Friday, September 16, 2011

18% Off Coupon and September News from The Pine Needle

The Pine Needle NewsletterSeptember Newsletter
September 2011
in this issue
:: Link to new Fall 2011 Catalog
:: Fresh Corn-Rice Salad
:: In Keeping with the Theme

Spook Alley Quilt

September always feels like the start of a new year.  I guess that comes from all the years that the new school year, whether for ourselves, our children or grandchildren, meant a new beginning.  It's a bit the same for us at The Pine Needle.  Our new year seems to begin with our Fall catalog (currently in the mail to you).  Our new catalog heralds the change of seasons with quilts and projects for the fall and winter holidays, new classes to inspire you and improve your skills (and ours too).  For a sneak preview of our new catalog, click on the link below.

Of course, the new season comes with a buzz of activities we hope you will attend and enjoy.  We host our Autumn Celebration Open House on September 16 & 17 from 11 - 5 pm.  Geri arranged for Dee Conlon from Hawaii and Sheila Sinclair Snyder to be here for a book signing.  We have demonstrations,  trunk shows from Debbie Kemp, and from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association.  We also have on display many beautiful quilts from our Farmer's Wife classes and from our summer retreat quilters. 

The big Northwest Quilting Expo starts on September 22 with a ton of classes, quilts to inspire and delight you, a large merchant mall, and so much more.

Don't forget our monthly 18% off anniversary celebration!

18% Off
Anniversary Celebration
Sunday, September 18
18% Off
all regular priced items
in our store or on our website 
(see coupon at the bottom of the email)

Newsletter background fabric:  Spooktacular Too, Candy Corn, $10.85/yd

Fall 2011 Catalog Cover 

Northwest Quilting Expo
September 22-24

Expo 1st place winner 2010
2010 Expo JoAnn Blade First Place

Treat yourself to a wonderful fall outing and come see all the beautiful quilts at the Northwest Quilting Expo, Thursday, September 22 -Saturday, September 24 at the Portland Expo Center.  Don't forget to stop by The Pine Needle booth and say "hi" too!

Lazy Days of August
Shop HopWinners

Grand Prize Winner
Craig Wilner of Gresham

The Pine Needle Winners
Sally Scheiderlein $100   
Adam Schulz  $50

Fresh Corn-Rice Salad
(This is one of Pam Grogan's summer salad favorites. The recipe comes from Better Homes and Gardens)
Fresh Corn
4  ears fresh corn
1 1/2 cups cooked rice, cooled
1  pint cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup fresh arugula
1  small red onion, cut in thin wedges
1  jalapeno pepper, thinly slice
2  Tbsp. rice vinegar
2  Tbsp. olive oil

1.  Husk corn, remove silk; rinse.  Cook corn in boiling, lightly salted water for 3 min.  Remove corn; let cool.  Cut corn off the cob in planks (see note).
2.  Combine cooked rice, tomatoes, arugula, onion and jalapeno pepper.  Transfer to serving bowl; top with corn.
3.  Drizzle with vinegar and olive oil.  Season to taste with salt and pepper.  Serve at room temperature.  Makes 10-12 servings.

Note:  To cut planks, place an ear on its side on a cutting board.  Holding the corn firmly with fingers away from the blade, cut off a side of the corn.  Rotate and repeat until all sides are removed.  Use a spatula to gently move planks to salad.

In Keeping with the Theme
Halloween panels and such

halloween panel 2011
Not So Frightful Wall Hanging
Last year I hung my Halloween quilt on the porch to share with all the "trick or treaters" and their parents.  It added a unique decorative touch, for sure.  Kids and adults had great fun looking at it.  Luckily, we have a covered porch so rain isn't an issue.

If you seek a quick quilting project to add some fun and interest to your Halloween decorations, fabric panels (as above) are a great option. We surrounded our Not So Frightful Wall Hanging with two small inner borders of bright green and orange and an outer border of black.  With a little "stitch in the ditch" to quilt and sewing on the binding, you will be ready for all the Halloween visitors.

Not So Frightful Wall Hanging

20% off 5 pack OLFA Rotary Blades
45mm or 60mm

OLFA 60mm 5 packs
OLFA 60mm 5 pack

To help you to a good start with your fall quilting projects, we offer 20% off on OLFA Rotary Blades.  A nicked or worn blade creates drag or snags.  Not only do dull blades slow you down but they increase the risk of injury as you use greater force to cut.  The five pack of rotary blades gives you cost savings over individually purchased blades.  At 20% off the saving is even better!

Our Price:$27.19 (45mm) $40.79 (60mm)
List Price: $33.99 (45mm) $50.99 (60mm)

45mm OLFA Rotary Blades 5 pack
60mm OLFA Rotary Blades 5 pack

Thank you for being our customers.  You are more than just customers to us; you are our friends, you inspire us, you make our business enjoyable.  We appreciate you.


Geri and the Pinecones
The Pine Needle
429 First St
Lake Oswego, OR 97034
503-635-1353  800-655-5632
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Save 18%
As a girl never has to tell her age...we will be 18 forever. On the 18th of September, help us celebrate our birthday by receiving 18% off your entire order of regularly priced items*.  One day only!

18% off* 
Sunday, September 18th 
on all regular priced items 
in store or on our website 

If ordering by phone, please mention the 18% discount.
If ordering from our website, please mention 18% monthly discount on the "Special Instruction" section of the Check-out page.

* Not valid on gift certificates, block of the month, Five is Enough kits, software or classes.  Can not be combined with other coupons or sale prices.

Offer Good Sunday, September 18th only!

You are invited to our Autumn Celebration at The Pine Needle

You are invited to
The Pine Needle's

Autumn Celebration  
Open House

September 16 & 17  
11-5 pm  
at The Pine Needle

Farmer's Wife quilt Charlotte Winters
Come and enjoy:

Book Signings by Dee Conlan and Sheila Sinclair Snyder

Free Information Seminar:  Working with flannels at noon, Friday, September 16.

Demos"Twist" again, a fun and no frustration way to make pinwheels.  Double Diamond Ruler, this nifty ruler adds lovely dimensional elements.

Trunk Show: meet Debbie Kemp and enjoy her beautiful quilts.

Quilt DisplaysFarmer's Wife quilts (thank you, Charlotte Winters, for letting us use the image of your quilt on left), Retreat quilts, and quilts from the Contemporary Quilt Art Association.

Discounts on featured notions
Hourly drawings

Grand Prize drawing
for a kit of your choice  

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Farmers Wife Quilts on Display

 Farmers Wife Quilts

We have had over eighty students 
working on the Farmer's Wife Quilt this past year and a half.
Sandi Ray began this series over a year ago 
and Maggie Hayes has picked it up.  
Some of the completed quilts are on display in our store.  

You can see them in person at our 
Fall Open House this Friday and Saturday, 
September16th and 17th.

If you would like to make your own Farmers Wife quilt, 
we are offering the class again this fall.  
We will meet monthly on Thursday
beginning October 20th from 9:30-1:30. 

Sign up now!  It's the last time this class will be offered for awhile.