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APRIL 2022 Newsletter

APRIL, 2022

The warmer weather and sunnier days have surely been welcome!  We are hoping we can entice you to come inside to enjoy some great upcoming classes.   Sign up on our website ( and then come on in to get your supplies.  We have been seeing a bunch of retreaters come through.  Be sure to get signed up for Camp Stitch S'More as soon as possible.


Camp Stitch S'More
Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16, 2022

It's time to sign up for retreat!  We will be gathering at Glacier Camp on the lovely Flathead Lake from October 13-16.  You can call the store (883-3643) or sign up on the website ( soon to secure your spot with a $100 deposit or $285 to pay in full.  You can come as early as noon on Thursday to get set up and start your retreat weekend of fun!

Columbia Falls Quilt Show
Saturday, April 9

We will be setting up a vendor's booth at the Teakettle Quilt Guild 2022 Quilt Show held at the Glacier Gateway Elementary school in Columbia Falls (440 4th Ave W) and would love to see you there.  Come see the fabulous quilts on display and check out the special deals we'll have for you!

Call (406.883.3643) or sign up on our website (allinstitchesmt.comtoday to hold your spot.

Cork Clutch Class
Monday, April 18
10:00-4:00, $20.00 + supplies
Judiee is back from down south to bring you her famous Cork Clutch class.  If you've been fortunate enough to take this class before, you will receive a discount.  Don't wait to sign up, though, this class fills up fast!

Kreative Kids Spring Project
Wednesday, April 20
10:00-1:00, $20.00 (includes all materials)
Come spend your day off from school sewing a springy project with Mary Jamison.  Bring your lunch, a machine and an extra bobbin.  Or call the store to sign up for one of our machines.  Everything you need to make your creation will be provided.

Drawstring and/or Traveling Iron Bag
Saturday, April 23
10:00-4:00, $15.00 plus supplies
Come make this fun and easy drawstring bag designed and taught by Mary Jamison.  She's also come up with a heat resistant lined bag for your traveling iron.  You're sure to have fun with this class!

Poppins Bag Class
Saturday, April 30
10:00-4:00, $40.00 plus supplies
Join Judiee Goodman and make the bag of your dreams.  You can choose a mini or large Poppins bag or even the Large Katahdin bag.  Be sure to come in ahead of time to choose your fabrics and get your supplies so you will have plenty of time to put your bag together.


From Northcott:

Color Collage and Toscana (solids)

Also from Northcott:

Sail Away (again!)

From Clothworks:

Living the Dream

The above fabrics are on the bolt



From Free Spirit:


Susan's Musings

Okay I did it. I got sucked into the rabbit hole of an online scammer. I knew better but got desperate and let them talk me into things that I now regret. I’ve read the warning emails, seen the posts about it but I still bit, hook, line and sinker. I’m not sure how much damage was done, my computer is still at the doctor. Getting scammed just takes over your whole thought process. It makes me suspicious of every phone call and email now. I’m sure the paranoia will decrease but it made for a sleepless night.

It did get me thinking about other areas of my life that I let scams or misinformation overtake me. We all jokingly say, “I saw it on Facebook so it has to be true.” We may make a joke of it but how has it changed our perspective? Can we watch the event or see the person without having some of the information tugging at our thoughts? How do we balance all the news that floods the airwaves? What is the “real news”? How do we respond to criticism or negative talk around us?

As quilters we are all accustomed to the reply, “well, it’s not perfect” when we compliment someone’s quilt or project.  Do we expect perfection so much that we put ourselves down when a point doesn’t match or our blocks are a little wonky? Have we just scammed ourselves? As most of you know, I am not a perfectionist with my quilts. I love the motto, “you can’t see it at 50 feet on a galloping horse”. Seeking perfection for me would take the enjoyment of the process out of it. My delight with a project starts when I see a bolt of fabric and think, “Oh I could do something with that”.

How many of our grandkids have looked at the quilt or bag we made them and said, “Nana, this seam isn’t quite a ¼.”? I doubt if any of them have. They wrap up in it, roll around on the bed and cuddle with it while watching TV. Take joy in their delight, savor the love that is shown when they drag it across the floor. Many of us have gifted something and had the receiver be less than thrilled. Does that reflect on us or on them? Don’t let them dampen your enthusiasm for your craft. Strive to be the best you can. Keep improving and expanding your horizons. Most of all, love yourself and don’t fall down any rabbit holes.