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Newsletter for Oct. 11, 2021 – Shop Hop News

October 11, 2021 by  
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Hello Quilters,
The All Carolina’s Shop Hop started with a big weekend.  Lots of shops still to see…

Halloween String Quilt
Free demos this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at
“The Barn”.  10:30ish.  Details below.

Hello Everyone,

All Carolina’s Shop Hop

The All Carolina’s Shop Hop got off to a good start.  If I told you that we were surprised by the response, that would be an understatement!  After being locked away for the past year, we were happy to see so many people.  We are going to expand our hours to accommodate everyone.  Each week I will announce when we will be open.

For those of you that have never participated in a shop hop, let me explain how it works…
You get a couple of your friends and you travel from shop to shop.  At each shop you get a “stamp” on your passport and each shop will give you a free 4″ collectable quilt block with a unique “quilty” phrase printed on it. You will need to purchase the Shop Hop magazine to get a passport.  These magazines are available at each shop. We still have plenty of magazines available.  Each participant needs a passport.  You have 2 months to visit all the shops.  This shop hop includes shops all over North and South Carolina. At the end of November, you will mail in your passports.  The more stamps you have, the more chances you have to win some great prizes.  Many of you are posting pictures from each shop you visit on Facebook. Search for All Carolina’s Shop Hop to see what everyone is doing.  It’s fun to see pictures of your favorite shop. We are planning some special guests or a special event each weekend. More about that later.

What can you expect from a trip to our “barn”?  First of all, it’s not really a barn.  It’s a green metal building. But you really are on a farm.  You do have to drive for a bit on a dirt road, but you won’t hear banjo music in the background. You will see a green building on your right as you come down the hill on Page Farm Rd. Park your car anywhere. Once inside, you will see all the fabrics that you usually see in our booth at a show.  We have lots of prints, from traditional styles like mid 19th century to contemporary prints like Kaffe and Tim Holtz. We carry a wide range of batiks as well.  We always stock a good variety of neutral background fabrics in cottons and batiks. We have made up a lot of new fabric packs.  We have made up a lot of new quilt kits as well.
We have also been going through a lot of vintage stock during our “covid time out”.  We have pulled out our vintage trims and embellishments.  We’ve pulled out all our buttons. All our French Heirloom laces and eyelets are organized.  Plan to spend some time going through some random merchandise.  We’ll have a sale table with some wools on it. There are some random things on a clearance table.

Quilt Tops

As you know, when you have a quilt shop you have to make samples.  While we might like each quilt, we just can’t keep them all.  We have gone through our quilt tops and priced them to sell.  Most are priced a little above what the fabric would cost.  I’ve pulled out more than 50 quilt tops to sell.  Maybe you need a quick quilt. If it’s not quite the right size, you can always add another border.  Now is the time to get it to your long arm quilter so it can be under your Christmas tree.  Take a look when you are here.

Shop Hop Hours

We will have regular hours at “The Barn” during the shop hop.  We will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am – 4pm during October and November. This week we will be open on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021 from 10 am – 4 pm as well. We will also be open on two Sunday afternoons, October 24 and November 21 from 12:00-3:00 pm. You don’t have to be participating in the shop hop to come to the barn.  Other participating shops are open their own regular hours. Check your passport magazine for information about hours of operation for the other shops.  What should you do if you are traveling on a day we aren’t open? Give us a call, and if it is at all possible, we’ll make an appointment for you to stop by, shop a bit, and pick up your stamp and collectable block.  We are usually close by.  (We just need a little flexibility.) You can make an appointment to shop in the barn  by calling/texting Cindy at 704-376-2531. Or call/text Patti at 704-807-6992.  Try both numbers. I live in a house with a metal roof, so my reception is limited.   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.

Please note:
We will be closed on Saturday, November 13, 2021 for a wedding.
We will be closed on Thanksgiving Day. (Unless you want to stop by with a turkey.)

Extra Events

I can’t just leave things alone.  We are trying to plan some extras to make each weekend an event.  Here’s what’s happening so far:
String Quilt Quilt Demo
I’ve planned a demo for the String Quilt, shown above, for  Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week.  (14th, 15th and 16th) Demo time is around 10:30ish.  The demo is free.  We’ll do the demo right before the Show and Tell.

Friday and Saturday, October 15 and 16, 2021
Show and Tell of Your Quilts -Stop by about 11ish.  Bring a chair.  Spend some quality time with other quilters. Share all the beautiful quilts you’ve made during the pandemic with other quilters.  Brag a little and give yourself a pat on the back for a job well done.

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -John Bryant, aka – Featherweight Poppy, will be here on Saturday, October 23 and Saturday, November 20, 2021.
Featherweight Poppy will have Parts, Supplies and some Featherweight 221 and 222K Freearm sewing machines available on October 23rd and November 20th from 10 am until 3 pm at the Quilter’s Gallery. Drop in and talk Featherweights!!  If you need to ask specific questions or make an appointment to get your machine serviced, contact John at  704-639-1326 or

Thursday – Saturday, October 21, 22, and 23, 2021, Cindy will be doing a Magic Lantern Demo.  Time – 10:30ish.

Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, 2021
Curved Piecing Demo.
  Cindy will do a demo on piecing curves on your machine.  She has lots of samples to show you.  It’s easy and fast.  Piecing curves gives you lots of design options.

Friday and Saturday, October 29 and 30, 2021
Diane from Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm is returning for a 2nd appearance, with her socks, yarn, shawls and all things Alpaca.  Christmas is just around the corner, so plan to knock out some gift shopping.

Empty Pockets is going to pop up at
“The Quilters Gallery”
Friday, October 29th from 11-4 and
Saturday, October 30th from 9-4.
We are fully stocked with everything Alpaca for all your Holiday and cold weather needs!
New selection of socks, hats, gloves, scarves and yarn! Come this weekend and be the first to see the new styles and make everyone on your list happy!

Aren’t they cute?

Friday, November 12, 2021 – 
Susan Edmonson will be here on Friday, November 12, 2021
with her fabulous selection of hand embroidery threads and embellishments.

Whew, that’s enough for now.  I’ll announce some other things later.

Quilting Classes

Our next quilting class will be Jack’s Chain.  The dates are tentatively February 25 or 26, 2022.  You’ve watched as Cindy stitched on this quilt all during the pandemic.  This will give you plenty of time to start your 9 patches.  The 9 patches are 3′ finished.  (3 1/2″ including the seam allowance)  We have the pattern and the hex and triangle templates available.

Guild Programs

Keep us in mind for programs for your quilting guild now that groups are starting to meet again.

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.  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, 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.

Wilbur sends his love.  He’s in the “donkey” house with me.  My head got a little close to his hind foot yesterday.

Curly says, “I only love you if you bring me carrots”.

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











Save the Date

Quilting and Fiber Art Marketplace
Dennis A. Wicker Civic Center
1801 Nash St.
Sanford, NC 27330
Jan. 14, 2022 – 9am – 5 pm
Jan. 15, 2022 – 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.
Mrs. Lacy’s Magnolia House will be serving her wonderful chicken salad and baked goods for your pleasure.


Quilting and Needle Art Extravaganza
Statesville Civic Center
300 South Center St.
Statesville, NC
Jan. 28, 2022 from 9 am – 5 pm
Jan. 29, 2022 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, Sew Original from Winston Salem and Studio Stitch from Greensboro will be giving away a Bernina Sewing machine.  (You must be present to win a machine.)  Arrive early.  Be one of the first 100 people in the door, and you will get an extra ticket to win all day long.
Cafe 220 will be there with their fabulous food and Troyer’s Bakery will have delicious baked goods.

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