909 Prairie Street, Adel, IA
515-993-1170 0r
Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm

Saturday, July 4, 2020

One Patriotic Quilt

Happy Day of Independence!  We are closed July 4, 5 and 6.Be well and enjoy the day.
Available in kit, of course! 

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Birthday Girls!

This is birthday girl Pam and friends from Pocahontas, celebrating together by doing the All Iowa Shop Hop. Thanks for the fun visit, gals and Happy Birthday Pam!

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Customer Show and Tell

Mary Jude stopped by to show me her Covid quilt, made from her stash of course.  

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Sunday Sewday!

What do you do when it's a hot humid Sunday?  Spend the day in a cool sewing room.  That's what I did.

I finished and quilted this sample of our Quilter's Trek block.  

Saturday, June 27, 2020

Shop Hoppers!

This mother/daughter duo have been completing on district each year during the All Iowa Shop Hop. 

This year, they completed the SW district with their stop here in Adel.

Diane and Camille from Iowa City

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Library Fund Raiser

Last call to shop for the Adel Library. Sale ends June 30.
Each of these hand made items have been donated to sell. All proceeds are given to the Adel Library where so many of us love to gather and listen, learn and sew together.

Following are retired shop samples, also included in this sale. Everything is priced to go.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Sunday Sewday!

This was part of my Sunday Sewing. This cork bag is about 10" wide x 12" tall. Of course, we have kits!

Monday, June 22, 2020

The fun continues

And they did not come in to hold me up!  They actually gave me money. That's my favorite kind of masked bandits.

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Feature kit of the week.

This zip tote is 12" x 5" x 3" deep.  The kit comes with everything you need to make it - - pattern, fabric, Soft and Stable interfacing, zipper and mini spool. Kits are $20 with free shipping this week only - - - while they last.

Here's a close up of the mini spool on the zipper pull.

Friday, June 19, 2020

Thursday, June 18, 2020

Make a note

Here are a few things to note:

Saturday, June 20, we are closing at 4 pm

The library conference room will remain closed until at least September so that means:

  • Open Sew for the next few months - canceled
  • Sisters of the Cloth 202 series -canceled (deposits will be refunded)
  • Quilt Circle of Friends - I had hoped we could meet at the library for better social distancing but, since it is not available yet, we will continue to cancel QC of F for the next few months as well.

While this may not be what we want, it is understandable.  We have so much to look forward to in 2021!!! Right?? We do,  - - right???

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Purple Bag Drawings

I've been drawing names from the Purple Bag but, since we were not open, I have not posted winners until now.

I drew these names for cork totes on April 1, May 1 and June 1:

Deb Schemmel
Carolyn Bowman
Nancy Sharr 
Congratulations gals. Come pick up your prize!

Monday, June 15, 2020

Birthday kids

I probably say this every year but, can you believe it? The twins are 7!

Great panel pattern - - -

This is Flo's hockey quilt, made for a grandson (#13). It's based on her pattern, Starry Woodland Creatures.

The panel pieces have been framed to resize to 6" increments so the 12" star blocks and the 4" x 12" flying geese units fit the design.
The original pattern - Starry Woodland Creatures - available in kit.

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Honor the Flag Day

Shout out to Red Fern Landscape and Design

Meet friends Tina and Crystal from Red Fern Landscape and Design. They stopped by las week to help refresh the shop landscape with container plantings.

They will come back each quarter to swap out plantings. 

This is a beautiful Impatient plant, a birthday gift from Lonnie. It was out front but did not match the new color scheme so the gals from Red Fern suggested it find a new home. Here is her new home in the back yard in a large bucket I recently purchase at At Home. Love it here! 

Friday, June 12, 2020

Circle of Friends

Jenny Osler made our Circle of Friends pattern up but added her own twist, a hand embroidered emblem to the middle. She also machine quilted with trapunto.

Wednesday, June 10, 2020

Annual Library Fund Raiser

It's that time of year! Time for our annual fund raiser for the local library where we love to gather and stitch.  Here are a few items for sale now, donated by local quilters.

Deb Semmens made this beautiful table runner for our sale.
Penny White donated these quilt tops and Deb Semmens finished them for our sale.
Jackie Orton made these adorable zip bags for us to sell.
Jackie O also made these cute reading pillows and they have already sold!
These are from Jackie O, accent wrap pillows.
Here's another quilt by Deb Semmens. This one will sell quickly so call soon to put it on hold!

All items are priced to sell and all proceeds are donated to the Adel Library. Come shop.

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Good Sunday Afternoon!

Please make this note:

On Saturday, June 20, we will be closing at 4 pm for the day.

If we miss you on Saturday June 20 after 4 pm, call and we will mail you a AISH stamp and cloth square. 

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Friday Kit Feature

Here's something new for you! Watch every Friday for a posting of our weekend special:

To kick it off - This kit - while they last - $59 - That's 30% off 

59 1/2" x 70" - Call by end of day Monday for free shipping!

New Bag

This is a new shop sample made from an old pattern, Flo's Hexie Bag. Instead of piecing hexies, I cut the outer bag the same size as the lining but otherwise followed her excellent directions.

This fabric from Moda is a heavier weave, great for a bag!  I used the light foam-like interfacing made by Soft and Stable. Now I just need some place to go with my new bag!

Sunday, May 31, 2020

Grand Re-Opening Special


To commemorate this moment, purchase the rest of any bolt for just $10 a yard!

Saturday, May 30, 2020

AISH Merch

Tote and zip bags designed to assist with your collecting while you visit all the shops June through July!

While they last, I have 3 in each size from Medium to 3X.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Gratitude Block

There's a light at the end of the tunnel! 

Please click, save and use this as an applique' pattern to commemorate this unique time we have been through and THANK YOU to all for helping us stay alive as a business! 

We also have this little wall hanging available in kit.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Coming soon - -

How cute is this? A panel of masks from Moda, I have this on order with an expected August/September delivery date.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

New Fabric

Have you seen this? This is a pattern designed for us by Kathy Hamilton and it features the panel, Cultivate Kindness.

We have this panel in both the soft gray background and the cream colored background plus here are some coordinates that just came in.

And this is a new bouquet of lovely flowers. So pretty.