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Deer Country Quilts March Newsletter

  March 2016

Some days being a shop owner can be a little trying! Like when the furnace goes out in the store and it is cold and we still have to use our fingers!  The good news is that we don't need a whole new furnace, just a new circuit board and it is not -20 outside  and we have space heaters we can sit in front of.  Also, I get to go on vacation to Palm Springs tomorrow so at least I will get to be warm! Hopefully the part will be here tomorrow and the problem will be solved and I won't have a mutiny while I am gone ! When I get back we will hit the ground running with retreats.  Everyone needs a retreat after vacation right?
Then baby time!!!!!  I did get a baby quilt and a flannel receiving blanket made.  The beauty of modern quilts is there is very little piecing so they can be made quickly and there is all that wonderful negative space for quilting.  With baby quilts, putting a binding on by machine is great because they wear much better with all the washing they will go through.  Add minky for the back and it is an instant hit! Perfect for anyone with a busy schedule! 
Have a wonderful March with everything spring in mind: longer days, daylight savings time,warmer weather, St Patrick's Day, Easter, and don't forget that it is national quilting month!
Happy Quilting, Pam 

                                                                         Upcoming Classes
     Our classroom is always open for groups to use. Just call ahead  to check if it is use.  We are also happy to schedule a class for a group upon request!        

Mug Rug of the Month
Tuesday March 8th with LaRee
Mug rugs are certainly popular, cute and easy to make! Join LaRee and make one a month. Just in time for St Paddy's day, this is made using the kite ruler. Pattern available at class time.
Ruler $15.00

Beginning Quilting
Tuesday March 15th & 22nd with Sharon
Take a Trip Around the World with Sharon! This class is continuing with learning the basics of quilting. 

Houses, Houses, Houses!
Wednesday March 23rd with Renee
Come learn the art of needle turn applique (or fuse if you prefer) from one of the very best! Renee will be sharing all of her secrets for perfect houses! Book by Yoko Saito required.

*Our Regular Group Events*

Souper Sew day- March 4th AND April 1st
Bring your own projects to work on and let us serve lunch.
Please call ahead. $5.00

Promise Stitchers- Sunday March 6th
Join Carol and learn the primitive art of Promise Stitching. Bring your washed fabric and Carol will get you started on a small project. If you have a project already started, bring it and sew! $7

The Gentle Art of Hand Stitching- Friday March 11th
This class will be held at the Blackfoot Conference Center at Double Arrow. If you would like to join us for the day, lunch is $5
Anyone who has an interest in hand stitching is invited to join us for a
girls day out!

2nd Saturday BOM- Saturday March 12th
We are continuing with our "Santa's Village" blocks.

Mrs. MacDonald's Farm- Thursday March 24th
We have just gotten started with this wonderful new block of the month! If you would like to participate, please come and join us.

Techniques with Toni- Saturday March 26th and Tuesday the 29th
Bring any project that Toni has taught and she will guide you through finishing it up! Haven't taken a class from Toni yet...not a problem! She will help you get started with her innovative method of foundation piecing.


Deer Country Quilts


  • Ph: 406.677.2730
  • PO Box 808
  • 3166 Highway 83 North
  • Seeley Lake, MT 59868
  • Hours:
  • Tues.-Fri. 10am-5pm
  • Saturday 10am-4pm