March 2018
Happy Saint Patrick's Day
If misfortune should ever follow you, may it never catch up!
 — Irish Proverb
Note From Anne--

Happy March,

We are getting closer and closer to those consistent nice days and more daylight. I know my body clock is ready. I can feel the ambition starting to gear up. March is National Quilting Month and we are ready with cheery new fabrics to get you motivated. Also, we will have special sales all month to help with the fabric addiction that we all share. Our Husqvarna Viking and Pfaff machines will have special pricing also. This would be a great time to check them out.
Winter Hours
Monday-Friday 9 to 5
Saturday 9 to 4
Sunday Closed
We are brainstorming some new ideas for clubs and classes for you and should have information to share soon. We are looking at Embroidery Clubs, Open Sew Days, additional classes and events. If you have suggestions, please share them with us.

In the Shop

March is National Quilting Month!
More National Quilting Month Specials
Watch for them throughout the Month of March
in the Shop
and on our Facebook Page
Great Machine Offer for National Quilting Month

One only--Pfaff creative sensation™ pro II Sewing and Embroidery Machine
  • The creative sensation™ pro II is being retired
  • Price reduced by $5,000!
  • Get brochure here
  • You willl need Adobe PDF Reader to view the brochure. Get it here.

Stop in the shop for a demo on the Pfaff creative sensation™ pro II to learn the great features and benefits. You can also learn more about the creative sensation™ pro II here.

Check the Machine Specials of the Month section below for more great offers/rebates for National Quilting Month.
Had the winter “crud”?
Remember—laughter is the best medicine!
Got to Love Mrs. Bobbins!
(Anyway I do!!)
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 we recently got in. 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,
Great New Patterns
Table Runners from Hedgehog Quilts
Welcome Home Runner (20" x 41")
by Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts

Make the hexagons for this lovely runner using English Paper Piecing (EPP). The hexagons are arranged on the center background and stitched in place. The floral bouquets and words are appliquéd by machine before the runner is assembled. The pattern includes directions for a consistent, scant 1/4" seam practice, techniques for machine appliqué and a recommendation for a great EPP tutorial.
Garden Brick Path Runner (20" x 38")
by Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts

Brighten up your table with this runner. Flying geese elements give the impression of brickwork walkways in peaceful tones of red and gray. The flowers in the center are done with simple machine appliqué.

Lunch Box Quilts Patterns
by Angie Stevenson

Hope you had an opportunity to see the Lunch Box Quilts Trunk Show we had in the shop during the month of February. We have a nice selections of patterns on hand that were featured in the Trunk Show. Most of Angie Stevenson's designs are for Machine Embroidery, but she does have a few also for regular applique. If you weren't able to make it to the February Strip Club meeting, it's not too late. Stop in and let our staff show you all her fun, creative designs.
Elizabeth Hartman
Dogs In Sweaters
Quilt and Pillow Pattern
Use conventional patchwork techniques to make these adorable dogs and their stylish sweaters. Pattern includes instructions for making two quilt sizes and a quilted pillow cover. Give your dogs some personality with an optional glasses appliqué!

Finished sizes:
Small - 45" x 60"
Large - 73" x 76"
Pillow - 16" x 26"
New Pattern Books
from Kim Diehl and Jo Morton
Simple Friendships
It's hard to imagine best-selling authors Kim Diehl and Jo Morton could get any better--until they joined forces to share their signature looks. Enjoy stitching this creative blend of 14 spectacular quilts, all created from classic blocks that are perfect to sew on your own or use for your next group block exchange.
Simple Harvest
Join Kim Diehl for a cozy autumn filled with ingenious stitched creations, delicious treats, and intimate home decor. Unwind in Kim's warm and inviting world with fall-themed projects, including lap quilts, bed and table runners, wall quilts, sewing notions, place mats, and more--plus Kim's irresistible recipes and signature decorating tips. Welcome the crisp days and snug nights of Kim's favorite season into your home today!
March 17 -- Strip Club Meets at 10 am

March Madness at its best!! 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 if you have a service question for him.
Update on Classes and BOM's

Beginning Paper Piecing - Clockworx Pattern (Judy Niemeyer Technique)

March 21st - 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with Melissa Grote

This is the last in the current series of classes using the Judy Niemeyer method for paper piecing. The cost of the class is $25 plus supplies. The March 21st class will use the Clockworx pattern shown here.
March BOM's Ready for Pickup

Have the sewing bug? You can pick up your Imagine and Mystical Prism BOM kits at any time.

Kaffe Mystery Quilt — More Information Coming Soon!
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. 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.
BH Shop Hop
2018 Row by Row Experience Begins in June
Row by Row Experience® began in 2011 with 20 quilt shops across New York State. Today thousands of stores across the US, Canada and Europe welcome travelers through their doors. The quilts created with those rows are stunning… and no two are alike! Although the quilt shops are organized by area, quilters have no borders. Travel, shop, collect patterns and add rows to your quilt from anywhere!

This year's theme is Row by Row: Sew Musical.

Read some of the amazing stories about the rowers (quilters) and Row by Row quilt shops around the world on the Row by Row Studio blog. Even Prince William received a row as a gift! More information at Row by Row.
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 .

Farmhouse Reds by Minick and Simpson (Moda)
Tula Pink Designer Essential Solids by Free Spirit
Mrs. Bobbins Panel and Coordinates by Julia Icenogle (Northcott)--Couldn't help listing this a second time just in case you missed her!!!


Homegrown by Deb Strain (Moda) - 51"x 56" Quilt

Cuddle Kits


Simple Friendships Pattern Book by Kim Diehl and Jo Morton
Simple Harvest Pattern Book by Kim Diehl


Dogs with Sweaters Quilt and Pillow Pattern by Elizabeth Hartman Patterns
Welcome Home Runner by Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts - 20" x 41" Runner
Garden Path Runner by Terry Albers of Hedgehog Quilts - 20" x 38" Runner
Featured Machines of the Month
New Husqvarna Viking Epic 980Q
Sewing & Quilting Machine In the Shop Now!
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.
New Top-of-the-Line Sewing Machine!

  • JoyOS ADVISOR™ Feature
  • Large working area
  • Exclusive stitch techniques
  • Market’s largest display with capacitive touch, 10.1”
March Specials
HV Rebate
Free Extension Table
Pfaff Ext Tbl Special
Purchase PFAFF
passport™ 2.0 or
passport™ 3.0
March 1-31
Receive Free Extension Table

Husqvarna Viking
Free Extension Table
HV March 18 Special
Purchase Husqvarna Viking
Sapphire™ 930 or 965Q
Opal™ 690Q
March 1-15
Receive Free Extension Table
Free Craft Table
Purchase Pfaff
performance 5.2
Receive Free
Adjustable Sewing Machine/Craft Table
March 1 - 31

Husqvarna Viking
Sapphire Savings
HV Sapphire Sav March 18
Purchase Sapphire 965Q™
Receive Free Presser Feet Kit
Purchase Sapphire 930Q™
$1,399 with Trade
March 16 - 31
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
March 10 - Quilted Hugs for Kyds - 9 am
March 17 - Strip Club - 10 am
March 17 - Imagine BOM - 9 am
March 21 - Judy Niemeyer Beginning Paper Piecing - Clockworx Class - 9:30 am
March 24 - Mystic Prism BOM - 9 am
News and Area Happenings
Sturgis Arts Council Quilt Show - March 1 - April 30, 2018
The Sturgis Area Arts Council will sponsor a quilt show at the Sturgis Public Library during March and April. The show will be open during the library's regular hours. A special program will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, April 14.

Badlands Quilters Get-Away - March 9-10, 2018
The Badlands Quilters of Wall will have a Get-Away in Wall, SD on March 9-10. BHQG member, Julie Richter, will be presenting a trunk show on Saturday evening. Click for more info.

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.
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