Country Quilts and Bears
February 23, 2017  
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A Message from Marilyn
~~End of Month, End of Bolt Sale~~

When you purchase the remaining fabric on any bolt you receive a 30% discount.  It can be half a yard, or 15 yards.  It's doesn't matter.  Simply buy it all and you get 30% off! 
~~Saturday, February 25th~~
Monday, February  27th
10:00 to 4:00 
New Fabric Lines are in The House!!
Regent Street Lawns!!!
They are so beautiful, we bought the entire line!  Every single bolt is prettier than it's predecessor.

Handmaker by Windham!!!
This arrived recently and we are happy to announce we have every bolt in the line!

Hey Dot!!!
We just received the entire line of Hey Dot by Zen Chic for Moda.  It's a fun and happy modern line and we have it all, including the Jelly Rolls!  Stop in and see what else is new here at Country Quilts. 

Dog Daze Quilt Made with the Hey Dot line of fabric
Come in a check out those floppy ears!
A few kits are still available - Kit price $59

We also received the entire line of Shibori, as well as Layer Cakes, Charm Squares and Jelly Rolls 

And we also added to our new full lines of modern fabrics, the Wing and Leaf collection, by Moda.  

Marian's Jacket Class is back!!  
See below for details!
2016 Row by Row License Plates are on Sale!!
50% off .... now $2.50 each!

Here is our 2016 Country Quilts and Bears Row by Row pattern.  The theme this year is Home Sweet Home.   Living on a house boat at Clearwater Beach, FL with it's powdery fine sand, clear ocean water and pristine beaches is a perfect "Home Sweet Home".   Mother Nature has blessed us with the perfect inspiration for this year's design.
Our row kit contains 19 pieces of fabric and we are selling it for $12.00.

Remember, if you didn't get your 2015 Country Quilts and Bears Row by Row kit, you can still do so.  They are $9.00 each.  Don't dilly-dally.  Supplies are limited!     

"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
Classes and Clubs
Panama Pyramids with Linda Simons
Panama Pyramids Class!
With Linda Simons
Another fun scrap-buster quilt.  The original antique quilt is owned by Linda Collins.  We will be using her templates to cut our triangles and Linda will be giving you many hints along the way for easy assembly.  
Class fee includes the template set - book your seat today to ensure you get a template set!
Saturday, March 11
10:00 - 2:00
Class fee $48.00
which includes the acrylic template set.
Supply list is available at the store.
Linda Simons has taught classes here at Country Quilts and Bears in the past on precision piecing and English Paper Piecing.  Linda's interests lean towards the antique scrappy quilt genre.  She is an award winning quilter and she splits her time between Indian Rocks Beach and Atlanta, Georgia.  
Caesar's Crown with Pam Evans
Caesar's Crown Class!
With Pam Evans

Join the returning instructor, Pam Evans, for a chance to improve your quilting skills.
Construct the classic Caesar's Crown block (finishes at 18").
Choose your favorite style fabrics.  Becky designed the modern quilt sample, and Pam made an additional block using Civil War fabrics to illustrate the diversity of the block.
~You will receive hints on how to better use laser cut acrylic templates, which are used to make this quilt.  These templates are included in the cost of the class.  
~Improve your curved piecing skills and learn that it's not that difficult.  Pam has many hints to help with this process, too.
~Experiment with value and color placement and see how slight changes can affect the look of this classic block.
The class is being held on
Saturday, March 4th only
10:00 - 2:00
Class fee $80.00
which includes the acrylic template set.
Supply list is available at the store.

Jacket Classes with Marian Smith
Marian's Jacket Class!
The Northerners are back at Country Quilts and Bears and they are looking for Marian's popular Sweatshirt Class!
Here it is.  If you've made one, come on back and make another.  If you've never made one, come in and have fun making a jacket that you will wear out the door at the end of the second session.
If you are interested, you will need one UNWASHED sweatshirt with set-in sleeves that is one size bigger than you normally would wear (Wal-Mart currently has a large supply of these sweatshirts, so get one before they are gone!).  These sweatshirts are a bit difficult to find, so be on the lookout for yours before class!
There are several jackets to choose from so come into the shop and choose yours today.  She's even added a few new jackets to her repertoire so stop by to see them.  We will then give you the supply list for the one you want to make.

The new additions to Marian's collection include her Origami Jacket (Hoffman Challenge Finalist!) that is made from only 6 fat quarters (plus more for the binding). She also has a new jacket called Windows.  It's a beauty!   
For $30 you can come in on ANY two WEDNESDAYS, from 10:00 to 2:00, until the spring.  It takes two sessions to make your jacket.  Sessions begin Wednesday, February 1st.
Beginning Applique with Becky Madasz
 Learn from one of the best! Becky will teach you her method of hand applique.  Kit's are available for this class.  Let Becky know your two favorite colors and the kit will be waiting for you.  You will learn how to mark the pieces for cutting, the proper needles and threads to use, as well as first hand needle turn instructions...    This class will meet the second Wednesday of each month and will go from 10:00 to 1:00.  It's an ongoing class and you can hop in at any time. 
Cost of class is $12.00 per session 
plus the cost of the kit.

Wednesday, March 8th
Wednesday, April 12th
10:00 - 1:00
Call the shop today to put your name on the list and learn from the master!

Beginning Quilting with Becky Madasz


This class will take you from fabric selection to binding your projects with the beautiful sample shown above.  You choose your own colorway and fabrics.  


This is a four session class with the dates listed below.  

Cost of all four classes $40

10 - 2:00

Book required  

 Supply list available at the shop.


Monday, April 3rd

Monday, April 10th

Monday, April 17th 

and Monday, April 24th


Paper Dolls with Susan Freebery
The Paper Dolls
Love that name!  
We are calling all you quilters who like to paper piece!  
Susan's method for paper piecing is simple, logical and it WORKS!  Continuing on from her very popular Beginning Paper Piecing Class, we are starting a club to explore this technique further.  Each month we will work on a different skill, or project, building on what we have already learned.  Very soon we will be working on some pretty ambitious patterns!  Start looking through all those patterns you have passed by because you thought you couldn't do should pick them up again and hear us tell you that,  "YES you CAN!"  

Again, this is a club with a minimal fee - $5 each class to cover the cost of club materials, handouts, etc.  
A Note about Paper Dolls:  The intention for this club is that it take the form of a stitch-along rather than a classic class.  Susan will help us get started each session, but then we will be stitching along together and helping each other.  

The Paper Dolls will be meeting the 3rd Saturday of each month.  

Saturday, March 18th (Flying Geese Swap Party!)
Saturday, April 15th
Saturday, May 20th
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