April 2014 News
April will be our last Beginners class for a few months because summer is coming (we hope). I am booking our Weekend Block Party in October already so you can sign up if you want to attend.
As you happy Bernina owners know, we support what we sell and we’ll be having another great Bernina Project Day this month. It’s a great time to come and do something fun and beautiful while learning more about your wonderful machine.
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.
Spring Placemats and/or Tablerunner
Tuesday or Wednesday, April 8th & 9th or Friday and Saturday, April 18th & 17th
10:00 to 5:00
We are just in love with this beautiful tulip design. We designed this so you won’t find this idea particular design anywhere else. Well, not until someone sees it and copies it! You will have the use of our Accuquilt cutter and dies while you’re taking the class and we will have this over two days so you’ll get it done! The picture doesn’t do it justice. The colours are really very vibrant. A great project for a confident beginner.
Gift card from Superstore for our senior “Rita” in a decent denomination.
Bernina Project Day
Saturday, April 26th or Monday, April 28th from 10:00 to 5:00
A beautiful Spring appliqué placemat or table runner or mug mat or whatever you wish to make. You’ll have the use of our Accuquilt cutter and dies. We provide loads of good ideas for your wonderful Bernina machine. This is a good time to try out your BSR foot for all of you that have one with your machine.
Participation fee: A Superstore gift card of any denomination for our Senior
We have plenty of “Free Sew Days” in April. We just ask that you bring a gift card for the senior we help live independently. Superstore is her store of choice so that’s where we would like the gift cards to be from. She is a lovely woman living on her own. No extra money so is struggling. She certainly appreciates all we can do for her. Due to our kindness she’s had her first pedicure at the age of 73. Let me tell you, she was THRILLED! She is experiencing some mobility problems so a walker may be in her future.
Friday Fun Day
Every Friday from 10 am to 8 pm is Friday Fun Day. On Good Friday
, we’ll be having a class until 5:00 so you’ll have to check to see how much room there is. Or, you can take this class! 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 email@example.com
or call my cell 250-301-8401