January 2019 Newsletter for Charmed Needles

Jan 23rd 2019

January 2019 Newsletter for Charmed Needles
Quilts, Cross Stitch, Embroidery

Our Stitches Are Magical!!!
Upcoming Events
Welcome to our events edition of The Charmed Needles Newsletter!
This Newsletter features upcoming shop events and related community events.
Quilting Classes!

We're updating classes as they are scheduled. COME ON BY. Sign up!
Anniversary Sampler Quilt-Along
January 7, 10:00am-3:00pm
Join us for a Quilt-Along with Donna Lynn Thomas's "The Anniversary Sampler Quilt". This is a social gathering as we each work through the project our own ways. Choose as many or a few of the blocks in the book as you would like. Choose your own colors and fabrics. Work at your own pace.

There will be a small one-time fee of $5.00 to join, plus the price of the book and supplies. Then come as often as you like. We will be meeting on the first Monday of each month.
Making Lace
January 8, 1:00pm-4:00pm
Have you ever wondered how lace is made? Come learn how to make bobbin lace, as well as other lace-making techniques. We usually meet the second Tuesday of the month.
Open Stitch
Every Friday, 10am to 5 pm

Quilt Till You Wilt, Stitch Till You Ditch
January 18, beginning at 10am
Bring a project and socialize with other fiber artists. Fiber artists of all skill levels and techniques are welcome!

Quilt Till You Wilt, Stitch Till You Ditch is normally the third Friday of the month, but this month we have moved it up a week to the second Friday, December 14. We will stay until the last person wants to go home. You are welcome to bring food to share, too.
Quilting on Your Home Machine
January 10 & 17, 2:30-5:30
Learn how to quilt the “sandwich” on your own home machine. Covers different methods for marking and prepping the quilt top, making the “sandwich” and stitching.
This is a two session class.
Cost is $60.00 + supplies.

Landscape Quilt
January 12, 10:30a-1:30p
Learn the basic of making landscape quilt while making this beautiful yet simple wall hanging. Or make several to sew together into a beautiful quilt.
Cost: $30 +supplies

2018 Saturday Sampler
January 19, 11am or 1pm
The 2018 Saturday Sampler began in February. If you have signed up to participate, make sure you come to get your next block!

This is the quilt you'll be working to complete. Special thanks for this beautiful quilt designed goes to Cheryl Quigley. THANK YOU, Cheryl!

Each month's kit (which would normally cost you $10) will be given to you for FREE if you come to The Saturday Sampler with your completed block from the previous month . You must attend the session to receive your kit. If you can't attend the Saturday Sampler you can purchase the kit for $10.

Saturday Sampler is also a group show-and-tell. You're encouraged to bring your latest project and show what you've done.
Mark the 3rd Saturday of every month in your calendar at 11:00am or 1:00pm. Door prizes will be given at each meeting and there will be two end of year Grand Prizes worth $50.
This year's Sat Sampler is coming to an end. Don't forget, you can bring in your completed quilt tops starting right after the January session. Customer voting will start as soon as there are at least 2 in the shop. The sooner your bring them in, the more votes you can potentially get.

Voting will be open through the Feb session (first session of the 2019 Saturday Sampler) to allow all those attendees to vote. I will count the votes right after that session and announce the winner on the shop Facebook page immediately. Quilts don't need to be complete, just the tops is fine. The winner of the People's Choice award will win a $50 Gift Certificate.

If you have brought in any Show and Tell items during the 2018 Saturday Sampler, you will want to attend the February session, as I will be drawing the raffle winner from all those entries. This winner will also receive a $50 Gift Certificate.
Project of the Month-Nifty Little Giftables
January 26, 1:00-3:30
Quick little items that are great to have on hand or make up quick for when unexpected gifts are needed. Make any or all as time allows. Patterns available for small scissor holder, crochet hook bag, sewers chatelaine, chicken pin cushion sewing machine needle tracker, and/or an essential oil roller ball wallet.
Cost is $20.00 +supplies

2019 Saturday Sampler will start February 16!

Sign up now for the 2019 Saturday Sampler! Like this year, there will be a $10 sign-up fee, then you will pay $10 for your first block. After that, if you both come to the next session and have completed your block, your next block will be free! Unlike the 2018 Saturday Sampler, we will only be having one session at 11AM on the third Saturday of each month.

At this first session, we will be voting on the People’s Choice for the 2018 Saturday Sampler. We will also draw for a $50 gift certificate for each Show and Tell item brought in during the 2018 Saturday Sampler sessions.

Whiskers n Catnip Block of the Month will start March 9!
This quilt designed by Deb Heatherly is purrfect for any cat lover. It features 13 gorgeous cat-themed batiks (plus a tonal black for the cat appliqués) from Tonga Batiks, a division of Timeless Treasures.

The quilt, as pictured, has a finished measurement of 96" x 96", or you can choose to finish it at the Cranberry border to 80" x 80", and use the outer border blocks to make a lap quilt. There are also two bonus projects included in the program.

The program will begin in March and will run for 12 months. If you are local to the Ontario, Oregon, area, you may choose to come to the working class sessions at 11am, the second Saturday of every month for no extra charge.

The BOM includes the pattern, the Creative Grids Cat's Cradle Tool, the Creative Grids Ultimate Flying Geese Tool, and all the fabric for your quilt top and binding (a total of 17 1/2 yards of fabric).

$9.81 Registration fee then $27.26 plus shipping per month! If you are local and choose to come to the working class sessions, you may pay for and pick up your monthly kits at that time, and save the shipping fee.
Treasure Hop 2019
April 11-20, 2019
The theme this year is Blue and White. At each shop, Hoppers will be able to purchase a kit which will contain one blue Fat Eighth, one white Fat Eighth, and a pattern which will call for at least 24 Fat Eighths (12 blue and 12 white). These kits will be priced at $6, $2 of which will be donated to Project Linus.
There will be 12 shops in the Hop:
  • Bluebird Quilt Studio, Nampa
  • Charmed Needles, Ontario
  • Country Corners Quilting, Nyssa
  • Dinah’s Fabric and Totes, Cambridge
  • Granny’s Attic, McCall
  • Huckleberry Patches, McCall
  • Judy Ann’s Quilting, Weiser
  • Marilynn’s Pickets & Patchwork, Nyssa
  • Stitch n’ Snip, Garden Valley
  • Sleepy Hollow Quilt Shop, Marsing
  • The Quilt Crossing, Boise
  • Treasure Every Stitch, Baker City
Miscellaneous Shop News
  • We will be having some limited hours in the second half of February due to Christina having surgery. We will be closed on February 12 and 13, then only open half-days, from 10am-2pm, Tuesdays-Saturdays, February 14-28. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • If your sewing machine needs serviced or if your scissors need sharpened, bring them down to the shop. Scott Benda is my repair person and he does very high quality work for a very reasonable price.
  • NEW INVENTORY!!! Come on down and see what we're getting in.
  • It's a slow process adding new inventory to the website but we are doing it. Please, take the time to see how it is growing. http://CharmedNeedles.com
Christina Barron, Owner | Charmed Needles LLC | 222 S. Oregon St., Ontario OR 97914 | 541-889-6215 | CustomerCare@CharmedNeedles.com | www.CharmedNeedles.com

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Saturday 10am-4pm

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