Thursday, June 13, 2013

23rd Anniversary Sale

23 YEARS!!



Our 23rd Annual Anniversary Sale begins the weekend of June 22nd, 2013 ‘til July 28th! Come in for our Special Bundles – regularly $55.00 on sale for $35.00. We also have 1 yard fabric cuts for $6.00 and 1 yard batik cuts for $7.50. We have added more fabric to our $6.00 sale fabric. Get this fabric for your quilt backs and project finishing.

Vermont Quilt Festival
We are looking forward to The Vermont Quilt Festival, June 28th – June 30th. Country Treasures will be open for extended hours on Sunday, June 30th and Monday, July 1st from 10 AM until 5PM for those of you heading home or just for a day of shopping.  We will be closed on Thursday, the Fourth of July.

Music in the Meadow – with a Quilt by Sue
Music in the Meadow is an inspiring annual musical event in our village of Chester. This concert event takes place on June 22nd from 12:30 to 7 PM and June 23rd from 11 AM until 3PM – with benefits going to The Race for the Cure. Country Treasures has donated a beautiful quilt “Manchester Manor” pieced by Sue and quilted by Carolyn worth over $1200 to be raffled at this event for this great cause. For more information please visit or call Pat at 802-875-2626.

Falling Leaves Retreat
We are happy to announce our 4th Annual Falling Leaves Retreat on November 5th – 10th, 2013. Letters will go out in a few weeks to our previous November retreaters. If you are interested in participating and want to be put on our waiting list, please call us or email us ASAP. We have a lot of new and special ideas and great fun planned for all!!

Spring Quilters’ Weekend
Our 6th Annual Spring Quilters’ Weekend retreat was a huge success with so many wonderful ladies sewing and completing many projects. Show + Tell was fabulous with many beautiful quilts!  We are already working on plans for our next spring retreat May 29th – June 1st, 2014!!!

Staff News
Sue spent two afternoons at Grafton Elementary School with the kindergarten class that includes her granddaughter, Jacqueline.  She spread a pile of two sizes of squares across the floor for the kids to pick pieces to make a quilt block.  Of course, the girls headed for pink and purple and the glittery ones.  One boy managed to pick all the pieces of the same truck fabric but Sue explained that you needed different fabrics to make a pretty quilt block.  Then Sue sat at the sewing machine with each child and showed them how to sew the pieces together which included the trick of letting the sewing machine pull the fabric away from you.  It was hard for some kids to let go of their pretty fabrics!  Each child signed their block before Sue took them all home to assemble into a snuggle quilt to send to the children in Moore, Oklahoma.  We have posted a photograph of the children with Mrs. Hyler and the completed quilt on our blog at  

Despite her brace, Sue went on vacation to Disney World with her grandchildren and had a wonderful time.  She promises to bring some photos in to share on our blog.  Carolyn is just back from her first cruise to Bermuda with her husband and other family members. She is well rested and still feels like she is rocking!

Class Schedule
Our Fall Newsletter will be out in August with many new and exciting classes. Carolyn will resume her machine quilting classes this fall!  Sue has many new ideas and patterns to share.

Shop News
Please check out our blog to stay informed about what’s happening between newsletters at: . We look forward to your comments. Have a fun and safe summer.  We hope to see you soon.  Sue and Staff

Coming Events
June 28 – 30                         Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT
June 30 and July 1                 VQF Sunday, Country Treasures is open 10 am – 5 pm
July 4                                    Fourth of July, Country Treasures will be closed.
July 11 – October 7                A Slice of Cheddar: Antique Pennsylvania Quilts at the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
July 26 – 28                           Maine Quilts, 36th Annual Show, Augusta, ME
August 1 – September 22        Billings Farm & Museum 27th Annual Quilt Exhibition, Woodstock, VT
August 8 – 10                        Lowell Quilt Festival, Lowell, MA
September 2                          Labor Day, Country Treasures is open 10 am – 5 pm
September 16 – 22                 New England Air Museum: Fights and Fantasies Quilt show 2013
September 21 – 22                 Chester Fall Festival on the Green
October 14                            Columbus Day, Country Treasures is open 10 am – 5 pm
October 17 – December 28     Roots of Modern Quilting: Everything Old is New Again at the New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA
November 5 – 10                   Falling Leaves Retreat, Country Treasures, Chester, VT
March 21 – 30, 2014              Vermont Shop Hop
May 29 – June 1, 2014           Spring Retreat, Country Treasures