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Deer Country Quilts Newsletter

  April 2018

Happy April!  Spring is always the best time for something new. Actually, anytime is a good time for new things.  So, I have a new dog! After vowing never to have pets again, here we are.  He was a stray that needed a good home.  He is the most mild mannered, well behaved dog that I have ever met.  We call him Jeter and if you are in the neighborhood, you can meet him at the store.  He loves everyone! Also speaking of new things, or just news, my daughter informed us she is going to have a baby! This is their first and they are very excited.  They had an ultra sound and got to see the heart beat yesterday.It won't be here until November so we wait! Also speaking of firsts, I get to go on my first Crabapple Hill retreat! Next week four of us are going to head to the Tri-Cities to have a fun weekend of embroidery with Meg Hawkey at her retreat studio! I'll try to share pictures on our Face Book page if I remember!  Embroidery has always been my first love. I started embroidering on pillowcases and towels when I was in 4th grade.  My grandma would then crochet the edges.   Embroidery, dogs and grand babies, all good distractions while we wait for the snow to melt!  Happy Quilting, Pam

Such a handsome boy!

We will be closed Easter Sunday- have a blessed day!

  *We've Got Your Back Sale*
                                  April 20th - 22nd                                       
This is a semi-annual sale where you get 30% off fabric for your back of any completed top that you bring in! The discount only applies if your top is present and only for the amount of fabric you will need for your back. So gather up those quilt tops and come find a backing for 30% off!
Shop Hours: Friday & Saturday- 10am-5pm
   Sunday- Noon-4pm

*New at DCQ*
These are just a couple of new lines and  a kit that we have. Be sure to check in for all the new spring lines coming in! We have been making new kits too.

Dear Mum by Robin Pickens for Moda
  Big spider mums, bugs and beautifully colored basics comprise this line!
  We have charm packs and we have made fat quarter packs, along with bolts!  

                          Meraki by Basic Grey for Moda                           
This line has a modern spring vibe. We have the floral on a white background with 
orange and gold accents on bolts.  For the full line there are layer cakes and charm packs!

   The Bricks pattern by Mountain Peaks Creation makes a terrific setting for our owl panel from North American Wildlife V by Jody Bergsma for Robert Kaufman. The quilt is
                   54" x 67" and we call it Wildlife Bricks Quilt on our web store.                                              

*April Calendar*

Souper Sew
Friday 6th
Join us for a day of open sewing with friends.  Always the first Friday of the month.
Soup is what's for lunch! $5

2nd Saturday BOM
Saturday 14th
We are continuing with our Midnight Clear quilt. We are nearly to the end so watch for a new BOM starting in May!

Sewing with Toni
Tuesday 3th and 24th, Saturday 28th
*Note the dates are not Toni's usual days*
These are open sew days with Toni.   She is there to help you with any of her foundation patterns.  You can also use the time for any makeup class Toni teaches including the dragon fly and humming bird kits from Hoffman. She can also help with the laser precut Crystal kits from Hoffman. You can join at any time!

Book Case Quilt with Toni
While in Arizona last year, Toni took a class to learn how to make these fun book case quilts. You can totally customize them to your reading preferences! It is no surprise that Toni's 1st book case has a Halloween theme. She is working on a Harry Potter themed one now. Much of the pattern she has printed on her foundations.  Bring your imagination and create your own one of a kind book case.

 Machine Embroidery
Tuesday 10th-Thursday 12th
We decided we need to make this get together a regular event each month!
Several gals with embroidery machines wanted to get together for 3 days of sharing and embroidering.  If you have a machine and would like to join in you are welcome to. They plan on leaving the machines set up for the 3 days. Come for all three days but if you can only come for one day that is ok too.  If machine embroidery is something you have been thinking about doing, come check out what all the fun is about!

Sewing with Sharon
Wednesday 18th and 25th

Let Sharon guide you in machine applique with  Bringing Home the Tree
by Buttermilk Basin.
This wall hanging measures 43" x 51" and is designed to be a block of the month.  Sharon will start on the old truck block and will see how it goes from there.  You can choose to machine applique using cotton fabrics and fusible.  You can also choose wool applique if you wish.  You will be picking out your own fabric choices for background and appliques.

The Gentle Art of Hand Stitching
Friday 13th and 27th

We have been missing getting together to work on our hand projects so we set aside a day to do just that!  If you have a project you are working on or want to learn wool applique or new embroidery stitches come and join us.  We are always happy to share what we are learning!

Happy Tax Day!

Deer Country Quilts is for sale by owner.  Serious inquiries are welcome.

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