Illiana Shop Hop

Sulky Educator to present “Sew Exciting” Seminar

Sulky Educator, Nancy Sapin, will be presenting Sulky’s newest seminar,  “Fun With Sulky Blendables” at the Sewing Boutique on Thursday, September 6.

This program is based on Sulky’s newest book Fun With Sulky Bllendables and includes tips, techniques, step by step projects and many beautiful samples.

These projects will showcase some of the 42 new colors that have just been introduced.  This wonderful array of original and exciting projects includes quilting,

home dec, wearables, free motion work, corded projects, lots of serger projects, hand work and some truly amazing Designer Art Projects.

We have planned two sessions to accommodate the difference in your schedules.  Session one will be from 9:00 to 12:00  and Session two is from 5:00 to 8:00.

Each attendee will receive a Sulky give away valued at $15.  Invite a friend and call today to reserve your spota.  The registration fee is $20.   217 283 7125



Anniversary Sale

Come Learn with Chris Dolinar, Viking Educator

Monday, August 15

5D Embroidery Software Hands On Seminar

     Have you wondered what the 5D Embroidery Software has that the 4D doesn’t?  Come find out for yourself as you experience the exciting new features that the 5D embroidery software has.  For those of you who do not own 5D Embroidery Software but would like to see what it is all about, we will have some 5D CD’s and dongles to load on your laptop for the day so that you can experience it too.   Call now as we can only accommodate 15 people.  Registration fee:  $45  (hands on)

Tuesday, August 16

Stabilizer Fun and More

     This is a lecture/demo seminar  focusing on the wide variety of wonderful stabilizers and needles that are available to keep that Designer embroidery machine humming.  You will learn the differences between the different stabilizers and needles and how to use them to get the best embroidery results. 

     Chris will also demonstrate some of the key features that are available on the Husqvarna Viking Designer Sewing Machines.  The wonderful new features of the 5D Embroidery Software will also be highlighted.

     There will be lots of fun samples of the newest Embroidery CD’s from Husqvarna Viking to check out.  Come and be inspired.     Registration fee:  $20  (lecture demo)

August 15th and 16th

9:00 to 4:00

With an hour for lunch at your favorite restaurant in Hoopeston

Call now to reserve your space

217 283 7125


Diamond Diamond Deluxe Party with Viking Educator, Linda Van Winkle

    Come join us as we explore “Hidden Treasures” and so much more.  Experience thread portioning. a revolutionary new design, years in the making.  Sew specialty threads with wild abandon!!  Achieve stunning stitch results on both sides of your fabric.  Explore Brilliant InnovationBrilliant Capability and Brilliant Convenience.  Enjoy the thrill of sewing and embroidery with a real  “gem”.  Come share the excitement as we uncover all of the “Hidden Gems” on the new Husqvarna Viking Designer Diamond deluxe.

The party is at the

Sewing Boutique

222 East Main St., Hoopeston, IL

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

10:00 to 3:00

Reservation Fee : 10.00

Call today to reserve your seat.

Lunch is on your own from 12:00 to 1:00 at any

of the restaurants in Hoopeston.

There will be fun food in the morning, drawings for door prizes and

lots of samples and new ideas.  You won’t want to miss it!!


217 283 7125

Illiana Quilters Shop Hop

     The 2011 Illiana Quilters Shop Hop is right around the corner.  It will be starting Tuesday, June 14 and run through Saturday, June 18.  We will be open our regular store hours during the Shop Hop.

     We will again be repeating the idea of each store coming up with a project that includes the featured block  tied into the theme.  The theme this year is Friendship  and the featured block is the Friendship Star.  Each store will have kits avaiable for their projects.  As the projects are available,  they will be posted on the web site –

     Passports may be purchased at any of the participating shops for $5.  This entitles you to visit each shop during the shop hop and register for individual door prizes, take advantage of in store specials and have your passport validated.  A passport stamped with all 12 participating stores is eligible for the drawing for the following prizes –   60 yards of fabric in 5 yard coordinated packages,  120 fat quarters and $50 gift certificates from each of the particiating shops.

     We have instituted something new this year called the Second Chance Drawing.  The seven Illinois shop gift certificates will go to anyone who completed  (at a minimum) all the shops in Illinois.  The five Indiana shop gift certificates will go to anyone who completed (at a minimum) the shops in Indiana.  In addition, each shop will hold indicidual door prize drawings for a $25 gift certificate.

     This year 20% of all passport monay will go to help those with autism.

     We have two new shops in our Shop Hop this year  –  Krazy Lady Quilt Shop at Monticello, IN  and Just Plain Annie’sat Winnamac, IN.  We are glad to have them aboard.

     Come in,  pick up your flyer and purchase your $5 passport tody.