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JUNE 2022 Newsletter

JUNE, 2022

Get your flip flops out, summer is here! You know we're beginning the summer season when we begin to stay open until 5:30 starting the Tuesday after Memorial Day (we will continue to close at 4:00 on Saturday's, however, so we can enjoy the limited summer weekends!).  We will be starting off June with our fat quarter sale.  We have some great classes planned for this month. Sign up on our website ( and then come on in to get your supplies.  Spots at our annual retreat in October are filling up fast so be sure to get signed up for Camp Stitch S'More as soon as possible (links available below).


First Friday All-Day Sidewalk Sale
Friday, June 3 until 7:00PM

Join All In Stitches and other participating downtown stores as we set up a sidewalk sale for you to enjoy.  The sale will include finished quilts, store models (unfinished quilt tops), assorted fabric grab bags and whatever other surprises Susan comes up with!  This will be combined with our annual Fat Quarter Sale.

All In Stitches Annual Fat Quarter Sale
Friday & Saturday, June 3 & 4

Ready, set... buy!  The annual fat quarter sale is going for two days this year. We will be open until 7:00 on Friday in conjunction with the First Friday Sidewalk Sale. Fat Quarters will be marked down to $1.50/each.

Camp Stitch S'More
Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16, 2022
Spots are filling up fast so be sure to call soon or sign up on the website to hold your place!  We will be gathering at Glacier Camp on the lovely Flathead Lake from October 13-16.  Click here for directions to the camp and here for more information about the accommodations.  You can call the store (883-3643) or sign up on the website ( soon to secure your spot with a $100 depositpay your balance of $185 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!

Big Fork Piecemaker's 2022 Quilt Show 
Friday & Saturday, June 24-25

Friday 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00
The Bigfork Guild is sponsoring a quilt show at the Bigfork Elementary School (click for directions to 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!

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

Poppins Bag Class
Monday, June 6
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.

Woolie Pets
Saturday, June 11
11:00 - 3:00, $20 + supplies
Learn the technique of wool felting while making an adorable woolie pet and get the opportunity to enjoy the teaching of Naomie Gerheim (One of Susan's daughters).

Mesh Bag
Saturday, June 18
10:00 - 3:00, $15.00 +
The onset of summer brings the need to haul your beach supplies to the lake in a new mesh bag. Join Susan Hartman to learn all the inside tips for making this fun project.

Create a unique fabric bowl with batik scraps plus pieces of yarn, ribbon and metallic/regular thread.


Be sure to keep an eye on the "What's New" portion of our website to see images of each fabric in each line.  You can order directly from there and we will mail your order right away!

From Moda:


Also from Moda:

Easy Living Toweling

More from Moda:

Christmas Faire

From Hoffman:

Wildlife Digital Prints

From Free Spirit:

Modern Churndash Model and Kits made with Glyphs

Susan's Musings

The calendar says just a bit over three weeks until the first day of summer. Not sure that the weather man has gotten that message. We are teased with a bright sunny morning but when I step out on the deck the breeze off the lake is still cold enough to make me head back to the comfort of my blanket and cozy chair. We tried having cocktail hour on the deck the other night and between the down jackets, blankets and heater under the table were able to tell ourselves that we had a good time. The chill didn’t dampen the laughter and raucous conversation as we gathered with our snowbird friends who have returned for the season.

As our friends share about the sun and warm winters they had or the new places they traveled to, I admit there is often a part of me that is jealous. I have dreams of great adventures to faraway places and a bucket list of things left to do in life. I have traveled to Europe a couple of times; Germany, Czech Republic and the Ukraine, both by myself and with Pat. The wonders of those countries and the experience of meeting the people have created memories that I carry with me always. I don’t know what future memories I will create with travel but I do know that the memories of friends gathering around the table on our deck, sharing food and wine and their stories rank high on the list of my favorites.

The busyness around town can be felt and seen as Memorial Day weekend kicks off the real start of summer in Montana:  the string of boats and campers crossing the bridge, the flower baskets hung on Main Street and all the bare toes as people kick off their boots and slip on their flip flops. BBQ recipes flood Facebook and kids race to be the first to brave the icy water at the beach.

How many of us really stop and think about the reason for this holiday week end? If we have or had family members who fought in any of our numerous wars and didn’t come home, we are more aware of the meaning of Memorial Day. This is the day that we honor those who didn’t make it home:  those who lost their lives in some distant land fighting for our country. If you have ever visited Arlington Cemetery and viewed the acres of crosses or stood and watched the guards at the tomb of the Unknown Soldier, it creates a lasting impression.

Freedom isn’t free, it comes at a cost. Let’s not forget those who have paid the price.