February 2011 Newsletter by shuifanglj


									                                   FEBRUARY 2011 Newsletter
                                     10012 Franklin Avenue (located across from Campbell’s Music)
                                                   Fort McMurray, AB T9H 2K6 (780) 743-2992
                                                 suzy-qs@telus.net   www.suzyqsquiltshop.com

                                                  Tuesdays – Fridays: 9:30 am to 4:30 pm
                                      Saturdays – 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sundays – 11:00 am – 3:00 pm
                                                            Mondays – closed.

                                 Please note: We will be closed on Sunday, February 20 for the long weekend

                                              HAPPY VALENTINE’s DAY
                                                HAPPY FAMILY DAY

                                               BLOCK OF THE MONTH CLUBS
The Night Before Christmas
I know – we just finished Christmas – but we are quilters and we plan…..right? I must say, this Block of the Month is stunning. It is a
nine month program – starts in April with the first pick up. It can be hand appliquéd or machine appliqués – totally your choice. BUT
if you ‘like’ hand appliqué but not sure how – I highly recommend that you take Lynn’s class in March. She is one of the very best
hand appliqué people I know. It really isn’t difficult once you learn how and this quilt – really, is beautiful. Stop in the shop to see the
pattern picture and register today! There are only a couple spots left.

Trail Mix
This Block of the Month starts at the end of March and is also a nine month program and consists of 13 blocks and one very cute
little machine appliqué bear on a bicycle in the center. Limited Spaces available – so come on in and check it out.

                                                           Quilt Shop News

        Classes are rolling along and filling up fast. Pick up your copy of our classes/event schedule in the shop or download a copy
         from our website at www.suzyqsquiltshop.com
        Lots of new items in the shop – these really cool Doorknob Tips came in, along with Heat N Press – batting together;
         surgical seam rippers; tool aprons and so much more. More books, more patterns (in fact over 30 new patterns arrive next
         week) and of course NEW FABRICS and kits available!!!
        We will be getting a new member in the store – LUCEY – a beautiful new Longarm machine. Bet you can’t guess who is
         extremely excited!!! She should be here in early March. My “baby” is going to a new home – her Auntie Lezlees! At least I
         will be able to visit her often. New machine means faster service!
        We are still offering 25% off cross-stitch supplies (excluding floss); and 50 % off Needle Felting and Punch Needle supplies until
         they are gone. Chenille – 50% off (minimum one meter cuts).
        2011 Calendars available – 50% off while quantities last
        New Fabrics that arrived include MAXINE!!! We have also welcomed the wonderful 76 colors of Kauffman Marbelous; the
         entire line of 102 Northcott Colorworks; Daily News; Quilting PURRfections, All around Town, Mid Summer Magic; Baby’s
         First Friends, Counting Sheep; several new Essentials Flannels and Springy Flannels; FabriQuilt Easter line (cutest little
         chickies ever); and new black and whites too!
          UNITY HOUSE YARD SALE – let us know if you plan to donate an item for the auction or if you would like more info on this
           event – give us a shout, drop by the store, or drop me an e-mail.
          New Cutting Dies have arrived for the Accuquilt Go!
          Soft Fuse seems to be a good product and quite popular- but no fear – we will still carry the Steam-a-Seam Lite II.
          I’m going to Salt Lake City to the Spring Quilt Market – will be ordering all the lines for next fall/winter/Christmas (that I
           haven’t already!!)
          Lucie Heins, the Assistant Curator/Western Canadian History from the Royal Alberta Museum in Edmonton is requesting
           quilters complete a survey – if you would like to participate, let me know and I will forward you the survey. This is her

The Western Canadian History Programme at the Royal Alberta Museum is embarking on an Alberta Craft Research Initiative to document the material culture of craft
production, including stylistic and technical origins as well as the dissemination of production methods within the Alberta context. Quilting is a component of this
research project.The Alberta Quilt Project will look at

          heritage quilts; quilts made in Alberta or brought by immigrants to Alberta and,
          contemporary quilts made in Alberta over the last 25 years.

At this time we wish to capture the current trends in quilting. There is no doubt that there is great diversity in the types of quilts made today, from traditional to
contemporary art pieces. This is where we need your assistance. We are calling all Alberta guilds, groups and/or individuals to help us document today’s quilting
history by completing a survey questionnaire.

Again – If you wish to participate- drop me an e-mail and I will forward it to you!

February classes/events highlights:
            Saturday, February 5th                     BSS Class #2                      10am – 11am
            Saturday, February 5th                     Essentials 101                    Noon – 4pm
            Saturday, February 5th                     Blizzard Bunch P/U                All Day
            Sunday, February 6th                       Beginner Machine Quilting         11am - 3pm
            Monday, February 7th                       Guild Meeting                     7pm Heritage Park
            Wednesday, February 9th                    Even Madder Wednesday             Block 2 P/U 10 -2 (no penalty)
            Saturday, February 12th                    Lovehearts                        Noon – 5pm
            Saturday, February 12th                    BSS #3                            10am – 11am
            Saturday, February 12th                    Customer Challenge P/U            All Day
            Saturday, February 12th                    Even Madder Saturday              Block 2 P/U 10 -2 (no penalty)
            Sunday, February 13th                      Crochet 101                       11:30 – 2:30
            Thursday, February 17th                    BCS Mystery Clue P/U              All Day
            Friday, February 18th                      Borders Class                     11am – 2pm
            Friday, February 18th                      LADIES NIGHT                      7pm – 10ish
            Saturday, February 19th                    BSS #4                            10am – 11am
            Saturday, February 19th                    Chilly Charmers                   Block P/U all day
            Saturday, February 19th                    In House Mystery                  Clue #2 P/U all day
            Saturday, February 19th                    Design Magic                      Noon – 4pm
            Saturday, February 19th                    Knitting 101                      Noon – 3pm
            Friday, February 25th                      Essentials 101                    10am – 2pm
            Saturday, February 26th                    BSS #5                            10am – 11am
            Saturday, February 26th                    Beginner Madness                  Block #2 P/U 10am – Noon (no penalty)
            Saturday, February 26th                    Banner #5 P/U                     All Day
            Saturday, February 26th                    Tension Knitting                  11:30 – 1:30
            Saturday, February 26th                    Knitters BOM #2                   2pm – 4pm
            Monday, February 28th                      Guild Meeting                     7pm SUZY Q’s
                                                             Knitting News

Keep Spreading the word – Suzy Q’s stocks a wide variety of yarns, patterns, books, notions and specialty items. Yarn stock includes:
Patons Canadiana, Shetland Chunky, Bohemian, Devine, Astra, Grace, Décor, Tweeds, Beehive Baby Sport & Chunky, Stretch and
Kroy Sock Yarns, Sirdar Snuggly, Escape, Crofter, and the newest Baby Snowball. We also have Fibra Natura Yummy, Hacho Merino
Wool, Universal Patchwork, Viking Naturgram, and Noro Silk Garden. Recently added yarns include Big Softie, Connemara, Squiggle,
Tiny Tots, Baby Bamboo, Snowflake Chunky, Diamond Tweed, and Indie. The Diamond Luxury Collection - Pure Silk Lace is now here
as well as the newest colors of Kroy & Stetch Sock Yarn. Lots of new patterns/booklets too! Suede Slippers Bottoms came in and
were a big hit – limited supplies left, but don’t worry – we will be reordering soon!

Other News:

        Winner of the $50.00 gift card from our Open House Class Registration Draw is Jillian Mercer! Congratulations to Jillian!
        Winner of the January Newsletter question is $50 gift card was DONNA STANG – congrats Donna!
        Winner of the $25 Gift Card for the December Newsletter question is Cindy Pickersgill – congrats Cindy!
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         Daphne Greig – workshops and registration will begin mid March. Mark your calendars for the May 28 /29 weekend!
        Heather Stewart will be back in October 2011!
        Johnsons Sewing Center will be doing a Service Clinic and Sewing Machine Demo/Purchase in early May – stay tuned for
         more details.

Tell your friends, tell your spouses, tell your children and MAKE YOUR LIST! Suzy Q’s will offer a service where you can list the items
that you would like for a gift or special occasion. The gift-giver can then contact the store and we will be able to easily print out/fax
your ‘wish list’ for review. The gift-giver will then have the choice of having the items specially wrapped and ready to pick up. A small
donation for this service would be appreciated – donations will be given to the Unity House Fundraiser. Gift Cards will also be
available in any denomination from $10.00 to $250.00. Perfect for VALENTINES DAY

We are now accepting quilts to be Longarm machine quilted in the shop. Quilts will be quilted on a first come first
quilted basis. When you drop your quilt off, we will be able to give you an approximate turn around time (depending on
volume) as well as an estimate.

E-mail me back with what you like best about the shop AND what you think needs improvement --- and you will be entered to win a $25 gift card
from Suzy Q’s Quilt Shop Inc. Draw will take place on February 5/11 and the winner will appear in the March 2011 newsletter!

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