October 2017
Note From Anne--

We are headed into the last quarter of 2017. I know the summer passed me by and so many of our customers have said the same. It seems we are busy all the time but is there some quality time in there with family and friends? I thought about this a lot today as I attended the deployment ceremony for members of the SD National Guard. They have been preparing for this deployment for more than a year which in itself is a huge task, but they also had to carve out quality time with family and friends. As these men and women depart for a year's deployment, I hope we all can take time for family and friends and say prayers for their safe return.

I also want to say a big thank you and good luck to our Toniette Heidorn. She has taken a full time position in a dental office, so is leaving Quilt Connection. Her new job is in Rapid City so we will still her smiling face from time to time. We sure will miss her.
Strip Club is Back!
Our September Strip Club was great fun. It was good to see everyone after the summer break. Melissa did a great job of setting everything up and I just cruised in at the end and joined her. She is very efficient. We have a Shannon Fabrics trunk show (they make the cuddle fabric) for the October Strip Club that you will not want to miss.

As always, thank you for your friendship and support.
In the Shop
Tracy and Anne Off to Pfaff Convention - October 2-5

What an exciting time! Tracy and Anne are heading for Las Vegas for the Pfaff Convention being held October 2-5. They will be learning all the "in's and out's" of the new PFAFF® creative icon™ and PREMIER+ 2™ software. The creative icon™ Embroidery Machine launches at Convention and we will have them in the shop the week of October 9th. We will be able to offer 72 months APR financing through October 31, 2017, and there is a Free Gift with purchase
Looking for the Perfect Blender Your Next Project?

We have many new blenders in the shop:
  • More Grunge Blenders from Moda
  • New Harmony Basic Blenders from Quilting Treasures Fabrics
  • New Hopscotch Basic Blenders from RJR Fabrics
Update on Sold Out Favorites

  • Witch Panels from Hoffman California back in stock
  • Wooly Felted Wonders Dryer Balls sold out but new supply arriving in October
  • 100% Wool Pressing Mats, 17x17 and 17x24, arriving in October
Sew Steady Holiday Sale
Two Great Offers
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  • 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
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  • 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
Still Time to get in on the Fall Machine Cleaning Special

The machine cleaning/service special of $10 off continues through the month of October. Get your machine cleaned now and be ready for all your holiday sewing projects.

Santa Sleigh Ride Panel & Kit
This beautiful Spectrum Digital panel from Hoffman California is featured in our new Santa's Sleigh kit. Click on the image at the left to view a larger image.
Row by Row Update

Row by Row ended September 5th and we are now in the sewing/resting period until November 1st. No kits or patterns are to be sold during this time, but we are selling license plates. You can pick up a Row by Row Kit beginning November 1st. If you are not in our local area, you can order a kit to be sent to you on November 1st. Kits are $9.99 each.
Kaleidoscope BOM Reminder

Please remember to pick up your Kaleidoscope BOM packets. If you are ready to get your quilt finished, we now have all of the packets available to complete the quilt. Also, we had enough remaining fabric to make 3 complete kits of this quilt. You can have fun and make it over for a second time or tell your friends that it is available.
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Pillow of the Month
Thanksgiving is less than two months away and this heartfelt Gather Together pillow brings fond memories of loved ones. Click on the pillow image at the left to see a larger image of Gather Together

See all of the Pillows of the Month here.
Class Spotlight for October
Beginning Paper Piecing Class -- October 18th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm with Melissa Grote

This is the second in a series of Judy Niemeyer quilts and projects that will teach you the basics of paper piecing using Judy's techniques. October's class will be using the Candy Cane Cabin pattern creating placements and a table runner. Come join the fun! 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!
Spirit Animal by Tula Pink (Free Spirit Fabrics)
Fall Impressions Flannel by Holly Taylor (Moda)
Holiday Homies by Tula Pink (Free Spirit Fabrics)
Yes, Please by Jen Allson for My Mind's Eye (Riley Blake Designs)
Coffee Escapes by Bonnie Krebs (Henry Glass)
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!

Santa's Sleigh (Quilt Kit using Sapphire Panel from Hoffman California ready in the shop!)
Kaleidoscope Quilt Kit designed by Stephanie Soebbing of Quilt Addicts Anonymous
Holiday Homies Quilt Kit using Holiday Homies by Tula Pink and Vintage Holiday Pattern

Spelling Bee by Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet
A Little Something - Cute As Can Be Patterns For Wool Stitchery by Roseann Meehan Kernes

Collage Patterns by Laura Heine
Featured Machines of the Month
Machines to Watch For
Pfaff creative icon premieres in October

The New Pfaff creative icon™ Embroidery Machine launches at Convention and we will have them in the shop the week of October 9th. We will be able to offer 72 months APR financing through October 31, 2017, and there is a Free Gift valued at $607 (includes roller bag) with purchase.
creative icon embroidery machine

Pfaff ambition 155
  • Launching at Pfaff Convention
  • In Shop week of October 9th
  • Free Presser Feet kit with purchase
  • Offer available through October 31, 2017
Workshops, Classes and Clubs
Calendar Highlights
(Because Anne and Tracy are going to Convention the first week of October,
all machine classes have been moved back one week.)

Quilted Hugs4Kyds -- October 7th, 9 am

Beginning Machine Owner's Class -- October 10th, 10:30 am

Intermediate Machines Owner's Class -- October 17th, 10:30 am

Beginning Paper Piecing Class -- October 18th, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm

Strip Club -- October 21st, 10 am

Embroidery Machine Owner's Class -- October 24th, 10:30 am

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News and Area Happenings
Quilting in the Hills (Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat)--October 5-8, 2017
Black Hills Quilters Guild Fall Retreat is October 5-8, at Terra Sancta Retreat Center. More information available at Black Hills Quilters Guild.

NE Wyoming Quilt Show -- October 7-8, 2017
Cam-Plex Energy Hall, Gillette, WY

Dakota Pieces XIV Quilt Show -- October 14-15, 2017
Sioux Falls Quilters' Guild, SF Arena and Convention Center
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