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QM December 2012

Quilt Mercantile December 2012
We wish you a Merry Christmas and
A Happy New Year!!!

As we wind down 2012 and look forward to a fun 2013, this note comes to you with thoughts of gratitude for some wonderful times we have had with each of you in the past ten years.  It doesn't seem possible that we have known some of you for ten years!  But as I look at how big each of my children have grown---it has been many years.  Thank you for the continued support of our store.  Thank you to those that have used our retreat facility.  Thank you for your friendships.

For 2013 we plan to stay with the same buiness plan that has worked for the last ten years.  We want to bring you the best fabrics, books, and products at the best prices possible.  In these tough economic times we know that value is very important.  For in-store purchases we are keeping the 10% off retail pricing for bolted fabrics and regular fabric kits.  In-store, we give 20% off books and patterns.  We keep a great sale area for fabrics that once were grouped with a line of fabrics.  We do not buy cheaper grade fabrics to sell on our sale tables.

We are still working out class schedules with many of our teachers so we only have January classes to send out.  We have several national teachers coming to the retreat center in 2013.  Below is a list.  Some of them only have partial information but that information lets you look at their website to see if you are interested.  Want to book a retreat at Quiltagious Quarters for your group in 2013?  Give us a call or e-mail your questions.  For available dates flip through our retreat calendar.

We have some good sales going from now until December 22nd when we close for the holidays.  We will be closed from December 23rd-January 1st.

Jim Shore figurines:  Buy One regular price and receive the 2nd one at 30% off (equal or lesser value).

All Beanpod Candles are 30% off retail

All magazines are 40% off retail


Texas Our Texas BOM series by Alice Wilhoit  continues January 5th.  10-2 for $15.  This is a great opportunity to work through this classic Texas pattern with the actual designer.  No other store has ALICE for this series!  Class will be on 1st Sat. each month.  You may have a kit for this project lost somewhere with your other UFO’s—pull it out! We give 20% off on the pattern (and all other books & patterns in our store).  Finish within three months of the last class—receive 25% off backing fabric. Won’t it be great to come once a month to share food, fellowship, and learn a new technique.  This project has a little bit of everything!  If you have started this project in years past and want to attend a few of the month's in 2013---Let us know and we will see it there is room for you.

Winter's Best Class series by Alice Wilhoit3rd Saturdays each month for 5 months. Jan. 19th, Feb. 16th, March 16th, April 20th,  and May 18th.
The best of winter! Beautiful snowflakes and Mr. & Mrs. Cardinal. The snowflakes are appliquéd, using Ultra Suede Light. In the 5 week series, you'll learn how to work with Ultra Suede Light, Learn the technique for changing color of fabrics, and to make the Feather Star.

Dear Jane by Sarah Francis 

The ULTIMATE Sampler!  Join the craze known as Dear Jane...recreate this Civil War era quilt with it's small, interesting blocks and triangles, mainly by machine with applique blocks by hand. This class is taught by technique and you are guaranteed to come away learning a shortcut or two and/or new techniques.  Let Sarah help you with fabric selection.  She will take all the "wonder how she made that one" out of it for you. Dear Jane book required.  Class meets January 12th (second Sat. most months) from 10-3 and the cost is $10 per class.

Long Arm Quilting Classes by Jackie Brown

Level 1:  Basic Pantograph Long Arm Quilting class  Wed.Jan. 9th & 30th, Feb. 20th, March 13th, April 3rd & 24th; 9:30-3:30 for $150. Learning to stitch a pantograph pattern on your quilt is an easy and fast way to make your quilt look like you had a professional quilted it.  The basic steps will get you started on learning how to put a nice pantograph design on your quilt.  Jackie will teach the six steps to get started becoming a confident long arm quilter.
Level 2:  Custom long arm quilting class  Wed.Jan. 16th, Feb. 6th & 27th, March 20th, April 10th;  9:30-3:30 for $200.  Would you like to learn how to make your quilts stand out with some custom quilting?  This class will teach you the basics of custom quilting. It’s fun and you can use your creative mind to enhance your quilt. You can say you quilted it and had fun doing it.  Jackie will teach seven steps to get started becoming a custom long arm quilter.
Level 3:  Artistic Custom Quilting class
  Wed. Jan. 23rd, Feb. 13th, March 27th, April 17th;  9:30-3:30 for $250.  After completing Level 1 and Level 2 classes you are now on your way to Artistic quilting.  This class will take you to the level of a professional quilter, with lots of practice, patience and determination! You can make your quilts stand out in a crowd.  Your family and friends will ask if you had a professional quilt it, and you can proudly say, “I quilted it”!!  Jackie will teach the six steps to getting started to becoming a Artistic Long Arm Quilter.

Class by Lynda Lindstrom

Beginning Quilting    Sat. January 26th (9:30-4 for $35). This class will take you from cutting to binding in one six-hour class.  We will cover rotary cutting, simple piecing, borders, making the sandwich, machine quilting, squaring the quilt, and binding.  What’s the catch?  The project will be a candle mat or table topper.  The only way to experience a “quilt-in-a-day” is to make a very small quilt. I will share a wealth of quilting knowledge and tips with you as you make this small project.  This is for students who are truly beginners and need an introduction to our craft.  Tell your non-quilting friends so they can become quilters  too!

Planned 2013 Retreats

Just Jennifer Retreat Feb. 22nd-24th.

Marti Michell weekday retreat March 20th-21st (arrival late on 19th)--Kaliedoscope

Marti Michell weekend retreat March 23rd-24th (arrival late on 22nd)-Double Wedding Ring

Michelle Watts Retreat May 31st-June 2nd--project is pending

Eileen Urbanek retreats teaching Judy Niemeyer patterns.  Weekday-July 9th-11th and/or Weekend Nov. 8th-10th.  Eileen will let you choose from a couple patterns depending on your experience level.

Jackie Brown Domestic Machine Quilting retreats:  May 3rd-5th and/or July 26th-28th

Brenda Asmus retreat teaching Marti Michell templates:  Sept. 6th-8th

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