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Sunday, October 25, 2020

Birthday Girl

This little girl is 38 years old today!  Happy Birthday, Willow!
This big girl is probably about 38 years old in this picture. We were on vacation in Colorado. I'm sure Brookly, a then teenager, was sleeping in the car.


New Pattern


This new table topper pattern is now available in kit.

Saturday, October 24, 2020

It's official!

Lonnie is retired. She hasn't worked since the beginning of this pandemic but, today we had a little social gathering to officially send her off into retirement.

Lonnie made this Circle of Friends quilt and had her guests sign it today.

We had some snacks. Note to self: Don't require masks and then serve cookies! Oh, this new world we have to get used to.

We had a little trunk show of quilts Lonnie has made while in semi-quarantine.

She wrote her last receipt and then she was gone!

Thank you, Lonnie, for 11 years of working by my side.

Friday, October 23, 2020

Lonnie's Village


Lonnie finished up her Village quilt, one house for every day she was off work due to Covid from mid March until - - - well, looks like 81 days!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

Friday Feature



Today through October 29, pick any 10 fat quarters from our table for just 20.

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

 I am working ahead as fast as I can on this block each day breast cancer awareness quilt. One more row and a small border and this quilt top is pieced.

My goal, with a little help from a machine quilter, is to have it bound and hanging in the shop for the kick off of the Tasters Mystery Tour, October 30 thru November 7.

Sunday, October 18, 2020

A gift from Mother Nature


Mother Nature installed a satellite dish in my backyard! I didn't even know I needed one.  

Friday, October 16, 2020



This weeks feature is 5, 1 yard cut bundles of patriotic prints for $39. Available in the shop or online at

We need S'more love!


Saturday, October 10, 2020

A few new - - -


With the election coming up, some new patriotic prints seemed appropriate.  These patriotic pigs just make me think of life an Iowa farm.

The two taller pieces are 108" wide backs for just $13.99/yard.

Friday, October 9, 2020

Customer Show and Share

Nancy Johnson was in town to pick up quilts from the long armer so she stopped in to show me.
She made this one with Flo's Puppy Quilt pattern. I love the scrappy colors.

Nancy didn't have the full puppy panel so she created this large block, pulling from her stash of orphan parts and pieces.

This is a baby quilt she put together to add to her church's supply of donation comfort quilts.

And another for her church.

Her favorite part of this quilt is this verse she featured in the center of the quilt. 

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Quilter looking for help - - -

Susan E needs help finishing the machine quilting on a top. She has layered and started quilting but cannot finish the job. 

Susan is looking to hire someone to help.  If you are interested, please give her a call at 515-201-3589.

Monday, October 5, 2020

New kits!

Jenny O has made a couple kids quilts for us recently. One is a great baby boy quilt and the other is made with bright solids.  Thanks, Jenny!


Saturday, October 3, 2020

Fun border effect - -


I snagged this picture from All People Quilts instagram post. Isn't this a fun border?  

Looks like just two cheater corners on rectangles for the sides and one cheater corner on a square for the corners.

Also kinda looks like pumpkins.

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Always Chasing Rainbows, Month 2

For those of you doing our BOM, Always Chasing Rainbows, here is the color order we used for month 2, October


A Strip Club Quilt

Cyndie Craigmile sent me this picture of here completed Strip Club quilt, Opposites Attract.  Wowzo! Am I right? It's 96" x 96".

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Mindy's Show and Share

Mindy Reed brought in this quilt top to show. This one goes to the next "bun in the oven" grandchild. Very sweet.


Monday, September 28, 2020


 The Mystery Tour is back and we've expanded this fall event to a 
full 8 days to make Covid shopping more convenient and safe.

Open Monday through Saturday, 10 am to 4 pm, for this special event.

Recipes, mystery pattern and fun! (no food served this year)

Masks required and limit to 5 or fewer in shop at any one time.

Together - we can do this!

Customer Show and Tell

How cute is this?!?

Caroline Bollman dropped this quilt top off for our machine quilter, Lynette Heetland of Hugs and Stitches Long Arm Quilting, to pick up. It is just adorable.

Saturday, September 26, 2020

It's Apple Muffin time of year.

We have a family favorite apple muffin recipe and Willow asked me to send it to her.

Home school 101. She is on a 2 week quarantine due to a positive test of a student in her classroom. Willow says she is living her best life as an only child - - temporarily.

Here is my version of the recipe, Apple Crunch Muffins from the Kitchen Klatter Cookbook. 

Where I have written in that "I use 1/4 C", that means the amount of batter placed in each paper baking cup to "yield" (not yeild) 16. When it comes to the topping, I usually double that!

If you have ever used a Kitchen Klatter recipe, you know they always include all of their own brand of spices and seasonings. In place of the Kitchen Klatter Butter Flavoring (unless you have that in your cabinet) I use vanilla.

Thursday, September 24, 2020

Sunday Sewday


This is what I worked on Sunday, a dolly for a new great niece and a new shop sample wall hanging. It still needs the hand work on the binding.

The wall hanging was very easy to put together and I used Insulbrite for the snowmen. No color bleed through and a sweet, fuzzy texture.

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Story Quilt Kit

The Story Quilt - The blocks tell a story.  This block of the month project is now available in a complete kit. We have just 3 kits left so contact us soon to nab yours.


Sunday, September 20, 2020

New mask supplies


New products now in stock to improve our mask making:
  • very soft, colored elastic
  • pre-made mask ear straps with toggle bead
  • two brands of bendable nose pieces.

Friday, September 18, 2020


 Mums for You!

Brighten someone's day with this pretty little quilt in a table top display rack.  The background fabric is actually plain white and the rosebud fabric from the backing shimmers through. 

Such an easy and quick way to share a bouquet of kindness.

Special includes the pattern, fabric for front, back and binding and the table top rack all for just $29 (regular price = $38).

Available in the shop or under the "kits" tab at

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Another AISH prize winner


Enola from Wiota stopped in to pick up her prize, a mesh tote bag kit from ByAnnie.  

Enola was especially excited because she had purchased netting when she was in our shop during the hop and had already made one of these bags (pattern was featured in the AISH magazine). With this new kit, she is eager to make another!

Monday, September 14, 2020

Here's our Friday Feature for this week. Now through September 18, these 108" wide backing fabrics are featured at just $12 a yard.

Also - reminder - 1/2 price special on flannel for Purple Bag Members ends September 15.


Sunday, September 13, 2020

Embellishing Kits


Here's a peek inside the packets we have included in our Kimberbell Love Notes kits - - at no additional charge. We have also included backing fabric at no additional charge. 

There are just 6 kits left so, order soon - - - in the shop or online at - find it under the Block of the Month tab.

Lynda Hommer brought this in to show. It's her house quilt from our Covid FB stitch along, It Takes a Village,  - - pattern from Moda. 

Notice in the bottom border, she inserted a smaller version of our inspiration block - Light at the end of the Tunnel. Cute!


Friday, September 11, 2020

Kathy's WOW quilt

 Kathy is ready to bind this beauty. It's a Bonnie Hunter block of the month. Or rather, 1 corner of the quilt!

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Lonnie's Quilts

Lonnie has really been using her Covid time creatively, going through her stash and finishing up old UFO's.  


Saturday, September 5, 2020


This week, we feature Listen with your Heart.

Here's a peek at the fabric selection used in the kit. Sweet fabrics. Sweet kit . Sweet deal - - - Reg price $112 - now just $69.

Find this deal in the shop or online at

Friday, September 4, 2020

New Stuff and Sunday Sewday

This grouping came in last week and I just couldn't wait to make a shop sample with it.

From the pattern booklet, Reminiscence, is this large table runner.  Four of these plus a border makes a twin size quilt.

Bonus - the booklet includes three quilt patterns, each in 3 sizes.

We have this in kits both as a runner and in the twin size.  Pick one up in the shop or buy online at