Dear quilting friends,
What fun we are having greeting shop hoppers and those traveling through, all enjoying Rangeley's spectacular fall foliage season! We've loved chatting with visitors from around New England and across the US, including Nebraska, Michigan and California; and international visitors from Canada and Wales, U.K. The Autumn Splendor Shop Hop continues until 4 PM on Sunday, October 6th and we hope you'll join in the fun.
HOLIDAY WEEKEND QUILT SHOP HOURS
Friday, October 11th, 10 AM until 5 PM
Saturday, October 12th, 10 AM until 5 PM
Sunday, October 13th, 11 AM until 3 PM
Monday, October 14th, Closed for Columbus Day
FALL QUILT CAMP
Preparations are in full swing for the October 17th arrival of instructor, Joan Ford of Hummingbird Highway, and our full roster of quilt campers from near and far. It's been fun watching fabric selections for each of the two quilt projects being offered, and pre-cutting is definitely underway. If you'd like to share the Joan Ford experience, you may be interested in Joan's books, Cut the Scraps or Scraps Plus One, and the individual Scrap Therapy patterns, Stained Glass or Stargazing. We look forward to welcoming Joan and our 2013 Fall Quilt Camp participants!
STUDIO 180 CERTIFIED INSTRUCTOR ~ DAN PERKINS
We are proud to share that Dan is now a Studio 180 Certified Instructor!
An intensive week-long course in Pennsylvania during September earned Dan his certification for the Studio 180 Design Fundamental Tools and Techniques as well as certification for the Studio 180 Design Rapid Fire Tools and Techniques. Threads Galore shares a long friendship with Deb Tucker, founder and creative kingpin of Studio 180 Designs, and we love the ease and accuracy we enjoy when using her tools in our quilt piecing. Dan offers demos in the store whenever he's available and is now scheduling classes, workshops, and trunk shows. Please contact Dan for further information on fees and scheduling.
FALL QUILT CLASSES
Create a celebration of autumn for your table with instructor, Dan Perkins. Utilizing the Wing Clipper I and Corner Beam Tools, beautiful pieced leaves are combined with flying geese in this fun table runner. Pieced with multiple fabric tones or a limited color palette, this runner will beautifully grace your table right through Thanksgiving! Participants are invited to arrive at 9 AM for a morning of studio time, if desired. Sign up soon to reserve your space.
Open Studio Days ~ 9 AM until 5 PM at the Quilt Inn Studio
The perfect opportunity to work on your unfinished projects or to start an exciting new quilt, in the comfortable surroundings of the Quilt Inn Studio. Camaraderie; show & tell; BYO lunch around the dining table; and a day away from the demands of daily life. Please join us ~ Monday, October 28 and/or Monday, November 25th.
Bear Essentials 2, by P&B Textiles, is a new collection of tone on tone prints for both modern and traditional looks. We've stocked the entire line of 64 bolts! Polka dots, swirls, bubbles, geometric circles, scrolls, berries, and waves are done in gorgeous shades of navy, teal, purple, lilac, silver, ecru, lime, avocado, fuchsia, pink, orange, red, brown, black and yellow. Carol and Dan have already incorporated selections from this fabric line in their current quilts-in-progress.
The Fiskars Rotating Mat is the perfect size to keep next to your sewing machine. Because the mat rotates, your fabric never moves, ensuring better cutting results every time. The 7 inch grid allows for cutting units up to 6-1/2 inches square. Paper piecers and fans of Studio 180 Design tools will love this!
NEW STUDIO 180 DESIGN TOOLS
Diamond Rects is perfect for accurately piecing one of quilting's most popular units. Often seen in Storm at Sea pieced blocks, the units created with this tool will allow you a multitude of design opportunities for pieced borders.
QUILT INN NOVEMBER DISCOUNT
Just a reminder of our 15% discount on any three night stay at the Quilt Inn Retreat Center during November. Carol is happy to help your group plan their first, or return stay, with us!
Enjoy the colors and beauty of this Autumn, spending time outdoors as often as you can. When the seasonal transition finds you indoors, may your time spent quilting add joy to your days. We look forward to seeing you in the shop, or online, and are happy to be of assistance by telephone as well.
Carol, Dan & Martha
Threads Galore Quilt Shop