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ACCOMPLISH QUILTING HAS A NEW LOOK & FEEL AND NEW THINGS HAPPENING FOR 2016 ! 

DON'T MISS THIS FIRST ISSUE OF OUR ONLINE MAGAZINE WITH TIPS FOR:
  •  MONTHLY SELF-SERVICE, MAINTENANCE TIPS 
  • OFFERS THAT WILL SAVE YOU BIG  $$$$
  •  NEWS FROM WHAT IS HAPPENING AT AQ  MICHIGAN AND TENNESSEE AND MUCH MUCH MORE! 

NEWS FROM "THE TOP"
 FROM JEFF BENEDICT, OWNER OF AQ
Hi Friends!  
Happy New Year!   

   As each New Year begins, most of us make resolutions that we have the best of intentions of keeping...and then don't. Would we do better if we called them goals and worked out a little more detailed plan on how to complete them?   
   We are making some plans to help us meet some new goals.  One is to change out newsletter to an online magazine format with more content from all of AQ and our customers.    
   We hope you will find these changes beneficial.  Where you think we could improve, please let us know.  You just might have the idea we've been looking for!
   So, please lean back, put your feet up, grab a warm beverage that brings you good cheer and enjoy your first AQ Online Magazine of 2016.

Kind regards, 
Jeff Benedict, President/Owner 
Accomplish Quilting, Inc.
Cell: (269) 369-4541
Meet the Nashville Staff 
Come and visit the store in Goodlettsville, TN and meet the people who are excited about providing an awesome quilting experience just for you! You don't have to be named Carol to work there, but it helps! Can't make it to the shop while we are open? Call and set an appointment and we will be glad to meet you!

Carol Thurston, Shop Manager
Carol Ann McCandless
Carol Harrison

Tennessee's Upcoming Classes & Events: 

Sat, 1/9   Basic Training
 
An introduction to Innova's Quilting machine with
basic maintenance and quilting.
 
Thurs, 1/14   Lunch and Learn 
Noon, For beginning to intermediate quilters - $5. This month we will be demonstrating how to make your own bias binding and put it on the quilt while still on the frame.
 
Thurs, 1/21 - Sat, 1/23    Intermediate Training 
A more indepth look at the maintenance of Innova Quilting Machines and a chance to do a sampler based on your machine.
 
Sat, 1/23     Top 20 Overall Designs 
9:00 am - 4:00 pm. You will learn 20 different designs that can be used as background fills or overall designs when you quilt. You will take home your sampler when you are done. Cost: $100.
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"THE STORIES BEHIND THE QUILTS"  
CLARENCE AND JEFF BENEDICT WITH QUILTER, JULIA MCQUEEN
   Meet Julia McQueen, from Oxford Michigan, an amazing upbeat woman who is so full of life! When meeting people who are as full of life as Julia is, we are truly inspired to ask what their story is.
   Julia grew up around quilting; her grandmother Marjorie Bussard was a quilter.  "I just love what she did", Julia shared.  "After my second son was born, I wanted to do what she did, so I took a quilting class. One thing led to another and here I am today, doing quilting as a business!" 
She then told me the story of how she got her quilting machine. Her husband came home with a Harley one day and she was totally ticked off.   She was steamed for a month and it just ate at her!  She said, "I thought and thought about it.  I then went to a show and there I gave Clarence Benedict a deposit on a machine.   I went home and  told my husband what I had done and that he needed to figure out how HE was going to pay for the remainder of what was owed on the machine."   Sheepishly, he said okay and did in fact pay for the machine.  
   As she explains it, he doesn't make money with his guitars, guns, and motorcycle.  She told him that she shops more wisely than he does since her machine has paid for itself time and again.  Wise move Julia! 
While Julia does work at a hospital part time, her quilting business allows her to work part time and really enjoy life. Julia says, "My quilting business allows me to meet wonderful creative people. My own work in quilting allows me to be creative as well!
    Julia is passing on the legacy of quilting to her grandsons, Connor, Duncan, and Ben. Duncan made and quilted his first quilt just before his 5th birthday. Julia entered it in a show and he won a ribbon!  Connor helped to quilt a Christmas quilt for his Mom while still in preschool. Even Ben the youngest has made and quilted a cover for his IPad. They are learning design and enjoying what they make. Julia just beams when she talks about quilting and her grandsons!
 
   What a funny and inspiring story!  Do you have a story that you would like to share? 
   Do you know of someone who has done amazing things in quilting and have a story to share? If so, please contact Fena at  Fenabiz@gmail.com  and I will interview you or the person you suggest and share your story.
 
AQ is Innova's leading distributor in sales volume and service.  We have 15 years of experience
 servicing thousands of Gammill and other brands of quilting machines. 
Just call and make an appointment to have your machine serviced, in home or in our store locations.  

TECH TOOLS AND TIPS 
In this column each month, you can expect tips, videos, pictures and hints that will help you maintain your Longarm Machine yourself!  THUS creating less down time, fewer service calls and more enjoyment of your time quilting
Do you have issues with your bobbin from time to time? This video will save you! Jeff explains how to adjust your bobbin easily and accurately. 
Let us know if you have an idea for a video that will help you.  
For more AQ service and instruction videos click HERE
THE AQ TECH TEAM
JEFF, MARK, RICK, SCOTT, & CLARENCE

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Pinky's Story

Did you know that all INNOVA machines used to be pink? Did you know that we take trade-ins on all brands of longarm quilting machines?
 
Once in a great while we get an INNOVA traded in. Recently we helped our customer upgrade her system to a bigger INNOVA. It was so easy! We helped her order the new 22" Lightning Stitch sewing head and parts to enlarge her table. Pinky is in our Michigan showroom and ready for her new owner to pick her up for just $6,495. She's a 18" INNOVA from 2008 and comes with a brand new frame. She won't last long, so give us a call - or check out our used machine list on the website here.

THE MICHIGAN REPORT

 Accomplish Quilting is happy to have Jamie Wallen back to co-host QuiltIN, our new longarm group in Stevensville, MI.
On Sat, Feb. 20th from 1pm to 4pm, we welcome quilters who want to join a community of longarm quilters. You will learn new techniques, how to use new tools and various threads to enhance your quilting.
Our first meeting was great fun and we are looking forward to getting together again. Bring a show & tell with a border treatment you would like to share (and a treat, if you would like!).
Please call 269-556-2552 to register before February 15th.



On March 11 & 12 Nancy McNally presents:

Collage Quilting Basic Day 1
Come join Nancy in this fun and freeing class! No rules! Nancy will show you how she developed her Collage Quilting, which was aired on PBS TV show Quilting Arts. If you have trouble drawing, feel it is too difficult, come to this class and Nancy will show you her *secrets* It's fun, easy and so freeing!!

Collage Quilting Basic Day 2    
In Day 2 (you do not have to take the first class, if you already know how to draw day 1 is not necessary) we will begin class by drawing our design on our sketch pad, our collage! The fun begins immediately! Next, we will take the drawn design to fabric!!
You have probably seen how the modern contemporary quilts are combining different designs, with changing directions, adding a little this and a little of that. Come and give it a try! No rules! Just come, learn, and play!

$125 per day. Box lunch included.
Call us today at 269.556.2552 to sign up since spots are limited!

To learn more about Nancy please check out her web site below: 

Upcoming Events
Quilters Winterfest Frankenmuth:   Feb 4 - 6, 2016
Michigan's Basic Training: Sat, February 6, 9am - 3pm 
Quilt-In: Sat, February 20, 1pm - 4pm
Quilter's Day Out: Saturday, Feb 27, 2016
Indiana Heritage Quilt Show: Mar 3 - 5, 2016
Nancy McNally Quilt Collage Class:
March 11 & 12 
Q.U.I.L.T.S. : Mar 18 - 19, 2016 
The Gathering Of Quilters: Sat, March 19, 8:30am - 4:00pm
String-A-Long Quilt Guild: Apr 1 - 2, 2016
View All Of Our Upcoming Events! 
 Coming To Accomplish Quilting Michigan and Tennessee Soon!
SALE COUPON    CALL AND SAVE! 
$15 OFF EACH ROLL OF HOBBS BATTING 
HOBBS PREMIUM HEIRLOOM BLEND, 30 YD ROLL -
HLBY 96 - SALE $100.00          HLBY 120 - SALE $135.00

Online coupon code: January
 
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866-556-2552 ASK FOR VICKY or KIPPIE

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