Wise Words From Mother Superior
Please check out http://www.thequiltshow.com This is going to be
wonderful for all of us. More information below.
$30 Gift Certificate Winners
Send us your ideas to help us serve you better (products, education,
website, newsletter, customer service, etc.). We will award a $30 gift
certificate for the best idea received each month. In the e-mail subject
line, please type "$30 idea." This month's winners are Anita Zobens
(Ontario, Canada) and Jeanne Brunkow (Colorado) who both sent in the
same idea. "Tell us tell how many yards of your various threads will fit
on an self-wound L and M bobbin." Thank you Anita and Jeanne. Our
response is below.
The following numbers will vary according to the winding machine and
tension settings. This information shows an average amount and is useful
if you want to know how many yards of thread you put into a quilt.
1. L style Bobbin
Bottom Line: 102 yds.
Masterpiece: 73 yds.
So Fine: 66 yds.
Brand X cotton: 39 yds.
2. M style bobbin
Bottom Line: 186 yds.
Masterpiece: 133 yds.
So Fine: 120 yds.
Brand X cotton: 71 yds.
Education: Technology, Education, and Entertainment
Technology has provided the means for us to learn in ways that were not
possible a generation ago. For many years, the television program Simply
Quilts introduced to us new ideas and creative teachers. That era is now
gone and a new exciting era, the Internet Era, is here. The Internet is
so far beyond television. The boundaries are limitless and access is
immediate. http://www.thequiltshow.com is here.
We recently returned from the taping the first episodes of The Quilt
Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims. Leave it to Ricky and Alex to
have come up with this exciting concept. The Quilt Show provides a fresh
and unique format which includes a wide variety of topics, lessons,
projects, special guests, and on-site field pieces. The show is a
marriage of artistic and traditional quilting presented in a fun and
playful atmosphere, including a studio audience. The website is designed
for us, the quilters. Think of it ? instant access day or night to
quilting education and entertainment.
The first season (13 episodes) will air exclusively at
www.thequiltshow.com in regular intervals between April and December
2007. Membership is required to access all the programs on the website.
Trust me on this one. It is worth it. For less than the cost of a
magazine subscription, you will have educational and entertaining
TV-style programs available instantly at your fingertips. Membership is
only $24.95. However, everyone who signs up by April 1, 2007, the
Charter Membership Special is only $16.95 and includes
13 episodes of The Quilt Show
use of Member/Quilt/Shop Search Engines
exhibit Quilts at the World Quilt Community Quilt Show Online
discounts on series DVDs
access to the World Quilt Community Blog, Chat, and Forum
The World Quilt Community is a place to gather, discuss, learn and
share. You will be able to meet up with old friends and make new friends
from all around the world who share our passion for quilting. All
quilters worldwide are invited to this exciting, interactive forum.
To sign up today, click www.thequiltshow.com and become a gold star
charter member at a discounted rate and help build this community
together. It is a place, truly for us, the quilters, to connect, learn
Invitation to Retail Stores
If you own or work at a store that carries any of our products, please
add your store information to the Store Locator on our website.
Customers can find you by country, state, or zip code. We will tell the
world about the your store, list all Superior products you carry, list
your phone number and website, and even provide a map. Listing is free.
Here's the link: http://www.superiorthreads.com/locate/
Superior Snippers. A new, patented, hand-crafted tool that makes our
life so easy. This 3-in-1 tool includes snippers, a seam ripper, and an
Snippers: Super sharp blades clip the threads flush with the fabric.
Ergonomic design prevents hand fatigue.
Seam Ripper/Thread Unpicker: Curved tip easily picks up the thread on a
flat surface without damaging the fabric.
Awl: Makes drawing the bobbin threads to the surface very easy. For
quilters and embroiderers.
Here's a link to the webpage: http://www.superiorthreads.com/category/88
Upcoming Teaching Schedule
Bob will be teaching at the following events:
March 29-31. San Diego. Super Seminar with Ricky Tims, Alex Anderson,
and Libby Lehman
April 12-15. Lancaster, PA. Quilters Heritage Celebration
April 27. Paducah, KY
1. Sampler Sets. We now have four different Superior Sampler Sets. These
sets are offered at a 40% discount and are not for resale. It is a great
way try a variety of our products.
a. Longarm Quilting Sampler. Contains one each of our longarm quilting
products: Superior Metallics, Rainbows, NiteLite ExtraGlow, Poly
Quilter, Bottom Line, So Fine, King Tut, SuperBOBs (L-Style & M-Style)
prewound bobbins, Brytes, MonoPoly, and a pack of Groz-Beckert #19 (MR
4.0) needles. $69 for a $151 value.
b. Home Machine Quilting Sampler. Contains Superior Metallics, Perfect
Quilter, Glitter, Rainbows, NiteLite ExtraGlow, Poly Quilter, Bottom
Line, Nature Colors, So Fine, King Tut, MasterPiece, MonoPoly, SuperBOBs
L-Style prewound bobbins, Brytes, and Topstitch 100/16 and 90/14
needles. $59 for a $97 value.
c. Embroidery Sampler. Contains Superior Metallics, Glitter, Rainbows,
NiteLite, Bottom Line, Nature Colors, Living Colors, So Fine, King Tut,
MasterPiece, Topstitch 90/14 needles, MonoPoly, SuperBOBs L-Style
prewound bobbin, Brytes, Dissolve, Dissolve-4x. $69 for a $116 value.
d. Bobbin Work/ Couching/Serger Sampler. Contains Halo, Razzle Dazzle,
Polyarn. $34 for a $58 value.
Here's the link for the Sampler Sets:
2. Brytes by Caryl Bryer Fallert is a #30/3 high-sheen, lint-free
polyester thread. Brytes is a medium/heavy thread and is intended to
show off in your quilting and embroidery. 50 bright colors are now in
stock. 2,200 yd. cones are regularly $19.80. Special through the end of
April: only $15.95. http://www.superiorthreads.com/category/2
3. Poly Quilter 2,000 yd. cones. This is a medium-heavy spun poly thread
in 36 variegated colors. Spun poly gives the appearance of cotton,
whereas high-sheen poly gives the appearance of silk. 2,000 yd. cones
are $16.50 (regularly $21.95). http://www.superiorthreads.com/category/36
4. 50% off ALL Perfect Quilter ? both sizes. We plan to convert 300 yd.
Perfect Quilter to a spool from the current mini cone. Therefore, all
300 yd. mini cones are 50% off. Regular price is $8.99. Now only $4.50.
Here's the link: http://www.superiorthreads.com/category/33
2,500 yd. cones are $15 per cone (reg. $29.95).
Perfect Quilter is a 17 wt. cotton thread that creates a wonderful, well
defined stitch. We recommend using a Schmetz Topstitch #100/16 needle
and a thread stand/cone holder. We recommend this thread for home
machines and not for most longarms. Topstitch needles are available on
our website and heavy duty thread stands are also available
Bob's Superior Joke of the Month
An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years.
He finally went to the doctor and was fitted for hearing aids which
restored his hearing to nearly 100%. The elderly gentleman returned to
the doctor for a one-month check up and the doctor asked, "Your hearing
is perfect. Your family must be very pleased that you can hear again."
The gentleman replied, "Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit
around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times
Thank you for reading. Please forward to a friend and have a SUPERIOR day.
The Thread Professor
Superior Threads: The ONLY thread with a guarantee.
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