In this newsletter: Free Pattern January Jingle Quilt 'Til You Wilt Barn Block Painting Class Coffee Cup Quilt Class New Way to Applique Class Local Quilt Shop Appreciation Days Sale Free Block of the Month Days
Jane and I often comment that we have so much fun here at Lickety Stitch, we ALMOST feel guilty calling it "going to work!" Part of our "job" is thinking up ways to make every visit here a great experience for our customers. We order fabric, plan events and classes, arrange on-going programs, sales, and even displays hoping you will do the happy dance every time you get a chance to visit Lickety Stitch Quilts. We want you to finish your shopping feeling on top of the world, inspired, motivated, and eager to return again as soon as possible.We know you have a lot of choices where to shop for your fabric and supplies. We are honored when you choose to shop with us, and we don't take it lightly - we want to be your very favorite quilt store. We work hard to earn your loyalty - but we love our job! A Gift for our Customers - Free Scotty Dog Pattern for Applique or Embroidery
Visit the free patterns page of our website to get a copy of the pattern for these cute little Scotty Dogs - and use it for an applique or embroidery project. We used the free-motion sketch applique technique in our sample - learn how in the Sweet Tweets class offered below! January Jingle Do you still have January Jingle points left? Starting Tuesday, January 23, it will be 75% off. Don't miss out on the fun - the offer ends January 31, so be sure to spend your points before then. Participants have had a wonderful time getting unusual products for their points. Remember, you can purchase points to use if you don't have any or need a few more to get the items you want. There are some really good buys this week.
Join us for "Quilt Til You Wilt" in March If you have attended a "Quilt 'Til You Wilt" with Lickety Stitch in the past, we don't have to tell you how much fun it is. If you haven't - then all we can say is you don't want to miss it! March 23rd 2-9 p.m. 24th 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. and 25th 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. 3 meals will be included. We always plan a valuable surprise for each participant - and you have to come to find out what it will be this time! This is a chance to work on those UFO's, get help with projects that have you perplexed, network with other quilters, make new friends, chat with old friends, and sew sew sew to your heart's content without interruption. This session will be at the Niobrara Senior Center in Lusk. Reserve your place before they are all taken. Get more details and sign up now by visiting our website here.
Barn Quilt Block Painting Class
There are a few open seats in the Barn Quilt Block Painting class being held at Lickety Stitch Quilts on Thursday, January 25 from 1-5 p.m. Call 307-334-9963 or sign up on line here. Coffee Cup Quilt Class
Make this cute coffee cup quilt in a day! Join us on Saturday, February 27, from 9-4. Get a great book full of patterns plus a charm pack included with the class. We suggest you stop into the shop before the class to pick out your charm pack and the background fabric needed to complete the top. Call or sign up online here.
A New Way to Applique Class
Spend a morning at Lickety Stitch and learn a new type of applique: free-motion sketch applique. Included in the class is the Sweet Tweets, Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds book by Erin Cox,. We will use her methods to applique whimsical birds (or Scottie Dogs!) on the project of your choice. A tea towel will be provided - but you can bring another fabric if you want to use your applique for another project like a quilt or wall hanging. This method of applique is whimsical and inexact. The charm is that it appears the figures are sketched with thread - and it is quick and easy. Cost of the class is $29 and includes the Sweet Tweets - Simple Stitches, Whimsical Birds book by Erin Cox ($19.99 value) and a tea towel to embellish. For more information or to sign up click here.
Which Sewing-Embroidery Machine Is Right For You? Is there a new sewing machine in your future? When you think of all the years you are going to be using and enjoying your machine, consider the features you really want and need carefully. If you haven't updated for quite awhile, you will be pleasantly surprised with how much a modern machine can do to make your sewing experience more enjoyable, easier, and your projects come out more professional. A few features that I wouldn't want to live without are: automatic needle stop up or down; automatic needle threader; automatic thread trimmer; a wide selections of needle positions from the left to center to the right within the pressure foot. These are just a few of the features we can show you on the Bernina and Babylock machines in stock at Lickety Stitch. If we don't have the model you want, we can order it in for you. Come in for a consultation to consider how you are going to use your machine, then let us help you choose exactly the one that meets your needs. Consider a machine that has embroidery capabilities - the Bernina 770 Quilters Edition is great at quilting in the hoop. It does a beautiful job!
Local Quilt Shop Appreciation Days Specials We are celebrating Local Quilt Shop Appreciation Days January 25, 26, and 27 with some great specials. Plus these are the days you can pick up your free Block of the Month for January. You wn't want to miss this 3-day sale! Wildlife and Landscape Prints 20% off Flannels 20% off Shiny Object Group 20% off Remnants 20% off Pony Express Collection - 20% off Pony Express Pins and Charms - 50% off while supplies last Wide backings on the bolt - 10% off Buy the Big Book of Strip Quilts - a wonderful collection of 60 stunning quilts to make with 2-1/2" strips - and get $10 off any Jelly Roll in the store!
Kickoff for the Bee Happy Quilt
Watch your email box for the kickoff for the Bee Happy Quilt Kit, soon to be released here at Lickety Stitch Quilts. It has been a wonderfully fun quilt to put together - and has taken longer than we thought it would to get ready to offer as a kit. But the top is completely pieced now, awaiting its turn on the quilting machine. We know you will love it!