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The July, August, September 2016 newsletter is available. The web pages have been updated and we will keep you informed via our weekly email.

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    Join us for a Row-by-Row Home Sweet Home Experience


    How about this...A shop hop event with no fees, no passports 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 rows 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 finished quilt must be completed, quilted, bound and have a label on the back. We'd like to hang the winner's quilt in our store until October 31, 2016.

    We're excited to be part of this experience and hope you will join in on the fun this summer.

    Travel and collect rows: June 21 - September 6, 2015
    Check out the INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP where all participating shops will be marked. You can view your route and see which shops along the way are participating. Then stop by to pick up your pattern and kit to make your row.

  • Row by Row Experience
  • The BERNINA Q20 Machine

    This long-arm Quilting machine is great if you have an interest in machine quilting your own quilts.
    BERNINA Q20 features include:

    • BERNINA Long-arm stitch regulation
    • 20" throat space
    • up to 2,200 stitches per minute
    • unique tension control
    • built-in needle threader
    • Table size basic is approximately 36" x 45"
    • Table size can be extended to approximately 36" x 77"
    • Variable working height is approximately 30"

    The BERNINA Q20 is designed, engineered and assembled in Switzerland. It comes standard as a sit-down model machine. The generous freearm depth and height provide ample space for managing larger quilts. Undecided? the Q20 can be upgraded to a frame model machine.

    Purchase yours today and we will have it installed in your home so you can be quilting in a few easy steps.

    Stop in the store for a demo on this wonderful machine!

    If you would like to learn to use the Q20 in the store so that you could quilt your own projects, we offer rental time on the machine. You will need to take a training class first.

  • For more information on training and renting the Q20

  • Hatched in Africa is coming

    When?
    Friday, August 26, 2016
    1:00 - 4:00 PM

    Cost?
    $15.00/person Space is limited, so please don’t delay! Call for a reservation today.
    (269) 383-1244

    Hatched In Africa consists of 4 hard working ladies: Santi, Liese, Cara & Mari. They all come from Middleburg, Mpumalanga in South Africa and are well known on the Internet for their quality digitizing and heirloom projects. It is also the home of the now very famous “Apricot Blush Quilt” and the OESD collection, Floral Delights 788, designed and digitized by Santi Nuss.

    They use various Brother & Bernina embroidery machines & use PE Design/Palette, Bernina Artista & Wilcom software.

    Santi specializes in Jumbo & Mega hoop designs & has a special knack for splitting designs. As she says: “How can you put a flower’s detail in a 4"x4" hoop?” Her shading techniques are also what make her designs so unique. Flowers & leaves have been her favorite hobby all her life & she really tries to express their beauty in her designs.

    They have a variety of quality & tested designs in all formats. Their collections range from fun stuff to baby & toddler designs, florals & leaves, quilt designs & some African people & animals. All sets include test & free designs.

  • Hatched in Africa Home Page

  • Store Hours


    Monday through Friday (9:30 AM - 5:30 PM)
    Saturday (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM)
    269-383-1244

    We will close at 1:00 PM on July 2 and will be closed July 4, 2016
    We will reopen Tuesday July 5, 2016 at 9:30 AM
    Location:

    4205 Portage Road
    Kalamazoo, MI 49001

    We are conveniently located halfway between Detroit and Chicago, near I-94 and the Portage Road exit. Take I-94, Exit 78 and go North. We are on the right (East) side of the road, about two blocks north of the interstate behind Uncle Ed's Oil Change.

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