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Deer Country Quilts Newsletter

June 2018

Happy June! May was just a whirlwind that included a bad sinus infection, quilt market, and a long Memorial weekend in Red Lodge.  Now here it is June!  Quilt Market was very inspiring.  We saw so many pretty fabrics and quilts.  All the designers we talked to were so nice! I loved all the wool booths and Sarina loved all the bright fabric booths! We had a fun evening shopping at the EE Schenk warehouse open house.  We will have some great fabrics coming in late summer/early fall.  Sarina has been busy checking in lots of fabric from spring lines.  We have new batiks, Christmas, textured wovens, and many others. We hope you can get inspired by the new fabrics also! Have a creative summer! Happy Quilting, Pam

Row by Row Experience- Sew Musical

The inspiration for our "Clair de Loon" block comes from Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune" which is French for "light of the moon".  Seeley Lake is home to loons who nest there every year.  How lucky are we to catch a glimpse of them and hear their beautiful song!  Row by Row Experience begins
June 21st.  Be sure to go to the Row by Row Experience website to read the rules for participation.   

We are still waiting for our 2018 fabric plate to arrive!

New at DCQ!

Need a little color in your stash?  "Color Cuts" from Moda are a perfect way to add that color.  There are 72 prints and 6 color ways that consist of 5" strips, 10" squares and fat quarter rolls. It is an easy way to fill in colors for your stash.  We will be making the quilt kit for our 2nd Saturday BOM starting in Sept. The kit includes a mini companion ruler and the cupcake recipe cards for making the triangles.  I will break it up into 12 month sections.

"Swell Christmas" by Urban Chicks for Moda is a charming vintage Christmas line.  This is my Santa, the Santa of my childhood with a round face and rosy cheeks and waving at me! I'm not saying I'm vintage though, just Santa! We have the whole line of fabrics, a set of 3 tins, a set of 4 towels packaged for gift giving, and a kit to make a log cabin quilt.  The Santa is cut from a panel and appliqued on. He is only available in the kit!

*Classes for June*

Sewing Machine Mat with LaRee
Wednesday June 6th
Make a mat to go under your sewing machine. Not only does it help protect your table top, it can hold various notions you are always reaching for and it cushions your machine. This is the perfect accessory if you go to classes or retreats with your machine - just grab your machine, mat and go!

2nd Saturday Class
Stitch Happens with Pam
Saturday June 9th
We will be making Stitch Happens over the course of the summer.  This cute sewing machine
is a great addition to any quilt room!

Dancing Diamonds with Teresa
Monday June 11th
Learn a fun way to create the curves in this table runner by Tiger Lily Press.  Super easy technique that requires zero curved piecing!  All you need is one main fabric and six coordinating fat quarters to make the 20" x 55" runner.

Sewing with Toni
Tuesday June 12th and 26th, Saturday 16th
These are open sew days with Toni.  She is there to help you with any of her foundation patterns. She is currently working on a book case quilt.  You can start this and create your own book case.  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 pre-cut Crystal kits from Hoffman.  

BQ with Sharon
Wednesday June 13th and 27th
This is an oldie but oh so versatile! Such a great way to use those fabrics you want to feature.  It also is a nice setting for 12" orphan blocks.  It is also a perfect quilt to introduce to beginner quilters.

Folded Star Pins with LaRee
Thursday June 14th

Celebrate Flag Day with these cute folded stars made with red, white, and blue fabrics.  Add a pin backing and you can wear it whenever you are feeling patriotic. We will provide fabric kits with pin backs included for a super fast make and take!

Machine Embroidery Daze
Monday June 18th - Wednesday 20th
This is a group event for those with embroidery machines and would like to devote time to working with  your embroidery machines.  Machines can be set up and left for 3 days.  Come and share your projects and tips with each other. 

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


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  • 3166 Highway 83 North
  • Seeley Lake, MT 59868
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