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Welcome Spring and a few quilts.

March 22, 2021 by  
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Hello Quilters,
Don’t you love this beautiful weather?  Everyone we talk to is feeling a bit happier.  More and more of you are getting vaccinated against COVID.  We have a workshop scheduled at a guild next month.  Things are getting back to normal…


Doesn’t it make you feel better to see beautiful flowers everywhere?  That green pasture in the background is what I look at from my kitchen window.  I’m a lucky woman.

Hello Everyone, 
Things are getting better.  More and more of you are venturing out.  We are still in masks, but things don’t seem so oppressive anymore. Here’s what I finished this week.


Ocean Waves
Fabric is Paris Fleas Market by 3 Sisters/Moda

It was a bag full of mess.  I think it was started around 2005. The blocks were all different sizes. I had about 1/3 of the blocks put together.  I pulled them apart and squeezed some more blocks out of the fabric in the bag.  Since everything was kinda wonky, I added strips between everything.  (3/4″ finished)  The stripping gave the bulky seams somewhere to go and I like the effect of the tiny cornerstones.
This weeks bag is full of black and white and bright fabrics.  We’ll see where that goes…
Cindy is still recovering from her Jack’s Chain completion and sewing room reconstruction.  She’s quietly working on some new, small projects.

Save the Date for our “Show and Tell” Event

Friday, April 9 and Saturday. April 10, 2021

We are going to have a big “Show and Tell” event.  Bring all the quilts and quilt tops that you have made.  Bring a yard chair.  We’ll be outside at the barn.  Assuming that the weather cooperates, it should be a fun day.  (If the weather is cold or rainy, we’ll reschedule.)  We’ll have coffee and muffins.  We’ll still be careful.  We’ll be respectful of space.  We’ll do another event later if you are not comfortable being out yet.  Plan to arrive about 10ish and we’ll start the Show and Tell at 11ish.  It will be helpful if you let us know if you are coming, so we can prepare enough muffins, but a reservation is not required.

As you know, we are working on our church yard sale.  The money we raise goes for college scholarships.  If you would like to bring items for the yard sale, we will gladly accept them.  We are looking for basic household items like sheets and towels and kitchen items.  We sell a lot of old suitcases.  Please do not bring random electronics. Don’t even think about bringing that old treadmill that’s taking up space in your sewing room.

Call 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.

Shopping Time

You can always make an appointment for any time that suits you by calling Cindy at the number above.  We would love to see you. Just call this week if you need to have some retail therapy. I think a root canal is going to require some of my time this week, so just call us.  Not exactly sure what our schedule will be this week.  Call us if you need directions.  We are located off I-40 between Statesville and Mocksville, NC.

Some Kits

Wishing Star Kit
$159.95
90″ x 90″
Pattern by Laundry Basket Quilts

Kit contains all the fabric for the quilt top, the beautiful border print, the pattern and the binding fabric.


Tulip Crosses Kit
95″ x 95″
$159.95
Pattern by Acorn Quilts

Kit contains all the fabric for the quilt top, the border print, the pattern and the binding fabric.

Quilt Show

Here are a few nice, soft pastel quilts.


Grandmother’s Flower Garden
This one is old and faded, but always reminds me of flowers.


Ginger Belle – an old Miss Rosie’s Pattern


An old Lone Star


A newer Lone Star from Quilts, Quilts, Quilts


Churn Dash – Robyn Pandolph fabrics

Scrap quilt tips

We’ve talked about organizing your fabric. This is always a struggle.
We’ve talked a little about having contrast, or a variety of lights and darks in your quilts.
Let’s talk a little about preparation.  Some of you prewash everything.  Yes, that’s probably the best thing to do but I’m usually in a hurry and just jump right in.  Sometimes I wash things and sometimes I don’t.  Usually I don’t prewash light colored background fabric.  I prewash dark fabric most of the time.  If I am making a quilt that is dark purple or dark red sewn to white, then I DO prewash the dark fabric.

Always take a look at the BACK SIDE of your dark fabric.  If the back is light like the top fabric, then I don’t worry about it so much.  If it is dark through and through, like the bottom fabric then it has been dyed first and then printed on top of that.  It is more saturated with color and more likely to fade or bleed in the wash. There are no guarantees, no product that I know of that will work 100% of the time.  When I wash quilts, I always use some brand of “color catcher” in the wash.

Come to see us this week.  Bring what you are working on to show us.
Call Cindy – 704-376-2531 if you would like to order anything or make an appointment to shop.

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.  More details to follow.

Keep reading our newsletters.  We’ll have something different to feature each week. If your friends need to sign up, please go to our website, www.quiltersgallery.net and put your info in the signup box.  Make sure you click on the desktop version, if you are looking on your phone, to get the full  website with all the quilt photos.

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

Curly says, “I appreciate how many of you ask about me.  I’m an old guy.  I’m at least 25 – 30 years old.  I haven’t been feeling very good.  This wet weather has given me sore feet. I hope things will dry out soon’.

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

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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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