Archive for January, 2015



Happy Anniversary to Us! Happy Anniversary to Us! Happy Anniversary, Dear Sew What! Happy Anniversary to Us!!! January 10, 1990 was the day Sew What opened our doors, and we have been going strong ever since! My brother was my first customer (he bought a cross stitch leaflet, and promptly donated it back to the store). Those first couple of years were a little rough, but we have made it for a full 25 years and we still open the doors every morning! To help celebrate this milestone, I would like to offer you, my loyal customers, a fabulous deal. From Wednesday January 7 through Wednesday January 14, you can get 25% off your total sale. We all know how much Ann hates to have sales, so this is a rare event!! Come help us celebrate 25 years in business!


Mark your calendars!! Fat Quarter Tuesday is February 17, 2015. All Fat quarters are $1.75 on that day. We will have extended hours, open from 9-7pm and there will be specials and drawings all day long. The anniversary sale’s 25% off discount is nothing compared to the savings on Fat Quarter Tuesday! $1.75 is actually 42% off the regular price! Wow! That’s practically giving them away!! We usually have 10,000 fat quarters from which to choose.


We are starting to look at the Spring Class schedule and are looking for teachers and ideas. Is there a quilt you have been wanting to make but don’t know how? Ask us to give a class on it, and we will try to meet your needs. Or maybe you have something you have made that was a lot of fun to create. You could share it with a few others who share your passion for quilting, while making a little money on the side. Consider it! Our spring schedule starts in March, so keep checking the website and watch for emails for the updated class list.
Quilting Assistance
Just when you think your project is well in hand, you suddenly hit an obstacle. This obstacle could be anything from corners not being perfect to wavy borders, a binding issue, or a frantic “I lost the directions!” moment. Instead of panicking, why not call Sew What? We have a Tuesday Help Class that is only $10.00. Some people are coming in with projects they started many long years ago, and have no idea what they are supposed to do next. With a little determination, before long, these people are proudly displaying a finished project! Or if Tuesdays are not good for you, we will be happy to schedule an appointment at your convenience and help to solve the problem. Don’t hesitate to call for help if you are apprehensive about a pattern – a private class might be just what you need.

Upcoming Events and Shows

If you have an event, show, or guild meeting you would like to share with our newsletter subscribers, give us a call, or email us the details and we will include it in the next newsletter. You can reach us at 716-632-8801 or email us at:

Tuesday February 17, 2015
Sew What Quilt Shop
6816 Main Street
Williamsville, NY 14221
(716) 632-8801
All fat quarters $1.75 and lots of specials and fun all day
Extended hours 9-7
Focus: Fiber 2014
Erie Art Museum, Bacon Gallery
September 26, 2014-January 18, 2015
A National Contemporary Fiber Art Show coordinated by the Textile Art Alliance, an affiliate group of the Cleveland Museum of Art. Focus: Fiber 2014 is a biennial, national, juried exhibition of contemporary fiber art, featuring tapestry, embroidery, quilts, basketry, weaving, and sculpture by American artists.

The Universe of Quilts
Genesee Valley Quiltfest 2015
June 5-7, 2015
Friday and Saturday 9-5pm
Sunday 9-4pm
Rochester Institute of Technology, Gordon Field House, Rochester NY
More information at or
Dislay of over 600 quilts, Jelly Roll contest, Fashion Show, Iron Quilter Contest.
Workshops/lectures/ demos
Over 60 vendors and best of all…free parking!
Quilting At The Bayfront
September 11, 12, & 13, 2015
Friday and Saturday 10-5pm, Sunday 10-2pm
Bayfront Convention Center
1 Sassafras Pier
Erie PA 16507


Don’t forget if you have an event, show, or guild meeting you’d like to share with our newsletter subscribers, give us a call, or email us the details we will include it in the next newsletter. You can reach us at 632-8801 or