Back To School and Christmas, oh my!

Since school is now back in session, please call for an appointment for drop off and pick up.  I still have a child in high school and will be needed for various activities.  I am trying to stick to my open hours as closely as possible.

It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas.  December will be here before you know it and your gifts aren't quilted yet.  Get them in as soon as possible to avoid the rush.  Turn around time right now is 1 -3 business days.  I've even simplified the pricing!  Any edge to edge design is now only .015 cents.

December 9th is the last day that I will accept quilts for Christmas. 

I look forward to working with you on your cherished quilts.

Say Goodbye to BOGO. Batting Alert!

As August is quickly advancing on us, so too is the end of our Summer Quilting Extravaganza. Only 3 weeks left to take advantage of our BOGO quilting for this year.

Batting Alert!!  Please read this section.  After some extensive testing on my machine comparing battings, threads and needles and consultation with my local Handi Quilter technician, we have determined that cheap polyester battings from our local big box store wreak havoc with the higher speed quilting machines such as the Infinity.  If you love the puffiness that you get from high loft polyester and you are bringing a quilt to Pine Hollow Quilts for quilting, please purchase the batting from us.  If you call ahead of time, we can make sure we have your needed size here ready and waiting.  I only use quality thread (Superior Thread) and batting (Quilter's Dream) in my shop that are trusted name brands to assure you of a quality quilting experience.  

Handi Quilter 16 is still for sale.  This is NOT the sit down machine, although a rolling stool would serve this purpose well.  The 16 moves along the 12' long studio table. There are quite a few accessories that go along with it. 

Summer Heat! BOGO Quilting! Contest Alert! Oh, My!

Take advantage of the summer savings on quilting before this deal passes you by.  A sale this good really does only happen once a year.

If anyone is interested in a used longarm machine, please let me know.  My Handiquilter 16 is for sale.  Have no fear!  I'm still doing rental classes and machine rentals, you will just be using the Infinity.  The downsizing is in preparation for our future move, just a mile down the hill.  More details to come.

Contest happening now!  I would like you to meet Little Orphan Annie.  She is a quilt top that I rescued in need of some love.  I brought her in, quilted her, gave her a bath and some test snuggles.  She is now ready to go to her forever home.  Because she is a rescue, she has some imperfections and slight blemishes (folds and tucks). How can you bring Annie home?  I have quilted 25 different scenarios onto her.  Your job is to study the photo and guess the scenarios in each area.  Only 1 correct submission of all 25 scenarios per person, please.  Please submit guesses to me via e-mail (tracy@ pinehollowquilts.com), through comments on the Facebook post of Annie (Pine Hollow Quilts) or Facebook private messages.  You must guess all 25 to be qualified. In case of multiple correct submissions a drawing will be held to determine the winner.  If you are out of town, I will ship Annie to you.  Contest ends August 3rd.

 Little Orphan Annie   

Little Orphan Annie

 

Summer Quilting Extravaganza

We are very excited about our Summer Quilting Extravaganza.  Pine Hollow Quilts will be offering a BOGO on quilting all summer long (June 1 through August 31).  Bring in 2 quilt tops for quilting and receive 50% off the quilting price of the smaller top.  Beat the Christmas rush.  Bringing in those retreat finished tops and get them quilted during the special.

Renters, we have a deal for you too!  Free thread and 50% off batting on the roll all summer.

Long arm classes are on special as well.  Register with a friend and receive $10 off both paid registrations.  Classes are scheduled on a "requested" basis.  Call me and we'll get something set up that works for you.

Due to these fantastic specials, please call to schedule an appointment for quilt drop offs.  I want to make sure that everyone gets individual service.  412-584-4847

With the summer break from school, I will only have evening hours by appointment.  Open shop hours June through August will be 10-4 Tuesday through Friday

April Showers/May Flowers

Is the rain keeping you inside sewing?  Are you piecing flowers in anticipation of May?  Maybe you are just building that log cabin in the woods.  Whatever you are making or have sitting in your stash that needs quilted, NOW is the time to get them on over here.  I currently have no waiting for quilting.

Starting in May, there will be a slight change in shop hours.  Wednesdays are now going to be our late night (12pm-8pm).  Thursdays will be normal hours of 10am-4pm.  

We've had a busy couple of weeks with long arm classes.  Do you have the desire to see and feel what quilting on this type of machine is all about?  Call now!  I set up classes according to your schedule.  All supplies for class are provided, and you get to keep your sample.

Closures for March and New Pricing Options on Baby Quilts

March days are quickly rolling along.  Spring also means babies and new growth.  Here at Pine Hollow Quilts we are celebrating babies also.  We will be introducing a selection of baby quilts at a flat price of either $75 or $100, depending on several choices that you get to make.  Of course, we still offer completely custom made quilts.

As this is turning into a very busy month for our family, there are several days that the shop will be closed (10, 11, 15 and 25).  Other dates may be added.  Please call before you stop by to be sure that someone is here to assist you.  We are truly sorry for this inconvenience.

There are no long arm classes scheduled for March, however, if you would like to schedule a class, please call.  I will gladly set up a class to fit your schedule.

Our special for March is a 15% discount on quilting services for any top containing green fabric.  You must ask for the special when dropping off your top.

 

Love and Quilting are in the air

February is here already and not waiting on me to get this newsletter out.  Our special this month is on the website.  It involves hearts.  Please head over to see the monthly special.  www.pinehollowquilts.com

Long Arm Classes for February will be held on Friday, February 19th from 10-2 and Thursday, February 25th from 4-8.

New Hours are in effect.  Saturdays are changing to appointment only days.  We will continue to have regular open days Tuesday through Friday..  If you need something on a Saturday, please give me a call (412-584-4847).  I will probably be in the shop working on custom orders anyway.

Welcome to 2016

Give the gift of learning to yourself.  Learn to quilt your pieced tops into amazing quilts in no time.  We have scheduled Long Arm classes for the 8th (this Friday), the 22nd and 28th.  Call the shop to reserve your space today.  

We have a limited amount of fabric on it's way.  There are several bolts of wide backing included in this shipment.

This month's special is for all of you Bonnie Hunter fans.  10% discount on quilting of Bonnie's latest mystery Allietare!  We have a printed catalog of our quilting designs and will assist you in choosing the perfect design.

January Long Arm Classes and Coming Surprises

I just wanted to let everyone know that we are open for one more week before Christmas break.  There is still a Long Arm class on the 18th, if you need to have a little me time.  We reopen on Tuesday, January 5 for business as usual.  Mondays are reserved for quilt consultations and machine rentals or other customer appointments as needed.

New and exciting things are coming in 2016.  Stayed tuned for details.  (Hint: f)

January Long Arm Class Schedule  

There are currently 3 classes on the schedule:  Friday, January 8 from 12 PM to 4 PM , Friday, January 22 from 10 AM to 2 PM and Thursday, January 28 from 4 PM to 8 PM.  If you need a day or time other than these, please call.  

I would like to give a special shout out to Roberta C. for the referrals she has sent my way.  Thank you, Roberta.   

Merry Christmas and a Joyous New Year to everyone.