Thursday, January 15, 2009

January News from The Pine Needle

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The Pine Needle Newsletter January Newsletter
January 2009

in this issue
:: Winter Festival & Open House
:: Spotlight Special
:: Featured Teacher Maggie Hayes
:: Winter Winds Shop Hop


With a new year beginning,as quilters we pause to consider our long term goals, embrace our short term plans, and contemplate new projects and UFOs. Whether you want to begin by finishing something "old" and need borders and backings, or jump start the New Year with a fresh new project, come see us for ideas and inspiration!
Our new Winter/Spring catalog has
Green Space Quilt
been mailed; you should receive it soon. To add a little fun to your short winter days, join us for our Winter Festival and Open House, Friday, January 16 and Saturday, January 17. Our 17% off applies to both days.

To add some zest to
your winter, we offer The Pine Needle's new Romantic Mystery Quilt Series with pattern by Sandi Ray. Think of the exhilaration of choosing a colorful floral or bright batiks to start your mystery quilt on its way. It's sure to perk up your winter weary spirits.

Our "Green Space" batik kit
will have you thinking spring !
Green Space Quilt

Winter Festival and Open House
Friday, January 16th and Saturday, January 17th
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Quilter's Book of Designs

Join us this weekend and add color to your winter!

We proudly present renowned quilt artist and author Ann Johnston who will share a trunk show of her outstanding fabric art and sign her new book The Quilter's Book of Design from 11-4 both days.

Moda designer Kathy Schmitz will introduce her Embroidery Club, bringing a fresh new spirit to embroidery.

Bonnie Sullivan, designer of Woolies flannels for Maywood Studio and pattern designer for "All Through The Night" will also join us.

Author Arlene Sachitano and APQS professional quilter Linda will also be on hand.

We'll have great drawings and surprise hourly discounts each day.

Mimi will demo the most unique place mat we've ever seen. You will be eligible to take this free, fun course by purchasing one of our kits or by selecting your own fabrics.

Featured Teacher
In-house Expert, Maggie Hayes
090408 Block Party Fabric
Maggie makes us all smile with her delightful laugh. If you've been to our store on Mondays and Fridays, you probably know her by her friendly good humor and cheerfulness. She describes herself as a self-taught quilter, having sewn garments and doll clothes as a youngster and then making her first quilt in 1974. To that beginning, Maggie constantly adds to her technical and design capabilities by taking classes, workshops and seminars. She has been sharing her knowledge with The Pine Needle's customers for six and a half years, helping customers with fabric choices and Pieces of the Pastanswering color, design and construction questions. Utilizing her experience as a Home Economics teacher, Maggie began teaching classes for The Pine Needle several years ago. Her "One Block Wonder" class has been a customer favorite. Her newest upcoming class is "Not your Grandmother's Nosegay".
Maggie loves color and precision piecing which she employs in her wonderful traditional, scrap and contemporary quilts. She has created for usAmerican Beauty many of our more challenging quilts, including "Pieces of the Past", "American Beauty", "Bouillabaisse", "Welcome Home", and our new "Family Ties". You can find her at The Pine Needle several days a week when she's not busy in her own studio or traveling the world with her kids. Her motto: "no rules!"

Did you know....
...that the oldest needles found date back to about 40,000 years ago? They were uncovered in the Stone Age Kostenki site in Russia. The first hand made bone needles found in Western Europe and Central Asia date back 17,000 years.

Spotlight SpecialNotion of the Month
Clover Needle Threader

Notions are one of our favorite things. This month we feature Clover's Desk Needle Threader for sewing and quilting needles. It's the best tool since the rotary cutter! If you can push a lever, you can thread a needle.

January Sale Price: $12.99
(reg. $14.95)

Winter Winds Shop HopWinter Winds
8th Annual
Shop Hop

January 17-24
Saturday to Saturday

Grab a few friends, bundle up and brave the winter winds!

Visit The Pine Needle and 7 other participating shops, pick up a passport, search for clues, obtain a stamp and be eligible to win the grand prize or one of many other prizes.

Flowers and greenery

Save the Date!

Start planning now for the best
Girl's Get-Away
Weekend of the Year!

Friday, June 12 - Sunday, June 14, 2009
Retreat with your friends to a place of solitude and beauty. Join Sandi and Geri on a large lake in Washington with indoor splendor and outdoor beauty. It's a haven for quilting and relaxing. Bring your camera, your projects and your walking shoes!

For more information, give us a call at 503-635-1353.

All of us at The Pine Needle want to say a heartfelt "Thank you" for being our customers and friends. We appreciate each and every one of you and wish you a happy and healthy 2009.

Geri and The Pine Cones
The Pine Needle
Lake Oswego, OR
Save 17%
It's our birthday! We are now celebrating 17 years of loving the quilting business, and on our birthday you get the gift.
17% off of your entire purchase*
January 16 and 17
*Not valid on software, Skill of the Month kits, or Sewing and Craft Clubs or in combination with other discounts.
Offer Good Only on the Jan. 16 and 17, 2009.

The Pine Needle | 429 First Street | Lake Oswego | OR | 97034