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Happy Gram - August & September Are Shaping Up To Be Busy                                            August 6, 2014
Happenings At HIQ!
Thread Painting Class
Let's Make A Diehl & Simple What Knots Club
Intro To Hand Applique Class
Quilt Plano
The Blue Thread Workshop

Intro To Silk Ribbon Embroidery Class
Jo's Little Women's Club
Think of Me, Dear One
Sunday Stitching Society

Monthly Class Calendar

A Note About Our Block of the Month Programs
Did you know our block of the month programs are customizable to meet your needs? Our flexible block of the months begin when you are ready to start not at a certain time of the year. Join a block of the month program when you are ready to begin. You can receive multiple blocks a month or receive several blocks every other month. You can finish your program early by purchasing the remainder of your blocks and save on shipping by having them mailed together. These are just a few examples of how we are able to work with you on a block of the month program. If you are interested in a block of the month but might need some customizing, please just let us know how we can tailor a program for you.

Block of the Month

  Did you want to make The Spirit of Sacagawea quilt when we first released it but never committed to it or thought it was too late? We still have two Block of the Month programs available in the blue and brown setting. Each block marks a step on the trail to the Pacific Ocean with Lewis and Clark. Finishing 66"x84," this 12 month program is only $24.99 a month.
Get yours today!

New To Our Shelves
A contemporary romance set on a Scottish coastal backdrop, Patience Griffin (of McKinney, Texas) combines village life, village characters and a tangled romance written with a page-turning, I-can't-put-this-book-down writing style. Many of the ladies at the shop enjoyed this book and can't wait for the sequels. Guess what?! Patience is going to be signing her book at our booth at Quilt Plano on August 15-16 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Pick one up today.
Harriet Hargrave Is Returning In August
Harriet Hargrave is making her annual trip to Happiness Is ... Quilting! She'll be teaching a variety of workshops that range from beginning precision piecing to machine quilting and applique. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn from one of the quilting industry's greats.
  • Achieving Quality Workmanship the Quilter’s Academy Way
    Tuesday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $80
    Focus on how to achieve quality workmanship and precision sewing based on the principles of Quilter’s Academy. Harriet has condensed her two-day Quilter’s Academy I class into one session. Don’t worry, no techniques or tips have been left out! Think of it as more bang for your buck. This is an excellent opportunity to hone your piecing skills. Enroll today.

  • Quilter’s Academy II & III
    Wednesday - Thursday, Aug. 27-28, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $175
    This two-day workshop combines techniques found in Quilter’s Academy II and III. Many skills will be covered as you construct the class project piecing four different triangle technique blocks surrounded by perfect 1/4” windowpanes. Enroll today.

  • Invisible Machine Applique
    Friday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $80
    Enjoy learning true, professional technique for beautiful machine applique. Giving an appearance of hand applique, Harriet’s invisible machine applique technique gives you instant gratification. Enroll today.

  • Free Motion Quilting
    Saturday, Aug. 30, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost: $80
    Considered the expert in Heirloom Quilting on your home machine, Harriet will instruct you on the techniques of free motion quilting. Enroll today.
Classes are filling quickly, so sign up today!

Quilt Plano Is Next Week
We can't believe it is already August! But, with the return of the 100 degree weather and back to school shopping comes the quilter's favorite ... Quilt Plano. We are busy preparing samples and cutting kits in anticipation of you stopping by our booth at the show. The Quilt Plano raffle quilt is gorgeous this year and we can't wait to see all the entries in the show. Miss the lines by purchasing your advanced tickets for $7 at Happiness Is ... Quilting! now before heading down to the show on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 15-16. Oh, and you are not going to believe who will be at our booth signing books each day of the show from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.! Keep reading below to find out who will be joining us (hint - it might have something to do with kilts and quilts).

Thread Painting Class
Join Jill Luigs Friday, Aug. 8, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn how to use threads to draw a picture using your machine and free-motion quilting techniques. You'll explore different applications of threads and floss and experiment with metallic threads and flosses in the bobbin during class. Register today.

Row by Row Experience
Don't forget to stop in and pick up your free Row By Row Experience pattern. Our patterns and kits in high demand. We are still cutting kits and printing patterns, so don't miss out on our row. We have our HAPI QLTR Texas license plate on order. If you prepay for your plate, we'll send it to you. You still have time to pick up your copy of the row and purchase a kit to win a prize. If you live out of state or unable to make it to the shop, you can purchase your kit that includes the pattern online, but your kit will not ship until November 1 as per the event rules. For rules and more information, visit

Quilt Across Texas Revamped For September
We are getting geared up for the Fourth Annual Quilt Across Texas. Make sure you have your passport because the fun begins September 1 and rolls through the entire month.

This year, there is an exclusive fabric panel designed for Quilt Across Texas instead of a whole fabric collection. Each shop with have various projects to inspire you on how to use the panel as well as other Texas-themed projects. Quilt Across Texas is spicing up the shop hop this year with each shop passing out a Texas recipe when you get your passport stamped. 

We are in Region 2 this year with 15 other stores. We think our region is the best in Texas. Why? We have the best prizes. If you are a lucky winner (and to do that you need to visit all 16 region 2 shops), you could win (drum roll, please):
  • A Janome MC6600 Sewing/Quilting Machine valued at $2,499
  • A Sew Good Cabinets Cutting Table valued at $1,249
  • A retreat stay minimum of 2 nights and 6-12 people. Available to stay week days or weekends valued at $1,200
  • 1 of 32 $25 Gift Certificates
At each Region 2 store, you will receive a different collectable Villa Rosa pattern when you have to have your passport stamped.

Happiness Is ... Quilting!
217 N. Kentucky Street | McKinney, Texas 75069
(972) 542-8839 |
Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. | Thursday 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.