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"Improving the Fabric of Your Life"

Welcome to Wings--Newsletter of

Volume 6, #1

I've just returned from the Houston Quilt Market and Quilt Show, which was a marathon adventure (to say the least!) We discovered (and ordered!) some exciting fabric lines that aren't seen too many places. They will be coming in between January and April, so always check to make sure you've seen the latest arrivals when you visit us.

Be sure to check out the New Products portion of the website for a review and photos of some of the most interesting pattern and notion finds from Houston. And, if you stop by the store between now and December 15 and ask "What else is new from Houston?", I'll not only show you all the other new goodies I found, but I'll give you a free pattern just for asking!

Speaking of dates, the store will be closed from December 25 through January 1. We will be open Christmas Eve, though, to let those last-minute gift-givers complete their shopping. We found some wonderful gift items in the $5-$15 range while in Houston (some are so popular they're already on reorder!). And don't forget, Gift Certificates make the perfect stocking stuffer for the undecided!



Classes...

Be sure to check out the class lists on the website. We have a list of both Decorator Sewing and Quilt Classes being offered in-house. We're also developing some special classes based on patterns and books we found in Houston and will post those as soon as they are scheduled.

Pepper Cory will be teaching a special two-day class early next year. Based on the Lone Star pattern, the quilt is from her new collection of Sweet Potato Quilts and will be held January 8 and January 15, from 10am to 4pm both days. Stop by the store to see the original antique quilt on which the class is based! Class size is limited, so be sure to register early!

Many of you have asked about clothing classes. We discovered a teacher to sigh over in Houston who has a line of patterns that will fit - really fit - mature and plus-sized women! I took a class with her and she had women from size Medium to 2X come up and try on garments made from her patterns. Even the 2X women looked lovely with perfectly shaped lines, flawlessly fitting shoulders and armholes-no shapeless boxy look, no sags, pulls, or bagging with these patterns. She is available to travel and teach, so if you'd like to see us schedule her next year, please call or email me. The most likely format would be to offer a two-day lecture series on proper pattern fitting with the option for you to make a one-on-one private appointment with her to have yourself custom fitted for use on any pattern.


What's Special About Tuesdays...

Many of you have already met Fran Lindley, who joined The Quilted Butterfly staff a few months ago. Fran is here every Tuesday to help you with your quilting needs. She has extensive quilting and teaching experience, which means she has a keen eye for color and design. We feel truly blessed to have her with us!



News You Really Can Use...

We're starting some new programs in the shop! If you see a sign proclaiming EOMEOB, don't think we've started babbling. That stands for our new "End of Month, End of Bolt" special. Come in on our last working day of the month, purchase all the fabric that's left on a bolt, and we'll give you 30% off (this discount may not be combined with any other discounts)!

Look for our new quilt Border Basket. We've selected a variety of fabrics that are suitable for borders and cut them into specially sized pieces measuring THREE YARDS long and 22" wide-perfect for borders that don't have to be pieced-for only $13.50!

Be sure to come in and ask about our new Fat Quarter Fantasy game. No, I'm not going to explain it here-that's part of the fun! Those of you who shop with us by mail order can email me and ask about it and play, too! There's a special prize offering for those of you who tell me you read about it in our newsletter (one more reason it's smart to read everything in here!)


  • Remember, it takes a minimum of two pre-registered students to hold a regular class (we still do private classes based on your individual needs and schedule). Pre-registration with payment is required for all classes. Classes with insufficient registration are canceled three days before the scheduled class date.



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