News to Use from RQ March 22nd
Posted by KJCB on March 22, 2018
We've been doing a bit of spring cleaning on the RQ website. Yesterday, we added 30+ collections to the Sale Category! These sale prices are only valid online and may not be reflected in the brick and mortar store. Quantities may be limited on certain items. We will contact you about any shortages prior to shipping. Prices have already been changed to reflect the sale and no coupon code is required at checkout. Help us clear out our backroom and have fun shopping! 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! FAQ NOTE by Marcia: By food to share, I mean things like snacks, sweets, veggies to munch etc. Things OTHER than your meals!
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 added another BOM project to start in September 2018 that has a more traditional appeal. Wisdom designed by Denice Lipscomb of Common Threads Quilting features fabric from Nancy Gere for Windham Fabrics. The finished size is approximately 86" x 98" and the program will run for 12 months. See the fabric skus used in the Wisdom quilt up close on windhamfabrics.net. Find all the BOM details on the RQ website and reserve your spot now!
What's New at RQ
Ombre Stitches by Quilting Treasures are a brand new basic print that features "stitches" in shaded colors along the width of fabric. To introduce Ombre Stitches to our RQ customers we have Ombre Stitches Strip Sets (2 1/2" x wof) now available. Use them in your favorite jelly roll or strip pattern or take a peek at the Sew Speedy Mini Quilt Kit (featured above) that uses the strips. Add a bit of background fabric then finish the binding AND backing of this mini quilt with your leftover strips!
We're looking forward to the promise of warmer weather now that spring is officially here. A flower that is frequently found in pots on my parent's porch in the spring is the Geranium in red and white. Front Porch by Timeless Treasures provides us with these beautiful flowers to have year round on fabric. In addition to the realistic flower prints on black, we also have a front porch with geraniums and cats enjoying the spring sunshine. Finally, there is a border stripe with geraniums in tin buckets that would be perfect for your favorite table runner pattern or as a border on a floral themed quilt.
You may have seen these pachyderms once before; however they are now parading through the store and are ready to head home with you! Caravan by Dan Morris for Quilting Treasures features elephants, palm trees, and elegant mosaics. The prints are used together in the Caravan Quilt Kit.
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!
Upcoming Dates at RQ
March 24th: 4-Patch Posy Class (CLASS FULL)
March 31st: Diva Wallet Class
April 7th: Block of the Month Meeting
April 18th: Quilts of Valor Workshop at RQ
Visit the RQ Calendar page for more details about these upcoming classes and events!
Did You Know?
Winter and holiday collections new for 2018 have started appearing in the Coming Soon! category on the RQ website. (We even have one collection that has already arrived: Let It Snow by Cherry Guidry.) Don't miss out on your chance to have first dibs at the newest collections. Some highlights include the return of Santa Claus to holiday fabrics as well as two advent calendars in the Jolly Santa group by Andover. It is never too early to start on those holiday projects!
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