909 Prairie Street, Adel, IA
515-993-1170 0r
Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm

Saturday, October 12, 2019


November 1 and 2, regular business hours.

     Back by your demand - - - 
Tasters Mystery Tour!

This time we will follow a holiday theme with: 
  • A taste of Family Favorite holiday treats and recipes
  • A taste of a holiday mystery quilt - free section for this pattern at each shop
  • A free green fat quarter - you choose! - at each shop
Participating Shops:

Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co, Adel
Off the Rails Quilting, Bondurant
Pieceworks Quilt Shop, Winterset
The Quilted Windmill, Pella

Friday, October 11, 2019

Sunday Sewday

Part of my most recent Sunday Sewday was hanging this little quilt on my garage. It previously hung on the south side of the little red barn and was not weathering well. I am adding several coats of polyurethane and have it on the north side of the garage so, I hope it holds up better now.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

It's not a rainy day!

Nancy's shirt at Open Sew today says it all. The gals are set up and ready to start sewing again at 8:30 am tomorrow (Friday). Come on out!
It's not a rainy day, it's a quilting day!


Come join the fun!

Today and tomorrow is Open Sew at the Adel Library. 10 am

Monday is Quilt Circle in the shop, 6 pm

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Strip Poker Run Winners!!!

Strip Poker Chip Run Fall 2019

Store Assigned
Gift Card Amount
Deanne Herbers
Carol Winget
Erika Williams
Gwen Taber
Lisa Shawler
Quilt Block
Pam Nelson
Quilt Block
Ann McAlister
Marvel Blazek
Cheryl Eischeid
Ann Phillips
Sandy Quam
Deanna Darrah
Karen Rebischke
Quilt Block
Linda Andorf
Kay Siskie

Monday, October 7, 2019

October Purple Bag Drawing

At the first of the month, as we do each month, we drew a name from the Purple Bag. This month's winner gets this layer cake pack of Metallic Star Grunge and a pattern.
The winner is Julie Champ and with this pack of 10" squares, she can make this cute holiday quilt!

Only added fabric is the binding. Congratulations, Julie! Come in and pick up your prize.

OOOpen Sew!

This week, Thursday and Friday at the Adel Library. Starts at 10 am and we sew until the last stitch is made. Join us! 

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Fall Retreat is coming!

Our Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreats are October 21 to 23 and 24 to 26 at Lake Panorama. We have 2 openings left in the first retreat (Monday thru Wednesday) and a few more in the 2nd retreat (Thursday thru Saturday).

Join us to learn how to take 7 of these panels - - - 

Stack 6 of them and cut into 60 degree triangles - - - 

and from each of these stacks - - - 
- - - make a bunch of these into half-hexies.

Now you play. Using the 7th panel as the base, make rows with the half-hexies to create your version of this.

Our retreats are an open venue where you can bring your own projects or let us guide you through this one. Call now to register.

See more about our retreat at this website link.

Friday, October 4, 2019

A few new samples!

Have you seen our flannel Santa gnome quilt? I enhanced it by taking a picture of one of the gnomes in the fabric and enlarging it for this applique.  Available in kit!

New by Kathy, this quilt features the Half-Hexie ruler. This is a fun and fast quilt made from a pack of 10" squares. Available in kit!
New by Flo, this original pattern features the new Moda panel "Bramble". Available in kit

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Another Bermuda Triangle

Jan brought in the first few rows of her Bermuda Triangle Mystery Quilt for me to see. She picked an eggplant grunge with gold metallic smears for her background. Looks great, doesn't it?!

Monday, September 30, 2019


Today is the last day to play Strip Poker! Drop by any of the 5 participating shops to pick up a free pattern for their portion of this quilt. Also, pick up a free 2 1/2" strip and play our Strip Poker game for one of 15 Gift Certificates - $25, $50 or $100!

Adel Quilting & Dry Goods Co.
Ben's Five & Dime, Panora
Creekside Quilting
The Quilt Block
The Stitch

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Strip Poker Run

The Strip Poker Run continues through September 30. Stop in during the Des Moines Quilt Show to pick up your free pattern and to choose a free Cotton Candy Strip to go with.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Thursday through Saturday this week!

DMAQG’s annual quilt show, “We Color the World,” opens tomorrow. Join us at the Cultural Center at the Iowa State Fairgrounds, September 26-28. Show hours are 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. on September 26 and 27 and 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Saturday, September 28. Tickets are $7 at the door.

The show will fill all three floors of the Cultural Center and will feature over 500 quilts, including special exhibits such as “Color Me With Wool” and “Textile Rainbow” art quilts. Free demonstrations and Quilt Turnings will take place during the three days of the show. Vendors from six states will display and sell goods.

For more information, visit

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Customer long arm for sale.

Catherine has an APQS Millennium for sale. If interested please all her at 515-450-1432.

Well cared for 2003 APQS Millennium for sale. Has a 14 foot table, a 26 inch neck, auto stitch regulator, lower thread cutter, laser pointer, horizontal and vertical lock.  Automatic Quilt Advance with foot pedal. 3 sets of zippers to attach the fabric to the fabric leaders, new pantograph pattern cover on the table.