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Yadkin Valley Quilts is excited to announce our first YVQ Retreat at Quiltville Inn! Join us April 2-5, 2020 for three nights and four days of Quilty Pleasures!

Quiltville Inn offers a private, peaceful escape for anyone who loves to quilt, sew, stitch and desires to experience a restful getaway. This gorgeous circa 1884 farmhouse is nestled in the beautiful, Blue Ridge Mountain community of Mouth of Wilson, Virginia.

Check in as early as 10 am on Thursday, and check out by 3 pm on Sunday. Lorene Fleming and Annette Rogers are planning several quick and fun project options, and there will be ample time to work on projects of your choosing. In other words — this is all about YOU and what you want to accomplish during your stay at Quiltville! Work on your own project, create one of the projects that Lorene and Annette suggest, socialize with your friends, or spend time exploring outside.

Cost for the retreat is $400 and includes lodging, 10 meals (lunch Thursday through lunch Sunday) plus snacks, assistance with projects, retreat keepsake bag, and plenty of time to quilt! Registrations received by February 14, 2020 will receive a $25 Yadkin Valley Quilts Gift Certificate for use in the shop.

We are still working out some of the details and will send out an information sheet to those registered as we near retreat time.

WAITING LIST: If you are trying to register and all spots are filled, click here to get your name on the waiting list. We will contact individuals in the order that they register for the waiting list, should we have a spot open up.

 

Upcoming Classes


Breakfast Club

Cost: $ Free

Preview upcoming classes, experience helpful demonstrations, enjoy breakfast snacks, and fellowship with other quilters.

Open Sew

Cost: $ Free

Join other quilty folks and fiber fanatics for an informal time to sew, knit, crochet, etc. - come and go as you please.

Creative Grids University at Yadkin Valley Quilts 5/12

Cost: $ 20

Yadkin Valley Quilts is offering a 12-month Creative Grids University program featuring Creative Grids rulers, starting with the basics. Each ruler is manufactured with Creative Grids? trademark non-slip embedded grip and accurate easy-to-read black and white markings. Creative Grids provides a complete package ? quality product, patterns and books specific to the products, and education. With more than 130 rulers to choose from, we anticipate continuing the program into a second year, and beyond.

UFO

Cost: $ 10

Need some dedicated time and space to get those pesky UFOs completed? Bring your projects to Yadkin Valley Quilts and join other UFOers as we work to progress through our respective projects to completion, and the much-loved marking off of our UFO lists!



Yadkin Valley Quilts is excited to participate in the Row by Row Experience again this year! The theme is "Taste the Experience!", and our row is titled "Experience the Tastes of Elkin". Like last year, we have chosen to spotlight some of our local favorites! In addition to loving all things fiber and fabric, we love food! And old buildings! And architecture! And ELKIN!


"Experience the Tastes of Elkin" features Royall's Soda Shoppe, The Liberty (home of Angry Troll Brewery, Restaurant & Taproom and Coley Hall) and Southern on Main. Each of these restaurants has its own unique culinary and aesthetic vibe and adds much to our community! Click here to learn more about these local favorites!

Free patterns are available in the shop only June 21-September 3, 2019. Kits will also be available for purchase in-store during this time. (Click here for more information on the Row by Row Experience and the program rules.)

There’s a New Deal Every Day!

Happy December!

We hope that your month began with a thankful heart as you prepare for a beautiful holiday season full of family, friends, fun and creativity!

Saturday, December 7, 2019, begins our 12 Days of Stuff My Stocking at Yadkin Valley Quilts. This is a great way to purchase items for your favorite quilter (or quilter-in-training), or share the daily special with your loved ones as a “hint” that it is something you would like to have in your personal stocking or under your tree!

Here’s how it works! Each morning for 12 days (excluding Sundays and Wednesdays when we are closed), you will receive an email with the day’s Stuff My Stocking Special! Daily specials will also be advertised through our Facebook and Instagram accounts, so connect with us on those platforms, too, if you are not already following us.

Each Day’s Specials are only available in shop during regular business hours (M-Tu-Th-Fri 10-5; Sat 10-3). If you are unable to stop in that day, simply call us (336-258-8383) and let us know that you would like to purchase the daily Stuff My Stocking Special. We will process your order and hold your item for pick up. Shipping is also available.

Some of our manufacturers have very strict advertising policies to protect their brick and mortar retailers (like YVQ). Therefore, there are some items that we may only be able to share with you electronically what items are part of the daily special – you will need to call or stop in to get the pricing details.

We are excited to offer some of our favorite must-have items for you this holiday season! Each item/bundle has been carefully selected and has received the Curious George Stamp of Approval! We look forward to seeing you in the coming days and helping to make your Christmas gifting (or gift opening!) a joyous time!

Featherweight ClinicFeatherweight Clinic

Do you have a Singer Featherweight that could use it's annual TLC? Bring it in for a FREE cleaning, oiling, and adjusting. Carl will work with you one-on-one to show you how to maintain your sweet little gem. In the event that your machine requires any additional work, Carl will work with you to make the necessary repairs.

The clinic is FREE, but registration is required. Registration fee is $5 and will be refunded at the end of your scheduled clinic time in the form of $5 Quilty Cash, which may be used in the shop that day. Click here to register online.


Featherweight Buy & Sell

Carl will have a limited number of reconditioned Featherweights available for purchase. Stop in to see what he has available!

Looking to sell a Featherweight machine? Bring it in! Carl will be prepared to make cash offers on machines in good condition. 

 

Mrs. Miller's Apprentice

New Block of the Month!

Mrs. Miller’s Apprentice
2019–2020 Block of the Month

3rd Saturdays of Each Month ● Starts May 18, 2019

by Pam Buda of Heartspun Quilts, featuring Marcus Fabrics®

Journey to the mid-19th century and read Mrs. Miller’s diary, as she tells the story of meeting young Ellie who just moved into the neighboring farm with her widower father. When Ellie shows interest in learning to piece quilt blocks, Mrs. Miller takes Ellie under her wing, and not only teaches her to piece, but helps her learn many other housekeeping skills she will need to know.

Every month, you’ll join them in creating a beautiful variety of sampler blocks and read diary entries telling the story of their growing friendship.

Indigo blue and light quilts were so very popular in the 19th century and are still a classic today! The quilt features several gorgeous Indigo blue prints, as well as many other shades of blue, and a blend of lovely light prints that make the sampler blocks sparkle! It’s sure to be a treasured quilt in your collection.

This 12-month program begins Saturday, May 18, 2019 and includes monthly patterns, a 4 ½” Easy Angle Ruler, and all the fabric to complete the 77” x 89” pieced top. Directions are also included for completing the Storyteller Bonus Quilt (24” x 24”) using fabric leftover from the Mrs. Miller’s Apprentice quilt.

Click here for more information and to register for this program!

10th Annual Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop

June 15-22, 2019

Welcome to the 2019 Mid Carolina Run Shop Hop! We invite you to join 10 of the finest quilt shops and sewing centers in Central North Carolina during this special week long event!

Purchase your passport at any of the participating shops and receive a free Villa Rosa pattern for that shop's quilt.

Gather your friends and take your passports with you to be stamped at each shop you visit. You will receive a free fat quarter from each shop.

When you arrive at your tenth and final stop, submit your passport to be entered into a drawing for one of 12 prizes!

We look forward to seeing you and your friends!

Sharpening Services



Are your scissors, knives, or rotary cutter blades in need of sharpening? Yadkin Valley Quilts is a drop-off/pick-up point for I Sharpen Stuff. Bring your tools in during the week and, in most instances, they will be ready for pick up Saturday afternoon.


Yadkin Valley Quilts is participating in the 2018 Row by Row Experience — Sew Musical!

In addition to our shop row, we are also offering select Row by Row Junior patterns and kits to youth ages 6 to 14. Row by Row Junior patterns are designed to be completed with the help of an adult sewing coach. All rotary cutting should be done by an adult.

The 9th Row kits will also be available in the shop. Sales of our 9th Row kits benefits the Reevestock Scholarship Fund. These creative leadership scholarships are made available to Elkin, East Wilkes, and Starmount seniors looking to continue their education at any 2-year program, 4-year program, or technical school.    

Check back for details on our row!

We look forward to your visit to Yadkin Valley Quilts and having you Row with us!