Mary's Quilt Shop
Mary's Quilt Shop
January 2018 Newsletter
Welcome to Mary's Quilt Shop!
We are gearing up for a busy year at Mary's.
Pajama Parties, Quiltmania sponsored projects, Famous Teachers, Row by Row...and more!
Stay Tuned.....More Details are coming!
Available NOW

Song Birds
Simply Red fabric by Mary Koval
72" x 72"
kit $145.00 with FREE shipping

We will be participating in the
2018 Quiltmania Mystery Quilt.
Our dear friend Karen Styles from Somerset Patchwork in Australia is the designer. She just released a new line of fabric *Bathwick* that she will use in the Mystery Quilt. 
Please call the shop to Pre-register for the 2018 Mystery Quilt.
Also, Karen will be coming to the shop
in May to teach a project from her new Quiltmania book that will be released in November 2018.
We are taking pre-registration now
Details for the classes will be released Soon.

Did you know that Mary and Joe wrote a book? 

O rder your signed copy of "Piece by Piece: Our Life With Quilts" for $49!

Petra Prins is coming to Mary's!
She will be teaching "Sisters" a quilt from her book "Promenade in a Dutch Garden".
It will be one day class in March. 
There will be a kit for the class, details will be released as soon as we have them on the kit. 
Time is Running Out...
Last Day to Pre-Order is January 13, 2018.
Dutch Heritage Barnsley Panel & Border fabric.
Fabric.....$24.00 a yard
10 ½" x 12½"


This is what Di Ford has been working on with this fabric. She will be teaching here at the shop in 2018 and will be using this fabric.
Pajama Party!
January 26, 27, 28, 2018
Arrive Friday...Stay until Sunday
Work On Any Project You Like!
Bring a covered dish, your favorite snacks and drinks!
ALL for $55 (+tax)
If you would like to stay an extra day the additional cost is $3o. You may stay Thursday January 25 or Monday January 29.
Call Today to make your reservation, we fill up quick!

Mary's Retreat Center
  Looking for a great getaway? This is the place. Our retreat offers a large eat in kitchen, living room, 6 bedrooms, 4 and half bathrooms, sewing room and laundry room. All this in a newly restored 1813 Federal style building located in historic Bedford, PA.
We can accommodate 16 people. You will find all the comforts of home in the retreat. It is beautifully decorated and each bed is dressed with an antique quilt.
  The kitchen is fully functional with pots, pans, dishes and silverware, everything you need to prepare and serve a meal. The bathrooms are complete with soap, shampoo, hairdryer and other toiletries.
The large sewing room is complete with sewing tables, cutting table, irons and ironing boards. It also has great natural light. Mary's Quilt shop is located in the same building and is complete with all your sewing needs.
The retreat is located in charming downtown Bedford. There are many great restaurants and shops for your enjoyment. Bring your family and friends for a pleasant getaway of sewing, eating and enjoying historic Bedford. We can design a class for you or come and sew on your own.
The cost per person is $75 per night (with a 2 night minimum stay). The first night's deposit is required at the time of your reservation, and the balance payable when you check out.
Sweet Retreats
Rewards Club
Thank You to all of our loyal retreaters!
We appreciate you so much!
After your 10th stay at the retreat center,
your cost will be just $50 per night FOREVER!
(2 night minimum stay required)

Di Ford Primarily Quilts Thread Box - $70

Includes colors: 2105 - 2255 - 2310 - 2340 - 2372 - 2370 - 5022 - 5004 - 2610 - 5007
by Mary Koval
Coming in March

PRE-ORDERS Always Ship Free and are being accepted at the shop NOW!
Who's ready for a
F un French getaway?
Fly into lovely Paris and take a train to Nantes for the Spirit of the South quilt show, April 25th - 28th.

10th Edition: "Spirit of the South"
April 25th - 28th, 2018
Nantes, France

Including exhibitions of Provençal treasures: 
Piqué de Marseille, Boutis, antique attire, and conferences about Provence's textile heritage.

Dozens of fiber artists and designers from around the globe: Shizuko Kuroha, Kumiko Nakayama, Mary & Joe Koval, Willyne Hammerstein, Sachiko Yoshida, Pamela Goecke-Dinndorf, Max & Louise, and many more!
Then take the train to Provence to join Michelle Chenevez and Caroline Lecomte for a Boutis Retreat! 
France, Fabric, and Friends!

May 1st - 6th, 2018

Michelle has been studying Boutis and other Provencal traditions for 20 years, and can't wait to return to her childhood home to share what she's learned with all of us!  Boutis (which means "stuffing"), describes how two layers of fabric are quilted together with stuffing sandwiched between sections of the design, creating a raised effect.


Is your quilt guild looking for a guest lecturer?
Mary would love to come speak at your guild meeting!  
There's nothing she enjoys more than sharing her skills and expertise...except perhaps touching beautiful fabric!

These are just a few of the topics she offers:
Who is Mary Koval and How Did She Start?
☆ Designing Fabrics: The "How To"
How to Make Your Quilts More Valuable
☆ What Do Antique Quilts Have to Do With It?
☆ Collecting and Caring For Antique Quilts

Call the shop for details and to make arrangements.  
Colten Allison and his family called Mary's Quilt Shop and asked if we would make a quilt from the pillowcases that Colten collected from his visits to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital for cancer treatments. Colten and his family did not know that our own Doris  has volunteered for Ryan's Case for Smiles for 10 years and delivers 400 pillowcases a month to Pittsburgh Children's Hospital. She most likely delivered the pillowcases that Ryan collected.
Doris was overwhelmed and speechless.
She made the quilt for Colten.
This photo is of Doris and Colten when he came to the shop to pick-up the quilt.
Thank You Doris for your dedication and effort to
Ryan's Case For Smiles and the Allison Family.
We Love You!

Ryan's Case for Smiles is dedicated to helping children with life-changing illnesses feel better to heal better. They  are a charitable organization that makes pillowcases for children with life-threatening illnesses.
Your participation in this outreach is encouraged. We have local groups that gather and sew. If you don't sew we need cutters and other helpers. You can also make the pillow cases on your own and drop them off at the shop.
Please contact Doris Caldwell for more information.
1,500,000 (and counting!) 
Pillowcases Delivered
Retreat & Classes
Please read carefully!

*When registering for any class a valid credit card is required, and your card will be charged at the time of registration. We do not retain your credit card information.

*When registration is open for classes, we do not always know all the requirements for the class yet. Additional items may need to be purchased (kits, patterns, etc.) We will let you know when these are available.

*All Class Registrations and Retreat Reservations are FINAL!
No Refunds, No Exceptions!

*Building is NOT handicap accessible

*Class dates and projects are subject to change
Mary Koval
Mary's Quilt Shop

Contact Us:
113 W. Pitt Street
Bedford, Pennsylvania
(814) 310-2278
11:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday - Monday
Closed Tuesday & Wednesday

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We have new neighbors!

The Eatery was established in 1995 and currently resides in the west half of Mary's Quilt Shop. The menu consists of family receipe soups, select sandwiches, sensational salads, homemade pies and a variety of fruit smoothies.
Daily Specials.
East In or Take-Out

Open Daily Wednesday - Saturday 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm

113 West Pitt St.
Bedford, PA 15522

The Yarn Knitch is located next to Mary's Quilt Shop
in charming Downtown Bedford. They offer a   large variety of yarn in all price ranges and qualities , i ncluding yarn from a local Alpaca farm!
Accessories for knitting and crocheting including patterns.
Beginners and advanced classes available!
109 West Pitt Street,
Bedford, Pa  15522

We carry 
Quiltmania Magazine, Simply Modern, Simply Vintage, and other books by Quiltmania authors!

Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. 

Traditional breast prosthetics are usually expensive, heavy, sweaty, and uncomfortable; they typically require special bras or camisoles with pockets, and can't be worn for weeks after surgery.  However, Knitted Knockers are soft, comfortable, beautiful, and take the shape and feel of a real breast - just place in a regular bra!

Special volunteer knitters provide these FREE to those who request them. Join in to help connect volunteer knitters with breast cancer survivors! There is a huge demand for Knitted Knockers that can't be met by any one group, but together we can do it!