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Greetings from Designer Fabrics

Hello, Everyone!

So how is everyone's pre-Summer going? I'm currently feeling the heat... and not outside. Working from home today, catching up on things as we have Topper Club tomorrow and that means an email. But in order to fire off an email, I first need to update the fabrics/new on the website, and that spirals into paying bills and organizing my paperwork bag. Catching up in one department I find I lack in several others... But it has been nice to have a few hours of the house to myself. I am easily distracted with my own squirrel moments. Can you say kittens? 16 to be exact. I go outside and enjoy those little buggers when I need a break. They are in 3 different stages. The first batch are like teenagers, picking on the little ones and defying mom's moods. The second and third batches I can't tell which they are from as they are 8 of 9 are grey and little fur balls with a tail in the air as they waddle and follow anything that moves. Too cute!! The fourth batch is starting to get mobile, but only in search of mom.

Well, enough of my squirrel moments... back to knocking a few more things of my to-do list!

All the NEW items into the shop & the Events reminders are being posted so you can keep track of us on Facebook! Just in case you don't have extra time to peruse the website & want a general overview of what has been happening!! I'll try & post pictures of our whereabouts when possible!!

Upcoming events so far for 2017 at Designer Fabrics...June 13th~ Top Your Trendy Table Club- Meeting to begin at 5:30!

June 15th~ Jim will hopefully be here for machine service.

June 18th~ CLOSED for Father's Day

June 20th~ Carrington Quilt Guild- Meeting at Rosa's Pizza in Fessenden. Don't forget your (3) Grunge strips!

June 21st~ Row by Row On The Go 2017 begins!! For more information check out Row By Row Experience! Our row is ready to go!! And our plates are here and available!!

June 27th~ Designer Quilt Club- Let's Bake! We will share a new pattern with you each month and catch you up on what's NEW at the shop! Door prizes, member discounts, and dessert and coffee at each meeting! This year I will try to concentrate on more projects from precuts (or homemade precuts) tailored for your seasonal projects! I know how many of you are trying to work on quick projects that are fast and easy, so I am going to try and make them just that! Meetings are to begin the LAST Tuesday of the month at 3:30 & 7:00pm. Cost for DQC is $17.00 for the year. ***Finished UFO Challenge #2 Due!!

July 4th~ CLOSED

July 11th~ Top Your Trendy Table Club

July 16th-28th~ 12 Days of Christmas In July

July 18th~ Carrington Quilt Guild meeting at Dakota Gardens & Winery

July 25th~ DQC

August 8th~ Top Your Trendy Table Club

August 15th~ Carrington Quilt Guild

August 29th~ DQC

September 28th-October 1st~ This retreat is Full in the dining hall, but I just got word from LeAnn that we could still accommodate more quilters in the Chapel. Waiting list gets first dibs... So, if you are willing to sew in the Chapel, send in your deposits! The same arrangements for meals and sleeping would still apply.

November 16th-19th~ Numbers are only around 14, there is plenty of room to sign up!

New into the shop...
Cozy Cabin Christmas
Sweet little group from Sandy Lynam Clough for Red Rooster Fabrics! I love the pickups and barns! The size of this picture is deceiving, the scale is larger in person!

Forest Frost II
Last year's grouping of Forest Frost Glitter was wonderful backgrounds in projects, so I jumped on their newest backgrounds! Add a little sparkle to your Winter projects!!

Our display of these beauties continue to grow! They are becoming a favorite of almost everyone!

Happy Summer- from my boys Grey & Jacks!

Crystal Springs Retreat
Crystal Springs Baptist Camp
Medina, ND
September 28th-October 1st, 2017 ... November 16th-19th, 2017

Come and join us for a relaxing weekend of quilting! Normal arrival is 9am Friday, but you are welcome to come Thursday after 1pm if you'd like. There will be an additional $30 cost for the night & no meals, so if you can swing it let us know! I know everyone is on a mission and a few extra hours may help make the difference in a finished quilt top!! Cost is $30.00 per night and $8.00 per meal. Sunday, most people leave around 3pm, but the staff won't kick you out if you have time to work on your quilts! If you’d like to join us just for the day, if we have room, the fee is $10.00 & any cost of meals you stay for. You plan your own weekend!! There are no organized classes, just bring your own unfinished projects to work on!! Everyone must have a few of those tucked away… If you are all caught up or need something new from your wish list, Designer Fabrics will have a shop set up!! Or if you need something from Designer Fabrics that you know of ahead of time, let us know & we'd be happy to bring it with (whether it is bolts, cut yardage, or special-ordering patterns & notions!). Now's your chance to work on your UFOs uninterrupted in a well lit, huge space! We sew in the dining hall (which holds 200 people), and save a few tables to eat on. Bring long extension cords and maybe your favorite chair! Some even have their own 4 foot tables to use for cutting mats or ironing... Believe me, quilters can pack a car!! And a trailer!!

Crystal Springs provides a cook for the following planned meal:
Friday~ Dinner at 12 noon-----Supper at 6:00pm
Saturday~ Brunch at 10:00am-----Supper at 6:00pm
Sunday~ Brunch at 10:00am
***We need a head count 2 weeks prior to each retreat. After that, we will not be able to change the count.***
***You will be charged for the meals you sign up for and will not be able to get a refund for not taking them.***

We also have a table or so for the "grazing buffet" of shared snacks (& please bring the recipe to share also)! Sleeping accommodations are dorm-style, with room for 100. So remember to bring a sleeping bag or bedding for a twin sized bed, pillow and toiletries.

This Retreat is limited to 34 people, so we are asking for a $50 non-refundable fee for holding your reserved spot. Remember... First come, first guaranteed. No exceptions, Reservations fill up fast!! If you don’t hear from us, we will see you there! We will let you know if you need to be put on the waiting list. This reservation fee will be deducted from your final cost, if you attend.

Any questions contact Jackie at or call 701-652-3535 from 10:00am-5:00pm weekdays.

Please complete & mail the bottom of this letter and your separate fees for each retreat (payable to Crystal Springs Bible Camp) to:

Designer Fabrics
ATTN: Crystal Springs Retreat
929 Main Street
Carrington, ND 58421


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Please Circle Days Attending Thursday Night Friday Saturday Sunday
Please Circle Meals Attending Friday(we need a head count for the cook) - Dinner Supper
Saturday- Brunch Supper
Sunday- Brunch
Please Circle Month(s) Attending Sept/Oct November

Have a great week!!

Until next time, Happy Quilting!! Jackie
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