Country Quilts and BearsApril 29, 2014
Scheduled Classes and Updates
Message from Marilyn
New Store Hours
Hand Applique Class
Hand Quilting Class
Disappearing Nine Patch
Beginning Quilting 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
It's Time to SEW!
We are heading into May.  The month of April passed in the blink of an eye.  Everyday we're saying, "Good-bye" to our northern winter friends and preparing for the heat and humidity of summer in Florida.  
At any rate, it's the time now to stay inside and enjoy the cool comfort of our air-conditioners and SEW!  Some very conscientious people are already sewing Christmas gifts!
Do you need to replenish your collection of embroidery floss?  We're marking our Presencia six strand cotton embroidery floss
 50% off!  That makes all our floss only 50 cents each!  Pick up several today to save for future projects!
Can you believe it - now April is almost gone!  With Wednesday being the last day of the month, 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 Wednesday, April 30th.  Buy the remaining fabric on the bolt and receive a wonderful 30% discount!  Also good to note, on Wednesday we are open until 6:00 p.m. making it far easier to get here and grab your sale fabric!!!   

Come by, say "Hi", and enjoy the savings available to you at Country Quilts and Bears!    
And don't forget,   
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, May 10th

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!  

Next sessions Saturday, May 17th

Saturday, June 14th and

Saturday July 19th


.  10:00-2:00     $30.00

Supply list available at the shop. 


Disappearing Nine Patch with Diane Hosman


Roses are red

Violets are blue,

Watch this Nine Patch

Disappear from view!!!


This is a quick scrappy quilt to whip up in one day.  Perfect for a gift, using fabric you love but didn't know quite how you might use it, or walk through the shop and pick out new fabrics just for you.  Either way, you will go home with a lovely quilt.

 Saturday, May 24th


Supply list available at the shop. 


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

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