News to Use from RQ March 15th
Posted by KJCB on March 15, 2018
Can you believe that March is already half over? There is still so much to do this month! Be sure to stop in before the end of the month to take advantage of the $2.50 fat quarter price for our birthday celebration. Also, we are now at about 25% capacity for our RQ Turns 10 Retreat at the Farmstead Inn in July so get your group together and reserve your space sooner rather than later!
QOV participants please note that this month's meeting will be held at RQ next Wednesday, March 21st and not at Mill House. On to the news...
RQ Turns 10 Retreat @ Farmstead Inn Shipshewana
Take some vacation time to spend with us July 19 – 23 in Shipshewana’s Farmstead Inn for a fabulous Quilt Retreat and Birthday Bash!
Registration Fee - $25.00 per person. Pay your $25.00 to us as soon as you can to reserve your spot. That’s it! No additional fee to sew, just pay for your room directly with the hotel. You can find all the details about room reservations and the RQ group rate on the RQ website.
Please note that we were informed on 3/14/18 that Farmstead Inn originally provided us with incorrect totals for those staying with three or four persons in a room. The correct total is now listed on the RQ website and should be what Farmstead Inn is charging when you call to reserve your room.
What you need to bring – Your sewing machine, projects and supplies. Food to share. Your own food supplies – or buy them there! There are a lot of dining options in Shipshewana that are great, and I am working on a special optional dinner… more news to follow!
What to do – There are a lot of things to explore in Shipshewana. Flea market, antique stores, food manufacturing and bulk purchases, quilt shops, and of course, sewing.
We will have ride share boards to assist people that want help with travel, as well as roommate help. Your registration fee must be paid before we can list your name on either of those boards please.
RQ will have door prizes and goodies for those attending. We hope you can come and help us celebrate ten years!!
RQ Turns 10: March is "Spring Scrap Cleaning Sale" Month
March means spring cleaning for lots of people! How about some spring cleaning in the quilting sphere? Let's use up those scraps, remnants, and small pieces to make beautiful finished projects! This month at RQ our remnant basket and end of the bolt 1 yard cuts are all on sale! We know we have lots of scrappy quilters who love to shop these two areas. Also, this month all scrappy patterns and books are 10% off (Quilt featured above is Fly Away from the Scrap Therapy Program by Joan Ford. Pattern available at RQ).
During the month of March, ALL in stock fat quarters are $2.50! Prices on the RQ website have been changed to reflect sale price without a coupon code. In store shoppers: no new fat quarter cuts will be made in store during the sale. Sale price does NOT apply to bundles.
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 Tuesday, March 27th. We will see you and your handy canvas tote bags then!
Don't forget that 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
We've had several customers request that we bring a more traditional BOM to RQ's lineup of available programs. In answer to that request, we are now taking sign-ups for Pieceful Pines by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts for Marcus Fabrics! This 8 month program will begin in April 2018 and finish in November 2018. Stay on task and you could have this beautiful winter/holiday themed project done in time for the upcoming winter season! The quilt finishes at approximately 80" x 80" and you can choose between a red or green border. Find all the details on the RQ website and reserve your spot now!
What's New at RQ
The newest installment of beautiful Tonga Batiks by Daniela Stout for Timeless Treasures have arrived at RQ. Have a relaxing afternoon and order your Spa Day Batik fabrics from RQ! Cool and calming colors in fun batik prints are available in 20 skus. As usual Daniela's fabrics have amazing pattern support including the Transitions Kit featured above. The Tonga Strip Jrs. and Shortcakes for Spa Day just arrived on Wednesday so everything is now in stock!
Avalon by Joel Dewberry for FreeSpirit Fabrics has now arrived at RQ. Soft florals, geometrics, polka dots, and tiny houndstooth prints are all available in this unique color combination. Joel Dewberry's prints are great for tote bags, purses, quilts, and home dec projects. What will you make with Avalon?
Chalk and Timber by Dolores Smith of Timeworn Toolbox for Marcus Fabrics has now arrived at RQ. These reproduction fabrics feature a brown and pink palette that provides a romantic feel to any project made with these beauties. The 30-Star Kit (featured above) uses Chalk and Timber fabrics on an Aged Muslin background for a classic combination. Too many stars for you? Take a look at the 12-Star Kit option instead. Pre-order your kit today to reserve and we'll ship it out as soon as the Aged Muslin is back in stock!
BERNINA International Quilting Month
Take advantage of great "quilty" specials during the month of March with BERNINA. Purchase a new BERNINA Quilting Edition machine to receive 50% off select quilting accessories! This includes domestic quilting machines such as the B770 QE E (shown above) as well as the Q 20 and Q 24 longarm quilting machines. We have B770 QE E machines (Quilting AND embroidery in one machine!) in stock and ready to go home with you for an amazing price, but don't wait to act because when the machines we have in stock are gone, so is the great price!
But wait...there's more! Take advantage of 60 months same as cash financing on qualifying purchases of $3000 or more March 15th - 19th ONLY! Stop in to see Dave and try out your new BERNINA quilting machine during the month of March!
Upcoming Dates at RQ
March 16th: Crazy Nine Patch Class
March 20th: Diva Wallet Class
March 21st: Quilts of Valor Workshop @ RQ
March 24th: 4-Patch Posy Class (CLASS FULL)
March 31st: Diva Wallet Class
April 7th: Block of the Month Meeting
Visit the RQ Calendar page for more details about these upcoming classes and events!
Did You Know?
Saturday, March 17th is National Quilting Day! Make some time in your schedule to do some type of quilting on this coming Saturday. Whether you take five minutes to bind a few inches of a quilt almost done, take an hour to cut out next month's BOM blocks, or spend all day for a marathon of quilting make the effort to celebrate our hobby! You could also swing by your favorite LQS and see what's new :)
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