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INTRODUCTORY SPECIAL FEBRUARY 14th-May 15th 2023
This 3-month special offers our customers $25 store credit for every $200 spent.
After May 15th, customers receive $25 store credit when their spending reaches $300.
NATIONAL FEATHERWEIGHT DAYS FEATURING THE 221 AND 222
We are celebrating this special machine on February 21st and 22nd with exciting in-store demos featuring Kathy Suarez, Sew Together’s featherweight educator and enthusiastic fanatic! Come in and see why the Singer featherweight sewing machine continues to increase in popularity and learn more about it’s amazing features. Several machines will be on display along with information on upcoming featherweight classes, taught by Kathy.
Tuesday, February 21: 10:00-12:30 Maintenance Demonstration on how easy it is to learn to service your machine yourself.
Wednesday, February 22nd: 10:00 – 4:00 Creative Demos featuring specialty attachments and sewing techniques
ART GALLERY FABRICS
We proudly carry a large selection of Art Gallery fabrics as we believe this line is one of the most exciting and versatile in the industry. AG fabrics are a “contemporary elegant” style that are designed to fit today’s modern lifestyle with a chic, sophisticated touch and are suitable for all things sewing. The collections are created with enticing color palettes and artful, intricate prints that stay in step with ongoing trends which makes selecting fabrics for a project fun and easy. AG fabrics, made from premium cotton have a very fine weave and superior thread count which gives them a soft, silky hand. These fabrics make beautiful, eye-popping quilts, unique garments (think tunics, skirts and summer dresses), fun children’s clothes, luxurious pillow cases and dazzling totes. Come in and browse our selection and check back often for the newest arrivals!
COMMUNITY SERVICE AT SEW TOGETHER NM
We are pleased to host the following groups with more that are organizing to start in the coming months:
Quilts of Valor
Beginning Sewing—Closed New classes starting in April
Beginning Quilting—Closed New classes starting in April
Sweatshirts Revamped—Sunday, February 19th, 1:00 pm
Please call the store for more information and to register.
I ALREADY KNOW HOW TO QUILT, WHY IN THE WORLD SHOULD I TAKE A QUILTING CLASS?
By Karen Barrett
As quilting teachers, we have heard these words before. And we have several ideas for you to consider. We at Sew Together still take quilting classes after all these years and we each have at least a dozen reasons for doing so:
- There is always something new out there, some technique, pattern or tool we have not tried before.
- Life-long learning keeps our brains alive as we age.
- 3. Girlfriends! Spending time with friends – and making new friends – who share our hobbies and aspirations, and laughter is good for our souls.
- Taking a new class and observing the creativity of others can spark our own creativity.
- We will be forced to change our rotary blade (yes, we all know we should have done that by now).
- Good teachers support our endeavors and our self-confidence by provided a safe learning environment. Good teachers are willing to learn from us as well as teach us. Sew Together has some great teachers!
- Fellow students let us test our ideas, provide inspiration and see the world of quilting a little differently than we did before. This exposure to the ideas of others broadens our perspective and makes us less judgmental.
- Taking a sewing or quilting class often teaches us more about ourselves.
- Someone in class can tell us what to do with that mystery foot that came with our sewing machine.
- If we are not wild about the class project, we have a gift ready to give away to a friend or favorite charity.
- Taking a class helps us support our local quilt shops. We are so lucky to have a variety of great quilt shops in Albuquerque and the best ones offer a warmth and comradery not available at on-line and big-box stores.
And the best part: Show and Tell!
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BEYOND THE BOOK WITH KERRY
Women around the world have used their quilting, sewing, knitting and crochet skills to meet the needs of people and make supplies during times of war and emergencies for hundreds of years. When masks were unavailable at the beginning of the pandemic—sewists came to the rescue making thousands of masks to help keep medical personnel safe and then the rest of the population. It continues every day in many forms with women gathering together or quietly working at home to donate their creations to charities, hospitals or organizations that gratefully welcome needed items.
As an avid reader of historical fiction books, my favorites are always the stories of women who used their skills in different, but fascinating ways, throughout history. Each month, I will recommend one of these books for anyone who thinks they might enjoy these special stories too.
One of my favorites is “The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle” by Jennifer Ryan. The story is based on true events that occurred in Britain when war deprived people of clothing—especially wedding dresses. Three women form a sewing circle to re-purpose wedding dresses into a new dress for local brides, which was so successful, it grew to accommodate brides across the country. There are multiple other story lines also, of course, and it is a most enjoyable read. It is available on amazon.com in kindle or book form and the Albuquerque Public Library has the audio book.
A book club is planned at Sew Together New Mexico in the near future, if there is enough interest. The format will be flexible and multi-purpose. Anyone is welcome to come and recommend books that are sewing, quilting, knit or crochet-related. This includes any instructional or pattern type books you would like to share. If you are interested in this book club or have recommendations of a good book to read on these subjects, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.