Retreat Openings!
Fall is in the air! I'm enjoying these cool mornings in our beautiful mountains. To quilters, this time of year means it's time to get busy on those Christmas gifts. We have good news! A rare and amazing thing has happened at Sassy Stitches. Our upcoming Fall Retreat has spots available! It seemed several of the folks who attended the Summer Retreat had conflicts so we have open seats in Week 2 which will be November 4, 5, & 6.

This Fall Retreat will be a little different. Instead of one quilt or project, we're offering several choices of different projects for you to make. We will have a nice variety of projects to choose from that can be used as Christmas gifts or for yourself!

We are also offering free sew days in October. This is a great time to work on those Christmas gifts, fellowship with friends, and enjoy some sewing time.

If you are interested in being in the second week of our Fall Retreat, give us a call or stop by to sign up. 828-349-8912 You will also need to sign up for the 3 Free Sew Days in October. Thanks!
Speaking of Retreats........
If you are attending one of the Dillard House Quilt Retreats, Sassy Stitches will be open early JUST FOR YOU! We will open each Monday, Sept. 13th and Monday, Sept. 20 at 9:00 exclusively for retreaters! We will open with regular hours for the rest of the week. We also have a special discount for you! Looking forward to seeing you all!
Buy one get one FREE!!!!!!!!!

SALE! ALL of our in stock CLP Patterns (Cut Loose Press Patterns) are now buy One Get One FREE!!
We want to make room for the newest CLPs and also want to add new products. Some of these fun and affordable patterns require a specific tool. We have several in stock but if you choose a pattern for which we don't have the tool, we will be happy to order it for you! Hurry in for the best selection!
Cut Loose Press™ patterns are unique and affordable patterns, with sewing and quilting projects for beginners as well as the more confident sewist. The two-page patterns are printed in full color on sturdy cardstock, and include a list of all the necessary notions and fabrics. Stock up NOW!
They're here! The long-awaited, much-anticipated All Carolinas Shop Hop Magazines are here! They are MARVELOUS! This beautiful publication was well worth the wait! It is FULL of free patterns, your All Carolinas Shop Hop Passport, lots of beautiful pictures, ads from all of the participating shops that includes contact information, and MUCH more! Here is a FAQ from Jen, one of the organizers of the hop, provided on Facebook.

Q: What will I be able to find in the magazine?
A: The magazine will include your passport for your Great Sewing Adventure Across The Carolinas. You will also find Regional Maps helping you plan your route as well as special Shop Hop store hours. You will find free patterns from local designers featuring the exclusive 2021 All Carolinas Shop Hop fabric line with beautiful photography showcasing their work. Don’t forget to peek at the list of longarm and retreat center resources because you’ll want them to help you finish your projects!! Industry related and fun articles are always a fan favorite and can be found as you browse the pages. The magazine will serve as a directory of stores all across the state and can be used YEAR ROUND as you are out meandering the roads of The Carolinas. (In fact, many of our participants purchase TWO copies - one for their sewing room and one for their car!) Did I mention prizes??? They will all be listed in the magazine as well.
Q: Besides the above, what other benefits does purchasing the magazine have?
A: ALL proceeds of the magazines go DIRECTLY to your local quilt shops. The passion behind our Shop Hop program is ensuring that brick and mortar shops thrive keeping this industry alive for sewing enthusiasts for generations to come. There is nothing quite the same as walking into a shop and being able to touch, see and even smell the fabric. We want our shops to earn back the investment they are putting into offering this adventure to you.
Q: When will magazines be available?
A: They were drop shipped from Wisconsin and hit our office in Iowa yesterday. They should hit your stores within a day or two. Maybe even today!!!!
Q: How do I get my hands on a copy (or two ;))
A: Magazines will be available at ALL participating stores! We recommend you call to make sure before heading out but then hop in your car and head directly to your local/favorite quilting store and grab your magazine!!!! The wait is finally over!!!!
Q: I am a planner! What if I am traveling in from out of state and can't make it to a local shop prior to the kick off of the event?
A: We've got you covered! Many of our shops will be happy to sell them online or mail you a copy. You will be able to find the FULL LIST of all participating shops on the All Carolinas Shop Hop.

Come by the shop to pick up your copy! We will also be glad to mail you a magazine. Call us at 828-349-8912 and we will get your magazine on the way to YOU!

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Our next Beginning Quilting Class Begins
on September 14!
This will be our last Beginning Quilting Class for 2021. Just a few spots left!
Call the shop or stop by to sign up!

Beautiful New Wool Kit!
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
Collage Quilt Class
TWO More Classes Scheduled!
The October Class will offer cute, new Christmas collage patterns!

We had SUCH fun in Debbie's Collage Class that we scheduled two more! Call the shop or stop by to sign up!
Collage in quilting is a layering of fabrics to create and design a one of a kind quilt. This style of quilt making allows you to be creative with a wide variety of fabric prints you will choose to fit your own personal style. It's fun and lets you exercise your imagination! You will choose between three different patterns, each containing three different patterns. During this class, Debbie will teach you the easy process of creating a small collage quilt. You can use your newly acquired skills to make lots more of these unique and beautiful quilts!
Collage Quilt Class
Monday, September 13
Wednesday, October 6
10:00 - 3:00
$40 - Includes Pre-Fused Fabrics
Other Items to Purchase Include:
Pattern, Background Fabric, Pattern Ease, and Glue
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
Beautiful New Banyan Batiks & a new book arrived this week!
I know you got tired of seeing what's coming in. I'll post on Facebook when new lines arrive and also include them in the newsletter. Sigh.............
THE FIRST EVER All Carolinas Shop Hop!
We even have our OWN fabric line!!!!!
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 are SEW excited to add this fun event to our calendar! Here is a link to the new website where you can find more information.
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! We are in the middle of our 2021 Carolina Shop Hop and business is booming! 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! We have everything ready for the first ever "All Carolinas Shop Hop" coming up in October and November. 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
September 13 - Collage Class
September 14 - Beginning Quilting Class 1
September 15 - Tourist Tote Class
September 17 - Sassy Strippers
September 20 - Beginning Quilting Class 2
September 21 - "Reflections" BOM Club(Hopefully!)
September 22 - Woolies
September 23 - Christmas in July Book Club
September 24 - Embroidery Group
September 25 - Beginning Quilting Class 3
September 27,28,29 - Sassy Stitches "Spinner Retreat!
September 30 - Christmas in July Book Club
October 4 - Tucker University 301
October 5 - Beginning Quilting Class 4
October 6 - Collage Quilt Class
October 8 - QOV Sewing Group
October 11 - Tucker University Project Class
October 12 - Beginning Quilting Class 5
October 13 - FAB 2
October 14 - Beginning Wool Applique (More info next week!)
October 15 - Sassy Spinners
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
SEW & Tell
The "Tucker University" class enjoyed learning a new tool and making new blocks!
These are two Tucker University projects from the first class. Nice job!
A sweet lady stopped by to shop with us this week. She brought these AMAZING wool applique quilts in to show us. OH MY!
Another beauty by Cindy!
The Christmas in July Book Club met this week. This is Donna's version of the quilt they are currently working on. SEW beautiful!
Teresa's windows never disappoint!
These cute flowers are made from Dresden plates.
We're thinking about having a Dresden class soon!