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Note: 2 Quilting Classes
When: Saturday August 21st and 28th 2010
Instructor: Mary Margaret Symanski
Cost: $30.00

This bag isn’t your typical purse or satchel! Filled with spacious compartments andLearn to quilt a computer tote bagversatile zippered pockets, this tote bag is ideal for carrying a laptop to work or school and is perfect for holding all of your supplies for seminars! (Quilting seminars, of course.) The sample will make you want one of your one! Come and spend a couple Saturdays with other quilters!

Reserve your seat in this class now:

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Sew What’s New?

Our shop is bursting at the seams with fabric ready and waiting for your new spring projects. The new Little Hot Rod panel and accompanying fabrics are perfect for that little boy in your life and the Monopoly prints are fabulous! The shops selection of Batiks is the biggest around, so come in and see what we have for you.  While you’re in the shop, you can take a look at the Spring/Summer class schedule (almost ready!)which looks to be very exciting, with classes for every level of quilter.  We hope you’ve started your Sew What? Challenge quilt – because a few quilters have told us they’ve completed theirs already!!

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Sew What? Challenge…

We encourage everyone to participate in the SEW WHAT? CHALLENGE!  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 challenge fabrics, twoimage005 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? Quilters Gallery…

MerrieJann Miller is April’s quilter of the month.  As a Home Economics teacher in the Buffalo City School’s from 1967 – 2000, MerrieJann was able to fund most of the quilting curriculum in her classroom. This ensured every student would be able to participate in a quilting project. Mrs. Miller’s love of quilting enabled her to challenge herself and students. One endeavor involved collecting and assembling quilt blocks from 7-12 graders throughout Buffalo City schools then presenting the completed tied quilt to the superintendent.  MerrieJann continues to quilt and teach today and considers herself a “topper” of sorts.

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…


Amherst Museum Quilters Guild presents:

“A Sea of Quilts.”

April 23 – 25, 2010
Friday     4/23 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday 4/24 – 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday   4/25 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

3755 Tonawanda Creek Rd, Amherst, N.Y.  (

Other Quilt Area Quilt Shows

Crittenden Presbyterian Church Quilt Show & Chinese Auction presents:

“Country Kitchen Quilt Show and Chinese Auction”

April 9 – 10 , 2010

Friday        4/9    – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Saturday   4/10 – 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Crittenden Presbyterian Church

3320 Crittenden Rd. * Crittenden, N.Y (Near Alden, N.Y.)

Girls Night Out!

Friday April 30th

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!

Check Out Our New Sit Upon

It sure to ease back pain during classes and in your sewing room… It’s purple too!

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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.

Quilters Tip of the Month:

The Pantone Color Institute is the world’s color authority. It recently announced what 2010’s color of the year is: Turquoise.  Apparently, Pantone says this color instills a sense of comfort, energy and lushness. Come on in and get your turquoise fabric today!!

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Sew What Quilt Shop
6816 Main Street
Suite 109
Williamsville, NY 14221

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What do you think of when the month of February begins?  Some might think of Valentine’s Day. Others think about the kids being home for a week and how will they keep busy.  Still others think about their long weekend of quilting at Chautauqua.  But here at Sew What?, February holds our favorite day of the year.  We can’t wait til FAT TUESDAY!

Mark your calendars girls, February 24th is FAT TUESDAY!   We be opening early and staying late.   As in the past, we have been cutting and folding fat quarters since the beginning of January.  In addition to regular cottons, this year we are adding batik fat quarters to our sale.  The price for regular cottons will remain at $1.25 this year.  The batiks will be $1.75.  And as always, it’s not Fat Tuesday without a special drawing, refreshments and catching up with your fellow quilters.  We hope to see all of you here.

Don’t forget about classes this month.  We have a cute Bunny Table runner class.  This runner is so cute, you’ll not only want to make one for yourself, but surprise a friend or two for Easter.  “Blueberry Cobbler” is coming up as well.  Just can’t help but think of warm summer months when you think of blueberries!  Make sure you check our website for a full list of classes.

The new fabrics have started coming in.  We have received several gorgeous Orientals, great spring florals and are still waiting for new batiks. Nancy Davis Murty’s new line, called Alpha Buddies, is attracting lots of attention and many other great fabrics are arriving daily. (Ann went little nuts with ordering this year!)

New Fabric Arrivals

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New Book Arrivals

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Fat Quarter Tuesday

February 24, 2009

Special store Hours will be in effect!

Girls Night Out

Friday February 27th, 2009

6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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

Tip Of The Month

Looking for a surface to cut on?

Try your dryer.  Your rotary mat won’t slide off and it is a great height for most quilters.

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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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We Are So Thankful

This month many of us reflect on the many reasons we have in our lives to give thanks. For us here at the shop, we are thankful to you, our customers. Over the years we have met many people and have made many friends. We value each and every one of you. Thank you.

We are very excited about the great fabrics that continue to arrive. The long awaited “Snowy Silence” is finally in and we are very excited. Any of you who love the outdoors will be thrilled with the attention to detail shown in this line. Fabrics include a panel, coordinating stripe and an array of supporting fabrics. (See a few in the new fabrics section of this newsletter.) For those with little ones, “Rainy Days” , a Noah’s Ark themed fabric, has 2 panels, a coordinating stripe, a book panel and many more. Kits are available from both of these lines for you.

Some great new books and patterns are also arriving. We couldn’t help ourselves when it came to the “Strip” series of patterns. There is “Strip Tease”, “Strip Poker” and “Strip Down”. For those of you who are into Jelly Roll quilts, you’ll want to check these out. Speaking of jelly rolls, we have heard many of you say that it is difficult to find jelly rolls that will match the patterns. We feel your pain and have come up with our own rendition of jelly rolls. Again, they will not specifically match a pattern but now available are packets of 20 light or dark strips. The fabrics vary from packet to packet and are all pre-cut into your 2 ½” strips. We have also received in a bolt of black and white from Marcus Brothers that is in strips. Each strip across the bolt is different. It can be cut lengthwise into individual strips or sub-cut with each fabric in the each strip.

In case any of you were interested in the Wrapped Bowl class, we know that was a busy weekend and have rescheduled the class to Thursday, November 20, 2008, 10:00am – 3:00pm. Information about the class is available on the website or you may contact the store.

New Fabrics

Metro Green Goes Blue

New Books and Patterns…

Dear Santa

We all know our loved ones need a little nudging
to head them in the right direction for Christmas Shopping….
leave the newsletter out and open to show them where to begin.

Don’t forget to download and print your Christmas Wish List by clicking here.

November Classes

Hearts and Gizzards

Tuesday, November 4th

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Starry Trail

Wednesdays, November 5th, 19th

6:30pm – 9:00pm

Winter House

Fridays, November 7, 14, 21

10:00am – 3:00pm

Lucky Star Table Runner

Tuesday, November 11th ,

10:00am – 3:00pm

It’s A Wrap

Thursday, November 20th

10:00am – 3:00pm

Check out descriptions and color photos on our website

Friday Girls’ Nite Out…

Mark your Calendars!

Join us for an evening of fun, food and friendship….our monthly girls night will be held on

Friday, November 28th

6:00pm – 10:00pm (ish)

This came to us from our friends at Blank Quilting:

When does a WIP become a UFO?

It starts out as a WHIMM (Work Hidden in My Mind).

After a FART (Fabric Acquisition Road Trip) and some SEX (Stash Enhancing eXperience), it becomes a PIG (Project In a Grocery Sack).

The PIG becomes a HSY (pronounced hissy…means Haven’t Started Yet).

Once you have a HSY-fit and begin work, it becomes a WIP (Work In Progress).

The WIP becomes a UFO (UnFulfilled Opportunity…I like that better than Unfinished Object which sounds so negative) as soon as some other project grabs and holds your attention more than the project that was a WIP.

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Fall Colors, Flannel Quilts

did you know that Halloween is now the most decorated holiday of the year? We understand how that can happen. The fabrics for Halloween and fall projects are just the best! Many of them are ideal for some of our early classes. Classes are filling up so if you haven’t signed up for yours, let us know so we can put you on the list; we know you don’t want to miss out.
October looks to be another busy month for us. We will be vending at two quilt shows this month, Morningstar Quilt Guild’s show on October 3rd and 4th as well as the Batavia Quilt Guilds show October 17th and 18th. We hope all of you stop by to see us.
Don’t forget the Eden Quilt Guild Auction to benefit Roswell Park is Saturday October 18th.
New 2009 calendars have arrived. We have a great variety from C&T, AQS, and That Patchwork Place. Let your family know you would love one for Christmas. They make great gifts for your quilting friends, too! For those of you who love the reproductions, we have many new ones arriving including Baum Textiles “Presidents” and Marcus Brothers “Vicksburg”. Come in and check them all out!

We have also just gotten in a new light called the “Bendable Bright Light”. They have finally come up with a light that is small enough to attach to your sewing machine, which has a focused light source and can be adjusted to suit your exact position. This one is a must have!!

New Fabrics

Mocha Meringue by Marcus Brothers

Dear Santa

bendable bright light
portable cutting matt
We all know our loved ones need a little nudging
to head them in the right direction for Christmas Shopping….
leave the newsletter out and open to show them where to begin.

Don’t forget to download and print your Christmas Wish List by clicking here.

Friday Girls’ Nite Out…

Mark your Calendars!

Join us for an evening of fun, food and friendship….our monthly girls night will be held on

Friday, October 31st

6:00pm – 10:00pm (ish)

Wear your costume, who knows, you may win a prize!

Upcoming Community Events…

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Sew What? Quilt Shop Newsletter

* 6816 Main Street * Williamsville, NY * 14221 * (716)632-8801 *
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August 2008
The Dog Days of Summer

Another Shop Hop has come and gone. It seems they were the hottest days of the summer! Thank Goodness for air conditioning!! We would like to thank everyone who participated and hope you enjoyed yourselves as much as we did. The one comment we heard over and over from all of you was how lucky we are to have all these different shops and find such a diversity in fabrics. We are fortunate in our area to have so many wonderful choices at our disposal.
For those of you who were unable to complete this shop hop, don’t despair. Another one is coming up in just a couple of months. The Second Annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop will be held on Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 4th – 6th. The Quilter’s Quest participating stores are from a more localized area. See the last page of this newsletter for a list of participants. All of us will have extended hours to give all of you a chance to shop till you drop! Information is available here at the shop, and is also online.
We are very excited about many new fabrics that have arrived, and we are expecting even more to get here soon. The Halloween and Christmas fabrics have come in and we are thrilled to have gotten a beautiful Christmas table cloth fabric that has a border on each side and is 60 inches wide. Easy gift idea!

Just a reminder: August’s “Girls Night” will be held on August 22nd because of Labor Day Weekend. Mark your calendars. Everyone is welcome, no registration is required.

The Shop Hop Winners Are

Bernina 220 Machine
Monica Patko, Hamburg

24 Yards of fabric
Cindy Schollnick, Macedon

Aurora Basket
Jackie Dimon, West Seneca

Carriage Quilt Shop Basket
Gloria Kordasiewicz, Lakeview
Country Threads Basket
Sue Gurich, Clarence Center
Ivy Thimble Basket
Julie Kabash, Lyndonville
Marie’s Sewing Ctr Basket
Ceclia Garhorn, Ransomville
Mount Pleasant Basket
Mary Hernandez, West Seneca
Seams Sew Perfect Basket
Bill Green, Alden
Sew What? Basket
Jackie Graszkowski, Lockport

New Fabrics


We love Halloween!!  Stop in and see the new lines,

“Midnight Mischief” and “Batty Halloween”.


“Dear Santa”, “Elegant Santa” and “Snow Show”


Books and Patterns

Fabric Care Tips From P & B Textiles…

· If your quilt is dusty, tumble it in a cool dryer for  a few minutes and shake it out.

· If you pre-wash fabric, do not use hot water or a hot dryer. Once quilts are made they should only be washed and dried in cold water and a cool dryer (or dried flat).

· If you are making a quilt with light and dark fabrics, pre-wash the darks to remove any potential bleeding.  This can be done in cold water. A good test of bleeding is to add a light-colored or white fabric to the dark wash.  If bleeding occurs, repeat until the light swatch comes out without any color change.

· Detergents can fade fabrics.  It is recommended that  you use a gentle detergent to wash quilts.

· If you are making an art quilt or wall hanging, that won’t be washed, it is recommended that you do not pre-wash.


Due to overwhelming response, we have added another class for the Topsey Turvey Designs.  Come join us on Saturday, October 4th, 2008 from 10:00am – 3:00pm.  Check our website    for other classes scheduled!

Upcoming Community Events…

2nd annual Quilter’s Quest Shop Hop
click for more info

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