Archive for December, 2008

Out with the old… with the new

Happy New Year everyone!  As we bring in 2009, our staff is looking forward to an exciting new year.  Have you made your resolutions?  Do they include trying new techniques, taking classes, finishing projects and finding new and exciting ones?  We have so many new fabrics, patterns and books arriving, we hope you’ll stop by and see what’s come in.  Secret Jungle from Laurel Burch is here, new orientals, new batiks and many more.

Here at the shop, we also have goals that we hope in turn will help you grow in all your quilting endeavors.  Classes will be starting shortly. As always our teachers have worked hard to find classes that spark your interest. Maybe because of the pattern, maybe because of the fabrics, or maybe because you are interested in learning a new technique.  Whatever your reasons, we look forward to you joining us.  The upcoming class schedule will be out very shortly.  Watch for your copy.

Don’t forget, Sew What? is always available to you.  Individual lessons can be arranged or if you have something in mind that is not on are schedule, let us know.  We will work around your schedule and our classroom availability to meet your needs.

In 2009 we will be continuing our Girls Night.  If you are looking for an evening filled with fun and in meeting new friends, getting reacquainted with old friends, why not join us on January 30th?  Everyone is invited, no reservations are needed.  If you have any questions, give us a call, stop by the shop or send us a quick e-mail…..we look forward to seeing you.

What do “Kings” and quilting have in common?

In March 2009, NBC will have a new series on named “Kings”.  They contacted us looking for  a quilt that was predominately “orange”.  Our friend Pat Parucki took Kinetic Energy class from us, made it in oranges and browns and had it quilted by Ann.  We contacted Pat, she brought us  the quilt and the rest is history.

Pat’s quilt will be featured in an episode in the spring.  We will be getting the specific date that  it will air so we can all tune in to see a local quilters work on national television!

Congratulations Pat!

New Fabrics

Civil War Reproductions:

A touch of
spring with

floral and paisley:

New Books and Patterns

Holiday Hours


New Years Day

Girls Nite Out

Friday January 30th

6:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Mark Your 2009 Calendar!

Fat Quarter Tuesday

February 24, 2009

Spring Quilt Shows

Twin City Quilt Guild

April 24th – 26th, 2009

Clarence Log Cabin Quilt Guild

May 15th – 17th, 2009

More details in upcoming newsletters.

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Have a Holly Jolly…

With the holidays fast approaching, most of us quilters turn into “Superwoman”. So many things to do, shopping, quilting, baking, quilting, decorating, quilting…oh and don’t forget quilting!! The entire staff here at Sew What? would like to extend to you and your families the warmest of holiday wishes.

Amongst all the hustle and bustle, the one of the most satisfying things to do, is the making of hand made gifts. We all recognize the look of sincere appreciation when a gift you have crafted for the special family member or friend, is in itself, a gift to ourselves. Nothing means more than the time and talent you show in making others gifts so personal.

Along with the holidays comes the end of the year. Most of the fabrics we have ordered have now arrived. We seemed to have focused greatly on a variety of children’s prints. Last month we mentioned “Rainy Days” (the Noah’s Ark themed) line. Since then we have received “Critter Jamboree”, a fun animal print and “Over the Moon”, reminiscent of the children’s nursery rhyme.

For all of our “Girl’s Night” participants, please note the change for December. We will hold “Girl’s Night” on Friday, January 2nd 2009. We know people will still be spending time with families and friends and do not want you to feel like to need to choose between them and us. (We know who would win!!) Our holiday hours for Christmas and New Year’s are detailed on the last page of the newsletter. If you have any questions or special requests, don’t hesitate to give us a call.

For those of you who are looking for something specific for someone to get for you or to get for a quilting friend, if we have the information by Wednesday, December 10, we will place a special order for you and have it in to pick up for the holidays (barring any backorders from the suppliers).

New Fabrics

New Books and Patterns…

Holiday Hours:

December 24th 10:00am – 2:00

Closed December 25th and 26th

December 27th 10:00am – 4:00

Closed New Year’s Day

Friday Girls’ Nite Out…

January 2nd

3:00 – 10:00

Bring a Dish!

Time To Mark Your 2009 Calendar!

Fat Quarter Tuesday

February 24, 2009

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