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GLACIER QUILTS

125 Hutton Ranch Road, Kalispell, MT 59901 Phone 406-257-6966 E-mail: [email protected] web site: www.glacierquilts.com Dear Friends, Here we are again at the beginning of a new year! We hope that you have enjoyed the holidays with family and friends and thank you for sharing your show and tell with us. It is always fun to see what you have done with our fabrics. With the holidays behind us, it is a great time to start a new project. Please check out the class list and see if one of the classes calls to you. If there is a project you have been eager to start and need some help, we are happy to do private lessons as well. Give us a call at the store and we will arrange a teacher and time for you. The License Plate challenge frames are now available. They are due back the first of February. Starting the 2nd of February (and through the rest of the month) you get to vote on your favorite. March 5th the winners will be announced. And yes, there will be prizes! We love the Babylock and Elna machines we have and we think you will too! If you were lucky enough to have received a machine for Christmas, please be sure to give us a call and set up a time for your machine lesson. Remember that any machine purchased from us always includes a free machine lesson! Just a reminder, your machines will last longer and run better if you have them serviced on a regular basis. Marty is a certified service technician for all Elna and Babylock machines. Start the new year off right, with a clean and happy sewing machine! We also hope to see you on our Facebook page. Coni has been posting the fabric of the day and other specials. Even if you can't make it into the store, you can always call us and request yardage of the featured fabric at its special price during that day! And as always, thank you for your continued patronage and support. We look forward to another year of quilting with you! Happy Stitching, Susan and Coni Be sure to join us on our facebook page to keep up to date on sales, specials, classes, and our fabric of the day!

Two is company...

January / February 2012

Volume 65

Quilts are like friends - a great source of comfort and warmth. Thanks for being part of our wonderful quilting community! Happy New Year!

Two is Com pany...... ThreeThree is a CLASS! is a Class you have 3 or people people If Ifyou have 3 or more more and want a and class for a different different just want a class for aproject or time,project or let us know and we will do our best to time, just let us know and we will do schedule it for you.

our best to schedule it for you!

January & February Classes

Beyond Simple Quilt $30 Instructor: Monique Kleinhans Monday, January 23rd 10-3 This is a great project for a new or young sewer, and a super quick project for those who have experience, but don't have much time to spare! This pattern comes in a number of different sizes and we even have a few kits put together if you are overwhelmed by the choices of fabric! Pattern Required. Cat Eyes Table Runner $30 Instructor: Susan Gilman Wednesday, February 29th, 10-3 Create a table runner with a now `made-easy' diagonal setting. Table runner is from the book "Square-agonals", required for class. Confetti Cake Quilt $30 Instructor: Sue Schaff Tuesday, January 24th 10-3 A super simple quilt from a fun and easy pattern! All you need is the pattern and one layer cake! Easy Peasy (Paper Pieced Quilt) $30 Instructor: Monique Kleinhans Wednesday, February 15th 10-3 We'll explore paper piecing using a pattern from the wonderful book: A Passion for Piecing. This quilt uses two different blocks to create a unique and stunning small quilt. If this is your first time paper piecing, you can also opt for a table runner option!

Classes are listed in alphabetical order

Locker Hook $25 Instructor: Susan Gilman Friday, January 6th 10-3 or Wednesday, February 1st 10-3 Join Susan to learn the simple technique of Locker Hooking. This is a great way to create rugs, placemats, hot pads and coasters. Have you seen Susan's checker board or hop scotch samples at the store? Machine Quilting Instructor: Marianne Buller Saturday, January 7th 10-3 or Saturday, February 4th 10-3 $45

Join Marianne and discover the possibilities of machine quilting. Threads, needles and battings will be explored. Take the next step to finishing your projects!

Raspberry Swirl $30 Instructor: Susan Gilman Wednesday, February 22nd 10-3 No math! No Cutting or setting Triangles! Turn easy-stitched blocks and rows into stunning diagonal designs. Table runner is from the book "Square-agonals", required for class Socks $30 Instructor: Bonita Richards Saturday, January 14th 10-3 Come join Bonita in making sure those toes stay warm this winter! Basic knitting skills required. Star Blossom Table Topper $40 Instructor: Nancy Collard Tuesday, February 28th 10-35 Learn how to create another neat project using a border fabric. Make this octagonal beauty for your wall, table, or Christmas tree. Finished quilt size 54". Simplified piecing with no Y-Seams! Table Time Topper $30 Instructor: Diane Williams Tuesday January 10th 10-3 Quick octagon table topper that is fantastic for the fabric you can't bear to cut up. It can be made in 3 finished sizes; 18 1/2", 15 1/2" or 12 1/2". Great beginner's project! Pattern required.

Hand Appliqué ­ Beginner $45 Instructor: Susan Gilman Wed. Jan. 4th and Jan. 18th, 10-4 Start the New Year with a new project or even a new technique. We will explore 12 different techniques from the book "Appliqué 12 Easy Ways!" by Elly Sienkiewicz. This is a great way to see what technique is your favorite. This is a two day class.

Take Four Placemats $30 Instructor: Bonita Richards Saturday, January 28th 10-3 This fun pattern only takes 4 fat quarters to create some very cute and super simple placemats! Great for gifts, or to brighten up your own dining area! Trifecta Purse Instructor: Bonita Richards Saturday, February 11th, 10-3 We can never have enough bags! They help carry all our fabric! $30

Elna 7200 or 7300 Instructor: Susan Gilman Call to schedule class time Come and learn the wonderful things you can do with your Elna 7200 or 7300. We will learn how to use the different stitches and feet that come with the machine. Elna 740 Lesson Instructor: Susan Gilman Wednesday January 25th 10-4 Bring your new Elna 740 and explore its potential. We will explore the memory options, use the circle pivot and many other options your machine offers. You are welcome to take this class as many times as you would like. Serger Basics Instructor: Susan Gilman Call to schedule class time Pull your serger out of the box and join Susan for the basics to get started. You will be able to thread your serger, attach neck ribbing, serge outside corners, inside corners and many other basic techniques. It doesn't matter what brand your serger is. Elna Electronic Machine Call to schedule class time This class is for owners of an Elna 5000 or 6000 series. An electronic or computerized machine is one that the stitch length & width sets automatically when the stitch is selected. Elna Mechanical Machine Call to schedule class time This class is for owners of an Elna Sew Fun, 1000 series, 2000 series, 3000 series or any other mechanical model. A mechanical model is a machine that when you select a stitch, you need to set the stitch length and width. Babylock Mechanical Machine Call to schedule class time This class is for owners of Babylock mechanical machines. A mechanical model is a machine that when you select a stitch, you need to set the stitch length and width. Babylock Electronic Machine Call to schedule class time This class is for owners of Babylock Electronic sewing machines that do not have embroidery options. An electronic or computerized machine is one the stitch length & width sets automatically when the stitch is selected. Babylock Embroidery Machine Lesson -Sewing Options Call to schedule class time This class is for owners of Babylock Embroidery/sewing machines that have embroidery options. We will explore the sewing side of your machine. A class will be offered at another time for the embroidery side of your machine.

1 Bear Paw ­ Introduction to basic skills.

2 Bear Paws ­ Slightly advanced.

Should be familiar with basic skills and vocabulary. Additional techniques introduced.

3 Bear Paws ­ Basic skills mastered.

New and difficult techniques introduced.

General Sewing Supplies to Bring to Class Sewing machine in good working order Thread to coordinate or blend with project Quilting straight pins Small scissors to snip threads Rotary Cutter with sharp blade Plexiglas Ruler for rotary cutting Needles, hand or machine depending on class Bobbins pre-wound with thread Seam ripper, marking pens, glue stick Paper & Pencil for notes Paper Scissors Safety pins for pin basting Check class supply list for any other items.

Class Registration and Policy ... * Class Fee is due at time of registration to receive the supply list, a 10% supply discount, and to guarantee your spot in the class. * The day of your class your purchases will be discounted 10%, excluding sewing machines and their accessories. Be sure to keep in mind any items you may need to finish your quilt. This is the last day the discount will be given for the class project. * Phone reservations accepted with credit card only. * We would appreciate cancellations five days in advance to receive a refund or store credit. If you are a no show for the class, your fee is forfeited. * If class registration is below our minimum we will make every effort to fill the class. If the class must be cancelled we will notify you 5 days in advance and refund your fee, or give a store credit. * In consideration of the instructor and your fellow students, please do not bring children to class.

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PLEASE DO NOT WEAR PERFUME OR SCENTED LOTIONS.

January 2012

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4 Hand Appliqué $45 10-3 SG 5

Thu

Fri

6 Lockerhook $25 10-1 SG

Sat

7 Machine Quilting $45 10-3 MB

Open Sewing 8 9

Open Sewing 10 Tabletime Topper $30 10-3 DW 11 Guild Discount Day 12

Thursday Group 13 14 Socks $30 10-3 BR TGIF

Open Sewing 15 16 Outreach Sewing 17

Embroidery Club 18 Hand Appliqué (2nd day) 10-3 SG 19

Embroidery Club 20 21 3rd Saturday Thursday Group Embroidery Club 27 28 Take 4 Placemats $30 10-3 BR TGIF Thursday Group

Martin Luther King, Jr. 22 23 Beyond Simple $30 10-3 MK

Open Sewing 24 Confetti Cake $30 10-3 SS 25 Elna 740 10-4 SG 26

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Open Sewing

Open Sewing

If you have purchased the machine from Glacier Quilts, the class is free. If you purchased it elsewhere, the fee is $30. Come and learn the fun things you can do with your machine. You can take this class as many times as you would like. Sewing Machine Class Supplies: Your machine, all accessories it came

with and owners manual. Two colors of cotton thread and at least 3 bobbins pre-wound. The bobbins can be the same colors or different. Fabric kit is supplied for class. If you have a list of questions about your machine, you are welcome to bring them. Check the dates listed for your machine model. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Classes require 3 people minimum.

Machine Lessons

BR: DW: NC: MK: SG: SS:

Local Teachers: Bonita Richards Diane Williams Nancy Collard Monique Kleinhans Susan Gilman Sue Schaff

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING PERFUME OR SCENTED LOTIONS TO CLASS MANY OF US HAVE ALLERGIES.

Serger Class Supplies: Your serger, all accessories it came with, and your

owner's manual. Thread: 4 cones of serger thread the same color and 3 cones each a different color. Also, bring a small pair of scissors to trim threads. Fabric kit will be supplied for class. Classes require 3 people minimum.

Come and take advantage of a one time shopping spree at Glacier Quilts with a discount of 1/2 of your age with a maximum of 20% discount. This discount is to be used once during the month of your birthday at the store location. This discount is on regular priced items in stock. No special orders for this discount please. It is for your birthday only. The discount does not include gift cards, classes, presses, sewing machines or sergers, sewing cabinets or consignments. Sorry not applicable with other discounts, sales or offerings.

Birthday Club..... Happy Birthday to You!

February 2012

Sun Mon Tue Wed

1 Lockerhook $25 10-1 SG 2 Thursday Group Groundhog Day Embroidery Club

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Fri

Sat

4 Machine Quilting $45 10-3 MB

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM WEARING PERFUME OR SCENTED LOTIONS TO CLASS MANY OF US HAVE ALLERGIES. 5 6 7

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10 TGIF

11 Trifecta purse $30 10-3 BR

Open Sewing

Open Sewing

Embroidery Club

Embroidery Club

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14 Open Sewing

15 Easy Peasy 10-3 MK

16 $30 Thursday Group

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18 3rd Saturday

Open Sewing Valentine's Day 19 20 Open Sewing Open Sewing Washington's Birthday 26 27 28 Star Blossom $40 10-5 NC 29 Cat Eyes TR $30 10-3 SG 21 22 Raspberry Swirl TR $30 10-3 SG 23 Thursday Group

Open Sewing

24 TGIF

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Open Sewing

Open Sewing

MA: DC: NC: MK: SG: SS:

Local Teachers: Mary Auxier Donna Caffee Nancy Collard Monique Kleinhans Susan Gilman Sue Schaff

To see more of our kits and patterns stop by our shop, or visit our online store! www.glacierquilts.com

Night Fairies Panel #105 $8.25

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Glacier Quilts Gift Card Give the Gift That You Know They Will Love!

that piece of fabric.

Keep Your Loved ones Warm and ToasTY WiTh These GreaT FLanneL KiTs!

Cambridge Breeze Flannel Kit 45 x 51" $57.00

Alpha Buddies Flannel Kit 52" x 62" $62.00

A Change of Scenery Flannel Kit 55 1/2 x 71" $75.00

Forest Friends Flannel Kit Both Products! $100.00

Quiet Jungle Flannel Kit 45.5 x 45.5" $75.00

Look What's New!

G uild Day

Guild D ay is a special day for all members of any guild. P resent your membership card and receive a 10% discount on fabrics, books, patterns and notions. D iscount day is the 2nd W ednesday of each month.

Bigfork ­ Bigfork Piecemakers Guild meets the 3rd Thursday

of the month, 7:00 pm at the Swan Valley School.

GUILDS IN OUR AREA

More Beautiful Stonehenge Pre cuts from Northcott!

Columbia Falls--Teakettle Quilters' Guild meets the 3rd Saturday of the month, 10am to 2pm at the Community Center in Columbia Falls. Dayton ­ West Shore Quilters' Guild meets the 3rd Monday of the month, 10:00am Dayton Presbyterian Church. Eureka ­ Scraps & Threads Quilt Guild meets the 2nd Thursday of the month, 9-4pm at the Eureka Baptist Church. www.scrapsandthreads.org Kalispell ­ Flathead Quilters' Guild meets the 1st Thursday of

the month at 7:00 pm at the Epworth United Methodist Church. www.flatheadquiltersguild.blogspot.com

Grab a fat quarter bundle, pre cut 2 1/2 strips or 5" squares

Libby ­ Kootenai Valley Quilt Guild meets the 2nd Monday

Quilter's Retreat

of the month, 7:00pm at the Christ Lutheran Church. 200 W. Larch Street. Deanna Kehn 406-293-6987

Ronan ­ Mission Mountain Quilters Guild meets the 1st Tuesday

of the month at 7:00pm in the Ronan Alliance Church on Terrace Lake Road..

Thompson Falls - Flat Iron Quilt Guild meets at the Thompson Falls High School, Adult Ed Bldg. Summer schedule May ­ October is First Monday each month 7pm. Winter schedule November ­ April is First Saturday each month 2pm. Donna Abrams, President, 406-826-1462. Troy ­ Tender Loving Quilters meet for a workshop meeting

Join a small group for 3 days of quilting and 2 nights lodging in a quiet remote setting at

on the 1st Monday of the month at the Methodist Fellowship Hall at 7:30 pm in Troy. Their business meeting is at the home of the current president on the 3rd Monday of the month at 7pm.

near Glacier National Park for more information see www.smokybear.com/retreat.htm

Smoky Bear Ranch

Whitefish ­ Stumptown Quilters' Society meets the second

Saturday of the month, 10am at the Central School in Whitefish.

Join our 3rd Saturday Sampler Demonstration. Come and learn how to make various sized blocks. Here is how it works: Sign up to be a part of 3rd Satrudays, ($25 membership fee) Being a 3rd Saturday Member Includes: · Pattern sheet for blocks each month (12 blocks total) **In January, yardage for background will be available for whole quilt · Demonstration of block on 3rd Saturday of each month · 10% discount on ALL purchases on 3rd Saturday, (Excepting sewing machines, sergers & cabinets) · Door prize drawings: · Bring your finished block and get a drawing ticket. · Make a block for VA quilts and get an extra drawing ticket · Bonita's Challenge You can pick your own fabric! Take advantage of 10% discount on your fabric, books, patterns & notions for blocks and any other projects on the 3rd Saturday of each month. At 9:00 am on the 3rd Saturday of each month we will introduce that month's block and give a short demonstration of a technique or tool that can be used to make that block. We would like to encourage you to work on a non-traditional setting for your sampler quilt. Instead of nice tidy rows, scatter your various sized blocks and fill in the space in-between with smaller "filler" blocks. They can be 2", 4" or 6" blocks or whatever sizes you choose. They can be nine patches, flying geese, miniature blocks, foundation-pieced blocks, appliqués or anything else that captures your imagination! Every month if you bring in new filler blocks you receive an extra drawing ticket for each block towards that month's door prize. Our Hugs group is still doing community outreach quilts. If you bring a 12" block to donate you get an extra drawing ticket towards that month's door prize. Red, White and Blue is still a favorite or each month we will suggest a color group for the next block. Come and join us for this new adventure

3RD SATURDAY SAMPLER 2011

You'll really enjoy this `sweet' new line of fabric from SPX Fabrics!

Jelly Rolls Layer Cakes and Charm Squares!

Sassy by Moda

A Stitch In Color

Jelly Rolls Layer Cakes and Charm Squares!

and see where the path leads us!

Jelly Rolls Layer Cakes and Charm Squares!

Twirl by Moda

Feel the Love!

With These Great Fabric Collections!

L'amour by Sandy Gervais Jelly Roll $35

Moda's Giddy Jelly Roll $35.00

Chemistry by Moda Jelly Roll: $39 Layercake $39

30's Playtime by Moda Jelly Roll: $39 Charms: $9.50

Objects of Desire Jelly Roll $35.00

Always and Forever Jelly Roll $39 Layercake $39 Charm Squares $9.50

Check Out The Great New Patterns by McKenna Ryan Bella Garden

Garden Party

A Vine Buzz

Individual Block Patterns Available Or get the complete kit to make the entire quilt! Call or stop in for more information.

Hide-n-Seek

Fun Pre-Cuts from Kaffe Fassett!

6" charms, Fat Quarter Bundles and 2 1/2 cut Strips!

It's Time For A Challenge!

Once again during the month of January, we will be inviting you to a challenge! We have license plate frames from Babylock, and the challenge is to make a small quilt to fill the frame. The frame with quilt is due back at the store on the 1st of February. During the month of February, customers will vote on their favorite. On the 5th of March we will announce the winners

And yes, there will be prizes!

Challenge rules: 1. Purchase license frame for $2 2. Quilt must fit within license frame, 6" x 12"

3. 4. 5. 6.

Any style or technique May be quilted or not MUST be returned to the store by February 1, 2011 by 5:30 (no execptions) Name, address, and phone number must be on the card stock on the back of the frame. (This will enter you in the drawing for the prizes.)

For more information give us a call, or stop in at the store! We look forward to seeing this year's entries!

Scissor Sharpening $8.00 per pair sharpened locally Gingher Scissors $9.50 per pair Sent to manufacturer for sharpening and reconditioning

Machine Service Price List

Sewing Machines $65 - $89 Sergers $89 - $115 Embroidery Machines* $99 - $150 *Except EMP/BMP EMP/BMP $139 -$175 Recommend annually, 1000 hours Or 20 million stitches. Remember your machine will stitch better and last longer with regular service.

Always wanted to try Machine Embroidery? Come in for a demonstration! We have great starter machines all the way up to the beautiful professional multi-thread Enterprise!

20% discount when purchased from Glacier Quilts. Prices subject to change without notice.

GQ Gold/Silver Club Important Reasons to Purchase a New Serger, Embroidery and Sewing Machine from Glacier Quilts

Stop in to see our current selection of puzzles in all sizes and shapes!

We Carry SunsOut Puzzles!

Yarn anyone?

Gold Club ­ Machine Purchase over $1500 Silver Club ­ Machine Purchase up to $1499 Club Card must be presented for discount at time of purchase. No retroactive discounts. Effective December 1, 2010

Yes, we have sugar and cream and sock yarns for those wonderful scarves, hats or dishcloths. Also classes for knitting and crochet.

Glacier Quilts

125 Hutton Ranch Road, Kalispell, MT 59901 406-257-6966 Website: www.glacierquilts.com Email: [email protected]

Buy 5 panels and get 10% off all of them! Buy 10 fat quarters and save 10% as well!

Store Hours: Monday-Friday - 10:00-5:30 Saturday - 10:00-4:00 Sunday - Closed

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