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December Newsletter

First City Press
Tue - Fri 10am - 5pm    Sat 10am - 3pm


Follow us on Facebook for Special Holiday Sales through the end of the year!
Open 10-7 on Thursdays in December

December Specials

Gift Cards

For every $25 purchased get $5

Buy One Panel Get One FREE 
Equal or lesser value

Check our Facebook page daily in December for drawings, specials and our 12 Days of Christmas item revealed daily starting Friday, December 7th
Quantities will be limited - First come first sold

Fri 28th & Sat 29th
30% off ALL
in stock merchandise
Cannot be combined with other discounts
Help us make room for all the NEW fabric coming in January!

Saturday Sampler this Saturday - Don't forget to bring in your block!

Demo and Show & Tell starts at 10:30am with Free drawing and Show & Tell
Special Guests Cat Nix and Tom Davenport are BACK!!!
Cat has brought in more quilts and projects for her 2019 class line-up
Tom is back for his FINAL FAREWELL before retirement with his handmade, custom woodworking quilting items just in time for Christmas. If you have been in the market for a quilt ladder, hanger, ruler rack or any of his other creations, he will be bringing what inventory he has left.


We are almost sold out of our Aurifil Cases for $14.99 with a spool of 1300m 50wt white Aurifil thread. You can still join our Aurifil Thread Club where you can choose up to three spools of 1300m Aurifil thread per visit for just $10 each. This is a great Christmas gift for a quilter!
Limit 1 case per customer. Limited time offer.

Aurifil Thread Club - with purchase of case and $10 membership, you can fill up your case with your choice of Aurifil threads (50wt 1300m or 40wt 1000m large spools) for $10 per spool when you bring in your case through December 31, 2019. Limit 3 spools per visit. That's over a year of savings on thread!!! Must join by December 31, 2018 to participate.

Need a neat Stocking Stuffer for your favorite Quilter? How about reserving them a seat at our Inside Aurifil lecture with Alex from Aurifil? Reserve their seat for $10 on May 20th, 2019.
Alex will be showing a video on how Aurifil thread is made, explain their product line and ways to use in your projects, show and tell, trunk show AND a FREE Aurifil Thread goodie bag for each guest. There are 3 seats left in the afternoon session at 2:00pm and a few left in the evening session starting at 5:00pm. In-store registration required, limit 1 seat per person.

What's NEW!!!

Great Christmas present for any level of quilter!

1/2" Density F-7 SAE Rating
9" x 9"    $15.99
14" x 14"   $26.99
18" x 18"  $38.99
18" x 24"  $49.99
Custom Cut $0.15/square inch
Our mats come with a complementary piece of waterproof PUL fabric to help protect your work surface from condensation.
If you haven't tried them, stop by the shop and try one out in our classroom and let us "show and tell" you the benefits of using wool pressing mats for your projects.


Quilts of Iceland
by Gudrun Erla

Kits available - book not included
From left to right....
Aurora 64 x 79  $69.99
Glacial Ice 63x84  $92.99
Basalt  72 x 80   $89.99

Coffee Break  41 x 57   $39.99

My Sunflower Garden  54 x 68   $65.99

Pink Ribbon by Timeless Treasures

Remembrance Kit
60" x 80"

Picture This Paris Kit
58" x 74"

Birthstone Series by MJ Kinman
12 Month - Start anytime
$24.99 sign-up/$24.99 per month
Includes FREE membership in our Semi-Precious Sisters Club that meets every 4th Tuesday!



Need some dedicated time to sew without distractions from home? Want to wrap presents without the family sneaking a peek? Join us next week for our "Christmas Catch Up" week of sewing or whatever you need to work on from 10am - 5pm Tuesday through Friday Dec 4-7th. Cost is $10/day to reserve your seat. Microwave and mini fridge available for your use. 

Kid's Class every 2nd Saturday $25
December - Rope Bowls with Sam
10:30am - 12:30pm OR 1-3pm

Hand Embroidery w/Vicky $20
Meets monthly - New stitches and pattern each month
2nd Wednesday 6-8pm
2nd Thursday 10:30am - 12:30pm

Midweek Sit & Sew
Wed, Dec 19th 9am-6pm $10
Bring whatever project you would like to work on and sew with other sewing sisters all day. Cutting and ironing stations available for your use as well as a microwave and fridge. Your registration reserves your seat for the day. Maximum of 8 people.

Sit & Sew
Fri & Sat, Dec 21 & 22 8am - 8pm $10/day
Sit & sew with us all day! No spouses, kids or animals to distract you. Come one day or both. Your registration reserves your seat for the day. Maximum of 8 people. 

Collage Quilts with Cat Nix - 2 sessions - $50
Anything goes when making a Collage Quilt. The more fabrics, the merrier the outcome. Come learn the basics of Collage Quilting and Dimensional Embellishment making this charming wall hanging. Daytime and evening classes available. 

Dragonflies in Flight with Cat Nix - 3 sessions - $75
The Dragonflies in Flight class includes detailed steps specific to constructing this diagonal strip-pieced quilt as well as instruction for machine and fusible applique, color theory, attaching dimensional and lapped borders, plus binding. 

Quilt as you Sew with Cat Nix - 2 sessions - $40
Learn the Quilt as you Sew technique to finish your projects faster while making this functional and beautiful set of placemats and napkins. In this two session class Cat will cover basic piecing, construction, straight line quilting with a walking foot, perfect binding and how to create self-binding matching napkins to complement your placemats. Daytime and evening classes available.

Monthly Sewing Groups
Quilts of Valor meets the 3rd Tuesday from 11am-4pm
Hand Embroidery Group meets 3rd Thursday from 10am-12pm

Semi-Precious Sisters Club meets the 4th Thursday from 10:30am - 1:30pm
(must be enrolled in the Birthstone Series BOM to participate)

Applique Group meets 4th Thursday from 6:30-8:30pm (except Dec)

Are you following First City Quilts on Facebook? We will be announcing special events, sew alongs, challenges and contests and exclusive Facebook follower sales. "Like" and "Follow" us to stay up to date on all the classes, events, sales, tips and tutorial videos that we are promoting. 

Classroom Rental
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 or our Midweek Sew Day one Wednesday a month from 9am - 6pm for $10 per day per person.  Check out the website calendar for exact dates.

200 S 5th street

Leavenworth KS 66048



Tue-Fri 10am - 5pm

Sat 10am - 3pm

Sun & Mon - Closed

Contact Us
  • (913) 682-8000
  • 200 S. 5th St
    Leavenworth, KS 66048

    • Hours: 
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    • Fri 9:30 - 4
    • Sat 9:30 - 3
    • Shopping by appointment available on Wed.