September 2017
Great News!
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Rodeo Up Panel
In the Shop
You, Too, Can Be A Jean-ious!
Note From Anne -

I recently had a great talk with Marsha Kirsch who is going to be leading our Jean-ious class and she is very excited to share all of the Designer Epic techniques with you. We know you will be amazed and fall in love with this fabulous machine.

The only things you need to bring to this all-day event are a recycled pair of Mens jeans (at least a size 36), a pair of scissors and some pins. We will provide all of the threads, embellishments and feet for the machine. Everyone will be at their own Epic, no sharing machines, so we are limiting this to 12 participants.

  • Cost - $35 and it includes lunch!
  • Date - September 19, 2017
  • Time - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
  • Register - 605-355-0178
Jean-ious Studio - Woman Sewing
You will also receive a USB stick with all 5 projects loaded on it. You will not finish them in class, but will have all of the directions to finish at home. Marsha tells me that if you make all 5 projects, all you will have left of the jeans is the waistband!

Please sign up soon as class size is limited and we have send in the order for the Epics to be delivered.
We Have a Winner!
We have a winner on the 2017 Row x Row Experience! Delaine McLaughlin used the following 10 different rows for her quilt:

Tiny Stitches - Marietta, GA
Nuts & Bolts - Edgemont, SD
Red Hen Stitch Shop - Marietta, GA
Dakota Quilt Company - Spearfish,SD
Quilt Connection, Etc - Rapid City, SD
Sew Main Street - Woodstock, GA
Heartsong Quilts - Hot Springs, SD
Cottontail Quilts - Kennesaw, GA
Fabric City - Rapid City, SD
Fabric Junction - Sturgis, SD

Congratulations, Delaine!!!
Specials for National Sewing Month
All Machines on Sale in September

September is National Sewing Month and Quilt Connection is putting all machines on sale. In addition, see the Nationally advertised specials from Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff in the "Machines Specials of the Month" section below.
Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine

At less than 15 pounds, the SINGER® | Featherweight™ sewing machine is perfect for taking to classes! Great for sewing in smaller spaces and can be stored easily. The MSRP for the Featherweight is $699 but our Introductory Special is only $499
Just a Few of the SINGER® | Featherweight™ Features
  • Integrated Even Feed System – fabrics feeds evenly from top and bottom for perfect seams
  • 70 Built-in Stitches – choose from basic, stretch, decorative, applique and quilting stitches
  • 3 Built-in 1-Step Buttonhole Styles – consistent results every time
  • Easy Touch Stitch Selection – push button stitch selection, with automatic optimum width & length
  • Top Drop-in Bobbin – easy to see and easy to thread

More information available here.
featherweight C240 250x165
Fall Machine Cleaning Special

The holidays are coming and we know you are going to be sewing fast and furious to get those projects done. We are running a machine cleaning/service special of $10.00 off for the months of September and October. Get your machine cleaned now and avoid the rush!
Click pillow to view larger image
Pillow of the Month
Sewing this fun Halloween Boo pillow will definitely get you into the Fall Holiday Mood! Click on the picture to see a larger image. Quick Reminder: If you haven't already, please pick up your previous month's kits. Click on the pillow image at the left to see a larger image of Halloween Boo!

See all of the Pillows of the Month here.
Class Spotlights for September
Beginning Paper Piecing Class -- September 20th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with Melissa Grote

This is the first in a series of Judy and Judel Niemeyer quilts and projects that will teach you the basics of paper piecing using Judy's techniques. These are projects that are easy to do and not overwhelming so Beginners - Come join the fun!

This class is being taught by Melissa Grote using the Stained Glass Window pattern. Cost is $25 plus supplies. Please call 605-355-0178 to register.

Stitcher's Garden Catch Up Workshop -- September 23rd, 9 am to 4 pm
If you are still working on your Stitcher's Garden, this is the day for you to come and sew, get caught up, get help and ask questions.
Fabrics, Kits, Books and Patterns

Click the button at the right to visit the Fabric Page on our Website to see more new arrivals!
So Many Fish, So Little Time (Quilting Treasures)
Rodeo Up (Blank Quilting)
Wildwood Way (RJR)
Call of the Wild Fox and Bear Panels (Hoffman)

So Many Fish (Quilting Treasures)
Rodeo Up (Blank Quilting)

Tablerunner Bliss by Sherri Falls of This and That Pattern Company - 20 Tablerunners for all Seasons and Reasons
Hooked on Hankies by Laurene Sinema and Janet Carruth - Designs for handkerchiefs that can be cut up to be utilized in projects or for hankies that are precious and must be preserved.
Machine Specials of the Month
National Sewing Month Specials

September is National Sewing Month and Quilt Connection is putting all machines on sale.

We were able to get one more Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro II sewing and embroidery machine.
MSRP is $10,999.00, on sale for $5,999.00.

We have the new Singer Featherweight Sewing Machine Model C240. ( See article above.)
Come in and take a look. This little machine is loaded with Features and Benefits.
Husqvarna Viking
Opal 690Q
HV Opal 690Q - $600 off MSRP

*Foot Frenzy - 20% off feet - Sept 1-30

*Wanted Dead or Alive Trade-In Event - Get up to $5000 toward a Designer Epic™ or Designer Diamond Royale™ - Sept 6-21

*New Premier+™ 2 Software coming in October - Purchase current Premier+™ Ultra now for 75% off MSRP - Fantastic price for top-of-the-line software!
poerformance 5.2 250x160
performance™ 5.2 - $200 Mail-in Rebate

*Foot Frenzy - 20% off - Sept 1-30

*ambition™ essential - $200 off MSRP

*NEW creative icon™ - Presale continues through Sept. - Free gift with presale and deposit toward creative icon™ - See more information about the creative icon here .
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
Shop Closed for Labor Day Holiday -- Monday, September 4th

Beginning Machine Owner's Class -- Cancelled for September because of Labor Day Holiday

Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- September 9th, 9 am

Strip Club -- September 16th, 10 am

Jean-ious Studio EPIC Event -- September 19th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Beginning Paper Piecing Class -- September 20th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Stitcher's Garden Catch Up Day -- September 23rd, 9 am to 4 pm

Great Pumpkin Festival -- Saturday, September 30 - Watch for our Sale during the Festival

See the complete calendar for the month by clicking the Calendar of Events button below.
News and Area Happenings
Row by Row Experience -- Continues through September 5, 2017

Hill City Quilt Show -- September 9-10, 2017
Special screening of new PBS documentary, Patchwork on the Prairie, at the Hill City High School Theatre. Discover the history of quilting in South Dakota -- Sunday, September 10, 3 & 4:30 pm

NE Wyoming Quilt Show -- October 7-8, 2017
Cam-Plex Energy Hall, Gillette, WY

Dakota Pieces XIV Quilt Show -- October 14-15, 2017
Sioux Falls Quilters' Guild, SF Arena and Convention Center
Calendar of Events
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