Saturday, December 18, 2010

VIP in Decorah–December 17 & 18, 2010

We had a super time at VIP – please plan to join us in January!

IMG_3730Julie brought two quilts; they are the same pattern!  Can you believe it?  Turning Twenty Simply Sashed – what a difference fabric choice makes!

IMG_3731Same story here…this is the same exact quilt!  The pattern was from our Retreat Mystery Quilt 2010. 

IMG_3732Karen brought this to share.  If you know Karen at all, you know that she didn’t make just one, but FIVE!  Winking smile

IMG_3733Tis the season!  Personalized Christmas stockings are so special!

IMG_3735Pillowcases make a great, quick, personal Christmas gift.  These had a camping theme for her camping friends!

See a little bit of what you missed here:

Saturday, December 4, 2010

VIP in Racine–December 3 & 4, 2010

We had over 60 people on Saturday, and a dozen or so brave souls on Saturday due to the snow storm.  We still had a super time both days!

On Saturday, we had a few young ladies with special stories to tell:

PC040004Michelle won at the Mower County fair.  She explained that all of her fabric was purchased here at PNQS – YAY!

PC040005Cally also joined us.  She makes chemo bags and had an inspirational story to tell.

PC040008Her organization is called Cally’s Cause.  We are so proud of her!

Here are the slides from VIP:

Mark your calendar for next month!  January 7 & 8 at 9:30.  We hope to see you there!

Friday, December 3, 2010

PNQS New Year’s Giveaway!

IT’S ALMOST TOO EASY Winking smile- all you have to do is comment on our blog or one of our Facebook pages to get your name in the drawing to win:


PB230003Decorah Quilt

PC010005Racine Quilt

Racine Facebook Page

Decorah Facebook Page

The more you enter, the better your chances are to win!  Have fun and good luck!

2011 Block of the Month

Decorah Colors (below)


Racine Colors (below)


Get more details here!  Sign up soon – participation will be limited!

Meet the 380 Class

November 20 in Racine
IMG_0571We had 8 eager sewers in this class to test drive the new Bernina 380.  What a variety!  Some brand new to sewing, and some had been sewing all their lives.
IMG_0580Our mission?  To complete this adorable little bag.
Isn’t it just the best?
IMG_0572From start to finish, we got it done…in just short of 4 hours, no less!
IMG_0573Here’s Anita at the iron.
IMG_0574Just like so!
IMG_0577Almost done…
IMG_0578Just one last quick press, and…
IMG_0582Voila!  8 lovely handbags…a good time was had by all!
We are planning to do this again in 2011.  Don’t delay on registering, as space is limited to 8 per session!

Bread & Butter Club in Racine

November 17, 2010

001We had a great turnout of our first meeting!

002Marcia showed how to use the Nifty Notions Cut for the Cure rulers.  It’s amazing how much time and frustration they can save!

003Such an attentive class, huh?  It wasn’t as serious as it looks here – we had a great time!

Here’s the skinny on the club:

You get to pick 2 fat quarters of your choice EVERY month to use in your project or to add to your stash.  We will have some of our favorites and the newest of the new for you to select from for use in 2 FREE exclusive Bread and Butter patterns!  Discounts on featured rulers, products, and kits!  Tips and techniques!  Demo on a different ruler (or 2) each month!  A little snack, friendship, and fun!  Door prizes!

Give yourself a gift and get to PNQS for B&B club!  Come for the demo and fun, or plan to stay and work on the project.  The first month you will be able to get it done at club!  Bring your machine or call ahead to reserve one of ours!   While we will have our samples and kits out of reproduction fabrics, don’t let that stop you; you can make these cute little darlings with the brightest of brights if that is your desire!   

This is the best thing since sliced bread!  $30 for the entire 6 months of sessions.


  • 2 Fat Quarters
  • 2 Free patterns
  • Discounts
  • Demo, tips, and techniques
  • Optional make and take
  • Snacks
  • Friends old and new
  • New exclusive B&B samples and kits
  • All this for JUST $5.00


Serger Play Day in Racine!

November 16, 2010 – We had such fun!
002We had 8 lovely students in our class.
003Sarah actually won her serger from our Pine Needles Fall Sweepstakes Contest via the blog our facebook pages!
004Here’s Sandy and Eileen…
005So intense!
006Here’s Lois and Linda…
007Terri and Sarah…
008Peggy and Sarah…the other Sarah!  Winking smile
009Sure could use that automatic needle threader right about now!
014The fearless leader of the day was the serger queen, Marcia.
016Pretty good looking group!
017Bob gave a few tips on care and maintenance.
011Look what we did!  YAY!  Open-mouthed smile