Glad Creations Email Update 5/24/16
Glad Creations Inc., News & Notes
This newsletter is mailed every other Monday.
May 24, 2016
Dear Customers and Friends,
We've completed our last Scrap Tamers session for this year. What a fun group! We had a many folks completing their Scrap Tamers Mystery quilt and they are really fun! Cheri & Nathan were in charge of the final session and took pictures of all of the finished quilts. The name of this quilt is Little Jewels. The pattern will be available toward the end of the summer. Our new Scrap Tamers club will be starting in September. The first day to sign up is Saturday, August 20, 2016. More details will be coming along in August.
Is everyone ready for a summer of quilting fun?! We sure are! The next not to be missed event is the Minnesota Quilters show. This year's show will be held in St. Cloud. Classes start on June 8. There's a sneak peek of the show and vendor's mall on the evening of June 8, then the show is open June 9–11. Enjoy 3 days of looking at quilts, shopping the vendor mall, and having fun with other quilters. Visit www.mnquilt.org for all the details.
Next up is a new kind of shop hop. The Row by Row Experience started a few years ago in New York State and has spread across the country. This year it will be happening in all 50 states plus several Canadian Provinces. Last year there were 2655 shops participating. This year there are 3100 shops registered, including 19 in Europe! How’s that for a big shop hop! It's a simple idea without a lot of rules. Every participating shop designs a row for a quilt with some size specifications. This year’s theme for the rows is Home Sweet Home. Collect the free patterns by visiting the shops during the summer from June 21–September 6, 2016. Create a quilt using at least 8 different rows and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters. Use that shop's row in your quilt and win a bonus prize! Visit www.rowbyrowexperience.com for all the details and to find out what shops are participating. Check out the Minnesota Row by Row facebook page to see what's happening in Minnesota shops.
And of course, the dates for Quilt Minnesota are July 29–August 14, 2016. Pick up your passport at the first shop that you visit. Travel the state and get your passport stamped. There are fun prizes for completing different sections and a grand prize drawing for those visiting all of the participating shops. Details at www.quiltminnesota.com. Would you like to leave the driving to us? Give us a call at the shop to sign up for our Metro bus tour. Visit all 10 shops in our section on this two day tour for only $39.95! You will be picked up and dropped off at the same location each day. We have a special gift for each bus rider—a tin of Aurifil thread to coordinate with this year’s Quilt Minnesota fabrics. Buses will be touring the Metro section Friday & Saturday, July 29 & 30. Pickup locations are in Bloomington, Coon Rapids and Roseville.
We're nearing the end of our Spring class schedule. We still have a few classes coming up. Domestic Machine Quilting with Janet Moser is scheduled for Saturday, June 4, 10:30–4:00. Susan will be teaching the Pineapple Quilt on Saturday, June 18, 10:00–4:00 and the Hunter’s Star Quilt on Saturday, June 25, 10:00–4:00.
Did you do the Twin Cities Shop Hop earlier this month? Remember to use your come-back coupon for $5.00 off your $25.00 fabric purchase during the month of June.
Coupon book holders—bring your coupon in from May 26–28 for a free fat quarter of a patriotic print from our fun selection. Then stop in June 2–4 for our Backing Sale. Receive a 10% discount when you purchase 6 or more yards of the same regular priced fabric.
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 www.gladcreationsquilts.com.
See you soon!
Nancy, Susan & Emily
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.
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