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Montgomery, Alabama  36117
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May Newsletter

What’s New--

New Block of the Month begins June 15
We have a new Block of the Month Program. Our current lunch bunch program has been such a success, we have planed a new one. Paula is currently quilting the new sample and you are going to love it. The title of the quilt is “Favorite Things,” and this design will quickly become one of your favorites. This is a twelve month program which will work similar to the last program. That is to say it meets at lunch on a Monday (3rd Mondays) and you get to select your own fabrics. In this program, however, you will be doing one appliqué and/or pieced block a month. Come in and see our beautiful sample; watch it come to life! Cost $10.00 to join and pattern is $60.00.

Memorial Day Closing

We will be closed Saturday, May 23 and Monday, May 25 to celebrate the Memorial Day Holiday.

Brown Bag Club Month 8
The Brown Bag Club Group I will meet this coming Monday, May 4. Group II will meet May 11. 

BERNINA’s  Mother’s Day Finance Special

May 7 - 11 **Honoring Mothers Everywhere**--0% interest for 48 months on BERNINA purchases totaling $3,000 or more. 48 equal monthly payments required.

Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
The new Modern Quilt Guild meets monthly at the shop. May meeting is scheduled for May 14 at 6:30. 

Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge

Congratulations to Cheryl Snellgrove, SEW BERNINA’s Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge winner. Photos of her quilt entitled “All In the Family,” have been sent to MODA and will appear on a blog where you can visit and vote. I will post a link on our website when I get that information from MODA.

Virtual Clubs
“Club Special” - attend both clubs for $10.00. As always, you will receive a CD containing the project directions and hints to make your projects successful.  BERNINA Club and All About ME (Machine Embroidery) Club are now scheduled back to back to accord with our customers’ convenience.

BERNINA Club - 10:00 am. Friday May 22 At Your Fingertips
Create a professional looking wallet bag with lots of pockets to keep everything at you fingertips. Learn how to use the right stiffening product to give bag stability and function, how to work with high quality hardware--setting snaps, magnetic closures and zippers, and what sewing techniques create that store-bought look.

All About ME (Machine Embroidery) Club - May 22, 11:00 am (following BERNINA Club). On the Curve
This cute apron sports a curved bottom hem. Join us as we learn to position and embroider multiple designs along a border such as the curved edges of this apron. Learn how to more efficiently hoop and stitch a series of designs.

Congratulations to Cheryl Snellgrove, our Moda Piece and Comfort Challenge Winner
Photos of Cheryl's Quilt, entitled All in the Family have been submitted to Moda for the National Competition.  Please vote for  Cheryl's quilt by using the link by the quilt photo. You may vote multiple times by revisiting the blog. 

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All In The Family 
Pieced and Quilted by Cheryl Snellgrove
Our Piece and Comfort Challenge Winner
April 2015
On the Piece and Comfort Challenge Entry Form, participates were asked to discuss the "Inspiration for this Quilt."  I am posting some of that moving commentary here:

The process of constructing and quilting "Because of the Brave" was part of a healing process for me.  After spending 12 months in Afghanistan as a member of the US Air Force, and retiring in 2012, it has taken some time to return/redefine what a normal life is for me.  I relived many memories from both my deployment and my 20 years in the military while stitching.  It also made me think about my brothers and sisters in arms that didn't come home.  I am thankful that God gave me the skills and abilities to spend 20 years serving the greatest country on earth.
Chrissy Weaver

In reflecting over the 30 years I had the privilege of serving in the world's greatest Air Force and working closely with the professional Soldiers, Sailors and Marines, I realize how blessed my life has been.  The dedicated men and women of our military and their families provide a blanket of security that enables our country to live free and prosper.  This quilt is intended to honor those military heros and provide comfort to those serving at the tip of the sword and their families who support them unconditionally--Those who risk all so we can live in a secure and free nation.  Cheryl Wheeler