September VIP Club (Elsmere)

Announcing the Janome 6700!

Luke’s Elmsere location brought VIP Club back with a stunning trunk show and new machine! The night kicked off with dinner – chicken, salad and fresh fruit. As everyone ate, Margaret took the stage to highlight some of our upcoming events. We have so many exciting classes and events coming up – we just had to share them with you!
Then, Veronica demonstrated the new Janome 6700 – a powerhouse sit down quilter that will become a beloved tool in any sewer’s arsenal. It’s fast – able to reach speeds of 1200 stitches per minute and it’s all metal interior means it’s incredibly strong. If you missed out on the demonstration – stop in and check it out for yourself!
After she wowed the crowd with the 6700, Luke’s staffed presented a trunk show of our newest samples. Anita Gooddesign released so many great new designs in recent months – we just had to share them! We also brought out some old favorites to share!

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Luke’s VIP Club without a big winner. Congratulations to Sharon N! She went home with a gift basket of stabilizers, thread, scissors, and lots of notions.

Block of the Month: Elsmere

Elsmere’s Block of the Month is wrapping up – has it been 12 months already? Almost! Next month (October) will be Elsmere’s final block of the month!
It’s been an exciting project – every month we’ve learned a new sewing accessory, presser foot, and specialty technique. We’ve played with our decorative stitches, and gotten creative combining new techniques with traditional quilting – and everyone’s quilts are coming along great! This month – we have a great boxed salad and sandwich from a local deli for lunch!
We’re so excited to see what everyone’s created – and how everyone’s quilts are coming together.
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Soni Grint Software Bootcamp! (Elsmere)

Welcoming Soni Grint to Luke’s!

We are so thrilled that we got to host Soni Grint a second time this year! Her camp in January sold out so quick and was so popular we invited her back for a second time! Soni spent two days this week at our Kentucky VIP Club house teaching us all her software and digitizing secrets. She sure had a lot to share with us! She’s been a part of the embroidery industry for many years – both as an educator and developer – and has been described as one of the best embroidery educators out there! It was a real treat learning from her – and we’re excited to have her again. She makes digitizing accessible, fun and easy!

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Customer Appreciation Month!

Customer Appreciation Month was an exiting month full of surprise discounts, exciting events, and lots of learning! Four of Luke’s locations around Cincinnati – Elsmere, Tri County, Green Township, and Lawrenceburg – hosted Open Houses throughout the month of July. Guests were treated to special refreshments while our educators gave informative demonstrations on often requested techniques – and were able to stock up on essential sewing items with an extra 30% off club items! Visitors were even given a free gift when they stopped in on these days.
Luke’s Customer Appreciation presentations covered basic sewing and embroidery techniques and questions frequently answered by our educators. Throughout the month, we about new feet, and got all kinds of tips and tricks from Luke’s own expert educators:
  • Laquitta taught us some popular quilt blocks and made them so easy to learn! She made a disappearing 9 patch, flying geese -and more!
  • Shannon showed us a trick to making quilt triangles in minutes!
  • Veronica taught us how to make a quick and simple bag on the Serger!
  • Regina taught us to use the rolled hem and ruffled feet for professional finishes to pillows, aprons and drapes!
  • Veronica showed us how simple and quick mitered binding can be with the right tool!
  • Shannon showed us how simple adding a waist band can be with the stitch in the ditch foot!
  • JoAnne enlightened us on design positioning, hooping, stabilizers and scissor options in Embroidery 101!
In fact, we had SO MUCH fun at our Open Houses that Luke’s Tri County and Luke’s Green Township will be continuing them! Stay tuned for more details – but make sure to mark your calendar and stop in on the dates below. You don’t want to miss out!

Christmas in July: Hope Yoder Trunk Show


Christmas in July! Hope Yoder Trunk Show
It’s Christmas in July at Luke’s! We took a break from the heat and looked forward to the holidays during our VIP Clubs on Tuesday and Wednesday. Veronica (Elsmere), JoAnne and Laquitta (Tri County) presented lovely Trunk Shows from famed embroidery and quilt designer Hope Yoder.
Luke’s Elsmere’s night started with a dinner of chicken, green beans, mashed potatoes and cake for dessert. Tri County had pizza, salad, and cookies. VIP guests got to catch up with friends and take some up close peaks at some of the samples as they ate. They were also treated to 30% off VIP Club items – including hoops and stabilizers.


After shopping and dinner, our educators took the stage to present Hope Yoder’s work! Hope’s designs feature trendy embroidery and quilting for all our Viking, Elna, and Janome customers. Yoder’s deigns goes from trendy, to modern, to traditional and back again. There was something for everyone at this trunk show! Some designs were as inexpensive as $15!

Since we were celebrating Christmas in July – there were gifts! Everyone who wore red for the festivities received a free spool of thread in addition to numerous door prizes. The big winner of the night at Luke’s Elsmere was Anna M! She went home with a collection of Hope Yoder designs, a collection of Iris thread, and a pair of applique scissors  – worth over $550! Wow! Congrats Anna!

Elsmere’s Block of the Month Club

Block of the Month – Elsmere
Luke’s Elsmere’s Block of the Month Club is made great progress this month. They meet the first Saturday of the month to work on a year-long project, learn new techniques, and try out new presser feet and accessories!

Luke’s Meet and Greet: Elsmere

Customer Meet and Greet: Luke’s Elsmere

What a great day we had with our good friends: Annette, Karen, Paula, Debbie, Vivian, Pat, Sandy, Connie Nancy, Mary and Ken!Our educator JoAnne shared tips on mitering corners, inserting zippers, and we even made several 10 minute blankets.
We laughed, learned a lot, and most importantly had fun! The day was free!
The large pretzel tray and roast beef sandwiches were also a huge hit! You won’t want to miss the next one!

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Elsmere VIP Club – Special Guest Belinda’s Studio

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Elsmere VIP Club Special Guest: Belinda’s Studio’s

Tuesday’s Club meeting was a true treat! The room was absolutely packed with Luke’s VIP’s to great June’s guest speaker – Belinda’s Studio’s! Belinda M is an embroidery enthusiast turned creator out of Cleveland, Ohio. She digitizes all her own designs – including traditional heirloom patterns to cutwork, applique, and free standing designs! Her work is fun and fashionable and we were delighted to see it in person.
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VIP Club Special Guest: Kaye Moore

Tri County’s VIP Club

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We had a great club with guest speaker Kay Moore on Wednesday! The night started with pizza, salad, munchies and desert. We kicked off the show with the slideshow video created by Genevieve showing off all the smiling faces and great projects at the Anita Goodesign Party. What a great event!

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VIP Club Special Guest: Kay Moore

Kaye joined us in our Kentucky Club house on Tuesday, May 16. We had a packed house, and were excited to see everyone after the Anita Goodesign Party! Everyone arrived early for a great dinner of pulled pork, salad, and macaroni.