November 2017
Closed November 23 for Thanksgiving BUT . . .
Stop in Friday or Saturday, November 24 and 25
for Great Holiday Shopping Specials
Note From Anne--

Please welcome Patty Citrowske to our Quilt Connection Family. Patty moved to our area to be closer the family and we are delighted that we found each other. We now have two Pattys!

The Pfaff convention that I attended the first week of October was one of the best ever. There was so much information jammed into four days that we were all on overload. We took classes on the new Creative Icon and got to sew a fun project. Learned about the new software, which is amazing, and networked with other dealers from all over the country. It is always good to recharge the batteries and get renewed enthusiasm for the job. That being said, the new machines are in the shop and ready for you to take a look. November is going to be the perfect time to get a fantastic deal on all of the Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff machines. We will have sneak peeks and a huge blowout for Black Friday. Be sure to check it out.
Holiday Strip Club
Save the date for Strip Club on November 18th! We will have a trunk show from Granny's Legacy Patterns at this month's Strip Club. They will be sending samples of their beautiful wool projects.

As always, thank you for your friendship and support.
Picture shows some examples currently in the shop.
In the Shop
JoAnn Hoffman Workshop -- December 2, 2017 -- 9 am to 3 pm
Come spend the day with us as JoAnn Hoffman shares her tips and tricks. We will have kits for sale or you can bring one that you have started and just need some help. You can work on any of JoAnn's patterns. She will be here to help you. The class number is limited so JoAnn can give all students personal attention. Sewing Machines will not be needed. Cost is $35 plus supplies.
Gift Exchange Ideas and a Wish List

We have set up an area 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.
Hydraulic Sewing Chairs

Don’t miss our new Hydraulic Sewing Chair which features a hidden storage compartment, lumbar support and a 5-caster star base. These colorful sewing chairs come in several fabric options so they look great in any sewing room. The hidden storage compartment has a padded fabric lid making it a comfortable chair for sewing long hours.
Updates (In Case You Missed Them)

Beautiful New Hoffman Batiks have been added to stock.
More additions to RJR Hopscotch Blenders have arrived.
More Quilting Treasures Harmony Blenders are on the shelves.
Robert Kaufman Effervescence has been restocked.
From Wooly Felted Wonders 
**Dryer Balls in Light, Medium and Dark
**100% Wool Felted Ironing Mats, sizes -- 17x17 and 17x24
**Wool Pin Cushions
New Shannon Cuddle Kits
Don't miss Aflutter (Studio E)
Alison Glass Diving Board (Andover Fabrics) is in the house.
Robert Kaufman  Bella Vita Batiks have arrived.
Found -- One More Pfaff Creative Sensation Pro II!!

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!!
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 November.
Sew Steady Tables
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.

  • 18" x 24" Large Table made for any make and model of machine
  • 20" x 26" Large Table Travel Bag
  • 1 bottle of Acrylic Shine

  • 22" x 25" Wish Table with Drawer, Circles Sewing Tool, Holes in table for Circle Sewing, Universal Grid, Table Lock
  •  26" x 26" Big Table Travel Bag
  •  1 bottle of Acrylic Shine
Wool Kits of All Kinds

Be sure to look for the great variety of wool kits from several suppliers. New kits from Granny's Legacy and Plays With Wool Designs have recently arrived. They join our previous collection that also includes Tracy Trevethan Designs, Primitive Gatherings and WoolyLady. Click images to see larger view of examples below.
Let It Snow
Wool Kit Samples
Bag Patterns/Kits

We have bag patterns from Pink Sand Beach Beach Designs and BarBee Designs. An additional line from Lazy Girl Designs is scheduled to arrive soon. You can customize them with your favorite fabrics to go with any outfit, hobby or personality.
KimberBell Machine Embroider by Number Project CDs

Each CD contains 3 sizes and once you’re done, you’ve made 3 complete projects, too! Not only are they pieced in the hoop, but the two larger sizes are quilted, too! These are perfect for pin cushions, mug rugs, hot pads, shelf pillows, mini quilts, and more.
Ghana Crazy Baskets
Natural and hand-woven baskets from Ghana Crazy may be the perfect gift you've been looking for. They are great for holding books, knitting, crafts, magazines--even to carry a small dog!

Mommy and Me Quilt Kit
Mommy and Me Quilt Kit
A baby elephant trailing its mother creates a charming scene in this baby quilt. The use of rickrack and simple prints makes the finished product an ideal baby gift.

Finished quilt size is 40" x 52".
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

** At Your Fingertips Holder keeps everything handy.
**Zirkel Magnetic Pin Holder
**Cup Holders that attach to the table edge
**Note Cards
** Thread Cutter from Sunflower Quilts
Watch for New BOMs Beginning in January

Mystical Prism BOM -- Begins January 27th, 2018

Mystical Prism is designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz of Wing and a Prayer. This is a Batik quilt that measures 102 inches square using a gorgeous purple and teal palette. 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.
Imagine BOM
The new Bree Fabric Collection from Benartex is a great new color-bright collection of prints from Nancy Halvorsen with unlimited possibilities and is used in the Imagine BOM.

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.

Fabric is to arrive in November so we will be cutting kits soon. 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.

Click pillow to view larger image
Pillow of the Month
Get ready to Deck the Halls with this month's festive bench pillow from KimberBell. Click on the pillow image at the left to see a larger image.

See all of the Pillows of the Month here.
Class Spotlight for November
Beginning Paper Piecing Class -- November 15th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with Melissa Grote

This is the third in a series of Judy Niemeyer quilts and projects that will teach you the basics of paper piecing using Judy's techniques. November's class will be using the Wicker Basket Pattern. The pattern includes directions for a 17" x 40" table runner or a 40" x 52" quilt. A sample table runner can be seen in the shop. Cost is $25 plus supplies. Register at 605-355-0178.
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.
Aflutter by Elizabeth Isles (Studio e)
Bella Vita Batks by McKenna Ryan (Robert Kaufman)
Diving Board by Alison Glass (Andover Fabrics)
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

Silent Night--Pattern by Barb Sackel (Uses Silent Night Collection from Northcott)
Christmas Magic--Pattern by Jean Boyd (Uses The Magic of Christmas Collection from Northcott)
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 Something - Cute As Can Be Patterns For Wool Stitchery by Roseann Meehan Kernes
Imagine by Nancy Halvorsen - features a block of the month with positive, inspirational words each month. Make the entire quilt or choose individual blocks for mini quilts, or pillows.

New JoAnn Hoffman Patterns and Samples - We are in the process of kitting these great patterns so watch for:

Featured Machines of the Month
Watch For Machine Specials Throughout November!
Fantastic pricing on Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff sewing and embroidery machines will be featured during the month of November. Sneak Peek weekends--Nov 10-12 and Nov 17-19.  All Black Friday Specials will be honored on these two weekends. There will be exclusions on the the Husqvarna Viking Epic, Pfaff Icon and Singer Featherweight, but they will have specials deals of their own.
Top of the Line Machines

Pfaff creative icon
  • Multi-Touch, Tablet-Like Screen
  • Smart, Computerized Interface
  • ActivStitch™ Technology
  • Straight Stitch Needle Plate with Sensor
  • Separate Bobbin Winding Motor
creative icon machine by Pfaff
Epic Machine by Husqvarna Viking

Husvarna Viking Epic
  • mySewnet™ Cloud
  • Smart tool box gestures
  • deLuxe™ Stitch System
Special Anniversary Edition Machines

Pfaff ambition 155
Anniversay Edition
  • Start/Stop Button
  • Speed Slider
  • Three LED Light Sources
  • Free-motion Sewing
  • External Feed Dog Drop
HV Tribute 145C
Husqvarna Viking Tribute 145C
Anniversary Edition
  • Exclusive Sewing Advisor
  • Touch Screen Stitch Selection
  • Automatic Thread Cutter
  • Bobbin Thread Sensor
  • Electronic Self-Adjusting Thread Tension
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- November 11th, 9 am
Beginning Machine Owner's Class -- November 7th, 10:30 am
Intermediate Machines Owner's Class -- November 14th, 10:30 am
Beginning Paper Piecing Class -- November 15th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
Holiday Strip Club -- November 18th, 10 am (No Strip Club in December)
Embroidery Machine Owner's Class -- November 21st, 10:30 am
Closed for Thanksgiving -- November 23rd
Black Friday -- November 24th (Open 9-5:30)
Small Business Saturday -- November 25th (Open 9-5)

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

Black Friday -- November 24th (Open 9-5:30)

Small Business Saturday -- November 25, 2017 (Open 9-5)
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