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November 2021 Newsletter
 

Hello Everyone,

It's been awhile, I apologize for missing the October newsletter.  looks like we might get an Indian Summer this weekend so I hope you get out and enjoy it. This year went by so fast it is hard to believe the Holidays are coming. 

There is so much to talk about this month, we have some fun things coming. 

This Sunday at 4:30pm Lori and I will be hosting a Facebook Live Clearance Sale.  So if you are looking for some great buys you will want to stay tuned to Facebook join the event to get updates and reminders HERE. We will have deep discounts on our clearance rack, these would be great for piecing or backs of all the great quilts you are making or have made.  We will also have sales on kits with only one or two left and whatever else we made add to the mix at the last minute.  Just watch the video and comment [i.e. #23 4 yards], we will send you an email with your invoice so please make sure we have that.  

There is a minimum of a 1 yard cut on all yardage, if there is less then 1/2 yard left on the bolt after your cut we will include the additional with your order at the same great sale price. Any questions feel free to call the store  and ask or shot me an e-mail vsmith@oldalleyquiltshop.com.

We will be closed Thursday November 25th to celebrate Thanksgiving with our Families. We wish you all a Blessed Holiday.  There will be a Black Friday and  Small Business Saturday Sale Novemer 26th and 27th.  So stay tuned for the details in the coming weeks.

You will not want to miss the 2021 Holiday Hop coming up we have 9 great shops and excellent prizes.  While your out, pick up supplies to make all your great Christmas gifts this year, there is nothing better then a homemade gift. Get a head start on your shopping by checking out our website we have some great ideas on the homepage (watch the video).


As our Block of the Month Program is coming to a close we will be showing a few new BOM options for 2022 so keep an eye out for that e-mail. If you are a current BOM member we will be showing these to you in person at our next class. 

I have set up the 2022 Beginning Quilting Classes.  Have you always wanted to learn more about quilting?  Not certain where to start?  Or have you been quilting for awhile, and need to know more about the tips and techniques to improve your quilting projects?  If so, this class is for you!

This eight session class begins on January 10th, 2022 and will take you through information about selecting your fabrics, threads and needles, and will help you to complete a baby or lap quilt in your choice of fabrics.  Learn about battings, backings, the quilting process, and how to add a perfect binding to complete your quilt. Sign up below.


We are also working on an advanced Beginner series 9likely coming for March and April).  Also some other series of classes.  We have not held many classes as of late but we are working to change that, so watch for more begin announced soon.


FreeSpirit Coat Story

Free Spirit is hosting a Quilt Coat Challenge YEAH!!
I have been planning to do a class on this Tamrack Jacket for sometime so now it is perfect timing.  It will be a two part class, one class will be to discuss patterns and blocks to add to your jacket, have time to plan and piece the quilt part together.  The second class will be assembly.  There will be some outside class sewing and quilting to do.  See below to get signed up.

Bonus if you use Free Spirit Fabric you can enter you Jacket into this great contest and win prizes, check it out.

Want more information on the challenge click HERE

So enjoy your November and we hope to see you soon

Valerie and the Old Alley Quilt Shop Team


Holiday Hours
Old Alley Quilt Shop will be closed on Thursday November 25th.
Enjoy your Holiday and be Safe


New Store Hours
Reminder Old Alley Quilt Shop has new permanent hours. 
Monday - Friday 10 - 5:30
Saturday 9 - 3 
1st Sunday of every month 1 - 4

 


 
 
Events
Holiday Hop

Wednesday, December 1st 9am - 5pm
Saturday, December 4t
h 9am - 4pm

Grand Prize - Featherweight Sewing Machine
Win 1 of 9 $50 Gift Cards


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We have planned our 2022 Quilt Retreat, we are looking forward to it.  The sates are February 4th - 6th, 2022 or if your a local the first weekend after the iowa Winter games in Okoboji, hence the name Quilt Games :) There will be classes, demos, show and tell, shopping, games, door prizes and much more, and oh time to sew.  Bring a friend or ten or come alone and make new friends.

2022 Quilt Games Retreat

February 4th - 6th, 2022
Arrowood Resort and Conference Center

Sign up online HERE or in store or by calling 507-764-4088 and make sure you let us know if you are part of a group so we seat you together.

We have a block of rooms at Arrowwood call them directly to reserve 712-332-2161 reserve by January 4, 2022 to receive the block rate of $79/room

New Kits in the Shop - 
Shop Kits Here

 

Upcoming Classes - 
Sign up for classes here https://www.oldalleyquiltshop.com/our-classes.htm

 
Tamrack Jacket - January 8th, 2022 10 am - 2 pm and January 22nd, 2022 10 - am to 2 pm
This is a two session Class, you will need both session to complete your jacket.  There is only one date on here for the first session but know that there are two.

This is a two part class, one class will be to discuss patterns and blocks to add to your jacket, have time to plan and piece the quilt part together.? The second class will be assembly.  There will be some outside class sewing and quilting to do.

The Patterns in both regular and Plus sizes are on order and expected at the end of the month.
Beginning Quilting - Mondays 6pm - 8pm January 10th - January 28th
Have you always wanted to learn more about quilting?  Not certain where to start?  Or have you been quilting for awhile, and need to know more about the tips and techniques to improve your quilting projects?  If so, this class is for you!

This eight session class begins on January 10th, 2022 and will take you through information about selecting your fabrics, threads and needles, and will help you to complete a baby or lap quilt in your choice of fabrics.  Learn about battings, backings, the quilting process, and how to add a perfect binding to complete your quilt.
Nutty Nag Class with Valerie February 26th 9 am - 5pm
Nutty Nag Horse Plushie. Come join us to make yours!
 
 
 

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