Happy Independence Day from Threads Galore Quilt Shop. We hope you can enjoy this holiday weekend with your friends and family. The shop will be OPEN on Sunday, July 3rd from 10 AM to 4PM and CLOSED for Monday July 4th. We will continue with our regular hours of Tuesday thru Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM with the exception of:
Thursday thru Monday, July 28th thru August 1st The shop will be CLOSED while we are vending at Maine Quilts in Augusta Maine. Come see us in Booth #5 and check out our Show Specials. Dan will be demo-ing Studio 180 Tools throughout the weekend.
FALL QUILT CAMP Don’t miss out on Jackie Kunkel’s return to the east coast this fall as instructor for our October 13 - 16 Fall Quilt Camp! Choose from two different quilts or if you want, you may bring any Judy Niemeyer quilt to finish up and Jackie will guide you through the process. Join the fun!! And don’t forget, our Quilt Camp Package includes all instructions, lodging, scrumptious meals and snacks, PLUS gifts and door prizes! Contact Carol today!
SPRING QUILT CAMP Certified Studio 180 Instructors Michelle Hiatt and Dan Perkins are teaming up once again for Spring Quilt Camp 2017! Join them May 3 ~ 7 at The Rangeley Inn and Tavern in downtown Rangeley Maine! Choose from four different projects OR if you prefer, bring along a Studio 180 UFO that you would like to finish up. Michelle and Dan will be happy to assist you in completing your project! We are accepting registrations!
VERMONT QUILT FESTIVAL We had a nice surprise at the recent Vermont Quilt Festival. Our quilt “Always A Way” was awarded a first place Blue Ribbon and Best Machine Quilting.
More on the way from Maywood Studio, Foust Textiles, Wilmington Prints and Windham!
THE MOTORCYCLE STORY It looks like I won’t be getting any work done this summer ~ we had our Honda Gold Wing bike made into a trike and have already put over a 1000 miles on it! Too much fun!
For those of you that don’t know, the bike was originally my Dad’s. He bought it brand new still in the crate in 1993. He and my mom loved biking and traveled all over the country on it. As my Dad got a bit older he had a hard time keeping it upright when stopped and had plans to get it triked. In fact, the bike was picked up by the company that was going to add the trike package on it in the fall of 2002 with the work to be done over the winter months. In November of that year my Dad was diagnosed with terminal cancer and passed away a short four months later. The bike came home un-triked and we ended up with it. Dan has been riding it these last 13 years. I never rode with him because he didn’t trust himself with me on the back and because he is such a scrawny little thing, he had the same problem my Dad had of holding the bike up. So, we decided to go ahead and add the trike package to it as my Dad had originally planned. The bike was returned to us as a trike on Father’s Day weekend ~ quite appropriate don’t you think?
My Dad ~ Stan Coolidge
FAMILY Our Virginia family is now a Maine family!! Our daughter Vanessa and family arrived at their new home in Readfield ME on Saturday, June 18th with their truckload of belongings arriving the next day. They are still unpacking, finding places to put things, painting and doing all those chores associated with a new home. We love having them nearby!
Kailey & Jakob on front porch of their new house!
Lots of happenings this month in Rangeley ~ if you are headed this way, take a look at the Chamber of Commerce website calendar of events so you don’t miss anything!