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APRIL 2022 Newsletter

MAY, 2022

Here come the flowers!  This month, come pick a flower at the store to determine your discount for your purchase.  We are taking pre-registration for Camp Stitch S'More and classes. Sign up on our website ( and then come on in to get your supplies.  


Bigfork Piecemaker's 2022 Quilt Show
Friday, June 24 10:00-5:00  Saturday, June 25 10:00-4:00

The Bigfork Guild is sponsoring a quilt show at the Bigfork Elementary School (600 Commerce Street) in June.  There will be quilts on display, vendors (we will be there!) and a boutique for shopping.  Raffle tickets for the quilt designed by Rebecca Morris and quilted by Victoria Pabst are currently on sale ($1/ea. or $5/6). The drawing will be held on June 25, 2022.  Come and join the fun!

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.  Click here for directionsFor more information about the camp accommodations, click here. 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!

First Friday Soup and Sew
Friday, May 6

We will be staying open late on the First Friday of the month.  Come in to work on a project with friends and share a bowl of soup. And shop for Mom!  Gift Certificates will be 20% off that evening. Please call ahead to let us know if you will be sharing soup with us.

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

Fabric Bowl Class
Saturday, May 7
10:00-3:00, $20.00 + supplies
Join Maureen Gleason as she instructs us how to make this fun and funky fabric bowl.  Sign up on the website or call the store for more information about what you will need to create this gem.

Kreative Kids May Project
Wednesday, May 18
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. Join Mary Jamison and make a fun springy bucket. Learn two different ways to make a bucket corner. 

Teddy Bear Sew Class
Wednesday, May 25
10:00-2:00, FREE

Come join Diane Byers in making teddy bears for Lake County and Tribal foster kids.  All materials will be provided.  If you don't sew, please help us cut and stuff!  This charity project is sure to warm your heart and soul as you make a buddy for a troubled child to love.


From Moda:

Seashore Drive by Sherri & Chelsi

Also from Moda:

Tulip Tango by Robin Pickens

From Hoffman:

Assorted Batiks

Also from Hoffman:

Custom Designed Montana Fabrics by Quilt Gallery

From In the Beginning:

Halcyon by Jason Yenter

Susan's Musings

Just celebrated another birthday but didn’t go as crazy as last year when I turned 70. Decided at the mature age of 71 I needed to keep things within reason. Instead of buying a quilt store like I did last year at this time, I bought a sit down quilting machine. Similar to resisting the purchase of a Singer featherweight, I have resisted anything to do with a quilting machine. In all honesty, I have never even tried one at the numerous demos where they have been shown. My resistance has been two fold.  First, it’s an expensive process to get into and second, I didn’t want to look like a total Klutz when trying it for the first time. I wanted to maintain the illusion that I do know something about this crazy obsession called quilting.

Well, as of this morning, I stepped over the edge. Through the quilting network of trivia I heard about a machine for sale up in Kalispell. I got the name of the seller but no phone number. I tried the usual ways to get a number or contact, Facebook, the internet, called a couple of stores but to no avail. Finally, I resorted to a method us old folks relied on for most of our life, the phone book. Low and behold, she was listed. The rest is history. Pat and I drove up to Kalispell this morning and picked up the machine. It is now proudly sitting in the back of the store. I gave it a quick try and several alarms went off so I think I need to spend some time reading the manuals and googling how make the thing work. Not sure where it will reside for sure but with trepidation, I am looking forward to trying my hand at this new adventure. Wish me luck and if you have a similar machine and want to share some knowledge, feel free to stop in and share away.

This last year has passed so quickly. It’s hard to imagine that it has been a year since I decided to buy the shop. Many changes have taken place during that time. We changed Point of Sale systems, got our website up and going and are doing some online sales. So much new and varied fabric has come in, I sometime will be cutting a piece and look at it and think, “I don’t ever remember seeing this before.”  We are at a better place as far as getting orders in on time, vendors are coming in person so I can actually see and feel the fabric that I am ordering.

We are looking forward to a busy summer. We will be at several area shows, having some fun new classes and as always offering a friendly inviting place to shop and gather.

Thanks for supporting us this past year. We look forward to seeing you soon.