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Back to School Deals for Everyone

August 1, 2014

Here's what's happening at Prairie Points this week:

August Back to School Events from Husqvarna Viking!

Special Financing til Aug. 31 and Rebate til Aug. 27.
Come in for details today!

School House
Saturday, August 30, 2014
9am - 4pm at the EP!C building in Peoria

Arrive early (between 8:30 and 9am) and start your day with coffee and breakfast pastries while you plan which classes you want to take. Each class lasts 25 minutes. You pick and choose from over 25 classes. You will only have time for 12 classes - so bring a friend or two to cover them all. You will get all the handouts from all the classes, even the ones you can’t attend. You will learn about new techniques, tools, patterns and the latest and greatest notions. 

No need to bring anything - we provide it all, including your great lunch and bottled water all day!
Your spot is reserved with your payment of $50 which includes EVERYTHING!!!
Sign up and come join the fun!!!

August Make-It-Take-It
Saturday, August 16th at 10am or 2pm

 "On-the-Go Travel Pillow'.  Come and enjoy making this darling pocketed pillow for your favorite little one (or yourself!) and tuck an extra special treat in the pocket for them.  Kit fee is $18.50.  Please call shop to reserve your spot.

New products this week include several fabric lines from Quilting Treasures and a new book from "It's Sew Emma".  See more here!

       Staff member of the week 
Georjean Lipovsky

Georjean has always been crafty and has pretty much tried every needlework niche out there including sewing, crewel embroidery, crochet, knitting, cross stitch and quilting.  Her first love is cross stitch but lately (for the last 12 years) quilting has come in a very close second.  Actually, at this point it has surpassed cross stitch -there just isn't enough time in the day to do everything!  On the fateful date of Sept., 11, 2001, she took a 'refresher' quilting class (not having done anything quilty for about 16 years!)  Boy, had things changed from the days of making your own templates, tracing them onto fabric and cutting them out with scissors.  Rotary cutting, fabulous rulers, strip piecing, chain piecing, she was hooked!  Georjean loves the whole process from start to finish of picking a pattern, choosing the fabrics, cutting, piecing and, yes, if it's simple, even the quilting, and binding.  She enjoys making baby quilts because they are fun and easy and can be finished relatively quickly.  As with all of us, time is at a premium so patterns using pre-cuts are a fav!  Georjean has made many of the shop samples, so come on in and check them out!  
Georjean loves large-scale, color-saturated fabrics such as those designed by Kaffe Fassett and Amy Butler.  She has also become a big fan of Edyta Sitar of Laundry Basket Quilts and Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Company.  We have Edyta's latest fabric line, Snowbird (from Moda) and Jenny's Block magazines and MSQC templates (all of which Georjean plans to make something from - so much fabric and ideas, so little time!!)  Currently, her favorite color combination is plum, teals and golds but depending on her mood, it can be anything in either the cool (blues and purples) or warm (oranges and yellows) color family.  One of her favorite notions (and there are many, anything to make your job easier is a plus!) is the Seam-Fix seam ripper.  Georjean does all her sewing and machine embroiders on her Viking Designer SE (if anything ever happened to it, she would be devastated!  Like many of you, she goes through withdrawal when she has to bring it in for its' yearly cleaning).
In addition to working on the floor, Georjean teaches some of the Make-It Take-It classes and she is the store manager.  Please feel free to contact Georjean at the shop or by shop email if there are any issues or comments.  She will be happy to listen and address any concerns.  She and all the Prairie Points staff want to enable Denise in making the shop a place where everyone will find a friendly face, a sympathetic ear, fabulous fabric selection, great quilting advice, excellent machine service,  diverse and informative classes and  an overall fun experience that all will want to keep coming back for more to be a part of our Prairie Points Quilt Shop family!

Georjean's pick for shop special is:  15% off all batting, packaged and by the yard, in-stock only. (Georjean loves using the packaged Dream Poly and Dream Cotton batting  - results are great!)

       Applies to in-stock products only.  Valid August 4 thru August 9, 2014

   CLASSES for August 2 - August 10, 2014

Saturday, August 2 - No Classes
Sunday, August 3 - No Classes
Monday, August 4 - Learn to Quilt 101 - 1pm
                             Learn to Quilt 101 - 6pm

Tuesday, August 5-  No Classes
Wednesday, August 6 - No Classes

Thursday, August 7 - Night Sky - 5pm
Friday, August 8 - Stitching Sisters Foot Club - 9am
Saturday, August 9 - No Prairie Points Quilt Club this month
Sunday, August 10 - 
Sunday Sewing with Jan - 10am

Click on the class name above to take you to the description and details of each class.  You can also call the shop or contact your instructor.  As always, our complete calendar is on our website here.  Thanks!

 Have you visited our website lately?  View our classes and events calendar, see our customer gallery, new fabrics, free pattern of the month, our adoption corner and much more!  Don't forget to visit our FaceBook page too.  We'd love for you to post any comments or photos of your latest projects for us to enjoy! 

Here are direct links for you:    Prairie Points website
                                               Prairie Points Face Book Page

Hope to see you soon!
Denise and the Prairie Points staff

Prairie Points
8851 N. Knoxville Ave.
Peoria, Illinois  61615
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