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Hello Quilters,
Summer has arrived.  It’s time to turn on the AC and sew.


Jane’s Churn Dash

Hello Everyone, 
Summer has arrived.  Luckily I got most of my weeds pulled before this heat wave.  (But they will be back after this rain.) We are looking forward to tomatoes and cucumbers.  AND it will be time to pick blueberries in a few weeks.  Plan to join us in July for some berry picking at our cousin’s farm.

The quilt above is a UFO from at least 20 years ago.  It was a bag that contained 4 pieced blocks, a long piece of the striped fabric which became the sashing, and several odd pieces of Jane Sassaman fabric.  The block is a simple churn dash.  Sometimes the simplest blocks are the best for showcasing fabrics.  This morning I pulled out two Lone Star quilts, that are at least 20 years old, that just need borders.  If there has been a silver lining to staying at home, it is getting to finish up some things.  My UFOs are becoming MQTs (More Quilt Tops).

Save the Date for our next “Show and Tell” Event

Friday, June 18, and Saturday, June 19, 2021

Every “Show and Tell” has been an inspiration.  We’ve had such a good time, we are going to do it again.  The quilts are always great, but the best part is seeing PEOPLE again.  If you came before, come back to visit again. Bring your quilts again. We look forward to seeing you. Bring all the quilts and quilt tops that you have made.  Maybe you have an old quilt that needs to be appreciated.  Bring it.  We have been inspired by every quilt we see.  Bring a yard chair.  We’ll be outside at the barn.  We’ll put up tents so that you can sit in the shade. We’ll have refreshments.  Plan to arrive about 10ish and we’ll start the Show and Tell at 11ish. It will be helpful if you let us know you are coming, so we can prepare, but a reservation is not required. If the weather is bad, we will be here, but use your judgement about whether to come or not.
Someone asked, “Can we shop?”  Yes, by all means! Shopping is encouraged!
We are located off of I 40, midway between Mocksville and Statesville, NC.  Call for directions. Join us for a day in the country.

Call or text Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything, rsvp for the show and tell or make an appointment to shop. Taxes and shipping will be added to orders. Remember, we do not have a shopping cart on our website.  If you need us for anything, call and make a shopping appointment.

Shopping Time

You can always make an appointment for any time that suits you by calling Cindy at the number above.  We’re available almost any time. We would love to see you.  Call us if you need directions.  We are located off I-40 between Statesville and Mocksville, NC.

Barn Quilt Painting

Cindy working on her barn quilt.

We took a barn quilt class at Mary Mae’s – A Southern Mercantile.
Owner Connie Edwards could not have been nicer.  Her husband, Mr. Dale teaches the classes.  Her shop is located at 310-B South Salisbury Ave., Spencer, NC 28159.  704.431.4875.  marymaesmercantile@gmail.com.  The class we scheduled for July 14, 2021 is full.  So they graciously agreed to add another class on Thursday, July 15, 2021.  If you would like to join us, give her a call or search for her on Facebook.  All the prices are there.  Mr Dale primes the wood and has your design drawn on the base. After you finish painting, he applies the sealer, and you pick it up the next week.  There are lots of choices for your design.  All you have to do is tape and paint.  We did 3′ x 3′ barn quilts.  I would suggest starting a little smaller for your first one.  They have all the paint, brushes, etc that you need to complete your project.
.Upcoming Classes 

Yes, I think we can start classes again.  Yippee!!!  Save these dates.
Friday, July 23 or Saturday, July 24
Friday, August 20 or Saturday, August 21
Friday, September 24 or Saturday, September 25

This is March Madness.  Class dates are Friday, July 23 OR Saturday, July 24, 2021.  We hope you are ready to get back to classes too.

This was the quilting class we had on the schedule before the world blew up.  Traditional piecing techniques will be covered.  We will make one block in class.  Make this quilt scrappy or planned.  Just need to brush up on some techniques ?  Just make one block in class.  You don’t have to stress over a whole quilt.

In the afternoon, Cindy will do a demo for her Jack’s Chain quilt.

Class starts at 10 am and finishes about 4 pm.  The classes will be held at Cool Spring Methodist 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 a covered dish and we’ll provide sides, chips, desert and tea.  There is always plenty to share. July means fresh tomatoes, Duke’s mayonnaise, and white bread.

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. This class is $38.00.  Payment is required at the time of registration to hold your space in the class. A supply list/cutting instructions and directions to the venue will be emailed to you upon registration.

Bring something for show and tell. If you need a tractor trailer truck to get all your quilts here, that will be fine.

Hope to see you in July,

Guild Programs

Keep us in mind for programs for your quilting guild now that groups are starting to meet again. We will be doing a program for the Burnsville Quilter’s Guild on July 8, 2021 and we’ll be in Franklin, NC on July 12, 2021.

The Statesville Fall Quilting Marketplace

Save the Date!

Did you miss our Extravaganza in Statesville that was supposed to be last January?  We did too.  We are planning a smaller version this September.

September 17 and 18, 2021

We are going to have around 25+ of our vendors at the Statesville Civic Center for a couple of days of shopping frenzy.  We look forward to getting back to work.  Please start sharing this info with your quilting friends. Here are some of the shops that will be there –
Annie’s Keepsakes
Dawn’s Sewing and Quilting
Dragonfly Quiltshop
Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm
Featherweight Poppy
Friends and Fiberworks
Quilter’s Gallery
Quiltricks
Schoolhouse Quilts
Sew Original
Studio Stitch
Wooden Quilt Blocks (Thomas Hannon)
More contracts are coming in everyday.
Also, one of our favorite vendors, Sarah’s Bakery will be there with her breads and baked goodies.  220 Cafe will also be onsite for delicious food.  This event means so much to all the vendors.  It’s been a long year for every business.  We are thankful to have the opportunity to see you again.

All Carolina’s Shop Hop

One last thing, something new is coming this fall.  During the months of October and November, we will be participating in the ALL CAROLINA’S SHOP HOP.  This will incorporate shops all over NC and SC. Look for the page on Facebook. We will be open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday during October and November.  (Except Thanksgiving Day) All the details, like where to get your passports, will be available soon.

Quilt Show Photos

Here are some of the quilts that we have kits for.  I’m posting just the pictures.  You can start making a shopping list for the Statesville Fall Marketplace Show.


Summer Wind – Teal and Brown version


Cracked Pots


My Kinda Town – (Pattern only)


Cotton Bole


Night Sky


Fluttering


Blue Fan (kit or just template)


When Harry Met Megan


Alaska


Brown Star Chain


Into the Wind

As I said, these are quilts that we have either the kits or patterns for.  Start thinking about a new project.

Don’t you just love quilts?

Join us at our next “Show and Tell”.  It’s a great time.  You get to see other quilters, quilts and fabric.  What else would you want to do?

Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything or make an appointment to shop.

Keep reading our newsletters.  We’ll have something different to feature each week. We’ve had some trouble with our mailing list.  I don’t know why.  Ask your friends if they are getting the newsletter.  If not, they need to sign up again.  If your friends need to sign up, please go to our website, www.quiltersgallery.net and put your info in the signup box.   If you are looking on your phone, make sure you click on the desktop version, to get the full website with all the quilt photos and the sign up box.

Tell your friends to look for our newsletters on Facebook.
Search for The Quilter’s Gallery or Cynthia Page.

They have been putting up hay this week.  This is my back yard.  I love to see hay bales in the field.  However, Curly and Wilbur are a little perplexed.  Where did all our grass go?
Cindy – 704-376-2531
Patti – 704-807-6992

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