JaM Patch News --- Happy Valentines Weekend

Hi to all,
Boy, did we have fun the past three days!  Jane Sassaman was here giving a fantastic seminar containing both Pattern Play and Machine Applique.  She has a wonderful way to do these beautiful applique that makes applique not the "A-word."  Wait till you see what people have done!  The projects are wonderful and Jane is such a good teacher and a beautiful artist.  Listening to her lectures on color, on design and in having faith in what you do was fantastic!  It was a good "pep rally" to take us to the next step in Quilting.  My favorite statement Jane said was "When you look at a good quilt ...you FEEL it."  And haven't we all experienced that? However, I didn't know how to describe it but "FEEL IT" makes me happy.  We have started to receive comments from the participants and they think it was great as well.  Thank you for supporting our seminar and thank you Jane for such a sharing experience.
I am getting to this newsletter late because of the above happenings, so without further adieu the special this week is RED.  Yes, make your valentine a red quilt....or give your stash a little heart with RED.  A minimum cut of one yard per fabric will get you 25% off.  The Clubhouse Gift Certificates are not redeemable on sale merchandise.  You can purchase more than a yard and achieve the discount as well.  The only exemptions are Red Batiks and the brand new red 2011 Christmas fabrics that have arrived in.  We can get busy and start our holiday sewing now.  The sale begin on Thursday, February 10th and runs until close of business on February 14th.  Happy Valentines to everyone.
Speaking of new fabric, we have received in the following line from Benartex's American Folk Art Studio "Yuletide Magic" by Erin McAllister. A touch of "old", a touch of "new" makes Yuletide Magic just right for you! The "old" is the beautiful holiday panel, with hand-cut silhouettes. You will find Santa, Christmas trees, vines, reindeer, children and sleighs,-all done in the elegant style of 19th century paper-cuts. The "new" are the plaids; look closely, they're even in the blossoms of the floral print! The coordinating plaid block print provides lots of design possibilities. What else is "new"? Some very cool black and cream coordinates that give the entire group an updated look. Make "new" holiday memories with Yuletide Magic.  We also have received in Stonehenge Christmas from Northcott as well as 108" wide backs from Stonehenge.  But, the fabric that makes you giggle is from Timeless. We have received in this fabulous cocktail fabric, the New York skyline is back in, as well as taxis, new beach scenes, flip flops and turtles.  Their novelties are the best. 
Classes continue with another Duffel Bag class tomorrow, February 11th with Kim Ewing.  There is still room.  Saturday, Margy will be offering "Beach Walk" again from 12:30pm to 4pm.  The final meeting of Bread and Butter Series will be on Saturday morning, February 19th, from 9am to 12noon.  It is "Yule Logs."  Next week, Monday, February 14th we are offering our room to Martin County Quilters and the Gold Star Banner project.  It is at 1pm till 4pm and Joan Lipic will be leading the group.  Please contact Martin County Quilters for any more information.  Tuesday, the 15th is Christmas Baltimore from 10am to 2pm.  The Wednesday morning Bread and Butter has been cancelled. At 12:30 Margy is again offering a class on Beach Walk.  On Thursday, February 17th, Kathy Ward will be offering her Port Hole Ibis.  It is from 9:30am to 3:30pm and is $35.00.  On Friday morning, February 18th is Whimsical Garden continues from 10am to 1pm.  So there is a lot going on at the Patch.
Duffel Bag                                                                          Porthole Ibis

Whimiscal Garden (Margy's)                                                     Block for Yule Log
See ya soon!  Remember the 5 Quilt Give-Away is on Saturday, February 26th, at 3pm with a Sample Sale at 1pm.  Receive a ticket each time you visit the JaM Patch and whenever you spend $20 or more  Good Luck!!
Joey and Margy
The JaM Patch
932 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, Florida 34994
JaM Patch's 5th Birthday
Quilt Give-Away
Five (5) Quilt Groups
When you are picked, you chose your Quilt Group.
Drawing at 3PM; Saturday, February 26th
Receive an entry form every time you visit the Patch and additional ones for every $20.00 you spend!
Be present that day and get to pick your group; if you are chosen and not here, you will still win just we will give you the group left after the others present pick theirs.
Tickets will be given from Friday, January 28th to 2pm on Saturday, February 26th.
Sample Sale Saturday, Feb. 26th