Hello! What a busy fall already. Montana State is back in session and we welcome our yearly visiagain. September was a month full of classes and you will see some of those photos on our Facebook page. Stay tuned online for our most up to date info (ie when we have an upcoming event or need to get info out ASAP). See below for more classes, events and new stuff! I feel like we should have a game of "I Spy" since there are so many new items in the store. Some are highlighted below.
Blocks of the Month:
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 months 1-3 currently ready to go.
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!
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! Retreat spots are available November, December and into the new year. Please see our calendar HERE
Holiday Shop Hop- October 26-28 Stop in to all 7 shops for fun and easy Holiday Gift Ideas.
Fiesta Fridays are beginning with a fun placemat quilt-as-you-go project. We will provide a fiesta worthy dinner and then we'll sew up a fun little project... a different one each quarter. Join us by signing up HERE for Fiesta Friday @ 5pm on November 10th. You can sign up for one or more- they are all on the calendar! We'll send out materials and cutting instructions prior to class.
Curvy Christmas Runner Class- November 18th
This fun quilt-as-you-go project will help you to master curves in an unexpected way. Our pattern uses 2 1/2" strips or you can cut your own fast and easy with the Stripology ruler. You can make the runner or placemats- both are included in the pattern. Supply list will be emailed prior to class. (To note... we will be catching the Brawl of the Wild at noon in our classroom!) CLASS SIGN UP
- Artist in You Class by Sue Olsen Two Consecutive Saturdays: May 18 & 25
- 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 April 18 Cost: $125 + supplies SIGN UP HERE
Foundational Learning Series 101: Beginning Quilting will start again in January 2024. You can sign up for our 12 consecutive weeks HERE
It's time for our Birthday Club 2023 Party! Sign up links were sent to your email.
Sign ups are now available on our website for Birthday Club 2024 until December 1st. We will be starting in January 1st 2024. Join us for another year of making blocks. Sign up online or call us today @ 406-586-6097
New on Our Shelves:
Newest Patterns & Books:
Wild and Wonderful
Organic Cotton Christmas
We just got in 30 more bolts of batiks, wide backs and a fun mystical line of fabrics. Stop in to see the newest or check us out on Facebook.
Machine Corner: Does your needle threader on your machine work well? Needle threaders are the most complained about part of sewing machines. Here are a few hints on how to get the best out of your needle threader.
1. Select the straight stitch on machine. Often this will be the first stitch to select on your machine. This will stitch position centers your needle.
2. Place needle in the highest position. I use my needle up/down button to put the needle up high.
3. Thread your needle with the appropriate weight thread (50 wt) and a 90/14 needle. Most needle threaders will not work well with smaller sized needles. (ie 80/12 or 75/11)
Need a new machine? Know someone who does? Check out the promos at www.janome.com for the new Holiday gift guide available from October 1 - December 31st. Be sure to print out the flyer and leave it around the house with your favorite machine circled so your family knows what to order when they stop in.
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 now filling the end of November and December slots. Walk-in machines require prepayment. We are able to service and repair all makes and models of machines: Embroidery, Sewing and Sergers.
Main Street Quilting Company Fall & Winter Hours:
Open Monday - Saturday 10a - 4pm
Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday November 22-23
Open December 23rd & 30th 10-2pm
Closed for Christmas December 24-25
Closed for New Years December 31 & January 1st