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2018 Holiday Hours

This is the time of year when we want to spend extra time with our family and friends.
We will be closing at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 22 and
will resume normal business hours on Wednesday, January 2, 2019


We wish you the very best this holiday season.
Thank you for sharing 2018 with us.
We are looking forward to a fun-filled and creative 2019!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from
Helen, Linda and the entire staff at the
Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center

Remind Santa the Red Barn will be
closing at 4:00 pm on Saturday, December 22


Janome Sewing Machines

Get ready for the holidays with a Janome Sewing Machine!  Is it time to replace your sewing machine? Want to move up to a sewing machine with more features? Well now is the time to do it! Come in and try before you buy a Janome sewing machine.

Holiday Specials – Save over 40% on select models. Why buy online when we are matching Janome’s internet prices on in-stock sewing machines AND you will be taught how to use it!

Originally $1,199, this favorite everyday sewing machine from Janome is now just $619! The Janome 4120QDC-B is a computerized sewing machine, perfect for all your sewing and quilting needs. Packed with features – needle threader, automatic thread cutter, one-step buttonhole, a removable extension table and an assortment of both functional and decorative stitches will help you reach your creative potential. This 15 lb sewing machine is  perfect for taking to classes or on the road! Come in and get one while supplies last at this unbelievable lowest price offered!!

Also, in-stock are the Horizon MC9400QCP, MC 6700, Skyline S5 and MC500E. Please stop in for our holiday pricing.

Artistic Quilter Sit Down 16 – Floor model – must come in for special pricing. Speed, Space and Stitching – The Artistic Sit Down 16 quilting machine has the perfect features to quickly finish even your largest quilting projects.

Remember…When you purchase your Janome sewing machine from us, you receive that one-on-one attention you deserve. We make the most of your investment by providing free guide lessons. We show you basic operation to advanced stitching techniques as well as how to perform simple routine maintenance.


We Celebrated our 40th Anniversary

Thank you to all of you who joined us as we celebrated our 40th Anniversary!
Achieving this milestone has only been possible because of you.
We feel very fortunate to have so many quilting and knitting friends.
Without your support, specialty shops like ours could not exist.
Thank you for 40 wonderful years!!!!


Who Won the Quilts?

Thursday night was a lot FUN as we kicked off our 3-day event. Special shopping time and lots of excitement for everyone as we waited for 7:00 p.m. to begin the drawing for the winning tickets.

Our 4 lucky quilt winners were Kerry Henshaw, Kim Schweisberg, Joanne Billings and Anne Clauss.


Grand Prize Winners

FIVE Grand Prizes valued up to $300 each were give away!

Grand prize winners were: Karin Montlack, Carol Witkos, Kate Sirois, Lisa Quinnan, and Debbie Cook.

 


Gift Bag Winners

40 gift bags full of goodies valued at over $100 each were given away.

Donna Bellerose, Odette Carr, Stacy Caruso, Mary Ellen Chatigny, Linda Coe, Elaine Corneau, Ginny Dalis, Cindy Denoncour, Maureen Derocher, Michelle Deslauriers, Shah Erkan, Carole Evans, Pamela Fitzgerald, Deborah Flibotte, Gayle Frazier, Cathleen Gray, Gladys Gulezian, Jeanne Hamel, Pauline Hoenigsberg, Violet Jones, Pat Jordan, Cathy Karolow, Linda King, Stephanie Knowlton, Laurie Kosciuszak, Mikalla Lalumiere, Colleen Liporto, Elaine Nelson, Lisa Olcott, Susan Pearlman, Barbara Pierimarchi, Margo Pingree, Julie Reusch, Helen Seager, Mary Beth Seekamp, Ellen Sickel, Diane Stump, Linda Terrien, Diane Voss, Freda Weinbrecht


Our 40th Anniversary Sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors who donated so many wonderful items to give away during our 40th Anniversary Celebration! Over $5,000 in prizes and gifts were given away.

Fabric Packs from: A.E. Nathan – Jaftex, Andover Makower UK, Benartex Fabrics, Free Spirit, Henry Glass & Company, Hoffman Fabrics, Janome America, United Notions/Moda, Northcott, P & B Textiles, QT Fabrics, Robert Kaufman, Shannon Fabrics, Timeless Treasures

Books and Patterns from: Aunties Two Patterns, Brookshier Design Studio, Martingale, Poorhouse Quilt Designs, Quilted Lizard, Wing & A Prayer Designs

Notions etc. from: Aurifil by Follow That Thread, Checker Distributors, Daylight Company, Euro-Notions / Schmetz, Pauline Bugler, Yazzii International

Yarns from: Plymouth Yarn Company

Machine Quilting Services from: Woodland Manor Quilting

Everyone who visited the Red Barn during the 40th Anniversary received the quilt book “Quilts for Children of all Ages” by Barbara Becker. This book was compliments of and in memory of Barbara, who passed away earlier this year.


What’s NEW for 2018…

Tonga Lush Block-of-the-Month (this quilt is on display)

This beautiful block of the month, designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz of Wing and a Prayer Design, features the 2018 Tonga Lush collection by Timeless Treasures. This collection features fourteen fabrics in a palette of creams shading to soft blush, rose into burgundy, and vivid greens all nested in a navy-blue base. The Dresden blocks are made with curved pieced handles and finished points for simple appliqué by machine or hand. The blooming center block points are easily made with Creative Grids ruler or the paper templates included with the pattern. Throughout the quilt the classically pieced blocks are enhanced by unique color placement. Any commercial ruler brand will most likely work, however Toni and Jenny’s favorites are the Creative Grids 2 Peaks in 1 and the 4 ½” square rulers for this BOM.

Optional clear acrylic templates to make the Dresden Fan Blocks will be available.

Two options for purchasing for the Tonga Lush block-of-the-month…and you get to choose. Work at your own pace and purchase it all at once OR receive the block of the month over 10 months.

  1. Purchase this BOM project all at once – $255.00
  2. Beginning November 2018 and running for 10 months – $29.95 per month.

Registration Fee – $29.95 (to be applied to the total cost when purchasing the BOM all at once OR to be the final payment when purchasing it monthly)

Finished size: 108” x 108” – Kit includes pattern and all fabrics for the top, border and binding. Backing fabric will need to be purchased separately.

Beginning: November 2018

The Atomic Burst Quilt

The Atomic Burst Quilt is made by combining foundation pieced starburst blocks with traditional piecing for a vibrant, mid-century modern quilt. The colorful diamonds and coordinating stars pop against the simple light background. The Atomic Burst Quilt features Palm Canyon fabrics in shades of vibrant pink, aqua, olive and coral by Violet Craft for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. The pattern assumes a basic knowledge of foundation paper piecing.

Cost of Kit – $130.00 (Kit includes pattern and the fabrics for the top, border and binding. Backing fabric will need to be purchased separately)

Finished size: 62” x 66”

Available: NOW

Floral Menagerie

Floral Menagerie, by In the Beginning Fabrics, is a fun bright quilt with easy piecing and simple animals in fun colors. This whimsical design features delightful appliqué animal silhouettes framed with sampler pieced blocks. The bright colors make this a perfect quilt for any little (or big) boy or girl!!

Cost of Kit – $225.00 (Kit includes pattern and all fabrics for the top, border and binding. Backing fabric will need to be purchased separately)

Finished size: 72” x 96”

Available: January 2018

 Botanical Muse

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This beautiful floral quilt, designed by Toni Steere and Jenny Foltz of Wing and a Prayer Design, features the Muse collection by Timeless Treasures. Shades of pink and green splashed with yellow will make this a perfect quilt to usher in spring. A unique floral double border is featured in the Botanical Muse pattern as interior whole cloth sections, and also as fussy-cut centers.

Cost of Kit – $135.00 (Kit includes pattern and all fabrics for the top, border and binding. Backing fabric will need to be purchased separately)

Finished size: 76” x 76” (purchase extra yardage for queen, 90” x 102” or a king, 102” x 102”)

Available: January 2018


Thank you to those who participated in the 2018 Row by Row Experience! We have had a great time meeting quilters from all over the United States and Canada during this event. Quilters from the following 16 states have visited us: Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Utah, Florida, California, Connecticut, Tennessee, Ohio, Maine, Michigan, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Kansas, Delaware and Oregon. We also had a quilter visit us from New Brunswick Canada.

The theme this year is “Sew Musical” and our row pattern is “Quiltin’ USA!”. Inspired from the Beach Boy song, “Surfin’ USA” the Red Barn Sewing & Yarn Center is ready for summer time FUN! Let’s go Surfin’, Rowin’ and Quiltin’ across the USA! For more details go to our events page.

 


Schoolhouse Shop Hop

Thank you for making the 2018 Schoolhouse Shop Hop a great success! Just a reminder for those who participated and completed the “learning loop” by visiting ALL 5 shops. You received a coupon for 20% off to use for one entire purchase at each shop, to be used May 1 – June 30, 2018. The 20% discount applies to full-priced, in-stock, merchandise (some exclusions may apply). Make sure you check each shop for their hours.


The time spent behind your sewing machine is some of the most treasured…

… so you deserve a machine that lets you get the most out of it. The Horizon Memory Craft 9400 was created with special, easy and time-saving features. Escape into a world of pure creativity with the Horizon Memory Craft 9400! Stop by to see it, touch it and stitch with it!


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2018 Holiday Hours

  • Fourth of July, July 1 – 5: closed
  • September 22 – closing at 12:00 (noon) for a family wedding
  • Thanksgiving Eve, November 21: closing at 1:00 pm
  • Thanksgiving, November 22: closed
  • Christmas Holiday, December 23: closing at 4:00 pm
  • Reopening on Wednesday, January 2, 2019