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Beyond The Stitches Newsletter - April 2023

We're so glad you're here!
Our Newsletter will provide information on what has transpired during this past month as well as what is coming up.
We are entering the fourth Month of 2023 already......times continues to go by so quickly.  We have enjoyed visiting with a lot of our seasonal customers during their winter visit this year.  As you continue to prepare to head home please know that we appreciate your continued support and may you be blessed with safe travels.  Thank you for keeping in touch with us via our Newsletter, Website and Facebook business page.  Be sure to send us your project pictures ( so we can celebrate your completed projects with you. 
LQS - Local Quilt Shop contest (contest organzied results showed that we ranked #8 internationally and #2 in the State of Florida out of 39,327 votes.  THANK YOU for your support and votes!
We enjoyed a special visit with Loralie (founder, author, creator of Loralie Designs)
Quilts of Gratitude 2023 quilt show organized and sponsored by Creative Quilters of Citrus County was held this past month where we showcased the Baby Lock Gallant and Coronet Long Arm quilt machines, Regent stand-up or sit-down Long Arm quilt machine, Allegro sewing machine with the extra large throat space for your special quilts, the stylish Bernina 475 Kaffe Edition sewing machine and the great Bernina 570, both with the Bernina Jumbo Bobbin.  We also showcased our custom large and small Clappers, the fantastic Arrow sewing furniture featuring several sewing cabinets, iron/cutting station and the fun sewing themed chairs.  We provided 480 tote bags to quilt show attendees as well as some great coupons for future shopping.  We thank Creative Quilters of Citrus County for inviting us to be a part of their event. Here are some of pictures of the 110 stunning quilts on display.
During the quilt show on Saturday, the quilts presented to veterans was very touching.  To learn about the local veterans and their stories as well as the special sewest that created the beautiful quilts presented, was heartwarming. 
Our Learning Center is the location of fun classes where you can meet new friends, create fun projects and learn a few tips along the way.  Be sure to join the fun.  If the class is sold-out be sure to have a Team Member add your name to the Wait List because there are times when someone needs to cancel and you could fill their seat.
Learning Center - April
1         Sew & Tell
           Florida Spectacular Shop Hop Final Day
5         Doll Class
6         ASG (American Sewing Guild) Meeting
7         Custom Fit Bucket Hat
8         H2O Sling Along
10       Caddy Pad Jr.
11         Double Zip Gear Bag - prep class Optional
12-13   Double Zip Gear Bag - construction
15        Private Event
17-18   Little Poppins Bag
19        Pet Set
20-21   Beginner Quilting - I (Heart) You quilting class
22        Sashiko Techniques
24-25   Open Stitching
26-27   Tamarack Jacket Prep & Construction Class
28        Fleece Wrap
29        Swinging with Linda & Ropes -- Beginner rope class
The final day for the Florida Spectacular Shop Hop is April 1 and we have met some GREAT new friends.  With the shop hop passport customers enjoyed visiting nine different shops and collected the pattern and fabric kit the the shop's block (FOR FREE) as they enjoyed traveling to different locations throughout central Florida.  For those of you that were not able to participate in the shop hop, here is a picture of our quilt (each shop created a project with the nine various blocks; some were quilts, pillows, table runners, etc.) where you will find our shop block in the center.  Our interruptation of Florida Spectacular is (follow the block from the top then moving to the right)  You Wake Up To Sunshine, You Can Walk In The Sand, You Can Collect Seashells, When You Go Into The Water, You Can See Coral Reef, Colorful Fish, Manatee, Get Out And Have An Orange - we included the completed Yo-Yo (made by our Team Members) and the cute button.
Here are some of the pictures from our Learning Center this past month: 
Our Team enjoys celebrating your completed projects and seeing what you have created with fabrics purchased at our shop.  Thank you for sending us your pictures or stopping by and sharing your projects with us.  Here are a few pictures of the beautiful projects shared.
We had a great special event with Baby Lock trainer, Denise Schober.   
We continue to have fantastic IQ Designer classes to help you learn more about the technology that is right at your finger tips if you own a Baby Lock Destiny, Destiny II, Solaris, Solaris 2 or Solaris Vision.
As you may recall, we now offer Arrow Sewing Furniture including sewing cabinets, cutting tables, storage solutions and fun comfortable chairs.  Many of you have received your new furniture and we are starting to receive pictures of your beautiful sewing studios; here are a few to enjoy.  If you are interested in learning more about the furniture we offer for your sewing studio needs be sure to stop by or give us a call.  The furniture can be shipped anywhere in the United States and you can choose to assemble yourself or have your furniture delivered already assembled (a lot of options for you to choose from),

Even if you think your sewing machine is clean, you just never know what is sure to schedule your machine cleaning in our Service Department.  This is a machine was in one of our classes that just wasn't sewing right and the customer didn't realize what the problem was.....guess she knows why now.

Newsletter Special
When you show this section of your newsletter to our Team Members, you can enjoy 20% OFF all in-stock solid fabrics.  This special does NOT apply to special order or previously purchased items. Cannot be combined with any other specials.
You MUST show this section of your Newsletter so be sure to save a screenshot so it appears in your photo gallery on your mobile device or print it as you will need to show it to a Team Member when you check out.  This is a savings for Newsletter subscribers only.
We look forward to seeing you soon.  Happy Stitching & Creating!

Beyond The Stitches, LLC    Mon - Fri 9:00 - 5:00 pm, Saturday 9 - 3 pm
979 N Suncoast Blvd
Crystal River, FL 34429
(352) 794-3289
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