April 2018
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Happy Spring & Happy Easter !
Summer Hours Begin April 1st
Monday-Friday 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday Closed
Note From Anne--

Happy Spring and Happy Easter!

Everyone you talk to is saying OMG I can't believe it is April already. It is time to be thinking graduation quilts, wedding quilts and, of course, the Black Hills Quilt Show is coming in June. We can help you with all your fabric and pattern needs for these treasured projects as well as fantastic Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff sewing and embroidery machines on which to sew them.
We were able to help the Owinza Quilters Cooperative at Kyle, SD, continue and expand their dreams of quilt making with a new long arm quilting machine. These dedicated women are continuing the tradition of making Star Quilts and teaching the younger generation this wonderful art that we all share and are so passionate about. Quilting is a universal language that we all can speak and understand. It is so necessary to keep our young people interested in sewing and quilting and let them think outside of the box and be creative.

--Anne
In the Shop
New Needle and Thread Clock
Reminder: Mother's Day is Coming Soon. This would be a fun and unique gift!

This whimsical clock from Allen Designs features:

  • measures 16.25″ x 8.5″
  • hand-painted heart hands
  • swinging scissors pendulum
  • cast in resin, finished by hand
  • requires “AA” battery

Designed by artist Michelle Allen

P.S. We also have this cute Sewing Machine clock in several colors.
Hello All Tula Pink Fans!
In addition to Tula Pink's Designer Essential Solids featured last month, their All Star line is also in the shop in full force. What is their All Star Line? After polling many customers, 18 of the most popular lines were named to the All Star group. You can find Fat Quarter Bundles as well as bolted fabric of Pom Poms (dots), Tent Stripes (stripes) and solids. See them all on the Fabric Page.
Black Hills Shop Hop Begins April 6!
The 2018 Black Hills Shop Hop, based on Rosie's Posies Pattern, is ready to go!

Our sample (at the left) is hanging in the shop so keep an eye out for it the next time you are in. Stop at each of the nine participating Black Hills Area Quilt Shops and pick up their pattern for a block. You are on your way to a beautiful and unique quilt!

Be sure to sign up at each participating shop for a chance to win the grand prize.
Moonlit Paths Mystery Quilt Coming Soon
Shelley Cavanna of Cora's Quilts has put together an online Mystery Quilt using the new Gloaming line from Contempo. (See the entire line on the Fabric Page.) The Mystery Quilt is called "Moonlit Paths". It is a free project with four size options. Cutting instructions will be published on the last Friday in March so there is plenty of time to join in. Get your instructions online and come see us for your fabric purchase. We have the full line however it looks like there are only 8 fabrics in the Mystery Quilt. This should be a lot of fun!
New Mount Rushmore Panel
A new Mount Rushmore panel from Northcott has just arrived. It joins their ongoing Stars and Stripes Collection that can be found in the shop in the patriotic fabrics area.

This beautiful patriotic panel is by Linda Ludovico & Deborah Edwards in Support of the Quilts of Valor Foundation. We are kitting the panel using the Pillars of Strength pattern by Elaine Theriault.

Memorial Day is only two months away so this is the perfect time to get your special project started.
Fabric Collage Workshop with Melissa Grote -- May 2 and May 9th
Back by popular demand! Join Melissa for a two-part workshop to plan and prepare a fabric collage. We have patterns specifically designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks for the collage technique or you can adapt any pattern or design of your own to the technique. The first session is Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 am to noon and the second is Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. Cost is $35 plus supplies. Stop in or call 355-0178 to register or for more information.
Even Mrs. Bobbins is Ready for Spring!
We all can use a good laugh and Mrs. Bobbins can definitely give us one! Mrs. Bobbins is a weekly cartoon about the life of an opinionated quilting enthusiast, created by Julia Icenogle.

If you haven't seen it yet, check out the delightful panel in the shop. It is filled with her witty cartoons and there are also a few coordinates for your next project. See them on the Fabric Page.

(Image courtesy of Julia Icenogle, mrsbobbins.com/blog.)
Great New Patterns
New Patterns from GE Designs
Kira 10" Square Quilt
Lexie 10" Square Quilt
These quilts by Gudrun Erla of GE Designs use assorted 10" squares of light and dark fabrics as well as innovative piecing and cutting with the Stripology Squared ruler (by GE Designs for Creative Grids). Instructions for using regular rulers are included. The pattern comes with 5 different size options: crib, lap, twin, full, queen.
New Patterns from Laura Heine of Fiberworks
Garden Party Quilt Pattern
  • This Garden Party quilt pattern by Laura Heine features fused appliqué.

  • Finished quilt measures 66" x 86".

  • Easy instructions and full sized patterns are included.
Collage Patterns

Some of these patterns are new in the shop plus we've added a few favorites from Laura Heine. See the full collection in the shop before you decide which one to make in the upcoming Collage Workshop!
Special Delivery Storks
Meadow Fairy
Abilene Cow
Chirp Chirp
Emerson Puppy
Puuurfect Cat
April 21 -- Strip Club Meets at 10 am

April Showers or Not--We'll be Here!
Come have fun, be inspired, chat, have treats and share your "Show and Tell." Special sales in the shop on Strip Club Saturday--don't miss them!!
Notes from the Service Department
Have service questions? -- You can email Tracy directly at quiltconnectionservice@yahoo.com if you have a service question for him.
Update on Classes and BOM's
Fabric Collage Two-part Workshop
May 2, 9:30 am to Noon & May 9, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Melissa Grote, Instructor

Join Melissa for a two-part workshop to plan and prepare a fabric collage.

Planning Session--Wednesday, May 2, 9:30 am to Noon
Class Day--Wednesday, May 9, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Cost: $35 plus supplies

Questions or to Register: Call 605-355-0178
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We have patterns designed by Laura Heine of Fiberworks especially for the collage technique
or you can adapt any pattern or design of your own to the technique.
April BOM's Ready for Pickup

Rainy days make you feel like sewing? Your Imagine and Mystical Prism BOM kits are ready for pickup at any time.

Kaffe Mystery Quilt Kits Have Arrived!!

All those who signed up for the Mystery Quilt have been notified they are in the shop. If you did not sign up but would like to join, we have good news. After previously being told extras were not available, we were able to get three additional dark kits and 3 additional light kits! They are available now.
Opportunities to Keep in Mind
2018 Black Hills Shop Hop - April 6-21
The 2018 Shop Hop is based on Rosie's Posies Pattern. Stop at each of the nine participating Black Hills Area Quilt Shops and pick up their pattern for a block. See above article for more information.
2018 Row by Row Experience Begins June 21st
Row by Row Experience® began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Today thousands of stores in the US, Canada and Europe welcome travelers through their doors. Travelers collect row patterns, then create stunning quilts with those rows … and no two are alike!

This year's theme is Sew Musical! We have already ordered our License Plate for 2018 and are working on our pattern. Beginning June 21, 2018, visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling to the stores. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows! Click here for more details.

Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere! Row by Row Sew Musical starts June 21, 2018.
Fabrics, Kits, Books and Patterns

Click the button at the right to visit the Fabric Page on our Website. See new arrivals up close!
Fabric -- See these new fabrics on the Fabric page .

Gloaming by Shelly Cavanna of Cora's Quilts (Contempo)
***Fabrics from above line to be used in Moonlit Paths Mystery QAL (See above article)
Tula Pink All Stars Pom Poms and Stripes by Free Spirit
Fresh Cut Flowers by Kansas Troubles (Moda)
Rodeo Roundup by Beth Logan of ArtStuff Ltd (Henry Glass)
Mount Rushmore Panel from Stonehenge Stars & Stripes Line for Quilts of Valor (Northcott)

Kits

Pillars of Strength Quilt by Elaine Theriault (60" x 72" Quilt using above Mount Rushmore Panel)

Patterns -- See Great New Patterns item above for images of patterns .

Garden Party (66" x 86" Quilt) by Laura Heine (Fiberworks)
Meadow Fairy Collage Pattern by Laura Heine (Fiberworks)
Special Delivery Stork Collage Pattern by Laura Heine (Fiberworks)
Kira (10 inch square quilt using the Stripology ruler) by Gudrun Erla (GE Designs)
Lexie (10 inch square quilt using the Stripology Ruler) by Gudrun Erla (GE Designs)
Featured Machines of the Month
April Specials
PFAFF
Purchase PFAFF
coverlock™ 4.0 - Receive $200 rebate
or coverlock™ 3.0 - Receive $100 rebate
April 1-30, 2018
Husqvarna Viking

Purchase Designer EPIC™
Receive up to $5,000 Trade-in

April 1-30, 2018

PFAFF
Purchase performance icon
Receive Free Extension Table
8" Bent Scissors and
Universal Roller Bag
April 1-30, 2018

Husqvarna Viking
Purchase EPIC 980Q™
Receive Free Bundle
Worth up to $500
April 1-30, 2018
PFAFF

Purchase ambition essential
$599
April 1-30, 2018

Husqvarna Viking
Purchase Designer Ruby Royale™
$3,999
April 1-30, 2018
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
April 6 - 2018 Black Hills Shop Hop Begins!!
April 14 - Quilted Hugs for Kyds - 9 am
April 21 - Strip Club - 10 am
April 21 - Imagine BOM - 9 am
April 21 - Black Hills Shop Hop Final Day
April 28 - Mystic Prism BOM - 9 am
News and Area Happenings
Sturgis Arts Council Quilt Show - Continues through April 30, 2018
The Sturgis Area Arts Council Quilt Show continues through April at the Sturgis Public Library.. The show is open during the library's regular hours. A special program will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 14.

SD Quilters Guild Retreat - April 20-22, 2018
Save the Date! Join your friends from across the state at Terra Sancta Retreat Center in Rapid City April 20-22, 2018.

Chadron Festival of Quilts - April 20-22, 2018
Stargazing, quilts with star blocks is the theme for the 2018 show being held at the Assumption Arena April 20-22, 2018. More info here.

Buffalo Quilt Show - May 28, 2018

Black Hills Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Sale - June 1-3, 2018
Click here for more information.

Row by Row Experience Begins June 21, 2018
More information in article above and at Row by Row Experience.
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