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Sunday, May 31, 2015

Just One Block

These blocks have come back in for our Just One Block challenge. These will be part of a raffle quilt for Dallas County 4-H fund raiser.

Customers pick up a pack of fabric for $1 and make Just One Block from it. Customers may add gold, red or green to their block

If you would like to participate, give us a call. Blocks will be on display in the shop during our June 20 Little Sister's Outdoor Quilt Show. Guests will vote for their favorites and prizes will follow.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

New Fabrics

Here are a few new pieces from quilt market with a few we already had in stock. Doesn't this make a pretty assortment?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Machine Applique

Follow up to our August 1, 10 am Machine Applique class and Block of the Month - - - - 
  • You do not have to do the bom to take the class --- and ---
  • You do not have to take the class to sign up for the bom

Where the Cows Come Home - New BOM

“Where The Cows Come Home”
Starts in August – Register now

$10 a month for 9 months which includes blocks, all setting fabrics, borders and binding. Book is also required.

This project is done by machine applique.

To kick off this block of the month, we are offering a machine applique class on Saturday, August 1 at 10 am. Class fee is $30 and includes all class supplies.

Class will be held at the Adel Library and advance registration is required

Class is not required to do this BOM

Wednesday, May 27, 2015


Just updated the newsletter - See it on the website now.

May Quilt Circle of Friends

May was snowball block exchange month. Each chose a crayola color at a previous meeting to determine what color to make their exchange blocks.
Then we went around the circle and shared items made for our library fund raiser sale on June 20 (during the outdoor quilt show) - - - holiday candle mats, bags, quilts and more!

Joyce S. is using up scraps to make baby quilts, above and below.

Lonnie shared this cute purse she made. This is the same pattern she used to make our bag featuring the new Iowa fabric.
Nancy H. made this quilt for newly wed friends of the family. She calls these quilts "Baby Makers".

Next, Deb gave us an update on her Iowa Comfort Quilts non-profit organization, sharing these quilts made by Jackie O and more pillowcases. 

Deb is collecting as many pillowcases as possible for the domestic violence center. Ask us for a free pattern if you would like to make some pillowcases for ICQ.

 Diane shared her favorite finger pin cushion used for hand stitching.
Diane told us these are easy to make so, I looked up the pattern. Find it at this link.

Margaret shared these two quilts she finished up. These were both patterns and/or kits from our Sisters of the Cloth 2014 program. 

The 2015 program starts in July and registration is open, $35 for all three classes (3rd Saturdays in July, September and November)

These 9-patch blocks are from a block exchange we did at Sisters of the Cloth. Love this little quilt.

This is a kit quilt that Margaret just finished up. See close up next.

Celia brought 2 granddaughters to our May meeting. Maddie has been coming for a while but this is the first meeting for her cousin, Kaitlyn.

Kaitlyn has been sewing with Grandma Celia for a while, though. Here are two quilts she has made, above and below. Quite impressive, right?

Janet V shared this scrappy quilt. This is from our Scrappy New Year page on this blog. 

This is a very fun panel that Barb G. shared. It's a baby quilt for her great grand child.

I shared a few fun patterns and techniques that I picked up at Quilt Market earlier this month.

I demonstrated the ruler, Folded Corner Trimmer. It adds accuracy to making half squares, flying geese units, corner squares or binding strips while at the same time, trimming dog ears. Pretty slick.

We snacked on cupcakes and called it a day. Thanks as always to Jackie O. for the pictures.

Koala Sewing Machine Cabinet for sale

Just passing this along - - - -A Creston customer has a Koala Cabinet for sale. Call if interested - 641-782-4896

Just 5 more sleeps until the All Iowa Shop Hop begins!

Each shop you visit during the AISH will give you a 6" square of patriotic fabric. Lonnie has cut over 300 squares to get us started. 

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Sunday Sewday

More All Iowa Fabric Samples!

Lonnie just whipped up this purse from the new AISH fabrics. Here is the front view. She used fusible fleece for the stabilizer.

And here is the back view. Essential pockets inside, of course. This pattern is also written with the option of using 2 1/2" strips. Isn't this adorbs?! 

Monday, May 25, 2015

Memorial Day

We will be closed on Monday, May 25 in honor of Memorial Day.
Lest we forget - - - -

                        And here comes the June charms - - -
Perfect timing for these little guys, right? Completely Iowa-made by hand (on a domestic sewing machine) these little charms are just $16.50 each. Would you make one for $16.50??

We also have bracelets and necklace chains for these charms.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

All Iowa Samples

There are several of us stitching fast and furious, making samples from the 2015 All Iowa Shop Hop fabric. Here are the first couple.

A quiet book with chalk cloth on the inside.

It folds closed and has an outside pocket for chalk and eraser.

And here's our new Kindle Cover.

Made with Soft and Stable interfacing, it makes the perfect little enclosure to protect and store your E-reader

Next is a curtain I made for the shop inside door. 

From the two yard piece used above, I trimmed enough selvage to make this little zipped coin purse.

And how cute is this table runner? Jenny O made this for us. It uses a 60 degree ruler.

This fabric came this week and we are just getting started. Lonnie is working on a bag and a table topper. Jenny is working on some cute placemats and I have a large quilt on the design wall so watch for more to come soon!

You can call to order kits or fabric now. 515-993-1170. Pick up starts with the All Iowa Shop Hop in just 8 days! June 1!