March is going to be another full month, but you know what they say "time flies when you’re having fun" and that's just what we strive for a Sweet Stitches so come join the Fun!
May all your Stitches Be Sweet,
In our continued effort to expand product lines, Sweet Stitches announces the addition of Embellish and Quilters Select to the shop.
Joan is very excited to bring in these product lines. Recently, Joan had the opportunity to participate in workshops with Alex Anderson and Hope Yoder as well as meet Paula and the RNK team at a Machine and Sewing Arts Trade Show in Las Vegas. As a result, we have lots of ideas and products to share with you!
This ADVANCED LEARNING EVENT is scheduled for:
Friday, March 6 and will repeat Saturday, March 7.
10:30 - 3:30 each day.
During the sessions, Paula will have lots of samples to highlight the Quilters Select Non-slip rulers, interfacing, free fuse powder product, exciting new notions and a line of 80wt machine and hand applique threads with pre-wound bobbins. Paula will also demonstrate and discuss the Embellish line of Embroidery threads, stabilizers, foils and software. Paula will have lots of tips, tricks, techniques and project ideas that can be used with any embroidery machine.
Drawings | Prizes | Lunch | Learning
This event is FREE but you must register. Seating each day will be limited.
Register by calling the Shop at 219.250.5942 or on-line by CLICKING HERE
(you will receive an email confirmation when you successfully register online)
Our Friday Session is now FULL
The Saturday session is 3/4 full as of the publish date.
If you are interested in attending, do not wait too long to register!
Join Darla as she shares how to use your Accuquilt Mix & Match Cube to make two different types of quilt blocks, that when combined in a quilt, will create a secondary pattern that gives your quilt added design impact. A fabric supply list will be provided after you register for this Free Class. You will need your Accuquilt Cutter, Cube, Sewing Machine and basic sewing notions.
Sweet Stitches Go! Play Days are Free to individuals who own an accuquilt cutting system and registration is required. You can register here.
Rob has added a Sewing Machine 101 class to the schedule. If you have a new machine or new to you with questions about its operation, this class will allow you to understand and get the most out of your machine.
Click here to Link to the Machine Class
General Maintenance and proper technique are critical for optimum performance of your sewing machine and project outcome.
Modern sewing machines are an amazing blend of design, precision and technology. To keep up on the latest, Rob attended an advanced machine maintenance class lead by a Janome America instructor. The class focused on the new M7 machine were the students disassembled the machine and reassembled while learning tips and tricks about maintenance and repair of the machine. In addition to the M7, the class offered general information on the build principles of most of the Janome and elna sewing machine lines.
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