News to Use from RQ September 14th
Posted by KJCB on September 14, 2017
Today starts the BERNINA Fall Sale at RQ! Receive 25% off BERNINA presser feet purchased through September 18th. Additionally, we have 60 months same as cash financing available for qualifying purchases on new BERNINA machines. Don't forget David has select 7 Series machines in stock and ready to take home this weekend!
I've been sewing binding on a few smaller quilt projects this week that I plan to send down to Houston for distribution to those affected by Hurricane Harvey. If you missed last week's newsletter, we are gathering quilts of (at minimum) baby size that will be distributed to those in need by a willing friend who lives in the Houston metro area. As an elementary school teacher and mother of a toddler, she is well aware of the effect an event like this can have on children. What better way to wrap them in love!?! We will be accepting quilt donations until October 7th and they can be dropped off at any time during RQ's normal hours. Thank you! On to the news...
Quilts of Valor September
Our Quilts of Valor Workshop for September is next Wednesday, September 20th starting at 10 a.m. We will be meeting at Mill House Retreat Center. Please sign-up on the RQ Calendar to let us know that you plan to attend. If you missed last month's gathering, we have information to share regarding our status as an official QOV Quilt Store and our upcoming presentation on Veteran's Day. Hope to see you next week! (Quilt featured above is Among the Stars.)
National Sew a Jelly Roll Day Sale Continues
Do you have your project picked out? I have a Grand Canal Jelly Roll by Kate Spain and a Bella Solid White Junior Jelly Roll ready to make the Low Voltage pattern by Mountainpeek Creations. Can't wait to see how it turns out!
Saturday, September 16th is National Sew a Jelly Roll Day! In honor of this special occasion, we are having ALL 2 1/2" strip related products on sale ALL of September. All jelly rolls, junior jelly rolls, treat strips, treat strip jrs., and 2 1/2" strip patterns/book will be 16% off their regular price. Some exclusions may apply. Item must be in stock to receive sale price. Sale price will show on online items that are included in sale without a coupon code. Need a project for your new jelly roll? Head to projectjellyroll.com for more details on National Sew a Jelly Roll Day.
What's New at RQ
Spirit Animal by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics is in the house! The bright colors and fun prints are a must have for your stash. Check out those otters...how often do you see otters on fabric?!?! Birds, flower faces, arrowheads, and mini-bears are a few of the available prints. We have the whole collection in yardage and fat quarters with 10" square packs arriving soon.
Angelfish Tonga Batiks by Timeless Treasures have arrived at RQ. These brightly colored batiks represent the blues and aquas of the ocean with yellows for the sunshine. The whole collection is available in yardage or fat quarters. Treat Strip Jrs. and Shortcakes should be arriving soon. The Mountain High Kit (available soon) uses Treat Strip Jrs. and a link to the free pattern is listed on the RQ website.
Are you ready to think spring yet? Muse by Alice Kennedy for Timeless Treasures will have you ready for spring flower blossoms in no time. Shades of pink, yellow, and green are plentiful in this collection. Be sure to view the double border stripe that is gorgeous on its own for use in table runners and other home decor. Additionally, Wing and a Prayer Designs has designed the Botanical Muse Quilt (seen above) available in three sizes. See how the double border stripe is featured prominently around the center? Beautiful!
R.E. Creations Mini Patterns Back in Stock
If you're a fan of mini quilts and haven't tried out a pattern by local designer Ronda, we have her four patterns back in stock at RQ! Clockwise from bottom: A Quick Trip, Mini Pinwheels, A Little Novelty, and Geese Crossing are fun projects to use up your scraps or horde of mini charms. Pick one up in store or in the Patterns Category on the RQ Website.
Did You Know?
Part 2 of the All About Aurifil has been posted on the Auriful Blog. This post includes helpful information about the colorfast-ness of certain thread colors and how they should be laundered. There is also a handy comparison between the always popular 50 wt and 40 wt threads. If you're a fan of Aurifil thread and have a tendency to speed through the large spools, we can special order cones in the 50 wt and 40 wt to keep you stitching longer!