Wednesday, August 29, 2012

September-October Newsletter

Quilt Shop of Chisholm
                                                                    116 W Lake St
                                                                Chisholm, MN 55719

Class Schedule:

Stash Pot Pie II - Thursday, Sept. 6, Oct. 4, 5pm-8pm
Stash Pot Pie I - Thursday, Sept. 13, Oct. 11, 5pm-8pm
Generals’ Wives - Saturday, Sept. 8, Oct. 13, 10am-12pm
Women of Courage - Saturday, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, 10am-12pm
Mill Girls - Saturday, Sept. 15, Oct. 20, 12pm-2pm
Amish With a Twist - Thursday, Sept. 20, Oct. 18, 6pm-7pm
Marti & Me Club - Saturday, Sept. 22, Oct. 27, 10am-12pm



OCTOBER 4, 5, AND 6, 2012

7 great shops (Quilt Shop of Chisholm, Quilts Around the Corner, Terri’s Treasures, Timeless Treasures, Sew Much & More, Elaine’s Corner and Quilted Dog).

Visit all 7 shops, get your passport stamped at each shop, check out the featured pattern and have a chance to win one of seven baskets worth over $100.00 each, filled with quilting goodies!

THE BUS will operate on Saturday, October 6, and take you to all seven shops. Quilt Shop of Chisholm and Quilts Around the Corner in Hibbing are sharing a bus. Sign up with either me or Kathy to reserve your spot on the bus. Cost will be $35.00. Bus will stop for lunch ($10.00) or you may bring your sack lunch with you, whichever you prefer. Such a deal! All this and you get:

                                                                    CAROL LEE

As your “bus mom”. What more could you ask for? Rumor has it she will be offering her steel brush pedicures again on the bus, but I’m not worried about it. Of course, I won’t be on the bus. Wear shoes that lace and double knot them is my advice. The bus will leave from the Hibbing shop at 8:00 am (you will need to be there at 7:30) and return you to Hibbing before 8pm as usual. We will have snacks at each shop, but we realize that you just want to get home when you get back and will not be serving dinner.


Stash Pot Pie I and II - when you come to class in September, you will need to bring with you 90 (ninety) 1 ½” x 5 ½” strips of “darks” and 90 (yes, ninety) 1 ½” x 5 ½” strips of lights. We are making a small project this month that is a secret (you better not squeal, Nancy). Your interpretation of lights and darks will determine how you use your stash and scraps to make this kitchen project (hint). You must also bring your COMPLETED summer project if you want to hang with us. Ha! Just messing with you. I just liked seeing some of your faces when I showed you the pattern for the summer project. I wish I could see your faces when you read about the 180 strips you have to cut for class.

Generals’ Wives - Months 9 and 10, and I have months 11 and 12 ready if you want to leap ahead!!!

Women of Courage is a new 12 month block of the month that we have just started. There is room for two more people to join this block of the month, and it is a beauty. The stories are interesting to read about each woman of courage that comes with your monthly block. Month 2 has a story about Sojourner Truth that will give you goose bumps when you read what she said at the 1851 Ohio Women’s Rights Convention. $25.00 per month. (That’s not what Sojourner Truth said. Ha!)

Mill Girls is starting in September and will be a 10 month block of the month that will finish in May. The fabrics are by Judy Rothermel (she designs all the Old Sturbridge Village fabrics for Marcus Bros.) and the pattern is by Nancy Rink, which means it’s beautiful fabric & the pattern is easy to follow. The Mill Girls block of the month gives you a glimpse into the life of girls (ages 15-25) who left the farm to work in the New England cotton mills between 1830-1850. It’s a surprising story that documents their way of life and each month your block will include excerpts from a letter written home by a mill girl. But even if you don’t read the stories, each month you will get the gorgeous fabrics and pattern to make the beautiful quilt!!!!!! Ten months, $30.00 per month.

Amish With a Twist - September and October will be months 4 and 5! And you are finished! Kits are available for the entire quilt, also.

Marti & Me Club - September we have a cute bag from wine fabrics using the Marti Michell templates and October is a darling project using the Dresden plate template.


Finally, Quilt Shop of Chisholm is relocating in town here to the building that was formerly “Rolling Thunder”. It’s on the frontage road by Iron Kettle right next to Central Liquor Store. Not that that had anything to do with why we’re moving. Ha! There will still be plenty of room for classes and we’ll still have room to shop without being crowded, you just won’t be able to go out for a 40 yard pass in the new building like you can in this building! We will be moving Sunday, October 14, and open for business at the new location on Monday, October 15!!