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Threads Galore Quilting Services

Dear quilting friends,

For your shopping convenience, here are our shop hours during the July 4th holiday week.

Sunday, July 1st            11 AM ~ 3 PM
Monday, July 2nd          10 AM ~ 5 PM
Tuesday, July 3rd          10 AM ~ 5 PM
Wednesday, July 4th    CLOSED, Independence Day
Thursday, July 5th        10 AM ~ 5 PM
Friday, July 6th             10 AM ~ 5 PM
Saturday, July 7th        10 AM ~ 5 PM
Sunday, July 8th           CLOSED
Monday, July 9th           CLOSED

Then we'll return to our regular hours of Tuesday through Saturday, 10 AM ~ 5 PM.  
We are always happy to take telephone orders anytime that the shop is open.
Our on-line shoppers know that the web store never closes.


Mark your calendars to join us for “Christmas in July” at Threads Galore on Wednesday, July 25th.  This one-day-only sale on selected fabrics and books is a great opportunity to add to your stash or stock up on what you'll need for your holiday gift quilting.  Come early for the best selection!

'Hunter's Blues' raffle quilt, raising funds for the Rangeley Friends of the Arts student lesson program, is now on display at Rangeley's many summer events and in our showroom between events.  Make plans now to purchase your ticket and help support this wonderful program for students in the visual and performing arts.

We still have openings in both sessions of our Fall Quilt Camps.  Sign up soon for the weekend of your choice.  While summer has just begun, many of our campers have started gathering fabrics for their Judy Niemeyer method quilt.

Baja Traveler Bag class date has been changed to Wednesday, August 8th, 9 AM ~ 3 PM.
Pineapple Blossoms class has a couple of openings left on Wednesday, August 29th at 9 AM.

We love having “out-of-towners” join us “locals” for these fun days to work on our own projects, away from the callings of every day life.  There are openings in the following 3 summer dates.
Monday, July 9th
Monday, August 20th ~ Summer Salad Potluck Lunch
Saturday, August 25th

Mary Ellen's Best Press, a clear starch alternative, is now available in gallon jugs as well as individual spray bottles.  There is no clogging, no flaking, and no residue.  We keep it at all of our ironing boards and use it for pressing fabric, quilt block units and our summer clothing.

Placemat Craft Packs include four 13” x 18” sheets of heavyweight double-sided fusible Craft-Tex Plus, complete with rounded corners. Choose a yard of fabric for the placemat top, another yard of fabric for the reverse side, and you're ready to fuse your wash/dry placemats.  Finish them up with fabric binding, fancy stitching, or a zig-zag edge.  Many customers are choosing to put an autumn fabric on one side and a holiday fabric on the reverse side.  These are definitely instant gratification, two-for-one projects!

Giving the shop porch a spring “face lift” was easy with some bright colored, happy fabrics and the Pillow Trio pattern by Atkinson Designs.  We love the beautiful results given with the ingenious back flap technique and the pop of style given with the finishing method for the outer edges of these pillows.  Martha made all three pillows in no time using 2-1/2 inch strips of fabric. We currently have both 16” square and 12” x 16” pillow forms in stock.


*White on white fabrics have been restocked in a large variety of beautiful prints.
*White on neutrals have been added as well.
*Deep rich black prints have been added to our gray/black display area, following many customer requests.
These fabrics are unable to be shown on our web page as they just don't photograph well

MAINE QUILTS 2012 ~ JULY 26th through 29th

Dan and Carol are coming down the home stretch on their show quilts, which have been blocked and are ready for binding.  Dan looks forward to seeing lots of our quilting friends on opening day of the show, while both Carol and Dan can enjoy the final day of the show and look forward to seeing you there.
The Autumn Splendor focus fabric has arrived and we're delighted with the gorgeous nature inspired print featuring the vibrant colors of the season on a rich black background.  We also have a nice selection of coordinating prints.  We're working on our shop's quilt and excited when the UPS man brings us additional door-prizes from generous suppliers in the quilt marketplace.  Many of our customers are making travel plans already as Fall Foliage Season is such a beautiful time of year in the western Maine mountains, foothills, and lakes region.


It's that special time of year when our families come home to Rangeley!  Carol and Dan's daughter, Vanessa and family have a longer road trip this year as Lucas is now stationed at Norfolk Navy Base.   Kailey and Jakob look forward to going fishing with “Grumpy”; riding the tractor with “Bumpy”; enjoying ice cream at the Pine Tree Frosty; and playing games with “Maymie”.  Four generations of Carol's family, the Coolidges, will all gather at her Mom's place on Green Pond to celebrate the 4th of July.

Martha's family has two special events this year with the celebration of husband, John's 70th birthday over the 4th of July and then her extended family's four generation week-long gathering on the shore of Rangeley Lake later in the month.  This will be grandson, Henry's first trip to Maine.  His parents, Megan and Luke, can't wait to escape the heat of Richmond, Virginia, and join the rest of the family for kayaking, hiking, biking and relaxing in the summer breezes of Rangeley.

May your summer days include time shared with family and friends, opportunities to get out and enjoy the sights and sounds of the season, and some lazy afternoons spent stitching on the porch or by the lake.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Happy quilting,

Carol, Dan & Martha
Threads Galore Quilt Shop
Rangeley, Maine
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