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I can't believe Summer is nearly over!  Where did it go?  And, along with it, go our three college bound staff members.  Henry and Anya are both off to Connecticut Wesleyan University and Katie leaves next week for Oberlin College in Ohio.  We wish them all a good first year and look forward to having them back next summer.  As we say goodbye to them, we are lucky to be welcoming Kris and William, both of whom joined us last week.  

With the change to Autumn, we have decided to make a few changes to our store hours.  Effective Saturday, September 25, 2021 we will close at 4:00pm on Saturdays.  Effective Tuesday, October 5, 2021 we will remain open on Tuesday evenings until 8:00pm.  Many of you have asked for evening shopping hours and evening classes, that we have decided to extend our Tuesday hours.  We host the Albemarle Modern Quilt Guild on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and we will hold classes on the other Tuesdays of the month.  Our hours will become    
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday - 10:00am to 6:00pm as they are now
Tuesday - 10:00am to 8:00pm starting October 5
Saturday - 10:00am to 4:00pm starting September 25
Sunday - 12noon to 4:00pm as it is now.

September is National Sewing Month and
BERNINA's Trade-In, Trade-Up promotion, all month long.  This is the best time to upgrade your old sewing machine to a new BERNINA.  Special 0% financing for is available September 17 through September 24.

Be sure to join us this Saturday, September 18 for our National Jelly Roll Day Sew-In.  Reserve your seat, they are filling up.  Bring your favorite Jelly Roll and pattern or pick up a new one here.  Moda has supplied us with Jelly Roll patterns as well.  And, there will be games, door prizes and morning snacks! 

Our class schedule is getting fuller every day.  Check our Calendar often and visit the new samples being hung in the classroom.  Bonnie will be offering a series of quilting techniques;  Kris is  scheduling more serger and embroidery classes and clubs, as well as, garment construction classes.  Nancy K. is offering a  a 2 Color Flange Binding class and has just completed the center block of  Red Robin, a block of the month starting in January.  Marilyn has several new classes including a Folding Wallet, a Bargello Tree Skirt and a Morning Blend Table runner.   

The Machine Mastery classes have been fairly full, so be sure to register and download or print the workbook for your machine, listed in the class details.
  

We are participating in the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Fredericksburg, September 30, October 1 and 2.  Hope to see you there,

Mary
September 16, 2021