I came in the shop, figuratively scratching my head, wondering what Bits and Pieces I was going to share with you this week. Voila!!! I got immediately inspired by our new fabric displays, some of which will be pictured here for you! This Sat. is our FREE SEW SMART Seminar, in which I will be discussing THREAD, so it was a natural conversion for me to decide to dedicate this bits mainly to fabrics. Not the discussion of fabrics that we had at our first Sew Smart Seminar, but the newest ones that are arriving.
I genuinely enjoy pieced quilts, but the focus on them, like the Judy Niemeyer paper piecing designs, is on pattern and color. I also enjoy ( A LOT) quilts which have the focus on fabric. Our panels and companion fabrics are just so colorful and interesting that it is often a shame, to me, to cut them up into smaller pieces. That being said, we have a simply fabulous line, pictured here, titled "Wings Of Joy", which I'm betting will simply fly out the door. It is pictured here, has a panel and 6 companion pieces just waiting for your touches! I love the colors, the movement , the subject matter...everything about it, so if you agree with me, come in early while it's still here! The companion pieces would also make wonderful One Block Wonder quilts, all cut up into those pesky hexies....
If you like your wine (not whine, mind you), check out another small collection with beautifully bright and happy colors, with the focus on sassy wine ideas! The panel would also work great into a One Block Wonder, handbags, pillow cases, wall hangings, placemats......one sass from the panel states "Wine Makes Me Awesome". And I especially like the colorful brick wall bolt from the collection that made my first thought "yeah, and I hope no one actually sees this wall after a glass of wine!" But it's a fun line, colorful.
And another one fits with the Catitude collection. Only this one is dogs! Again, we have it with both white and black background, and a lot of companion pieces to the line, but it's in the style of Catitude. Speaking of which, we only have one or two panels left in black background of Catitude. It went out the door like a swift-footed cat, and I expect the doggy line will also. The colors and feelings of both the Catitude and "Dog Gone It" lines will intermesh nicely, so if, like me, your family has both dogs and cats, you needn't show preferences. They will play nicely together!
Our Dry Brush line has expanded again with new colors, and I really love this basics-type of line. It has character and movement over solids, is great as a background or as a pieced quilt.
Yet another striking line is titled "West", although it's clearly southwest! And Arizona!! And beautifully done!!! Southwest scenery, not cacti, Indian designs, kokopellis and more accompany this beautiful and realistic landscaping. We also have both coral and turquoise fabrics that look just like hand beading which could go with the landscape line. Just let your mind drift a bit, open your heart to the feel of the Southwest, and see what you can put together, what makes your spirits soar!
On the BERNINA front, remember that the trade up program from the 820-830 program to the 880 and 790 Plus machines will be ending soon. Don't miss this golden opportunity. Are the prior-owned but in great shape 830 or 880 Plus machines on your wish list? Then come see us, because we have one of each for sale at fabulous prices and limited warranty for you. Your reach will not extend your grasp with these. They've both been thoroughly vetted by our certified techs, and are ready for you to try and buy.
We have in our floor model Tula Pink 770 and 570 models and are expecting delivery of our ordered machines any day now. If you've pre-ordered one, we'll call you as soon as they are sewn out by us and ready to hand off to you, which shouldn't take long.
The BERNINA Foot of the Month is the very popular #10 Edgestitch Foot, at 25% off MSRP in Sept. Buy it here on the SEW SMART Seminar Day (Sat., 9-14-19) and we'll give you an additional 5% off. Learn all the things that this foot can kick out of the park during a short demo. from Jeri.
Q'Nique is not to be overlooked, either right now. Grace and Co. has decided to continue their Software Special Pricing through Sept., and they have added their Plastic Perfect Pattern to their special. What can SVQ add to that, you ask??? Well, we have a specially priced Q'Nique 15R floor model machine available for you. This machine has been our demo. on the frame machine, and we're offering it specially priced with FULL WARRANTY. This is an excellent opportunity for you...come talk with us about it!
Keep checking the newsletter, our website calendar and printed class schedule because it's Sept. and our calendar is full with new and on-going classes. Our new
BOM (Block Of the Month)
starts Thursday, 9-19-19 with Mary , and is an eight part
. Really looks good to me!
Kimberbell Warm Up
class is Friday, Sept. 20, and you will be getting two full CDs and projects for this class, and you should finish two projects in class.
Are you a beginner sewer? Join our first of several
classes which we'll be offering. First project with Cora and Karen will be a real hand-holder if you need it and are a real beginner, and you will make a tablerunner project to learn the technique basics and have something to be proud of for all your efforts. That class will finish the following day. Their next project will have you making a quilt to be proud of, with some homework in between the two classes there, and you should have a fully finished quilt.
You've asked us to bring back
One Block Wonder
classes, and so we have. Save Sept. 28 for Part 1 of the 2-parter, and I've already given you some fantastic fabric selections to choose .
Additional classes are interspersed with these new ones, so check the sample room and the class calendar. Don't want to miss out. Also don't want to miss out on your Shop Hop Passport and Charm, on sale here now for $7.50.
I heard a customer talking about our beautiful purples, so let's make purple the color of the week at 15% off half-yard cuts from the bolt, given to you when you mention to us that this is our special because you read it in the newsletter!!! Lots going on....hope to see you and share with you soon!