JaM Patch News ---- Half Birthday Celebration begins.......


Hey to all of you,
 
We hope your summer is going as well as ours is.  Margy and I had a great time at the First Annual Summer Retreat of the Martin County Quilters with Laura Wasilowski of Artfabrik.  It was so much fun to throw away your rulers and patterns and just CREATE.  Margy's birthday was joyously celebrate with a special "50" surprise party planned and done by Russ, her hubby.  It was a good weekend of CAKE.  But back to the business at hand.  Margy is in upstate New York with many family celebrations...a wedding, family reunion and parent's anniversary.  We are starting our Half Birthday Celebration so be sure to check the Events section in the Newsletter. We hope you are all enjoying the hot weather here because it sure makes it easier for us to sit inside and just sew.  Always remember we love to see you show and tells so don't hesitate to bring them in. 
 

Challenge

We are still accepting entries.  The winners will be announced on Saturday, July 24th at our Birthday Celebration.  Remember three $ 30.00 gifts are being awarded.  So stop by or send those entries in to the Patch.  Laura did and her three words are "Freedom to Create.Do stop in or sending it on the net and don't lose out on the opportunity to tell us what quilting means to you in three words.

 
Classes
We are pleased to be offering a neat class next week in the Holiday spirit.  The first one is "Trees Up, Lights On" by Jeri F.  It is Tuesday, July 20th from 9:00am to 3:00pm.  It is a neat way to do a quilt and it uses fat quarters.  The class is $35.00 and you do need the pattern.  Here is a picture
to let you see how cute it is. 
 
 
UFO Sewing day is on Monday at 10 am July 19th and on Wednesday, July 21st, Martin County Quilt Guild uses our room for their charity sewing.  Anyone can come and help.  It is a fun day to meet other quilters and get to know them and to help the community. 

 
Services
Always remember that we do offer sewing machine cleaning and repair.  George is here on Mondays and usually finishes your machine that day.  Do let us know if you plan on dropping off a machine that day so we can let George know.  We will accept your machines and save them for George.  
 
 
Events

 
 
 
 
Okay, I know, can you believe it, the JaM Patch is 4-1/2 years old. So since you know how much we love cake and parties, we are throwing another one.  Starting on July 16th at 9:00am with a special until we close on Saturday, July 24th, the JaM Patch will be PARTY CENTRAL for Quilters.   We put on our thinking caps and we hope you will enjoy all the festivities.  So this is your personal invitation to attend all or one or more of the things we have planned.  Remember we will have CAKE on Saturday, July 24th. We will also be having our regularly scheduled Saturday Sampler at 9:30am and Patch's Monthly Sampler (PMS) at 12 noon.

Beginning at 9:00am on Friday, July 16th, the store will open with a Fat Quarter Frenzy that will run Friday and Saturday. It will be 20 fat quarters for $ 25.00.   Both days we will open at 9:00am and close at our normal times4pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday.  In addition all fabric older than 2010, will be on sale for 25% off with the minimum cut one (1) yard. (The key to know that a fabric is on sale is, if our inventory number starts with 09 and earlier, it is on SALE for 25% off.)
 
The Bake-Off will be the theme of the week starting on Monday, July 18th.  The actual demos will be on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 10:30am.  We will be featuring precuts and what they can mean to you.  Moda has excited the quilt community with their precuts and we at the JaM Patch think there is nothing easier than to use a precut.  We want to share with you what patterns and books we have used.  Each day the demo will be different.  Precuts are here to stay so why not enjoy them to the fullest. 
 
Each time you come to the store during this week starting on the 16th until the 24th, you can enter the drawing for the JaM Patch Gift Basket valued at more than $ 450.00. (After all we are 4 and half years old.) There will be a gift with purchase and the weekend of the 22nd, 23rd and 24th receive a FREE pattern for the Patchwork Turtle, a stitching, fusing, and quilting project.  She is called "Poking at the Patch."  We will have demos at 10:30am each day starting on Thursday and ending on Saturday.  We are so lucky to have Tonya from the Lazy Gal Quilting blog to share with you the presentation she will be doing on the Alex Anderson and Ricky Timms Web show.  She will be doing her presentation on Saturday and bring 16 quilts to share in show and tell.  She will also give a demo on Wonky Letters which is featured in her new book due out December 7, 2010.  
 
How is that for a Half Birthday Celebration!!!!! 
 
SALE
Beginning at 9:00am on Friday, July 16th, the store will open with a Fat Quarter Frenzy that will run Friday and Saturday. It will be 20 fat quarters for $ 25.00.   Both days we will open at 9:00am and close at our normal times4pm on Friday and 2pm on Saturday.  In addition all fabric older than 2010, will be on sale for 25% off with the minimum cut one (1) yard. (The key to know that a fabric is on sale is, if our inventory number starts with 09 and earlier, it is on SALE for 25% off.) 
 
Remember last week's sale run through Thursday, close of business, so you can enjoy Westminster fabric 25% OFF on Thursday.  
 
Hope to see you at the celebrations!
 

Joey and Margy
The JaM Patch
932 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, Florida 34994
(772)283-9889
www.jampatch.blogspot.com