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And Sew On...  April 15h, 2019 

Did Someone Say
Easter Egg Hunt???

As a kid, my remembrances of our Easter egg hunt were pretty simple. On Saturday my mom would boil 2 dozen eggs and as the eggs would cool off, the excitement would build as she would then mix-up 6 bowls of basic food coloring waiting for our artistic interpretation of egg decorating. Then alongside my big sister and brother, we would gently set an egg in one of the bowls of color with a spoon. Somehow our fingers would generally end up as colorful as our eggs. On Sunday morning I remember waking up early, before church, for our annual Easter Egg Hunt that was limited to the Clarkson living room and kitchen. As we would search many times to no avail, I can still hear my dad say ... "If it were a snake, it would have bit ya!" Finally, we would tally up our totals to 2 dozen and place all the eggs back into the cartons. That was when the egg feast would begin. My dad was the quintessential jokester so I can remember him saying, "Lean over here and I'll show you boys the correct way to crack those eggs." As unassuming and trusting kids, my brother and I would lean his direction with the wide-eyed expectation of learning the finer points of Easter egg cracking. At just that precise moment and our heads at the perfect angle, with one flick of his wrist, my dad's egg would pop us upside the head resulting in a perfectly cracked eggshell. It was a thing of beauty for him! After learning from the master, we would then apply our newly learned skill on each other. I'm not sure what we enjoyed the most, cracking the shells on each other's heads or the feast itself! Probably cracking the shells.
When we got married and started having kids of our own, these same traditions continued with another fun element added to the morning -washing the eggs down with Nestle's Quick - mmm mmm!
I'm sure most of you have similar stories of egg hunts and traditions.
With that in mind, we are starting that same tradition at Arizona Quilts, minus the egg cracking. Starting today we will be having an Easter Egg Hunt all week long. So as you browse our store be on the lookout for hidden eggs. If you happen to find one, you are then eligible to draw from our prize basket! You can only find one a day but we will be having the hunt all week long so we hope to see you more than once.​

Happy Easter Egg Quilting!
Murray & Debe
Susan, Kathy, Vickie, Patsy,
Deb and Kelly​

PS - Be sure to check out the new fabrics and classes listed below! 
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We always have NEW selections of
fabric arriving weekly!

15% OFF*
Easter Fabrics

We have a wide selection to choose from.
Large Selection - ALWAYS Fabulous - Some of our Favorite Quilting Fabrics!
*Discounts off regular prices, 1 yd min cuts. Selected animal prints.
Now thru Saturday, Apr. 20th
(Sunday, Apr. 21st online)

Go to:
and search "Sale" for a peek at even more of our Items Now On Sale!

Continuing Classes

Summer Solstice 3/3 - Apr. 17
Dinner Plate Dahlia #4 2/7 -Apr. 18
Dinner Plate Dahlia #2 3/7 - Apr. 20
Thirty-something 8/8 - Apr. 24
Anemone 2/3 - Apr. 26
Collage Landscape or Create Your Own Collage 2/2 - Apr. 30
Dinner Plate Dahlia #1 4/7 - May 11

Please check our website for more information.
Monthly Regulars
*Sew On*, w Karen, 2nd & 4th Tues., 9am-4pm
*Judy Niemeyer Club* w/ CI Kelly, 1st Tues. OR 3rd Fri.
*Sew Not Sleepy* w/ Susan, 1st Fri., 5pm-10 pm
*JNQ Area 51 Quilters*
w/ CI Kelly, 3rd Fri., 5pm-9pm

30-50%* Off!

Many new fabrics are always being added!

*Off reg prices, 1 yd min. cuts. Always changing selection. Limited to stock on hand.
ABC's of Quilting w/ Susan will begin on Wed., Apr. 17 from 9am-12pm for 5 sessions. This is a great class for beginners or those who might want to freshen up their skills. Even if you have taken her class & would like to re-visit this, stop in and Susan can customize something just for you!
Wedding Ring Series w/ Kelly begins on Mon., April 22 from 10am-4pm for 4 sessions. This class is always a big favorite! With so many different patterns and sizes to choose from it is the perfect introduction to the fun of wedding ring quilts.  Patterns include Flowers for My Wedding Ring, Grandma's Wedding Ring, Bali Wedding Star, Gemstone and Bali Bedrunner. 
Watermelon Placemats w/ Kelly will be held on Sat., May 4 from 10am-4pm. A brand new pattern coming just in time for summer picnics!  A great beginning pattern and sure to be very popular.  With the smaller class size you get lots of personalized help. Taught by Judy Niemeyer CI, Kelly Grant.
Raw Edge Applique using Fusible Thread w/ Connie will be held Mon.,May 13 from 9:30am-3:30pm. Applique, the art of applying a piece of fabric on top of another to create beautiful designs. Choose your pattern and learn this great fast and easy technique for doing raw edge applique using fusible thread!
Showcase Memories with a T-Shirt Quilt w/ Deb will be held Thurs., May 16 from 9:30am-4pm. Love those beloved t-shirts...the ones from concerts, events, vacations, that you've hung onto for years? Making a t-shirt quilt is a wonderful way to memorialize those special moments for yourself or a loved one. Gather your old faves and come learn time saving tips, tricks and design secrets.
Collage Fun w/ Gail will be held on Sat., May 18 from 10am-3:30pm. The wonderful patterns of Laura Heine come to life and you are the artist! We will explore color fusion, what fabrics work well together and why, color value and placement. Come join us for a great time of playing and creating!
Flip Flop Block Exchange w/ Karen begins on Tues., May 28 from 4pm-5pm for 3 sessions. Come join in the fun as we celebrate summer with this Flip Flop Block Exchange. Find out all the details of what the blocks will include in the 1st session. Then come back in the 2nd session to exchange blocks with one another. And then in the 3rd session, come and see the creative talents of the group as you share your finished projects! 
Licorice Rope w/ Kelly will be held on Sat., June 1 from 10am-4pm. The Licorice Rope was designed as a beginner pattern to introduce quilters to paper piecing. The project is fast, uses only one foundation block, employs simple cutting techniques, and is an affordable and fun way to jump into your first paper piecing project. It is meant to make those new to the process find confidence, understanding, and success.
As always, we thank you for your friendship & your business.

Stay safe and happy quilting!
Arizona Quilts
Arizona Quilts

12301 W. Bell Rd., #A-109

Surprise, AZ 85378

(623) 566-8878

Mon - Sat, 9:00-5:00

Always open, 24/7 at https://www.azquilts.com/

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