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May Newsletter

First City Press


May Special*

Gift Card Special - Great for MOM!!!
$25 + $5      $50 + $10      $100 + $20
*Specials on in-store purchases only - no additional discounts

 We want to thank everyone who participated in the Ad Astra Adventure Shop Hop last month. We hope you had fun learning new techniques and getting ideas for your next project.

There is so much to do this Saturday!!!   

We will have Cottonwood Sharpening here for on-site scissor and rotary blade sharpening. Drop off your sewing scissors $6, Ginghers $7, pinking shears $8, thread clippers $3 and rotary blades $3 and have them sharpened while you shop. Royce and Debbie Swank are out of Ottawa, KS and you may have seen them sharpening at one of the local quilt shows. 

If you are participating in the Saturday Sampler, don’t forget to bring in your Barn Block this Saturday from 9am-12pm to get your next block free.


Tom Davenport is back again for our demo at 10:30am with some new custom made wood projects. If you missed him in December, he has some great gift ideas perfect for Mother's Day! Tom will also take custom orders for quilt ladders and hanging quilt racks.

We will also have "Dimple" here for a Show & Tell of her amazing doll making skills and to promote her new class FAIRY PINCUSHION on Monday, June 11th

...but WAIT....there's more...

SPQG Quilt Show 9am-4pm
Lansing Activity Center
108 S 2nd St - Lansing, KS
Opportunity Quilt

Tickets $1 each or 6 for $5

New Fabric Lines

Kansas Troubles - Fresh Cut Flowers
Yardage, FQs, Layer Cakes, Jelly Rolls & Charm Packs

Ring Around the Rosie by Bonnie Sullivan - Penny Rug Flannel Kit
Fast and easy quilt available in cream or black
54" x 66" - ONLY 12 SEAMS!!!

Thoroughbreds by Andover

Call of the Wild by Hoffman Fabrics

Tula Pink - All Stars

NEW!!! Block of the month
First City Freedom
96" x 96"

If you missed our Saturday Sampler last year, you can still make this patriotic favorite. Program is 10 months and begins in July. Sign-up fee $17.99 and then $17.99 per month. Includes patterns and fabric to make top and binding. Backing of your choice is 20% off at the end of the program with Show & Tell of finished top.

We are still taking sign-ups for our Fat Quarter Clubs and you can start anytime.

Our Painter’s Palette Solids Club is a 12-mo club. You will receive 14 FQs each month (see picture above) for $24.99 per month. At the end of the program you will have ALL 168 colors!
The Blenders Club is also a 12-mo club. You will receive 6 FQs of blenders each month for $14.99 per month. Each month will be a different color family (ie. Jan - blues, Feb - red, etc.) Fabrics will be a collection of Dimples by Andover, Toscana by Northcott, Grunge by Moda, Leather by Paintbrush Studio and Matrix by Quilting Treasures.

Thu - May 24th – 6:30p
Applique Group Sit & Sew


Fri & Sat - May 25 & 26 - 8a-8p

Sew-In $10 per day

Mon - May 28th - CLOSED

Memorial Day

Tue - May 29th - 10:30am-12:30pm OR 6-8pm
T-Shirt Quilt Basics $20

Mon - June 11th - 10am-6pm
Fairy Pincushion w/Dimple $40

Mon - June 9th - 10:30am-4:30pm
Watercolor Quilt Basics $25 + kit

Sat - June 16th - 10:30am-1:30pm
Free Motion Quilting w/Tia

Fri & Sat - June 22 & 23 - 8a-8p

 Sew-In $10 per day

Wed - July 4th - CLOSED
Happy 4th of July!!!

Fri & Sat - July 13 & 14 - 10am-5pm
Eudora Quilt Guild Show
Eudora Methodist Church
2084 N 1300th Road Eudora, KS 66025

Come Use our Classroom  
Did you know that you can rent our classroom for the day…or a week? Our classroom has eight 6’ heavy duty tables and adjustable chairs on wheels, two large ironing stations with four irons, a 4’ x 8’ cutting table, a refrigerator and a microwave for your use. You can reserve the classroom for $10 per day per person. If you are interested in using our classroom or having a group sew day with your friends, just call or stop by the shop and talk to Connie or Maria about reserving the space. You and your group will also receive a Sew Day Discount.
If you do not want to reserve the space for sewing, you can always join the open group Sew-In days which are usually the last Friday and Saturday of the month and run from 8am - 8pm for $10 per day per person.  Check out the website calendar for exact dates.

200 S 5th street

Leavenworth KS 66048



Mon-Fri 10am - 5pm

Sat 10am - 3pm

Sun - Closed

Contact Us

  • 514B Delaware Street
    Leavenworth, KS 66048

  • Tue - by appt 913-297-8175
  • Wed 9-4
  • Thu  9-4
  • Fri  9-4
  • Sat  9-3
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