Dear quilting friends,
We will be open 10 AM until 4 PM (rather than until 5 PM) on
Friday and Saturday, February 8th and 9th
Tuesday and Wednesday, February 12th and 13th
Regular shop hours of Tuesday ~ Saturday, 10 AM until 5 PM
resume on Thursday, February 14th.
The quilt shop and retreat center will be closed Sunday, March 3rd through Monday, March 25th for our winter break. We'll reopen on Tuesday, March 26th. For your convenience, our online shop is always open.
TIME TO SIGN UP FOR OUR 13th ANNUAL FALL QUILT CAMPS
Our guest instructor from Pennsylvania, Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway, will be with us for the first Fall Quilt Camp weekend, Thursday thru Sunday, October 17th – 20th. Her trademark “Scrap Therapy” approach and interesting piecing techniques are featured in both project choices.
Fall Quilt Camp “With A Twist”, our weekend without an instructor, runs Thursday thru Sunday, October 24th - 27th. This camp is for those wishing to work on your own projects.
We are pleased to be able to offer both camp weekends to you at the 2012 rate. Spaces are filled first come-first served. Please contact Carol with any questions you may have. We look forward to hearing from return campers and new campers and helping you reserve your spot in the weekend of your choice.
STATE OF MAINE QUILT SHOP HOP
Mark your calendars and plan to enjoy the State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop during the month of April. We invite you to visit the Facebook page, like it, and begin enjoying the profiles of each of the 37 participating independent quilt shops. This year's theme is “What is Black and White and Hops All Over?” and the selected fabrics are wonderful! We're busily planning our shop challenge quilt and choosing the pop of color we'll add to the black and white mix.
The shop will be open 7 days a week during the month of April. Our hours will be Monday thru Saturday, 10 AM until 5 PM and Sundays, 11 AM until 3 PM. We look forward to a fun shop hop this year!
MQX ~ NEW NAME, NEW VENUE
MQX East is now known as the New England Quilt Festival, presented by MQX, and will return to MQX's original home of Manchester, NH. This show features the best of the best in machine quilting and is well worth the trip.
We invite you to visit our webpage, follow the link to "like" us on Facebook, and enjoy our latest ideas, products, and photos. Carol has redesigned our Facebook page and we've found it's a great way to share “news” with you between our monthly email newsletters.
OUR FAVORITE NEW FABRIC
Silvia's Garden by Silvia Vassileva for P&B is a rich, majestic fabric line featuring large blossoms, beautiful leaves, harlequin checks, and painterly tonals in scarlet red, jade green and honey gold. Carol says they are perfect for a Stand N Stow Bag; Martha envisions a Charm Party Tote. These fabrics have been very popular already!
OUR FAVORITE NEW PATTERN
Fanfare by Deb Tucker/Studio 180 is FUN!! Grab a multicolored print for your border and then raid the scrap bin to piece funky stars using Deb's Split Rects tool or go with a planned color palette. Either way, fun and fast piecing is the name of the game with Fanfare.
FREE MUG RUG PATTERNS
We've designed mug rugs using most of Deb Tucker's tools and offer the patterns to you free with the purchase of the ruler. These are perfectly sized to hold a mug of your favorite hot beverage, with a snack alongside it. Great gift items, you can whip up several of these in an afternoon.
We extend a special thank you to our many customers who take the time to enjoy our shop samples and your gracious comments about them. We pride ourselves on the number of samples we display and feel they are an important part of what we do. Martha loves piecing samples and Carol graces them with her heirloom quality, originally designed quilting. We are glad that you, our customers, are enjoying them as much as we do!
We look forward to seeing you soon!