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Happy Gram - Event & Holiday Hours, Pillowcase Workshop


 www.happinessisquilting.com                                          May 21, 2014
What's New At The Shop


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Featured Block of the Month
Wooly Bits is a fun program that coincides with the Mary Flanagans Wool Club. Wooly Bits features a small project pattern from our friends Deirdre and Leonie of The Quilted Crow Girls. Each month you'll receive a a pattern and wool background to make a lovely pincushion or other small project. What a fun way to make a project for you or make gifts for friends! Only $9.99 a month. Sign up for Wooly Bits Club today!

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We are getting all socially savy over here at Happiness Is ... Quilting! We are now on Instagram. Follow us there. Our handle is Happytoquilt.

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Event and Holiday Shopping Hours
Due to the cycling event downtown on Friday afternoon and evening, Happiness Is ... Quilting! will be closing early on Friday at 3 p.m. Please come and see us before then or see you on Saturday. Also, in observance of Memorial Day, the shop will not be open on Monday, May 26. We are the "Land of the Free" because "Of The Brave." Thank you for your service.
 

Stitching Hope and Conkerr Cancer DFW Chapter
Giving sick kids a reason to smile ... one pillowcase at a time. Conkerr Cancer is an organization that we all love here at Happiness Is ... Quilting! Some of you might know that Laura Kay is now the Dallas/Fort Worth chapter coordinator. The DFW Chapter provides pillowcase smiles to Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Children's Medical Center at Plano, and Medical City Children's Hospital in Dallas. Happiness Is ... Quilting! remains a drop off location and is now offering "smile making activities" for your participation. On the fourth Thursday of the month, beginning May 22, Stitching Hope Pillowcase Workshops will be hosted by HIQ staff from 1 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the classroom. All pillowcases made during this time will benefit ConKerr Cancer and children in the DFW area. Visit the ConKerr Cancer DFW Chapter page located under About on HIQ's website to find out more information or by clicking on the pillowcase button located on the homepage.

More Bertie Coming Soon
You love him and he is coming back with a new adventure. Bertie's Winter is a new 28"x34" quilt by Bonnie Sullivan of All Through The Night. She designed Bertie's Year and now Bertie is having a winter escapade.  Pre-registration will be available soon!

Introduction to Hand Quilting
Learn the basics of hand quilting, including how to stitch two different hand quilting stitches and information about batting, thimbles, thread and more, with Timi Ann Welch on Tuesday, May 27, from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. You'll leave with the knowledge you need to get started hand quilting one of your projects. Enroll today.

Quiltapalooza Reservations
The ladies just got back from Spring Market in Pittsburg, Penn., with a lot of goodies. Make your reservations today for Quiltapalooza on Sunday, June 22, from 2-5 p.m. today to ensure yourself a spot. We are limiting the number of spots to 50 at Quiltapalooza this year to ensure everyone is able to experience and enjoy the new products. Guests will pay $10 in advance to secure their reservation and receive a $10 discount on Quiltapalooza purchases made that day. Once we meet the 50 person limit, we will open an additional session for sign ups. Register today.

Pat Sloan Is Returning to HIQ!
We enjoyed having Pat Sloan at the shop last year so much, that we invited her back. Pat will be teaching three classes in July covering hand and machine applique, and medallions. Her one day workshops are fun and full of energy.
  • Tidbits of Handwork: A Sampler of Easy, Take-Along Applique Techniques - Wednesday, July 16
    Handwork doesn't have to be fiddly. It can be soothing, relaxing and most of all fun! This Handwork class with Pat will show you how to use the running stitch as an applique method, and how 'thread matters' when doing this kind of applique. Cost: $75
  • The Magic of EASY Machine Applique - Friday, July 18
    Draw, cut, machine stitch ... It's so easy anyone can do it! Fast, fun and you learn ALL of Pat's machine applique tips!
  • Medallion Magic: Antique Mist - Saturday, July 19
    It's all about the fabric! Pat's piecing and color workshop is all about the fabric you select to make this stunning Medallion quilt called "Antique Mist". Using two main colors, create this scrappy quilt from Pat's book "Focus on the Center". Pat shares her best fabric selecting tips.
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Happiness Is ... Quilting!
217 N. Kentucky Street | McKinney, Texas 75069
(972) 542-8839 | info@happinessisquilting.com
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.