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2014 Tour De Quilt Bus Hop

Tour De Quilt Bus Hop

Join us for two days of fun on October 17th & 18th. The annual Fall Bus Hop, Tour de Quilt is upon us. You will visit 8 quilt shops in two days. Have two days of fun with friends and experience the diversity and creativity of each unique shop! Sign up at Threads of Time today to reserve your spot. The fee is $149.00 and includes transportation, meals, and lodging. A deposit of $75.00 may be made to secure your spot and then make layaway payments as convenient for you. Balance must be paid by September 15th.




The shops on this hop are listed below:

Yellow Creek Quilt Designs, Pearl City, IL
Prairie Stitches Quilt Shoppe, Oswego, IL
Quilters Quest, Woodridge, IL
Quilters Garden, Princeton, IL
Threads of Time, Danville, IL
The Village Stitchery, Oblong, IL
The Back Door, Greenwood, IN
Quilters General Store, Rockford, IN


Toby Lischko is Coming!

Toby LischkoMark your calendars now for August 7th and 8th, when Toby Lischko, award-winning quilter, author, and teacher will come to Threads of Time to give a lecture and a workshop.  Join us as Threads of Time hosts another amazing, festive event. Come as a guild.  Come with a friend.   Come by yourself.  Take this opportunity to view new quilts, talk about new techniques, and hobnob with the quiltling greats in the comfortable, intimate setting that only Threads of Time can offer. Of course, we'll have refreshments, door prizes, and inspiration. Toby will be presenting all kinds of quilts as well as showcasing and signing her new book, St. Louis Stars.

Lecture on August 7th, 6:30-8:00:  Using Mirrors to Create Unique and One-of-a-Kind Quilts, $20.00. 
Workshop on August 8th:  9:30-4:30:  Stars Over St. Louis Workshop. You'll learn how to make an eight-point star with no "Y" seams. Toby is giving you an option to make either an 18" block for the St. Louis stars (which has smaller pieces,) or a 36" block (which has larger pieces.)  

Workshop costs are $62.00 for an 18" block or $76.00 for a 36" block. An entire day of instruction with Toby and a block kit, which includes the template, pattern, and fabric, are included. 



eci shop hopEast Central Illinois Shop Hop

This lovely TOTE bag can be yours to use to collect all the gifts you'll get when you visit the stores on the East Central Illinois Shop Hop. Not only will you have a wonderful time seeing ten great shops in the region, but you'll also be fighting against breast cancer.  All proceeds from this Shop Hop go to the Mills Regional Breast Cancer Institute in Champaign, Illinois.  The theme for the hop is "Lavish Your Senses."  The fabric - sponsored by Northcott - is "Lavender Market," and the cost of a pre-paid block kit is $69.00.  Passports are $6.00.  If you want a pre-paid block kit, then you MUST purchase it before the end of May.