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

Friday, August 14, 2020

Awwww Aurafil!

White thread was scarce for a while but it's back in stock now.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Always Chasing - - -

Here it is!  Always Chasing Rainbows.

Register now for this new block of the month.

5 months - 1 vertical row each month - $18 a month

Close up of background fabric.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

New - Canvas Zip Bags.

 Aren't these cute? Nice canvas bags with adorable zipper pulls. In stock now.

Monday, August 10, 2020

Kids Camp

This week of August is Kids Camp at Memaw's house.

 We hope the Texas Grands can join us next year.

This one is for you, Kay C!

We  managed to make a few masks, trying different styles and fits to make sure we come up with the best fit mask for school.

We did a lot of playing and eating of ice cream. 

Plus, we baked an upside down pineapple cake which really had these guys intrigued. The cake was for Jackson's birthday. He is 9 years old today.  Happy Birthday, Jack!

Saturday, August 8, 2020

Our first Quilters Trek Winner

This year, Quilter's Trek (formerly known as Row by Row) expanded the rules to include 2 winners at each shop, each winning 15 fat quarters.

Today, our first winner came in when Dianna Deskin from Johnston, IA came in with this quilt.

Diana picked out her prize of 15 FQs plus a certificate of accomplishment and a bonus gift of 9 of our own patterns as a bonus gifts.

Here is a picture of her label showing where she collected kits. New this year, Trekkers can order kits by mail so Dianna took advantage of that to get kits from some shops she had hoped to visit this year on vacation, a vacay that got Covid nixed.

Friday, August 7, 2020


Here is our feature of the week. This kit for $39 with free shipping (regular price $49 with $7 shipping)

Size is 52" x 58" - Kit is made with 2 packages of 5" Moda Marble Charm Squares and white fabric with little glittery stars.  Model is Miss Olivia.

It's Prize Week!

First, we drew a name from the little Purple Bag for August. The winner of an All Iowa Shop Hop bag was Linda Klein!

Then we drew names from the In-House drawing for the All Iowa Shop Hop.  We had 3 zip tote kits donated from ByAnnie and 1 organizer clutch from Yazzi. Those prizes went to:

Kits from ByAnnie:
Enola Hanson from Wiota, IA
Nancy Qvale from Ames, IA
Amy Swanson from Urbandale, IA

Organizer Clutch from Yazzi:
Kathryn Shaw from Pleasantville, IA

In addition, we added a few things from the shop here. Those items went to:

A little zip bag made from AISH fabric and filled with clips:
Lori Tweeton from Center Point, IA

A large AISH vinyl shopper:
Connie Tow from Waukee, IA

A table runner made from AISH fabric:
Renae Godbersen from Waukee, IA

Congratulation to the winners. We look forward to seeing you again when you stop in to pick up your prize.

And BIG thank you to everyone that shopped with us in Adel during the All Iowa Shop Hop.

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

New bag in the house!

Flo is at it again with another new bag design.  We have patterns and kits.

Monday, August 3, 2020

Maggies' First Quilt

Maggie came in to show me her first quilt. True to her nature, she made it for someone else, a comfort quilt for the son of a friend. The fabrics represent two of his favorite teams.  Nice job, Maggie!

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Iowa Gifts

Christy Vilsack stopped by to pick up some Sweet Corn Pot Holder kits to give as Iowa gifts. How sweet is that? She had me prepare her purchase for porch pick up, thus the long-distance picture.

Friday, July 31, 2020

Friday Feature

Here is this week's Friday Feature. Trucks, Barns, Christmas Sheep, Cows, Pigs and Quilts!!

This brand new kit for just $39 this week with free shipping. Order via

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Customer Show and Share

Carol Hoover stopped in today to show me what she is doing with the cloth squares she has collected during the All Iowa Shop Hop!

In case you have not heard, the hop has been extended to include this weekend.

Some pretty - -

 Here's something beautiful that has been happening over the last couple of months. 

Tuesday, July 28, 2020


Every year about now, it's time to feature our Sweet Corn Pot Holder. This year it seemed appropriate to mask her up.

Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sarah's Show and Tell

This is a quilt Sarah Downing started at one of our retreats when we were featuring the One Block Wonders made from 7 identical panels.

And this one goes back much farther to a little pillow embroidery BOM we did in 2008. Sarah made her embroidery into quilt blocks instead of mini pillows. Nice.

Saturday, July 25, 2020

New Christmas Fabrics!

Barns and Trucks and Cows and Sheep AND Quilts!

 - - - with coordinates

Friday, July 24, 2020

Flower Power

Remember this sweet little hydrangea?

Now it's turning this pretty blush color.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Quilts Quilts Quilts

About a dozen quilters from the March Ladies of the Lake Quilt Retreat (which was cancelled, of course) gathered this week to stitch together. Here are just a few of the results:
Kay Christian made this quilt from one fabric - yardage of a rainbow colored ombre fabric.

This is potentially the center of a quilt by LaRue Schade done in her signature beautiful hand applique'.

Janet DeJager was working on paper piecing. This is just one part of what will be a spectacular, large star.

Sue Risius shared her Bermuda Triangle quilt done with blue background and Lorna Christianson made the same pattern in a mini version.

Becky Ervin was making masks.

Some of the other gals were testing a pattern that has not yet been released so those pictures will be at a later date.

Mostly, they all seemed to enjoy a little time sewing with friends.  The room where they set up is actually a ballroom, often used for weddings and receptions and quite large so they were able to spread out for some really good socializing with physical distancing.

Thursday, July 16, 2020

Customer Show and Tell

Deanna Darrah stopped in today to show me what she has been doing while staying close to home.

This is one she started in 2007.  I think this pattern is called Goose in the Pond.  It's quilted and ready to bind.

This quilt top was originally shown in florals and called Aunt DeeDee's Garden. Deanna started this one at a retreat in 1997.

Thanks for sharing, Deanna. I always think done is good, no matter how long it takes.

Sunday, July 12, 2020

Our family grows again!

Meet Phyllis Maxine. Granddaughter Olivia named her by suggesting Phil.  She resides in Chicago with daughter Brook.  They say she is a Labradoodle but I think she must be part Teddy Bear.

Saturday, July 11, 2020

July Prize Drawing

Our Purple Bag winner for July is Denise Birney! She wins this bundle of 6 patterns.

We also still have a prize (the cork tote) for our June winner to pick up, Carolyn Bowman.

Friday, July 10, 2020

Coming in September

How about starting this block of the month with us?

All batiks on a Moda background.  This is the pattern picture. We will be posting our shop sample in the coming weeks.

5 months - make a row each month.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Love Notes Mystery Quilt

Love Notes by KimberBell just arrived.

This is a Mystery block of the month for a small KimberBell Quilt.

You can have a packet mailed to you each week in August for $20 a week or stop by the shop to pick up for $18 a week.

Our kits will be for the machine pieced version. We do not have the optional embellishing kits.

Call soon to register as we have a limited supply!  515-993-1170.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Beautiful Blooms

These are from two of my hydrangea bushes. So different and both so pretty.

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.