Friday, December 2, 2016




Hello,
 Amazingly, we are almost finished with 2016! December flies by and sooner than I can blink, it is next year. I am a strong believer in looking around me and noticing the good things. Some of the things that happened this year seemed to have no way of turning into something good, and yet, they did. Some things seemed too hard to bear and yet we survived and pushed forward and found that beauty survives and is all the more precious.
 Enjoy your holidays. I celebrate Christmas and will wish you a Merry Christmas. Please do not be offended, just wish those around you a Happy Hanukkah or whatever you celebrate, if you celebrate.
You are blessed, take a moment to notice and say Thank You.
Sandi and staff.



Open Sewing, Dec. 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29. We are now open until 5pm on Thursdays. $5.00 fee.

Come and join us for a fun day of quilting. Large tables are available for cutting, ironing boards, irons and knowledgeable staff and quilters to answer questions. There is always laughter and conversation. We can order lunch in or bring your own.


Tuesday, Dec. 13, Carpet Bag, *Carol* 10am – 4pm $35.00

This is a great project bag to take to class or to carry a quilt with you for show & tell or…limited only by how much poundage you can carry.

 Friday, Dec. 16, Twisted Fibers, *Sandi* 10 am–4 pm, $10.00.

Please note the date change!  Bring in a handwork project and enjoy a no-machines day of sewing.


Sat. Dec. 17, Glimmer *Clara*, 10am-4pm, $35.00.

Clara will be teaching this pattern in the pillow size. Feel free to make it bigger if you prefer. The pattern and ruler are required.

Closed for Christmas!
We will be closed from Sat. Dec. 24th until Tues. Dec. 27th.

New Year’s Mystery Sew Day, Sunday, Jan. 1, 2017! 10am-4pm

We will be having our annual New Year’s Mystery Sew. Clara has picked out a pattern and is working on it. You will be able to get the top mostly, if not completely, done by the end of the day. Bring a dish to share for pot-luck lunch. I will provide a pot of gluten free chili or soup.
 
 
 
  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Nov. newsletter

Hello,
 We have space in a few remaining classes this month and an add-on class by Monique. Please feel free to contact us with any questions and to sign up for classes.
Sandi

Friday, Nov. 11, Twisted Fibers *Sandi* 10 am–4 pm, $10.00
Ok, I am still behind on my Heirloom Blooms project. (It makes the fun of it last longer.) Bring any handwork project and join us for a day of stitching. I’m still on block one!



Tuesday, Nov. 15, Learn to Foundation Paper Piece, *Pam* 10am-4pm. $35.00
We are repeating this class because so many have said they’d like to learn the technique.  Pam will teach this beautiful table topper and show you how easy and fun the process can be. These blocks are from the last class and you can see that fabric choices make an entirely different look! The book is required and there is some homework before class.

  Wednesday, Nov. 16, Sew It,  *Monique* 10am-4pm $40.00

Monique has agreed to hold teach a class on finishing your fusible applique quilt top (picture quilt). Bring your project, threads and supplies to finish it. Remember to bring your sense of humor (inner child)!

Image result for triangle frenzy   Triangle Frenzy, Sat. Nov. 19, *Clara*, 10am-4pm, $35.00
This is a great pattern for a quick gift or a new look for your own holiday table. The pattern uses a 60 degree ruler and a border print to create a great look!


**** Thanksgiving! ****
We will be closed today!
We will be closing at 2 on Wed. and closed for Thanksgiving Day. Take time to enjoy family and friends, a lovely meal and count your blessings!
Sale, Fri. 25th through Wed. 30th.
Everything in the shop that is not already on sale will be 20 % off. Sale price on fabric will be for minimum one (1) yard cuts. Remember, we are closed Mondays.
 
Carpet Bag, Tues. Nov. 29, Carol, 10am-4pm, $35.00
 This is a wonderful, big bag to carry to class or retreat.  The pattern is required. We will have Soft & Stable available for this project to give this bag the body it needs.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 



Sunday, October 2, 2016

Oct. 2016 newsletter



Bigfork Quilts, Etc.

October, 2016

Hello,
 It is feeling a lot like Fall here. The trees are turning beautiful colors and the nights are cooler. I have to say I am enjoying the fact that the days are still warm.
 We have a light schedule so far this month which makes it a good time to schedule private or small group classes. If you have a desire to learn to sew or have a few friends that would like to sew together, call and schedule a time. Private classes are $10.00 per hour, minimum 2 hours.
  Please note we will be starting our winter hours mid-Oct. The shop will be closed Sundays and Mondays starting the 17th.
Thank you,
Sandi & Staff


Open Sewing, Thursdays, Oct. 6, 13, 20 and 27. We are now open until 5pm on Thursdays. $5.00 fee

 Come and join us for a fun day of quilting. Large tables are available for cutting, ironing boards,irons and knowledgeable staff and quilters to answer questions. There is always laughter and conversation. We can order lunch in or bring your own.


  Learn to Foundation Paper
 Piece, Tuesday, Oct. 11, *Pam*
10am-4pm. $35.00
 Have you wanted to learn foundation paper piecing but think you are afraid? Fear no more! Pam will teach this beautiful table topper and show you how easy and fun the process can be. The book is required and there is some homework before class.
 
Friday, Oct. 14, Twisted Fibers *Sandi* 10 am–4 pm, $10.00 
Ok, I am behind on my Heirloom Blooms project. (It makes the fun of it last longer.) Bring any handwork project and join us for a day of stitching. I might get block one done this week!
 
We will be closing on Mondays starting Oct. 17th. Shop hours will be Tues., Wed., Fri. and Sat. 10am-4pm and Thurs. will be 10am-5pm. 
 
Metro Rings, Sat. Oct. 22, *Clara* 10am-4pm, $35.00
 
Several of you have mentioned wanting to use the Sew Cherished ruler to create one of the quilts that use it. This is your chance to come to class and learn the technique. Shown are a few of Clara's blocks laid out. This ruler really makes curves easy!
 
 
 
Applique Basics and Beyond!
Sat. Nov. 5, *Monique* 10am-4pm, $40.00
 
 Fusible Appliqué Raw Edge/fusible Appliqué is a fun and simple way to create beautiful quilted pieces.  In this class, Monique will teach you her tips and tricks for using different types of fusibles, fabric choices to make your creation pop, and how to get comfortable stitching down your projects.  Students may bring any pattern or choose one of Monique's appliqué designs.  Already have a fusible project put together but now you're afraid to start stitching? Get that project out of the drawer/box/cupboard and let's play with thread!
 
 
I want everyone to know that we are doing our best to have all of the supplies needed for our classes. We intend to have patterns, fusibles, rulers, threads, needles, etc. If you do not have something at home already, please give us a call to see if we have it available.
 
Bigfork Quilts, Etc. is located at 7571 Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT.  Class times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The classroom will be open at 9:45 a.m. to allow for set-up. Please call (406) 837-7111 or email bigforkquiltsetc@gmail.com to reserve space or if you have any questions.  Class fees must be received at least three days prior to class to secure your reserved space. If payment is not received, your reserved space can be given to a waitlisted student.  Please call at least 72 hours prior to class to cancel in order to receive a full refund.  A cancellation less than 72 hours prior to class will receive a store credit.  Supply lists will be emailed upon class sign-up. 
 
 
 
 
  
 
 

Sunday, September 4, 2016


 
Bigfork Quilts, Etc.
September, 2016
 
Hello,
 Summer has flown by as it usually does. We are having cooler nights and days. That must mean it is time to get fall, winter and holiday projects lined up and ready for completion.
 We will be open for Labor Day. Come in and check out our new fabrics. We have grown quite a bit, thanks to all of you.
 Mention our newsletter or blog and receive a 15% discount on your fabric purchase this month. Please be honest and just use it one time. (Minimum 1 yd. cuts )
Thank you,
Sandi & Staff
 
Open Sewing, Thursdays, Sept. 1, 8, 15, 22 and the 29th. We are now open until 5pm on Thursdays. $5.00 fee.
Come and join us for a fun day of quilting. Large tables are available for cutting, irons, ironing boards and knowledgeable staff and quilters to answer questions.
 
Saturday, Sept. 10, Finish It! *Monique* 10am-4pm  $40.00
At last! Here is an opportunity to get assistance and ideas on finishing your art quilts that are waiting for inspiration!   Bring in your project (any project) and get Monique’s ideas and creative insight on bringing it further along toward completion.
 


Tuesday, Sept. 6, Row by Row Experience 2016 ends.
Today is the final day to pick up your kit or free pattern for the Row By Row Experience 2016. There will be no sales from 9/7 through 10/31. This is the rest period for the shops, but your time to complete your quilt and be the first to bring it into a shop nearby. Each shop has a prize for the first completed quilt brought in.
 
Friday, Sept. 9, Twisted Fibers *Sandi* 10 am–4 pm, $10.00
This is a no machines allowed day. Our wool is in stock for the first 5 blocks for the Wooly Lady project. Feel free to bring your own project or participate in the current Heirloom Blooms block of the month by Wooly Lady.

 
Saturday, Sept. 17, Metro Rings, *Clara* 10 am-4 pm, $35.00
Clara has been working on this pattern and on mastering the Quick Curve ruler required. Patterns and the ruler are available in the shop, or if you already have one and desire help on creating your project this is your chance. There are other patterns available using the ruler and we are loving them all!
 
Flathead Quilt Guild Quilt Show
Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23 & 24.

It’s quilt show time again! “Oh! the Possibilities! Traditions Re-Imagined” is this year’s show at the Flathead County Fairgrounds. Show times are: Fri. 9:30-5:00 and Sat. 9:30-4:00. Come visit us and enjoy the show!
 
Tuesday, Sept. 27, Learn to Foundation Paper Piece *Pam* 10am-4pm. $35.00
 
Have you wanted to learn foundation paper piecing but think you are afraid? Fear no more! Pam will teach this beautiful table topper and show you how easy and fun the process can be.
I want everyone to know that we are doing our best to have all of the supplies needed for our classes. We intend to have patterns, fusibles, rulers, threads, needles, etc. If you do not have something at home already, please give us a call to see if we have it available.
Bigfork Quilts, Etc. is located at 7571 Hwy 35, Bigfork, MT.  Class times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. unless otherwise noted. The classroom will be open at 9:45 a.m. to allow for set-up. Please call (406) 837-7111 or email bigforkquiltsetc@gmail.com to reserve space and if you have any questions.  Class fees are payable by cash or check and must be received at least three days prior to class to secure your reserved space. If payment is not received, your reserved space can be given to a waitlisted student.  Please call at least 72 hours prior to class to cancel in order to receive a full refund.  A cancellation less than 72 hours prior to class will receive a store credit.  A minimum of three students is required for most classes. Supply lists will be emailed upon class sign-up.