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April Newsletter 2020

Welcome, Thanks for sharing your time with me. I hope you enjoy reading our newsletter. Please contact me with any comments and suggestions. I love to hear from you.

What is New and Exciting

I hope this finds you and your family healthy!! In this unprecedented time I hope that I can continue to serve you and supply you with your sewing & quilting needs along with extra amounts of encouragement to keep on sewing. For me personally, quilting calms my soul and refocuses me away from stress and depression. It helps to keep me grounded. I have been sewing a lot lately!!

While the studio remains closed to longarm machine rentals and in person shopping for the time being, it remains open around the clock for purchasing for delivery, barn side pick up (no curbs here!) or to be shipped anywhere in North America. You can order online at www.bluebarnquiltco.com , by email info@bluebarnquiltco.com or by phone or text 780 700-4456. I keep all kinds of crazy hours so contact me whenever you need. If I don’t answer, please leave me a message and I will get back to you very soon. I turn my ringer off when I sleep so no time is a bad time! I may even surprise you and answer middle of the night! If you have questions about a pattern or technique, please call me, I’d love to try to help and encourage you!!

What we offer at this time. 
Blue Barn Quilting Co. Is set-up to function at this time where we have been forced to stay home. What a perfect time to get to those quilting projects started or finished. Here is how we can help: 

  • How you can shop:
    • Shop Online - our shop has thousands of bolts and bundles of fabric, notions, patterns, etc… You can shop online at www.bluebarnquiltco.com
    • Shop by Phone, FaceTime or Zoom - to ask questions or see the fabrics, etc. I will do my very best to try and help you get exactly what you want or need! Just leave a message if I don't answer.
    • Longarm Quilting Services Let us complete your quilts on our state of the art computer guided APQS longarm machine. You can ship us your quilt, go online to fill out the form:  https://bluebarnquiltco.com/services or drop off your quilt. If you’d rather not fill out the form online and talk to a real person, just call and I can take down your order over the phone or by email. We will be staggering drop off and pick up times. 
    • We offer Shipping anywhere in North America, delivery, barn side pick up (no curbs here!). 
    • Buy a Gift Card now and use it later! Order online, this is also a great gift to give to a friend at this time. You can also call us and buy a gift card now to use later.

Let us create a Fabric Collection JUST FOR YOU! We can create a collection of color (blue, green, etc), seasons (Spring, Summer, Fall, etc.), or other harmonious colors (warm, cool, earth tones, jewel tones, etc).

Call us for any needs you have and I can help make recommendations and supply you will all your needs to complete your quilt. 

WHAT'S NEW AND EXCITING

As this is being written things can change, so please check the website or social media for updates.

  1.  Central Alberta Quilt Show May 8 & 9 2020  - CANCELLED
  2. County Quilters Guild is having a show and sale May 29 & 30, 2020 in Stony Plain. AB. at the Heritage Pavilion. TENTATIVELY STILL GOING
  3. Quilt Canada will be in Edmonton, AB. June 18 to 20, 2020 at the Shaw Conference Centre. TENTATIVELY STILL GOING

We are bringing in lots of new beautiful fabrics, kits, and patterns for the Quilt shows. All of our gorgeous Liberty of London Fabrics and all the amazing Art Gallery Fabrics along with some new & exciting FIGO fabrics will be available for purchase. The website will list all of the new fabrics and kits. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please contact us.

We have the opportunity to be the only shop in Canada carrying the Art Gallery Fabrics Stitch your Style monthly kits. All the fabric you need for the included Free pattern comes in the kit. Limited kits available, only while they last!

15% Off Sale - April 1-10

APRIL 1 to 10 we are offing a huge 15% off sale on everything in studio to celebrate Spring and Easter. Everything is on sale!

Coupon Code: Happy Easter

20% Off all Longarm Quilting Orders

April 12 until June 30, I am offering 20% off ALL longarm quilting orders. 3 or more quilts will receive 25% off the quilting, please call or e-mail to receive 25% off on 3 or more quilts. 

If you want to get a head start to the Longarm sale, call or e-mail to get your quilts in the queue and you will get the sale price. I want to help you get your quilts done!! You can fill in the Longarm Quilting wizard on our website or call/text/email me and we can get you all set up that way too! Pick up, drop off and mail delivery are all available!

20% Off Coupon Code: Keep Quilting

January Fabric for Stitch Your Style by AGF

Kits with the Free pattern are available on the website. Limited quantity!

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February Fabric for Stitch Your Style by AGF

Kits with the Free pattern are available on the website. Limited quantity!

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FIGO Fabrics Midsommar by Pippa Shaw

Fat quarter bundle available in the shop!

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FIGO Fabrics Midsommar - Pink Colour Way

Fat quarter bundle available in the shop!

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Flora by Marisol Ortega for FIGO

Fat quarter bundle available in the shop!

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Sunshowers Kit
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Meadowland Kit
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Sun Spot Kit
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Class Highlights

I am hoping to run a couple of 3 day retreats out at the farm this summer! Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks!!

I am also trying to get some online sew-alongs up and running so that we can get together virtually. I am hoping to share my zoom membership with both of the guilds that I belong to so that we can get together for guild meetings etc. I will send out updates when this comes together!

Classes & Workshops
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Gift Cards are available 

Choose your amount $25.00 – $150.00

The Blue Barn Quilt Co. gift card makes gift giving easy especially with social distancing! You don’t have to carry a card or keep track of the balance. It is all done for you!

Purchase Gift Card Here

I’d like you all to meet Iris!

She is a member of our County Quilters Guild in Stony Plain AB. She is an A-MAZ-ING quilter!! I for one can not come close to keeping up with her! She continually inspires me and many of our guild members. This is a picture of Iris and her Liberty Jelly Roll Quilt that she made from one of our Jelly rolls. I did the longarm quilting for her and she is using the 4 extra blocks for pillow covers.

Iris has made and given away many, many quilts to family, friends and charity. Thank you Iris for your constant inspiration to so many of us!! 

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What I'm Reading:

I love to read. I especially love books about real people, World War 2, and how to live a better life. I will start with one of my all time faves.

1. Night by Elie Wiesel. Everyone should read this book!! It will be a book that I read over and over again.

2. Artisan Bread in 5 Minutes a Day by Jeff Hertzberg and Zoe Francois. Best bread baking book. Ever!

3. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. I laughed out loud while I was reading this one!! I have the next two in the series and am highly anticipating reading them as well!! One of the funniest books I have read in a long time!

What I'm Listening to:

1. Dream Big with Bob Goff. Season 2. This seriously might just be my favorite podcast ever!! I love Bob Goff! This podcast is Bob having conversations with his friends about ambition, looking for opportunity and taking the next step towards your dreams.

2. The Next Right Thing podcast by Emily P Freeman

3. Quilt Buzz podcast (brand new podcast!!)

    What I'm Watching:

    1. Hillary on Netflix. I love biographies. I watched this one because it challenged my thinking and preconceived perceptions about Hillary Clinton. It was very well done. I wonder if she will run for president again?!

    2. Escape to the Chateau on PBS. Sunday nights at 8pm are date night at our house to watch this show!

    3. The Kindness Diaries on Netflix. I loved the whole premise of this series!!

    Our customers are absolutely the best part of our business. Thank you so much for your support.

    Thank You!

    I really truly appreciate you all SO much for supporting me and my small business in these times. My best form of advertising and for new people to find me is by you sharing for me. Please consider giving me a review on google, or facebook. Follow me on Facebook, Instagram & Pintrest. When you receive a product from our shop please tag us on social media and if you see a post asking about great online shops please consider sharing about our shop. Those are all huge (and free!) ways that you can support any local business. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

    Stay Healthy and Keep On Quilting!!

    Linda

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    Thanks again for reading our monthly newsletter. You're always welcome to reach out to us, just email.

    Linda Timms

    Blue Barn Quilt Co.

    51321 Range Road 24, Parkland County
    Canada

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