October 04, 2016


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Welcome to our New and Improved web site!!  Like anything else worthwhile, there is a learning curve.  We've put lots of goodies on our site, but it's really only a peek into what we have in store!  Check back often to see what we've added.  Feel free to email us with ideas of things you'd like to see.  If you are looking for something and can't find it here, please email us or call the shop.  If we don't have it, we can usually get it!  This website is for YOU, our customers, and we want it to be easy to navigate and carry goods that entice you and meet your needs.  


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Fall into our Favorites!

October is a gorgeous month ~ my fav'rite time of year!
Nights are cooler, air is crisp, the sky is usually clear.
  Seems to put us in the mood to make our indoor space
  Welcoming and comfortable ~ a snug and cozy place.
We can help you make your home a cozy place with style!
Join us for our Sit 'n Sews with friends that make you smile!
 We alsew offer classes, great shop specials, even more....
 There's always a good reason to come hang out at our store!
October 4, 2016  
Hi Friends!
   Here in southern Ohio we're finally getting a real taste of autumn.  If I could bottle this up and open the jar in February, I'd be a happy girl!  I've been stuck in my home studio/office glued to my desk all day and it's killing me to look outside and miss this gorgeous weather.  Maybe I can play a little hooky when this newsletter is finished!!  I'll go throw a fishing hook in the pond and enjoy the late afternoon! I hope you're able to get outside a bit today, too.
  We had a very productive, and long overdue staff meeting on Monday and came up with all kinds of fun classes and events for this fall, and the coming new year!  I can't wait to share all the ideas with you as they unfold and find their way onto our shop calendar!
  Meanwhile, just peruse this newsletter and see what's coming up next!
  In the 25 years I've been doing this work, I've come across some very cool, very useful notions.  The problem with notions is, unless someone shares their usefulness with you, they often just hang on the notions wall and take up space.  Most of the notions I've fallen in love with have been shown to me by customers, staff members, or Quilt Market vendors.  I thought it might be fun to have a new section in our newsletter titled
 "...I've Got A Notion..."  In this section I'll share a favorite tool, and to honor that tool's uniqueness and usefulness it will be discounted 15% until the next newsletter when another notion will be the star.  If you are not a walk-in customer, don't worry!  We have a code you can enter if you order on our website and you will still receive the 15% discount!
                        This week's "...I've Got A Notion..." star is the Wacker!                                                                   (Website ordering code is WACKER)
    I'll bet you think this is just some random plastic hammer, right?  Nope!  I don't know what the head of this little gem is made from, but it won't bruise or break your fabric.  
It's perfect for those fat intersections you get when making pinwheels, stars, flying geese, etc.  I had one customer making one of our Block A Month patterns who came in and wanted to buy more fabric to re-make her block.  It looked fine to me, but she said it was too small and was making her nuts!  I took it (and her, and my Wacker) to the ironing board and steamed the block, smacked the offending intersections, flipped the block over and repeated the process....and voila!  Her block was now the right size (and flat!). This cool tool is especially great on miniature blocks where there is NO margin for error!  It retails for $21.99 and is 15% off until next week's newsletter!
  Here is a compilation of upcoming classes and events for you to consider.  I hope you can join us!!
        Sew many of our customers have one or more of these little darlings ~ 
            Singer Featherweight 221 machines from the 1930's to the 1960's.   
   I look sew forward to those gatherings!  We have quite a few mini  patterns and kits available now for anyone interested in working on one of them from home.  Our next gathering will beSaturday, October 15, from 10-5. We'll be making an autumn table runner.  No special ruler needed.  Bring your 'Wacker' if you have one, and some Best Press.
    Saturday, October 15                   10-5                 Kit Fee $29.95                   $5
 2) OSU CHAMPIONS       
    Kits in any size are available for order, and the large lap is alsew in stock in the shop
  for $105.95.  Each kit is complete and cut and ready-to-sew. It contains Thangles
  needed to complete half-square triangle blocks, borders, binding, and complimentary
  label. If you would like me to schedule another class for this quilt, please let me know!

Due to popular request, we're now kitting Ohio University kits. These quilts are fun and fast to do. Back them with the OU fabrics!!  Alsew on the kitting table are kits for the University of Kentucky. We've been cutting both of these kits all week, and they are ready to go!
  Ohio University Large Lap kit ~ $112.95  /  UK Large Lap kit ~ $112.95
  Our Tuesday Evening Sit 'n Sews are now the first and third Tuesday of each month from 5-9.  Hope you can join us!
                  Hot Stuff this week is 30% Off RJR Fabrics
  ~ This will be like a scavenger hunt because you have to tip the bolts to see who 
      the manufacturer is!
The 2016 Row x Row Experience has come to a close.  We are still selling kits for 2014 and 2015, plus license plates.  If you would like us to mail you a kit from 2016, please let us know!  We can ship them beginning November 1.
Two new options for 2016 Row x Row from Creations SewClever!
 At the shop we have a multiple thread rack for embroidery machines.  It's been gently used and is priced way less than the new versions!  Price for this is $35
Another friend, Chris Cook from Cuyahoga Falls, OH has a lovely old sewing machine for sale.  She is asking $90.  Call Chris at 330-928-3250 and leave a message.  She'll get back with you.
    As many of you know, our shop, staff and many of our customers are great champions of Kids 'n Kamp, a support organizations for those dealing with childhood cancer.  They are getting ready to have their next Tailgate Party & Celebrity Auction on October 20, 2016
Creative Quilts & A Little Bit o' Guilt
Tailgate Party & Celebrity Auction
Thursday, October 20, 2016
5 p.m. Preview & Silent Auction
6:30 Live Auction begins

Join us in The Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium for an evening filled with deep tradition, great food & charitable people. The evening will include Live & Silent auctions High-quality, Guilty Pleasure packages, Exciting Raffles, Fun, Local Entertainment.
Beautifully, Handmade Quilts Paired with Guilty Pleasure Packages to Include:
Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for Two, 
Napa Valley Getaway for 8
Personal Lunch & Tour with an OSU Coach
Cameron Mitchell Personal Chef
Casino, Liquor & Cigars
Chocolate Indulgence
OSU Tailgate Package
Premium Athletic Event Tickets
*Packages subject to change

Ticket information
$35 Pre-event and $40 Event Day

To Purchase tickets call Childhood Cancer Family Connection @ 614.262.2220 or visitgiveccfc.org

Childhood Cancer Family Connection
A lifeline of support for families touched by childhood cancer.
 "I can smell autumn dancing in the breeze.
  The sweet chill of pumpkin and crisp sunburnt leaves."
                                                                       ~Ann Drake, 2013   
"Oh pumpkin pie, your time has come 'round again and I am autumnrifically happy!" 
                                                                              ~Terri Guillemets
"The sun tires of summer and sighs itself into autumn."  ~Terri Guillemets

                                                                     Your friend in grateful stitches, 
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