Thursday, July 16, 2009

July Newsletter from The Pine Needle

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The Pine Needle NewsletterMid-summer July 2009

in this issue
:: Quilt for the Cure
:: Spotlight Special
:: About our kits
:: July 18th event!
:: Summer cobbler recipe

Hip Hip Hooray Quilt Greetings!

July is
"Mama's Got a Brand New Bag" Month
at The Pine Needle

Don't forget our 17% off Anniversary Sale*on July 17th
see coupon at bottom of email

Join us this Saturday, July 18 to learn about the newest hot notions and new patterns. Come and enjoy demonstrations, drawings and special savings! We will have some great tips on how to use these 'must have' notions!
Hip Hip Hooray Quilt

*17% off on all regular priced items

Northwest Quilting Expo
the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure
NW Quilting Expo proudly supports the Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. See us at the K013 booth September 20th. We are "Quilt for the Cure".
You can get involved in several ways:
(a) Make a block for a raffle quilt
(b) Join the race team
(c) Participate in "Quilt Till You Wilt"
All quilts created for the Susan B. Komen foundation will be raffled at Expo, which runs from Sept 24th - 26th.
For more information and to download a free pattern, visit the Northwest Quilting Expo website.

Did you know....

Did you of the origins of quilting attributes the development of what appears to be quilted clothing used to protect soldiers from the chafing caused by heavy armor and to provide warmth during the Crusades.

Another theory suggest that quilting may have begun as far back as the times of ancient Egypt based on Egyptian sculptures showing figures which appear to be wearing quilted clothes.

One Block Wonder reunion party!
Sunday, August 2
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Show and tell: Enjoy the gorgeous quilt projects from Maggie's popular One Block Wonder class. Bring your One Block Wonder in any stage of development/design and share your creativity with others while
appreciating theirs!
Refreshments will be provided. If you can't make it, please send a photo to share*.
No RSVP needed.
One Block Wonder Encore! (book)

Peach and Blueberry Cobbler
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
3 tablespoons canola oil
1 cup whole-wheat flourPeaches
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup low-fat milk
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 ripe but firm peaches (or 3 1/2 cups frozen), pitted and sliced into 8th
2 cups fresh or frozen blueberries
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Place butter and oil in a 12-inch cast-iron skillet or a 9x13 inch baking pan. Heat in the oven until melted and fragrant, 5 to 7 min.
Meanwhile, combine flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Add milk, sugar and vanilla; stir to combine.
Add the melted butter mix to the batter and stir to combine. Pour the batter into the hot pan. Spoon peaches and blueberries evenly over the batter.
Return the pan to the oven and bake until the top of the cobbler is browned and the batter around the fruit is completely set, 50 minutes to 1 hour.
Remove to a wire rack to cool for at least 15 minutes. Serve warm. Enjoy!
182 cal. per serving

New Hours and Notes about our Kits

Our new hours are:

Monday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sunday 12 a.m. - 4 p.m.

We are very proud of our exclusive quilt kits.

Our kits include a generous amount of high quality fabrics to complete the tops, borders and binding for your project, plus clear instructions. We guarantee success for everyone from beginners to experts when you follow our patterns! Have complete confidence in ordering!

Receive 15% off your backing fabric when you order your kit and backing at the same time.

Saturday July 18th
Join us for our fun July event!
Mama's Got a Brand New Bag!
Practical Bag
If your summer plans call for a new bag, come see us for inspiration and options. Linda and Rose, two of the Pinecones, created a display of new bags and bag patterns plus four new bag patterns to share from Grand Revival for the July "Mama's Got a Brand New Bag!" event.

On Saturday, July 18 from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Rose and Linda will demonstrate some of the newest notions on the market:

* Texture magic
* Amy Butler Software Sewing Projects with 22 new patterns on 1 CD
* Quilter's Halo ( a must see if you machine quilt)

* June Tailor Ink Jet printable, fusible Web

We'll have hourly drawings, with fun give a-ways, so don't miss out!

Ava Bag 090408 Block Party Fabric
Ella "Carry-all" Flea Market Bag

Don't Forget This Month's Special

Buy 5 or more
Regular Priced Notions
Receive a 15% Discount
on All

Summer Mystery Quilt Party! Saturday, August 8
11:00 a.m.

Join Pam on Saturday, August 8 at 11 a.m. in our classroom for our second annual Summer Mystery Quilt party. Bring your Mystery Quilt in any stage of creation and enjoy the diverse and gorgeous quilts made by others using the mystery pattern. You'll be amazed at the different looks each quilter presents.
Join the pot luck by bringing a salad or dessert based on your last name:
A-L bring a salad
M-Z bring a dessert
There will be games, too, in addition to the Show and Tell!

8th Annual Lazy Days of Summer Shop Hop is coming your way!
Begins Friday, August 7 and runs through Saturday, August 15

Find inspiration in the season's bounty. Savor the freshest fabrics, books and patterns, plus much more! Pick up your passport at The Pine Needle and take a leisurely journey to visit The Pine Needle and five other great shops.

Visit all six premium shops: get your passport stamped at each one to be eligible for prizes including the Grand Prize: A Brother Sewing Machine.

25% off Tranquility Garden

Tranquilty Garden

Geri's hard at work on our new fall catalog with new quilts, fabrics and inspiration. In order to make way for the new, we need to make shelf space, so we are offering 25% off our few remaining Tranquility Garden quilt kits.

July Spotlight Special
Rotary Blade Sharpener
Extend the life of your rotary blades!
You'll save money, work faster and safer when you maintain a sharp edge on your rotary blade with the Orbital Rotary Blade Sharpener. Sharpen 45mm and 60mm blades.
Spotlight Price: $23.96
List Price: $29.95

We hope your summer is fabulous so far! Give yourself a treat and stop by to see us. We're always available to help with design questions, fabric selections and inpiration. To paraphrase one of the airlines, we know you have a choice when you shop, and we appreciate your patronage.


Geri and The Pine Cones
Save 17%
It's our birthday anniversary day - on July 17th, when you get the gift! Save 17% on all regular priced items, all day!
Mention this discount on all phone orders. On web orders, please send an email to with 17% in the subject line.
Offer good July 17, 2009 only
* Offer excludes gift certificates, software

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

Thursday, July 2, 2009

The Pine Needle 4th of July Sale

...from The Pine Needle

The Pine Needle
will be open for the 4th of July
for Fabric Fireworks.
In honor of our American heritage and the Sew Oregon event, we'll be open from 10 to 4 pm and celebrating with a free pattern for our customers and "Sparklers of Fun!'
Our shop will be filled with hidden treasures and festive flags. After your purchase, select from our explosive selection of surprises.
Enter our drawing for the grand prize, a delightful Sparkler Kit of fat quarters made specifically for this special event. We're commemorating one of America's best... the heritage of quilting!

Come visit us from 10 to 4 pm July 4th!

Sew Oregon 2009 Final weekend: Shop Hop ends July 9th

July Spotlight Special!

Rotary Cutter Blade Sharpener - 20% off
regularly $29.95 now $23.96
Creates a straight razor sharp cutting edge in seconds!
Save money by restoring dull blades.
Sharpens both 45mm and 60mm blades.
Notions promotion!

Buy 5 or more regularly priced notions and save 15% off all!
That's a firecracker of a deal!
Batting Special!fireworks
Buy 1 batting at our regular price and get a 2nd batting for 15% off
(discount applies to least expensive batting).

We want to wish you and yours a festive, safe & fun July 4th. We'd love to have you drop by to spend a few minutes of your holiday with us! We promise an explosively good time!

Geri and The Pine Cones
The Pine Needle
The Pine Needle Quilt Shop

429 First Street
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
503 635-1353
800 655-5632

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