Dear Quilting Friends,
Where did January go? It’s February already! Do you know there are only seven Monday’s until spring? Well, spring on the calendar and for those of you who don’t live in the mountains. March and April are the longest months for me as spring has sprung just two hours south of us but winter lives on (and on) here.
January was busy for us ~ Dan pieced the State of Maine Shop Hop Challenge Quilt and also tested a new pattern for Michelle Hiatt. I love it and am thinking it needs to be bumped up to the top of the to be quilted list. The pattern for “Calm Seas” will be available for purchase this spring. I spent most of the month working on paperwork for Quilt Inn and Spring/Fall Quilt Camp along with getting a show quilt for Dan quilted and ready for 2017 shows. I also just finished up a “Girls Weekend” at our Quilt Inn with my quilting buds Karon, Wendy and Doris from Country Creations in Jefferson. Good food, lots of laughs and plenty of stitching ~ can’t beat it!
REMINDER ~ 2017 Hours and February Closing
Just a reminder that the shop is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays from 10AM ~ 4 PM or by appointment with the exception of Friday, February 10th when we will be closing at 12:00 noon and Saturday, February 11th when we will be closed all day. We are looking forward to spending time with 24 members of the Nimble Thimbles Quilt Guild in Windham ME.
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.
MQX QUILT FESTIVAL ~ NEW ENGLAND
Mark your calendar to attend the Machine Quilters Expo April 5 ~ 8 in Manchester, NH. This show features the best of the best in machine quilting and is worth the trip.
FALL QUILT CAMP 2017
Reservations and deposits are being received for our Fall Quilt Camp 2017 with Instructors Michelle Renee Hiatt and Dan Perkins. We encourage you to make your plans soon to guarantee your space as we are already more than half way full.
Got cabin fever? Get out of the house and join us for our February Open Studio Day on Monday, February 27th. Always a good time. Advance registration please.
NEW STUDiO 180 TECHNIQUE SHEET
Stacked Squares Technique Sheet is a companion product for the Large Square Squared. Stacked Squares is a technique that will allow you to make the “Economy” Block perfectly every time without using paper foundation piecing. Dan has put this technique to the test in his last few quilts ~ visit his Ramblings page to see what he’s been up to.
There is warmth in the winter sun these days ~ hope you can take a break from your stitching to get out and enjoy what Mother Nature has to offer.
Carol & Dan
Threads Galore Quilt Shop
Rangeley, ME 04970