Newsletter October-December 2003

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Dear Quilting Friends,

Isn't fall glorious? Cool evenings encourage long invigorating walks. Garden blooms deepen in color and seem to influence our fabric and quilt projects. The "back to school" feeling happens and our family routines become a little more settled. Best of all, there is great hope that we will once again have a little more quilting time!

The QT fun Fall event line-up includes:

  • Brand new Saturday Sampler quilt called Goose-Goose-Duck
  • Nickel Quilt Day Retreat October 11 (See how much fun you can have with a nickel :-)
  • Thangle BOM Show and Tell October 12
  • QT Mystery Show and Tell Party October 18
  • Linda Hohag Starch Method Reunion Show and Tell October 20

WILD WEST SHOP HOP November 6 - 8 9:00 - 8:00
Prizes include a trip for two to the Sisters Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show, sewing machines, notions, patterns, books, and more. Terry Atkinson has designed a pattern especially for the Wild West Shop Hop, Around Town. Mary Pat Henderson from Quiltsmart will demo their brand new Lone Star design, a definite must-see. You can view a Wild West trunk show featuring Prairie Girls quilts. Our staff has stitched many beautiful 1800's reproduction small quilts and they have accepted our Throw in the Towel challenge and embellished homespun towels every which way. Mark your calendars because we'll show you more fun than a red clown at a rodeo.

Schwan Retreat November 14 - 16 The featured project is Rolling Petals - curvy, soft and fuzzy!

Hats Off to You Sale November 28 - 29 Hat and mitten donations go to the Brooklyn Park police department for their Santa Cop program. Donate and get 20% off your fabric purchase.

Santa's Saturday Workshop December 6 or 13 Stitching, gift-wrapping, and holiday treats!

Inventory Reduction Sale December 26 - 30 Help us make room for the new stuff!

Fall class offerings include Still Stripping based on Eleanor Burns new book and taught by Leona Orendorff; Maple Harvest designed by Anka's Treasures and taught by Rita; Scrappy Sawtooth, our 1800's quilt project designed by Kaye England and taught by Rita; Nearly Insane Support Group --- sew on your own but we provide chocolate and therapy; Celebration Table Topper designed by Touch of Love and taught by Rita. Be sure to check our class listings, and post the at-a-glance calendars in a handy spot.

Something new for Camp Lebanon Retreaters: If you stop at our shop on your way to camp, we have a quilt label (because we just know you'll finish that quilt) and goodie bag (extra nourishment) just for you.

Remember our QT Gift Registry --- it's so easy! Just fill out a note card with your gift wishes and send us your puzzled shopper. You'll get what you really want, and your shopper won't miss a single football play!

As autumn unfolds, we'd like to encourage you to take lots of time to nurture your own soul. Phone a friend and decide to spend a day or a weekend chatting and creating together. Let color, design, fabric and endless possibilities take you into quilting dreamland. Yard-work, house-work and work-work all seem easier when we've played a little along the way.

NEW: Give us your e-mail address and we will send you a "Hot Flash" of our shop events and sales. We will have a new e-mail address book for you to sign. Quilted Treasures "Hot Flashes" will begin January 2004.

REMINDER: All Frequent Shopper punch cards issued in 2003 or before will expire December 31, 2003. We will not carry over or redeem partially filled cards.

Wishing you a bountiful Fall,
  Mary and Rita

Monday - Thursday10:00 - 8:00
Friday10:00 - 5:00
Saturday10:00 - 4:00
Sunday12:30 - 4:00

QT will be closed the following dates:
Thursday, November 27th Thanksgiving
Wednesday & Thursday, December 24th & 25th Christmas
Wednesday, December 31st Inventory


Class fee is due within 5 days of registering. No refunds will be issued within one week of the class. Class may be cancelled due to low enrollment. If you register by phone or mail, and you wish to have a class supply list mailed to you, you must send us a SASE and indicate the class you will be taking. If we do not receive a SASE, we will assume you plan to stop in to pick up your information about the class.


Please check our
at-a-glance calendar for the dates and times of our monthly events.

Beginner (basic quilting skills)
Experienced (skills beyond basic)

Work on your own projects, visit and munch on pizza and dessert.
Second and fourth Friday of the month 5:00 - 11:00
Cost: $5.00 Must pre-register

Meet for "what's new" in fabric, books and patterns from Thimbleberries.
Club Leader: Rita Kroening
Third Monday at 6:30 Third Friday at 9:30 Third Saturday at 9:30
Cost: $5.00/year Must pre-register

Especially for beginners who would like help with projects.
Instructor: Caroyle Brown
Wednesdays: October 15, November 19, December 17 12:00 - 3:00
Cost: $5.00 payable to instructor

Especially for beginners who would like help with projects.
Instructor: Mary Wilberg
Thursdays: October 23, November 20, December 18 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $5.00 payable at class

Instructor: Mary Wilberg
Saturdays: October 18, November 15, December 20 12:00 - 4:00 12 hours of instruction/quarter
Cost: $10.00/quarter

Ongoing block of the month, featuring a variety of blocks to create a sampler quilt.
Instructor: Rita Kroening
First Saturday of the month
Group 1: 9:00 - Block demonstration at 9:20. Class over at 10:00.
Reminder: You must present your block before the end of class to receive your free kit each month. If you cannot make the class, your block can be purchased for $5.00 (no exceptions).


Our new $5 quilt program is a sampler quilt based on blocks using flying geese units. See below for available dates.
Group 1: First Saturday at 9:00
Begins January 2004
Space available Must pre-register
Group 2: First Saturday at 10:30
Begins Goose-Goose-Duck September 6
Space available Must pre-register
Group 3: Fourth Saturday at 9:00
Begins the Goose-Goose-Duck program September 27
Class Full Must pre-register
Group 4: Fourth Saturday at 10:30
Begins the Goose-Goose-Duck program September 27
Space available Must pre-register


Please check our
at-a-glance calendar for the dates and times of our monthly events.

Beginner (basic quilting skills)
Experienced (skills beyond basic)

HAND QUILTING Learn about thimbles, thread, basting, hoops, stacking stitches and more from an experienced teacher who will share her enthusiasm for the beauty of hand quilted quilts.
Instructor: Peggy Hildebrand
Mondays: October 6 & 13 6:30 - 8:30
Cost: $20.00

Learn traditional hand piecing while making a three-block table runner. Peggy will share her experience and passion for this pure and simple method of quilt making. Work on just one block each month, for 3 months, and have your project completed before the holiday rush.
Instructor: Peggy Hildebrand
Mondays: September 22, October 27, and November 24 6:30 - 8:30
Cost: $20.00

BEGINNING MACHINE QUILTING Gain a wealth of information about straight and free motion quilting, tension, thread, quilt marking, batting and more from an expert quilter and teacher.
Instructor: Judi Niemi
Wednesday, October 16 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $15.00 plus $5.00 kit fee paid to instructor

TRADITIONAL APPLIQUE/NEEDLE TURN Learn traditional needle turn applique while making an Oak Leaf and Acorn wall quilt.
Instructor: Mary Tozer
Sunday, November 16 12:30 - 4:00
Cost: $20.00

PAPER PIECING Learn the basics of paper piecing while working on your choice of any MH Designs patterns.
Instructor: Leona Orendorff
Saturday, November 22 1:00 - 4:00
Cost: $15.00 plus pattern


It is easy to learn to quilt at Quilted Treasures!
Stop in and see our beginner quilt samples and let us answer your questions.

Please check our
at-a-glance calendar for the dates and times of our monthly events.

Rotary cutting, machine piecing, machine quilting and binding. Toddler size quilt. 12 hours of instruction.
Thursdays: September 4, 11, 18, 25 12:00 - 3:00
Mondays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 12:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Caroyle Brown
Wednesdays: October 8, 15, 22, 29 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Rita Kroening
Sundays: October 19, 26 12:00 - 6:00
Instructor: Leona Orendorff
Cost: $32.00

Rotary cutting review, chain and strip piecing, binding and introduction to free motion quilting. Lap size project. 9 hours of instruction.
Mondays: November 3, 17, 24 12:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Caroyle Brown
Wednesdays: November 12, 19, 26 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Rita Kroening
Sundays: November 9, 23 12:00 - 4:30
Instructor: Leona Orendorff
Cost: $24.00

Review of cutting and construction techniques, and introduction of folded corner and half-square triangle methods. Twin size project. 9 hours of instruction.
Mondays: December 1, 8, 15 12:00 - 3:00
Instructor: Carolye Brown
Wednesdays: December 3, 10, 17 6:00 - 9:00
Instructor: Rita Kroening
Sundays: December 14, 28 12:00 - 4:30
Instructor: Leona Orendorff
Cost: $24.00


Please check our
at-a-glance calendar for the dates and times of our monthly events.

Beginner (basic quilting skills)
Experienced (skills beyond basic)

A combine and design class based on Marsha McCloskey's Block Party book. October-December project: Fifty Four Forty block variation. This three-fabric quilt gives the impression of curved piecing.
Instructor: Mary Wilberg
Sundays: October 5, November 2, December 7 12:30 - 4:00
Cost: $25.00 plus book

Rich fall color, a twinkling pieced border and charming applique are combined to make this delightful autumn quilt designed by Heather Mulder of Anka's Treasures.
Instructor: Rita Kroening
Tuesdays: October 14, 28 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $20.00 plus book, Calendar of Quilts

Based on Eleanor Burns 25th Anniversary book, this project uses her popular Quilt in a Day methods. (Watch for Eleanor's elegant new fabric line by Benartex, Yours Truly, due in September.)
Instructor: Leona Orendorff
Sunday, October 12 12:00 - 4:00
Cost: $20.00 plus book, Still Stripping

Designed by Gwen Lundgren, we featured this beautiful topper as a staff show during our July sale. Clever piecing makes this topper a speedy gift idea.
Instructor: Rita Kroening
Wednesday, November 5 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $15.00

This sit and stitch style gathering is a time to teach each other what we've learned while making the blocks from the Liz Lois book, Nearly Insane. Liz reproduced a scrappy antique quilt using 98 six-inch blocks, and the result is beautiful and intriguing. If you are crazy enough to try, then join us and share your secrets. Chocolate dessert served.
Therapist: Mary Wilberg
Thursdays: October 9, November 13, December 11 5:30 - 8:30
Cost: $5.00 per class plus book


Achieve the look of a beautiful antique quilt with the help of Thangles.
Instructor: Rita Kroening
Tuesdays: November 4, 18 6:00 - 9:00
Cost: $20.00


Please check our
at-a-glance calendar for the dates and times of our monthly events.

November 6 - 8 9:00 - 8:00

Yahoo! Round up your posse and gallop Around Town for a knee-slappin' good time. Collect the patterns for a new Terry Atkinson quilt and check out the many special displays the Wild West Shops have planned for you. At QT, you'll find a Quiltsmart demonstration (Thursday only) of the brand-new Lone Star patter-you won't believe how easy it is! Also, a truck show by Prairie Girls showing off nine quilts with a western theme and two excellent staff challenge displays make this event extra fun. Don't forget to have your posse pass stamped at each Wild West Shop to be eligible to win the grand prize trip to the Sisters Oregon Outdoor Quilt Show.

A Quilter's Harvest - Reap What You Sew

The Women of the West quilt guild is hosting a quilt show September 19 and 20 at the Olivet Baptist Church in Crystal. The show features quilts from its 125 members and includes a raffle and small quilt auction. For more information, call Dawn Bryant at 763-767-0186.
Olivet Baptist Church 3415 Louisiana Avenue North Crystal, MN
Friday, September 19 10:00 - 8:00
Saturday, September 20 9:00 - 4:00

You're bound to have a great time finishing your quilts with Susan's tricks. She'll have you hanging by a decorative thread as you learn to machine applique. In this class, Susan will show you her clever method of binding as well as uses of decorative thread applique while making a wall hanging. Susan's pattern is provided in the class and kits are available. You can view some of her projects on her website at Enjoy great food, excellent instruction and a day of inspiration.
Instructor: Susan Cleveland
Saturday, September 13 10:00 - 4:00
Cost: $50.00 plus tool


Bring a stack of 5-inch squares and join us for our fourth retreat project from the book Nickel Quilts. Our selected project is the Tillies Treasure, a super scrappy quilt using Christmas prints. Since we love to show and share, bring a favorite holiday quilt to share, or any Nickel Quilt you have completed. Enjoy great food and plenty of time to visit and stitch.
Instructor: Mary Wilberg
Saturday, October 11 8:00 - 5:00
Cost: $45.00 plus book

If you have taken any of our nickel classes, join us for a sit and stitch. We'll order pizza and hopefully put some finishing touches on your nickel projects.
Saturday, November 1 12:00 - 4:00
Cost: $5.00

Did you keep up with your Thangles block of the month? No pressure, but if you need a deadline to get moving on it, join us Sunday, October 12 for a quick and casual show and tell. This mini-event is free, but please register so Mary knows how many treats to bake.Yum!
P.S. Look for our next 6-month Thangles BOM to start in January.
Sunday, October 12 1:00 - 2:00
Cost: Free - please pre-register

Join us for refreshments and view Rita's completed mystery quilt. See how all of the quilt parts add up to a beautiful queen sized quilt. If you are behind on your clues, this may be just the motivation you need to finish your project before the next mystery begins in January.
Hostess: Rita Kroening
Saturday, October 18 1:00 - 2:00
Cost: Free - please pre-register

Have you taken a starch applique class from Linda Hohag at our shop? If so, we'd love to have you join us for a class reunion. Linda would love to see your progress and she promises to bring a trunk show of some of her favorite projects.
Hostess: Linda Hohag
Monday, October 20 7:30 - 9:00
Cost: Free - please pre-register

If you stop at our shop on your way to camp, we invite you to select a complimentary quilt label and bag of treats to enjoy for the weekend. We love to see retreat projects, and share in the blissful excitement quilt campers bubble over with. Pick up your last minute notions on your way to camp, or postpone the real world just a little while longer by stopping at QT on your way home.

You can enjoy a beautiful Wisconsin setting and all the comforts of home at our fall retreat November 14 - 16. The retreat project is Rolling Petals by Sonje Jessen using a faux curved piecing method to create a circular design. See Rita's sample sewn in Folk Art Christmas fabric, then washed and 'ragged" for a cuddly look and feel. Kits are available first come, first serve.
Friday - Sunday, November 14 - 17 with optional Monday stay
Two night stay, double occupancy: $200
Two night stay, single occupancy: $273
Three night stay, double occupancy: $289
Three night stay, single occupancy: $395
Non-refundable deposit: $25.00 Balance due September 15

Finish your holiday projects in our classroom and avoid the pre-holiday chaos at home. Listen to music, feast on treats, and add the final touches to your quilted gifts. We will provide gift wrap, treats, and sanity.
Hostesses: Rita Kroening and Mary Wilberg
Saturday, December 6 12:00 - 4:00
Cost: $5.00 - must pre-register
Sunday, December 13 10:00 - 4:00
Cost: $5.00 - must pre-register

Thank You

Our sincere thanks to the members of Minnesota Quilters who invited us to vend at the June quilt show in St. Paul. We enjoyed our booth experience, and were happy to visit with so many area quilters. We are enormously impressed with the amount of volunteer work that went into making the show so grand, and it was delightful to see how talented the quilters of Minnesota really are. We look forward to the Rochester show in June of 2004, and based on our own positive experience, we encourage all to support our state guild.

- Mary and Rita -


Quilted Treasures is now a drop-off site for sewing machine repair. Mike Moss from Associated Sewing of St. Cloud will pick up your sewing machine in need of repair on the first and third Thursday each month. You can simply drop off your machine at Quilted Treasures the night before. He will pick up your machine, repair it in a timely fashion and return it to our shop as soon as possible. Mike is a quilter himself, and understands that quilters don't like to be without their machines for long. He has over 25 years of experience repairing all types of sewing machines, and is factory trained by Pfaff. Oh, and he's a really nice guy!
Pickup Dates: October 2, 16 November 6, 20 December 4, 18
Questions? Call Associated Sewing 320-654-1580

What is the first stop a quilter makes when she enters a quilt shop?? Well, it's the bathroom, of course. We have added a bulletin board in our bathroom to post guild information, fabric searches, and generally any tidbit you may want to share with your fellow quilters. Pictures of favorite projects...quick tips or ideas...creative writing...anything that may be fun to share is welcome. Do not post any item you want back, as we will clean off the board from time to time. (Please note: this is not a space for business cards or advertising.)

If you are looking for a particular book, pattern or notion, we will do our best to find it for you. If it is an item we usually stock that we are out of, we'll take your name and phone number and call you as soon as it comes in. If it is an item we do not stock, we will do our best to get it for you. We ask that you pick up your ordered items within a week of when it comes into the shop.


Please check our
at-a-glance calendar for the dates and times of our monthly events.

Bring in children's hats or mittens to donate to the Brooklyn Park Santa Cop program and receive 20% off your fabric purchase. Past donations have been excellent, and very much appreciated!
Friday, November 28 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday, November 29 10:00 - 4:00

We clean house each year end and we'd like your help. Fabric: 20% off and deep discounts on many books and patterns as well.
Friday, December 26 10:00 - 5:00
Saturday, December 27 10:00 - 4:00
Sunday, December 28 12:30 - 4:00
Monday, December 29 10:00 - 8:00
Tuesday, December 30 10:00 - 8:00
Wednesday, December 31 Closed
All frequent shopper cards expire December 31, 2003. We will not carry over or redeem partially filled cards.

Take 20% off our selected kit on the first Sunday each month.
Sundays: October 5, November 2, December 7. No additional discounts apply.

Take 30% off your selection when you clean up the end of the bolt.
Sundays: October 26, November 30, December 28. No additional discounts apply.

We will punch your card for all regularly priced merchandise. We do not punch for the tax amount, or for discounted merchandise. There may be kits or special order items that we are unable to punch for as well from time to time. Filled cards may be redeemed on your next purchase. If you choose to redeem your punch card on a particular day, your card will be punched for the balance of that purchase. Punch cards acquired this year and before (purple or green) will expire December 31, 2003.


We'd like to share the scoop on our favorite quilting books:

Sweet and Simple Baby Quilts by Mary Hickey
A staff favorite, this book is filled with timeless projects perfect for baby and toddler quilts. Many of the quilts could be easily made larger and the fabric selections are varied. We currently have over five samples on display from this book. Check out this great value!

Happy Holidays by Art to Heart
Once again, Nancy Halvorsen has charmed us with her whimsical gift and decorating designs. Her projects can be stitched quickly and she uses buttons and easy applique to add personality to her designs. The projects feature the Happy Holiday fabrics by Benartex available at QT.

Mark your 2004 Calendar!

Jo Morton will visit us Sunday, February 22, 2004 and present a trunk show about Decorating With Quilts. Jo is the designer behind Prairie Hands Patterns featuring 19th Century Small Quilt Re-Creations.

Jo has authored several quilting books with her beautiful reproduction quilts and launched her first reproduction fabric lines, Jo's Calicoes, and Jo's Vintage Collection for Andover this year. (You can find her fabric and her books at QT.) In addition to her trunk show presentation, we are hosting an all day workshop for the project Prairie Patches, a beautiful LeMoyne Star medallion quilt with great borders. Space is limited for both events, registration reservations will be made first come, first serve beginning September 1st. More information will follow in the January newsletter.

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