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March 20, 2023 Newsletter

March 20, 2023 by  
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Hello Quilters,
We have a quick trip this week and then quilting class this weekend.
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Right Hand, Left Hand

Hello Everyone,
We are headed to Oak Island this week to teach a class.  We always have a good time with the quilters there and look forward to our visit. (and some fresh seafood)  Our class this Friday and Saturday is pictured above.
Everyone enjoyed the recipes at Christmas.
Most of these recipes are from my Grandma’s church cookbook from the 1960s.
Icicle Pickles
Our mom makes these and everyone loves them.  (Looks like a lot of work to me!)
2 gal. cucumbers, sliced
1 pint salt
1 gal. boiling water
2 Tbsp. powdered alum
2 qts. vinegar
8 pints white sugar
mixed pickling spices or allspice
Cut cucumbers into slices or strips.  Add salt to boiling water and pour over cucumbers.  Let stand 1 week.Stir each day.  Drain throughly and discard water.  Add powdered alum to 1 gallon of boiling water and pour over drained cucumbers.  Let stand 24 hours. Drain. Heat together 2 qts. of vinegar and 8 pints of sugar.  Add spices. Pour over cucumbers.  Drain liquid, reheat and pour over cucumbers for 3 mornings.  4th day heat the syrup and pour over cucumbers that have been placed in sterilized jars.  Seal.
March Events


Our class dates for March are Friday, March 24 or Saturday, March 25, 2023. We are doing something a little different.  Stash Busters is going to be a series of quilts that are fairly simple to make.  They are designed to use up all the random fabrics that are in your stash.  Experienced quilters will be able to knock out a quilt top in no time.  Beginners will feel comfortable taking the class.  While others are sewing, we will spend time with you on basic skills like cutting, rulers, and sewing basics.  Maybe you have a friend that wants to quilt but other classes have been too advanced.  Stash Busters will be something you can do together. Maybe you even have enough fabric in your stash that your friend could help you reduce your stash  by making a small quilt. This was easy to make, and I think it turned out to be a nice “quilty” looking quilt.  I used all my leftover French General reds for the squares and a light robin’s egg blue for the stripping.

“Right Hand and Left Hand”


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 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 or text 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.


We will not have any classes in April or May due to scheduling issues with Easter and Church Yardsale.
April Events

Every Quilt Tells a Story                                                                                                                                                                   Lake and Mountain Quilter’s Guild
Seneca, SC Quilt Show
April 14 and 15, 2023

“Every quilt begins with a reason. Before a pattern is picked, fabric is selected, or a single stitch is sewn, there is a purpose… The quilts we make are so much more than fabric and thread; they are a library of stories, monuments to our lives. ”

—Thomas Knauer

We quilt because we love quilts and we love people. The 2023 Quilt Show will celebrate our reasons for quilting with the theme Every Quilt Tells a Story. The show will be held at the Shaver Recreation Center at 698 W. S. 4th Street in Seneca. Hours are Friday, April 14 from 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Saturday, April 15th from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.



Donkey News

“Come on Mom!  Get off the computer and feed us!”

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

Email:  [email protected]











Save the Date

Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash St.
Sanford, NC 27330
Jan. 12, 2024 – 9am – 4 pm
Jan. 13, 2024 – 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. 26, 2024 from 9 am – 4 pm
Jan. 27, 2024 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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