Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Today is the day!

We re-opened today (after being closed for our annual "mud season") with our regular business hours.
We have missed our Customers... So come on by and see the Changes we have made...... And pick up some Special Sales!

COUNTRY TREASURES is in Paducah at the 30th annual Rotary Antique Show. Sue is all set up and ready for business! Looking forward to a busy week.....



Thursday, April 5, 2018

We have had a few calls regarding our “New Hope Gone Crazy” Shop Hop Pattern..... In the directions it states that ( BOTH templates are used to make one block.)
So what you have is CORRECT!!
Happy sewing!

Friday, March 23, 2018

Country Treasures will be closed for 2018 MUD SEASON
April 1st through April 17th
We re-open Wednesday, April 18th

Friday, February 23, 2018

The 2018 Vermont Shop Hop is fast approaching.  We are counting down the days! The fun begins on March 16th. Don't forget to buy your passports early.
For more information navigate to
Beautiful arrival from Moda
Lilac Ridge

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

2018 Newsletter and Class Schedule - click on link below




December 26 – 30, 2017

 All individual fat quarters in the store will be

on sale for $2.00.

 One Yard cuts are specially cut @ $6 per yard Buy 2 get the 3rd one Free!

Don’t miss this opportunity to add to your stash!

Additional parking in rear of building.


We will be closed Christmas Eve Day and Christmas Day, December 24th & 25th

  We re-open Tuesday, Dec. 26 from 10 am until 5 pm.

We will be closed New Years Eve day and New Years Day, December 31st to January 2nd .

We re-open Wednesday, Jan 3rd 2018.


Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year





P.O. Box 994
12 The Common                                                                                                              (802) 875-4377
Chester, VT 05143                                                                              
Suzanne Ashe, Owner                                                                       Email:
Store Hours: Tues.-Sat. – 10am –5pm
                       Sundays – 12pm – 4pm



Good-Bye Fall & Hello Winter 2018!


It was a quick fun fall season with lots of great classes. There were many new students learning new techniques.  Lots of changes happening this fall at Country Treasures.

Our business manager, James Adams, is moving from Chester, Vermont to Italy!  We will miss Jim very much and wish him much success in his new endeavors.  Jim became a very talented quilter during his employment here.  No pattern was too difficult.  He thrived on challenges!!

Heather Allen has taken over his position and is doing an excellent job at transitioning over into the office area.  Good luck to Heather in her new role.

Carolyn will be welcoming her first grandchild into her family in early January.  She has decided to take a break from the classroom for awhile so she can spend some time in her new role of grandmother.  Carolyn will still devote her time to long arming and keeping the shop up to date with new notions, books and patterns.  New rulers from Quilters Select are in stock. A must have! These rulers have a unique non-slip coating, easy to read lines for measuring as well as multiple angles. You never loose your place or have to count backwards.

Sue has been rearranging the store with Laurie.  You can now find our Flannel area downstairs in the front room.



Important Notice: During the last several class sessions we have had a number of quilters calling the day before a class is scheduled to sign up for the class. These quilters were disappointed to learn that the class has been cancelled due to lack of enrollment. Please be aware that our policy is to hold classes with a minimum of six students. Therefore about two weeks before a class we are forced to make the decision whether to hold or cancel the class. If you are interested in a class please sign up early.


SAVE A TREE! If you have an email address, we would like to be able to make this newsletter available to you through your email. Please send us an email at and we will make the switch.

Like us on Facebook:  Country Treasures Quilts.


Weekly Quilt Classes for Winter 2018


ALL LEVEL QUILTING (6 weeks).....................$42.00

Starting: Tuesday, January 9th, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Instructor: Sue Ashe by

1st project is Autumn on Maple Lake. (84” x 84”) A beautiful cozy scrappy quilt made with the Heartspun Quilts Pattern. This quilt can be made with scraps or fat Quarter bundle. Sizes can be changed with Sue’s guidance. Any new quilter will be given an easier project.  All quilters are welcome including first time quilters.

All Level Quilting  (6 weeks)...................................$42.00

Starting: Thursday, January 11th, 9:30am – Noon

Instructor: Sue Ashe

1st project is Pineapple Star. (38” x 38”) This striking wallhanging is made up of 8 paper pieced diamonds. The center and points are fussy cut which adds a lot to the design element.  All quilters are welcome, beginner to advanced.

Weekend Workshops

QUILTS OF VALOR....................................PRICELESS!!
Friday, January 5th, 9:30am – Noon
Instructor: Sue Ashe
If you don’t want to sew alone at home, come join the group to work on a Quilt of Valor.  There is nothing I like better than working on Quilts of Valor.  It is such a good feeling knowing that one of our Vermont Veteran recipients will cherish the quilt.  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!  All quilters are welcome, beginner to advanced.

Saturday, January 6th, 9:30am – 3:30pm

 ColorSplash ...............................................................$40.00
Saturday, January 13th, 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. Your choice of sizes ranging from crib to king. Class is also for people who have one started and would like class time to finish.  Suitable for all levels but not recommended for first time quilters.

Open Sew with Sue .......................................................$20.00
Sunday, January 14th, 1pm – 4:00 pm
Work on anything! For all who have a project to finish or just beginning a new one, this class is for you. 

 Floral Menagerie (72 ½” x 96 ½”) ............................. $40.00
Saturday, January 20th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Sue Ashe
Block size 24” x 24”. What a fun way to spend the winter piecing simple blocks with a cute animal appliqué in the center of the block.  My sample is done in these beautiful spring colors from In the Beginning’s Floral Menagerie line.  Sue is having so much fun with this pattern!  All quilters are welcome, beginner to advanced.

Pineapple Star (38” x 38”).............................................$40.00
Saturday, January 27th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Sue Ashe
This striking wallhanging is made up of 8 paper pieced diamonds. The center and points are fussy cut which adds a lot to the design element.    Not recommended for first time quilters.

Quilts of Valor....................................................PRICELESS!!
Friday, February 2nd , 9:30 am – noon
Instructor: Sue Ashe
Second winter session.  Please sign up in advance to ensure everyone has a seat!  All quilters are welcome, beginner to advanced

Saturday, February 3rd , 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

OPEN SEW WITH SUE................................................ $20.00
Sunday, February 4th , 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Come spend the day sewing on projects to finish or start a new one.  All quilters are welcome, beginner to advanced.

Homestead Betty (72” x 84”)...........................................$40.00
Saturday, February 10th, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Instructor: Sue Ashe
This modern sampler quilt uses easy piecing techniques to create twists and turns through the chevrons.  It’s a unique way to do sampler.  Not recommended for first time quilters.

Saturday, February 17TH, 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Enjoy a free demo with Sue on several techniques and notions.  For all quilting enthusiasts.



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


Parking and classroom entrance in rear of building - Bring your Lunch.





For those of you who cannot come every week we continue to offer our on-line versions of Farmer’s Wife and Dear Jane for $48.00. Here is how it works: after you have paid for the class, we will email the first lesson. Once you have completed the homework, you send us a picture of the completed block(s) and we send you the next lesson!


Please join us Friday morning, January 5th and Friday morning, February 2nd to help complete Quilts of Valor for our returning veterans. For more information, please go to



Dec. 24 – 25
Country Treasures will be closed.  Country Treasures will be open on Tuesday, December 26 from 10 AM until 5 PM. 
Jan. 9, 2018
March 8 —10
Country Treasures, Winter 2018 Classes begin
9th Annual Fabric Extravaganza, Nashua, NH. Sue is vending at the show.
March 16 — 25
Vermont Shop Hop.  For more information, please navigate to
April 1 — 17
Country Treasures closed for “Mud Season”
April 18
Country Treasures reopens
April 18— 24
Paducah Rotary Antique Quilt Show, Paducah, KY. Sue is vending at the show. For more information, please navigate to
May 31 — June 3
Country Treasures Spring Retreat.
June 22 — 24
Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Jct., VT.  Sue is vending at the show. For more information, please navigate to


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.




Name:                                                                               Telephone:
Address (Street, City, Zip):
Email Address:
Class Fee                                        Date:
Payment method: circle one:       Check              Credit Card (MC, VISA or Discover)
Credit Card #                                                         Expiration Date:
Will you want to use one of our machines?          Yes    No








Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Gallery of 2016 Fall Classes

Gallery of Winter Class Projects

Fall classes start September 10th.  If you did not receive a copy of our Fall 2016 Newsletter, there is a link to it near the bottom of our home page at 

Weekly Classes
Starting September 11, 2016: Fancy Forest class with Carolyn, eight Sunday afternoons, will be oodles of fun. 
Starting September 13 and 15:  Two sessions of All Level Quilting with Sue, eight Tuesday evenings or eight Thursday mornings.  The first project will be Piece by Number Placemats.
Starting September 14:  Eight Wednesday evenings with Sue making the stunning Dreamscape quilt.
Starting September 15: Quilting for Beginners and Quilting for Advanced Beginners with Carolyn, eight Thursday evenings.  The project for Beginners is Rail Trail.  The project for Advanced Beginners is Room for Squares.
Starting September 16: Finish Up with Sue, eight Friday mornings; calling all UFO’s!

Weekend Workshops
Sue teaches an exciting new pattern called Bargello Pinwheel on Saturday, September 10—or you could make any of the other bargello patterns available in the shop.  Or grab one of the dozens of colorways of Sue’s Color Splash bundles!
Sue O’Dea will teach a very attractive and useful Ruler and Mat Bag on Saturday, September 24.
Fandance is a scrap-happy pattern inspired by a photo in a magazine.  But Sue invented a new, quilter-friendly technique and will teach her secret method on Saturday, October 1.
Carolyn teaches Machine Quilting I—Straight Line Quilting on Sunday, October 2 and Machine Quilting II—Free Motion & Advanced Designs on Sunday, October 30.

Carolyn teaches a new, very precise appliqué technique to make a November Pumpkin tablerunner on Saturday, October 8.
Deb teaches a new technique for curvy piecing to make a Mini Pumpkin Wallhanging on Saturday, October 22.
Sue teaches a fun pattern called Stormy Trip on Saturday, October 29.  Sue’s sample has been quilted but still needs a binding.  Here is a photo of the pattern.
Deb returns on Saturday, November 5 to teach Spring Flowers.  Her sample is almost done and we will post a photo when it is done because the black and gray photo from the pattern does not even hint at how pretty this fun project can be.
Sue will teach a delightful giraffe wallhanging or crib quilt called Lanky Patch on Saturday, November 6.
Carolyn teaches Tumbling Triangles in any of six sizes on Saturday, November 26.
Sue wraps up the classes on Saturday, December 3 teaching another new technique, quilt-as-you-go Piece by Number Placemats.
Quilts of Valor
Join the fun Friday mornings and help make Quilts of Valor for Vermont Veterans.  Bring your own projects or come work on one of Sue’s! 

Sept. 5
Labor Day, Country Treasures will be open from 10 AM until 2 PM.
Sept. 17 – 18
Fall Festival on the Green, Chester, VT. Country Treasures will be open both Saturday and Sunday from 10 AM until 5 PM.
Sept. 17 – 18
Bennington Quiltfest, for more information, please see
Oct. 1 – 2
15th Biennial QUILT Schenectady, Proctors GE Theater, Schenectady, NY, for more information, please see
Oct. 10
Columbus Day, Country Treasures will be open from 10 AM until 2 PM.
Oct. 21 – 23
All That Jazz, Champlain Valley Quilt Guild, 33rd Semi-Annual Quilt Show, Essex Junction, VT, for more information, please see
Nov. 11
Veterans Day, Country Treasures will be open from 10 AM until 5 PM.
Nov. 10 – 13
Country Treasures, Falling Leaves Retreat
Nov. 24 – 25
Country Treasures will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, but open on Friday, the following day from 10 AM until 2 PM.
Dec. 24 – 26
Country Treasures will be open from 10 AM until 2 PM on Saturday, Dec. 24, Christmas Eve Day.  Country Treasures will be closed on Christmas Day.  Country Treasures will be open on Monday, December 26 from 10 AM until 5 PM. 

More soon at Threading the News.

Yours in quilting, 

Sue and staff