Winter in the Desert!
I realize that our mild winter in the Southwest Desert usually draws thousands of folks from all over our land to enjoy our state yearly. This winter, thus far, has thrown the proverbial monkey wrench in the works for some of you heading West to bask in
bright sunshine and warmer temps.
For us that hang our hats here year-round, the big winter storms of late have been a sight for sore eyes. Considering that 2020 can boast several anomalies and records, most do not carry a positive connotation. One of these such records is that the Phoenix area had the hottest summer on record and was also one of the dryest. Keeping that in mind, when seeing several big storms coming our way, most of us broke into our happy-dance! Not only were we dancing, but I don't know too many that didn't grab their phone and start posting pics or videos of snow, hail, and rain on social media. (I do admit I posted a few myself). One of my buddies mentioned I should have jumped in my spa and shot some video in the middle of the hail-storm to set my video apart. Considering there was some pretty wild thunder and lightning accompanied by the hail, I shot my footage from the safe confines of my patio.

All-in-all, we are very excited to see the moisture come to our state and the beauty it brings. For any of you who are missing a tee time or other outdoor activity, just hang around a bit, and soon those wonderful
70 degree days and sunny skies will be here to greet you!
If by some chance these storms linger a bit, it just gives you another excuse to head on over to enjoy some indoor activity seeing some of our newest collections up close and personal! 
Either way, we hope to see you soon!

Happy Chilly Quilting!
Murray & Debe
Susan, Patsy, Nanette,
Vickie, Lauren, Jane & Lori

Featured Collection
Tickled Pink Batiks
This week we are featuring Tickled Pink Batiks by Kathy Engle for Island Batik. Tickled Pink is a beautiful batik collection that includes flaming hearts, tossed hearts, mini hearts, ribbon hearts and swirling hearts in pastels of pinks, purples, turquoise, greens, and yellows.

We also have a kit available. It is called Burst of Love by Heidi Pridemore. Come by and see the sample hanging in the store!

To see the entire collection, just click on the link below! 
Check These Out!
We always have NEW selections of
fabric arriving weekly!
15% OFF*
We have a wide selection to choose from.
Large Selection - ALWAYS Fabulous - Some of our Favorite Quilting Fabrics!
*Discounts off regular prices, 1 yd min cuts. 
Now thru Sat., Feb. 6th
(Sunday, Feb.7th online)
Go to:
and search "Sale" for a peek at even more of our Items Now On Sale!
Continuing Classes

ABC's of Quilting - 5/5 - Feb. 3rd

#30 Something - 8/8 - Feb. 10th
Please check our website for more information.
Monthly Regulars

*Sew On*, w Karen, 2nd & 4th Tues. 9am-4pm

*Sew Not Sleepy* 
w/ Susan,
1st Fri. 5pm-10pm
30-50%* Off!
Many new fabrics are always being added!
*Off reg prices
1 yd min. cuts
Always changing selection. Limited to stock on hand.
Upcoming Classes
Thread Catcher Plus w/ Nanette will be held on Mon., Feb. 1st from 9:30am-3:30pm. Keep all your sewing tools handy with this clever pincushion and thread catcher. Your floor will be free of threads and fabric scraps. You will always be able to find your pins and they will stay sharp in the nutshell pincushion. Also, store your most used tools such as small scissors, marking pens and a seam reipper so they will be close at hand. You will love being so organized that you will want more than one!
City Bags w/ Nanette will begin on Mon., Feb. 8th for 3 sessions (2nd session is Feb. 15, 3rd is Feb. 22nd). Feb. 8th will be held from 9:30am-12pm and Feb. 15th & 22nd will be held from 9:30am-3:30pm. Try one of these new bags that are perfect for travelling overnight or containing all of your quilting supplies for class. Choose the lg. Uptown Bag, the med. Midtown Bag or the sm. Downtown Bag - or better yet, make a set of all three! All bags have zippered tops and pockets on the inside to keep everything organized.
ABC's of Quilting w/ Susan will begin on Wed., Feb. 10th for 5 sessions from 9am-12pm. This is a great class for beginners or those who might want to freshen up their skills. Even if you have taken her class & would like to re-visit this, stop in and Susan can customize something just for you!
Bargello Quilt w/ Jane will be held on Thurs., Feb. 18th from 9:30am-3:30pm. Spend a fun day learning how not to be intimidated by a pattern. I will show you simple techniques and tools to help make this pattern much easier to make. This is a great class for confident beginners to achieve amazing results!
Running with Scissors Tool Bag  w/ Nanette will begin on Fri., Feb. 26th for 3 sessions. (sessions 2 & 3 will be Mar. 1st & 8th). This great little tool tote will hold all of your sewing and quilting equipment from scissors to rotary cutter, tape measure, thread, rulers and more. It even has a handy little pressing pad. It measures about 9"x12" and zips all the way around to keep those important tools in place while traveling to classes. It is made with fabric, vinyl and mesh and can be customized to meet your needs.
Posey Pincushion Hand Wool Project w/ Judith will be held on Tues., Mar. 2nd from 10am-4pm. This sweet pincushion is the perfect project to begin working with felted wool. Learn about the versatility of this medium and how to do 4 different stitches. One of the charm packs from Primitive Gatherings is enough to make two cushions with lots of colors left for your next wool stitchery.
Take a Stand Bag w/ Nanette begins on Fri., Mar. 12th for 3 sessions. (Sessions 2 & 3 will be held Mar. 15th & 22nd). This tote is available in two sizes. Either size can be used as a companion to the Running with Scissors Tool Case as a stand. The larger tote will hold an iron or small sewing machine. Bag has lots of pockets with zippers and opens wide for easy access!
Convergence Quilt, Divide & Conquer" w/ Barb will be held on Sat., Mar. 13th from 9:30am-3:30pm. Learn to create Ricky Tims' surprisingly easy quilt using just 2 fabrics for the body of the quilt. You will learn how to sew gentle curves without using templates or pins. The magic unfolds with each step!
Walking Foot 101 w/ Carrie will be held on Thurs., Mar. 18th from 10am-3pm.It's time to get your walking foot out of the ditch! Join Carrie as she shares her favorite quilting tool: The Walking Foot. You will make a six-patch quilt sampler. You will learn the basics of starting and stopping quilt lines, how to plan stitching paths that minimize back tracking, marking methods, as well as a variety of unique designs, all with your walking foot! No free motion allowed!
Free-Motion Quilting 101 w/ Carrie will be held on Fri., Mar. 19th from 10am-3pm. Join Carrie and learn the basics of free-motion quilting on your domestic sewing machine: from choosing thread, batting, and needles to stitching on your quilt top. Carrie will guide you through a variety of designs, such as stippling, loops flames, etc. Learn free-motion fundamentals to create beautiful quilts while having free-motion fun!
Free Motion 102 w/ Carrie will be held on Sat. Mar. 20th from 10am-3pm. Let's get creative! Using our sewing machine as a drawing tool, you will gain more free motion quilting experience as Carrie leads you through the next steps. Using the elements of design, you will learn how to mark a whole cloth qulit, fill in the spaces with advanced free motion stitches and fun background fillers. We'll be using an easy peasy quilting ruler too! As we "put it all together" using our free motion foot, walking foot, and ruler foot, you will create a one-of-a-kind quilt!
My Favorite Bag w/ Nanette begins on Fri., Mar. 26th for 3 sessions. (Session 2-Mar. 29, Session 3-Apr.5). Create this cute bag in either the large or smaller size using fun fabrics and grommets. The small one is a perfect purse size and the larger one is tote bag size to hold all of your supplies for class or it makes a cute diaper bag. There is also a clutch pattern included if you want to make one to match your bag.
As always, we thank you for your friendship & your business.

Stay safe and happy quilting!
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Surprise, AZ 85378
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