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  October 2019  
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Hours: 9:30-5:00 Monday-Saturday
If you know you are going to be here close to 5:00,
please let us know and someone will stay late.
Store Sales:
For store news and subscriber coupons, please ask to be on my mailing list - here's the link to contact methods, so you can send me your email address.

Store sale - No coupon this month.  Our store sale in October:  20% off regularly priced fabrics (minimum 1 yard cuts), 20% off kits not already on sale, precuts, batting, and sewing notions over $10.00.  (No discount on books or patterns.)  Sale fabrics are priced as marked, but if you finish the bolt, then it is discounted to half off the original price.  New Cuddle remnants are in, 1 to 3 yard cuts, $10.00 a yard is the sale price.  I saw some really pretty ones in this batch.

AccuQuilt specials - includes some new dies:  Gingerbread cookie; Santa stocking; and class 2" alphabet upper case (now on one die, $160.00).  Gingerbread cookie would be really cute on the stocking with embellishments.
$75.00 rebate on the Go Starter set, item #55100S, ($224.99; regularly $299.99, after mail in rebate)  This offer is only good through October 16, 2019
$100.00 off coupon on the Go Big Electric Cutter starter set, regularly 599.99, now 499.99 with coupon.  I have the coupons in the store.
Any questions on these specials, please give me a call.

For new AccuQuilt specials, you can check the AccuQuilt web site; I honor the specials they list:

AccuQuilt specials change frequently.  You are welcome to give the store a call to see what they are.  Often, I can only tell you what that week's special is, one week at a time.  I do the same specials AccuQuilt offers, but you get our personal service.

Our AccuQuilt educator event was a huge success.  If you are interested in a future event, probably in August 2020, please let me know.  My thanks to all who participated!  We do have a lovely jean jacket that someone left, please give me a call to claim it.  (We had another jacket left, but the owner has notified me.)  We will be emailing patterns to those who requested them as soon as Linda is well and back in the store to help with that.

We will start a monthly Go Cutter club soon, most likely on a Tuesday.  I need to get through the three quilt retreats before I start planning anything else.  Look for Go Cutter club information in the November newsletter.

A new Imagine That club is starting.  Sue Wheeler was this year's winner.  I hope to post some photos on the web site soon.  (after Quilt retreats)  Every Imagine That club participant pays a $5.00 fee and gets the same fat quarter.  You can add any fabrics to it, just as long as you use it someplace in the project that your imagination tells you to make.  Sue said this year's fabric reminded her of the sea, so she made a mobile using lots of sea related items.

Fall Quilt Retreats:  Fall Quilt retreats start on the 10th.  If you aren't registered already, think about April and October 2020.

The 2019 Fall retreats are 3 weekends in a row, starting on Thursday, October 10.  Please call for availability, and probably be placed on a waiting list.
  My quilt retreats are held at The Barnsion, five miles east of Harlowton.  It's a wonderful facility, with bedding and towels furnished.
  2019's quilt retreats have been expanded to three evenings instead of just two.  Come in on Thursday, leave on Sunday.  The October 2019 dates will be 10th-11th-12th-13th, October 17th-18th-19th-20th (12 participants only), and October 24th-25th-26th-27th.  I like to keep the retreats small with a maximum of 15.
  The cost has increased to $235 because of the extra night and an extra breakfast.  Each retreat will include three nights at the Barnsion, three breakfasts, two evening meals, games, prizes, and at least one kit for a small project.  This year's project will be a set of coasters, paper pieced, using freezer paper.  You will also have access to the AccuQuilt electric cutter and dies.
  These are "sew on your own" projects; you should bring whatever you want to sew, although I try to have a fun new project that you can make and take home.

Classes and Events:
October 5 - UFO
October 10-11-12-13 - quilting retreat #1, Thursday-Sunday
October 17-18-19-20 - quilting retreat #2
October 24-25-26-27 - quilting retreat #3
October 28 - I'll be at Gally's for a much needed beer with hubby, just kidding, I love doing the quilt retreats.

Please call to sign up for classes by the Wednesday preceding the class.  If you think of any classes you might be interested in taking, please make suggestions.

Any questions, please give me a call. - Diana

January 2019          February 2019          March 2019          April 2019          May 2019          June 2019

July 2019          August 2019          September 2019         
October 2019           November 2019          December 2019

January 2020          February 2020          March 2020          April 2020          May 2020          June 2020

Calendar archive

Farmer's Wife quilt

2017 Imagine That project
Join the sewing fun at Diana's Quilts-n-Things!

My quilting groups are friendly gatherings where you can concentrate, share, work, and learn.  My store has special equipment and work space for quilters to use, and lots of materials and patterns.  Come on in to work on your projects - where everything you need is at hand, including new techniques and experienced advice.

PREPARATIONS: If a club or class member is bringing a guest, or if you want to attend a single session, or if you are a class subscriber and want to switch Saturdays, please contact Diana beforehand.

My Imagine That Club is an annual challenge.  Each Imagine That Club participant receives a free fat quarter of a select fabric to inspire a project, and then works at home to create whatever they imagine from it.  An Imagine That project can be a quilt, a wall hanging, or whatever someone wants to make.  There is just one limitation:  "NO potholders, please."  Use your Imagination!  Your project can be any size and may include other fabrics as you like, but it must include at least part of the fat quarter.  (Small pieces count.)  In August or September all the participants will get together for an Unveiling Party with food and prizes.  $5 participation fee, open to anyone.

If you have questions on any of these, please give me a call. (406-632-4861)

Saturday classes are all day classes starting at 9:30 a.m. and running until 4:30 p.m.

Mother and child 12 Months of Holidays:
In 2014, we sewed the 12 Months of Christmas, completing easy Christmas projects including a Christmas stocking, themed wall hangings, coasters, table centers and table mats, and a mug rug.

In 2015, we sewed 12 Months of Holidays.  This included a different project each month and many different techniques.  Kits for the projects were priced at 25% off.  These quick and easy projects help you decorate for holidays, and make seasonal gifts.  To attend for a specific project, pay a class fee, plus the cost of the kit.

January featured a Valentine's Day wall hanging, using reverse applique.
February featured a Easter project.
March featured a Spring project.
April featured a Paper Pieced table runner for Mother's Day.
May featured a Tumbler block flag for July.
August featured a "stained glass" table runner.
September featured a turkey placemat.
October featured An American In Paris table runner.

This Saturday activity runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Sew Saturday quilts for charity. Sew Saturday:
Sew Saturday is sewing quilts to donate for charity fund raisers.  Some quilts will be going to the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, some to Special K Ranch in Columbus, some to A Safe Place in Helena, which is for Military women suffering from Post Traumatic Stress, and others where ever else we feel they can be used.
  All hands are welcome, no fee, potluck.  If you can, please let me know by the day before, if you would like to participate.  Fabric donations are welcome!
To keep up our stamina, each Sew Saturday will feature a pot luck lunch.

1st Saturday of each month in 2017, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Unfinished project pieces UFO Club:
Work on those UnFinished Objects.

Actual progress.  What could be better?

In 2019, our first meeting was in February.
In 2018 and 2017 we met on the 3rd Saturday of each odd month (January, March, May, July, September, November).

Christmas Ribbons quilt
Beginning Quilting:
Learn the basics with an easy pattern.                                                                                    
This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. Disappearing Nine Patch:
Eyes are fooled by this clever Nine Patch technique.  Example quilts on this website are this pink one, this one with fish, #6-1034, #6-1102, and #6-1204.

This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A Stack n' Whack quilt. Stack n' Whack:
With the fun Stack and Whack technique, every block is different.  Example quilts on this website are #6-955, #6-912, #6-989, this red, black, and white one, this pink, blue, and yellow one, and , #6-1331.

This class will be covered on two Saturdays.  The second Saturday's date and activities will be determined by what works for the students in the class.  The class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Construction of a One Block Wonder quilt. One Block Wonder:
A One Block Wonder quilt is based on 6 layers of fabric with a 24 inch repeat.  Quilt pieces are cut with a similar technique to those of a Stack and Whack quilt, but the blocks are sewn together differently.  Example quilts on this website are #6-1052, #6-1309, and #6-1335.

This class may be covered on two Saturdays.  If needed, the second Saturday's date and activities will be determined by what works for the students in the class.  The class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.
The One Block Wonder guide.

Needle turn appliqued quilt Needle Turn Applique:
Needle turn applique is a hand applique technique.  Learn needle turn applique with a small project that can be turned into a pillow, table center, or quilt section.  An example quilt on this website is #6-489.

Needle Turn Applique is an all-day Saturday class, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A raw edge applique wall hanging. Raw Edge Applique:
Students in my Raw Edge Applique class make a wall hanging, using a McKenna Ryan pattern.  An example on this website is #6-878.

This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A rag quilt. Rag Quilt:
Rag quilts are comforting classics.  Example quilts on this website are #6-1024, #6-927, and #6-917.

This Saturday class runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

A rack of table runners. Table Runners:
Table runners are a fun way to complete a small quilt project.  A variety of patterns are available at my store.  Examples on this website are #6-865, #6-695, #6-915, and #6-837.

This Saturday activity runs all day, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Monday Club projects:

The Farmer's Wife quilt Block Of The Month Club:
In 2010, we tackled "The Farmer's Wife", a spectacular quilt made with six inch blocks.  See a better picture here.

Block of the Month was first offered on Monday nights in 2010, was back by popular demand in 2012 - again in 2013 - and again in 2014.

A quilt made with the GO! Cutter. GoGo Club:
Come in and play with the GO! Cutter and dies.

AccuQuilt logo

Quilts on this website made with the GO! Cutter are the Bugs quilt #6-1066, this geometric quilt #6-1067, and the rag quilt #6-1024.                    

GoGo Club was a Monday night club in 2010.

Detail from Progressive quilt Progressive Quilt:
There is no pattern for the progressive quilt - each person creates a quilt center from good quality 100% cotton fabric, and passes the started quilt on to another group member, who adds the next section, and so on.  When a quilt has been completed, with care from everyone in the group, it returns to the person who started it to keep.  There's a better picture of this quilt in the Gallery.

The Progressive Quilt was a Monday night club in 2011.

Scaregirl wall hanging (detail) Seasonal Club:
We enjoy making small projects related to the seasons.  Wall hangings, table runners, and other fun fabric art items make it easy to dress up our homes.

The Seasonal Club was a Monday night club in 2012.

If you have a question about my clubs, activities, or schedule,
please call Diana's Quilts-n-Things at 406-632-4861.

Join us for some fun.

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