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February 2020 Newsletter / Calendar

February 2020 Newsletter / Calendar

Hello Everyone!!!!

 I apologize for getting the February Newsletter out so late this month. Unfortunately, I was one of the not so lucky ones to get the flu bug this year and it hung on for about 3 weeks. I hope everyone else is well and you are getting some much needed sewing time in and projects done!

Speaking of sewing, 

Have you ever felt overwhelmed in your studio, sewing room or the area that you create in from the chaos??? I know that I certainly have, and very recently to be exact! I find it ironic that when I went to get the free patterns for you this month there it was, right there on the front page.....

Smart Ways to Store Fabric

and I'm thinking it came just at the right time, this is for me too! In December, I suggested that we move my sewing area around at home and well, we all know things can only escalate from there.... especially when the words " I was thinking" come out of my mouth! I could just see the look of concern on Brian's face when he said
"oh boy, here we go"!!!
(on a side note to myself- I need to scratch that verbiage from my vocabulary, I thought he was going to run for the woods at that point)

Long story short, we installed a new floor from my thinking thoughts because,
why not right? (wish I could insert an emoji right here
I do not know about you, but apparently I like to hold on to anything and everything that I think I "might" use "someday".
I had to do some deep down soul searching and just let some of it go...... I know, I can hear some of you gasping for air but I'm here to tell you it sure does feel so much better and more pleasant to be in my area. I sorted, started donate piles and pitched a lot of "stuff". Have you ever stopped and asked yourself "where in the world did this even come from? Or what was I thinking?" Yep, me too!!!! 
Once that was all done and I was done with the conversation that I was having with myself, I then needed to determine where I was going to put all the "stuff" that I kept (okay, so I kept a lot also and more soul searching is necessary)  but I have been struggling to come up with some solutions, especially for the fabric and that particular area has come to a stand still. I feel inspired to get back after it and tackle the area after seeing the many pictures / solutions they shared! I hope that you too can find some inspiration or good idea's to include when you take on the all dreaded duty of cleaning up your space.  
Additionally, We have TWO FACEBOOK pages!!!!
One for the
Sew What Shoppe Business
and one for 
Friends of Sew What Shoppe. 
Friends of Sew What Shoppe is a group page and was created for all of you, our friends to publish your own post and pictures there. Feel free to post your sewing projects, sewing area, storage solutions, ask for advice from your friends, recipes or whatever is to your liking there. I would love to see pictures of your sewing area's!!! 

Click the link below!






 We are looking for sample makers for displays in our store. Please contact myself (Shawn) if you are interested or stop by  the shop so that we may discuss the possibilities. 



Are you or someone you know looking for a
fun, exciting and fast paced job where you can spend
your days petting fabric and helping fellow sewist 
or teaching a class?????
Well then.... We want you or them!
Please share with your family and friends.... 
Apply in Person at 
Sew What Shoppe 
420 N 24th 
Quincy IL 


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

Our new arrivals are automatically emailed out monthly in a separate email. 
Please check your email on a regular basis for
our newest selection of new arrivals.


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



Wednesday Feb 12th

Ann Phlibsen


Our Monthly Kimberbell Club
Dealer Exclusive
(ALL brands of embroidery machines)
Shawn Hodges
CLASS will be held on
Feb 12th

NEW in 2020
Kimberbell Embroidery Club
*** Get the same designs as above but
the class!

*Annual membership of $100.00
*Designs will be distributed ONE design per month when you bring in your USB.
* Design for each month will be based off of our Monthly Kimberbell Club class. 
* Designs are from the Dealer Exclusive's
and can NOT be emailed.
No exceptions!

If you need any further information please feel free to call the shop at 1(217)222-7458


Valentine Tea Towel
Pennant  Banner
February 5, 2020



Luck O' The Gnome
February 6, 2020



Singer Featherweight Group
Sew What Shoppe
Feb 11th from 10:00am - 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.



Machine Embroidery with
re-positioning an quilting in the hoop
February 13, 2020



Beginner Table Runner 
Offered TWO dates on:

Saturday February 15th @ 10:30am
February 18th @ 10:30am

Beginner Pillowcase
Offered TWO dates on:

 Saturday February 15th @ 1:00pm
Tuesday February 18th @ 1:00pm

Free Patterns
Sign up for one class or make a day of it!

 Cindy Heibel


Pillow on the Bench
Perfect for those striped border prints, a pretty focus fabric and some panels. 
February 27, 2020





  Friday February 28th 



We hope to see you soon! 

Sew What Shoppe and Staff


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!

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.






Reminder, For your convenience we are now open until 6:00 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, Amy, Ann, Patti, Jan, Cindy and Kermit

February 2020 CALENDAR