New BOM! Aunt Grace's Blue Ribbon
I have much to share and it has taken a snowstorm to find time to write this email.
Thread Bear Fabrics has received the "Best of Cumming" award for 2020!
For those who are not from this area each year, in and around the Cumming area, the Cumming Award Program chooses only the best local businesses. "We focus on companies that have demonstrated their ability to use various marketing methods to grow their business in spite of difficult economic times. The companies chosen exemplify the best of small business; often leading through customer service and community involvement."
Randy and I are thrilled to receive this award and we want to thank you - our customer for providing us with the opportunity to be nominated and be awarded this recognition.
Moda/United Notions - 45th Anniversary
2020 is Moda Fabrics and United Notions’ 45th Anniversary and we're celebrating with a Grunge Contest. We're calling on Grunge-loving quilters to create a quilt using any Grunge fabric. There are prizes, and the top three winning quilts will hang in the Moda booth at the 2020 International Fall Market in Houston.
Start Date. The 2020 Grunge Contest officially starts on Saturday, February 1.
Deadline. Shops will be displaying entries and having their voting process starting September 1. But check with your favorite quilt shop to be sure on the dates and process!
Fabrics. The quilt top and back must be made with Moda Grunge brand fabrics - and only Moda Grunge brand fabrics. The collections include Grunge, Grunge Hits the Spot, Grunge Metallic Hits the Spot, Grunge Seeing Stars, Grunge Metallics Seeing Stars, Grunge Metallics and Glitter Grunge.
Type of Project. Any type of construction may be used to make the quilt - piecing and appliqué, embroidery, hand or machine quilting. But the work must be original - commercial patterns or books may not be used.
Size. The finished size of the quilt must not exceed 240" around. E.g., a 60" x 60" quilt will be 240" total size. A 60" x 70" quilt will be too big at 260" total size.
Finished Quilts Only. Quilts must be quilted and bound to be considered in the final judging. Since shops will be submitting photos of the quilts, the quilt must be completed when the shop makes their choices and takes the picture.
Quilt Label. The quilt must be labeled, and it must include the Maker's name, the Quilter's name - if different, the city and contact information of the Maker.
Limit on Entries? There is no limit to the number of quilts you can enter at your quilt shop. But each shop can submit only one quilt to Moda as their entry for the 2020 Grunge Contest.
Prizes? The top three quilts will have their quilts hang in the Moda booth at Fall Quilt Market 2020 and receive cash prizes. First prize - $2,000. Second prize - $1,000. Third prize - $750. The quilts will be returned to the Makers after Fall Market.
Thread Bear has ordered the best selling 50 Grunge colors and we expect more to be arriving shortly.
New BOM's for 2020!
We are excited to have selected our first BOM program for 2020. It is Aunt Grace's Blue Ribbon and it will start in April. If you interested in a kit, they will also be available at the start of the program. Below is the information. We encourage you to sign up early to make sure that we have enough material in stock for all that are interested.
Blue Ribbon BOM
featuring Blue Ribbon Panel by Cindy Staub and Aunt Grace's Apron by Judie Rothermel Collection
Available April 2020
by Cindy Staub
Approx. 57" x 69"
Options Available -
Aunt Grace Blue Ribbon
Complete Kit with Pattern and Fabrics Only - $131.99
Does not include Valdani Pearl Cotton Threads, Heat N' Bond or Backing
Kit will be available to pre-purchase in the webstore on March 20, 2020 and will ship the first week in April. If you would like to reserve your kit before March 20, please call the shop (770-781-0001) and we will take your information. A $10 deposit will be required at the time of registration. The balance of the kit will be charged at time of shipping.
Valdani Thread Kit (12 balls of Pearl Cotton) - $49.99
Backing Kits - Two fabric options are available - $39.99 - Four yards in kit
Shipping if applicable for Quilt Kit is $7.95. If Quilt Kit, Thread Kit, and Backing Kit purchased at same time, shipping is still $7.95.
BOM Options -
Option 1 - Comes with Pattern, Fabrics, Valdani Pearl Cotton and Heat N' Bond (Backing NOT included) $30.99 Month/6 Month Program
Shipping if Applicable $5.00/Month
Option 2 - Comes with Pattern and Fabrics Only (Backing NOT included) $21.99 Month/6 Month Program
Shipping if Applicable $5.00
Call Shop to Register 770-781-0001
I have selected a 2nd BOM, but do not have enough details to share with you yet. I hope to provide you this information in our next newsletter.
We have many new collections arriving. Please check our our home page to view some of them.
Also, we have new wool precuts in stock as well as Best Press Refill Gallons.
We are in the final days of the Valentine Fabric Sale. Use coupon code "Cupid" to take 30% off these fabrics.
Valentine's Day Fabrics
We hope everyone has a wonderful Valentine's Day and thank you for your patronage.
Randy & Janet
Thread Bear Fabrics
* The Bulloch Hall Quilt Guild is pleased to announce it will host its 38th Annual Quilt Show at historic Bulloch Hall, March 6-15, 2020 in Roswell, GA.
Mon - Sat 10 am - 4 pm
Sun 1 pm - 4 pm
This exciting 2020 will feature unique, antique, traditional, and art quilts made by local artists and displayed throughout this beautiful antebellum home. A special exhibit of quilted art entitled “Inspired by Endangered Species” will be featured in the 2020 show.
Bulloch Hall is located at 180 Bulloch Avenue in historic Roswell, Georgia. This unique and beautiful mansion is the childhood home of Mittie Bulloch, mother of President Teddy Roosevelt. We have not received our brochures as of yet, but will update you as the details are made available to us.
The 38th Annual Bulloch Hall Quilt Show will be held on March 6-15, 2020. We're excited to present a special exhibit of quilted art entitled “Inspired by Endangered Species”
For more information visit www.bullochhall.org or call 770-992-1731.
* Southeastern Quilt & Textile Museum in Carrollton, GA presents Imagine 2020: A Quilting Expo. Exhibit dates are February 21 - 22, 2020. Speaker: Susan Lenz, a renowned art quilter.
* Smoky Mountain Quilters of Tennessee
40th Annual Smoky Mountain Quilt Show & Competition
Knoxville Expo Center July 31 - August 1, 2020
Quilt entry deadline, Tuesday June 2, 2020
For more information visit smokymtnquilters.com
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.
Since we are looking at January in the rear view mirror - I venture to guess most of you have already broken all of those New Year's Resolutions you made in haste. I have never understood why most people make such draconian proclamations at the beginning of the year. Whatever happened to fun? How did you go from sipping champagne, fireworks, singing, and kissing to eating salad 6 days a week?
Resolve to do something you like - go out more, eat more pizza, make more love, ect. Now, I don't know about you, but I would much rather drink single malt scotch than eat brussel sprouts any day of the year!
So, now it's February - make some new resolutions - like buy more fabric! We can definitely help you with that one! Come see us.
Best Wishes for a Happy and Prosperous Year and Successful and Happy Quilting,
Janet + Randy