Tuesday, June 24, 2014

2014 Summer Newsletter


Our 24th Annual Anniversary Sale begins the weekend of June 21st, 2013 ‘til July 27th! 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 $7.00. 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 26th – June 29th. Country Treasures will be open for extended hours on Sunday, June 29th and Monday, June 30th from 10 AM until 5 PM for those of you heading home or just for a day of shopping. We will also be open on Friday, 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 21st from 12:30 to 7 PM and June 22nd from 11 AM until 3 PM – with benefits going to The Race for the Cure. Country Treasures has donated a beautiful quilt “Carolina Lily” pieced by Sue and quilted by Carolyn worth over $1500 to be raffled at this event for this great cause. For more information please visit www.motelinthemeadow.com or call Pat at 802-875-2626.

Spring Quilters’ Weekend at Country Treasures
Our 1st Mini 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 working on plans for our next Mini Fall Retreat which takes place Nov. 7th – 9th, 2014.  There are a few spots still available so hurry and secure your place!!

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.

Row by Row Experience
Have you heard about the Row by Row Experience?  We couldn’t wait to join the fun this year.  The event runs from July 1 to September 2, 2014.  The theme this year is “Sew a Season.” Here is how it works:  participating Vermont shops design a row and post photos on www.rowbyrowexperience.com or at www.Facebook.com/VTRowbyRowExperience. Quilters can pick up the free patterns in person at the participating shop. Sue chose the winter season for the Country Treasure’s row: Snowball Snowmen. Quilters then assemble a quilt using at least 8 rows.  Once your quilt is finished, quilted and bound take it in to any participating Vermont shop.  If you are the first quilter to bring a completed quilt to that shop you win a prize.  If you use that shop’s row you may win a bonus prize!

Softly Spoken by Harriet Hargrave
Have you seen Softly Spoken, the new fabric line from Marcus Fabrics, designed by Harriet Hargrave?  Harriet will be teaching at VQF this year.  Sue will have the whole fabric line at her booth.

Talking Quilts
You have probably noticed that we have been rather quiet online recently.  The main reason is we have been occupied setting up Talking Quilts, including a new, more functional website.  Sue also took Talking Quilts to Quilt Market in Pittsburgh, PA and did a fabulous job introducing herself as the new owner of this product line.  Checkout our new website at www.vermontquilting.com or at www.talkingquilts.com.

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

Coming Events

June 25 – 27                    37th Annual Maine Quilts Show, Augusta Civic Center, Augusta, ME
June 27 – 29                    Vermont Quilt Festival, Essex Junction, VT
Aug. 1 – Sept. 21             Billings Farm 28th Annual Quilt Exhibition, Woodstock, VT, see www.billingsfarm.org
Aug. 11 – 17                    The Art of Vermont Quilts, Vermont Festival of the Arts, White Horse Inn, Fayston/Waitsfield, VT, see www.VermontArtFest.com
Aug. 14 – 16                    World Quilt Show – New England, Radisson Center, Manchester, NH
Sept. 13 – 14                   Bennington Quiltfest, Mt. Anthony UMS, Bennington, VT
Sept. 27 – 28                   Cape Cod Quilters: Made in America, So. Yarmouth, MA, see www.capecodquiltquild.org
Oct. 11 – 12                     Milk & Honey Quilter’s Guild Show, Middlebury Union High School, Middlebury, VT
Oct. 18 – 19                     3rd Annual Deerfield Valley Quilt Show, Wilmington, VT
Oct. 24                            Ellington Country Quilters, 2014 Annual Gathering: “A Quilter’s Dream Come True,” Ellington, CT, see www.ghqg.org.
Nov. 6 – 9                        Country Treasures Fall Retreat
Oct. 24                            Ellington Country Quilters, 2014 Annual Gathering: “A Quilter’s Dream Come True,” Ellington, CT, see www.ghqg.org.
July 25 — 27, 2015           Greater Hartford Quilt Guild, “Rock & Roll is Here to Stay,” Oakdale Theater, Wallingford, CT

Yours in Quilting,
Sue and Staff