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Newsletter 05/20/18

Eighth Annual ACC Customer Quilt Show Starts!

We got the quilts hung early (thanks, Sydney), so we're starting the voting now. We have almost 60 beautiful quilts now hanging in the store. As always, I'm having a hard time deciding on my favorite. We have a little bit of everything this year, and they are stunning as always!

Everyone gets one free vote for your very favorite quilt and your favorite "first quilt." Beyond that, you can make donations to MANNA FoodBank in any amount toward any quilt or quilts. We traditionally have raised several thousand dollars each year. Last year, we surpassed the $20,000 mark in donations to MANNA. Due to the food bank's efficiency, that's more than 60,000 meals our generous customers have donated locally!  The quilts that earn the most money for MANNA get the biggest prizes, including sewing machines! Voting for yourself and getting your friends and family to come in or call in a donation is encouraged.

We're also collecting non-perishable food and non-food items such as paper products, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty aids, so clean out your cabinets and bring those here, too. Plant an extra row in your garden this year for the hungry. If you end up with extras from your garden this summer, remember MANNA takes these donations at their warehouse on Swannanoa River Road.

The show runs through June 9 here at the store, so come in soon to vote!


Join Us for Bernina Academy

We're so excited! We've been selected to host a Bernina Academy in June!

During the two-day event, Bernina Educator Mary Beck will show students how to successfully sew challenging fabrics such as leather, fur, chiffon, cork, knit and more. You'll learn seam and hem finishes and discover ways to make sewing easier using proper feet, stitches and features of Bernina machines for precise sewing. You'll actually make a Technique Notebook full of samples (and instructions) to take home with you.

Picture: Bernina Academy  

Bernina Academy will be held Friday and Saturday, June 15 and 16, 9am - 3pm. The cost for the two-day Academy is $199, including your Technique Notebook, all fabrics and supplies needed, a collectible Bernina USB stick with lots of sewing tips and free patterns and your tuition fee. Lunch for both days is also included in the price. When you "graduate" from the Academy on Saturday, we'll give you a $50 gift card back, or if you decide to purchase an Academy machine, we'll take the full $199 off our already discounted party pricing! If you already own a Bernina 590, 790 Plus, or 880 Plus, bring your machine and share your excitement with someone else. We'll be sitting two people per machine. No matter your skill level or what machine you own, this event is sure to re-kindle your love of sewing and give you great tips and techniques.

Since registration for this event is limited to just ten machines, p
lease register here or give us a call as soon as possible.

Happy Memorial Day

We'll be closed on Monday, May 28, for the Memorial Day holiday.

Baby Lock May Specials

Also, purchase a Baby Lock Valiant 10-Needle Embroidery Machine and get a great package worth more than $2500 FREE! Package includes the White Metal Stand, EmbroideryWorks software with wi-fi AirStitch technology, and a 2-Year Love of Knowledge membership.

Bernina Specials

Purchase Bernina Designer Plus software or V8 Update or Upgrade for your older version of Bernina Designer Plus, and get a free Midi Hoop ($399 value!). This summer special is great for anyone who has a 7-Series or 8-Series Bernina embroidery machine (B700, B750, B765, B770, B780, B790, B830, B880), or one of the new Next Gen 5-Series. You can download a free trial of V8 here, but be sure to contact us to purchase soon to get the free hoop. (It's an awesome hoop, and the software is amazing.)

It's Bernina's 125th anniversary. We've been waiting to see these little beauties, and finally, we have them in stock! This limited edition #1 presser foot is plated in real 24 karat gold. Go ahead, treat yourself like royalty. Be sure to call us to hold yours today.

Janome May Specials

Come check out all Janome has to offer! From the super sturdy MC6700 Professional to the value-packed Skyline series, you'll be sure to find a Janome to fall in love with! We do have some really great spring specials. Check out the full flyer here, and come on in today to let us show you just how easy these are to use. But hurry, the spring specials end May 31.

Thanks, have a great day, and see you soon!
Robin Culbertson