Did Someone Say...
Paper Piecing???

For many of you, the name Tami Meade has a ring of familiarity to it and for good reason. Tami was an employee/teacher here at Arizona Quilts for an extended period of time and then she took a multi-year hiatus to raise a new Boxer pup and enjoy retirement. The pup is growing up and you know what they say about retirement!
With that said,Tami is super excited to be back in the Arizona Quilts' classroom! Her skills are very diverse from bags, one-block-wonders,
and of course, paper piecing! Tami's emerging from retirement has been very timely as over the last year we have had
many customers requesting paper piecing classes.
She is a great teacher with many Judy Niemeyer Paper Piecing Technique
quilts under her belt - a few are pictured above.
This Saturday, April 17th, Tami will be teaching session 1 of 3 of the
ever-popular "Summer Solstice" utilizing the latest updated
Judy Niemeyer pattern from Quiltworx. This is a great opportunity for those of you who may want to begin your journey into JNQ paper piecing.
The following Saturday, April 24th, Tami will be leading her second
"Finish It Workshop" where she shares her knowledge to help you get past
any sticky spots on your JNQ paper piecing projects you may have.

As we turn a corner we wanted to ask for your help. Our friend, Kris, from the Surprise Economic Development Department,
brought by a poster and information concerning the 2021 Surprise Retail Survey.
The City of Surprise is working with local businesses to celebrate how they
have contributed to our community over the last year! Here is where you come in - if you are reading this email on your desktop
you can take your phone and take a picture of the QR code in the left corner to be taken directly to the retail survey. You can also just click on the link below and go directly to it as well. It takes only a few minutes and by voting for us
it will promote our store to other folks in our city. The survey also gives you an opportunity share your thoughts of what other possible businesses we, as consumers, would like to see added to the great City of Surprise!
One more thing, you do not need to live in Surprise to vote.
Even if you are here on a limited basis you may still vote, and as they say every vote counts!

We again want to thank you for supporting our store!
I say it regularly...YOU, our awesome customers, are one of the
best things about Arizona Quilts!

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

Featured Collection
Cranberry Chutney
This week we are highlighting
Cranberry Chutney
by Kenna Ogg for Banyan Batiks

Deep rich tones that remind us of our favorite cranberry dish - burgundy, purples, emerald green and bright golds - provide a wide variety of contrast and tone! Mix and match the entire collection to see how well the colors work so beautifully together!

To check out 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., Apr. 17th
(Sunday, Apr. 18th online)
Go to:
and search "Sale" for a peek at even more of our Items Now On Sale!
Continuing Classes

Have It Your Way Tote 2/3
Apr. 12th

ABC's of Quilting 5/5
Apr. 14th

#30 Something - 4/8
Apr. 14th
Please check our website for more information.
Monthly Regulars

*Sew Not Sleepy* 
w/ Susan
1st Fri. 5pm-10pm

*Under Construction*
w/ Nanette
3rd Thurs.
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

Under Construction w/ Nanette is a new monthly class that will be held the 3rd Thursday of each month from 9:30am-3:30pm. Do you have that bag, quilt, wall hanging or project that is under construction and you have just come to a stop and need help to finish? Then this is the class for you! Bring it in and Nanette will help you get that "under construction" project completed! This month it will be held on
April 15th.

Summer Solstice w/ Tami will begin on Sat., April 17th for 3 sessions (Session 2-May8th, Session 3-June 5th) from 9:30am-3:30pm. Have you ever looked at a Judy Niemeyer paper piecing quilt and said ... I wish I could make that? If so then this is a great place to begin. The easy, simple layout makes this a perfect project to start your paper piecing journey. The finished quilt measures approximately 60"x60". It is a fun pattern to piece!

ABC's of Quilting w/ Susan will begin on Wed., Apr. 21st 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!
Pillow Talk w/ Lori will be held on
Fri., Apr. 23rd from 9:30am-3:30pm. Here is your chance to learn how to make a quality throw pillow. In this class, you will build on your existing techniques and grow in your skills! You will learn how to install a lapped closure zipper and you will learn piping hints that can be applied in other creative projects! Once you experience the fun of making a throw pillow out of fabrics you love, you may be asked by friends & family (especially those grandchildren) to make a custom throw pillow for each of them. Trust me...it is a lot of fun!!

Finish It Workshop w/ Tami will be held on Sat., April 24th from 10:30am-3:30pm. Do you have any unfinished Judy Niemeyer projects? Come sew with us and get it done!

Pick & Play - Learn to Applique w/ Nanette will be held on Mon., Apr. 26th from 9:30am-3:30pm. Learn to machine applique and imagine all the possibilities when you choose from any of the Patch Abilities patterns available. It's a great time to try out some pattern stitches on your machine. You will leave this class with a completed wall hanging.

One Block Wonder w/ Tami begins on Sat., May 1st from 9:30am-3:30pm for 2 sessions (Session 2 will be May 22nd). Use one fabric to make a unique one-of-a-kind kaleidoscope block quilt. This is a two day class with time inbetween to complete your blocks. Come have fun and see the amazing results!
Tic-Tac-Mo w/ Lori will be held on Tues., May 4th from 9:30am-3:30pm.
This is a golden opportunity to make a simple table runner that will add an
extra flare under a center piece or flower arrangement. It is a fun way to display and enjoy the fabric you love!

Tiffany Bag w/ Nanette begins on Mon., May 3rd for 2 sessions (Session 2 will be May 10th). The Tiffany Bag by Sally Tomato was inspired by the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's". It features a crossbody strap, handles, exterior pocket, is fully lined, and has a zipper closure. It also has decorative strap arches to give it a professional look and metal feet to protect the bottom of the bag. This small bag is perfect for everyday use and can be made from a variety of fabrics and looks especially stylish because cork is used for the handles and accent pieces of the bag.
Under Cover Sewing Machine Cover w/ Nanette begins on Mon., May 17th for 3 sessions. (Session 2-May 24, Session 3-
May 31). Session 1 & 2 are from 9:30am-3:30pm and Session 3 will be from 9:00am-12:00pm. Protect your sewing machine and decorate your sewing room with this quilted sewing machine cover made specially to fit your machine. Features include pockets on front and back, a zippered and mesh pocket on the sides, and an opening at the top to make it easy to access the handle. There are
3 popular sizes with instructions to make adjustments to your special sized machine.
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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