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Hi everyone,

So much for the dog days of summer. It does seem a lazy time, but no supporting weather! Our furnace is coming on in the mornings already.

We've put together a class schedule I hope you'll like, including some smaller projects, and some technique workshops, wool, and more.

Our new Saturday Sampler started out strong, we're doing 'Abundance' by Perkins Dry Goods. One is country, the other brights. Better pictures on the website:

September is National Sewing Month

Once in a Blue Moon Sale Friday August 31 from 5-7pm. Celebrate the 2nd full moon of the month, Blue fabric or fabric with blue in it is 31% off Friday night only. Refreshments, giveaways, and a drawing.

Then, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday join us for our 7th anniversary sale— 25% off fabric, notions, books and patterns.

Class Schedule

Buggy Barn - "We've Been Good"
September 15, 10-5

Very forgiving, no need to stress over seams that don't line up, and the blocks are big! Trace the pattern Onto freezer Paper and iron on to a stack of Fat Quarters layered in a specific order using a large Rotary Cutter, cut through the stack of Fat Quarters

Wendy West $25
Limit 6 (book optional)

Beginning Quilt Making
September 27, October 4 and October 1, 6-8:30

Get started with a small project. No experience necessary! Learn to read and understanding your pattern, accurate rotary cutting, precise piecing and assembling your blocks and borders. Tools of the trade and products you may not be familiar with will be introduced. This is an excellent class for beginners and anyone wanting to review basic quilting skills.


Quilt as you go Fun and Done
Sept. 29 10-4

Nothing like piecing, layering and quilting all in one

Beginning Sewing – "Seams Inside Out Bag"
September 24 and, October 1, 6-8:30

Seaming, finishing, edge stitching, top stitching, making button holes.

Wool Wallet
Oct. 1, 10-2

Simple (and useful) project to get started with wool.

Wool Ornament
Oct. 15, 10-2

Here is the perfect wool project for beginners or anyone who loves wool or handwork.

$10 Technique Class
Machine Binding, October 3

How to put your binding on completely by machine

Hand piecing
Dates to be determined

Home Décor Pillows
Oct. 20, 11-3

Trim with piping, a ruffle. Applique, so many possibilities! Easy to change and washable. Add color to any room.

Open Sew
Wednesdays 10-4

Need some help with a project? Company to encourage you?, We're here to help you with your projects, or just answer questions, bring your sewing machine or use one of ours. All levels welcome.


Fat Quarters Quilters: Informal group
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month, 5:30 to 8 pm

Bring along any project you are working on. No fee. All are welcome. (crafters, knitters, beaders, etc.)

Lighthouse for Kids quilts.
Coordinated by Sandra Gibson. 503-458-6562

Sew quilts for LIGHTHOUSE FOR KIDS, Clatsop County's Child Abuse Assessment Center. The intention of this group is to provide a quilt for each child who must go through this abuse assessment program. You can also make quilts at home to donate. Call Sandra for details.

Lewis and Clark Shop Hop
November 9-18

Exclusive fabric for this year's hop. Quilters and friends are invited to go Stitchin' Along the Lewis and Clark Trail during a Shop Hop November8-18. The shop hop includes 11 participating quilt shops on both sides of the Columbia River as well as along the Pacific Coast. Have your passport stamped at each to be eligible to win a sewing machine or $100 gift certificate at one of the participating shops. Look for Lewis and Clark Shop Hop on Facebook More news in next newsletter

Bernina Spellbinding Savings
September 13-24

Purchase any new BERNINA Product with a purchase price of:
$399-$999 & receive $50 instant savings
$1,000-$2,299 & receive $100 instant savings
$2,300-$4,499 & receive $150 instant savings
$4,500-$6,499 & receive $250 instant savings
$6,5000+ receive $500 instant savings (excluding new 7 series)
In addition to instant savings, purchase the B215 for $699! (Note: Instant savings coupon can be applied toward this purchase)
In addition to instant savings, purchase the 700 D for $699! (Note: Instant savings coupon can be applied toward this purchase)
Buy one presser foot at full price and get the secnd at half price (of equal or lesser value)

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