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Superior Threads Products

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texture magic.pngIn the September newsletter from Superior Threads, Bob included a link to their video tutorial page, and there are a number of videos on Texture Magic. I watched Annie at the Long Beach Quilt Festival give a demonstration on the product, and there are so many possibilities with it! Of course, I bought some. (I've also seen it in Luella's shop; I don't know if AAA carries it.) So I'm thrilled to see the videos, where I can basically watch Annie's demo all over again! Have you used the product yet?

sunburst.jpgI also noticed the SunBurst thread, which is white indoors but turns color in the sunlight (and returns to white when the quilt is back inside). A child would definitely enjoy this in their quilt! Or maybe for a Halloween quilt or garment.

Happy quilting!

Sherilyn

It's a Wrap Bowls

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Our own Carol Thomas is teaching a class at Luella's in a few weeks on wrapping cotton clothesline to make bowls, baskets, and purses. I found another picture online:

bali bowls.jpgusing Bali fabrics in blue/green/purple to create some beautiful baskets. And an online store that carries a number of books and patterns using wrapped clothesline.

I hope all the attendees have a great time in Carol's class, and please bring your finished items for Show 'n Tell!

Sherilyn



This information copied from AAA's Friday, September 3rd email.

Gift Card Blast Off!

Super-size your money with our Gift Card introduction.

Yesterday our new Gift Card system was installed. We are now pleased to offer Gift Cards for your convenience. Gift Cards may be purchased in any amount, and look just like a credit card. You can even re-load them with more funds as time goes by. They are convenient and safe, and are something we've been wanting to offer our clients for some time now.

To kick off our new Gift Card program we are hosting a Blast-Off Increase-Your-Card-Value sale! For every $100 dollars you spend on a Gift Card, we will load up $120 on the card. Yes, that's right! You'll spend just $100 and get a Gift Card worth $120! This will work for any full $100 amount. For instance:

Buy a $100 Gift Card - receive a card worth $120
Buy a $500 Gift Card - receive a card worth $600
Buy a $1000 Gift Card - receive a card worth $1200
And, so on...

Take advantage of this special offer for yourself, or take care of your Holiday shopping early while getting more punch for your buck!

Valid one day only: Saturday, September 4, 2010

We'll be open regular business hours Saturday, which are 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Come in early to get your Blast Off Gift Cards, and then enjoy the rest of the holiday weekend knowing you are a savvy shopper who got a TERRIFIC deal!

Sewingly Yours,

Amina, Aman, Salima, Sohail, and Suzy
AAA Sewing & Vacuum Center



Luella's - Upcoming Events

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"Don't miss this!" from Luella's Quilt Basket:

Please join us on Tuesday evening (August 17) at 6:30 for our 5D Embroidery Software Launch Party! This fabulous new software from Husqvarna Viking is so user friendly. There are so many new features that you will have to see it for yourself.

Then on Thursday, August 26, we invite you to join us for Designer Ruby's Debut Party. Join us at 6:30 pm to experience this wonderful new sewing and embroidery machine from Husqvarna Viking. It will be love at first touch!

We have a new format for our Class Preview event. On Friday evening (August 20) at 7:00, come and "Meet the Teachers" and see the classes we have on tap this fall. Each teacher will give you a brief introduction to their classes and show their samples. The teachers will be available to answer your questions. You can sign up for your classes and receive a 10% discount off your class fees at this event. If you want a sneak peak at the classes, the new schedule is posted on our website.


This evening Luella's Quilt Basket hosted a showing of Nancy Green's latest patterns from Pink Sand Beach Designs. After Nancy's entertaining presentation, and door-prize Little Glam Bags, and nibbling on the goodies, we shopped and visited and checked who was buying what. Here are some snapshots and notes on the new patterns.

The Barcelona bag is a great summer tote, and Nancy's samples include some beautiful colors:

Pink Sand Beach Designs - Barcelona Bag - 15pct.jpgThe Bermuda Bag looks like a great size for every-day use, and again, look at these vibrant colors! Yummy!

Pink Sand Beach Designs - Bermuda Bag - 15pct.jpgAnd just in time to start on Christmas gifts ... the Snow Days Tree Set includes a 20" tree skirt and ornaments:

Pink Sand Beach Designs - Snow Days items - 20pct.jpgPink Sand Beach Designs - Snow Days pattern - 20pct.jpgI'm inspired! Thanks to Luella for hosting the party, and stop by her shop to see the new items for yourself. Happy sewing!


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