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MSQCo News- July/August 2023


July/August 2023
Dear Friends,

Hello! What a fun summer we've had so far: lovely weather, gorgeous sunsets with flowers in bloom. Many events are happening downtown but meeting new friends from all over the world has been a highlite of our days. We are getting in new products and fabrics and have been planning some fun things for you. Keep reading for more of what's new and happening here.

Blocks of the Month: 

Sign ups are now available for the new Anteli Block of the Month. If you've taken any of our classes, you will already have a few of the tools you need to make this gorgeous quilt! We are currently making our store sample and have five slots left in our signup list. If you are interested, sign up here We have just received the patterns and that means the fabric is not far behind!

Barn Quilt Block of the Month: Kits are ready for this lovely large block quilt. Our version has a black background and is striking! Barn Quilt a 6 month Block of the Month is now available monthly or as a full kit! 

Fabulous Block of the Month is ready to go!. Our kits have the most lovely rustic colors and is only an 8 month program. Click here for your Fabulous Registration and we will get your monthly kits set aside for you!


We have one other Block of the Month on order...

Hint: Get ready for Blues and Golds- Sneak Peak:


Upcoming Classes/Events:

See below for the upcoming retreats, classes and events


  • Mini Retreats: Come join us for a weekend each month to work on projects, learn new things, and hang out with a great group of ladies! We have filled the June Retreat but have September - December retreat spots available. Please call us for the exact dates and sign up availability 406-586-6097 or see our calendar HERE

  • T- Shirt Quilt Class- July 19-20, 2023 
  • Marty will walk with you through the process of building your own unique T Shirt Quilt. There will be a book to purchase for the class. Bring your t-shirts (the more the better) and your sewing machine and you will be well on your way! We have space to two more- sign up HERE
  • Star Quilt Class- An Advanced Beginner Class: Mondays starting in September 2023
  • This new series of nine classes will walk you through learning new techniques and will also be a great view of basics from our Beginning Class. We will focus on translating the book and precision piecing. Stop in and pick up your fabric map. Sign up HERE for the Star Quilt Class Morning Session or Evening Session 

  • Foundational Learning Class 201- Intermediate Quilting- 14 weeks starting September 2023  Our fall session has been scheduled and is starting to fill. Once you have completed the Beginning Quilting Foundational Class from Main Street Quilting Co, you can take your skills to the next level with our Intermediate Class. Evening Class Sign Up

  • Artist in You Class by Sue Olsen Two Consecutive Saturdays: September 16 and 23 Only 3 spots left!
  • You will making a unique wall hanging from an original photograph of your choosing. If there are still open spots, sign ups will close on August 1st Cost: $125 + supplies  Sign up HERE

Collage Applique Techniques Class with Leslie McNeil - September 30th.  Only two spots left!

Come learn some fun and unique ways to complete a collage style wallhanging. Leslie is a master teacher and you will love learning from her. Leslie has MANY patterns in her collection from which to choose. She will only be teaching from her patterns and we have many of them in our store. Already have one of her patterns- bring it to class! Sign up HERE

Downtown Crazy Days- July 21 & 22 Stop in and see us for the craziest deals yet. We have BIG collections coming this summer/fall and we need room for those bolts and kits.

New on Our Shelves:
Newest Books: 

Harriet's Journery is restocked- if you missed out on the first order of this great book, here's your chance to grab a great compilation of blocks book. 


Are you having guests this summer? Treat them to a book of great local flavor from our very own Jack and Susan Davis.


Sewing a friend or grands? This book has a lot of fun projects that can be completed quickly.


  New from Shannon Fabrics:

Fabric Collections:


Machine Corner:
Needles are an important part of getting a great stitch from your sewing machine. Schmetz makes a wonderful universal needle that works great for all makes and models of machines. They are the recommended needle of sewing machine techs and sewists alike.

Not sure what needle to use and confused about how to read the colors? This Schmetz Chart is a great resource to see what the colors on the needles mean. The top color is the type of needle and the bottom color indicates the needle size.


Need a new machine? Let us help you get into the best tool for your best work. There's fun promo going on with Janome until the end of August. When you purchase one of the machines below, you will get a Home Depot gift card, great for a few updates in your sewing room or give it to your hubby. Stop in and see us.

Machine Service and Repairs:
Our sewing machine expert's service schedule has filled so quickly for months now. Please call us at 406-586-6097 to get a reservation for your machine. We are currently unable to take reservations through email or online. We are now filling the end of August and September slots. Walk-in machines require prepayment. We are able to service and repair all makes and models of machines: Embroidery, Sewing and Sergers.

Birthday Club Reminder: The time to turn in your blocks will be coming faster than you know- it sneaks up on me every year. You can turn your blocks in prior to the October deadline.

Main Street Quilting Company Spring/Summer Hours:
Open Monday - Saturday 10a - 4pm
Closed for Labor Day, Sept 3-4