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Topaz Quilting & Embroidery Update – 8/31/2016

Labor day and the end of summer . . .

sunset-535450_1920Attention quilters of Earth! I am your fabric overlord . . .  OPS! Wrong post. OK, can you believe how fast this summer has gone. Tomorrow we are facing the month of September & Labor Day Weekend. You know fall is coming fast when you see Burning man campers and trailers heading up Pyramid Highway (Highway 445) and downtown Sparks starts to smell of BBQ. What a summer we have had. I pray that your summer was filled with love, adventure & fun. Since our last email blast, we have had some time to work on projects, classes & new marketing ideas. We’ve also had a chance to meet some wonderful people from all over the nation and even from across the pond during the Row by Row Experience. I can’t thank everyone enough for the wonderful response & kind words about our row. I know it has been an absolute pleasure working with the Row by Row Experience National Coordinators & the State Coordinator Jennifer, who has worked so hard and has been very patient through all my questions.

Quillow Time – Class Forming


20160924classcHave you heard of a Quillow? They’ve been around for a while now, but they have kind of vanished from our project stack for a while now. Well, they’re starting to make a come back and we are going to be offering a class to make them.


Date: Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

Price: $ 25.00

Sign Up in person or on our website. Limited space available. Website page here.

Machine Repairs Available…

sewing-machine-925458_1920A long time friend of ours has been on his own for a while now, providing machine services for various quilt shops here in the area. George Smith has been repairing machines for several years now and has offered his services to Topaz Quilting & Embroidery customers. Starting July 25th, George will be happy to make arrangements with you to have your machine dropped off and picked up here at Topaz Quilting & Embroidery. When your machine is ready, he will leave it back here at our shop for you to pick up. If this sounds like something you want to take part in, please see our webpage HERE that will explain it all for you & how to contact George to get your repairs & cleaning started.

Row by Row Coming To An End . . .


smtopazquiltrxr2016The Row by Row Experience pattern handout portion will be ending very soon. Actually, Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 is the last day you will be able to pickup the free patterns and kits. Sadly, if most of the shops are going to be closed on Monday, that only gives you until Saturday, September 3rd. Our shop will be one of those that will be closed Sunday & Monday for the Labor Day Holiday. In the meantime, all is not lost. If you have the patterns and kits to make your favorite blocks, you still have until October 31st, 2016 to get those quilts completed, bound and taken to one of the participating shops that still has not had a winner to claim your prize of 25 fat quarters. If you’re using a row from the shop your turning in your quilt to, you should receive an extra special prize.




Digitizing Classes are back !

201609 Class FTC-UaThe summer is over and classes are forming for Floriani Total Control-U classes.


Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Time: 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016
Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Price: $ 15.00

Sign Up in person or on our website. Limited space available. Website page here.

Nonrefundable fee if you miss class. Space is limited.

Special Shop Days Closed

The shop will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016 for Labor Day.

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