Dear quilting friends,
November is the season of gratitude and here in Rangeley, it's a time to slow down and reflect on the natural beauty that surrounds us and all the goodness in our lives. The trees have dropped their leaves now, and the sunlight outlines the silhouettes of every branch and twig. We love noticing the vacant bird's nests in our daily walks around the village and pause to wonder if the same birds will return next spring, as do the seasonal folks to their camps and cottages.
SPECIAL NOVEMBER SHOP HOURS
Saturday, November 2nd ~ 10 AM until 4 PM
The shop will close an hour early so Carol and Dan can enjoy A Quilter's Gathering.
Two of Dan's quilts were juried into this show.
Thursday, November 28th ~ Closed
We look forward to sharing Thanksgiving Day with our extended families.
A WARM THANK YOU ~ TO ALL OF OUR SHOP HOPPERS AND QUILT CAMPERS!!
Congratulations to the prize winners ~ Susan S from Stow ME, Victoria SP from Naples ME, Crystal W from Farmington Falls ME, Shay P from Oakland ME, Anne C from Canton ME, Halcyon Y from Farmington ME and Ashley H from Cornish ME!
Carol and the six other shop owners have already met to begin planning for 2014. Mark your calendar for September 23 ~ October 5, 2014!
Fall Quilt Camp blessed us with a stretch of beautiful weather, opportunities for walks on the nearby trail as well as an early morning drive up Quill Hill to enjoy the setting of the full moon and the rising of the sun. What fun to welcome new and returning campers and instructor, Joan Ford. Quite a few of the “Stained Glass” quilt tops were pieced to completion before we gathered for the final group photo.
Joan's brand of Scrap Therapy reinforced for us that organizing our scraps will definitely help us to USE our scraps. Joan's Scrap Therapy method is based on 5 inch, 3-1/2 inch, and 2 inch units. We know many campers headed home with plans to cut up those leftovers and organize those scraps. It's such fun to simply pull out some leftovers and begin piecing!!
FALL QUILT CAMP 2014 ~ DATES AND INSTRUCTORS
Jackie Kunkel, of Canton Village Quilt Works, is our instructor for weekend #1, October 16th to 19th, 2014. Dan Perkins, Certified Studio 180 Design Instructor, is our teacher for weekend #2, October 23rd to 26th, 2014. Additional information will be available in January.
CABIN FEVER RELIEVER 2014
Doubly Charmed, a Studio 180 Design, is the perfect project for a mini quilt camp and a great antidote to Cabin Fever. Working from a stack of 88 charm squares, the main fabric pieces for one quilt are cut and the leftovers are used to cut many of the pieces for a second quilt. It's a fun “two fer” special! Held at the cozy and comfortable Quilt Inn Rangeley Retreat Center, February 21st to 23rd, 2014, Cabin Fever Reliever's instructor is Dan Perkins. With only nine spaces available, you will want to sign up soon.
WANT TO SAVE?? ~ WEEKLY FACEBOOK SPECIALS
We currently have 1600 “Likes” on our Facebook page! To express our gratitude to all of our Facebook friends, we will be offering weekly specials on our Facebook page through the end of the year. If you're not yet a Facebook friend, please go to our page and click on “Like”. This is a great way to enjoy some savings without even leaving the comfort and warmth of your home!
TWELVE (EARLY) DAYS OF CHRISTMAS ~ A STUFF MY STOCKING EVENT
12 days, November 26th ~ December 7th
Stuff your stocking. Stuff your friend's, mother's, sister's, daughter's, or even one for your favorite quilting guy.
Or better yet, have one of them stuff yours!
Here's how it works ~
Each morning for the 12 days above, those who sign up will receive an email announcing a different item or group of items at a discounted price. The selected items are available that day until midnight eastern standard time, or until sold out. You have the option to choose each day's special or not. To “Stuff Your Stocking” with the daily special, just click where indicated in the daily email and we'll put that item into your stocking bag at Threads Galore! Make sure you include your name with every email!
After December 9th, you (or Santa) will be able to stop by the shop and pick up your stocking bag stuffed with all of your goodies!! Not in the area? We are happy to ship to you after December 9th (shipping charges to be applied), in plenty of time to have under your tree on Christmas Day!
How to sign up ~
Sign up for the Stuff Your Stocking event by replying here with a YES! We will need your full name, address, credit card information and telephone number. Online customers ~~ we will hold your items and ship them all together. Shipping fees will be no more than $10. Please call us at 207-864-5752 with your credit card info. Do not send your credit card info to us by email.
We hope you'll join in the fun!! Threads Galore's elves are already perusing the shelves and racks for just the right stocking surprises to offer you at a price that can't be beat.
SOCIAL QUILTING OPPORTUNITIES
Carol recently enjoyed a four day quilting retreat in southern Maine with Judy Niemeyer, instructor. She came home with a quilt top nearly pieced and some great tips and new techniques. Quilting with friends and new acquaintances is one of our greatest joys.
Dan stays in touch with his Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor colleagues through regular online correspondence as they explore new ideas and teaching plans. Carol and Martha are quick to go find Dan when we need tips on precision piecing and new ways to use the Studio 180 tools and Technique Sheets.
Martha and Carol love the camaraderie of Open Studio Days at the Quilt Inn and plan to enjoy working on some special holiday gifts November 25th and December 9th. We'd love for you to join us!
In this quiet time of the year, our hope is that your heart is filled with gratitude for the joys in your life and that your days provide you with time to enjoy quilting. We are so very thankful for the support that you show us and your kind words. Quilting is such a joy in our lives and we love sharing it with you. We wish all of our American readers a very Happy Thanksgiving!
As always, we look forward to assisting you at the shop, in our online store, or by telephone.
Carol, Dan & Martha
Threads Galore Quilt Shop