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!

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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!

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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

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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.

Spring and Summer News!

4th Anniversary Sale-a-Bration

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Wow! It’s so hard to believe how quickly these past four years have flown by! We never miss a chance to celebrate, so please come and join us on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11,  for our Anniversary Party. We’ll have refreshments and drawings for a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize. And what kind of a party would it be without a fabric sale? You’ll enjoy 25% off all regularly priced fabrics (minimum 1-yard cut off the bolt.) Put it on your calendar now! Hope to see each and every one of you!

Special Quilt Kit Sale

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Two of our BOM programs have ended, but we have one complete kit left for each lovely quilt. Pictured above is “Storyteller” and below is “Southern Vintage.” Hurry in and snatch up these kits at 25% off their original price. They won’t last long!

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Three-Way Summer Class

Thursday, July 14  from 1 – 4  OR  Saturday, July 23  from 1 – 4

“Summertime, And the Sewin’ Is Easy!” And so is the price! No Class Fee! No Pattern Fee! The only requirement is that you purchase new fabric for your project from Countryside Fabrics. Everybody likes to take it easy in the summer and quilters are no exception. We’re going to show you how to make not one, not two…but three easy projects! You can do just one, two or all three — the choice is yours! If you’ve never made a “Hot-Dog Pillowcase” this is your chance to learn all the tricks. You’ll be whipping these out by the dozens after this quick class! You can do them for holidays, birthdays, or just to match your own bedroom decor!

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We’ll also show you how to put together the world’s easiest table runner and placemats! These are reversible, and you can choose two different seasons or just two beautiful fabrics that you love! These make super fast gifts, too! Call or stop in to sign up.

T-Shirt Quilt Class

Wednesday, August 17  from 10 – 12 Noon

You know your drawers and closets are just full of them: All those souvenir T-shirts you bought on vacation, your child’s sports team shirts, those adorable baby T-shirts that you just couldn’t bear to part with…yet. Here’s a fun way to make a memory out of your memories! The ultimate recycled quilt! We’ll get you started and show you the basics of how to turn even those raggedy, holes-in-the-armpit shirts into a lasting thing of beauty! 

Class Fee: $25

Holiday Shopping Hours!

We will be open  

9 AM to 2 PM on Christmas Eve

Closed Christmas Day

10 AM to 4 PM  Saturday, December 26th

For the New Year’s Holiday

9 AM to 1 PM on New Year’s Eve

Closed New Year’s Day

10 AM to 4 PM, Saturday, January 2nd

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All!

The Sale of the Season!

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How do we let our customers know how much we appreciate them? With 5% 10%15%, NO! How about 20% off all regularly priced fabrics PLUS a great Christmas Sale on Janome machines! Join us this Friday and Saturday, December 11 and 12,  for our  Customer Appreciation Weekend Sale! This is our chance to say a big “Thank you!” to all our wonderful friends and customers who support us throughout the year. We appreciate you and hope you’ll stop by this weekend!

SHOP HOP FABRIC…IN DECEMBER???

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You read that correctly! Shop Hop Fabric is here and it’s gorgeous! Why not pick up your own passport and grab one for your best quilting buddy before they’re sold out? These make great stocking stuffers,  and any quilter would be thrilled to find one under her tree this year.  We’re certain that you’ll both love the free ruler that comes with your passport. Mark your calendar now for Shop Hop 2016! We’ll see you in March!

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CLASSES, CLASSES and MORE CLASSES!

 Did you know that if you buy your fabric for a flannel rag quilt at Countryside Fabrics you are entitled to take a FREE class in how to construct your quilt? These are so much fun and so easy to make. (Bet you can’t make just one!) A Rag Quilt works up very quickly and makes a fantastic gift for every age.

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Our list of ongoing classes gets longer all the time! Interested in PaperPiecing? Learn the ropes by making a simple Log Cabin Block.  Are you looking for an easy quilt with lots of visual impact? Try the Labyrinth pattern! The construction is really simple, even though it looks quite complex! How about branching out and making yourself a gorgeous jacket? We’ve got you covered there, too! Just give us a call at the store for all the details on your favorite classes. Remember, we also run Beginners Quilting Classes throughout the year.

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BLOCK OF THE MONTH

We have just one kit left of Country French Quartette! Have a race with your friends to see who gets it first!IMG_0019

Our newest BOM, Storytellers, is stunning! Each month you’ll receive a brief biography of a famous female author along with your fabric and pattern. Call or drop in for details! Check out this beauty!IMG_0020

QUILT RAFFLE

Don’t forget to pick up your tickets for this striking raffle quilt from North Country Quilters Guild. Who doesn’t love blue and white? And who doesn’t love Dresden Plates? You can’t lose with this combination!

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