News to Use from RQ October 19th 2017
Posted by KJCB on October 19, 2017
Oh, October. This month is one month where the new fabrics come "pouring" into our stock room on a daily basis. I imagine our delivery men groan every morning when they see the RQ boxes loaded on to their trucks. :) In an attempt to keep the stock room from overflowing, we have new fabric in chairs, on carts, on shelves, stacked on top of themselves, wherever they fit! If you've been watching the Coming Soon! section of the RQ website remember that when a collection "disappears" that means that it has arrived and is now in stock at RQ. On to the news...
BERNINA Quick Start Mastery Class
This is the first class in a series for those who are new BERNINA machine owners. We still have space available for the class on Friday, October 20th at 12:00 p.m. Head to the Calendar page of the RQ website to sign-up and to view the supply list. Pre-registration is required as space is limited.
RQ Machine Embroidery Retreat @ Mill House
It's time again for our fall machine embroidery retreat at Mill House Retreat Center. November 3rd - 5th are the dates for this fall's retreat. All machine makes, models, and experience levels are welcome. This is an opportunity to work on your unfinished projects or holiday gifts with other embroidery enthusiasts! Space is limited (due to the space embroidery machines require) so please don't delay in signing-up if you're interested. More details are available on the Calendar page of the RQ website or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
What's New at RQ
Crystal Farm by Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts for Andover Fabrics is now on the shelves at RQ. Edyta's traditional style is on full display with her newest collection. We've already had to reorder one sku! There are two kits available for preorder (we are waiting for the background to be back in stock) as well as charm packs in Crystal Farm. In addition to this new group, we also have Edyta's new Quilter's Canvas pieces! These are pre-printed designs on tailored cloth that are great for applique, handwork, or embellishment of any kind.
Next up is Farmer's Daughter by Lella Boutique for Moda Fabrics. This fabric is hot! We can hardly keep the fat quarter bundles cut and tied! Pink, green, yellow, taupe, and black make a for a feminine collection with a punch. Farmer's Daughter has amazing pattern support and we've listed four kits available on the RQ website. Plaids, polka dots, words, and florals are all covered in this group. Check it out!
Just arrived on the UPS truck (and still waiting on its turn to make an appearance on the shelves of the store) is William Morris from the V & A Archives for Moda Fabrics. Moda has collaborated with the V & A Archives to bring you 40 cotton prints from the wallpaper and textile designs of William Morris. Traditional William Morris colors and prints are well-represented in this new collection. The yardage has just arrived so we'll still be working on fat quarters and kits this week, but if you've been waiting to order...don't delay! Kits are available so hop over to the RQ website to see what will be available!
My Quilting Adventure Blog
So my year-long challenge has officially come to an end. As of October 18th, 2017, I officially have turned 48 quilt tops into quilts! I fell just short of my goal of 52 quilts; however, I plan to persevere and finish the last four quilts in my challenge. I have two more finished quilts that I still need to blog about (probably this weekend) and then I will be caught up with what I have finished. I appreciate all the encouragement both on the blog and in the store over the past year. I hope to continue blogging about My Quilting Adventure because it definitely isn't over and there is still more for me to learn. I'll still have a giveaway when I reach quilt 52 (even though I missed my deadline) so keep watching!
Did You Know?
The first Saturday of every month we collect canned food and dry goods for our local food pantry. As an incentive to you to contribute, for every non-expired item you bring in, buy five fat quarters and get five fat quarters FREE. For example, bring three canned goods, you can purchase 15 fat quarters and you'll receive another 15 fat quarters FREE! It's only on the first Saturday of the month and you must be in the store to participate (no online sales). Fat quarters must already be cut, no new cuts on the 1st Saturday. The fat quarters you pay for must be full price fat quarters (not sale fat quarters). Give back to your community and you shall receive!
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