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April 2019 Newsletter

Hello and Happy Spring!

  The weather has backed off a bit and the trees are budding like crazy in our yard.  How about yours?  I know that the sunshine, flower beds and garden are all beckoning to us, but don't forget about those Quilt Show projects that need to be finished for this years shows.  If you need something and can't make it in remember Our Shop is Available On-Line TOO.  Check out what you need or want, order on line or give us a call.  We try to ship same day.

  We have made a change.....We are doing Sneak Peek Saturday!  This will give a peek at what is new in the shop each week as well as the manufacturer and/or collection name.  So look on Facebook or our web-page to see what's new.  There are so many new things Twila brought back from Trends and the wholesale house.  Over a dozen new batiks, almost 3 dozen other fabrics, lots of new toys, goodies and gadgets.  Even some lovely new scissor gift sets.

  Due to having full to over flowing Basic Beginner classes we are offering it once again, but there is only 1 spot left!  If you would like to learn all the basics from the bolt up, cutting and more to continuous binding this is the class for you. Classes start in April and finish in May.

  We are so excited to announce that we have a new instructor.  Welcome Marji Bobiak who will be teaching 2 Wool classes.  Yes, I said wool.  Since Twila is so allergic to wool the classes will be on days she is not in the shop.  This would be Thursdays.  Haven't firmed up dates yet, but you can see samples in the shop. We re hoping to get her to try her hand a some other classes too if time permits.  Marji is a retired nurse, piecing marvel and wonderful longarm quilter...not to mention a super fun and fantastic person to be around.  One of THE most encouraging people we have ever met.




Apr 1 - 5 9:30 -12:30   Kids Can Sew Camp!  We will again be holding camp for kids 8 and up to come in (those under 12 must have someone 16 or older with them) to learn the basics of quilting start to finish.  The kids will be making a 3 piece pillow case and twin sized Rail Fence quilt.  $125 for 15 hours of class time and includes ALL supplies as well as Twila quilting their quilts  The kids leave with a Finished quilt!  Registration deadline noon March 30.


April 6, 8-11:30 WSQ Yard Sale This year it will be at Spokane Falls Community College 3410 W. Fort George Weight Dr. Spokane, WA Student Union Building #17.  Free parking.


April 12 & 19, May 3 & 12, 9:30-12:30 Basic Beginning Quilting- 3.  Learn all the basics from learning about fabric, quilting tools, vocabulary, choosing a pattern, cutting, piecing, pressing all the way through binding your first quilt.  $60 + book and supplies.


April 13 9:30 - 3:30  Mariner's Compass.  This will be a paper pieced 12"  compass that can be put into a quilt, Wall hanging or table topper.  $45 includes copy of the template.


April 25 - 27   American Sewing Guild Shop Hop.  There will be some fun new things this year. So plan to join in the Fun.  (If you aren't planning to get involved and would be interested in helping us in our shop please COME IN, NO Email Or Texts please, to talk with Twila about it.  We will need at least 1 person per day) YES WE STILL NEED HELP!  You can earn store credit for the hours you help.


Longarm Education training.  This is for anyone thinking about getting Any Longarm machine or if you already have one.

Classes are $45 for each 1/2 day class or $80 for 2. $75 for the full day Art and Stitch Class.

May 16 

9:30 - 12:30 Stepping Stones too Quilting your first Quilt

This class is for everyone - whether you've quilted or want to learn , or if you already quilt.  

Topics include:

How to prepare the quilt top and backing for quilting

How to select, resize, audition and apply quilt designs

Stitch-in-the -ditch and meander quilting

Threads, needles and tension

Batting and basting basics

1:30 - 4:30  Fast, Fun and Fabulous Free Motion

Quilters everywhere LOVE the excitement and fun of free motion quilting - and it's easier than you think!

Topics include:

How to develop an inventory of free motion designs

Proper scaling and spacing of design elements

Edge to edge free motion quilting

*Adjusting your quilting path to create your own new designs

*Using micro handles for free-motion control


    Friday May 17

9:30 - 12:30 Ruler Essentials

If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates!

Topics include:

*Handle rulers safely

*Understand and use ruler markings for precision and accuracy

*Use piecing lines and marking tool to build ruler design confidence

*Versa tool quilting: stitch-in-the-ditch, cross-hatch, piano keys, clam-shells and arcs

*Apply binding with the Versa Tool


1:30 - 4:30  Curvy Rulers Ahead

This is a ruler class with Curves.  Learn how to use, blend and create with those lovely curves that set off your quilt!

Topics include:

*Use mini-circle, half circle and full circle rulers

*Master Wave, arc and clam-shell rulers

*Measure and Fit designs with a border

*Create curved cross-hatching ad ruler/background fill combos

*Alternate methods with the HQ Pro-Stitcher and Groovy Boards


Sat May 18  

9:30 - 4:30 (lunch break will be taken) Art & Stitch!

Learn how to use Art & Stitch to create your own quilting designs, work with those you have and pre-view how they will look on your quilt.


We will be closed May 26 & 27 for Memorial Day.


There will be more things happening in April and May, but we wanted to let you know about the biggies for now. 

Upcoming Quilt Shows: If we are a vendor remember Come by to check out our Show Specials!


May 25 & 26 Sat. 10-5 & Sun. 11-3 20th Annual Chewelah Quilt show “Roaring 20’s” Jenkins High School E. 702 Lincoln St. Chewelah,WA 99109 We are so happy to be invited back again this year as vendor. Come on by and say Hi. We will be in our usual space in the South east corner in front of the bleachers. Look for our NEW SIGNS!


June 14 & 15 Fri. 10-6 & Sat. 10-5. North Idaho Quilters “It’s a Quilt World After All”   North Idaho Fairgrounds 4060 North Government Way Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho. We will be a vendor here too! It will be our first time at this wonderful quilt show.


July 27 9-4 Harvest of Quilts Rosalia’s 1st Annual Outdoor Quilt Show.

October 18-20 Friday & Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4 Washington State Quilter’s 41st Annual Quilt Show “Joyful Journey” at Spokane County Fairgrounds 404 N. Havana Spokane Valley, WA



August 3, 9 - 3 Fat Quarter Quilt Show at the Deer Park Catholic Church.




Oct. 18-20  WSQ Quilt Show. Fri - Sat 10 - 6, Sun. 10 - 4. $10 Entry fee good for all 3 days.  600+ quilts on display and over 50 Vendors.  Spokane County Fair and Expo Center 404 N Havana St. Spokane Valley, WA 99212  Come by and say Hi!  We will be in our regular booth 45 in bay 3.  See you there!

If you are taking a break from your sewing to work outside, It's a great time to get you scissors sharpened and your machine it's annual servicing.  We have Scissor and Pinking Shear sharpening available all the time in shop as well as Sewing machine cleaning, maintenance and repair On Site by Mr. Sew-Fix-it himself and his trusty assistant. 


 $70 for domestic machines. $80 Sergers and Longarm cleaning services starting at $115. Evaluation of machines $20. Restoration prices based on each machine and what all is needed. Repair Service $60 per hour plus parts.


Jim, Twila & Casey Prociw

Sew-into-Quilts & Sew-Fix-it, llc.

PO Box 398

110 W. Crawford St.

Deer Park, WA 99006


M-F 9-5, Sat 9-4

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