First of all, we would like to thank each and everyone of you, our loyal HCQ customers, and BERNINA, for honoring us with the title ‘Dealer of the year’ for 2016! Thank you all very much. We couldn’t have done it without you!
     Another year is beginning, and we have some great special events planned to start it off! Angie Steveson with Lunch Box Quilts is joining us again for a day of fun and laughter. Kim Fauth from ABCD Quilting will share with us her fabulous techniques using 3 fabrics to create anything from placemats to king size quilts, and Terry, an OESD educator, is coming to share her knowledge while we play on our machines during our two-day Embroidery Retreat!
     We have also found some wonderful Block of the Months. Daurmont is a warm, wool and cotton Applique Quilt; Journey’s End features lovely little houses done in Kim Diehl’s new line, and Bird Walk teaches great techniques using luscious batiks. If you love whimsy and Applique, Quilter’s Patch is the one for you. And last, but not least, Cotton and Steel uses young, fresh fabric in their first Block of the month.
     For you Machine Embroidery lovers, we have two very special offerings. Fresh Blooms by OESD uses rich, jewel toned Benartex fabric, while Charmed Adventure by Hoopsisters, has a young, upbeat style and includes all of the quilting! That’s right, when you complete it, it is quilted as well! 
     Find your favorite chair, relax, and take a moment to see which one of these new classes will inspire your creativity! We hope to visit with you soon. But until then...

Have a ‘Pieceful’ day,
Jean and Karen


 

HCQ Dates to Remember  

  • Dec 31.................................Ring in the New Year Sale
  • Jan 1..............................New Year's Day (shop Closed)
  • Feb 11..................................Sweetheart of a Deal Sale
  • Feb 25......................................Lunch Box Trunk Show
  • Feb 26........................................Lunch Box Workshop
  • Mar 18..............................................National Quilt Day
  • Mar 31-Apr 2......Denver Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
  • Apr 7 & 8.............................Quilt & Stitch Expo-Pueblo
  • Apr 16...................................................Easter Sunday
  • May 14...................................................Mother's Day
  • May 29.............................Memorial Day (shop closed)
  • Jun 18....................................................Father's Day
  • Jun 21.........................................Row by Row starts!
  • Jun 24 & 25 ....................Embroidery Extravaganza!
  • Aug 3-6........Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop
  • Aug 14................................................Sidewalk Sale


Pizza Night

Date: Third Thursday of the Month...................6pm - 9pm  (No Pizza night in July or December!)

We have had many requests from those of you who find it hard to stop in during regular business hours. So, we decided to turn the 3rd Thursday of every month into "Pizza Night". From 6pm - 9pm you can come shop and/or sit and sew. No time for dinner? No problem! Contribute just $5 and join us for pizza and a cold drink.

 

FAVORITE QUILTING TIPS

Quick Tips:

Use a new dryer sheet to clean the bottom of your hot iron.

When threading a needle, don’t moisten the tip of your thread. Instead, run your finger down the length of your needle.

Use a new bath scrubby to ‘clean’ unwanted threads from your self-healing mat. This is especially helpful after cutting up batting!

Cut out large pieces from a flannel-backed vinyl tablecloth and roll it up to store quilt blocks and unroll it when you’re ready to work on it.
 


Bag Ladies

Date: Fourth Thursday of the month................1pm - 4pm

Yes, even HCQ has Bag Ladies--Baltimore Album Group that is! The story is that this informal group first started getting together to make a Baltimore Album quilt. However, after that first ambitious project they continue to meet and focus on hand applique of any nature. Show and Tell of current projects is a favorite on their meeting agenda. All are welcome so please join us for fun!






Colorado Springs' only independent authorized BERNINA Dealer and full-service sewing center.

As an authorized BERNINA Dealer, HCQ offers full service on BERNINA Sewing Machines and Sergers with a local authorized BERNINA repair service. We also offer servicing of all other makes and models of sewing machines. The service picks up machines to be repaired every Tuesday afternoon. There is usually a one week turn-around for BERNINA service. Just drop off your machine during our regular shop hours.

The much respected and international sewing machine company, BERNINA, says, "We are and want to remain an independent family business. We develop, produce and sell high quality products and services. We consider our core business to be in: developing, producing and selling household sewing and embroidery systems as well as sewing related products. The rapid pace of change in the economy, technology, environment and in our society as a whole presents a challenge to which we respond with innovative strength, flexibility, productivity and efficiency."

We feel
privileged to be a part of the BERNINA "family" business and are looking forward to providing you with the renowned sewing machines that BERNINA manufactures. Their reputation is incomparable!



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