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4100 Outer Loop · Louisville, KY 40219 · 502/966-2659 · www.mooresew.com

February 2011 Newsletter

Vol. 2, No. 1

March Madness ... Hoop Sisters Trunk Show, Goose Tracks, & Quilt Shows

Most people associate March Madness with basketball, but we have sewing madness happening! We are "sew excited" that we will be hosting the Hoop Sisters Trunk Show from March 3 ­ 21. Hoop Sisters quilts, runners, totes, and wall hangings are created with embroidery sewing machines, but you can enjoy the eye candy fabric creations whether you own a wonderful embroidery machine or not. Moore's Sewing will have exhibit booths at the Kentucky and Southern Indiana Quilters Day Outs, March 12 and 19, respectively, and will be showing part of the trunk show at both events. Our Trunk Show will include: Amish Flower Power, Beauty Found, Bowgello, Double Wedding Ring, Dresden Plate, Drunkards Path, Hooped Postcards, Leaf Moteaf, Sewing Room, Storm by Sea, Susan in the Patch, Twists & Turns. Visit the store and booths in March to be inspired by the embroidery madness! Goose Tracks, the Hoop Sisters 2011 Block of the Month, will start tracking in March. You can sign up for either a 4-month Fast Track program or 10-month Block of the Month program. Stop by and see the incredible digitizing, wide variety of block arrangements, and stunning 3-D optional border of the Goose Tracks sample that is growing in our classroom! This quilt is created one block at a time and you will get hands-on instruction on Saturday, March 5 and through video instruction as a part of the monthly program. Sign up as class space is limited. If the class overflows with madness, we will add another session. We are always mad about sewing! Please accept our apologies for talking about our March Madness a month early, but our plans are "sew exciting" we could not contain ourselves! Stop by to browse as our madness is contagious!

Artistic Sewing Suite Has Arrived

We have been anticipating the arrival of the Artistic Sewing Suite and are happy to announce it is here! This software will give you endless possibilities for appliqué, cutwork, embroidery, decorative stitching, quilting, and heat transfer. The Artistic Sewing Suite will allow any embroidery machine to transform to a custom cutter with its four angled needles. The combination of embroidery and cutting will enhance any project from the simplest to the most complex. Great for beginners to the experienced sewist, this software makes design creation easy with 3,500 built-in designs, so you can get started right out of the box. Easily convert True Type Fonts to stitch out or cut for appliqué. Use the cutting needles to turn your embroidery machine into an amazing new tool ­ cut out intricate appliqué or quilting shapes, or use the cutting needles to save time on a variety of applications ­ from crafting to scrapbooking. Over 350 built-in stitch patterns allow you to create unique effects on your appliqué and quilting projects. The unique Heat Transfer tool allows you to take any artwork and iron it onto fabric ­ you can even add embroidery accents to the heat transfer image right in the program. We will be attending training in March and will be able to share more.

Sew Much Moore Than Just An Ordinary Horse Race Continues

Come by and check our Tote Board to see the Top 25 Customers who are leading the "Sew Much Moore" Horse Race. Every time you come in and make a purchase, you will receive a point, one point per day. You will want to visit often. Horse Race ends April 23. Stay tuned for the "win" (Janome sewing machine), "place," and "show" top three prizes as they will be worth racing for! The Top 20 finishers will receive prizes at a brunch to be held in early May. A donation will be given to the Susan G. Koman for the Cure based on participation, so at the same time, help support a cure for breast cancer. When you visit, please share your projects with us. We love seeing pictures of those special gifts you made family members for the holidays, and even better yet, love seeing your projects first hand. What an honor to see completed, or almost completed, masterpieces we have started in classes or helped you dream about. We do post some of our customer's projects on our website (www.MooreSew.com) under our photo album tab.

New Products at Moore's Sewing

We have added over 500 products in the last six months, expanded our thread selection, and added new models of sewing machines and sergers. We have 31 models of Janome embroidery machines, sewing machines, Tin Lizzie longarm quilting machines, and Janome sergers in our showroom. We have a variety of products for all types of sewing. Some of our newest products are: solid blue, solid gold, checked wheat, and nostalgic striped "blank" towels; Keshy Jacket and other new purse and jacket patterns; crystal and rainbow zippers great for prom season; WonderFil InvisaFil Thread (100 weight 2 ply) in 30 colors ­ great for free motion and stitch in the ditch quilting and other delicate sewing ­ we have in mini packs of 6 colors; several books - Chinese Butterfly Clip Art for Machine Embroidery, Celtic Clip Art for Machine Embroidery, Learn Appliqué in One Weekend; King Tut cotton thread in 2,000 yard cones and 500 yard spools; Spinner Accessory Acrylic Tray that fit on the leg of extension tables; True Cut rotary cutter and rulers with tracks for safe and accurate cutting; True Cut Rotary Blade Sharpener where your rotary blade does not have to be removed from your rotary cutter; swivel wooden lap frame for hand quilters; Pearl Crown Rayon Thread ­ great for decorative serging; "Aunt Bees Parlor" and "Afternoon Tea" Embroidery Design Packs; Iris Cotton Quilting Thread in 3,000 yard cones and smaller spools in both solid and variegated colors; OmniGlide Sewing Machine Trolleys in red, blue, and silver; and several serger totes and trolleys. There are more new products, but not enough room to list all of them!

Project Linus Collection Site

We are a collection site for Louisville Area Project Linus. Quilts and blankets should be at least 40" square and up to a full size quilt and can be donated any time of the year. However, we are trying to collect blankets by March 5, 2011 so blankets can be blessed in a Blanket Blessing prior to being donated. Project Linus' mission is to provide love, a sense of security, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer "Blanketeers."

Dakota Collectibles Update

We have a wide variety of Dakota Collectibles embroidery packs in our spinner rack and expect an update sometime in February if our great representative, Lee, can get through the snow and ice. The newest special collection "Spring Twitter", arrived by mail - you will see a sample of pretty spring flowers on one of our yellow towel blanks near the checkout counter. Dakota Collectibles online ordering: www.gonutsgocreative.com, register Moore's Sewing on the left side of the screen. Moore's Sewing Go Nuts number is 2027.

Register for wide variety of Classes & Janome Embroidery Clubs ­ see pages 3 & 4.

or more (pre-tax amount) Limit one coupon or discount per transaction and one coupon per person per day. Customer Appreciation Stamps will also be granted. Expires 3/1/2011

February into May 2011 Sewing, Quilting, and Embroidery Project Classes (as of 02/02/2011) Moore's Sewing & Learning Center - 502/966-2659 or www.mooresew.com

Saturdays, January 22, February 5, 12, 26 - Beginning Pinwheel Quilt Series ­ $75 - 4 classes learn to properly cut, chose fabric, piece quilt top, machine quilt, and machine bind a lap top quilt - taught by Linda Saturday, February 5, 10 am ­ 1 pm ­ Moonlight Designs Purse - Zipper Techniques ­ $20 + supplies - learn how to insert a zipper and create a great bag too - taught by Donna Monday, February 7 , 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Advanced Digitizer Class ­$20 - recommend attending Digi MB, Version 3 class or be very comfortable using basic Digi MB Skills ­ Bring laptop loaded with software - taught by Nancy

$14 off any purchase of $100 or more OR $140 off any purchase of $1,000

Valentine Coupon: Moore's Sewing February Coupon

Wednesday, February 9, 10:15 ­ 12:15 pm - TNT Hoop Sisters Finishing Class ­ free to everyone who has participated in BOM program ­ registration requested - taught by Glynnis Friday, February 11, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Friday Night Frenzy ­ UFO Night ­ bring any unfinished projects and time for shopping - $8 for dinner and drinks ­ led by Linda Tuesday, February 15, 10:15 am ­ 12:15 pm ­ Basic Free Motion Machine Quilting Techniques ­ $20 + $6 kit fee + supplies - learn how to use your sewing machine to free motion quilt ­ Glynnis will discuss the best thread, needles, and techniques to free motion quilt ­ be inspired by samples (this is a technique learning class) Saturday, February 19, 10 am ­ 1 pm ­ Ribbon Embroidery by Machine (embroidery machine not needed) - $20 + $10 kit payable to instructor and supplies ­ learn to create roses, daisy, chain stitch, and more with your sewing machine ­ taught by Patsy Shields Thursday, February 24, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Janome Embroidery Club ­ Heirloom Pillow featuring Dakota Collectible Heirloom Collection ­ $35 (class and kit) ­ learn how to join lace, lace insertion, using wing needle, buttons, and buttonholes - taught by Mary March 3 ­ 21 ­ HOOPSISTERS TRUNK SHOW featuring over 12 quilts, wall hangings, runners, totes, and small project ­ on exhibit in our store and at the Kentucky and Indiana Quilters Day Out Saturday, March 5, 1 ­ 4 pm - Hoop Sisters Goose Tracks Begins with a hands-on class with embroidery instructional class ­ FREE to those enrolled in 2011 BOM program + $5 kit fee for one block ­ space is limited to ten students ­ taught by Glynnis Monday, March 7, 6 -9 pm - How to Use Digitizer Jr. - $20 ­ open to owners of the software and to those who are considering purchasing - Bring laptop loaded with software and dongle security device - taught by Nancy Thursday, March 10, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Thread Accessory Bag - $20 + supplies ­ create a organized way to store and travel with your thread ­ great class for all levels of sewing - taught by Amber Saturday, March 12, 10 am ­ 4 pm ­ Kentucky Quilters Day Out, The Inn Place, 9700 Bluegrass Parkway, Jeffersontown, KY 40299 Saturday, March 19, 10 am ­ 3 pm ­ Southern Indiana Quilters Day Out, Tri-County Shriner's Center, 701 Potter's Lane, Clarksville, $3.00 donation at the door, door prizes every ½ hour, demonstrations, displays Thursday, March 24, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Janome Embroidery Club ­ Baby Gift Card Bag in the Hoop featuring Dakota Collectibles - $29 (class and kit) ­ learn in the embroidery hoop appliqué ­ taught by Nancy Saturday, March 26, 1 ­ 4 pm ­ Medallion Fusible Bias Tape Block - $39 (class and kit) ­ create a stunning spring block using bias tape and appliqué, learn how to miter corners for hemstitched border ­ taught by Glynnis Tuesday, March 29, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Monogram Wizard Plus/Janome Edition Class ­$20 - learn how to use this wonderful piece of machine embroidery software to create gifts, linens, and embellish ready-made items. Students may attend who are owners of the software or interested in learning more about the software ­ taught by Linda Thursday, April 7, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Basic Free Motion Machine Quilting Techniques ­ $20 + $6 kit fee payable to instructor + supplies - learn how to use your sewing machine to free motion quilt ­ Glynnis will discuss the best thread, needles, and techniques to free motion quilt ­ be inspired by samples (this is a technique learning class) Saturday, April 16, 10 am ­ 4 pm - Janome Embroidery Club ­ Lunch Box Quilts Scoop It Up (Ice Cream) Runner ­ all day embroidering ­ fee (about $85) includes embroidery design pack, fabric for entire runner, stabilizer, and lunch from The Café Tuesdays, April 19 and April 26, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Raggedy Andy Doll Making Class - $35 for both classes + kit for doll body payable to the instructor + own supplies ­ learn basis sewing skills while making a darling project ­ Raggedy Ann Class was taught in spring so can take this as part 2 series or start doll making with this double-session class ­ taught by award winning doll maker Judy Roberts Thursday, April 21, 6 ­ 9 pm ­ Serger Lace Crochet Doily ­ $36 (class, fabric, 3 spools of 12 weight thread) learn how to make lace on your serger ­ see the beautiful samples ­ taught by Mary

Saturday, May 14 , 10 ­ 1 - Envelope Purse - $20 + own supplies ­ taught by Glynnis ­ learn about quilting own fabric, binding edges, and turn your quilted square into a bag with pockets Thursday, May 19, 6 ­ 9 pm - Kaye Wood Star Centerpiece ­ $35 (class + hexagon View & Do) + own supplies ­ create a hexagon table topper - taught by Linda, certified Kaye Wood Instructor Thursday, May 5, 6 ­ 9 pm - Janome Embroidery Club ­ TBA TBA ­ Pajama Bag and Pajama Pants 3-class series for Beginner Skill Building - $80 (3 classes, pattern, and tracing paper) + your own fabric and supplies ­ class limited to 5 ­ taught by Amber Important Class Reminders

You are registered for class when payment is received. If a class has reached maximum capacity, you will be placed on the waiting list if you desire. If you cannot attend, please call the store at least 72 hours in advance to open a space for another person and receive a refund or credit. After 72 hour deadline, refunds are not given unless Moore's Sewing cancels the class. A supply list and pre-class preparation list is available for each class ­ ask when you register or have the list e-mailed to you. We kindly request you purchase supplies at Moore's Sewing as this assures keeping class fees low. 10% class discount granted. Please complete cutting and homework prior to class. Please arrive and have machine or computer set up prior to the class start time. Please bring only drinks with caps to class and keep drinks capped. Food is not permitted in the classroom unless a break is scheduled. In case of inclement weather, please call the store prior to class time on class status. Moore's may not hold classes when Jefferson County Schools are closed for weather related issues but timing of class and weather conditions will both be considered before a class is canceled. Use common courtesy by stepping out of the classroom to take any emergency cell phone calls. Place cell phone on silent mode during class time. Refer to Moore's website ­ www.mooresew.com ­ for class protocols, class updates, and photos of projects. Contact the store with any questions.

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