Monday, March 3, 2008

Lots of Photos from a Terrific Weekend...

This past weekend, my friend Pam and I went up to Vermont to finish our training on Autosketch. This program is a design program for the Statler Stitcher. Brian from Cowles did our training. Although it was a very long drive, as they are located right at the Canadian border, we took advantage of some stops along the way. Quilt shop stops.

Our first stop was as Country Treasures. We LOVED this store and spent a little more than 2 hours there. There was gads of fabric, literally room to room to room and an upstairs too!! The staff was very friendly and the customers as well.There was a class going on while we were there and they invited us in and gave us a show and tell. How great that was and inspirational. A great group of talented ladies and very warm and friendly.

The owner Sue was wonderful and allowed me to take many photos. So here they come. Make sure you click on them to enlarge to get the full effect of the store.
Lots and lots of fat quarter packs...


Lots of new fabrics...

My friend Pam browsing a small portion of their pattern selection...


The cutting room....


Rolled Fat Quarters....


The color room and fat quarters....


Yellow Fabric...


Brights and baby....


A pretty sample in the classroom...


Sue , the owner on right, and one of her lovely customers from class browsing the new fabrics that arrived while we were there....


Katie, she who helped Pam and I quite a bit and cut all of our fabrics.....Thanks Katie!!


30's lovers rejoice...the 30's room!!!


So that's it for Country Treasures. If you want to visit them they are in Vermont, click here for their information. If you get a chance to visit Country Treasures in Vermont, tell Sue that Jackie from CT sent you!

Then we had to recharge and ate lunch at the Heritage Deli. It was great and we met up with the ladies from the shop who were taking class that day.

Then on to Yankee Pride in Essex Junction. I forgot to take pictures there, but it was a great shop and I got some good deals on their 50% off rack!!

Well the rest of the trip was great. We learned autosketch and had a nice time visiting with Julie, Brian, and Beth. Thanks guys for taking good care of us. We did manage to stop back at Yankee Pride on the way home.

All in all it was a great trip with great company!

Jackie

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7 comments:

Anina said...

Hand me a paper bag! I'm hyperventilating! Wow, how I wish I could pick fabrics for the Dear Jane quilt over there.

Helen said...

Wow, I wish I lived in the states!! But thanks for letting me have a look. This is a great way to shop :)

Tracey in CT said...

Ooooohhhh....Country Treasures is one of my very favorite LQS's anywhere!!!! Sue is such a sweetheart and her fat quarter bundles are fabulous! My quilt group goes there every year for a weekend retreat and we stay next door at the Fullerton, such fun!! Just a few more weeks until we go!

And this weekend and next is the Vermont Shop Hop, so I'll be back at Yankee Quilter then, too!

I hope you had a fabulous trip, you saw two great shops, but you missed a few others (I love the Quilted Lily in Johnston and the shop in Williston, and the one in Northfield, too!).

Thimbleanna said...

Oh my gosh! How fabulous! Looks like you had a great time!

Crazy for Primitive Quilts & Gardens said...

You spent the weekend similar to me! Quilt shopping! Is there anything better?? Nope!

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow lots of lovely fabrics and very nice quiltshops...
I would realy loved to join you, wel maybe some other time!

Christine said...

Just been catching up on your blog. Love your shoes and the pictures of Rolo and Beanie. Thanks for the pictures and links to all the quilt shops. I feel a virtual shop hop coming on!

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