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!