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February 6, 2024 by  
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Hello Quilters,
Is it 2024?  Already?  I have barely gotten my Christmas decorations put away!  It’s time to get ready for a nice scrap quilt class this month.

Squares and Pointy Things is our class for February.  It is a stash buster quilt.  You should be able to pull these fabrics from your stash. Dates for the class are February 23 or 24, 2024

Hello Quilters,
Where in the world are Cindy and Patti?
First of all, let me thank everyone that attended either of our shows in January.  We hope that you had a good time at the Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace show in Sanford, NC and/or the Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza show in Statesville, NC.  We appreciate your support.  We also appreciate all the other vendors that pack up their wares and present such great booth spaces.  Dates for next year are below.
This month we are home for a change.  February has turned into maintenance month.  I have had a pedicure, a PAP smear, a pelvic exam, a mammogram, (make sure you schedule yours) a complete physical, a visit with my dentist, an eye appointment and a haircut.  I have covered everything from head to foot.  As far as I know, I’m good to go for another year.

Recipes
This is soup weather.  This first recipe is is from my old church cookbook. I think it will feed a crowd.
Vegetable Soup 
10 ears of corn, cut from cob
2 gallons of tomatoes, peeled and quartered
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 1/2 cups of okra, cut
1 cup lima beans
6 small onions, cut into rings
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup vinegar
1 quart warm water
Cook in open pot for about 30 minutes.  Put into sterilized jars.  Seal.  Can be frozen.
Tortilla Soup
This recipe is from a quilt guild cookbook.

1 medium onion, chopped
1 large clove of garlic, chopped
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil
4 (10 count) pkgs. corn tortillas, torn into chip size pieces
12 cups of chicken broth
3 (4 oz) cans green chilies
1/2 tsp. cumin
2 Tbsp seasoning salt
Monterey Jack or Cheddar cheese
Saute onion and garlic in oil in saucepan.  Add tortillas, broth, chilies and seasonings.  Simmer for 30 minutes, or until tortillas are tender. Serve with grated cheese. Yields 10 to 12 servings.  (I think you could throw a rotisserie chicken in this and have your cooking done for several nights.  That’s more time to sew!)

February Schedule
Our class in February is called Squares and Pointy Things.  Dates are Friday, February 23 OR Saturday, February 24, 2024.  Class fee is $38.00.  This includes a handout.
This is a stashburster quilt.  It is one of the quilts I taught at MBQP.  Go through your stash and pull lights for the sashing, darks for the stars and mediums for the squares.  The construction technique is just what I call a “flippy corner”.  All the cutting is very simple.  There are no special rulers required.REMEMBER TO BRING SOMETHING FOR “SHOW AND TELL”.

Class starts at 10 am and finishes about 4 pm but we’ll have the building open at 9:00 am so plan to arrive in time to have a cup of coffee and set up so we’ll be ready to start at 10:00 am.  The class will be held at Cool Spring Community Church, 1902 Mocksville Rd, Cleveland, NC—that is Hwy. 64 about 8 miles East of Statesville, and is easily accessible from either I-77 or I-40.

 

As you know, eating lunch is an important part of the day.  Bring a sandwich, or your favorite recipe, and we’ll provide sides, chips, desert and tea.  Quilters are good cooks too so there is always plenty to share.

To register for the class, call Cindy Page, 704-376-2531 to reserve your space, then mail checks payable to The Quilter’s Gallery to 224 Woodleaf Road, Cleveland, NC 27013.   Payment is required at the time of registration to hold your space in the class. A supply list with directions to the venue will be emailed to you upon registration.

Also, bring some device that will take photographs of each step of the process.Guild Activity – We will be in Columbia, SC teaching a Curves Workshop on Feb. 20, 2024

March Schedule
There are no classes scheduled in March.

March 9, 2024 – We will be at the QSC Spring meeting in Camden, SC.
March 15 and 16, 2024 – We will be at the Cobbleston Quilt show in North Charleston, SC.  Details below.
Guild Activity – We will be in Lincolnton, NC teaching a Kaleidoscope workshop on March 23, 2024.

April Schedule

Alaska is our class for April.
Friday, April 5 or Saturday, April 6, 2024
Class is $38.00 plus pattern and templates.  Contact us if you need a kit.

Guild Activity – March 8 and 9, 20204 – We will be doing and program and Curves workshop for the Cabarrus guild.
April 15, 2022 – We will be doing an Antique Textile program for Durham/Orange Co. Guild.
April 18 and 19, 2024 – We will be doing a program and Boot Camp workshop for the Western NC Quilt Guild.

May Schedule 
There are no classes scheduled in May.
May 3 and 4, 2024 is our Church Yard Sale and Plant Sale.
If you love a bargain or a tomato plant, then save these dates.

Guild Activity – May 7 and 8, 2024 – We will be in Greenville, SC doing a program and a Kaleidoscope workshop.
May 17 and 18, 2024 – We will be at the Western NC Quilt  Guild Show.  See details below.
May 25, 2024 – We might be in Rutherfordton, NC.  Details pending.

June Schedule
Our June Class is “Boot Camp”

Class dates are June 21 or June 22, 2024.  Boot Camp is a sample and notebook class.  We will cover techniques that will make your quilting results easier and better.

June 6, 7, and 8, 2024  – We will be at the East Cobb Quilt Guild Show.  Cobb County Civic Center, 548 South Marietta Pywy, Marietta, Ga.
Details – https://www.georgiacelebratesquilts.com
June 15, 2024 – We will be doing a program and workshop for the Sandhills Quilter’s Guild.

July Schedule


Our July class will be Jack’s Chain.

Dates for this class are July 26 or 27, 2024.

July 16 and 17, 2024 we will be doing a program and a Curves workshop for the Asheville Quilt Guild.
July 19th and 20th, 2024 – We will be at the Electric City and Prickly Fingers Quilters Guild Show, Anderson Civic Center, Anderson, SC.

August Schedule 

Night Vision is our class in August.  Dates are August 23 or 24, 2024.

September Activities

Fruit Burst is our September class.  The dates will be September 13 or 14, 2024.

The Ashville Quilt Show will be September 26, 27, and 28, 2024.

October Activities 

15 Degrees is our class in October.  Dates will be October 18 and 19, 2024.

The Durham – Orange County Quilt Show will be October 4, 5, and 6, 2024
October 7 – Program for Heart of the Triad Quilt Guild in Kernersville, NC.
October 26 – Curves class in Atlantic Beach, NC.

November Activities


Kaleidoscope will our class in November.  Dates will be November 15 or 16, 2024.  Cindy will cover basic construction and the possibilities of “stacked” cutting.

Nov. 2, 2024 – Jack’s Chain class for Gate City, Greensboro guild.
November 4 and 5, 2024 – Program and workshop for Lake and Mountain guild in Seneca, SC.
November 7, 2024 = Program for Gate City.
November 9, 2024 – Kaleidoscope workshop for DOQ, Durham, NC.
November 13, 2024 – Program and workshop in Anderson, SC.

Whew!  That’s all I know about right now.  I’m sure there are a few typos above, but I’ll get them worked out.  Hopefully, you can come to us for a class, or we will be somewhere close to you.

Farm News
Many of you know that Cindy and I live in the country.  We are the 5th generation to live on this farm  Just recently, due to heath issues, our cousins who ran the farm decided to retire.  We are pleased to announce that Running T Beef will be expanding onto our farm.

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This is Josh, Brandi, Wes and Wil.

Running T is the new way to farm.  They raise grass fed beef.  We are excited about the improvements that they will make to our farm.  This is farming the way it is supposed to be done.
They are currently taking orders for their Fall beef deliveries.  Take a look at their website if you are thinking about beef for this fall/winter.  They are taking orders now for beef to be ready by fall.  It’s a little different from just running to the grocery store when you need something, but it’s worth the extra effort and planning.

Chemical free pastures
No antibiotics or added hormones
NC local
Pasture raised
Live-growing, Biodiverse Forage Pasture Finishing

Josh and Brandi can explain this better than I can, so sign up for their newsletter and check out their website.  https://www.runningtbeef.com  If you care about where you food comes from, I think this will interest you.  They ship meat all over the US.  We’ll be telling you more as things get started.

Donkey News

Bray Ya’ll,
It’s Lady Mary.  It will be Valentine’s Day very soon.  I am getting my outfit together.  Momma has been out hat shopping and has something special coming up.  Stay turned.  OXOX – Lady Mary

Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything.
As most of you know, we are not a brick and mortar shop.  We are just a studio.

We are available by appointment.  Call us if you need directions.  We are located off I-40 between
Statesville and Mocksville, NC.
Our address is 186 Page Farm Road, Cleveland, NC  27013.
We are not anywhere close to Cleveland, NC, even though that is our mailing address.

Cindy – 704-376-2531
Patti – 704-807-6992

website:  www.quiltersgallery.net
Email:  [email protected]

Save the dates in 2024

Cobblestone Quilters Guild Show, Charleston, SC
March 15 and 16, 2024.

East Cobb Quilters’ Guild Presents
Georgia Celebrates Quilts®
June 6 – 8, 2024

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Save the Date

Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash St.
Sanford, NC 27330
Jan. 10, 2025 – 9am – 4 pm
Jan. 11, 2025 – 9am – 4 pm.

We have assembled more than 30 of your favorite small businesses that feature the best products for quilters and knitters.  Spend the day shopping for quilting fabrics, yarns for knitting, and wools for appliqué and much more.
QFAM starts early at 9am with Early Bird Specials.  Many vendors will have selected items on sale from 9am – 10am. Throughout the day, we will have hourly door prize drawings.  We plan to give away a couple of sewing machines as well!
Plan to arrive early and spend the day.  The first 100 people in the door, get an extra ticket to win all day long.
There will be delicious food in the lobby.

If you don’t like crowds, be advised afternoons are not as crowded as mornings and Saturday is not as crowded as Friday.

 

Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center St.
Statesville, NC
Jan. 24, 2025 from 9 am – 4 pm
Jan. 25, 2025 from 9 am – 4 pm

Mark your calendar for this fabulous shopping event!
Spend the day shopping for quilting fabrics, yarns for knitting, and wools for appliqué.  Books, patterns and notions will inspire you to create.  Shop for a new sewing machine or a long arm sewing machine.  Our vendors are quilt shops and knitting shops.  Some vendors dye their own fabrics and some “grow” their own yarns on their farms.  Some vendors design their own patterns and some just know where to order the “best stuff”.
There will be hourly door prizes and each day at 3pm, there will be a fabulous door prize.   (You must be present to win.)  Arrive early.  Be one of the first 100 people in the door, and you will get an extra ticket to win all day long.
220 Cafe  will be there with their fabulous food and Troyer’s Bakery will have delicious baked goods.

If you don’t like crowds, be advised afternoons are not as crowded as mornings and Saturday is not as crowded as Friday.

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