Dear Quilting Friends,
Happy New Year! We hope you had a fabulous holiday season! We celebrated with our two daughters and their families on the 24th ~ gifts around the tree, a delicious dinner and games with the grandkids ~ a busy and enjoyable day. Christmas day is quiet for us as our girls go to their other families. We spent most of the day in our recliners with quilts and good books ~ the only day of the year we “allow” ourselves to do nothing!
Granddaughter Kailey spent a couple days during the New Years weekend helping me with end of year inventory. She loves to help in the shop and scolded me because the spools of thread were too dusty! She also got to play outside in and on Mt Bumpy with her cousins Evan and Parker ~ and Bumpy, of course ~ he is the biggest kid of all.
CHANGE OF HOURS FOR 2017
We are making some changes to our January/February 2017 hours. The shop will be open Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10AM ~ 4 PM or by appointment. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call at 207.864.5752 if you would like to stop by during our closed days. We might not be able to answer the phone so leave a message!! And don’t forget you can shop 24/7 at our online store.
As usual, the shop will be CLOSED for our annual break during the month of March and OPEN every day during the month of April as we participate in the State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop.
SHOP HOP CHALLENGE QUILT
The chosen fabrics for the April State of Maine Shop Hop Challenge have arrived and Dan has our quilt top almost pieced. It is our own design that utilizes Studio 180’s V-Block tool. “Memory Lane” is a version of the quilt we recently made for my mom.
FALL QUILT CAMP
We invite you to join our four night Fall getaway ~ undisturbed quilting and socializing with Instructors Michelle Renee Hiatt and Dan Perkins. The historic and charming Rangeley Inn is our venue, nestled on the shore of Haley Pond, and gateway to the lakeside village of Rangeley, Maine. Michelle and Dan are offering four eye catching project choices, all utilizing various Studio 180’s tools.
This fantastic weekend is already two-thirds full so don’t delay submitting your registration form!
OPEN STUDIO DATES
Open Studio Days are wonderful day-long retreats at the comfortable and spacious Quilt Inn. Quilters work on their own projects, bring their own lunches and stitch the day away.
Monday, January 23rd
Monday, February 20th
Monday, March 27 (tentative)
Monday, April 10 (tentative)
Advance registration please.
Dan has lots to talk about this month ~ Click here to read.
QUILT INN NEW POLICY
This is the time of year when our “regular” groups finalize their Quilt Inn plans. The more popular dates can go quickly. Gather some friends, check your calendars and contact us for help in planning your 2017 quilting getaway at our comfortable and cozy Quilt Inn Rangeley Retreat Center.
We have updated our Quilt Inn policy agreement, house rules and departure checklist. All may be found as PDF’s on our Quilt Inn webpage under “Pricing and Policy”.
We have several workshops around the state scheduled this year ~ Windham in February, Livermore Falls in May and a multi day event in September ~ not sure on this location. We are also looking forward to vending again at Maine Quilts July 26th ~ 29th at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta Maine.
The shop is CLOSED during these events. These dates will be listed here in our newsletter and also on our webpage as the dates get closer.
Wishing you a Happy and Healthy 2017!
Carol & Dan
Threads Galore Quilt Shop