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

Glad Creations Email Update 4/13/15

Glad Creations Inc., News & Notes

This newsletter is mailed every other Monday.
April 13, 2015

Dear Customers and Friends,

We’re looking forward to a spring and summer season full of lots of quilting fun! We have some great spring classes starting soon.

Are you new to quilting? Beginning Quiltmaking with Patricia Cox starts on Tuesday, April 21, 6:00–8:00. Patricia teaches the basics of traditional quiltmaking. You’ll learn to cut out your fabric pieces and stitch by hand as you create traditional blocks for a 9-block sampler quilt.

Another great beginner’s class: Rotary Star Sampler with Annemarie Yohnk is a great choice if you’d like to be making your quilts by machine. It’s a four session class starting Tuesday, May 5, 6:00–8:30. This class covers the basics of rotary cutting and machine piecing using a variety of short-cut techniques.

Basic Domestic Machine Quilting with Janet Moser will be held Saturday, April 25 from 10:00–3:00. Learn the basics of machine quilting on a simple pieced project. This class is for students who have little or no experience with machine quilting or for those of you who would like to improve our machine quilting skills.

Cheri’s Color Basics class begins Monday, May 4, 6:30–8:30. Develop a better understanding of color and how to use it in your quilts.

Annemarie’s Embroidery for All class starts Tuesday, April 14, 6:30–8:30. This is a great class to fine tune your embroidery skills. You’ll work with one of fun tea towel patterns from Bird Brain Designs.

The Twin Cities Shop 'til You Drop quilt shop hop is almost here! The dates are April 30–May 2, 2015. We have lots of fun plans, including demos at every shop and great door prizes (watch the demos as you hop and receive a coupon from each shop to use in June 2015 for $5.00 of your $25.00 fabric purchase) . Each shop you visit will have a little gift for you too, a TC Treat (that’s a 10" x 12" cut of a solid color fabric). Check out the Twin Cities Shop Hop facebook page to see the projects that some of the shops have planned using a selection of TC Treats. More about the hop: Everyone who visits all 9 shops will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. We'll be giving away a sewing machine generously donated by Valley West Sewing. We'll also be drawing names for 9 winners of an Arrow sewing chair. One lucky winner will receive a Tutto sewing machine cart. That's not all...each shop will be putting 5 - $25.00 gift certificates into the drawing. That's a total of 45 gift certificates. Lots of chances to win! All the details are available on our website. Stop by and pick up your map so you can start planning your hop!

Check out our blog. We've completed our March Mystery Weekend workshops. As many of you know, we snap photos of the show and tell that participants bring in during the Mystery Weekends. Visit our blog to view a slideshow of this great show & tell.

Coupon book holders: Stop in April 23–25 for a free fat quarter from our selection of floral prints!

Mark your calendars for upcoming quilting fun:

The Minnesota Quilters’ annual show takes place in Duluth this year. The dates are June 11–13. As always, there will be beautiful quilts to enjoy and some fun shopping in the vendors area. We hope to see you there!

The Row by Row Experience is scheduled for June 21–September 8. Travel around the U.S. and Canada collecting patterns that each shop has designed. Check out the Row by Row website for all the details. Watch the Row by Row Facebook page. Shops will be posting their rows as they have the designs ready.

Have you started planning for Quilt Minnesota yet? The Quilt Minnesota hop runs July 31–August 16 this year. Check out the Quilt Minnesota website to see the 2015 fabric designs and find out what’s happening in each section. Join our Twin Cities bus tour to visit all 10 shops in the Metro section $39.99! It’s a 2 day (Friday & Saturday) bus tour of our Metro section on the first two weekends of the hop. Give us a call to reserve your seat now! 

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

Hope to see you soon! 

Nancy, Susan & Emily 

New Fabric:
Row by Row Fabrics
(official fabrics)
Timeless Treasures
6 bolts
Kaffe Fassett Collective
Westminster Fabric
26 bolts
Timeless Treasures
4 bolts
Batiks for Row by Row 
Hoffman Fabrics
10 bolts
New Books, Patterns & Notions:
The Quilter's Practical Guide to Color
by Becky Goldsmith 
C&T Publishing
Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Field Guide
Petite Star Template
Rapid Fire Hunter's Star Field Guide
Large Star Template
Know Your Needles
by Liz Kettle
Bendy Bag 
by Lazy Girl Designs
Sweet 'N Sassy Templates
by Creative Grids
New Magazines:
•  American Patchwork & Quilting; June 2015

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.

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

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