Welcome 2017 - Happy New Year!!!
All of us a Thread Bear Fabrics would like to welcome all of you to 2017. I’m sure all of you arrived to the New Year kicking and stomping - enriched with self confidence, an air of anticipatory hopefulness, while all the while spewing creative juices. Right?
It’ only after a few weeks (some of us hours) when you start discarding those New Year’s Resolutions - that’s when the slide into mediocrity begins. Since we have all been socialized into a goal oriented society, when you fudge on one of those “Resolutions” sadness is often the result.
The Bear has heard you – we are here to offer perspective - direction – to save 2017 for you. Feel good allll year long!
New Years Resolutions – why do they have to be soooo draconian – eat more brussel sprouts, exercise more, lose weight, etc… - people, people, people – where is it written this tradition of New Year Resolutions has to be an exercise in austerity - painful and often depressing when we fail.
I summit, if you are going to make those Resolutions – make ones that bring pleasure - you are more likely to keep them ! After all The Declaration Of Independence uses the words “……. pursuit of happiness….” Be American! Lets go stalk happiness with a vengeance!
Drink more aged scotch, Have More Sex, Eat More Chocolate, and of course Buy More Fabric.
Now these are resolutions I can live with – and they are not too much of a burden to keep. (Yeah, I know it’s a tough job, but someone has to do it!) If buying more fabric is on your list Thread Bear can definitely help you keep that resolution. With a large and varied selection, economical pricing, an ever changing products, plus a helpful staff we try our best to make your shopping experience pleasurable. We also put our fabrics on S A L E!!
Maybe December was just too busy for fabric buying, so we are extending sales prices into January - ALL bolted fabric inventory and pre-cuts are on sale! Janet keeps receiving new product - 3 more boxes were delivered today and we need the room! Janet is looking at all of the new collections and will be deciding on what to order for the first half of 2017 within the next week. So come visit us and check out out our:
Be a Quilting Queen in 2017 Sale
*At least $1.00 / yd off the bolt price on all bolted fabrics – includes wides, batiks, prints, solids – any cotton fabric on a a bolt qualifies. Thousands of bolts have been put on clearance at up to 35% off (check threadbearfabrics.com and click on "clearance" to view - we will soon start marking the bolts with the final clearance price).
*10% to 20% off on pre-cuts
* Special pricing on Island Batik pre-cuts (Stacks – 10” Squares and Island Strips 2.5” strips)Usually $44.00. Now only $27.99!
* 25% off all patterns
* 10% off all books.
* Aurifil threads 1,422 yards - usually $12.99 /spool. Now only $9.99 / spool. 6,452 yard cones - SRP $50.00 our price $45.00 on sale for $39.99
* Sew Original Rayon Embroidery Thread in assorted colors --- Only 50 cents /spool!
* All Kits 25% off original price while they last. Janet's trying to clear out ALL of our kits to plan new projects for 2017.
*Charity - In 2016 Thread Fabrics donated over 635 yards of fabric, 69 charm packs, and numerous Gift Certificates to various Local and National Charities and qualifying Quilt Guilds. We actively support their work and hope to see them thrive in 2017.
A Journey in Quilts presented by Cotton Patch Quilters / March 3-5 2017 / Oconee County Civic Center / 2661 Hog Mountain Road - Watkinsville, GA / Friday & Saturday 10AM - 6 PM / Sunday 12 Noon - 40PM / Admission - $7.00 ; Children 12 and under Free / 200 plus Quilts / Raffle Quilt / Vendors / Guild Boutique / Sissors Sharpened / Ample Parking / For more information please visit show.cpquilters.org
The 35th Great American Cover-Up Quilt Show sponsored by The Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild / March 10-19 2017 / Bulloch Hall / 180 Bulloch Avenue - Roswell, GA /Monday Saturday Hours - 10 AM to 4 PM / Sunday Hours - 1 PM to 4 PM / Admission - Adults $8.00; Seniors $7.00; Children (6-18 years old) $6.00; Children (under 6 years old) Free / 200 plus quilts on display in a unique and beautiful mansion (Bulloch Hall - the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch - mother of President Teddy Roosevelt) / Special Exhibit: Elizabeth Barton of Athens, GA / Meet & Greet on Sunday March 19th 2-4 PMFor more information about the home please visit www.bullochhall.org
Call for Quilts Entry Deadline is January 16, 2017 / For Rules of Entry and Application please visit www.bhqg.org / (Thread Bear Fabrics has a sample copy of Rules and Application for viewing) For more information visit http://www.bullochhall.org/quilt-show.html or http://www.bhqg.org Georgia Celebrates Quilts Quilt Show and Marketplace presented by East Cobb Quilters' Guild / Thursday - Saturday / June 8-10, 2017 / For more information please visit www.ecqg.com
Call for Quilts open January 1 - March 18, 2017 / Can enter two ways - traditional paper form or new online form / Please visit www.ecqg.com and see the Quilt Show page for more details, links to forms, categories, and rules of entry.
As the year advances, we will add to this list as information becomes available to us. If you are interested in or plan to attend one of these events please feel free to stop by the shop and pick up one of the event brochures complete with times, dates, and contact information. For additional events and services pertaining to quilting throughout the state of Georgia just copy and paste the following link into your browser. http://georgiaquiltcouncil.org/?
New Arrivals - Too much to list. Just a couple of highlights:
Pumpkin Pie -The scent of a familiar dessert can awaken a strong emotion –something like Pumpkin Pie. With its vibrant color and mix of time-less, elegant prints, this collection will evoke a sense of warmth and tradition.
Janet really had to fight for this one - a highly sought after Fall collection from Laundry Basket Quilts for Moda. We were able to secure yardage and pre-cuts (charms, layer cakes, jelly rolls). This one is very popular and will go fast.
Pumpkin Pie Cottons
Pumpkin Pie Batiks
Pondicherry - The latest and greatest offering from French General for Moda. Inspired by the colors of an 18th century French colony in India, Pondicherry includes small Indienne prints, floral block-printed designs and several larger paisley and border prints.The colors of “old India” come through with faded shades of indigo, deep magenta and classic red, while pale grey and pearl ground the collection. The collection is quite large (40 pcs) plus we were also able to secure pre-cuts (layer cakes, charms, and jelly rolls).
Sew Inn - Every 1st, 3rd, and 5th Wednesday of the month in the classroom side we clear the tables and sponsor a Sew Inn. It is very laid back, free, and open. Bring something you want to work on, or not. Stay a minute or all day. The ladies are a great group - accomplished, knowledgeable, jovial. You can solve the worlds problems, catch up on news, socialize, go out to lunch, and oh yeah, occasionally sew something. Lots of fun - come see us.
News Flash - Just unearthed in our living room - 12 cases of fabric - all makes colors and textures. Funny, how "discovering" 12 boxes of fabric has not quelled Janet's urge to order yet more!
In conclusion, with all the recent focus on “fake news” , I offer the following:
In a ground breaking experiment into the workings of the human mind, researchers have released data from an intense study of the concept of “perception” with some rather startling results.
Apparently, people who quilt are “perceived” as “more sexy” than those not exhibiting this skill. “The fact this trend seems to transcend race, gender, and socioeconomic status is quite astonishing”. Apparently, quilting is the “new sexy”, said researcher Anon Correlation.
So from this reporters "perspective" - Next time your 20 something daughter whines, “Mom why do you like to quilt? It’s monotonous, boring, and hard.” Turn your head toward her, slowly and deliberately blink, enticingly lick your fingertip, and in your best sultry voice say “Its sexy”.
Until next time, keep slinging stitches and remember quilting makes objects of desire.
Happy New Year, Janet + Randy
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