December Deals!

CHRISTMAS   OPEN   HOUSE!

Friday, December 8   –  9 to 5            Saturday, December 9  –  9 to 4

Come and join us for our Annual Christmas Open House! You won’t believe the December Deals we have for you! How does 25% off *EVERYTHING storewide sound? That means patterns, books, notions, thread, interfacing, etc., and **all fabric!

We’ll have lots of fun, along with yummy snacks to share with you! 

* Excludes Sewing Machines                                                                                                **Excludes sale fabrics. Minimum 1-yard cut off the bolt

November Sales!

Just in time for the Holidays! All month long!

NOVEMBER 1  –  18

ALL  CHRISTMAS  &  FALL  FABRIC  –  20% OFF!

ALL  CHRISTMAS  &  FALL  PANELS  –  30% OFF!

NOVEMBER 20  –  NOVEMBER 30

ALL  FLEECE  FABRIC & WILDLIFE  PANELS  –  20% OFF!

All sales are on regularly priced fabric. Hurry in and stock up now!

And don’t forget to join us for our monthly Show and Tell on Saturday, November 18 starting at 9:30! Bring your finished quilting projects, big and small, and be entered in our drawing for a special gift. We’ll have a free demo just for you!

STAY TUNED FOR OUR DECEMBER SALES!!!

 

Some Very Important News…

Change! We all know that it’s an inevitable part of life. Some change is expected, like the changing of the seasons. Some comes as a surprise. Some changes are small, and some are big. Here at Countryside Fabrics we have some really big changes in our future!

As most of our wonderful friends and customers know, Roger and I bought the business of Countryside Fabrics just over five years ago in the spring of 2012. While we own the business, we have never owned the building in which we have our store. Our landlord just recently informed us that he is expanding his own business, and that as of May 1, 2018 he will need the building that we currently occupy.

When Roger retired a few years ago and as our long-arm quilting business, “A Quilter’s Dream,” continued to grow by leaps and bounds, we began talking about when was the right time to pull back a bit from Countryside Fabrics and devote more time to our life together and to our home quilting business. Well, now we have our answer!

Countryside Fabrics will continue as a business through May 1, 2018. Until then we will still be a part of the 2018 Shop Hop, continue to hold classes, and do what we love most…helping our customers! All of our plans are not yet finalized, but we know we will be holding lots of sales throughout the next six months, so stay tuned!

One change that we are implementing right away is the discontinuation of our Punch Card Program. We will continue to honor any full cards until March 31, 2018, but as of Monday, October 16 we will no longer be issuing new cards or punching existing ones. We will also continue to sell Gift Certificates but they will need to be redeemed by March 31, 2018.

We anticipate lots of good times ahead with you, our loyal friends and customers. Many of you have become like family. It’s because of you that Roger and I began this adventure five years ago, and we will hate to see that end. We’re going to make the best of this transition over the next few months, so please join us on the journey!

Flo and Roger Verge

New Class Schedule!

It’s hard to believe that Summer is quickly drawing to a close! Let’s end this season and start off the Fall with some great new classes and a few old favorites!

“Rag Quilt Class”  –  Saturday, August 19, 1 PM to 3 PM

This is one you definitely want to add to your “go-to” repertoire of favorite quilts! Easy enough for beginners, yet it delivers a stunning finished product for even the most seasoned quilter.  Pierrette Marsh will guide you through the simple steps of making these beauties! Class is free with purchase of fabric from Countryside Fabrics.

“Kismet Trinket Box”  –  Wednesday, August 23, 11 AM to 2 PM

The perfect little box to tote your own sewing supplies or to give as a gift to a dear friend! Sue Ward will walk you through the “how-tos” of this sweet project! Class is free with the purchase of pattern, fabric and supplies from Countryside Fabrics.

“Stitching Circles”  –  Saturday, September 9, 9 AM to 4 PM

You know all those pretty little stitches on your machine? The ones you’ve never used because they scare you and you don’t know what to do with them? Leave your fear at the door and come learn to put those stitches to good use in this lovely Circle Quilt! Peg Reed will help you create some beautiful masterpieces as you learn the ropes of decorative stitching on your domestic machine. This looks wonderful done up in wool but can also be stitched in cotton. Class fee is $30.

“Beginner 2 Labyrinth Quilt”  –  Thursday, September 14, 11 AM to 2 PM

Are you still in the beginning phase of your quilting life, but want to “kick it up a notch?” Have you  learned how to use a rotary cutter and ruler and you’re mastering that quarter-inch seam and now you’re ready to move ahead…but not quite ready to dive into the deep end? Why not join us and try your hand at this beauty! It’s soooo much easier than it looks! You’ll love the process as well as the finished project! Class is free with the purchase of pattern and fabric from Countryside Fabrics.

“Indian Summer Paper Piecing”  –  Wednesday, September 20, 1 PM to 4 PM

 This gorgeous quilt is sure to get your Fall juices flowing! Under the guidance of Marty Young, you’ll learn to construct this incredible quilt using the paper piecing technique. Class is free with the purchase of pattern and fabric from Countryside Fabrics.

“Beginners Class”  –  Saturday, September 23, 9 AM to 2 PM – Five Week Session

Your quilting future will look so much better and be so much easier if you learn the correct techniques right from the start! Terminology? Tools? Tips? Techniques? This is the place to get all of these under your belt, with the help of Sarah Gleason. You’ll learn all the basics of measuring, cutting, stitching and piecing. At the end of the class you’ll have a beautiful, machine-quilted project! This is a five-week class and the cost is only $125.

“Mystical Prism Block of the Month”  –  12-Month Program – Beginning in September

This stunning quilt, measuring 102″ by 102″, is presented by Timeless Treasures and designed by Wing and a Prayer Designs. You’ll love working on this keepsake constructed of the rich hues of Mystical Tonga Batiks! You can pick up each month’s kit at the store or we will be happy to mail each one to you for a small additional fee. We’ll also have a sewing session at the store each month if you’d like to join us. (Dates TBA) Cost is only $22.95/month for 12 months.

Call or come in ASAP to sign up for your favorite classes and get your supply lists! These classes fill up quickly, so don’t delay!

Beginner’s Machine Quilting Class

BEGINNER’S MACHINE QUILTING CLASS

Wednesday, August 16  –  10 AM to 12 Noon

Does the very thought of machine quilting your project give you the shakes? Do you break out in hives when you think about layering, taping, basting, pinning and…EGAD!…scrunching it all on your home sewing machine? Well, have no fear! Help is here!

Sue Ward will teach you the basics of using your home domestic sewing machine for quilting. (That machine is not just for piecing, you know!) Sue has lots of tips and tricks and years of practice to offer you! This incredible class is only $25. Sign up today! Space is limited to 6 participants.

You will need your own sewing machine and manual, walking foot, and darning or open toe foot. A list of a few other basic supplies will be given to you when you register.

 

Show and Tell!

COME  AND  JOIN  US  AT  COUNTRYSIDE  FABRICS!

SATURDAY,  JUNE  17  at  9:30  AM

We’re starting a FREE monthly SHOW & TELL on the third Saturday of each month! What a wonderful way to draw inspiration from your fellow quilters! It’s also a great little ‘shot in the arm’ to spur you on to finish all those UFOs we know you have hiding everywhere. We know – – – because we have them, too!

Here are the “Pins & Needles” (kind of like the “Nuts & Bolts”) of the program:

1. Bring in your completely finished quilting project(s) to share with your fellow quilters

2. Receive one ticket for each item you bring

3. Each month we’ll draw one winning ticket for a special prize! 

4. We’ll have a Free Demo each month immediately following the Show & Tell!

Our first Demo, presented by Peg Reed, will be on Sewing Machine Feet!

No need to sign up! Just come!

                                                  

Summer 2017 Classes!

Check out our new list of Summer Classes! Click on “Classes” at the head of our page for all the details! Head on over to Facebook to see more! Don’t wait too long to sign up. Class sizes are limited! Call or stop in to sign up.

Happy Anniversary!

There’s a big party going on…and we want you to be a part of it!

It’s hard to believe we’ve owned the store for five years already! Time has just flown by and we never want to miss the chance to celebrate! Join us this Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3, and let us say a big “THANK YOU” to all our wonderful customers and friends.

How does 25% OFF ALL REGULARLY PRICED FABRIC sound? (Minimum 1 yard cut)

How about not one, not two, but THREE PRIZE DRAWINGS?

And don’t forget all the FUN and REFRESHMENTS!

COME AND JOIN US!  SEE YOU THIS WEEKEND!

Sewing Machine 101!

Saturday, May 13  9 AM

If you’re a quilter, you know that your sewing machine is your work horse. If it ain’t happy, then you (and everyone around you) ain’t happy! Are you puzzled by all the different needle sizes and types? And thread types and weights? What do all those numbers mean??? Do you know how to do regular maintenance on your machine? Maybe it’s not broken…just very, very dirty!

For the answer to these questions and more, come and join us on Saturday, May 13 at 9 AM and learn from a pro. Dave Lavalley, owner of Bittersweet Fabric Shop in New Hampshire and New England’s largest Janome dealer, will be with us to give an informational talk on machine needles, threads and sewing machine maintenance. Dave will also have an extended question and answer period following his presentation. Knowing how to “choose and use” the right tools makes all the difference in the process of construction as well as the finished product!

We’ll be serving refreshments and having a sale that day!  Fabric on the bolt will be 20% off, excluding our sale fabrics. To help us plan for space and refreshments, please let us know if you will be joining us. Call the store (802-334-8879) or post a note on our facebook page. We look forward to seeing you!

Welcome Winter!

WINTER 2017

It may be awfully cold and blustery outside, but we’re warm and cozy here at Countryside Fabrics and we’ve got lots and lots of fabric and projects to keep you busy and toasty while you sew! Be sure to go to our “Classes” listing on our web page and check out all the new offerings taking place right now and up to the beginning of Spring! In addition to our classes we have some great kits just waiting for you.

“Twilight Gardens”  Block of the Month

Version 2

This is a gorgeous quilt that will give you a little taste of applique and paper piecing along with traditional piecing. The cost is only $135. Call the store for details! You’ll get all your fabric and patterns right at the start so you can work at your own pace or join us once a month and enjoy some company while you sew!

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“The Pioneer Spirit Collection” by Maywood Studio

The colors and graphics in this line are just amazing! We have kits available for both quilts. On the left is “Courting Autumn” and on the right is “Times Turn.” Each one is sure to delight!

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SHOP HOP  –  MARCH 17  – 26Version 3It’s hard to believe, but Shop Hop will be here before we know it! Hurry in to get your Passport and your free gift of Wonder Clips before they’re all gone!

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“SIT ‘N SEW”  –  Every Friday  –  10 AM to 4 PM

Join us on Fridays for a full day of sewing, conversation and FUN! Bring your own machine, quilting project and lunch…and a friend if you’d like! Feel free to use our tools while you’re here. No instruction is offered, just good company and plenty of inspiration! Just call to let us know if you’d like to come so we can make sure we have enough space for everyone.