August Newsletter

A New Show!
A few days ago it was announced that a new trade show will be held March 30th-April 1st in Orlando, Florida.  I am SO excited!   No three hour time change . . .a quick and easy flight . . .and warm . . .what more could a girl ask for?
So, this means that my wholesale line,  Vallerie Needlepoint Gallery, will not be attending the TNNA show in Portland.  But, I’ll have new designs for January and throughout the year from now on!
A Kink in My Plans
With this new show, I’ve had to reschedule our Needlepoint in New England retreat.  It was planned for April 6th, but that’s impossible now with the new show. I can do a lot, but even I can’t turn around two days after getting home from a trade show and host a retreat.  I’m working on new dates for 2019.  It’s going to be in October, the most beautiful time here in the North East.  I will let you know as soon as I have a date set. 
Kelly will be back October 10-12! 
We have two different classes!
The first class is on Wednesday October 10th from 10-3 where Kelly will be teaching here stunning ribbon eggs.  Choose one, two or three of the eggs to work on during class.  These are SOOOOOOO beautiful in person!
4 x 5 on 18 mesh

Pick Your Piece Workshop
The second class, “Pick Your Piece Workshop” will be on Thursday and Friday October 11-12.  This is a two days class where you will pick one of five pieces to work on with Kelly. I think there’s something for everyone!
For those of you who have no interest in stumpwork, these two holiday pieces are for you!
11 x 6 18 mesh
Happy Holly Days
13 x 8 on 18 mesh
Kitchen Hen Collage
This is the companion piece to the Rooster Collage Kelly taught last year at the shop.  So fabulous!
5 x 7 on 18 mesh


New England Wreath
If you missed our fabulous retreat in the Spring,  Kelly will be teaching an encore class at the shop.  The details in the piece are amazing!
6 x 6 on 18 mesh
Autumn Topiaries
I think this is my favorite.  I know what I’ll be stitching during class!  This piece is 10 x 8 on 14 mesh.
I have to get the canvases ordered by July 15th so don’t wait too long to sign up!  Give us a call at the shop and we can give you all the details and pricing.  I hope you can make it!  If you’ve never taken a class with Kelly you’re in for a real treat!
Call or email to sign up!

CBK Trunk Show
All in stock and special orders from trunk show are 20% off!

20% preorders for this new design premiering at Destination Dallas.  Sandra Arthur has an online class planned for this . . FYI

Will Bullas is another new artist debuting in Dallas!

Be sure to follow us on Facebook!  Starting with this trunk show, any of “Suzie’s Picks” will come with a free stitch guide with the purchase of the canvas and threads.  How cool is that?

Check out  the website  to see the full line
Christmas Diners
Our exclusiveChristmas Diners are now available individually!

We have them in stock right now with stitch guides and thread kits!

Stash Sale
You don’t wanna miss this . . .August 18th . . .a Stash Sale!   You’re probably wondering what that means.  Here’s how it works.
Bring your pre-priced unwanted “stash” items to the shop on Saturday August 18th so they can become someone else’s treasure.  You can also mail in your items if you’d like to contribute.
Proceeds from the sale will be donated to a wonderful family in Wilton that is going through a very difficult time.   Issy Kwei, and adorable 11 year old girl from Wilton, had a tumor removed form her brain stem at Yale Hospital.  The tumor was removed successfully but Issy has a long road ahead of her, having to relearn brain-stem controlled skills-from breathing, swallowing, talking and more.  The family faces exorbitant medical bills, expected to be $250,000-$500,000!  Doesn’t this sound like a wonderful thing to do?
How cute is she?
Items not sold will be donated to another charity and will not be returned.
Canvases must be unstitched and you are limited to 5 canvases to donate. You must price them ahead of time. If you need help with that, just give us a shout.
So, come and stitch in the shop that day. We’ll have door prizes, snacks and a ton of fun!  Bring lunch and spend the day if you want to!  If you can’t make it that day, you can drop off your once loved treasures that week.
If you’d like to make a donation, there is a Go Fund Me account set up for the family.
Destination Dallas Sneak Peeks
I will have about 100 new designs for Dallas!  That’s if I can get everything painted on my list!

Patchwork of Peace Stitch Along
Join us once a month for to work on this fabulous design. Class will meet the first Friday and Saturday of the month from 10:30-12:30. You can pick which day you would like to come.  Each class session is $20
The first class will be selecting your threads and getting started on stitches.  Each month after we will continue to work on stitches and playing with threads.  At the end, everyone will have their own unique version of the American flag.
The canvas is available on either 18 (12 x 17) or 13 (18 x 23) mesh.
Class starts August 4th
We still have some canvases in stock so it’s not too late to sign up!
The class will be ongoing over the next year so you can join in at any time.
Call the shop to sign up  203-210-5107
New Studio Times
Tuesday 12:30-2:30 with Suzie
Thursday 10:30-12:30 with Suzie
Saturday 10:30-12:30 with Suzie
Can’t make those times?  We’re happy to schedule a private lesson with you.
Be sure to call ahead or email to reserve a place in studio time
New Location
Don’t forget that we’ve moved.  We’re at the same address but in the red building in the front!
Don’t Miss a Thing!
2018 Finishing Deadlines
 Halloween: July 20, 2018
Hanukkah: July 27, 2018
Thanksgiving: Aug 3, 2018
Early Christmas: Aug 10, 2018
Late Christmas Deadlines
Pillows and Stockings: October 1st
Standups: October 1st
Ornaments: October 15th
Belts: November 1st
the later deadlines may include a rush fee

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