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The time has come for us to be thinking about the end of one year and the beginning of the next one. I’ve learned that setting a resolution to not start a new project until all the old ones are finished sets me up for failure, but instead to strive towards finishing more projects than starting. This seems to be a more reasonable resolution that I’m capable of keeping. What New Year resolutions do you think you will set for the upcoming year?
Join us during the month of December for several special events. We will be sharing fresh homemade cookies and hot cider on every Saturday as we’ve done the past few years. Each Saturday will feature a different cookie, so be sure to see what the new treat will be each week. Then starting on December 20th and running through December 31st, we will have 3 special sales going on. First off, pre-cut fat quarters will be specially priced at $2.25 for regular cotton screen prints and $3 for flannel and batik fat quarters (the buy 10 get one free will not apply during this event). All remaining Christmas fabric will be 20% off during this time. Lastly, we will have selected bolts of fabric marked with a yellow sticker for $8 a yard.
In January, we will be hosting our “Bring a Friend” event. When you come in with at least one friend and for each person who spends at least $20 in regularly priced merchandise, you will receive a coupon for a free child’s size ice cream or cup of coffee at Face Rock Creamery. We will also be giving out FMK Bucks during January. Earn one FMK Buck for every $5 spent. We will have a special “store” available from February 21st through March 6th where you can use your accumulated FMK Bucks to purchase items from this special store.
We will once again be doing our UFO Challenge this year. We have found that this challenge is very effective in helping people to finish up projects that have been gathering dust. Sometimes you need a deadline and a reason to finish up some of these projects. The rules remain the same: To qualify, the project has to be a least partially cut out but not have the binding completely sewn down or somewhere between. Your projects must be registered at the store between January 2 - 31 by bringing in at least parts of them. You will have until September 20th to finish them and bring them in for our annual quilt show September 22nd & 23rd. For every completed quilt turned in to our quilt show, you will receive one entry in a random drawing for a 2 night stay for you and two friends in our upstairs retreat center. Last year we had over 90 quilts that were completed on off people’s to do list. Congratulations to everyone who finished their projects!
Quilt Run 101 will be back again February 10th through 20th. Each shop will be giving out a free copy of their individually designed pattern along with their stamp in your passport. Collect 5 stamps and be eligible to win one of 13 $25 gift certificates. Collect 9 stamps to be eligible to win one of the $25 gift certificates as well as one of 13 $50 gift certificates. Visit all 13 shops and you could win a sewing machine or one of 13 $100, $50 or $25 gift certificates. If you visit all 13 shops and purchase the special fat quarter from each shop and put together a wall hanging sized quilt, you could win another small sewing machine in this separate contest.
Upcoming Quilt Shows
We’re in the quiet part of the year where quilt shows haven’t really gotten started yet, but mark your calendar for March 16th - 18th for the annual Quilt, Craft & Sew Expo at the Cal Expo Center in Sacramento, California. This is a great chance for those in Northern California to see me and lots of other great vendors all in one space. This expo is not a quilt show, but does offer a variety of short classes on site every day.
Other Important Items
Don’t forget that gift certificates make great gifts for the upcoming holidays. Be sure to tell your loved one that we offer gift cards in any amount and we’re happy to take orders over the phone and to mail the gift card to the lucky recipient.
We will be closed December 24th, 25th and January 1st to spend the holidays with our families, but will be open regular hours on Martin Luther King’s Birthday, January 16th and President’s Day, February 20th.