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August 2018 Newsletter / Calendar

August 2018 Newsletter / Calendar

Hello there everyone, We hope all is well and everyone is enjoying their summer! We certainly are and we have enjoyed being home and outdoors. Our garden is growing at a expedited rate and producing FAR more tomatoes than we can handle at one time; therefore, many of you are enjoying those tomatoes also and putting them to good use.
July has been a crazy month for us on a personal and professional level! My mother has been in the hospital for 14 days today and will be going home soon, I had a little scare with my mammogram results ( all is well ), Brian accepted a new job with a different company after 26 years with his previous employer, and my aunt passed away. Thank you so very much for ALL of the prayers, they are GREATLY appreciated!  Moreover, it has been extremely busy at the shop and I want to Thank each of you for supporting your local quilt shop, we cant do it without you and our staff!  
It is hard to believe but we will be celebrating our 2 year anniversary in September, stay tuned for special celebration announcements .

We hosted our Business Before Hours with the Quincy Area Chamber of Commerce in June and had a great time meeting several local business owners. From that event and meeting new people while I'm out and about, I have had request for classes for new the sewist so we are hosting a FREE Introduction / demo to the Basic Sewing Machine on Saturday August 25th. If you know anyone who might be interested in learning about a sewing machine, please direct them to our shop for additional information. They do not need to own or bring a machine. If they already own an machine but do not know the basic's,  This will be educational and beneficial for many. Then, in September we will start a Beginning Quilting Class / Program that will extend approximately 8 weeks. The goal over the 8 weeks will be to have a small quilt completed.

As mentioned previously..... On June 1st, we took possession of yet another space in our building
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Although our expansion has already begun, it will be a slow process and we are looking forward to providing our customers with more space and even more new and beautiful fabrics to choose from.

Click the link at the bottom this Newsletter for the Printable Version of our Calendar.

Jason Yenter

Marlene Beeler has just completed a beautiful sample,
and will be dropping it off very soon.
Please stop by the shop to check it out,
  pictures do not do it justice!

Need those blocks or strips cut precise or super FAST?
Or are you tired of hand cranking your Accuquilt cutter?
No Problem we have got you covered!!!!!
Rent our GO BIG ELECTRONIC cutter for the day.
Just place your fabric on the mat and let the machine do ALL the work for you at $10.00 per day!

Stop by and check out all of our other new arrivals!

Morning Coffee
Apron and Coordinates

Quilters Road Trip (kits available)

A few of Our New Batiks and
Several More arrived and not pictured

"Sew What" is Happening in the
Shoppe in August  .......

SEWCIALIZING - SHOW AND TELL!!!! I don't know about you, but I LOVE Show and Tell. It is my favorite part of quilt meetings.  We will host it one time each month and we will have Donuts or
Bagels, Orange Juice and Coffee available. Please bring something for show and tell and, if you do, you will receive 20% off one regular priced item purchased that day. 20% off sale can not be combined with any other sales. Please feel free to bring a friend along, even if they do not sew! We want this to be a fun and joyful time so please bring any jokes or stories along also. You are welcome to come without a show and tell item, but won't be eligible for the 20% discount.

Saturday August 4th, 2018  10:00am - 12:00pm

Singer Featherweight Group
Sew What Shoppe
August 14th, 2018 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Admission is FREE and for anyone who owns or is interested in owning a
Singer Featherweight.
Come and network with those who love their machines and work on projects.

Monthly Potholders
(sewing project with Ann Pflibsen)

Class fee is $10.00

Home Sweet Home
August 20th

Our Monthly Kimberbell Club
Dealer Exclusive
(ALL brands of embroidery machines)
Shawn Hodges
  Wednesday August 8th
Saturday August 11th

Broomhila's Face First
Cupcake Pot Holder
Shawn Hodges
August 9th

Kimberbell Broomhilda's Bakery
Sewing or Machine Embroidery
Shawn Hodges
August 16,2018

Snowman Purse
Gloria Ludwig
Part 1 Tuesday August 21st
Part 2 Monday August 27th

Rose of Sharon
Marlene Beeler 
August 23, 2018

Late Night Sewing
Friday August 24th
Reminder, We lock the shop up at 5:00pm and go out to eat as a group (a different restaurant each month) and we will  return to the shop at 6:30pm to start late night sewing. This is a tradition from when Sue Fox owned the store and I really look forward to this time outside of the store with you ladies and hope to see you there. You can call ahead and so that you can join us there for dinner or you can join us at 6:30pm.

Jelly Roll Rug
Shavon Standifer
August 28th

Hidden Well Quilt
Ann Pflibsen
August 29th

Hallye Bone, Author and Quilt Appraiser will be returning 
November 7th & 8th
to do appraisals.
Please call the shop at 217-222-7458 to get your name on a list; as some of you are aware, our appointments fill up extremely fast.

Have you visited our Website or liked us on Facebook yet? They are the BEST way to stay up-to-date on our specials and new arrivals. Our Website has a few new sections added to our Home page and it is extremely easy to navigate. There are tabs for Featured Products, On Sale, Top Sellers and New Products. If you live in the Tri-State area, you can shop online and save on shipping by selecting pick-up in store and you can sign up for classes by selecting the Calendar tab.

 We are always looking to add more friendly faces to our family and encourage you to stop by and apply at any time.

Reminder, For your convenience we are now open until 8:00 pm on Thursdays.
Our Row by Row Fabric Plate!

Sew What Shoppe is an Authorized Janome and a Authorized Husqvarna Viking Dealership. If you are interested in a sewing or embroidery machine, we will be more than happy to assist you in making a small project at no cost to you. Stop by our Shoppe when you have free time or call us at (217)222-7458 and we will schedule an appointment for you to come in and test drive our machines and play! It can be extremely busy in here at times so with that said, Appointments have not nor will they ever be necessary, they only allow us to focus on you and your experience.
We look forward to serving all of our current and new customers with a unique experience by offering both Janome and Husqvarna Viking, Fabric, Classes, Machine Service and Longarm Quilting Services.
Have a Blessed Day from all of us here at Sew What Shoppe and see you soon!
Shawn, Brian, Gloria, Shavon, Kim, Amy, Ann, Patti and Kermit

August 2018 CALENDAR