August 18, 2014
I am having a hard time believing that a month has already gone by since my last newsletter. So much for my theory and best intentions of getting a newsletter out every two weeks or so! The shop has been Hopping (no pun intended!!!) with the Row by Row Shop Hoppers. I don't know how many people actually stopped by but I know it has been a lot! We only purchased 48 of our Row by Row license plates and we were out at least 3 weeks ago! We've given out a lot of patterns and we've sold a ton of kits! This was a shop hop that was new this year and all of the participants seem to be having a grand time.
Speaking of Shop Hops, the North State River Run is just around the corner. The dates for 2014 are Sept. 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th. All 13 shops will be open from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. daily. Every store will be offering a 15% discount on regularly priced fabrics, notions, books and patterns. The Grand Prize this year is a very nice enticement to get you all out and visiting all 13 stores for the chance to win a Janome Memory Craft Horizon MC8900 QCP sewing machine...very worth the travel time in my opinion! In addition to that beauty, there will be thirteen 1st Prize winners for a $100 Gift Certificate; one from each of the participating shops and there will be 26 Bingo Winners who will receive a Fat Quarter Bundle and that doesn't even include all the fun times and memories you'll be making with a day or two traveling with friends! And if that's not enough fun all by itself, each shop will be giving a $10 gift certificate to the person who steps through our doors and represents the best dressed for the party that each of our shops is having. Here at Blue Iris, we are going to be in full swing with our Mardi Gras Party! Come and join us won't you?
Just a note on upcoming class schedules and some changes that will be taking place:
The 3rd Monday, Applique Club is being cancelled due to lack of participation. We will re-look at this club or something similar after the 1st of the year.
Also, due to the North State River Run, there will be no Wednesday Open Sew on September 10th.. Regular Wednesday Open Sew/Potluck will resume on the following Wed. Sept. 16th, 10am - 4pm
(see our online schedule for more detailed info)
Summer Mystery at Blue Iris w/ Linda Ballard
Thurs. 8/21 - 10am-4pm
Sincerely Yours Embroidery Machine Applique Quilt w/Karen Gonzales
Sat. 8/23 - 10am to 12 Noon (or thereabouts)
This is an Orientation, with the actual 12 month class starting in October. If you have an embroidery machine with a USB port and a minimum 5 x 7 Hoop, you can make this gorgeous quilt and learn a whole lot about embroidery and your machine.....Promise! Spread the word that Blue Iris now has a great embroidery machine teacher with more fun things coming your way!
Wednesday Open Sew
Aug. 27 - 10am-4pm
Sept. 3rd, 17th, & 24th - 10 am - 4pm
Magical Slice and Dice w/Audra
Thurs & Fri, 8/28 & 29 - 10am - 4pm
It's a Wrap w/ Mary Brun
Sat. , Aug 30th, 10am-4pm
Beginning Quilt Class w/Natalie
Mondays, Sept. 8th, 15th, 29th, Oct. 6th & 13th
12 Noon - 4 pm.
North State River Run
9/10, 11, 12 and 13th, 9am - 7pm
Classmates Sewing/Travel Case w/Pauline
Tues., 9/16 - 10am-4pm
New York Beauty w/Cinda
Thurs, 9/18 & 9/25, 10-4pm
How to Plan Your Design (onto your quilt top) w/Don Linn
Fri & Sat, 9/26 & 27, 10am-4pm
And last but not least, don't forget that the 1st Saturday of the month (In September it's the 6th) bring in your completed quilt top and get 20% off the backing fabric.
See you soon!
PS. Only 158 days left until Christmas...............
Thank you for choosing Blue Iris Quilt Shop
Jeri, Audra, Janie, Janis, Judy, Natalie, Pauline and Sally