JaM Patch News ---- Birthday Celebration

Hey to all,

The Half Birthday Celebration is still in full gear and we are planning for a fun-filled Thursday, Friday and Saturday.  We hope you have had a chance to join the celebration, if not, try to put some of our festivities on your calendar for the weekend.  A complete listing is found here on the website under http://www.jampatch.com/news-flashes.htm.   The sale continues on Fat Quarters and 25% off fabric that is from 2009 and younger.  This will end soon so better get to the store and enjoy the savings.  AND, to participate in the drawing for the $450.00 basket.  It is on display in the front window of the Classroom Annex. Each time you come to the store, you can enter. WEATHER ALERT- If we are under a storm warning we will be forced to postpone this great weekend till Saturday, July 31st. The activities of 31st will then be Aug 7Th.
The winners will be announced on Saturday at 1:45pm along with the basket winner, so you better get your entry in.  For those of you who might not remember this is challenge for three $ 30.00 gift certificates to the Patch for the “three words that mean quilting to you”. You can easily e-mail them to us at Margy@jampatch.com.
Yes, this Saturday is the Saturday Sampler Weekend.  You need to flash your block and the demo is at 9:30am and the store will open at 9:00am.  You can, also, flash your block on Monday, demo at 1pm.  PMS is Saturday as well and your demo will begin at 12:30pm.  It was previously listed at 12 noon.  I fear our guest might run over so we are delaying the start of class. 
Birthday Festivities
We will start on Thursday with a Birthday build-up to cake on Saturday. It will be a “Bake-Off”, presenting demos on all you can do with pre-cuts.  It will be each day, beginning Thursday, the 22nd at 10:30am. This is the time to get to know what pre-cuts are all about and what you can do with them to make beautiful yet less time-consuming projects.  They will be done by Margy and Joey.  We love pre-cuts.  In honor of this- the pre-cuts that we have in stock (excluding Christmas and those marked with a star) are on SALE; 2 jelly rolls or layer cakes for $ 45.00.  Yes, it is $45 because we are 4-1/2 years old.  Normally the two would be $ 70.00.  Quite a savings!!!! Lots to share!!!!
On Saturday, we will add to the mix a very special guest, Tonya.  She will be presenting to us what she will be doing on “The Quilt Show” with Alex and Ricky. She is sharing 15 or 16 quilts.  You will love to see what she has to offer and you will be pleased to know that on December 7th, she will be publishing her first book.  It s called "Word Play Quilts Easy Techniques from the Un-Ruly Quilter."  It will be $17.95.  Joey and Margy will begin at 10:30 and Tonya will begin at 11:15am.  Hope you can make it.  Lots of great quilts to view. 
Poky Turtle
Margy has done it again.  Come up with an idea, and swoosh, she has a drawing of it and the first Turtle is done.  Our turtle is affectionately known as the "Patchwork Turtle" and she is "Poking at the Patch."  Her pattern will be our “FREE GIFT” with a purchase starting on Thursday.  We have also decided to run a CHALLENGE.  Do our “Poky Turtle” as you wish and submit a small wall quilt no larger than 18" square and have it to us by December 30th for our Turtle Challenge.  The winners will be announced at our 5th Birthday Celebration in January and all will be displayed in our Classroom Annex.  The winner will receive a $ 75.00 Gift Certificate; Second Place $ 50.00 and Third place $ 25.00.  There will be a viewers choice award for $ 35.00.  So join us in this Challenge. Any questions, just ask. For you email only or “snow birds” drop us a note and we will mail you the pattern.

Joey and Margy
The JaM Patch
932 SE Central Parkway
Stuart, Florida 34994