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Sassy Stitches!

  

We will graduating 11 beginning quilters soon!  Holy cow!  These ladies have worked diligently and produced beautiful quilts!  It is such fun to watch them progress through this six-week class and take away a completed quilt as well as a new passion. AWESOME job class!  We will share more pictures as quilts are quilted and binding attached.  

Two new beginner classes will start in March.  The Monday morning class will beg in on March 6 and the Thursday night class will begin on March 9.  The Monday group meets from 10:00 - 12:00 and the Thursday group meets from 5:30 - 7:30.  The cost is $75 and you will finish the class with a complete quilt!  Call or come by to reserve your spot in the next class!    
 


Remember we are providing opportunities for you to come work on your club projects during the "Sit & Sew" times this year or if 
you're not in a club, just come sew!  We are changing this a little bit after some customer feedback.  Regardless of whether you want to do some handwork or sew on your machine, come on either of the two "Sit & Sew" days provided each month and SEW!!! These days have been set aside for you to use our classroom and the supplies while you fellowship with others and work towards completing projects.   BUT . . . YOU MUST RESERVE A SPOT.  We are limiting the number of people to 10 on each of the sewing days so if you are interested you need to call and reserve your spot.  It's totally free!  But we only have room for so many so let us know you're coming and we will let you know if there is still room. You can get into the classroom at 9:45 and sew until 4:00!  WOW!  Staff can answer questions and help you briefly but they will be working on the floor taking care of other business. This is not class time so please be respectful of our staff members. You can order lunch or bring your own. Come sew with us!   Did I mention it's FREE ?!?!?  
 


Sassy Stitches  will be happy to help you select fabrics and gather the Creative Grids tools you need to get ready for workshops or classes. We also have special sales for attendees at local quilting events.  

Remember that we carry all of the Creative Grids rulers and tools so call or come by the shop to get all of your supplies! We will be glad to ship them to you if you don't live close by. 

Have a wonderful week and come see us!
Lindy 
FINANCING now offered for YOU!
Sassy Stitches now offers financing on Janome Machines!  If you thought owning your dream machine was out of reach, think again!  The Horizon Memory Craft 9400 is currently my best seller.  Come in the shop to give it a test-drive and you will see why!


Remembering Robin
Several customers and all of our staff suffered a tremendous loss when our friend Robin Coggins passed away a little more than two years ago. And of course her family was so very devastated when they lost their mother and wife. Robin was full of life and brought much laughter and joy to all. Robin purchased the top of the line sewing and embroidery machine in June before she passed away in November. The machine is like brand new. She had a wealth of other sewing supplies that any quilter would be thrilled to own. No one in her family sews and they are ready to sell Robin's sewing supplies and have some very nice items for sale.  Here is a list of what is available.
*Like new, top of the line sewing and embroidery machine with iPad 
*20th Anniversary Grace Company Quilting Frame w/ machine already attached
*85 Embroidery CD's - Most are Anita Goodesign
*110 Spools of Embroidery Thread
*25 Quilt Books
*Singer Serger
*Over 100 Yards of Quilting Fabric
*17 Rulers/Tools with Stand
Here are some of some of the items:


 
The total value of all of these items is much more than what the family is asking. Their price for everything listed is $11,000. This includes 2 sewing machines and a serger!  Here are phone numbers where you can reach family members if you have questions or would like to arrange a time to go see these items. 
Alan Coggins : 828-293-9109
Mary Bishop:  828-506-9916
Mary's Email:  marybishop8@gmail.com
February Class
We haven't added many classes lately because our clubs take up most of our month!  We are offering this wreath class at the request of some folks.  This is another part of the Fold N Stitch Wreath patterns.  The Fold N Stitch patterns have been SO popular. This one is called "Fold and Stitch Blooms" and here are some samples in different fabrics.  
   


Date:  Tuesday, February 28
Time:  10:00 - 12:00
Fee:  $20 (plus supplies)
Paul Johnson
Mr. Paul Johnson is well-known for his beautiful wood work.  He recently made me a few pieces that I love!  I asked for a quilt ladder to display quilts and also a ruler keeper.  Here's what he made.


Paul left a book at the shop of several of his creations.  He can also create a custom piece if you have something in mind.  I'm a little partial to his sewing furniture but he can make much more. He delivered 5 ruler keepers to the shop this past week and they are ALL gone!  We will be ordering more! Stop in or call the shop to get his information.  His work is truly beautiful!
Show & Tell
We managed to schedule some classes with  instructor Nancy Sapin.  Nancy is a  Freelance National Educator representing Sulky of America.  She creates beautiful projects and shares her wealth of information as an awesome teacher.  The first class we have on the calendar is "Pinweaving Portraits" scheduled for May 6.  More information on this class soon. Here is a sneak peak at some of Nancy's pinweaving.  

This is a purse that was worn by one of our customers last week.  The center is paper-pieced and there are decorative stitches on the borders.  I didn't do a very good job of taking pictures but I thought it was so unique!

I played with a few new CLP patterns and some of our new fabrics this week.  This fabric line is "Sweet Marion" by April Rosenthal for Moda Fabrics.  The CLP pattern is SO quick and easy. It's called "Stone Path Table Runner." The picture fro the pattern is also below.  I think I'll bind it in gray.  



Then I made this one called "Flying Star Wall Hanging or Table Topper" which is also a CLP pattern.  I used Lori Holt fabrics from Riley Blake.  


This line is selling like crazy!   I love all the quilt sayings. Linda made us a sample and a customer is making the sewing machine quilt which is a companion pattern.  Isn't it going to be beautiful?


   
Ryan's Case for Smiles
Our charity focus at Sassy Stitches is Ryan's Case for Smiles. This is an organization that provides fun pillowcases for sick children .  ALL of our donations will be used in Asheville, NC at Mission Children's Hospital. I volunteered for this charity for several years and have personally delivered pillow cases to kids at Mission Children's Hospital and assure you it brings great joy to sick children to pick out a fun pillowcase. When you read the story about Cindy and her son, Ryan, you will understand what a great cause this is. It's the perfect charity for anyone who sews! Here is a link to the organization's website.
We will accept pillowcases, fabric donations for making pillow cases and monetary donations. If you choose to make pillowcases, there are tips on the website (see link above) about making them. The volunteers who take the pillowcases wash them before delivery. Something so simple as a fun pillowcase really does bring a smile to a sick child.  THANKS!



Lindy, Anne, and the Best Staff EVER!
   

 

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106 W. Palmer St.
Franklin, North Carolina  28734
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