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									                                                                                             April, May, June 2009

                  MICHELLE’S QUILTS
                                 8132 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637
                  Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Closed on Sunday

                                         NEW Fabric Lines

                        Nature’s Choice, Muslin Mates, and Glory by Moda
             Piggy Pirouette, Laurel Cottage, Zuzu’s Petals, and Splash by Benartex,
                                     Butterfly Patch by Blank
                                 Easy Riders by Robert Kaufman

          New CHARM PACKS: Hello Betty by Moda and Cider Mill Road by Benartex
                        NEW JELLY ROLLS: Sanae by Moda
                 NEW SWEET HONEY BUNS: Oh-Cherry-Oh by Moda

           We now carry an extended line of Mettler Silk Finish 100% Cotton Thread


         Come in and test drive the HQ Sixteen with the New HQ Pro-Stitcher.
The HQ Professional Quilting Frame, along with the HQ Sixteen Quilting Machine gives you
    a long arm quilting system at a comfortable price. Very sturdy and flexible in size.
  Multi-size frame starts at 4’ and extends to king size. Sixteen inches of throat space.
   Optional stitch regulator available to ensure all of your stitches are perfectly even.

                           New HQ Pro-Stitcher provides an 8” color touch screen mounted
                                   on your HQ Sixteen Stitch-Regulated Machine.
                             View and manipulate designs on the screen. Pre-loaded with
                               over 100 simple to use quilting designs. Set the number
                             of tie-off stitches. Resize quilting designs to specific area
                                             and rotate existing designs.
                                       View your pattern path before quilting.
                               Easy download of your favorite patterns from USB port.
                                                 User friendly menus.

                              Michelle is off to Handi Quilter Training in Utah the second
                              week of April where she will learn all there is to know about
                                                    the HQ Sixteen
                                                 LITTLE GRACIE II QUILTING
 We now offer scissor sharpening
  by an expert. Bring in your dull
   scissors and we will have then
 sharpened and ready for pick-up
           within a week!

             $6.00 per pair

                                                  The Little Gracie II is a light-weight,
During the month of April, we will be having
                                                no-baste machine quilting system that is
              “Daily Sales”
                                                 perfect for any sewing machine with up
                                                 to a 16” throat that turns your personal
 Every Monday: 15% OFF ALL Patterns            sewing machine into a home quilting system.
Every Tuesday: 15% OFF ALL Jelly Rolls
Every Wednesday: 15% 0FF ALL Batting              The Gracie II can be set up in crib or
  Every Thursday: 15% OFF ALL Kits              queen size. Folding Legs make the frame
 Every Friday: 15% OFF ALL Brands of                  easy to store up against the
           Embroidery Thread                              wall when not in use.

                                                 If you already own a Gracie II Quilting
  During the month of May, bring in a valid       Frame but need assistance in learning
(not expired) Jo-Ann Fabrics, AC Moore, or       how to use it, we offer training classes
 Michael’s 40% OFF coupon on any day and                      upon request.
 we will give you 40% off on any one cut of
      fabric (wide backings excluded)                   Classes are $50 per hour
      OR pattern OR book OR machine
              embroidery design

            Limit one coupon per week

                                                                CANDLE MAT: Create a beautiful machine
LITTLE PICTURE FRAME: Create a quilted picture                  embroidered votive candle mat with spring time design
frame wall hanging using easy machine embroidery                of butterflies and flowers. Great accent to any table
appliqué and basic piecing techniques. Place a favorite         or give as a gift.
photograph in the fabric pocket and you have a quick
and easy gift for someone special. You can change the           (NOTE: The embroidery design will be provided in PES
picture in this wall hanging whenever you wish.                 format. If you require a format other than PES, please
(NOTE: The embroidery design will be provided in PES            let us know so we can provide the correct format for
format. If you require a format other than PES, please          your embroidery machine.)
let us know so we can provide the correct format for your
embroidery machine.)
                                                                1 Session — $25.00
                                                                Saturday, May 16, 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
1 Session — $25.00
Saturday, April 11, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 26, 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.
                                                                PERFECT POUCHES: Create quick and easy
                                                                zippered pouches out of fat quarters for use in your
                                                                purse, luggage, backpack or sewing bag. Embellish or
T-SHIRT QUILT: Take all those T-shirts that are
significant to occasions in your life or your family and turn   personalize with machine embroidery, hand embroidery,
them into a memory quilt.                                       or appliqué. Pattern included in the price of the class.

1 Session — $40.00                                              1 Session — $35.00 (pattern included)
Saturday, April 25, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. OR                   Monday, April 13, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR
Wednesday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.                       Wednesday, April 15, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR
                                                                Friday, May 8, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR
                                                                Saturday, May 30, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. OR

appliqué by making a 55” x 55” table cover. Table cover
                                                                WEEKEND BAG: Create a quick and sturdy weekend
features hand appliquéd apples and nine patch borders.
                                                                bag using 5” charm squares. Bag is lined and has sturdy
2 Sessions — $55.00 (pattern included)
Friday, April 24 & Saturday, May 1, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
                                                                2 Sessions — $50.00     (pattern included)
                                                                Monday, April 20, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AND
                                                                Monday, April 27, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
BEGINNING QUILTING: Learn the basics of quilting
                                                                Thursday, May 14, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. AND
to include reading a pattern, rotary cutting, sewing an
                                                                Thursday, May 21, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
accurate seam, and applying borders.
                                                                Additional classes may be scheduled if requested.
2 Sessions — $55.00    (pattern included)
Sunday, May 17, Noon to 4:00 p.m. AND
Sunday, May 31, Noon to 4:00 p.m.
                    CLASS POLICIES

Following are our class policies. Our class policies are stated
to protect everyone involved in our classes. Please take the              QUILTS FOR HOSPICE
time to read over the policies below. If you have any
questions, please feel free to ask.                                     Hospice of St. Mary’s County is
                                                                      currently working on constructing a
1.  Class fees MUST be paid IN FULL at the time of                    Hospice House in St. Mary’s County.
    registration. If you are registering by phone more than
                                                                      The house will be a six suite facility
    one week prior to the class date, 24 hours is acceptable
                                                                      which will sit at the top of a hill in a
    for receipt of payment. Class registration may be done in
    person, by mail, via our online store, or by phone. We will
                                                                      serene wooded area located off of
    accept credit card payments by phone.                                     Route 5 in Callaway.
2. A refund or store credit is only provided if you cancel one
    week prior to the start date of the class. If you cancel           Michelle’s Quilts is sponsoring the
    less than one week prior to the start date of the class, no       making of quilts for the new Hospice
    refund will be given, unless you are able to fill your spot in       facility. We will have specially
    which case a store credited will be provided.                    priced quilt kits available for purchase
3. If Michelle’s Quilts cancels a class due to inclement
                                                                     if you are interested in making a quilt
    weather or lack of participation, your enrollment may be
                                                                      for this worthy cause. If you prefer
    transferred to another class or your monies refunded.
                                                                      to design your own quilt using fabric
4. Space is reserved on a first come, first serve basis.
    Register early.                                                   from your stash, quilt size should be
5. Guests CANNOT accompany you to class unless the                           in the 50” x 60” range.
    registration fee is paid. No exceptions.
6. Children are not allowed in the classroom. While we               Plans are to have the quilts completed
    understand the difficulty in arranging childcare, the             and ready for delivery by the end of
    equipment in the shop is industrial in nature and can be                       June 2009.
    very dangerous to young, curious children.
7. A 10% discount will be given when purchasing the required
    or recommended materials for a class that’s already been
    paid for.
8. Supply lists will be provided at the time of registration.
    If a list is not available at that time, you will be notified
    as soon as it becomes available.
9. Students are required to bring a sewing machine and basic
    sewing supplies to each class, unless otherwise stated.
    Basic sewing supplies include: scissors, thread, seam
    ripper, marking pencil, rotary cutter, and ruler. Please be                QUILTER’S TIP
    prepared for class.
10. Each student MUST have a LEGAL COPY of the pattern or                 Applying spray starch to
    book that’s being used in the class. Patterns cannot be
                                                                         fabric before cutting bias
    reproduced, copied, or shared.
11. If help is required in the selection of class materials,
                                                                           cuts will help keep the
    please request assistance in picking out the materials               fabric from stretching and
    prior to the start date of the class.                                        distorting.
12. Classes will start promptly at the scheduled time. Please
    plan to arrive at least 15 minutes early to set up and be
    ready to start.
                We meet the first Friday of each month to work on those unfinished
       projects you have sitting around in grocery sacks, get help or opinions, or just gather
         to sit and sew and chat. Bring your project, sewing machine if you need it, AND a
                                      dish or snack to share.

Please call the shop and let us know you are coming so we ensure we have enough food for everyone.
             Also, please let us know what dish you will be bringing so we don’t duplicate.

                           Friday, April 3 — 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
                                       April is Casserole Month
                            I will supply a Chicken and Noodle Casserole
                           You bring the bread/rolls, salad, and dessert!

                            Friday, May 1 — 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
                                 May is National Barbeque Month
           We will supply the barbeque and you bring the cole slaw, rolls, and desserts.

                                          Friday, June 5
    Due to our participation in the Quilt Show at the Dulles Expo Center in Chantilly, Virginia,
                                     we will not meet in June.

                                 UPCOMING SALE DATES
        Watch our website and your email for details about upcoming sales at
                 Michelle’s Quilts to honor the following holidays:

              Easter: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, April 9, 10, and 11
                        (Daily Sale suspended for this sale)
                             Mother’s Day: Saturday, May 9
                           (40% off coupons will not be honored)

                  Memorial Day: Friday and Saturday, May 22 and 23
                         (Daily Sale suspended for this sale)

                  Father’s Day: Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20
                          (Daily Sale suspended for this sale)

SENIOR CITIZEN’S DAY: Wednesday is Senior Citizen’s Day. Seniors who come in and shop
will receive 10% off the purchase of fabric, thread, notions, books, and patterns.

BIRTHDAY DISCOUNT: Come in to shop on your birthday and you will receive 20% off your
entire purchase. Proof of birthday is required. (Excludes quilting machines and sewing machines.)

PHOTO TRANSFER SERVICES: We offer services to take your photographs and put them on
photo transfer paper so you can include actual photographs in your quilts or other prized projects.
Turnaround time for photo transfer is 5 to 7 business days.

CLASSES: We have several teachers who are experienced quilters and good
teachers. Please email the shop or fill out one of our suggestion slips (they are located at the
cash register) and let us know what kinds of classes you would like. We will do our best to
schedule classes requested.

LATTE QUILT: We have had several requests for a class on the Latte Quilt. If you are
interested in taking a class to make the ever popular Latte Quilt, please call the shop and let us
know. We will schedule a class for this quilt in August or September.

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