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Suzy's Stash January 2024 Newsletter

 

Happy New Year. What a wonderful year. Our store has grown with more fabric, notions and inventory thanks to you, our wonderful customers. We appreciate all of you and we are constantly striving to provide you with quality service, products and FUN!  

December was a bit wild but it was a HOOT!  We loved being crazy. Our Open House was the best one ever. Congratulations to our Door Prize winners: Kari Huber, Jacque Kitzan, Tia Honeyman, Sherry Baltzel, Carla Fettig, Tami Elefson and Carmen Sheldon.

Our December retreat was wonderful. The ladies drew gingerbread men/ladies and played trivia plus got a lot done and experienced a small town Santa Days!  Thank you for attending. The retreat dates are posted below.

Annette taught a Disappearing 9 patch class. The students learned a lot and she is a fantastic teacher. The next class will be the Patchwork Series - Half Square Triangle on January 10 at 1:00 and 5:15.  Spots are limited so please call to pre register.

Jessi had a group of ladies that enjoyed a Christmas Centerpiece class on Dec. 12. It was so popular and they had so much fun, we decided to hold another one. Look soon for dates.

Thank you for being understanding of our Christmas/New Years hours. It is so nice to do inventory and straighten out everything. It was getting to be a mess so it is nice to have it all ready for all of you. A BIG thank you to Bobbie, Carol, Willy, Carmen, Patty, Rosie, Zach and Mark for helping and making a daunting task manageable. 

Our hours will remain Tuesday - Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 on mountain time. We are going to be open at least one Saturday a month. This month it will be Saturday, January 6 from 8 to noon.

A folded Star Hot Pad class will be held on January 17 with 2 sessions. 2:00 and 5:30. Cost is $25 and includes a kit to make the potholder. You must have a pattern or purchase one that day. Preregister to save your spot by calling 701-974-7899.

CLASS SERIES 
We have a whole series of classes; 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. 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: 

      January 10: Half Square Triangles / Churn Dash / World's Fair:         Feb.  Combining previous Techniques. EX. Jacob's Ladder:         March:  Snowball & its use as an alternating block:           April Sashing and Sister's Choice                                May Intro to Machine Quilting / Binding Methods                                                           

Congratulations to our Bolt Killer winners Carmen Sheldon and Vicki Pennington.  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 Vickie Solemsaas and Gail Kuntz who were our cash/check winners. You can come and pick up your prizes any time.  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

UFO club continues to inspire us to get things done. If you would like to join send us your list.  January's Number is 12!

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 are the elephant family and 1" English Paper Piecing Jewel Petal. 

 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!
 https://www.facebook.com/stashsuzys is the address on Facebook. 

RETREATS

 Retreats will have less room for overnight guests. 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:

2024 Retreats: Cost will be $215 for 3 days / 2 nights and 7 meals and $150 for 3 days, no lodging and 7 meals

Jan 19-21 Room for 2 or 3 to share room at Lodge or Day Quilters         Feb 16 - 18: Room for both               March 22 - 24  Full     April 19 - 21  Room for both        June 12 - 14   Room for Both            Aug 7 - 9    Room for Both          Sept 13 - 15 Room for Both       Oct 11 - 13 Room for Both            Nov 15 - 17    Room for Both       Dec 6 - 8  Room for Both

If you are interested in booking your own retreat at Wix Lodge, go to their website www.wixbarnandlodge.com.

Classes coming up in February and March are The basic Patchwork class and an Ombre Good Vibrations Class.

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

15 Pieces of Advice quilting beginners should know

  1. Quilting should be fun.
  2. Having the rights tools make everything easier.
  3. Quality Matters
  4. Get comfortable sewing a 1/4" seam allowance
  5. Start slow and simple
  6. Take advantage of technology
  7. Pressing is important
  8. Read the pattern before you get started.
  9. Make a test block for each new project
  10. Measure, Measure, Measure
  11. Relax
  12. Buy enough fabric the first time
  13. Be sure to take care of your machine
  14. Change your needle!!
  15. If you are having any kind of problems, refer to #1

Love and appreciate all of you!

Suzy

 

Contact Us
  • 701-974-7899
  • 118 N. Ave
         Richardton, ND
         58652
  • suzysstash@ndsupernet.com