June 2018
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Mom, Baseball and Apple Pie

What could be more American?
Summer Hours
Monday-Friday 9 to 5:30
Saturday 9 to 5
Sunday Closed
I want to thank Carol Nielson for all her hard work on our newsletter and website. She has stepped back and will be enjoying her summer. So the newsletter newbies, Patty C and I are trying to fill big shoes. Please be patient while we figure it out.
Note From Anne--
June is already here and there is always so much to do during the summer months. One thing that needs to be on every quilters list is the Black Hills Quilt Guild Quilt Show at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center this weekend, June 1,2,3. We are vending there and I can tell you from the time that I have been there setting up, the quality of the quilts on display is fantastic. This will give you a big boost in the creative department.



We are trying to do a few new things around the shop and on this is that we are going to have a Quilt Til You Wilt Day on Saturday June 30 from 9 am to 5 pm. This will be an open sew for you to bring your project and sew for the day. The parking is all free in the lot across the street and we will be available to help you bring your machine and supplies in the door. We will be here to help, answer questions, give advice if wanted. Get your firends together and join us for a relaxing day.
--Anne
In the Shop
New Collage Class
Fabric Collage Two-part Workshop
June 9 9:30-11:30 and June 23 9:30 to 4:30
Melissa Grote, Instructor

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

Planning Session--Saturday June 9, 9:30 am to 11:30 am
Class Day--Saturday June 23, 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.
New Products
Iron EZ
Ironing Board Spray Bottle Holder

  • Attaches to your ironing board to make ironing easy.
  • Solves the problem of repeatedly dropping your spray bottle while ironing.
  • Frees up space on your ironing board making your life frustration free and more efficient.
  • Rotates when folding up your ironing board so your spray bottle can be stored conveniently right along with it.
  • Perfect for quilting and sewing. Comes with free spray bottle.


Size:  7" x 4" x 6"
Iron EZ
2019 Quilt Engagement Calendar
Take this hand-held calendar with you as you bustle through life. Revel in the exquisite beauty of 54 quilts from week to week. The spiral binding allows for ease of use to write down your appointments, note daily events, or make notes in the large notation section. Get a first look at the newest designs from around the country.

*Eight Local Quilt Artists are featured in this beautiful calendar.
Wool Pressing Mats
3 Sizes

  • 100% Wooly Felted Ironing Mats
  • 1/2" Thick

Dense wool absorbs the heat so it's like pressing your blocks from both sides, and the ironing mats are so thick, the heat doesn't transfer through to the surface underneath.Great for wool work.
Wooly Mammoth Packs
2 Color Packs

Each pack contains a 8 piece collection of Woolly Mammoth artisan dyed wool approximately 5"X9"

Bolted wool by Henry Glass are available in 3 colors.

We have many size, color and variety packs available.
Ideas for Tula Pink Fans
Tula Pink Quilt Kit
Center Stage
91" x 91"
Tula Pink
Throwback Fabrics
Fat Quarter Bundle
New Patterns, Books and Kits
Patterns
What's For Dinner Pattern
from Grizzly Gulch
Skylark Pattern
from Sewn Into the Fabric
56" x 75"
Requires only a layer cake
and a background fabric


Books
Wild Blooms
by Wendy Williams
Designer Wendy Williams shows you how to make 15 appliqué projects in a style that's part folk, part contemporary, and entirely delightful. Easy freezer-paper techniques and wool felt make the stitching go quickly. Add to the fun by embellishing with hand embroidery and machine quilting. Includes 15 projects for all skill levels: quilts, pillows, bags, sewing kit, needle case, and more. New ways to mix wool, cotton, and linen give your appliqué a fresh look. 

Modern Folk Embroidery
by Nancy Nicholson
This collection includes 20 embroidery designs with project ideas to show you how to use the designs to create beautiful and practical home decor items and accessories. The techniques for the stitches and project instructions are shown using Nancy's stitch diagrams so extremely easy to follow whether you are an experienced stitcher or a newbie.

Kits
Artworks VII Giraffe Kit
Jungle Buddies
Panels are made Digitally printed, 24", 'Giraffes Panel' from the 'Artworks VII' collection by Val Warner for  Quilting Treasures. Coordinating fabrics in green and white with palm leaves

Kits are available.
Constellations Kit
The Constellations Kit features the new Merton fabric line designed by Morris & Company from Free Spirit Fabrics. Finished quilt measures 91" x 74".
Morning Moon Fairies
Kit includes all fabric for the top by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, including the digitally printed Fairy Panel

Free Pattern by Allie Heath included with Kit 
Quilt requires 3 3/4 yards of fabric for backing.  

Dimensions: 57" x 71"

C lick here to see pattern.
Marge Thomas was the lucky winner of the Quilt Connection Door Prize for the 2018 Black Hills Shop Hop. It ran from April 6th to 21st. Quilters could stop at each of the nine participating Black Hills Area Quilt Shops and pick up a free pattern for a block and register for prizes.
Jelly Rolls for a Rug? Yes!!
Jelly Roll Rug Pattern
We are doing a
Demo on this technique at the Quilt Show, Friday June 1 at noon

This rug pattern is made using 2 1/2 inch fabric strips. You will need one Jelly Roll (42 - 2 1/2 inch fabric strips) and 100 percent cotton batting. Finished size of the rug is approximately 30" x 44".

We have the precut batting rolls in stock to use with it or you can cut your own. As the photo shows, you can easily use the technique to create other shapes as well.
June 16th -- Strip Club Meets at 10 am

Please Bring Your "Show and Tell"
Come have fun, share your inspiration, chat and have some goodies. Special sales in the shop on Strip Club Saturday--don't miss them!!
Email Tracy for Service Questions
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
June BOM's Ready for Pickup

If you began your Kaffe Mystery first month with us, your next packet is waiting. The Imagine and Mystic Prism Kits for June are also available now.
New BOM's Coming Soon!
Mineral Matrix from Wing and a Prayer

Arcadia Avenue by Sassafras Lane
Opportunities to Keep in Mind

2018 Row by Row Experience Begins June 21st
This year's theme -- Sew Musical
What is Row by Row Experience®?
It 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!
2018 Quilt Connection Pattern
"From Sea to Shining Sea"
These lyrics from "America the Beautiful" are Sew Musical to the ears of Americans. As residents of the City of Presidents and Mount Rushmore State, we are especially proud to display our pattern for the 2018 Row by Row Experience.

Visit any of the participating shops June 21-September 4, 2018, 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.

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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.

2018 Quilt Connection Fabric License Plate
Our Fabric Plates are unique novelty printed panels that can be added to make any project, tote or quilt more fun! Each fabric shop license is unique!
They are loosely designed to resemble the state/province license plates on your automobile. But the resemblance stops there. They are actually 7.25 inches x 3.5 inches and printed on washable, white, organic 100% cotton.
Designed by Toinette Heidorn
Fabrics, Kits, Books and Patterns

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

Blue Brilliance (Benartex)
Merton by Morris and Co. (Free Spirit)
Falling Leaves Flannel by Troy Fabrics (Midwest Textiles & Supplies)
Midnight Garden by Jinny Beyer (RJR Fabrics)
Funanimals by Maude Asbury (Blend LLC)
Glacier Rain (P&B Textiles)
Mount Rushmore Panel from Stonehenge Stars & Stripes Line for Quilts of Valor (Northcott)
Cherrywood Fabrics
Carnival Fabric line by QT
Portofino by QT
Pumpkin Farm Yard dyes by Henry Glass
Graduation Fabric by Benartex
Cork Fabric
Land That I Love Fabrics by Clothworks

Kits

Pillars of Strength Quilt -- by Elaine Theriault (60" x 72" Quilt using above Mount Rushmore Panel)
Claude Monet Bevels -- 53.5" x 71.5" Quilt (Robert Kaufman)
Constellations -- 91" x 74" Quilt using Merton line by Morris and Co. (Free Spirit)
Wanderlust -- 46" x 57" Lap Quilt using Fresh Cut Flowers line by Kansas Troubles
Cherrywood -- Cherry Vine Roll Kit
Orbit Kit

Wool
Wooly Mammoth Wool Packs -- of 8 5"X9" by Wolly Mammoth
Wool bolts -- by Henry Glass
Wool Pressing -- Mats in 3 sizes

Books

Arcadia Avenue -- 12 unique and modern hexagon quilt blocks (Sassafras Designs)
Piecing Makeover -- Guide to Diagnose & Solve Common Problems by Patty Murphy (C&T Publishing)
Creative Stitching (second edition) -- Technique book from Sue Spargo
2019 Engagement Calendar -- featuring 8 local quilt artists
Wild Blooms -- by Wendy Williams
Simple Whatnots -- by Kim Diehl
Modern Folk Embroidery -- by Nancy Nicholson
Joyful Daily Stitching -- by Valerie Bothell


Patterns

Dreamweaver -- Baby/Lap to King Size Quilt (Creative Sewlutions)
Skylark -- 56" x 75" Quilt (Sewn Into the Fabric)
Garden Party -- 66" x 86" Quilt by Laura Heine (Fiberworks)
Bevels -- 53.5" x 75" Quilt by Kari Nichols -- perfect for panels (Mountain Peak Creations)
State Fair -- 62" x 62" Quilt by Jen Kingwell Designs
Jelly Roll Rug -- 30" x 44" Rug by Roma Lambson (RJ Designs)
What's For Dinner -- by Grizzly Gulch
Featured Machines of the Month
June Specials
PFAFF
Midsummer Madness
June 1-30, 2018
DESIGNER EPIC $10,999
plus $1000 rebate
Husqvarna Viking
PFAFF LOYALTY TRADE EVENT
June 1-30, 2018
Customers get the
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after trading in a creative sensation ,
creative sensation pro , or
creative sensation pro II

Husqvarna Viking
DESIGNER DIAMOND ROYALE
June 1-30, 2018
Closeout Price
$5,999
Husqvarna Viking
SAPPHIRE 965Q
June 1-30, 2018
Closeout Price
$1,999
PFAFF
INSTANT MACHINE UPGRADES
June 1-30, 2018

Customer pays the price of the quilt ambition 2.0
and takes home a creative 1.5

Customer pays the price of the
expression 3.5
and takes home a quilt expression 4.2

Customer pays the price of the
passport 2.0
and takes home a passport 3.0
Husqvarna Viking
HUSKYLOCK s25 SERGER
Closeout Price
June 1-30, 2018
$999
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
June 9 and 23- Collage Workshop
June 16 - Strip Club - 10 am
June 16 - Imagine BOM - 9 am
June 23 - Mystic Prism BOM - 9 am
June 30 - Quilt Til You Wilt Day - 9 am - 5 pm
News and Area Happenings
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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