Finishing Strong! What's Coming For Fall
We have kicked of fall with SEW many new things to offer our sewing community. First - NORTHCOTT STONGHENGE BLOCK PARTY PARTICIPANTS need to remember that the deadline for quilt submissions is the end of this month! Finish strong! I have NOT heard whether they will be extending the date, but I would ask and review the web site for the contest TODAY!WE WILL be awarding a prize for the best quilt with the panel. The panel contest does not close till November. I did not highly publicize this contest because we had so much trouble getting the fabrics for those participating in the Block Party Contest that I did not want to compromise their efforts for a trip to UK. We no longer have panels, but I will announce more on this contest later this month.
Block Party Info: The quilt backing can be any fabric of your choice
- The Northcott judges will select 10 finalists and have them send in their quilts for a final round of judging. They will choose a 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winner.
- Judging will be looking for the following:
o Use of Solstice Blocks in quilt design – to ensure use of Stonehenge fabrics
o Overall impression – all the elements come together for an eye pleasing effect
o Workmanship – quality and attention to detail
o Creativity – inventive and fun details that make the quilt stand out
PLEASE may I have a photo of your entry to put on our FB/web page. Thanx!
- Winners will be chosen by 2/28/2020
- 1st Place = 9-Day Trip for two to England with a private tour of Stonehenge in June 2020
- 2nd Place = $1,000 and a $250 Stonehenge fabric prize pack.
- 3rd Place = $500 and a $100 Stonehenge fabric prize pack.
Open Sew Pot Luck is Italian this week on Wednesday! I'm making stuffed manicotti.
School of Embroidery Live has 15 signed up and we have 5 more packets available for you to experience embroidery at its best along with Bernina machines. If you are thinking about embroidery - this class is for you AND if you purchase a machine - you get your $200 back in shopping money! Hurry for signup!! We open at 8:30 for coffee and treats and start class at 9:00 sharp ending at 4:00 pm each day (Friday and Saturday, 9/13 & 14). $200 for the class, $150 if you have a qualifying machine.
HINT: The sale this month will be on embroidery products. OESD has their annual promotion where if you purchase $79.99 of their products in a given month, you get a free CD! Our sale is 20% off any OESD or other brand embroidery support notions! It runs through the end of the year. Sew, stock up on Kimberbell, Anita Goodesign and many other toooo cute products at the store now! Make sure you watch Facebook for a one day 40% off item this month! Like and Follow me on Facebook so you don't miss it!
Don't forget the Village Quilt Show in Benton on September 20 and 21! Over 200 quilts on display to excite and inspire you to create! We will see you there!
The Hope Quilt Show is October 11 & 12!
COME SEE US AT HICKORY HILL!!!