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Hello everyone,

What a great way to end the month of January, a party.  We hope everyone who was able to come had as much fun as we did.   It was certainly cold enough for hot chocolate!  Sue’s project bag demo was a big success. There are so many uses for the cute bag.  Thank you, Sue!!  If you missed the demo you can get the pattern here:

Sue's Project Bag

And you can see Sue’s demo on our YouTube page:

Sue's Project Bag Demo

The flood sale will continue through Thursday the 4th; 40% off Christmas fabric, an additional 10% off Christmas kits, and 20% off a select group of patterns and kits.   Also, for every 5 yards of $5/yd fabric get a yard free.

Fabulous February is here.  We gave out over 200 envelopes, all filled with great coupons!  You can bring them in any time in February and open your envelopes in front of Michelle, Vanetta or Monique.   We will initial the coupon and then you have the whole month to use your coupon.  Everyone is a winner, no losers😉

Our January spotlight quilter is Mary Merritt.  Mary is a retired real estate agent and has been quilting for 12 years.  She has been sewing since she was a child and had been interested in quilting for quite a while. Mary started taking classes at Scarlet Thread in Webster and The Quilting Bee in Sodus and quickly had the quilting bug.  She loves learning new techniques and trying new tools.  Mary finds quilting relaxing and she loves to see how the different colors and shapes go together to form the completed project.   She loves the camaraderie of sewing with friends. They are a big help when something is not going right and also share lots of creativity and ideas. Mary’s advice to quilters is to make sure you read all the instructions carefully, label your cuts and have fun!  Here are some of Mary’s lovely creations:

The next two months there are some great classes coming up.  A few of the classes are back by popular demand (Double Flip bag and Tuffet).  Our learn to quilt series is starting again so if you know anyone who has been wanting to learn to quilt please share with them.  New this year is our first kid’s class.  Kelly Goodman will be teaching kids how to make a pillow case.  If you would like to sign-up for any classes give us a call, send an email or better yet come to see us.  As a reminder to reserve your spot payment is required at sign-up.   If the weather is bad and we need to cancel the class we will do our best to reschedule at a time that is convenient for everyone.

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We are so proud of The Village Quilt Shoppe and look forward to sharing the dream with you.

Vanetta & Monique

Tip of the month

Pressing Tips:

Press correctly. Pressing is achieved by moving the iron up and down on the fabric rather than ironing, which moves the iron back and forth across the fabric. Ironing can stretch the fabric and cause the shape to become distorted.

Prevent shadows. To avoid shadowing when working with high-contrast fabrics, such as red and white, press the fabric seam toward the darker fabric or press seams open worth it.

Have a tip to share, send it to us, if we publish we will give you a store gift certificate.

February & March Class Highlights

(see Calendar page for details)

Back by popular demand, the double flip bag and tuffet, a great duffle bag for traveling,  three beautiful wall hangings, the stackable pop-up and for the first time a kids pillow making class.   Pictures below, details can be found on our calendar page.

Duffle Bag
Duffle Bag
Winter Sampler
Spring Bell Pull
Spring Bell Pull
Double Flip Bag
Double Flip Bag
Bittersweet
Bittersweet
Stacking Pop-up
Stacking Pop-up
Tuffet
Tuffet