Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Sewing Classes and Customer Pictures

Remember Judie?  She's our resident genius.  She will be teaching sewing classes starting in September!  Kids aged 8-13 will receive basic Sewing 101 lessons and then have the option of multiple projects throughout the fall and winter.  They will be using our Baby Lock Sofia brand sewing machine, which will allow them to personalize their projects.  Classes will run $10 plus the cost of materials.  We start 9/19/16.  Classes will run Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:30-5:30 pm.  If you want to sign up or have any questions, please let us know!

A few customer pictures:

This one is a of a favorite family of ours-Mrs. Jean Rounds and her husband, Mike.  Jean is a regular customer at our store.  Mike happens to be one of our state's US senators.  We appreciate their patronage and their service to our country.

This picture is one of a completed project that our customer sent in.  She got her instructions from our YouTube tutorial called our Last Minute Table Runner.

We love the colors and the crispness of her lines.  She did a fantastic job!

We hope you get a chance to visit the Black Hills Quilters Guild booth at the Central States Fair this week.  We love seeing all the finished quilts and demonstrations.  OK.  And the funnel cakes might be calling my name.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Baby Lock Sale and Other Stuff

Sturgis hosted its annual motorcycle rally last week.  Around here, we start counting the days until fall after the rally ends.  (Sometimes it's a short count.)  This fall and winter are promising to be colder than usual, so we are going to make sure our sewing machines are tuned up and ready to go.

If you need a new machine, this might be the time for you to buy one from us.  We are running a great promotion on two of our Baby Lock machines.

Baby Lock was the first to introduce the world to sergers with easy air threading and no tension knobs.  The Baby Lock Ovation Serger brings you the largest workspace in the home serger industry.  The Ovation has other innovative features like a knee lift and six bright LED lights to make every sewing project easier.  Plus, you get 87 stitch combinations including the Baby Lock Exclusive Wave Stitch.  

Sale Price-$3,999.00

We are also offering the Baby Lock Ellegante3.  With hundreds of built-in embroidery designs including exclusive Nancy Zieman designs, the Ellegante3 makes it easy to make every project unique.  Baby Lock IQ Technology works with the "brain" of the Ellegante3 to help you transition between sewing and embroidery.  Plus the IQ powered LCD Color Touch Screen lets you effortlessly change your machine settings.  Additionally, with on-screen editing, you can put a unique spin on designs from your personal library.

Sale Price-$3,888.00

Supplies are limited.  Sale ends September 5, 2016.  You can order your machine by calling the store at 605-347-2235.

Our Wednesday fabric sale is our brand new Studio E Mariposa Meadow line.  This line includes beautiful blues, purples and pinks with a butterfly design.  These would make a great option for those of you who watched the Disappearing 9 Patch tutorial and liked the fabric we used.  (Which has since sold out.)

Regular Price-$12.50/yard
Sale Price-$10.00/yard

As school gets started and you have a little more free time, we hope you come and visit us in Sturgis.  Or browse our website for free patterns, tutorials, and of course, our high quality quilting supplies.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Our Greatest Asset

Well that would be you, of course.

Our customers come in with an idea or two.  

They go home with some raw materials.  


And they create masterpieces.

(These customers used our Sturgis fabric and our Row by Row kit.)

We love seeing our customers' finished projects.  They show us the brilliant creativity that our sewers possess. 
If you come in to the store for fabric, notions, or just help, we would love to see what amazing quilt you come up with.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sew Much Stuff

So.  It's Rally time.  There's a lot of traffic going on in our little town.  Some of those cars are stopping in the store to pick up their Row by Row Experience kits.  Make sure you stop by and get yours before they run out.

We're proud of our contribution to the South Dakota Row by Row Experience.  :)

Today is Wednesday!  Our new Wednesday fabric line sale is Riverwoods Whispers.  Regularly $12.00.  Now only $8.60 per yard. 

We are getting in the cutest Christmas fabrics right now.  I love these penguin and polar bear buddies in our Arctic Antics line.  You can click on any of the pictures to order on our website.

Our new Block of the Month is coming soon!  We will start Marcus Fabrics' Star Spangled Liberty series on September 15.  Check on our website in the coming weeks to sign up!

Did you know we also sell finished projects?  If you need a quilt, wall hanging, or table runner on the double, order one from our website.  We have multiple patterns and sizes available for all of your gifting needs.

As we get closer to Rally, we will post some pictures of the great crowds.  Have a great week!

Wednesday, July 13, 2016


This is Judie.  

Judie is our newest employee.  Judie should really be named Jack (Of-All-Trades), because she can do just about anything we ask her to do.

Judie has extensive sewing experience, along with a retail and teaching background.  She is patient and knowledgeable, and she will be educating many people in the coming months.  We will be offering a sewing class soon and Judie will be the teacher.  Judie is also becoming the expert in our Baby Lock machines.  If you have any questions, or need a new machine, Judie would be happy to help!

Judie has lived in the Black Hills area for the last 30 years.  Her hobbies include quilting, writing, and enjoying her grandchildren.  Judie is excited to meet everyone when they come into the store.  Please make sure to ask for her when you come in!

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

July 6th.

     My oldest daughter's favorite holiday is the fourth of July.  I'm not sure why.  It could be the city fireworks display, the late bedtime, the middle of summer freedom from school, the buying and prep time of lighting our own fireworks with her Dad. 

    This year in Sturgis, there was a ban on fireworks because of our extremely dry weather.  We've already had two fires in the last month that decimated over 14,000 acres of beautiful forest and ranch land.  So my Patriotic Beauty had to be content with a short program the city put on, complete with the full attention of the fire department.  To add insult to injury, the city decided to have their program on the 2nd. 

    Now, I didn't think much of it, but my girls were thoroughly confused.  

     We decided to distract them on the 4th with a movie in Rapid City.  We figured a little bit of screen time would heal our daughters' wounded souls.  We could have gone to Lead, SD  to see their fireworks display.  And we seriously considered it.  But we knew there would be a huge crowd to see the explosions being lit from the bottom of the Open Cut Gold Mine.

Credit:  Chris Huber via AP

     The movie was great.  The girls were appeased.  They were also delighted to see some sparkling fireworks going off on our way home, as the 25 miles between Rapid City and Sturgis often provides striking weather differences.  There were no bans in the area we drove through because of some rain that had kept that area wetter.  It felt like a win-win situation.  And it was.  
     And then I saw some beautiful pictures from the City of Lead's program.  And it made me rethink the crowds...

For as long as I have lived here, I never get tired of the beauty of Western South Dakota.  And this July 4th, I have to agree with my daughter-this holiday is one of the best.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Mill Girls

I'm sorry, but these fabrics are darling.  Does anyone say "darling" anymore?  I don't care.  I love the tiny floral prints, the rustic colors, the dainty calicoes.  Apparently I like classic, traditional colors and quality fabrics.  To top it all off, it's all on sale.

Marcus Fabrics Mill Girls Line.  Regularly $11.30.  Now only $9.05.

Make a rag doll, an apron, a vintage looking quilt.  Whatever it is, it will portray the look of years gone by.  Venture over to Fabric Junction to take a look.