Who can believe it’s almost June. The school year will soon be over, gardening season is in full swing as are quilt shows and retreats! We’re looking forward to welcoming travellers from all parts! Once you’ve fallen in love with our fabric, please remember that we will ship!
June 1 to June 30 Bernina is having a Sewing and Quilting Extravaganza Event. What this means to you is discounts on select machines – some machines have free gifts, while others have promotion pricing. Along with the machine sale is a Buy two get a third free feet sale(the freebie is the lowest cost foot) – details of the sale are available at Pinheads, and we’d love to be your dealer for a new Bernina!
Hmmm. At July 1, there will be less than six months until Christmas. To help you get ready for the day, Pinheads will be holding a Christmas in July event throughout the entire month. Our Christmas in July event will kick off with a one-day sale on Saturday, July 2. Take 20 percent off all Moda prints, and 15 percent off all wide backs – that’s anything over 60”, so yes, Cuddletex will be included in the sale. Additional sales will be advertised weekly on our Facebook page. If you don’t follow us, now’s your opportunity to start!
In addition to fabulous sales, Pinheads will be holding Christmas-themed classes through the month – check these out …
On Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9, Tracy Colosino will be teaching the Twisted Holiday Christmas Wreath. This class will start on Friday night from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. with cutting and sewing the squares together. On Saturday, the “twist” will begin at 10 a.m. to form the wreath. Cost will be $100.00. Some kits will be available for purchase; meterage requirements will be available if preferred.
Have you ever been interested in owning a Bernina, or perhaps the little sister, bernette, or are simply curious as to why Bernina is such a popular brand? Join Roberta Wynnyk of Bernina Canada for an evening of Perfect Pairing. While sipping and nibbling on a “perfect pairing” of refreshments, Roberta will show you what is new and cool from Bernina, especially for quilters. You will see one of the hottest techniques out there – rulerwork – and see some of the great feet, accessories and software that Bernina has to offer. You’ll learn why Bernina is the “perfect pairing” for quilters! Cost is $25.00 – you will receive a $10.00 in-store gift certificate upon arrival. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 12.
Wednesday, July 13 will be a special day for those who want to learn more about embroidery … join Roberta Wynnyk of Bernina Canada for hands-on experience embroidering on special fabrics: cork, kraft-tex, balsa wood for example. At the same time, you will try some unique embroidery techniques using metallic thread, crystals and paint works. You will come away with a greater understanding of which stabilizers work best in different situations as well as some great items to organize your sewing room. If you do not have a machine, module or hoops, let us know so we can arrange one for you so you can kick start your embroidery experience – no previous experience necessary. This event is not limited to Bernina owners – all makes and models are welcome! Cost is $99.00 on Wednesday, July 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, July 16, Linda Hurd will teach a technique class on how to use the Mini Quick Curve Ruler to create Christmas trees. The pattern is free, but to be clear, this is a technique class where you will make two squares using the ruler, not the entire quilt. Linda will teach her little tricks to get a perfect curve! Rulers available for purchase in store, cost of the full day class is $100.00. Class runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 20, join Karen Duncan and Patti Williamson for a Christmas Mystery quilt. This is a delightful little quilt that can be used as a table topper, a tree skirt, a wall hanging – it’s a perfect size for many uses! Curated Christmas and non-Christmas kits will be available for purchase prior to the class, otherwise fabric requirements will be available at the time of registration. Cost will be $100.00, class runs from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
On Saturday, July 23, join Pinheads and several quilting friends at The Quilt Walk on 284. This is a private residence, no-fee event where you will see immense talent as well as get an opportunity to meet and chat with your quilting friends. This event is courtesy of Shelley Titley and her family – details are in the store! During this event, Pinheads’ store will be open, as well as our booth at Shelley’s! Come see us and say hi! Event runs from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join Linda Hurd to learn the Square in a Square quilting system designed by Jodi Barrows. The technique consists of sewing strips and squares together to create squares within squares. The result is extra-clean cuts along with speed and accuracy. Come check out what Square in a Square has to offer … Cost is $100.00. Fabric requirements will be available.
On the evening of Thursday, July 28, join me to make a Christmas stocking. This is a great way to use scrap batting, scrap fabric or theme fabric – my second one was from doggy-themed fabric for that special pooch in my life. Supply list will be available upon registration. Cost $50.00. Class runs from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
You’ve seen gnomes appear throughout the Christmas season as a symbol of good luck. On Saturday, July 30, Shelley Titley will invite you to make a gnome to decorate your house. It’s fast, it’s fun, and once you know how, you can make additional gnomes to spread cheer and good luck to your friends and family. Cost for this instruction is $30.00. Supplies will be provided. Class will run from 10 a.m. to 12 noon.
Coming soon: Those of you that have had the pleasure to taking a course with Linda Ward will appreciate the tips and tricks she brings with her. Pinheads is currently working out details to have Linda in the store regularly to teach things like: bobbin work, rulerwork, thread painting, etc. etc. etc. The list goes on, as Linda is multi-talented. We had a hard time deciding what to call Linda’s regular evenings at Pinheads, and think we settled on “Linda’s One Night Stands”. Each evening is designed to be independent of any others, so if you miss one, you don’t need to fret about catching up. So, watch our Facebook page for information about Linda’s One Night Stands and plan to join us. Some classes will be demonstration only, while some will be hands-on. Can’t wait!
Coming up October 15 and 16 is the Airdrie and District Quilt Guild show at Balzac Hall, 10075 Twp Rd 262, Rocky View County, AB. Watch our store for details, and don’t forget to pick up your tickets for $2.00 to win one of three amazing quilts. Proceeds of the raffle will go to Community Links and Thumbs Up Foundation.
Guild Quilts for Raffle:
White Chocolate is 92” x 104” and is a beautiful blend of creams, taupes and greys with a splash of light teal thrown in for fun.
Quilters’ Village is an extraordinary display of talent. Pieced by many members of the Airdrie and District Quilt Guild, the finished quilt is huge, measuring 100” x 120”. I love the colours within the quilt and looking at windows and doors to see some hidden fun. You have to see it!
The last of the three raffle quilts is called “Fiesta Colour Burst”, and yes, it is definitely a burst of colour. Final measurement of the quilt is 63” x 72”… I love the pattern and the bright colours.
One final add that we’ve been requested to post: the Creative Arts and Crafts Competition at the Calgary Stampede is still looking for entries. Final day to register is Monday, June 20. Contact either www.Calgarystampede.com/cac-signup or firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Pinheads is honoured to be a part of the Airdrie community and looks forward to seeing you again real soon. We hope you can join us for our Christmas in July festivities.
Cathy and Glenn