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3400 Bloomington Ave
Minneapolis, MN  55407
(612) 724-1079

Glad Creations Email Update 12/23/13

Glad Creations Inc., News & Notes

This newsletter is mailed every other Monday.

December 23, 2013

Dear Customers and Friends,

We hope everyone is staying warm and quilting like crazy as we head into the holiday!

Our winter class schedule has gone out in the mail and we have loads of fun classes coming up. If you've chosen not to get paper mailings from us, you can check it out online

If you're new to quilting, be sure to look at our classes for beginners. Beginning Quiltmaking with Patricia Cox, starting Tuesday, January 14, covers traditional hand stitching techniques. Patricia has a wealth of knowledge on traditions in quiltmaking. The Beginning Rotary Star Sampler with Annemarie Yohnk, starting Tuesday, January 28, will get you off to a great start with rotary cutting and machine piecing techniques. Learn how to cut and piece accurately, along with some great short-cut tricks.  You can register by phone or stop by the shop and register in person.  

Have you heard about our December Demo Days?  We've put together a list of some of our favorite quilting tools, and will be demonstrating one of them each day during December.  It's always fun to learn something new, but the best part is that each time you stop in to watch a demo, you can add your name to our drawing for a $100.00 Glad Creations gift certificate. There are still a few days of December remaining to stop by and enter the drawing. You'll find a list of our planned demos on our website. We'll also be posting reminders each day on facebook.

Fun things are coming up in the new year!
Join us for the fabshophop in January.  The concept behind this virtual shop hop is exactly the same as taking a fabric shopping trip by car. On our "virtual" shop hop, however, you'll leave the car in the garage and can even shop in your jammies! You will have a month to visit over 100 of the sites to find the "YouFoundIt Bunnys" and qualify to win prizes. Visit the fabshophop web site to register and get all the details. Happy Hopping!

We'll be hanging our annual staff quilt show January 1 - 11. This year we've all been working on Two-Color Quilts.  As always, our rules are pretty loose, so it will be fun to see what we've each come up with. It's been great fun seeing the quilts as they're completed and dropped off at the shop for hanging.

We're putting together a new Glad Creations coupon book for 2014. It will include special discounts and give-aways for the whole year. Our coupon book is free with any in-shop purchase January 1 - 11. (see details) For those of you with a 2013 coupon book, there's one coupon left to use! Come in December 26 - 31 to use your Year End Wrap Up coupon which allows you to use any one coupon that you missed during the year (some restrictions apply).

And, last— but certainly not least—don't miss our New Year's sale on January 1 - 4, 2014!

If you can't make it into the shop and there is something you are interested in, please call us at (612) 724-1079 and we'll be happy to answer any questions about products and take your order over the phone. Or, visit our website at

Wishing you all the best,
Nancy, Susan & Emily

New Fabric:

Barbara Brackman for Moda
29 bolts

by Parson Gray
for Westminster/
Free Spirit
24 bolts

New Books and Patterns:

A Quilter's Ark
by Margaret Rolfe
That Patchwork Place

A Paper-Pieced Garden
by Maaike Bakker and Francoise Maarse
That Patchwork Place

Pieced Stool & Table
by Amy Brackman

  • A Little Bit Shorter Tall Tree; A Very Special Collection; Little Bits; $6.75
Store hours are 9:30-5:00 Monday, 9:30 - 8:30 Tuesday and 9:30 - 5:00 Wednesday through Saturday. We are closed on Sundays.
We're open evenings until 8:30 when we have classes running so we're frequently open  Monday evenings. We're also open every Tuesday evening until 8:30.

December Holiday hours: December 24, 9:30 - Noon; December 25 - closed; December 31, 9:30 - 5:00 (no evening hours).

Glad Creations, Inc. Quilt Block
3400 Bloomington Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55407
(612) 724-1079
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