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    Well, Spring Market is behind us, and it was GREAT! We can hardly wait to share with you some of the wonderful things we picked up. We brought back some beautiful samples and have more coming. Please come and join us on July 14 for our “Back from BU’ and Spring Market” celebration! You won’t be disappointed. And, while you are here, be sure to check out our new “Row by Row”, and boy do we have a great Shop Hop planned!
       Some of our upcoming classes are spectacular! In the “Night Watchman” class, you will learn a variety of new techniques while enjoying the batik beauty of autumn colors.

       Pick from a variety of kits in our “Kaleidoscope Play” class, while learning the great technique of Kaleidoscoping!

      “Poinsettia Winter” features a beautiful swag border designed by Jason Yenter, which you will learn to ‘miter’ to frame a stunning quilt. And, Linda will share some great gift ideas in “Patchesof_Joy” using a single panel!

      We also have some great classes celebrating ME (Machine Embroidery)! From “Stitchin’ it up for the Holidays(a perennial favorite), to “Merry and Bright”, a modern take for a ‘Cool Yule’, you won’t want to miss out! We are also bringing you “Fancy Stitchin’ Forever’ which utilizes many decorative stitches using luscious batiks as a canvas. And for those of you who love Crabapple Hill, be sure to check out “Gingerbread Square”!

    We have an abundance of special events coming up. If any peak your interest, give us a call and we will be happy to save you a seat! The odds are in your favor...join us for Casino Night! You just can’t lose!

With Fall and Winter upon us, we would like to remind you that we follow School District 11 for cancellations and delays. Or, if you are on our e-mail list, you will be automatically notified.

Whatever your plans in the coming months, we hope to see you very soon.

Have a ‘pieceful’ day,
Jean and Karen


 

HCQ Dates to Remember 


  • June 21.............................Row by row starts!
  • June 22............................Overlocker Lab
  • June 27-29..........Castle Rock Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
  • July 4..............Independence Day (Shop closed)
  • July 22..........................Sidewalk Sale!
  • July 26-27 .................BERNINA ACADEMY
                                       'Tame that Technique'
  • Aug 1-4...............Rocky Mountain Quilt Fever Shop Hop
  • Sep 2 .........................Labor Day (Shop closed)
  • Sep 3 ..........................Row by Row ends
  • Sep 7 ...................BERNINA ACADEMY -Creative Quilting
  • Sep 27-28 ..........................Quilt Affair
  • Oct 12-13 ......................OESD Super Spree
  • Nov 27 ..................Thanksgiving Eve (Shop closes at 2pm)
  • Nov 28 ..........................Thanksgiving (Shop closed)
  • Dec 8 ....................................Aftermarket Party!
  • Dec 24 .......................Christmas Eve (Shop closes at 2pm)
  • Dec 25 .............................Christmas Day (Shop closed)
  • Dec 31 ......................... Ring in the New Year Sale
  • Jan 1 ............................ New Year's Day (Shop closed)



Pizza Night

Date: Third Thursday of the Month...................6pm - 9pm  (No Pizza night in September 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!