Special Events

Connecticut Quilt Shop Hop
We are so excited to be participating again with the Connecticut Quilt Shop Hop! The dates for this year's shop hop are September 14th through September 24th. There will be 12 quilt shops participating with this event. Visit all 12 shops during the event and be eligible to win one of the Grand Prizes which include:

- (1) Husqvarna Viking Sapphire 930 sewing machine, plus owner's class provided by The Yankee Quilter
- (1) Bernette by Bernina Chicago Seven sewing and embroidery machine plus 3 hours on embroidery and one year in Creative Sewing Club provided by Close to Home
- one of 12 different Gift Baskets filled with fun quilting merchandise (total value of each basket is over $1000).
- $50 Gift Certificate from each participating shop (combined $600 prize)

Each shop will be giving away a beautiful Dragonfly Fiberart pattern featuring a variety of quilted projects to participants, along with offering in-store specials during the event.
Plus ... register by August 31st and be eligible to win a $150 Early Registration Gift Certificate Prize from the shop where you register.
The cost to register is $7; registration begins June 1st. Come join in on the fun, make new friends, and enjoy visiting these wonderful quilt shops.

Participating Quilt Shops:
Christie's Quilting Boutique/Norwalk
Close to Home/Glastonbury
Close to Home/Orange
Close to Home/Southington
Colchester Mill Fabrics/Colchester
Lisa's Clover Hill Quilts/Berlin
Quilting By The Yard/Vernon
Sew Inspired Quilt Shop/Simsbury
Stitch Chicks/North Franklin
That's Sew Debbie/Groton
Yankee Cloth/Wallingford
The Yankee Quilter/Seymour

Be sure to visit the Connecticut Quilt Shop Hop Facebook page! You'll find links to the shop pages and pictures of the Shop Hop Dragonfly Fiberart quilts!

2017 Cape Cod Retreat
Plans are made for the fall retreat to the Cape Codder Resort in Hyannis, MA. We are offering two different options again this year. The first option is coming in at 12:00 noon on Thursday, November 9th and staying until 5 pm on Sunday, November 12th. The other option is to come in anytime on Friday, November 10th and stay until 5 pm on Sunday. The first meal included in the package is dinner on Friday evening. You will also have breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and dinner on Saturday. The Hearth and Kettle is inside the Cape Codder Resort for any additional meals you may need. Reserve your spot with a $100.00 deposit! The dates are as follows: Thursday through Sunday, November 9-12, 2017.
3 night option: $536.00 ***** 2 night option: $460.00

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