Hello everyone,

Can you believe it's already October?  Where does the time go?   Before we know it, the holidays will be here and we will be starting a new year.  Let us help you get ready for the holidays!  We have several classes that would make great gifts and several open sews and extra help days to give you a place to sew without interruptions.  There are also lots of kits!  The kits take the pressure away from choosing the right fabric and pattern 😉   Did you know we will kit any pattern?  If you love a pattern but are having problems choosing the fabric let us know.  We can create a kit for you.  All we need to know is the size you are making and a color theme.

Special announcement:  The Holiday Heartland class (October 8th & 15th) is free with the purchase of the kit.  That is a $55 savings.

Vanetta and I love our shop and you, our customers.   Our goal was a shop where everyone felt welcomed and looked forward to visiting.  From all of the wonderful comments we have received we know we are achieving our goal.  We could not have done this alone.  It’s our customers and teachers that have helped make our shop the wonderful place it is.  With that in mind I am going to feature a teacher or customer every month as our Quilter of the Month.

October Quilter of the Month is Maryfran Fettenger.  Maryfran is happily married with two adult children, 2 grandsons and a granddaughter on the way.  She has been sewing for over 50 years and quilting the last 25 years.  In her career Maryfran was as an Educational Audiologist.   She started teaching quilting classes when she worked at Patricia’s and she teaches our Learn to Quilt series as well as a few other classes.  When I asked Maryfran what she liked best about quilting she said “the process from start to finish and the development of the block”.    Her advice to others is to enjoy the process, try to be accurate but do not be too hard on yourself, the quilt police do not live here!  What great advice! If you are interested in taking a class from Maryfran we have a few on the calendar.  The Learn to Quilt series starts next week and runs for four weeks.  There are two table runner classes coming up as well, Crazy Christmas Tree (October 16th) and Holiday Manor (October 30th & November 6th).  More details can be found on our class calendar. Here are a few photos some of her work:


Did you know on our News page of the website you can find our latest newsletter, highlights of the classes for the current month and a tip.  Did you know you can submit a tip to be published?  If we publish a tip from you, we will give you a store gift certificate.  Today we got our first customer tip from Mary Jane, instructions on how to make a portable design board.   The best thing about the portable design board is that you can make it any size you want.

Hopefully all of you follow us on Facebook and Instagram (links below).  It’s where we announce our flash sales, hour changes, highlight class projects and many other things…..  And now we are going to be doing a weekly Facebook live event every Wednesday at 5pm.   The events may showcase some of our merchandise, be a quick demo or a show n tell session, the possibilities are endless.  I’ll do my best letting you know by Tuesday what that week's live event will be, so follow us on Facebook!

There are still openings for some of our scheduled classes, take a look and contact us via email, phone or in person to sign-up.  Did you know that we give a 10% discount on class supplies?  For the month of October, not only will you get 10% off your class supplies, but on the day of the class we will give you 10% off your total purchase!  What a bonus 😊

Our 2nd annual holiday demo is scheduled for November 20th (Friday). There will be hot chocolate and cookies as well as several demos.   To ensure we keep with the Covid guidelines we have reserved three times: noon, 3pm and 6pm.  We are asking everyone to sign-up for the time that works best for them and are charging $5 to reserve your spot (we will give you a $5 coupon for that day).

One last thing, we have been approached by the Lima-Honeoye school district if we know anyone interested in making masks to use with musical instruments.   If you are please send an email and we will forward your information.  Here is a link to a pattern:

Website for face masks while playing instruments:

We are so proud of The Village Quilt Shoppe and look forward to sharing the dream with you.

Vanetta & Monique

Tip of the month

design board

Portable Design Board


  • Foam board, comes pre-cut in various sizes or cut your own
  • Light weight batting
  • Colorful duct tape
  • Hot glue


  • Cut batting 2” larger than your foam board (all four sides)
  • Lay batting over foam board
  • Hot glue all the way around the edges one side at a time while pressing batting into the glue
  • Smooth out the surface
  • On back measure where the duct tape will end and draw a line around all 4 sides (this will ensure the duct tape will be even on the front)
  • Put duct tape on one edge at a time

Voila – you have a portable design board, perfect for bringing to quilting class.

Thank you Mary Jean Chappel for our tip of the month!

Have a tip to share, send it to us, if we publish we will give you a store gift certificate.

October Class Highlights

(see Calendar page for details)

In-house Retreat

First weekend in October,

Who doesn't love a weekend of sewing with friends, especially without home distractions!  Bring your latest project(s) and come join us for a weekend of sewing. 

Friday 3pm - 9pm (Dinner will be served)

Saturday 10am - 5pm (Lunch will be served)

Sunday 11am - 5pm (Lunch will be served)


Learn to Quilt

Have you always wanted to learn to quilt? Or, are you still new to quilting and do not yet have the confidence in your understanding of the basic principles? Our Basic Learn to Quilt class is the class for you! The class will be four weeks, students will learn the basics such as understanding quilting vocabulary, cutting fabric, piecing, ironing and finishing a quilt with binding.

and many other classes....

Stripes Quilt
Stripes Quilt
Holiday Heartland
Holiday Heartland
Diamond Gem
Diamond Gem
felted pumpkin
Holiday Manor
Holiday Manor
Run About Fall
Run About Fall
Crazy Christmas Tree
Crazy Christmas Tree