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March 2017 Calendar

March 2017 Calendar

Wow, The weather in February has been Fabulous thus far and I'm eagerly looking forward to Spring! I love hearing the frogs in the distance and the birds chirping their beautiful little songs.... it makes the soul happy! 

  Hallye Bone, quilt appraiser certified by the American Quilter’s Society, will be in Quincy a the Sew What Shoppe on March 8 from 10:00 to 4:00. This will the first time that Hallye will be in Quincy to appraise quilts.   For appointments, please phone 217-222-7458
Hallye has been making quilts for fifty years.  She began repairing quilts in 1980 and a book came out of her experiences, “Caring for Your Quilts.”  She wrote for many quilt magazines for ten years and has taught quilting both in Houston and St. Louis since 1981.  She currently teaches quilt making techniques at Jackman’s Fabrics in St. Louis.  She is a certified quilt appraiser by the American Quilter’s Society in Paducah.  She lectures throughout the U.S. and travels widely to appraise quilts.  An interesting fact about appraising is that, sometimes, newly made quilts appraise higher than old ones.  The reason is the high cost of fabric, today.  Vintage quilts can often be replaced, but new ones are unique.  Hallye says that any day when she is making a quilt is a good day.  Her favorite part of quilting is meeting other quilters, “the nicest, most generous people in America.”

We are officially registered for the Row by Row Experience 2017 and the first Row by Row Junior, for children ages 6 - 14. More information to come later! 

Remember, March is retreat month and you now have the ability to view and sign-up for any our classes or events online at under the Calendar Tab. And of course, you can always stop by the Shoppe to get signed up.

Due to request from our customers we will now be open until 8:00 pm on Thursdays starting in March!

Have a Blessed Day from all of us here at Sew What Shoppe and see you soon!
Shawn, Brian, Lois, Gloria, Shavon, Kim and Kermit