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October 2013 Newsletter

 Happy fall and soon to be Halloween!   Speaking of Halloween, select  Halloween fabric will be 20% off starting today   

Some of the new fabrics in are Plume from Timeless Treasures, they redid the peacock in all shades of blue with metallic.   Rich,rich, rich.  That line is kitted up in Center Stage, an awesome wall hanging pattern from Mountain Peak.  We also did a new Asian line in that pattern too.  
 A new music line from Blank has arrived, it has two different piano key borders and is in blacks and whites.  Haven't come up with the perfect pattern yet but it's out there, just waiting.  
Some new  blenders from In The Beginnings are here.  They are very small dots that almost twinkle.  Cocoa is my favorite color.   We gotten in various Batiks that our nice but our favorite line is called Quilted in Honor that is red, white and blue. It has a nice flag panel.  
The new Real Tree goose and deer are in.  It is a vertical 36x44 panel with some nice coordinates.   
 Winter Stillness from Wilmington is a cool winter deer standing in the woods with a cabin in the background.   It has a lot of blue in it so of course we like it.  It is kitted up in a medium lap size. 
New wide backs have arrived.   Some from Paintbrush Studio, mostly in grays, are 118" wide.   We have wide backs in many different colors, over 90 to choose from.   One is a black with a metalic swirl in it.  A brown wide flannel has come in too, with eight more on order.
Our Year To Crow About BOM has started.   Not to late to jump on the band wagon.    Next year's BOM will be Edyta Sitar's fusible appliqué seasonal wall hangings.  Sign up now.
Don't forget the Northeast Iowa shop hop is October 17-19, 8 am to 5 pm.  
Shops included are One Block Over, Moonlight Stitching Studio, Material Magic, Quilters Garden, The Backstitch  and Country Stitchin.  
20 % off during those days.  We will be open till six

The show schedule is picking up, this weekend is Spring Grove Uffda Days.   Quilts for sale will be on display Fridayafternoon and on Saturday.  
October 11-13 is New Albin's show.   It starts Friday  at 4 and runs till Sunday. They are having new quilts, antique quitls and several cow quilts that everyone will get a kick out of:   Flood cow, Biker Bossy, Marilyn Moonroe to name a few.  The show's proceeds go to the library so it is a good cause to support.   
We are in Galena, Illinois, Nov. 9-10 and Clear Lake the following Friday/Saturday.  That is a shopping spree in a hotel conference room that is fun...all shops under one roof, no driving all over!   More on those later.

 Hope everyone has a good fall and pray  for pretty leaves that last a long time!   

Dianne and Carolyn
Forest Mills Quilt Shop