Country Quilts and BearsMay 25, 2013
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End of the Month and End of the Bolt Sale, Wool Embroidery Event, and Summer Classes 

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Shop Announcements
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 Friday, May 31st.  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!  

 
Wool Applique Class with Marsha Hicks!  
God Bless America! 
You may remember Marsha from our wool penny pincushion exhibition last year.  Marsha is employed by Checker Distributors and is a self-proclaimed wool addict.  She is coming to teach us how to make the marvelous, "God Bless America" wool mat just in time for the 4th of July.  Kits will be available - sign up quickly because the class will be limited to 20 students.  
Show above is our colorway.  It's not done yet, but it will be soon!  
Saturday, June 8th    10 - 3:00   $35 includes the kit 
Pattern cover shown below:
 
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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:
 
 
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Summer Classes
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, July 20th  10:00-2:00. $30.00.

Supply list available at the shop.    

  
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

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 two classes scheduled and you can join this class on any one of the dates that works for you! 

 

 

Saturday, June 8th and 

Saturday, July 13th

10-2:00   $20

 

 

Iron Caddy Tote Pad with Susan Freebery

  

 

  

This popular and adorable iron tote allows you to pack up your hot iron and go...........no 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

Sew Together Bag with Pat Dearth

  

 

  

This is a great little bag for sewing, jewelry, traveling, etc.  It is not as difficult as it looks, with your pieces pre-cut and pre-fused, you should be able to finish it in class.  

Saturday, July 13th

10:00 - 3:00     $30

Fabric Fusion with Pam Evans

 

  

 

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A great technique for anyone - beginner through advanced.  It's fun to use a favorite collection, highlight several choice pieces, or go wild with your old scraps and leftovers.   Pattern required.  Supply list available at the shop as well as two additional color samples to inspire your creativity.  

Saturday, July 13th

10:00 - 4:00     $30

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Country Quilts and Bears is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00. 
 
Sincerely,
Marilyn Humphries
Country Quilts and Bears
1983 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765
727-461-4171
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