Happy New Year!
Are you ready to start a new year? We are! 2021 is going to be a great year! There are several classes already scheduled through March, an in-house retreat the beginning of February and monthly extra help days. We have ordered new lines as well as additional blenders and linens. Two new lines coming in January-February, Dwell Possibility and On the Go.
Plus, Fabulous February is back. During the month of January for every $25 you spend (pre-tax) you will receive a sealed red or white Fabulous February envelope. The envelopes contain all kinds of surprises from discounts and free products to gift certificates. Collect as many as you can and then, in February bring in your envelopes *UNOPENED* and claim your goodies!
January 30th is our “flood” party. There will be a hot chocolate bar, demos and of course some specials. Many of you bought flood fabric back in December 2019. We would love to see what you made out of that fabric and share the pictures at our flood party. Please send us your pictures: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Webster Quilt guild makes quilts for one of the local breast cancer charities. We have the kits available at the store if you are interested.
Our January spotlight quilter is Sam Brzoza. Sam and her husband live in Webster and she is a professor of nursing at Roberts Wesleyan College. She has been quilting for thirteen years. Sam’s introduction to quilting was from a class at Scarlet Thread (which was also located in the village of Webster) called Quilting for Dummies taught by Monique Barnes. She loves the creativity of quilting; the cutting of the fabric and working with the patterns to create the quilt. For Sam quilting is a great outlet! Sam’s advice is to make sure you have the right equipment before you start a project. You can see some of her work below.
We have updated our class policy. While we love you all and consider you our friends, we do have a business to run. Did you know the instructors get the entire class fee except $5? Did you know we pay the instructor for all students that registered for the class? Our policy was always that payment was to be made at time of registration, this will be enforced this year. Cancellations need to be made at least 7 days prior to the first day of the class, a class voucher will be issued to be used for a future class. Your class fee will be forfeited if you If you cancel less than seven days before the class. The majority of our teachers require at least 3 students to hold the class. If we need to cancel a class due to low registrants, we will give you a full refund. If we need to cancel due to weather, we will do our best to offer the class at a future date, otherwise we will give you a refund. We hope you understand the need for us to get a bit stricter with our policy.
We are so proud of The Village Quilt Shoppe and look forward to sharing the dream with you.
Vanetta & Monique
Make the most of your yardage. Cut out the larger shapes before turning to the smaller ones.
When rotary cutting, start with the blade about ½” up on the ruler, then cut it back to the tip and then cut forward. If you always start cutting at the tip, the tip of your ruler will get chipped away from the blade over time and no longer be square.
Have a tip to share, send it to us, if we publish we will give you a store gift certificate.
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