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JULY 2022 Newsletter

JULY, 2022

It seems that summer is finally here.  And speaking of summer, please come in and meet our newest member of the team, Summer Perkins.  We are so excited to have a twenty-something join us.  She has already increased our online presence with her expertise in that area.  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram!

In support of our town, we want to encourage you to take part in the local celebration of the 4th of July.  The fireworks show will take place on Saturday, July 2 @ 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm at the Polson Fair Grounds and the parade will be on Main Street on the 4th from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Enjoy celebrating our nation's independence!  For all the summer activities in town, click here for the Chamber of Commerce calendar.
We also want to congratulate our recent monthly drawing winners:  Bonnie Kintner and Selina Kenmille.  They have each received a $20.00 gift certificate.  To get your name in the hat for next month, you get an entry every time you spend $50.00 or more.  We really appreciate your business!


Christmas in July Sale @ All In Stitches
We are so excited that a bunch of our Christmas fabric has arrived in time to have our Christmas in July Sale.  Everything Christmas (fabric, patterns and kits) will be reduced 20% for the entire month.  It's only 178 days until Christmas!

First Friday

Friday, July 1  5:30-7:00
Come join us as we stay open late with other downtown businesses on the first Friday of July.  We will be offering 25% off all red, white and blue fabrics!

Mission Mountain Quilt Guild 2022 Quilt Show
July 29-30 
Friday 10:00-5:00, Saturday 10:00-3:30
We will be setting up a vendor's booth at the Mission Mountain Quilt Guild 2022 Quilt Show held at the K. Harvey Elementary school in Ronan (221 4th Ave. NW) 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!

Camp Stitch S'More
Thursday-Sunday, October 13-16, 2022
Our retreat is full for the first time since C***d!  We will be gathering at Glacier Camp on the lovely Flathead Lake from October 13-16.  You can call the store (883-3643) to put your name on a waiting list in case someone has to cancel.  You can also go to our website  to pay the remainder of your registration. You can come as early as noon on Thursday to get set up and start your retreat weekend of fun!  For directions to the camp, click here.  Can't wait to see you all there...

Flathead Cherry Festival
July 30 & 31, Saturday 9:00-6:00, Sunday 10:00-3:00
Be sure to stop by All In Stitches as you browse the booths on Main Street Polson for the annual Flathead Cherry Festival.  There will be homemade products for sale, deals on cherry fabrics and much more.

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

Bucket Hat Class
Saturday, July 9 
10:00-2:00, $20.00 + supplies
Join in as one of the staff walks you through making this adorable bucket hat just in time for gardening, camping and hiking!

Featherweight Fanatics
Wednesday, July 13
10:00-2:00, $10.00 (bring your machine and a lunch)
Join Susan Weatherly as she runs this clinic for cleaning and identifying attachments to your FW machine.

Mesh Bag
Saturday, July 16
10:00-4:00, $15.00 plus supplies
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.

Flipping Out Case
Saturday, July 23
10:00-4:00, $15.00 plus supplies
Join Viktra in constructing this fun travel case from by Annie.  It comes in two sizes and would make a great gift for your favorite quilter/knitter or with a special bottle of wine inside.

Pop Up Windsock
Friday, July 25
10:00-2:00, $15.00 plus supplies
This fun windsock can be made out of a jelly roll or 2 1/2" strips.  Make one out of your favorite team's colors!  Join Judiee as she walks you through making this project.

And coming up, a special treat:

Improv Circles Sampler
Friday, August 5
10:00-4:00, $40.00 plus supplies
Get ready to explore freeform piecing of circular designs in this creative & colorful Improv class.  Students will begin with basic skill building exercises, learn the 4 types of circular units, practice adding inserts, and then work on their own sample compositions.  Blocks can be arranged into a wall-hanging or table runner.  This class will be taught by Merrie M. Ford.  Click here to read her bio and see her fabulous work.


From Moda:

Cheer and Merriment

From Timeless Treasures:

Christmas Joy

And Holiday Retreat:

From Henry Glass & Co.:

Christmas Legend II

From Clothworks:

Feathered Friends

From Studio e:

Midnight Magic

From Quilting Treasures:

All Hallow's Eve


And Wicked:

Susan's Musings

Summer is in full swing according to the calendar and traffic on the highway. The weather has been crazy and nature has played some nasty tricks on many people with the rain, snow and flooding. Pat was so concerned about the level of the lake that he cabled our boat house to a couple of trees. Not sure what it would have done but it made him feel better. The level of the lake is unprecedented and brings memories of the flood of 1964. Some of us old timers remember that flood and the damage it wrought on the area.

We were at the Bigfork quilt Show last weekend and it was fun to see so many people that stopped by to chat and shop. There are so many shows happening this summer I could be on the road every weekend if I wanted. Have had invites from across the state and even out of state to come and vend. While some are tempting, they are a lot of work and I am finding that the strain on my husband’s and my body probably isn’t worth it. It is hard admitting that we are at an age where we need to factor that in when we make plans.

In an attempt to keep up with the modern age of social media and all that tech stuff, we have a new employee.  Summer Perkins has joined us part time and we are excited about the connections she is making for us on Facebook and Instagram. There is a whole vocabulary and technology that is natural to younger generations. As I read various retailer magazine and blogs about the difference in how to market to all the specific generations, I get completely lost. I’m not even sure what generation I belong to. Most of our market is composed of sewers who still like to see and feel the fabric. There are younger generations of quilters that learn all the new techniques and fabrics on the internet. I will admit I have picked up some great tips and ideas from Youtube videos and Pinterest. I have ordered fabric online for myself and customers but I am always surprised when it comes and is actually what I ordered. I am completely baffled when we get an online order from Texas or New York City from someone who has never been in our shop but found the fabric they needed on our website. I’m just thankful for employees who can expand this part of our business.

The foundation of our business is still the customers who walk in the door, browse the fabric and notions, see the models and make us thankful for the opportunity to serve them. Whether they are locals, new to the area or just traveling through we delight in sharing their journey of quilting and carrying on a treasured tradition.

"I'll look back on this and smile because it was life and I decided to live it." Unknown