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Quilt Mercantile July Info & reminder---we are closed July 1st-8th

                 Annual Fourth of July vacation week July 1st-8th
                             Quilt Mercantile will be closed.

Hello fellow quilters!!!  Have you planned your next quilting education adventure?  Ever thought about quilting your own projects?  Handi Quilter national educator Mary Fisher will be here August 1st-3rd (bio).  We will have seven Amara w/ pro-stitcher machines set up in our classroom for these classes.  On our showroom we also have the Infinity, the simply sixteen, and two sweet sixteens.  We would love for you to join our "Long Arm Boot Camp" that is a three day event full of education for all.  Handi Quilter notions, rulers, gadgets, lights, etc will be 20% off MSRP.  Pre-order and we will hold the items for you.  You can pick up in store or at one of two quilt shows listed later in this email.  These classes are PERFECT for those that wonder---is this for me?  Can I be a long arm quilter?  Try before you make the buying decisions.  If you attend all sessions you will get a taste of everything.  There are so many possibilities when you own the Handi Quilter Amara!!!  Add the pro-stitcher and your options are limitless....Join us for one class or all of them.  (Discounts apply for multiple classes!)  Thursday class info.  Friday am class info.  Friday pm class info.  Saturday pro-stitcher class am info and pm info.  E-mail/call to sign up or ask questions.

Do you own a long arm machine and want education so you can become a confident quilter?  DON'T MISS this weekend.  (Friday and evening classes are perfect for any long arm quilting machine owner.  If you live an hour plus away from us---inquire how I can help you with lodging.)  It will be full of great discounts on products that you will learn to use and realize how easy it can be to make your quilting projects SPECIAL!  Even if you didn't purchase the Pro-stitcher initially, taking the Saturday classes will educate you about the reason to work towards upgrading in the future once you know the capabilities of the program, learn how easy it is to understand and use, AND this program just gets it done quicker so you have more time to piece your tops!  Yeah!!!

Quilting Fun--Nightlife with Jackie Brown classes.  August 1st-3rd-Thursday, Friday, & Saturday evening from 6-8ish Jackie will have long arm classes to educate on rulers, products she loves to use, and an added bonus at the end of each class she will show how having her new Amara w/pro-stitcher has changed her world of quilting.  She is going to choose several rulers and would love your input on which you want to know how to use.  Cost of each class is $45.  E-mail to sign up.

PREVIEW NIGHT- July 31st 6-8 p.m.  Join us Wednesday night for snacks and DOOR PRIZES!!!  Two $100 Quilt Mercantile gift certificates, notions and gadgets will be given away at preview night.  Our store will be open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. on July 31st!  There is no charge to come.  Meet Mary Fisher while she shows off the new Amara, the awesome array of feet that are available for Handi Quilter machines, and gives a group demo.  Take a test drive on one of the seven Amara's, our Infinity demo, our simply sixteen demo, or our sweet sixteen demos.   Jackie Brown will be showing off a couple of her award winning quilts during this meet-a-greet event.  CF Sharpening Services will arrive Wednesday late afternoon.  Click here for pricing.  Let us know if you need items sharpened.  More details will be sent out.  Let us know if you are interested.

Additional 2019 education opportunities:  We have a couple openings in Brenda Jeschke's September embroidery machine retreat.  The December is currently full with a small backup list.  We have a few openings in the new offering for a weekday domestic machine quilting retreat with Jackie Brown Sept. 23rd-25th and her annual Dec. 13th-15th has a couple spots open.  Alice's July A-Z retreat is FULL but the Sept. 26th-29th still has some openings.  P3 Designs 9th annual October Off-the-Block Applique retreats are full but the waiting list is very short so email if you would like to be added to the backup list.  Good chance you might get a spot! 

As you know we are expanding!  We are excited to announce that one of our new offerings is in sewing machine brands-- we are partnering with Texas Quiltworks located in Rockwall, Texas--Glenn has been providing excellent Bernina Care service for 15+ years.  Deven will be a certified Bernina technician after completing his training in Chicago next week.  After July 13th, we are happy to help you with any Bernina machine servicing needs.  We are also able to help you with any Bernina purchases.  With all of the changes in the Dallas metroplex, we want to make sure you have great options.  We promise to do our very best to exceed your expectations with our Texas Hospitality and 17+ years in this location.  For our current list (which we plan to expand more) of sewing & long arm machines we service click here.  Set up an appointment during a retreat stay or to drop off--call or email.  Ask for Deven.  Do you have a machine that you would like to trade in?  Let's talk.  Ten Lizzie owners---we are here to help if you want to trade in.  Also, we do have an experienced technician to service your machine if it doesn't need parts.  (With the company closing, all parts are unavailable.)

As we expand, we will need employees that live within 30 minutes of our store.  We have many opportunities in the works and would love to know your skills.  Since Donna (our current chef for retreats)is going to have shoulder surgery, we need another option at least for the short term.  If you OR anyone you know have an interest in cooking for retreat groups please email or call and ask for Jennifer.  Shelby (my oldest) has been a huge help in the store and cooking this summer but very soon she will be on her way back down to Texas A&M University for her sophomore year! (know a sweet girl heading to A&M?  Shelby needs one more to share our three bedroom town home.  She and Katelyn are amazing--email and I can send a link to house pictures on Facebook) With our expansion and these two wonderful helpers out of the picture, we would love to discuss opportunities with those interested.   

We have new fabrics arriving every week and new samples completed monthly.  Follow us on Facebook to see items as they arrive.  Come see us!  If you don't join the HQ van event classes or a retreat---come to our booth at the Gainesville Quilt show July 26th & 27th held at Temple baptist church or the Plano Quilt show August 9th & 10th held at the Plano Center.  We are happy to have you pre-order any item for you to pickup at one of the quilt shows!!!  Let us know how we can be of service to you.

Thank you for your continued support of our store and retreat center.  This support helps us achieve our goal to be here in Celeste, Texas for many years to come.  We hope you have a wonderful and safe July 4th celebration!!!

Vickey, Jennifer, & Deven
Quilt Mercantile
Quiltagious Quarters
Celeste, TX 75423
Tuesday -Friday 9-5
Saturday 9-3