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September 7, 2021 Newsletter

September 7, 2021 by  
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Hello Quilters,
It’s 10 days until our show, The Statesville Fall Quilting Marketplace.   We are hard at work, preparing fabric packs and packing all sorts of things for your shopping pleasure.
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Hours –
9am – 5pm on Friday
9am – 4pm on Saturday 

Hello Everyone,
Showtime is almost here!  Mark your calendar to join us at The Statesville Fall Quilting Marketplace.  It’s been so long since we have seen you!  All the vendors are ready to get back to work.  There will be lots of new fabrics and patterns.  New ideas! New inspiration!  New friends!

Let’s Stay Safe

Let’s face it.  Things are not the same.  We have to stay safe to protect ourselves and our families.

The Statesville Civic Center is under a

“The City of Statesville has announced that – effective Friday, August 27 – all persons (employees and the public) must wear a mask inside all City buildings – regardless of vaccination status.”  More info: 

This mask mandate is per the City of Statesville.  Please help us be safe by wearing a mask to the show.  We realize that both sides of this issue have strong feelings.  I don’t want to have a confrontation with anyone on either side of this mask/no mask debate.  I want to provide a safe environment for my vendors.  For many of us, this will be our first show in over a year and a half.  25% of my vendors are no longer in business.  We need this show.  This is our livelihood. We look forward to seeing you, and we really want to sell some fabric so we can pay for the new fabric that is coming in.

We are going to keep it simple.  Admission is $5.00.  You don’t have to print any coupons.  Please bring correct change to speed things up and decrease contact.
Afternoons are always the least crowded times.  Everyone comes in the morning and by mid afternoon the Civic Center has cleared out.
Our vendors are the best.  They work hard and love what they do. All the vendors have a special knowledge and expertise in their fields.  We look forward to getting back to work. Please share this info with your quilting friends. Help us spread the word.

Here are some of the shops that will be there –
Annie’s Keepsakes
Carolina Quilt Studio – Innova Quilting Machines
The Cotton Quilt
Designer’s Workshop
Dragonfly Quiltshop
Susan Edmonson Designs
Empty Pockets Alpaca Farm
Featherweight Poppy
Friends and Fiberworks
Melinda Gibert Jewelry
Gloria Sews
Kathy’s Patchworks
Loving Stitches
Mary Mae’s – A Southern Mercantile
Mountain Top Fibers
Myrtle Beach Quilt Party
Quilt Patch Fabrics
Quilter’s Gallery
Schoolhouse Quilts
Sew Original
Sewing the Good Life
Sewingly Yours
Studio Stitch
Sewing the Good Life
Sally Wincze Patterns
Wooden Quilt Blocks (Thomas Hannon)
YLI Threads

Shirley from Sew Original in Winston Salem sends this message…

“Sew Original is soooo excited to be one of your vendors at The Statesville Fall Quilting Marketplace on September 17th and 18th, 2021.  We will have many wonderful goodies to offer you – fabrics, quilt kits, patterns, books and notions.  We will have author         Lee Monroe in our booth signing her first book, Jump Into Sewing.
As we are a Bernina dealers, both Sew Original and Studio Stitch will feature a wide range of Bernina’s for you to play with in our booths.  We sell the full range of Bernina machines from the Bernettes to the Bernina Longarm machines.  September’s Promotion is Bernina’s Trade-In Event.  You can trade-in ANY machine for a new Bernina sewing, quilting, embroidery, or serving machine priced $999.00 up and get 25% off MSRP.  We are so excited to be participating but even more excited to see all of you.

Martha from The Cotton Quit sends this message…

“We are very excited to see you in Statesville in September!!  We will have many of the latest Christmas collections available for you along with the Caterpillar Light Boxes and the Featherweight Extension Tables.  Come see us there.” 

Shay and Shawn from Schoolhouse Quilts send this message…
“Schoolhouse Quilts offers an extensive selection of quilting notions, from rulers and templates, cutting mats and rotary cutters; scissors; machine and hand needles, thimbles, pins, and threaders: sewing machine accessories; marking tools; irons and pressing aides; paper piecing supplies; gloves; and stencils.  We also offer quilting books, novels, and reference guides by over 1000 authors.”

Also, one of our favorite vendors, Momma’s Kitchen Sweets, (Dorcas Troyer) 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.

What am I working on?  Last week, I shared this vintage (2009) piece of Alexander Henry halloween fabric.

I started cutting.  The ruler I’m using is fast2cut 45 degree Diamond Guide by Jan Krentz.  I looked briefly, but I can find it for sale anywhere.  Maybe you will have better luck.

I carefully stacked up the fabric 8 layers deep, and cut out 8 diamonds at one time.

I had to piece some of the diamonds.

Here is the finished quilt. I used Marti Michell’s Sashing Star Ruler ($18) for the stars in the border.

 September Quilting Class

Above is the class sample for our next class.  We have named this one Shooting Star. Dates are Friday, September 24 or Saturday, September 25, 2021. Traditional piecing techniques will be covered.  Make this quilt scrappy or planned. It’s a great quilt to use a lot of fabrics from your stash.  I used a lot of background fabrics, all mixed and matched. The more variety the better.
Class fee is $38.00. Class fee will include a handout.
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.

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. We will start the class “Show and Tell” at 1:30ish.  Everyone is invited to the class “Show and Tell” whether you are taking the class or not.  You might want to squeeze in a little shopping time as well.
We will not have any classes in October or November because of the All Carolina’s Shop Hop.  Our next class will be in February, 2022.

We will do some more “Show and Tell” events during our classes and during the All Carolina Shop Hop dates in the fall.  (It will be cool enough to be outside by then.)

Call or text Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything,  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.

Guild Programs

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

Raffle Quilts

Let me say a little bit about raffle quilts….We are not having any raffle quilts at the September show.  We are trying to keep things as simple as possible.  You know what’s going on.  You’ve been watching the news.  However, if you want to be considered for a space in January, either in Statesville or Sanford, please send an email request to  Everyone wants a space.  We are going to get all the requests and then do a drawing.  That is the fairest way to decide which guild gets a spot.

So far, I have requests from Cabarrus, Salisbury, Forsyth, Raleigh, Lincolnton, Mooresville Applique, Piedmont, and Kernersville.  If your guild would like to be considered, please let me know by the end of September.


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 the weekend of November 14, {we have a family wedding!} and Thanksgiving Day).

We just got our magazines!  This magazine is your passport to the “Shop Hop”.  $9.95.  It lists all the participating shops and has patterns as well. You will take it from shop to shop and get your “stamps” so you can win prizes.  Participating shops will have them for sale at the Statesville show.

That’s Tonight!

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.

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


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