Country Quilts and BearsApril 25, 2013
Scheduled Classes and Updates
End of the Bolt Sale!
Woolen Sheep BOM
Paper Piecing
Hand Quilting
Mohair Teddy Bear
Wrap It Up Baskets
Bull's Eye Quilt
Happy Villages
Color Splash
Iron Caddy
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End of the Month and End of the Bolt Sale
and Summer Classes 

Shop Updates
End of the Month, End of the Bolt Sale!  30% off!  

Don't forget our End of the Month, End of the Bolt Sale sale at the shop.  This month we are doing it Monday, April 29th, and Tuesday, April 30th.  THAT'S TWO WHOLE DAYS!  We originated this 30% off sale several years ago and it remains a real success.  30% is a great discount - this is the perfect time to come in and get your backings to finish up those pesky UFO's! 

 Purchase the remaining fabric on a bolt and receive 30% off!  

"Like" us on facebook!  
We have entered the world of social media.  Come on by and like our facebook page!  We will be posting class photos, shop events, and new stock items on our wall as these things occur.  Can't wait to see you there!  Click the link below to go to our wall:
Country Quilts and Bears Facebook Page
Late Spring and Summer Classes
Woolen Sheep Block of the Month with Becky Madasz
Becky Sheep
The sheep is made and now we make the woolen blankets! 
It isn't too late to sign up - call today to reserve your space!  Now we will be making two of the 8" x 8" blankets each month.  When finished you will have a blanket that corresponds to the theme of each particular month.

May 6th, 10-1:00

The sheep finishes at 20" x 10" and the blankets finish at 7.75" x 7.5"

Class fee:  $12 per class

Pattern required, Kit available upon request or you may use your own wool.

Paper Piecing with Lynn Woods
The May Paper Piecing class will be held Saturday, May 11th.  Lynn will be teaching the Light House piece, or any pattern of your choosing from the required book. 

The class will run from 10-2:00 and cost $20.   

Learn to piece with absolute accuracy from a master paper piecer!     

Call today to hold your spot!  Book required.


Saturday, May 11th, 10-2:00  $20


Beginning and Intermediate Applique with Carol Clarke
Clarke Applique

 This course is designed to teach and refine your needle turn applique techniques. Both beginners and intermediates are welcome.  You can choose your own patterns and or use the class samples. This is an ongoing class.

The fee is $20 per class. Class is held from 10 - 2.  Carol currently has three classes scheduled and you can join this class on any one of the dates that works for you! 


Saturday, May 13th, 

Saturday, June 8th and 

Saturday, July 13th

10-2:00   $20



Hand Quilting with Diane Hosman
Hand Quilting D Hosman

The domestic art of hand quilting is back in vogue and in full swing. More and more people are expressing a desire to finish off their pieced and appliqued quilt tops with beautiful hand stitches. Join us in small classes where you learn the values of fabric, needles, thread, hoops, and thimbles.

You'll also learn how to avoid carpel tunnel syndrome while quilting.

One of the many pleasures of hand quilting is the peacefulness that takes over when the fingers begin to move in a quiet rhythm. Come join us in the resurrection of this gentle art. If you have had any doubts about this hand-craft, please remember we all started with big, uneven stitches, but we had to start somewhere! 

Saturday, May 4th and Saturday, July 20th  10:00-2:00. $30.00.

Supply list available at the shop.    

 "Jackson", A Mohair Teddy Bear with Francy Gordon
Learn basic Teddy Bear making skills and have a fun day with Francy Gordon.  Chocolate provided. 
Call Francy for more information.


 Saturday, May 18th.

9:00 - 4:00

$35 plus kit  

Wrap It Up Basket Class with Susan Freebery
Susan Basket

On Saturday, April 27th or May 18th come join us at the shop to wrap, wind, and sew fabric strips into fantastic containers, place mats, rugs, purses or trivets.  Create all those things using cotton clothesline and strips of fabric from your stash that you cut into strips.  We initially started doing just baskets but have widened the field tremendously by creating wonderful place mats, coasters, trivets and even kitchen rugs.  This is a fun, easy and rewarding class and you will leave with a finished project you are proud to call your own using fabrics you already have in your stash!    

How about making one from that left over fabric from a baby quilt and it can then be used to hold loose items in the nursery.  Or how about starting early to prepare for Christmas 2013?  These projects make marvelous gifts!  

Rope Place Mat   

 April 27th  10:00-3:00  or Saturday, May 18th from 10:00 -3:00   $25

Supply list available at store

Bulls Eye Quilt with Diane Hosman

We've had great positive feedback for this updated raw edge Bull's Eye Quilt!  Curved seams are no longer a threat.  Some say it is the most relaxing quilt they have ever made?  Nothing has to match except the corners of the squares!!    



 Saturday, May 11th, 10:00-3:00  $35

Supply list available at store

Happy Villages with Wally Villalobos

Wally Villages 

We're sure that you all remember this wonderful wall hanging from our Shop Challenge.  Wally came in 2nd place and we are thrilled to announce that she is going to teach this exciting method.

She has assured us that this is a "no stress" method and approach to playing with fabrics! 

Book required and supply list is on page three of the book. 

Call today to book your space!  This is a wonderful and new method and you can use your scraps to make a fabulous project!

Some homework required prior to class - see pages 4 and 5 of the book for instructions regarding the small amount of cutting required before class.


Monday, May 20th

10:00 - 3:00     $30

Color Splash with Susan Freebery



The Bonus Quilt



Need a fun, colorful summer project?  Our new Color Splash quilt is just what the doctor ordered.  This marvelous - and easy - design makes TWO projects at the same time using one charm pack and one coordinating fabric.  The charm pack is a fabulous find - it's 85 solid charms ranging from light to dark.  The quilt on display is 45 x 45 but you can use more charms for a larger quilt or you can use the remaining 20 charms to create a larger quilt.  

The second project - believe it or not - is made entirely from the trimmings from the first quilt.  This small quilt can be a table runner or a little girls doll quilt. Back it with Minkie and it would make a marvelous "Lovie" for that new baby... the possibilities are endless!  

No pattern or book required.  Supply list is available at the store.  


Saturday, June 1st

10:00 - 3:00     $30

Iron Caddy Tote Pad with Susan Freebery




This popular and adorable iron tote allows you to pack up your hot iron and waiting for it to cool, no wrestling with dangling cords.  Two buttons open quickly to a 19 1/2" x 25 1/2" pressing pad.  The Caddy Pad pattern comes with silver heat resistant fabric, enough to make one pad.  This useful project makes a fabulous secret pal gift or a Christmas gift for a quilting friend or family member.  It's never too early to start sewing for Christmas!  Pattern required - supply list on pattern back.

Saturday, June 15th

10:00 - 3:00     $25

Country Quilts and Bears is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00. 
Marilyn Humphries
Country Quilts and Bears
1983 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765