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Just popping into your inbox to say Happy 4th of July! ...And to let everyone know that Spring Water Designs will be closed on Friday, July 3rd & Saturday, July 4th. We will re-open regular shop hours on Sunday, July 5th noon - 4:00 p.m.
Quilter's Trek (previously Row by Row) continues, and the theme this year is "True Blue". We've had a great response and continue to cut and put together kits for our block this year called True Blue Maryland :) It can be set as an 18 inch square, or a 9" x 36" row, or four different 9" blocks within your quilt! You have plenty of time to collect blocks, the Trek runs thru September 8th, and if you want to make a quilt to submit for a shop prize, you can show a finished quilt from July 15th - October 18th...and there are two winners per store!
You can come in our shop to pick up a free pattern, or purchase a kit, or if you're not ready to trek to quilt shops quite yet...you can purchase a kit online from our website Here! Kits will also include a fun collectable 2" fabric token that can be sewn into projects too :) You can find all the details about this year's Quilter's Trek, and a shop Locator of participating shops at the Quilters Trek Website
Handi Quilter begins the Quilter's Choice Summer Sale promo on July 10th ~ contact us now to get in on some great Free add-ons to your new machine purchase!
We continue to participate in AccuQuilt GO! promotions ~ This month AccuQuilt is running the amazing up to $150 Rebate on select cutters thru July 31st!
...And in-store you can get one free die with the purchase of 3 thru July 7th (remember we're closed on the 3rd & 4th, so plan accordingly to get in on this one)
We have several new Block of the Month programs that we are registering for now! This one is called Woodland Getaway with it's cute cotton panel and soft flannel for tree blocks and outer borders that will finish just in time for winter! This one just started, but you can still jump in on it anytime while space is available :)
New! We've added Trip Around the Sun, a 12 month BOM program designed by Material Girlfriends, featuring the beautiful Primo Batiks that starts in September! Sign up now this one is filling up!
And we were just able to add some more spaces for the popular Nebula! This is a Block of the Month from Jaybird Quilts using Tula Pick fabrics! Register now to secure a spot, and those who register this month will receive a free Tula Swag Bag too! Click over to the website for all the details and to sign up!
Looking forward, we are registering for upcoming classes!
We're hosting National Educator Adam Rateliff for three days August 21st thru 23rd for a Hands-on Longarm Event! There are Freemotion and Ruler classes, and Pro-Stitcher Classes!
Check out our Classes Page for the five different hands-on event class offerings. Adam is a change of educator and he can drive to us...so he'll have lots of quilt samples to show too :) We are excited to host a national educator this summer, register now to reserve your spot ~ There are only 6 machines so space is limited!
Want to make a One Block Wonder Quilt, but don't know where to start? In this Introductory Discussion Class on July 22nd, Karen Todd will talk about fabric selection and general assembly tips based on her own experiences. Note: This is not a sewing or construction class, but a general overview session. For more in-depth instruction, please consider Karen's One Block Wonder Quilt Class happening later in August, details found here.
Check out our Classes page to reserve your spot in any of our upcoming class offerings. Many have had date changes, so if you think you missed something from this Spring, you can still jump in on things for later on :) Any classes or clubs that we are running currently will include social distancing modifications, and all participants are required to wear a mask.
If you are registered for any classes or clubs, we will be contacting participants with information on particulars for your class. Contact us with any questions.
We want to remind you that we continue to have many options in place for you to help meet your quilting needs at this time as Maryland phases into further stages of opening. Our brick & mortar store is open to customers and has returned to our regular store hours 7 days a week (Monday - Saturday 10:00 - 5:00 & Sunday noon - 4:00). No appointment is needed, but we are limiting the numbers of customers coming into the shop at one time. To adhere to community guidelines, we have installed barriers in place to help with Social Distancing, we require that everyone wear a face mask to come into the store (Our staff wears a mask for you, and we require that our visitors wear a mask to protect our staff), and we have sanitizing and washing schedules in place.
For those who are not comfortable coming into the store, we are still serving our customers' needs through web and phone sales! You can choose to have your orders shipped right to you, or we continue to offer our no-contact outdoor bin pick up too! Pick up is available now 10:00 - 5:00 p.m. Mon. thru Sat. and on Sunday noon - 4:00 :)
We encourage everyone to stay safe and keep to what you are comfortable with ~ give us a call any time and we can help you meet your quilting needs in whatever way is best for you and your individual situation ~ We want to err on the side of caution as things get back to normal and keep everyone healthy and happily quilting :)
Stay Safe and Have a Happy 4th of July Weekend!
~ Dawn and the SWD Staff