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Santa Fe Quilting Newsletter

October, November & December 2017


Award Winning Cactus Collage Quilt Class Offered by Nora Briggs

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This quilt was a top winner at the Piece Makers Guild Show in Los Alamos this fall.    It is a Laura Heine design and will be offered by Nora Briggs, an Arizona quilter, who will be visiting Santa Fe several times this fall. This is a beautiful quilt or wall hanging using bright embellished cactus designs.  Visit SFQ to see it! Nora will also teach Pocket Placemats, a great gift idea.

Learn How to Make Christmas Gifts

We have lots of classes to teach you how to make gifts for Christmas or special occasions. Improv Tote can be a no lined grocery bag or a classier lined bag using improvisational pieces of your choice. It is offered by Mary Jo Stipe, a new teacher for us. She also has Improv Bubbles, a small art quilt. Cell Phone/Travel Purse with Louise Heine is offered several times, using a pattern she provides.   She also has Lady Godiva Apron and Lazy Daisy, a cute table topper that can be made with seasonal fabrics.  Winter Twist is a new Jason Yenter holiday quilt offered by Mary.  She also has Spot on Table TopperYo-Yo Dishtowels with Cindy Barfield are perfect gifts. Regina Boyer offers Sew Together Bag, which is great to store sewing supplies or jewelry. 

Two Sided Napkins is a great quick gift  and is offered by Deb Martinez. Although requiring more time, Tuffet classes with Candace Gillis are great gifts or just nice to put your feet on in front of your favorite chair.

Carolyn’s Clothing Classes Offered

Carolyn Randle, our creative employee who makes all the clothing samples in the store, is offering  Easy Top Tunic and Modern Silhouette Vest. Come see her samples to help you get inspired!

Fall Quilting Classes Abound!

We have a mixture of new and old favorite quilt classes for the Fall.  One Fabric Kaleidoscope was so popular we are offering it again with Jean Callaghan, but sign up soon it is almost full.  Bladez is a unique star patterned quilt offered by Le Adams.  Kathy Tolbert is offering Elegant Flying Geese, a scrap friendly quilt; 5-4-3-2-1 Quilt is her all day offering on Dec 31; and From Failure to Fabulous, which uses failed projects to make new creations.

Interweave challenges you to place colors in a pleasing way and is offered by Julee Coffman as are Keystroke, a modern look and Twilight a triangle quilt.  Enjoy Nicole Dunn’s Trees by creating a leafy landscape with plenty of trees. Nicole also has Clamshells, a large fusible design and Dresden Plate. Regina has Layers, a great throw size quilt using the Artisan Spirit Expression panel.   Stripping in Paradise with Louise uses precut strips to create a delightful quilt.  Mary is back with the ever popular 4 Cut PandemoniumElephant Quilt, with Cindy Barfield, is a great baby quilt. We also have lots of classes for beginner quilters to learn how to piece and quilt.

Halloween Pillows & Hang Ups

Need a clever decoration for Halloween?  Marianne Udell has the ticket: Folk Art Stuffed Pumpkins which can hang from the ceiling or a wall.  Check these out at SFQ.

Crazy Pumpkin Trio creates  an elegant pillow or wall hanging is offered by Marianne too.

Japanese Hand Stitching Class

Lea Armstrong is offering her popular Sashiko class where she teaches Japanese country hand stitching

We have seven Block of the Month Classes, more than ever before:

  • Santa Fe Triptych, with Kathy
  • Square in a Square Sampler with Louse
  • Epicenter with Mary
  • Talking Points with Cindy
  • Green Tea and Sweet Beans with Cindy
  • Quilt Block Cookbook with Deb
  • Be Still My Heart with Deb

Fabulous New Fabrics

Just in are digital rayon floral prints for clothing. We have received lots of detailed minkee prints and flannels, just in time for winter!  Coming soon are florals including Robert Kaufman “Azaleas” and more Northcott “Poppies.”  Kaffe Fassett prints are due soon too.  “Floral Spectrum,” an oversized digital panel by Hoffman Fabrics is in along with “Hummingbird Lane,” a precut and prefused kit, that can be appliquéd to the panel.

Halloween Fabric and Patterns

We have lots of new Halloween fabrics, patterns and Happy Hollow kits for your pleasure.  They are located near the front of the store.  Check out the stuffed pumpkin designs too and let Marianne Udell teach you how to make them. Find her classes on the class list.

New Books Have Arrived

New titles include Kaffe Fassett’s: Quilts in Ireland and Quilting is My Therapy by Angela Walters.  With Artful Improv you will learn about “color recipes, building blocks and free motion quilting.”  Quilts from the House of Tula Pink and Quilts for Scrap Lovers are in as well.

Winter Sales:

  • Oct 9-14: Fall Fabrics (Oranges, Browns, Greens & Yellows), 15% Off.
  • Oct 16-22: Patriotic Fabric, 15% Off
  • Oct 23-29: Halloween Prints, 15% Off
  • Oct 30-Nov 5: Patterns, 12% Off
  • Nov 6-12: Kits, 15% Off
  • Nov 24-25: Spin Your Discount, 10-25% off all merchandise.

Stuff Your Stocking Annual Event:

Early December: Watch for details about our annual daily specials. We will email the daily special list of sales to interested customers.  Let us know if you want to be on the list. Must be purchased on specific day they are offered. Your choices will be gift wrapped for you and you can pick them up about 10 days before Christmas.

In Store Free Demo

Quilting with Ruler Foot & Rulers Demo: With a regular sewing machine you can use a template to create a quilting pattern. Wed, Oct 11, 1-3 & Oct 28, 1:30-3:30. Offered by Cindy.

Holiday Hours & Closings for SFQ

Santa Fe Quilting will be closed on Nov 23 for Thanksgiving, Dec 25 for Christmas and Jan 1, 2018 for New Year’s. We will close at 4 p.m. on Nov 23 and Dec 24.

Santa Fe Quilting is located at 3018 Cielo Court, Suite A, in Santa Fe.     Phone: 505-473-3747. Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Web:  Owners: Mary McCusker and Allen Winchester. Assistant Manager: Cindy Barfield.

Hours: 10-5:30, Mon-Sat; until 7 p.m. Thu and 1-5 p.m. Sundays.  




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