Thursday, December 10, 2009

News Correspondent for A Quilter's Oasis

I was really surprised today when I opened an email from Olga Oasis. She wants to be the shop correspondent. Yippee!!!! If someone wants to research classes & new products in the shop I'll be glad to print the news for you. She must be spending lots of time in the shop & on the website. No one has approached me wanting this job so I guess she wants to keep herself or himself a secret.
Here's all the information that she has gathered & wants me to provide to you.

Dear Oasis Quilters:

Let me introduce myself, I am Olga Oasis and you will be hearing from me on, hopefully, a regular basis as to the goings on at A Quilters Oasis. Some of you long time customers may remember me as I greeted you from the front window until I retired (or was I retired?). Nevertheless, I am back as your Quilting Correspondent, here to bring you the news and views from the Oasis.

What’s new, pussycat??

Lots of great books, that’s what! Here are just a few:

Terrific Table Toppers - Patrick Lose

Breathtaking Quilts from Easy Paper-Pieced Units - Claudia Clark Myers

Strip Therapy 4 Bali Pop Frenzy - Brenda Henning (and who doesn’t need a bit of therapy now and then?)

I Love Batiks - Suzanne Mitchell (uses those bali pops too)

More Hand Applique by Machine - Beth Ferrier (I don’t know about you but the more hand work I can do by machine the better)

Classy Classes

We have some great classes and great teachers, too!

Monday, Dec 14, 10-2 Scrap Tease with Penny Camillone

Tuesday, Dec 15, 9:30-12:30 Keep Quilting Wk 5 with Sharon White

Wednesday, Dec 16 10-1 Textured Tote (that’s the cute purse with all the wrinkles -- Olga may need to make one to keep people from looking at the wrinkles in her face!)

Clubs and more…

Friday, Dec 11, 10-12 Applique Club (members may want to check out the book mentioned above)

Friday, Dec 11, 1-3 Civil War Club

Friday, Dec 18, 10-12 Redwork Club

Friday, Dec 18, 1-3 Stash Buster Club (probably a must join for any quilter!)

Clubs and more and more…

Friday, Dec 18, 6p-12 am MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS, always a fun time and think of all the UFOs you can get done in 6 hours!!

Saturday, Dec 19, 10-12 Block of the Month, Queen and Her Court

Have fun with your children/grandchildren and make PJ Bottoms on Wed. the 30th from 10-2 with Kathy and Denise.

And don’t forget the amazing FAT QUARTER SALE from 9:30-1 on the 31st . Those FQs will surely get your New Year off to a good start!!

We will be closing at 1 pm on Christmas Eve and will reopen on Monday, Dec 28 at 9:30am and will be closing at 3 pm on New Year’s Eve and reopening at 9:30am on Monday, Jan 4, 2010.

Great Gifts

Bendable Light (great for nighttime sewing); The Bias Tool Ruler; Flip ‘n’ Sew Ruler; Frosted Donut (pre-wound bobbins in flexible holder); Crosses & Losses Fabric Kit in brown and turquoise.

Feel free to cut out this section and leave it where your husband can find it. You might want to highlight the ones you want too!


Love and Stitches from me,

Olga Oasis