News to Use from RQ May 23rd
Posted by KJCB on May 23, 2019
We're back from Spring Market in Kansas City, MO and have brought new ideas, pattterns, fabrics, notions, and more to RQ! Some are already in stock such as: "Slowpoke" the Sloth and "Diggles" the Dragon patterns from Funky Friends Factory; the newest patterns released by Carol Hopkins Designs; new machine embroidery designs from Amelie Scott; and tea toweling project patterns from Jennelle Kent to name a few. New fabrics and Block of the Month projects will be showing up on the website in the next few weeks. We shared many of the new collections/quilts coming to RQ on our Facebook Page this week, so be sure to take a look!
Please help us spread the word! We will be CLOSED in the store for a physical inventory the week of June 10th, 2019. We will be open regular hours on Saturday, June 8th and will reopen Tuesday, June 18th at 10:00 a.m. The RQ online store will still be "open" and we will be checking phone/email messages daily.
On to the news…
RQ Bag Sale for May - Patriotic Fabrics!
This month's RQ Bag Sale features select patriotic fabric collections as a lead into Memorial Day! Stop into RQ with your 10th Anniversary Canvas Tote Bag Tuesday, May 21st - Saturday, May 25th to save on your favorite red, white, and blue collections. Yardage will be $7.00/yd for in store shoppers with their RQ Bags. 1/2 yard minimums apply.
Featured Future Block of the Month
The next quilt in the Wing and a Prayer BOM collection has been released and we at RQ are excited to offer this beauty! Botanica Park features 14 Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures in this 107" square quilt. We're offering a 12-month BOM project OR a full kit of Botanica Park. The expected start date is August 2019. Sign-up now to reserve your next project from Wing and a Prayer Designs!
What's New at RQ
Ready to bring the "wild" into your home? Safari by In the Beginning Fabrics features a one yard, digitally printed panel with nine animals. The panel, border stripe, and coordinates are combined with our favorite black Dit-Dot to create the Safari Quilt Kit (seen above).
Boo Brew by Timeless Treasures is our second Halloween themed collection for 2019. This group has a "sophisticated" feel with muted colors; however, you'll find all the pumpkins, bats, spiders, and skulls you need for a spooky project.
If you're a Halloween fan, be sure to stop in at RQ and see Charlotte's Spooky Night quilt top featuring appliqued tombstones!
Jump start your holiday stitching with this mini collection by Dona Gelsinger for Timeless Treasures! Let It Snow showcases everyone's favorite red truck loaded with gifts and a pine tree on a black background panel. Coordinates include a red truck toss on black as well as a red and a green buffalo plaid. We don't expect this one to last until December so shop now!
Upcoming Machine Embroidery News
*Kimberbell Machine Embroidery Dealer Exclusives Class for June features the Lemonade Mug Rug (above bottom left) made completely in the hoop. The month's skill includes using vinyl in your embroidery project! Sign-up to reserve your seat and receive the supply list before class.
*RQ Machine Embroidery Retreat at Mill House has been scheduled for Thursday, June 27th through Sunday, June 30th! Think of all the machine embroidery projects you can finish in three days! Pull out those machine embroidery UFOs and lets get them finished! Details and sign-up on the RQ website. Space is limited so reserve your spot today!
*The annual Machine Embroidery Mystery Quilt from Hoopsisters starts June 1st, 2019! The fabric and thread keys are available NOW for download at hoopsisters.com. Don't forget this program is only available through Hoopsisters and they will send you files each week in June. They have file formats for all machine brands and a variety of file sizes to customize your project. Sounds like a great project for the retreat too ;)
June 1st: Block of the Month Meeting and Fleur de Lis EBOM Sit & Sew
June 6th: Kimberbell ME Dealer Exclusives Lemonade Mug Rug Class
June 8th: Kimberbell ME Dealer Exclusives Lemonade Mug Rug Class
June 10th - June 15th: RQ Brick and Mortar Store CLOSED for Inventory
June 18th: RQ Reopens at 10:00 a.m.
June 27th - 30th: RQ Machine Embroidery Retreat at Mill House
Did You Know?
We have a trunk show of Merry Merry Snow Days by Bunny Hill Designs visiting RQ for a couple weeks! Stop in to see the Merry Merry Snow Days BOM quilt that features appliqued snow people and llamas playing in the snow. Two smaller quilts and a few stuffed projects (including a llama!) are included for your viewing pleasure. We'll share pictures on our social media later this week for those who can't make it in to see them in person.