December 2017
Merry Christmas!
Closed December 24, 25, and 26

To make it possible for the staff at Quilt Connection to spend time with family and friends,
the shop will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th.
We will re-open December 27th.
Please come see us then, check our after-holiday deals, and share your wonderful holiday memories!
Note From Anne--

2017 is coming to an end and most of us are wondering how it got here so fast. I am trying to nail down a few thoughts about what I want to do in 2018, not an overwhelming list, just a few things that will give me that satisfaction of actually accomplishing something. It is hard to keep on track, maybe that should be one of my priorities! 
If you are still feeling stressed with all the undone things for upcoming holiday, we can help with Christmas Wish Lists and Ideas. We have a table set up with Gift Ideas priced at $25 and under. If there is something special on your own list, we have a Wish List Book that you can fill out and just tell your family and friends to come see us and check out the list. It is very helpful for Husbands AND we gift wrap.
Plan for Strip Club in January
Everyone is so busy this time of year so there will not be Strip Club this month. However, be sure to check the item below about upcoming classes and sign up now for the great Block of the Month and Mystery Quilts classes coming soon.

All of us at Quilt Connection wish you a
Very Merry Christmas
and the
Happiest of New Years!
In the Shop
Just in Time for One More Gift Project!

JoAnn Hoffman Workshop
December 2, 2017 -- 9 am to 3 pm
This workshop is limited to eight participant so JoAnn can give all students personal attention. JoAnn will share her tips and tricks as well as be here to help you on any of her patterns. We will have kits for sale or you can bring one that you have started and just need some assistance.

Cost is $35 plus supplies. Please call 605-355-0178 to assure availability.
JoAnn Hoffman's Moonshine Wall Hanging
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Service Questions?

Just a quick reminder--You can email Tracy directly at if you have a service question for him.

Gift Exchange Ideas and a Wish List

We have set up a table for ideas for gift exchanges and gifts for friends. We also have a Wish List if you want to create one for your family. Remember Gift Certificates are always appreciated and we also accept the Downtown Gift Cards.

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Gift Ideas -- from Large to Small
Husqvarna Viking and PFAFF Sewing Machines

The wide variety of sewing machines at Quilt Connection means you can find just the right one to thrill any quilter on your list. Watch for great machine specials through the month of December.
Sew Steady Tables
Large Table** Package includes the 18" x 24" Table, a 20" x 26" Travel Bag and a bottle of Acrylic Shine--a $170 value; Sale Price $129.

Wish Table** Package includes the 22" x 25" Wish Table with Drawer, 26" x 26" Big Table Travel Bag and a bottle of Acrylic Shine--a $260 value; Sale Price $209.

** Sew Steady Tables, made of high-quality acrylic, come with the following features: Rounded front edge for comfort, use it as a light box and easy underneath storage, permanent inches and metric ruler printed on underside of table..
Wooly Felted Wonders Ironing Mats

100% Wooly Felted Wonders Ironing Mats 1/2" thick are available in two sizes, 17" x 17" and 17" x 24". They have rounded corners for reduced wear and tear.
Granny's Legacy Patterns and Kits

New Kits from Granny's Legacy and Tracy Trevethan Designs (They join our previous collection that also includes Plays With Wool Designs, Primitive Gatherings and WoolyLady.) See some examples: Snow--True Blue, Let it Snow, and Winter.
"Stitch a Gift" Ideas
Snow Buddies Table Mat
Pick up this Snow Buddies Table Mat Kit from Primitive Gatherings and create a delightful gift. This might be the cutest snowman mat you have ever made...the hexi base is attractive and easy! The stitching between them adds so much character and then all those adorable snowmen are so much fun!!! Size: 18" x 25".
Margo Wallet Bag Pattern
The Margo Wallet Bag is a compact design, yet has a place for everything including a zippered pocket on the back exterior for a phone. Bag Dimensions: 9" wide, 7 1/2" tall, 4" deep at base.

Quilt Connection Gift Certificates

Uncertain what to get? You will be a winner every time when you choose a gift certificate from Quilt Connection. They never expire, can be purchased in any denomination you wish and are always appreciated.

Downtown Rapid City Gift Cards

Quilt Connection is to proud to support our community by participating in the Downtown Rapid City Gift Card Program. They are available in increments from $10 to $500. To learn more, click here or purchase at the following location:

Destination Rapid City and Main Street Square Office
512 Main Street, Suite 980, Rapid City, SD 57701
Located in the lower level of the Shops at Main Street Square
Hours of Operation: Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Gift Exchange Ideas

What Was Your Favorite Pillow of the Month?

The entire year's collection of the Pillows of the Month can be seen in the Gallery on the Website. Once you are in the Gallery, click on the thumbnail to view larger images and scroll through the entire collection. If you would like a kit of your favorite pillow, check with us the next time you are in the shop. There may be an extra one available.

If you participated in the Pillow of the Month program and have pillows to pick up, please do so as unclaimed kits will be going out on the floor for sale January 1st.

Winter Favorites from Pillow of the Month
Deck the Halls
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Whimsy Winter
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Fabrics, Kits, Books and Patterns

Click the button at the right to visit the Fabric Page on our Website. See new arrivals up close! See this season's Holiday Fabrics/Panels on this special page.
Fabric -- See these new fabrics on the Fabric page .

Bree by Nancy Halversen
Fiddlesticks by Kim Diehl (Henry Glass)
Blushing Peonies by Robin Pickens (Moda)
Sunrise Ridge by Jean Plout (Blank Quilting)
All A Twitter by Kari Carr of New Leaf Stitches (Hoffman)--See this new concept on our website home page!

Panels from Hoffman California
Call of the Wild Wolf (Spectrum Digital Print)
Call of the Wild Bison (Spectrum Digital Print)

Panels Galore - See the Gallery of Panels on the website home page for inspiration for your next project!
Holiday Fabrics/Panels--See this page for inspiration for your Holiday Projects


Wool Kits--New Kits from Granny's Legacy and Tracy Trevethan Designs (They join our previous collection that also includes Plays With Wool Designs, Primitive Gatherings and WoolyLady)

A Little Flower Quilt Book by Blackbird Designs (60" x 60" quilt; also have Fat Quarter Bundles and Bolted Fabric to support the pattern)
Imagine by Nancy Halvorsen - Willl be used in the BOM starting in January. Features positive, inspirational words each month. Make the entire quilt or choose individual blocks for mini quilts, or pillows.

Embroidery Designs from Purely Gates
Featured Machines of the Month
Watch For Machine Specials Throughout December!
Fantastic Machines -- Fantastic Pricing!

See special offers below on featured machines but remember . . . . .
All other machines are on sale during December.
Top of the Line Machines
December 1 - 31
$500 mail-in rebate
72 months 0%
December 1 - 31
$500 in-store shopping spree
ends 12/24/17
72 month 0% APR
Free gift with purchase
Special Anniversary Edition Machines
December 1 - 31
ambition™ 155
December 1 - 31
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Beginning Paper Piecing using Judy Niemeyer Technique
January 20th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm using Waterwheel Pattern
"Get Ready Class" for First Timers -- January 3rd, 10 am to Noon
Melissa Grote has been teaching this class series and everyone that has taken it has learned a lot and enjoyed the class. There are three more classes coming up in the new year and we have decided to offer it as a bundle. If this will be your first class using this technique, come to the "Get Ready Class" on January 3rd at 10 am. This will give you two weeks to complete your pre-class homework.

The classes are regularly $25 each plus supplies. If you sign up and pay for the classes by December 31, we will discount the price to $50.00 (rather than $75) for all three classes and we will give you a 20% discount on your pattern and fabrics. We know that you will like this series of classes. Register at 605-355-0178.
Exciting New BOM's and a Mystery Quilt for the New Year
Coming in January--Mystical Prism BOM by Wing and a Prayer
Mystical Prism is designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz of Wing and a Prayer. This quilt measures 102" square and uses a gorgeous purple and teal palette of Tonga Batiks by Timeless Treasures. Resembling a kaleidoscope, the Mystical Prism quilt uses traditional piecing with unusual fabric color combinations. Points are easily made with Creative Grids rulers or the paper template included with the pattern.

Please sign up soon so we know how many kits to cut. Cost is $21.95/month with first and last month due at sign up. Pattern is included with the first month's block. We will have a "tips" meeting the first month to get us off to a good start. You may choose to pick up your block on the 4th Saturday of each month or it can be sent to you. Call 605-355-0178 to register.
Coming in January--Imagine BOM by Nancy Halverson

This fun Block-of-the-Month quilt celebrates positive and uplifting words for each month. Make the large quilt or celebrate each thought monthly with the individual mini quilts or pillows. You can also celebrate with quick and easy holiday and seasonal banners.

Kits are being cut now and we will have the sample soon. We are using the Bree line of Fabric designed by Nancy Halvorsen. The blocks are 14" x14". The Imagine book will be included in your kit.

Please call 605-355-0178 soon and get your name on the list so we know how many kits to cut. Cost is $20/month with first and last month due at sign up.
Coming in March--Kaffe Mystery Quilt
What fun!

What a great way to add some variety and mystique to your New Year. The only decision you have to make will be to choose either the light version or the dark version of this mystery quilt from the Kaffe Fassett Collective.

Final size will be 82.5" x 82.5". Cost is $19.95 per month for 10 months. (You will receive 12 yards total for the 10 months.) This is a beginner friendly quilt.

We will need to know how many kits to order by January 1st Please call 605-355-0178 and get your name on the list right away so enough kits are available.
News and Area Happenings
Holiday Break at Quilt Connection--December 24-26, 2017
To make it possible for the staff at Quilt Connection to spend time with family and friends, the shop will be closed December 24th, 25th and 26th. We will be open at 9 am December 27th. Please come see us then, check out after-holiday deals, and share your wonderful holiday memories!

Black Hills Stock Show Quilt Show--January 29-31, 2018
The Black Hills Quilters Guild sponsors a quilt display as part of the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo. Year after year, the quilt display is a favorite of stock show visitors. Watch the Black Hills Quilters Guild website for more information.

SOYO Winter Retreat--January 19-21, 2018
Mark your calendar now! Black Hills Quilters Guild Winter Retreat is January 19-21, 2018. Watch the website at Black Hills Quilters Guild for more information.

Road to California Quilter's Conference and Showcase -- January 18-21, 2018
Ontario Convention Center, Ontario, CA
Learn more here.
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