OCTOBER NEWSLETTER


                               

Happy Halloween, everyone!

As most of you know, Mom & Grandma P. had a booth at the Endless Mountain Quilt Guild Quilt Show this past weekend.  Mom & Grandma P. said there were lots of beautiful quilts and the Bed Turning was great. I wouldn't know.  I couldn't go.  Mom said dogs aren't allowed in the school, so I had to stay home on Saturday while Mom & Lou Everson manned the booth. Grandma P. manned the shop with her friend, Donna Detrick & our cousin, Charlene Chacona on Saturday. BUT!!! I got to go with Mom to the Shop on Sunday. Grandma P. & cousin Elizabeth manned the booth. Mom, Aunt Penney, Uncle Scott, cousin Emmie & me ran the Shop on Sunday.  I had lots of fun playing with my cousin Emmie & getting head scratches from the customers.

We recently got in Quilting Treasure "Take A Stand" Collection. It's a No Bully Zone fabric to help promote anti-bullying.  We are giving educators & other school staff 15% Off with School ID. If you are a school employee or know someone who is, stop in, pick up some "Take A Stand" fabric & make something for your classroom, office or cafeteria.  Help take a stand against bullying! Make your work area Bully-Free!

Sales for October will be:
20% Off Pink fabric for Breast Cancer Awareness month
15% Off Fall fabrics
25% Off all books
35%-50% Off Select fabrics.
We need to move out the old fabric to make room for new fabrics! We have lots of new fabric & no where to put it!

We have on display, 1 quilt & 2 afghans that will be raffled off to help the Endless Mountain Dance Center to send some students to Walt Disney World to dance in Downtown Disney & take a class with a professional Disney dancer. 
We have raffle tickets available here at the Shop. Tickets are $2.00 each.
Our own granddaughter/niece/cousin Elizabeth has been chosen to go to perform at WDW with the Endless Mountain Dance Center in February 2014.
I'm sure most of you know Liz. She's here after school almost everyday & on Saturdays. She's really good at belly rubs, scratches(if your a dog) and hugs. She's also has a box of Gertrude Chocolate Bars on the cutting table she's selling for Endless Mountain Dance Center. Mom & Grandma says they're so very good. I wouldn't know, chocolate is toxic to dogs. Too bad they don't make dog treats.

Do you know a little darling who loves the movie, Frozen?  Well stop on in!  As well as the in-stock and pre-order Frozen fabric, we also have precut fusible snowflakes!  The snowflakes are from Accuquilt.  They have been featured in Fons & Porter's Frozen quilt.  We have cut and packaged the fusible snowflakes for you in packs of 6.  They would also look lovely on a winter quilt project. 

I would like to tell you about "Molly's Mission".  Molly's Mission is my favorite local charity.
Molly's Mission was started by Karen Garrity of Furry Friends Inn to help a lab named Brandon to get a doggie wheelchair. They were able to successfully raise enough money to get Brandon his very own doggie wheelchair. They raised more money than they needed for Brandon's doggie wheelchair. She and her staff have continued "Molly's Misson" with the money leftover from Brandon's wheelchair & with more money that has since been donated to help families with expenses for their fur kids needing expensive surgery, prosthetics, and other medical needs. 
The staff at Furry Friends Inn is getting ready for a fundraiser at the end of October. We will be donating a gift certificate & some other goodies to help out. Currently, they are raising money for a family whose Great Dane needs some surgery. Any leftover money will be added to Molly's Mission fund to help future families.
We will be donating 10% of our animal fabric sales for the month of October to Molly's Mission. We would love to present them with a nice check at the fundraiser. Now is the time to fill your stash with some animal fabric. Mom says I can go & give them the check!
When Mom  & Grandma go away, my aunt, brother, sisters and I stay at Furry Friends Inn. We all love to go stay with Karen and her staff. They are really nice & love to play with doggies.

We have several classes coming up in October!
There is still room in each of the classes.
Thursday, October 2nd 6p-8p Trick or Treat Bag. Here's a fun, quick project to make your little goblin his/her one of a kind trick or treat bag! $30.00
Saturday, October 4th 10a-4p Hawaiian Applique  Learn to applique like the Hawaiians or make yourself feel like your in Hawaii with this class. There was a beautiful quilt made using Hawaiian Applique at the Quilt Show last weekend. Bring your lunch & have fun learning Hawaiian Applique $49.00
Wednesday, October 8th 6p-8p Disappearing 4 Patch This pattern makes a fun wall hanging. l love it with batiks. It's a quick, easy pattern, perfect project for a evening with friends or just for yourself. $30.00
Saturday, October 11th 10a-4p Log Cabin w/Folded Corners Try your hand at adding a 3D corner in your Log Cabin. Make your quilt pop with these fun accents $49.00
Saturday, October 18th 10a-4p Stack N Whack You know you want to try your hand at a stack n whack. It's not as hard as it looks. It's a really fun quilt to make! It's always a surprise when it's finished.  Taught by Jackie P. Jackie makes every class fun & easy. She is a truly gifted teacher. $49.00
Saturday, October 25th 10a-3p. Table Runner with Circles  You saw Judy Snyder's cute table runners at last weekend's Quilt Show. Now here's your chance to learn how she makes them. Judy will teach you how to make simple circles & turn them into a table runner, placemats, or table runner. And...it's reversible! $49.00
Come in and treat yourself to a class! It's fun and less fattening than candy. You can even come in dressed in a costume if you want!

Grandma P. wants to dress me up as a hot dog for Halloween.
Mom was thinking about letting me dress up as Yoda. This is me in my Yoda costume:
                                              
Mom dressed my sister, Chardonay, up as Yoda for our Mountain Home magazine ad. Chardonay, while still dressed up as Yoda, jumped the fence & ran all over the neighborhood with her Yoda ears on.  Mom was not amused. She said the neighbors probably think she's completely off her rocker, having a dog that wears Yoda ears.  She also jumped the fence & ran all over the neighborhood with her pink t-shirt on, too. Mom wasn't too happy then, either.  Chardoany told me she does it just to embarrass Mom. Here's what she looked like as Yoda:
                                             

As you can see, there's lots going on at the Shop this month. We always have lots of new fabric coming in.
We now carry a small collection of Homespun, some of the homespun is really soft flannel on one side & regular homespun on the other. It's like getting 2 fabrics for 1 price.  We also have some Minky in stock, as well. There's always something new coming in, just about everyday.  Mom & Grandma P. are getting behind again with so much new fabric coming in.  If you don't find just what you need on the shelf, just tell Mom what your looking for. She may have just what you need in the "fabric storage room". I don't go in there too often. It's kinda scary for a puppy in there.
It's time for this puppy to go play with his cousins now.  Have a Happy Halloween! This little goblin can't wait for his first Halloween. Mom says it's great fun! Bye for now.

Keep your sewing machine close but keep your seam ripper closer

Obi Wan
Official Greeter