January 2018
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Note From Anne--

I hope you all had a wonderful Holiday with family and friends. We had a house full of family this year and it was fantastic. January is resolution month and I am determined to follow through this year instead of just giving lip service to the idea. I must tackle the Quilt Room and find all of those treasured fabrics I bought many years ago that have found their way to the bottom the the stack. I hope I still love them when they get pulled out. I know this is a task on many quilters lists.
Happy New Year Everyone!

Winter Hours Begin January 2, 2018
Monday-Friday 9 to 5
Saturday 9 to 4
Sunday Closed
Thank you for the great response to our Friday-Saturday Flash sales. We hope you have found some good deals and it helps us to create space for the new arrivals. I wish you all a fabulous 2018 and hope it does not fly by as fast as 2017 did!!

Hope to see you January 20 at 10 am for Strip Club!

In the Shop
Kits by JoAnn Hoffman
Beach Bums Kit

Has this cold spell got you dreaming of a warm, sunny beach? Well, maybe that is not in the cards for you this winter but nothing is stopping you from thinking about it! This fun kit from Joann Hoffman reminds us of the value of friends and fun.

Don't miss the wide variety of JoAnn's patterns/kits in the store. Moonshine kits are now available, too.
Dill Buttons Have Arrived!
Small or Large, Wood or Metal, Sewing Machines or Animals, Stars or Diamonds, Silver or Gold you name it -- it's all there plus more!

The wide variety will have your creative juices flowing as you picture your next project or see the finishing touch on one you have been meaning to complete that is sitting in your Quilting Closet. We are selling the buttons individually so you can get exactly the number you need.

Be sure to check out the Dill Button display the next time you stop in the shop.

Tula Pink Rotary Cutter
This beautifully styled aluminum ally rotary cutter from Tula Pink is designed for both right and left handed cutting. It's curved handle design allows for even pressure while making clean cuts. It features a secure locking blade guard for safe usage and storage. This versatile cutting tool cuts fabric, leather, paper, vinyl, and more! .
New Classes and BOM's for the New Year
Pre Class for Beginning Paper Piecing using Judy Niemeyer's Technique
January 3 - 10 am - Instructor Melissa Grote

If you have signed up for the three classes coming January, February and March and need help picking out fabric and understanding the homework, please come to this class to get you started and ready for class on January 17.

Beginning Paper Piecing - Waterwheel Pattern (Judy Niemeyer Technique)
January 17 - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with Melissa Grote

This is an ongoing series of classes using the Judy Niemeyer method for paper piecing. The cost of the class is $25 plus supplies. We offered a special in December, if you purchased all three classes in advance you would get one of them for free. We are extending that offer for the next two weeks. In addition to the free class, you will get 20% off your class fabric and supplies. This is great deal!!!

The next two classes are Labyrinth on February 21 and Clockwork on March 21. You will really learn a lot with this class, Melissa is a great teacher.
Waterwheel - January 17
Labyrinth - February 21
Clockwork - March 21
Imagine BOM by Nancy Halvorsen Ready to Roll on January 20th

This fun Block-of-the-Month quilt celebrates positive and uplifting words for each month and uses the Bree line of fabric designed by Nancy Halvorsen. Make the large quilt or celebrate each thought monthly with 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. 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.
Mystical Prism BOM by Wing and a Prayer Begins January 27th
The sample of Mystical Prism is now on display in the shop. It measures 102" square and is designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz of Wing and a Prayer. Points are easily made with Creative Grids rulers or the paper template included with the pattern.

Please sign up soon so we have enough kits ready. 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.
What is a Mystery Quilt?
Coming in March--Kaffe Mystery Quilt
It's a surprise!

What a great way to add some variety and mystique to your New Year. Choosing the light version or the dark version is the only decision you have to make. You sew and the mystery is revealed! (Uses the Kaffe Fassett Collective fabric group.)

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 31st. Please call 605-355-0178 and get your name on the list so enough kits are available.
Two Great Winter Opportunities for Quilters
Quilt Show at the Black Hills Stock Show -- Sunday, January 28, through Tuesday, January 30.  New Days and New Location. Show hours are 10:00 am to 7:30 pm. The location will be upstairs in two rooms at the west end of the Civic Center. There are two staircases and an elevator to get upstairs. We will be doing a demo on Sunday afternoon, January 28th. Not sure of the time yet, but will keep you posted.

Black Hills Quilt Guild SOYO is January 19-21. Registration is closed because they are at capacity. Contact the Guild if you would like to be added to the waiting list and you will be contacted if a spot opens up. If you have registered and must cancel, please contact the Guild so they can give that spot to another person. The SOYO will be held at the Comfort Suites, 1333 North Elk Vale Road in Rapid City, SD.
Notes from the Service Department
Is your machine crying out for some TLC? -- Quilt Connection provides cleaning/servicing for all makes of sewing machines for $89.95.

Have other service questions? -- You can email Tracy directly at quiltconnectionservice@yahoo.com if you have a service question for him.
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 .

Arabesque (RJR)
My Back Porch by Janet Rae Nesbitt of One Sister Designs (Henry Glass)
Needle &Thread Gathering by Primitive Gathering (Moda)
Essence of Pearl by Kanvas Studio (Benartex)
Cuddle (Shannon)
The Dress by Laura Heine (Free Spirit)


Joann Hoffman Designs
Call of The Wild Digital Panels (Hoffman)
Cuddle Kits
Granny's Legacy Kits have been Restocked


Kaleidoscope Heaven* by Janna Thomas (Courtship Quilts Publishing)
Tis Amazing* Janna Thomas (Courtship Quilts Publishing)
*Bloc Loc Rulers are in stock in the shop
Featured Machines of the Month
Watch for New Husqvarna Viking Machine
In the Shop Soon!
Husqvarna Viking
Epic 980Q Sewing & Quilting Machine
The Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q machine is equipped with the brand's largest tablet-like display screen, a unique graphical interface, a fully automatic needle threader, and a plethora of exclusive, new stitch options, all of which will give Husqvarna Viking customers the freedom, precision and control to follow their own creative lead wherever it takes them. These features are bolstered by ergonomic features sewists crave including a lighter machine weight, rubberized wheel and curved workspace.
Machine Specials for January
Purchase OPAL™ 650
January 1 - 31
Receive FREE
Interchangeable Dual Feed Foot
PFAFF ambition essential™
January 1 - 31
Purchase for only
18% Off to Celebrate 2018 - Software and/or Notions
Husqvarna Viking
Premier+™ 2 Embroidery Software
January 1 - 31
18% Off
Premier+™ 2 Embroidery Software
January 1 - 31
18% Off
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
January 3 - Pre Class for Beginning Paper Piecing - 10 am
January 13 - Quilted Hugs for Kyds - 9 am
January 17 - Beginning Paper Piecing - 9:30 am
January 20 - Strip Club - 10 am
January 20 - Imagine BOM - 2 pm
January 27 - Mystic Prism BOM - 10 am
News and Area Happenings
Strip Club is Back!--10 a.m. January 20, 2018

Black Hills Stock Show Quilt Show--January 28-30, 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. Quilt Connection demo on Sunday afternoon.

SOYO Winter Retreat--January 19-21, 2018
Black Hills Quilters Guild SOYO Winter Retreat is January 19-21, 2018, at the Comfort Suites, 1333 North Elk Vale Road in Rapid City, SD. Registration is closed because they are at capacity. Check 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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