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Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (Note: December Hours are 10 am to 4 pm)

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Want to see some new stuff?

This Amazing Grace panel with a coordinate.

a new grouping called Mimosa.  Yum, right?

And the Minions are in the house!

Here's a little bit of my Sunday Sewday. The Diva Wallet. I really like making these. At first I was intimidated but, the pattern is well written so taking it one step at a time was really quite simple. It only takes a couple hours to make one.

Our license plate fabric almost fit. I had to add a little side border to make it wide enough.

This is a view of the wallet open and laying flat. Jenny O suggested adding a little strip in the middle for a pen. Good idea, Jenny!

Monday, July 6, 2015

June Quilt Circle

Cleaning up email this evening, I noticed I had not posted the pictures from our June Quilt Circle of Friends. Better late than never, right?

 This first group of pictures are quilts completed from our Mystery Quilt project. Members brought them to the meeting to show and then leave for the special exhibit in our Little Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

First is Theresa H's version.

Next, Sue R's bright version.
Trish S. really played around with placement and came up with this pretty little quilt.

This one was made by Nancy H. As you can see, some of these pictures are from the actual outdoor exhibit. We got so many positive comments that we are already planning a special exhibit for next year. Stay tuned and plan to participate.
This one is by Lonnie K.

 and Janet V's
This one belongs to Betty W.

Deb S. made this one.

Sue H from Missouri did this one and then sent it to us  for our exhibit.
Theresa shared this fun project she learned in a recent class taught at Rainbows and Calico Things (above) and a baby quilt she just finished up for the next baby girl to join the family (below)

This is the very popular pattern, Walk About.

Jackie O. shared the items she made for our library fund raiser.

Trish finished up this quilt for her grandson (above) and one for a granddaughter (below) Too cute.

Nancy has another one done! She is "taking names and kicking blocks."

Lonnie brought these two table runners to add to our library sale (above) and several pillowcases she made to donate to Iowa Comfort Quilts. Thank you, Lonnie!

This is Margaret B's version of the pattern "It's  A Plus". Really pretty up close (above) and this beautiful grey and yellow applique quilt (below)

We ended the evening with a demo of the Triangle Frenzy table runner.

Using just 60 degree triangles, it's all in the arrangement.

Below is Jenny O's Triangle Frenzy made from a border strip of the All Iowa Shop Hop fabric.

As always, it was a fun evening with my Quilt Circle of Friends. Thank you to Jackie O for taking and sending me these great pictures!

Ankeny Area Quilt Guild Show!

With all the excitement of the All Iowa Shop Hop and the coming Row by Row Experience, don't miss the Ankeny Quilt Show! July 10 and 11. Get all the details here.

Come for the quilts and stay for lunch! Here is the menu.

combo meal:  Sandwich, Fruit Salad or Veggies/Dip and, chips
Beef Burger

Chicken Salad

Fresh Fruit Salad



Beef Burger
Chicken salad on a croissant
Walking Taco (Doritos, Beef, Lettuce Tomato, Cheese)
Fresh Fruit Salad
Fresh Veggie & Ranch Dip
Chips (as available)
Ranch Doritos
Lays BBQ
Refreshments: (All Bottles)
Bottled Water
Iced tea
Diet Coke
Diet Pepsi
Mountain Dew
Diet Mountain Dew
Country time Lemonade

Friday, July 3, 2015

Schedule Reminders

We will be closed tomorrow so, better get in today to pick up your supplies. I plan at least a couple hours in my sewing room this weekend!

Also July Open Sew - - - This month, due to availability of the library, Open Sew is the 3rd Thurs/Fri. That's July 16 & 17.

Christmas fabrics are in!

Batiks and Traditional prints from Moda - - 

Batiks from Hoffman and

Ok, these are not holiday prints but they are beautiful new batiks just in from Hoffman.

Plus new charm packs - Lovely Civil War era paisley prints.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Penny's show and share - -

Penny W. stopped in and brought quilts to show us.
This is a Mystery quilt she did through the shop in Manchester, Iowa, The Quiltmaker's Shoppe. Love the pattern and the fabrics!

Then, with the All Iowa Shop Hop going on, she thought we might like to see quilts she made after gathering blocks in  several of the Western Washington shop hops. Aren't they all impressive? - - - And done!!

All the way down the western coast of Washington state, quilt shops coordinate, using the same fabric line printed just for their hops.

Penny has friends that live there and has hopped with them as well as been recipient of some years when they did the hopping for her.

Isn't this an interesting setting? Nice job, Penny. Thanks for sharing.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Retreat Quilts

We are holding all quilt kits and patterns for these two quilts until July 18 for those registered for our fall Ladies of the Lake quilt retreat at Lake Panorama. 

If you are registered for retreat and want a kit, please stop in or call to reserve your kit(s) before July 18. We can deliver at retreat or ship for advance cutting.
This quilt from designer, Quilter by Night, is called Surrounded by Geese. In person, it is really vibrant as it is mostly Hoffman batiks. It comes in two sizes, 57" square (shown) and 81" square. The kit for the size shown is $69 and includes everything shown plus the pattern and binding. A queen size quilt kit is $114. This quilt could also easily be up-sized to a king with an outer border.

We will also feature this quilt, Magnetic Midnight from Seams Like a Dream designers. This will be one of our demos, showing how to make these fun blocks.
This is a close up of a few of the blocks so you can see the beautiful batik fabrics from Moda's jelly roll, Calypso. The black is not solid, it has small tone on tone circles.

The quilt shown is 64 1/2" x 78" and comes with everything shown plus pattern and binding for $89. It is also available in a larger kit, 82" x 95 1/2" for $113. This quilt could also easily be up-sized to a king with an outer border.

With all of the extra traffic we have coming through the shop this summer, we cannot guarantee kits and patterns will still be available this fall so, we just want to make sure all of the retreat guests have an opportunity to snag one now.

As always, our retreat guests have the option of working on one of these  group projects or stitching up a storm on projects already in their sewing room. Either way is fine with us. We love it all.

After July 18, these kits will be available in the shop for all customers.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 4 - Independence Day

We will be closed on Saturday July 4th to celebrate Independence Day with family and friends. Play safe!
This Civil War quilt will be part of our lesson in Class 1 of Sisters of the Cloth. Class 1 is Saturday July 18.  If you have not registered, call soon.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Reminder for Passports

If you have a passport to submit for the All Iowa Shop Hop, you can drop it off at any participating shop or mail it to the address shown on the passport. Please note, ALL PASSPORTS MUST BE POSTMARKED NO LATER THAN FRIDAY JULY 3, 2015 TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRIZE DRAWING.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Someone is growing up!!

Taking a little break from the quilt shop for Jackson's annual summer vacay in Adel. Here's a glance at his favorite thing to do with Gpa.  Watch cartoons!

Today! After a little chocolate milk, we are on our way outside to play until the pool opens!

Library Fund Raiser

We have raised about $800 so far this week, welling items made by local quilters. We still have several great items, very reasonably priced to sell.

We add new items every day. Here are today's additions. This is a great opportunity to pick up very nice gift items.