News to Use from RQ December 20th
Posted by KJCB on December 20, 2018
If you're a last minute doer this time of year (or all year like me), take a 5-minute break and read through this week's News to Use before you jump back into those last minute preparations. Remember that RQ will be closed on Tuesday, December 25th and Wednesday, December 26th for the Christmas holiday. We will be open regular hours Thursday, December 27th - Saturday, December 29th. We hope you are able to enjoy time with friends and/or family during the upcoming holiday! On to the news...
Mill House Retreat Center Reservations 2019
Don't forget to submit your deposit for your weekend retreat at Mill House in 2019! We announced previously that rates will be increasing in 2019; however, if you book your stay and have your deposit paid by December 31st, 2018 you will still pay the 2018 rates! Visit millhouseretreatcenter.com to view facility photos and pricing. Dates still available for weekend and through-the week events!
Amanda Murphy Events at RQ March 2019!
We are excited to announce that we are now taking sign-ups for our Amanda Murphy Event in March 2019! We will have three separate events held on March 7th, 8th, and 9th focused on machine quilting. Amanda Murphy is a BERNINA Brand Ambassador with wide-ranging experiences in quilting and machine embroidery while also designing fabric, patterns, and books. Amanda will be teaching:
Free-Motion Quilting: Developing Your Personal Style on Thursday, March 7th
Circle Rulers: My Favorite Quilting Tool on Friday, March 8th
Ruler Round-About! on Saturday, March 9th
Follow the links above to learn more about each class session and to reserve your seat with a $25.00 deposit. Class space is limited so don't wait to reserve your seat!
Featured Future BOM
Coming to RQ in March 2018 will be Stellar Starburst BOM designed by Marilyn Foreman of Quilt Moments. We will be offering this version using the Tonga Patriotic Batik Collection by Timeless Treasures. There are two options available: 72" x 72" (shown above) or the 106" x 106" size. Marilyn's patterns focus on squares and rectangles to avoid difficult piecing such as y-seams...great for all skill levels! Sign-up today!
What's New at RQ
Coffee themed fabric for the "Java" lover in your circle is now available at RQ! Brew by Deb Strain for Moda fabrics was delayed in its arrival but it was worth the wait! Coffee plants, coffee mug rings, coffee names, coffee beans, and a great burlap coordinate are all included in the collection. In addition to yardage, we have jelly rolls, layer cakes, charm packs, panels, and two extra wide backings from Brew. The Cup of Joe Kit (featured above) uses the panel squares to create a cute "mug" shaped block.
Gemstone by Whistler Studio for Windham is a great new basic to add dimension or texture to your project. These pixelated prints add color and movement when combined with other prints. We have five colors available currently: alexandrite, blue agate, citrine, opal, and obsidian.
Arriving on the "big brown truck" today, will be Baker's Dozen Batiks by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics. We'll have these beauties unpacked right after Christmas because they are perfect for your winter-themed projects! Yardage and fat quarters will be available as well as the Secret Recipe Kit designed by Edyta. Collections in blues and creams never last long around RQ so don't delay in ordering yours!
Annual BERNINA Swissmas Accessory Sale Continues
The much anticipated BERNINA Accessory Sale started this Tuesday, December 18th and runs through the end of the year! BERNINA presser feet, embroidery machine hoops, and software will be 25% off for two weeks! This is the perfect time to take advantage and grab that presser foot or embroidery hoop you've been wanting to add to your collection. Most presser feet will even fit in a stocking hung by the fire :)
Don't forget that the Same as Cash Financing for 48 Months continues through December 31st on qualifying purchases as well. There's still time to have a new or gently used BERNINA machine under the tree to unwrap!
December 25th & 26th: CLOSED for Christmas Holiday
January 1st: CLOSED for New Year's Holiday
January 5th: Block of the Month Meeting (4 NEW Projects Start!)
March 7th, 8th, and 9th: Amanda Murphy Events at RQ
Did You Know?
The AllPeopleQuilt 2019 UFO Challenge sheet is now available on their website. If you've never participated, this is a great way to work on those projects that you've shoved in a corner and have a hard time pulling back out! You create a list of 12 projects that you'd like to work on in 2019 and each month AllPeopleQuilt picks a random number corresponding to your projects for you to work on. We're looking forward to our third year of participating and seeing on how many projects we can further our progress on!
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