News to Use from RQ April 5th
Posted by KJCB on April 05, 2018
Congrats to this month's Customer of the Month winners: Teresa F., Marietta H., Berma J., and Sharon M! You have won a $25.00 shopping spree to RQ! We look forward to seeing you this month to spend your winnings :)
We are excited to annouce that we will be hosting BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson Amanda Murphy on March 8th and 9th, 2019! Amanda designs fabric and patterns in addition to teaching free-motion and rulerwork quilting techniques. We will have more details later this year as we finalize classes/events, but we wanted to make sure you mark those dates as "TAKEN" on next year's calendar! On to the news...
April Block of the Month Meeting
April's BOM meeting is this Saturday, April 7th with doors opening at 9:00 a.m. We will be starting the Cadence Court BOM (featured above) which is a paper-pieced project. There are a few spaces available in this project if you are interested! We hope to be able to start the Pieceful Pines BOM on Saturday; however, at this time we are still waiting on the fabric to arrive. There are spaces available for any who are interested in this quilt with a winter holiday feel by Pam Buda.
Participants in the Quilter's Sweet 16 Mystery and Favorite Things BOMs will be receiving their final packages on Saturday. We will have the remaining fabrics from these programs available for purchase if interested in a backing or extra fabric yardage for supplemental projects.
This month's BOM Bucks challenge is to bring a seed package to participate in a seed swap with your fellow members! Additionally, bring your finished or "worked on" UFO #3 from March to earn a BOM Buck. See you Saturday!
RQ Turns 10 Retreat @ Farmstead Inn Shipshewana
We are currently able to continue accepting reservations for our upcoming RQ Turns 10 Retreat at Farmstead Inn in Shipshewana during July! You can read more information about this exciting event on the RQ website.
Here are a few updates for those already planning to attend:
*If you have paid your $25.00 to RQ, but not yet made reservations with the Farmstead Inn, please do so! We have just added another 20 rooms to the RQ block for the retreat.
*The Farmstead Inn must know the names of all people in your room. People who are not registered with the Farmstead Inn will not receive breakfast or goody bags as that is what is used for the count. If you’ve added people, be sure to call and give the Farmstead Inn their names.
*If you have made room reservations at the Farmstead Inn but have not sent or called in your registration fee of $25.00 with RQ, you are NOT considered registered for the retreat! Please be sure you and ALL those in your room have registered. We are the cutoff point when the retreat is full, and if you don’t have your name in by then, you will be on a waiting list. We are currently half full.
*We have created a Facebook Group to share information with those who are registered to attend the retreat. If you don’t have Facebook, please see if someone in your room can keep you updated. (If that doesn’t work, just let us know and we will make sure you have all pertinent information.) We thought this would be a good place to look for ride or room sharing too if you are interested in that. Please click the following link and request to join the RQ Turns 10 Retreat at Farmstead Inn Group. Remember this group is for those who have registered!
RQ Turns 10: April is "Rainbows of Thread" Sale Month
Throughout the month of April all threads will be 10% off our everyday low prices! We carry a variety of threads from the following manufacturers: Aurifil, Isacord, Presencia, and Superior. We have piecing, quilting (machine and hand), bobbin, embroidery, and decorative threads available to peruse in a rainbow of colors. Sale prices will be available online too!
Don't forget that on the 10th of every month you can receive 10% off your entire purchase (some exclusions may apply) just for coming in the store or shopping online! This month's RQ Tote Bag Day when you can save 10% off your purchase with an RQ 10th Anniversary Canvas Tote Bag will be Friday, April 20th. We will see you and your handy canvas tote bags then!
Also, during our 10th Anniversary when shopping in store you can buy 10 of one item and receive the 11th FREE! Buy 10 spools of thread, receive the 11th FREE. Buy 10 end-of-the-bolt yard cuts and receive the 11th end of the bolt yard cut FREE.
Featured Future BOM
Those ladies at Wing and a Prayer must never sleep because they have ANOTHER gorgeous BOM project that will be available later this year! Tonga Lush features 14 beautiful Tonga batik skus with shading uniquely Wing and a Prayer. The program will start in August 2018 (right after Mystical Prism ends in July :)) and run for 10 months. Tonga Lush is available as either a BOM project or a full kit. The finished size is approximately 108" square. Sign-up now on the RQ website to reserve yours.
What's New at RQ
Calling All Nurses by Whistler Studios for Windham Fabrics has been re-printed yet again! This collection never stays in stock long because we all know someone in the nursing/helping professions that need something made from this fabric. Two skus are back in stock while two pieces are new for 2018. Order up what you need while it's here!
Sequoia by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics is now in stock at RQ. This collection features greens, teals, pinks, browns, and creams in true Edyta fashion. We have the entire collection available in yardage and fat quarters and a few charm packs as well. Be sure to look at the large focus print up close to see the beautiful shading on the birds and flowers.
In honor of the snowstorm this past Sunday evening, we have North Pole by Timeless Treasures now available for your 2018 winter/holiday projects. A small collection featuring three pieces: the Merry Christmas from Santa Claus panel, a blue snowflake print, and the vintage holiday camper/pickup truck toss on black. Grab a North Pole Kit and make a quick wall hanging with all three pieces (featured above).
Did You Know?
Unlike other threads, Aurifil 50wt has a high yardage of thread per spool, allowing you to carry out your larger projects without running out of thread. You have the possibility to work on more than one project and not have to change your spool. This applies to your bobbins as well!
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