Saturday, July 30, 2011

Primitive Quilts and Projects


The latest issue of our new favorite magazine has shipped and will most likely be in our store next week.  We are keeping a list of people who would like for us to hold one for them.  Just let us know and we will gladly add your name!

Don't forget . . . .today is the last day of our 26th anniversary sale.  All merchandise is 20% off today!

Plus. . . if you mention you saw our blog today when you come into the store,  you will receive a free gift for being one of our followers!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Anniversary Sale - Wow 26 Years!!!

Hi Everyone!  Just a little reminder that our 3 day anniversary sale starts today!  All merchandise, including antiques this time, is 20% off.  The only thing that is not included are the blocks of the month.  We hope you can come by for some great savings on all the things you love and of course need!!!


Also, we've cut some great new kits just in time for the sale.  This great quilt, Circle of Friends, designed by Kathy Cardiff has a kit for just $69.95.  We cut it from this wonderful new line of shirtings from Marcus Brothers.








       

         










                                                                                                                                              Another great kit is called Winter's Day and it is just $115.  It is a 60x70 quilt from the line Northern Cardinal by Moda and includes the book with many other great quilts and projects.


                















            






We've also kitted this quilt - French Chain designed by Colleen Loucas using the French General line of fabric by Moda.  It is only $64.95



                                                               


                                                                                                                                                   







And a kit for this beautiful fall colors quilt, Pheasant Run, by Kathy Cardiff for just $74.95.









Another one is a kit for this adorable quilt, Winterberry Lane, by Whimsicals.  It is only $105 and also includes the book with many wonderful quilts and small projects.                   



 

 And just one more thing to tempt you. . .  we have the wonderful new fabric line from Andover, Sweet Emilie, by Jo Morton

Lots of great new things and just in time for wonderful anniversary sale prices!!!

Come celebrate with us! I know many of you have been our friends for the entire 26 years . . .Wow Again!!!
                                                                                

Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Return of the Brown Bag Queen!!!






YEAAAAA!!!  The Brown Bag queen was back in royal form this Friday and doesn't she look happy.  I think maybe she missed us almost as much as we missed her.















The project JoAnn designed for this Brown Bag is an adorable crow needle case.














She had three very full classes for a total of fifty brown baggers.


It was a great day and everyone left with their finished projects!











It was so nice to hear JoAnn's laugh echoing through the store again. 

Laughter is said to be the best medicine and you can be sure you will get a huge dose of it on Brown Bag Friday!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Summer Fun


Summertime brings lots of fun things to mind and at The Country Loft one of those things is Summer Camp!

This year camp runs the week of July 18th and is six full days and nights of quick and easy classes, prizes, and fun with friends.

There are a few classes that still have a little room so we thought we would show you where we have openings and you might decide you want to join in the fun!

"Independence", a quilt designed and taught by Colleen Loucas is on Monday the 18th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.








The Hooked Heart Garland class on Tuesday evening, the 19th, is a great class for beginners who have always wanted to learn the craft of rug hooking.


This class, designed and taught by Donna Whitmore, is a fun project for the experienced hooker too!







The ever popular T-Shirt Quilt (on the hanger) taught by Donna King is the perfect quilt to make as a special gift for a graduate, sports enthusiast, traveler, or any collector of T-Shirts.  This is a quilt you can make many times for lots of people and occasions. It is being offered on Thursday the 21st from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.


And from 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on the 21st is the cute Tin Can Make-Do sitting on the shelf.
Deby Wickham is teaching this quick and easy project that would be the perfect gift for your quilting friends!









On Friday, the 22nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. is this fun class with Tina Rainer, Camp Kitchen Stuff.  Rows of half square triangles decorate these easy potholder and plastic bag dispenser patterns.

Also from 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. we have our Happy Hour quilt which is the great pinwheel design (on the hanger) taught by Catherine Hughes.


Please come in to the store to register for any of these classes.  We are also putting people on waiting lists for classes that are full.  You never know when there might be a cancellation.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Summer Specials

It was a fun day last week when we welcomed JoAnn back.  Thanks to all of you who came and made this day special for her!

On another topic,  as many of you know, fabric prices have been going up by leaps and bounds.  We have tried hard not to raise ours quite as fast, but now all of the new fabric coming into the store is at the higher rates so we have had to make that adjustment too.  BUT . . . . .the good news is that we will be posting SPECIALS on our blog throughout the summer which will amount to fantastic savings for all of you on the things that you love!

Our first special is . . . .July 5th through July 12th . . .buy 8 pre-cut fat quarters get 4 free!  Because this is such a good deal, no other discounts apply with this offer.










Plus, we just got another line of adorable Christmas fabric by Buggy Barn called "Merry & Bright".














These are just a couple of enlargements of some of the prints and YES, we have fat quarters cut so you can take advantage of the special on this new line!