Spring 2015 Newsletter




Although the winter weather was harsh we were very busy at
American Folk Art & Craft Supply. Here
are some projects I thought
you would like to see.


       
Sweet Land of Liberty is quilted and ready for the summer.

Nancy's rooster quilt is hanging out by the hen house! El Gallo fabrics and Fence Sitting pattern.

Natalie's husband Paul will be warm on his hunting trips with his Comfy quilt made from Turning Leaves fabrics.

Maria chose gray and white theme sailboat print for her summer quilt. Quilt made from the Splash fabric line.

Lisa is going to look great with her Big Sebago tote this summer made from Jinny Beyer Batiks.

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My husband Bill enjoys history. Memories of the Civil War fabric line has iconic images of the Civil War.

This quilt made from 8 1/2 inch squares from the Summer Breeze line, helped me get through at least on snow storm this winter. The bright yellow, blue and white colors of the fabric and the images of summer flowers is a joy to look at!

Laure's Scrap Patch & Paddlewheel quilt is made using Kim Diehl's fabrics. The placement of the creams gives the quilt pattern great movement.

WOW, Laure used French General's Petite Prints line of red, cream and brown to make this beautiful log cabin quilt.

Whitewashed Cottage fabrics and Turning Twenty quilt pattern make for a wonderful combination. A great summer quilt.

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Girl Power!!

We love Disney!
Frozen, Anna, Elsa, Mickey and Minnie!
We have the fabrics and panels for you.

This is a sample of what is going on at American Folk Art & Craft Supply. Come in and see all our lines of cotton and wool fabrics and PFAFF and Viking sewing and embroidery machines.

Wishing all of you a wonderful mothers day!
Sincerely,
Michele Stenson
American Folk Art & Craft Supply

Holiday Newsletter 2013


Well, here we are again another holiday season. The store is humming with activity, students are busy in classes, holiday projects are being completed and gifts are being made.

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It was a very busy year for both PFAFF and Husqvarna Viking. We have new lines of sewing and embroidery machines. Come in for your demonstration and take advantage of the black Friday financing offer good through November 30, 2013. Don't forget if you haven't upgraded to 6D software now is the time to do it.

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Rug Braiding

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The Richard Family Quilts

The events of April 15, 2013 left us with great feelings of sadness. The Richard family suffered great loss at the marathon that day. A beloved 8 year old son died, a daughter and mother badly injured as a father and older brother did all they could to help their family.

As a shop, we channeled our sad feelings into productivity. We went to work making quilts for the Richard family. When we were done, Jane the 7 year old daughter and Henry the 12 year old son, had a lap and a bed quilt with a matching decorative and bed pillows.

I want to extend my sincere gratitude to the 25 quilters of American Folk Art & Craft Supply for unselfishly giving their valuable time and worked on the Richard family quilts. Bill and I dropped the quilts off at a community center in Dorchester. I don't anticipate hearing from the Richard family but I do find comfort knowing we sent them a warm quilt hug.

 

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Henry's Quilt

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Jane's Quilts

  

 

The Gingerbread House Decorating Party

Bill and I host an annual gingerbread house decorating party for friends. Six children attend and fun is had by all. This year the 4 year old pointed to the hanging Sesame Street quilt and asked me to "please take it down". His mother said he loves Sesame Street. So remember grandma, it's not too late to make a quick character quilt. In addition to Sesame Street we have Thomas the Train, the Dinosaur Train, and Charlie Brown fabric just waiting for the little one in your life!

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Sesame Street

 

The elves at American Folk Art have been very busy. Below is a sampling of some of the projects and classes going on at the shop.

Quilting in the hoop is becoming a shop favorite. During embroidery club the group made a lap quilt from a beautiful printed panel. Each of them choose a different PFAFF or Viking quilt embroidery and finished their quilt. Stop in and see the shop sample.

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Nature's Christmas

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New from PFAFF and Viking!


Free motion sit down quilter and no interest financing for 48 months. Financing offer until December 31, 2013. Come in for a demonstration!

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Pillow Party

Nancy will be teaching pillow party on Saturday, December 14. Nancy has mastered the new circle attachment. Now is your opportunity to make decorative pillows with the circle attachment. Sigh up today.

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Looking for a few good Men!

We're starting a couples quilting group. If you think your husband would like learning to quilt now is his time. We will meet the first Friday of every month. Come on in and we'll discuss your first project!

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Laure's Template Classes

Laure continues with the Deb Tucker template rulers. Join her class and become a master!

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Mary finished an impressive machine applique. This quilt is gong to look great on her couch for the holidays.

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Machine Applique.



Below are some new fabric lines that have recently arrived!

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Savannah by Jo Morton

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Savannah by Jo Morton



 


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Joy Batiks   Holiday in the Pines

 

   
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Holiday in the Pine Runner   Signs of Autumn

 

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Nancy's Autumn Runner - Beautiful   Sue's log cabin Christmas Tree


 

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Holiday Frost

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Holiday Friends
















I Hope this newsletter has inspired you to stop in for a machine demonstration and to participate in a class. All classes will continue through the holidays! See you soon.



#PFAFF #HusqvarnaViking #AmericanFolkArt&CraftSupply #Quiltshop #Sewing #embroiderymachines

Sincerely,

Michele Stenson
American Folk Art & Craft Supply

 

Fall Newsletter 2013


The summer of 2013 is quickly coming to an end and American Folk Art & Craft Supply is full of quilting fabrics, sewing and embroidery machines. In this newsletter, I'll take you through some of the new items and fabrics at the store. Enjoy and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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PFAFF Creative 3.0 Embroidery and sewing machine

The New PFAFF Line

The PFAFF Creative 3.0 sewing and embroidery machine includes features that make your sewing and embroidery easy and accurate. The color touch screen provides high-resolution enabling you to combine and customize multiple embroidery designes.

 

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Move and Shake

Don't forget about the little action figures in your life. Move and Shake is perfect quilt fabric for the little guy to nap under.

 

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It's in, the entire line of Peanuts Christmas. Charlie, Linus, Snoopy and the entire gang can be with you this holiday season. We have several quilt patterns that are perfect to show off these iconic images.

 

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Simply Sweet fabrics are bright and colorful and will delight the little girl in your life. Don't forget to add a pillow case to coordinate with your next quilt.

 

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Add these fabrics to your stash and you will be ready for any novelty project this fall. Fun, bright colors for you to work with.

 

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Just taking a moment to remember what I was doing on my summer vacation! YUMMY!

 

Ruby deluxeHusqvarna Viking's Designer Ruby deluxe

The extraordinary Ruby deluxe by Viking gives you both sewing and embroidery precision and creativity. A deluxe stitch system, color touch screen, exclusive sensor system, design positioning, design editing and sewing advisor. All in a beautiful red package. Come in for you demo today.

 

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There here in the hive and would love for you to take them to your home. Beautiful bees and coordinating fabrics!

 

Beautiful and fun fabrics by Buggy Barn.

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Holiday in the Pines

The designers at MODA have been working in over drive to create beautiful winter and holiday lines here is just a sample of what we have in the store for you! Fabrics and patterns are waiting for you!

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Wintergreen Sleigh Ride

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Wintergreen

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Natures Christmas

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Holiday in the Pines

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Icicle Kisses

There are several patterns for each collection in stock now!

 

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Batik fabrics, patterns, projects and cut-outs are ready for you!

 

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Jo Morton's Civil War reproduction fabrics in rust, brown, gold and gray/blue. Always beautiful fabrics for quilting.

Come in and see us soon, classes are on-going and waiting for you!

Sincerely,

Michele Stenson

American Folk Art & Craft Supply

Summer Newsletter 2013


 

Welcome to our Newsletter!

 

The summer season is very busy at American Folk Art & Craft Supply.  New fabric, sewing products, classes and machines are arriving weekly at the store the shelves are over flowing.  In this newsletter I'll high light some of the new products that are here at the store.

 

Look what's at American Folk Art & Craft Supply

 

 

The Simply Sweet line is perfect for your little darling on the go. We have several great patterns to show off the adorable fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

Recognize the eyes? Your toddler does and American Folk Art & Craft Supply has the entire line of all your favorite Sesame Street characters.

 

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A better mouse trap? Well a better seam ripper and you want one of these. Seam-fix will help you rip and remove thread from your project. WOW, nice. In stock now.

 

Red, White, Blue and Gold. Great colors, great fabric and many quilt patterns to pick from. Just ask and we will help pick the fabric and pattern for you.

 

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winter 2013

 

Remember what it's like when it's not 91 degrees and sunny. Winter storm 2013,18 inches of snow and no power for 5 days? But it's beautiful to be in New England for the winter.

 

moda basics

 

Every stash needs some basic blenders. This collection is from Moda. Nice colors.

 

 

Army, Navy, Air Force and the Marines have landed at American Folk Art & Craft Supply. Great line for the military in your family and the tween boy.

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Here Comes Santa!

 

       

The photos say it all for this line of great Santa prints. Don't have a pattern or project in mind, you can use their project sheet ideas.

 

 

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PFAFF's new light weight sewing machine is a big hit with quilters who are on the go. Only 14 pounds, come in for a demo. Great for your camp or beach house.

 

 

 

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Please note, this is a sample of what is new at the store. In addition we have new fabric lines form Jo Morton, Thimbleberries, French General, Makower, RJR, Andover, Moda, etc... We are busting at the seams! :)

 

 

 

 

Now a look at a summer day in New England.

 

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Look for American Folk Art Craft Supply's ad in the latest issue of South Shore LIving and share it with a friend.

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you enjoyed my newsletter. Please let a friend know they can learn to quilt, rug hook and rug braid at American Folk Art & Craft Supply.

 

Sincerely,


Michele Stenson