Our Newest Beginning Quilters Graduated!
Debbie is our beginning teacher and is always committed to making sure the beginners finish their quilts. This group did not disappoint! Way to go, ladies! Very nice job! Kudos to Debbie who does a wonderful job teaching them! Also a special thanks to Jan, our favorite longarm quilter who always gets our beginners' quilts back in time for the binding lesson. Thank you, Jan!
"Adel in Autumn"
We finally got yardage of this beautiful line and it's almost gone!!! We did manage to make some kits for this gorgeous wall hanging. We only have a few left!
It's SEW nice to see all the shop hoppers coming to Franklin and shopping with us! Now that more folks are out and about, here is another event you might be interested in during your All Carolinas Shop Hop adventure in our region!

Ken Burns is a renowned filmmaker with a focus on documentaries. He began collecting quilts in the mid 1970's. His collection of 75 quilts adorn his home, office, barn and other places where he spends his time. He connects quilts and his documentaries as story telling outlets. "Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection" is now on display at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC until January 30, 2022. Here is a link to more information. Enjoy!
Sassy Stitches and The Book Club members invite you to a showcase of stunning quilts! A wonderful group of ladies gathered at Sassy Stitches for several months to read a book about quilters in days past and then made some of the MOST beautiful quilts you've ever seen! Donna headed up the group and they read the book, The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the first book in a series called "The Elm Creek Quilts". Each member of the group made the same quilt, "Mrs. Miller's Apprentice," by Pam Buda, using their choice of fabrics. These gorgeous quilts are all on display in our classroom. The pictures do NOT do them justice! Look how different each one is! These gals gathered a few weeks ago to celebrate their accomplishments and display their quilts. If you get a chance, come by and see these quilts hanging at the shop. You will be SEW glad you did. I have ordered more patterns if you would like to make your own version!
All Carolinas Shop Hop
We are enjoying all of the hoppers as the All Carolinas Shop Hop continues. We have kits ready for this cute little wall hanging. It's a quick and easy pattern for you to make and save to commemorate your participation in the shop hop! Come see us!
The name is similar to our Carolina Shop Hop but this is a brand new event! The "All Carolinas Shop Hop" spans throughout all of North Carolina and South Carolina. We even have our very own fabric! They are so pretty. North Carolina and South Carolina flags, flowers, and birds are represented. Fun landmarks, such as The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC and Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC are both found on the landscape fabric. We are looking forward to seeing you over the next two months! Yipee!

Click Here to go to the All Carolinas Shop Hop Website
Click Here to visit the All Carolinas Shop Hop Facebook Page

The All Carolinas Shop Hop Magazine is a must! It's your go-to guide for everything ACSH. Your Passport in included in the magazine. PLUS there are patterns, shop directories, and lots of other great info you can continue to use even after the hop is over! Stop by the shop to pick yours up or call if you'd like it mailed to you. 828-349-8912 Once we run out that's it!
Retreat Openings!
We have good news! A rare and amazing thing has happened at Sassy Stitches. Our upcoming Fall Retreat has spots available! We have 2 spots in Week 2 which will be November 4, 5, & 6.

We have a wonderful time during our three-day retreats. There's always lots of laughing, sewing, and eating. Doesn't get any better than that!

If you are interested in being in the second week of our Fall Retreat, grab a friend, give us a call or stop by to sign up!
For all of you Tucker Graduates - Sharon will be offering a class to make this beautiful quilt,"Argyle"!
This is a 2-day class. To sign up you MUST have and know how to use your Tucker Wedge Star Tool. In other words, you must have been in our previous Tucker University Class. For the two-day instruction, Sharon will guide you through making these blocks and get you well on your way to finishing this beauty!
2 Days of Instruction - $45 plus supplies
November 2 & November 9
10:00 - 3:00
Tourist Tote Bag Class
This easy-to-make bag is fun and quick to sew together. It measures 18-1/2in W (top) x 12in W (bottom) x 12in H x 7in D. These make wonderful gifts for family and friends. It's a great size and you can make it in your favorite fabrics! It's our most popular bag class!
Tourist Tote Bag Class
Wednesday, October 27
10:00 - 3:00
Curvy Pumpkin Class
Curvy Pumpkin Class
Friday, November 12
10:00 - 2:00
$45 Includes Creative Grids Tool
Do you hate the thought of sewing curves? Do you love the look of curves on a quilt but really don't want to sew actual curves? Then the "Curvy Log Cabin Tools" from Creative Grids are something you need to try! These unique tools can give you the look of making circles on a quilt with ONLY strait stitching! Join us for this simple class to learn how to use these tools and make this pretty pumpkin to add to your Fall decor. THEN you can choose from the MANY other patterns available to make more beautiful curvy quilts! Here are just a few other beauties you can make using these great tools!
How to Make a Dresden
The Dresden plate quilt block has been around since the 1920's. The Dresden quilt pattern is named after the town of Dresden in Germany, which became famous in the Victorian Era with its fine decoration of porcelain plates with colorful flowers pictured below. Join us to learn the basics of making a Dresden and see some of the many ways you can use the Dresden pattern to make lots of different, beautiful projects!
Learn How to Make a Dresden
Thursday, November 18
10:00 - 2:00
Includes Creative Grids Dresden Plate Quilt Ruler
Attention!!! Coming in January 2022................
FULL! We have a waiting list. Give us a call if you would like to be added.
Cindy has agreed to teach one more round of her well-known and very popular FAB 15 series at Sassy Stitches beginning in January. We MUST have 10 people sign up for the class to make. Cindy has put a deadline of October 30th to sign up with a deposit of $50. The book must be purchased for the class. This will be a 10 month series.

Cindy's FAB 15 is a series of well written, thoroughly illustrated methods of cutting and piecing like no other. The book alone is tremendous but with Cindy's guidance, which ALWAYS includes some humor, you will learn how to cut all different shapes and sizes with precision. She has taken the math out of it for you with beautiful charts and tables. Your skills as a quilter will soar!

If you are interested in signing up for this class, come by the shop or call to register. Your spot is reserved by paying a $50 deposit when you sign up. You will be SEW glad you did!
FAB 15
Beginning in January
Class Fee: $150
Book: $50
One fabulous, fun, and friendly quilt shop business for sale! Sassy Stitches has been my heart for 5 years now. I have made lifelong friendships and learned so much from all of you. My goal was to have a bright, friendly place for quilters to gather and fellowship, sew, and have tons of fun. It is a happy place where we care about each other and learn together.

The craziness that began in 2020 in our nation caused us to close for 6 weeks and of course that had an impact on my business. As we reopened after that 6 weeks, business slowly but surely has been picking up! The 2021 Carolina Shop Hop was a huge success! Over the last five years, we have grown our customer base and the numbers show a substantial increase in business from the previous owner.

The new owner of this business will be stepping into a nice setup! The FIRST ever All Carolinas Shop Hop" is in full swing and going great. Your customer base is established and solid. I will be available to the new owner(s) to help if the new owner(s) so desires. I might even want to teach a little!

This business gets into your heart and soul. The people! Oh my goodness the people. We have cried with widows, we have prayed with those facing illness, we have rejoiced for new babies, and we have loved on many of you as we share in your quilting adventures and personal lives. You have also loved on us and it has been one of the most rewarding times of my life.

Should you be interested in becoming the new owner of this awesome quilt shop, please respond to this email with your contact information. Please don't contact me unless you are seriously considering purchasing.

Until I sell the shop, there will be business as usual. We will carry on with classes, add some new ones, set up our clubs, and see what the future holds. I could never thank you enough for supporting me and the shop over the past 5 years. Please know that each and every one of you have touched my life and I will never forget it! I give God the glory for our success. I've experienced more fun and love than I could have ever imagined. It has been a great "next chapter" after teaching school for many years.

Club & Class Schedule
October 18 - Tucker University Project Class
October 19 - Beginning Quilting Class 6
October 20 - Woolies
October 21, 22, & 23 - FREE SEW 3 in a Row!!!
October 26 - Reflections BOM
October 27 - Tourist Tote Class
October 28, 29 & 30 - Sassy Stitches FALL Retreat
November 1 - Tucker University Freshmen 401
November 2 - Argyle Class 1 or 2
November 4, 5, & 6 - Fall Retreat
November 8 - Tucker University Project Class
November 9 - Argyle Class 2 of 2
November 10 - FAB 2
November 12 - Curvy Pumpkin Class
November 16 - Reflections BOM
November 18 - Learn How to Make a Dresden
November 19 - Sassy Strippers
November 22 - Embroidery Group
November 24 & 25 - CLOSED
November 29 - Tucker University Freshmen 501
November 30 - QOV Sewing Group
December 4 - Open House!
SEW & Tell
Kristina made this little quilt for her sewing room. How cute!
Debby finished this retreat quilt during our free sew days last week. Nice job!
We've said it before and we'll say it again! Elaine IS the scrap
 quilt queen! Just stunning!
These are the "Selvage Sisters" and they are shop hopping! They were decked out in everything selvage! Bags, hats, aprons and more! Plus they were tons of fun. Thanks for hopping with us!
After losing her son, Margaret's quilting friends got together and helped her make three tee shirt quilts to give family members. She used other shirts to piece the backings of the quilts. Her friend, Elizabeth, quilted them. What a sweet memory to share.
This was a quilt we made in one of our retreats a few years back. Monica made this gorgeous one out of Holly Taylor fabrics. WOW!!!
Charlie bought this beautiful quilt from a lady in California. Each block is based on a bible story. It's so pretty.
Harriet finished her Crazy Quilt! Looks great!
Look at Freda's beautiful new project!
Jennie finished this beautiful table runner for her mom during our free sew days last week. It's a Tucker University pattern!
Great job, Jennie!
Laurece picked up her awesome quilt this week!
It's reversible! So clever!
This is one of our new quilters, Harriet. We have quickly become friends with her and she introduced us to her cute little Tom Cruise, aka Tommy! Isn't he adorable?