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 Special Hours - Thanksgiving Weekend.
Thanksgiving Day - Closed.
Black Friday - 9 AM to 5 PM
Small Business Saturday - 9 AM to 4 PM.
Our Fabric Super Sale ends this Saturday at 4 PM.

The Sewing House 2019 Panel Challenge

Purchase a Panel.  Make a Project.  Win Prizes.
Panel must be purchased from current Sewing House stock.
Purchase a panel to receive your entry form.  

Deadline - Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 3 PM.
Projects must be finished, bound, labeled on the back and submitted to The Sewing House by Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019 at 3 PM.

Category Themes
Children, Patriotic, Men/Outdoors, Women/Floral, Animal, Christmas/Winter and
Best of Show.

Customer Viewer's Choice Voting will begin on Monday, Nov. 25, at 10 AM and end on Saturday, Dec. 14, at 3 PM.  Customers will vote for one project in each category and best in show.  One ballot allowed per customer per visit.

Winners will be announce on Monday, December 16, 2019 before 5 PM.
1st Place Prize per Category - $20 Store Gift Certificate.
Best of Show - $40 Store Gift Certificate.

All panels are 20% off October 24 through October 27.

Janome Long Arm Quilting Event
Janome Quiltmaker 18
Meet - Learn - Quilt - Eat
Date:  Tuesday through Thursday, October 1-3, 2019.

Event Fee:  $50, Lunch is included.  $25 store coupon given out at the end of class. 

Event Registration:  Sign up by coming to the store or sign up by snail mail.  Send your event fee to The Sewing House, 220 E. Main Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501.  Please choose the class on Tuesday or Wednesday and include your name, address, phone, and email address.

Purchase the Janome Quiltmaker 18 or Janome Quiltmaker 16 at The Sewing House prior to the event and this event is free.

Choose Tuesday or Wednesday:  Tuesday, October 1st, 10 AM through 4 PM.
                                                     Wednesday, October 2nd, 10 AM through 4 PM.

                                                     Thursday, October 3rd will be free new owner training for those who purchase a Janome Quiltmaker at The Sewing House                                                                 during or prior to the event.

Instructor:  Susan Enderson, Janome Educator

Susan Enderson

Susan is not your average instructor.  Her extensive experience includes managing a 
number of dealerships and instructing consumers and dealers in the home sewing industry
since 1985. 

She is a professional digitizer, quilter, crafter and seamstress specializing in machine
arts.  Susan has also authored many articles for different sewing industry magazines
and newsletters as well as having published her own designs and patterns. 
Susan is an avid long arm quilting professional as well.

Susan's secret passion is anything artistic.  Being a Sulky, Martha Pullen, Nancy
Zieman and Jenny Haskins certified instructor, she brings a unique approach to her
sewing, crafting and teaching.

From sergers to software, from designing for the home to 18 inch dolls, Susan is able 
to inspire and motivate students from beginning sewists to advanced professionals.

Janome Award. Once again we are pleased to announce that The Sewing House is among the top 35 Janome authorized dealers in the nation.

New Vacuum Display.

Come See it. We now service all vacuum brands.

Embroidery Club - First Wednesday of each month. 10:30 Am to Noon. No Machines Needed. Tips, Tricks, Techniques, Q&A, Show & Tell. Leta Tedrow leads Embroidery Club. Often there is a class after club. Call Leta at 641-919-2340 to get on her mailing list.

Embroidery Wednesdays - Machine Embroiderers, come to The Sewing House on Wednesdays and sew with friends. The store opens at 10 AM.

Embroidery Consulting - Leta Tedrow does fee-based embroidery consulting at The Sewing House by appointment. Contact her by phone at 641-919-2340.

Sewing Club - 2nd Monday of each month starting July 10th. 10:30 AM to noon. No machines needed. Format similar to embroidery club. Leta Tedrow will lead Sewing Club.

Vacuum Testimonial

Vanessa Crowe from the Hannibal-Quincy area drove to Ottumwa and purchased a Sebo X4 vacuum from The Sewing House. I asked her why she drove 120 miles to purchase a vacuum.

Vanessa replied, "I like Sebo and there is no Sebo dealer close to me. It is easy to use around furniture. It really deep cleans and I can seal the dirt in the bag before I take it to the trash. It does not put dust back into the air. It is quieter than other vacuums. It is easy to use on stairs. And I do not want a vacuum that looks like a popcorn popper." Thanks, Vanessa.


The SQUEELS, a quilting group from Omaha, Nebraska, recently enjoyed a quilting retreat at The Sewing House. They stayed in a local motel and ate meals at a friend's home. They quilted from 9am to 9pm for two days. Other groups have stayed in motels and ate meals in local restaurants and/or brought food to the store. SQUEELS stands for "Scrappy, Quilting, Eating, Eating, Laughing Society."

Bring your group to The Sewing House for a retreat. We will help you have a great time. Call for information.

Jewel Box Quilt Guild Enjoys Retreat At The Sewing House

Thirteen quilters from the Grinnell area sewed for three days in our classroom. They experienced door prizes, surprise sales, demonstrations and FUN. They stayed in a local motel and ate at restaurants. One group member brought in chili for one lunch.

Your group can also schedule a retreat at The Sewing House. Contact Tim at 641-682-4995 for information.
Sharon Walker from Centerville recently purchased an elna eXcellence 780 and sewing table. She shared the following thoughts and gave us permission to use them: "I love the Elna 780 with the sewing table. Now I sew at the proper height and my shoulders do not hurt. My favorite feature is the auto presser foot lift. This sewing machine is a great companion machine for those who own the Janome MC15000."

Editor's note: The Janome MC15000 is Janome's Top-Of-The-Line Embroidery/Sewing combo machine. Many 15000 owners keep it set up for embroidery and use the Elna 780 or Janome MC9400 for sewing.