August & September 2014 News
We’ve been having a beautiful summer so far although the forest fires have been something else. We always enjoy the tourists from all over the world that find their way to our store. They all say what wonderful place it is and enjoy the time they spend with us. We’ve kept in contact with our senior “Rita” and have given her lots of gift cards for Superstore. This helps her remain independent. Thanks to all of you wonderful people that contribute. Just to explain it to those that aren’t aware, we have adopted a senior that needs a bit of help to remain independent. We offer some classes that require a gift card for Superstore in lieu of a class fee. Anyone who routinely sews on a drop in basis will donate a gift card from time to time. And some people donate just to give. She really does appreciate it! She was gifted with a rolling grocery carrier and LOVED it!
As always, we’re getting new fabric all the time. You know we have a huge selection of batiks in every colour you could imagine. They are always so popular. We also have our $10 metre rolls for you to choose from. We’re adding to those all the time.
We will be continuing our Friday Fun Day in September from 10-8 pm. If there is little participation we will cancel the late night fun. We will go from 10-5 in that case. So, the choice is yours. Everyone is welcome, just tell us if you’re coming so we can make room.
We continue to introduce the new Bernette Chicago 7 embroidery/sewing machine. At only $1,200 it is a great introduction to embroidery. Wow! We have some very happy owners! As you know, we support all our Bernina/Bernette machines with classes and instruction. We just wish more of you would take advantage of our support! You love your machines and are happy, we get that, but we wish you’d come in and get the full benefit of our Bernina Days.
Saturday, August 16th or Monday, August 18th 10:00-5:00
Saturday, September 6th 10:00-5:00
We provide the fabric, batting, backing and thread so you are already using the top quality fabric for your placemats. This is a comprehensive class where you’ll learn the proper use of your tools, what works, what doesn’t, strip piecing, cutting and finishing! You will complete one placemat in class and you will have enough fabric to complete another one at home or here on a non-instructional day or “free sew day”. We expect you to know nothing. Don’t think you’re not “good enough”. If you have no knowledge of quilting then this will work well for you. We’re here to get you started on the right road to a very rewarding hobby.
Instructor: Kathy Deaton
Instruction fee: $85.00 (includes your fabric etc. to complete two placemats)
Fun With Strips
Saturday, August 9th 10:00-5:00 or
Thursday, August 23rd 10:00-5:00
Isn’t Pinterest great? Well, I saw this type of quilt on Pinterest and thought “we can do that!”. It is just using strips so you’ll see how easy it is to put together. Won’t you join us?
Donation: $30 in Superstore gift cards for our senior.
Saturday, August 30th 10:00-5:00
I’ve just left the picture from the spring in this space because it’s pretty. Bring your BSR foot and some sample pieces and let’s get this Stitch Regulator doing things! If you don’t want to do that, bring whatever you wish. It’s always a good time to get a lesson on cleaning and oiling or just taking that time to do it.
Participation Fee: A Superstore gift card of any denomination for our Senior.
Saturday, September 13th 10:00-5:00 or
Monday, September 15th 10:00-5:00
Someone was asking about a beginners bargello class and we thought it would be a good idea to offer one. Wouldn’t this look beautiful in fall or Christmas colours? Actually they look beautiful in any colour combination. Don’t be afraid, this is an easy process.
Donation: $30.00 Superstore gift cards
Friday Fun Day
Every Friday from 10 am to 8 pm is Friday Fun Day. Let us know you’re coming and we’ll make room for you. We have nothing but fun and laughter with a great group of people.
About copyright, you must purchase or own the pattern or book for the class being taught. No photocopies will be allowed and each student must have their own purchased pattern or book. No photocopies will be allowed at any of our drop in days or Friday Fun Days.
Please refrain from using any kind of perfume while taking a class or joining a group or coming to sew. There are a couple of people that have severe reactions, like death! Also, we’re tired of listening to your cell phone, your text sounds and your private conversations. It’s not polite. So don’t do it while taking classes, joining a group or coming to sew.
We continue to support those that design patterns. You will need to have your own purchased copy of a pattern that we teach, that you come in to sew on a play day, or group. If it’s a pattern we have designed then we can give you a copy…but you can’t copy and pass it on; it’s illegal. I hope you all understand how important it is. We want designers to keep on designing. If we don’t support them, they will stop creating.
A word about copyright:
As you know, some of the classes we offer require you to purchase a book or pattern. Since the information contained in those books and patterns is considered "copyrighted" material, it is illegal to photocopy all or any portion of the information, even just to share with a friend to use during a class. We all want to support the creative efforts of the hard-working Designers who develop our favourite quilt patterns and encourage them to continue to publish and create.
In order to do that, we must properly compensate them for sharing their ideas with us by purchasing their books and patterns. Thank you for your cooperation and consideration!
Here's a little community announcement for anyone in Prince George and area that wish to help this worthwhile venture.
My name is Mandy
and with the help of my friend Liz
, we have started a not for profit organization
that will help those who would not normally be able to afford a prom dress receive one for free. We are calling it Prince George Dress Dreams.
A facebook page
has been started to advertise and inform the community of our endeavor:
to visit our Facebook Page
What Prince George Dress Dreams is looking for, is a few students to be nominated by a teacher, Councilor, or a member of our community not related to the student.
These students should be of a "deserving" nature. A student that may be low income, a teen mom, have overcome adversity, gone through an illness or perhaps experienced the loss of a family member. All nominated must be graduating this year.
This is the first year for this project, but we are hoping it will be received warmly by the community.
We feel that there is a need in our community for this project and we were hoping that your organization could help us out by spreading the word.
Please let me know if you need more info.
You can e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call my cell 250-301-8401