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The new 2010 summer class schedule is ready and has some new classes that we’ve never offered before!  We have something for everyone in this schedule, from the non sewer, beginner, and more advanced quilter, so classes should be a blast!  Hurry and sign up now!  For more advanced quilters, we’re offering aProfessional/Computer tote bag with Mary Margaret Symanski.  This versatile bag is one that everyone wants!  Rose Corsage with Diana Brock should be a class anyone can enjoy, even non sewers. It’s a dimensional project, a flower that never wilts!  And a brand new class we’ve added is Selvage Quilts with MerrieJann Miller. This quilt uses only your selvages; a great idea to use them instead of tossing them away! Totally green friendly!

Download the 2010 Summer Class List by clicking here.

Our new panels are outstanding! We have Aunt Lilly’s adorable Paper Doll panel, the Fruit Ladies panel by Mary Stewart and Thimbleberries quilt

Labels.  Any ideas what you can do with these?? Bring them in when you are done; we love to see your finished work.

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Get your feet ready for the 7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop! The Grand Prize is a brand new Janome Sewing machine! There are baskets from each shop as runner up prizes and the door prize is a jelly roll (consisting of four 2 ½” strips) from each shop.  You will have enough to complete a whole quilt!  A whole quilt for free!!  There are so many prizes that you have an excellent chance of winning…last year there was a one in ten chance of receiving a prize.

The hop hours are: Wednesday–Friday, June 9-11 9:00am- 7:00pm. Saturday, June 12   9:00am –5:00pm and Sunday, June 13, 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm. This is the largest shop hop in the area, and we’ve added extra time to complete it.

This year the shop’s included in the hop are:

Aurora Sewing Centers-
Betty’s  Quilting
Carriage Quilt Shop
Chestnut Bay Quilting
Heartland Quilt Shop
Ivy Thimble-
Marie’s Sewing Center
Mt. Pleasant Quilting Company

Sew What? Challenge

We encourage everyone to participate in the SEW WHAT? CHALLENGE!image009
This challenge is to design a small finished project that reflects how Sew What? has touched your life or your craft over the years. We have the challenge fabrics, two fat quarters, in the Sew What? Challenge Pack for $3.00.  The deadline is August 1st.  The judging will be by viewer’s choice, and the first prize is $100.00 gift certificate and 20 fat quarters.  Four other viewer’s choice winners will win 20 fat quarters each, so you have a great chance of winning!  All the staff is very excited about this project, and we can’t wait to see what you can come up with!

Sew What’s Quilters Gallery

Faye Thompson is May’s featured Quilter. She started quilting in 1981at the ChinaThimble in West Seneca with her mother.  Ms. Thompson favors traditional type quilts, but enjoys scrappy quilts too.  Faye said it best when asked about fabric choices – “haven’t met a fabric I didn’t love!”
When you display your quilts in our gallery it gives everyone who comes into the store, and the entire quilting community an opportunity to view your talent and see the vast array of local quilting styles, colors and techniques. While quilts are on display, photos will be taken and a CD created so you can maintain a record of your exhibition.  During the month you display your quilts, you will receive a 20% discount in the store. We welcome all levels to participate in this exciting opportunity! Call the store to sign up for an upcoming month. We look forward to hearing from you!

Upcoming Events…

7th Annual Western New York Shop Hop
June 9 – 11, 2010 – 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
June 12, 2010 – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
June 13, 2010 – 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

This excellent event has wonderful prizes including a NEW Janome sewing machine. See the details above.

Vermont Quilt Festival
June 25-27, 2010
Champlain Valley Expo
Essex Junction, Vermont 05452
Friday/Saturday – June 25-26, 2010 9:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday – June 27, 2010 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

QBL 2010 – Quilting by the Lake
July 18 – 30, 2010
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY

Girls Night Out!

Friday May 28th

6:00 p.m. – ??

Enjoy an evening out with other quilters. Order take-out or bring your own dinner. The cost is only $8.00. Don’t Forget!

Girls Night Out is a monthly event at Sew What? & is always held on the last Friday of the month!

See you there!

Individual & Group Lessons Available!

Need guidance with a quilting project? Stuck in a rut and can’t move forward? Call or stop by to make an appointment!$15.00/ hour for 1–2 quilters. $10.00/ hour for 3 or more, per quilter.

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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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