Click this link for web page with newsletter:


 November 19, 2010

Hi all!

Most CHRISTMAS FABRICS are MARKED DOWN 30% in the store and on-line.  You can see them and all the SALE FABRICS here:

or here:

It would be worth your trip to Newton, as there are more at Charlotte's Sew Natural, downtown, than we've managed to get posted on-line.  Just can't seem to keep up!  Sorry!

There are also some great CHRISTMAS FABRIC BARGAINS to be found at Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery at the Mall as well as some sweet BABY FLANNELS that have been very popular. 

I can hardly believe that next weekend is Thanksgiving.  

Our Kansas weather has finally taken a turn towards chilly.

Last week Randy & I took a quick trip to Chicago (for his work) and were pleasantly surprised to find weather so mild that only the taxi drivers were complaining!  

Chicago is my kinda' town!  It has trees, sky scrapers and CUP CAKE MOBILES!  How cool is that!?


Lots of fun can be had at Chicago's AMERICAN GIRL PLACE.  While trying to take pictures of the girls coming to "Mecca", with their dolls and assorted entourages, my photos seemed filled with guys - dads, brothers, you name it!  Too funny!

The young boy on the edge of this photo was looking at some doll pet accessories, teasing his sister by saying "this is the dog I want, this is really, really it!", but I ran into these siblings several other places in the store, and he REALLY was into it!  LOL  Anyway, being a true doll-lover myself, I always have fun here too.

We carry KWIK SEW patterns at the Mall store and they have some great DOLL CLOTHES designs, some with matching GIRL sizes.  Come check them out!  Here are some of our favorites.  We stock ALL KWIK SEW patterns, always 10% off list, at CHARLOTTE'S BARGAIN FABRIC Chisholm Trail Mall location.  Or just drop me an email and I'd be happy to provide details like price, availability, etc.


Even our departure from Chicago was exciting.  As we checked out of our high-rise hotel and were waiting for a taxi at the front door, fire trucks started arriving in mass!

Turns out there really was a fire in our hotel.  We felt lucky to not be trapped in the elevator.  

Notice Randy on the right side of this photo.  "Feet, do your stuff!"  LOL, anyway, it was a fun trip.  (We learned later that no one was hurt. Some may have been disappointed if checking in for the weekend and looking forward to the sauna, which I never saw, but was where the fire started. :) )

 No time for saunas!  We're all excited about our upcoming classes for the NEW YEAR.  

Lily & I always have fun visiting (& sometimes going dancing) with KANSAS DESIGNERS Toni & Jenny from WING & A PRAYER.  

Their newest BLOCK A MONTH for 2011 will be offered with two different settings.  We'll be cutting kits in their new TIMELESS TREASURES fabric line of the same name, WILDFLOWER RHAPSODY.  We'll also be cutting monthly kits from TIMELESS TONGA BATIKS & HAND-DYED fabrics.  Classes will also be available.


Wildflower or Tonga Rhapsody - Queen-size sampler quilt with 2 settings available. Class meets 7 p.m. - 2nd Thursdays starting in January.

 As customers have seen the fabric swatches here in the store, they are getting very excited.  The background of the border fabric is a CHOCOLATE BROWN.  The flowers are rose, violet & gold.  In the photo here & above behind Toni, you can see one of the projects that will be featured in the COMPANION book, which will be available whether you are doing the Block A Month quilt or not.  More on that later.

Other new classes and BLOCK-A-MONTH projects starting in January are listed here.  Click on each link for details on costs & meeting times.  You can also complete class enrollment on-line or request kits only which will be mailed monthly starting in January or February 2011.

SECOND SATURDAY starts Jan 8th, 9:00 a.m. - 12 sampler blocks.  $5 each month, or FREE in the shop if you show us the previous month's block made from our kit by 9 a.m. on the next 2nd Sat.

We will use the Kaleidoscope Symphony book.  I've made all these blocks at least once and they are pretty easy, yet interesting. The class enrollment includes the cost of the book, and will be discounted if you previously purchased this book from us.  Monthly mailings will be $7.50 including postage.  Kits for the whole quilt can be ordered in their entirety too.



Civil War Chronicles - Sampler quilt finished approx. 108 inches square, 12 monthly kits will include pattern & fabric for top.



The Joy of Life - This 9-part sampler  quilt finishes approx. 60 inches square.  It can be stitched using either the needle-turn or blanket stitch appliqué techniques. This beautiful quilt was designed by Rosalie Quinlan as she was undergoing treatment for breast cancer. It is a reflection of her journey and the joy that she has found in everyday life.  Monthly kit price will include pattern & fabric for top.

Sewing Club - on-going. Meets 9:30 a.m. 2nd Thursdays. Join anytime. $36/year. Visit for just $5/month.  Next meeting will be Thursday Dec. 9th.

Marti & Me Club & American Beauty Sampler continue through August 2011. 
Meets 10 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. 3rd Thursdays. Join Club now for pro-rated fee.  Next meeting is Thursday Dec. 16th.

Egg Money, an Eleanor Burns quilt and other projects, continues through August 2011 - can still be joined for pro-rated fees. 

November/December meetings have been combined and moved to accomodate the holidays.  The morning class will meet at 10 Thursday Dec. 2, and the next evening class will meet when the class resumes it's regular schedule on January 27, 2011, meeting 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. and all other 4th Thursdays.  New members are welcome.

Upcoming - FABRICS & complete quilt kit will be available in January and the class will begin September, 2011.

The Romance Continues the new Marti Michell sampler quilt class will feature this fabulous navy & yellow Wildrose II fabric from Maywood.  Classes will meet the 3rd Thursdays of each month for a year.

 Back to the present, this week the UPS man delivered a TOWER OF BOXES containing our re-orders and NEW COLORS of CUDDLE & CUDDLE DIMPLE.

CUDDLE is 100% polyester, machine washable, dyrable, and oh, so soft!  

We have lots of colors in the CUDDLE DIMPLE, some new PRINTS, textures, & KITS!

 The kits come with a variety of strips or squares and can be assembled in various ways.  We've included a pattern with each kit and enough fabric for the top.  You can choose what to back it with.


If you haven't sewn with it yet, we highly suggest you try a small project and we have some suggestions.  

Or you can go to Shannon's web site and see all their free pattern ideas:

Plus, just through Thanksgiving weekend, we're running a little PROMOTION on CUDDLE - 15% OFF!  

Come in the store and all CUDDLE, by the yard, minimum 1 yard cuts, will be 15% OFF!  

Cuddle Minky Dimples - Lime GreenOrder CUDDLE ON-LINE, at regular price and we'll give you FREE SHIPPING on the Cuddle.    

This special offer EXPIRES Saturday after Thanksgiving at 5 pm at Charlotte's Sew Natural downtown Newton, and on-line at mid-night SUNDAY NOV. 28th.  

Click here to shop on-line:

This is the THIRD Annual SRS Christmas Quilt Drive and the need continues for QUILTS FOR FOSTER CHILDREN

We have been gathering quilts to pass along to the SRS representatives.  A couple of weeks agao they had just 480 quilts collected for 900 children.  The need remains greatest for older youth and teens.  They would like quilts approx. 45 x 60 inches for babies or twin bed size, approx. 65 x 85, for youth and teens, but will gratefully accept any appropriate quilt donation!  

If you have an existing quilt or can finish new quilts in the next couple of weeks please bring them to our Mall store location and we'll see that they get delivered.  If you or your sewing group would like more information for the upcoming year & 4th Annual Quilt Drive, please contact Toni Harryman or Barbara Rikli at 316-321-4200.

Click here for more details:

GIFT CERTIFICATES can be purchased in either store or on line.  We can send the gift certificate by email with a customized message.  They can be used on classes too! Sooo, "Hint, hint" to the families for the holidays, click here:

Hope to see you soon!

Have a great weekend!


Charlotte Wolfe

Charlotte's Sew Natural
710 N. Main St.
Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 9:30 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 8, Sat. 9:30 - 5

Charlotte's Bargain Fabric & Stitchery
601 SE 36th St (Chisholm Trail Mall, #103)
Newton, KS  67114
Mon. - Fri. 10 - 5:30, Thurs. 'til 7, Sat. 10 - 5:30
Mon. - Sun. 12 - 12 :)

To manage your subscription, changing the way you receive these emails, click here:

Update Settings

To Forward To A Friend, click here:

Send to my friend.

To unsubscribe click here:

No more newsletters.