Antoinette’s NEWS – June 2017
GREETINGS from the Gals at Antoinette’s!
Hello SUMMER!!!  The weather is warming up out there and we are starting to see the sun more and more.  But, our favorite part of Summer is ALL THE SHOP HOPS!!!  What Hops are you going to this Summer?

Wisconsin Quilt Shop Hop is HERE!!
The Wisconsin Quilt Shop Hop has started!!!  Now through June 24th stop in to any participating shop to have your passport stamped, check out the fabrics and the creative projects made with them, and register for all the PRIZES!!! 
 
Here are some fun facts for you…
  • All participating shops have a gift basket worth $100 or more for all shop hoppers to register for. You must visit the store to register for the basket.
  • Each Section has its own prizes for visiting all shops in that section.
  • Visit 51 shops (must include one complete section and at least 7 shops in the other 5 sections) to be entered to win the Grand Prize of a trip for 2 to the International Quilt Festival in Houston for 5 days and 4 nights.
  • Visit 36-50 shops (must include one complete section, not all sections need to be visited) and be entered to win one of the Top of the Hop prizes which include 3 different sewing machines, a sewing cabinet, and a thread collection.
  • Visit wisconsinquiltshophop.com for more details and specific shop information. You can also pick up the Shop Hop Newspaper at any participating shop!
We have three different projects for you to see at the shop as well as our awesome gift basket.  Join in on the fun! We are sure you will love it!!
 
Row by Row – On the Go!
Starting June 21st and going through September 5th, the international shop hop, Row by Row, will be happening.  Be a part of the international shop hop that has become more and more popular each year.  Over 2000 participating shops throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe will have a unique pattern that is free to all those who stop in during this time.  Here is our row…
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Yes…we have outhouses as our row this year, because when you are on a shop hop, what is one of the most important things you need – – – A BATHROOM!
 
We also participating in the new Row by Row program this year – Row by Row Junior!  All kids between the ages of 6 and 14 can come in and pick up a free pattern to make the row.  Once they completed the row, they can bring it back in for a prize and certificate!  Here is our Junior row…
 
Stop in or go to www.rowbyrowexperience.com for more details.
 
Unseen Hands Trunk Show & Class
Erica Plank from Unseen Hands will be here to have an amazing trunk show of all her hand embroidery and applique quilts, bag, wall hangings, and so much more. She is an amazing artist and this is a show you should not miss.  After the trunk show, Erica will also be demonstrating her original Cathedral Window Tool.  This unique gadget makes creating those beautiful cathedral window blocks a breeze.  She will demonstrate numerous times so all can have a chance to see  Cost of the trunk show with gadget demonstration is $15.00 per person. Special group rates available.  Contact the shop for details.  The show starts at 9 AM.
 
At 12:30 PM, Erica will be offering a four hour class on Coloring with Embroidery.  During this class she will go through various techniques and styles allowing attendees to learn many new things.  Cost of the class is $50.00 which includes the kit.  You        do not have to attend the trunk show to attend the class.  Stop in to see a sample of the class project as well as sign up.
 
Susan Hoffman Landscape Classes
 
Susan Hoffman, textile artist extraordinaire, will be returning to teach a new class in August!  Join her on Saturday, August 5th, 2017 as she will be teaching her “Red Sky at Morning”, the fourth in her Four Seasons series. 
 
The class will run from 10 AM to 4 PM with a break for lunch.  The cost for the class will be $115 which includes the kit and lunch.  Be sure to sign up early as these classes have limited seating and fill up fast!
 
Coming in July…
We have some exciting sales coming in July.  Be sure to mark your calendars!!
 
July 1st – July 8th – Fourth of July Sale
15% off all patriotic fabric cuts and kits.  10% off all fabric cuts containing red, white, and/or blue.
 
July 10th – July 15th - Belated Birthday Bash
Stop in during this week and help us celebrate the shop getting another year older.  We want to thank all of you, our customers, for your support throughout the years.  If it weren’t for you, we would not be here.  All week, the Sale Section will be 50% off the original price on all items.  We will also have daily specials!
     Monday – 20% off all fabrics with the color red
     Tuesday – 20% off the original price of all patterns
     Wednesday – 20% off a total purchase of $25.00 or more
     Thursday – 20% off the original price of all notions
     Friday – First Customer Sale
     Saturday – 20% off all Antoinette’s Original Strip Packs
Oh…and of course…there will be treats!
 
July 17th – July 22nd – Sample Sale
All shop samples for sale will be 25% off.  Stop in to get a quick gift or something you have had your eye on.  Many quilts and quilted items available.
 
July 24th – July 29th – Christmas in July
Ho, ho, ho!  Get into the holiday gift making spirit during this week of fun and sale.  Stop in to see holiday gift ideas for everyone in your life.  All Christmas fabric, kits, and patterns are 20% off the original price.  All Sales Section items are 50% off the original price. 
 
July 31st – End of Month End of Bolt Sale
Clear the bolt of fabric and receive 20% off the whole cut!
 
Mrs. Sipi Says…
Tips for a successful shop hop adventure:
Last year a friend of mine REALLY wanted to complete one “section” of shops during the statewide shop hop. So we decided to do Section 6 which includes Antoinette’s. It was a lot of fun, more than I expected. Lots of laughs, surprises, and fun talking back to the GPS map gizmo. Here are some suggestions for this year.
  1. It works well to head to the farthest shop and work your way back home visiting as many shops as you can before fatigue or hunger take over. We did six shops the first day and four shops the second day. That left the two shops closest to home that we could manage individually.
  2. Take maps and maybe even a Wisconsin Gazetteer to augment the GPS mapping. Some of these shops are VERY out of the way, but worth finding.
  3. Leave early enough so you get to the first shop as close to opening time as possible.
  4. Sign and enter contact info on your passport card as soon as you get it. One shop owner said it was surprising how many people forget to take their card with them when they leave the shop. If it’s not signed, there is no way to contact them to retrieve it.
  5. Enjoy each shop, and don’t be too rigid about how much time you spend in each. Some shops “grab” you more than others.
  6. Don’t forget to sign up for the drawings that are held by each shop.
We All Gotta Eat…
I imagine most folks have Bisquick in their pantry. I use it infrequently for pancakes or strawberry shortcake. But don’t forget about the Bisquick quiche that is so fast and great for using up leftovers.
Bisquick 3-Egg Quiche
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Butter 9-10 inch pie pan.
1 cup grated cheese
2-4 tbs minced onion
1-2 cups cooked, chopped meat (chicken, ham, a little bacon)
1 cup veggies like peas, broccoli bits, diced asparagus, etc.
Salt and pepper to taste
¾ cup Bisquick
3 eggs
1 ¼ cup milk
Mix together first 5 ingredients and place in pie pan.
Whisk together Bisquick, eggs and milk.
Pour over ingredients in pan. Bake 35-40 minutes. “Crust” forms on the bottom as it bakes.