Fall Retreat WEEK 1
I know I say this every single time - but we have SEW much fun at our retreats! Week 2 did not disappoint! My staff and I enjoy it probably as much as the retreaters! We welcomed a few new friends and enjoyed the regulars. Thanks to Jerrie and Teresa who work so hard to plan and prepare the delicious food. Y'all are amazing and I appreciate you both so much. Thanks to all who attended. I appreciate your support, your business, and most importantly your friendship. I love you guys!
No retreat is complete without our Kit coming by for chair massages. Oh the joy of relaxing and letting Kit work her magic. Ahhhhhh!
Enjoy all of these beautiful creations!
Annual Open House!
We are working hard to make your 2022 Club Lineup the best ever! You are going to love the selection and variety! If you can't join us on December 4th, the full lineup will be in the newsletter on December 5th. Stay tuned for all the exciting news!
"Adel in Autumn"
We finally got yardage of this beautiful line and it's almost gone!!! We did manage to make some kits for this gorgeous wall hanging. We only have a few left!
It's SEW nice to see all the shop hoppers coming to Franklin and shopping with us! Now that more folks are out and about, here is another event you might be interested in during your All Carolinas Shop Hop adventure in our region!

Ken Burns is a renowned filmmaker with a focus on documentaries. He began collecting quilts in the mid 1970's. His collection of 75 quilts adorn his home, office, barn and other places where he spends his time. He connects quilts and his documentaries as story telling outlets. "Uncovered: The Ken Burns Collection" is now on display at the Upcountry History Museum in Greenville, SC until January 30, 2022. Here is a link to more information. Enjoy!
Kim Diehl's What Nots Club Coming in January!
We usually keep our upcoming clubs under wraps until Open House but this one is too good not to share NOW! We have LOTS of Kim Diehl fans/customers and are SEW excited to be offering this club beginning in January! You may begin signing up Dec. 4th. If you can't make it to Open House on the 4th, just give us a call and we can sign you up over the phone. Look at these beautiful little quilts! Each one will be in a kit ready for you to cut and sew. We will also have a few extras along the way. It's gonna be fun!
Sassy Stitches and The Book Club members invite you to a showcase of stunning quilts! A wonderful group of ladies gathered at Sassy Stitches for several months to read a book about quilters in days past and then made some of the MOST beautiful quilts you've ever seen! Donna headed up the group and they read the book, The Quilter's Apprentice by Jennifer Chiaverini. This is the first book in a series called "The Elm Creek Quilts". Each member of the group made the same quilt, "Mrs. Miller's Apprentice," by Pam Buda, using their choice of fabrics. These gorgeous quilts are all on display in our classroom. The pictures do NOT do them justice! Look how different each one is! These gals gathered a few weeks ago to celebrate their accomplishments and display their quilts. If you get a chance, come by and see these quilts hanging at the shop. You will be SEW glad you did. I have ordered more patterns if you would like to make your own version!
All Carolinas Shop Hop
We are enjoying all of the hoppers as the All Carolinas Shop Hop continues. We have kits ready for this cute little wall hanging. It's a quick and easy pattern for you to make and save to commemorate your participation in the shop hop! Come see us!
The name is similar to our Carolina Shop Hop but this is a brand new event! The "All Carolinas Shop Hop" spans throughout all of North Carolina and South Carolina. We even have our very own fabric! They are so pretty. North Carolina and South Carolina flags, flowers, and birds are represented. Fun landmarks, such as The Biltmore House in Asheville, NC and Rainbow Row in Charleston, SC are both found on the landscape fabric. We are looking forward to seeing you over the next two months! Yipee!

Click Here to go to the All Carolinas Shop Hop Website
Click Here to visit the All Carolinas Shop Hop Facebook Page
These Shop Hoppers, who stopped by this week, are tent camping while they hop!!! Their prayer the first night was asking the Lord to please make sure the bears were well fed so they wouldn’t come looking for them! Thanks SEW much for hopping with us!!!!!
Y’all were lots of fun!! Come back soon!
The All Carolinas Shop Hop Magazine is a must! It's your go-to guide for everything ACSH. Your Passport in included in the magazine. PLUS there are patterns, shop directories, and lots of other great info you can continue to use even after the hop is over! Stop by the shop to pick yours up or call if you'd like it mailed to you. 828-349-8912 Once we run out that's it!
Jan's Christmas Deadline
The last day that Jan will pick-up quilts that need to be back in time for Christmas will be Monday, December 6th. She will be taking time off from December 22 - December 29.
Plan accordingly! Thanks!
Curvy Pumpkin Class
Curvy Pumpkin Class
Friday, November 12
10:00 - 2:00
$45 Includes Creative Grids Tool
Do you hate the thought of sewing curves? Do you love the look of curves on a quilt but really don't want to sew actual curves? Then the "Curvy Log Cabin Tools" from Creative Grids are something you need to try! These unique tools can give you the look of making circles on a quilt with ONLY strait stitching! Join us for this simple class to learn how to use these tools and make this pretty pumpkin to add to your Fall decor. THEN you can choose from the MANY other patterns available to make more beautiful curvy quilts! Here are just a few other beauties you can make using these great tools!
How to Make a Dresden
The Dresden plate quilt block has been around since the 1920's. The Dresden quilt pattern is named after the town of Dresden in Germany, which became famous in the Victorian Era with its fine decoration of porcelain plates with colorful flowers pictured below. Join us to learn the basics of making a Dresden and see some of the many ways you can use the Dresden pattern to make lots of different, beautiful projects!
Learn How to Make a Dresden
Thursday, November 18
10:00 - 2:00
Includes Creative Grids Dresden Plate Quilt Ruler
Attention!!! Coming in January 2022................
FULL! We have a waiting list. Give us a call if you would like to be added.
Cindy has agreed to teach one more round of her well-known and very popular FAB 15 series at Sassy Stitches beginning in January. We MUST have 10 people sign up for the class to make. Cindy has put a deadline of October 30th to sign up with a deposit of $50. The book must be purchased for the class. This will be a 10 month series.

Cindy's FAB 15 is a series of well written, thoroughly illustrated methods of cutting and piecing like no other. The book alone is tremendous but with Cindy's guidance, which ALWAYS includes some humor, you will learn how to cut all different shapes and sizes with precision. She has taken the math out of it for you with beautiful charts and tables. Your skills as a quilter will soar!

If you are interested in signing up for this class, come by the shop or call to register. Your spot is reserved by paying a $50 deposit when you sign up. You will be SEW glad you did!
FAB 15
Beginning in January
Class Fee: $150
Book: $50
One fabulous, fun, and friendly quilt shop business for sale! Sassy Stitches has been my heart for 5 years now. I have made lifelong friendships and learned so much from all of you. My goal was to have a bright, friendly place for quilters to gather and fellowship, sew, and have tons of fun. It is a happy place where we care about each other and learn together.

The craziness that began in 2020 in our nation caused us to close for 6 weeks and of course that had an impact on my business. As we reopened after that 6 weeks, business slowly but surely has been picking up! The 2021 Carolina Shop Hop was a huge success! Over the last five years, we have grown our customer base and the numbers show a substantial increase in business from the previous owner.

The new owner of this business will be stepping into a nice setup! The FIRST ever All Carolinas Shop Hop" is in full swing and going great. Your customer base is established and solid. I will be available to the new owner(s) to help if the new owner(s) so desires. I might even want to teach a little!

This business gets into your heart and soul. The people! Oh my goodness the people. We have cried with widows, we have prayed with those facing illness, we have rejoiced for new babies, and we have loved on many of you as we share in your quilting adventures and personal lives. You have also loved on us and it has been one of the most rewarding times of my life.

Should you be interested in becoming the new owner of this awesome quilt shop, please respond to this email with your contact information. Please don't contact me unless you are seriously considering purchasing.

Until I sell the shop, there will be business as usual. We will carry on with classes, add some new ones, set up our clubs, and see what the future holds. I could never thank you enough for supporting me and the shop over the past 5 years. Please know that each and every one of you have touched my life and I will never forget it! I give God the glory for our success. I've experienced more fun and love than I could have ever imagined. It has been a great "next chapter" after teaching school for many years.

Club & Class Schedule
November 8 - Tucker University Project Class
November 9 - Argyle Class 2 of 2
November 10 - FAB 2
November 12 - Curvy Pumpkin Class
November 16 - Reflections BOM
November 18 - Learn How to Make a Dresden
November 19 - Sassy Strippers
November 22 - Embroidery Group
November 24 & 25 - CLOSED
November 26 & 27 - FREE SEW 2 in a Row!
November 29 - Tucker University Freshmen 501
November 30 - QOV Sewing Group
December 4 - Open House!