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April 2023 Newsletter

APRIL 2023


Happy Easter


Fat Quarter Eggstravaganza!

April 1-30th

We have: fat quarters on sale, fat quarter bundles, fat quarter mystery bags as well as 1 yard bundle mystery bags and many patterns and books on sale that are fat quarter friendly!

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Fat Quarters on Sale!


one for $2.50

5 for $11.25

10 for $19.99

20 for $35.00


This is in store only.

Mystery Bag of (6) One Yard Bundles.


You get 6 one yard bundles to play with! Make a 3 yard quilt or use them individually for whatever your heart desires.




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Mystery fat quarter 8 pack.



Who knows what you will get! It's a mystery! It could be batiks, novelties, blenders or solids.




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Fill one of our brown handle bags with as many fat quarters as you can fit.


This is in store only.



Most of our fat quarter friendly books and patterns are 25% off.


Sew up some:


  • bags
  • baskets
  • slippers
  • bibs
  • tissue covers
  • wine butlers...



It Takes Two

Quick and Easy Patterns for 2 Fat Quarters


IT TAKES TWO (B1580T) Never before have two fat quarters inspired so much fun. Pick two favorite fabrics and sew a clever ruffled pouch. Or an adorable fabric basket with ties. Or a handy drawstring ditty bag. Or .... Choose from six patterns for cute projects, each of which can be stitched from two fat quarters. Flip through the pages for color combinations galore. From holiday prints to bright and cheerful candy colors to tried-and-true red, white, and blue, you’ll find so many color variations to spark your creativity.



Fat Quarter Bags: Only 6 fat quarters to make each bag!


Each of these eye-catching bags can be created with just six fat quarters. Study the photographed models to get a feel for how to mix and match fabrics for intriguing results. Reflecting the scrappy nature of the designs, each bag has a different look on the front and back and a variety of roomy pockets inside. Cutting diagrams and rotary cutting tables are provided to help you get the most of each fat quarter. A fun way to play with pattern and color, these bags a truly a quilter's dream!




Whether you are a traditional quilter, modern quilter, brand new quilter, or somewhere in between, this seminar is for you!!


  • Tips and tricks that can be used for quilting, sewing, & embroidery projects.
  • Hints on selecting the best products to enhance your finished projects.
  • Trunk show of inspirational quilt projects, large and small.
  • A look at brand new items from Quilters Select including the new DesignNQuilt software.





This four hour event is offered on Friday, April 21st in our Lockport store and on Saturday, April 22nd in our Hamburg store. Class is from 10 to 1 and is only $49.99 and includes a free gift valued at $149.00. We will have door prizes also. Sign up early as seats are limited.

Belle Brunner



On Sunday April 23rd at 4pm Belle Bruner will be the next Stitched Up Stories presenter! Belle began quilting in in her mid-40’s and quickly fell in love with the craft. After taking an intensive pattern writing course, she began designing and publishing quilt patterns. She focuses on confident beginner patterns and techniques that even advanced quilters love to make and believes that all people, of any age, can learn to quilt. Belle is a brand ambassador for Havels Sewing, The Daylight Company, and Oliso. She is a former 2022 Maywood Studio Maker and is a 2023 Instructor for the American Quilters Society Quilt Week in Branson, Missouri. Belle expanded her Seams Sew Me business to also specialize in providing leadership, governance, consulting and education for quilt guilds’ boards of directors. She believes that strong inclusive guilds contribute to strong communities. She leads and teaches with her two leading values: of compassion and understanding.



Calendar of Events


Twin City Quilters 40 & Fabulous 2023 Quilt Show

When: Apr 15 & 16

Where: Wheatfield Community Center

2790 Church Street, Wheatfield, NY 14120

Details: Admission $6 (or $5 with a dry good donation for the food pantry)



When: Friday April 21

When: 10am-1pm

Where: Maries Sewing Center, Lockport, NY


When: Saturday April 22

When: 10am-1pm

Where: Maries Sewing Center, Hamburg, NY


The Clarence Log Cabin Quilters "Cabin Fever 14 Quilt Show 2023"

When: Apr 21,22 & 23

Where: Clarence Town Park Clubhouse

10405 Main Street (Route 5), Clarence, NY

Details: Admission $5


Stitched up Stories: Belle Brunner


When: Sunday April 23rd

When: 4pm est






Do you like people? Do you like sewing, quilting or embroidery? Do you like collecting fabric? MSC is hiring part time sales associates for our LOCKPORT store. Email your resume to

Handi Quilter

Amara ST


The newest member of the Amara family is the Amara ST – a big machine for small spaces. Experience quality, precision, and a world of quilting possibilities in a stationary quilting package. From baby quilts to king-size, the Handi Quilter Amara ST is the perfect fit for your style of quilting. This 20-inch longarm machine comes with the automatic Lift Table or choose the InSight Table. Everything you need for free-motion quilting right out of the box (including a powerful stand-alone bobbin winder).


Stop by the Lockport store to test drive the Amara ST. You can sit or stand!

Call store for current pricing. 716-434-2583