Tuesday, October 20, 2015

A Return to Threads Galore & Quilt Inn!

Meet Carol and Dan Perkins!

The owners, creators and powers that be behind Threads Galore Quilt Shop and their retreat house, Quilt Inn in Rangeley, Maine!

They are the folks that put on TWO bang up retreat seasons each year covering a week in April, and TWO fall sessions in October.

Yes, they are doing it again this coming weekend, and Dan will be teaching his magic to a whole new bunch of retreaters that will start coming in on Thursday and sew through the weekend, just as we did.

I LOVE their shop, built on to the back of their house, Maine style!


Everything any quilter could want --

And lots of it!


Kits, patterns, loads of samples!


And even a batik corner!

Rangeley is a destination location in all seasons –Summer through winter. 


Saddleback Mountain from our retreat!

VisitMaine.com boasts:
Maine’s Rangeley Lakes region consists of six major lakes plus hundreds of smaller lakes, ponds, rivers, and streams stretched out below 4,120-foot Saddleback Mountain, where you can go downhill skiing or snowboarding.
High-altitude snow in this region also ensures well-groomed trails for snowshoeing, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing.
In the warmer months, you can go hiking, swimming, boating or fishing in the lakes region for brook trout or landlocked salmon.
You can also enjoy a lake cruise with one of the Rangeley Region Lake Cruises. You'll find views of these waterways along the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway.
You can also picnic beside four waterfalls.

Beautiful lakes!
At Rangeley Lake State Park, you can explore nearly 900 acres of land around the lake. You'll find a swimming area on the lake's southern edge as well as a picnic area with tables and grills, a ball field, restrooms and ample parking.
You can launch your motorboat, canoe or kayak at the concrete boat launch. You can also hike and camp here—a small campground provides 50 sites for tenting, camper trailers and RVs as well as a playground. The park is open from May 15 to Oct. 1.

But for quilters who come --- Threads Galore and Quilt Inn are the top destinations in Rangeley!
Patterns and notions and tools, oh my!
More goodies in every direction!
Threads Galore!
Fabric Galore!
Quilt Stuff Galore!
And if you think you might want to bring up to 8 friends and stay a while --
This is Quilt Inn, right next door!
Dan and Carol invite you to gather up to eight of your quilting friends (For a total of up to NINE Quilters) and come enjoy the four season beauty of Rangeley at Quilt Inn.

Leave the hustle and bustle of daily life at home and retreat to this comfortable place where you can enjoy peaceful and uninterrupted time ~~ working on the projects that bring you joy!


Quilters just arriving to stay a week!

The Quilt Inn features an ergonomically designed nine person quilting studio, fully appointed kitchen,  comfy living room, wonderful bedrooms and quilts galore.  Threads Galore Quilt Shop is just across the driveway for your convenience.  The Perkins' goal is to do everything they can to make your stay as memorable as possible.


All of the comforts of home and more!


Jumping right in to sew – no time to waste!


Projects going up on the provided design wall!

Three of the ladies that are staying this week came up a day early, the other ladies came in yesterday to join them.  They are in for a wonderful time in Rangeley!


Is there anything better than this?


If you are anywhere NEAR Rangeley, Maine – this is a must stop location!


All of the info!

The first time I was in Rangeley and stayed in the retreat center, I wrote a post with even MORE photos, including the 4 bedrooms upstairs with quilts on all of the beds.  Click HERE for my flashback to see the rest of the retreat house!

Read more about the Quilt Inn Retreat Center HERE.

I arrived home last night, reaching my front door about 11pm and straight to bed.

My laundry is running.  I have today to re-pack and get book orders out – I’m on my way to Seattle tomorrow!

It IS Tuesday, right? I had to double check to be sure!

Make it a good one, everyone!

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  1. Such a beautiful shop! Lots of gorgeous quilts, yummy fabrics, and inspiration around every corner. Then, of course, there are Carol and Dan! Lots of fun here!

  2. Anonymous8:17 AM EDT

    I love that they are on Pleasant Street, how appropriate.

  3. I couldn't agree more. My "Seven Sisters" group has enjoyed the hospitality of Dan and Carol at the Quilt Inn for the past 4 years and we have a blast. I just can't recommend it enough. Thanks for sharing!

  4. It looks to be a delightful place to retreat. Alas, I'm on the opposite side of the country. I can dream.

  5. Bonnie,
    I would love to visit this retreat. It looks wonderful. That's on my bucket list. I don't know how you keep up that schedule of yours. Enjoy life and stay safe.

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  7. That would be sew much fun! My husbands's family is from Maine and I always enjoy going up there!

  8. Can I be on your contact email list for the 2016 Fall retreat? Mariannebourgault@msn.com. Thanks


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