Quilter’s General Store Hotflash!
HOTFLASH! JANUARY 17, 2019
The GREAT STASH DASH 2019 is coming!
January, 18-27 2019
Passports are on sale now! Purchase your passport for $15 and you’ll receive a high quality, beautiful reusable bag, big enough to haul your stash (note: bag quantity limited). We are out of the Passports and Bags but we will be happy to assist you in finding a nearby Shop that still has them.
During the 10 day long dash (which includes two weekends), you can visit all 14 shops getting your Great Stash Dash passport stamped and saving 15% off your entire purchase (some restrictions may apply). There are bonus days throughout 2019 when you can use your GSD bag to repeat the special discounts.
On Four Saturdays in 2019, just bring your tote bag to any (or all) of the 14 participating shops and you’ll save 15% all over again!
It’s that easy, it’s that fun, you get a great bag AND you save four more times throughout 2019!
Here are the FOUR 15% Saving Saturdays!
March 30, June 29, August 31, & November 30
Bonus Coupon: You will receive one bonus coupon from each shop you visit during the January Dash. This coupon is good for one 15% discount purchase at that shop on any day during 2019. Ask for your coupon when you have your passport stamped
SAVE THE DATE!
INTERNATIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL – CHICAGO (ROSEMONT)
March 28-30, 2019
QGS is taking a bus into this Show on Friday March 29.
Bus trip cost: $45, includes transportation, admission, & show program.
Signups have started!
ANNUAL SPRING 2 DAY BUS TRIP!
SATURDAY/SUNDAY, APRIL 6 & 7, 2019
Here are the 8 participating Quilt Shops:
The Quilt Corner, Morton, IL
Feed Mill Fabric & Quilting, Oneida, IL
Expressions in Thread, LeClaire, IA
The Quilt Peddler, Fennimore, WI
Village Creek Quilt Shop, Lodi, WI
Ye Olde Schoolhouse, Cedarburg, WI
Loose Threads, Milton, WI
Quilter’s General Store, Rockford, IL
Cost for this trip is $160; deposit of $80 required at signup.
Cost includes transportation, one night lodging (double occupancy), meals, and snacks
THE CIRCA 1880 NINE PATCH QUILT & CLUB
12 month program beginning February 15, 2019
Kickoff event Wednesday January 30th – Choose either 1 pm or 6 pm.
Get all the information about this fun program and how is will progress over the 12 month time. As part of the program you will receive the pattern plus the bonus patterns for the 6 small quilts in her club, the template set, and the aged muslin background fabric plus select reproduction fabrics for making the uneven 9 patch blocks. This will be a GREAT stash buster in making the uneven 9 patches.
Reserve your seat at this informative session by calling the Shop (815-397-5160)
Light refreshments will be served!
KIM DIEHL’S SIMPLE WHATNOTS & STITCH ALONG
We have received Kim’s new fabric line, the Wit & Wisdom Collection. There are 8 great projects in the Simple Whatnots Collection 8 Club plus the Stitch Along Program which is a 6 part series we will run like a Block of the Month program.
The new Stitch Along, Geese on the Meadow, is a beautiful quilt. We will be starting this in March 2019. Fabrics for this quilt top are all from this new line, it is a 6 month program. Each month you will receive the fabrics and pattern for a section of this quilt. The cost of this BOM is $34.99 per month, plus shipping if you choose not to pick up in the Shop. Cost includes pattern, fabrics for the quilt top, & binding.
KIM DIEHL SIMPLE WHATNOTS CLUB 2019
Simple Whatnots Club! No Club Fee!
8 Beautiful Quilts designed exclusively for the Simple Whatnots Club,
Each featuring Kim’s new line Wit & Wisdom.
Click here for full view of projects.
Sign up starting NOW, continuing through February 28.
Pre-Order of Kits with signup, with initial Kits available February 1
(Limited number of kits will be available)
TUCKER UNIVERSITY IS COMING TO QGS!
Are you interested in building your skills & the accuracy of your piecing? Then QGS has the program for you! This year we will be offering the Tucker University series of classes. Each class covers a different Studio 180 Design tool along with ways to expand the use of the tool. Students will make 4" finished units so that they can combine and create new blocks. The creativity is contagious!
Each session we will demonstrate a specific ruler and the various design options the ruler gives you. There will be no class fee for this series but the purchase of the Studio 180 Ruler being featured will be required. We are certain that you will find it a valuable tool in your piecing. Registration deadline for each month will be set.
These classes will be meeting every other month on the third Saturday from 10 am to 12:30 pm, starting on February 16.
NEW BEGINNING QUILTING CLASS SCHEDULED!
2019 Spring Session will start Saturday April 13! 12:30 pm to 3 pm, 6 Sessions total.
For those of you who have basic sewing knowledge and have always wanted to make a quilt, the time has arrived! In this class we will teach and guide you as you begin your quilting journey! This 6 session course will introduce you to quilting, with a focus on choosing fabric, proper tools, seam allowances, cutting, thread, etc. Basic knowledge of your sewing machine is a prerequisite.
Minimum of 3 students per class required to conduct the class.
Class Schedule: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18
MRS. MILLER’S APPRENTICE
12 Month Block of the Month
Starts February 15th
Only 3 openings left for this BOM! Call today to reserve your place.
This Pam Buda quilt features gorgeous indigo blue prints, many other shades of blue and a blend of lovely light prints that make the sampler blocks sparkle.
Cost: $24 per month, 12 month program
Sign up by January 31st and get the first month FREE!
Reminders for coming weeks:
Saturday Sampler, Final Session for “Sewing Bee”, Saturday January 19, 10 am
Saturday Sampler, Lallybroch Lane, Saturday January 19, 10:30 am
Quilter’s General Store – A Quilter’s destination for supplies & inspiration!
6903 Harrison Avenue, Rockford, Illinois 61108
Shop Hours: Monday – Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm