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