ETC April Newsletter

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Every Thread Counts

Upcoming Dates

Second Saturday:
May 13th

Upcoming Classes:
Beginners-- April 11

Upcoming Sale:
May 2nd

Upcoming Guild Meeting:
May 20th

Upcoming Shows:
April 15-16, 2017-- Blossom Fest Craft Show
May 12-13, 2017--Northwest Quilters 43rd Annual Quilt Show


Happy April!

Spring has final sprung! Happy Easter. We are gearing up for a busy summer season. We will be celebrating our 5th anniversary May 1 (but the sale is May 2)! Time sure does fly when you love what you do every day. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for details regarding our anniversary sale. We hope to see you next weekend at the Blossom Festival Quilt Show.


What's New
Blossom Fest
April 15 & 16
Hood River Fairgrounds
Odell, OR
Blossom Fest Quilt Entry Form

Upcoming Sale
Tuesday, May 2nd

We will announce the sale details a week before the event.
Upcoming Classes
101: Discover Quilting
Tue, Apr 11, 2017 at 9:30 am to 4:00 pm

Six plus hours covering the basics of quilting. Choosing fabrics, rotary cutting techniques, 1/4" seams machine piecing, strip sewing, half-square and quarter-square triangles, pressing and more will be covered. I'll also demonstrate layering, simple machine quilting techniques and the binding process.  A good start for beginners and those that skipped over beginning.

Class project is a 38"x16" tablerunner.

Sold Out
Second Saturday
We will be beginning our new round of Second Saturday March 11th. Join us to learn what is new in the store and bring in your completed block for a chance to win a free give-away. And we always encourage show and tell so if you are working on anything bring it in! If you have yet to choose a block, here are your choices:
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Upcoming Guild Meeting

May 20, 2017 

Judy Livingston, presenter: Using the Right Side of the Brain
Workshop: One Wonderful Curve
Location: Stevenson Hegewith Center, Stevenson, WA

Workshop will use the Quick Curve Ruler from Sew Kind of Wonderful and the book One Wonderful Curve.
Supply List

Workshop cost: $60. and includes the ruler and book. If you have either the book or ruler, the cost for the workshop will be adjusted.

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Row by Row 2017

"Row by Row On The Go! is 2017’s theme and we'll be participating here at ETC.  We’re super excited about Row by Row Experience’s brand new program, Row by Row Junior, too!  It’s designed for kids ages 6 to 14.  They travel along with an adult.  They collect free row patterns designed just for them to make and they can learn to sew at home with family help and support from

Row by Row Junior follows the same rules and time schedule as adult Row by Row Experience, June 21 through Labor Day.  Kids need to be in the shop to get the free pattern handout, but anyone can buy a kit.  Grandmothers and traveling family can bring them home as gifts or souvenirs.

Row by Row Junior designed the five different row patterns so you can be sure they are kid-friendly.  Make it an adventure traveling to collect all five and seeing how different shops make up their row. 

We’ll be awarding “I Made This!” ribbons to the first five kids who return with something made using a Row by Row Junior pattern.  Any sewing effort will be celebrated, not just quilting.  Find Row by Row Junior’s free online activities, kids’ journal pages, support for learning to sew at home, and more at this summer.

“We want our kids to learn how to sew and carry on this craft that’s so dear to us,” explains Janet Lutz, Row by Row’s founder. “Travelling to new places, collecting something just for them, visiting Grandma, summer vacation...this is all part of the wonder and excitement of Row by Row Experience.  Please join us.”


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Jan's Quilts

Janine Scott


503-701-1155 (cell)

Quilting By The Fence

Tomme Fent




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Contact Us
Every Thread Counts
514 State Street
Hood River, OR

Regular Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm
Summer Hours: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm
(Memorial Day thru Labor Day)
 * Closed Sunday

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