909 Prairie Street, Adel, IA
515-993-1170 0r
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm (Note: December Hours are 10 am to 4 pm)

Friday, July 21, 2017

Grunge Dots are here!

Moda is now making Grunge fabric with dots and we have the entire line on order. Here are the first colors to arrive today!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


Today we said good-bye to a good man. His quiet presence will be missed more than clanging bells. Thank you to all who came and shared this day with us.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Farewell, My Love

Hitting the trail - - -

Have you picked up your kit for the AQ row yet? The row features the brick streets of Adel and our landmark bike trail. Rows come complete with a pre-cut and fused bike.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Purple Bag Drawing

We are a little slow in announcing our July Purple Bag drawing winner!

Congratulations to Donna Stodden. Her name was drawn and she wins a jelly roll of the black Iowa fabric coordinates.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Open Sew This Week

Open Sew is this week, Thursday and Friday at the Adel Library. The doors open at 10 am and stay open until the last stitch of the day is made! 

Monday, July 10, 2017

New Fabrics

Here are a few new pieces.
Neutrals with just a little fleck of bright color is always popular.

And aren't these pig prints cute?

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Guide to buying a sewing machine:

Check out this website for a guide on what to consider when purchasing a sewing machine.

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Ankeny Area Quilt Guild Show!

It's that time of year. Time for the great Ankeny Area Quilt Guild Show. Here is the raffle quilt this year followed by more details of the show.  Worth the trip.

2017 Quilt Show

DMACC FFA Building
July 7th, 9 to 6
July 8th, 9 to 4
1 day $8.00
2 day $14.00
Scrappy hour July 7th, 4-6 PM $4.00
Free parking
Handicap Accessible
information to purchase your admission tickets and how to purchase raffle tickets will posted soon. Also watch our facebook (Ankeny Area Quilter’s Guild) page for upcoming information on free classes and other activities

We have a Row x Row Winner!

Kresten Munns from Aiken South Carolina brought her completed quilt in today to claim her prize of 25 fat quarters. Since she used our row in her quilt, we gave her the bonus gift of personally selecting the fabric she wanted cut for her prize.

And here is the back, nearly as fun as the front! Nice job, Krestin. 

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Sisters of the Cloth - 2017!

It's time for another series of classes we call Sisters of the Cloth. We meet at the Adel Library on Saturday mornings from 10 am to noon on July 15, September 16 and November 18.

Half of our morning is spent talking about quilting, show and share of our quilts and refreshments.

The other half features the speaker of the day.  At our July gathering, our speaker is Kathy Wilson, a professional historian and educator. The title of her program is Straight-laced Girls, Uptight Ladies and Loose Women. I am told Kathy is both entertaining and informative and she comes to us highly recommended.

Students choose to sit and just listen and enjoy or participate in Show and Tell or pick up the hand piecing supplies we provide a stitch a little.

This has been series of classes that we have held for many years, always very popular. If you would like to join us, just give us a call - 515-993-1170.  Fee for all three classes is just $50 and includes program hand outs, patterns, sewing supplies, prize drawing and refreshments! 

Happy Independence Day!

This is how you do it!

Monday, July 3, 2017

Row, Row, Row Your Boat!

No need for a parasol in Adel today! Row on in and pick up your free row pattern today.

Plan lunch at Brick Street Books and Cafe or our new Fiesta Mexican Restaurant.

It's always a beautiful day in Adel!

Friday, June 30, 2017

New Stuff!

From Moda, here is a new collection of dots and stripes.

Also from Moda, a few new black pieces.

Thursday, June 29, 2017

And the winners are - - - -

Part of our Just One Block challenge was letting customers vote for their favorites. If you saw our Tuesday post, you know there were about 46 gorgeous blocks submitted. The voting was very tight but here is what the final tally showed:
First place, #33, is by Abbie Allen. Second place, #7 is by Bonnie Nelsen and third place is by Lonnie Keeran. Round of applause, please.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Look at these!

 These are the blocks from our "Just One Block" challenge. I had trouble getting all the blocks in one picture so, hopefully between these two pics, you can see them all.

The reasoning behind this challenge is that, if everyone makes "just one block", we can easily assemble a quilt for the Dallas County Fair auction. We did it, right? Aren't these beautiful?

Customers voted for their favorite blocks during our recent exhibit. Check back Thursday to see the top three winners.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

More quilts!

Here is today's display! All Red and White quilts with just a little extra personality thrown in to a few. Come take a close up look.

And these are the quilts we hung yesterday.
Left to right they are by Bonnie Nelsen, Marti Klatt, Trish Snyder, Abbie Allen, Margaret Beal and a placemat by Bonnie Nelson.

Friday, June 23, 2017

Porch Sale

No -  We are not selling the porch! We do have lots of hand made items on the porch to sell though. This is our annual fund raiser for the Adel Library. All very reasonably priced to sell. Get a jump on your holiday shopping

Small quilt featuring covered bridges.

hooded baby bath towels

Lots of placemats

Pillows and Potholders

Microwave Produce Pouches

Lots of table runners and small wall hangings.

Bags and Totes

Small quilts - We had a couple large quilts that have sold.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Thursday Quilts

These are the quilts we hung outside today. They made it until about 11:30 when it started to sprinkle. Some of these were out before in a more folded state.
Juanita Coulter's beautiful baskets.

A small quilt by Margaret Beal, applique and hand quilted.

Spools by Quilt Circle of Friends.

Nine Patches by Theresa Hane

Quilt of Valor by Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreatees.

A small art quilt by Becky Irmiter depicting a Colorado memory.

Another art quilt by Becky Irmiter, this one a chenille cow.

Abbie Allen's Harley T-Shirt Quilt

Janet Volz's happy quilt.

A close up of the machine quilting. Isn't that pretty?

I do believe all of the customer quilts have been up at least once this week. 

We do not have a Friday display planned but, weather permitting, we do have a special display planned for Saturday!!!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

We are ready! Are you?

Here is our free row pattern. We also have this in kits for $12, including the laser cut bike backed with fusible. If you prefer not to do the bike applique, you can replace it with two more pinwheel blocks. 

And here it is across the top of this wall quilt, also available in kit. The color seems hard to capture in a picture. It is bright and pretty - come see. In addition, we have just the pattern and/or just the laser-cut bikes.

What else? See the oversized license plate on the counter here? Be sure to sign it when you come in with your name and where you are from.

Here is a close-up of the bikers featured in the wall quilt.

And our cloth plates are ready to go. We have held back on these until today to make sure we have plenty. Available now at $5.99 each.