May 2018
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Happy Mother's Day!
Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday Closed
Note From Anne--

I have been to a lot of retreats and soyos over the years, but only as a vendor or sometimes a teacher or presenting a trunk show. It is always fun to do this but I have never had the experience of "attending". This last weekend I finally got that chance and now I understand. 

What a fantastic way to spend quality time with friends, and just literally quilt non stop. It is a great


way to recharge the creative juices, to learn something new and share your tips and tricks with others. The world drops away for a while and you get so involved with the pleasure of quilting.

Retreats are definitely going to be built into my schedule going forward. If you have not had the opportunity to attend one, don't be afraid to jump in and get your feet wet. You will love it!!

--Anne
In the Shop
It's Not Too Late -- Two Seats Remain
Fabric Collage Two-part Workshop
May 2, 9:30 am to Noon & May 9, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Melissa Grote, Instructor

Join Melissa for a two-part workshop to plan and prepare a fabric collage.

Planning Session--Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 am to Noon
Class Day--Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Cost: $35 plus supplies

Questions or to Register: Call 605-355-0178
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We have patterns designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks especially for the collage technique
or you can adapt any pattern or design of your own to the technique.
Gift Ideas for Mother's Day -- May 13th
NEST Organizer
Something all mothers can use!

Your NEST Organizer keeps stuff handy in your craft room, on your desk, or anywhere in your home or office.

Store favorite tools like rulers (any size!), patterns, envelopes in the stand-up peg area.

Place your rotary cutter, glasses, cell phone, and larger objects in the scoop. And put your pointy stuff like scissors, pens, pencils or flash drive in the spaces up front.

4-1/2in x 4-1/2in x 1-1/2in. 
Strip Sticks
4 Sizes

The Strip Stick, (named for pressing seams when strip quilting) makes ironing seams a snap without distorting previously pressed seams. Press intricate piecing (one-block wonders and other blocks with intersecting seams). Keeps the seams very straight and cuts pressing time to a minimum!
Wool Pressing Mats
2 Sizes

  • 100% Wooly Felted Ironing Mats
  • 1/2" Thick

Dense wool absorbs the heat so it's like pressing your blocks from both sides, and the ironing mats are so thick, the heat doesn't transfer through to the surface underneath.
Creative Stitching
Embellish with Embroidery
by Sue Spargo

  • Technique book
  • 7-1/2" x 6", full color
  • Softcover, spiral bound
 
Sue's book "Creative Stitching" includes step-by-step, concise written instructions, along with clear illustrations, for 50 of Sue's favorite stitches.
Ideas for Tula Pink Fans
Tula Pink Quilt Kit
Center Stage
91" x 91"
Tula Pink
Throwback Fabrics
Fat Quarter Bundle
New Patterns, Books and Kits
Patterns
Dreamweaver Pattern
from Creative Sewlutions
Baby to King Sizes
Layout features strip sets
and a favorite fabric
Skylark Pattern
from Sewn Into the Fabric
56" x 75"
Requires only a layer cake
and a background fabric
Bevels Pattern_Mtn Pk Creations
State Fair Pattern
Bevels Pattern
from Mountain Peak Creations
53.5" x 71.5"
State Fair
by Jen Kingwell Designs
62" x 62"
Books
Piecing Makeover Book
by Patty Murphy
53.5" x 71.5"

• Learn to flawlessly construct 21 popular blocks in both traditional and modern designs
• Step-by-step photos guide new and intermediate quilters
• Avoid common patchwork problems like mismatched seams with expert tips from a lifelong quilter
Arcadia Avenue BOM Book
from Sassafras Lane Design
72" x 90"

This Block-of-the-Month pattern book features 12 unique and modern hexagon quilt blocks. Pattern includes full-size foundations, full color diagrams, simple construction and no Y-seams! Make the entire quilt or pick your favorite block to make a 3D hexagon pillow, unique mini quilt or festive table topper.
Kits
Claude Monet Bevels Kit
Kit is made using the Bevels pattern by Kari Nichols of Mountain Peak Creations. It features the beautiful Sky panel from the Claude Monet collection from Robert Kaufman. The panel is 24" x 44" digitally printed on 100% cotton and measures 24" by 44". Click on the image at the left to view a larger photo.
Constellations Kit
The Constellations Kit features the new Merton fabric line designed by Morris & Company from Free Spirit Fabrics. Finished quilt measures 91" x 74".
Congratulations Marge Thomas!
Marge Thomas_Shop Hop Winner
Quilt Connection Door Prize Winner 2018 Black Hills Shop Hop
Marge Thomas was the lucky winner of the Quilt Connection Door Prize for the 2018 Black Hills Shop Hop. It ran from April 6th to 21st. Quilters could stop at each of the nine participating Black Hills Area Quilt Shops and pick up a free pattern for a block and register for prizes.
Jelly Rolls for a Rug? Yes!!
Jelly Roll Rug Pattern
This rug pattern is made using 2 1/2 inch fabric strips. You will need one Jelly Roll (42 - 2 1/2 inch fabric strips) and 100 percent cotton batting. Finished size of the rug is approximately 30" x 44".

We have the precut batting rolls in stock to use with it or you can cut your own. As the photo shows, you can easily use the technique to create other shapes as well.
May 19th -- Strip Club Meets at 10 am

"May" we entertain you?
Come have fun, share your inspiration, chat and have some goodies. Special sales in the shop on Strip Club Saturday--don't miss them!!
Email Tracy for Service Questions
Have service questions? -- You can email Tracy directly at quiltconnectionservice@yahoo.com if you have a service question for him.
Update on Classes and BOM's
May BOM's Ready for Pickup

If you began your Kaffe Mystery first month with us, your next packet is waiting. The Imagine and Mystic Prism Kits for May are also available now.
Want to Join the Moonlit Paths Online Mystery Quilt? Here's How!
It's not too late join this online Mystery Quilt. Get your pattern here and come see us for your fabric.

Shelley Cavanna of Cora's Quilts has put together an online Mystery Quilt using the new Gloaming line from Contempo. (See the entire line on the Fabric Page.) The Mystery Quilt is called "Moonlit Paths". It is a free project with four size options. The first instructions were published on the last Friday in March. You can catch up at any time, but remember: the free instructions will only be available through June 2018. Get your instructions online and come see us for your fabric purchase. We have the full line in stock and are excited to help you get started!
New BOM's Coming Soon!
Arcadia Avenue BOM

New BOM from Wing and a Prayer Design
Opportunities to Keep in Mind
2018 Row by Row Experience Begins June 21st
This year's theme -- Sew Musical
What is Row by Row Experience®?
It began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Today thousands of stores in the US, Canada and Europe welcome travelers through their doors. Travelers collect row patterns, then create stunning quilts with those rows … and no two are alike!
2018 Quilt Connection Pattern
"From Sea to Shining Sea"
These lyrics from "America the Beautiful" are Sew Musical to the ears of Americans. As residents of the City of Presidents and Mount Rushmore State, we are especially proud to display our pattern for the 2018 Row by Row Experience.

Visit any of the participating shops June 21-September 4, 2018, and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores.

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Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere! Row by Row Sew Musical starts June 21, 2018.

Want to Give Back?
Purchase a Raffle Ticket to Win One of These Beautiful Quilts
MS Walk Raffle Quilt
Drawing is May 12
Need not be present to win.
Inquire in shop to purchase tickets.

Prairie Point Quilt Guild, Buffalo, SD
Drawing is Memorial Day
Need not be present to win.
Tickets sold in shop.
Fabrics, Kits, Books and Patterns

Click the button at the right to visit the Fabric Page on our Website. See new arrivals up close! Click the red links to view images.
Fabric -- See these new fabrics on the Fabric page .

Blue Brilliance (Benartex)
Merton by Morris and Co. (Free Spirit)
Falling Leaves Flannel by Troy Fabrics (Midwest Textiles & Supplies)
Midnight Garden by Jinny Beyer (RJR Fabrics)
Funanimals by Maude Asbury (Blend LLC)
Glacier Rain (P&B Textiles)
Mount Rushmore Panel from Stonehenge Stars & Stripes Line for Quilts of Valor (Northcott)

Kits

Pillars of Strength Quilt by Elaine Theriault (60" x 72" Quilt using above Mount Rushmore Panel)
Claude Monet Bevels -- 53.5" x 71.5" Quilt (Robert Kaufman)
Constellations -- 91" x 74" Quilt using Merton line by Morris and Co. (Free Spirit)
Wanderlust -- 46" x 57" Lap Quilt using Fresh Cut Flowers line by Kansas Troubles

Books

Arcadia Avenue -- 12 unique and modern hexagon quilt blocks (Sassafras Designs)
Piecing Makeover -- Guide to Diagnose & Solve Common Problems by Patty Murphy (C&T Publishing)
Creative Stitching (second edition) -- Technique book from Sue Spargo


Patterns

Dreamweaver -- Baby/Lap to King Size Quilt (Creative Sewlutions)
Skylark -- 56" x 75" Quilt (Sewn Into the Fabric)
Garden Party -- 66" x 86" Quilt by Laura Heine (Fiberworks)
Bevels -- 53.5" x 75" Quilt by Kari Nichols -- perfect for panels (Mountain Peak Creations)
State Fair -- 62" x 62" Quilt by Jen Kingwell Designs
Jelly Roll Rug -- 30" x 44" Rug by Roma Lambson (RJ Designs)
Featured Machines of the Month
May Specials
PFAFF
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May 1-31, 2018
Husqvarna Viking
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May 1-31 , 2018

PFAFF
Purchase passport 2.0
$499
Purchase passport 3.0
$599
May 1-31, 2018

Husqvarna Viking
Purchase Sapphire™ 965Q
Receive $200 Mail-in Rebate
Purchase Sapphire™ 930
Receive $100 Mail-in Rebate
May 1-31, 2018
PFAFF
Up to 72 Months 0% Financing
On Select Machines
May 19-29, 2018

Husqvarna Viking
Purchase Opal™ 690Q
$999
May 1-31, 2018
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
May 2 & 9 - Collage Workshop
May 12 - Quilted Hugs for Kyds - 9 am
May 19 - Strip Club - 10 am
May 19 - Imagine BOM - 9 am
May 26 - Mystic Prism BOM - 9 am
News and Area Happenings
Buffalo Quilt Show - May 28, 2018

Black Hills Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Sale - June 1-3, 2018
Click here for more information.

Row by Row Experience Begins June 21, 2018
More information in article above and at Row by Row Experience.
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