April, May, June 2009 MICHELLE’S QUILTS 8132 Leonardtown Road, Hughesville, MD 20637 301-274-1919 Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Closed on Sunday www.michellesquilts.com 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 WE ARE NOW AN AUTHORIZED HANDI QUILTER DEALER 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 SCISSOR SHARPENING LITTLE GRACIE II QUILTING FRAMES 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 DAILY SPRING SALES 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 CLASSES 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 BEGINNING HAND APPLIQUE: Learn how to hand 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 handles. 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. OR 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. OR 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) NOTES 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.