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Happy Mother's Day! Mine is extra special this year for a few reasons.  Of course it's special every year but this is the first year my Mom and I have been together in several years.  I know I've shared how happy I am to have my parents back home in Franklin.  It makes holidays and birthdays that much better!  Here's a picture of 4 generations on my mother's side of the family:  me, my mom, Nannie Sox, who was my mother's mom and Grandma Harman, who was Nannie's mom. 

Another special event this weekend was my youngest son, Logan, graduated from SCC.  He earned an Electrical Engineering degree and we are so proud of him.  
Then there was Airing of the Quilts!  From pictures I've seen,  it looked to be quite a success. Don't you love seeing all those quilts throughout our little town?  
Four new books came in this week!  Hot off the press!

The Clearance Corner is still overflowing!  I've been pulling bolts of every kind and color to add to make room for new fabrics coming in. It's going out the door pretty fast! Hurry in for best selections!  

We had originally thought we would start staying open until 5:00 pm beginning on May 1. We are changing that start date to May 30.  SO beginning on Tuesday, May 30, Sassy Stitches will be open from 10:00 until 5:00 during the week. Our Saturday hours will remain the same.  10:00 - 2:00  Come see us!

A reminder to our seasonal customers - we scheduled our Breakfast Club so that you can join and still have 6 meetings just like our Jan - June group.  Today was the first meeting that included new members.  I am extending the invitation to join until next months meeting.  SO - with 5 remaining meetings (May - September) for seasonal customers, your next meeting will be Saturday, May 20th at 10:00.  Annie cooks up DELICIOUS breakfasts and serves coffee, tea, and juice. Then she provides a pattern (and the recipe for all of her yummy items) and you make something SEW cute!  SEW much fun!

Remember we are providing opportunities for you to come work on your club projects during the "Sit & Sew" times this year or if 
you're not in a club, just come sew! These days have been set aside for you to use our classroom and the supplies while you fellowship with others and work towards completing projects.   BUT . . . YOU MUST RESERVE A SPOT.  We are limiting the number of people to 10 on each of the sewing days so if you are interested you need to call and reserve your spot.  It's totally free!  But we only have room for so many so let us know you're coming and we will let you know if there is still room. You can get into the classroom at 9:45 and sew until 4:00!  WOW! 
Staff can answer questions and help you briefly but they will be working on the floor taking care of other business.This is not class time so please be respectful of our staff members. You can order lunch or bring your own. Come sew with us!   Did I mention it's FREE ?!?!?  
Please note the change in the Breakfast Club May meeting. Due to Airing of the Quilts, that meeting has been changed from May 13th to May 20th. And don't forget, seasonal customers!!! We are still planning a Breakfast Club just for you! Join Annie for breakfast, recipes, and fun projects. 
Call or stop by to sign up!  
Here's a little funny for you MOM's! Until next Sunday, have a wonderful week and come see us!
Sassy Cash UPDATE!!!!!

Sassy Stitches Summer Sew Along Retreat!
Mark your calendars for the first Sassy Stitches Summer Sew Along!  We will be having a Shop Retreat on July 14th, 15th & 16th,  Friday and Saturday hours will be 10:00 - 6:00. Sunday, July 16th hours will be 10:00 - 2:00. Lunch will be provided on Friday and Saturday and breakfast snacks will be provided on Sunday morning.  We will have special discounts for attendees, prizes, and work on the beautiful "Luminous" quilt. Pick your favorite fabrics and pre-cut your strips before the retreat. Then come join us for Fun, Food, Fellowship and lots of SEWING!  A $50 deposit holds your spot.  Limit to 12 participants.

July 14, 15, & 16
Friday & Saturday:  10:00 - 6:00
Sunday:  10:00 - 2:00
Retreat Fee:  $149 (Includes Pattern)

Janome SPRING Event!
WOW!  I am still a fairly new Janome Dealer but even as a customer I never saw deals like this!  Check out this awesome package deal when you purchase the best machine out there, the Memory Craft 15000! Visit the website (link below) for MANY more great deals! Mother's Day is just around the corner!
(Deals are valid through May 31.)

Upcoming Events
On Tuesday, May 30th, Sharon will teach a class to make this Great Adventures Wall Hanging. Class begins at 10:00 and ends at 1:00.  Class Fee is $25 plus supplies.

 Janice Pope will be teaching a class at Sassy Stitches where she will share with you everything you need to know about binding.  You will need to bring something to bind so be thinking about that and make plans to save something just for this class!
Quilting since 1977, students attending her classes describe Janice as passionate, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and engaging. Whether teaching one of her simple quilt patterns, bag patterns, or a technique', novice as well as experienced quilters will leave with new insight and skills.
  An award winning quilter who has taught both domestically and internationally, Janice resides in Raleigh, NC with her husband of 35+ years and enjoys having two of her six grandsons nearby. Check out her website at Anything But Boring.

  This 3 hour class will be held on Tuesday, June 27th from 10:00-1:00. 
The fee is $35.  

We are excited to announce that we have scheduled classes with  instructor Nancy Sapin!  Nancy is a  Freelance National Educator representing Sulky of America.  She creates beautiful projects and shares her wealth of information as an awesome teacher.  
This neat Pin Weaving class is now scheduled for 
Tuesday, May 23rd from 10:00-1:00.  
Class Fee is $40 and includes your kit.

 On June 3rd, N ancy will be back to teach this cute trivet and coaster class.  
New Rulers!
W e have the new rulers, rotary cutters, and mats from Quilters Select!  Y'all, these rulers WILL NOT slide or slip.  I have never seen anything like this!!!!!  You need to come try one out to see for yourself.  They are SEW amazing!  I bought one of the rulers a few months ago to try for myself.  I will never use anything else!  The rotary cutter is weighted and lessens the pressure you have to use to cut fabric.  AND it's ambidextrous!  The same rotary cutter is used for left handed or right handed folks.  The cutting mat is a little thicker than most and get this . . . it's reversible!  It's like buying two mats at one time!  The numbers for measuring on both the rulers and the mats go both ways.  In other words, you don't have to keep turning the ruler or count backwards on your mat!  Here is a link to their website.  Alex Anderson designed these awesome tools. Come by to try them out and check out the website for more into!

Show & Tell
Our Show & Tell from last week included several from Sharon's "Tulip" class.   



Ryan's Case for Smiles
Our charity focus at Sassy Stitches is Ryan's Case for Smiles. This is an organization that provides fun pillowcases for sick children .  ALL of our donations will be used in Asheville, NC at Mission Children's Hospital. I volunteered for this charity for several years and have personally delivered pillow cases to kids at Mission Children's Hospital and assure you it brings great joy to sick children to pick out a fun pillowcase. When you read the story about Cindy and her son, Ryan, you will understand what a great cause this is. It's the perfect charity for anyone who sews! Here is a link to the organization's website.
We will accept pillowcases, fabric donations for making pillow cases and monetary donations. If you choose to make pillowcases, there are tips on the website (see link above) about making them. The volunteers who take the pillowcases wash them before delivery. Something so simple as a fun pillowcase really does bring a smile to a sick child.  THANKS!

Lindy, Anne, and the Best Staff EVER! 
(They really are!!!!!)


Sassy Stitches
106 W. Palmer St.
Franklin, North Carolina  28734
(828) 349-8912


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