Saturday, May 16, 2009

May News from The Pine Needle

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The Pine Needle NewsletterMay 2009

in this issue
:: Our Eventful Summer
:: Photo Contest
:: Hot Summer Classes
:: Did You Know...& Recipe
Charisma Quilt Greetings!

With a spring in our step and a song in our hearts, we are celebrating the new season! Our new Summer 2009 catalog is on its way to you with new quilts, kits, patterns and fabric to delight and inspire you! Our new "Charisma" quilt (seen on the left) showcases a gorgeous fabric that we couldn't bear to cut. The clear hot pink and bold design of the fabric make it a piece of artwork on its own.

We have new classes, events, sales, kids' camps, and shop hops for every quilter's pleasure and delight, all listed in our Summer 2009 catalog.

Don't forget
17% off Sale
Birthday Celebration
Sunday, May 17

See coupon at end of email

The Pine Needle's New Summer Hours
We will be open Monday through Saturday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Sundays: 12:00 to 4:00 pm

Calendar of Events"Hello Summer"

New classes start immediately - call soon as they fill up fast!

17th - 17% off Birthday Celebration-see coupon at bottom of email

Memorial Day Weekend - The Pine Needle will be open on both Sunday and Monday

June Hello Summer Activities
13th -21st Annual half-yearly summer sale

25th- July 9 - Sew Oregon Shop

July4th - Fabric Fireworks at The Pine Needle

11th - Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show


7th - 15th - 8th Annual Lazy Days of Summer Shop Hop

September24-26 - Northwest Quilting Expo
NW Quilting Expo

June is "Hello Summer" Month
Mark your calendar! June 13th-21st our Annual half-yearly summer sale! Great savings on every category in the store!
On June 20th The Bias Tape Maker hits the markets and The Pine Needle has it! Join us Sat. the 20th to see what all the fuss is about. Introductory price one day only! Plus learn the advantages of The Gripper, June's spotlight special, 20% off (comes in three sizes).
The Incredible Gripper
We have space available for our Girls Get Away June 12 -14th. Call today to join Geri and Sandi on a gorgeous lake in WA. Enjoy quilting, camaraderie, great meals, with flex time for games, hiking, your choice.
July is "Mama's Got a Brand New Bag" Month
August is "Back-School" Month
Stay tuned....

Photo Contest
Win our "Employee Discount" for a month!

Pam's Big Blocks Quick QuiltAlready a PineCone, Pam G. displays a recent wall hanging creation she pieced.
Calling all quilters! We love seeing your quilts and sharing them with other quilters. To help this process, The Pine Needle is hosting a photo contest for our customers. Send us your digital photo of a special quilt, or a quilting related subject. Be creative. When we select and show your photo on our website, you will be an honored "Pinecone for a Month", receiving an employee discount for the month.

Email your photo, with "quilting photo contest" in the subject line, to:

Did you know...
from Sandi Ray

For easy multiple strip cutting:

Divide the width of your ruler by the size of strip you want to cut
Example: You want to cut multiple 2" strips and you are working with a 6" ruler - 6 divided by 2 = 3.

Straighten the edge of your fabric and place the 6" line of your ruler on the fabric straight edge.

Cut your first cut.

Now move the ruler to place the 4" line on the fabric straight edge.

Cut your second cut, move the ruler to place the 2" line on the fabric straight edge for your third cut.

You have now cut 3 strips at 2" and have not moved your fabric. Give it a try. It really works.

Happy quilting,

A Sampling of our Hot Summer ClassesFancy Dancer Quilt

Fancy Dancer Class & Quilt Kit:
Maggie will lead you on a fanciful two-step as you combine two techniques to create this quilt. With her expert instruction, you will paper piece the fans and use the 8" Rainbow Template. A gorgeous quilt! Class: Saturday, May 23 and June 6 10-3 pm. Call to join.

Lady of the "Lake Oswego" Class &Lady of Lake Oswego Quilt KitThe Pine Needle's American revival of a time- honored pattern, we've blended paisleys and stripes with shades of crimson in a salute to style and design.
Class: Friday, June 5 10-4 pm

503 635-1353

For the new class list click on link:
TPN Class List

Halloween is here!
090408 Block Party Fabric
Halloween fabric has arrived! Shop early for your October won't last.
And Christmas is coming with a summer event we'll announce soon! Yes, Virginia, the holidays are coming once again and we're here to help you plan your holiday projects!

Northwest Quilting Expo Fabric

Northwest Expo Challenge Fabric

Lynette Jensen has designed a limited edition collection of three coordinating fabrics for Northwest Quilting Expo and we have it! Join the Expo Challenge with the antique postcards print showcasing Oregon and Washington in scenes scattered playfully across the print. Cannon Beach, Multnomah Falls, the Space Needle, Cape Disappointment and even Lake Oswego are presented. The coordinating fabrics are fabulous too. Come to the store or give us a call to order..

For information of the Northwest Quilting Expo Challenge click on the link below.

May Spotlight Special

All batting 20% off

Tillamook Dessert Pears
from The Tillamook Cheese Cookbook
Serves 4
2 fresh Bartlett pears, halved, cored and dipped in lemon juice
6 Tblsp Grand Marnier liqueur
1 teasp. Tillamook butter
1 Tblsp. heavy cream
1 teasp. sugar
1/2 cup shredded Tillamook Sharp Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup shredded Tillamook Monterey Jack (or pepper jack for spicy)
Preheat the broiler.
Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the liqueur, and bring to a low boil. Add the heavy cream and sugar, blending with a wire whip. Stir constantly until the mixture begins to thicken and caramelize. Remove from the heat. Spoon the mixture over the pears and top with the cheeses. Broil the pears until the cheese is bubbly.
Serve immediately

We know you have choices when you shop, and we cannot thank you enough for your continued patronage of The Pine Needle. We continue our commitment to THE BEST in customer service, both in our shop and on-line, and to offering you savings through our catalog Stamp Card, monthly birthday coupon, spotlight specials and discount events through the years.

We are thankful to our customers for keeping us in the lead for your quilting needs!


Geri, Patsy, Julie and all The Pine Cones
The Pine Needle
Quilt Shop
1 800 655-5632
503 635-1353
Save 17%
It's our Anniversary Sale again- 17 years loving the quilting business, and we celebrate by giving you a gift!

Save 17% off everything*
May 17th, 2009
*Discount applies to regular priced items excluding software or classes. Can not be used in conjunction with other discounts.

If you order by phone, please mention you are using the 17% coupon. If ordering from our website, please send us an email to with 17% in the subject line.

Offer Good Only May 17, 2009