December 2010 Issue One NEWSLETTER Fabric, Notions, & More 945 N. Norma St. Ste A Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-446-8600 The holidays are here and we are busy planning our new year. It’s hard to believe we have been open for business 6 months. We want to thank you for your business, friendship, and encouragement. You are vital to our success, we value your business . Here I am pictured with the president of the company Martin Favre. First trip to Chicago, included business training, and a trip to Aurora, IL, the USA home to BERNINA. I found the staff excited about what they do, using their creative skills and expertise to inspire, educate, and encourage in all areas of creating BERNINA style. It’s our desire to bring the same excitement to our shop in machine education, classes, and events. Mark had his work to do too. He spent 5 intense days of hands on training to receive his Certification in BERNINA machine servicing . He loves the work and cares for your machine with great respect. Mark is competent to service all machine brands. If you have questions, come by or give us a call . Second trip to Chicago, Connie Spanner, Tiana McGowan, and I attended BERNINA’s Software Extravaganza, where we enjoyed 4 intense days of V6 software training. We were amazed at what could be done with this powerful software. We would like to bring you the training we received, so you can digitize artwork, create customized designs, and much more. Our first months have been filled with Beginning and Intermediate Quilting classes, taught by Charylene Peterson, Beginning Knitting and Sock Knitting classes taught by Sharon Mata, My Label Software qualifying class led by Nancy Cheadle, Floral Visions software and block designing led by Connie Spanner, and a Mystery Night. We have also enjoyed hosting some friendship groups. A group of ladies came to our Mystery Night, where they made a wall hanging or small lap size quilt. Together with a fun night of sewing, we treated them to a dinner of Hawaiian Style Meatballs, steamed rice, and fresh garden salad. After dinner, they enjoyed a little wine and chocolate to keep them sewing for hours. I’m looking forward to doing this monthly with enough sign ups. Get your name on the list and we will contact you with dates and times. Pictured right is Deane Campbell with her Mystery Quilt New Store Hours Monday-Thursday 10:00-6:00 Friday 9:00-6:00 Saturday 9:00-4:00 Www.sewfabric.com SEWING CLUBS Quilting Services Edge to edge Beginning in January, we will begin hosting Virtual BERINA Club, and Software Sampler Custom work Thread play Our first project in Virtual BERNINA will be an All Around Tote, a stylish and eco-friendly bag for all your shopping and project needs. Explore personalization techniques which make it uniquely yours and look good while carrying it….This could become your Virtual BERNINA Club tote. In our Software Sampler Club, you will learn and practice embroidery skills. Our first session will be Go! Cut Embroidery where you will learn to import existing appliqué patterns into the software and use pre-cut appliqués to create an appliqué table runner. We have so many great projects to do; you are not going to want to miss this. Sharon Mata is teaching both beginning knitting, and sock knitting classes. We have a list of people lining up to get into the next classes Sharon is teaching. Her classes consist of learning to read patterns, cast on, knit, pearl, and pick up dropped stitches. ROSE OF SHARON Block of the Month This quilt is amazing and we thought you would enjoy creating this as a Block of the Month. We will be providing you with the precut appliqués to hand appliqué, machine appliqué, or stitch in the hoop on your own background fabric. Come in and sign up and we will get you the details and fabric values you will have to choose from. Have you seen our Yarns? We have Cashmere, Bamboo, Silk Blends, Wool Felting yarn, and a small selection of Acrylic. We als0, carry a variety of knitting needles, patterns, and knitting notions. Www.sewfabric.com MONTH YEAR VOL. # ONE ISSUE # 1 December 2010 Issue One MERRY CHRISTMAS Classes, Classes, Classes BERINA Machine Mastery I, II, III, Serger—Learn to use all the features and functions of your machine, including the embroidery functions if available. Beginning Quilting, Intermediate Quilting, & Quilting Techniques. Taught by Charylene Peterson from Alex Anderson’s books Sweatshirt embellishment—will be scheduled soon, check the website for a current list of classes. Duct tape Double—create your personal dress form, being taught by Tiana McGowan Needle Education—Are you confused by all the different needles? Let Tiana teach you about choosing the correct needle, it really makes a difference. Feetures—all the amazing BERNINA feet. In these classes you will have the opportunity to try out different feet. We know you will want them all. 2/3 c. evaporated milk 1,1/2 lb ground beef 1/3 c. stuffing mix 1/2 c chopped onion 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. nutmeg 1/4 tsp. pepper Hawaiian Style Meatballs Combine all these ingredients, and shape into small meat balls. Brown in skillet, remove from oil and place in casserole dish. ******** Drain pineapple, reserve syrup. Add water to equal 1 c. liquid. Mix with cornstarch, 1 (13.5 oz) can pineapple vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce. Heat and chunks stir in saucepan until thickened and 2 tbsp. cornstarch clear. Add pineapple, green pepper and 1/4 c. wine vinegar water. Heat and stir a moment longer 1/4 c. packed brown sugar and pour over meatballs. Leftovers are 2 tbsp soy sauce 1 c green pepper (cut into bite especially good. size chucks) 1/4 c. water Our BLOG Share your thoughts on our web site Blog, tell us what you think about BERNINA ‘s Cutwork accessory tool vs.. Accuquilt cutter. Shown here are some of the quilt tops created in Charylene Petersons, Beginning Quilting Class. Charylene, has done a great job of introducing at least a dozen or so ladies to the love of quilting. In fact, they love it so much they asked for more, so Charylene is Knitting classes will be ongoing. Sharon Mata is in high demand, what will she be teaching next. teaching them Intermediate Quilt- My Label pattern designing software— never buy another ill fitting pattern, using My Label, your pattern works. from a book by well known quilting Www.sewfabric.com ing. Beginning and Intermediate Quilting classes are being taught artist Alex Anderson. Future plans... Charylene is planning a monthly quilt building technique class where she will concentrate on different elements of quilting.
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