August 2009 Newsletter Subtitle
Designers Desk Newsletter

Trunk Shows, Classes, Calendar, Shop News

All Trunk shows are 15% off for everyone and 20% for Gold Card.

August 20 - September 10. Alexa Trunk Show.
Christmas Stockings galore! Alexa is known for her all hand-painted Christmas Stockings. These are so beautiful, words can not do them justice. You'll just have to come in and see them!

August 24 - September 20. Sharon G Trunk Show .
Along with Sharon G's beautiful canvases, she will be teaching 2 classes!
Sept 4 and 5, Canvas Embellishment. Purchase a canvas from Designers Desk and Sharon G will help you develop a masterpiece! Learn how to embellish using various fibers and threads. A must to make your project uniquely You!
Sept 6 and 7, Sharon G Vases. If you've been in the store, you have seen Sharon G's beautiful Vases canvas! This is a favorite among the regulars. Purchase the canvas at Designers Desk and Sharon G will help you through the "tough" places.

Sept 29,30, Oct ?? - Danji Trunk Show and Class.
Along with the show we will be offering a special class.
October 1 -4 Canvas Embellishment with Jill Rigolli. This is a perfect class for everyone from beginner to expert who want to try their hand at needlepoint! Join us for the fun! Sign up now - space is limited!

November 6,7,8,9 - Brenda Hart Canvas Embellishment.
You purchase a canvas from Designers Desk and Brenda will help you develop a masterpiece! Brenda has a series of stitch books she has written - if you have any of her books, be sure to stop by and have her sign yours. Sign up for a minimum of two [2] days for a class fee of $150, including lunch. Sign up for all four [4] days and the cost is $275.

December 1 - 28 Petei Trunk Show
Petei has adorable mini canvases and is known for her Santas. Be sure to ask about Henry VIII and his wives - all eight!

Calendar of Events and Important Dates
Keep an eye out for future emails with more information, but for now - be sure to mark your calendar for the following.

September 11 - 13. Festival of the Vine.
December 4 -5 Christmas Walk and House Tour.

FINISHING DEADLINE! Yes, this is in bold because it's important! In order for your holiday projects to be finished, they must be in the store by Thanksgiving! Exact dates will appear next month! Get stitching!

Shop News
If you have been to the store on a Thursday, you have probably heard the laughter of a group of friends stitching! TARTS, which stands for Thursdays Are Reserved To Stitch, is a group of women that meet on Thursdays. Each stitcher working on her own projects, asking advice of each other and helping each other with what stitch goes where, learning a new stitch or a new technique! Please feel free to join us!!

BREAKING NEWS!! Starting Tuesday, September 1, a new stitching group will be added! We will now have open stitching on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Make a point to join us - we love to hear the laughter of friendship and stitching in our store!

New items are coming in daily! Please stop in, call the store or check our web site to see great new projects! When you visit us, do not forget Pat's Bodacious Bargain Basement Bailout Stitching Stimulus! The lower level of the store is filled with hundreds of items at 50% the original price.

As always, thank you for your continued patronage of the shop! We wouldn't be here without great customers like you. If you ever have any questions, please let us know. We are here to help.

Until next month....Happy Stitching.

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Summer may be winding down, but things are heating up at Designers Desk in beautiful Geneva, IL! There are still many festivals going on and and we are enjoying some beautiful new products!

Coucours d'Elegance in Geneva

Sunday, August 23, 2009 is the Concours d'Elegance in Geneva. Classic Car enthusiasts will gather together to view a beautiful collection of antique, classic and modern automobiles. Participants from all over the country will be displaying their prized automobiles on Third Street, hoping to be awarded one of the coveted "Benz" trophies. To get into the spirit, Designers Desk is offering 20% off any pattern that has wheels on it! Think of the possibilities - cars, trucks, trains, motorcycles! It's not too early to begin stitching a holiday gift for the car fanatic in your life!
But hurry in, the 20% off is good ONLY for Saturday August 22 and Sunday August 23.

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