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Quilt Mercantile Winter 2020 class, retreats, and more
|We start this new decade with excitement. We are expanding our footprint in downtown Celeste (Repairs to older buildings don't go quickly but we are embracing this challenge head on). With this expansion, our vision in 2020 is to become your main resource for fabrics, notions, books, sewing machines, long-arm machines, repair & maintenance of machines, and hands on education in classes and retreats. BIG GOAL! Our eighteen years of quilt store ownership will definitely help us move forward into this new decade to serve you, our valued customer.
We want to make sure that you know about several of the ongoing benefits of shopping in-store at Quilt Mercantile. Since opening in 2002, we give 20% off retail on books and patterns. We give 10% off retail on all bolted fabrics--even the newest lines as they arrive. Our fabric prices are lower than anywhere in the metroplex on quality quilting fabrics. We stock Hobbs batting on the roll. Buying by the inch is more cost effective and you don't have to deal with the wrinkles!
We fully believe that successful piecing and quilting is the most fun when your machine is easy to use, reliable, and hassle free! For fifteen plus years, we have been a Janome America dealer selling Elna sewing and embroidery machines and a Handi Quilter long arm retailer for ten plus years. We service what we sell (plus select others). We love these machines and we know you will too. We are the only metroplex Handi Quilter dealer to do in-home long arm servicing. In 2019 we became a sister store with Glenn of Texas Quiltworks in Rockwall; we now sell and service Berninas. Deven is a certified Bernina technician and we use only genuine Bernina parts. Reach out with any questions about machines or to set up your machine servicing appointment. With the perfect well tuned machine, piecing and quilting is fun!
We encourage you to follow us on Facebook so you can stay up to date with our new arrivals. We post pictures of fabrics, new samples, sewing machines, long arm products and much more. In a world of Amazon that has contributed to many north Texas quilt store closings in 2019, we thank you for your continued support of our brick and mortar quilt store. If you don't make the trip out to Celeste before March, stop by our booth at the Dallas Quilt Show in March. Keep stitching....
|Quilt Mercantile Classes/Retreats
We have new classes on the calendar for several techniques. For those of you who want more than a day to "escape from the world," we have retreats covering various projects. Join a class or retreat and let an experienced teacher guide your creativity. We strive to provide a variety of learning opportunities hoping to inspire you to branch out and learn new skills. Our retreats and classes require payment (by a specific date) to sign up and hold your place. This helps guarantee a full retreat/class for our amazing teachers. Detailed information about our policies can be found in the FAQ section click here. Use the retreat links to find out more information about each retreat. Reply to this email with any questions or to check availability of space in these retreats. We hope you are able to join at least one in 2020 so you can---relax and recuperate from the stresses of life while you expand your skills and gain new friendships!
Classes, Classes, Classes....
Fabulous Feathers Quilting six class series by Jackie Brown- Class 1- January 18th or 22nd; Class 2-Feb. 8th or 12th; Class 3-March 7th or 25th; Class 4-April 4th or 8th; Class 5-June 6th or 10th; Class 6-July 11th or 15th These 3 1/2 hour hands on classes are designed to start you with basic feathers with no backtracking, no stem, backtracking, and stems and will take you all the way to custom work with feathers as a background fill. Cost is $55 per class. Saturday classes are 9-12:30 & 1-4:30. Wednesday classes 10-2.
Mini Mosaics class by Pam Patton- January 25th 10-4 for $45. No machine needed for this class! Pick any of the Cheryl Lynch Mini Mosaic patterns. Class will teach you how to create your unique mosaic. These mini quilts are a fun, quick way to use up batik scraps.
Quilted Sweatshirt Jacket class by Pam Patton- February 22nd 10-4 for $45. A popular accessory worn by our staff for many years. So many have asked for a class to make their own. This class is for you. Use a sweatshirt as the base for your jacket. With Pam's help you will stitch a bargello style pattern on a flat, opened sweatshirt. Make your one of a kind jacket to show off your favorite colors.
QAYG T-Shirt Quilt class- March 28th 10-4 for $45. Pam Patton will help you take those treasured t-shirts to make you own unique t-shirt quilt. In this class Pam will guide you in preparation, products to use, layout, and assembling your quilt. You can use quilt-as-you-go method or the traditional construction methods to make your t-shirt quilt in this class.
Heartfelt Wholecloth Quilt two part long arm quilting classes-9:30-3 for $65 each class; April 18th & June 20th. Jackie Brown will guide you to make your own beautiful quilt. This design was created by Kelly Ashton and uses the six rulers introduced with the Handi Quilter Ruler Club 5.
Megan Best Long Arm classes May 1st & 2nd--we are planning with Megan to bring you the classes she offers to expand your custom quilting and Pro stitcher skills. E-mail if you want final information.
Collage Class by Cathy Miller May 9th 10-4 for $45. Select any Laura Heine pattern and Cathy will guide you through the process in class. Smaller projects are best for beginners. Take your knowledge about the process and proceed on to any of the other projects!
Retreats, Retreats, Retreats....
Paper Piecing Retreat - Eileen Urbanek click here February or August. Learn how to maximize your time in paper piecing a Judy Niemeyer pattern. Work on any project--Eileen has pattern suggestions by skill level. She can also teach you how to make any of these projects: Stack -n- Wack, One Block Wonder, Jacob's Ladder, or String quilts.
Handi Quilter National Educator Event/Retreat March 18th - 21st. We are scheduling classes for two educators--Diane Henry and Amy Domke. We welcome feedback to help us decide classes to provide. We strive to fill your education needs with your long arm machine.
Machine Embroidery Retreats - Brenda Jeschke click here April, August, or December. From beginner to advanced, Brenda will help you with the project of your choice. Any machine type. It is time to learn how to use your embroidery machine to it's potential.
A-Z retreat - Alice Wilhoit click here April & July. This UFO retreat is open to all skill levels. Feel free to make your first quilt at this retreat or let Alice help you finish one of your unfinished projects in your stash. Alice is our official "retreat mom" and teacher extraordinaire!
Domestic Machine Quilting Retreat - Jackie Brown click here May, Sept. or December. From beginner to advanced, Jackie can teach you the skills to begin quilting on a domestic machine or how to sharpen your custom quilting techniques. Those who own a sit-down long arm machine are also able to join this group. You may not want to quilt all of your projects but these retreats start you on the path to confidence in quilting some of them.
Susan Manry Long Arm Education retreat--May 14th-17th and November 13th-15th. Susan is a master of Handi Quilter's Pro-Stitcher program. If you own this program....YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS learning from Susan Manry. We are working on the schedule. Let us know by email if you want more information.
Paper Piecing Retreat - Jackie Holkum click here May and November. Demand has been high to learn how to make the Judy Niemeyer projects so we added Jackie in 2018. She is a wonderful experienced certified Judy Niemeyer instructor. You choose the project.
Off-The-Block Applique Retreat - Pearl Pereira of P3 Designs click here weekday and weekend retreats in June and October. This technique for applique is very beginner friendly and can be used for the most intricate designs. You are free to work on the pattern/project of your choice. Every retreat Pearl has an optional project. This June she will work on a block from Toil and Trouble. This project is amazing! The optional block is pictured on the retreat page.
UFO Retreat- April 8th 10 a.m--April 11th --Lodging fee with minimum of 15 is $120. We are opening this retreat up for everyone! Come take some time to relax and make new friends. Stay until end of day on Saturday before Easter.
Vickey, Jennifer & Deven
215 US Highway 69 North
Celeste, TX 75423