Summer Is Here ….
Today is the first day of Summer !! School is out and children are playing in the parks, sprinklers and chasing the ice cream man down the street with the hopes of cool summer goodies. This is also the longest day of the year. The sun has its last chance to shine in my face at 5:00am in the morning and still dog me as I go to bed tonight. It gives me a chance to reflect on my life though. I have seen 5 decades of summers now, and each one has been the best one to date. The first couple of decades have been mostly fun and freedom. Playing with my friends and swimming at the local pool. I even remember my green hair from the chlorine in the pool. The last couple decades have been the call to vacation, weekend fun at the beach and enjoying the sunsets. This decade will bring even more. As I watch tonight’s sunset, I will reflect on the past couple of years, sharing time and friendship with all of you. The shop has been so much fun, and I really look forward to doing more in the coming year. I hope you all have a special thought for this First Day of Summer . . .
Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo . . .
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.
Special Shop Days Closed
The shop will be closed on Wednesday, June 22 2016, Thursday, June 23 2016, Friday, June 24, 2016, Saturday, June 25 2016. The shop will be opening late at 5:00 pm on Thursday, June 30 2016.
(subject to change – Please check our calendar for current events)
Row 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.
** Update ** Shop hours for the first week of Row by Row :
Tuesday, June 21st, 2016 – 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 – Closed – Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo
Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 – Closed – Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo
Friday, June 24th, 2016 – Closed – Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo
Saturday, June 25th, 2016 – Closed – Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo
Sunday, June 26th, 2016 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm – **Special Hours Only**
Classes currently on hold
Due 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!