Fabric, Notions, & More NEWSLETTER December 2010 Issue One

December 2010
Issue One
Fabric, Notions, & More
945 N. Norma St. Ste A Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-446-8600
The holidays are here and we are busy planning our new year. It’s hard to believe we
have been open for business 6 months. We want to thank you for your business,
friendship, and encouragement. You are vital to our success, we value your business .
Here I am pictured with
the president of the company Martin Favre.
First trip to Chicago, included business training, and a trip to Aurora, IL, the
USA home to BERNINA. I found the staff excited about what they do, using
their creative skills and expertise to inspire, educate, and encourage in all
areas of creating BERNINA style. It’s our desire to bring the same excitement to our shop in machine education, classes, and events.
Mark had his work to do too. He spent 5 intense days of hands on training to
receive his Certification in BERNINA machine servicing . He loves the work
and cares for your machine with great respect. Mark is competent to service
all machine brands. If you have questions, come by or give us a call .
Second trip to Chicago, Connie Spanner, Tiana McGowan, and I attended
BERNINA’s Software Extravaganza, where we enjoyed 4 intense days of
V6 software training. We were amazed at what could be done with this
powerful software. We would like to bring you the training we received, so
you can digitize artwork, create customized designs, and much more.
Our first months have been filled with Beginning and Intermediate Quilting classes, taught by Charylene Peterson,
Beginning Knitting and Sock Knitting classes taught by Sharon Mata, My Label Software qualifying class led by
Nancy Cheadle, Floral Visions software and block designing led by Connie Spanner, and a Mystery Night. We have
also enjoyed hosting some friendship groups.
A group of ladies came to our Mystery Night, where they made a wall hanging or small lap size quilt. Together with a
fun night of sewing, we treated them to a dinner of Hawaiian Style Meatballs, steamed rice, and fresh garden salad.
After dinner, they enjoyed a little wine and chocolate to keep them sewing for hours. I’m looking forward to doing this
monthly with enough sign ups. Get your name on the list and we will contact you with dates and times.
Pictured right is Deane Campbell with her Mystery Quilt
New Store Hours
Monday-Thursday 10:00-6:00
Friday 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-4:00
Quilting Services
Edge to edge
Beginning in January, we will begin hosting
Virtual BERINA Club, and Software Sampler
Custom work
Thread play
Our first project in Virtual BERNINA will be
an All Around Tote, a stylish and eco-friendly
bag for all your shopping and project needs.
Explore personalization techniques which
make it uniquely yours and look good while
carrying it….This could become your Virtual
BERNINA Club tote.
In our Software Sampler Club, you will learn
and practice embroidery skills.
Our first session will be Go! Cut Embroidery
where you will learn to import existing appliqué patterns into the software and use pre-cut
appliqués to create an appliqué table runner.
We have so many great projects to do; you are
not going to want to miss this.
Sharon Mata is teaching both beginning knitting,
and sock knitting classes. We have a list of people
lining up to get into the next classes Sharon is
Her classes consist of learning to read patterns, cast
on, knit, pearl, and pick up dropped stitches.
Block of the Month
This quilt is amazing and we thought
you would enjoy creating this as a
Block of the Month.
We will be providing you with the precut appliqués to hand appliqué, machine appliqué, or stitch in the hoop on
your own background fabric.
Come in and sign up and we will get
you the details and fabric values you
will have to choose from.
Have you seen our Yarns? We have Cashmere,
Bamboo, Silk Blends, Wool Felting yarn, and a
small selection of Acrylic.
We als0, carry a variety of knitting needles,
patterns, and knitting notions.
December 2010
Issue One
Classes, Classes, Classes
BERINA Machine Mastery I, II, III,
Serger—Learn to use all the features
and functions of your machine, including the embroidery functions if available.
Beginning Quilting, Intermediate Quilting, & Quilting Techniques. Taught by
Charylene Peterson from Alex Anderson’s books
Sweatshirt embellishment—will be
scheduled soon, check the website for a
current list of classes.
Duct tape Double—create your personal
dress form, being taught by Tiana
Needle Education—Are you confused by
all the different needles? Let Tiana
teach you about choosing the correct
needle, it really makes a difference.
Feetures—all the amazing BERNINA
feet. In these classes you will have the
opportunity to try out different feet.
We know you will want them all.
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1,1/2 lb ground beef
1/3 c. stuffing mix
1/2 c chopped onion
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. nutmeg
1/4 tsp. pepper
Hawaiian Style Meatballs
Combine all these ingredients, and shape into
small meat balls. Brown in skillet, remove
from oil and place in casserole dish. ********
Drain pineapple, reserve syrup. Add water to
equal 1 c. liquid. Mix with cornstarch,
1 (13.5 oz) can pineapple
vinegar, sugar, and soy sauce. Heat and
stir in saucepan until thickened and
2 tbsp. cornstarch
clear. Add pineapple, green pepper and
1/4 c. wine vinegar
water. Heat and stir a moment longer
1/4 c. packed brown sugar
and pour over meatballs. Leftovers are
2 tbsp soy sauce
1 c green pepper (cut into bite especially good.
size chucks)
1/4 c. water
Share your thoughts on our web site Blog, tell
us what you think about BERNINA ‘s Cutwork
accessory tool vs.. Accuquilt cutter.
Shown here are some of the quilt tops
created in Charylene Petersons, Beginning Quilting Class. Charylene, has
done a great job of introducing at least
a dozen or so ladies to the love of quilting. In fact, they love it so much they
asked for more, so Charylene is
Knitting classes will be ongoing. Sharon
Mata is in high demand, what will she
be teaching next.
teaching them Intermediate Quilt-
My Label pattern designing software—
never buy another ill fitting pattern,
using My Label, your pattern works.
from a book by well known quilting
ing. Beginning and Intermediate
Quilting classes are being taught
artist Alex Anderson. Future plans...
Charylene is planning a monthly
quilt building technique class where
she will concentrate on different
elements of quilting.