SSQS Journal
Issue 50 October, 2021
October 2021
Hello Everyone,
If you have been following along, you know that we have been working on our new shop and our Grand Reopening is Today, October 1st. To say we came in just under the wire is an understatement. The exterior was completed after the sun had set last night. We did it, but we really cut it close! We do have a few things that did not go to plan. As it the case with back orders these days, we are still waiting on our bathroom vanity so we had to improvise. Our window shutters and several lighting fixtures won't arrive for several weeks but none of those details will dampen our excitement to share our new space with all of you, our dear customers and friends.

Due to the amount of time and effort put toward the building over the past month, this will be the shortest newsletter we have ever published. In fact, this newsletter will serve two purposes as included below is a video link that will need to substitute for our First Friday Demo Day Video. This month we offer a sneak peek of the shop.

We did not do this alone, we had tremendous help from so many people that would could hardly begin that list here. Please know that we are eternally grateful.

We hope to see you at the shop for our Grand Opening today.
May All Your Stitches Be Sweet,
Joan and Rob
New Building Update

We were under construction to the last possible minute but we made it and are thrilled to share it with you. Below is a link to a sneak peek video of the inside of the shop - Enjoy!
As we move into October and our new shop, we will offer a full list of classes again. If you are interested to explore our classes, click the link below that will take you to our calendar or you can find the calendar and a list of classes on our website by clicking Classes in the top banner.

A New Face at Sweet Stitches
We are very happy to let everyone know that we have a new team member in the shop. We are pleased to announce that Claire Williams has joined the Sweet Stitches team. Claire is an experienced quilter who also has experience working in a quilt shop. We look forward to having Claire in the shop!

Welcome aboard Claire!
Sweet Stitches Back on the Road
Sweet Stitches is planning a few trips out of the shop to attend quilting events as a vendor.
Niles Piecemakers Quilted Treasures Quilt Show
Friday October 15, 2021 ~ 10am - 5pm
Saturday October 16, 2021 ~ 10am - 4pm

​Hope Community Church
2390 Lake Street, Niles, MI 49120
A Little Further Down the Road...
March 2022 - Visiting the Krazy Quilters - Winamac
June 2022 - Appleseed Quilt Show - Fort Wayne
Machine Minute
General Maintenance and proper technique are critical for optimum performance of your sewing machine and project outcome.
Sorry but Rob did not have a minute!
We will continue to support machine repair and cleaning in our new shop. We have a dedicated workshop (and not in the basement!) to handle all of your machine needs.
Quilters of all skill levels can find encouragement, inspiration and creativity at Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop. Located in Chesterton, Indiana just a few miles from the natural beauty of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop is your destination for fabrics, notions and all things quilting. We carry a wide variety of brights and batik fabrics as well as notions, patterns, books and Elna/Janome sewing machines. Our large classroom offers students everything they need to learn and grow their quilting talents. From fabric selection to project advice to training on your new machine, our friendly, knowledgeable staff is ready to assist. Stop by the store or click the "Shop Online" link to view our wide variety of products ready to ship direct to your door.

Sweet Stitches Quilt Shop
1575 S Calumet Rd.
Chesterton, Indiana 46304