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9785 State Hwy 70, Suite B
Minocqua, WI54548
715-358-3573 (FAX)
March 2011
This is Fun!
. Our customers inspire us every day.What inspires you to quilt in the warmer
months? Is it your garden coming to life? A new arrival or a graduate in your
family? Perhaps a memory quilt or a charity project? We love to see your projects
and ideas take shape. With the end of the holiday season and spring on the way
we are looking forward to seeing your projects for spring and summer.
Diane & Barb
What’s New
Oasis by 3 Sisters, Bliss on Blossom Street by Pearl Krush,
Minky for baby quilts, Hideaway by Lauren &Jessi Jung, Moda
Marbles and Bella Solids, McKenna Ryan Patterns, Block Party
Studio Patterns and Panels, Sunkissed by Sweetwater, Dilly
Dally by Me & My Sister, Northcott Stonehenge by Sunshine
Cottage Cool Stone & Warm Stone, Treasure Hand Quilting
Thread by Superior Threads, and much more!
And the Winner is…..
We hope you checked out our display at Associated Bank at the corner of Hwy 51 and Hwy 70 W.
Associated Bank promotes new businesses in the area and Around the Block Quilt Shop was
featured for the month of February. The registration box for the drawing to win one of three quilts
on display was filled. The winner is Gene Geiger from Woodruff. Congrats Gene! Enjoy your quilt.
Buttons Galore
We love buttons! Check out our selection of decorative
and fun buttons. Flowers, bugs, animals, stars, fruit,
sports, gardening, sewing, and the list goes on.
Quilting Tips
When starting a big project, be sure
to put a fresh blade in the rotary
When washing fabric, do not wash
more than five yards at a time to
prevent wrinkles.
Use graph paper when tracing or
making your own pattern. The
parallel and perpendicular lines will
help make a crisp and clean pattern..
Break a big project into smaller
projects. Accomplishing each small
step will lead to that final goal.
Self-healing mats should be stored
flat and out of the sunlight.
Nifty Notions
The Mighty Bright Lighted Seam
Ripper is an amazing tool for quilters!
There comes a time when every
quilter may need to do a little ripping.
 How about a lighted seam ripper
with a magnifier! We are offering 20%
off while supplies last during the
month of March.
Our #2 Question...
Do you provide a quilting service or alteration service?
We hope to offer long arm quilting in the future but for now we have names and business
cards of several ladies in the area that provide these services. Stop in or call the shop and
we will be happy to help you get in touch with them.
Calling All Crafters
Considering creating a crafters co-op in Minocqua – Interested in displaying your
wares? Contact: Brenda Jones at 715-356-6858 or [email protected] and
Deb Nicholson at 715-358-3577 or [email protected]
Quilts of Inspiration
Block Party Studios offer a collection of unique hand printed products for quilters. These
patterns and panels are easy to sew and make thoughtful gifts and great wall décor. The
panels are made with high quality Kona Cotton and use earth-friendly water-based inks.
Comfort of the Psalms I, II & III
Prayer Chain for The Lord’s Prayer or Psalm 23
Words to Live By or The Beatitudes
Guiding Stars or Prayer Blossom
My Journey to Quilt Shop Owner
I remember my first quilt class very clearly nearly 8 years ago. Two girlfriends and I had decided that we wanted to
make memory quilts for our daughters so we had better learn to quilt. For the last 10 years or so we all had spent
hours upon hours at the local ice skating rink watching our girls learn to ice skate, compete and perform in ice shows.
At that time fabric shops scared and intimidated me. I didn’t help with costumes or sewing but was very involved in
decorations and props. When our girls went off to college we decided that we needed a way to continue our social life!
I walked into class with a very old sewing machine and some very outdated thread. I had not sewn since high school
home economics class. I truly felt like a beginner because the instructor, bless her heart, was very patient and took
the time to show me how to thread my sewing machine. I was very proud of my first nine patch quilt and was excited
to start the next class. I picked out fabric that I really loved for my next project soon to find out that I had made some
choices in fabric that would challenge me. How was I to know that silk and rayon would fray, shift and stretch! I
finished the quilt after much frustration and it still has a place on the wall at my home.
Since those two first quilt classes I have made that memory quilt and many more for family, friends and charities. I
have worked at a bank, hardwood mill store and managed a garden center. Those experiences and friends that I
have made along the way as well as overwhelming family support has pushed me in this direction as a quilt shop
owner. I am truly blessed and look forward to this latest adventure in quilt shop ownership.
Don’t be afraid to try a new technique or challenge yourself. The rewards can be great and so appreciated. Thank you
all for the inspiration you have brought into our shop.
Important Class Information:
Pre-registration is a must. Stop in or call with a credit card number.
Most classes will have a supply list and/or special instructions. Please pick up the instructions or call
to have them emailed to you.
We offer a 10% discount on all of your class supplies and fabrics. We will be happy to help you
choose the necessary supplies, tools or fabric for class.
It is best to have your own supplies for class (rulers, rotary cutter, rotary mat, sewing machine, etc..)
It is also important that your sewing machine is in good working order and you know how to operate
it before coming to class
Around the Block Quilt Shop respects copyright laws. If a class requires a pattern or book, you must
have your own copy.
Cancellations must be made at least one week prior to class in order to receive a refund. If we cancel a
class you will receive a full refund or credit towards another class.
Class Schedule
“Pillow Talk” Pillow Case
Very Beginner
No experience necessary. Learn the basics of measuring, cutting and sewing. Put together a pillowcase for yourself or
donate it to a local charity and it will count towards the American Patchwork & Quilting 1 Million Pillowcase
challenge. Pattern provided.
1 Session
Saturday, March 19
9:30 – 12:30
Twist & Turn Table Runner
Talei Robinson
Learn to make this easy table runner using only two fabrics. The block starts with a partial row and you add to each
side. The pattern also includes directions for the Twist & Turn Quilt. Pattern required.
1 Session
Saturday, March 26 9:30-12:30
Basket Case!
Talei Robinson
Beginner to Advanced
Use cotton clothesline, fabric strips and a zigzag stitch to create a bowl, set of coasters or placemats. Once you learn
the technique the possibilities are endless! Add bling, embellishments, lids, handles…..
1 Session
Saturday, March 26 1:30 – 3:30
Diane Gitzlaff