News to Use from RQ December 28th
Posted by KJCB on December 28, 2017
This is the last newsletter from RQ for 2017! We will be open regular hours following New Year's Day. Our 10th Anniversary celebration will continue into 2018 with more events, classes, and specials. January will be "Girls Night Out" month with Diva Wallet Classes and a Mill House Retreat Weekend with Terri Degenkolb of Whimsicals already on the RQ Calendar. January specials will include 10% off Girls Night Out fabric and patterns by Whimsicals plus 10% off Yazzii Bags (perfect for a "girl" on the go!). Here's to a Happy 2018...
AllPeople Quilt 2017 UFO Challenge Report
The end of 2017 also brings an end to our participation in the 2017 AllPeople Quilt UFO Challenge. This was the first year that Marcia and I participated in the challenge and we are both happy with the progress we made on those pesky UFOs. Marcia's official year end total includes: 7 complete project finishes, 3 projects worked on, and 2 projects that weren't touched (this year at least). My official year end total includes 8 complete project finishes, 2 quilt tops finished/waiting to be quilted, and 1 quilt that needs bound. I realize that total is only 11...I have four more days to squeak out one more quilt top and I think I can do it!
If you're like Marcia and me, we'll be signing up to participate in the UFO Challenge with AllPeople Quilt again in 2018. You can download your free copy of the 2018 chart here. Fill it out before January 1st so you're ready when the first project is selected!
RQ Turns 10: Upcoming Events!
Come in December 27th - 30th with your RQ Anniversary Canvas Tote Bag and save 10% off your entire purchase that day!* Anniversary Totes are still available for purchase for those who do not yet have one :) Online shoppers can purchase an RQ Anniversary Canvas Tote for $10 and receive 10% off their online purchase* December 27th - 30th. No coupon code required, discount will be applied manually by RQ staff and will NOT be reflected when checking out online. *Some exclusions apply*
Only a few more days left to take advantage of December's Anniversary specials (in store only):
10% off kits, bundles, and Foundation by the Yard Panels.
Regular panels are $3.00/each while Specialty or Large panels are $4.00/each
2017 RQ Staff Favorite Fabric Collections
Marcia's favorite fabric collection for 2017 is Quill by 3 Sisters for Moda Fabrics. Purples, grays, and dark aquas are combined in this elegant fabric grouping. We still have fabric yardage, jelly rolls, layer cakes, and charm packs as well as kits available. Check out the Candlelight and What if You Fly Kits on the RQ website for more details.
After much deliberation, my favorite fabric collection for 2017 is Woodlands Fusion by Art Gallery Studio. This group combines navy and deep coral with hints of light green and dark red. I love the variety of the floral prints from large to small in addition to the deer antlers and woodland trees. I will definitely be finding the perfect pattern for these prints in 2018!
Sally chose Hushabye Hollow by Lydia Nelson for Moda Fabrics. The soft colors and whimsical woodland creatures are the perfect combination for a nursery wall hanging or snuggly throw. We have yardage, fat quarters, layer cakes, and charm packs still available to add to your stash!
Next up is Biscuits and Gravy by BasicGrey for Moda Fabrics. This collection was chosen by Allison who has a pile of B & G fat quarters burning a hole in her stash :) While we don't have the entire collection, we have a nice variety of blues, reds, yellows, and aquas in yardage. Layer cakes, jelly rolls, and charm packs featuring all fabric skus are still in stock. Also, be sure to take a peek at the Dishes Kit which uses a B & G layer cake.
Charlotte's favorite collection for 2017 is the newest Tula Pink, Spirit Animal. There were no other groups this year where you could find arrowheads, birds, flower heads, otters, and bears all together (at least at RQ :) These prints are great for fussy cutting and using in applique or EPP projects! Yardage and fat quarters are still available at RQ.
BERNINA Swissmas Sales Are Here!
Ready for a new 7 Series machine this holiday season!?! The B 770QE is where you need to look. Not only will you receive a great machine, but you also get one of the above products FREE!!! An embroidery module, a B 330 sewing machine, or an L 450 serger FREE with purchase of a B 770QE. New embroidery features are now available on these models including: thread away, combining designs in the hoop, and switching measurements between metric and U.S. easily to name a few. We have B770QEs in stock and ready to go home with you today!
Did You Know?
An internet search for New Year's Day food traditions will bring about a plethora of information that spans many cultures and regions. Our family (for as long as I can remember) has always shared corned beef, cabbage, and potatoes on New Year's Day. This is generally followed with a secret family recipe for devil's food cake (but that's to celebrate a birthday, not just because it is New Year's). Whatever your family tradition, we wish you a Happy New Year and Prosperous 2018!
Until next year,
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