Sunday, July 22, 2012

Rain for the midwest....ahhhh

Tom and I live on a farm on the MN/IA border.  Our son, Justin, farms together with his Dad. Suzie and I own PNQS together.  We all live within a few miles of each other and we all share the ups and downs, joys and discomforts of our collective life experiences and family events.

The extreme lack of rain has been at the top of our prayer list for weeks.  Last week we got the enough rain to at least give the crops a chance.
This morning we woke to another gentle rain.  We are grateful for answered prayer.
Just felt I needed to share that with you our dear quilting friends :).

I am working from home for a couple of days putting the new calenders together for the shops and working on some of the projects for our NEW exciting classes.

Many of you have asked for clothing classes.  Funny thing, I grew up making clothes, you see, way back then it was cheaper to sew your own clothing than to buy ready made. Can any of you relate????

Later, when I had babies and toddlers of my own, I made most of their clothing as well, including the one piece footed pajamas with a zipper from the neck down to the toes and the gripper stuff on the foot bottoms! 

Cindy Taylor Oates has been a pattern designer that I discovered long ago, in a quilt shop! 

The New Camp Shirt, has some great options to dress it up or down!  Love it!

  • These great shirts can be made of the great fabrics available in the shop.

  • Lots of options make it a pattern you can use again and again.
PNQS will offer quarterly classes at both shops called "Wear That!"  These are not going to be tailoring classes, just fun, less fitted items with some options on construction to make it your own!

And yes, the facilitator will be me :) 

I promise no zippers from neck to toe or making sleepers.

:)  :)

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Sidewalk Sale!

Pine Needles Quilt & Sew
  • Select merchandise, kits, embroidery cards, patterns priced at 50% off!
  • We have added new Sale Bales - 5 one yard pieces bundled together for just $25.
  • Rolled bundles priced at $5.50 a yard, buy 10 or more yards get it for ONLY $4.50 a yard.
  • Our popular scrap bags - all new fabrics since spring - $6 - we measured the yardage in some of these - most are over 2 yards!
  • Newly added selection of new fabric on bolts in our sale area just $6 per yard (minimum 1 yard cuts).
  • Great buys on recently traded in Bernina's - we have a large selection, many new trades from the MN QUILT SHOW!  Machines are divided between locations, please call ahead if you want to see a particular machine at the location of your choice, we will make sure to get it for you.
3 DAYS IN ROCHESTER.  Thursday, Friday, Saturday, July 19-21 all shops in TJ MAXX PLAZA will have bargains galore.  PNQS will be open 9:30-5:30 Thursday and Friday and Saturday 9:00-4:00!

ONE DAY IN DECORAH.  Saturday, July 21. Water Street from State Street to Mechanic Street will close for the day. Sales begin at 9:00 a.m., and the street will be closed until 5:00 p.m.  PNQS Decorah will be open from 9:00 to 5:00!

Summer sale too good to miss!
Pine Needles Quilt & Sew
1300 Salem Road SW
Rochester, Minnesota 55902

415 W Water St
Decorah, Iowa 52101

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Bernina University

Just back with excitement

710 / 750QE / 780E

World premier - THE NEW BERNINA 9 HOOK!
Patent pending - the B9Hook combines the two best hook technologies - like only the Swiss can do!

Extended free arm! 13 inches (10 full inches from needle)
LARGEST capacity bobbin - holds 80% more thread
Exclusive Bernina Dual feed
Exclusive Bernina Stitch Regulator compatible
Total Stitch control

This is just the beginning....


Introducing DesignWorks Suite -


available as modules or all together - current CutWork owners can add on!

Yes it is true - now your Bernina embroidery machine can PAINT and do crystal work!!!

Many designs to choose from or make your own with software!!!

All 3 elements in one - cutwork, paintworks and cryslat works!

Painting with an embroidery unit!!!

Watch for "try it" classes this fall!!!

Monday, July 2, 2012

Escape the heat, cool "stuff" in our shops!

Decorah and Rochester PNQS - NEW THINGS!
Halloween - Decorah

It may be hot outside but this new winter flannel collection in Rochester will cool you down!

New primitive doll kits available in Rochester.

12 new Bernina owners taking My Bernina classes

Halloween - Rochester

New civil war backgrounds - Decorah

Buttons!  Both locations!

Metal barn blocks - 2 sizes - both locations!

Newly added to our $6 sale section in Decorah

Christmas in July in Decorah - these kits HALF PRICE!!!

Homespun fat quarters - both locations
Come on in  - our air conditioning is ON!