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Issue #135-----October 2016
It's October! And in your house that probably means pumpkins, football & cooler weather, but in our house it only means one thing.....
It's Quilt Market time!
And THIS year, we're DRIVING to Houston, which is adding a whole new level of anxiety to this event.
So... grab a cup of something yummy, enjoy this newsletter & I'll be back next month brimming with news and inspiration straight from the Market floor!
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 "Handbag of the Month" Gallery-
Congratulations  to
Lieve Ongenae of Ostend, Belgium!
Her "Porta-PocketsPLUS purse insert" was the winner of our September "Handbag of the Month" contest pretty much from the get-go. She wins a $25.00 SKD virtual gift certificate PLUS a permanent place of honor in our Handbag Gallery. Click here to see her beautiful entry.

BUT here's the deal... we didn't have a full compliment of entries to have a good contest this month, so instead....
I'm going to take this opportunity to cast a very deserved spotlight on the spectacular bags that were created by our five pattern testers during the course of testing our new pattern for Fal2016, the Everyday Attache.

(For LARGER images: Click on each individual pic)

Created by Beth Revere of Council Grove, KS
Created by Lori Gates of West Henrietta, NY
Created by Diane Rhodes of Monroeville, PA
Created by Mary Larson of Rochester, MN

Created by Shannon Maciejewski of Almont, MI
For more information about the Everyday Attache,     our new pattern for Fall 2016,
just click HERE!
From the Website- 
Just in case you missed it any of our posts from September, don't worry, they're all listed below.
And now... Check out this "Oldie but Goodie" from our Archives
Bobbin Around the Web- JavaHouse Quilts
I first saw Karen Brow's quilts up close last Fall at the International Quilt Market and was immediately hooked by the sweet animal appliques combined with engaging elements that are both traditional AND modern! Among my favorites are "Oh Howly Night" and "We Bearly Made it", but you can check out here other works by clicking this link! Enjoy!
Quote of the Month- 
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The Material Girl- Barb has a new selection of Australian fabric in stock & I bought THIS!
As 'Funnie' as Real Life-
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Website Spotlite- Ten Pieces of Wisdom
I don't know about you, but the tone of this year's election has been particularly distrubing. So I thought I'd share this post, which I think you'll enjoy regardless of your political leanings!  Click HERE to get started!
TWO For Your Viewing Pleasure-
 There's a big difference in how dogs & cats teach their young and this difference is depicted very accurately in this video!
 Click image or HERE to watch it.
It's impossible to watch this video without laughing....     
Click image or HERE to try it!.
A Cute 'Tute'- A Feline Scissor Cozy
Here's a little tutorial for a cute little scissor cozy!
Click here for the instructions,
Click here for info about the adorable cat fabric!
Techie Tutorial of the Month-
       Bobbins are one of the most frustrating and least understood commodities in the sewing world and here's a very excellent tutorial that details TEN things to keep in mind about your bobbins!
Click HERE to get started.

New Word of the Month-  Feline Paralysis
Our new word for the month of October is actual a phrase.... it's
Feline Paralysis, so click the image or HERE to find out what it means!
According to research, about 58 percent of house cats are overweight or obese. To date, most of the solutions have focused only on portion control and reduced-calorie diets. But according to this report, there's a much easier way to control your cats weight and keep your kitty happier and more satisfied in the process.
Click HERE to read more!
Cat Picture of the Month-
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Well, so long for now and until next month, remember...
 It's a GREAT day to be sewing!
Here's Our Upcoming Show Schedule- Let's Meet Up!

The rest of our Show Schedule is as follows:
International Fall Quilt Market- Oct 29-31, 2017 - Houston, TX
International Quilt Festival- Nov 3-6, 2017-  Houston TX
Road to California 2017 - Jan 19-22, 2017  - Ontario, CA
AQS Quiltweek Daytona Beach- Mar 1-4, 2017 - Daytona Beach, FL
AQS Quiltweek Paducah - Apr 19-22, 2017 - Paducah, KY

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