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Merry Christmas!

December 25, 2023 by  
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Hello Quilters,
Merry Christmas.  Enjoy all the family, food and presents.  We can start sewing again next week.

Hello Quilters,
Showtime will be here before you  know it.  I hope that Santa brings you lots of quilting stuff and lots of gift certificates to spend at the upcoming quilt shows.
Here’s a funny story – Our Christmas almost didn’t happen.  Many of you know that I live in an old farm house.  Last Thursday night, before the whole family was to arrive on Saturday, I awoke to a thud.  (Not the clatter of 8 tiny reindeer!)  I thought something was under my bed.  I heard squealing and scratching and struggling. My panic passed as I realized that whatever it was was under the house, not under my bed.  Then I smelled it – SKUNK!!!  There’s not much you can do at that point.  Luckily, whatever had happened had happened outside my house, not under my house, so a little airing out on Friday took care of everything.
Saturday was also our Mom’s 95th birthday. Every family member brought her a selection of chocolate bars which we combined into a huge box.  We thought she would enjoy giving them away but so far she seems happy to keep them for herself.
This newsletter is going to be short and sweet.  I’ll send you more show news next week.  We have some great vendors this year.  You can see the list for Sanford  –
and for Statesville –
Enjoy this special time with family and friends.  Enjoy the food.  You can walk it off next week.
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 that ran the farm decided to retire.  We are pleased to announce that Running T Beef will be expanding onto our farm.

This is Josh, Brandi, Wes and Will.

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.  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

We three donkeys from Cool Spring are.
Braying sounds that travel afar.
Apples, carrots, hay and candy,
Make our Christmas happy.

We wish you a Merry Christmas!
We wish you a Merry Christmas!
We wish you a Merry Christmas!

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 dates in 2024

Myrtle Beach Quilt Party
January 18 – 21, 2024.

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

Charlotte Quilters Guild Show, Charlotte, NC
April 12 and 13, 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. 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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