Friday, July 15, 2011


Did you hear us??? The Route 103 bridges are finally back open, maybe with a few delays but open for traffic! No more one lane bridges, dirt roads, detour signs, red lights in cornfields.
If you were at the Vermont Quilt Festival this year we hope you had a great time. It was a wonderful show and our friend Mara Novak of Flying Goose Custom Quilting won The Viewers Choice award and Governors award for her quilt - Garden Stars! Congratulations Mara. We ran out of  our extra pink and gold "crown fabric" for our  Happily Ever After kits while we were there so  who ever was looking for it, it is now in stock.
Elvis is in the Building!!! We have the Elvis fabric from Quilting Treasures ! Also Thomas the Train!! Go to to see the projects and fabrics to go with these two great new lines.   
The queen size Colorsplash quilt raffle that was part of Quilts Around The Town and Music In The Meadow was won by Candi Garrett of Alstead NH. The quilt raffle raised over $4000.00 for The Susan G. Koman  Race For the Cure. Thank you to all who bought a ticket.
Shhh! Even though the Fall Newsletter is a month away someone has "heard" that a couple of the classes will be.... The Twister Christmas Tree, Circle of Nine, Clothesline Baskets and a Folded Star. You did not hear it here!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011


Quilt Market was in Salt Lake City Utah this Spring. Sue even took some time to watch and listen to an organ recital at the Mormon Temple.
We are getting new things in every day.  Saturday we received 10 new patterns from the Ribbon Candy Quilt Company. Check out their blog.

Yesterday we got a beautiful line from Henry Glass called Botanica with big beautiful hydrangeas. Go to
Today so far, a brand new product called Retro Clean. “One Soak and It’s History” A great way to wash your quilts!
We also have the latest 17” square rotating cutting mat. Perfect for class and traveling.
May 31st. Where were we? We are getting new books and patterns in everyday. Two big boxes from Deb Tucker including her new LeMoyne Star template.
Wilmington’s Fall Colors is in. We are kitting up a beautiful quilt.   Till next time   Sue and Staff

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

After Quilts Around The Town

Hello everyone. Whew, we are just beginning to unwind after Quilts Around The Town last weekend. The weather cooperated and we all had a great time. Our Featured Student was Pat Bermani of Ludlow, Vermont. She had a wonderful showing of some of her beautiful quilts and wall hangings.
The Viewer’s Choice winner was Sherry Bingham of Perkinsville, Vermont. Her quilt was the beautiful appliquéd Vintage Valentine. Congratulations Sherry!
 Our Quilt Trail winner was Elizabeth Ralston of North Adams, Massachesetts. Congratulations to you too, Elizabeth!

The Quilt Trail was even more fun than we thought! Answers are:

Country Treasure - Maple Leaf. (who wouldn't get that one!!)
Country On The Common - Square in Square
Rose Arbor - Roses
Ivy on The Green - Treble Trouble
Mountain Leather - Flying Geese
Barret and Valley - Churn Dash
Inn Victoria - Oriental  Fans
Moon Dog - Carpenter's Wheel
Misty Valley Books - Woodland Clover
Fullerton Inn -  Rail Fence
Chester House - Log Cabin
Hugging Bear - Irish Chain
Book Nook - Jack in the Pulpit

Carolyn's machine applique demo

Pat Bermani - Featured Student with Sue

Antique and Civil War Quilts
We are posting some pics of Quilts Around The Town. Take a glimpse of a wonderful weekend in Chester, Vermont

Next post will be Gearing up for Vermont Quilt Festival and What did Sue find at Quilt Market

Thanks, Sue and Staff

Friday, April 22, 2011

April 21, 2011
Quilts Around The Town is fast approaching – May 6-8th. Chester will become a Quilt Mecca- Quilts hanging on Inn porches – displayed in business windows and in four venues in walking distance of Country Treasures.
Please consider sharing one of your quilts. We want all quilts, from first time quilts to advanced. People love to read about any stories that go with them too.
We have extended the deadline for registration form to May 1st. For more information please read our Spring Newsletter on our website,
We also are very lucky to have Mara Novak of Flying Goose Custom Quilting demonstrating many different techniques in machine quilting.
Bring your antique or new quilts to be appraised by Sandra Palmer. Sandra is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser. Please give us a call at 802-875-4377 to set up a time to meet with her.
Even with the time change to Spring forward we still lost all track of time. The 6th Annual Vermont Shop Hop and the Lancaster Quilt Show at The Continental Inn both happened on the same week! Some of us stayed here and Sue and Mary Jane headed for Pennsylvania.
Because we took the camera to PA we didn’t get any pictures of the Shop Hop but we understand that everyone enjoyed their time hopping from one shop to another.
We brought our Quilts of Valor display to the quilt show in Lancaster and we are posting the pictures here. Everyone there commented on the display so much so that we are going to be hanging the Quilts of Valor at Quilts Around The Town.

We will be reopening on Saturday, April 23rd and then closed for Easter Sunday. We have been scrubbing, painting and cleaning and rearranging for 3 weeks. We miss the hustle and bustle and can’t wait to re-open.
Of course, the fabric and notions kept coming in so we have plenty to tempt you all with.
Red Rooster has a great new line called Winterberry Lane. We are making kits as we write!
Moda sent us jelly rolls, layer cakes and charm packs for Warm Memories and Grace. The fabric lines will be following soon. It’s always like a tease when we get them!

Just in from Henry Glass is Liberty Ridge. We have kits for this line ready to go!

Now that Sarah is only here on weekends, this has been a new experience for us. We hope we haven't messed this up to badly. WE WILL GET BETTER  Sue and Staff

Friday, February 11, 2011

Continuing Saga of Country Treasures February 11, 2011

Is it Spring yet?
It is snowing now as we are writing this.  UGH ! Quit it already!
Let ‘s  think Spring with some nice new colors just in:
Jelly Rolls, Layer Cakes and Charm Packs from Moda, Lovely and Le Petit Poulet . The full lines will be in for March. We can’t wait.

Bright and bold is Urban Garden from Fabri-Quilt which  just came in.

Looking for a cute new baby panel? Bear With Me by  Fabri –Quilt has two.

We have a great new quilt pattern and kits available for the Carnival Line, from Plum Trees Quilts.

Sue has been making Pioneer Picnic quilts from her closet scraps!!! You could too!! See the Pioneer Picnic quilt using the Carnival Line from Red Rooster.
Pioneer Picnic pattern is from  Stitches and Sew Forth.

We have 606 Spray available now, great for large area appliqué and Stitch n’ Wash a paper piecing paper that dissolves in water!!! No more tearing and distorting your stitches.
We still have a couple of openings for our Machine Quilting III class this Sunday, February 13th.  This class is about machine appliqué and decorative stitching. You must have taken Machine Quilting I and II or have prior machine quilting experience with another instructor.
Wildflower Rhapsody class has openings too on Saturday, February 26. Call if you would like to join us.
Have a great week ahead.
Sue & Staff

Friday, February 4, 2011

Our First Blog February 4, 2011

Welcome to Country Treasure’s brand new blog. We are calling it Threading The News!
We hope to be able to “blog” once a week or so to let our quilters know what’s happening !
Carolyn and Sarah sat down  a couple of weeks ago with our sales rep, Pauline, from Checkers, our notions distributor. In the next couple of months we are expecting a lot of new items that we can’t wait to show to you.
We just received our first shipment which includes:
Mary Ellen’s Best Press, a great spray product for removing those stubborn wrinkles in fabrics. There are six scents (say that 3 times fast!) to choose from and one scentless.
A new ruler for cutting triangles for ½ square and ¼ square triangles
Sarah has already tried our Print ‘n Fuse which is sheets of Wonder Under that go into your printer, eliminating a lot of tracing! Come in and see her Valentine sample – Wrapped in Love by Patch Abilities.
Have you tried Betty Bands?  This is an alternative to machine quilting gloves that leaves your fingers free to manipulate while still gripping the fabric.
New fabrics arrived last week too:
Hydrangeas from Clothworks 
Hurrah – patriotic and Ember Reds and EverGreens – reproductions  by Jo Morton, for  Andover.
We have been kitting up lots of projects for you:
Life on The Farm – Wilmington Fabrics
Tangled Threads – Red Rooster
Best Friends – Clothworks
Don’t forget the Vermont Shop Hop will be here before you know it! Passports are available. 17 Shops are participating this year!
That’s it for this week. Please check back with us in a week or “sew” .
Sue & Staff