Sauder Village
22611 St. Rt. 2
Archbold, Ohio 43502
In Northwest Ohio


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Current Threads January/February 2012

Dear Quilting Friends,

Quilt Show & Karen Kay BuckleyWe are very happy to report that our inventory is all counted and we can move on to more creative aspects of running a quilt shop.  With organized and efficient help from a dozen  dedicated staff and volunteers, we came very close to counting everything in just one day—a new record!  We offer our heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make that happen. 

Now we can turn our attention to all the wonderful events happening in the coming months at Threads of Tradition.

Quilt Show May 1-6, 2012
Of course the biggest news of the spring is our annual Quilt Show. The 2012 show promises to be better than ever, with many exciting events in the plans. But as always, the biggest thrill is seeing all the wonderful quilts that our friends and fellow quilters have created to enter into the show.

All information about the 2012 show is now available online at: Connect to this link to answer almost any question you may have about this year’s show, or to register to enter a quilt or enroll in a workshop with guest artist Karen Kay Buckley. We hope you will choose to fully participate in the 2012 show by entering quilts, visiting with our demonstrators, learning from our guest artist in a workshop, shopping at Threads of Tradition and spending time just enjoying the beauty of over 400 quilts hanging in Founder’s Hall. It will be here before we know it and we can hardly wait!

OH-MI Shop Hop—Now in March!OH-MI Shop Hop Quilt & Bus Tour
For many years we have enjoyed participating in the OH-MI Shop Hop at the end of February.  Due to several years of nasty weather during that event, we have moved it to the end of March, hoping that winter will be loosening its grip on us by then!  So far, January has been quite mild, so hopefully winter will be short and spring will be upon us by March 22-24 when the Shop Hop will be in full swing. 
Passports are currently available for $5.00 at all eight of the participating shops.  Free notion bags are available to the first 450 participants, so buy your passport soon!   Be sure to check out the Shop Hop quilt—each participating shop has one on display. 
 Prizes are Quilt Cash totaling $1000.00!  Plus each participant will receive a pillow wrap pattern from each shop, one part of the official Shop Hop pattern, specials for shop hoppers only, 20% off selected bolts of fabric and a chance to win a gift valued at $50.00 from each shop.
Threads of Tradition is again sponsoring a bus trip on Saturday March 24. Sign up for the bus and we will make sure that you get to all eight shops and have plenty of time to relax and shop. Cost for the bus trip is $75.00 per person and includes your passport and lunch.  We need a minimum of 25 people registered for the bus by February 20 so sign up soon with your friends to ensure that the bus will run. Leave the driving up to the professionals and make the most of your day away!



Classes and More Classes
To chase away the winter blues, we have a great line up of classes for both beginners and more advanced sewers.   Take time to learn a new skill, set aside some time to work on a new project in a group setting, or improve your technique on basic skills that can be used on many future projects.

Beautiful Borders and BindingsBeautiful Borders and Bindings
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Instructor: Glora Belle Yoder
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee: $15.00 / $13.50 members
Class Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 10
Do you have problems with borders that ripple and bindings that don’t lay flat? This class will give you tips on how to remedy these common problems. You will be able to try your hand at making bindings with perfect mitered corners.

Click here for the Beautiful Borders and Bindings Supply List.
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BQ2 Quilted Lap ThrowBQ2 - Lap Throw
Saturday, January 21, 2012
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Instructor: Judy Barnhart
Skill Level: Beginner
Class Fee: $30.00 / $27.00 members
Class Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 10
Choose your favorite large print fabric you just can’t cut up into small pieces, combine it with one other coordinating fabric and a background fabric to construct this easy, borderless lap throw. The bold look and clean design lines along with block rotation, allows you to showcase your fabric for a fresh new look.

Click here for the BQ2 - Lap Throw Supply List.
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Saturday Sampler ReunionSaturday Sampler Reunion
Saturday, February 11
9:00 a.m.

Class Fee: FREE
Everyone who attended Saturday Sampler or is considering attending an upcoming year is invited to this reunion. If you have been in Saturday Sampler in previous years and have not taken advantage of this time to see the finished or partially finished quilts, come and join us! You will receive ideas from each other for setting together your next quilt. Let’s celebrate your finished work or work in progress and inspire each other for future creativity.

Pinwheels Then and Now QuiltPinwheels Then and Now
Saturday, February 18, 2012
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Instructor: Sharon Moore
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Class Fee: $30.00 / $27.00 members
Class Size: Minimum 4 / Maximum 10
Pinwheels Then and Now was inspired by an unknown quilter who added a unique triangle inner border to a classic scrappy pinwheel design and then added a large print border to make her circa 1840 quilt. Finished size is 74” x 74”.

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Fabric, Fabulous Fabric
There is just something about fabric that speaks to a quilter.  It may be the color combination, the printed pattern or just the wonderful feel of pure cotton, but all quilters are drawn to beautiful fabric.  It stimulates our imagination and makes our creative juices flow.  And since we’re visual people to whom pictures are worth a thousand words I’ll quit talking and show you pictures of some of the newest fabrics that have arrived recently at Threads of Tradition. 

New Fabrics at Threads of Tradition

Books—Ideas for Using the Fabric of our Dreams
Fast and Fun First Quilts BookFast and Fun First Quilts gives you 18 fun ways to showcase the gorgeous fabrics that you love.  Follow Sara’s lead and use theme or novelty fabrics or spotlight large-scale florals or other favorites.  These irresistible projects come together quickly and are easy enough for beginners and enticing enough for seasoned quilters.



Foundation Pieced Quilts BookDiscover some of Quiltmaker magazines most creative foundation-pieced projects, from an impressive list of designers.  Foundation Pieced Quilts, 14 Favorites from Quiltmaker magazine features 14 quilts ranging from whimsical to pictorial, geometric to floral, this value-packed collection has something for everyone.  Foundation piecing is a terrific technique for patches that are small or unusually shaped.  This book includes simple designs if you’re new to foundation piecing and challenging projects if you’re more confident.

Sewing with OilclothIf you’re intrigued by the variety of oilcloths available today—true oilcloth, laminated cottons and chalk cloth—you’ll love Sewing with Oilcloth.  Inside you’ll find easy to follow instructions, special tips and tricks needed to get the most out of these fabrics, unique applications for each type, and expert instruction on how to treat and care for the finished pieces.  Whether you’re a season stitcher or just starting out in the exciting world of sewing with oilcloth, this one of a kind book gives you everything you need to create unique pieces with this specialty fabric.

Transparency QuiltsSee colors in a new way.  Master the illusion of transparency with ten quilt projects, each with instructions for three sizes—wall, lap and bed. All the quilts in Transparency Quilts have sophisticated style with a soft, graphic look to update any home décor. Design experts and authors Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr show you how to select fabrics for striking, modern results.



New English Paper PiecingGo beyond the hexagon with new techniques in New English Paper Piecing,  A Faster Approach to a Traditional Favorite.   Sue Daley introduces new techniques that give this time-honored quilt making method a modern twist.  Blend in appliqué elements for a fresh look without all of the complicated inset piecing.  Start with a smaller project like napkins or a tote bag, and build up to a tablecloth or bed-size quilt.


With all the exciting new arrivals at the shop and all the planning for upcoming events, we don’t have time for the winter blues at Threads of Tradition.  So stop in to see us if you are suffering from the blahs and we’ll do our best to infect you with our enthusiasm and excitement.  Hope to see you soon!

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