Wednesday, May 29, 2013

QOVs and Wide-Backs

Hello Quilters:

Spring is here and the bulbs are springing up.  Country Treasures is open again after our two-week Mud Season break to shake out the spider webs and freshen up the shop.

Quilts of Valor
The quilters from Country Treasures have been burning up the bobbins making Quilts of Valor.  Here is a gallery of quilts that have been completed recently.








A First for Country Treasures
For the first time, in response to requests from our quilters, Country Treasures is stocking a collection of wide-backs.  A collection from Windham Fabrics has arrived and more are expected from P&B Textiles shortly.

Fabric Just In
In addition to the wide-backs received, New Fabric includes:  Scarlet Evening and Tavern Blues II from Marcus Brothers, Silent Harmony and Holiday Accents from RJR Fabrics, Black, White & Currant from Henry Glass & Co., Alligator Tales, Here Comes Santa and Joyful Harvest from Red Rooster, Razzle Dazzle from Kona Bay, Home for the Holidays from Timeless Treasures, and a large delivery of Batiks from Hoffman Fabrics.

New Kits
We loved the fun floating frogs and the animal tail stripe in Alligator Tales so much we are already assembling kits.  It is difficult to think of December when we are still waiting for trees to leaf out but we are also working on a couple of sample projects that use RJR’s Holiday Accents.  Finally, we are putting together Carolina Tablerunner and Placement kits using Lovely in Lavender, a fabric line from RJR which we received in February.

New Books
Our staff suggests you check out the new book “Seamingly Scrappy.”  Sue made a sample of the Cavanaugh pattern using the Red Rooster Escapade fabric which is hanging on the chimney in the shop.  Our staff favorites among new books are:  “The Blue and the Gray,” “Modern Quilts from the Blogging Universe,” “Hexagons made Easy” and “Modern Baby.”  Carolyn will be teaching a quilting class using decorative stitches in the Fall.  You can preview the class in a book titled “Creative Uses for Decorative Stitches.”  Look for her new samples soon!

Shop News
Some of you may have heard that Sue fractured her ankle on March 22.  We are happy to say that she is healing up quickly.  She was fortunate not to need a hard cast, just “The Boot.”  She quickly graduated from crutches to a cane.  Now she says she only uses the cane when the hubby is watching.  She did have to elevate her leg for about two weeks but that only gave her an opportunity to catch up on hand appliqué.  It’s hard to slow a quilter down!

Sue is off to the quilt show in Paducah, Kentucky this weekend.  Please be aware that some of the quilt samples from the shop are traveling with her.  Please call the shop first if there is a particular sample in which you are interested.

April 20 – 21                    Northern Lights Quilt Guild Show, Hanover, NH
April 24 – 27                    Rotary Club of Paducah, KY Quilt Show
April 26 – 27                    Central Vermont Quilt Show, Old Labor Hall, Barre, VT, for more information see
May 3 – 5                        Sharon Burch Group
May 4 – 5                        Northern Star Quilters Guild, 34th Annual Quilt Show, Somers, NY
May 18                            Green Mountain Quilters Guild, Spring Meeting, Barre, VT
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
July 26 – 28                     Maine Quilts, 36th Annual Show, Augusta, ME
August 1 – September 22 Billings Farm & Museum 27th Annual Quilt Exhibition, Woodstock, VT
September 2                    Labor Day, Country Treasures is open
September 16 – 22           New England Air Museum: flights and fantasies Quilt show 2013
September 21 – 22           Chester Fall Festival on the Green
October 14                       Columbus Day, Country Treasures is open
November 5 – 10              Falling Leaves Retreat, Country Treasures, Chester, 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: Memorial Day (May 27), Labor Day (September 2) and Columbus Day (October 14).

More soon at Threading the News.

Yours in quilting, 
Sue and staff

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