We made it through another very long, cold and towards the end of the month, snowy January. It alway amazes me that January and August have the same number of days yet January seems to take forever to get through while August goes by in a blink of the eye. It’s just not right.
We did have a very productive month though ~ Dan is piecing his 3rd quilt top and I have managed to get four tops quilted and bound along with piecing our Maine Shop Hop Challenge. I am trying to finish up as many Studio 180 projects as I can for display in our booth at Maine Quilts in July. Reminder: the shop will be closed July 24th, 25th and 26th ~ come see us at Maine Quilts!
R2CA WIN We are honored to have received a second place award from Road to California Quilters’ Conference 2015 for our quilt “Spotlight on the Stars”. There were a total of 24 entries in our category: Traditional, Large, Pieced. Judges commented, “A very pleasing color palette with just enough sparkle”, “good piecing technique”, and “machine quilting is well done”. “Spotlight” arrives home just in time to be shipped out again for the AQS Lancaster Show which is scheduled for March 11th ~ 14th.
WINTER BREAK We will be closed from March 1 to March 30 for our annual winter break. We have a busy month planned ~ Trunk Show/Workshop with the Friends and Needles Guild in Houlton Maine, a stop at the AQS Lancaster Show in PA to view our quilt (YES ~ it was accepted), a quick visit with our Virginia family, a Studio 180 Reunion for Dan and machine quilting and shop cleaning/organizing for me. We will re-open on Tuesday, March 31st, just in time for the April State of Maine Quilt Shop Hop!
QUILT CAMPS Spring Quilt Camp 2015 ~ Spring Quilt Camp will be here before we know it ~ April 29 through May 3, 2015! Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to become familiar with the methods and techniques of Studio 180’s tools! Five different projects are being offered ~ you may focus on one project or choose several ~ your choice!The historic and charming Rangeley Inn is our venue ~ the large and spacious Kennebago Ballroom will become our classroom for this 4 night, 5 day event.
Quilt all day and all night.....in your PJ’s if you want to.
Make new friends.
Scrumptious meals (that you don’t have to cook)
Relax with a calming massage
Enjoy the mountains and lakes.
Receive a 10% discount on Quilt Camp supplies and all purchases made during the Quilt Camp weekend.
Informative instruction by Michelle and Dan
Your instructors for the weekend are Michelle Hiatt and Dan Perkins. Both are Studio 180 Design Certified Instructors, quilt designers and award winning quilt exhibitors.
WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATIONS UNTIL SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14th!
Fall Quilt Camps 2015 ~ our 15th year! We are looking forward to welcoming new and returning campers to the 15th anniversary of Fall Quilt Camps at the charming and cozy Country Club Inn.
Our guest instructor, Bonnie Hunter of Quiltville, will be joining us for our first Fall Quilt Camp weekend, Thursday thru Sunday, October 15th ~ 18th. Bonnie Hunter is passionate about quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of “making do”. Campers will choose from one of two quilts as their weekend project ~ Split 9-Patch or Talkin’ Turkey. Space is very limited at this time.
Dan Perkins, of Threads Galore Quilt Shop, is the instructor for our October 22nd ~ 25th weekend. Dan is a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor, quilt designer and award winning quilt exhibitor. Campers will select one of two quilts, utilizing Studio 180 tools, as their weekend project. Project choices are “Chasing Points”, an original design by Dan and “Wish Upon”, designed by Deb Tucker.
QUILT INN Gather your group of quilting friends, check our calendar for available dates and submit your Quilt Inn reservation requests soon. Don’t forget our 10% Summer Savings for May, June, July or August bookings.
MQX Mark your calendar for the MQX Quilt Festival ~ New England, April 8 ~ 11, at The Center of NH/Radisson Hotel in Manchester NH. This show features the best of the best in machine quilting and is well worth the trip.
OPEN STUDIO DAYS Please join us for a day of quilting in the comfortable studio of the Quilt Inn. No formal instruction. Show & Tell is always inspiring. $20.00 cash, advance registration. Sign up soon to assure your space on the dates you prefer. Monday, February 9 Monday, March 30 Monday, April 27 Monday, June 1
We hope you have plenty of projects that will keep you busy on these cold and snowy days. If not, stop in ~ we're always happy to assist you in picking out a new project. There are 46 days til spring~ plenty of stitching time left before the warmer weather arrives!
Carol & Dan Threads Galore Quilt Shop Rangeley, Maine (207)864-5752