Designers Desk Newsletter
Special Calendar Issue
May 2010
in this issue
Store Specials
Trunk Shows
Geneva Happenings

Summer is approaching and your calendar is filling up fast!  Vacations, camps, kids, grandkids - what happened to the easy days of summer?  We want to share with you our summer calendar.  Take a look at all these trunk shows, classes and Geneva Happenings!  We are going to have a great time and want you to join us!
Store Special
Until June 15, 2010 - Pick up a Mystery Discount Envelope and receive a discount on your next purchase!  Discounts range from 10% to 50%!  We have a basket of envelopes on the counter and every time you make a purchase, you may pick an envelope to receive a discount on your next purchase.  Lots of fun and savings too!!

Until July 15, 2010 - Out withe the old and in with the new!  Are you wanting to buy a new canvas or cross stitch project - but have some older ones you are not going to ever stitch and they are holding you back from buying a new project?  Here is a way to earn some credit towards that new project.  Select the canvases or kits you want to sell from your collection - these must be in good condition - and bring them into the shop.  You will receive a gift certificate for any of your items we sell.  If you have nothing you want to sell - come in and see what you might want to buy!  Bargains Galore!

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Trunk Shows
  June 4 - 27, 2010 - Birds of a Feather Trunk Show.  Wonderful hand painted needlepoint canvases, sandals, jean jackets and other canvases.

June 2 - July 20, 2010 - Whimsy and Grace Trunk Show.  Come into the shop and see the Pansies, Tulip and Violet Collection.  Such wonderful canvases!  As an added bonus, we will have other canvases from Whimsy and Grace.  Check out her wonderful bookmarks.

June 12 - July 3, 2010 - AT (Associated Talents) Trunk Show.  Hand painted needlepoint designs featuring holidays, home decor, juvenile and sculpted animals, ornaments, belts and shoes!

July 1 - July 31, 2010 - Canvasworks and Traditions (Betty Smith) Trunk Show.  Come in and see the wonderful and unusual canvases!

July 16 - 20, 2010 - Jill Rigoli - Danji - Trunk Show.  Do you love Laura Birch designs?  Now they are available on needlepoint canvas.  We will so many in the store to purchase!  Come on in and see them all!

July 10 - August 10, 2010 - Tapestry Tent - Liz Trunk Show.  Did you want a Christmas stocking for someone special?  Liz designs the most beautiful stockings!  Come in and check them out!

August 1 - August 31, 2010 - Kathy Schenkle Trunk Show.

August 13 - 16, 2010.  Sharon G Trunk Show.

August 21 - September 12, 2010 - Cooper Oaks Trunk Show.

Just a reminder:  15% of on all trunk shows!  What a great time to get some beautiful canvases!
You may be thinking - all these great canvases, but how to stitch them?  Read on to our class schedule!!
 June 6, 2010 - Punch Needle by Katy Fong.  Do you know what Punch Needle is?  If not, come in and learn this fun, fast and easy needle work!  You will start a project in the morning and have time to "almost" finish it in class. Class fee is $35.00.  You will be able to use a punch needle for the morning session.  This is a beginners class - one to give you an idea about this wonderful needle art!  Make great Christmas or hostess gifts.  This is also a great class for kids!

July 16 - 20, 2010 - Jill Rigoli - Danji - Trunk Show and Embellishment Class.  Do you love Laura Birch designs?  Now they are available on needlepoint canvas.  We will so many in the store to purchase!  Come on in and see them all!

July 31 - August 1, 2010 - Debbie Rowley of DeeBee Designs.  Come join us as Debbie leads a pilot class in counted canvas!  The project is called Hot Stuff!  There is a sample of it in the store.  Contact us for more information!  Beautiful and fun to do!

August 13 - August 16, 2010 - Sharon G Canvas Embellishment Class.
Sharon is a favorite here at Designers Desk!  Purchase a canvas from the store, and Sharon will work with you to make it a one of a kind masterpiece!  See web site for pricing information.

September 18 - September 20, 2010 - Betty Pillsbury Teaching Crazy Quilt and Silk Ribbon Embroidery. 

Sept 18; Crazy Embroidery.  Learn variations of classic crazy quilt stitches such as twisted herringbone, tied herringbone, triple feather, maidenhair, etc.  Learn why the chant "shoulder, shoulder, bellybutton" will help you stitch better.  1 day class fee is $75.00, plus any threads you many want to purchase.

Sept 19; Layering Stitches.  Learn how to layer stitch upon stitch to expand your embroidery repertoire.  Stitch herringbone over velvet ribbon and add French knots; ruch seam binding to frame a cigarette silk and sue a cretan/chevron stitch combination with crystals and pearls for lush results, plus much more!  1 day class fee is $75.00 plus any threads you may want to purchase.

Sept 20; Silk Ribbon and Beaded Bits.  Elegant silk ribbon is easy to master in this class.  Learn how to thread up, end off and the basic stitches of silk ribbon.  Create a lovely garden scene to incorporate into a crazy quilt, or use on a journal cover.  You will also learn a free-form chrysanthemum, bullion-tipped lazy daisy and a clever way to use up scraps of silk ribbon as small as 1/4 inch!  1 day class fee $75.00 plus any threads you may want to purchase.

We will have quilt blocks for you to purchase or you may bring some plan fabric or canvas to work on.

November 12 - November 15, 2010 - Brenda Hart Canvas Embellishment Class.  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 one of your books, be sure to stop by and have her sign yours.  Sign up for a minimum of tow days of classes for a fess of $150.00, including lunch.  If you sign up for all 4 days, the cost is $275.00.
Geneva Happenings
June 22 - June 27, 2010.  Swedish Days.  We will have lots of fun and surprises for this great festival!  Come to Geneva for nightly entertainment, an art and craft show, an old-fashioned carnival, and of course - sidewalk sales galore!  We will have wonderful food right outside our door!

July 24 and 25, 2010.  Geneva Fine Arts Show.  More information to come!

September 10 - September 12, 2010.  Festival of the Vine.  Craft show, food, wine, entertainment and great sidewalk sales!  Come join us.
As you can see, we have a busy summer and fall planned!  We hope you can join us for all the fun activities!!

If you have any questions, please let us know!  We are here to help you.

Until next month, Happy Stitching!

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