Happy New Year!!
Greetings quilting and sewing friends,
We are busy preparing the last minute details for our Grand Opening this Sunday. It is from noon to 5 pm. The APQS Roadshow Long Arm Experience is from noon to 3 pm. Registration is requested for this event due to space planning and wanting to give everyone who attends a chance to try the machines. Please call the store or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
We have special roadshow pricing during the event that you won't want to miss. We are also introducing Ellie, the newest APQS machine, on a halo frame, designed for the hobbyist with a smaller space in their studio.
Anyone who places an order for an APQS longarm quilting machine during the Roadshow event will have their name entered into a draw for an APQS tote filled with some goodies to get you started on your longarm journey. (Valued at $100)
We have some other fun things in store for you during the Grand Opening. We will have the Best Coffee Truck on site, a storyteller with some interesting quilting history to share, hourly draws for door prizes, and these in store specials :
10% off printed patterns and books
10% off gift items (excludes wooden bowls and cutting boards)
15% off Notions (excludes Quilter Select products)
20% off Fabric (excludes already discounted fabrics)
We are also starting the new year off with a Quilt Challenge. You can read about it on your Instagram page @thestitcherytennessee but here is the summary. The challenge is both in store and online. It's all about posting the #hashtags!
NEW YEAR QUILT CHALLENGE –
STRUDEL LAP QUILT
Up for some sewing fun to start the year? Our challenge this month is for you to make a simple lap quilt. It is easy to enlarge to a bigger size, is an easy pattern and quick to put together.
WHITE/NEUTRAL: 2 yards
COLOURS: 10 fat quarters (one fat quarter will yield two blocks) or one Jelly Roll
Here are the rules:
- Start and finish the quilt top in January.
- Post your finished quilt top on either Facebook or Instagram and tag @thestitcherytennessee and use the hashtag #strudelquilt. You can post additional ‘in progress’ shots. If you use the hashtag in those posts, you will get extra entries. Enter often!
- Don’t forget to post the hashtag so everyone can see what everyone else is making.
- On January 31st we will draw for free long arm quilting on the winner’s quilt top.
- Have fun! (a very important rule)
And did I mention this Strudel is calorie free??
Pattern available at the front desk or online at www.thestitcherytn.com/shop
LONGARM MACHINE RENTAL CERTIFICATION CLASSES
We have a few offerings for our rental certification classes. They are all bookable online through the website: HERE
Basic Rental Certification Class $100.00;
Quiltpath (Computerized quilting) Certification Class $75.00 (must take basic rental certification first);
Beginner Bundle Class $150.00 (for the person who wants to learn basic quilt patchwork and then wants to learn to quilt it themselves on one of our rental machines). We've bundled these two together and you save $25.00.
We are excited about a great start to 2024 with the grand opening, new classes and meeting new friends in the community. We hope to see you Sunday!
Mavis & Sandi