Friday, February 8, 2013

Valentine's Day Wish and QOV Quilt-A-Thon

Hello Quilters:

We wish everyone a great Valentine’s Day.  The days are growing longer and it’s almost Sugar Time.

Winter Classes
We still have space in a few of the Winter Classes:  Cactus Flower on February 16, Flower Power on February 23, and Colorsplash on February 24.  Classes will start up in the Fall after a summer filled with quilt shows and retreats.

Fabric Just In
New fabric received includes: Ramblings from P&B Textiles, Cuddle-Prints flannels from Fabri-Quilt, Jinny Beyer’s Renaissance Garden and Debbie Beaves’ Lovely in Lavender from RJR Fabrics, and Storybook Classics from Baum Textile Mills.

Shop News
On January 26 and 27, Country Treasures hosted a quilt-a-thon for Quilts of Valor.  What fun we had!  Sue would like to thank all the quilters who volunteered their time and talents: Patricia Lambert, Koren Erskine, Joan Houghton, Beth Ezold, Jean Chatfield, Pat Cafarelli, Wanda Rohloff, Tina Harns, Claire Pullinen, Mary Vredenburgh, Reggie Cote, Christina Dyke, and Carolyn Niesuchouski.  Lynn Carrier from the QOV Foundation also participated.  About twenty quilts were crafted during the weekend: four finished quilts were donated, eight quilts were finished during the weekend, and another eight quilts were mostly completed.  Mary ironed the whole day and Sue cut; together they managed to empty Sue’s bin of red, white and blue scraps.  Carolyn was upstairs trying to machine quilt the quilts but there were so many sewing machines and irons going downstairs the longarm machine wasn’t able to draw enough power to function.  Some quilters became enthusiastic enough to volunteer for homework to finish some of the quilts.  It was a lot of hard work, but fun and satisfying.  We plan to host another quilt-a-thon.

February 18                     President’s Day, Country Treasures is open
March 13 – 16                  Lancaster Quilt Show, Lancaster, PA
March 15 – 24                  Vermont Shop Hop
April 1 – 12                      Country Treasures closed for Mud Season – reopen Saturday, April 13
April 6 – 7                        Hands All Around Quilt Show, Amherst, MA
April 20 – 21                    Northern Lights Quilt Guild Show, Hanover, NH
April 24 – 27                    Rotary Club of Paducah, KY Quilt Show
May 3 – 5                        Sharon Burch Group
May 27                            Memorial Day, Country Treasures is open
May 30 – June 2              Spring Quilters’ Retreat, Country Treasures, Chester, VT
June 28 – 30                    Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT


Please don’t forget that Country Treasures is CLOSED ON MONDAYS.  Our hours remain the same on the other days: Tuesday through Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 12 noon till 4 pm.  Country Treasures will be open for Holiday Mondays: President’s Day (February 18) and Memorial Day (May 27).

More soon at Threading the News.

Yours in quilting, 
Sue and staff