Friday, November 16, 2018

BLACK FRIDAY SALE
FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY
 
$10 OFF CUTIE PACKS (16-fat 1/8 packaged)
$10 OFF 6-HALF YARD BUNDLES
STITCH BY # MARKED DOWN
ASSORTMENT OF KITS MARKED DOWN
 
(All sale prices on tickets)
Friday and Saturday 10am to 5pm
Sunday Noon to 4pm
 
 
 
 
 


Tuesday, October 2, 2018

COLUMBUS WEEKEND
Extended Store Hours
Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
 
 
 

 

Friday, September 28, 2018

 
 
 
2018 Fall Free Style Retreat
Country Treasures will be hosting a Fall Retreat on November 2nd, 2018 beginning at 9:30 am through November 4th, 2018 ending at 3:00 pm.  The cost is $125.00 per person.
      This retreat will be a Free-Style meaning lunch and dinner is on your own.  Beverages and snacks will be provided as usual.  This will also be a “work on your own projects.”
            Please note our new Retreat hours:
November 2nd – 9:30 am to 10:00 pm
November 3rd – 8:00 am to 10:00 pm
November 4th – 8:00 am to 3:00 pm
            A deposit of $50.00 is necessary to hold your space.  Full payment will be needed by October 11th, 2018.
            We look forward to another fun-filled weekend of sewing together.
            Please remember to bring show & tell for our usual drinks at 5:00 pm at The Fullerton Inn on Saturday, November 3rd.
            If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to call the shop at 802-875-4377 or email us at Sue@vermontquilting.com

Thursday, August 30, 2018

FARMER'S WIFE
ON-LINE CLASS

This class is designed to make it possible for you to complete a class right from home via the Internet! Class is $48.00 plus cost of the Farmer's Wife Book of $27.99.  If you can't make it to the store, we will ship it to you.
Here's how it works: After you have paid, I email the first lesson.  Once you have completed the homework, you send me a picture of the completed blocks and I send you the next lesson!
This class is on-going and done at your own pace.
Just give us a call to sign up!   
*book comes with templates and a CD and are not used.  Class is done with a more modern method and the blocks come out the same.

 
 


Friday, August 17, 2018



2018 Fall Newsletter
&
Class Schedule with Pictures





The summer has been a very busy one indeed!  Sue and her Quilts of Valor volunteers worked steadily on our effort to give 40 quilts to well deserved veterans of Vermont on a special presentation right On The Green in Chester.

            The theme of Row by Row Experience was “Music”.  Sewing enthusiasts enjoyed “Song Birds Singing Love Songs”.  We had a winner of our Row by Row for both the first and second prize, Ann Stone from Bridport, Vermont.  Ann did a beautiful job in creating this year’s row by Row Experience.  We will have it on display in the shop.

            We are adding wool to our inventory this late summer to get ready for our Fall and Winter classes.  Please come in and see what we have on display from, Primitive Gatherings hand dye wool to Moda wool.  We have several wool appliqué patterns from Crane Designs, Buttermilk Basins and our local wool appliqué newcomer and Springfield Native Jerome Thomas Design.  What a great time of year to pick up some wool appliqué. 

            Carolyn will begin a beginner fall wool appliqué class to get you started!

            Fall classes are busy planned with many new ideas and techniques.  Sue has been creating multiple samples of North Stars by Elizabeth Hartman along with fun varieties of penguins!

            Carolyn will be showing you the new Jelly Roll Rug technique, what a fun way to use scraps or Jelly Roll bundles!

            Our classroom is filled with many new samples of exciting quilting projects.

New this year is our “Free Style” Retreat.  This 3 day event will begin Friday, November 2nd and ends Sunday November 4th @ 3pm.  Each day begins at 9:30am with Friday and Saturday ending at 10:00pm.  Beverages and snacks are provided each day but your meals are “on your own”.  Chester provides many dining options and several choices right here On the Green.  Meals on your own help lower the cost of the retreat, making it an affordable price of $125 per person.   Limit is 12.

            Every 1st Friday of each month, the mornings will be dedicated to working on Quilts of Valor.  We need quilters to cut fabric, iron, sew, bind, and/or attach labels.  Bring your own fabric or work on one of the many kits I will have ready.  All quilts made will be donated to veterans from Vermont.  I appreciate any and all help!  Please sign up in advance to ensure everyone has a seat!  The first class in September will be held on a Thursday only.  *See our class schedule.

 

Weekly Quilting Classes – Fall 2018

 

ALL LEVEL QUILTING (8 weeks of class)................ $56.00
Beginning Tuesday, September 11th, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Instructor: Sue Ashe

The first project is the Stellar table runner from the book, Trendy Table 2.  Why not ease back into classes with a project that makes great gifts and is simply a fun project. Suitable for all levels but not recommended for first time quilters.


 
ALL LEVEL QUILTING (8 weeks of class)..................$56.00
Beginning Thursday, September 13th, 9:30 am – Noon
Instructor: Sue Ashe

The first project is the Stellar table runner from the book, Trendy Table 2.  Why not ease back into classes with a project that makes great gifts and is simply a fun project. Suitable for all levels but not recommended for first time quilters.


 
QUILTS OF VALOR (on-going) ………………………..FREE
First class, Thursday, September 13th, 9:30am – Noon
then every 1st Friday of each month, 9:30 – Noon

 
FINISH UP CLASS (8 weeks of class) …………………...$56.00

Beginning Friday, September 21st , 9:30 am – Noon

Bring in your own projects from home.  This is a great opportunity to get them finished!!

 

Weekend Workshops

 
RESERVED – THE QUILTING DIVAS.........................$35.00
Saturday, September 8th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 
CHESTER FALL FESTIVAL ………………………......FREE
Saturday + Sunday, September 15th & 16th, All Day

 
COLOR SPLASH..............................................................$40.00
Saturday, September 22nd, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Sue Ashe
Always a favorite!  This beautiful quilt is made using florals in the Trip Around The World pattern.  You will be amazed at how it is constructed.  You have a choice of sizes from crib to king.  Suitable for all levels but not recommended for first time quilters.


 
RESERVED – THE QUILTING DIVAS ……………$35.00
Saturday, October 6th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 
NORTH STAR………………………………………$40.00
Saturday, October 13th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Sue Ashe
A mix and match animal sampler, small quilt or pillow.  The North Star Pattern features nine blocks all measuring the same size at 24” square.  All are sewn with simple straight and diagonal seams.  Make all nine or choose a Polar Bear, Walrus, Owl, Narwhal, Seal, Otter, Muskoxen, Fox or Reindeer.   Suitable for all levels but not recommended for first time quilters.




 
WOOL APPLIQUÉ…………………………………$30.00
Sunday, October 14th, 12 noon – 4:00 pm
Instructor:  Carolyn Niesuchouski
A great class for beginning your hand in wool appliqué, or the wool enthusiast who wants to have an enjoyable afternoon and have fun.  The Owl by Buttermilk Basin or Basic Bunny from Jerome Thomas Design will get you started!  Basic wool care, appliqué technique utilizing hand embroidery stitching, helpful supplies and tricks will be taught.  For those who don’t want to tackle hand work, machine appliqué will also be shown.
All levels of quilters are welcome!




STELLAR TABLERUNNER (“18 x 51”) ….………$40.00
Saturday, October 20th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
There are so many places around the house for a table runner. Also makes a great gift!  Not for first time quilters.

 
JELLY ROLL RUG ....………………...........................$30.00
Sunday, October 21st, 12 noon – 4:00 pm
Instructor:  Carolyn Niesuchouski
You have a choice of rectangle or oval design.  Rectangle pattern uses separate strips and oval design requires pre- class preparation.  What a fun way to customize your own rug using Jelly Roll precut 2 ½” strips or your scraps! 
Suitable for all levels of quilters!  (Limit 8 people in classroom)


FALL FREE STYLE …………………………..........$125.00
Friday—Sunday, November 2nd—4th
Retreaters can work on their own projects, free style.  “On your own” meals for lunch and dinner.

 
RESERVED – THE QUILTING DIVAS………........$35.00
Saturday, December 1st, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

 

***KITS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MOST CLASSES***

Parking and classroom entrance are in rear of building. Bring your lunch.

Please let us know at least one week in advance of your class if you would like a kit made.

*** ON-LINE CLASSES!! ***

For those of you who cannot come every week I have developed online classes to make it possible for you to complete three of our classes via the Internet! Farmer’s Wife and Dear Jane are available as on-line classes for $48.00. Here is how it works: after you have paid for the class, I email the first lesson. Once you have completed the homework, you send me a picture of the completed block(s) and I send you the next lesson! No need to check your schedule since you may start at any time and proceed at your own speed.

 

COMING SOON TO COUNTRY TREASURES

MORE FABRIC!  Just to name a few…

Henry Glass:  My Sunflower Garden, Folk Art Flannels II, Love Struck, Fresh and Fab, and Tickled Pink

Moda:  Grunge Basics, Wool Needle V, Prairie Grass, and Summer Breeze VI

RJR:  Lights and Brights Malan Batiks and Request by Briar Hill

 

IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER

·       The shop will be open Columbus Day—Monday, October 8th from10 am – 2 pm.

·       During the Chester Fall Festival weekend the shop will be open extra hours on Sunday, September 16th from 10 am – 4 pm.

 


 COMING EVENTS

 
 
Sept. 15th  & 16th,
Chester Fall Festival, weather permitting.
Sept. 15th & 16th
Bennington Quiltfest, for more information please navigate to www.benningtonquiltfest.com 
Sept. 29th & 30th
Quilt Show, Proctors GE Theater, 432 State Street, Schedectady NY
Oct. 6th & 7th
Fall Festival of Quilts, Monadnock Quilters’  Guild, Peterborough, NH
Oct. 8th
Country Treasures will be open from 10 AM until 2 PM on Columbus Day.
Nov. 2nd  – 4th ,
Fall Free Style Retreat at Country Treasures
Mar. 7th – 9th
10th Annual Fabric Extravaganza, free admission, Holiday Inn, Nashua, NH
Mar. 22nd – 31st
Vermont Shop Hop, for more information please navigate to www.vermontshophop.com
June 26th – 29th
Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT, for more information please navigate  to www.vqf.org.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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Registration Form for Classes

Minimum of 6 students per class

No telephone registrations unless you use a credit card.

Should the class be cancelled, class fee will be refunded.

NO refund of class fee should a student cancel without a two week notice.

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

 
 
It was a beautiful ceremony here On The Green in Chester Vermont honoring our Vermont Veterans.
The celebration was held on August 11th
 
 
 The mission of the Quilts of Valor Foundation is to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.
Country Treasures and the Quilts of Valor Foundation, with the help of Vermont Coordinator, Lynn Carrier, would like to make this an annual event.  Check out our upcoming Newsletter and Class Schedule on times to help with QOV here in our classroom.  We always welcome help from home as well. 
This year Sue Ashe, owner of Country Treasures was presented with a Certificate of Appreciation.
We would also like to say "Thank You" to all our volunteers that helped with this years event.
For hours of making and completing an entire quilt:
Elaine Christopher, Betty K., and Judy R.,
from Pittsfield MA
For hours of Machine Quilting and Binding:
Carolyn Niesuchouski from Chester VT & Country Treasures
Dona McKenzie of Silverlining Quilt Finishing, Ludlow VT
Jean Mead from Whitefall NY
Beth Ezold from Alstead NH
Julie Patrick of Classic Quilting, Bellows Falls, VT 
For hours of Piecing:
Lorraine Brisson from Goshen MA
Roxanne Cunningham from Goshen MA
Nancy Hughes from Shrewsbury MA
Louise Brenton from South Hadley MA
For hours of Binding and/or putting on Labels:
Ginger Faraquat from Proctorville VT
Debbie Smith from Chester VT
Ann Stocker from Chester VT
For more information navigate to www.QOVF.org
 
 


Thursday, August 9, 2018

 WE HAVE A WINNER!!!
 
 
Ann Stone from Bridport Vermont is our contest prize winner for the 2018 Row by Row Experience.
This year's theme was "Sew Music" and Ann did a beautiful job winning both 1st and 2nd prize by adding our Row, "Song Birds Singing Love Songs", to her quilt.  Congratulations Ann!!