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OCTOBER 2022 Newsletter


Fall is finally here, the smoke has cleared and even though the days can still be hot, nights are cooling.  Time to pull out your sweaters, scarves and boots!  And it's a perfect time to start a Halloween, Autumn or Christmas quilt.  We have lots of great new fabrics to tempt you. And widebacks (including 60" and 90" Cuddle/Fireside) will be 20% off to help you get your projects DONE!

We want to congratulate Mary Sailors (left: Best In Show) and Sandy Taylor (right: Long Arm Quilted By Other) for the recognition they received at the Kalispell show last month for their amazing quilts. 

And congrats to our winner of the September drawing, Molly Miller from Texas!  We so appreciate our customers that visit us while they are traveling through our town.  


First Friday Open Sew and Costume Consultation 
October 7
Needing some help designing and creating a Halloween costume or even a DIY trick-or-treat bag? Whether it's for a child, teen, or adult, we can help! Bring your machine and join us on Oct. 7th for our open sew and costume consultation! Have everything planned for your costumes? That's perfect! Go ahead and bring any project you'd like to work on. You can still join us for ideas, laughter, and soup!  Please sign up on the website ( so we know how much soup to make...

Fall Festival
Monday, October 10
Come enjoy some fellowship and fun Fall foods while creating a lovely Falling Leaves Quilt.  Sign up for the class and join others in welcoming the season.  We will be serving chili, cornbread, spiced apple cider and pumpkin pie.

Quick Turn Potholder Demo
Saturday, October 22
10:00 or 1:00
Come in for a quick demo to make a Quick Turn Potholder just in time for Thanksgiving dinner! Would make a great hostess gift if you aren't doing the cooking this year.

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

Featherweight Class
Thursday, October 6
12:00-3:00, $15.00 + supplies
Susan Weatherly will be sharing her expertise for cleaning, maintenance and enjoying your Featherweight machine.

Falling Leaves Quilt
Monday, October 10
10:00-3:00 $50.00 (includes all materials)
If you are looking for a fun Fall project, sign up for this class to make a wall hanging or lap quilt just in time for cozy weather.  We will be having a 
Fall Festival in conjunction with this class.  Join the fun with Mary Jamison teaching!

Kid's Sew Day Halloween Table Runner
Wednesday, October 19
12:00-4:00, $10.00 (includes all materials)
Mary Jamison has planned for a spook-tacular sewing time to make a kid-friendly Halloween table runner. 

Poppins Bag Class
Saturday, October 29
10:00-4:00, $40.00 plus supplies
Join Judiee Goodman as she teaches this popular class again and create a fun, versatile bag for everyday use.  Choose from the mini or large Poppins bag or make the Large Katahdin bag.  Pick up your pattern and fabric ahead of time so you can begin creating your bag first thing the day of class!


From Robert Kaufman:


From Figo:

Heavenly Hedgerow

Susan's Musings

It is officially Fall and the rain is so welcomed. Pat pulled up the fire map this morning and it looks like this whole western part of the state is on fire. Many of them are small but without rain they all have the potential to grow. We will miss the opportunity for nightly boat rides and refreshing dipS but this is a great time of year. We will be heading up the east shore to get our fall supply of apples and enjoy the colors as they turn.

Many of you have asked how the kitchen project is progressing. WELL, that is a loaded question. After getting bids and making some estimates for material we are really struggling with how to proceed. Pat is more “all or none” and I’m more a “just do what we most need”. We don’t talk about it for a few days and then one of us gets a new idea and the discussion takes off again. Stay tuned as it will be a continuing saga. Who knows… I may come home someday and find my kitchen torn apart. Time will tell.

Quilt Show season is over in this area for the year. That means it’s time to get serious on projects for next year’s shows or just those projects that were put on hold over the summer. I’m seeing lots of states on line that are getting back to doing Shop Hops and other events to get folks out and traveling to different shops. We don’t have anything officially arranged but there are great day trips that take you to a variety of shops. It always amazes me how different the shops are even within the western corridor of Montana. We have put together a list of area shops for you to check out. Stop in and pick up a copy, gather a couple friends and take a trip.

I’m looking forward to our retreat coming up the middle of the month. It is always inspiring to see what everyone is working on. It’s also just fun to get away from the day to day routine and have time to recharge, whether that is by sewing, sleeping, finding a quiet corner to read or visiting with friends you haven’t seen since last year.  I have learned to limit my expectations of what I might accomplish. I guess I’m more social then a dedicated quilter. I am dedicated to my collection of fabric though.

Stop in and see us.

Another quote stolen from Bonnie Hunter:

Quilting is not a hobby. It’s an obsession, an occupation, a fascination, an addiction, self expression, and a way of life."