freedom-785989_1920Remembering Our Fallen Heroes . . .

Today is a day our country has set aside to remember our fallen heroes who have given their lives in the defense of our freedom. Every year I remember those family members who have served this country. I can’t ever tell them how much I appreciate the service and the time they gave to America. So many families share the same feelings. Our family was blessed that our family members returned from war & serving this country. My grandfather (now passed) and my father (now passed) both served. My brother Erik & Kevin both served as well.

Today is to remember those families who lost their loved ones as they served this country. Today is to tell them that the sacrifice their loved ones made, will not be in vain. To those families, my heart goes out to each of you. I pray that you find peace in your loss and to let you know that America will never forget the ultimate sacrifice your loved ones gave.

 

“Greater Love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.”  John 15:13

nevadaRow by Row

Have you ever heard of the Row by Row Experience? Have you taken part in the experience in years past? Well if you have, then you know the wonderful time you had finding all the patterns to make all the different blocks available. Nevada has quite a few shops participating in the Row by Row Experience this year. Find the list here. Planning a trip? Lookup the state you plan to visit and find participating shops and add to your block stock.

 

If you have never participated in the Row by Row Experience and want to know more about it, here is a little blurb:

How about this… it’s like a shop hop, but it’s not… no fees, no cards to stamp, and all summer to play! Simply visit any of the participating shops and receive a free pattern for a row in a quilt. Combine your rows in any way to create a unique quilt that represents the fun you had traveling throughout the summer. Travel with friends, discover new quilt shops and have fun collecting rows!”

“Create a quilt using at least 8 different 2016 rows from 8 different 2016 participating RxR shops and be the first to bring it into a participating shop to win a stack of 25 fat quarters (6-1/4 yards of fabric!). Use that shop’s row in your quilt and win a bonus prize!”

The event starts June 21st, 2016. You can pick up your patterns at participating shops from June 21st to September 6, 2016. You then have until October 31, 2016 to make your quilt and submit it for prizes.

Note that during the Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo, Topaz Quilting & Embroidery will be closed and unable to pass out the patterns at the show. The shop will be open on June 27th and will be able to pass out the patterns then.

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Join Topaz Quilting & Embroidery at this year’s Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo. The expo is being held at the Grand Sierra Resort (Silver State Pavilion – Spa Level). The dates are June 23, 24 & 25, 2016. Don’t miss this great event with wonderful workshops & lectures, on-going make & take demos booth side, and over 150 booths to shop at and learn from.

Admission is $10.00 – Free Parking

Swing by Topaz Quilting & Embroidery and pick up your $1.00 off coupon while supplies last.

Classes currently on hold

sunflowers-268015_1920Due to the efforts needed to get ready for the Expo, Topaz Quilting & Embroidery will not be offering any classes for the month of June. We also are preparing kits for the Row by Row experience which is taking every free moment we have. The summer months find families taking off for vacations, traveling with the children while they are off from school. We hope to have a class schedule up very soon for the rest of the year, but in the meantime, enjoy your summer!

Special Shop Days Closed

The shop will be closed on Monday, May 30th, Tuesday, May 31st & June 7th due to scheduled appointments. We will also be closed June 22nd through June 25th while we sponsor a booth at the Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo. Hope to see you there!

(subject to change – Please check our calendar for current events)