Country Quilts and Bears
May 29, 2014
Scheduled Classes and Updates
Message from Marilyn
New Store Hours
Hand Applique Class
Hand Quilting Class
Hand Applique Class
Beginning Quilting Class
Brick-A-Brack Quilt Class
Clothesline Basket Class
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Country Quilts and Bears
End of the Month, End of the Bolt 
and It's Nearly Summer and Time to Sew!!

Shop Announcements
 A Message from Marilyn
Hello From Marilyn!
Here we are again, at the end of another month.  With the summer heat and humidity returning it will be delightful to enjoy our air conditioned homes and sewing machine.  Why not start your summer off with some great fabric savings?

Can you believe it - now May is almost over!  This month, as we typically do, we are offering you the opportunity to pick up some excellent buys on the    
 End of the Month, End of the Bolt Sale.  This month it will be Saturday, May 31st.  Buy the remaining fabric on the bolt and receive a wonderful 30% discount!  
And don't forget,   
Let's Go Rays!!!
Thanks so much, Marilyn


Open Wednesdays until 6:00!!!
It has come to our attention that it might be a bit difficult for the quilter that works 9 to 5 to make it to our store within our current business hours.  As a result we have decided to stay open until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays. We are hoping this will be helpful and will better accommodate our working quilters!
"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
Winter Classes and New Products
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's Back!!!


Saturday, June 14th


Saturday, July 12th 


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, June 14th and

Saturday July 19th


.  10:00-2:00     $30.00

Supply list available at the shop. 


Beginning Applique with Becky Madasz

Learn from one of the best! Becky will teach you her method of hand applique and it will begin with selecting the right fabrics and designs, as well as marking 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 2:00.  It's an ongoing class and you can hop in at any time.  






Wednesday, June 11th

Wednesday, July 9th

Wednesday, August 13th

$20 per class

Beginning Quilting with Becky Madasz
Becky Roni Beginning Quilt

This class will take you from fabric selection to binding your projects with the beautiful sample shown to the right. 


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, June 23rd

Monday, June 30th

Monday, July 7th

Monday, July 14th

 Brick-A-Brack Lap Quilt with Linda Zebrowski 
This fun scrappy Brick-a-Brack fat-quarter-friendly lap quilt pattern is a breeze to piece! Spend a wonderful afternoon with Linda, have some fun and do some summer sewing! 
Wouldn't this make a great gift?   Hmmmm... Christmas will be here before you know it!   





Lap quilt measures 55" x 55" but can easily be made larger to suit your desire!



Supply list available at the shop.

Saturday, June 21st

10:00 to 3:00


 Summer Clothesline Basket Class with Susan Freebery 

On Saturday, July 26th come join us at the shop to wrap, wind, and sew fabric strips into fantastic baskets, containers, place mats, rugs, purses or trivets.  Create all those things using cotton clothesline and strips of fabric from your stash or yardage that you cut into strips.  This is a fun, easy and rewarding class and you will leave with a basket you are proud to call your own using fabrics you already have in your stash!    

Susan Basket  

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 2014?  These projects make marvelous gifts when given, full or empty!

Rope Place Mat


Supply list available at the shop.

Saturday, July 26th

10:00 to 3:00


Country Quilts and Bears is open Monday through Saturday, 10:00 to 4:00, Wednesdays 10:00 to 6:00.  
Marilyn Humphries
Country Quilts and Bears
1983 Drew Street
Clearwater, FL 33765