Just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Sassy Stitches. Don't forget to add sassystitches@email.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox!  If you no longer wish to receive our emails, please go to the bottom of the page to unsubscribe. Thanks!

828-349-8912

  
  
                  Monday - Friday
                   10:00 - 5:00
--------------------
Saturday
10:00 - 2:00

Remember to check your email every Sunday night to see what's going on at Sassy StitchesOur newsletter can also be found on our Facebook page each Sunday. 

              Sassy Stitches on Facebook
 

 There's a New Retreat in Town!!
Mountainside Quilting and Craft Retreat  will be opening soon!  Nestled here in our beautiful mountains in Franklin, NC, this new retreat site will knock your socks off!  It's going to be the perfect place to stay for our retreats here at Sassy Stitches! The owners are taking reservations now so get your trip booked!  We will keep you updated with all of their contact info including links to their Facebook page and any other social media links as they become available. Click this link to go to their website!
Mountainside Quilting & Craft Retreat
To reserve the  Mountainside Quilting and Craft Retreat,  
call Megan (914) 345-5953 or Angie (865) 415-7696. 
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
New Books!

We are VERY excited to now offer you, exclusively at Sassy Stitches, books by Cindy Williams, aka "The Math Whisperer"!  Cindy is a master at taking the math out of piecing. Most of her books are about techniques.  A few patterns can be found in her collection.  We have "Sprinkles" on display in the shop. These are the books we have in stock!



Ten fun, quick and accurate techniques are in this book, all with charts for making different sizes. We demo these techniques when we vend and we hear lots of people say "wait...what?". 26 full color pages


The perfect reference for adding pieced borders to your quilts. Four major categories of pieced borders are addressed and guess what - only ONE category needs calculating! How cool is that? Over 50 quilts are shown both with and without pieced borders so you can see the difference. This is not a pattern book but rather a reference book that you will go back to time after time. 74 full color pages

 
(Staff favorite!) The reference book to beat all reference books. One hundred fifty-four color pages of seam allowances, charts, worksheets and diagrams for every quilting question you could think to ask. No patterns - but how to cut and sew everything from simple squares to fractured 60° diamonds. How I do mitered borders, charts on diagonal sets, how to cut most shapes without having to purchase specialty rulers (YIPEE!). full color




Sprinkles is a very sweet quilt that would be perfect for a baby.  It would also be great for a wall hanging or table topper. 



A "Nuts and Bolts" book about how you can make unique quilts with ordinary blocks and sensational sets. Join Cindy in thinking outside the box when assembling your quilt blocks. Do something unexpected using the information in Setting Solutions and easily give your quilts that WOW factor. 

Come check out this great selection of one-of-a-kind 
books that you will use over and over again!

Cindy and her friend, Nancilee, host "Life's a Bear Getaway & Retreat".  Here a link to that information on Facebook. 
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
NEW WOOL!!
I got a message from a customer that a lady had closed her shop and was trying to sell all of her remaining wool.  WELL - I helped her out with that problem!!  She had a fantastic selection from which to choose.  We now have lots of beautiful textured and hand dyed wools for wool applique and rug hooking.  We have also added wool felt which is a nice alternative to wool.  We will be getting more colors of wool felt in soon. 
You really have to come see it all in person!




--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sassy Stitches will now be carrying Valdani thread! Not only does it pair so very nicely with our new wool, it also works great for punch needle.  We will soon have the needles and some kits for punch needle fun!  Classes will be announced as soon as we get all of our supplies! I just placed our first order and hope to receive it very soon.  I will keep you posted and share pictures when all that beautiful floss arrives.  Stay tuned!
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------





-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Blue Velvet" by Cindy Williams

We are oh SEW very excited to welcome "The Math Whisperer", Cindy Williams to Sassy Stitches as a new instructor!  If you haven't had the pleasure of meeting Cindy, you are in for a treat! She is a very talented quilter with SEW much knowledge to share. She will be teaching a six week class at Sassy Stitches. During this class, students will be making Cindy's stunning quilt, "Blue Velvet". Come by the shop to see it in person!  WOW!!!

There are two choices - a dark background or a light background. There's also a choice for the center block.  Here is a picture of the sample with a dark background.  WOW!!!

As you make your way through piecing this quilt, you will learn:
  1. How to make true 8-pointed stars (there are 16 in this quilt) without having to figure out how to cut the kite shape or those little triangles around the center octagon.
  2. How to use Triangulations CD for making half-square triangle units.
  3. How to sew Connector Corners.
  4. How to set a center medallion on-point and do some piecing in what would otherwise by plain setting triangles.
  5. How to make the quilt fit the border.
  6. How to do mitered borders the easy way and have perfect results.
  7. How to do a bit of foundation piecing - which is different from paper piecing.
There will be a maximum of 10 students. The class meetings, except for the first meeting, are full days of sewing and learning. 
Call the shop or come by to sign up! 
 
 (Full payment is due when you register.  Refunds will only be issued prior to Wednesday, July 17th.  No refunds will be issued after that day unless we have another person take your spot.)  

Session One is well under way. These quilts will be STUNNING!

 
 
 
 

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------
The 2019 Carolina Shop Hop will be here before we know it! Mark your calendars and gather your friends!  


-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
Sassy Stitches is participating in the Quilts of Valor 2019 Block Drive. We have kits to make the blocks for $3 each.  When you return your completed 12 1/2 inch (unfinished) block from one of the kits you purchased from us, you get to choose a FREE fat quarter. The kits include the pattern to make the "Ohio Star" block.  Click on the link below if you'd like to print a pattern.  All of the blocks returned to Sassy Stitches will stay in our area to benefit local Veterans.  Show your appreciation by creating a block that will become part of a beautiful Quilt of Valor. 
On behalf of all of us at Sassy Stitches, we THANK YOU for your service. 

"The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor."
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Message from Jan - our longarm quilter!!!

After trying it three times and each time, messing up her long arm machine, Jan will no longer accept any quilts that have the Joann brand of backing.  She has only had problems with the white on white backing.  However, if she receives a backing from Joann's and it feels like the white on white that has messed up her machine, she will not accept it.  She is NOT saying there is anything wrong with that fabric.  She is saying her machine doesn't like it. There is a residue on that fabric that gums up her machine and causes it to stop working.  Her husband has had to spend many hours getting all the gunk out of her machine.  She even tried some of the fabric after it was washed and it still caused problems on her machine.  Thanks for understanding!  AND - you remember you can always get good, quality fabric at Sassy Stitches so you won't have this problem! 

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Until next Sunday, have a wonderful week and come see us!
Lindy  
Classes!
-------------------------------------------------- -----------
"What's the Commotion?" Quilt Class

This beauty only uses a jelly roll and some background fabric. It was designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings and is in the new book. On A Roll. You have to purchase the book but if you take the class, you get 20% off the book which has a total of 14 quilts that use jelly rolls.  SEW pretty!


"What's the Commotion?" Quilt Class
Friday, June 14
10:00 - 3:00
$20 plus supplies
-----------------------------------------------------------
"Anita's University 201 - I Can Quilt"
We're over half full!
Mark your calendars!!!! 
ANNOUNCING . . . . our 2019 Anita Goodesign Event!!! Sassy Stitches will be hosting "Anita's University 201 - I Can Quilt" on September 6th and 7th, 2019. I know it's early but we filled up pretty fast for our first event. The cost will be the same as our first Anita's University - $99. A $50 deposit will hold your spot. 
(Deposits and paid in full amounts are fully refundable until August 31.) 
SEW Much Fun!!!!

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------
"Under the Mistletoe"
We're SEW excited to welcome back Diane Knott of "Butterfly Quilting"! 
Diane brought a trunk show a few months ago and shared all of the quilts from her newest book,   Strip Quilt Secrets .  
She is very talented and so much fun!  She is returning to Sassy Stitches on Friday, September 27 to teach her beautiful  quilt, 
"Under the Mistletoe".




"Under the Mistletoe" Quilt Class
Friday, Sept. 27
10:00 - 3:00
$55 
(Includes Pattern - Does not include fabric and other supplies)
SEW & Tell!
 We had an extra special visitor at the shop this week!  Baby Killian came to see us with his Nana and Papa.  Precious!

Jolene got two of her FABULOUS quilts back from Karen.  WOW!!!


Gail has been working on this beauty. She is also making that stunning snowball quilt out of Kim Diehl fabrics.  Just beautiful!



Beth shared two of her completed tops with us. Nice job!!!!!



Elaine is the queen of scrappy!  Aren't these going to make a beautiful quilt?

Rebekah finished her "Burst" quilt, too!


Come see us!
Lindy, Anne, and the Best Staff EVER! 
(They really are!!!!!)
   

 


Sassy Stitches
106 W. Palmer St.
Franklin, North Carolina  28734
(828) 349-8912

 

 email:  sassystitches@email.com

website:  www.sassystitches.biz 

 

Follow us on Facebook at:   Sassy Stitches
 

Sassy Stitches Sassy Stitches
Reminder
Just a reminder that you're receiving this email because you have expressed an interest in Sassy Stitches. Don't forget to add  sassystitches@email.com  to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox!  If you no longer wish to receive our emails, you may unsubscribe below.
Policies, Our Charity Focus, and More Info
Here you will find our Sassy Cash Policy, Information about our Charity Focus, and other pertinent information.  We sure do appreciate your business!

---------------------------------------------------
Our charity focus at Sassy Stitches is Ryan's Case for Smiles. This is an organization that provides fun pillowcases for sick children .  ALL of our donations will be used in Asheville, NC at Mission Children's Hospital. I volunteered for this charity for several years and have personally delivered pillow cases to kids at Mission Children's Hospital and assure you it brings great joy to sick children to pick out a fun pillowcase. When you read the story about Cindy and her son, Ryan, you will understand what a great cause this is. It's the perfect charity for anyone who sews! Here is a link to the organization's website.
We will accept pillowcases or fabric donations for making pillow cases. If you choose to make pillowcases, there are tips on the website (see link above) about making them. The volunteers who take the pillowcases wash them before delivery. Something so simple as a fun pillowcase really does bring a smile to a sick child.  THANKS!
---------------------------------------------------------------------
Policy for Holding Merchandise for Customers
We are more than happy to hold items for our customers. We have a basket we keep behind the counter at the register for just that purpose. We will be happy to hold items until the next business day for you.  If you are out of town or there are special circumstances, please let us know and we will be glad to work with you.  I'm sure you understand that items left off the floor certainly can't sell.  Thanks!
-------------------------------------------------------------------