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Fremont, NE 68025

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As the Bobbin Winds: Sew you have Spring Fever

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As the Bobbin Winds Email Newsletter : Spring Fever : Volume 03:02:2016

Dearest Country Traditions Friends,

It's March, which means warm breezes and birds chirping. It's almost spring time and everyone is getting their yard ready and house tidied. The store is decorated with all sorts of colorful new Springtime home decor and gift items. Check them out by stopping in.


Earlier this month, we celebrated our Boss, Leslie Main, who turned 50 years old. In honor of the occasion, we hosted our biggest sale EVER! It was a lot of fun and everyone enjoyed great savings. We have never seen so many people enjoy themselves. Thank you all for your warm Birthday wishes for Leslie and a great sale experience. We hope all of you had fun.

March Mystery has just begun. If you are still wishing to join in on the detective work, be sure to stop in and get registered. Every week there is a new clue to figure out. It's always great to see what comes out in the end, and it's a good feeling to know that a portion of your admission will be going to a good cause.

If you are wanting to get out of the house this spring, be sure to stop into the International Quilt Study Center & Museum, March 19th. You will enjoy free parking, admission, on-site demonstrations and lectures, including our very own Leslie Main. It's sure to be educational.

March 18th - 19th, we are having our "Inspire a Quilter Sale." Bring your friends into Country Traditions for a shopping spree fitting of National Quilting Day. You will enjoy 20% off your purchase total of regular priced goods.

In honor of National Quilting Day, there are many great savings opportunities from Pfaff and Handi Quilter. Handi Quilter is celebrating with $0 Down + 0% Interest for 48 months & FREE Shipping from now until March 21st. Pfaff is offering great Mail-In Rebates for some of their great quilting machines. Enjoy $50 - $200 Mail-In Rebates for the Quilt Ambition 2.0 - Performance 5.0. Accuquilt is also celebrating the month! Enjoy $30 Mail-In Rebate on any Accuquilt Go! Cutter. Also, with a purchase of a Go! Qube, get an Eleanor Burns Sampler Book (a $19.99 value) absolutely free. The book offers many great blocks ideas and patterns for you to try out with your new Go! Qube.

If you are looking to get out and enjoy the warm air. Feel free to stop in and register for one of our great classes coming up. Join us for Morning Star, a new pattern design from PlumEasy designs. These quick little pot holders make great gifts, and you can even make a wonderful table runner out of them as well. If you are in need of some beginning quilting lessons or you just need a refresher course, join us for our Beginning Quilting 101 course. This class is held every Thursday evening for 5 sessions and is only offered once a year, so be sure to sign up while you can. This class will focus on the different elements of quilting, such as fabric selection, cutting, piecing, and getting your project ready for quilting.

Easter is early this year. Be sure you are ready for the holiday! Get the whole family together and enjoy making Easter Egg Rice Krispie Treats. They are fun to make and even more fun to eat.

The 2016 Nebraska Shop Hop Bags are now here! Hop on in to Country Traditions and get yours picked up while they last. Shop Hop starts April 7th, so be sure to have your travel plans ready. Hope everyone has fun collecting all their stamps. Also remember to bring in your shop hop bag during our 5th Saturday Sales Days, and enjoy 20% off what you can fit inside.

So far the Month of March has already started with a bang. Let's make it even more fun and exciting. There is plenty to do and see, and many great sales opportunities. We really look forward to seeing all of you.

Until then, May Your Bobbin Always Be Full!

Your Country Traditions' Friends

Special Events

March Mystery Quilt for a Cause
Starts March 7th, 2016
Just 14.99... For your Detective's License
...sign up today!

We have an intriguing new Mystery Quilt ready for you! And the great news is that Country Traditions will donate a portion of your registration to our local Quilts of Valor fund. Clues will be handed out March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4, and 11.

Use Each Week's Clue
To Make a Quilt

Click Here for More Details...

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International Quilt Study Center & Museum
Saturday, March 19th, 2016
logo Are you ready for a road trip?

After visiting Country Traditions,
why not travel to the...



10:00am & 1:00pm
Go Tell it at the Quilt Museum
Holly Zemke

10:30 am & 1:30 pm
"Man Made Quilts" Exhibition
Jonathan Gregory

11:00am & 2:00pm
Modern Quilting
Lincoln Modern Quilt Guild

11:30am & 2:30pm
What's New in Quilting?
Leslie Main

Click Here to
Learn More...

International Quilt Study Center & Museum
33rd & Holdrege, Lincoln, NE

You will enjoy free parking, admission,
demonstrations, and lectures at the
International Quilt Study Center &
Museum from 9am - 3pm.

While you are there, stop by and
visit Kevin and Leslie to test drive
a Handi Quilter!

National Quilting Day is Almost Here!
March 18th - 19th, 2016
inspire a quilter Inspire a Quilter.... SALE!

Bring your friends into Country Traditions
for a Shopping Spree fitting of
National Quilting Day!

Enjoy 20% OFF
your purchase total of
egular priced goods!

(*Some terms and conditions apply,
please visit with us at the shop for
all the complete details)

Click Here to Learn More!

Creative Center Specials

Handi Quilter Specials
 HQ Promotions
Click Here to Learn More...

Pfaff Specials
performance 5 rebate quilt expression 4.2 rebate
quilt ambition 2.0 rebate Celebrate National Quilt Month in Style
with a NEW PFAFF Sewing Machine.

$200 Mail-In Rebate when you purchase
a Performance 5.0

$150 Mail-In Rebate when you purchase
a Quilt Expressions 4.2

$50 Mail-In Rebate when you purchase
a Quilt Ambition 2.0

Offer is Valid March 1st - 31st, 2016
Click Here to Learn More...

Accuquilt Specials
qube book

Quilting Classes Coming Up!

morning star Morning Star
Thursday, March 24, 2016
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The hottest new tool is the half hexie. Use it to make these fun folded design into potholders, or take it a step further and use these great textured stars in a table runner.

Click here for more details...

Beginning Quilting 101
Begins Thursday, March 31st, 2016
6:00pm - 9:30pm

Learn all the basic skills of quilting from picking
out fabric, to cutting and sewing a perfect seam.
We will teach you the most basic terms and tools
to complete your own unique four-patch and half-square triangle wall hanging
machine quilting basics
This class is held Thursday Evenings for 5 sessions from 6:00pm - 9:30pm.
March 31, April 7, 14, 21, and 28th.
Get signed up today and
put a jump start on
your quilting career.
 Click here for more details...

Celebrate Easter!

Time to get that Spring Feeling!
  Come check out all our "New" Home and Gift Decor.

We are sure to have the perfect Easter Decorations for your home.

Easter Decor Easter Decor

"Select" Easter Decor 20% off

Monday, March 21- Saturday, March 26, 2016

Easter Treats!
Rice Krispie Easter Eggs

Get the whole family together and have
some fun while you make tasty treats for the Easter holiday.

rice krispies easter eggs


3 Tablespoons butter

1 Package (10 oz) Jet-Puffed Marshmallows
or 4 cups Mini Marshmallows

6 cups Kellogg's Rice Krispies Cereal

Plastic Easter Eggs

Sprinkles & Candy Pieces or
whatever else you would like to add.

For a fun spin, use Fruity Pebbles or Cocoa Pebbles instead!

In a large saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Add marshmallows and stir until completely melted. Remove from heat.

Add Kellogg's Rice Krispies cereal, candy
pieces and sprinkles. Stir until well coated.

Break Easter eggs in half so they can be
after filling. Coat inside of
each plastic Easter egg with
butter or
cooking spray. After coating your hands with

butter, press mixture into each side of
Easter egg
until it is overflowing. Then squeeze each half of the Easter egg together and let sit until set up, and not sticky.
Once they are set, pop open the eggs and gently pull each rice krispie treat out. Slightly press around where the seam of the egg was to get rid of any lines.
extra sprinkles or frosting for
extra decoration.
popped easter eggs
easter egg border

red gingham
 Hop in for your Shop Hop Bags!

2016 Nebraska Shop Hop
Thursday April 7th - Saturday April, 16th 2016

Shop Hop is approaching Fast. This years theme is "Seasons Sewn." Now's the time to start getting your travel plans ready.

The 2016 Shop Hop Bags are here! Swing in to Country Traditions and pick yours up today. You can save 20% with it through out the year by joining us during 5th Saturday Sale Days.

Click Here for More Details...

shop hop batgs
 red gingham

Web Block of the Month

Cathedral Windows   "Cathedral Windows"
2016's Web Sampler

Welcome to our 2016 Internet Block-of-the-Month Program. This is our gift to you for being such a loyal reader of our "As the Bobbin Winds" Newsletter. As you know, the sampler block patterns for this quilt are only made available to the loyal readers of the "As the Bobbin Winds" Email Newsletter.

Over the 12-Month course, you will receive directions on how to construct (12) different blocks. They will start out easy and work their way up in difficulty as we progress throughout the year. In the last month, you will receive the directions for the final layout and finishing of this beautiful Web Sampler Quilt.
For the 2016 Internet Block of the Month, we are bringing you an exciting new sampler that is designed to work with the Accuquilt Go! Qubes. The Accuquilt Qubes come in (4) different block sizes. 12" Finished, 9" Finished, 8" Finished and 6" Finished Blocks. So you can also choose how big or small of a project you wish to make! Be watching for other coloring options to be posted on our Facebook Page! This quilt would look great in any fabric coloring from Jo Morton to Batiks and anything in between! Let your imagination be your guide!

Getting Started Instructions

Block 3

Click Here to View our
Pinwheel Block Video

*Download your Web Sampler Block by clicking on the block name above and then print off the pattern. You need Adobe Reader installed with the latest version to open the PDF and print the pattern off.

**If you missed a past block, visit the Country Traditions On-Line Newsletter page for archived copies of past "As The Bobbin Winds" Email editions. 

***The "Cathedral Windows" pattern is copyrighted and all rights belong to Scott Flanagan and Country Traditions. Limited permission is given to current  "As The Bobbin Winds" e-mail subscribers to print ONE copy of each pattern for personal use.  To use this pattern one MUST be a current subscriber to Country Traditions' "As The Bobbin Winds" e-mail newsletter list. Permission is NOT given for patterns to be copied and handed out to any non-member of our newsletter list. Thank-You for respecting our creative efforts and livelihood.

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Country Traditions
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