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September is here, crazy isn't it. Every year, I fight Fall to the extreme; I am not ready for Hot Cocoa, Cinnamon candy, Frost, Candy Corn, Soup, Apples, Trick or Treating, Pumpkin Lattes, Shorter Days, Harvest or Lovely Crisp Mornings. I still want Sunshine, Sweat, Tan lines, Tank Tops, Shorts and Margaritas. But I do want the bugs and flies to DIE so I will accept Fall coming the end of September.

August brought us a retreat during the first week. The gals had a great time and so did we. It is so fun to see the projects getting done and love when people shop! 

Thank you all for liking and sharing the #jaftexvideochallenge2023. It was a contest where the shop that gets the most views wins a prize from the Jaftex company so thank you for watching, liking and sharing the video. It is the video where Amber is outside and the sign is shown. Address is So Thank you for supporting us.

The shop hop that began the end of July was a lot of fun. You can still pick up your QATD guide. It has all the shops listed plus a coupon page plus some patterns so is still a bargain at $10 - a free gift of a Fat Quarter when you purchase yours. 

 There is a Mystery Quilt beginning in September. All you need to do is purchase a kit or pick our your own kit - You will get the lesson plan and lessons in September.

Our summer hours will continue through September. We will be open on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 10:00 to 5:30. We plan on opening again on Saturdays from 8 to Noon beginning Oct. 7.    

We have a whole series of classes scheduled beginning in October. Annette Roth will be teaching the "Basic Patchwork Series”

Each class emphasizes developing accuracy in patchwork piecing including: Setting a 1/4" seam guide, pressing techniques, minimum of two assembly methods per patchwork unit, color and contrast use, try before you buy tools, notions and rulers.

The course is suitable for the novice with many tips to keep the interest of beginner / intermediate quilters. No prior quilting experience is required but students must know how to operate a sewing machine. 

Students my use their own machine or rent one of the Stash's. You can bring your own fabric to use and keep the blocks or use Stash fabric and we will use them for charity quilts. Students must also have basic sewing supplies including scissors, thread, rotary cutter and cutting mat. 

One class will be offered each month with different times. Cost is $25 each or you can purchase the entire series for $175 to receive one class free. Pre Registration is required. Call the Stash to reserve your spots. A minimum of 3 students / maximum of 6 for each class is required. We plan on recording the classes so you can go back and watch them - included with the fee. We also are going to try to Skype or virtual learning. 

Class Schedule is as follows: 

4 Patch Block: Wednesday October 11: 1 - 3 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm, Saturday Oct. 14 9:00 - 11 am                                                                                   9 Patch & Chunky Churn Dash: Wednesday November 15: 1 - 3 pm and 5:30 - 7:30 pm and Saturday November 18 from 9 - 11 am                  Disappearing Block Techniques: December                                                                                                                                                              Half Square Triangles / Church Dash / World's Fair: January                                                                                                                                   Combining previous Techniques. EX. Jacob's Ladder: February                                                                                                                                      Snowball & its use as an alternating block: March                                                                                                                                                      Sashing and Sister's Choice: April                                                                                                                                                                                       Intro to Machine Quilting / Binding Methods: May         

We will be starting Open Sewing and Charity Sewing on Thursdays beginning September 14. You can come and work on your own projects or just come and we will give you some charity projects to work on!  Time will be from 1 - 5 pm.                                                      

Congratulations to our Bolt Killer winners Chris Kleinwaechter and Sandy Rohde.   We will draw a new one once a month for sure unless we kill a lot of bolts, then we will draw more. We are also drawing for when you pay with cash or check. Congratulations to Teresa Berg and Kathy Wegleitner who were our cash/check winners. It is really no biggie if you pay with a card. We like ALL shoppers!

Villa Rosa Pattern Club. You can receive 6 new patterns a month for $9 which includes shipping. Each month six new patterns will be sent to you for the low fee of $9. Call us for more details or to sign up. 701-974-7899

The Ombre Class will be rescheduled. We will let you know. Tia Honeyman will be teaching an ombre class using the Good Vibrations pattern.  Cost is $100 and includes everything you need to make a 60 x 78" throw quilt. You even get to pick out your fabric. Let us know if you are interested and we will pick a new date.

UFO club continues to inspire us to get things done. We are in our last month and will be starting a new club on September 1. If you are interested in joining us do the following ASAP.

  1. Number a paper or index card 1-12.
  2. Fill in twelve projects you want to finish this year. You can choose from any of your UFO’s including ones in your mind!!
  3. Send a copy to the stash via Snail Mail: PO Box 33, Richardton, ND 58652, Drop them off at the Store or email them to by September 6. We will draw a number on Sept. 1. Make sure you keep a copy of your list for yourself.
  4. On the first of each month, we will randomly draw a number from 1 – 12. That number will correspond with the numbered project you will be working on throughout the month.
  5. By the end of the month, fill in your progress and post pictures for everyone to see using the hashtag #StashUFO and also post them on our private FB page.
  6. By August of 2023, you’ll have 12 finished projects or at least have made a significant dent in your stack of UFO’s.
  7. Only the 12 projects on the list will count although you can interchange them.

Things to Note:

        There are no rules; make any tweaks to help this challenge work for you.   If you want to make multiple lists go ahead (Blocks, Binding, Quilting, Charity)   We will do our best to give you the number on the first of the month. I will post it on the FB page and email you.  You will be responsible for keeping track of your list and posting it. We will offer kudos and give you your next number!

We have new boxes of Fabric. Biker Gnomes, Wine Club, Bees; collections include Halcyon, My Hero,  and Magic. Some new kits are Pathways, Wolf Pack, new potholder kits, crochet kits along with some new fabric bundles.

We are an AccuQuilt dealer and we will match the prices that are shown on their website plus we offer other incentives like stash cash. New Dies for September are to die for!  We can't release them until September 6 but we have them in stock and available for you on that day!

 Every Wednesday at 9:30 am - FB Live
     FB Lives continue to be held every Wednesday at 9:30. It is a less then 10 minute video on what is new and what is happening! is the address on Facebook. 

2023 RETREATS   

 Retreats will have less room for overnight guests. There are incentives if you would like to share a room. Also the Assumption Abbey has graciously allowed us to rent some rooms from them so that is an option also. There is also the Dwell in Richardton if people would like to stay there.  Retreats will be on a first come, first deposit, first saved basis.  Registration policy is a $50 nonrefundable deposit to save your spot. If you cancel before 10 days prior, you can transfer your deposit to another retreat.

The retreats will only be held if we have a minimum of 10 quilters including people who attend that are not staying.

You can register for any or all the retreats with a phone call - you can send a check for the deposit or give us a card number over the phone.  Any questions please call. 

2023 Retreats:
Sept. 22-24: Room for 2 or 3 to share room plus Day Quilters or Dwell/Abbey         Oct. 13 - 15: Room for day quilters or Dwell/Abbey
Nov 10 - 12:  Room for day quilters or Dwell/Abbey               Dec. 1 - 3: Open for Both

2024 Retreats will be opening on September 5 (no reservations until then) but here are the dates.

Jan 19-21     Feb 16 - 18     March 22 - 24     April 19 - 21     May 3 - 5     June 12 - 14     Aug 7 - 9     Sept 27 - 29                                                           Oct 18 - 20    Nov 15 - 17 and Dec 6 - 8
If you are interested in booking your own retreat at Wix Lodge, go to their website

Guide to Quilting: There are four basic types of quilting which are Pieced, Applique, Paper Piece and English Paper Piece. There are numerous patterns that use one or more of these techniques.

The Pieced quilt is the main one that most people think of when they hear the term quilting. Blocks are made and sewn together, made into rows and or columns and typically quilted by hand or machine.  Applique involves stitching a small piece of fabric onto a larger one to make a design. You can use raw edge or interfacing.  Paper Piecing is a method that uses a printed paper for stitch lines and English Paper Piecing is typically a hand sewing technique that uses template pieces that wrap the fabric around and baste.

All of them are great ways to quilt and can be done by any beginner. It depends on the pattern and the level of expertise.  Have a wonderful March! 


KEEP ON QUILTING - IT'S GOOD FOR YOU!!  Have a great month. 

Love and appreciate all of you!


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  • 701-974-7899
  • 118 N. Ave
         Richardton, ND