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

Glad Creations Email Update 3/28/16

Glad Creations Inc., News & Notes

This newsletter is mailed every other Monday.
March 28, 2016

Dear Customers and Friends,

Spring is here and the Twin Cities Shop 'til You Drop quilt shop hop is just around the corner on April 28–30, 2016. We have lots of fun plans, including demos at every shop and great door prizes. 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). Also, each shop will be handing out an original pillow pattern. More about the hop: Everyone who visits all 9 shops will be entered into a drawing for some great prizes. We'll 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!

New for this year’s hop—we’re collecting pillowcases for A Case for Smiles. Stop by the shop and pick up a free pillowcase pattern or visit for a pillowcase pattern and some guidelings of fabric selection and such. If you already have a pillowcase pattern that you like to use, that’s fine too. The pillowcases will go to children so keep that in mind with your fabric selections. Now, here’s the fun part: for each pillowcase that you bring into one of the participating shops either prior to or during the shop hop, you’ll be entered into a drawing for a Janome sewing machine donated by Valley West Sewing.

Be sure to mark your calendars for the fun summer quilting events coming up. The Minnesota Quilters’ annual show takes place in St Cloud this year. The dates are June 9–11. As always, there will be beautiful quilts to enjoy and some fun shopping in the vendors area. We’ll be sharing our display of last year’s staff challenge quilt show: Stripes! In the special exhibits area. We hope to see you there!

The Row by Row Experience is scheduled for June 21–September 6. 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. We’re busy at work on ours!

Have you started planning for Quilt Minnesota yet? The Quilt Minnesota hop runs July 29–August 14 this year. Check out the Quilt Minnesota website to see the 2016 fabric design and find out what’s happening in each section. Join our Twin Cities bus tour to visit all 10 shops in the Metro! It’s a 2 day (Friday & Saturday) bus tour of our Metro section on the first weekend of the hop. We’re finalizing the details so expect more info to be coming along soon. 

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

There's lots of quilting fun coming along. We hope to see you soon!

Nancy, Susan & Emily 

P.S. Nancy must have the spring cleaning bug!  Come and check out the batiks that just went into our clearance area.

New Fabric:
Bread and Butter
by American Jane
23 bolts
by Zen Chic
20 bolts
Elementals batiks
Robert Kaufman
12 bolts
New Books:
Piecing the Piece O' Cake Way
by Linda Jenkins and Becky Goldsmith
C&T Publishing
Scrap Quilt Secrets
by Diane D. Knott
C&T Publishing
by Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith
C&T Publishing

first shipment is sold out, more on the way!

New Magazines:
  • Quiltmania!; March/April 2016
  • Quiltmaker; May/June 2016
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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